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Vibe's Hip-Hop TurnTableCoats: dBerrie, DJ Enferno, Will.I.Am

VIBE chooses three more DJs: Each one started in hip-hop and evolved as the industry called for something new. Although the electronic sound and tempo may be completely different from these musicians’ roots, they still recognize their past, as each has made their mark on the music world. Thus, each artist is timeless and genreless. In case you missed VIBE's first edition of TurnTableCoats,click here.

David Berrie (dBerrie)
David Berrie
This East Coaster’s DJ history is similar to that of Derek Jeter’s rise in baseball. David Berrie used to be driven into NYC by his mom at age 16 to spin at bottle clubs. The tables have turned. Now he's playing the world’s biggest venues. Currently, Berrie’s bread and butter is EDM. Whether it be under his big room alias of ‘dBerrie’ or his real name for his underground interests, David has taken the music industry by storm. Some of EDM’s elite like Fedde Le Grand, Marco Carola, Nervo and Steve Lawler have even taken to the music produced by this unexpected dance music star-on-the-rise. Once one of of the most in-demand hip hop DJs (when he was DJ Berrie), David played private events for the likes of Jay-Z, Kanye West and Diddy (back when he was Puff). Truly a master of breakbeat manipulation behind the 1’s and 2’s, Vibe hopes to see this turncoat make a reunion appearance with ‘Ye’ or ‘Hov’ some day.

DJ Enferno


Master of the live setup, DJ Enferno is more commonly known for his viral Youtube videos that have amazed all who have seen them. The simultaneous use of live sampling, live synth play and the mixing and matching of multiple tracks flawlessly have made him a man of interest to the hungry EDM faithful. As the DJ world keeps getting over-saturated with DJs that just press play, originality gets harder to find and it is pioneers like Enferno who stick out. Where is the hip hop? Originally a lover of soul music that later turned into a turntablism fanatic after seeing a video of the DMC competition, trust Vibe when we say Enferno got skills. After being swept off his feet by the scratch master olympiad, Enferno went to work on mastering the art. After years of dedication and a lot of broken needles, 2003 was his year. Winning the USA DMC Nationals and placing 2nd at Worlds, the kid from Virginia established his name alongside scratch legends. Today, this turncoat infuses his incredible scratching into his current setup which in itself is a new feat. When have you heard scratching and house music together and it work? Enferno doesn’t just make it work, he gets each sound compliment one another to yield the dopest of remixes.

Will.I.Am


This is a name that needs little introduction. An original member of the multi-platinum album super group, The Black Eyed Peas, Will.I.Am is a man of many talents. Aside from his group work with the Peas, Will has released four solo albums and collaborated with everyone from U2 to Rihanna. He can be considered the purest form of a true musician; his talents have no genre boundaries. In the past couple of years, I.Am has pursued the EDM avenue. Producing tracks with dance music titans such as Wolfgang Gartner, Tiësto and David Guetta, the multi-faceted music mogul has begun to impress a whole new wave of fans. Making appearances behind the decks at NYC’s Pacha or headlining EDM festivals like Ultra in Miami, Will.I.Am has succesfully dominated the music industry multiple times. This turncoat is expected to release a number of EDM collabs in the near future and Vibe, along with everybody else, is excited.

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Meek Mill Once Used Soulja Boy's "Kiss Me Thru The Phone" Lyrics In Love Letters From Jail

Who knew Soulja Boy’s ubiquitous 2008 hit “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” once served as a romantic catalyst for Meek Mill? The Philadelphia rapper recently admitted on Twitter that while he was incarcerated in his youth, he used the lyrics to Soulja Boy’s schmaltzy love note within letters and phone calls to girls.

