It was only a matter of time before a veteran DJ would air their grievance over the new breed of celebrity DJ’s that have sprung up over the last few years. To catch you up to speed, on New Year’s Eve, Kanye West debuted as ‘YeezyWorldPeace’ as he spun at the grand opening of 1 OAK in Las Vegas and Lil Wayne jumped on the ones-and-twos when he dj’ed a New Year’s Eve party in Miami. Back in November, Alicia Keys showed off her DJing skills as ‘DJ AK-47′ at a party in New York. Erykah Badu has been DJing for years now under the name DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown, and Beyonce’s sister Solange has been djing private events for quite some time.
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Many singer and rappers turn to Djing at some point in their career, but Salt & Pepa’s DJ Spinderella took to her Twitter account to say that she’s not having it, especially after 25 years in the game. She went in hard on Alicia Keys and Lil Wayne while ranting about people turning djing into a “trend” instead of “bleed[ing]” the culture.
“First DJ Ak-47 (Alicia Keys) and now DJ wih wih wiggity Wayne? WTH who’s next?
@planet12law it’s disgusting. recod sales down .. become a Dj? FOH.
Djing is just a ‘trend’ now. artists jump on the bandwagon cause it’s the ‘in’ career move. what about real Djs that ‘bleed’ this culture?[…]
I rapped on a few joints back then.. and was dope at it.. but never claim to be a ‘rapper’ ..BTW.. I do lessons for anyone who wants to learn. but we startin ground ZERO”
The problem is seeing those who choose Djin as a ‘novelty/trend’ when real Djs are being overlooked for jobs given to a ‘non’ Dj wit a name
Case in point: ‘Jersey Shores’ Pauly D is makin ROLLING STONE $$$ and promoters are paying it.. question is was he a DJ before Serato?
Todays aspiring djs shouldnt rely on ‘technology’ to make them a dj.. technology is a crutch.. the ‘heart’ of djin lies in the foundation..
Serato made it easy.. but my back still hurts from yrs of crate carrying #DJWARWOUNDS..
Technology is awesome and we must grow with it, but dont call your self a dj if your not studying your dj lessons
Its not about young and old, its about experience!!. ive met djs under the age of 25 with more dj heart than some of these golden era djs
i get it..’musiclovers’ wanna broaden theyre horizons and share the love of music thru djing.. but commanding Gs for somethin you dont do?
Trust, your paying the price as the promoter is charging ‘you’ the patron a ‘GRIP’ in order to pay your fav celeb non dj..
If i hurt anyones feelings, trust me it will make you a better dj
DJ = Disc Jockey: one who spins discs on a machine to play music… TJ = Technology Jockey: one who utilizes technology to play music
Now, ima DJ and a TJ.. and theres nothing wrong with ‘either’ but the word DJ is being used too loosely.. this defines it for me