KOOL DJ RED ALERT

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INTERVIEW: KIM "GOODLOOK" SEABROOK


ON OCTOBER 19TH, 2018, HIP-HOP PIONEER KOOL DJ RED ALERT CELEBRATED 35 YEARS IN RADIO. ONE OF THE FOREFATHERS OF HIP-HOP CULTURE, RED ALERT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EMERGENCE OF RAP MUSIC ON THE RADIO IN THE EARLY 80'S. THE DISC JOCKEY ROSE TO STARDOM ON 98.7 KISS FM (NEW YORK, NY) AND IS CREDITED WITH THE DISCOVERY OF HIP-HOP ACTS LIKE A TRIBE CALLED QUEST, THE JUNGLE BROTHERS, BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS AND QUEEN LATIFAH. RED ALERT IS ALSO RECOGNIZED AS THE FIRST DJ TO PLAY HIP-HOP ON MAJOR RADIO. KIM "GOODLOOK" SEABROOK SITS DOWN WITH THE LEDGENDARY DJ TO DISCUSS HIP-HOP CULTURE, VIOLATOR, CELEBRATING 35 YEARS IN RADIO AND MORE.

 

VALIDATED: WE ALL KNOW YOU'RE A LEGEND AND A PIONEER IN THE DJ GAME. YOU STARTED OFF IN THE HOOD AND WORKED YOUR WAY UP TO RADIO.

KOOL DJ RED ALERT: FUNNY THAT YOU SAY THAT BECAUSE A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE SEEM TO FORGET THAT THE CULTURE HAS TO START FROM SOMEWHERE. YOU DIDN’T HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL FOR THIS. IT COMES FROM YOUR UPBRINGING, YOUR SURROUNDINGS, AND IT’S THE NEIGHBORHOOD, THE HOOD, THE GHETTO, THE ENVIRONMENT.

 

VALIDATED: THATS WHAT MAKES IT MORE PASSIONATE BECAUSE OF EVERYTHING THAT WE GO THROUGH IN THE HOOD WE HAVE TO FIND AN OUTLET AND DJ'ING BECAME YOUR OUTLET.

KOOL DJ RED ALERT: YES, IT HAS.

 

VALIDATED: YOU HAVE AN ANNIVERSARY COMING UP, IS THAT CORRECT?

KOOL DJ RED ALERT: YES, OCT 19TH (2018) IT MAKES 35 YEARS OF RADIO. 43 YEARS ALL TOGETHER I’VE BEEN DJ’ING BUT 35 YEARS OF IT IS RADIO.

 

VALIDATED: WOW, THAT'S AMAZING! THAT'S LONGEVITY RIGHT THERE!

KOOL DJ RED ALERT: NOW I KNOW WHAT A CITY WORKER FEELS LIKE. LOL BUT IT'S AN HONOR, IT'S A PLEASURE AND I STILL ENJOY IT.

 

VALIDATED: BUT TALK ABOUT IT BECAUSE I HEARD THAT BACK IN THE DAY THAT BEING ON THE RADIO WASN’T EVEN A GOOD THING TO DO. LIKE YOU WERE A SELLOUT IF YOU WENT ON THE RADIO.