This was my favorite song when I was in jail back in the day calling girls collect.... and I used to his bars in the letters I wrote them no cap lol 😂😂😂 #bigdraco pic.twitter.com/qFqgkylQtm

— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) January 16, 2019

Amid Meek’s cheeky co-sign, Soulja Boy has been one of the Internet’s favorite topics of discussion since his latest interview on The Breakfast Club. The 28-year-old rapper spoke about his legacy in hip-hop and why he deserves more credit than he’s been given for his influence. He also had some choice words for Kanye West when he said the latter is old and "lame."

"I'm younger than you," he began. "I'm flyer than you, ni**a. Whatever. You crying on Twitter every week about Drake? You gotta stop that sh*t, bro. You look lame, bro. You look cap, bro...You up here supporting Trump and sh*t, bro. You supporting Trump? What the f**k wrong with you, bro? That sh*t's not right."

Other artists in the industry also chimed in on the situation:

I’m Not Going To Lie Soulja Boy Been Funny As Fuck

— Sir Ski Mask (@THESLUMPGOD) January 17, 2019

The internet crazy , Soulja boy reinvented himself 🤦🏾‍♂️

— zoey dollaz (@ZoeyDollaz) January 17, 2019

Soulja Boy is a legend

— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) January 16, 2019

WE HAVE NOTHING BUT LOVE, RESPECT & ADMIRATION FOR SOULJA BOY IN THIS HOUSEHOLD *cranks dat in silence* pic.twitter.com/Amacz7NQYO

— The Vibe Formerly Known As (@KARIFAUX) January 16, 2019

For nostalgia's sake, listen to "Kiss Me Thru The Phone" below.

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Vic Mensa Covers' 'Zombie' In Honor Of The Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan

Vic Mensa and his group 93PUNX covered "Zombie" by Irish rock group The Cranberries, in honor of the one-year anniversary of the passing of the group’s lead singer, Dolores O’Riordan.

93PUNX serves as an opportunity for Mensa to perform music outside of his typical hip-hop lane and explore genres more freely. He posted snippets of the track on his Instagram page with the caption, “RIP DOLORES.” Mensa also revealed in a statement the reason why he covered the hit.

“We connected to ‘Zombie’ because we were born from violence,” he said. Dolores O’Riordan died on Jan. 15, 2018. Toxicology reports state that the 46-year-old died from accidental drowning due to alcohol intoxication.

The artwork for the “Zombie” cover features a woman with dripping, bloody fangs, and was created by artist Lucas David. The cover version itself is slowed down, which provides a more mysterious take on the 1994 protest classic.

Mensa released his recent project HOOLIGANS in December 2018, which traverses various thematic landscapes, from mental health awareness to love lost. The EP features Ty Dolla $ign, G-Herbo, G-Eazy, Charlie Wilson and more.

What do you think about the cover? Listen below and let us know in the comments.

 

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@93PUNX - ZOMBIES 🧟‍♀️ 🧟‍♀️ RIP DOLORES. art by @lucasbavid

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City Girls And Cardi B Bask In Their Bootyliciousness For 'Twerk' Video

As it is written, so it must be done, and there's a whole lot of shakin' going on in The City Girls' video, "Twerk."

The video for the Cardi-B-assisted track features some of the finest twerkers the world has to offer, who were encouraged to show off their skills for a contest last year. The winner would receive $50,000. Not only did the winner get "flewed out," the woman with the best skills was highlighted at the end of the visual.

Elsewhere in the video, Yung Miami and Cardi are painted in head-to-toe jungle body paint (Miami as a zebra, and Cardi as a tiger), and are seen on the beach and on a yacht shakin' it with the best of them. They lead the group of dancers through various scenes- all of which do not feature the presence of a man- so they can live their best bootylicious lives in peace and reclaim their sexuality. During JT's verse, the group dances in front of a mural of the incarcerated MC.

The song itself has been streamed over 215 million times, and is featured on the duo's album, Girl Code. The Floridians gained national exposure after being featured on Drake's "In My Feelings," however, hey've proven to be standalone entities in their own right.

READ MORE: City Girls Drop Debut Album 'Girl Code'

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