Six famous people you didn’t know are from Antigua and Barbuda

Francis Akhalbey Nov 2, 2020 at 07:30am

November 02, 2020 at 07:30 am | Opinions & Features

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Content Manager

November 02, 2020 at 07:30 am | Opinions & Features

DJ Red Alert — Photo Credit: Wiki Commons

DJ Red Alert

Highly regarded as a Hip-Hop pioneer, DJ Red Alert was born in Antigua and moved to Harlem, NYC, where he grew up. Real name Frederick Crute, the 63-year-old rose to prominence in the 1980s as one of the first radio DJs with Kiss FM in New York City.

His Red Alert Productions, which was one of the most prominent hip-hop management companies during his heydays, oversaw the careers of several golden-era rap giants, according to BET. As a key backer for legendary hip-hop groups, Boogie Down Productions and the Native Tongues Crew, Uncle Red – as he’s also known – worked with the likes of De La Soul, A tribe Called Quest, Black Sheep and Jungle Brothers.

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