Over at Cratekings, there was a spirited conversation about the most "slept-on" producers. The conversation got a little out of control because there were as many definitions of "slept-on" as there were opinions of who is actually "slept-on." The post did get me thinking about "slept-on" deejays. For argument's sake, "slept-on" will be defined as "deejays who do not receive proper recognition, given their deejay skills and contributions to deejay culture."
Also, the below deejays are excluded from the conversation because there is no way anybody could convince me that they are "slept-on."
- Jazzy Jeff - Q-Bert
- Roc Raida - DJ Revolution
- Kid Capri - DJ Premier
- J. Rocc - Pete Rock
- Babu - Mix Master Mike
Debate in the comments section.
Your mom is extremely slept-on.
couldn't help yourself, could you ej?
Melo-D & D-Styles
DJ Apollo, DJ Flare, Soulman, DJ Three, Mista Sinista, Kutfather, Marcus B, Stephen Flex, Tenshun, Rip One, DJ ADA
also Dr Dre's old associate TONY A, as witnessed here on this classic and rare Rodium Super Mix
http://mixcrate.com/mix/4820/Tony-A-Super-Mix-5 (don't sleep on it...)
and I realize I'm not the standard definition of slept-on, but I had to throw myself in for everyone who ever fronted.
Ya'll also left out DJ Scratch & Shortkut
Qool DJ Marv
Dj Noize from Denmark!!!
I would say Mane One. He's a veteran in San Diego but isn't really known outside of CA. Also DJ Bobcat, LL Cool J's former DJ/Producer.
Two other names would be Joe Quixx the first Wake Up Show deejay. He wasn't as smooth or fast on the cut as Revolution but he can hold his own against Rev in a battle. And lastly DV One from Seattle, similar to Mane One he's not really known as much as he should.
DJ ROCKIN' ROB. No disrespect to the 45 King, who's obviously a beast on 45"s....but Rockin' Rob is the best DJ on the planet when it comes to cutting up 7" records. A sight to behold for anyone who's tried to get busy with 45"s.
I left both Scratch and Shortkut off the list because I actually think they ar both criminally slept-on. Maybe Scratch a little less now because of the whole Masters of the Mix show. But who really watched that train wreck anyway
plain ole bill
I agree with ALL of the ones mentioned.
Some not mentioned yet...
Phill Most Chill
I'm sorry... ALL DJs ARE SLEPT ON !!!!
Soulman (peace to Phill!)
DJ Wicked (PDX)
AND DON'T FORGET PIPO !!!!
Mr. Thing is slept-on, Shortkut too
...and JR MUTHAFUKIN EWING !!! ...c'mon people!!
What about Jam Master Jay, Grand Wizard Theador, Cutmaster DC & Mixmaster Ice of UTFO
I know DJ Craze isn't slept on, but he should have been on the excluded list too.
I know he veers off a bit with his Drum n Bass, but when he dedicates himself to Hip Hop, nobody can deny his skills.
"Deejays who do not receive proper recognition, given their deejay skills and contributions to deejay culture":(No doubt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
DJ CASH MONEY
skratch bastid was a good addition to the list, i love his "get up" mixtape
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