Rapper DMC Bestows 'Jam Master' Title Upon DJ Scratch
Legendary DJ Scratch has revealed that he will change his well known moniker to DJ Jam Master Scratch, with the support of founding Run-DMC member, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels.
As DJ Scratch, the veteran turntablist/producer has worked with EPMD, DMX, Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes and 50 Cent.
In 1988 Run-DMC helped Scratch gain entry into the music business as the DJ for their “Run’s House World Tour.”
In 1988 on the tour, Scratch befriended Jam Master Jay, who recommended him to rap group EPMD. Scratch has been with EPMD ever since, in addition to becoming a world renowned battle DJ and producer.
At 8:00 PM, Jam Master Scratch will air footage of DMC proclaiming him the next official “Jam Master.”
“I dropped so many tears about this,” Jam Master Scratch said. “Me being recognized for my 22 years of work by a king [DMC], is my ‘Lifetime Achievement Award.’”
Jam Master Jay was gunned down in his Hollis, Queens recording studio on October 30, 2002. The legendary DJ’s murder still remains unsolved.
"I will continue to represent JMJ. Only practice makes a real Jam Master," Jam Master Scratch said, quoting the song “Jam Master Jay,” Run-DMC’s familiar ode to the late DJ.
To witness DMC renaming DJ Scratch to Jam Master Scratch, visit www.scratchvision.com.