** The BOOM BAP… 4th Saturdays at The 5 Spot **
This month we are celebrating our 7th year of The Boom Bap and joining us in the celebration is one of the best to ever do it, DJ Scratch!! We want to thank you for all of the years of support and promise that this show will be one for the books!
For over two decades, DJ Scratch has been acknowledged as one of the greatest DJ’s of all time. From the clubs, the battles, the concerts & the radio, DJ Scratch has mastered them all.
He is the man who provided the flamboyance to EPMD’s stage show by driving audiences into a frenzy with his visual & technical routines. Because of Scratch’s performances & professionalism, he was later called upon to be the Official Tour DJ for Jay Z, Diddy.
Shortly after winning the New Music Seminar Battle for World Supremacy DJ Championship in 1988, he joined the RUN DMC “Run’s House World Tour.” Befriended by the late Jam Master Jay (“JMJ”) of RUN DMC, JMJ mentored Scratch & converted him from a raw battle DJ to an all around performer & showman. In exchange, Scratch taught JMJ DJ solos that he performed in RUN DMC shows ever since. When the tour ended, JMJ recommended Scratch to EPMD, who needed a DJ with flair. After EPMD witnessed the DJ phenomenon DJ at their first show, they hired Scratch on the spot. The rest is history. In a ceremony on July 2nd 2010, DJ Scratch was crowned the title “Jam Master” in honor of the late DJ Jam Master Jay by DMC of RUN DMC.
In December In 2010, Scratch captured another DJ World Title by winning Season One of the VH1 DJ Reality Show/ Competition, “Master Of The Mix”.
In 2012, DJ Scratch became the first recipient of the Global Spin Awards “Turntablist Of The Year Award”. (The Grammy Award For DJ’s)
Scratch is no stranger to the small & Big screen by being the Resident DJ for Nationally aired TV shows “Hip Hop Hold ‘Em”, Fox 5’s “Uptown Comedy Club” and B.E.T.’s “Rap City, The Basement”. Scratch’s film credits include “Juice”, “The Original 50 Cent”, “Backstage”, “Fly By Night”, “Rhyme & Reason” & Spike Lee’s controversial film “Bamboozled”. In addition, Cocoa Cola commissioned Scratch to produce & feature in the worlds first DJ commercial, “3 DJs”.
Having mastered the art of DJing, Scratch started to pursue his second love, producing. He has produced such hits as the New York Anthem “NY Shit” by Busta Rhymes, EPMD’s “Rampage”, LL Cool J’s “Ill Bomb”, 50 Cent’s “50 Shot Ya”, & a long list of Hip Hop Classics. Scratch’s accolades include the 3 Grammy nominations and over 40 Gold and Platinum Awards to his credit which makes DJ Scratch responsible for the sale of over 30 million albums to date.
Currently, Scratch has launched an online TV Network called “ScratchVision” (www.ScratchVision.com). A network dedicated to the preservation of the history of Hip Hop. So far, ScratchVision had live DJ performances by DJ Jazzy Jeff, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Premier, DJ Cash Money & a long list of other Legendary DJ’s.
ScratchVision has made so much noise in the streets, the Legendary NY Radio Station 107.5 WBLS has hired Scratch to do his ScratchVision show live on Fridays 6pm on 107.5 WBLS.
Scratch has proven that you can be from the Old School, but still remain relevant.
THE BOOM BAP is Saturday January 24th at The Five Spot…
CASE BLOOM (@CaseBloom)
Special Guest: DJ SCRATCh (@DJScratch)
GIVE AWAYS FROM GRIFFEN TECH
MORE MADNESS THAN CAN WE CAN LEGALLY DISCLOSE.