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A scratch is nothing but the back-cueing that you hear in your ear before you push it out to the crowd.
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All you have to know is mathematically how many times to scratch it and when to let it go - when certain things will enhance the record you're listening to.
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As an individual I was known as the DJ or the mixer.
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But I had two very special people who helped to take my style to the next level. Thank God for my first MC Cowboy and my first student Grand Wizard Theodore, and to go out after creating this art form and finding everyone jamming to it - that too was pretty scary.
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Disco B still rolls with me now. He's still doing his thing. He does clubs in different places. He was very instrumental in helping me perfect my craft.
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Disco was brand new then and there were a few jocks that had monstrous sound systems but they wouldn't dare play this kind of music. They would never play a record where only two minutes of the song was all it was worth. They wouldn't buy those types of records.
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Do not let any record company disturb your creative flow. You are not writing for the record company. You're writing for the public.
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Exactly, especially when you're talking about a music where you can do just about anything. We can talk about just about anything lyrically.
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For anybody to say well this is not Hip Hop and that's not Hip Hop, that is not the way the formula was laid down. It was for the people who were going to continue take anything musically and string it along.
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For instance, if you're playing a record with drums - horns would sound nice to enhance it so you get a record with horns and slip it in at certain times.
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For us to keep claiming this isn't Hip Hop and that isn't Hip Hop doesn't make sense to me.
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Hip Hop has become real constrained. The creative juices and creative flows have been diminished.
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I had love for Breakout; I had love for Bambaataa. I had love for Kool Herc.
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I had to go into a studio and compose and write and press up 12 songs in 14 hours. When you're recording a song from scratch it takes you 14 hours to do just one song.
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I think what's happening here is, there's a group or maybe one person who is saying this is gonna be the definition and this is what we want to get the kids to do now.
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I was also the first DJ to be known for doing acrobatics on the turntables. I would do 360 turns, cutting with my elbows, my mouth and crazy stuff like that.
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I'm a little afraid right now because now that it has escalated to someone getting the ultimate punishment which only God is allowed to do, as far as 2Pac dying. No one had a right to have done that.
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If you think about the history of Hip Hop we've had artist who can talk about from socially significant ideas to something as cool as sneakers.
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Normal kids in their teens want to go and date girls and do mischievous things, your hormones are jumping around, but I stayed in my bedroom in search of something.
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So what I'm trying to say is from a musical aspect for anybody to say that whatever they're doing in Florida is not Hip Hop or whatever they're doing in LA is not Hip Hop, who are these people to say that?
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So what the owners see is that we are fighting amongst each other and causing controversy, but as long as it's selling records they don't care.
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The type of mixing that was out then was blending from one record to the next or waiting for the record to go off and wait for the jock to put the needle back on.
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There were songs that Bambaataa played that were so funky and when I had the privilege of getting to know what they were, I was surprised.
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There's gonna always be an element of violence in all genres of music. It's with Rock-n-Roll and all the other genres.
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Unfortunately we are arguing amongst each other so much when the bottom line is we don't own anything. We are offspring to a record label owner.
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We can come from our own particular point of view and lay it down. We should not be throwing verbal rocks at each other. We're all responsible to continue the growth of Hip Hop.
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We can even sing off key, but if it's produced properly it can be a hit.
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We gotta stop fighting amongst each other. I think the only rift should be when take it the stage and try to out perform each other.
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What has happened is that to some degree they have taken an attitude where they don't listen to demos of diverse subject matters. They're looking for demos like the record the guy on the left just did.
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When I was an artist with the group everything was tailor-made, so it was my statement at that time. But watch the hairstyles. Probably the only thing that I regret wearing was Jerry curls.
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