Pedestrian Playlist: What Does Dallas Maverick DJ Whiz T Listen To?

Welcome to a new recurring feature here on DC9 where we talk to people of interest in the metroplex about their taste in music, including likes, dislikes, and guilty pleasures. We're calling it Pedestrian Playlist -- because, hey, everyone listens to music.

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DJ Whiz T at work.
The Dallas Mavericks are off to another great start this year, currently sitting at second  place in the National basketball Association's Western Conference. And, still, their games remain one of the biggest parties in the Metroplex.

So: One may wonder who actually keeps the party pumping.

Enter DJ Whiz T, the official DJ of the Dallas Mavericks. He's the guy who chooses all the songs that are played in the American Airlines Center. Oh, and he's also a member of Strange Fruit Project, the group that also includes Symbolyc One, maybe the next big thing in hip-hop production, thanks to his work on Kanye West's "Power" earlier this year.

So we thought it would be interesting to ask Whiz T about his musical tastes. Sure enough, DJ Whiz T gave some choices that give an insight into his music choices, including heavy influences from alternative hip-hop and, uh, Fleetwood Mac? Sure. See and listen to his playlist after the jump!
The Pedestrian Playlist of Dallas Mavericks DJ Whiz T

Likes
A Tribe Called Quest- Low End Theory
"Incorporated jazz and hip hop."

J Dilla
"Considered to be father of Neo Soul"

Strange Fruit Project
"I'm the DJ of the group. Producer Symbolyc One. Another album coming out next year. S-1 is in Australia working on the Kanye/Jay-Z album."

Bliss Music (genre)
"It's more of a vibe like music. Not a lot of beats to it. It's music played after the parties over."

KRS-One/Boogie Down Productions
He made me want to be a teacher. 

Dislike
Mainstream Southern Hip Hop
"A lot of the Southern music, 'cause they all copy each other."

Guilty Pleasure
Fleetwood Mac- Dream
"The whole album's got the whole backstory. I understood what the group was going through considering the situation, loving each other and hating each other at the same, but even in the worst you can make music that moves peoples."


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