From musician-to-DJ is a surprisingly common career path nowadays. The brothers of Good Charlotte have hung up their mics for turntables. Lil Jon took a break from rapping to start DJ’ing, but is Katy Perry the next pop artist to give DJ’ing a spin?
Hollyscoop talked to DJ Poet, the longtime collaborator/producer/DJ for the Black Eyed Peas and all around super DJ who told us that he thinks that Katy Perry will try for a career on the turntables.
“Katy Perry, she is one of my favorite people on the planet, I just feel like she’s one that I think will attempt it one day,” DJ Poet tells Hollyscoop.
Poet also thinks that maybe now that Fergie is taking a break from The Black Eyed Peas, she’ll start DJ’ing again.
“Fergie was a DJ before everyone else was, she has her whole little vinyl set up in her room when she lived at her mom's house. She was a DJ,” he tells us.
Poet is also friends with Paris Hilton who famously announced that she was taking a break from high-society life to start a DJ stint and Poet thinks that nobody is giving her the credit she deserves.
“I don’t understand why a lot of people are hating on her trying to be a DJ now,” says Poet, "Paris is not just trying to be a DJ now, she has always been a DJ since [DJ] AM. [DJ] AM taught her how to spin on vinyl, she knows how to rock vinyl.”
Poet is THE guy to get in good with if you want to start a career in DJ’ing, unofficially becoming the guy who coaches stars to become DJ’s.
“When you are around the right people, you pick it up, you tend to pick it up and there is just an influence, its more influencing that coaching.”