DJ Kut’s Kandid Interview

Who is DJ KUT?!

St. Louis native DJ KUT is best known for rocking the best parties and captivating millions of listeners’ attention every morning. You might know KUT from The Ed Lover Morning Show, Power 105.1 in NYC or from Quiet Storm, Majic 104.9 in St. Louis. Passionate about his work KUT has had the opportunity to tour with Nelly and The St. Lunatics on the MTV TRL Tour, as well as the headlining DJ for Cedric the Entertainer’s Comedy Review. KUT has also appeared on BET’s 106 & Park and VH-1 Driven.
DJ KUT is without a doubt a legend in the making.

KMP:
How did you get your DJ name?

DJ KUT:

My DJ name came from Beat Street, I used to call myself Double K, then a song called King Kut (by Word Of Mouth) came out and then I was Kid Kut and then finally I dropped the Kid and now I’m known as DJ Kut.

KMP:
How long have you been DJing?

KUT:

I’ve been a DJ all my life; it’s never been a hobby. I’ve always loved buying records and dreaming about being on the radio and/or being a tour DJ. I’ve accomplished all of it and still going for more.

KMP:
What was the last album you purchased?

KUT:

The last album I purchased was Reasonable Doubt because I needed the clean CD quality for radio.

KMP:
If you weren’t DJing what do you think you would be doing instead?

KUT:

If I wasn’t a DJ, I would be involved with music some kind of way. Working in a studio or something because I can’t see myself working a 9 to 5 job.


KMP:
Do you play a lot of records as favors, and if so, how long do you play it for if it doesn’t get a buzz?

KUT:

I have a lot of relationships with artists and record reps, so I’ll do favor here and there. I might play it a couple times if I don’t like it or longer if I believe in the project. For example Yung Joc “It’s Goin Down”, I told my PD at that time and a room full of quote unquote BIG NAME NY CLUB & RADIO DJ’s how big this song was gonna be and they all looked at me like I was stupid……who got the last laugh?? Hmmm…

KMP:
If you could be buried with one album and ONE album only, what would it be?

KUT:

If I could be buried with one album? It has to be Public Enemy “It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us back” that’s one of the most incredible albums ever made. If you never listened? Go pick it up! It’s like reading a black history book!

KMP:
Do you think the industry is saturated with artists that really shouldn’t be signed?

KUT:

The industry is in a confused state right now; it’s not enough substance being put out. It’s only microwave music being sold! Too many people have deals!!! There isn’t any artist development going on, if it sticks on the wall? Put it out, if not? NEXT!

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KMP:
When was the last time you was star struck?

KUT:

The last time I was star struck was when I met Oprah Winfrey! Need I say more?

KMP:
What do you think about the iPod/computer DJ’n, do you think its convenient, lazy, or mockery of the true essence of the “two turntables and a mixer” era?

KUT:

I think the computer is one of the best and worst things that ever happened to a DJ. The best because DJ’s like myself and those before me had to go through buying records and carrying crates can now have more music than we could ever imagine with us at all times. The worst because everyone THINKS they’re a F—–G DJ! Just because you have all the tools doesn’t make you a great carpenter!!!! You have to have skills!! I use Serato with turntables and a mixer, but I can use CD turntables too.

KMP:
What is it like working wit Ed Lover, who in my opinion is legend in the hip-hop game? He may poke fun about people, but you can tell he’s a real dude.

KUT:

Working with Ed Lover? It’s an honor to work with a legend like that and he’s my friend as well. When I found out I would be working with Ed Lover & Doctor Dre? I was like WHOA!!!!! They both took me under their wing, showed me around the city and the rest is history.

Where’s KUT?

WWW.DJKUT.COM | POWER 105.1 FM NYC THE ED LOVER MORNING SHOW MON-FRI 6AM-10AM THE POWERMIX @6! FRIDAY NITE KUT-UP! MIDNIGHT-2AM LISTEN LIVE: DJ KUT on THE SPOT

*You can also catch DJ KUT on Superadio.com where he mixes current Hip Hop and R&B (Superadio’s “The Slam Jam”) and ’80s & ’90s mix (Superadio’s “Kool Jam”).

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