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Drop The Mic Entertainment

Akron, Summit

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Drop The Mic Entertainment logo
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Drop The Mic Entertainment

Akron, Summit

(75)

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Drop The Mic is the best non-cheesy modern wedding DJ service around. So what does that mean? We have all been to those weddings where the deejay plays the same old tunes.. We take a more modern approach to deejaying weddings. No inflatable props at your wedding, no cheesy jokes, no Chicken Dance guaranteed.

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L
27 December 2019

Wonderful service! Everyone had a great time thanks to Willie. He was able to get everyone to participate in the activities and dancing. Before the wedding he was very professional and helped to keep us track of deadlines. Willie provided a good mix of music so there was something for everyone. We had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend using Drop the Mic Entertainment. More...

S
15 October 2019

Will was amazing! People were dancing all night long! Drop The Mic’s website is so easy to use. The online forms makes planning out the reception and music choices so organized and hassle-free. He answered all my questions in a timely manner. I’m so happy we went with Drop The Mic and Will for our wedding!! More...

A
30 September 2019

Willie was recommended to us by our engagement photographer! He was 100% the right choice for us! Prior to the wedding, we had many unexpected last minute changes (weather issues caused foundations damageto our original venue and we needed to scramble to find a new venue/ catering/ update guests etc just 4 weeks before our big day! ) My husband and I were both graduate student with a lot on our plates at the time. Willie was very flexible, professional, reachable and genuinely invested in making sure our big day was as stress free as possible! During the reception he used our "timeline" as a guide, he did not rush us, he did a wonderful job keeping us updated and on track! Our photographer even commented on how good he was to work with! I would recommend Willie from Drop the Mic Entertainment to anyone looking to add personalized touches (we loved our personalized monogrammed name light) a stress free evening, and a full dance floor! We can not thank him enough!! More...

K
20 August 2019

Mike did a great job providing sound for our outdoor ceremony!

C
18 August 2019

Did a great job MCing our wedding. Crowd-pleasers kept people on the dance floor while avoiding cheesiness. Like many weddings, ours had a big range of ages and backgrounds, but there was something for everybody. Even got my parents on the dance floor--quite an achievement. Offered a webpage that allowed us to easily create "must-play," "play, time-permitting," and "do not play" lists. Honored our wishes of no Celine Dion and no country, probably against the pressure of many of our guests. More...

L
12 August 2019

Everyone including my husband and I absolutely loved our DJ! He did a fantastic job keeping the party upbeat and fun! He did a great job with transitions and keeping the reception going smooth! I highly recommend him as a DJ!

C
30 June 2019

Willie was great the music was great and everting was amazing great service I would definitely use him again

A
28 June 2019

Drop the Mic was absolutely phenomenal. We booked Willie as soon as we met him because he was such a great person! His personality is perfect for a DJ! He played every single thing we asked and handled all of our "weird" situations so professionally. He really got our crowd involved when we came in the room and made us feel so special! Highly recommended! More...

K
13 June 2019

Due to planning from out of town, we did not meet with anyone in person. However, when I spoke to Willie over the phone, he was extremely helpful and attentive. Their planning tool was very straight forward and easy to use. Come wedding day, I had no concerns. DJ Karlzel was great! He was very friendly and handled our guests requests very well. More...

A
2 June 2019

Will was very accommodating and professional. He followed the timeline perfectly. He really made it a special occasion.

M
12 May 2019

Was flexible and professional. Was willing to take guest requests and website was easy to use. Very decently priced unlike other DJs I researched for my wedding.

M
10 May 2019

Was very flexible and down to earth. Website was easy to use and was probably one of the most reasonably priced DJ's that I saw online. Would highly recommend!

D
7 March 2019

Everything was awesome with WIllie. He made sure everything ran smoothly. He is very personable and easy to work with All of our guests loved the music selections. Highly recommend.

N
3 January 2019

Absolutely love this company. Very professional, helpful, and fun! Highly recommend them for your next event.

