DJ Scratch was a central figure in the group EPMD, joining the crew in 1989 as their official man on the turntables. In the past year, the relationship between Grandmaster Scratch and EPMD has been particularly strained due to what the DJ says is over money and missed show opportunities.
Run DMC rose to fame due to the dynamic verses of Run and D.M.C., but the crew’s equally vital member was their late DJ, Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell. On what would have been the turntable technician’s 49th birthday, it’s only right to give props to DJs that have shined in similar settings as well.
This past weekend, the nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were rolled out in high-level fashion. Naturally the elephant in the room was the Hip-Hop faceoff between Macklemore/Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar.
Halloween is a great time to use your imagination. You can be anything and anyone you want to be, free of judgement, no questions asked. You could say Hip-Hop is a lot like Halloween.
In 1987, EPMD (credited as EPEE MD) debuted with their groundbreaking 12” “It’s My Thing/You’re A Customer” on Fresh/Sleeping Bag Records. While it was just one of numerous classic singles to drop that year it would have even more impact the following summer when both songs were on the 10 song opus Strictly Business.
Hip-Hop fans were all warm and fuzzy last week after seeing photos of former Roc-A-Fella bosses Jay Z and Damon Dash kicking it at a mutual associate’s birthday party. Although it wasn’t officially billed as the pair reuniting, it did prove that feuds in the rap game don’t last forever.
Festival season has invaded King’s County on this fine Saturday afternoon. A host of noteworthy lyricists, including Pusha T, Redman, and EPMD, will take the stage today at the 9th annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival.
Brooklyn wears the festival crown once again as the Brooklyn Bodega announced today that the 9th Annual Hip-Hop Festival will commence this Summer on July 13. Bring your sunscreen and love of hipsters, as Brooklyn Bridge Park will be holding the event featuring the old school and the new school of Rap greats including Redman, […]
Founded by New York producer Marley Marl and late radio personality DJ Mr. Magic in Queens, the Juice Crew featured some of the most influential MC’s of Hip-Hop’s “Golden Age” of the 1980s.
Every once in a while, a video springs up on the internet that let you know just how far some of your favorite rappers have come. This is one of them.
Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith, professionally known as EPMD, were featured on this week’s episode of Unsung on TVOne.
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five made a huge splash in the summer of 1982 with their seminal rap hit, “The Message” – a socially conscious and still-resonant song many regard as a classic. Now 30 years in existence, the track is part of the conversation once more as author as New York University academic […]