Warning: This video features some NSFW language. Second warning: It’s Friday, and therefore, time to get down.
While America is ready to kick off a lazy/crazy Fourth of July weekend, D.J. Williams is putting in work to make music that will get us in the groove. The Packers tight end released the first mix-tape on Wednesday, kicking off a series of drops he calls “D.J. Mix Friday.”
The mix-tape was spotted by Kiley Kmiec of Next Impulse Sports, and it’s actually not bad.
dj mix Friday. Everyone check out my new mix I just put together !! hope you enjoy!!! http://t.co/YZbzWECyvb— D.J. Williams (@dj45williams) July 3, 2013
Williams kicks things off with a classic Chris Tucker line from the movie Friday, and then it’s off to the club with David Guetta’s “Titanium.”
The mix-tape features mashed-up mixes of Notorious B.I.G., Justin Timberlake and Gwen Stefani among other artists. Williams is rocking a Packers shirt the whole while, and is definitely enjoying himself in his home studio.
Let's break Williams’ track down and get some grading going:
Song Choice: B+
There are no bad songs on Williams’ mashup mix, but there was that whole Busta Rhymes verse, which was a problem.
Thankfully, right as you’re about to O.D. on Busta, the song moves into “Suit and Tie” and all is forgiven. He also includes “Juicy," which is amazing.
Overall, it’s a professional-sounding mix, but some of the transitions were raw and sudden.
Cutting in Chris Tucker’s line about messing with a black man’s stereo is funny, but it was meant to mask the fact he didn’t have a clean segue into his next song.
Chris Tucker lines will always win my heart, and Williams used them to provide a funny theme for the mix-tape.
He didn’t go White Panda crazy and mix Rihanna and Game of Thrones together, but it’s solid work.
Raw, but with nuggets of goodness. It's no Super Mash Bros, but Williams is definitely headed in the right direction.
Keep it up, D.J.. The NFL needs a Jazzy Jeff this summer, and you’re clearly capable of being that guy.