Monday, November 27, 2017

HAPPY 61TH BIRTHDAY, to… KOOL DJ RED ALERT!

Frederick Crute – born 11/27/56 in Antiqua, West Indies & grew up in Harlem, NY – is an American disc jockey, manager, promoter, & one of the founding fathers of radio Hip-Hop.


Raised in Harlem, attending school in the same neighborhood of the iconic Rucker Park, his 1st love was basketball.  Due to his natural reddish hair & “alert” sense when playing defense, he was given the nickname “Red Alert”.  After graduating DeWitt Clinton high school in the Bronx, he began attending Thursday/Friday night parties in downtown NYC.  Influenced by seeing the likes of DJ pioneers like Grandmaster Flowers, The Together Brothers, DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, & Afrika Bambaataa; Red Alert began assembling his own record collection & equipment.  Athletically, a top-ranked hoops prospect, he earned a full scholarship to play at Hampton University in 1976.  After 3 semesters, Red Alert quit school & returned to Harlem, now as a full-time DJ working for Afrika Bambaataa.  During the late 1970s, when cassette tapes gained popularity, DJ Red Alert was the 1st DJ to record full mix compilations of non-live performances, in which he dubbed the name “Mixtapes”.  Traveling to venues throughout NYC, Long Island, Jersey, Connecticutt, & Philly - during the early 1980s, both Bambaataa & Red Alert became weekly guests at the legendary NY nightclubs – Danceteria, Negril, & The Roxy.  In 1982, While spinning at the Roxy, Red Alert met Barry Mayo, KISS 98.7’s Program Director, who gave him a job to inaugurate the station’s “Master Mix Party” showcase.  The Universal Zulu Nation selected Red Alert as their 1st official DJ at this time, and he’d later be named a member of the Rock Steady Crew.  KISS 98.7 hired 1 other DJ & fellow friend of Red Alert’s, Chuck Chillout - and for 11 years straight the duo ran the Master Mix Party, introducing the radio airwaves to new Hip-Hop music weekly from 1983-1994.  The 1994 corporate sale of KISS-FM caused it’s rebranding to a R&B/Classic Soul-only format - so Kool DJ Red Alert joined budding hip-hop station Hot 97.  He would historically hold down the same 2 DJ timeslots for the next 7 years.  Concerned with the station’s new direction, he made the move over to Power 105.1FM where he DJed for a 5-year stint.  In 2006, KISS-98.7 FM was rebranded back to include hip-hop again, and he was hired – where he’d finish out his radio career until his final mix on April 29th, 2012; when the station was sold again & converted to a sports-talk ESPN Radio NY station.

In 1986 Red Alert played a vital role in The Bridge Wars; being the 1st DJ nationally to break “South Bronx” by Boogie Down Productions.  In the late 1980s, he established his own small management & promotional company Red Alert Production.  He was instrumental in first breaking & promoting acts like Boogie Down Productions, A Tribe Called Quest, Queen Latifah, & Jazzy B.  His company later discovered & began managing Monie Love, Black Sheep, Chi-Ali, & his nephew Mike Gee’s group The Jungle Brothers.  Red Alert was also integral in helping increase exposure getting Funkmaster Flex onto radio, even hiring him as his regular fill-in while at KISS-FM.  He’s received many awards – including the 1st lifetime achievement recipient during VH1's annual Hip Hop Honors; his own star on the Bronx Walk of Fame 2003; is the only DJ enshrined within the radio section at the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame in Ohio; & was previously appointed an honorary Music Ambassador seat by the U.N.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Official Video for Snow Tha Product's new Spanish crossover single "Nuestra Cancion Pt. 2"

As if Snow Tha Product wasn't already making waves as one of the rare young lyrical female emcees of today, here's her brand new video for her 1st Spanish crossover single "Nuestra Cancion Pt. 2" (ft. Arcangel).  Directed by Jon J., together they turn Paterson, NJ into a hot Latin dance paradise.  Adding the catchy touch of the Arcangel feature, helps make this record a legit potential reggaeton club hit.  Snow's been currently using this single as a closer on her 35-date Vibe Higher Tour across the US trying to showcase her multi-dimensional & multi-genre skill set.  Check it out & Enjoy...




