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Scratch (2001) is a documentary film, directed by Doug Pray, that examines cultural and historical perspectives on the birth and evolution of hip-hop disc jockeys (DJs), scratching and turntablism and includes interviews with some of hip-hop's most famous and respected DJs.
Interviewees include: Grand Wizard Theodore (the inventor of the scratch), Grand Mixer Q-bert (Title given by Grand Mixer DXT to Q Bert in the movie), Grand Mixer DXT, Z-Trip, Mix Master Mike, Rob Swift, DJ Premier, Afrika Bambaataa, Jazzy Jay, Cut Chemist, NuMark, DJ Craze, DJ Shadow, DJ Babu and DJ Krush. Madlib and Peanut Butter Wolf also make uncredited appearances at a scratching jam session.
There was also a follow up film released in 2005, Scratch: All The Way Live, that highlights the performances of Jazzy Jay, Z-Trip, The X-Ecutioners and Mix Master Mike on the Los Angeles stop of the tour promoting the film. The DJ sets/performances are interwoven with interviews of the DJs and there is a bonus jam session in the DVD Extras of all the DJs performing together with a guest appearance from Q Bert.
The film also produced a soundtrack, which was released in 2002 to coincide with Scratch: All The Way Live Tour.

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DJ's Q-bert, Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Shadow, Mix Master Mike, Rob Swift and the X-ecutioners
Director
Doug Pray
Language
English
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