Roc Raida Tribute (Brooklyn Bowl)

In celebration of Roc Raida, a few DJs (uhhh A-Trak, Craze, Premier, Total Eclipse) came through and rocked some amazing sets for the fallen X-Man. This vid shows higlights from the show but also some cool interviews about their feelings regarding the Roc Raida. On the DJ topic, Master of The Mix is sucks. The show was notable but mediocre last season. Amber Rose as a judge and the slew of “real world failures” DJs is horrible. Much respect to Total Eclipse on the show but everyone else can get got.

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Posted on November 21st, 2011

Roc Raida Tribute – Nov 2010

In LA this month, the remaining X-Men (pka The X-Ecutioners) and The Beat Junkies had a tribute for one of the best dudes to touch the decks. His videos and live performances were just inspiring. If I could be a hundredth of the DJ that Raida was, I would be happy w/ my life. Salute to Beat JUnkies and the other DJs that keep Roc’s legacy alive.

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Posted on November 18th, 2010

Roc Raida Tribute – BB Kings (NYC)

A few weeks ago, an awesome event was held to honor Roc Raida. Crazy number of DJs came out to support – as you know they would bc DJs have love for each other like that. Props to GG for the footage. Just amazing and inspiring. Part 2 of the vid is after the jump. (The Rob Swift routine at the end of Part 2 is mind blowing!) Here’s the list of all the DJs cutting up “Rock The Bells”.:
DJ Craze
DJ A-Trak
DJ Scratch
Boogie Blind
DJ Cash Money
Total Eclipse
DJ Supreme
Precision
Sean C
Mista Sinista
and DJ Rob Swift

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Posted on November 17th, 2009

Roc Raida – Practice Video for 1996 DMC Routine

The loss of Roc Raida was a enormous one for the DJ community and hip-hop as a whole. DJ AM was a tough loss but it didn’t hit home as much as the passing of Roc Raida. His modest demeanor coupled with his awesome talent, allowed me to see myself in a position of one day being a great DJ. I didn’t have to be flashy or gimmicky or do anything that detracted from the actual skills of his craft. Thank you, Roc Raida.

Here is a vid of him practicing his 1996 DMC routine with Total Eclipse and Rob Swift. Cool to see them critique him and know later he would win the championship with this routine. (via GG)

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Posted on September 23rd, 2009