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Friday, July 9, 2010

WHWN Asks What Are Your Thoughts on HipHop, DJ J-Weezie says, "Some of these Rappers...Out there...Just talk About Anything!"

Yes, we are still living BP's nightmare as today is Day 81 of the Oil gusher that is blackening the Gulf Coast. We have some great highlights though, like Chris Brown's moving 2010 B.E.T. Awards' Michael Jackson Tribute that brought us all to tears. Then the U.S. actually showed up in the F.I.F.A. World Cup South Africa tournament, but was ousted. Yet the most important factor is the economic dollars generated for South Africa with the worlds' attention turned to it. Now, we're fresh out of the 2010 Essences Festival here are still rockin hard and holdin it down. I got another GO DJ for ya!!! GO DJ J-Weezie is another one of New Orleans' HOTTEST DJ'S and he Blessed us with his Thoughts on HipHop.

WHWN ASKS WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON HIPHOP, DJ J-WEEZIE SAYS,

I Break music. I will say it again. Yes. I Break Music but never Garbage...Some of these Rappers...Out there...Just talk About Anything!
Here are DJ J-Weezie's Thoughts on HipHop...


mia: What is your stage name?
     DJ J-W:  My stage name is GO DJ J-Weezie.
mia:  Is the music industry your primary job?
     DJ J-W:  No it is not Music is My Love, my primary job is the Air Force.
mia:  Interesting. A defense man by day and GO DJ J-Weezie by night....interesting.
mia:  In the music industry, who do you work for? Or are you independent?
     DJ J-W:  I’m a GO DJ.
mia:  If you are a DJ, producer, writer or an artist what is your content?
     DJ J-W: Hip Hop, Rap, R&B, Bounce…to be honest anything that is hot and worth breaking.
mia: {smiling} Sounds like me. 

mia:  How long have you been in this profession?
     DJ J-W:  I been Djing since 2000.
mia:  What is your relationship with HipHop and music in general?
     DJ J-W:  HipHop well music as a whole is very close to me. I always was around music being in the marching band and also a member of Phi Mu Alpha Professional Music Fraternity Inc.,
mia:  What is HipHop to you?
     DJ J-W:  HipHop is the spoken word of ones way of life, his/her struggle with the curves balls that life throw your way. HipHop is soul and the movement that we face growing up.
mia:  Thank you for that deep insight.  Of course you think HipHop has a purpose and what?
     DJ J-W:  Yes it has a purpose to me growing up HipHop was that message, the way of life of many. HipHop taught us what the media as a whole was trying to hide.
mia:  Are you influenced by HipHop and why?
     DJ J-W:  Yes I am, because HipHop has a strong message some may disagree/agree with the message but to me HipHop is a real life story.
mia:  When do you think HipHop was born?
     DJ J-W:  Well can't say exactly when is was born because it was before I came into the world (1979) but like GO DJ E.F. Cuttin started before “ 1973, when Kool Herc was rocking park jams in the BX…” I can say I remember listening to the movement within Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash.
mia:  What is your understanding of the birth of HipHop as a music genre?
     DJ J-W:  Well as a DJ we all know HipHop started out as DJ’s rocking the beat, scratching, and beat juggling… The MC’s came along later to hype the crowd then the lyrics started kicking in more.
mia:  How often to you think about HipHop?
     DJ J-W:  All the time HipHop is in me.
mia:  AMEN!  Amen, Brautha.  How long do you think HipHop will be around?
     DJ J-W:  HipHop would be around a long time. As long as we don’t accept some this garbage these rappers are puttin out now of days.
mia:  Well spoken.  Do you remember the first HipHop song you heard?
     DJ J-WRappers Delight…My dad played it over and over.

