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Born May 9th 1991, Nicolas A. Bowling or “DJ Bootleg has been into music every since he was 13 years old! When he was 14 years old he would manually edit mainstream mp3’s, burn them to a CD and mail to all of the local radio stations. One of the local DJ’s at a radio station mailed back stating they already have people that edit Mp3’s for them but to “never give up the grind” and Bootleg never did.. Even when he was young he always had an entrepreneurial mind set and still does to this day. At the age of fifteen Nicolas was making money making bootleg CD’s for friends and family, charging $5 a CD. This is was earned him the name “DJ Bootleg”. Soon after he started his first website, in which he created and ran daily with exclusive MP3’s. He was one of the first people to have a site for exclusive Hip Hop tracks up for download. He ran the site for well over a year and a half. Unfortunately with school and work he updated it less and less. The website’s stats were decreasing more and more, but Bootleg never gave up and till this day he is still running a website. After running the website he dropped his first official mixtape “Chopped Up n Screwed Out Vol. 1” with nothing but Chopped n Screwed (slowed down) music. He had finally found his calling, he quickly noticed that he was good at and very much enjoyed making mixtapes. After Chopped Up n Screwed Out Vol. 1” had ran its course and received well over two thousand downloads, he released volume 2. Bootleg then realized that not everyone enjoyed Chopped n Screwed music so he released a normal mixtape with exclusive underground hip hop entitled “We Fully Loaded”. He went from running a website for music to dropping 5-10 mixtapes monthly! That of course earned him the nickname “The Best Mixtape DJ In Tampa” as well as “The Prince Of Tampa”. Bootleg still drops mixtapes regularly as well as hosts mixtapes for indie artists as well as major. “People come up to me every once in a while asking me, when I’ll be dropping my next tape. That really makes me feel very recognized.” Bootleg explained. “I love my city and am very proud to have earned the name “The Best Mixtape DJ in Tampa. Maybe one day I will be known as one of the best in the world”