I got asked to up an earlier episode I have of a DJ Red Alert radio show. I’ve upped a few over the years, and I’m show the majority of them were back in Dec of ’06, so I figured since I didn’t do much tonight with the blog that I would up a few more while I was at it.
I have a special place in my memories when it comes to Red Alert. It was his shows that I first got my greedy little hands on when I was younger, so he’s always been my favorite radio jock. His shows always have the best guests, the best mixes, and the best exclusives.
The man is a legend, pure and simple. Not only is he revered in the hip hop circles, he is also recognized in the popular culture as well. He has been inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame, named an honorary ambassador in the United Nations for his works in field of music and been named as one of the 50 most influential people in music by Rolling Stone magazine.
Red’s been around since day one, attending the parties of Kool Herc, hitting up places such as The Tunnel, The Roxy, and Latin Quarters and seeing Grandmaster Flash and others spin up in the place. It wasn’t before to long that Red was DJing his own parties and soon become the “official DJ” for Afrika Bambaata and the Zulu nation. Red would go on to become one of the first Hip Hop radio DJ’s for KISS FM in New York before moving on to WBLS. He’s also been apart of the massive BDP crew, DJ’d for Sparky Dee during the whole “Roxanne, Roxanne” era and done several albums and mixes.