mia:  How did it make you feel?
     DJ J-W:  I was like wow at that age didn’t understand it but it had to be cool my dad was playing it.
mia:  {smiling}
mia:  What are your 3 most favorite HipHop songs and why?
     DJ J-W:  (no order) Eric B. & Rakim-Eric B is President, Public Enemy-Welcome to the Terrordome, Special Ed-I’m the Magnificent.
mia:  Who is your favorite HipHop artist and why?
     DJ J-W:  Really don’t have a favorite I enjoy it all
mia:  Who is your least favorite HipHop artist and why?
     DJ J-W:  *Laughing* There are a lot but I give you a two names they call themselves HipHop/Rap artist Soulja Boy and Plies.
mia:  Do you think Rap and HipHop are the same and why?
     DJ J-W:  It can be but at the same time most Rap to me is not….Some of these rappers that’s out there now of day just talk about anything, they have no meaning behind the music and HipHop has a meaning.
mia:  What, if any, would you change about HipHop?
     DJ J-W:  Get back to the lyrics and stop making this garbage we hearing on the radio.
mia:  Do you think HipHop is used positively or negatively, and why?
     DJ J-W:  Positive in our mindset but very negative in the media….HipHop to the media always portrait guns and drugs.
mia:  Why do you think most HipHop videos and songs are filled with stunting, sexism and violence?
     DJ J-W:  Because that as a society is what we accept…Females talk about they don’t wanna be called certain names but yet you floss your body around and accept what is seen in the videos without voicing an opinion on things.
mia:  Why do people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds like HipHop?
     DJ J-W:  I still believe HipHop just has that positive effect on everyone.
mia:  Do you think HipHop is a global industry and why?
     DJ J-W: Very much so just look at the big picture…Most of your clothing line is HipHop
mia:  Do you think HipHop is a commodity, and why?
     DJ J-W:  Very much so. Prime example just look at how many artists are endorsed by some type of alcohol drink right now, corporations know HipHop sells.
mia:  What do you think when you hear of people in third-world countries, bumping HipHop?
     DJ J-W:  I love it but you do realize HipHop has expanded just look at what Akon has done.
mia:  Do you think HipHop transcends all languages, cultures and boundaries, and why?
     DJ J-W:  Yes it has HipHop is global no matter how you view it HipHop is still spoken word it is the way of life.


mia:  Why is HipHop used worldwide to advertise a wide variety of commodities?
     DJ J-W:  I think because the Music was always the Movement.
mia:  Do you think HipHop has a negative perception in the media, and why?
     DJ J-W:  I kinda stated this earlier but yea it really does. The media will never show the Truth Behide HipHop I think because of the race the Media always stereotype HipHop to violence.
mia:  {is diggin the emphasis added with the caps} 
mia:  Do you think HipHop is under attack, if so why and by what?
     DJ J-W:  It has always been under attack by the unknown, people worst fear is the unknown so therefore it gets stereotyped.
mia:  Do you think a person can stay conscious and achieve platinum success?
     DJ J-W:  I do believe so.
mia:  Why do you think is it more difficult for conscious artists to cross over?
     DJ J-W:  I think because people of this time never want to hear the positive.
mia:  Interesting...
mia:  Why do you think it is more difficult for a platinum artist to produce content of value and keep the support of their labels and radio stations?
     DJ J-W:  Radio stations to me is not for music, Radio is advertisements that’s how they get paid.
mia:  Did you or have you ever paid (or received money) to have a song played on the radio/TV? If so, do you think it is right or wrong, a necessity or not and why?
     DJ J-W:  I have never….Yes. I Break music I will say it again. Yes. I Break Music but never garbage.
mia: Amen.
mia:  What is your opinion of the “Where Do You Stand: Why Platinum Artists Flee Underground?” series?
     DJ J-W:  Yes I have and I love the information.
mia:  Why did you take out time to complete the survey?
     DJ J-W:  I see the vision and it’s a very good look.
mia: Thank You and Namaste.  {Please press play to hear the SHOUT OUT to Mia & WHWN}


You can find DJ J-Weezie:
Facebook: DJ J-Weezie
Twitter: @DJ J-Weezie
MySpace: GODJ J-Weezie  

Namaste


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