He wasn’t alone in his interests in being a deejay and making hip-hop songs. Shamon Jamerson, a teammate of his on the football team shared a similar interest. Barnett worked as a DJ at dance clubs and dances throughout his college years. The events were organized and produced by himself and Jamerson. Through his DJ work, Barnett started to amass his massive vinyl record collection, which now stands at more than 1,000 records. He refused to give into the more technological advances that many DJs utilize.