KOOL DJ RED ALERT: THAT'S WHAT PEOPLE WERE CONSIDERING AT ONE POINT BECAUSE AS THEY ALWAYS SAY THAT TERM "KEEP IT REAL FROM WHERE YOU STARTED AT" BUT NOT KNOWING THAT YOU’RE TAKING IT TO ANOTHER LEVEL. THAT'S LIKE SAYING IN THE PAST YOU HAD PEOPLE WHO WERE SINGING ON THE CORNER GETTING IN THEIR LITTLE DUET OR QUAD WITH THEIR LITTLE CROWD, WHICH LATER ON NOW FROM THE SINGING IT COMES TO RAPPING BUT IT ALL STARTS OFF AS A LITTLE CYPHER. IN ORDER FOR YOU TO GET TO THE NEXT LEVEL YOU GET SIGNED TO A RECORD DEAL. SO NOW HERE IT IS I ALONG WITH MANY OF MY PEERS, WE’RE IN THE HOOD PLAYING IN THE LITTLE WHOLE IN THE WALLS, IN THE CENTER AND OUTSIDE IN THE STREET. YOU GET A CHANCE NOW TO TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL. YOU GO DOWNTOWN TO THE CLUBS AND THEN YOU'RE DISCOVERED BY THE PEOPLE IN THE CLUBS AND NOW YOU BRING IT TO RADIO. THAT'S WHEN YOU SAY "OK, I’M GRADUATING. I’M GOING FROM ONE SCHOOL TO ANOTHER." THAT'S WHAT IT WAS.

 

VALIDATED: WHICH STATIONS HAVE YOU PLAYED ON?

KOOL DJ RED ALERT: WHEN I FIRST STARTED DOING RADIO... I’LL TAKE IT BACK TO WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE, I WENT TO HAMPTON (UNIVERSITY). I TOOK COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING AND I GOT MY 3RD CLASS LICENSE AND THEY HAD A RADIO STATION ON THE CAMPUS, "WHOV". THEN WHEN I CAME HOME AFTER A YEAR AND A HALF AT COLLEGE THAT'S WHEN I SAW THAT EVERYTHING WAS RISING AND I WAS ALREADY APART OF THE ALMIGHTY UNIVERSAL ZULU NATION. SO THE PERSON THAT EMERGED FROM THAT WAS AFRICA ISLAM AND HE HAD A SHOW ON "WHBI", WHERE HIP-HOP RADIO REALLY ORIGINALLY STARTED. REST IN PEACE TO MR. MAGIC. HE BROUGHT A SHOW THERE CALLED "ZULU BEATS" AND THAT'S WHERE HE HAD ME COME ON WITH HIM. HE WAS MAINLY THE MAIN FACTOR OF THE SHOW BUT I WAS LIKE HIS SIDE MAN AND WHEN HE WENT OUT I FILLED IN FOR HIM. THEN FROM THERE THAT'S WHEN I GOT ACCEPTED LATER ON RIGHT AFTER MY COUSIN JAZZY JAY TO BE ON KISS 98.7 FM AND THAT WAS 1983.

 

VALIDATED: I HEARD ABOUT 1983 AND YOUR COUSIN JAZZY JAY. I KNOW THERE WERE SOME ISSUES WITH YOUR COUSIN BECAUSE HE WAS LIKE "LISTEN, I DO THE WORK THEN YOU GOT TO PAY ME." ANY ARTIST THAT IS PURSUING SOMETHING, WE’VE GOT TO START OUT FROM SOMEWHERE. WE GOT TO HUSTLE AND DO IT FOR FREE FOR A WHILE UNTIL WE GET THE NAME OUT. I THINK THATS WHAT HAPPENED WITH YOU, IS THAT CORRECT?

