DJ Red Alert

DJ Red Alert is a member of the hip hop culture that is known for bringing the music to the people. He began his career as part of the Afrika Bambaataa’s Zulu Nation and earned the reputation as a top notch DJ.  At one point in the early 80’s, Red Alert’s equipment was stolen.  Once he was able to get at new setup Bambaataa and other members of the Nation were moving to clubs in Manhattan.  Red Alert continued to...

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Mutant Rockers

This UK based group short lived recording career began and ended in 1985.  They  released on Banquet Records and featured two instrumentals, “Classical Scratch” and “Principles of Scratch”. An interesting side note to the record was a stripped down version of “Principles of Scratch” was included and called “Scratch my Back”  Listeners were invited to add their own vocals and scratches to...

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Marley Marl

MC Shan.  Roxanne Shante.  Heavy D.  Big Daddy Kane.  Biz Markie.  Chaka Kahn.  MC Lyte.  Craig  G.  LL Cool J.  Master Ace.  3rd Bass.  Boogie Down Productions.  En Vogue.  TLC.  Lords of the Underground.  Monie Love.  Shabba Ranks.  Da Youngsters.  Dr. Dre & Ed Lover.  KRS-ONE.  Capone & Noreaga.  The Alkaholiks.  Mic Geronimo.  Eric B. and Rakim.  Fat Joe.  Funkmaster Flex. What do these artists have in common?  They have...

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Knights of the Turntables

Members Lil Roc-n-G (Gerard Burton) MC C-Breeze (Curtis Harvey) Gerard Burton was orginally from Carson, Ca. and Curtis Harvey was from San Pedro, Ca. by way of Rochester NY. Curtis moved San Pedro in the early 80’s. They kicked off in 1984 on JDC records with the oft-sampled “Techno Scratch” which sampled Woody Woodpecker’s laugh. In 1985 they surpassed themselves with the double AA side “We are The ...

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Kool Herc
Jan07

Kool Herc

  Did you know that a man named Clive Campbell who was born in 1955 in Kingston, Jamaica is The Father of Hip Hop? Why don’t you? Kool Herc emigrated to the Bronx in 1967 when he was 12 years old.  While attending Alfred E. Smith High School he spent a lot of time in the weight room.  That fact coupled with his height spurned the other kids to call him Hercules. His first deejay gig was as his sister’s birthday...

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Jazzy Jay

This pioneer started his illustrious career playing in the streets of the Bronx, under the guidance of Afrika Bambaataa. During the 80’s club revolution, Jazzy went from performing on the streets and in small clubs to spinning records in NYC’s hottest clubs: Negril, the Roxy, the Ritz, and  Danceteria. He was one of the first to bring Hip Hop music to the airwaves, on KISS FM.  Jazzy’s three hour show became so...

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