B
11 October 2018

Drop the Mic was absolutely the right choice for our wedding. Willie is a pleasure to work with and so professional. After our first meeting, I knew I would not regret hiring Drop the Mic. The music on the actual day was perfect. Willie has a great energy, but isn't cheesy like some DJs. Highly recommend. More...

M
10 October 2018

We had DJ Allan at our wedding on Saturday. I loved the music he was playing and he kept people on the dance floor all night long! ! Very impressed with the music. I was a little disappointed in the way he announced events. The mics just weren’t loud enough people couldn’t hear. It took awhile for people to realize the anniversary dance was happening because of this. I also asked for the DJ to make a few announcements about my caramel apple bar so the guest knew to make an apple and take it home as a favor. He never announced anything about it & by the time I realized it was too late. I just wish he had been more on top of our announcements! More...

J
8 October 2018

Drop the Mic followed through with everything we asked and accommodated our needs, their online planning forms made it easy and the price is unbeatable.

M
26 September 2018

Willie was very helpful with fine-tunning all of the small details that one wouldn't even think about with DJ services. Alan was the DJ at our event and was VERY flexible and professional with schedule changes.

B
19 September 2018

We had DJ Allan at our wedding and he was awesome. He had a great personality and played fun music that got everyone up and dancing! The microphones were pretty quiet and it was a little hard to hear all of the speeches. Overall though, I would definitely recommend! More...

C
10 September 2018

Willie was a great DJ for our wedding reception! He was professional and answered all of my questions promptly and took the time to walk me through my planning process on the phone and let me take my time to make sure we got it all organized and how we wanted it. So happy with this DJ service!

C
4 September 2018

Could not have asked for a better DJ for my wedding! Will was always super quick to respond to my emails and assist with any questions I had. I went into my wedding with a timeline that I really wanted to stick to. I learned that being the bride, it's hard to keep track of time but thankfully I had Will there to make sure we stuck to the schedule! I didn't have to worry about missing anything. I had many guests tell me how great the music was - Will kept the party going. 10/10 recommend. Thank you Will! More...

S
3 July 2018

When you book a service as important as the music at a wedding reception you often have to wait until the day of the even to find out if you make a good choice. Well...from start to finish our DJ Carlzel was absolutely amazing -- always totally professional, fantastic sound system, accommodating when someone asked about a song...just absolutely made the evening wonderful. We would definitely recommend this company and him in particular for your event any time. I have another daughter with a wedding in her future and Drop The Mic is already on our list of who we'll be using. Thank you, Carlzel! More...

A
2 July 2018

I can't say enough good things about drop the mic entertainment. Very professional and affordable. Willie helped me plan out our whole night and was very accommodating when I had some changes last minute. Karlzel was our DJ and he was great! Very professional, checked with me multiple times throughout the night on how things were going and everyone had such a great time thanks to him!! More...

D
18 June 2018

Willie did a wonderful job for our wedding aboard the Nautica Queen last weekend. We highly recommend him and look forward to using him again in the future.

P
16 June 2018

Will did a great job explaining how all the stuff would go at the beginning of the reception and keep the party going later in the evening. I would definitely recommend him, and if I had to do it again, I'd want him to DJ. More...

R
11 June 2018

Willie and his team helped make our evening a night to remember.

A
7 June 2018

Drop the Mic Entertainment DJed for our wedding and we could not of asked for a better DJ. I loved that they responded to our audience and paid attention to the crowd. They were very communicative during the event. Willie and Tony were very professional and I recommend them to anyone else looking for a wedding DJ! More...

J
27 May 2018

Willie was the perfect DJ for our wedding. He was very responsive from the beginning, was able to accommodate all of our music requests and special requests for mixing/transitions. His MC work was equally impressive and helped us stick to our wedding timeline with a natural flow, no awkward pauses or interruptions with transitions. Perfect ability to read the room and give the party what it needed music wise. Very accommodating to moves and last minute changes in plan. Willie is the best and we will definitely recommend his service to our friends for future events! More...

