Bad Boy Bill
It wasn’t very long ago that a bizarre and glorious new sound began?creeping out of nightclubs in Chicago. Before this future music?captivated the world, before it spread to London and New York, before?it was even given a name, this new sound?captured the imagination of a young Chicago teenager who prior to?coming out of his teens would have a name synonymous with Chicago?House Music: That name was Bad Boy Bill.
Beginning his career when he was a freshman in High School, it was a?time when most people hadn’t even heard of House Music yet. But for? Bill it was a fresh and amazing sound and he had to be involved.?Influenced heavily by the Legendary Hot Mix 5, Bill spent day and?night working on his craft eventually catching the eyes of the very?radio stations he spent all of his time listening to. By the time he?graduated high school Bill was a regular on the radio and one of the?most popular DJ’s in Chicago.
While only a teenager Bad Boy Bill was already releasing music on a?label he founded with his friend Mike “Hitman” Wilson called?“International House Records”. Bills tracks were being played by DJ’s?all over the country while his DJ Schedule was getting so busy that he?was booked almost every night of the week. It seemed that Chicago? could not get enough of Bad Boy Bill and he gave them what they wanted?working endlessly mixing on the radio, making mix Cd’s, producing?music and Deejaying at nightclubs clubs he wasn’t even old enough to?get in to.
Bill’s passion for House Music and his astounding natural ability behind the?turntables eventually led him to the competition scene where he would?win numerous DJ Battles across the country including placing in?multiple DMC Championships. Bill constantly pushed the envelope and?came up with incredible style and techniques to punish his competition?including a performance so infamous it was censored on the DMC contest?video.