Rapper’s Berkeley bona fides questioned in new video

DJ Dave, aka Dave Wittman, has all the Berkeley bona fides: he played at Adventure Playground as a kid, loves the Edible Schoolyard, and graduated from Berkeley High in 1992.

But after living in Los Angeles for 20 years, can he really still claim he is from Berkeley?

The question is even more relevant after DJ Dave’s video, “Whole Foods Parking Lot,” went viral. It has now been viewed more than 3.2 million times on You Tube.

When the video came out, performer LaeCharles Lawrence filmed a Berkeley remix rebuttal video. Now LaeCharles has taken his challenge one step further and called into question DJ Dave’s Berkeleyishness. The two go back and forth on the question in Fog and Smog Film’s latest video, “Berkeley Enough.”


Well, does DJ Dave pass the test?