M
5 February 2018

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about my experience working with Willie for my wedding! He was prompt and professional and made our reception so much fun! Thank you Willie!!

C
30 October 2017

Willie was incredible! He kept us on track all day and explained details as he went along to make sure we were on board with everything. He was so easy to work with and was so flexible with any last minute requests we had. He really helped make our day so perfect and I can’t even count how many guests came up to us to tell us how great he was! I would 100% recommend Willie and Drop the Mic Entertainment for any event! More...

S
18 October 2017

From day one, Will was beyond professional and extremely flexible when it came to meeting with us and what we could do with the wedding. He was very easy going and never asked us to change our ideas or told us no. Any idea that we had, he was willing to work with. The day of the wedding, not only did he do his job, but he also worked with the staff who was serving our food in order to fix a time issue. I am so glad that we went with Drop the Mic Entertainment, it was money well spent. He made our wedding day one that everyone will remember. More...

J
12 October 2017

We had a perfect experience with Drop the Mic and DJ Will. From the very start he was always very helpful and quick to respond (I, of course, had a million questions), and when it came to the day of, we couldn’t have asked for anything better. It was immediately clear he knew exactly what to do to help us keep everything running smoothly throughout the whole night. I was all over the place but he made sure to find me and check in before we had any major moments of the night. He was attentive the whole night and made sure everyone was always on the same page. Furthermore, we have had many compliments from guests on the music selection and the amazingly fun atmosphere. I would recommend Drop the Mic over and over again. More...

J
5 October 2017

Drop the Mic did a great job giving us everything we asked for! Got to hear all the songs we selected ahead of time.

C
4 October 2017

An amazing DJ and he kept things following the itinerary the whole night! It is so nice to not have to worry about keeping track of when everything should happen. People were dancing all night and I had an amazing experience working with Willie! More...

E
3 August 2017

Like most brides, I am a very detail oriented person. So naturally, as I was planning out the reception I wanted everything to be perfect, and Willie definitely helped make that possible! With his online planning form you can ensure every second of your reception will be exactly how you want it, and he does a great job at ensuring everything stays on schedule. Willie was also super responsive throughout the whole process. He was always available anytime I had a question or wanted to meet up to ensure we were on the same page with everything. Would definitely recommend! More...

A
10 June 2017

Will was amazing from the beginning. He quickly figured out what we were looking for and executed it perfectly on our wedding day. He was extremely professional and we put forth our highest recommendation for him! More...

C
30 May 2017

We absolutely loved him. He was a great time and kept the party going. The day was a little unorganized on our part due to the rain delay, but Willie kept calm and tried to keep us on time with things. He pronounced the last name a little wrong, but that was the only minor issue. Will definitely recommend to friends! More...

A
8 May 2017

As a wedding photographer, I've worked with many DJ's over the years. Drop the Mic entertainment has hands down been my favorite. DJ Willie Hooper knows how to get the party started, and keep it going. Do yourself a favor and hire them! More...

K
8 May 2017

Exceptional value (5 star) for a great cost ($)!

The DJ companies you pay for generic, they've done this for the 150th time, wash and repeat type of DJ. Not the case with Will. He was part of the family and truly treated our wedding as if it were your own. By not going through a DJ company you do run the risk of no back-up DJ, however, Will smashed that concern right off the bat.

It was a true pleasure working with him. He was responsive and accommodated our requests without hesitation, dressed professionally, arrived promptly and handled the flow of the night perfectly! He didn't emcee too much either and read the room and the audience to make sure he set the perfect vibe.

You would be foolish not to use Will !
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A
19 April 2017

We were so happy we decided to book with Drop The Mic Entertainment for our wedding! Willie was extremely helpful during the planning process and was always willing to incorporate any ideas we had. He always made sure to update us before any special moments at our wedding (first dance, cake cutting, etc.) Thanks to Willie, the dance floor was packed until the very last song. More...

U
16 October 2016

Drop the mic entertainment did just as I asked!

