A Day In The Life of DJ Wally Sparks

If you go to a Big K.R.I.T. show, DJ Wally Sparks’ voice is the first one you’ll hear long before anyone else hits the stage. He’s the DJ. The maestro from whom K.R.I.T. gets all of his cues from. But inevitably during every set, the things will hit the fan. As “Country ****” blares from the stage, the crowd will swirl into a frenzy around K.R.I.T., who will have descended from the stage to the middle of a mosh pit of fans jumping in unison while simultaneously singing the song’s chorus as security and K.R.I.T.’s road manager do their best to corral him back to the stage. Just when the show is on the brink of pandemonium, it’s up to Wally to bring everything back to earth with supreme calm and confidence.

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American Rapstars: Big K.R.I.T. & Stalley Talk The Past, Present & Future

Their area codes reside in different time zones, but Meridian, Mississippi’s Big K.R.I.T. and Massillon, Ohio’s Stalley have a lot in common. Both talented lyricists are willing and able to rap about more than party and bullshit, and 2011 saw the young duo reach unprecedented levels of success, punctuated by a pair of acclaimed mixtapes and several high-profile guest appearances. Almost two months into 2012, the two can no longer be called some of rap’s best-kept secrets. All eyes will be watching as K.R.I.T.’s 4evaNaDay and Stalley’s Savage Journey To The American Dream drop soon.

The Crew’s Ryan J. and AJ had a chance to catch up with both MCs during a recent concert in Athens, Ohio. In separate interviews, they asked the two to reflect on their past success, upcoming projects and expectations for the future.

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