Scratch (Video)

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As we continue our all day celebration of Hip-Hop on the weekend of its 40th birthday, it’s time to show some love to the DJ. The documentary Scratch is one of the best films ever on turntabilism.  Scratch gives an in-depth look at the art of working the 1s and 2s. It starts at the beginning of Hip-Hop culture with with the rise of pioneers like Grandmaster Flash, Grand Wizard Theodore and Afrika Bambaataa and and goes on to showcase the stories and skills of today’s legends like DJ Premier, The X-Ecutioners, Q-Bert and many, many more. You can watch Scratch below and purchase the film here. Related: Wild Style: The Film that Gave Many Their First Look at the Culture of Hip-Hop (Video)