Greg Mack

Greg Mack

Real Name:
Greg Mack
Profile:
Greg Mack is famous for is role as musical director at the Los-Angeles based radio station KDAY 1580 AM. KDAY was the first radio station to play hip-hop 24 hours a day back when it began in late 1983. A diverse range of music could be heard through the various mixes on the show, for example a listener could hear Kraftwerk, Run-DMC, and Stacey Q lined back-to-back. KDAY is also credited for putting many east coast releases in rotation longer than stations in New York would play them. Impressive and innovative cutting and scratching patterns were also featured from the station's various DJs. Many of the KDAY Mixmasters, the station's disc jockeys, would go on to make a name for themselves in hip-hop such as Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, Tony G, Julio G, DJ Battlecat, DJ Joe Cooley, and others. Greg Mack hosted his own show dubbed "The Mack Attack" every Saturday night from 8 - 11pm. Unlike corporate radio stations today, KDAY was also known for playing local independent releases on the air that normally wouldn't get heard elsewhere. West coast hip-hop wouldn't be where it is today if it wasn't for Greg Mack and KDAY. The rise in mainstream popularity of hip-hop eventually placed a financial strain on the underground station and it was eventually sold out at the start of the 1990's. Greg Mack briefly ran his own independent label called Mack Daddy Records and released a compilation album around 1990/91. Recently, Greg Mack works at a radio station in Northen California. Dawning on the station's 20 year anniversary, a documentary film and book are planned by Greg Mack in preserving the legacy of KDAY.
[a219280]

Artist

Greg Mack Discography Tracks

Compilations

ZD72683 Greg Mack What Does It All Mean(CD, Comp) Motown ZD72683 Germany 1989 Sell This Version

Reviews

Add Review

jdobypr

jdobypr

August 28, 2011
Greg is an AWSOME personality and truly set the tone for "Rhythmic" branded stations around the country and indeed the world. Greg has just signed on with SwurvRadio to bring his unique brand to the internet via one of the most recognizable name in Urban internet radio. http://SwurvRadio.com will be the new home for Greg "Mack Attack" Mack and will feature exclusive content and features that only the Godfather of Urban Radio brings to the table. #Salute the Legend...#respecttheDJ

Jerry Doby
http://SwurvRadio.com
http://Dobypr.com