Scratching and the Art of DJing

50 Years of Hip-Hop
Hosted by Larry Mizell, Jr.

Larry Mizell Jr. talks about the art of DJing with fellow KEXP DJs Supreme La Rock and Vitamin D, along with Dr. Daudi Abe, DJ Lady Love, and a special appearance from Grand Wizzard Theodore.

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Larry Mizell Jr. talks about the art of DJing with fellow KEXP DJs Supreme La Rock and Vitamin D, along with hip-hop scholar Dr. Daudi Abe, DJ Lady Love, and a special appearance from the man who invented scratching, Grand Wizzard Theodore. After he tells the history of how he invented scratching and the needle drop, the panelists share some of their favorite scratch DJs past and present.

Audio production by Roddy Nikpour & Emily Fox

 

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