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Artist of the day: DJ Kitty



In honor of the Tampa Bay Rays returning to the MLB playoffs, which start Wednesday, this week we’re honoring some of the team’s musical influences. Today: DJ Kitty.




DJ Kitty has been dubbed "Keyboard Cat 2.0" and a "viral hype man" during his recent whirlwind trip through the blogosphere. The Rays play the above video to get fans pumped up during big games, so you can expect to see plenty of him during the playoffs.

The Wall Street Journal is not a fan. "Why must baseball's great eccentrics turn to one of the most banal crowd-pleasers imaginable — the cat video?" they wrote. They even contacted someone from PETA to ask about what the poor cat must have gone through during the making of this video. "I doubt that cat enjoyed being puppeteered," a spokesman said.

We beg to differ. DJ Kitty's skills on the 1s and 2s during Gucci Mane's Wasted are impeccable, and we think he knows it. He could walk into any club in town and get bottle service with a rep like this.

Click here for Lane DeGregory's story on DJ Kitty.

[Last modified: Monday, October 4, 2010 8:40pm]


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