Violator mogul Chris Lighty
is launching a new coalition aimed at unifying radio DJ's across the country.The Violator All-Star DJ's, named after Lighty's company, aims to create a union of DJ's that he and co-founder DJ Scrap Dirty say is currently fragmented.
"I started carrying crates for Red Alert," Lighty told AllHipHop.com.
"We wanted to build a situation for the DJ's who might need more muscle.
It's an honor to give back to the DJ's, create an outlet for everyone and show
how important these guys are."
DJ Scrap Dirty, who also founded the DJ coalition The Tech.Nitions, said that
the mixshow DJ community was suffering from infighting, something Violator All-Star
DJ's hope to end.
"This click and that click are bickering and me and Chris want to bring
everyone back together," said Scrap, who was Kurupt's road manager and
currently DJ's for Daz Dillinger.
"It's tough. You have 35-year-old men barely making money and have no health
insurance. We want to change that. This is like a management company for DJ's."
Lighty said the DJ's will benefit from the strength of Violator, the company
he helms that represents such acts as 50 Cent, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes and
"It don't matter if you are down with someone,"Lighty said. "We
aren't saying you gotta drop them and be with us. We just want to bring the
community back together." Interested
commercial mixshow DJ's can reach DJ Scrap Dirty at: Thevdj@aol.com