dee·jay | \ ˈdē-ˌjā
The phonetic pronunciation of the abbreviation "DJ", which originated with the term "Disk Jockey," from the job description of radio personalities who would "jockey" the "disks" - 45 rpm LP's at first, and later on, CD's - at radio stations. In the early 1970s, with the rise of hip-hop culture, it became synonymous with the practice of "scratching," originated by DJ Grand Wizard Theodore, of New York City. It is one of the four key elements of Hip-Hop.
“You never know; the next DJ Snake, the next Skrillex, the next big DJs might wait outside of the club. You gotta give back and listen to the next generation and show some love.”