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#AskAMogul:Hi,I'mZekeThomas.I'marenownedOpenFormatDJandProducer&AdvocateforSexualAssaultSurvivors.Askmeanything!YourquestionswillbeansweredLIVE2/22@4pmET.

Zeke Thomas
Zeke Thomas Renowned Open Format DJ and Producer

Your questions will be answered on Thursday, February 22nd at 4pm ET. To ask a question, click here to create a Mogul profile, then post a question in the comment section below!

Hi! I'm Zeke Thomas. I'm an Open Format DJ and Producer who's had the chance to share the stage and perform for numerous celebrities including: Diana Ross, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Taryn Manning, Chuck-D, Dennis Rodman, Snoop Dogg, DJ White Shadow (Lady Gaga’s Producer), The Chainsmokers,Ludacris, Pitbull, Michelle Obama and Cher.

I've executive produced all of my music videos, which have powerful messaging and narrative stories inspired by my real life. 

My music has had media attention from VH1, MTV, and Billboard, and my new single, "Dealin' With It" is a coming to truth anthem that premiered on Good Morning America during my interview with Robin Roberts. 

As an advocate for sexual assault survivors, the interview with Robin Roberts was about my commitment to #SupportingSurvivors of sexual assault like myself, and announcing that I'm the first male spokesman to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. I launched my PSA about breaking stigmas surrounding sexual assault with the NSVRC on Good Morning America as well. 

Now as the first male spokesperson to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, an advocate and supporter for GLAAD.org, and an avid public speaker on social issues surrounding sexual assault, I'm busy trotting the globe on my musical and social awareness mission.

A fun fact about me is that I'm the son of NBA Hall of Fame player, Isiah Thomas, and that I was born in the heart of Motown, Detroit, MI. 

Now's your chance to ask me anything! Please write your questions in the comments section below and I'll answer the questions live on Thursday, February 22nd at 4pm ET.


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  • Eva Gutierrez
    6mo ago

    hi @Zeke Thomas were you ever pressured to play sports as a child, with your father being an NBA Hall of Fame player? Or were you supported while pursuing a creative path?

    hi @Zeke Thomas were you ever pressured to play sports as a child, with your father being an NBA Hall of Fame player? Or were you supported while pursuing a creative path?

    • Zeke Thomas
      Zeke Thomas Renowned Open Format DJ and Producer
      6mo ago

      i was supported in my creative path but it always makes me wondered about the parents who push hard when they see their kid is good at something. There is a fine line between pushing and abuse. I was able to try everything my parents are great. 

      i was supported in my creative path but it always makes me wondered about the parents who push hard when they see their kid is good at something. There is a fine line between pushing and abuse. I was able to try everything my parents are great. 

  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    7mo ago New York, NY, United States

    Hi @Zeke Thomas! It's a pleasure to welcome you to Mogul. When did you first know you wanted to be a DJ? Who were your influences? 

    Hi @Zeke Thomas! It's a pleasure to welcome you to Mogul. When did you first know you wanted to be a DJ? Who were your influences? 

    • Zeke Thomas
      Zeke Thomas Renowned Open Format DJ and Producer
      6mo ago

      I just always loved music. it was great to discover the various genres. 13 is when i got my start. Motown, Rock, HipHop

      I just always loved music. it was great to discover the various genres. 13 is when i got my start. Motown, Rock, HipHop

  • alliealliem
    6mo ago New York, NY, United States

    Hi @Zeke Thomas! Such an amazing story and background. Given the momentum of the #metoo movement, but also some backlash from the Aziz Ansari story, what advice do you have to men who want to get involved and support, but aren't sure how?

    Hi @Zeke Thomas! Such an amazing story and background. Given the momentum of the #metoo movement, but also some backlash from the Aziz Ansari story, what advice do you have to men who want to get involved and support, but aren't sure how?

    • Zeke Thomas
      Zeke Thomas Renowned Open Format DJ and Producer
      6mo ago

      put your foot in the pool and see what happens. the Aziz story is unfortunate. 

      put your foot in the pool and see what happens. the Aziz story is unfortunate. 

