Red Alert is also featured in an exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Red was reared by his maternal grandparents, who were from Antiqua. Jazzy Jay in return introduced Red to , the founding member and most exalted deejay of the Universal Zulu Nation. He has been appointed by the United Nations as an honorary Ambassador To Music. Such uplifting tunes, but with the nastiness that we all crave, Question Mark series of Bootlegs believed to be these guys were awesome too.
. His only full-time hired colleague for the station's other hip hop shows was fellow pioneering deejay Chuck Chillout. Seminal sounds for those in the know. Red Alert continued to draw a following in Harlem. It was important to be up on what was happening on the New York scene, so Red was now attending legendary parties throughout the Bronx. He has three grandchildren, and one of his nephews is rapper Mike Gee of the hip hop group.
Red Alert taught the basics of deejaying to his cousin , a fellow pioneering Universal Zulu Nation member. Except for a few things they have done in mid '93 their tunes are extremely uplifting and rushy. Well all wait to see what he has in store for us next. People are scared to fall. Since then, Red has done super mixes for compilation albums on Next Plateau Records and Epic Records. They had something that the rest lacked and for that, I loves 'em! At age nineteen, he began attending Thursday and Friday night parties in downtown New York City. Through this association, Red began to spin records downtown at such clubs as Negril and Danceteria.
Right on the cusp of when Jungle turned into Happy, which then very quickly turned rubbish. The teenage Crute graduated high school as a top-ranking basketball prospect, and earned a full athletic scholarship to attend in 1976. After attending a total of three semesters, Red dropped out of Hampton University and returned home to Harlem to become a full-time deejay for Afrika Bambaataa and performed throughout The Bronx, Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey. He has appeared in over 50 music videos. When the cassette tapes gained popularity in the 1970s, Red Alert was the first disc jockey to record mix compilation albums, which were later known as mixtapes. Bambaataa taught Red about rock, reggae and new wave music.
Red Alert holds the all-time record for the most guest appearances among all hip hop artists and personalities in the history of music video. He built his fame and expanded his name recognition via mixtapes that were bootlegged amongst his fans within the Tri-State area who recorded his radio show, and eventually worldwide with the Universal Zulu Nation and the Rock Steady Crew. I will be listing more Hip Hop tapes, cds and records over the next coming weeks, more to come! According to Red, the inspiration for his chant was from Looney Tunes cartoon character. He was named one of the 50 most influential people in music by Rolling Stone magazine. I guess you could say they are the one of the founders of happy hardcore. He has had cameos on countless albums, and has also released various compilation albums.
Did I mention they wrote their tracks on an Amiga? His allure was for the deejay's acute ability to blended vinyl records on two sets of turntables with ideal songs that had tempos and rhythms to keep the dancing crowd moving. Red Alert is the only hip hop deejay honored with a display in the Radio Section of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Red Alert has performed on multiple international tours with Boogie Down Productions, The Jungle Brothers, as a solo artist, and is currently a member of the Funkmaster Flex-helmed deejay crew. Learning about the various styles of dance oriented music, Red soon became the deejay for Bambaaata and his Zulu Nation, joining the likes of Afrika Islam, the Soul Sonic Force, and the. Red studied the style of music Kool Herc played and the way he blended the vinyl.
Red Alert has been noted for breaking in such acts and artists as , , and. While deejaying at The Roxy in 1982, Red Alert met Barry Mayo, the Program Director. In the early 1980s, Bambaataa would bring the sounds of hip hop to downtown New York City in legendary New York nightclubs Danceteria, Negril, and The Roxy. The exact cassette shown in the photo is the exact cassette being sold. Red later received a college basketball scholarship.
All in all, my favorite of the breakbeat hardcore producers. With his Red Alert Productions, Red Alert brokered a contract with to release the Jungle Brothers seminal sophomore album. He also hosts the mix show Article One on Youth Radio 92. He later attended and graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in. In June 2003, he was recognized with a location on the Bronx Walk of Fame, a series of street signs recognizing people of note from the borough, alongside other notables such as , who have originated from the Bronx.