When the Golden State Warriors need a playlist to get into game mode, DJ D Sharp has them covered. The gifted turntablist is the team’s official DJ, hyping the players (and fans) with some of their personal favorites.
Sharp who grew up in Oakland, Calif., was already working as a professional DJ by the age of 15 landing gigs with local hip-hop acts Blackalicious, and Lyrics Born. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Sharp became a well-known face in Bay Area hip-hop and would expand his career as a tour DJ for Lauryn Hill and Kelly Rowland. In addition, Sharp has shared the stage with the likes of Jay Z, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, and more.
While the Warriors prep for Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers this Wednesday (June 8), Sharp shared some of the players favorite songs.
Steph Curry likes ”Anything” by Lecrae, and D.R.A.M.’s “Cha Cha”, while Klay Thompson is a fan of Young Thug’s “Pull Up on a Kid” featuring Yo Gotti.
Andre Iguodala prefers Kendrick Lamar’s “King Kunta,” Harrison Barnes rocks with Yo Gotti’s “Anything,” and Draymond Green like to hear Drake’s “Summer Sixteen.”
Sharp has a special “Amp’d Up Playlist” too, which includes Desiigner’s “Panda,” Drake’s “Hype,” Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s “All the Way Up,” DJ Khaled’s “For Free” featuring Drake, and E-40’s “Slappin’” featuring Nef The Pharaoh and D.R.A.M.
Besides spinning records, Sharp is a producer and remix artist.