  • V
    6mo ago New York, NY, United States

    hi @Zeke Thomas - thank you so much for your commitment to Supporting Survivors. 


    I myself am an advocate for survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence. Some of my friends and peers can't fathom what a survivor goes through.  I read a lot of literature and watch documentaries about this topic, but was wondering if you had any recommendations that I could suggest to those who are still caught up in the stigmas of sexual assault 

    hi @Zeke Thomas - thank you so much for your commitment to Supporting Survivors. 


    I myself am an advocate for survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence. Some of my friends and peers can't fathom what a survivor goes through.  I read a lot of literature and watch documentaries about this topic, but was wondering if you had any recommendations that I could suggest to those who are still caught up in the stigmas of sexual assault 

    • Zeke Thomas
      Zeke Thomas Renowned Open Format DJ and Producer
      6mo ago

      The Hunting Ground

      The Hunting Ground

  • Danica
    6mo ago

    What advice do you have for athletes that want to come out of the closet but fear backlash?

    What advice do you have for athletes that want to come out of the closet but fear backlash?

    • Zeke Thomas
      Zeke Thomas Renowned Open Format DJ and Producer
      6mo ago

      Living your life as someone else isn't living. What seems impossible now you will look back on and say I did it. I came out at age 20. I didn't become my full self and truth until 24. Maybe not comfortable with myself until 27. I'm almost 30 in a few months my how much time I wasted living a lie. 

      Living your life as someone else isn't living. What seems impossible now you will look back on and say I did it. I came out at age 20. I didn't become my full self and truth until 24. Maybe not comfortable with myself until 27. I'm almost 30 in a few months my how much time I wasted living a lie. 

  • ANM0026
    6mo ago

    What has been the coolest experience you've ever had on stage?

    What has been the coolest experience you've ever had on stage?

    • Zeke Thomas
      Zeke Thomas Renowned Open Format DJ and Producer
      6mo ago

      Lady Gaga surprising everyone and showing up and bringing in a full jazz band. All of a sudden instruments just started showing up 

      Lady Gaga surprising everyone and showing up and bringing in a full jazz band. All of a sudden instruments just started showing up 

  • Chelsea Brown
    6mo ago

    hi @Zeke Thomas ! Who was your favorite celebrity that you've performed with? 

    hi @Zeke Thomas ! Who was your favorite celebrity that you've performed with? 

    • Zeke Thomas
      Zeke Thomas Renowned Open Format DJ and Producer
      6mo ago

      Puff Daddy. His energy!! 

      Puff Daddy. His energy!! 

  • Gabby B.
    6mo ago

    Do you think more male spokesmen will commit to #SupportingSurvivors following your example?

    Do you think more male spokesmen will commit to #SupportingSurvivors following your example?

    • Zeke Thomas
      Zeke Thomas Renowned Open Format DJ and Producer
      6mo ago

      They better! I think we all need to take a look in the mirror and say what can I do. We all have a voice we all can support

      They better! I think we all need to take a look in the mirror and say what can I do. We all have a voice we all can support

  • mstoltz203
    6mo ago

    @Zeke Thomas thanks for being here! I read in your interview that you are encouraging more victims to come forward. We've really seen in the last year how much of a difference sharing your experience and story can make, however almost all of the stories come from women. RAINN.org states that 1 out of every 10 rape victims are male. Why do you think there is an even bigger gap for men to come forward?

    @Zeke Thomas thanks for being here! I read in your interview that you are encouraging more victims to come forward. We've really seen in the last year how much of a difference sharing your experience and story can make, however almost all of the stories come from women. RAINN.org states that 1 out of every 10 rape victims are male. Why do you think there is an even bigger gap for men to come forward?

    • Zeke Thomas
      Zeke Thomas Renowned Open Format DJ and Producer
      6mo ago

      Its hard for anyone to talk about. For men It feels an extra burden as now its a sign of weakness and society potrays a man of strong and unbreakable. So a broken man is a weak man. And trauma makes you weak. But thats not true. Because survivors are the strongest people i know!

