A cornerstone in the hip-hop world, DJ Whoo Kid was our host for the first time in Fratelli Social Club in 2012. With an impressive performance, Whoo Kid confirmed his status as one of the biggest stars of the North American musical industry.
Whoo Kid is a highly sought after DJ, producer, radio host and entrepreneur. As the CEO of Shadyville Entertainment he has worked with many high profile celebrities and business moguls. With Artists such as 50 Cent, Mobb Deep, The Game, Soulja Boy and Snoop Dogg on his speed dial, Whoo Kid is one of the top names in the business.
He grew up in Queens, New York, and has been immersed in the hip hop scene his whole life. In the early years, he played an integral role in 50 Cent’s rise to fame by featuring him on his mixtapes.
In return 50 Cent named him an official member of the G-Unit team and Whoo Kid has been 50 Cent’s tour DJ for the past seven years.
In his interview for our blog he spoke about his work and future plans, as well as his guidelines and great experiences that he had in the industry.
What are a few things that could define you in one phrase?
When did you started as a DJ? What made you choose this as a career?
I started when I was 19 years old. It was a cool hobby of mine and it turned into a profession.
I lived in Queens, New Yok. My home was 2 blocks away from LL Cool J’s to the North, 6 blocks away from RUN DMC’s to the East. They lived on Hollis, 2 blocks to the West from DJ Clue, and 2 houses to the right from where “TALL STRETCH” lived. He was a rapper and producer who had Nas, Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac hanging out at his house, getting tracks for their albums all the time. Seeing and experiencing all those classic rappers transformed me into a DJ.
Once I saw DJ Clue driving a BMW, I said “You know what!? Im going to be a DJ!!”
What is your most amazing experience / peak of your career as a DJ?
I think that, by far, the best experiences and memories that I got from being a DJ are hanging with Nelson Mandela in South Africa and spending time with Michael Jackson in Bahrain!! They are some of the most important names in history and it was a great moment when I met them!
What do you like to do in your free time? Which are your hobbies?
When I am not DJ-ing I like bowling and also making love to beautiful women!! :))))
Witch are your favorite top 5 tracks or first five good songs you think about?
With whom did you worked in the past and with whom would you like to collaborate in the future?
I had the opportunity to work with almost everybody in the hip-hop business. I worked with Eminem, 50cent, DRE, Snoop, The Game of Lloyd Banks! I also met a lot of personalities in my weekly radio show Whoolywood. I interviewed Mike Tyson, Lebron James, Samuel L. Jackson and even Donald Trump!
I never worked with Jay Z, so it’s him who I’d like to work with in the future!
What are the best venues / clubs / parties that you played at?
I played in a lot of clubs all over the world, I thank there are more than 80 big names, but the best parties were in LIV in Miami, Playhouse Club in Los Angeles, Amnesia in Ibiza and, of course, VIP Room in Paris!
What is the motto that guides you in your work?