The Fresh Stuff: There Ain't Nothin’ Like Hip Hop Music
Raised on an audio diet of 80’s pirate radio greats like LWR, JFM, Solar, Horizon and Kiss he soaked up the sounds blasting from the speakers in the shape of Grandmaster Flash and Sugar Hill Gang, Afrika Bambaata and RunDMC. Whatever it was, whoever it was Big Ted was listening and learning. Learning so much that he began penning his own lyrics to his favourite beats and teaching himself to mix and scratch.
Big Ted began co-presenting The Friday Nite Flava on Choice FM with DJ 279 in the early 90’s. The relationship led to regularly meetings and interviewing legendary artists including: Kool Herc, Grand Wizard Theodore, Big L, Lords of the Underground, Das Efx, Redman, Snoop Dogg and more.
He worked at Kiss FM, which provided him the platform to interview the likes of: Ja Rule, Ludacris, De La Soul, RunDMC, Jazzy Jeff, Queen Latifah, in addition to LLcoolJ, Nas, Ice Cube, KRS1, Wu Tang Clan, DameD, Kanye West, Estelle, Dizzee Rascal, Kano, Blak Twang and many more. He has also shared decks with DJ greats: Cash Money, DJ Premier, and stages with Eminem, Gangstarr and Masta ace.
Now with his weekly ‘Teddy’s Jam’ show on Mi Soul, Ted continues his mission to make everybody a fan of hip hop.