Throwback: RoyalCash-Radio Activity
RoyalCash’s “Radioactivity” had an essential place in the 1983 world of pop-locking and breakdancing. Darryl Cash wrote and performed the music and Reggie Calloway who was successful as a founder of the Midnight Star and Calloway bands, co-produced “Radioactivity” with Cash. The Roland drum machine and the blend of computerized and live vocals in the electro sound was another instance of R&B becoming more electronic outside ofÂ house music.Â “Radioactivity” isÂ one the lastÂ songs of the subgenre to emerge beforeÂ RunÂ D.M.C. arrivedÂ withÂ a new style ofÂ hip-hop but still has a pulse in the younger generations from being sampled in rap and YouTube.