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TGI Friday's Raleigh NC - Night Out - Fri - Sat
February 01, 2015 09:49 PM PST
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Join The Voice of TheCrateDigger.com DJing live every Friday night at the TGI Friday's on Wake Forest Rd in Raleigh N.C. Music starts from 9:30pm - 1:30am Saturday Night is DJ Tress
2015 CIAA Weekend Events UPTOWN Charlotte NC
February 01, 2015 11:03 AM PST
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This is the prelude to my 2015 CIAA Weekend MixTape. The voice of TheCrateDigger.com DJ Trav-Gales will be DJing at HOWL AT THE MOON locate 210 E. Trade St, at the EpicCenter Uptown Charlotte NC. This Event is brought to you by The Collective Group. The festivities start with a Friday O'School "Day Party". DJ Trav-Gales of TheCrateDigger.com beginning from 11am - 4pm. Then there is the "Throwback After Work Jam" from 6p - 9p. Followed by the Uptown EpicCenter "Night Life Party" All 3 events are Friday at Howl AT The Moon, 210 E. Trade St Uptown Charlotte. ******************************************************************** On Saturday, The Day Party starts all over again! This time with celebrity host Chubb Rock from 11am - 5pm. Then there is the "Throwback Dinner Jam" from 6p - 9p. Followed by the Uptown EpicCenter "Night Life Party" All events are Friday & Saturday at Howl AT The Moon, 210 E. Trade St Uptown Charlotte.

Chubb ROCK "Treat Em Right" Saturday Day Party @ Howl At The Moon...music by DJ Capri and TheCrateDigger DJ Travis Gales!! For the Saturday Day Party Event Saturday February 28th from 11p - 6p... Go Here For Tickets

For the CI 2015 "Old Skool FINALE" hosted by "Artie The One Woman Party", music by DJ Krazy T, DJ Capri and TheCrateDigger DJ Trav-Gales Go Here For Tickets For Saturday

80's Hip Hop and R&B Mega Music Mix 6
March 19, 2012 07:41 PM PDT
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Old School 80's Hip Hop DJ Travis Gales

On the eve of his  47th Birthday, The Voice of TheCrateDigger.com DJ Trav Gales releases another one of his mega mix of  Hip Hop and R&B! The legendary DJ from Raleigh – Durham N.C. creates another one of his online Old School 80's Hip Hop mixtape series entitled MIX #6.

Some say he’s re-living past glory.  Others say he’s making up for lost time after the near fatal accident. None the less, no one can deny the precise talent and skill of the man who some say invented the mega mixtape.

Now that he’s at the beginning of his 3rd decade of perfecting his craft as a DJ mixtape artist, DJ Trav Gales has taken talent to another level.  To truly understand his artistry and sheer genius of mixing old school 80's hip hop and R&B music sounds you have to make the time to listen to the entire series from 1- 6.

“The creative fire is burning again stronger than ever before.  I look forward to making 100’s more before my time on this earth is over.  I thank the lord for giving me the patience and gift to listen, learn and deliver what the ear expect to hear when making a recording” DJ Trav Gales
Now without further ado, here is  80s Hip Hop and R&B Mix 6 from The Voice of TheCrateDigger.com DJ Trav Gales

CLICK HERE If you are in need a good Old School 80's DJ in Raleigh  or Durham North Carolina.

You can find me here on twitter @TheCrateDigger

80’s Old School Hip Hop Track List:

  • Slick Rick “Childrens Story” The Remix
  • LL Cool J “My Radio”
  • Audio Two “Top Billin”
  • “Run DMC “Sucker MC’s”
  • Run DMC “Peter Piper”
  • DJ KOOL featuring Dougie Fresh “Clear My Throat” Remix
  • 80’s R&B Track List:
  • The best of Cameo Mega Mix
  • “She Strange”
  • “Attack me with your love”
  • “Back and forth”
  • “Candy”
  • “Word Up”

80's Old School Hip Hop DJ

80's R&B and Classic Rap Music Mix - Episode 5 DJ Travis Gales
July 01, 2011 09:16 AM PDT
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Nucleus "Jam On It"

Guy "Teddy's DJ III"

Dr Dre 2Pac "California Love"

SWV "Your The One"

Too much more to name JUST LISTEN


If you are planning a "Music from the 80's" event, Old School Party or Reunion and are looking for a DJ that loves playing music from the 80's go here to get in contact with me! 

