Millions of contemporary Hip-Hop and R&B fans from coast to coast start every weekday morning with “The Russ Parr Morning Show”. And, one of the crown jewels of that show is DJ Sixth Sense. Sixth, who has gained continued popularity through his weekly Friday mix called “The Wrong Songs”, is able to take the most unexpected, multi-genre specific tunes, and somehow make them fit together as one cohesive piece!
One moment you’re bobbin’ your head to Big Daddy Kane, then the next, nodding to Go-Go with EU, only to be completely sideswiped with a Red Hot Chili Peppers song! As a result, DJ Sixth Sense’s segment has easily become a fan favorite.
AllHipHop.com got a chance to sit down with the man behind the mix to gain some insight into just who DJ Sixth Sense is, and how he’s innovating these days. We were also excited to receive our very own mix of “The Wrong Songs“ by DJ Sixth Sense!:
AllHipHop.com: Hey Sixth, thanks so much for taking the time out for AllHipHop.com today. Can you talk to us about where and how you got started DJ’ing?
DJ Sixth Sense: I’m from the DMV Area (District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia), and I started to DJ in high school at Howard University’s Student Station (WHBC), which is now on Sirius XM, but back then it was 830 AM.
AllHipHop.com: Oh wow, okay. So,can you tell us about “The Wrong Songs”? Where did you get the idea to do that kind of a mix?
DJ Sixth Sense: “The Wrong Songs” started on the “Russ Parr Morning Show”. Russ got tired of playing the regular rotation and picked some CDs out of his car – rock, old school and pop. He played several songs, and people went crazy calling in, but the boss got upset, saying, “You are playing the wrong songs!!!”
AllHipHop.com: Hilarious! What would you say inspires you each week when you are putting the playlist together?
DJ Sixth Sense: Each week, I let the people on Facebook and Twitter pick the songs I play. It’s the peoples chance to be the DJ, and I just pull it together.
AllHipHop.com: So, the fans get a say in what you select – nice! What other projects are you currently working on?
DJ Sixth Sense: I’m teaching a beginner’s DJ class to help develop the next generation of DJs. I also produce the “Russ Parr Morning Show” in D.C. and DJ at private events.
AllHipHop.com: That’s really dope. Must be nice to have a hand in the creation of the next generation. Tell us, will you be going back on the road with another D.C. favorite, DJ Herkules, for BET in the fall?
DJ Sixth Sense: Yes, I will be back on the BET Black College Tour for the fifth year.
AllHipHop.com: Great! Now, where can people check for you? Is there a website or Twitter, etc.?
AllHipHop.com: So what’s next for DJ Sixth Sense? What can we look forward to hearing from you in the near future?
DJ Sixth Sense: Well, next for me is a record/mixtape in early 2013 and more touring.
Thanks, DJ Sixth Sense, for creating AllHipHop.com’s very own “The Wrong Songs” mix! Be sure to check out DJ Sixth Sense on Mondays through Fridays on “The Russ Parr Morning Show”, either on your local dial or on the ‘Net…and coming soon to a Black College campus near you!
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