Huge thanks to SynCity for taking time out to answer the
questions fans wanted to know!
(Interview was done by email in March of 2005)
Questions Asked By :
dubcnn.com: We got DJ SynCity here. Whats
going on Syn?
SynCity: Hey wussup world!
dubcnn.com: So whats new in world of SynCity? New projects?
SynCity: Yes, actually I have a few mixtapes I’m dropping: Leaders
of the New Skool hosted by Jae Millz and Aasim from Bad Boy, a
Valentine R&B joint wit DJ Mello, Dead Presidents Part II and
Morehiphop.com mixtape, they will be available in the next couple
dubcnn.com: Damn. Staying busy. Where can people cop these?
SynCity: mixunit.com, mixtapemurder.com, mixtapeallstar.com, matter
fact go to triplefat.com to see the list of places available. Thats
my website triplefat.com.
dubcnn.com: Ok..That's whats up. What other mixtapes have you
SynCity: I’ve done the Vote or Die hosted by P.Diddy, Dead
Presidents part I, 2 am Heat Volume I & II and many many more.
dubcnn.com: Who were some featured artists on em, just in
case people never heard them.
SynCity: Well the Vote or Die mixtape with P.Diddy was a political
type of mixtape that had songs such as "Mister President" by Channel
Live it is now on heavy rotation in the colleges.
dubcnn.com: Channel Live...That's taking it back.
SynCity: There was the Britney Spears exclusive that was a big thing
for me she was rapping for 16 bars. Clinton Sparks did a big
publicity for it but apparantly never came out with it.
dubcnn.com: haha. Was that any good? Could Britney spit?
SynCity: That helped me big time to get that crossover crowd. Lets
say it was entertaining. The Dead Presidents mixtape was a tribute
to our fallen rappers and r&b singers.
dubcnn.com: Oh for real? Thats tight.
SynCity: That made an impact in the Hip Hop world.
dubcnn.com: Who was on that?
SynCity: Tupac, Aaliyah, Biggie, DJ Screw, Soulja Slim, Big L, Big
Pun, Left Eye, among others
dubcnn.com: DJ Screw...That's hard!
SynCity: Yea respect to the South! Texas is the next big thing after
dubcnn.com: Who you feeling right now, as far as Emcees go?
SynCity: I love Jay-Z cuz he knows how to entertain people. I love
Nas cuz he sticks to his guns and go with what he thinks. Actually
Nas is one of my favorites! Game is the next big phenomenon.
dubcnn.com: How about DJs?
SynCity: Kid Capri is still rockin it. DJ Suss.One and M.O.S.
Goldfingers...crazy. As far as in the scratching world: DJ Craze and
dubcnn.com: I haven't had a chance to listen to your mixtapes
yet, but you don't go around screaming like a moron on the tapes
like other DJs do, right?
SynCity: HAHA! Yes I do.
dubcnn.com: haha. Damn!
SynCity: But I’m not a moron!
SynCity: I don’t do the whole tape, I do the intros.
dubcnn.com: Oh ok thats not THAT bad.
SynCity: And sometime in between… see there's a reason behind talkin
over tapes or puttin drops over tapes.
dubcnn.com: I can't stand when I'm getting into a track and
all of a sudden "Shouts to this muthafucka down the block and shouts
to this dude who gave me a shirt!"
SynCity: I feel its my duty to protect these songs.
dubcnn.com: No doubt, you don't want them to get bootlegged.
SynCity: For the consumer to actually wanna go buy the album or song
dubcnn.com: I understand the concept behind it, I just wish
people would be more subtle about it.
SynCity: If you only knew the pressure. Record company execs will
pressure you to shout them out. The kid that gave you the track will
pressure you. Thats why sometimes its hard to be on TV.
dubcnn.com: I feel you.
SynCity: Cuz everyone and their mother wants a shout out.
dubcnn.com: You do what you gotta do. Everyone feels
SynCity: This what Imma tell all you people thats reading: If you
aint my momma then I dont have to shout you! No direspect! I love
dubcnn.com: Tell em!
SynCity: My momma and my team, thats all I care about really! People
dubcnn.com: No doubt Thats how it should be!
SynCity: uh huh
dubcnn.com: So you said Game's the next big penomenon.
SynCity: Yes The album was tight.
dubcnn.com: Who else should we look for?
SynCity: Who else... Saigon, Remy Ma.
dubcnn.com: Saigon is always on the top of everyones list.
SynCity: Yes cuz he knows how to make good songs, he is ready.
dubcnn.com: Is he still fuckin' with Mark Ronson?
SynCity: Im not so sure anymore, I just know he is with Jus Blaze.
Signed to a fort knox deal under Atlantic and Sickamore is the A&R
(shout to him)!
dubcnn.com: Oh ok I hope Atlantic dont make him hold back.
SynCity: Oh and Slim Thug is doing big! He was the voice from the
dubcnn.com: Yes Slim Thugga is finally blowing up
SynCity: I forgot to mention!
dubcnn.com: Oh aight. You put on the young emcees in the
SynCity: Yes of course, I got this girl Lore'l. She is really hot.
Tight with her rhymes!
dubcnn.com: And for the young and or new emcees out there
looking to get put on, how do they get in contact with DJ SynCity?
SynCity: They can always submit their tracks to my marketing and
promotions company called Five Foot Assassin at firstname.lastname@example.org
SynCity: They can go to triplefat.com for more information on how
that works. Its not only placement on my tapes, it offers placement
on other djs. tapes...heavy, etc
dubcnn.com: Perfect. So you DJ for Bad Boy right? In national
mixshow radio and club promotions.
SynCity: No I work for bad boy as a staff.
dubcnn.com: Oh ok. Who you DJ for?
