DJ Krush truly represents international hip-hop. His real name is Hideaki Ishii, but Krush is just more fun to say. Krush was born in 1962 in Tokyo. After watching the movie "Wild Style" in the early 80s, he bought some turntables, learned to spin and became not only Japan's biggest hip-hop icon, but a world famous DJ, producer and recording artist.
He's kicking off his tour in support of his 8th album Stepping Stones. Its a best of album but in classical Krush style he has remixed all of the tracks.
A few of my favorites from the Lyricism disc:
- DJ Krush - Zen Approach (cradle mix) feat Black Thought
- DJ Krush - Shinjiro (harsh mix) feat. Mos Def
New York: Welcome the arrival of Curtis Vodka for free at Sleeper at Thor in the Hotel on Rivington. The spot looks dope. Catchdubs will be there and the party goes til 4. Holler! Check him out in Philly Sept. 17th.