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Hip Hop music pioneer Kool DJ Red Alert (@KoolDJRedAlert)

Hip Hop music pioneer Kool DJ Red Alert (@KoolDJRedAlert)

The Radio Boys (Kev Lawrence, C.Truth) talked to their favorite uncle, Kool DJ Red Alert. Red (@KoolDJRedAlert) imparted a lot of knowledge on the early evolution of hip hop as well as: having a passion for what you do, launching careers (Jungle Bros, A Tribe called Quest, BDP, Queen Latifah), what makes a complete DJ, who got him into hip hop, why he chose to do live mixes when others were pre-recording, the first record he ever played on the radio, his views on the Tribe called Quest documentary, letting his son build his own music brand, how hip hop has collaborated with all genres of music, what not to tell a DJ, reading a crowd, the difference between radio spinning vs. club spinning, the day he knew he had arrived in the business, and a circumstance in which he was scared to go on after another DJ. Uncle Red also relayed stories about Grandmaster Flash, Jazzy Jay, Grand wizard Theodore, Luv Bug Starski and dropping house tunes in the Powerhouse club where the movie “Strictly Bu