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QBert & The Invisibl Skratch Piklz Rock A Party With Breathtaking Turntablism (Video)

The title of “DJ” or disc jockey took on a whole new definition once Hip-Hop got a hold of it. While it started as a way to signify those that played and mixed records, it came to represent so much more in the 1980s and ‘90s as a part of... Read more

Need Some More Killer Mike & El-P in Your Life? Here’s a Bonus Run the Jewels Track (Audio)

Here's a new track from Killer Mike & El-P called Pew Pew Pew featuring the legendary DJ Q-Bert on the wheels of steel. It's a bonus cut from the European deluxe version of the album. Check it out below. Related: Here’s a Dark and Twisted Take on a “Christmas Carol”... Read more

We’ve been giving a lot of love to Breakin’. Now it’s time to give some to the DJ. Check out Scratch, one of the best films ever on turntabilism.

Scratch gives an in-depth look at the art of working the 1s and 2s. It goes from the beginning with Grandmaster Flash, Grand Wizard Theodore, Afrika Bambaataa and others to DJ Premier, the X-Ecutioners, Q-Bert and many, many more.  Watch the whole movie below.... Read more

The art of sampling is nearly as fundamental to hip-hop as MCing. Check out this documentary on the history of sampling and its impact.

In the early days of sampling, it was done liberally and, at its finest, was used to create completely new sonic landscapes. Public Enemy's It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us back was groundbreaking in its sound and was one of the most sample-heavy albums of all time.... Read more