Left to right: Hartley Peavey (Founder and CEO); Keith Shocklee; Courtland Gray (COO); Laura Beth LeBlanc (Director of THE AGEncy of the Gods Ent.); Fred Poole (GM Business Development).
Meridian, MS (September 22, 2014)—Peavey Electronics recently welcomed DJ/producer and founding member of the hip hop group Public Enemy, Keith Shocklee, to the company headquarters in Meridian, MS.
“Visiting the Peavey headquarters was like visiting family; we were welcomed with open arms,” Shocklee says. In fact, it was Peavey equipment that Shocklee used when he began his career in music 40 years ago. “As a kid in the early ‘70s, we used a Peavey guitar amp and column speakers at our community youth center DJ program. Early hip hop culture wasn’t even called hip hop yet. As time went on, we used Peavey power amps to power our mobile sound system. And Chuck D designed our Spectrum City DJ crew name similar to the Peavey lettering.“
Fresh off an appearance at last month’s DJ Expo in Atlantic City, NY, Peavey Electronics has unveiled products such as the high-frequency ribbon driver-equipped RBN Series loudspeakers, as well as the Escort Series of portable PA systems, and more.
“Keith has been a supporter of Peavey for decades now,” shares Peavey’s General Manager of Business Development, Tony Moscal. “So it’s an honor to open our doors and share the Peavey experience with him.”