Future's DS2 album was arguably one of the best projects released this summer in hip hop.
So, it's an obvious choice for DJs trying to hype up players and crowds of thousands at NFL stadiums this season, right? Well, yes, for 31 of the 32 teams in the league — except the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks' DJ DV One told Billboard about the conflict of interest presented when trying to play a Future record, considering the rapper is the ex-fiancé of Ciara, who's dating Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson.
"Among the players, last year it was Drake and Rick Ross. This year, I've been getting a lot of requests for Future. But that dynamic is weird too, because I can barely play Future with Ciara running around and that's her baby's dad," DJ DV One said. "It's just that he has a dope-[expletive] album out right now, players like to hear it, it definitely gets you pumped up — even though it's low-tempo, it's still stuff that you want to hear — and then you've got Ciara running up with little baby Future and she's dating Russell so it's like, "Oh f**k."
He added: "If they were to ask me to play 'Tony Montana,' I'd be like, 'Get the hell out of here.' If they ask me to play 'Commas' or 'Trap N*****' or any of this type of [stuff], I'm playing that all day. It's a weird balance — how do I play this and feel comfortable?"
But that feeling of discomfort extends with playing CiCi records as well.
"I also feel weird playing Ciara, because I was playing Ciara before she started dating Russell. I'd play 'Goodies' and stuff like that for the crowd because it's good music that white people know — it's dance-y music, it's popular, it's stuff that you can get away with playing," he added. "Now that she's dating Russell, I don't want people to be like, 'He's just playing that because she's dating Russell.'"
Ah, the dilemmas of a DJ.
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