Scram Jones Speaks Against The President Through Party-Rocking Turntablism (Video)
Scram Jones is a bona fide Hip-Hop veteran. The New Yorker has produced tracks for Raekwon, The LOX, and Ghostface Killah (as well as Mariah Carey), among many others. Moreover, he’s a highly-respected DJ, from rocking clubs, mixtapes, concerts, and his post on Shade 45. Oh yeah, this 2002 “Unsigned Hype” alum has spit some bars too.
Appearing on Funkmaster Flex’s 5 Minutes Of Funk segment, Scram gets busy with the blends. He weaves in and out of Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh & Slick Rick, Kraftwerk, and a devastating blend of New Edition’s “Once In A Lifetime Groove.” When he gets to “Trans Europe Express,” Scram scratches the melody of the song in a way that would make Hip-Hop’s founders say “damn.” The camera mics cannot handle the bass during part of Jones’ set, but the emotion works. Then, he gets political, and uses YG’s “FDT” and Big Sean’s “IDFWY” to speak with his hands. A battle-DJ routine merges into supreme blending and leaves on a highly creative, political note.
Make sure you’ve seen fellow Shade 45er and Scram Jones affiliate Statik Selektah’s own recent 5 Minutes Of Funk. Both DJs used drops from the superstars to get the set started.