Scratch is Back!!!!

Err, well, sort of. The illustrious print mag once known as Scratch still no longer exists, so don’t get your hopes up. But the folks at Harris Publications understand that the book has a fan base, so they created the Scratch blog, an online destination where points of interest in urban music production can still be brought to light.

My name is Paul Cantor, many people on both the media and music sides of the business know me as Gooch. I will be your distinguished Scratch blogger. Since I have my own qualms with reading blogs from people who I generally think may lack the qualification to be offering critiques (I guess that’s the beauty of blogs), I offer a bit of background info on myself. I’m 25 years old and I call Staten Island, New York home. I’ve been in the music business professionally for about five years, and it’s largely been an incredible experience so far. As a producer I’ve had the chance to work with some incredibly talented acts, met executives with extraordinary foresight, and A&Rs who’ve not only played electric guitar, but acoustic too! Additionally, since 2004 I’ve been writing or have written for media outlets such as XXL, King, Allhiphop.com, Vibe.com, and assorted others. I formerly held the position as Scratch’s Technology Editor.

I subscribe to the motto that in life you need to do what you feel and feel what you do, no matter the consequences. For many people, music, and to a further extent music production, is about hopes and dreams and making something of yourself through your passion. It’s about offering your unique musical vision to the world and being a) respected b) recognized and c) paid, for it. I won’t go on record and say that at times this blog will not be harsh, but for the most part, I hope it inspires some people to make some tracks and pursue their musical dreams, or at the very least, a healthy dialogue about those who are already doing so.

  • Tyler

    Sounds cool so what’s the jumpoff address for this new situation cuz?
    SolutionsGlobalMedia.com aka SGM7.com
    Love it or Hate it, Tell a Friend.

  • http://www.3rdphasz.com Slash

    I was really disappointed when I found out Scratch was finished. Somehow a blog doesn’t seem like it’ll make up for it. We’ll see. Maybe they should make it an internet magazine. Keep the articles, features and spotlights and just switch it to a web format. That way they can still get advertisers but they won’t have to deal with the cost of printing. It’s already got the brand recognition, I think it’d be a good idea. Just my two cents, though.

    • Stacks

      This is a real nice idea. Im def gon’ check this out. Is this going to a monthly thing or every 3 months like the mag was?

  • http://governmentnames.blogspot.com Al

    Damn, that headline actually got my hopes up for a minute. I was a big fan of the mag and got to write a few Boiling Point features in the final issues (thanks to Noz), so I’d love to see a blog on the same subjects from some of the same people. Hell, I was thinking of starting a rap production blog myself.

  • http://www.myspace.com/donnygoines Donny Goines

    Gooch whats good man? Im glad to see your hustle dont stop. Holla at ya boy, I got a copy of my new project for you.

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  • BK Cyph

    Whadup Gooch?!?
    Who better to carry on the legacy!?! Cant wait to see what it is meng!

  • http://www.idiotboxtv.net ev boogie

    HIP HOP’S ARCHIE BUNKER!!!

    congrats gooch.

  • http://www.myspace.com/jimmyvalentime Jimmy Valentime…

    Hey I am looking for some producers… we should talk…

    • OMAR HAYES

      I HAVE A TEAM OF 4 PRODUCER’S !!!!!1

  • inf

    A&Rs who’ve not only played electric guitar, but acoustic too!
    ^^
    lil wayne fans and soulja boy fans won’t get this..can i get a suuuuuuuuu

  • BK Cyph

    Long Live the Gooch and SCRATCH too! Cant wait for this!

  • http://www.sicbeats.com SIC Beats

    Aiyt.. i’ll be checkin in.

  • http://myspace.com/akhilthebrownwonda Brown Wonda

    cool cool,
    but will we get some of the features from the mag like “listen to my demo” id love if we got that

  • http://www.myspace.com/princeunseen allcityunseen

    thats good someone new. i was mad i should have been in one of the magazines. my resume said it

    • yobroshot

      NERP!

  • http://www.myspace.com/spmusic SOLID PROJECTS

    Sup playa..nice to hear u running the new situation…we did Weatherman on Jim Jones Hustlers POME and we working on the new BYRDGANG album…we also did “Part Time Lover” for 50 Cent..

