Having DJs play practices and warm up sessions is increasingly popular in the NFL. Billboard mag just did a feature on this, and DJ DV One, who spins for the Seattle Seahawks, was among those they talked to.
He was asked what artists were the most popular with the players, and he gave a pretty interesting answer.
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. 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 fuck."And that's not all, DV One also questions whether he should spin Ciara:
"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. Now that she's dating Russell, I don't want people to be like, "He's just playing that because she's dating Russell."We're not going to blame Seattle's surprise Week 1 loss to the Rams on indecisive DJing. But if they keep struggling ...