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Choppin’ It Up With D.J. Slash (Part 2)

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Check out the rest of the interview with D.J. Slash – we pick up with him speaking on violent crime in New Orleans:


The Heat Magazine: What’s your point of view on violence in New Orleans?

D.J. Slash: It’s out of hand and it’s self genocide within our own communities. No amount of police presence will curb the problems of inferior education systems, poverty, unemployment, the so called war on drugs and effects of Willie Lynchism.

The Heat Magazine: The Heat understands you are a true hip hop enthusiast, how does that affect you as a deejay/producer?

D.J. Slash: A Producer brings out the best in an artist. So, I look to bring out the best in myself whenever I’m at a house party, seafood broil, family reunion, on stage, or crafting beats from a sample or an original composition.

The Heat Magazine: Do you agree or disagree with the over saturation of self produced and self engineered music releases by young artists?

D.J. Slash: I disagree, but the best way to learn is from failure.

The Heat Magazine: What’s your take on relationships and being in show business?

D.J. Slash: Whomever you’re in a relationship with has to fully overstand what their getting into and the person they”re dealing with. Me personally, I don’t feel the need to whip my feet with that, to get in or through the door.

The Heat Magazine:Where are you originally from?

D.J. Slash:I was born in the city of lost angels and moved back to Louisiana when I was 4 years old. I had family from the 7th, 9th, 3rd and 1.5 wards. I was raised on the West Bank and DJ’d on both sides of the river.

The Heat Magazine: What are your other hobbies?

D.J. Slash: Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, reading African American History and chess.

The Heat Magazine: What’s your favorite dish?

D.J. Slash: Chicken, crawfish & shrimp fettucini or baked fish.

The Heat Magazine: If you could inspire change musically, what would be one of the main areas of focus?

D.J. Slash: The music, I try to bring more feeling and being soulful into what I do. A more organic a breathable type music.

The Heat Magazine: What’s your favorite piece of music gear?

D.J. Slash: My ASR-10

The Heat Magazine: Do you play any instruments?

D.J. Slash: Drums, Bass & Keyboards.

The Heat Magazine: Any other things you want to share with our readers?

D.J. Slash: I have music posted on www.myspace.com/ADJNAMEDSLASH,www.SoundCloud.com/ADJNAMEDSLASH,

www.facebook/D.J.SLASH/. For Booking or Production information, contact me at 504.491.0660. PEACE and Blessings, GOD Loves!

For more information contact Dion Norman at itsdevious@yahoo.com. You can check out Part 1 of the interview with D.J. Slash here: http://theheatmag.com/choppin-it-up-with-d-j-slash-part-1/