Today In Hip-Hop: DJ Scratch Celebrates 45th Birthday

On this day, June 21, in hip-hop history… 1968: DJ Scratch turns 45 today. DJ Scratch—born George Spivey—is a Grammy-nominated producer and renowned DJ whose illustrious career spans over two decades. He has cut tracks with every established name in hip-hop including EPMD, LL Cool J, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Talib Kweli and more. Scratch’s accolades as a DJ are unprecedented. In 1988, he became champion of the New Music Seminar Battle for World Supremacy. That same year, he joined RUN-DMC’s Run’s House World Tour, where the late Jam Master Jay was his mentor. JMJ helped Scratch evolve from a battle DJ to ...

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