dj scratch

They say you should never meet your idols because you’ll be disappointed, but anybody who met James Brown knows that old adage is a lie. Producers/DJs Pete Rock and DJ Scratch reflected on their first introduction to the Godfather of Soul and how he continues to inspire generations years after his passing. Pete Rock tried […]

If your mandate as an MC is to “Move The Crowd” there is no better tool to have in your musical arsenal than a segment of the Godfather of Soul’s sonic fabric. Whether it’s his frantic percussion, a horn stab, trance-inducing bass or one of his signature Gospel-flavored wails, James Joseph Brown, Jr. remains one […]

James Brown’s influence and impact on American music is almost impossible to measure, but the continued consumption and recreation of his work from generation to generation is a testament to The Godfather of Soul’s genius. For Black Music Month award-winning producer DJ Scratch has assembled a tribute mix of some of James Brown’s most well-known […]

We are sorry to report that according to sources including Rob Base, DJ E-Z Rock has passed away. Not much is known about the circumstances surrounding the death of one of  Hip Hop’s Golden Era pioneers. What we do know is that DJ E-Z Rock left us music that will last a more than a […]

Ten years ago today Hip-Hop lost pioneering DJ, producer and co-founder of RUN-DMC, Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell. He was shot and killed in a recording studio in Jamaica, Queens. He was 37 years old. Take A Tour of DJ Scratch’s Home Town Jam Master Jay was an influence on countless DJs and a director […]

According to DJ Scratch, producer and longtime DJ for EPMD, Erick Sermon suffered a heart attack on Saturday November 12th. The 42-year-old MC and producer from Long Island is “doing ok” but Scratch is asking fans to keep him in their prayers. LISTEN TO ERICK TALK ABOUT THE HEART ATTACK HERE!!(AUDIO) Scratch also mentioned that […]

The hip-hop community certainly made it's voice heard as many rappers, producers, and writers shared their thoughts on the death of Osama Bin Laden.

In the very first reality TV show to determine the worlds greatest “Master Of The Mix” Brooklyn’s own George “DJ Scratch” Spivey emerged victorious. In the Smirnoff sponsored competition Scratch went head-to-head with world-renowned mix masters like DJ Revolution, Rich Medina, Jazzy Joyce, DJ Rap, DJ Mars and Vikter Duplaix in a series of sometimes […]

Last night DJ Scratch brought Smirnoff’s Master of The Mix title home to Brooklyn along with $250,000 in prizes. He went head-to-head with Philly’s Vikter Duplaix in the finals. “Congrats to Vikter Duplaix, he never gave up,” Scratch said via his Twitter page. “You never gave up, you let the judges know what it is […]

I think ball players need to stay off of  the mic but Carmelo Anthony’s new Become Legendary mixtape has this unreleased track from Nas, “Foul Breeze.”  The track uses the same  “Faded Lady” sample by S.S.O. Orchestra that Diamond D’s flipped for “Went For Mine” and DJ Scratch for Busta Rhymes’ “New York Shit.”

Last night Smirnoff’s Master of the Mix DJ competition premiered on Centric. When it was first announced that established and accomplished DJs like Rich Medina, Vikter Duplaix and Jazzy Joyce would be competing with turntable legends like DJ Scratch and Revolution on a reality TV show some people scratched their heads. There were further question […]