WHAT’S HOT AT THE BOX
This week on VMB we feature two stories from The Bronx.
Pioneering Hip-Hop Radio DJ Chuck Chillout interview at his BDay Party — http://youtu.be/PGK5-eW50JU
Rapper Intikana heading to Uganda — http://youtu.be/hVzQhqydMFQ.
ABOUT VIDEO MUSIC BOX
Ralph McDaniels always wanted to showcase the hip-hop that was not being featured in the mainstream. After about a year of hosting Studio 31 Dance Party, McDaniels got the opportunity to produce a show the way he originally wanted to do it and he appropriately named it – Video Music Box (VMB). It was not long before VMB’s 6-day, 60-minute public access viewership began to grow far beyond what any of the cable networks had expected. By 1995, Billboard magazine had recognized and awarded VMB as the “Best Local R&B/Rap Regional Show”. In addition, VMB was also notably voted as the Top 10 Greatest Hip Hop TV Moments by VH1 in 2003. By 2005, over 192,000 households per week were regularly viewing VMB. In 1985, McDaniels became the first to broadcast a hip-hop tour, “Fresh Fest”, on VMB which featured many of today’s hip-hop icons such as RUN DMC, LL Cool J, Queen Latifah, Will Smith, and many others. It was also through the broadcast of VMB that McDaniels was able to successfully register over 10,000 voters earning McDaniels tremendous respect and accolades throughout NYC. Now in 2010 Ralph is about to expand and launch Video Music Box Global and present his show to the international Hip-Hop audience who has nothing but love for the Hip-Hop culture. For more info on 30 years of VMB and upcoming events you can contact us or you can watch the show on WNYC Ch. 25; Cablevision Ch. 22; Comcast Ch. 14/18 on Wednesday nights at 11:30PM, Fridays at 2:30AM, and Saturday at Midnight.
For weekly updates on Video Music Box and other things in Hip-Hop hit us up at RandyKFisher@gmail.com.
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