8/1/08

KRS One Issues Call To Action For DJ's

Here's an interesting article I read from Hip Hop DX, and I thought I'd comment on it. I think that it's cool that KRS feels that he is obligated to make a change in the Hip Hop world, and I think it's great to bring hundreds of thousands of like minds together, buuuut...you can count me out.The Million Man March was highly publicized, and that worked out, The Million Woman March definitely needed to happen, I think there was a Million Youth March, but after that, I think the Million Marches are a rap. One suggestion is they should have the Million DJ March, the Million Club Owner March, and the Million Event Promoter March all at the same time. Then we'd REALLY get it crackin!

(taken from www.hiphopdx.com)

Former DJ and Hip Hop icon KRS One is calling for all DJ's to join himself and others for the Million DJ March in Washington D.C. on August 29.

Founded by A. Shaw the purpose of the Million DJ March is to create unity in the DJ community and to inform and inspire through workshops and performances.

"I am a DJ. I started my career as a DJ and a collector of records," KRS One said in a statement. "The Million DJ March speaks to the longevity of the DJ community. If deejaying is going to survive in to the future, we are going to have to take it a little more seriously than just a party past time."

Music lovers are also encouraged to attend the event since most of the issues concerning the DJ are also relevant to the general public.

"Once and for all, the American public needs to hear from the DJ's in a unified voice," KRS One continued. "There are questions that the American public has for for the DJ and one of the concerns of the American public, for DJ's in every medium, is the lack of responsibility that DJ's show to younger ears. The DJ's I know care about the public they play for; many of them are responsible parents themsleves. It is not that DJ's are irresponsible, it is that DJ's do not speak in one unified voice on anything."

Speakers and performers at the event will include KRS One, DJ Chuck T, DJ Dirty Harry, Joell Ortiz, and more.

For more information on the Million DJ March visit www.themilliondjmarch.com.

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