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 & honored in The Source Magazine in 2006 as an Hip Hop Icon. On July 2nd, 2010 DJ Scratch was crowned the title "Jam Master" by DMC of RUN DMC.
Scratch is the man who provided the flamboyance to EPMD's stage show & drove audiences into frenzies with his visual & technical routines.
DJ Scratch being one of the greatest & respected exhibition, tour & club DJs in the world. He was later called upon to permanently DJ for Jay Z, Diddy & Q-Tip.
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 do tricks at their first show, they hired Scratch on the spot. The rest is history.
In 2010, Scratch captured his second DJ World Title by winning Season One of the B.E.T. DJ Reality Show/ Competition, "Master Of The Mix". Along with $250,000 in cash. In addition, Scratch won "Turntablist Of The Year" at the 2012 Global Spin Awards (The DJ Grammys).
Scratch was 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. ScratchVision has live DJ performances by DJ Jazzy Jeff, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Premier, Kid Capri & a long list of other Legendary DJ's. Scratch has also joined the Legendary NY Radio Station 107.5 WBLS where he has a Friday night show "ScratchVision Radio" 6pm-7pm.
Scratch has proven that you can be from the Old School, but still remain relevant.