14 Latinxs Who Contributed to the Birth of Hip Hop


DJ Charlie Chase

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Aquí tenéis a uno de los Legendarios DJ' S de la historia del HIP HOP #djcharliechase @coldcrushchase @charliechaseofficial CARLOS MANDES , uno de los 1° djs latinos de origen Puertorriqueño , nacido en Manhattan NYC 1959 , criado en el Bronx . Creció musicalmente hablando, cerca de otros grandes nombres monstruos como @officialdjkoolherc @therealgrandmastercaz @djflash4eva entre otros . Fue miembro de los The Cold Crush Brothers #thecoldcrushbrothers . En octubre de 2018 , mi programa de radio @blackcorbday tuvo el honor de aparecer en una sesión radio- DJ , junto a mi Dj DSGRANDE @nuttin_personal_though para mi familia de UNIVERSAL HIP HOP RADIO (NYC) junto a grandes nombres pioneros como CHARLIE CHASE & @djafrikaislam & GRANDMASTER WIZARD THEODORE ETC Apareció en el documental histórico #wildstyle GRACIAS MAESTRO CHARLIE CHASE por tu enorme aportación al nacimiento de nuestra cultura.

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Puerto Rican Carlos Mendes, who professionally goes by the name DJ Charlie Chase, was a founding member of the Cold Crush Brothers. He was also a DJ for the Furious Five (in 1981), and DJed alongside Funkmaster Flex. Charlie Chase stepped on the musical scene in 1975, and has been a part of several Hip-hop and DJ firsts. The Cold Crush Brothers were the first rap group to be signed to CBS Records (through the label Tuff City), and the first to go to Japan. The pioneering group earned the name “the Rolling Stones of hip-hop,” and appeared in the first-ever Hip-hop movie, WildStyle. Mendes was one of the first Latino DJs in hip-hop, getting slack for being Latino, but infusing his sets with Latin music, including salsa. He no doubt opened the door for more Latinxs to express themselves in the genre.

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