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ACL 2016 | Z-Trip Gives Austin A Hip Hop History Lesson

[VIDEO] The mash-up king waxes poetic about working with his hip hop heroes and DJ Culture.

Patrick Greenby Patrick Green
Photo: Rick Kern (Getty Images)

Z-Trip is a “DJ’s DJ.” In a DJ culture that is both at its highest and lowest point, the Queens native is an elder statesman who can still “rock the bells” of an Austin City Limits crowd of 250K-plus as he did on Day Two with the legendary LL Cool J.

Also: ACL 2016 | Day Two Recap

I caught up with one the most Def DJ’s of all-time after his “taking it back to the old school” set on the Samsung stage to wax poetic about working with your heroes, birthing the mash-up genre and what it truly means to be a DJ.

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