J
15 September 2016

Willie was very easy to work with prior to the event and the day of. He was very responsive and nearly instantly would respond to any questions I had. He played the music we wanted to hear and had great pricing. More...

D
3 September 2016

Willie did a fantastic job! He was so easy to communicate with and made the entire process go smoothly. He really did a great job keeping the guests involved and always made sure that there were guests on the dance floor by playing songs that everyone liked. I've been to weddings where the DJ didn't stand out or wasn't in tune with the feel of the wedding but I have to say that wasn't the case at all. They were very affordable as well which was definitely another plus! I would definitely use Drop the Mic Entertainment again! More...

W
12 August 2016

Willie was an excellent DJ and MC. He was eager to work with us and listened to what we wanted before our wedding. He gave us a very competitive rate because our wedding was on a Friday, and was not pushy at all in the time between our initial inquiry with him and our decision to hire him (I had another DJ email me every day even after I said we weren't interested).

On the actual day of the wedding, Willie worked hard to keep our schedule of events moving. He made a few recommendations to get us back on track when we arrived to the reception late, and made sure to check in and remind us of the time throughout the reception so that we could make sure we got to the events on time.

Willie also has a very easy-to-use website where most of your planning for the reception and music can be done. He worked in our music requests and had people dancing all night, even though our reception was held outside on one of the hottest days of the month.
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E
7 August 2016

Willie was incredibly easy to work with, and he made our reception so fun!

C
26 June 2016

I found Drop the Mic on weddingwire and based on their amazing reviews decided I would contact them. Within the same day Willie contacted us. He was so helpful and worked with our schedule since we were planning our Ohio wedding from Chicago. He was so organized and listened to everything we wanted. On the day of the wedding he was so flexible and accommodating. I have heard horror stories of DJs mixing up songs and missing key elements but not him he nailed everything perfectly. Our dance floor was never empty, he kept the energy going! My favorite part though was the fact that before he would announce anything he made sure we were ready! Willie thank you for making our wedding so amazing. More...

S
17 May 2016

I have to start out by saying Willie was the best DJ! I asked for a price quote on a Sunday not expecting a reply until Monday or Tuesday. Not only did I get a quote the same day, but I also got an email asking if he could call me to go over things and some helpful information to aid us in selecting a DJ. At that moment my husband and I knew that we had to go with Drop the Mic. Willie was so helpful with planning the timeline and selecting the music and would occasionally send an email to make sure I was staying on track and what could he do to help. At the wedding, he had everyone on the dance floor and kept our night on track. He reaffirmed that I had made the correct choice, when he played a song from my favorite band for our cake cutting. I remember hearing it come on and I just stopped and looked at my husband and squealed "He's playing Pearl Jam!" I had left that option open on his sheet and let him pick the song. He was clearly paying attention to our sheet and email communications and picked a perfect song to use, not many DJs would go above and beyond like that. He made that moment even more special that it already was. I would highly recommend him to anyone, you will not be disappointed! More...

M
3 May 2016

I can't rave enough about Will! He was incredible and made sure the party was perfect! He asked us what music we wanted from beginning to end and had such a wide array of music to fit the different parts of the night! Once our first dance and the anniversary dance was done, he got the party started and it went until the very end! Everyone felt they had something the could dance to throughout the night since he would slip in some slower songs in between the fast ones. He was willing to play all the strangest requests my guests had. I am so thankful we had someone that understood the party we wanted to have and made it happen! More...

J
28 April 2016

We had Will, and I can tell that he is worth it. Since we were out of town he always made sure to keep in touch, and even check in a couple times when getting closer to the wedding. The music was great, the dance floor was packed the whole night. Very professional, but also very friendly which made the whole process more enjoyable. More...

H
17 March 2016

Willie did a work event for us yesterday. It was probably not his typical event, we just needed some background music to the day. He was awesome and did exactly what we needed! I will definitely contact him for future events! More...

