Archive for January, 2008

The generation that made hip-hop what it is…

January 3, 2008

In the late 80’s and early 90’s there was a group of us (rap radio dj’s and record label reps) that helped make and break rap music and hip-hop culture. Back then rap was not played on commercial radio, except on latenight mixshows. There were maybe a total 150 college and community radio dj’s that played rap on speciality shows. These are the people that broke rap artists. In the early 90’s The Gavin Report, a radio trade magazine started including a top 40 rap radio chart. I keep an old issue of The Gavin Report on my coffee table with all the new magazines. It is issue 1892 from February 14, 1992. Inside the issue is an article by Brian Samson called “A Look At How Gavin Rap Began”. I scanned the article and put it online for everyone to view. Just click on the link below.

Gavin Article