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Rocky is the head of the Universal Hip-Hop Museum, a new and exciting project to share the history of hip-hop both in real life and in the virtual world. But his history goes way deeper than his current efforts.

Rocky learned to DJ in the Bronx of the 1970s, as hip-hop was coming of age. His cousin, the great Pete “DJ” Jones, gave Rocky his start, and Rocky ran with it. He moved from DJing to promoting parties to getting into the record business, discovering talents like Teddy Riley and Grand Puba.

Tracks featured in this episode:

  1. Crown Heights Affair, “The Rock Is Hot”
  2. The Glitter Band, “Makes You Blind”
  3. Herbie Hancock, “Rockit”
  4. Beside, “Change The Beat (French) [Female Version]”
  5. Dennis Coffey, “Scorpio”
  6. Taana Gardner, “Catch The Beat”
  7. Ralph MacDonald, “Jam on the Groove”
  8. The Main Ingredient, “Everybody Plays the Fool”
  9. Blue Magic, “Sideshow”
  10. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, If You Don’t Know Me By Now”
  11. Kool And The Gang - Ladies Night 1979
  12. WRKS 98.7 Kiss New York - Frankie Crocker Tribute (Part 1/3) - Oct 2000
  13. Mr.Magic’s Rap Attack w/ Marley Marl on WBLS 107.5 (1986)
  15. Masters of Ceremony, “Dynamite”
  16. Masters of Ceremony, “Crime”
  17. Michael Jackson, “Remember the Time”
  18. Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock, “Joy and Pain”
  19. Masters of Ceremony, “Crime”
  20. Brand Nubian, “All for One”
  21. Masters of Ceremony, “Cracked Out”
  22. Busy Bee, “Suicide”
  23. Masters of Ceremony, “Sexy”
  24. Jazzy Jay, “(This) Def Jam”
  25. Ultimate Force, “Supreme Diamond D”
  26. Ice Cream Tee, “Let’s Work”
  27. Fugees, “The Score”
  28. Tony D, “Back to the Lab”
  29. Kids at Work, “Sugar Baby”
  30. Patti Labelle, “This World is All”
  31. Bobby Brown, “My Prerogative”
  32. Guy, “Teddy’s Jam”
  33. Keith Sweat f/Jacci McGhee, “Make It Last Forever”

Show notes:

  1. Kurtis Blow VR Experience
  2. Black Enterprise, “The Promoters”
  3. The Sweet Science, “Milton LaCroix: Twenty Years to an Overnight Success”
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