Interview with DJ Supreme, Birmingham, Alabama

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DJ Supreme
DJ Supreme (Birmingham, Alabama)

Birmingham, Alabama-based DJ/producer and local radio personality DJ Supreme has held many roles in the entertainment industry over the years. While he works in many genres, his classic sets fuse hip-hop with funk, soul, Motown, and classic rock as well as contemporary Top 40. DJ Supreme was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, but relocated to Birmingham in the late 1980s, when he began making his own beats and doing his own production. He is one half of the hip-hop performing duo Shaheed and DJ Supreme. The Birmingham-based Communicating Vessels record label released the group’s third album, Knowledge Rhythm and Understanding. Together, they’ve performed with major touring acts, including Raekwon the Chef, Stalley, Atmosphere, and Brother Ali. In the summer of 2014, Shaheed and DJ Supreme successfully toured the UK with Jurassic 5 and Dilated Peoples. 

Interviewed by Holly Hobbs, 09/26/2020.
Holly Hobbs
Music; United States; Covid-19 Pandemic
Birmingham, Alabama
Musicians in America during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Society for Ethnomusicology

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