When Should DJs Retire? J. Espinosa Discusses With ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

J. Espinosa
J. Espinosa at the Red Bull Music 3Style World Finals in Taipei, Taiwan on Jan. 26, 2019. (Credit: Jasmine Chang / Red Bull)

J. Espinosa, the Red Bull Music 3Style world champion, sat down with the R.O.A.D. Podcast this week. The renowned Bay Area DJ talked about his experience competing in 3Style, what it’s like being the official DJ for the Oakland Raiders, plus more. At one point, Espinosa and the crew pondered the question: when should DJs retire?

Watch the excerpt below and the full episode here.

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Jerome Baker III Talks Go-Go, B-More and Jersey Club Music on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Jerome Baker

Jerome Baker
Jerome Baker performs at Lounge 247 in New York. (Source: Instagram)

Jerome Baker III, a DJ based out of Washington, D.C., talks about regional club music and more on this week’s episode of Reflections of a DJ a.k.a. R.O.A.D. Podcast.

In addition to a long career in nightlife, Baker runs Rock Creek Social Club, a creative agency that also hosts a monthly day party. He is involved in the local Broccoli City music festival, and has performed for the Washington Wizards and Washington Redskins.

In the interview, Baker and the crew also discuss his upbringing in Arizona, his own podcast, and DJing with Phase.

Watch the excerpt below and the full interview here.

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Craze Talks Freestyling Sets on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’


Craze at Q Nightclub in Seattle. (Credit: Robee Aquino)

Two weeks ago, Reflections of a DJ a.k.a. the R.O.A.D. Podcast had A-Trak and Roctakon on the show to discuss their recent Twitter debate. This week, the show sat down with Craze, who also took part in the argument.

The outspoken turntablist discussed the altercation, among many other topics, such as touring with Kanye West and working with Four Color Zack.

At one point, co-host DJ Crooked asked Craze how he goes about planning his sets. Craze revealed that he didn’t plan his sets until he started working with Zack.

Watch an excerpt below and the full episode here.

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DJ Tina T Talks Competing on ‘Master of the Mix’ on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

DJ Tina T

DJ Tina T
DJ Tina T at Backyard Kitchen & Tap in San Diego, CA. (Source: Facebook)

Following their highly anticipated interview with A-Trak and Roctakon, the R.O.A.D. Podcast sat down with veteran DJ Tina T.

Based in Los Angeles, Tina is best known for founding Camp Spin Off, a DJ camp for teens. She also competed on the third season of VH1’s Master of the Mix reality show and DJ competition.

Tina discussed a variety of topics in the interview, including what it was like competing on Master of the Mix.

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Yo Yolie Talks Breaking Into Radio and Las Vegas Scene, Gives Advice to Female DJs

Yo Yolie

Yo Yolie is a club and radio DJ from the Bay Area who’s now based in Las Vegas. She’s a mixer on San Francisco’s WiLD 94.9 and SiriusXM’s Globalization channel, and rocks crowds from the Bay to Vegas on a regular basis.

DJcity’s MISS DJ BLISS sat down with Yolie to discuss how she broke into radio and the Vegas scene. Yolie also gave advice to female DJs.

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Watch: Will.I.Am Interview With DJ Dubl

DJ Dubl & Will.I.Am

The latest interview from DJ Dubl sees him talk to Will.I.Am about the new Black Eyed Peas album and Will making ‘conscious’ music again vs making the ‘commercial’ records Black Eyed Peas are more known for.

Dubl asked him about his early contribution to West Coast Hip Hop and Will.I.Am reveals that he signed his first record deal for just $10,000 and used to ghost write songs for Eazy E.

Will also reveals other songs that he has produced and written and how he balances his message of togetherness and unity vs his love of technology. Also touched on how our ‘devices’ are driving us apart.

Watch the full interview above.

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Watch: DJ EFN on Launching ‘Drink Champs,’ Building a Career off of Mixtapes, and More


DJ EFN, co-host of the Drink Champs podcast with N.O.R.E., has spent decades as an ambassador of hip-hop culture. EFN got his start making mixtapes in Miami in the early ’90s. He then established Crazy Hood Productions, a hip-hop crew and multifaceted entertainment company.

In 2016, EFN and veteran rapper N.O.R.E. started Drink Champs, a weekly podcast where they host casual interviews with hip-hop’s biggest names. It has become one of the most popular music podcasts in the world.

On this episode of A Moment With, EFN talks about launching Drinks Champs with N.O.R.E., building a career off of mixtapes, his mission to unite people around the world through hip-hop, and more.

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Watch: Lotto Boyzz Interview With DJ Dubl

Lotto Boyzz

London’s DJ Dubl sits down with Birmingham’s Lotto Boyzz (Ash & Lucas) again, this time to promote their new single “Did It Again” produced by ADP. They also discuss whether they feel under pressure to follow up the success of “No Don” and “Bad Vibe”, and how they hooked up with UK producer ADP.

Ash & Lucas also talk about the “missing song” they recorded with MIST, working with Preditah, iLL Blu, Steel Banglez as well as their forthcoming project. During the conversation Ash opens up about a recent battle with depression and Lucas talks about the difficulty of breaking through his confidence barrier when performing on stage.

Watch the full interview above.

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Watch: Marley Marl Talks Producing Electronic Music, Current State of Hip-Hop

Marley Marl

Hip-hop legend Marley Marl recently down with the Drink Champs show for an extensive conversation.

A key figure in the development of hip-hop, Marley is considered to be the first producer to sample and chop drums. His credits include some of the most iconic tracks from the hip-hop’s golden age, including LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out,” Big Daddy Kane’s “Ain’t No Half Steppin’,” Eric B. & Rakim’s “Eric B. Is President,” Biz Markie’s “Vapors,” and MC Shan’s “The Bridge.”

Most of the interview focused on Marley’s career, but he also spoke about the current state of hip-hop.

On the new generation of hip-hop:

“I look at it is evolution … The people who don’t like what the young kids is doing, you too old. Because when I fell in love with what I was doing, I was about 18 years old, so whoever is 18 years old [is] probably falling in love with what they doing right now and that’s their sh#t.”

On how he started out as an electronic music producer:

“Before I started making hip-hop, I was making electronic music … That’s why I had the edge over everybody, because I was already tech savvy.”

Watch the full convo above.

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Beyond Faithful: the Beef Behind the Hypest Record in DJ History

Be Faithful

Be Faithful

Whether or not you’re a DJ, chances are you’ve heard Fatman Scoop and Crooklyn Clan’s timeless anthem, “Be Faithful.” It’s a sure-fire party starter that gets played everywhere from clubs and stadiums to weddings and movies.

EDM stars drop it in between choreographed hand-hearts. Even Australian Parliament members “throw they hands up” when the song comes on. I’ve been playing it for over 16 years, and it’s never failed. Not once.

What many people don’t know is the story behind it and the on-going feud between Fatman and Crooklyn Clan member Sizzahandz. To shed light on the situation, the R.O.A.D. Podcast sat down with both of them to hear their sides of the story.

Watch below:

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