ROT 022 History Community & Politics with the first West Coast female DJ Silky D - Rappers Over Thirty

Episode 22

ROT 022 History Community & Politics with the first West Coast female DJ Silky D

In this episode: I play multiple songs by my son “Creepy Fingers” and ask the question “What happened to his career?” I also play a dope song called “Yah Gone Hear Me” by “Roc Box”.

My special guest interview is with the Los Angeles native and a music industry original “DJ Silky D”. She broke barriers and laid the groundwork in the streets, clubs and on the airwaves of Los Angeles for all aspiring female DJ's. She was the only female DJ welcomed by legendary West Coast party crew "Uncle Jams Army" and the first female radio mixmaster for KJLH & KDAY who announced her as the worlds first female DJ.

“Silky D” provided her sexy voice for the unforgettable background noises for the 80's classics "Dial a Freak" and "808 Beats" by Egyptian Lover.

She’s worked with numerous legendary music and film professionals, and went on to become a sound and stage manager, musical director, public speaker, casting assistant and PA for the “Black Stunt Men Association”, 

She’s worked with “Operation Skid Row” an organization which provides survival and living needs to the homeless and she’s received many awards as a pioneer in Hip Hop and as an Educator and for her work with the “Los Angeles Unified School District”.

During our conversation we discussed the South Central Black Panthers, The Brown Berets, Uncle James Army, RadioTron, Impact Record Pool, Roger Clayton, G Bone, Alonzo, Jazzy Joyce, George Floyd, and the details about her being kidnapped, raped and robbed.

The songs of the day are:

New Generation by Creepy Fingers (Square One)- Buy Here

Black Boys by Creepy Fingers (District Creepy) - Buy Here

661 by Creepy Fingers (District Creepy) - Buy Here

Cocaine by Creepy Fingers (Dysfunctional Function) - Buy Here

Zip Zag by Creepy Fingers, Vinny McFly & Romeo (Square One) Buy Here

Weed by Creepy Fingers & Imp the Great (Genetics) Buy Here

Yah Gone Hear Me by Roc Box produced by Eddie Paper and Knockout

The quotes of the day are:

“Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable." - Plato

“I’m tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” - Madonna

This episode was sponsored by:

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Steven Laws

My name is Steven “Imp The Great” Laws, I’m a rap music producer (By Any Means Music) and a filmmaker (From Rap To Film). I’m an accomplished rapper/emcee and novice filmmaker, and I enjoy cooking. I’m 57 years old and I’ve been rapping since age 13. I’m a well-known underground emcee in Los Angeles, as I’m from the “Project Blowed” and “Good Life” open mic venues. In the 1997 “Rap Olympics” I won one-round-out-of-two in a rap battle against Eminem. Although we split rounds he was declared the winner (go figure).

I’m also the founder and host of “The Rappers Over Thirty Podcast” (R.O.T). I started the podcast to support, network, and help build the fanbase for rappers over thirty. I believe the “Rap is a young man’s game” philosophy is a conspiracy that falls in line with the "Willie Lynch Letters”. The (R.O.T) podcast is open for healthy discussions with those who agree or disagree with “Rap is a young man’s game”. - Imp The Great