Behind the Machine: DJ Enuff The Source Interview
The DJ has always been the backbone of the hip-hop movement dating back to the early 1970’s when Hip-Hop Founding Father DJ Kool Herc let his enormous speakers to his talking for him in the Bronx, NY. The emcee held the microphone and provided the voice, but the DJ had the melodic influence, captivating the crowd with break beats and scratches, therefore providing the sound. New York City 2011, the DJ is still the backbone of the movement. Nowhere has this been more evident than at 395 Hudson Street in downtown Manhattan. This is the location & headquarters of the City’s #1 radio station for Hip-Hop & R&B (Hot 97FM). Surrounded by an All-Star ensemble with the likes of legends Funkmaster Flex & Angie Martinez, Brooklyn’s own DJ Enuff and brings a high level of skill and integrity to the tri-state airwaves, while his HeavyHitters brand continues to break ground universally, cementing their place as a permanent mainstay in the culture. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Enuff and learn about what it took for him to get to the point he’s at today…behind the machine.