DJ Tab

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DJ Tab
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Dj Tab in 2016
Trumaine Barnett-Epps

(1987-09-19) September 19, 1987 (age 35)
Alma materITT Technical Institute
Musical career
Instrument(s)Turntables, sampler
Years active1999–present

Trumaine Barnett-Epps (born September 19, 1987), professionally known as DJ Tab, is an American hip hop DJ, record producer and entrepreneur.[1] He has worked with DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, Bow Wow and J-Kwon. In 2015, he was nominated in the Midwest Regional Club DJ of the Year at the 4th edition of the annual Global Spin Awards.[2][3] He is presently the owner of Streetz 105.1, and his is currently a radio personality on Sirius XM Shade 45 on Sunday nights.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Born on 19 September 1987 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S, DJ Tab started DJing at the age of 11 after he was introduced to the profession while watching local DJs around Saint Louis at local skating rinks and teen nightclubs.[4] An alumnus of the ITT Technical Institute where he received a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, DJ Tab's big break came in his sophomore year of high school when a local female promoter booked him and J-Kwon for a high school Christmas concert. During sound check, J-Kwon's show disc malfunctioned and Tab ended up running J-Kwon sound check using the vinyl record of J-Kwon hit 2003 single "Tipsy", a song which went on to peak at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.[5]

DJ Tab and J-Kwon later made appearances on multiple television shows including BET Rap City, Showtime at the Apollo and MTV's Total Request Live amongst others.[4] In 2015, DJ Tab launched Empire Clothing, a men's online clothing store before he went on to launch his own energy drink called Get-N-Tune in 2016.[6][7]


List of singles as lead artist, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"We Don't Love 'Em (Remix)" (featuring Stuey Rock, Juney Boomdata & Saint Orleans)[8] 2011 Singles
"Luv Wit 2" (featuring Jordan)[9]
"Dance" (featuring G tha Singer) 2013
"Breakdown"[10] 2015
"Jelly" (featuring Kstylis)[11] 2017
"I Ain't Scared" (featuring Baby Soda & Doe F.a.m)[12] 2020


List of mixtapes, with selected details
Title Album details
  • Artist: DJ Tab
  • Released: 2013
  • Label: Team Tab
  • Formats: Digital download
Street Smartz
  • Artist: Stackz
  • Released: 2013
  • Label: Street Money Mafia
  • Formats: Digital download
March 20th
  • Artist: Various artists
  • Released: 2014
  • Label: Team Tab
  • Formats: Digital download
I Am King B
  • Artist: King B
  • Released: 2015
  • Label: Insain Music Group
  • Formats: Digital download
Already On
  • Artist: Tana & Trie
  • Released: 2016
  • Label: Amp Nation
  • Formats: Digital download
Keep It G
  • Artist: Stan G
  • Released: 2016
  • Label: Indy
  • Formats: Digital download

Awards and nominations[edit]

In April 2016, DJ Tab was honoured and listed on Deluxe Magazine's "Emerging30", a list of 30 under-30 individuals who have redefined their respective fields.[13] In 2018, he was recognized at the 2018 Stifel Bank & Trust Black Tie Community Award where he was the Arts & Entertainment Recipient winner.

Year Award ceremony Prize Recipient Result Ref
2015 4th Global Spin Awards Regional Club DJ of the Year (Midwest) Himself Nominated [14]
2017 Power 100 Awards Communications & Entertainment Recipient Won


  1. ^ a b "Interview: Dj Tab on Stereo Assault Radio". Stereo Assault. 3 March 2015. Archived from the original on 13 September 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  2. ^ Dan Rys (29 September 2015). "Swizz Beatz Will Host the 2015 Global Spin Awards". XXL. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  3. ^ Carolyn Menyes (29 September 2015). "Global Spin Awards 2015: Swizz Beatz Hosts, Calvin Harris, DJ Khaled Lead Nominations". Music Times. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  4. ^ a b Robin Seaton Jefferson (2012). "DJ Tab: Hey Mr. DJ, Put a Record On". The StreetScape Magazine. p. 12. Retrieved 21 September 2016.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "DJ Tab". Hot 104.1 stl. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Our Very Own DJ Tab Expands Growing Empire with Clothing Line". Hot 104stl. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  7. ^ Taylor Brown (14 July 2016). "Hot DJ Tab Launches Energy Drink and Men's Clothing Line". Gazelle. Archived from the original on 12 December 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  8. ^ "We Don't Luv"Em Remix (feat. Stuey Rock, Juney Boomdata & Saint Orleans)". iTunes. 30 November 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Luv Wit 2 (feat. Jordan) - Single by DJ Tab on iTunes". iTunes. 30 November 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Breakdown - Single by DJ Tab on iTunes". iTunes. 6 April 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  11. ^ "Jelly (feat. Kstylis) - Single by DJ Tab on iTunes". iTunes. 29 May 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  12. ^ "I Ain't Scared (feat. Baby Soda & Doe F.a.m) - Single by DJ Tab on iTunes". iTunes. 22 August 2020. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  13. ^ "Delux Magazine's: Emerging30". Deluxe Magazine. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  14. ^ "The 2015 Global Spin Awards Nominees". New England Hiphop. 29 September 2015. Archived from the original on 16 January 2017. Retrieved 20 September 2016.

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