Marley Marl kicks it with Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Founder Wes Jackson at their “Salute The DJ” event. “The Engineer All Star” talks about interning and DJing for the late Mr. Magic and how he put together the Juice Crew (the rap version, I see you Dan.)
In Part 2 Marley remembers hearing his work for the first time in the early days of Hip Hop radio, helping his roommate Eric B. with “Paid in Full”, & giving a young Pete Rock some opportunities.
“I used to call it the sound of the week. I had this kick and snare in the sampler. Whatever songs I was makin that week had that kick and snare in it.”
In the final part of this 3-part conversation, Marley talks about resurrecting LL Cool J’s career with “Mama Said Knock You Out,” discovering the Lords of the Underground.