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Welcome to the Official DJ Hot Potato Myspace!! Although there are no fake Hot Potato Myspaces (That Im Aware of) I Just wanted to make sure the Fans Knew They were at the right place! Now that We've got that Covered, lets get to know the man behind the music....
DJ Hot Potato was Born and Raised in MoCo (Montgomery County) Maryland. After moving from the slums of Wheaton to a more refined area, Gaithersburg, Potato began his rap career. It all started when he found his mom's old Casio Keyboard. He would fool around with the preset beats and rap about what he loved the most, food. Soon enough he released his first album "Billy Bob Thourton on the Keyboard" which contained the hit "Mike S (Video Games)". After letting a few friends at his local "middle school" hear the track, he was inspired to make more. Sticking to what he knew best, he released tracks such as "Freddy Adu Part 2" and "McGriddlez", which were also instant hits at the "School".
How the Name Came to Be
Now that he had the raps all he needed was a name. So one day at lunch, he sat down with his "Filipino" buddy, Christian and brainstormed names. All they could come up with was "Big Blizzard" ("due to his fatness and complextion" ), so going along with the theme Christian's name became "SnowFlake" (due to his "dandruff" problem). These names didnt stick for long though. Through out the year Potato would pass a young Mexican that always played "Hot Potato" in the back of his dad's pick up truck. There was only one problem, "Hot Potato" just isnt a fun game to play when you're by yourself! So One day he decided to join the Mexican in the back of that truck, earning himself the nickname "Hot Potato". It wasnt until a school wrestling match that everyone was introduced to the name. As Potato was about pinned underneath the largest kid in the school, the young Mexican boy approached him chanting "Hot Potato, Hot Potato, Hot Potato" this chant gave him the courage to rise up and win the match, and from then on the name stuck.
The real test of his rapping abilities came during his high school days, Potato went from a somewhat suburban middle school to the Ghetto-ness of "Gaithersburg High School". Although the crowd was tuff, Potato proved himself with the release of "McGriddlez Part 2" and "UMZ" ft Deuce Deuce (formally known as SnowFlake, he recieved the name from his dad's crazy filipino pronunciation of their last name).
After 9th grade year came the move from Montgomery County to his current town of "Spring Hill, Florida". Here his music blossomed into what it is today. He combines his roots of the "DMV (DC Maryland Virginia)" music scene and his love for the down south hyped sound to create his very own style.
As Potato begins his college career he plans on making the move from Comedy rap to more of a "Lupe Fiasco"/"Kanye West" vibe, with hopes of reaching a bigger audience, but Have no fear long time Hot Potato Fans, there will still be comedy, but just in a more Sassy and Formal Fashion.