Skribble on Pauly D: "Haters Beware!"

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ABDJ nominee DJ Skribble has done much to popularize the role of the DJ. You can argue that without Skribble—the first DJ to spin house music on MTV—there would be fewer DJs, and no Pauly D (some people would prefer that, we know, we know). We asked Skribble about the controversy surrounding our nomination of the “Jersey Shore” star for America’s Best DJ competition.

“Well, if it was ‘America’s Favorite DJ,’ there is no doubt that he should be on that list,” Skribble told us. “But granted, he is really new to the game publicly, but a lot of people don’t realize that he’s been doing this for over 12 years. He started off as a local DJ, just like myself. I was a local DJ who got on MTV, and that put me in front of the world. He is going through the same thing and I don’t know why people would hate on him. Should Pauly be mentioned? Well, he is on TV, he gets all the girls, and he is one of America’s favorites so I think it’s fair for his name to come up. He is using these new platforms like MTV, Twitter, and Facebook to his advantage and he’s got a ton of fans.

“Thinking back, there were a lot of haters when I was popular. I even remember Moby making a comment about me when I was doing ‘The Grind’ saying that I was ‘a fake DJ’! The reality is, every DJ that hates on this kid actually wishes they were him. Pauly caught a break and he is running with it, and that doesn’t make him a bad person, or a bad DJ.”

Skribble will be headlining the DJ Expo closing party on August 18 at the Ego Lounge at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. It’s smoking!

“I’ve been going to the Expo and supporting DJ Times magazine for a very long time. This party is my way of giving back. I don’t ask for any money—I do it because I love it. It’s great to be around all the up and-coming DJs and interacting with them. There are so many fans that I’ve inspired over the years and I love to be able to see them all face-to-face. This party actually started out very small and it’s grown to become the party of the Expo. It’s awesome. I love it. It’s been so successful we might even outgrow the venue!”