KOOL DJ RED ALERT: WELL MY COUSIN JAZZY, HE WAS ALREADY INVOLVED IN WHAT HE WAS DOING BECAUSE HE WAS ALSO THE DJ FOR THE GROUP CALLED THE SOUL SONIC FORCE THAT MADE "PLANET ROCK". HE WAS SOMEWHAT ACCUSTOMED TO RECEIVING PAY FOR WHAT HE WAS DOING. SO NOW WHEN YOU GET TO THAT LEVEL OF RADIO AND HE SEES "OKAY, THEY GOT ME ON, I’M DOING MY THING, SUCH AND SUCH BUT THEY’RE NOT PAYING ME." NOT KNOWING AT THE SAME TIME THAT YOU ARE GAINING EXPOSURE TO BE IN THE CLUBS, TO BE IN THE STUDIOS, ETC. SO AFTER 2 MONTHS HE LET IT GO AND THAT'S WHEN THEY CAME TO ME. I DID IT FOR NOTHING FOR 3 MONTHS AND I WAS ON NOT EVERY WEEK BUT EVERY OTHER WEEK. I WAS ALTERNATING WITH FIRST A PERSON BY THE NAME OF TONY HUMPHRIES THAT USE TO BE ON AND AFTER THAT YOU HAD THE OTHER GUYS BY THE NAME OF "THE LATIN RASCALS". NOT MANY PEOPLE REMEMBER THAT, "THE LATIN RASCALS". SO THAT'S LIKE EVERY OTHER SATURDAY, THEY ON ONE SATURDAY AND I’M ON THE NEXT SATURDAY. I WAS DOING THAT FOR THREE MONTHS UNTIL I FINALLY GOT TO SEE MY FIRST PAY WHICH WAS VERY LOW.

 

VALIDATED: WHICH WAS WHAT, LIKE A $100.00?

KOOL DJ RED ALERT: YOU KNOW WHAT, YOU HIT IT RIGHT ON THE HEAD. EACH TIME THAT I GOT ON IT WAS JUST A $100.00. BUT WHAT I LEARNED THAT I USED LATER ON DOWN THE ROAD THAT I USED THAT AS A VEHICLE FOR OUTSIDE STUFF. I’M GETTING GIGS, GETTING SOME STUDIO WORK, YOU KNOW, THE EXPOSURE. IT'S LIKE IT LED ME TO OTHER DIFFERENT AVENUES SO THAT'S WHAT I DID.

 

VALIDATED: FUNNY YOU TALK ABOUT THAT $100.00 PAY, THAT'S 1983. I’VE WORKED WITH QUITE A FEW DJ’S AND I KNOW THERE’S MANY TALENTED DJ’S OUT THERE. I ALSO KNOW THAT THAT'S WHAT THEY OFFER FOR PAY SOMETIMES NOW. WHAT'S YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE DJ CAREER NOW COMPARED TO YOU?

KOOL DJ RED ALERT: IN GENERAL, AND I DON’T KNOCK IT BECAUSE I KNOW WE’RE IN A DIFFERENT TIME PERIOD WHERE THE TECHNOLOGY TAKES PLACE. NOBODY'S CARRYING RECORDS NO MORE, EVERYBODY'S ON THE COMPUTER. YOU SEE THAT THE TURNTABLES I FADED AWAY, YOU HAVE TECHNOLOGY OF THE CDJS OR THE CONTROLLERS OR SOME PEOPLE JUST DO IT ON A LAPTOP. WHAT HURTS ME IS THEY TOOK AWAY THE SKILL LEVEL. HERE IT IS THAT IN ORDER FOR YOU TO BE ACCEPTED IN THE CLUB AS WELL AS ON RADIO YOU HAVE TO HAVE SHOWED SOME SKILLS, HOW WELL YOU CAN MIX, HOW WELL YOU COULD SELECT YOUR MUSIC. YOU KNOW MIXING, TRANSITION, LEARNING HOW TO MIX BLEND, CUT, SCRATCH… WHATEVER IT IS. BECAUSE ANYBODY CAN JUST THROW RECORDS ON BUT HOW DO YOU ACCOMMODATE FROM ONE TO THE OTHER, TRANSITION. I FEEL THAT HAS BEEN OUT THE WINDOW. I DON’T KNOCK IT IF THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT BUT I STILL CONTINUE THAT BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT I’M KNOWN FOR.

 

VALIDATED: SO WHERE ARE YOU AT NOW, WHAT STATION ARE YOU WITH NOW?

