WHERE: The Fresh Beat Band (on Nick Jr.)
WHEN: September 11, 2011
It's crazy to consider how hip-hop and DJ culture have penetrated the world's psyche. This dude is DJ Twist, one of four members of the Fresh Beat Band. The Fresh Beat Band are the lead characters on their self-titled learning program on Nick Jr. for kids 5 and under. Tons of dancing, sharing, and problem-solving exercises, as well as funny side-stories and broadway-type performances. It's campy as the day is long, but kids eat this shit up like breast milk. Show aside, I can't imagine growing up and watching a DJ on television since birth. I firmly believe that watching characters like this dude only reinforces my kid's seemingly insatiable desire to be near and play with turntables.