Tivarius “T.I.” Thompson born and raised in Greenville, SC is better known in the music world as Dj Tantrum. Dj Tantrum has been Djing since the age of 19 and has definitely become the mastermind of his own craft, making his dream a reality no matter what.
Dj Tantrum started out as the “CD Man”, the go to guy for those needing some hot music to burn during the 2nd half of his high school years and freshman year of college. A sports injury in the first summer of college at COFC became his sign that it was time to focus on the thing that he loved most, Djing. At COFC he met a fellow Dj, Dj Unstable out of Atl who later became a mentor and guide to making the right moves to jump-starting his Dj career.
Some of Dj Tantrums skills have been influenced by some of the heavy hitters of the game such as Dj Jazzy Jeff, Funk Master Flex, Kid Capri and Grandmaster Flash just to name a few. Dj Tantrum is known to be versatile as he plays various genres such as Hip hop, R&B, Old School, Reggae, House, Dub-step and EDM just to name a few.
Dj Tantrum has been putting in work in his 10 years, Djing in some of the hottest venues all across SC, as well as a few venues across the nation. Some of Dj Tantrums highlights came with the opportunity to tour with T-Pain & Yo Gotti along with the opportunity to work with industry artists such as Young Dro, Travis Porter, Pastor Troy, Verse Simmons, Jay Lyriq, and Tay Dizm to name a few. Dj Tantrum spent the bulk of his career spinning for some of the biggest & hottest college parties for CofC, CSU, The Citadel, Johnson & Wales, Clemson, USC, USC Upstate, Coastal Carolina, Francis Marion, SC State, and UGA.
While Dj Tantrum makes his mark as a household name in the club, college, and radio event world, he has not stopped making new goals for his career. In 2013, Dj Tantrum has become one of the hottest on air deejays with the return of Charleston, SC’s own 99.3 The box and has a well deserved endorsement with one of the top liquor companies, Ciroc, as a official Ciroc Dj. With his nomination for a Geechee One Award this pass year, Dj Tantrum looks to better himself in the field of radio with the goal of having his own syndicated show and possibly venturing into television. Although his road to success has not been easy, Dj Tantrum is one hard working Dj. Look for more great things from Dj Tantrum, a very dedicated father, Dj, and humble human being. 2014 is the year for more great things from (Thundakat Dj), (Ciroc Dj), better known to the world as Dj Tantrum.