Known as DJ Scratch, he has announced that he will change his alias to DJ Jam Master Scratch, with the support of DMC from Run-DMC.
It only seems right that one member be able to pass the title as it was 1988 when Run-DMC helped Scratch get his first step into the music business as the DJ for their “Run’s House World Tour.”
His history as turntablist/producer has seen him working with EPMD, DMX, Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes and 50 Cent. He spoke with AllHipHop on receiving such an honor.
“I dropped so many tears about this. Me being recognized for my 22 years of work by a king [DMC], is my ‘Lifetime Achievement Award.’”
Scratch also promised to keep the legacy of Jam Master Jay alive and not be a let down to the name.
“I will continue to represent JMJ. Only practice makes a real Jam Master.”
Becoming friends with Jay back in 1998, he was recommended by the late DJ to duo EPMD with whom he helped to build his career.
The official renaming of Scratch reportedly occurred and he will soon leak footage of the momentous occasion.