We Salute: DJ KID CAPRI
Q&A With DJ KID CAPRI:
What’s your must-have winter item?
“A heavy coat.”
What’s your DJ uniform?
“A solid-colored tee, either black or blue.”
What’s your essential party record?
“900 Number” by 45 King
Where do you see the future of DJing?
“It’s getting bigger and better.”
About DJ KID CAPRI:
Born David Anthony Love in the Bronx, New York, Kid Capri scaled his family’s old Zenith stereo system as an attempt to scratch records before he was even 10 years old. Kid first inched his way onto the scene with the grassroots approach of club gigs and creating mixtapes. He saw the profit potential of mixtapes early in his career. He managed to turn a small business venture into a $2,000 a night, underground empire. Once others caught on to the economic benefits of mixtapes, they soon followed in Kid’s footsteps. Kid’s face first became a part of the cultural landscape on the wildly popular Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam, where he was the first DJ to ever perform live on TV. Kid has toured extensively with multiplatinum artists such as Diddy, L.L. Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Foxy Brown, Nas, Lil Kim, Mase, Jay-Z, Usher, R-Kelly, Mary J. Blige, Dru Hill, Ginuwine and Aaliyah.
Prime examples of Kid’s versatility are his production credits. He has produced music for Foxy Brown, The Lox, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Heavy-D, KRS-One, Slick Rick and more. He’s also participated in national campaigns for Nike, Sprite, Bud Light, Pilot Pens, Lugz Clothing, FUBU Clothing and Diadora footwear.
At the present time Kid is expanding on his formula for success, with his label NO KID’N Records. His love for and careful nurturing of his immense talents has enabled him to represent the music industry—hip-hop in particular—with class and individuality and an intensity unmatched in the music industry.
DJ Kid Capri’s “The Apollo” (1991):
DJ Kid Capri scratches an old school set, opening up for Rakim:
Master Of The Mix TV show trailer:
DJ Kid Capri Presents Best Duo, Best Flow.