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What does one of the world’s most famous and fashionable emcees pack for jetsetting to VIP gigs around the globe? If you’re DJ Cassidy, you’ve got it figured out — right down to a spare pair of fresh white Adidas kicks just in case.

Raised on New York City’s Upper East Side, Cassidy Podell, 37, got an early start on the turntables: His parents granted his wish for two of them (and a mixer) on his 10th birthday. His talent quickly caught the eye — and ear — of Diddy, who began hiring the young mix-master for gigs. His most A-list booking of all? It’s a toss-up between Barack Obama’s 2009 Inaugural Ball and Beyoncé’s wedding to Jay-Z.


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