Hip Hop: Hip Hop is a powerful form of expression. Its ability to capture raw emotion in beats and lyrics. The impact that Hip Hop has had on my life is is internal one, but it has been a way for me to channel what I experience into a medium that allows me to express it with greater ease.
Mr. Magic (born John Rivas), prominent hip-hop radio DJ. His radio program, Rap Attack, was the 1st exclusive rap radio show to be aired on a major station. His reign on the NYC airwaves lasted 6 years and was instrumental in broadening the scope and validity of hip-hop music. During the 1980s a rivalry began between Mr. Magic and Kool DJ Red Alert, who hosted a weekly show on another station. The feud also played out between proxy rap groups, the Juice Crew and BDP (The Bridge Wars). R.I.P.