Thursday, October 19, 2017

DOC'S MIND: GRAND RE-OPENING!!! (Welcome Back)




WELCOME BACK family & friends...
Announcing the grand re-opening of "DOC'S MIND".  After a 6-year break; I'm happy to say I'm officially reviving my blog again as a soapbox where I'll be sharing my mind, opinions, articles, rants, music, music reviews, music biz stories, and anything that interests me.  Due to my excitement, I'll also be kicking off new weekly posts & activities to keep this blog poppin' again & more interesting.  Hopefully we'll keep you coming back!!


New Activities:


*DAILY DOWNLOADS*

*WEEKLY URBAN RADIO SPIN CHARTS*

*WEEKLY BUMP IT OR DUMP IT REVIEWS*

*ARTIST BIRTHDAYS*

*MUSIC VIDEOS*


*PODCAST EPISODE NOTES & PHOTOS*



Additionally - to save myself the hassle of over-loading traffic, constant copyright infringement allegations, and to make it easier for yall to get your FREE MUSIC, please like/follow our (2) Facebook groups:  The Twisted Critics Podcast (Hosted by Tony G & Doc J) and Doc J Music & Entertainment.

Remember, if you are an artist/producer yourself, send music our way so we can check it out. Feel free to leave comments, and please follow/bookmark this blog if you like it... And tell a friend to tell a friend.  The more traffic I get here, the more downloads I will put up.  Enjoy & Stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Official Video of J.Cole's new single "Work Out"

Here's the brand new video for "Work Out" from J. Cole, the 26-year old Roc Nation-signed rapper. Recently on Twitter, Cole announced that his debut album "Cole World: The Sideline Story" will be released in stores on September 27. I feel that this record is a good end-of-summer jam to hype us for the album. Enjoy...




Additionally, you know I can't get outta here without giving away something free to yall today...so here's a FREE DOWNLOAD LINK for the above song "Work Out"...Hope you Enjoy!

http://www.mediafire.com/?z6bipab6iwmzu7o

Dee-1's official video for new single "The One That Got Away" (ft. Mannie Fresh)

Dee-1 is a New Orleans-rapper bringing some fresh air to the southern rap scene. He's got a LSU college education, is an ex-middle school teacher, opts to use no profanity in his lyrics, and was recently honored with a XXL Magazine's Show & Prove article. Off the heels of touring to support his latest mixtape 'I Hope They Hear Me Vol. 2', here's the official video for his newest single, "The One That Got Away", which features Mannie Fresh. Dee-1 is my fam on facebook, and I'm liking the humbleness he's bringing to the game, so please check it out and support. Hope you enjoy...



Additionally, you know I can't get outta here without giving away something free to yall today...so here's a FREE DOWNLOAD LINK for the above song "The One That Got Away"...Hope you Enjoy!

http://www.mediafire.com/?s184nitg17fvv8b

Young Jeezy Interviews w/ 93.7FM Connecticut: Speaks on new single, a new mixtape before the TM103 album, and looking for new talent.

Young Jeezy, the 33-year old Grammy-nominated rapper from Atlanta, has a confirmed September 20th release date for his next album 'TM103' and is starting to get excited. While sitting down with Jenny Boom Boom @ Hot 93.7FM Connecticut, Jeezy discusses his new single "Shake Life", an announced remix he's working on, his plan to release a new 'Real Is Back Pt. 2' mixtape before TM103 drops, and how he's looking to sign more talent at CTE Worldwide. Enjoy...

Monday, August 15, 2011

Grafh Tells MTV That He Has No Beef with 50 Cent!

Grafh is a 28-year old rapper hailing from Queens, New York who's garnered moderate success through mixtapes since 2001. He recently sat down to interview with MTV and spoke about being managed by 50 Cent's ex-manager, memories of trying to meet with 50 @ G-Unit Headquarters, and (at least from his end) there's no beef he has with 50 Cent. For those not familar with his music - despite having yet to release a studio album, Grafh has had his music featured in TV Shows like: HBO’s Entourage, Fox’s Meth and Red, BET’s Ultimate Hustler as well as in a number of video games including: EA Sport’s NFL Streets, Saint’s Row, and 25 to Life. Grafh is currently a free agent looking for the right major label record deal and is a the flagship artist at Black Hand Entertainment. He can be reached on twitter @ http://twitter.com/Grafh. Enjoy...


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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Game explains his "Uncle Otis" diss record & sends warning to Big Sean!

31-year old rapper, The Game, sat down with VladTV to quickly explain his diss record "Uncle Otis" (recorded over Jay-Z & Kanye's "Otis"). He discusses the fans' reception when he released the song, exactly who he was targeting, and how alot of the other indirect disses aren't to be taken too seriously. For those that haven't heard it yet - the song takes minor lyrical shots at: JayZ, Kanye West, Big Sean, Keyshawn, Tyler The Creator, & Frank Ocean. Game goes as far to respectfully warn Big Sean to stay in his lane, and reaffirms that he'll be ready for him if Big Sean disses and says his name back.




Additionally, you know I can't get outta here without giving you something...so here's a FREE LINK for the above mentioned diss song "Uncle Otis"...Hope you Enjoy!

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NWX566Y6

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My Weekly Promos #4 (get 'em while they hot)

Alright folks...I'm part of 2 different record pools (TjsDjs & 4th Dimension) and weekly I'm sent typically 9 or more new records for me to rate, try to break, and get people to like. Since this blog is getting steady traffic now, I'm hoping I can get the music out quicker here as well. As said before, every promo contains a 'DJ pack' of each single; meaning you get a dirty version, clean version, instrumental, & artwork. So if you collect music, write, rap, record...feel free to remix anything I throw up here. All I ask is if you do record something, please send me a copy of it so I can check it out. Thanks!





> DRAKE - "Headlines"
[Produced by: Boi-1da]
> MISTAH FAB - "City Nights" (ft. T-Pain)
[Produced by: The Cataracs]
> ACE HOOD - "Go'N Get It RMX" (ft. Beanie Sigel, Busta Rhymes, & etc)
[Produced by: Lex Luger]
> MAC MILLER - "Donald Trump"
[Produced by: Sap]
> OBIE TRICE - "Battle Cry"
[Produced by: Rezza Bros.]
> BEI MAEJOR - "Trouble"(ft. J. Cole)
[Produced by: Bei Maejor]

To save myself the embarassment of too much traffic here, constant copyright infringment allegiations, and to make it easier for yall to get your FREE MUSIC, ADD me on facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/doctorJ82 - to ask how to join my VIP WEEKLY PROMOS group to get ALL the FREE GIFTS. Stay tuned!

Remember, if you record something, send it my way so I can check it out. Feel free to leave comments, and please join/follow this blog if you like it. The more traffic I get here, the more downloads I will put up. Enjoy...

Actor Idris Elba Thinks Back to Working w/ Jay-Z on his 'American Gangster' CD

Idris Elba, the 38-year old actor sat down with TheLifeFiles.com (shoutouts!) and breaks down exactly how he linked up with Jay-Z, and got on to do the Intro for the American Gangster album. Now living in New York, Elba originally grew up in Canning Town, East London (notice the accent) as a Hip-hop fan. He gained his fam being a British television, theatre, and film actor who has starred in both British and American productions. Other than appearing in the movie American Gangster, Idris has been in TV shows such as: The Wire, Law & Order, The Office, and Luther. He's also starred in such films as: Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls, 28 Weeks Later, This Christmas, RockNRolla, Prom Night, The Unborn, Obsessed, Legacy, The Losers, Takers, Thor...and is currently working on the Ghost Rider sequel.

Kese Soprano's "El Capitan" promo video...Captain America Mixtape coming soon!

This is family here...Kese Soprano is an Illmatic emcee repping Paterson, New Jersey to the fullest. He's a humble friend, and my best dream-comparison to describe his style is combining the best parts of both Biggie & Jay-Z. He's currently being promoted by Mogul Marathon/Smart Money Ent., and is open for gigs, interviews, and features. Kese is ready to give hip hop the change it needs and has begun to do just that by joining the diverse group LiveViaSatellite. Not only did this group create its own genre, combining HipHop, R&B, and Alternative, but they have begun to take their music to a “whole new level” so to speak. Here is "El Capitan" which I'm told, is the first of many promo videos to promote Kese Soprano's mixtape 'Captain America' which is coming soon. This is just the beginning…

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Big Sean interviews w/ AllHipHop - Tells his 5 Firsts! (1st Kiss, 1st Stage, 1st Sexual Experience, etc)

23-year old rapper Big Sean, hailing from Detroit, recently sat down for an interview with AllHipHop.com. The theme was 'Top 5 Firsts' - ranging from questions about 1st Kiss, 1st Sexual experience, 1st time on stage, 1st time in a studio, and 1st time he told his family he wanted to pursue a rap career. He takes the questions thrown at him pretty humbly, and gives some honest answers. If you haven't supported it already, go out there and buy his new debut "Finally Famous", featuring the hit singles "My Last" (ft. Chris Brown) and "Marvin and Chardonnay" (ft. Kanye West). Enjoy...

