Kool DJ Red Alert on Rap City 1994

The koolest DJ around, Kool DJ Red Alert drops the science in this 1994 Rap City segment. The legend takes us through his Hip-Hop journey and also drops some knowledge about the importance of having a personality and loving what you do. And if you are gonna get into hip-hop in any way, shape, or form, listen out the DJ Red Alert break down the four H’s! And the highlight of this interview? Red Alert tells the true meaning of the term, “pop music”.

- Ime, Wisdom B


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The Golden Era of New York Radio 1980 - 1988 || The story of the golden era of New York radio, and the deejays that made it happen.

New York City Radio during the 1980s featured the most dynamic and influential soundtrack the city has ever heard. Revolutions On Air is the story of mix show legends and studio wizards like Shep Pettibone, Tony Humphries, The Latin Rascals, Marley Marl, and Kool DJ Red Alert - innovators whose “anything goes” attitude pushed the emerging hip-hop, electro, freestyle, and house music scenes and kept radio listeners citywide hooked to their tape decks in order to record these now-classic mixes.

I’m still drowning in my sorrows about the loss of 98.7KissFM and Shazaming up a storm in the last hours of New York’s home for Classic Soul, R&B & Hip Hop. 

One of my mourning activities has been following the DJs online everywhere I can. I am especially pleased to find that Kool DJ Red Alert is on Soundcloud, and already posted the first half of his Thank You Mix from his last show on KissFM. 

He has a couple other mixes up, and I’m hoping this means we’ll hear a lot more of him on Soundcloud (and the radio!) in the future. 

In other news, DJ Antoine Qua has a Kiss 98.7 podcast with about 20 episodes of his saturday night broadcasts from the Key Club. Download them on iTunes here while you can. 


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Kool DJ Red Alert is recognized and respected worldwide as one of the founding fathers of Hip-Hop music and culture! He has received numerous awards and accolades including a special award at the first annual Rap Hall of Fame Awards show. The prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from IMPACT music trade publication for 1998 and the 1997 Mix Show DJ of the year award from GAVIN. In addition DJ Red Alert was named one of the 50 most influential people in music by ROLLING STONE magazine. He has also received the Living Legend Award. DJ Red Alert’s World Famous Radio Mix Show can be heard on New York City’s 98.7 Kiss FM every Saturday night 10:00 pm - 12:00 Midnight Eastern Standard Time.