DJ Craze Is A DMC World Champion Turntablist. Check His Kanye West New Slaves Routine (Video)
If you’ve seen the film Scratch, you’re up on DJ Craze. The Miami, Florida-based DJ is featured amidst competition. Around the time of the Doug Pray film’s production, Craze was an undisputed king of turntablism, winning the DMC World Championships in 1999, 2000, and 2001. In 1998, he was also crowned the ITF World Champion, basically the two leading organizations for DJs.
In the near-15 years since, Craze has been a busy man. Yelawolf’s DJ, Craze has also released the acclaimed Bully Breaks series, a favorite of vinyl-buying scratch-DJs everywhere. In 2008, while DJ A-Trak (another champion of the late ’90s, early 2000s) left his post as Kanye West’s DJ to focus on Fool’s Gold Records (Run The Jewels, Danny Brown, Cam’ron), Craze stepped in, and was ‘Ye’s DJ on the Glow In The Dark Tour.
#BonusBeat: Craze’s 1999 DMC-winning set, with so much attitude, featuring records from Gang Starr, Ghostface Killah, Common, and Sadat X.