WBLS and the Birth of Hip-Hop: Mr. Magic’s ‘Rap Attack’ and the 80’s

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In this second episode of our Black Music Month round table series, radio veterans take a look at how the first radio show to exclusively play, the now most popular genre in the world, was heard first on the airwaves of WBLS.

Our very own Fred ‘Bugsy’ Buggs, DJ Red Alert, DJ Chuck Chillout, Marley Marl, music industry pioneer Fly Ty Williams, and son of the late great Mr. Magic, Anthony ‘Luck’ Rivas, discuss the 80’s and how the Rap Attack brought Hip-Hop to mainstream radio.

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