Was 1980s New York The Greatest Age Of Hip-Hop On Radio? (Video)
In the upcoming (April 22) Revolutions On Air: The Golden Era of New York Radio (1980 – 1988), Red Bull Music Academy takes us way, way back to the early days to witness a crazy time in New York City when things were really happening and a new culture was being sculpted.
The forthcoming documentary features interviews from pioneering Hip-Hop mixmasters such as DJ Marley Marl, Kool DJ Red Alert, DJ Stretch Armstrong and more. It was here that over the evening airwaves, Hip-Hop got incredibly exciting, with DJs competing much like MCs. In doing so, things got incredibly creative, as this trailer suggests—with some iconic 1980s New York city portraits.
Check out the first trailer for In Revolutions On Air: The Golden Era of New York Radio (1980 – 1988) and be sure to mark your calendars for the full release on April 22: