Before Yo! MTV Raps and Rap City, the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut had the gift Video Music Box, hosted by VJ Ralph McDaniels and the Vid Kid aka Lionel C. Martin.

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Cultural pioneer Ralph McDaniels changed the landscape for Hip-Hop in 1983 when he created the first music video program exclusively catering to urban culture. Almost 30 years later, Combat Jack and the Newminati crew sat down with McDaniels to revisit the days of Video Music Box, his favorite moments in Hip-Hop and more on The Combat Jack Show.


The legendary Ralph McDaniels of Video Music Box gets behind the lens to direct the underground dancehall jam “Ride All Night.” This is Nando Griffiths jam featuring Oxxygen and Paashot. It’s an energetic joint so if you have heart issues, you should probably sit this one out. Other than that, hit the jump and enjoy.