Back in Minneapolis today from New York City, DJ Jimmy2Times is gearing up for Friday's big 3-year anniversary of Get Cryphy
, the rambunctious rap monthly he started
with Plain Ole Bill in 2008 (you know it by now). It began in the VIP Room of First Avenue and now needs the Mainroom to house all its fans. Despite his undisputed crowd-rocking abilities, Jimmy's still pretty modest about the gig's success, telling us he was floored this month when #GetCryphy became a trending topic on Twitter.
We caught him driving around his old stomping grounds with fellow Get Cryphy DJ and good buddy Last Word, just a day or so after his crew released a mix to commemorate the occasion (download it below). And it's not
your typical 20-track rundown of all the hottest club rap.
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"It's like a megamix," Jimmy says. "There's so much going on in every part that there's a lot of layering of tracks and a lot of editing... Our
DJing styles are kind of like that anyway. We went with the hottest
part of every track."
It's that waste-no-time approach that devotees of the night have come to love, and they'll certainly get a hefty serving of that on Friday when Jimmy returns to the decks.
"Coming back for this is
really a trip because it's been just as much of a success
if not more so than when I left," he says. "It's really
awesome and rewarding because we all came together and started this
thing not really knowing where it's going to go, and I'm really proud of
me and Bill and Fundo and Drew and it's impacted more people than we
really ever anticipated."
Grabbing the phone from his homie, Drew (DJ Last Word in the driver's seat) adds that it's been almost three months of work that's gone into the planning for this Mainroom affair.
"We've all been getting really amped up this week," he says. "When
Jimmy comes back and we all get together it's so much more fun. I'm
extremely excited." DOWNLOAD: Get Cryphy 3-Year Anniversary Megamix
Tracklist: Where You From? (Screwed) f. Barry
My Man Says
Prince & his CVS Glasses
Get Down 4
White Tee Going Thru Hell
Cory Plus Wayne = 6'7"
Dead Start (Cryphy Mix)
Your Fancy Rag
Wait A Minute Motherlover
40 Got It
Cryphy Drunk 2 Step
Mo Money (Knonam)
The NAME (Dropper)
Milk & Fresca
Bringin' X Back
Dude Got Burnt
WE Invited Pun
Pun Brought Muffins
You From? (Barry's Back)
C.F.F. - Hard In The F @Mike2600
Get Cryphy's 3-Year Anniversary goes down at First Avenue this Friday, Feb.11 at 9 p.m. 18+. $7.