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DefCulture Interviews Detroit Hip-Hop Pioneer Awesome Dre

July 29, 2009

RESIZEDAwesome-Dre_article The newly-launched web site DefCulture, a website established to document, protect and preserve Hip Hop’s historical accuracy, interviewed Detroit Hip Hop pioneer Awesome Dre. Check an excerpt of the interview below:

DC: Tell me how your experience coming up in Detroit and Ohio, over the years helped to impact your musical influence?
AD: When I moved from Detroit to Ohio, 93 FM WZAK used to have master mixes, just like in Detroit where they had The Wizard and Electrifying Mojo. They used to have local hip hop artists, and they used to simulcast New York radio shows, like Mr. Magic, Rap Attack, and DJ Red Alert. We were exposed to a lot of that organic pure hip hop. The Fearless Four, Treacherous Three, Crash Crew. I even fucked around and hooked up with Prince Whipper Whip, from The Cold Crush Brothers/Fantastic Five, and the movie Wild Style that’s my main man, shit his deejay Grand Wizard Theodore was the one who invented scratching, how fucking classic can you get. Shit I just talked to him the other day.

DC: Tell me how your experience coming up in Detroit and Ohio, over the years helped to impact your musical influence?

AD: When I moved from Detroit to Ohio, 93 FM WZAK used to have master mixes, just like in Detroit where they had The Wizard and Electrifying Mojo. They used to have local hip hop artists, and they used to simulcast New York radio shows, like Mr. Magic, Rap Attack, and DJ Red Alert. We were exposed to a lot of that organic pure hip hop. The Fearless Four, Treacherous Three, Crash Crew. I even fucked around and hooked up with Prince Whipper Whip, from The Cold Crush Brothers/Fantastic Five, and the movie Wild Style that’s my main man, shit his deejay Grand Wizard Theodore was the one who invented scratching, how fucking classic can you get. Shit I just talked to him the other day.

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