I took this audio from a recent interview with Dj Hollywood from Chuck D’s On the Real radio show on Air America, same show that featured NYOil and YZ. He talks about the Bronx/b-boy type hip hop historian trying to exclude him from hip hop history and label him disco era. He cites James Brown, Motown artists, and Issac Hayes as a big influence on his rhyming style that was copied by every Dj and MC at the time. At the end of the interview, he kicks a rhyme written by Grandmaster Caz. I was surprised to find that there weren’t too many photos of Dj Hollywood floating around. Hopefully the same people down to landmark 1520 Sedgwick Ave. also recognize the great early innovations by cats like Dj Hollywood. Peace to Eddie Cheeba.

[audio:http://www.grandgood.com//wordpress/audio/DjHollywood_AIrAmerica_interview_with_ChuckD.mp3]