Ralph McDaniels

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Ralph McDaniels
Born (1962-02-27) February 27, 1962 (age 56)
Brooklyn, New York
Station(s)Hot 97
Time slotSaturday afternoons
CountryUnited States

Ralph McDaniels (born February 27, 1962) is a music video director, DJ and VJ. He co-created and co-hosts the music video program Video Music Box with Lionel C. Martin.[1] After interning at WNYC, and subsequently becoming a radio engineer, he created Studio 31 Dance Party, a television show revolving around recordings of music performances.[2] This show would transform into Video Music Box.[2][3]


  1. ^ Williams, Chris (April 3, 2011). "Lionel C. Martin: A pioneer in visual production". Soul Culture. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Steve Stoute, The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy (New York: Gotham Books, 2012), pp 78–82.
  3. ^ Manny Faces, "Ralph McDaniels interview: Speaks on 30 years of Video Music Box & upcoming celebrations on The NY Hip Hop Report", Birthplace Magazine website, 31 Jan 2013.