Although it gave birth from a little house party, moved to an outdoor park, and then spun into the creation of Hip Hop in the Bronx, about an hour and a half road trip down the turnpike, a city based on brotherly love, embraced the new lifestyle and cultural experience embraced by 4 main elements.
New York had DJ Red Alert and Mr. Magic’s “Rap Attack”; Philadelphia had Lady B’s “Street Beat” and Colby Colb’s “Radio-Active”. New York had Ralph McDaniel’s “Video Music Box”; Philadelphia had Michael Elliot’s “Krush Rap”. New York had the Juice Crew, Philadelphia had the Hilltop Hustlers. There was one thing they didn’t have. A national TV show geared towards a younger generation.
“Dancin’ On Air” was founded by Michael Nise which then went nationwide as “Dance Party USA” and aired between 1981 and 1992. For those 11 years, almost every major Hip Hop and rap act appeared or performed. Past guests included Tupac, Markey Mark, Will Smith, Heavy D, Pete Rock & CL Smooth and many more. After the show went off the air in 1992, most of the performances were never seen again.
Check out the Top 7 "Dancin' On Air/Dance Party USA" Hip Hop Performances.