Red Alert is at Hot 107 in ATL now, an afternoon mix show (or, this was true as of a few years ago anyway.) I used to work out of the same building. I saw him leaving one day and said hi, but he was distracted. A honky was not looking very B, either, so it mighta thrown him off. He's not red anymore, either. Grey Alert. I'm like salt-and-pepper alert, though.
My first exposure to Afrika Islam was as producer on Ice-T's OG lp. A touchstone album for me, and Islam just yanked it out of the park with his incredible, perfect beats.