Annick "MF Gold" Maugile-Flavien

Name: Annick

What is your DJ alias? & what are its origins? : MF Gold. Well it’s actually kinda silly, see my middle name is Marie-Laure, which is a French name, and when I was a kid I was trying to translate it for my English friends and I at that time I thought laure (as opposed to l’or) meant gold so I told people my middle name was mary-gold which just stuck with me for a while till I eventually turned into MF Gold

Show: Say Word!

Genre: Hip Hop Culture Talk Show

How long have you been at CJLO? : since April 2011

What is the best thing about working at CJLO? : Being part of a posse always gives you street cred and CJLO street cred is OG

Describe your show as a potential life partner. What are its qualities? : My show is so fun and spontaneous. It really loves life and discovering new cultures. It’s super opinionated but very open-minded. It loves the best music and always gives credit where credit is due, but mostly what I love about my show is that it loves me and soothes me when I’m frustrated, understands my rants and is always up for a good time.

Two reasons why you do your show?:
1) I love Life
2) I love sharing what I experience in Life

What do you think makes your show unique?: Our Talk Spots! Playing great music is only 10% of what we do at Say Word! .. Our talk spots really define Say Word because we really take the time to highlight local events, hot topics and artists so you can always be sure that you’ll learn something new from listening to Say Word!. Plus the Caity and MF Gold dynamic is totally one of a kind.

If you weren't doing your show, in what other ways would you express yourself?: I love to write, sing, dance, scream at shows, stalk people on fb, videoblog... Don’t worry I’d find someway to make my opinions heard.

What was the biggest turning point in your musical journey?: Well I’ve always loved many types of music and Hip-Hop was always a super big part of my life but I guess I must have been about 17 when I realized that even if I love lots of genres of music I want to live Hip-Hop for the rest of my life and I owe Tribe Called Quest, A-Rock, Nomadic Massive and the Vinyl dancefloor for that.

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If I could travel back in time and bring back anyone, I would bring back My Dad and Che Guevara. Because, They were both epic men who actually met each other and I would love to see their dynamic together

Name your 2 favorite albums of all time: I don’t do the whole all time thing cause I’m so one who changes a lot but they are a few albums that will always stick in my mind such as: No Doubt ‘Tragic Kingdom’, Jamiroquai ‘Travelling Without Moving’, Jay-Z ‘Reasonable Doubt’, Tribe Called Quest ‘ Midnight Marauders’ and recently Nomadic Massive ‘Nomad’s Land’, Obsesion ‘El Disco Negro’, The Narcicyst ‘The Narcicyst’ and DJ Jazzy Jeff & Ayah ‘Back for More’

What is the one piece of technology you cannot live without?: My Laptop

Describe yourself in 3 words: Fun, Loud, Intense