Run it Back Radio is the brainchild of DJ Mr. President. As owner and operator, DJ Mr. President wanted to provide a platform to keep the birth of Hip Hop Culture and the music of it’s early days alive. Before hip hop, the pioneers were inspired by different genres of music such as was funk, rock music and classic R&B to name a few. DJ Mr. President has always felt this era does not get the attention and air play it deserves. Run It Back Radio will bring this music plus the early days of hip hop music to you such as The Crash Crew, The Funky Four + 1, Jimmy Spicer and more.
Growing up in the birth place of Hip Hop, “The Boogie Down Bronx” (New York City), DJ Mr. President was known through-out the City as “MC Baby Fresh”, one third of a locally known rap group. Before he was a teenager, he was sharpening his skills as an MC/Artist performing at house parties within the city during the early 80’s. The groups DJ at the time was local DJ, DJ Fresh, but soon had the pleasure of having Mixmaster Supreme (internationally known for his travels with The Magnificent Force and music producer of greats like Kurtis Blow) join the group. During many practice sessions, Mixmaster Supreme inspired “MC Baby Fresh” teaching him technique and letting him “get on” the turntables to practice. In 1987 Lightning Rod Management led the group to perform at numerous Tri-State area venues such as; Savoy Manor, La Mirage, LaMour East, Passions, and Club Magique; just to name a few. DJ Mr. President had the pleasure of performing and sharing stages with a multitude of artist from various genres such as, Nayobe, Monet, Lisa Lisa, T La Rock, Fascination, Spinderella, DJ Kid Capri, Trilogy, Judy Torres, The Village People, and more. He also had the pleasure of interacting with video show legends Carlos De Jesus (WKTU DJ & Host of ABC’s “New York Hot Tracks”) and VJ “Uncle” Ralph McDaniels (“Video Music Box”) and radio legend DJ Red Alert. In 1988, DJ Mr. President was instrumental in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s New York offices, led by Betty Arce and Lighting Rod Management’s, inception of “Atrevete En El ’88”. this endeavor was a city-wide voter registration drive encouraging hispanics ages 18-21 to register and vote.
DJ Mr. President would work clubs on the East Coast as well as in Japan (while in the US Marine Corps).
Early in 2000, DJ Mr. President was instrumental in starting a company that provided everything from club promotions, music production, mixtape cd production, graphic design, to online radio. DJ Mr. President again, was hitting the clubs in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, North Carolina and The Tri-State area, promoting and DJing. During this time, he’s has had the pleasure of working and networking with artist and industry types such as, Jim Jones, DJ Prostyle (BET), Famlay (Pharrell’s Startrak Camp and VA native) , Boriqua Jimmy, Too Tight Productions/Street Ratt Promotions, DJ Kings; DJ Mad, DJ Escobar, Alex Sensation, DJ Richie from the Commissioners, Homeboy Sandman, The Legendary Dana Dane, The Wonder Twinz (official tour DJs of Naughty by Nature), DJ 2-Smooth, DJ Kast One of the Heavy Hitters & HOT 97 NY, Clear Channel’s 103 Jamz, Elephant Man, Consequence (featured on a Tribe Called Quest’s 1996 album “Beats, Rhymes and Life” and current affiliation with Kanye West G.O.O.D. Music imprint), DJ Mell Starr, Grand Wizard Theodore, Grandmaster DST, TEK (Smif N Wesson); to name a few.
His experience being invaluable, in 2007, DJ Mr. President and Capone (CNN), were on a list of industry folks who did on-camera interviews for “Necessities to a Successful Record”, a how-to marketing & promotions dvd, filmed by Too Tight Productions. In 2009 & 2010, to help break the Guinness Book World Record for the longest running MC Cipher, DJ Mr. President was one of the DJs on the turntables who kept the instrumentals and breakbeats going for a rhyme sessions that lasted 26 & 27 hours respectively.
In another amazing feat later in 2009, being effected by news of the passing of “Grandmaster DJ Roc Raida”, DJ Mr. President held a tribute to the legend by playing for 24-hours straight! The online, video streamed, expression of esteem, was viewed by thousands both in the U.S. and abroad.
DJ Mr. President currently owns Run it Back Records which is a platform for giving talented artist an opportunity to show case their work to the world.
DJ Mr. President continues to explore the art of DJing, music production, working the clubs and bringing music to the masses; in DJ Mr. President’s own words:
“You’re In Good Hands Baby”!
You're In Good Hands!
"Death to the Trap" by Pete Colon. Produced by DJ Mr. President, video filmed and directed by Ticnology Films.
On stage with Otis Clapp