Who wants to get craaaaaaazy tonight at The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City?! That’s always the case when Fatman Scoop is in the building! He’s back for another Wet N’ Wild Wednesday and will keep coming back for more for more reasons than one! You love him, of course, and he’s a new resident DJ at the PAD!
With that being the case, we surely had to sit down and interview him. Who would expect one of the most recognizable voices in Hip Hop to become a staple in Atlantic City nightlife?! See what Fatman Scoop had to say, below.
TAC: Did you ever think you would be named a resident DJ at The Pool After Dark in AC?! What do you like most about this new gig you have going on here?
Fatman Scoop: Never even thought about it. Was just doing a gig. Got there and saw the vibe! Loved it and wanted to be a part of it. Put it in the universe and it came to be! The part that I love the most is the pool! I can party and swim, and do water sports! Playing with the people in the pool is the most fun to me!
TAC: Love it! How would you describe your DJ style for people who have yet to see you behind the ones and twos?
Fatman Scoop: High energy, captivating, interactive and personal. I love looking everyone in the eye, being close, and touching people. That’s what its all about to me!
TAC: Your voice is one of the most recognizable things about you! When did you discover that it was a great asset for you?
Fatman Scoop: Only through having to put my brother through college. That’s what gave me the idea to do records. He got through and is a MAJOR music industry executive now. So it was worth it!
TAC: We wish we thought of that! You won a Grammy Award in 2005 for the “Lose Control” video with Missy Elliot and Ciara. What changed for you after that?
Fatman Scoop: Just the price of a show!!!!!!! Hahahahahahahhahahahahaha!!!!!
TAC: LOL. You’ve worked with too many artists to count! What’s your favorite or craziest collaboration story?
Fatman Scoop: Mariah Carey stopped me in the middle of recording and asked me if I wanted her to buy my wife some expensive glasses for her because she was sick and wanted to cheer her up! She is like that! She loves to love!
TAC: Love that. Your song “Put Your Hands Up” has been one of the most popular party songs for quite some time now. What makes it so hot?!
Fatman Scoop: Commanding voice, incredible beat, saying the right chants the crowd loved and God. That’s God’s work.
TAC: What are some of your other favorite songs besides your own that pump you up to party?
Fatman Scoop: You will laugh! The Charlie Daniels band “The Devil Went Down To Georgia”.
(We need to try to have a dance break to this! ).
TAC: What is something about you that would surprise people?
Fatman Scoop: That most of the food I eat is healthy! I’m the only person I know who can stay fat off drinking kale juice and eating pomegranates!
TAC: What is your life like when you’re not here with us at The Pool After Dark?
Fatman Scoop: Working in the studio (right now I’m recordinig a song for Skrillex), working on being a better, DJ, performer, and father. Working hard on that!
TAC: What do you still hope to accomplish in your career?
Fatman Scoop: To be a successful late night television host and become the number one pizza franchise in the world!