Video: Fresh Fest 2 [1985]

Uncle Ralph McDaniels did pioneering work by being the first music program to cover a major hip-hop concert for his Video Music Box show in 1985. Here’s an edited version of what went down, including a press conference freestyle session from Whodini and Run-DMC, a typically modest Mister Magic talking about ho he broke every act there, some anti-graff commercials, the Furious Five‘s pre-show warm-up routine and a whole bunch of rapping from Whodini, Run-DMC, and the Fat Boys.


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Robbie , I appreciate your nod to the importance of uncle Ralph and his crew of vj’s (crazy Sam, Tuffy, ray dejean, vid kid, chuck chill out, etc). Still going strong today in his 30th year, true NY heads wouldn’t dream of watching yo MTV raps or rap city if VMB was on, especially on nervous Thursday’s!

Comment by Mecbar 01.05.13 @

Undeniable energy. Jermaine Dupri said it best…”history!!”

Comment by Dubz 01.05.13 @



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