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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 would 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 now classic single, "Radio" by the late & legendary Eazy-E!
By 1988, Nes took his rap radio show 'Rap Attack' to KCMU and his 'Hotmix' show to KUBE 93.
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).

You can reach Nasty-Nes at: nastynes818@gmail.com



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DJ KAZZEO
(KHDC-Salinas, CA)
King of the Radio Edits 


DJ KAZZEO
(KHDC-Salinas, CA)
King of the Radio Edits
 
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!
To get in touch with Kazzeo or for any of his social media links, visit www.wednesdaywreck.com


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DJ 3rd Degree
Coast-to-Coast Hip Hop Show
Co-Host of The Rap Attack Show
 

Originally from Philly, DJ 3rd Degree moved to Woodland Hills, CA in 1978 after his mother passed. From the 70’s sounds (Mom) to the Stones and Doors (Dad), music’s always been in his life.
Listening to early 80’s LA radio stations (KLOS FM, KROQ FM) and watching MTV really drew DJ 3rd Degree into the music world. A self-taught DJ, he began remixing songs in 1983, submitting them personally to KROQ DJ icon Richard Blade. He dj’d from middle school to high school, at lunch dances and house parties. After high school, a job as a Tower Records clerk in El Toro led to complete immersion in record store culture. Within a year, he became the singles buyer for Tower Records, El Toro. Exposed to the record business, he met with buyers and record distributors. During this same period, he was big into dancing, having been taught how to break and pop by Todd Non-Stop Campbell of the L.A. Breakers. Frequenting many of the late 80’s hip hop spots (The Palace and United Nations) he danced against such icons as The Soul Brothers.
In 1990, friends asked 3rd Degree to move back to LA to form a rap group and start writing rhymes. First he said no, then he embraced it and went on to write/create many songs over the years. In 1996, he started his first radio show—The Coast to Coast Hip Hop Show—at L.A. Valley College. In 1998, he was asked to take the show to the Internet as a video/audio show, one of the first of its kind.
In 2000, rock/rap group Super Dank Brothers asked him to join them. With his rhyme partner M Da Pharoah, they created an album of songs & performed at LA hot spots such as The Key Club, The Roxy, Troubadour, Whiskey A Go Go and Viper Room. This band lasted about 5-years. At the same time, he was also asked to DJ for a soul rap group called Strange Fruit. Both bands created great music!
In 2013 his rhyme partner, now going by Yums Jones, asked him to help create new music. They made a mixtape as The Los Angeles Classics (The L.A.C.), using the amazing production of J Dilla (James Yancey). They gave the single ‘Turn Up The Microwave’ to a friend, Nasty Nes, for his industry advice and music opinion. Nes liked it and asked them to allow him to take it to college radio thru www.rapattacklives.com. With success, they then took several other songs thru Rap Attack to college rap radio,resulting in two #1 singles, one to #3 and another to #5 on the charts.
From the success of the L.A.C. project, DJ 3rd Degree was asked by DJ Legacy (Atlanta), to join him and some friends and bring his Coast to Coast Hip Hop Show back to www.endangeredspeciez.tv. Encouraged by positive feedback from friends & colleagues, 3rd Degree obliged—the rest is history!
Today, 3rd Degree happily hosts The Coast to Coast Hip Hop Show as well as co-hosts the all new ‘The Rap Attack Show’ on www.powersradio.com. He will also host 2017’s all new 80’s Flashback Show (all New Wave, Pop, and Dance music). He is part of the Rap Attack DJ crew. Always looking to help out new and established artists bring their vision of music to the world, he writes a review column called ‘DJ 3rd Degree’s Fire Pick of the Week’ for rapattacklives.com .
In addition, he does radio edits for artists looking to bring their songs to radio.
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DJ ADDITION
 (representing New Hampshire & Massachusetts) 


DJ ADDITION
 (representing New Hampshire & Massachusetts)

DJ Addition has 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.
You can follow DJ Addition at www.Twitter.com/DjAddition.

 



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Arash aka Shammy Dee
DJ, Producer, Performer 

Arash Haile (aka Ay-Rash, aka Shammy Dee) is a modern, multi-disciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. As a DJ, he fills empty dance floors. As a producer, he creates great music and conjures honest performances from artists. As a performer, he challenges himself to dig deep in order to truthfully connect to an audience.

People seem to like his work. He DJ’s for respected companies like Nordstrom and Disney, for powerhouse brands like Louis Vuitton and Adidas and even celebrities like the Kardashians and Alicia Keys. On top of touring the nation multiple times as a DJ, Arash has also shared the stage with GRAMMY award-winning artists like Kendrick Lamar and Diplo.

On national college charts, his original music has created a buzz, charting three #1 singles off his debut album,
Transcripted Thoughts. He’s constantly working on new projects. You may have seen his face on TV on the popular ‘Bad Game’ Gamefly commercial or on shows such as ‘How I Met Your Mother’.

Arash is currently creating music for himself and other artists, DJ’ing all over Southern California and engineers for Nasty Nes' and DJ 3
rd Degree’s The Rap Attack Show. To learn more about him, go to www.shammydee.com.