Wednesday, August 27, 2008

random thoughts at 4:53am...

why the fuck am i up so insanely early blogging?

because i indulged in some Chinese food from Chin Chin and that shit knocked me right de fuck out afterwards. this isn't the first time it's happened, when i like a particular dish i tend to OD on it. i'm kinda predictable in that regard.

anyway...

still trippin off the shoutout i got from Grandmaster Flash in his new book. how did THAT happen you ask?

well...

in need of reading material for my plane ride back to the A, i bought the book along with the Black Milk instrumental LP while making a hurried stop thru Fat Beats LA last week. aside from a few typos, his story is one that all DJ's should take note of. what was especially interesting to me was the treatment he got from members of his group and certain folk at his label, Sugarhill Records because in some ways it kinda mirrors some of the things i've gone through with Ludacris and DTP execs, which is a whole nother story in itself. (my book is coming soon, lol...)

as i finished the read, in the back of the book there's a section where he gives thanks, respect & kudos to his peers and amongst names like Premier, Funkmaster Flex, Cash Money & Jazzy Jeff, he also includes DJ Jaycee in Atlanta. that shit blew me the fuck away yo. when i say that a tear was nearly shed, that's not an understatement of any kind. in a way, that was sort of vindication for me because every DJ wants respect and recognition from his peers, especially when you (and other folk, no matter how hard some try and front) know that you've put some heavy legwork in. when a pioneer like Grand Master Flash recognizes and most of all respects what you do and have done, that's a pretty big deal. now i can put this moment up there amongst a few other memorable moments like when Jazzy Jeff and Clark Kent (at different times) told me they LOVED my Michael Jackson mix. again, totally unexpected and coming from legendary DJ's of that caliber, mind blowing.

just goes to show you that even though sometimes it seems that no one (ahem...you know who) is paying any attention to you, someone's paying attention...

so the momentum must continue.

vol. 7 coming in a couple days shawty...

3 comments:

Aldo said...

Mad props Jaycee.

Oh and and I know you said to be patient but where's the reup of Eargasms 4?

Gotty™ said...

Damn. I got that joint & never noticed that yo. i guess i better go back & read. Props though.

Mr.1derful said...

funny, cause i feel the same way toward u. it's an honor to be respected by u, str8 up. its what we all work 4, what we study, what we train our thoughts to. there's times where the game gets me down, but when I think about the feedback I've gotten from certain people, whom I have the utmost repect for, I realize what i'm doing has a purpose & an impact. as ong s u acknowledge & show love 2 the past, the future is urs, plus, ain't nobody fuckin wit ur doubles or mixtapes. ha. get um.