Yet the author goes beyond simply telling sex and radio stories for mindless entertainment. Chapman makes this book series a Must Read by delving into the deeper psychological reasons and life experiences that affect the male sex drive, particularly for males in the spotlight, and by tackling unspoken reasons for the continuous rise of HIV and AIDS cases. This series is also a Must Read for music lovers, as it contains valuable insight and info on the past 40 years of R&B, funk, rock, jazz, disco, house, and hip-hop.
This first book in the series, "Sex Time And Radio Vol. 1 & 2: Blueprint of a Radio Star", deals with the path that would lead a person into becoming a professional on-air personality. It contains a vast amount of music knowledge, including excellent chapters about the growth of hip-hop from it's first days on record in 1979 to the peak of its golden era in 1988 ("The Cool Scholar of New York"); the Afrocentric/conscious rap movement and New Jack Swing of the late '80s & early '90s ("Rebirth and Death"); the Chicago House music scene of the mid-'80s ("House Party"), '70s jazz ("OutKast"), James Brown ("Sacrifice of a Sex Machine"), Parliament-Funkadelic ("The Outer Space-Underwater Radio Band"), and the dominance of West Coast rap in the mid-'90s ("The New P-Funk"). Starting out in college radio ("Must Be the Music"), interning at #1 professional radio stations ("Sleeping With the Enemy"), early influences on the male sex drive ("Touch Me, Tease Me"; "Records, Cards, Books & Panties"), and the impact of sports teams like the 1985 Chicago Bears ("We Are the Champions") and the Chicago Bulls of the 1990s ("Three Points and Threepeats") are also covered in this first book.
"Sex Time And Radio Vol. 1 & 2: Blueprint of a Radio Star (Rebel Music of a Sex Machine)" is just the opening shot in this definitive book series about the radio lifestyle in the hip-hop and R&B world of the 1990s & 2000s. Coming in December, "Sex Time And Radio Vol. 3: The Cult of Personality". Get ready for S.T.A.R. Time!
Vol. 1 chapter listing:
Blood in the Basement; Records, Cards, Books & Panties; The Outer Space-Underwater Radio Band; The O'Jays/Family Disunion; School Daze of a Prisoner; Touch Me Tease Me; We Are the Champions; House Party; The Price of Prestige; The Cool Scholar of New York; Turn Back the Hands of Time
Vol. 2 chapter listing:
Rebirth and Death; Kameyosis; C'mon Ride the Train; Must Be the Music; Three Points and Threepeats, Three Nights a Week; Marcus Chapman presents...;OutKast; The New P-Funk; Sleeping with the Enemy; Sacrifice of a Sex Machine; Measuring Up; Rage Against the Machine
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About the Author
By the summer of 1999, MC was the host of WGCI's two hottest weekend shows and the city's number one weekly party. Chapman was then hired by Indianapolis radio station WTLC as host of their nightly 6 to 10 show. While helping WTLC achieve #1 ratings at night, Chapman garnered attention from stations in various cities around the country. After nearly landing in Washington DC, Miami, Philadelphia, and Raleigh, North Carolina, MC was hired by Dallas-Ft. Worth's legendary KKDA, alias K104. The new team Marcus joined included Rock T, who is currently a member of the nationally syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show. This was also the station where Tom Joyner earned his nickname "The Fly Jock" by hosting mornings in Dallas while doing afternoons on WGCI in Chicago, thus making Chapman the first personality since Joyner to work at both legendary stations.
MC returned to Chicago and WGCI from the fall of 2002 until spring 2004. During that time he also worked as a music researcher for the radio data company Mediabase. Chapman used his experience as an air talent, music collector, and music historian to help Mediabase accurately track the daily playlists of urban stations throughout the country. This data was used to compile weekly charts for the industry magazine Radio & Records. After nearly being hired by stations in Los Angeles and Atlanta, Marcus re-joined the WGCI air staff for a third & final time in 2006. In 2008 he relocated from Chicago to Atlanta, and was heard several times on that city's #1 station WVEE (V103) in 2008 and 2010. He now resides in Dallas, Texas again.