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Thirty-two years ago, Hip-Hop was emerging on a host of record labels large and small. However, while these 12″ singles and pioneering albums may have been party highlights, and closely examined in the clubs, the bedrooms, and the subsequent tapes made, they were not often heard on radio—especially at daytime. The era would bring light to iconic radio voices and mixers including DJ Mr. Magic (who had been at his 107.5 WBLS post since the late 1970s), DJ Red Alert (on KISS), and in the West Coast, Greg Mack (on KDAY). But it was a Dance mixmaster, Elai Tubo who courageously helped bring Hip-Hop to a prime mid-may mix, on a top New York City radio frequency no less. [go to the full article]