THE DAYS WHEN DEE-JAYS REALLY WERE DEE-JAYS. A Look Back...
As the years roll by, I see more & more cats out there calling themselves DJ This, DJ That, etc-but scratch my head in disbelief when they walk in with just a laptop. No VINYL, No Serato! Just a laptop, or maybe some CDJs. SMFH! So ANYBODY can do that okay???!!! Possibly Worst of all, everybody plays the same damn set-list of songs!!! WTF???!!! It's no wonder that the general public lacks respect & appreciation for the Dee Jay nowadays. My understanding of the game is that you have to pay your dues & learn HOW to properly hold it down on the wheelz. Dee Jays Break HOT NEW RECORDS!!! Just simply playing what everyone else plays was NEVER an Option. Play the hottest new bangers out, Play some some ish that you know hasn't really been heard, and Add in some joints that no one would expect you to play. That's what it's all about. High technology or just a basic mixer & two turntables. What matters most is WHAT YOU CHOOSE TO PLAY. As I end my angry rant, I provide some classic examples of what a Dee Jay really should aspire to be like. Some of my personal faves-Mr. Sinista, Tony Touch, Roc Raida, and more. R.I.P. to Roc Raida.