East Coast Versus West Coast Hip-Hop Still Lives
One night, during a DJ gig, I cruised into 90s hip-hop, a genre I would play all night if I could. As Tupac and Dr. Dre’s “California Love” played, some dude took it upon himself to pass around a poll: Should the DJ play East Coast or West Coast hip-hop? The verdict was East Coast. Of course, the poll taker was from the East Coast. And what did I play next? Dirty South.
Surprisingly, the East Coast versus West Coast foolishness still exists. On some YouTube rap videos, one would see this nonsense in the comments sections.
I think what annoyed me the most was dude pulling this crap in a Down South bar. That’s like me, a Southerner, telling a New York bar to play nothing but Dirty South music. Of course, I would expect a beat down for it.
Another thing annoyed me about this. From what I was told, East Coast dude was a DJ also. Djs trying to control another DJ’s night irritates the hell out of me. I find it rude and disrespectful. I wonder if East Coast dude liked me pulling that same foolishness during HIS gigs.
Because I talked to him in the past, I like East Coast dude. Yet, that crap he pulled was uncalled for.
I don’t care where the music comes from. If it gets the women dancing, I’m playing it.