When I was about 15 or 16 years old, I was friends with this guy named John who was an aspiring hip hop DJ. He had a deep knowledge of hip hop for the time, and would play a set at the local teen dance club place I’d go to on Saturday nights. Even though I was more of a skater kid into punk, it was still pretty fun and they’d usually do a set of alternative stuff like Front 242, Depeche Mode, etc. for the punk/goth/alt kids.
Anyways, back to John. Nice dude. Older than me, I think he was about 20 at the time? And he had this pretty dope ‘69 Camaro that he was restoring, it kinda always ran like shit and was only primered, but it had a bumping system. We’d cruise the local cruise spots before going to the dance club. He’s the one that hipped me to artists like EPMD, The D.O.C., Digital Underground, Stetsasonic, and Eric B. & Rakim.