Let us introduce you to Farshad Dehbozorgi also known as E5QUIRE. He's an LA based DJ and Producer who has managed to build a significant reputation in multiple industries. The self-made business man insists that the only limits people deal with are the mental boundaries they create for themselves. So how did it all start? Well, at age 13 he got his first job vacuuming cars at his father's car wash while his older brother had the luxury of working the cash register inside, under the air conditioning. By 14 he started purchasing used phones in bulk off eBay, refurbishing them himself, then reselling them to students at his school for a profit.
His early curiosity for music production encouraged him to purchase his first set of turntables and enter the scene as a DJ. He started playing as a DJ at local house parties, then high schools, then colleges. It's not every day a high school student gets to DJ and MC his own prom. Sound cool? Well it didn't stop there. Not long after, he was playing as a DJ at major nightclubs in Orange County and all over Hollywood.
After completing a double major at UCLA in Political Science and Human Complex Systems, Farshad attended Law School at Pepperdine University in Malibu. He received his Juris Doctorate along with a degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation, Negotiation, and Arbitration) which he calls the "universal degrees of life". During Law School Farshad created the alias E5QUIRE; a spin of the word "esquire" which is a title appended to a lawyers surname.
During his college years E5QUIRE mastered the art of production and began releasing his own originals and remixes that quickly gained the attention of the music world. As it stands he is currently one of Hollywood's finest DJs and MCs, playing shows all over the world, including Colombia, Beirut, Miami, NY, and of course Los Angeles.
In his first year of law school, Farshad was introduced to Metta World Peace (a.k.a. Ron Artest) who would lay the foundation for a significant part of his life. "It's kind of crazy how everything worked out. I guess I was just in the right place at the right time", say's Farshad. Metta World Peace introduced him to the idea of off field endorsements for athletes. Metta encouraged Farshad to seek out endorsements and even gave him the liberty of setting pricing and determining commission as long as "it made sense".
In 2012 he was introduced to Kenneth Faried who went on to play a major role in Farshad's life and vice versa. In 2014 Faried invited Farshad to come to Spain and spend time with him and the rest of Team USA during the FIBA World Cup Championship. Ultimately Farshad was able to utilize his time in Spain to build his relationship with a number of other athletes including Warriors star Klay Thompson. Farshad now single handedly brokers off field endorsements for a number of NBA stars in addition to his music career.
Although most would probably be content with being a well established DJ in Hollywood while handling off-field endorsements for some major athletes, for Farshad, it didn't stop there. Whatever free time Farshad found, he devoted to learning how to start a business from scratch. His father played a major role in providing him with the tools and knowledge necessary to build a successful business. In addition to helping further the family business of commercial real estate, Farshad took what he learned and decided to apply it on his own.
In 2018 Farshad, along with a couple close friends and his fiancé, founded LÁK Nail Bar in Westwood California. LÁK is a high-end non-toxic salon that focuses on providing clients with a one-of-a-kind experience that includes the greatest natural, organic, and cruelty free products for your nails.
Currently his fiancé and himself own and operate the salon in the heart of Los Angeles. Ralph Waldo Emerson says; "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." Farshad believes that he is constantly trying to improve himself in every aspect of his life and says he doesn't think he needs to "pick a lane". He plans on continuing all of his ventures in all different avenues because this is what makes him truly happy.
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