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article imageInterview: DJ Zeke Thomas talks about being sexually assaulted Special

By Markos Papadatos     May 13, 2017 in Music
New York - DJ Zeke Thomas chatted with Digital Journal about being sexually assaulted, as well as being the ambassador for National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
His story was spotlighted on Good Morning America. "For my story to be featured on Good Morning America, it has been special and impactful. To be able to express my feelings about sexual assault and what happened to me, and how we are going to bring awareness with Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAMM), and really try to make an impact on things," he said.
Last year, Zeke was raped for the second time in his life, the first being at 12 years old. "Everything that we go through happens for a reason. I definitely believe that my higher power in the universe put me here for a reason, and I'm dealing with it," he said.
He is the ambassador for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). "That is definitely something powerful and an honor. It's a responsibility that you need to take. I'm not an activist, but I'm going to do the work," he said.
Zeke is the son of NBA star, philanthropist and Hall of Fame player, Isiah Thomas, and he listed his father as a major influence in his life. "He is definitely a big influence, and continues to be a big influence," he said.
The DJ's plans for the future are to continue releasing records. "Keep on releasing records and really try to live in this moment," he said. "I woke up today and it's for real. It's powerful to have a single out there 'I'm Dealing With It' that expresses what I went through. It's definitely an emotional time, and I am just excited for the future."
His advice for aspiring producers and DJs is as follows: "Know your music. That's No. 1. Know it frontwards and backwards. Know the history, where it came from and the roots of going all the way back. Know where it came from!"
Zeke listed Missy Elliott as his dream collaboration choice in music. Over the last five years, he sees a lot of growth and he acknowledged that he has found his own self-worth. "I definitely ended up where I'm supposed to be," he said.
If he were not in the music industry as a DJ or producer, Zeke shared that he would have loved to have been a music teacher as his alternate career choice.
"Thank you for coming out to my club gigs and thanks for loving my records," he told his fans. "Thanks for the posts, re-tweets and for the challenging questions. Thanks for helping me to just get through things."
For more information on DJ Zeke Thomas, check out his official Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter.
To learn more about the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, visit its official homepage.
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