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Saturday, April 14, 2007

My Article In Tablist

When I was a freshmen in high school (1999), I came home one day after school and started channel surfing. I was surprised to find that a DJ battle/hip hop show was being shown on the local public access station. I started to watch, and after about five minutes a DJ named Spictakular took the stage. Immediately I could tell he was gonna rip it up. He started his routine by dissing all the other DJ's in the competetion and proceded to absolutely destroy doubles of "Off The Books" by The Beatnuts. The very next day I started saving for my first pair of turntables.

Although I have yet to accomplish anything in the world of DJing, I give a lot of credit to Spictakular for inspiring me to buy turntables. Spictak left the battle circuit shortly after I started following him, and eventually I lost track of what he was doing. Much to my suprise, in the spring of 2005 while studying in London I was given an opportunity to write about the man who made me want to be a DJ. Tablist magazine, a now defunct publication about Turntablist and DJ culture gave me an assignment to do a short interview/feature on him. Although I don't think it's the best thing I've ever written, I am still proud of the fact I got a chance to interview Spictakular and write a published article about him. You can check it out here by clicking on the image above.

Point of Interest: Dipset fans will immediately notice the typo about artist JR Writer, who I mistakenly wrote up as JR Rider. Jeaaah.

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