started in hip-hop for the love of the music, not the love
DJ Wicked spins underground and old school hip hop regularly on
Wednesday nights at Jezebel's.
BUT WHO IS HE REALLY? Kirk
Kirkpatrick, spinning since '92.
WHAT HE LOVES ABOUT IT: "More
than anything, just the fact that I'm using the turntable as an
instrument, and the unlimited possibilities of what that lets me
ABOUT HIS HATRED OF MAINSTREAM HIP HOP:
"I try not to think about it too much, but
when I do, I think it's kind of disgusting to me. I started in hip
hop for the love of the music, not the love of money now."
WHERE HE SHOPS: "A
good place to go is Ozone records, that's probably the main source
of good records. And 2nd Ave Records."
ON WHETHER OR NOT HIS NAME IS SENSATIONAL:
"It's probably true, but mostly
people are really into it. If you really look at my promo photos,
it's not just like a dead person in a room. There's more to it,
like in one I had a police officer hovering over a turntable--there's
always turntable and DJ stuff in the picture."
ABOUT HIS OTHER LIFE: "I
work in a print shop."
IN HEAVY ROTATION: Mr.
Brady, "Let my Record Rotate;" Mykill Miers, "World War 1; "DJ Revolution,"
4 + 1 Featuring Chino XL;" The Specialist, "The Specialist;"