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DJ Speak: DJ Whoo Kid
He is well versed with all the gossip making rounds in the hip-hop world. DJ Whoo Kid flashes a photograph of singer Marc Anthony caught in an intimate moment with P Diddy; a fudged picture circulated by 50 Cent. “This picture has ruined P Diddy’s relationship with everyone from G-Unit,” says Yves Mondesire aka DJ Whoo Kid. His six foot something manager chuckles boisterously, his protruding paunch moving with the rhythm of his laugh. Whoo Kid declares him completely harmless.

Sporting a watch decked with gold and diamonds, Whoo Kid gets into a chit-chatty mood. Here are excerpts from an interview with this DJ from Queens.

The Record: How did you get the name Whoo Kid?
Whoo Kid: It’s a really funny story. My father used to make this sound ‘Whooooo’ every time my mother would get out of the toilet and my friends would do the same to me in school because of the stinkers left behind. I thought it was really cool to use that as my name since I became popular by that name.

TR: How did you get hooked on to DJing and decided to take it up as your profession?
Whoo Kid: Queens, the place I hail from is home to a lot of artistes like Tupac Shakur, 50 Cent, and a host of others. It was initially a hobby, but I hated the CDs that other DJs would put out. So I started writing my own stuff and by the time I was 16 or 17 I was fully into it. Besides, like the other kids of my age I didn’t like hanging out selling drugs.

TR: What was your breakthrough into the DJ industry?
Whoo Kid: It happened when I was signed on to G-Unit records by 50 Cent. I started DJing at a lot of celebrity parties and it was fun. A good DJ should be able to make people dance and I can do that. I used to work as a security guard before that and play video games in my free time. I also used to pass around my mix tapes to people.

TR: What do you think about the whole underground DJ scene emerging in the US?
Whoo Kid: I think its all b***s***. I’m only concerned about the commercial market. I don’t understand the whole concept of having an underground movement and all that nonsense. I like good music with nice beats; I’m not into the whole Black Power thing.

You can read the rest of our feature on DJ Whoo Kid in the January 2007 issue of The Record Music Magazine available at your local newsagent.


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