DJ Too Tuff is wasting no time making things happen since his release last week from jail. The Tuff Crew member had been locked up on a weed-possession charge that was later dismissed.
The DJ's got a new outlook on life and spent some time at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility working out and reading personal power books by motivational guru Anthony Robbins.
Too Tuff, who grew up as Joseph Hicks at 4th & Girard, years before your hipster girlfriend would have set foot in that neighborhood, is spinning Feb. 1 with Jeru the Damaja and DJ Tat Money at Tritone (1508 South). Tix are available here.
Tuff Crew played a reunion show at Tritone in August which raised money for Too Tuff's legal bills. They hope to do a full reunion soon.
The St. Joe's Prep graduate dropped out of Temple in 1987 to tour full time with the Tuff Crew. Now that he's a free man, he's working on making new music and issuing some unreleased Tuff Crew tracks. He updates fans regularly on his website.