DJ Scratch has been globally showcasing his DJ skills for over 2 Decades. Because of that hard work & dedication, he is now acknowledged by the Legends before him as one of their own.
Scratch is the man who provided the flamboyance to EPMD‘s stage show with his visual & technical routines. Because of his performances & professionalism, he’s called upon to man the Decks on tour for Jay Z, Diddy, Q-Tip & others.
In 1988, shortly after winning the New Music Seminar Battle for World Supremacy DJ Championship, 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 the rap group EPMD, who needed a DJ with flair. After EPMD witnessed this young pheonom at their first show, they hired Scratch on the spot. The rest was Hip Hop History.
In December In 2010, Scratch captured another DJ World Title by entering & winning Season One of the first ever DJ Reality Show Competition, “Master Of The Mix” on BET/VH-1.
In 2012, DJ Scratch became the first recipient of the Global Spin Awards “Turntablist Of The Year Award“. (The Grammy Award For DJ’s). Then he won the award the following two years.
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 DeeJaying, Scratch started to pursue his second love, producing. He has produced such hits as Busta Rhymes Grammy Nominated “Gimme Some More” & the New York Anthem “NY Sh*t“, 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 an online Music Television Network called “ScratchVision” (www.ScratchVision.com). A network dedicated to the preservation of the history of The DJ. So far, ScratchVision had live DJ performances by Grandmaster Flash, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Premier, DJ Kenny Dope, DJ Spinna, DJ Cash Money & a long list of other Legendary DJ’s.
Through hard work & the support of all of his Legendary DJ Comrades & fans around the World, ScratchVision has become the first Internet show to make it to FM Radio. Scratch has joined forces with the Iconic New York Radio Station 107.5 WBLS to do a ScratchVision format show live on Fridays 6pm on 107.5 WBLS.
Scratch has proven that you can be from the Old School & still remain relevant.