    LETS GET IT…

  • http://wmdeez.wordpress.com nation

    what up Gooch

  • http://myspace.com/gharpakagmoney G-Harp

    Why’d you have to word it like that? I got my hopes up when I saw it on NahRight. It’s still a good 2nd…
    Peace

  • Cuban Link

    well good, hip hop is getting it together.First Fiddy and Kanye beat Kenny, then Jigga releases 2 new singles, and now Rap City and Scratch are back (sort of)

  • Bit ATL

    Sounds like a great idea. I also like the idea presented by ‘Slash.’ I look forward to checking it out myself.

  • http://www.6gangmusicgroup.wordpress.com napps126

    yo send me the address my dude…

  • Accurate

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
    i bought a bunch of them bitches, thinking that in year 2015, them bitches would be worth mad money. Now y’all niggas makin a comeback… Fuck my life.

  • http://triggerhappyny.com Kareem Johnson

    Booooooooooo, i just bought the “so-called” last issue and i love flipping the PAGES not scrolling down. I guess the blog will save the trees i guess….peace yall

    http://www.triggerhappyny.com

  • Chooch

    from a print mag to a single blog….sad really. harris pub pulled an ultimate “white” move. we all just got white manned people. this dude sounds like a good guy but still you just got pimped homie.

  • http://ww.soundclick.com/beatbyryan BeatByRyan

    Can’t wait for the blogs to start coming.

  • http://www.myspace.com/djwallysparks CRUNKITE

    Nice drop Gooch…

  • Incilin

    You know, I always wished bloggers would have a post like this to fully explain who they are. Now that I have one, I don’t care much for it.

  • http://grandgood.com chrisv

    gooch got beats

  • http://www.bangin-beats.com KIRK T

    What it is Gooch… Anything I can do say the word.

    -KT

  • http://www.myspace.com/drasticonline Drazzie

    Sounds interesting…I might even consider blogging here if we can get some decent type of producer community thing going on…Viva La ScratchBlog

  • http://www.myspace.com/creaseburn sue dough nimm

    having marley marl in a fashion spread while you interviewed khaled about his beats was a nail in the coffin.

  • http://reportsdueby2.com COC

    City of Chiefs baby! Long live Gooch!

  • http://www.pmpworldwide.com AZ

    Gooch, I see you PiMP!

  • Proverb

    Peace Gooch

    I’m curious to see how this is going to work out but since you are grindin’ you have my support. Let’s get it poppin.

    Let folks know what they can do to help to push this blog to the next level. Outside of music, I’m all about marketing and design ya dig.

    Let’s get it folks!!!

    Proverb
    http://www.myspace.com/proverbthetruth

  • http://www.myspace.com/semuk Semothy Jones

    This blog will be fine, just give the same insight as the mag an try get the content.

    P E A C E
    Semothy Jones
    2nd Place in Scratch Mag remix comp ;p

  • :am

    mr cantor, i have and alway’s will continue to support you in your professional endevours. im not a blogger per-se, but for you, im bloggin’ peace, respect and love :am

  • http://www.myspace.com/shy_bella MusicLuva

    Seriously, the magazine is suppose to help producers, why don’t you guys just make it an internet magazine. Blogs are for ppl. who want to express themselves, how are we gonna get info. on upcoming producers without interviews, pics., etc. Way to go Editor-in-chief, way to go

  • Miko

    I’m with Proverb and MusicLuva.

    word.

    get on with the online mag.
    we need u.

    miko DJ Jazzy Belle

  • http://www.myspace.com/mikeydrumz mikey drumz

    this iz great scratch really did help me get where i am so far. i’ll b back checkin up on this blog everyday. let crack off!

    xDRUMZx

  • http://myspace.com/scorpdezel SCORP DEZEL

    THATS SOME BULLSHIT …PRODUCERS FINALY GET A CHANCE TO HAVE SOMETHIN TO CHECK OUT THEN THEY CUTT IT OFF …ALL THE MONEY YALL GOT THER IS NO REASON WHY WE CANT HAVE THAT MAGAZINE ..YALL SHOULD OFF REACH OUT TO THE BIG PRODUCERS AND WHAT THEY CAN DO TO HELP SINCE YALL BEEN HAVING THEM ON THE FRONT COVER YA DIG!!! THIS IS BULLSHIT

    CHECK ME OUT ON THAT NEW YUKMOUTH ALBUM ..I GOT THAT HEAT!!

  • http://myspace.com/mikejaxxxproductions Hit-ProducerMikeJaxxx

    AGREES WITH SLASH…WHY IS SCRATCH GONE ANE WAY?

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    That was a really great piece of writing..

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    Might be the greatest blog post on the net..

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