Hedspin, the man, is what the Wu-Tang Clan would refer to as one of "them Asian Niggas, knowhutimsayin - knawlege god supreme". The Wu-Tang, while undeniably one of the top 3 rap groups of all time, is confusingly ignorant and poetically misinformed.
Hedley, the group, is a Canadian rock band that I, in my poetically ignorant and confusingly informed opinion, is "ca ca doo doo".
Let's not confuse the two.
Hedley "Hedspin" Tuscano is a Vancouver based Philipino DJ. That is to say, both his parents are Philipno and he resides in Vancouver. I'm not implying that he plays Philipino music. Except all the Philipinos I know listen to rap music, and Hedley does too. Also, as I understand - there is no "F" in the Philipino alphabet. Do they have all the 26 other letters except for the "F". Hedspin ain't nothin to "F" wit? Just to confuse me more - Philipino is actually spelled Filipino yet Filipinos refer to themselves as Pinoy. I'm going with Filipino from here on in.
Bring it back.
Being a person of Filipino descent living in North Americian, Hedspin had two choices. Become a male Nurse, a Housekeeper, a Boxer, a Pool player, run a Karaoke bar, or become a DJ or a Breakdancer.
As a youth he had terrifying nightmares of himself, draped in an endless supply of wristbands and headbands, spinning on his head for hours while desperately hot and horny dancing girls were pushed away as the break circle took over the entire club.
His dreams, however, were vivid and bold - him in front of Graffiti, headphones around his neck, holding a Technics 1200 and a Serato record, poising for a promo shot that would be used countless times on shitty flyers. That's when he new he wanted to be a DJ.
Plus he planed on eventually becoming chubby and realized that would never fly in the b-boy world. So our friend started collecting records and hanging out with people who could understand the jokes on Skratch Pickl Battle record covers. Hedley became Hedspin, a DJ.
Hedspin's vinyl buying hobby, infatuation with scratching and the fact that he quickly become a really good DJ lead him to quickly become a really good DJ. Like really good.
While his foundation is strictly and only rap, hip-hop, funk, soul, 80's, dancehall and reggae he has the versatility, know how and skill to rock in any genre (including, coincidently, rock music). He's generally considered a crowd pleasing party rocker and has a PHD in "making bitches dance". Of course I made that last part up (he only has a Masters degree) and I'm hyping him up for this bio, but truly, Hedspin can and will and does turn a party out.
Let's brag on behalf of our humble hero. Hedspin runs Vancouver. Locally respected and internationally selected he wrecks decks and yes, I'm getting corny with the rhymes here so I'll redirect. He won the inaugural RedBull 3-Style Battle in Vancouver (it's like the DMC's of party rock). He's part of the Eh! Team Dj crew, which is Canada's premier 6 man multi-city squad.
The crew is made up of Team Canada (DR.One and Grandtheft / Montreal), Jr. Flo (Toronto), Illo (Ottawa), DJ Pump (Calgary) and our boy. Skills. All of them got it.
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