A special survey on the history of the Hip-Hop DJ, produced by Billy Jam a longtime hip-hop DJ/journalist/archivist who has been actively presenting and reporting on the art form since the early 1980s via various media outlets including radio, television, print, and the Internet. He has written about hip-hop for such publications as the Source, Vibe, XXL, the Bay Guardian, and the San Francisco Chronicle and contributed to numerous books including the Vibe History of Hip-Hop and The Ego Trip Book of Rap Lists. He is currently contributing to publications including the NY Press and working on a book about DJs. A radio DJ since 1984, he has worked at over a dozen radio stations including KPFA Berkeley, CA and WFMU Jersey City where he hosts Put The Needle on the Record on Friday afternoons. For more information visit his website: hiphopslam.com.
With tracks by Grandmaster Flash & Kurtis Blow, Jazzy Jeff with Fresh Prince, Grand Wizzard Theodore, World's Famous Supreme Team/Malcolm McLaren, Kool Herc, Double Dee & Steinski, and others.