(DJ DC Digga/The Heavy Set)
Location: Washington, DC
Years of Digging: Going on 20 years strong
My government name is Marshall and I slang records for a living. I've been religiously diggin' for black gold on wax since 1997 when my boom box gave out and instead of copping a new one, I ended up buying an AIWA all-in-one system that had a turntable from Circuit City. This forced me to run to my parent's house and grab all the old records I left there since I now had something to play them on. Just that innocently, I caught the bug that made me go out and feed my turntable with the best grooves possible and I haven't recovered since. I think this may be a lifelong sickness. Ever since then, I've made it a mission to find the rarest grooves to add to my ever growing collection, but a funny thing happens when you come out of your initial record snob phase, you find joy in dollar bin grooves, foreign records you can't read or pronounce, music from artists you never would have dreamed you'd end up loving, and if your lucky, a community of diggers/record snobs/wax fanatics that appreciate this strange obsession as much as you do. For the past 10 years, I've been blessed to turn this hobby into a full time obsession by selling music at my home away from home, Memory Lane CD's & Records, in District Heights, MD. My record digging mantra: "No matter what it is, as long as it's got some soul in it, i'll dig it!"