DJ Hideo was one of the DJ's that introduced me to Hip Hop back in 7th grade. Between 92.3 The Beat and Power 106, I would listen to Hideo mix on air and think to myself, "I want to do that".
When I finally got the privelege to be part of Proof Positive and Forte Social, I was introduced to and had the opportunity to work with some of LA's best DJ's. At one big event at the Mayan in LA, I was star struck when I was lined up with Hideo and finally met him. I didn't know what to expect but he was awesome when I introduced myself to him. I wanted to ask for an autograph, cheesy I know, but he made it seem like we've known each other for a long time so I didn't feel it was necessary. I met him again a couple of more times during other big PP event and he was always the same along with his brother Tony Jr.
When I heard about his condition, I couldn't help but feel affected by it. You can read more about it on his blog, www.djhideo.com.
Stay strong Hideo. Fight on!