Best Of

Best Old-School Rap Promoter/Manager


As the ’80s began, Kool Lady Blue brought hip-hop (still in its infancy) downtown with her Wheels of Steel nights at the Roxy and Negril, helping to launch Madonna, Run-DMC, and the Beastie Boys beyond the five boroughs. Nowadays, RUZA BLUE hasn’t forgotten her roots—with her DJ agency, she manages Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa, keeping them gigging across America and the world.