Sean Paul speaks with VladTV about Buju Banton's prison situation + Freestyles

38 year-old Sean Paul, a Grammy-winning dancehall & rap star, sits down for an interview and discusses his feelings towards the legend Buju Banton's current prison situation. For those that didn't know, Buju was arrested in Miami back in December 2009, and found guilty for conspiracy of drug distribution - in which he started serving a 10-year sentence in March 2011. Sean Paul remembers back to the first time meeting Banton, the last time they saw each other, and sends his blessings. Below that, is also an exclusive freestyle Sean spit for VladTV right after the interview. Check it out and enjoy...



Miguel's new music video for "Quickie"!

For those of you that have downloaded my latest FREE promo singles and were digging Miguel's newest joint "Quickie", I present to you the new official music video for it. Miguel's a 24-year old singer from Los Angeles, California signed to Jive Records. "Quickie" is his 3rd single off of his debut album 'All I Want Is You'. The song is produced by newcomer Fisticuffs, and is being sent to urban radio today (8/2/11). Quickie blends slick and slow R&B, with Prince-esque theatrics for a sensual radio-friendly summer jam that should be on any bedroom mix. Go out and support, by buying his album. Check it out and enjoy...

Quickie [OFFICIAL VIDEO] from Miguel on Vimeo.

David Banner speaks with VladTV - discusses working with 9th Wonder & how Black Men are viewed overseas.

Mississippi-rapper David Banner is never one to shy away from intelligent conversations. Here he sits down with VladTV (shoutout!) and speaks on working with producer 9th Wonder, as well as how black men are viewed by the overseas market. Enjoy...

Monday, August 1, 2011

My Weekly Promos #3 (get 'em while they hot)

Alright folks...I'm part of 2 different record pools (TjsDjs & 4th Dimension) and weekly I'm sent typically 9 or more new records for me to rate, try to break, and get people to like. Since this blog is getting steady traffic now, I'm hoping I can get the music out quicker here as well. As said before, every promo contains a 'DJ pack' of each single; meaning you get a dirty version, clean version, instrumental, & artwork. So if you collect music, write, rap, record...feel free to remix anything I throw up here. All I ask is if you do record something, please send me a copy of it so I can check it out. Thanks!




> COMMON - "Ghetto Dreams" (ft. Nas)
[Produced by: No I.D.]
> DJ KHALED - "It Ain't Over Till It's Over" (ft. Fabolous & Jadakiss)
[Produced by: Infinity]
> RAEKWON - "Rock-N-Roll RMX" (ft. The Game, Busta Rhymes, & etc)
[Produced by: DJ Khalil]
> TREY SONGZ - "Unusual" (ft. Drake)
[Produced by: Pop Wansel & OAK]
> LONNY BEREAL - "Favor" (ft. Kelly Rowland)
[Produced by: Battleroy & J. Marlon]
> MIGUEL - "Quickie"
[Produced by: Fisticuffs]

To save myself the embarassment of too much traffic here, constant copyright infringment allegiations, and to make it easier for yall to get your FREE MUSIC, ADD me on facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/doctorJ82 - to ask how to join my VIP WEEKLY PROMOS group to get ALL the FREE GIFTS. Stay tuned!

Remember, if you record something, send it my way so I can check it out. Feel free to leave comments, and please join/follow this blog if you like it. The more traffic I get here, the more downloads I will put up. Enjoy...


Friday, July 29, 2011

Exclusive Behind The Scenes Footage from the set of The Game's "Pot Of Gold" Video Shoot

For those that are digging the new Game single "Pot Of Gold" (which is now available in my Weekly Promos #2 & VIP Group on Facebook)...I've got some behind the scenes footage from his recent video shoot, thanks to RapUpTV (big shoutout!). Other than scenes from the video set, he also he speaks on: the theme of the video, and reminiscing back to where he used to live as a kid. Enjoy...