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Nov 19th feat. 84
November 23, 2009 09:41 AM PST
Whats up good people, we at LPR have been charged with the duty to give you the pure uncut 100% deal. On this episode the group 84 expresses some very strong opinions about one of the scenes movers and shakers Dj Ultraviolet. This isn't the first time we've had a guest on the show address issues that they may have with someone in the industry. Prior to this show Baby Blak addressed Tayyib Smith, and Dj Cash Money spoke about his disappointment in both Questlove and Dj Jazzy Jeff. And moving foward we hope this wont be the last time that a guest feels comfortable enough on our show to exhibit that level of honesty. What we hope and anticipate is that discussions like these will become more frequent off the air creating a greater level of understanding within the local entertainment community, and we will do our best to create a level of consistency on our program in regards to the fair manner in which we approach and report these issues.
The following is a statement from Dj Ultraviolet addressing the issue.
It has been brought to my attention, that on last night's Living Proof radio show, the hip hop group 84 had some things to say about me and last week's Diamond District show (a gig they were openers for). I had no idea they were going to go public with a business agreement that I had with them. At the end of the day, this was a misunderstanding from my point of view. Thankfully, I've been given the opportunity to say my peace.
I have been DJing and throwing events in Philly for 7 years. I have never, EVER had an issue with ANY artist that I have booked. As someone who also gets booked, I would be a liar if I said I've never experienced not being paid in a timely fashion or even being paid at all. But I have NEVER publicly humiliated anyone that I've dealt with because contrary to what some people may think, I know business and I know that sometimes shit does not go according to plan. I don't believe in threatening people with violence because that's just fuckin' stupid. I have always dealt with people on a respectable level.
As far as 84, our business issue has been resolved since the interview. I don't need to go into "he say/she say/I said/they said" because I don't get down like that. I believe money matters should be kept private. For them to go on air ( and on camera) and drag my good name in the mud was unfair. They have been in my corner since I bought my first tables 7 years ago. In turn, I have been a supporter of their music and supported them as people as well. Needless to say I was very surprised when they took the route that they did. I'm a fair person, which is why I did not want to discuss the Diamond District show with anyone who was not involved because they weren't going to be around to say their peace...it's no one's business anyway.
I consider myself a very successful person as far as achieving what I have in the city. Now, I am moving on with my label Bee Eater Records. This "industry" is ego driven and I've known that since day ONE. The ones that stay humble are the ones that go the furthest and THAT is a fact. Again, I am not here to start any beefs. I've confronted this to protect my integrity, my brand(s) and my name. I feel as though this could've been handled differently on BOTH parties ends. At the end of the day, I have a lot more supporters than I do haters, which is dope. Unfortunately, I will not see many of you at the finish line. Business aside, I value the real friendships that I have with people. I was more upset than anything about the situation from the radio show, not just the 84 thing. Remember: there are two sides to every story. Check both before you form an opinion or decide to go public with private matters...
Nov 12th feat Dj Cash Money
November 13, 2009 07:49 PM PST
Dj Cash Money stops through right before heading out to switzerland to air out his issues with the lack of respect for the philadelphia hip hop originators... and of course Philly Dj Day.
Nov 5th feat. Al Mighty & AfroDJiak
November 06, 2009 09:16 AM PST
Al Mighty is in the Studio to discuss life after MAGr, and the upcoming album the Agony of Deceit. AfroDJiak swings through to give us a head up on her DJ Jam Session: Kaleidoscope.
Oct 29th feat Ethel Cee
October 30, 2009 01:14 PM PDT
Ethel Cee debuts her Trey Songz drop, further distances herself from the femcees and clears the air with a freestyle with your leech @$$ in mind! lol Guest Dj Deuce on the wheels.
Oct 22nd feat Writtenhouse
October 23, 2009 01:45 PM PDT
And the gangs all here, that is except Sleeves. Tune in find out how Chris Conway financed college courses, is CK nice with his hands and could Kush be secretly beefing with his MPC? All these questions answered and more on this episode of Living Proof!
Oct 15th feat. Baby Blak
October 16, 2009 10:50 AM PDT
We take a look at the "hip hop classic" Illmatic, with some great calls coming in all night. Baby Blak deads all the political correctness thats polluting the scene.
Oct 8th feat. The Last Emperor
October 09, 2009 12:24 PM PDT
Emp swings thru to catch us up on his new mixtape release, as well as clear up the whole Rawkus/Aftermath Situation.
Oct 1st feat Skeme Richards
October 06, 2009 04:20 PM PDT
This is first show complete with technical difficulties and Rock Steady Crew's own Dj Skeme Richards
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