This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, it's only right that for our 97th episode, we welcome Hot 97's own DJ Bobby Trends to the Upper West Side! Trends has one of the best stories we've heard in all our time podcasting: we talked about growing up in the streets of Newark, NJ, fighting off home invaders, tagging rooftops with KAWS, trading a switchblade for his first turntable, getting recruited by Menudo, going to NYC clubs at 15 years old with his best friend AJ Calloway, passing out fliers in Washington Square Park, joining Funkmaster Flex's street team, getting fired from Flex's street team, Cipha Sounds re-introducing him to Flex, helping Jay Z and DMX and Jim Jones get into The Tunnel, attempting to DJ on the air at Hot 97 and getting shut down by Ebro, helping A&R French Montana and Dipset records, joining DJ Khaled's We the Best crew, fronting on Chamillionaire when he tried to hand him a mixtape, going back to Newark to teach at his old high school, and so much more!

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