Dj Premiere was scheduled to spin at Soul In The Horn (Fridays Night Hottest NYC Party). I wanted to do something special but I didn’t have any prior film since I never shot Premiere.
I don’t like bothering folks, not my M.O., so I didn’t discuss a direction with DProsper and just wen off on my own creatively.
I found a video that paid proper respect to Gang Starr, chopped it up in Final Cut, found some audio of Preem (fixed it in Logic Pro), brought it over to Final Cut, and chopped/merged as necessary to the beat adding subtle effects…
Just Blaze rocked the Soul In The Horn party this particular night. It was especially dope because he kinda stopped the party vibe to shout out the dope ass Polo Intarsian Eagle sweater I had on. It was new and not many had it especially going for almost $500 at the time I got. That was a special moment and then he invited me to come through to his Bday Party and we even exchanged Polo gifts. I gifted him with a 2 Tone Lo-Sport Spellout and pocket Silk Lo Handkerchief, he blessed me with a dope Sportsman button down for the winter…. that was our first meeting, dope right! There was more, secret shit in the works shhhh!
Regardless, I did something similar to the Premiere video. Found some video of Charlamagne tha God talking about Blaze, extracted the audio, cleaned it up in Logic Pro, this time I had some stuff I shot of him.
Just came back, and I caught him doing exhibiting turntabilism with a rarely known “scratching at that specific point blend” for a multi-layered on the spot remix. Seeing many Dj’s come through and filming all of them, I gotta say that I enjoy Just Blaze’s ability to relax and have fun.
Everyone does the damn thing, but he is comfortable, has fun and doesnt play it safe… he’s quite creative and nice on the decks. It’s fun to watch. Shout out to my Brother in Lo in the back, catching every bit of the show.
Young Paris was having a jump off at The Brooklyn Museum. I got the message from DProsper and to come through film for it and the after Party in Williamsburg. Now I didn’t have video that I shot personally and found one of his vids online which had the right promotion feel. I chopped it up, added some text about his upcoming performances and after party and boom…. i like this, because I started getting better with keeping things cleans visually.
Thats it for now… i have so much video and dope material to show. It just takes a long time to edit and upload that stuff. People have no idea of the time and effort even for quick promo’s. If you have someone that does a good job and it’s affordable, keep em… As the work that we put in is often under appreciated. Support your local creatives and respect them by paying them…. simple!
Besides… my rates are going up, things have changed. – Mr. Kuyateh