is the spot where you'll see upcoming Dj's as well as established veterans
in the game.
This will be the section where we feature the hottest Dj's on the scene.
THIS MONTH'S FEATURE IS: DJ CRISCO KIDD
Crisco Kidd started his radio career at the age of 20 in April of 99 at Houstons KRTX 100.7 House Party where he worked part-time. During his stint there, Crisco hosted events at many of the clubs in the city and deejayed parties in Cancun during the Texas Summer Breaks. In 2001, he was offered another position at KTHT Hot 97.1 doing weekends, night show stunts and mixing, a position he accepted. Whilst at the station, Crisco began hosting 2 nights a week at T-Town 2000, what was then Houstons hottest spot for evening entertainment. He became renowned for the way he put his personal stamp on those nights and audiences relished the way he fun doing it.
January of 2003 saw Hot 97.1 flipping formats and only one month later, Crisco Kidd was offered the nights/mixshow coordinator position in Albuquerque, NM at KKSS Kiss 97.3. His show was an immediate success, finally giving the city and state a voice and a radio personality they could identify with, and felt they knew. He also hosted the citys number one nightclub and anything his name was attached to was a success. This included fundraisers, mix-tapes and too many parties to name!
The diagnosis of Testicular Cancer in September of 2003 brought Criscos radio reign and party life to a crashing halt and instead threw him into a world of surgery and Chemo Therapy. With the incredible support of his family and friends and the unforgettable love of his listeners, Crisco Kidd was able to recover and bounce back with a renewed vigor and purpose. He was back on the air in the 5-0-5 and was given the title Peoples Champ! Continuing right where he left off, on top, Crisco Kidd took the radio/music game to a whole new level in New Mexico, including winning Bumsquad DJs Southwest DJ of the year title. People all over the state til this day, have often said, Crisco Kidd changed radio and the music industry here with the things hes accomplished and overcome and he inspires people to want to do more! Caleb Crump.
Back in Houston where it all began, Crisco Kidd accepted the offer to return to the station where it all started which is now called KPTY Party 104.9. His evening show Tha Crisco Kidd Block Party gives the city a breath of fresh air and leaves listeners entertained and in a party mood every night! You can catch the show Monday thru Friday from 7PM til midnight and hit the hottest live parties right along with Tha Block Party at some of the citys crunkest spots 5 nights a week!
2006 was a successful
year both for Crisco Kidd and Tha Block Party. His bout with illness has
made him want to get involved with and give back to the community in a
meaningful way...In Dec of '06 her ran Crisco Kidd's Ton of Toys Drive
- Where he camped out in front of Walmart for 104.9 hours or until he
collected a ton of toys. Thanks to the help of local artists and celebrites,
station listeners and people in the city, He collected over 2,000 pounds
of toys for the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Houston Area! His
mixtape series is opening all kinds of new doors and the Bum Squad deejays,
of which he is member, are doing big things to keep deejays in the limelight.
He was nomimated for 2006 Southwest Dj of the Year at Mixshow Power Summit.
Also Nominated for Rookie of the Year for 2006 Justo Mixtape Awards. He's
been featured on BET's Beef series. You can catch him this April on BET's
UGK Special, and also cop his Crisco Kidd Block Party 3 dropping in May..