CEO of RapAttackLives.com
In 1970, "Nasty-Nes" Rodriguez relocated to the United States where his dreams began to become a reality. "While my sister was attending New York University, I’d spend my summer vacations in the Big Apple in the late 70's peeping out radio stations like WKTU & Mr. Magic's 'Rap Attack' show on WBLS," says Nes.
“Seeing Grandmaster Flash perform live on the wheels in New York gave me the incentive to be a radio deejay and a mix deejay!"
By 1980, Nes debuted the West Coast’s first ever all rap radio show "Freshtracks" on Seattle's 1250 KFOX.
The October 1996 issue of Source Magazine's 'In The Hood' section quotes, "Nes, the staple of rap radio in Seattle, would be the West Coast equivalent to NY's DJ Red Alert!"
In 1985, NastyMix Records was born as an independent record label. Sir Mix-A-Lot became the first artist on their roster, giving NastyMix two gold & platinum albums. Nes was also featured on the classic single, "Radio" by the late & legendary Eazy-E!
In September 1997, Nes finally turned off his mic after 17 years on the Seattle airwaves to relocate to Southern California. He became the Rap Editor for HITS Magazine, a weekly national trade publication. Five years later, Nes left HITS and established RapAttackLives.com, his own online National College Rap Radio Promotions business.
On a personal note, at 13, Nes was one of the youngest students to study at the original Bruce Lee "Jun Fan Gung-Fu Institute" school in Seattle under the guidance of Taky Kimura. Martial arts continues to be a big part of his life.
Acting has been another part of Nes' dreams.
Catch him in 'House Party 4' (New Line Cinema) and in 'Kung Pow! Enter The Fist' (20th Century Fox).
Born & raised in Santa Cruz, Kazzeo cites the late Bubba G. Scotch as his primary inspiration to dj and has been dj'ing since 1984. He began working behind the scenes in radio in late 1991, distributing records to various dj's (radio & club) as a record pool director. He also co-founded Bay Area magazine #4080. After a brief stint on commercial radio, he moved over to 90.9FM KHDC in Salinas, CA in August of 1993 and has been there ever since, hosting 2 weekly shows. The "Wednesday Wreck" airs every Wednesday at 6pm PST while "Club Wreck" airs each Thursday at 6pm PST. All his shows are archived online at www.mixcloud.com/djkazzeo
A Rap Attack reporter since 1993 and a part of the original Rap Attack DJ Conference Call panel since 2001, DJ Kazzeo is in the lab weekly, making radio friendly edits to the latest tracks so you the DJ can air them on your radio show!
(representing New Hampshire & Massachusetts)
DJ Addition's been in the music business since 1990. Starting with radio, clubs and mixtapes, he’s moved into radio promotions, artist management and consulting. He continues to do guest spots on radio and mixtapes while focused on his promotions company, Addition-L-Artist.
Currently he’s the DJ Conference Call Coordinator for RapattackLives.com. He organizes the bi-weekly calls, booking and arranging guests whether they are independent or major artists or celebrities.
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