Renegade MC

Renegade MC was Chris "Candy" Dominguez from Pico Rivera. Chris was Sam's neighbor and for many years wanted Sam to put him on vinyl. In 1988, Chris got that chance when J-vibe wrote a track called Wabbit. While in the studio J-vibe heard about a spanking-new dance called the Roger from one of the VSF dancers named Joe Negrete. The dance was named after the Roger Rabbit movie which had been released that same year. Joe did not even know exactly how it was danced, but it was close enough. J-vibe decided to write a rap song about it. He started ciming up with a beat while Joe danced. Then, he wrote the lyrics and came up with the title "Wabbit" (taking lead from the Bugs Bunny cartoons).

Chris was brought into the studio and presented with the project. Chris was a large Mexican-Samoan. He had a commanding look and height that got the attention of everyone when he entered a room. Chris started practicing the track while J-vibe continued to finalize the music. It took about a month until everything was ready to begin recording. In the studio was Santiago, Sam, Chris and J-vibe. They started recording Chris to the Tascam 38 8-track reel. The recording took time and many takes.
Once Chris' rap was recorded and mixed down to a Tascam 32 2 track reel, it was sent to JDC Records. The vinyl was released on Dunk Yer Funk as DYF-014 with the white label.


Wabbit started selling quickly and topped the sales charts in many indie record stores. One of the first performances for Renegade MC was the night club Fantasia at the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles owned by Mr. Voskanian (not sure if spelled right). He also performed at Mr J's in El Monte, East Los Angeles College, the Pico Rivera Sports Arena and many other venues. One was the 1990 DJ Music Conference that took place in Montebello's Quiet Canon. That day he performed along with Debbie Deb (not the real one) and others. Unknown DJ, Stacy Q, Riana Paige and others. Renegade MC performed and it went very well with the crowd.

The Wabbit was being played on radio stations such Power 106, Kiss FM, Kday and many stations in the USA. It was during this time that J-vibe purchased an Emulator Emax. He wanted to remix the track and make it cleaner. He locked himself in the studio and came up with the "Blue Label" version. (for more info on this, check the discography section).

As Renegade MC's popularity grew, many radio stations were asking to hear his follow-up record. Sam was getting calls from many states wanting Renegade MC to perform a tour. J-vibe was already working on a complete album for Renegade MC which included a song new track named "Call Me." It was a swingy new jack beat with some real funky screaching saxophones. A major label was watching him and loved the new ideas we were doing. A trail run of the track was performed live at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena in 1989 at the After performing "Wabbit", a new track titled "Call Me" started pumping on the concert speakers and the reaction was amazing. Droves of people started coming into the arena and you could hear all the crowd asking what song is that? Unfortunately, the track was never released.

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