KOOL DJ RED ALERT: I’M ON WBLS, I’VE BEEN ON WBLS FOR GOING ON I’LL SAY THE PAST SIX YEARS SINCE RIGHT BEFORE THEY CLOSED DOWN 98.7 KISS FM IN 2012. SO NOW ITS 2018, YEAH YOU MIGHT AS WELL SAY SIX YEARS. BEFORE THEN I WAS MOVING AROUND TO ALL THE OTHER DIFFERENT RADIO STATIONS TOO BECAUSE YOU KNOW I WAS AT HOT 97, I WAS ALSO AT POWER 105. WHOEVER THOUGHT I WOULD END UP BEING AT WBLS WHICH WAS MY NEMESIS BECAUSE YOU KNOW KISS AND WBLS WERE RIVALS IN THE PAST. BUT WHEN I LEARNED THE COMPANY THAT OWNED KISS FM BOUGHT OUT WBLS THAT'S WHEN IN CONSIDERATION I CAME OTHER THERE AND THAT'S WHERE I’M AT RIGHT NOW.

 

VALIDATED: YOU LIVED IN ATLANTA FOR SOME TIME, I KNOW YOU STILL HAVE A HOME OUT THERE.

KOOL DJ RED ALERT: I STILL HAVE A HOME IN ATLANTA, BIG UP TO EVERYBODY DOWN THERE IN ATLANTA. I WAS DOING RADIO FOR A LITTLE BIT DOWN THERE TOO.

 

VALIDATED: WERE YOU DOING IT REMOTELY?

KOOL DJ RED ALERT: THIS WHAT I DID, WHILE I WAS DOING THE RADIO UP HERE IN NEW YORK, I WAS DOING MY SHOW FROM DOWN THERE BECAUSE I HAD BUILT A STUDIO IN THE BASEMENT OF MY HOME. JUST LIKE WHEN YOU ALWAYS HEAR ABOUT THE LIVE BROADCAST IN THE CLUBS, I HAD THAT REMOTE WHERE I CAN DO LIVE BROADCAST FROM MY BASEMENT TO DO MY SHOW. SO I’M DOING THAT BUT THEN AFTERWARDS THAT'S WHEN THEY HAD ME START COMING UP BECAUSE THEY WANTED ME TO BE LIVE AT THE SHADOW NIGHTCLUB IN NEW YORK CITY. SO I WAS DOING THE SHADOW NIGHTCLUB ON A FRIDAY, DO A REGULAR SHOW SATURDAY ON THE AIR, SHOOT RIGHT BACK DOWN AND THEN I’M ON LIVE BROADCAST DOING A CLUB DOWN THERE AND THE STATION WAS CALLED 102.5 "GROWN FOLKS RADIO", WHICH LATER ON BECAME MAGIC 107.5.

 

VALIDATED: WHAT BRINGS YOU BACK HOME TO NEW YORK?

KOOL DJ RED ALERT: WHAT'S GOING ON UP HERE COMPARED TO DOWN THERE, I FEEL THAT I CAN COMPLETE MYSELF WITH WHAT I HAVE TO PURSUE UP HERE. LIKE I ALWAYS SAY TO EVERYBODY, I FEEL I HAVE MORE TO OFFER. IT’S INTERESTING FOR ME BECAUSE EVEN THOUGHT THE PEOPLE HEAR YOU ON THE RADIO BUT THEY DON’T SEE YOU AND YOU KNOW THEY ALWAYS SAY OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND. SO I’M GLAD THAT I CAME BACK UP AND I FEEL LIKE I KIND OF REINVENTED MYSELF, REINTRODUCED MYSELF. PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND MANY TIMES YOU’VE GOT PEOPLE THAT BEEN FOLLOWING YOU FOR YEARS AND YEARS ALREADY BUT YOU’VE GOT A NEW AUDIENCE THAT'S NOW GETTING TO LEARN ABOUT YOU, THAT HEARD OF YOU BUT NEVER HEARD ABOUT YOU, THAT NOW NOT ONLY DO THEY HEAR YOU BUT THEY SEE YOU. THEY COME TO THE CLUBS WHERE YOU DO THE LIVE BROADCAST SO THEY IDENTIFY. SO THATS WHATS BEEN GOING ON EVER SINCE I CAME BACK.

