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GRAFFITI VERITE' READ THE WRITING ON THE WALL  is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV3 A VOYAGE INTO THE ICONOGRAPHY OF GRAFFITI ART is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV4 BASIC TECHNIQUES FOR CREATING GRAFFITI ART ON WALLS & CANVAS is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV7 RANDOM URBAN STATIC is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV8 THE FIFTH ELEMENT: The Art of the Beat-Boxer is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV9 SOULFUL WAYS: The DJ is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV10 HIP-HOP DANCE: Moving in the Moment  is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV11 Don't Believe da Noize! Voices from da Hip-Hop Undaground is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV2 FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION? is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV6 THE ODYSSEY: Poets, Passion & Poetry is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.



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“Scratching is a DJ or turntablist technique used to produce distinctive sounds by moving a vinyl record back and forth

on a turntable while manipulating the crossfader on a DJ mixer. 


Within hip hop culture, scratching is

one of the measures of a DJ's skills.”


--- Wikipedia. Org

Los Angeles, CA -- I don't know about you, but from where I sit  the machinations of  what a DJ actually does behind the "wheels" are downright fascinating. Consider the superior manual dexterity that is required to manipulate faders, switchers, equalizers, turntables (usually 2) all seemingly near simultaneous in their execution, in order to create a  beat! Imagine?  Watching those fingers move, teak, manipulate, skratch, push, slide and reverse actions are a sight-to-behold.  The counter-intelligence at play here is awe-inspiring and unique.  The ability to create a sound and move hundreds sometimes thousands of people to move rhymatically  s Genius, yes Genius!



A genius (plural genii or geniuses, [1] adjective ingenious) is a person, a body of work, or a

singular achievement of surpassing excellence.  More than just originality, creativity, or

intelligence, genius is associated  with achievement of insight which has transformational

power.  A work of genius fundamentally alters the expectations of its audience. Genius may b

e generalized, or be particular to a discrete field such as sports, statesmanship,

science, or art.


These magicians convert raw sound or what some call noize into music.  To watch a great DJ spin his magic is analogous to watching a master drummer or cellist or pianist do their thing. Only with turntablists you gotta turn up the speed dial to warp speed.  How do they do that ?... and  how do they process information that quickly? Brain to hand, instinct to hand, hand to brain, hands to equipment and what comes together is a "New Sound" reconfigured and wrapped around the accidental sculptured nature of the moment.  Irregardless of the method to their madness, look out upon the floor.  The results are in the vast pool of head nods and contorted bodies that are compelled to create new dance illness because of the rhythms of the music. This is sick!!


But understand not all are called to this game with dynamic innate gifts, but the ones that are talented... whew , it's magic man! Like great poetry it's a gift and for those who got it and you're in the audience... be prepared to be transcended and lifted outta there. The "wheels" or turntables themselves is just like any other instrument. Some people are really good at playing and others often are just pedantic. (Please keep in mind that for years now the turntables have outsold guitars.) 


Enuff said!!!!  Enjoy listening to these DJ's describe what and how they approach their craft.  Listen up as they  breakdown the basic elements to their craft GV9 Soulful Ways: The DJ is a trip....  

Graffiti Verite' 5 (GV5): The Sacred Elements of Hip-Hop Documentary Video Cover

Brief Description:


1. How to DJ... (basic techniques to scratching)


a.   The Basics                                                           

b.   The Baby Scratch                                   

c.   The Chirp                                              

d.   The Orbit Scratch                                      

e.   The Transformer                                      

f.    The Crab Scratch                                                 

g.   The Crab Orbit                                                      

h.   Basics of Beat Juggling

i.    The Scribble Scratch    

j.    The Squeeze    

k.   Putting combinations together    

l.    Radar, Chirp & Flair Scratch Combo

m.  Crab & Transformer Combo

n.   Flair Scratch

o.   Hampster Scratch

p.   Scribble, Orbit & Hampster Scratch Combo                                                         



2.     What is a DJ?                               

3.     How the MC works with beats    

4.     The DJ mindset                

5.     The Creative Process  

6.     The Art of Remixxing

7.     Mastering the Mixx         

8.     DJ Styles

9.     The Boom Bap

10.   Writing for the Beat

11.   The DJ Bizness Recommendations

12.   Turntable Timmy (The Book)

13.   Painting the DJ ("The DJ" by Justin BUA)

14.   Working with the MC