80's Old School Hip Hop and Classic 80's Rap Music Episode 4 Ain't nothing but a Gangster Party II 80's R&B mix!
January 01, 2011 10:46 PM PST
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80's Old School Classic Rap, R&B and Hip Hop!

Pod cast #4 part II is the sequel to "Nothing But A Gangster Party" podcast #4 80's R&B Mix.  TheCratedigger.com is a series of OLD SCHOOL 80’S hip hop and R&B mixes, stories and commentary about life back in the 80's.  You can either listen to #4 or #4 part II. Both sound great. I was able to gather some of my family and friends from high schools, college and from my job in broadcasting from over the years to help me put podcast #4 part II together. It turned out to be better than I thought it would be in such a short time to create it.

Come back later for the track listing. In the meantime check out the mix. Your comments and monetary donations are welcome.


Click Here if you are looking to hire a Old School DJ in North Carolina that knows Classic Rap, Hip Hop and R&B.

Twitter @TheCrateDiggerMySpace TheCrateDigger DjSkype TheCrateDiggerTheCrateDigger.comFor your comments, request, ideas, suggestions, shout outs, interviews or DJ bookings contact me at the email below.

info@theCrateDigger.com –

80's Old School Classic Rap, R&B and Hip Hop!

Episode 4 Nothing But A Gangster Party! 80's R&B mix
December 31, 2010 02:21 PM PST
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Happy 2011! This is pod cast #4 in my series of OLD SCHOOL 80’S hip hop and R&B mix tapes. I began my professional DJ career in 1980's while attending college at NCCU in Durham, N.C. At the time I referred to myself as the Notorious DJ Gangster Gales. The name was suggested to me my older brother Alonzo "Elijah" in High School. In 1991.

I got my first gig as a radio personality for a local radio station in Raleigh N.C. The general manager at the time made me change it due to all of the controversy surrounding the rap group NWA and their song “Fuck The Police”. I was never a real Gangster, nor was I ever down with selling drugs or violence. I just like the clothes they wore in the Godfather movies of the 70’s. I would love to hear some of your stories about life back in the Hip Hop and R&B 1980's.

Why not reach out to me and I can get you the podcast show sometime.

Here’s where you can reach me.

Twitter @TheCrateDigger

MySpace TheCrateDigger

Dj Skype TheCrateDigger


For your comments, request, ideas, suggestions, shout outs or bookings contact me at the email below.



P.S. I will explain what happen in that auto crash photo in a later podcast.

001. Intro – Snoop Doggy Dogg, Tupac Shukar & Lose Ends - “Ain’t nothing but a Gangster Party” Remix of America’s Most Wanted Remixed by the DJ Formerly known as Gangster Gales

002. Dennis Edwards - Don't look any further

003. Eric B & Rakim - Paid in full (sample)

004. Grace Jones - Slave to the rhythm (sample)

005. Class Action - Weekend (sample)

006. Midnight Star - Don't rock the boat (acapella)

007. Paula Abdul - Straight up 008. Falco - Rock me Amadeus

009. Joyce Simms - Come into my life

010. Soul II Soul - Keep on moving

011. Milli Vanilli - Girl you know it's true

012. Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't stop the music

013. Eric B & Rakim - Paid in full (sample reprise)

014. Change - Let's go together

015. Prince - Sign 'o' times

016. George Michael - I want your sex

017. Paul Hardcaste - Don't waste my time

018. B.B. & Q. Band - Genie

019. Lisa Stansfield - All around the world

020. Imagination - Music & lights

021. SOS Band - Borrowed love (acapella)

022. Fat Larry's Band - Act like you know

023. Soul II Soul - Back to life (acapella)

024. Gandmaster Flash - The message

025. Human League - Human

026. Real Thing - You to me are everything

027. Loose Ends - Nights of pleasure

028. SOS Band - Just be good to me (acapella)

029. Patrice Rushen - Feel so real

030. B.V.S.M.P. - I need you (sample)

031. Jenny Burton - Bad Habbits

032. Imagination - Just an illusion

033. George Benson - Lady love me (one more time)

034. Loose Ends - Hangin'on a string

035. Janet Jackson - Nasty (acapella)

036. Jocelyn Brown - Somebody else's guy

037. Wendy & Lisa - Are you my baby

038. SOS Band - Just the way you like it

039. Ashford & Simpson - Solid (acapella)

040. Nu Shooz - I can't wait

041. Full force - Alice I want you just for me (sample)

042. Prince - Alphabet Street (sample)

043. 52nd Street - Tell me (how it feels)

