“Based out of the East village in New York City, DJ Saige is quickly making a name for herself as one of New York City’s top DJs. Classically trained in piano since the age of five, both in Ireland and New York, Saige’s diverse background in music has enabled her to incorporate various sounds into her DJing. From popular 80’s house music to contemporary Hip Hop, Saige’s artful ability to understand her crowds allows her to play music that caters to everyone, regardless of age. All of this culminates into Saige’s impressive musicality, which got her noticed by Hot 97’s DJ Funkmaster Flex.
DJ Saige has performed in many of New York City’s top venues such as Pacha,Webster Hall, Liberty Theatre, and Stage 48. In addition, she has opened for well-known artists includingFetty Wap, Fabolous, Jodeci, and T.I. In 2016, DJ Saige joined Hot 97’s Street Team. As a member of the street team, Dj Saige performs at various Hot 97 sponsored events to help promote the station.” Bio from DJ Saige’s website.
I sat here, thinking of what to write for quite sometime. That bio pretty much sums everything up, so I decided to use it as an introduction instead of trying to write my own. The bio touches on many of DJ Saige’s accolades and some of her background, but I feel as though bios are generally generic, full of accomplishments and fluff. What truly makes DJ Saige an amazing artist and DJ? In my opinion it’s not her accomplishments, it’s her work ethic and presence. I have been to multiple events where DJ Saige spun on the one’s and two’s, and I can say it is riveting. She comes in week in and week out, performing at multiple venues, always with a crowd and always putting on a show. I don’t know any other DJ that can have an in the cut bar turned up on a wednesday! Her hard work and marketing skills have taken her far, and there’s no doubt in my mind that she will continue to go further in the industry.
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Now before we get into the nitty gritty of things, I’d like to start off by saying life in the hood is a common subject matter among many artists. With so many rappers out there in mainstream media and the underground rapping about growing up in the projects, things they had to do to make a living, or the violence that comes with day to day life. How do we distinguish the good from the bad? Are we as a generation of fans satisfied with artist’s speeding through sporadic verses with little content to the point where we can’t even understand them? What happened to Trap Rap? Are we getting more and more artists like this because we allow it? Because we feed into it? Can we bring good Trap Rap back? Maybe that’s not the question to ask just yet. Maybe the real question is where is the good Trap Rap now? In this article we’ll cover one of Trap Rap’s hidden gems, High2u2.
LES’ VERY OWN, HIGH2U2 is a movement led by the sounds of “JDBANKS” and “RAHFLOWEN”. And with already one strong introductory mixtape “High2u2” under their belt, the rap duo continues killing the game with their new single “Killa Cam” in tribute to one of New York’s greatest.Now how is High2u2 different from the 1000 other rappers, rapping about the trap? High2u2 uses vivid verses over trap melodies, bringing a story to life through every song. What do I mean by Vivid verses? I mean verses which we can actually understand, verses with actual content telling a story. Why care if trap songs have actual content? Rapping about the trap is more than just a song. To a lot of people listening, these are real life struggles. For a fan to really connect to what the artist is saying in their song is a beautiful thing. Which is why I want to separate High2u2 from the category of just another pair of rappers. Separate them from what Trap Rap has become in mainstream media. They are hopefully the future of what trap rap will become once again.
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