Word around the internet is that Kanye West had enough of his DJ f*cking up and fired him.
The DJ who got fired, Mano, served as the disc jockey for Kanye West since A-Trak parted ways with ‘Ye some years ago.
DJ Mano often messes up during Kanye West‘s live sets and most recently done so during the Yeezus tour. Mano messes up so much that the people most important to Kanye‘s live act, the fans who attend the shows, put together a YouTube video showcasing his most popular f*ck ups of recent memory. Some during the Yeezus tour.
In one clip featured above, Kanye gets so mad he screams Mano‘s name. Are these f*ck ups the reason for his firing? Probably.
It’s unknown who will fill Mano‘s shoes since being fired from being Kanye West‘s official DJ, but rumors are circling that A-Trak may return and be Kanye‘s official DJ once again. While this is unconfirmed and could be speculation, it seems likely, because just last night A-Trak posted a letter on his Instagram account about #RealDJing.
There’s a lot of talk lately about what DJing is becoming. I’ve seen it evolve a lot over the years. I started DJing when I was 13, scratching vinyl and playing strictly hip hop, winning championships. The DMC judges thought I was pretty good at it, but think my definition was narrow back then. I remember when my aunts and uncles found out I was a DJ they assumed I was the guy talking on the radio. So to define who we were, we called ourselves turntablists. We wanted legitimacy. As I grew up I got into more sides of the craft. Party-rocking and mastering different musical genres. In the early 2000’s I was Serato’s very first endorsee. I remember talking to Jazzy Jeff and AM about Serato: was it stable enough? We also had to convert all our music. DJing was becoming digital. Then Kanye hired me to tour with him, because he learned how to perform from Common and Kweli who had real DJs too – shout out to Dummy & Ruckus. We went on an Usher tour and Kanye wanted me to bust solos. My routines were too specialized so I had to make new ones that this new audience would understand. I started seeing the bigger picture. Then I got into electronic music. I remember seeing Mehdi, Boys Noize, Feadz playing on CDJs and thinking: these guys are turntablists too. Surkin was the first guy I saw DJ on Ableton in a way that felt like true DJing too. Now there’s a whole new cast in electronic music, and it’s still exciting to me. I’ve seen a lot of fads come and go over the years. And I don’t think my way of DJing is the only way. I wish I could also play like Carl Cox and DJ Harvey too. But I have my style and it’s my passion. I love standing for something that means something, as Pharcyde would say. When you come to my show you know you’ll see me cut. And take risks. DJing is about taking risks. I represent #RealDJing #YouKnowTheDifference
It’s also rumored that Mano could have been the one behind the leak of Kanye West‘s “All Day” single…that surely would be a good reason to fire somebody.
We’ll update you as more on this develops…
how often did mano fuck up on the yeezus tour? “all day nigga.” @CallMeMano
— West (@Wsstt) August 13, 2014
UPDATE: Taiwanese Animators animated this article and it’s pretty hilarious. Watch below.