SynCity: Nicole Wray from Dame Dash music group, which use to be
dubcnn.com: Thats right.
SynCity: I also have Jae Millz listed whenever he goes on tour. Jae
Millz is now signed to Universal.
dubcnn.com: But you DJ for shows and events in NY as well?
SynCity: I do it all! I will steal all yall jobs!
SynCity: Naw! I enjoy doing parties, as well as perform around the
world with artists. Its a great feeling.
dubcnn.com: So you've been around the world?
SynCity: hahaha not really!
dubcnn.com: haha! But you plan on it?
SynCity: Only USA so far! Yes (I plan to but) Ive done USA like 3
times. Maybe more!
dubcnn.com: Make sure you take me a long
dubcnn.com: I'm gonna hold you to that, too! You got any
crazy stories from events or parties you DJ'd at?
SynCity: well i have a few
dubcnn.com: Care to share one?
SynCity: Im just trying to see which one Im allowed to tell you!
dubcnn.com: haha You dont gotta drop names if you dont want!
SynCity: There's this club in New York thats hot, and I had to DJ
for an artist. I arrive there like 1am. It was Thanksgiving night
the line was long so i approach the door came in i saw male
strippers and i was like whoaaa and then i looked around. So I was
like “where the ladies at!” I only see a few, found out this was a
gay party. I invited a few of my friends too they were mad at me!
dubcnn.com: haha Do you blame them?
SynCity: umm hey I enjoyed watchin the strippers! Even though I aint
get no play! Most men didnt look gay it was just a tease.
dubcnn.com: Was one of em Game? haha Just playing!But didnt
make a move for you. So they had to be gay!
SynCity: Well some did "pretend" but i knew it was so phony. I knew
at the end of the day he would be chasin his man.
dubcnn.com: Was one of em Game? haha Just playing!You get a
lot of Rappers hitting on you?
SynCity: Rappers...oh yes!
dubcnn.com: As a female, was it hard to get respect?
Well, being a female has pros and cons. Yes for a female in this
world you have to work twice as hard to prove your skills and gain
respect. I am thankful that women like Lazy K, Salt'n'Pepa, MC Lyte…
dubcnn.com: What about Amil?
SynCity: Missy Elliot paved the way for women in Hip Hop!
dubcnn.com: No doubt
SynCity: Amil...thats my peoples!
dubcnn.com: I better shut my mouth then huh?
SynCity: But they didnt do her justice. It’s all good say it like it
is! I like it real!
dubcnn.com: ha You make beats too
SynCity: Yes indeed.
dubcnn.com: You shopping them?
SynCity: Yes on the low low though. My focus is deejaying right now.
SynCity: Til my name circulates more.
dubcnn.com: I get you. If you could produce for 3 emcees who
would they be?
SynCity: Slim Thug, Jadakiss and Eminem.
dubcnn.com: Thats a different list! Favorite Producer ever?
SynCity: I have a few Dr.Dre, Havoc, Timbaland and Just Blaze.
dubcnn.com: Good little list. What is SynCity listening to
SynCity: Silence! Naw…
SynCity: Whats in heavy rotation?
SynCity: That Snoop Dogg “Drop It Like Its Hot” remix with Jay-Z.
Cassidy “Imma Hussla” thats my anthem And Game's “Hate It or Love
It,” matter fact the whole album.
dubcnn.com: Game sure did blow up
SynCity: I also like 50 Cent joint “Candy Shop.”
dubcnn.com: “Candy Shop” is a remake of “Magic Stick” At
least thats how it sounds.
SynCity: Ya 50 knows how to make club hits, I love Alicia Keys album
thats a classic and A Tribe Called Quest!
dubcnn.com: Aight...Since you DJ parties… What Record ALWAYS
gets the party hype?
SynCity: “Poison” by Bel Biv Devoe!
dubcnn.com: Haha! As it should. That's a classic
SynCity: That and Freeway “Flipside” for the kids.
dubcnn.com: I was just watching that video last night, Im
suprised that song didnt blow up.
SynCity: Yea everytime I put it on they go bananas.
dubcnn.com: No doubt. Aight well...Plug what you got coming
again. Mixtapes, appearances whatever.
SynCity: Ok well I got “Leaders of the New Skool” hosted by Jae
Millz and Aasim from Bad Boy. Valentine R&B special with DJ Mello
hosted by Nicole Wray. Dead Presidents part II, morehiphop.com
dubcnn.com: What were you up for at the Justos?
SynCity: Best Female Mixtape DJ of the Year for now. Next year I’m
takin’ all the categories so watch out boys! I wanna take females in
this industry to the next level.
dubcnn.com: haha Go head and drop those infamous SynCity
SynCity: Shout out to my publicist for hooking this up! Shout out to
you the readers around the world that go cop my mixtape after this!
dubcnn.com: Yea shouts to Darnell! Plug the website one more
SynCity: shout out to my mother and family, and all my friends, my
team especially www.ignitepublicity.com
dubcnn.com: Make sure you tell Diddy about this Interview!
And the site!
dubcnn.com: Haha Dope!
SynCity: If I can catch him!
dubcnn.com: Leave it in his office
SynCity: Imma be like “P.Diddy..vote or die for SynCity! I run the
dubcnn.com: hahaThen rock a Mohawk?
SynCity: hmm Yea why not! I think I would look hot though! a new
trend Syncity the baddest bitch on the 1s and 2s!
dubcnn.com: haha No doubt Yall check for SynCity damn it!
SynCity: And dont forget to check out triplefat.com my website!
dubcnn.com: Thats whats up. Thank you for taking your time to
do this too!
SynCity: Vote or Die bitch! No doubt thank YOU!