044. Mantronix - Got to have your love

045. Gwen Guthrie - Ain't nothing going on but the rent (acapella)

046. Alyson Williams - Sleeptalk 047. Dimples D - Sucker DJ (acapella)

048. Odyssey - Going back to my roots

049. Change - Change of heart

050. Cool Notes - spent the night

051. Run DMC - Walk this way

052. Pasadenas - Tribute (Right on)

053. Mark Antony - 1999 Main street (acapella)

054. Mac Band - Roses are read

055. Indeep - Last night a DJ saved my life

056. Jody Watley - Looking for a new love

057. Timex Social Club - Rumors

058. Orange "Juice" Jones - The rain

059. Aurra - You and me

060. René & Angela - I'll be good

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Old School 80's Hip Hop
June 30, 2009 11:43 PM PDT
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If you love 80's Hip Hop featuring Eric B & Rakim, Heavyd, Run DMC, Spoonie G, Marly Mal, MC Shan, T-la Rock, Jazzy J and more 80's rap from back in the day, check out TheCrateDigger's latest download mixtape.
80's Hip Hop and Classic Rap Music Episode #1 Back to the Old School Hip Hop days of the early 80's
November 26, 2006 06:33 PM PST
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Did you carry a boom box? Were you the "Radio Raheem" of your neighborhood? check out the show featuring the music of Hip hop back in the early 80's. Edited by DJ Travis Gales of TheCrateDigger.com Grand Wizard Theodore

The Fantastic 5 MC

Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five Live

Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force

Public Enemy Interview with Chuck D
July 22, 2006 05:38 AM PDT
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Public Enemy Mega Mix

Interview with Def jam recording artist Chuck D of the group Public Enemy.

In Memory of Legendary 80's Hip Hop Rap Aritst RIP Heavy D.
November 18, 2011 08:01 PM PST
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Heavy D

Dwight Arrington Myers

May 24, 1967- November 8, 2011 (aged 44)

Dwight Arrington Myers(May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011, better known as Heavy D, was a Jamaican-born American actor, rapper, record producer, singer and former leader of Heavy D & the Boyz, a hip hop group which included G-Whiz (Glen Parrish), "Trouble" T. Roy (Troy Dixon), and Eddie F (born Edward Ferrell). The group maintained a sizable audience in the United States through most of the 1990s. The five albums the group released were produced by Teddy Riley, Marley Marl, his cousin Pete Rock and Eddie F.

Myers was born on May 24, 1967 in Mandeville, Jamaica, the son of Eulahlee Lee, a nurse, and Clifford Vincent Myers, a machine technician. His family moved to Mount Vernon, New York, in the early 1970s,[6] where he was raised.

Heavy D & the Boyz were the first group signed to Uptown Records; their debut, Living Large, was released in 1987. The album was a commercial success, though Big Tyme was a breakthrough that included four hits. Trouble T. Roy died at age 22 in a fall on July 15, 1990, in Indianapolis. Dixon's death led to a tribute on the follow-up platinum album, Peaceful Journey. Pete Rock & CL Smooth created a tribute to Trouble T. Roy called "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)" which is regarded as a hip-hop classic.

Heavy D & the Boyz gained even more fame by singing the theme song for the television program In Living Color and also MADtv, and Heavy D performed the rap on Michael Jackson's hit single "Jam" as well as sister Janet Jackson's hit single "Alright". Heavy D then began focusing on his acting, appearing in various television shows before returning the music charts with Nuttin' But Love. After appearing in the off-Broadway play Riff Raff at Circle Repertory Company, Heavy D returned to recording with the hit Waterbed Hev.[4] In 1997, Heavy D collaborated with B.B. King on his duets album Deuces Wild rapping in the song "Keep It Coming." Heavy D was referred to in the song "Juicy" by the Notorious B.I.G., and appeared in his music video for "One More Chance".

In the mid-1990s, Myers became the first rapper to head a major music label, when he became the president of Uptown Records. Myers helped to develop rhythm-and-blues singer Mary J. Blige's career and hired Sean “Diddy” Combs as an intern. He later became the senior vice president at Universal Music.

Heavy D performed at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards in October 2011. It was his first live performance in 15 years. Myers died on November 8, 2011, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 44. He collapsed outside his Beverly Hills home and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. It has been reported that his death was due to respiratory distress and that no foul play was involved.

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