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Consider this the debut meet the DJ post. The idea is to feature a DJ, ask 5 quetions and then have a downloadable mix to accompany.
For the first installment we’re keeping it on the Bay Area tip with DJ Tap 10 of the soon to be famous Honor Roll crew. No need to preface anything, just check the links, read answers, and most importantly download the mixes! We got two different ones just to kick things off; one with acclaimed producer Trackademicks and another with Bay Area Vet Spank Pops. Both of which are very dope.
When did you start DJ’ing? And what pulled you in that direction?
I started DJing in High School. Back in Junior High and even
throughout High School, I would regularly record mixshows from the
local hip-hop station, KMEL… especially The Wake Up Show and The 10
O’clock Bomb. It was dope to hear DJs manipulate the songs with
blends, doubles, scratching. Back then I would go to hella hip-hop
shows at Maritime Hall in SF, and it was dope to see the DJs control
the crowd with the music. That’s when I really just wanted to get my
own shit. After 2 plus years of doing odd jobs, I raised enough
money for some equipment, plus some speakers and an amp!
When did the Honor Roll get together, and maybe explain a little about the
crew and your role in the crew?
Eric B & Rakim – Paid In Full (Coldcut Remix)
E-40 feat. B-Legit – Sideways
Soul II Soul – Back To Life
Loose Ends – Hangin’ On A String
Zapp & Roger – More Bounce To The Ounce
We got two mixes featured; the first is The [Re]Mixtape Vol. 2 and then The Truth Vol. 3. Can you give some background info on the two albums?
The [Re]Mixtape Vol. 2 consists of remixes Track has done over the
past couple years. It’s an introduction to his style, building off of
the first [Re]Mixtape, and it gives you a taste of what he’s bringing
to the table as an MC.
For The Truth Vol. 3, I wanted to include more original joints from
Spanks, rather than just making it a whole mix of freestyles and
mixtape songs. The mix features the entire Honor Roll crew, San
Quinn, Andre Nickatina and Bored Stiff.
(click the highlighted album titles to download)
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