Seattle’s one and only urban radio station was KFOX 1250 AM known as the “Rhythm of The City”. JJ garnered the Monday through Friday evening show from 7 to midnight. His show was called “The House Party” and featured funk and hip-hop while airing interviews with artists like Mix-A-Lot, Troop and others. JJ has rubbed elbows with the likes of Spike Lee, Sinbad and other artists that rolled in to Seattle back in the late 80′s.
I wanted to feature the gritty, booger-nosed funk that I always wanted to play on the air but couldn’t because we had to water things down for the owner and his cornball ideas about what R&B was all about.