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Diplo: The Stylus Interview

By: David Drake
2004-10-04



Posted 10/04/2004 - 01:29:56 AM by Slumberlord:
 Excellent work DJD. What a fascinating piece in the story of Southern rap - from what I've read the labels and the press really pushed the South (led by Miami) out of the picture in the early '90s in favor of New York and East Coast rap, and it was one of the big power shifts that defined rap from like 1992-2002. And now you have all that southern music that has been percolating under the surface for so long coming back in full force and this white dude from Philly is a part of it... because he absorbed the music when he was just a kid. It's really exciting and I hope I can make that Chicago tour date...
 
Posted 10/04/2004 - 01:48:22 AM by ddrake:
 haha what the fuck?
 
Posted 10/04/2004 - 01:53:28 AM by Slumberlord:
 Ha it is! It is part of the larger cultural blah blah... Ok ok lemme rephrase... thanks to Diplo for bringing all this cool shit to us. Also ladies love the badass Hollertronix T-shit I copped on the Internet. They don't know who Cam is tho, their loss. PS Mystic Stylez is the best album of the '90s.
 
Posted 10/05/2004 - 05:12:04 PM by DomPassantino:
 You should have asked him what it was like playing bass in Hanson. Also, whether or not he's ever catched Vybz Kartel "checking out the opposition" in the urinals.
 
Posted 10/08/2004 - 08:08:08 AM by jimmy_bob:
 AEIOU pt.2!
 
Posted 01/25/2005 - 12:37:12 AM by zappclap:
 To be fair, people at this show weren't indifferent to Diplo for 'unironically dropping Li'l Jon'. His set was plagued by technical difficulties. Almost every record skipped (which seemed to be the fault of a bad needle or light tonearm). Diplo is great, but the show in Cleveland went off horribly.
 
Posted 06/10/2005 - 01:20:28 PM by ddrake:
 A couple minor corrections: "Semtex" is the UK DJ who played "Get Low," not Syntax. "Rod Lee" is doing the B-More club remix, not "Rob Lee." Apologies!