This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome The Remix King himself, East Harlem's own DJ Ted Smooth, to the Upper West Side! Ted talks earning his stripes playing whiffleball and basketball on the streets, playing his way into the Little League World Series, growing up in a single mother home, and learning to spin records at an early age thanks to his older brother being the legendary mixtape DJ Rei Double R. Ted discusses coming up in NYC as a performative DJ, learning reggae records early, building up an audience that would follow him from club to club, battling Kool DJ Red Alert, fronting on Kid Capri when he was trying to enter the DJ booth, and how he amazingly beat out Funkmaster Flex for the most desired piece of vinyl in Manhattan. We get into Lumidee's certified banger Uh Oh, how Ted forced Columbia Records' hand when he remixed Beyonce's Love on Top, knowing Jay-Z and Damon Dash and Big Pun and Fat Joe from the club days, working with Fabulous and Jadakiss for the Freddy vs. Jason project, and so much more, and for the first time ever, Ted tells the story behind the infamous One Blood loop!


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