News: DJ Unk Takes On The Competition, "For People Who Say 'Walk It Out' Was Bullsh*t, Kill Yourself"
Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 1:28AM
Rapper DJ Unk has taken on critics and fans alike who have doubted the success of his past hits like "Walk It Out" and said his music has offered universal appeal to all age groups.
He is also planning to drop a new album later this year called Third Times's the Charm: Go Hard or Go Home.
"For people to say that 'Walk It Out' was bullsh*t, or 'Two Step' was some bullsh*t... kill yourself," Unk said in an interview. "Every household all over the world; I changed a lot of people's lives through my music. As far as kids, parents, grandmothers, everybody. I gave them a chance to be together as a family. Just like Rev. Run says, 'Take back your family.' That's what those songs are... togetherness. I'm about to do it big with Big Oomp Records and E1, we gonna turn it all the way up. My new slogan for 2010 is: 'It's a go.' That's what it's all about. If you can dream it, you can achieve it. All you gotta do is go for it." (XXL Mag)
The rapper's debut album dropped in 2006 and featured various well-known Southern artists.
Beat'n Down Yo Block! is the debut album from Atlantabased rapper Unk. It was released October 3, 2006. Beat'n Down Yo Block! features many prominent southern rappers, among them D.G. Yola, Baby D and Dem Franchize Boyz. It also features production by Jazze Pha. (Wikipedia)
His sophomore project was later released through E1 Music.
2econd Season is the second album by Atlanta-based rapper Unk. It was released on November 4th, 2008. The album features guest appearances by Sean Kingston, Ray J, Three 6 Mafia and more, while production as handled mainly by Oomp Camp's own DJ Montay. (Wikipedia)
The rapper's buzz began to pick up around 2006 off the strength of hits like "Two Step."
Known in Georgia as DJ Unk, Anthony Platt began spinning records in 1998. After crossing paths with DJ Jelly and DJ Montay, he joined their DJ entourage, the Southern Style DJs, performing for high school parties, proms, pep rallies, and other events around the state of Georgia. In 2000, an impressed Big Oomp took Unk under his wing to develop his rhyming skills and incorporated the DJ/rapper into his Oomp Camp. Unk became a regular in Atlanta's mixtape circuit, appearing on his own as well as on other DJs' material. (AOL Music)
Check out a past interview with DJ Unk below: