Growing up in the city of El Monte, We had 2 choices be a Gangster or a DJ, So I decided to be a DJ! Starting way back in 1979 Sean Van Horn loved rap music and listening to the Radio. Uncle Jams Army was the first album I purchased, And created many mixes on a old fashion record player with a Tape Deck. I would put in a blank Cassette to record my Mix Tapes. Having only one deck I had to use the pause button to mix songs together. Selling mix Tape Cassettes for $5 each I saved and bought some Technics 1200's and a Numark Mixer. I had to use my ghetto blaster for sounds. Funny but it worked for a small house parties at the time. I then purchased some Monster JBL Speakers and built a custom Coffin for my Turntables and Mixer. Later I added Lights to my set then started Djing at Community dances and halls. During High School days it was all about the hustle and making Flyers and passing them out to all the High School Kids during Lunch time for the big Block Parties on Friday & Saturdays. My crew was called The Run-A-Way Boyz, Then I joined Crazy Crew with the legend Mix Masters Tony G from KDAY. At this time Parties started taking off every Weekend and the big key was Promoting your DJ Crew to get as many Flyers as possible to build up your reputation. A list of clubs I rocked back in the days. Mr Jay's - El Monte - Peppers - The Red Onion - Brandy's - Florentine Gardens - Black Angus, Baby Does Caddies and was part of the morning show on Power 106 FM Street Team with Jay Thomas And Monica. Buying all my Records from Tower Records in West Covina every week to stay on top of the latest Music and hottest hits to play on the Weekend. Our sets where 30 Minutes long for house parties and 2 hours long for the Clubs.Loading and setting up was a pain. But we managed to always find someone with a big Cargo Van to transport our Equipment. My Crates contained High Energy Disco / New Wave / Hip Hop / Rap / Funk / Fresstyle. Buying Double Albums and Records were important for juggling and mixing. In 1990 I got Married and had to sell all my Crates of Vinyl that contained 12" singles and albums, But i still DJ my Wedding the last time i used all my Records,It was a lucky buy who got the 25 crates for $5000 thats what I used for my Wedding reception to pay for all the Food and Decorations. In 2005 I purchased the American DJ Controller for CD'S and started buying mixed CD'S for parties. Now I am rocking the hot Pioneer Serato DDJ-SZ with 4 decks and using Serato a lot more. Easy to set up and move in and out of Hotels, Houses and Clubs. All my music is now on a Mac and I am always staying on top of all the new tracks that come out daily. 40 Years have gone bye and I am lucky to be apart of the greatest Music era. 1979 I went by Rapping Scott V 1990 I went by Hip Hop Horray 2000 I went by DJ Sean V and thats is my current DJ name. So many great stories in 40 years so make sure to listen to DJ Sean V when he performs.