With the rise of all the push-play gear, midi controllers, laptop software and all this other digital trash you can now find at your local Best Buy’s & Targets nowadays, the Disc Jockey is no longer Jockey’ing shit! Especially not anything that represents a Disc! Furthermore, the evil tools of today is making it stupid easy for anyone to adapt. The days of 2 turntables, a 2-channel mixer and YOUR skills is over.
That said- Actors, MC’s, R&B artists & rappers are finding way’s to shit on the #1 most important part of the hip-hop culture (imo) & ruin careers for hard working and talented DJs that deserve (much more than they do) to be up on that stage.
What’s worse is that the fans & the media see this fraudulent crap happening & glorify their shit performances all over YouTube, Twitter, & Facebook. The kids today then think it would be cool if THEY tried DJ’ing so they pick up a midi controller… further over-saturating the market. And let it be known, most younger people and what not don’t even have a clue of what a good DJ sounds like live. The celebs in this column found a loop hole to get more exposure and at the expense of us, the hard working DJ who can mix without looking at the laptop, without using a sync button, and without going digital. The DJ today is so over-saturated that anyone can get a gig.
Celebrity DJs are getting paid 5-10-15 G’s to basically show up at the club under the pseudo-name of a DJ. More like standing a cardboard cutout in front of a laptop playing random iTunes tracks. Club owners are no longer spending money on a DJ, they’re spending money on celebrity’s to draw in a crowd. Fuck the music! Just stand up on stage and do whatever you want with this crazy lookin’ light show and button board thing. Got a huge rack ladies? Come on down cuz you’re invited too! It’s spry-riling out of control & it’s time someone other than Spinderella say something about it.
It’s time to start callin’ out all these bustas! This post will get updated so please, if you spot one of these ass clowns trying to DJ then make sure to comment & give us a heads up.