Scratch Biography

For over two decades, DJ Scratch has been everyone’s favorite DJ's favorite DJ. Acknowledged as one of the greatest DJs of all time, Scratch is the man who provided the flamboyance to EPMD and Jay-Zs’ stage shows. Throughout the years with EPMD, Scratch drove audiences into frenzies with visual and technical routines far beyond mortal DJs. One of his most famous routines is cutting Big Daddy Kane's "Friday the 13th I'ma Play Jason" line as he emerges from beneath the turntable set wearing a hockey mask. Various DJ routines & turntable tricks created by Scratch over the past 15 years are still being duplicated by concert and Battle DJs today. DJ Scratch has performed in every market throughout the world in such places as Latin America, US, Canada, Africa, Australia, Switzerland, France, UK, Italy, Sweden, Amsterdam, Norway, China and Japan and is one of the most recognized and respected exhibition, tour and club DJs in the world. 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 of RUN DMC, JMJ mentored Scratch and converted him from a raw battle DJ to an all around performer and 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 do tricks at their first show, they hired Scratch on the spot. The rest is history. Scratch was the House DJ for two nationally aired TV Shows - Fox 5's groundbreaking show, Uptown Comedy Club, and the first season of B.E.T.'s Rap City, The Basement. Scratch’s film credits include Juice, The Original 50 Cent, Fly By Night, Rhyme & Reason, and Spike Lee's controversial film Bamboozled. In addition, Coca Cola commissioned Scratch to produce and feature in their first DJ commercial "3 DJs.” Having mastered the art of DJing, Scratch pursued his second love, producing. He is known mostly by his timeless DJ anthems "Funky Piano" and "Scratch Bring It Back." Scratch has produced tracks on 75% of multi platinum artist Busta Rhymes' four albums, which all went double platinum. Thanks to Scratch's knowledge of what the world yearns for in music, some of Scratch's accolades include the Grammy nominated single "Gimmie Some More," as well as the hits "Do The Bus a Bus," "Party Going On Over Here" & "Cha Cha Cha." His long production roster includes multi platinum and gold selling artists such as 50 Cent, Jay-Z, LL Cool J, Snoop Dog, DMX, Beanie Sigel, Cassidy, Method Man & Redman - which makes DJ Scratch responsible for the sale of over 50 million albums. In 2006, he is producing for the likes of Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Diddy, Maino, Cassidy, Game, Jazzy Jeff, Pete Rock, Mario, Mya, Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek and Bone Thugs & Harmony. Currently, Scratch is filming a “Scratch-umentary” celebrating his illustrious career that spans over 20 years. Some of the Hip Hop elite featured in the documentary are EPMD, Jay Z, Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, Swizz Beatz, Grandmixer DXT, Grandwizard Theodore, DJ Premier, DJ Clark Kent, Redman & Kid Capri, who have all embraced Scratch’s amazing talents. Scratch has always preached to the new generation of DJs that in order to become a complete DJ, you must "crawl before you walk.” Therefore, a DJ must learn to mix and blend before you learn to scratch and cut. By learning in this order, you will have the ability to master all sectors of Djing. Book Scratch for shows and concerts at Heavy Rotation booking agency. Worldwide Bookings with HR Booking. Scratch Booking, Book Scratch. Book artists like Scratch, Scratch booking agent, contact Scratch email, Scratch manager, Scratch management for concerts, bookings, biography, pictures, videos. Scratch may be available for your club shows, private party, festivals or other events.