      Its hard for anyone to talk about. For men It feels an extra burden as now its a sign of weakness and society potrays a man of strong and unbreakable. So a broken man is a weak man. And trauma makes you weak. But thats not true. Because survivors are the strongest people i know!

      • alliealliem
        6mo ago New York, NY, United States

        @Zeke Thomas absolutely. Have you seen Justin Baldoni's TED talk? I think he does such a great job talking about redefining masculinity:  https://www.ted.com/talks/justin_baldoni_why_i_m_done_trying_to_be_man_enough

        @Zeke Thomas absolutely. Have you seen Justin Baldoni's TED talk? I think he does such a great job talking about redefining masculinity:  https://www.ted.com/talks/justin_baldoni_why_i_m_done_trying_to_be_man_enough

  • Cindylovesyou
    6mo ago

    What are your top favorite songs right now?

    What are your top favorite songs right now?

    • heyjessgirl
      6mo ago

      I'd love to know this too! Did you agree with all of the GRAMMY winners this year?

      I'd love to know this too! Did you agree with all of the GRAMMY winners this year?

      • Zeke Thomas
        Zeke Thomas Renowned Open Format DJ and Producer
        6mo ago

        whether you agree or not the winners are who they are. And it is true the saying "its an honor to be nominated" Jay Z having the most nominations and not winning. Bruno Mars Cleaning house. Their were plenty of stories and room for debate. But as I was playing the game with my friend of who would win or loose I generally got them all right.  Despacito not winning a single award I thought was the biggest slight by an American award show in years.... yes bigger than beyonce not winning ;-)

        whether you agree or not the winners are who they are. And it is true the saying "its an honor to be nominated" Jay Z having the most nominations and not winning. Bruno Mars Cleaning house. Their were plenty of stories and room for debate. But as I was playing the game with my friend of who would win or loose I generally got them all right.  Despacito not winning a single award I thought was the biggest slight by an American award show in years.... yes bigger than beyonce not winning ;-)

    • Zeke Thomas
      Zeke Thomas Renowned Open Format DJ and Producer
      6mo ago

      Chris Brown - Questions

      Chris Brown - Questions

  • June Jensen
    6mo ago

    what is your favorite venue to DJ?

    what is your favorite venue to DJ?

  • Lily Jiang
    6mo ago

    hi @Zeke Thomas - thank you for being here! 


    Who or what was your biggest support system when you came forward with your own story of surviving sexual assault? 

    hi @Zeke Thomas - thank you for being here! 


    Who or what was your biggest support system when you came forward with your own story of surviving sexual assault? 

    • Zeke Thomas
      Zeke Thomas Renowned Open Format DJ and Producer
      6mo ago

      Certain friends. Theropy. But honestly my dog. My dog Zeus kept me grounded as I had to get up and walk him and take care of him there just were things that you need to get done which enabled me to get up and on with my life 

      Certain friends. Theropy. But honestly my dog. My dog Zeus kept me grounded as I had to get up and walk him and take care of him there just were things that you need to get done which enabled me to get up and on with my life 

  • Dave
    6mo ago New York, NY, United States

    Hi @Zeke Thomas , as a fellow male, what is it like being the first male spokesman to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center? What is one thing that has happened as a result of being the first man that you least expected? 

    Hi @Zeke Thomas , as a fellow male, what is it like being the first male spokesman to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center? What is one thing that has happened as a result of being the first man that you least expected? 

    • Zeke Thomas
      Zeke Thomas Renowned Open Format DJ and Producer
      6mo ago

      When I first decided to go public I didn't realize the impact I would have. So for starters I blindsided myself. BUT Terry Crews going public. Myself being the first prominent male spokesman and then for Terry to go public and the #Metoo movement we are growing and change is happening. It was great to be apart of the initial fire that is spreading and creating new.  

      When I first decided to go public I didn't realize the impact I would have. So for starters I blindsided myself. BUT Terry Crews going public. Myself being the first prominent male spokesman and then for Terry to go public and the #Metoo movement we are growing and change is happening. It was great to be apart of the initial fire that is spreading and creating new.  

