Elliott Wilson Talks to DJ Skee
“Live From L.A.” on Hip-Hop Nation
From one great interviewer to another, DJ Skee talks to Elliott Wilson at the Skeelodge on his Hip Hop Nation weekly radio show on his past, present and future. EW discusses his humble beginnings pretending to be a DJ who wasn’t allowed to buy white label records, early days as the XXL magazine editor, XXL vs. The Source pound for pound, starting Ego Trip, Rap Radar, challenges in booking his memorable #CRWN video interview series, new “Hardcover” project with his wife Danyel Smith Elliott, former Billboard/VIBE editor, working with Jay-Z and much more.
I remember visiting Elliott Wilson’s Myspace pages daily in the late 2000’s, inviting him to every NYC Myspace show we had, hoping he’d come so we could impress him with the showmanship of the live event. Proud of how far he has come, continuously evolving his brand and the artists around him. A great interview to listen to in it’s entirety as an upcoming journalist, DJ, artist or everyday hip hop fan.
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Dessert heaven with the Bautista lovebirds, planning the awesome music by @djbeatcrazed to come at their wedding. 🙂 Stop! #pazookie & #beignets time! #thirdfloornetwork (at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse)
thanks to everyone that came out to the sold out #Problem x #Iamsu show. More great shows to come to #Reno #KnittingFactory @amplifiedent @alexretodo 👌#thirdfloornetwork IG REPOST by @problem354 “Reno was insane! Sold out! Mad as fuck I couldn’t finish my set!!! Preciate the love #DLMG #TooOnToBeOff #Outchea #ChachiAloeImTheManImTheManImTheMaaanBlacGreen” via @PhotoRepost_app (at Knitting Factory – […]
#SavedByTheBell : the Hip Hop years w/ @freddiegibbs @elliottwilson @populardemand @thundercup @jjpopulardemand @blakepd at @populardemandfairfax #pinata signing & meet/greet. #freddiegibbs #populardemand👌#thirdfloornetwork (at Popular Demand Fairfax )
sister @chryscruz shows me the aftermath of her room post #earthquake @jodyhighroller #RiFFRaFF masterpiece is okay, Jody- you & #jodyhusky can now sleep in peace tonight. #walnut (at Walnut, CA)
If you are in #Reno tonight you need to go to @problem354 x #IAmSu @heartbreaksuzy show tonight at the #knittingfactory – it will be a great show bc as you can see they are already turned up. #problem 😊 #springbling 👌#thirdfloornetwork (at Knitting Factory – Reno, Nv)
.@blogxilla of @globalgrind x @itsmetc15 of @hiphopwired discussing the importance of the #RunDMC self entitled album 30 years later on @revolttv #revoltlive #threesup to #jammasterjay #reverendRun #DMC 5pm PST rebroadcast. 👌#thirdfloornetwork (at Revolt TV Live)
At speaking engagements, events & concerts students & friends ask me these 3 questions the most:
1. What did you do before you worked at Myspace?
2. How was it like working there for close to 10 years through it’s various stages?
3. What are you doing now that you’re not there. What is the Third Floor Network?
Thanks to Lift Off Pictures for the below interview, I can have them watch the below for the answers so we can skip the questions and get right to laughing, dancing or playing a game of connect the dots together. Nothing makes me happier than introducing two amazing people that come together and make more amazingess that amplify awareness, collaborations and even some cases monetization for both parties. Hopefully just a drop in the bucket of what’s to come… #thirdfloornetwork
Whenever in #glendale I somehow always end up here. 🙂 #maxsofmanila #halfchickenplate #jufran #filipinofood #getinmybelly (at Max’s Restaurant)