I AM DJSPEEDY
Who is DJ Speedy? The question is a bit harder to answer than you may initially think because there are two very distinct sides to the South Carolina-bred man born Harvey Miller. At first glance, DJ Speedy is a producer with a long discography filled with the likes of Young Jeezy, Outkast, Goodie Mob and Beyonce. While “DJ Speedy” is his day job and the side most people are familiar with, he’s been moon-lighting the past few years as . . . well,himself: Harvey Miller, the self-described “Gangsta Nerd” who loves to entertain, performing with a band and a sound that
leans more to rock than the gangsta beats Speedy has long been known for.
While DJ Speedy has recently been providing artists like Killer Mike, Big Boi and Waka Flocka Flame with
more heat, padding an already stellar list of associated acts, his alter ego has been rapping about pocket
protectors (there are two kinds, as you’ll find out in “Gangsta Nerd”) and charming audiences with an urge to entertain in a way rarely seen since the early days of the “golden age.” They’re two acts aimed at two different demographics, and sandwiched somewhere between them is where you’ll find Harvey Miller the person, a sonic
architect obsessed with production who’s responsible for the music that powers both acts.