 

VALIDATED: SO LIKE WE WERE TALKING ABOUT, TRANSITION AND CUTTING AND SCRATCHING. WHAT ARE YOU KNOWN FOR RED ALERT?

KOOL DJ RED ALERT: I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW ME MORE FOR THE MIXING AND BLENDING. I SAY I’M JUST FAIR WHEN IT COMES TO THE SCRATCHING. I LEAVE THE SCRATCHING TO THE ELITE DJ’S. RESPECT TO DJ JAZZY JEFF AND I HAVE TO MENTION MY COUSIN GRAND WIZARD THEODORE AND ALL OF THEM. BUT I WAS MORE KNOWN FOR LIKE THE SELECTION OF MUSIC, THE MIXING, THE BLENDING AND ONE THING THAT I CAN REALLY SAY THAT I GOT CREDIT FOR WAS INTRODUCING NEW MUSIC, I WAS BREAKING RECORDS.

 

VALIDATED: DO YOU STILL BREAK RECORDS?

KOOL DJ RED ALERT: IT'S HARD TO SAY ABOUT BREAKING RECORDS TODAY. YOU KNOW WHY? THE AUDIENCE IS THE ONE THAT WANTS TO BREAK THE RECORDS FOR YOU BECAUSE EVERYTHING COMES ONLINE. REMEMBER IN THE PAST WHEN NONE OF THIS WAS TAKING PLACE WE AS DJ’S WERE GETTING THE MUSIC FIRST. SO WE TOOK IT UPON OURSELVES AFTER WE TOOK TIME LISTENING TO IT TO DETERMINE SHOULD WE PLAY IT OR NOT AND IF IT'S RIGHT ACCORDING TO NOT HOW MUCH YOU PLAY IT BUT HOW WELL YOU PLAYED TO INFLUENCE THE AUDIENCE… YOU’RE BREAKING THE RECORDS. SO THAT'S WHAT IT WAS BUT NOW INSTEAD OF COMING TO THE DJ’S EVERYTHING'S ONLINE. YOU’LL GO TO A CLUB AND YOU’RE PLAYING AND THE PRESENT AUDIENCE OF TODAY, I’M NOT GOING TO SAY JUST THE YOUNG ONES BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU GOT THE OLDER ONES THAT STILL GOT THE MINDSET LIKE THEM BUT THEY’LL COME UP TO YOU LIKE "YOU GOT THIS RECORD?, YOU GOT THAT RECORD?, OR THEY’LL HOLD UP THEIR PHONE "PLAY THIS RECORD." BECAUSE THEY ARE PROGRAMED TO WHAT THEY SEE ONLINE BE IT SOUNDCLOUD OR YOUTUBE… ITS THE WORLD OF SOCIAL MEDIA.

 

VALIDATED: WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT HIP-HOP NOW IN COMPARISON TO EARLY ON?

KOOL DJ RED ALERT: PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT HIP HOP IS STILL IN EXISTENCE, IT JUST WENT UNDERGROUND. IT’S LIKE THE COMMERCIALISM OF RAP MUSIC OVERRIDES THE CULTURE. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT OUT OF SO MANY DIFFERENT CULTURES THEY STRIP ONE THING FROM IT. THERE WAS A CULTURE OF JAZZ, IT’S A CULTURE OF ROCK N ROLL, THERE’S A CULTURE OF COUNTRY MUSIC BUT WHAT IS IT THAT THEY’RE GOING TO STRIP? THE ONE THING THEY SEE THAT CAN MAKE MONEY… THE MUSIC PART. SO THEY TAKE THAT, BREAK IT DOWN, REBUILD IT, REPACKAGE IT AND PRESENT IT OUT. YOU THINK THAT STANDS FOR THE WHOLE CULTURE. NO, EVERYTHING ELSE IS LEFT IN THE BACK AND YOU FORGOT ABOUT THE OTHER THINGS. SO THAT'S WHAT EVERYBODY'S THINKING OF TODAY IS THAT HIP HOP IS THAT. NO, HIP HOP IS STILL IN EXISTENCE AND IT'S JUST THAT WE HAVE TO FIND IT. IT'S UP TO YOU IF YOU’RE WILLING TO GO LOOK FOR IT INSTEAD OF BEING PROGRAMMED FROM WHAT YOU’RE LISTENING TO AND SEEING EVERYDAY.

