News: DJ Enuff Questions Support Of Jay Electronica/Just Blaze Track, "Why Is It Not Spinning On The Radio?" [Audio]
Monday, Dec 28, 2009 5:40PM
New York radio station Hot 97's DJ Enuff has publicly questioned his lack of support for Jay Electronica and Just Blaze's "Exhibit C" record.
Writing via his blog, Enuff hinted at a few possible underlying issues he may be having with the track.
"I'm listening to Jay Electronica's latest tune Exhibit C Produced by Just Blaze," he wrote Sunday (December 27). "It is so good. I think it's lyrical and the production is solid. Reminds me of some early Nas stuff,Then I ask my self : Why is it not spinning on the radio? At least during my time slot? Is it because there's no dance tied to it? Is it because it's not yet on BET's Top Ten Countdown? Does it have to be a Club Banger? The radio isn't a club. So why not Good solid Hip Hop? I have it on my website. I battle myself all the time when it comes to the radio. The job I love so much. I could make it the Heavy Hitter Pick of the week with no problem. Then what? I need HELP with this one. Any Suggestions Re: Real Hip Hop is Fading." (Thats Enuff)
Earlier this year, Hot 97's Funkmaster Flex warned Interscope Records about boycotting its music.
"Let me tell you something Nino, New York I'm talking to a person who makes decisions, who does things up there moving funny style," Flex said on his radio show about an Interscope employee. "Interscope Records, nothin' is spinning...50 [Cent], from what I hear, your deal is up at Interscope, we got you. I'd walk out that building after that...That Eminem album is coming Interscope, I take pride in how I'm gonna do this movement...Unfortunately, we're not gonna be able to play those Eminem and Dr. Dre records and I'm so sorry this is the way this has to go down with this guy's album coming. I want us all to be friends, but Nino is not a friend of ours. I will go on with this, Nino, you got 24 hours to fix yourself or this goes some place else, tomorrow...Nino is the only one I'm letting off today, tomorrow I'm teeing off on the whole team." ("The Funkmaster Flex Show")
However, Hot 97 program director Ebro Darden later claimed the station is not known for boycotting any record label.
"We've never held back on a whole label's music," Ebro said in an interview. "And we won't. We've got good relationships with labels...We had to muzzle Flex...People know a lot of what he says is showmanship, but that went too far." (New York Daily News)
Enuff is also known for having close ties with the late Biggie Smalls.
Audiences loved his DJ skills and clubs everywhere were looking to book DJ Enuff. Because of the high demand, Enuff decided to return to deejaying local parties. This seems to have been a leap of fate for DJ Enuff because he caught the attention of the late legend Notorious BIG and suddenly became his road DJ. On the road with the Notorious BIG was a memorable experience for DJ Enuff. He reminisces about the good times often. One fond memory he can recall while on the set at these concerts was how the whole crowd would join together and sing his songs in perfect harmony. "It's such an amazing feeling," says Enuff. (Hot 97)
Check out "Exhibit C" down below: