Alexander Fruchter

Alexander Fruchter

Alexander (DJ RTC) Fruchter was born and raised in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. He has been a mainstay in Chicago’s Hip Hop community as a DJ, journalist, and label owner for close to 20 years. Fruchter is the founder of the significant underground Hip Hop blog ruby hornet, an accomplished DJ, and an Associate Professor of Instruction at Columbia College Chicago. Fruchter is also the co-founder of the indie Hip Hop label, Closed Sessions, and was recognized by the Chicago Tribune as a “Chicagoan of the Year” in 2016.

Alexander'S ARTICLES

Mr. Choc, Beat Junkies features

Building Better DJ's - How The World Famous Beat Junkies Are Teaching The Next Generation

Rakim Allah and Dante Ross attend Dante Ross' Birthday Celebration at Bowery Electric on October 11, 2016 in New York City features

Dante Ross on His New Book: "I got something that will preserve my space in the culture."


He's Baron F**king Davis

A collage of albums: Enter the 36 Chambers, In My Lifetime Volume 1, 400 Degrees, Too Hard to Shallow, Makiaveli features

Why Were So Many Great Hip-Hop Albums Released in a 7-Day Span?

MC Juice local legends

The Legend of MC JUICE

DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill features

DJ Muggs: By Design


"By The Time I Get To Arizona:" How Public Enemy Pissed Off The C.I.A.

Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan performs on the release day of his 'The Appetition' EP during Beat Horizon at O2 Academy Brixton on January 18, 2020 in London, England. features

Raekwon: The Evolution of the Chef