    • Zeke Thomas
      Zeke Thomas Renowned Open Format DJ and Producer
      6mo ago

      When I first decided to go public I didn't realize the impact I would have. So for starters I blindsided myself. BUT Terry Crews going public. Myself being the first prominent male spokesman and then for Terry to go public and the #Metoo movement we are growing and change is happening. It was great to be apart of the initial fire that is spreading and creating new.  

      When I first decided to go public I didn't realize the impact I would have. So for starters I blindsided myself. BUT Terry Crews going public. Myself being the first prominent male spokesman and then for Terry to go public and the #Metoo movement we are growing and change is happening. It was great to be apart of the initial fire that is spreading and creating new.  

  • Danica
    6mo ago

    I'm a huge fan of shows like the Bachelor and Bachelorette. Do you think these shows will ever have a gay or lesbian character?

    I'm a huge fan of shows like the Bachelor and Bachelorette. Do you think these shows will ever have a gay or lesbian character?

    • Zeke Thomas
      Zeke Thomas Renowned Open Format DJ and Producer
      6mo ago

      I do not. And thats not to say thats a slight at progress. Their have been many mainstream shows that highlight LGBTIQIA dating like Millionaire Match Maker for example. However I think you should see bisexual participates but I would petition for more cultural diversity VS sexual orientaiton for the batchelor and bachelorette. BUT! who knows... 

      I do not. And thats not to say thats a slight at progress. Their have been many mainstream shows that highlight LGBTIQIA dating like Millionaire Match Maker for example. However I think you should see bisexual participates but I would petition for more cultural diversity VS sexual orientaiton for the batchelor and bachelorette. BUT! who knows... 

  • Ameris Jimenez
    Ameris Jimenez Mogul President at The University of Illinois
    6mo ago Champaign, IL, United States

    Hi @Zeke Thomas! I know this is more on a lighter note but what kind of music do you enjoy listening to on a daily basis? 

    Hi @Zeke Thomas! I know this is more on a lighter note but what kind of music do you enjoy listening to on a daily basis? 

    • Zeke Thomas
      Zeke Thomas Renowned Open Format DJ and Producer
      6mo ago

      Hey Ameris! I love listening to Michael Jackson! Prince, Stevie Wonder. But I also really love the song Rake it up right now lol

      Hey Ameris! I love listening to Michael Jackson! Prince, Stevie Wonder. But I also really love the song Rake it up right now lol

  • Nick Hancock 51
    6mo ago

    Hi! My name is Nick, and I am the Chair for the Associate Board for the Awakenings Foundation in Chicago. We are a non profit and art gallery whose mission it is to make visible the artistic expression of  survivors of sexual violence. Like myself, the survivors need a safe space to heal, and we provide that through the arts. We have several events coming up, and I would love the opportunity to pick your mind and collaborate with you. Would you be interested? 


    We actually follow each other on Instagram (nicholas3h) but feel free to send me a message! Thank you 

    Hi! My name is Nick, and I am the Chair for the Associate Board for the Awakenings Foundation in Chicago. We are a non profit and art gallery whose mission it is to make visible the artistic expression of  survivors of sexual violence. Like myself, the survivors need a safe space to heal, and we provide that through the arts. We have several events coming up, and I would love the opportunity to pick your mind and collaborate with you. Would you be interested? 


    We actually follow each other on Instagram (nicholas3h) but feel free to send me a message! Thank you 

  • Zeke Thomas
    Zeke Thomas Renowned Open Format DJ and Producer
    6mo ago

    Hello Everyone!


    Hello Everyone!


  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    6mo ago New York, NY, United States

    Thank you so much for being a guest today @Zeke Thomas! Such a great session. 

    Thank you so much for being a guest today @Zeke Thomas! Such a great session. 


Zeke Thomas
Renowned Open Format DJ and Producer

Zeke Thomas is a renowned Open Format DJ and Producer. He has executive produced all of his music videos which have had powerful messaging and narrative stories inspired by his real life garnering impressive media attention from VH1, MTV, Billboard and many more. His new single, Dealin' With It is [...]

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