VH1's "Master of the Mix" is one of the more under-the-radar talent shows on television, but in many ways, it's one of the most legit.
The Smirnoff-sponsored DJ competition, judged by superstar DJs Mia Moretti and Kid Capri and music-biz heavyweight Benjamin Maddahi, featured some of the country's top rising DJs rocking the decks for a quarter-million-dollar prize. Along the way, the contestants faced challenges like remixing guest judge Estelle's songs (right in front of her!) and taking on hip-hop under the guidance of special guest Cut Chemist. Pretty cool, edgy stuff for reality TV.
This week, the "Master of the Mix" winner was crowned: DJ JayCeeOh, who has worked with J.Dilla, Sean Price, Talib Kweli, and Wiz Khalifa. JayCeeOh has also won two M.I.C. Turntablist of the Year Awards, a DMC Battle Championship, and the 2011 National McDonald's Flavor Battle Champion, and he currently DJs at hot spots like L.A's Greystone Manor, Las Vegas's Hyde, and NYC's Roseland Ballroom. Winning "MotM" is just his latest achievement, but it's obviously his biggest.
Check out some behind-the-scenes of JayCeeOh behind the turntables above, and groove to a mix that he put together to celebrate his VH1 victory below: