DJ Scratch Reunites With EPMD and Returns To Television

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What do you call a DJ that can single handedly rock a private party and an arena filled with thousands of people, can produce multi-platinum hit records for many of hip-hop's A-list artists, has been featured in numerous top urban motion pictures and television shows, and is so creative that he has even been called upon to improve the stage shows for top artists such as 50 Cent, Jay-Z and more -- you call him DJ SCRATCH! As mentioned in the current August issue of The Source magazine ("Iconz" - page 58), “some DJs producer, and most producers DJ, but few are as proficient at both as DJ Scratch…DJ Scratch is as relevant as ever.”

What do you call a DJ that can single handedly rock a private party and an arena filled with thousands of people, can produce multi-platinum hit records for many of hip-hop's A-list artists, has been featured in numerous top urban motion pictures and television shows, and is so creative that he has even been called upon to improve the stage shows for top artists such as 50 Cent, Jay-Z and more -- you call him DJ SCRATCH! As mentioned in the current August issue of The Source magazine ("Iconz" - page 58), “some DJs producer, and most producers DJ, but few are as proficient at both as DJ Scratch…DJ Scratch is as relevant as ever.”

DJ Scratch is one of the few icons from the Golden Age era that has been consistent in his career and shows no signs of slowing down. On October 7th, DJ Scratch will return to the small screen and debut in over 175 markets as the resident DJ for a new television show called Hip Hop Hold‘em – a weekly, one-hour program (airs at 12 a.m. on the CW network in NYC) that fuses poker with celebrity lifestyle and music and offers five celebrities at a time the chance to compete for their favorite charities in a high stakes game of “No Limit Texas Hold‘em.” Executive producer, Tone Boots of Premo Pictures, explains why he chose Scratch for the part, “DJ Scratch is a legend. Not only have I been a fan of his skills as a turntablist, but I've also been a fan of his skills behind the boards producing hits for some of rap's biggest acts... I jumped at the chance to work with him when I produced shows on MTV and I thought of calling no one else when I started production on Hip Hop Hold'em. He is a professional, ALWAYS on time, and he knows his sh*t when it comes to doing tha' damn thang' as a DJ... whether it be on TV, in the club, in concert or in competition - DJ Scratch is THE illest.”

Returning to the small screen is not the only “return” for DJ Scratch in the month of October. In addition to Hip Hop Hold‘em and fresh on the heels of his revitalization of New York hip-hop with his production on Busta Rhymes’ smash hit “New York Sh*t,” Scratch will again bring the heat to New York City by returning to the concert stage. On October 14th at B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square, Scratch will reunite with the group of which he has his foundation, EPMD. With such classics as “You Gots To Chill,” “So Wat Cha Sayin’ “ and “Rampage,” the EPMD reunion is one of the most highly anticipated reunion shows in rap history, and Scratch is excited about them coming together again, "I'm anxious to hit the stage & show the youngin’s how it’s done. Golden Era Hip Hop at its finest."

For more information on DJ Scratch, visit: http://www.djscratch.com

For press inquiries, please contact Katrina Boswell of Kat Walk Media, Inc. at: 212-465-3375.

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