 

VALIDATED: PERTAINING TO HIP-HOP AND YOUR INVOLVEMENT, WHAT’S KEPT YOU MOTIVATED FOR ALL THESE YEARS?

KOOL DJ RED ALERT: I THINK IT'S THE WARMTH, THE HUSTLE, THE PASSION, THE INTEGRITY BECAUSE ONCE I GOT TO THAT POINT TO BE ON RADIO, ITS THAT OLD SAYING "IT’S HARD TO GET IT BUT IT’S HARDER TO KEEP IT AND TO MAINTAIN IT." SO, YOU KNOW ONCE YOU VENTURE INTO THAT CERTAIN FIELD JUST LIKE ANYTHING ELSE YOU GET INVOLVED WITH YOU’RE GOING TO START SEEING THE UGLY AND GRIMMY SIDE OF THINGS JUST LIKE ANYTHING ELSE. THAT CAN DISCOURAGE YOU EASILY UNLESS YOU’RE ON THAT PATH TO SEE WHAT GOT YOU THERE. SO WHEN I THINK OF WHAT IS IT THAT GOT ME THERE I TRY TO STAY ON THAT PATH AND NOT FOCUS ON THESE OTHER THINGS. IT DID AT TIMES GET TO ME BUT I TRY TO SHAKE IT OFF AND JUST KEEP ON FLOWING. I GUESS THAT'S WHY I’M 35 YEARS IN THE GAME ON THE RADIO.

 

VALIDATED: THAT’S RIGHT, WHAT DO YOU PLAN ON DOING ABOUT THAT, ARE YOU CELEBRATING?

KOOL DJ RED ALERT: I PLAN TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT. EVERYONE'S SAYING "I KNOW YOU’RE GOING TO DO SOMETHING BIG?!", BUT YOU’VE GOT TO UNDERSTAND SOMETHING, THROUGHOUT THE YEARS ON RADIO EVERYBODY WAS TAPING ME. WHEN THEY WERE TAPING ME OFF THE RADIO THOSE TAPES TRAVELED. EITHER YOU WERE GOING AWAY TO SCHOOL, YOU WERE IN THE SERVICE, THEY HAVE FAMILY AND FRIENDS, EVEN OVERSEAS. THE FIRST TIME I WAS OVERSEAS I HEARD MY MIXES ON PIRATE RADIO. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW WHAT PIRATE RADIO IS BUT THATS ILLEGAL RADIO. PEOPLE GET HAND HELD RADIOS AND LEARN HOW TO PROGRAM THEM WHERE IT CAN BE A CERTAIN BLOCK RADIUS WHERE PEOPLE COULD HEAR ME AND THEY WOULD PLAY MY MUSIC. SO THESE TAPES HAVE TRAVELED. HERE IT IS THAT EVERYBODY HAS GOTTEN FAMILIAR WITH ME FOR NOT WHAT THEY HEARD IN THE TRI-STATE AREA, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY AND CONNECTICUT AND EVERYWHERE AROUND, SO NOW TO CELEBRATE ONLINE AND ON SOCIAL MEDIA TO SHARE MY CELEBRATION WITH THE AUDIENCE. EVEN ON YOUTUBE YOU SEE ALL MY MUSIC FROM THE RADIO STATIONS. SO NOW LET ME SHARE MY CELEBRATION WITH THEM AND THEY CAN SHARE RIGHT ALONG WITH ME WHAT THEY WANT TO SUBMIT WHETHER ITS SOME OF MY MUSIC, SOME PHOTOS… WHATEVER THEY WANT TO DO. I WANT TO BRING SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO THE TABLE.

