Video: Marley Marl, Big Daddy Kane, Masta Ace, Craig G. & Kool G. Rap – The Symphony (Live at Rocksteady 38th Anniversary)

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Yesterday in Central Park, the legendary Rock Steady Crew celebrated its 38th anniversary with a Summerstage show commissioned by the City Parks Foundation. The event featured performances from Whodini, Your Old Droog, eMC, Immortal Technique and of course The Rock Steady crew themselves. Above, check out Big Daddy Kane, Masta Ace, Craig G and Kool G. Rap, or as you may know them, The Juice Crew, performing their classic posse cut “The Symphony” with Marley.

Hit the jump for some footage of Rock Steady doing their thing as well.

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Revolutions On Air: The Golden Era of New York Radio 1980-1988 (Documentary)

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Here is a must-watch new documentary on the prime years of New York City radio from the Red Bull Music Academy as they gear up for their upcoming NYC Festival. Although it clocks in at under 20 minutes, it’s still a pretty comprehensive look at the Golden Era of Dance and Rap radio in the country’s biggest market during a time of musical breakthroughs.

Radio legends like DJ Spinna, Stretch Armstrong, Kool DJ Red Alert, Marley Marl and Merlin Bobb explain the innovations and influence of pioneers such as Frankie Crocker, Tony Humphries, Ted Currier and Shep Pettibone. From Tony Moran of The Latin Rascals showing us how he used to manually chop up reels, to tales of Boyd Jarvis playing live keyboards over on-air mixes, and the rise of Mr. Magic and Red Alert, this is a fascinating chronicle of a bygone era. Narrated by MC Lyte.

Previously: DJ Red Alert Remembers Mr. Magic

Marley Marl on The Combat Jack Show

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

The legend Marley Marl joins Jack and Company for the latest installment of TCJS.

Says Jack:

We mention others as being on GOAT super producer status, but I’m not hearing Marley Marl’s name. Which is criminal. Listen to how Marley literally changed the game and pushed the art form. Hear him talk about the discoveries of Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap. Learn about how he inadvertently produced his own dis track “The Bridge Is Over”, what happened to the Juice Crew, and more. After this episode, you’re guaranteed to acknowledge his place amongst the greatest whoever did it.

Previously: Lord Finesse on The Combat Jack Show | Marley Marl on Juan Epstein

Marley Marl on Juan Epstein

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Now would be a good time to start clearing an hour from your Friday schedule. The legendary Marley Mark is on Juan Ep!

Says Rosenberg:

What can I say? The most important producer in hip hop history? I got my dj name from his show and got my love of music from his beats. Enjoy!

Previously: MPC Minute w/ DJ Premier & Pete Rock, Marley Marl, Young Guru, Q-Tip & 88-Keys

Video: Large Professor Talks First Beat Machine & Marley Marl (GrindMusicRadio Interview Pt. 1)

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Large Professor speaks to Young Sav and Sean C & LV about his first machine and Marley Marl.

Video: Ras Kass x KRS-One x Marley Marl x Rahzel

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

This is studio footage from April 2010. Ras Kass was in NY working in the studio with Rahzel & Krs-1. This is for Rahzels new album. Enjoy and SAVE THE RAS KASS THE ENDANGERED LYRICIST

Video: Marley Marl Remixes Mary J.’s “I Am”

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Marley Marl in the studio working on his remix of Mary J. Blige’s “I Am”.

The Juice Crew (Big Daddy Kane, MC Shan, Craig G, Roxanne Shante, Biz Markie, TJ Swan & Marley Marl) – Mr. Magic Tribute

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009


The legendary Juice Crew reunites to pay tribute to the architect of rap radio. Where’s G Rap at?

The Juice Crew (Big Daddy Kane, MC Shan, Craig G, Roxanne Shante, Biz Markie, TJ Swan & Marley Marl – Mr. Magic Tribute

Props to DJ Premier and Dan Green

Photo credit: Joe Conzo via NYT

Video: Masta Ace Interview w/ Media Gasface

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

In Canarsie, Brooklyn, Masta Ace is better known by the kids as Coach Ace.
Almost all of them rap, but have no idea their head-coach is one of the best who ever did it… They’ll get a pass, tho : they weren’t even born the day Marley Marl gave Ace a ticket into the legend by lettin him in his mother’s apartment in Queensbridge…
Right here, the Masta finally tells the world how a guy from Brownsville ended up in the legendary Juice Crew, how he hooked up with Marley Marl, Shan, and Craig G the same day Kool G Rap recorded his 1st track ever.


R.I.P. Mr. Magic

Friday, October 2nd, 2009


Pay homage to a legend. This man was doing stuff in ’82 that directly influences what you’ll hear when you turn on your radio tonight. Without him there would be no ___________(insert radio DJ’s name).

After the jump, read a statement from DJ Premier.

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