Hot 97′s Funkmaster Flex took to the ones and twos to spread knowledge. Kool DJ Red Alert became the first voice of hip-hop on the radio on October 19th, 1983. Along with Mr. Magic, Red Alert helped bring rap and hip hop to the airwaves through 98.7 Kiss FM across New York, New Jersey & Connecticut.
Flex took it way back to a time when there wasn’t even records to fill a three-hour time slot. Saturday night belonged to Kool Red Alert with Flex’s dedication mix. With the sounds of KRS-1, Boogie Down Productions, Biz Markie and so much more, enjoy this lesson in hip hop 101.
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Born in Hollywood, FL, Anthony Centeno received his Bachelors degree in Journalism at Florida International University in Miami. During his time in college, Centeno wrote for DaLeak.com, based in New York City, under Tony MC. Upon graduation, he moved to the North Jersey to write for VIBE Magazine as an intern while working as an full-time blogger.
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