Eddie Cheeba

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Eddie Cheeba
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)DJ
Associated actsLovebug Starski, DJ Hollywood[1]

Eddie Cheeba was a pioneering DJ in New York in the 1970s, considered to be the number one club DJ.[2]

Cheeba was a close friend of DJ Hollywood and they frequently influenced each-other's styles.[1]

Cheeba is credited with inspiring Def Jam Recordings founder, Russell Simmons to pursue a career in Hip-hop when Simmons heard Cheeba perform in Harlem in 1977.[3]

Kurtis Blow took his name imitating Cheeba at the suggestion of Russell Simmons, copying the pattern from Eddie Cheeba as "blow" was slang for cocaine as "cheeba" was slang for marijuana.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Murray Forman; Robert Ford, Jr. (January 2004). That's the Joint!: The Hip-hop Studies Reader. Psychology Press. p. 43. ISBN 978-0-415-96919-2.
  2. ^ Mickey Hess (November 25, 2009). Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide. ABC-CLIO. p. 33. ISBN 978-0-313-34321-6.
  3. ^ Carrie Golus (January 1, 2012). Russell Simmons: From Def Jam to Super Rich. Twenty-First Century Books. p. 21. ISBN 978-0-7613-8157-0.
  4. ^ Carrie Golus (January 1, 2012). Russell Simmons: From Def Jam to Super Rich. Twenty-First Century Books. p. 23. ISBN 978-0-7613-8157-0.