U
15 November 2015

We had a very small wedding reception and wanted people to be able to dance and have a good time, but we know nothing about dance music or what would get people going. .. Willie did. He did a fantastic job keeping the dance floor going. He seemed to be able to read the crowd and knew what to play and when to play it. We got around 20 people telling us how much they "loved the DJ!" He was very professional and had a great library of songs so people could make plenty of requests. 10/10 More...

M
8 November 2015

Willie was awesome!! Very friendly and played the music we wanted.

G
16 October 2015

Very nice and professional. He did everything we asked of him.

U
25 September 2015

Willie was an amazing DJ. He brought a lot of energy to the wedding and really was a pleasure to work with. He was really professional and offered advice and stayed in touch with me throughout my wedding planning. His pricing was also really great. I don't think we could have picked a better DJ for our special day. More...

U
6 September 2015

Very easy going and easy to work with. Took our music selections and kept the mood all evening. Kept the pace of the wedding on track. Everything we needed in a DJ.

U
6 September 2015

Willie was wonderful! Best wedding dj around!!!

A
6 September 2015

He was so easy to work with. All I had to do is give him times and list of songs and he had it all set up and ready for the reception! Professional and easy going and the music choices were great. He also took song requests from my guests and played them immediately! More...

L
8 August 2015

Willie did a great job, was prompt on the day of the wedding and most importantly very patient during the planning process. Music was great, lighting was fun and everyone had a great time! More...

U
27 July 2015

Will was awesome at our wedding reception! Super fun, read the crowd really well for song selection , and got people dancing. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone planning a reception More...

J
22 June 2015

Will was a really nice guy and very easy to talk to about the details of our anniversary party. I kept in touch with him by email and he was great at getting back to me quickly. He was able to meet with us several times before our event to answer questions we had, as well as go over every detail of the day. He kept the music flowing from start to finish at our party and he was professional through it all. I would highly recommend Drop The Mic and Will! Thank you for helping to make our special day a day to remember! More...

L
10 June 2015

Loved it. He was on time, had music selected for the whole party, and the Lighting was exciting. Thank you Drop The Mic. You definitely don't drop the ball

K
25 May 2015

Willie was absolutely wonderful! We had a couple minor mishaps during the evening that included the change of order of activities, but he helped us out immensely! He played all the songs we wanted, and helped keep everything organized. Thank you again! More...

S
2 January 2015

illie was very good during my reception. He never seemed flustered or frustrated with keeping track of our timeline. I never felt like he was pressuring us either. He had conversations with my guests all the while making sure we stayed on schedule for the night. One thing I remember is one of the table of guests weren't dancing and he said his goal was to get them on the dance floor by the end of the night he had accomplished his goal. More...

D
30 December 2014

Willie was very professional and helpful the weeks up to our wedding. During the reception he was very fun and played all of the songs we requested. My grandparents don't usually dance but he managed to play music they would dance to. More...

J
17 December 2014

We really enjoyed Willie's services at our wedding reception. Very entertaining and fun.

M
9 December 2014

Willie was wonderful. He was absolutely on top of everything during our reception. His organization made for a stress free mogh for me. Every Time something was coming up, he came to us to make sure we were ready. Our guests had a great time because he was so fun and friendly. I'll admit, I was concerned hiring a DJ because you never know what to expect but Willie put all my concerns to rest. Thank you so much More...

B
23 October 2014

My wedding was really great. Everything ran exactly on schedule. Our DJ coordinated everything for us. We met a couple of times and during those times, we talked about everything from the grand entrance to the last song and everything we discussed was in our reception. The songs were right on cue, he made sure we were ok and always asked if we needed more time and if we did he gave us that time and came right back,

It was obvious that we were his first priority for their 5 hours. Although he made sure our guests were happy too. They all danced, the dance floor was full all night and I know people had a great time. Very nice job.
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L
23 October 2014

I called Will the before our reception. We talked about some of the dances a couple months before (First dance to be specific) Well we wanted to change the song. Will did not sound agetated or anything he was very calm and told us that he would try and find it. He emailed me about an hour later just to let me know that he had found our song. I really appreciated it because after the reception I just so happened to peak at our copy of the contract and it did say changes would not be made 2 weeks before the date. He did not reference this (but he could have) he just said yes and helped us out.

