DJ Rob Swift is a legendary Hip Hop DJ and turntabelist, he is also a professor at the New School for Liberal Arts In New York City where he teaches his "Dj Skills & Styles" class. One of the things I love about Rob Swift is his passion and dedication to the history of the Hip Hop DJ. I love that fact that he always salutes those who came first and helped to pave the way for us all. He often brings these legends and influential DJs to his class to speak with his students.
On his latest episode of #tabletalk, he invited the legendary DJ Cash Money to come speak to his class. This is a must see!
Words from Rob Swift himself :
Many of you seek attaining the necessary skills that will bring you a step closer to that DJ title and the recognition that comes along with it, yet fail to channel any of that energy into learning the history behind those techniques. A DJ's eagerness to learn how to execute a "boomerang" should be coupled with curiousity regarding who authored the "boomerang" and the basic scratches that make up the technique.On September 17th, 2018, Jerome Hewlett aka DJ Cash Money lectured my #djskillsandstyles and #advanceddjskills students on all things DJing. What inspired Cash Money to create the "Drag" scratch? Who invented the "Transformer" scratch? The origins of positioning your turntables "Philly styles" or "battle mode" and a myriad of other topics were covered. Some may intepret the content as controversial but none can deny the information being dessiminated in this lecture comes from a place of honesty. (*Honorable mention to Dan Ault for assisting me in documenting a memorable and historic chat) -Rob Swift
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