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The Legendary Memphis, Tennessee artist DJ Spanish Fly is a Musical Veteran and Pioneer, Well known throughout the Memphis area and the Mid-South as one of the Founding Fathers of Memphis Underground Rap / Hip-Hop Music and Culture in his Region. His Original Recordings Songs & Rhythms From 1987-1990 Influenced many people from all across the globe......Now, more than 30 Years deep in the Rap Game… It’s still Fly time.
DJ Spanish Fly started out DJ’ing and rapping on the block in his South Memphis neighborhood of Clementine, off Elvis Presley Blvd with a group called the True Blue Cru including Chicago-based rapper Mighty Rappin Fishbone.
Their extreme dedication in these early days of Rap & Hip-Hop can be supremely illustrated by the fact that the group went as far as selling their blood to the Memphis blood bank just to get money for food & refreshments for the fans who attended their shows. Through performing local gigs in their hood for free, the group was also rehearsing to compete in a big-time rap/DJ competition at a top Memphis night club back in the day called “Club No Name” "Club Expo", owned by part Beale Street owner now, Bud Chittom.
However, it was at this key point that Mighty Rappin Fishbone was incarcerated, leading to the group falling out and parting company. This left DJ Spanish Fly to represent at the competition alone.
Late Summer 1985. First it was the rap competition - Fly won it. Then came the DJ competition - Fly won it.
His talents that night won over the crowd and also caught so much attention from local promoters, dj's, etc. Chittom & Jeff who back then also ran the popular ‘Club No Name’ "Club Expo" in East Memphis. They we're so impressed by the performance that they went on to hire Fly to DJ and that’s when he started hitting the airwaves for the first time.
In Fall 1985, radio station Magic 101.1 FM would broadcast his sets live from the club for the Budweiser-sponsored Club No Name Saturday Nite Live Hot-mix hosted by Ray The J, Where Fly would uniquely blend/mix, scratch while Promoting/Breaking all the New Songs/Records of the day. Here's just a few titles i got from the godfather himself!!! Run-DMC, Cold Crush Brothers, The Show Boys (Trigga-Man), Dana Dane, Geto Boys, Miami Bass, Dj Magic Mike, World Class Wrekin’ Cru, N.W.A, Rodney-O and Joe Cooley 2 Live crew, EU band, Slick Rick, (Will Smith) aka Fresh Prince Jazzy jeff, Mantronix, Ice-T, "Bellevue(Crazy) Patient Funkmaster", "Wop It" "M.C. Shy-D Gotta Be Tough" and countless other groups who were then unknown artists. With no compensation at all in his region, Dj Spanish Fly promoted and pushed these and many other records in the beginning of hip-hop to maximum sales for the record companies.
Dj Spanish Fly continued to produce his own tracks & Songs but as the scene was in its untapped infancy, he ignored traditional music industry methods and set his own rules for format and distribution, disregarding copyright of his beats or lyrics.
“DJ Spanish Fly and another guy by the name of Sonny D were like the Memphis pioneers of rap music. I looked at them as mentors. They did their own music and put their mixtapes out. Especially Spanish Fly, he used to rap on his own tapes and put his own songs out in the clubs. He made his own stuff hot. We followed in the footsteps of those guys.” - Juicy J of Three Six Mafia.
By the mid-Late 80’s Fly’s reputation was growing nationally. Local fans from Memphis and the surrounding areas would leave town on vacation taking these now "Classic Mixtapes" with them. Out-of-towners would hear them and then buy, steal or dub them from their owners. This single handedly spreaded DJ Spanish Fly’s Master Mixes / Memphis Underground Rap Music Cassette Tapes he created all the way. The Cassette Tapes Spreaded from Memphis to Atlanta, New Orleans, Nashville, Kentucky, St. Louis, Indianna, Little Rock, Missouri and everywhere in-between. We can safely say that 1986-87 Dj Spanish Fly Influenced Memphis Hip-Hop. He was the first and only in his time and region to release, Which are now classic songs like (The Original GANGSTA WALK recorded in 1987) "Smoking Onion" "Trigga-Manz Revenge" "Gitin' Away Wit Da' Medicine" "Rollin' In My Cadillac" "Cement Shoes" "Im Da Nicca" "A.B.C.D.E.F.G." "Dope Game" and many more classic hits.... With all respects, to the godfather himself, Dj Spanish Fly was way, way, way before his time when there was no rules, room, or attention in his region for this kind of "Street Rap" what is now called and formed to be today's "HIP-HOP".
In 2006, DJ Spanish Fly was presented the Pioneer of Memphis Hip-Hop award by the UMAA (Unified Memphis Artist Association) and he’s still getting props from Juicy J, Dj Paul, Lil Pat, Drumma Boy, Moneybag Yo, Project Pat, Eight Ball & MJG, Ska Face Al Kapone, Yo Gotti, Jazzy Pha, Whodini Grand Master Dee, Geto Boys Bushwick Bill, Willie D, Scarface, Treach, and a host of other great artists, past and present. Still studio recording, performing at events, making tracks and broadcasting Radio shows / Mixshows. Dj Spanish Fly also flew out to Los Angeles, California to Hyptnotize Mansion and featured on the history making "Oscar Academy Award Winning Group" Three 6 Mafia’s new project ( Album Title: Las 2 Walk, Song title: First 48) Check it out, Pull it up on the web!!! It's a really kool song & album!!! Along with DJ UNK, UGK, Chamillionaire, Lil’ Jon, Akon, Project Pat, Lil Wyte, Good Charlotte, Lyfe Jennings, Eightball & MJG, Al Kapone, Frayser Boy, Yung D, Superpower, Chrome and others..Dj Spanish Fly has and still is putting in work. It's so much more to learn about this Musical Veteran and Pioneer. It Cannot be summed up in a bio. Just let us put it to you this way! KNOW YOUR HISTORY (The Man, The Myth, The Legend) CHECKOUT THIS INTERVIEW WITH RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY. http://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2012/07/noz-pit-stop-memphis-spanish-fly *BE ON THE LOOKOUT!! THERE'S LOTS MORE TO TELL ABOUT "THE GODFATHER OF MEMPHIS HIP-HOP" DJ SPANISH FLY "THE Shhh' STORY"
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