Origins of Hip-Hop

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The Turntable

Season 1, Ep. 2

In the fundamentals of hip-hop, the DJ is number one. From the first party DJ Kool Herc played in the Bronx to the innovative two-turntable genius of Grandmaster Flash, the DJ is the foundation of hip-hop music and culture. In this episode, Caz sits down with the inventor of scratching Grand Wizzard Theodore and turntable champion DJ Shortkut to explore the mastery of turntablism. From building a sound system to mastering a technique, the DJ has evolved into a full-on art form. Grab your headphones and a new set of needles because you won’t want this record to skip. 

 

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