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Seven Questions with DJ Solo of the Soul Assassins

DJ Solo of the Soul Assassins
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LA has a diverse cast of characters. Whether it's the characters with stirring stories or interesting occupations or the people who are just simply characters, this town has them all. In an effort to get to know some of those characters a little better, we've created "Seven Questions with..."

Today's subject is DJ Solo.

DJ Solo is a member of the Los Angeles-based collective of artists known as the Soul Assassins which includes hip-hop legends Cypress Hill along with the DJ Muggs, super producer Alchemist and the world famous tattoo artist Mister Cartoon. Recently, DJ Solo teamed up with producer Roger Jao to create a masterpiece mix made up entirely of the essentials of the hair band era called "Hair Metal Hero," which can be downloaded for free.

DJ Solo, who can also be found blogging on the Soul Assassins Web site, took time away from his busy schedule to answer our Seven Questions.

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1) How did you join the Soul Assassins? How big of an influence was the Soul Assassins Crew on you as a DJ coming up?

I got a job working for DJ Muggs’ old label Angeles Records off of Craigslist in 2005. I had been a fan of the Soul Assassins since the early 90s and Muggs’ production was very influential on the type of music I wanted to make and play as a DJ/Producer.