I made my first
mixtape the first day of 2001. It was a new year I was ready to go in.
Who was on it?
I had all the big
dogs on the first tape.The first tape "On Point Pt 1" had a lot of
stolen records, haha I had to do what I had to do at the time since I was new.
All u wack a&r's remember!!
do you use to make a mixtape?
I use pro tools,
technics, good echo chamber, and all the latest exclusives from the artist I
market to make the tape. I don't use any of the wack songs from the label.
How much talking
should be a mixtape?
I feel like if
u don't wanna hear talking on a mixtape choose another DJ, because if we don't
talk how do all our connects and sponsors get promoted? Also we are promoting
ourselves as artists, some type of personality has to be displayed to separate
yourself from the rest.
DJ's charge money to play songs?
I do not charge
to get on mixtapes, If its hot I play it, if my marketing director brings me
something hot I play it.
Do they lose
credibility by doing that?
I don't think DJ's
should lose credibility if they charge because promotion costs regardless. Everybody
has to have a promotional budget. We press up thousands of promo cds just to
give away, that's my promotional budget. Its not free for us.
DJ's have a good ear?
Clue has a great
ear, he's broken so many records its crazy, also Enuff, my man Sickamore holds
it down also.
DJ's are exploiting the game and fucking it up?
The internet DJs
are fucking up the game. And all the DJs in mags talkin' about how many cds
they sellin'. Idiots, it's promotional use only, I thought y'all knew better.
Should a person
have real DJ skills before they make a mixtape?
I don't really
care who makes a mixtape, because everyone's gonna do it, regardless. Independent
artists, clothing companies, any internet geek with a cd burner. Any DJ crying
about it's oversaturated is broke or needs to step they game up. Get ya paper.
If you as hot as you say you are you'll be aight, the streets will acknowledge
What does it
take for someone to get on your mixtape?
Anyone with a hot
record can get on my tape. Contact me at DJwats@tmail.com and we'll get something
My tapes flood the hoods all over. Plus I tour hoods all over the world promoting.
My street reps know. All the websites have the tapes also.
How do you know
when you've made a dope mixtape?
I know I made a
dope tape when I get calls from the artists telling me good lookin. When my
people in Puerto Rico get the bootleg tapes on the second day I put em out.
I'm heavy in the bootleg market.
What's up with
the UPS mixtape?
The UPS tape was
basically reminding these broke DJs making tapes for lunch money that its always
a way out...haha UPS IS STILL HIRING.
What have you
done for Stimuli's career?
Stimuli is my man.
When all the hater DJs was puting him number 30 on tapes I was like he's number
1 on everything. I got him, he's the hottest right now, I cosign they grind
over there at Undaworld. Shouts to them.
Who else have
you put on?
I also helped my
man Frankie Krutches do him, he's a hard worker 4 real 4 real. My man Maino,
Gravy, Cartier, Game, Sky Balla, the list goes on.
up for you?
I got a lot coming
up. Clothing line in the works. My own line of watches with the diamond districts
RON JAY the jeweler, called "king supreme collection" will hit soon.
1-888-RONJAY-5 for more info.
Shout outs to the
whole brooklyn, my goons.Divine king, Sauce Scrilla the marketing gorilla.Vanderveer,
Flatbush.ENY, and all the broke DJs still tryna sell mixtapes to live.haha.Dummies.
Promotional use only.