In the spring of 2002, Scratch DJ Academy opened its doors with two missions: gain recognition for the DJ as a musician and establish a place where people can learn about Dj'ing. Led by the late Jam Master Jay and fueled by interest and love from enthusiasts world wide, the first semester of the Scratch Dj Academy was filled with historic moments, extraordinary artistic expressions and unique insight into todays hottest art form. Now you can bring the Scratch DJ Academy into your home. This DVD jam packs all the best moments from the first of its kind DJ Symposium Series that started the historic Scratch DJ Academy.
Tracklisting: - Slipmat Studies: Jam Master Jay, Mista Sinista, A-Trak, Gerald "World Wide" Webb; Moderated by Reg E Gaines (author, Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk). The experts build the Scratch Academy foundation from the ground up. Featuring amazing turntable showcases and engaging discussions about this art form. - Battle Class: Mista Sinista, Roli Rho, Kuttin Kandi, D-Stroy. These are the Olympic athletes of the DJ world. Here's where you learn why they battle and what it was like coming up in the underground NYC battle scene. - Club Class: Johnny Walker Red, Max Glazer, Jahl Sundance, DJ Kaori, D-Stroy. They know what you want to hear before you do. Enough said. - Mix Tape Class: Green Lantern, DJ G Brown, Tapemasta. With one ear on the streets & the other on the beats these are the playas that make your disc player bounce and your stereo kick. Check the hustle. - Beatmaking Class: DJ Premier, Evil Dee, DJ Shok, Reg E Gaines. These hit-making heavyweights tell you how to swim with the sharks without losing your soul or your love for the game.