Although the price was a little bit expensive, I thought it was ok. The reception was fun everyone had a good time. Will made all the introductions. He played a game to dismiss the tables which is something I hadn't thought about. Really nice touch. Overall our reception ran very smoothly.
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M
31 August 2014

They thought of things to do ( like fun games) I had not even thought of. Very organized and prepared. Nice

S
24 August 2014

Very good with our last minute reception. Our first DJ dropped out on us two weeks before the big day! I called Will at Drop the Mic in a panic and they worked with in my price AND had all the music we needed. Very impressed!

A
24 August 2014

We talked to a couple of dj companies before coming upon Drop The Mic. I liked that because it was a smaller business they took a lot more time with me than maybe the bigger companies in Akron could. We met with the owner WIll and when we explained everything we wanted he was very responsive. He sent us multiple emails to give us samples of the music (we were very broad in our music choices) For a smaller business Drop The Mic was very professional. Everyone had a good time at the reception. Definitely would suggest using them. More...

S
24 August 2014

I've seen Will DJ on several occasions. He always knows how to get people on the dance floor. If you're looking for someone who knows music and really cares about your event and not just making a buck this is the company you should go with

U
15 August 2014

The owner of the company Will, demonstrated the utmost professionalism and really pays attention to detail when planning the event. He was available to meet, and discuss the event. He also took notes on likes and dislikes that I had expressed. When a meeting needed to be rescheduled he returned my phone call promptly and without hesitation rescheduled. He was always prepared and asked questions, and reassured me things would go smoothly!!! As the event approached I was nervous but looking back there was no need to be. Will had intricately thought out every detail in advance and kept the entire event on schedule and each segment flowed nicely into the next. He played music I requested and also fit in some guest requests. He played songs and genres I loved but also made sure the crowd as a whole was having a blast, which to me, can be very challenging... But he did it with ease. He also had quite a bit of equipment; lights and such to really create an amazing atmosphere. His professionalism was astounding he kept everything right on schedule and truly allowed me to enjoy the day so much more!! I'm so grateful to Will and his company for creating memories I never could have imagined!! More...

J
13 August 2014

The dj services wer received was very professional from the initial meeting to the reception. I really felt like Will cared about our wedding. Even when we changed some things he was able to adapt. More...

U
13 August 2014

After party for the color run. This DJ knows how to play to the crowd and get people moving.

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Generally we have a problem with no one dancing, but if this is the case changing the genre of the music to get people moving.

Drop The Mic is the best non-cheesy modern wedding DJ service around. The phrase "non-cheesy" means that I will never tell any corny jokes on the microphone. I don't use inflatable guitars, microphones or anything else. I don't play any of those overplayed cheesy songs like the YMCA, Chicken Dance or Macarena. We will never call out guests who are not dancing.

Drop the Mic not a run of the mill cheesy wedding DJ. we are a young, creative, talented deejays that have been working to ensure that we have other talents besides just teaching line dances. We specialize in working with young professionals such as yourself, who don't want their wedding to be a "cookie cutter wedding" Some deejays, however, will take this opportunity to “bash” their competition and say negative things about specific deejays or agencies. We consider this type of behavior unprofessional (in fact, doing this is strictly forbidden for members of the American Disc Jockey Association), and is a poor reflection on them. In fact, you may want to consider making it a point to meet any deejay that they say something bad about – deejays that engage in this type of thing will often target the deejays they’re afraid you’ll book instead of them, and they’re probably right!

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Drop The Mic Entertainment was formed on the values of professionalism and creating an atmosphere that you won't forget! Based in Northeast Ohio for 5 years. We offer professional and fun DJ's. Our djs are very organized and always concerned with making your event the very best.