As most of you saw and took part of… I posted a poll on TheDirty.com just to see what the DIRTY ARMY thought of Paris Hilton in the DJ world. I was shocked by the outcome [below] and it caused me to write the following on my Instagram last friday:
Who is the better Disc Jockey? Total Voters: 44,598
Who is the better Disc Jockey?
Total Voters: 44,598
@NikRichie: I put a poll on #TheDirty yesterday to gage the world’s opinion on DJ’s in our society. Are they really a gimmick or does talent play a role? I cannot deny the fact that @steveaoki has muscled his way to being one of the top 5 entertainers in the world. His business strategy from social media to signature caking and crowd water rafting has catapulted him to the top of the DJ realm. People want to be entertained and he provides them a show they will never forget (#Molly or not). But looking at the results of this poll and it tells me talent is not enough. People are getting hip to the game. Yes the right DJ is winning but the sting is still there. These guys strive to perfect their craft and @ParisHilton comes in and shits on their craft. The fans are not stupid. They know anyone can push play. Now the music needs to unique to the DJ as an artist to be respected. If they are not on the radio they are equal to @ParisHilton. So to all filler DJ’s you need to step up your game because respect is being lost in your industry. If @steveaoki has to go to game 7 against @ParisHilton to survive than who are you? And I know all of you have to kiss Paris’ ass because she sat behind your set once, but grow some balls. This is your world and you are letting her take it away from you. I guess the old theory is true – “She slept her way to the top.”
Thank you to all the real DJ’s who responded via Instagram. I’m glad we have opened this discussion… the true artist is being lost by gimmicks.- nik