Words by Jesse Serwer—
Ghetto Muzik was a video show that aired in New York City in the mid ’90s. Along with Ralph McDaniels’ Video Music Box, it had the distinction of being one of the first and only US video programs to regularly feature dancehall music. Somebody recently added an entire episode’s worth of footage from it, and ‘God bless ‘em. This particular episode features WBLS Reggae House Party host and current Sirius XM radio personality/program director Pat McKay (with help from Bobby Konders and Tim Westwood) filling in for regular host Marcia Davis, and the playlist is just sick: Red Fox’s “Born Again Black Man,” Louie Rankin and Black Uhuru’s “One Love,” “Just Because I Am Poor” by HR of the Bad Brains, “Wild Wild Life” by Wailing Souls, George Clinton’s cameo-heavy “Paint the White House Black.” What?