Thomas ‘DJ Slugo’ Kendricks was born on Chicago’s South Side. With 20 plus years in the game, he is one of the original creators of a music style commonly known as ghetto house or more recently regarded as juke. Deriving from old school house, it is steeped with nuances from ghetto life traditions and descriptions. In 1992, he released his first truly professional mix tape, Ghetto Mix Part III. This tape landed in the hands of Ray Barney, CEO of the infamous Chicago-based Dance Mania label, resulting in a long stream of releases there, and affording DJ Slugo the freedom to form his own outlet, Subterranean Playhouse. Stepping to his own beat, he has remained a tireless staple of the genre he helped shape.
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