(AllHipHop News) Last night, The nominees and honorees at the 2013 Global Spin Awards were announced by a panel which included Sway Calloway, Grandmaster Flash, Def Jam Executive Vice President Shawn “Pecas” Costner and DJ Drama.
Loaded Lux was in attendance and spoke EXCLUSIVELY to AllHipHop about his connection to the DJ culture, the recent fight at SMACK/URL’s Summer Madness 3 and Lupe Fiasco calling him one of the greatest rappers alive.
AllHipHop: The Global Spin Awards is the first award show for the DJ’s. What is your connection to the DJ culture?
Loaded Lux: Well you got to know at this point we started with the MC rocking the crowd. But between an MC and the DJ it was a one-two just in terms of moving and keeping the people involved. The MC is the master of ceremonies, but the DJ, being that vessel to the people right now, is everything, The DJ is still a very significant and essential piece to the game. Without the DJ, you won’t rock the crowd. Right now the DJ has the pulse of the people.
Recently you were very critical about Smack/URL’s Summer Madness 3. As you know there was a physical altercation between Math Hoffa and Serius Jones. What is your reaction to that and how do you feel about battle rap getting physical? It does get pretty aggressive.
Yeah it does, but it’s more mental than physical but at the same time we cant build and destroy. These things happen. There’s a lot of testosterone in battle rap and sometimes it boils over. But the main thing is that the consumer, the critic and all audiences need to keep in mind that this culture needs to keep building. We always trying to do things in a productive manner to keep the culture. So we cant always glorify elements that seep over into the culture.
Lupe recently released a song “Peace of Paper/Cup of Jayzus” and said ‘Me and Lux got the same points, the greatest rappers are tied’. Jay Z also tweet out ‘you gon get this work’ after your epic battle with Calicoe on Summer Madness 2. How do you feel to get recognized by MC’s of that caliber.
Overwhelming. Inexplicable. I cant even give you anything to equate to what that is. I’m just honoered and that was fuel to the fire. Also a breadcrumb to let me know to keep going and doing what matters.