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Best Hip-Hop DJ St. Louis 2008 - DJ Needles

Readers' Choice: DJ Needles

DJ Needles did more spinning in 2008 than Barack Obama's PR team. Needles (given name James Gates) hosted weekly hip-hop nights at the Gramophone and the 609 Lounge. He was one of the house DJs at Café Soul, the city's premier open-mic night at the Lucas School House. He backed up several of St. Louis' top emcees on the cutz, including Black Spade and Vandalyzm. He produced a mixtape, JazzyPhatNappy, and a mash-up, American Gangstarr. He teamed up with local legend G. Wiz to host The Remedy, an old-school hip-hop program on KDHX (88.1 FM). To put it another way: If you're a fan of any variety of hip-hop, soul or funk in St. Louis, Needles provided the soundtrack to your evening at least once this year.

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Alexius
Alexius

Having known you in the ninties, it is truely nice to read of your successes. I'm sure Ms.'Z' is pleased with the product that all of her boys have become.

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