Get Up On This With Jensen Karp: Donald Sterling Affairs & DJ AM Mix

Every Thursday morning Jensen Karp gets us up on something new

August 29, 2019

Every Thursday morning Jensen brings our attention to something that we may not know about yet or something we may have overlooked in the past.

Now it's time to "Get Up On This."

This week Jensen gets us up on the new ESPN 30 FOR 30 Podcast, The Donald Sterling Affairs and a newly released DJ AM mix. Both of these audio-based forms of entertainment will keep you entertained while we at The Kevin & Bean Show are off for a few days during Labor Day weekend.

The podcast follows the story as it happens with basketball as the backdrop, but obviously this means so much more in terms of race relations, misogyny, and the messed up lives of billionaires. He saw himself as “The West Coast Donald Trump,” so much so, that he once even hired a publicist to get him cover stories as “The West Coast Donald Trump.” After you listen to this podcast you won’t see much of a difference between them either. It features interviews with Clippers Coach Doc Rivers, former clipper players like Blake Griffin, legendary Clippers Announcer Ralph Lawler, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and most importantly, the gem of the podcast, Donald’s wife and business partner Shelly Sterling.

From his upbringing to when he bought the Clippers initially with good intentions to him eventually running the team into the ground, it gets more and more fascinating. It dives deep into V. Stiviano and it has a crazy ending to bring you up to date. There are 5 episodes in the season - all ready to binge now.

Yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of the passing of the incredible DJ AM. He tragically passed away at the age of 36 due to an overdose and many KROQ artists collaborated with him, most notably - Travis Barker. He was one of the first DJs to become a pop culture phenomena. The DJs we know today are like modern Rockstars. That did not exist until AM came along and got the first big money Las Vegas residency, which is now seen at every casino. Without him, electronic dance music and DJ culture would be completely different. But, above all else, AM was Jensen’s favorite DJ of all time. They came up together in the Hip-Hop scene in the early 2000s and he has never genuinely had more fun listening to or cared about a, DJ more.

In order to mark the 10-year anniversary of his passing, AM’s close friend and collaborator, DJ Kevin Scott released a new mix - an unheard set from 2005 that they recorded together at his house. Kevin has been releasing mixes over the past 10 years, so it was surprising to see that he had one that he was holding onto. AM was making these mixes to sell in Vegas and eventually release in stores with Interscope Records.

The mix is 52 tracks and 64 minutes, all done on turntables - not laptops. It’s not entirely completed, mixed or mastered because they wanted to keep it exactly as AM did it. There are tons of KROQ bands on it including Beastie Boys and The White Stripes, with his signature style mixing in Jay-ZSnoop Dogg and Prince. It’s available now and it’s perfect for your labor day parties. You can find it at djamlives.com.

These are the two things you can enjoy while we are off for the holiday. The ESPN 30 FOR 30 Podcast, The Sterling Affairs, and the unreleased DJ AM mix from DJ Kevin Scott. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend.