BAKDRAFF

... a hip hop collective of artists, producers, and entrepreneurs.

Respect The DJ

 Bakdraff started years ago with a DJ and two MC's. So the very foundation of my career started off similar to the artists I looked up to that came before me. I can remember clear as day being at that DJ's house listening to the records that would influence me for years to come. No matter what kind of drama I was going through on any particular day, my mind would go to another place every time I heard those infamous scratches of DJ Premier, or the latest single from some underground rap group. When I look back on those days I'm amazed at how far the music and the culture has come. Now with the internet and technology ushering in a new industrial revolution, I realize just how much has changed and how much the business will continue to evolve. But no matter what happens in the future, I feel that there will always be a place for talented individuals at the turntables. So respect the culture, respect the hustle, and respect the DJ.