With the voting process for the 2008 Online Hip-Hop Awards closing in a few short days, SOHH caught up with DJ Whoo Kid and DJ Drama, two of the finalists in the Air Waves DJ Award category to find out why they should take home the honors.
The Air Waves DJ Award is going to go to the DJ who fans deem the hottest radio personality. The final nominees include heavy hitters such as DJ Khaled, DJ Drama, Big Boy, Funkmaster Flex and DJ Whoo Kidd.
“I have utmost respect and relationships with most of these djs in this catagory!” Whoo Kid told SOHH. Though Whoo Kid made his mark as the self-professed “Mixtape King” he gained fame when he became an officlal DJ for 50 Cent‘s G-Unit Records. Now he hosts “G-Unit Radio” on Sirius each Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. EST.
“I know that they are better than me in some areas but no one can defeat my natural humor on radio,” he boasted. “Hands down! And I’m not even a comedian! It’s to a point that I get more Hollywood stars on my show than rappers and I can interview anyone and make it interesting to anyone.”
“Finally,” he continued, “my funny ass show is bootlegged all over the world due to the internet and the 10 million hits a month on THISIS50.com. Thank You (didnt mean to brag POW)!”
DJ Drama, the Atlanta based DJ who is best known for his successful mixtape series “Gangsta Grillz” and his collaborations with Lil’ Wayne – Dedications 1, 2 and 3 – took a more humble approach. “If I could have it my way, we’d ALL win the award!” he told SOHH.
“I respect everybody on the list and get inspiration from each DJ,” he continued. “I’m out here doin’ my thing and am thankful to be in the category with the other big dogs!”
Log on to onlinehiphopawards.com to vote for Air Waves DJ Award and any of the other categories in the 2008 Online Hip-Hop Awards through November 20th.