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DJ D-Sharp at the NBA Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (106 KMEL)
The Golden State Warriors are set to play game five of the NBA Western Conference Finals in Oakland, California tonight, which means the team’s official DJ D-Sharp will be providing the soundtrack.
A native of Oaktown, Sharp has been a staple in the Bay Area hip-hop scene since the ’90s, where he started off working with local legends Blackalicious and Lyrics Born. He has toured with Lauryn Hill and Kelly Rowland and shared stages with the likes of Jay Z, Kanye West, and Snoop Dogg.
These days, Sharp stays busy performing at Warriors’ home games, rocking clubs, and producing music. We spoke with him just hours before the game tonight to find out which tracks he’s been playing during this year’s playoff season. The list includes song requests from players, his own picks, and crowd favorites.
Steph Curry: Anything by Lecrae, D.R.A.M. – Cha Cha
Klay Thompson: Young Thug ft. Yo Gotti – Pull Up On A Kid
Andre Iguodala: Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta
Harrison Barnes: Anything by Yo Gotti
Draymond Green: Drake – Summer Sixteen
What is the strangest request you’ve ever received?
When Drake’s “0 to 100” was hot, I played it so much that I thought Curry and the guys got tired of it so I laid off on it for a second. The assistant coach Jason Collins came up to me and asked, “Hey, why you don’t play ‘Steph Curry with the shot’ anymore?” I was like, “I thought you guys got tired of that,” and he said, “Oh nah, keep playing that.” [laughs] It hella through me off guard!
Which player has the most diverse musical taste?
He doesn’t play for us anymore, but David Lee had the most diverse musical taste that I knew of. He dug everything from Swedish House Mafia to Gucci Mane. He even would look up when I would play old soul and give me a nod like he was feeling it.
D-Sharp’s picks and crowd favorites
A Tribe Called Quest – Award Tour
A$AP Ferg ft. Future – New Level – Warriors Edit
Alvaro & Mercer ft. Lil Jon – Welcome To The Jungle – Bay Area Version
DJ D-Sharp ft. Tree Thomas – 73
DJ Kool – Let Me Cut My Throat – Cutso Remix
Desiigner ft. Kanye West – Panda – Ronaissance Pt. 2 Remix
Drake & Future – Jumpman
E-40 – Choices (Yup) – DJ D-Sharp Warriors Arena Remix
Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire vs Team Canada – DJ AM Edit
Just Blaze & Baauer – Higher
Mac Dre – Feeling Myself
Major Lazer ft. Busy Signal, The Flexican, & FS Green – Watch Out For This (Bumaye)
Montel Jordan – This Is How We Do It – Mayeda Twerk Remix
Nas – Made You Look
Panic City – O.A.K.L.A.N.D.
Skrillex & Diplo ft. Bunji Garlin – Jungle Bae
Too Short – Blow The Whistle
Vell ft. DJ Mustard – Oakland – Warriors Remix
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