 

VALIDATED: THE VIOLATORS, YOU JUST DID A SHOW WITH THEM BUT YOU’RE AFFILIATED WITH THE VIOLATORS, WHAT IS THE VIOLATORS MOVEMENT?

KOOL DJ RED ALERT: RESPECT TO THE VIOLATORS. THE VIOLATORS STARTED DURING THE TIME I’M ON RADIO AND I START DOING A CLUB CALLED "UNION SQUARE". THERE WAS A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE WITH ZULU NATION AND THEY CAME TO THE CLUB FOLLOWING ME. SOME OF THE MEMBERS AT THAT TIME WAS A GUY NAME CHRIS LIGHTY, KNOWN AS BABY CHRIS ALONG WITH DARRYL, WE CALLED SNEAKY D, A GUY NAMED TONE, ROMEO AND ONE MORE FELLA. SO THEY WERE WITH ME AND THEY WERE ALWAYS GETTING INTO SOMETHING WHILE DOWN AT THE CLUB. I GAVE THEM THE NAME VIOLATOR. SOME OF THEM MOVED ON AND HERE COMES A COUPLE MORE, CHRIS ALI AND BIG ROD. THEY WERE KNOWN FOR MOVING AROUND WITH ME EVERYWHERE. I NEEDED SOMEONE TO REPRESENT A GROUP THAT CAME UNDER ME, "THE JUNGLE BROTHERS" ON THE ROAD SO I ASSIGNED BABY CHRIS. HE GOT TO LEARN THE ROPES AND TOOK IT TO ANOTHER STAGE WHERE HE MOVED HIMSELF UP TO BECOME BUSINESS MINDED AND LATER CAME OUT WITH VIOLATOR MANAGEMENT AND RECORDS. HE CARRIED THAT NAME ON, ONCE AGAIN YOU’VE GOT TO START FROM SOMEWHERE AND THAT'S WHERE HE STARTED FROM. MEANWHILE THE REST OF THE VIOLATORS WERE STILL AROUND WITH JOBS AND FAMILIES AND EVERYTHING BUT WE STILL ARE A UNIT. AFTER THE PASSING OF BABY CHRIS, REST IN PEACE, THE REMAINDER OF THE VIOLATORS THEY WENT AND FORMED "VIOLATORS UNLIMITED" AND UNDER THAT UMBRELLA THEY HAVE A VIOLATORS UNLIMITED RADIO SHOW ON THE INTERNET. I JUST FINISHED DOING AND INTERVIEW WITH THEM LEADING UP TO MY 35 YEARS.

 

VALIDATED: WHAT DO YOU WANT US TO KNOW YOU AS WHEN YOU'RE DONE WITH EVERYTHING?

KOOL DJ RED ALERT: I'M ALWAYS GOING TO WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I WAS THERE TO PROVIDE THE SOUNDS FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT, YOUR INTEREST AS WELL AS EDUCATING YOU FOR STUFF THAT YOU NEVER GOT TO HEAR BEFORE THAT I BROUGHT TO THE FOREFRONT FOR YOU TO IDENTIFY AND PASS ON AND SHARE. JUST LIKE ANY OTHER ENTERTAINER, SPORTS FIGURE OR ANYBODY IN THEIR FIELD FOR WHAT THEY BROUGHT TO THE TABLE AND HOW MUCH YOU APPRECIATE THEM, I DON'T EXPECT IT BUT I WILL APPRECIATE YOU SAYING ON MY BEHALF WHAT I DID FOR YOU.

 

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