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DJ Apollo Receives
"Hip Hop Slam Hall of Fame Award"
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at the DMC American Battleground
DJ Apollo receiving his
well deserved award.
On Jan 7th, 2002, DJ Apollo was awarded with a Hip Hop
Slam Hall of Fame Award for Excellence and Commitment
to the art of DJing. He received the award live on
the air on the Scratch Attack radio show on KPFA.
Apollo, who grew up in the Bay Areas Daly City, started
his hip hop career not as a DJ, but as at first dabbling a bit
in graffiti and then as a breaker with the Star City Crew in 1984.
(Note: Apollo also rapped a little but no tapes of these are known
to exist). Not long after he turned to the turntables and knew
he had found his true art. His first mobile DJ crew was Unlimited
Sounds. Next was TWS (Together With Style) along with Mixmaster
Mike. Then came The Shadow and later the emcee/breaker/DJ crew
FM20 feat. DJs Apollo, Mike, and QBert. Later they helped form
the West Coast chapter of the Rock Steady Crew and soonafter became
known as the West Coast Rock Steady Crew DJs and by 1995 they
started going by the infamous name of Invisibl Skratch Piklz.
But it was In 1993, after Domino of Hieros spotted the talented
DJ, that Apollo became the DJ with Souls Of Mischief. That led
to Apollo been brought to Branford Marsalis attention who
in 1995 invited to join the jazz artists touring Buckshot
LeFonque project. As such they played all over including countless
high-profile TV performances (Jay Leno, David Letterman, etc.).
When they got to San Francisco they played to a packed Fillmore
audience that included Apollos mom who that night got to
see her son perform for the first time. Apollo was also one of
the founders of San Franciscos Deco clubs Beat
Lounge which drew visitors from all over the world. For
the past few years Apollo has been best known as part of the superstar
DJ trio Triple Threat along with Shortkut (ISP/Beat Junkies) and
Vin Roc (5th Platoon & two-time ITF champ). Look for the anticipated
Triple Threat DJs album this summer. Currently available from
Apollo (aka P-Lo) is a series of popular mix-tapes/CDs including
the recent CD release: Reggae Dancehall Classics Mix-Tapes
no. 6.DJ Apollo is the sixth person to receive one of these
awards from Hip Hop Slam over the past decade. Previous recipients
include Grand Wizard Theodore, KRS-One, Too $hort, QBert, and
For more info on Apollo visit www.triplethreatDJ.com
Apollo's "Hip Hop
Slam Hall of Fame Award" for
"Excellence and Committment to the Art of DJ'ing"
January 7, 2002