DJ Clark Kent Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records (Part 1)

Original Flavor "Here We Go" (1992)

Album: “Here We Go” (Single)

Label: Atlantic

DJ Clark Kent: “Ski was in a group called The Bizzie Boys, and I was Dana Dane’s DJ. This is like, forever ago. We did a show down in North Carolina, and they opened the show, and I thought he was dope. So I was like, ‘Keep in contact.’ And I would play his record. He had a record with The Bizzie Boys that was real dope, and I would play it on the radio in New York.

“I always would tell him that if he came to New York, we would figure something out and we’d do something. And he moved to New York, so I signed his group, and I told him he really needed to be a producer.

 

I taught [Ski] how to be a money-making producer. I never taught him how to work a machine. I just taught him how to be a producer, as in selling records and making records for artists. I pushed him to make records. ‘Be a producer, don’t be a beat maker.’

 

"I taught him how to be a money-making producer. I never taught him how to work a machine. The boy was a genius. I never taught him how to produce. I just taught him how to be a producer, as in selling records and making records for artists. I pushed him to make records. ‘Be a producer, don’t be a beat maker.’

“He came to me with [Original Flavor], and the group was dope, so I signed them. I loved them. Plus, he’s a producer. And I believed in empowering producers. And he wanted to empower the music because he was a rapper as well. And he came to me with stuff that was dope. So I signed Original Flavor because of Ski.

“I didn’t make that beat though. Ski made the beat, and I mixed the song. I executive produced the album, which is probably why I got a producer credit.”

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