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Interview With DJ K Yung

Born in the capital of Seoul, South Korea, abandon after birth and left on a doorstep of a police station, Rachel Hagen as her parents would name her (DJ K Yung) was not expected to become anything but a number in their system. After months in an orphanage, she was adopted and brought to Minneapolis Minnesota. Growing up in the Midwest, DJ K Yung was surrounded by her new family’s musical influence at a very young age. During her high school years, a friend introduced her to DJing. After nothing came of it, it was during the summer of 2007 that she was asked to pick up DJing for a friend and her sister's graduation party. It was then she knew that was what she was meant to do.


After initially taking her love of music to the business side as an artist manager she decided to leave it behind and focus on DJing. Taking roughly 4 years to hone her skills, vinyl collection, equipment, name, and brand, she began her DJing career at a fast pace. While under mentor DJ Scratch Master Dee (Scratching and Turntablism) and under DJ Dolla (Mixing) she landed her own radio show on air at KALA 88.5 FM with the help of DJ Powder a then female radio personality. She started out in the mixtape scene while she was working on her mixing and scratching and started her brand there until she was confident enough to start djing live. She was fortunate enough in that time to land a mixshow with Plum Radio Syndication (Previously under FocusOnTheDJ) and started DJing and hosting live shows, concerts, and events eventually landing a short tour gig with the D-Block/Bad Boy South Talent Search Tour as the official DJ.


Since then, DJ K Yung has exploded onto the DJ scene. As a trained hip hop/rap DJ, DJ K Yung has opened her music catalog as the next open format DJ playing and dabbling in genres from Latin, EDM, and sub-genres to Caribbean and more. She was nominated for the Salute the DJs award in 2013 for The Hottest Female DJ, as well as Female DJ of the Year with the Fleet DJs, and was DJ Clue’s – DJ of the Week in January of 2013. When she’s not on tour you can find her as the co-resident DJ at various clubs in her hometown of

The Quad Cities. She guest spots as an on-air mixer at various radio stations such as SiriusXM Shade 45 VIP Saturdays, SiriusXM FLY, and Dash Radio Hip Hop X Violator Radio UnKut. She currently has a monthly mix show showcasing Midwest artists on SiriusXM The Drive Shade 45 presented by Chicago legend Andrew Barber and Fakeshore Drive. She most recently guest mixed in August 2020 on Hip Hop Nation. She mixes live at various retail stores and for brands. She was the founder and CEO of Flood 93 Media Group, which in October 2016, she opened and launched with 5 of her business partners but in December of 2019 she left the company. In August of 2015, she became a member of the Violator All-Star DJs and then in March of 2016 became a member of Da Union DJs. Between July 2015- 2017 she was brought on with celebrity DJ publicist Christina Clark and TheADJency and still holds an outstanding relationship with Ms. Clark.


She then signed a management deal with Executive A&R Dre’ The U.R.L. at UMG in December of 2016 and became is Jr. A&R the following year. She