Host of Notorious In The Morning (NITM), Boston's premier urban morning show, Notorious VOG serves city’s urban communities of color by focusing on under-reported local quality of life issues such as education, housing, inequality, voting, and criminal justice. VOG combines quality of life topics with humor, wit, love of culture, black music, along with topical conversations about local sports and the world of entertainment.
Not since the late ’80 when dancehall sound systems such as Jamaica’s Stone Love Movement and King Addies in New York City who were acknowledge as two of dancehall’s most popular figures had a dancehall DJ attained such prominent status among the masses as Boston’s DJ Jeunya Kool aka DJ JKool and Evalast Movements. Throughout the 1990s as a youngster he was an impact player in Boston’s large local reggae music scene, capable of making or breaking artists with his homegrown position as the city’s top young deejay/selector. By the mid '90s, JKool was getting involved with designing billboard and leaflets for most of the clubs in the metro Boston area, the Avalon, and his years of experience as a selector provided him with keen earring for mixing, which made the transition to producing a seamless one. He gained additional technical skills as a top recording arts student at Arts Institute of Boston, formerly Massachusetts Communications College. After completing his degree, JKool designed and built his own studio and created his own recording label. His talent for recording and mixing tracks became well known throughout the Boston and New England area. A decade later, as a producer, he had creative input on Reggae, Soca, Hip-Hop, Reggaeton, and R&B projects. His well equipped studio and production expertise are often requested by well-known reggae artists such as Beenie Man, Richie Spice, Freddy McGregor, Mad Cobra, Delly Ranx, and TOK amongst others. He is one of the world’s few Djs who possess a production degree in the arts of making reggae music. At the end of the decade, JKool had not only established himself as a serious music man through his producing and production ability, but his popularity only continued to rise, landing him a coveted position as a resident DJ on Boston’s fame Lansdowne Street, home of Avalon Ballroom (now the Boston House of Blues), which was named America’s Super Club multiple times over the past 10 years. Though dancehall DJs such as Rory from Stone Love and Toney Matterhorn from King Addies had been recognizable names in the late '80s and '90s, JKool was the first reggae dancehall DJ without any big name sound affiliation to match the popular success of that magical time in reggae dancehall’s history, harking back to the early days of dancehall when the DJ overshadowed the MC. A native of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, JKool was born as Cecil White and migrated to the United States with his parent in 1987, at the young tender age of 11. Only one year later he bought his first set of turntables at the age 12, influenced by early dancehall DJs such as Barry G, he set to perfect the art of entertaining people with his djing abilities. His genius as a selector/dj and music man made him the obvious choice to open for artists such as Rihanna, Damian Marley, Collie Buddz, Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Buju Banton, and Capleton. During a performance at Boston’s Monster Jam, 3 times Grammy winner Damian “Jr Gong” Marley requested J Kool to be his backing DJ for an estimated sold-out audience of 18,000 people. To his credit, he has since done numerous DJ backing duties for the Multi-Grammy winning artist across America and beyond. JKool & Evalast Movement also hold the distinction of being the only sound/dj in the world to tour America with the likes of Gregory Isaacs, Buju Banton, Capleton, Morgan Heritage, and more on the One Love Fest Tour, which was the last dancehall tour to tour the entire United States. In the past 10 years, JKool has embarked on a radio career as Dj and co-host of America’s #1 rated dancehall/reggae program, Inside Dah Dancehall, which at one point was a top ten Podcast radio show on the I-tunes podcast network nationally. In 1990, JKool released his first mix album, Mix-up Vol. 1, and followed this album with two more volumes all of which were distributed independently to the end of the '90s. In 1998, he mixed a collection of Dennis Brown's biggest dancehall reggae anthems for the Best Of Dennis Brown, along with a new Lover’s Lane series. In addition to being a radio DJ, studio engineer, and successful mix tape artist, JKool has also served as a studio consultant for various studios throughout Massachusetts and New England. Today, DJ JKool has proven he is a lover of music whose style and approach transcends genres. His versatility makes him an easy selection to musically entertain all. He appeals to the young; the old, reggae/soca, and hip hop lovers. He lives for the music and the joy it brings to his audience whether he is playing inside the dancehall or giving creative input on a recording.
Monday 7pm - 9pm
Friday 4pm - 5pm
Selecta CJ isn’t just your regular mixshow dancehall-reggae DJ: He’s also a member of NYC based Clash Sound System Blunt Posse and more!
For Selecta CJ, Selecting isn’t just a job; it’s a way of life that he was born into. His father, Mad Man Charlie, was also a Selector and toastmaster on veteran Boston Sound Crystal Movement and Legacy International, who started his son’s interest in music at an early age.
Selecta CJ grew up listening to the Rockers Program (America’s First Reggae Radio Program) as a child growing up in Boston, and now you can catch him each and every Monday, 7pm to 9pm, on B87’s Rockers Program and during Friday’s Tropical Drive time mix shows, Traffic Blocking, 4pm-7pm!
Rexy 45 has been writing poems and performing for over 12 years. He has graced the stage at numerous venues within the Greater Boston area such as Cantab Lounge, Black Out and Lizard Lounge. He was a finalist to the Lizard Lounge team in 2011-2012. Rex 45 is a great observer of human behavior and has become a voice for oppressed element of society that continues to hurt and upset the natural order of life. He speaks eloquently about lifestyles changes that could lead to a more pure and just existence, if only the quest for money doesn’t overshadow the quest for truth. He continues to develop his riveting, powerful prose and performs to audiences on a weekly basis. Additionally, Rexy 45 has performed with the band Slimpocket. He has been the co-creator, manager, songwriter and front man for over seven years, performing in Boston, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York and St. Johns in the Virgin Islands. Slimpocket (Rap, Reggae, Rock and Rhythm & Blues) offers high-quality sound from talented musicians with powerful lyrics written (or co-written) by Rexy 45.
One of the Hottest DJ's to come out of Boston, now living in Atlanta as Roxe Karvell"s DJ (Producer of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta). He is a member of The United States All Star DJ & Supaunit DJ Coalition & works with various entertainment companies.