Get Cryphy 3-Year Anniversary: Get the megamix (DOWNLOAD)
Back in Minneapolis today from New York City, DJ Jimmy2Times is gearing up for Friday's big 3-year anniversary of Get Cryphy, the rambunctious rap monthly he started with Plain Ole Bill in 2008 (you know it by now). It began in the VIP Room of First Avenue and now needs the Mainroom to house all its fans. Despite his undisputed crowd-rocking abilities, Jimmy's still pretty modest about the gig's success, telling us he was floored this month when #GetCryphy became a trending topic on Twitter.
We caught him driving around his old stomping grounds with fellow Get Cryphy DJ and good buddy Last Word, just a day or so after his crew released a mix to commemorate the occasion (download it below). And it's not your typical 20-track rundown of all the hottest club rap.
"It's like a megamix," Jimmy says. "There's so much going on in every part that there's a lot of layering of tracks and a lot of editing... Our DJing styles are kind of like that anyway. We went with the hottest part of every track."
It's that waste-no-time approach that devotees of the night have come to love, and they'll certainly get a hefty serving of that on Friday when Jimmy returns to the decks.
Grabbing the phone from his homie, Drew (DJ Last Word in the driver's seat) adds that it's been almost three months of work that's gone into the planning for this Mainroom affair.
"We've all been getting really amped up this week," he says. "When Jimmy comes back and we all get together it's so much more fun. I'm extremely excited."
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