What is a DJ?

I stumbled upon this article over at DJWorx.com.  I don't think I actually agree with the author's definition of a deejay, but it certainly did make me think about how you actually define a "DJ."  Defining what a deejay is (at least, the hip hop version of a deejay) is not as easy as you might think.  Here is my definition of a deejay.

A DJ selects music AND does at least ONE of the below things: 
- Manually blend/mix/beat match songs
- Scratch or manipulate music live while recording or performing in front of an audience
- Provides live augmentation by adding effects/drops/remixes/instrumentation to a song's original composition.
How'd I do?  You can read the original article HERE.  The comments are also worth reading FYI.

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