DJ Run Dat
Boss Mama Michelle Miller aka DJ RunDat, is known for her gift to inspire others to fulfill their dreams while fulfilling her own. Building her legacy on the strong foundations of persistence, resiliency, and determination, it’s no surprise that DJ RunDat has become one of the most sought out DJs. In 2019, she became the best selling author of, “How to start a DJ business,” launched her first digital course, an online show, and mentorship business.
RunDat has always been a bit of a serial entrepreneur. In 2005 while pregnant with her first child she also birthed her business Royal Roots Enterprises. She learned to screen print and started hustling her clothing line at local concerts. This was her way to stay in the music scene that she loved while being a mom. Since being a young child she dreamed to DJ and in 2008, she met her husband DJ Just One who gave her her first lesson. In 2009 she produced a couple of her own shows and brought Jamaican artists Ce’cile and Demarco to play.
In the last 10 years, she has grown her business into a very profitable one. In the beginning, her children wanted to come to the parties but not all events were kid-friendly. RunDat started throwing her own community family dance parties. Those led to playing more private events, community events and weddings.
She learned quickly the potential to really turn this hobby into a business as the demand for her services started to grow. Tapping into her network of DJ’s, promoters and artist in her community she fearlessly reached out asking for more gigs and playing at bars, festivals, and opening up for world-class acts that would come to town. Any type of event DJ RunDat is always down to bring her contagious positive vibes and music. Music is life and bringing people together through music is what lights her up.
In 2017, not only did she DJ at her favorite festival Reggae on the River but she also Emceed and has shared the stage with artists like Shaggy, Lady Saw, Stephen Marley, Gyptian, J Boog, Collie Buddz, E-40, Sage the Gemini, Everlast, and many more. In 2018 she was the resident DJ at Northern California’s favorite biker rally, the Redwood Run where she shared the stage with Katey Sagal from the famous tv shows Married With Children and Sons of Anarchy. In 2019 she was the resident DJ for the Inked Hearts Tattoo Convention where she played over 35 hours of music during the 4-day event.
She has a strong passion for connecting with people through music. She created an online show called, “Queens on Decks,” where she interviews female DJs from around the world. She has a FaceBook group called Female DJs where DJs can connect. It’s a great place to network and support each other in business.
RunDat loves to give back and has a special passion for the youth of her rural community. RunDat loves sharing her knowledge with others and ran an after school DJ program. She has spoken at local high schools and colleges about how you can actually grow a profitable business as a DJ. Being from Garberville, a small town of fewer than 1,000 people RunDat has big dreams and a vision to share her story, her knowledge, and music around the world.