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Date: Time Period: 1990s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19872
Description: Ralph was able to tell what part of New York someone was from by the way they dress. Queens would match with their clothes, Brooklyn had a funky look, and Bronx was more of sweat suits and the brand A ... More
Date: Time Period: 1983 - 1985
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19866
Description: Ralph McDaniels talks about how the show "Video Music Box" evolved from the original show "Studio 31 Dance Party", and how it went from a night show to an afternoon show targeted toward teens after sc ... More
Date: Time Period: 1980s
Subject: Hip-hop | Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19871
Description: Mr. McDaniels talks about his early experiences living in Queens and how the neighborhood affected his later career as a DJ artist.
Date: Time Period: 1980s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19869
Description: In 1985 Ralph attended a pioneering rap concert called Fresh Fest which featured many notable local hip-hop artist such as LL Cool J and Grandmaster Flash. Later Mr. McDaniels produced Fresh Fest on t ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970s
Subject: Hip-hop | Basketball | Music
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19867
Description: Ralph McDaniels talks about how his uncle took him to a place called Re-Speech during his childhood, where people would have fun, dance, and party. Ralph also talks about his music equipment and how i ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970s
Subject: Racism | Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19868
Description: One time during his childhood, twenty white kids stole Ralph’s bicycle. The kids thought that Ralph had stolen the bicycle from one of their friends. After finding out their mistake, they returned his ... More
Date: Time Period: 1969
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19870
Description: People from the Caribbean started moving into Queens Village, and the neighborhood started to change with different ethnicities. Ralph’s father had a bumper sticker on the back of the car saying “Quee ... More
Date: Time Period: 1957 - 1996
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19864
Description: Part 1 of Full Interview: Ralph McDaniels has been a DJ and music producer for many years. He also had a local video show called “Video Music Box” in the 1980’s. In this interview, Ralph discusses gro ... More
Date: Time Period: 1957 - 1996
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19865
Description: Part 2 of Full Interview: Ralph McDaniels has been a DJ and music producer for many years. He also had anlocal video show called “Video Music Box” in the 1980’s. In this interview, Ralph discusses gro ... More
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