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Friday, July 27, 2007
My Favorite DJ's Favorite DJs
My Favorite DJ's Favorite DJs.
Yep. One of my favorites of all time is Jazzy Jeff. Not to be denied Jazz has definitely been the prototype for the Hip Hop DJ since he first bust on the scene with super duper Mega-Star (...gets paid over 20 million a flick) Will Smith (then known as "The Fresh Prince"). In Hip Hop when these 2 guys came out back in the day the DJ's name was usually first on the flyers and then the records....Grandmaster Flash...& The Furious Five, Afrika Bambaataa & ...The Soul Sonic Force, Cash Money & Marvelous....Eric B & Rakim, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Lonzo & The Wreckin' Cru, .....Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. Both have been in the entertainment industry for over 20 years now and they have definitely made a HUGE impact on Hip Hop, Urban & Pop Culture. Even though back then a lot of kids around where I live thought they were "wack" or "soft"...but they didn't know that Jazzy Jeff won the DJ Battle For World Supremacy in 1986...he was one of the early New Music Seminar DJ Battle winners if I'm not mistaken!
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Next favorite DJ? I gotta roll with Primo. DJ Premier. He's soooo funky wit' it. Always bringing you some crazy scratches for hooks in songs. Always using the turntables to help to tell the story, paint the picture...set the mood for whatever it is he's trying to present to you in a musical format that is usually always guaranteed to keep yo head noddin'.
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J Dilla. Yep. He was a DJ too. Producer, MC, Songwriter. . . . Genius. Created some of the greatest soundscapes in the history of all Hip Hop. Right from Detroit. Made so many beats we can hardly count 'em. . . . .Just check with his boy House Shoes. Shoes will tell you. Dilla was a straight studio rat. Stayed on the grind for so long and now that he's gone he's finally getting some credit...but still not enough for me. Hip Hop History cannot deny it. This kid made classics. De La...Tribe...Common...Slum Village, Phat Kat, Black Milk, Finale....Platinum Pied Pipers....aaaaah Detroit. Detroit has such a RICH musical history in every genre of music and it's in my home state.
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Tat Money from Philly, DJ Scratch, Clark Kent, Marley, Red, Bam, Flash, Herc, Chuck Chillout, The Awesome 2, Stretch Armstrong, Greg Street, Mr. Magic, Chris Luva Luva (Luda) from ATL, Green Lantern, Coco Chanelle, Jazzy Joyce, Beverly Bond, DJ Brown Hornhit, Index 968, DJ Chad Jack, Tony "Funkmaster" Jackson, Mikey Mike, Frankie J, Randy Franklin, Lee Cadena, Robert S., DJ Buscat, DJ Head, DJ Art Love, Dirty Flem, Hollywood, Quazar, Rob J, Lester Key, DJ Spin, Kiko, Hypnotic, Javier, Dubb, Omega Supreme, DJ Showtime, The Original G.R. Showtime, Mackaroni, J-Soul, Gordon Lake (Kid Cowboy), Sammi Jordan, Dr. Soul (Lloyd Brown), The Wizard, Mojo, Hump The Grinder, Drama, Cannon, Screw, Pro-Payne, Kokaine, Mannie Fresh, ?uestlove, 9th Wonder, Pete Rock, M-Select, Krooked Leg Kraig, Leonard Love, Big Steve (R.I.P.), Mark Newton, Jazzy D, Big Jesse, Jeffrey Daniel, Ronnie Bates, Big Nap, Jay-Ott, Stevie D, Iceman J, DJ Shonski, Selecta Hazey, DJ Storm, DJ Swarm, SuperDre....There are more. But I can't remember EVERYBODY that I thought was nice at one time or another. I love 'em all.
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PS - Take the DJ Poll and if I left out anybody (I know...I don't have any of the hardcore turntablists on there like Q-Bert, Roc Raida, Beat Junkies...I know. I'm trying to keep it simple for now. Please send me your suggestions for your favorite Hip Hop DJ of All Time! It's really hard to choose one because all of 'em are real nice that are mentioned.
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Hit producer Swizz Beatz has caused quite a stir in Camden, NJ, as the police have threatened to pull their support for a Peace On The Streets Rally, which is slated to take place today.
Camden Police issued a statement on Tuesday July 24th, calling out Swizz for the use of the phrase, "it's me, snitches." The police requested for Swizz to renounce what they viewed as "anti-snitching" sentiments.
In response, Swizz explained that the word "snitch" was simply used for the radio edit in place of a curse word. "The use of the word 'snitches' in the song was just an edit for radio," said Swizz via statement. "If I supported violence or the 'Stop Snitching' campaign, I wouldn't have agreed to be a part of the event."
The rally is sponsored by both the local government and school board, in response to the crime and violence that has ravaged Camden - one of the most dangerous cities in the nation.
The rally will distribute over $4,000 to local children for the school year, and is promoted by radio station Power 99FM, located in Philadelphia.
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Skyzoo dropped his highly anticipated mixtape July 20, 2007, free for everyone. Hosted by DJ Kay Slay and Mick Boogie, this tape is chalk full of original production from 9th Wonder, DJ Premier, Black Milk, Ron Browz, J. Dilla, Illmind, Khyrsis and more! While Sky holds his own on the mic; Sean Price, Guilty Simpson, Torae, Stimuli, Maino and Nina B add their share to the list of guest spots.
TRACK LISTING 1. Intro 2. Ride Out (prod. Ron Browz) 3. The Paper (prod. Illmind) 4. Get It Done f. Torae (prod. DJ Premier) 5. Hold Tight (prod. Black Milk) 6. Cop-N-Go f. Maino & Stimuli (prod. 9th Wonder) 7. Straighten It Out (prod. Pete Rock) 8. Close Reach f. Nina B (prod. Madlib) 9. Like a Shotgun (prod. Waajeed) 10. Play Your Positionf. Guilty Simpson (prod. Black Milk) 11. All Over the World (prod. M-Phazes) 12. Bragging Rights (prod. Khrysis) 13. You Already Know (rmx) f. Sean Price (prod. 9th Wonder) 14. Click f. Torae (prod. DJ Premier) 15. Ghetto America (prod. Hi-Tek) 16. The Bodega (prod. 9th Wonder) 17. Never Sleep (prod. Illmind) 18. They Don’t Want It f. Torae, Yatta Barz & Zeqway (prod. J. Dilla) 19. My Element (prod. T-Ray) 20. Outro BIG SHOUTS TO HIPHOPDX.COM. CHECK SKYZOO ON MYSPACE RIGHT HERE