Greg Mack, Rap Radio DJ Who Broke N.W.A, To Get Biopic

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Following the success of Straight Outta Compton, in which he is portrayed in a cameo by director F. Gary Gray, hugely influential radio DJ Greg Mack has optioned the rights to his upcoming autobiography to Goddard Film Group. Goddard will produce a new film detailing Mack’s time with LA’s legendary 1580 KDAY-AM, the first radio station in the U.S. to play rap and hip-hop 24 hours a day.

Mack became Assistant Program Director/Music Director at KDAY in 1983 and was instrumental in the station’s decision to switch to an all rap/hip-hop format. It was a risky move, as at the time rap was considered — at best — a passing fad, and aside from the odd hit, it was ignored by mainstream radio and the music industry. But KDAY became a sensation almost overnight and Mack a powerful tastemaker. Hosting his own afternoon show under the name Greg “Mack Attack”…

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