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Part 1: Smokey Robinson: My Dad Stabbed a White Bully at 12, Ran Away to Save Family
In this clip, the legendary R&B singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson recalls starting his vocal group in elementary school and later forming his first official band, The Five Chimes. He goes on to explain what inspired the group's inception before saying that they eventually evolved into The Miracles. As the discussion moves along, DJ Vlad takes a quick detour to ask Smokey if anyone else at his High School had green eyes during his tenure there. Elsewhere in the conversation, he talks about growing up with a young Diana Ross as his childhood neighbor; at the time, he didn't even know she could sing. He goes on explain his role in signing her to Motown Records years down the line before confirming that DJ Vlad that they used to date.