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A feature-length documentary film about hip-hop DJing, otherwise known as turntablism. From the South Bronx in the 1970s to San Francisco now, the world's best scratchers, beat-diggers, ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Marc 7 ...
Himself - Jurassic 5
Afra ...
Himself
Carlos Aguilar ...
Himself (as DJ Quest)
Akil ...
Himself - Jurassic 5
The Allies ...
Themselves
Almighty K.G. ...
Himself
...
Herself (as DJ Shortee)
Babu ...
Himself - Dilated Peoples / Beat Junkies (as DJ Babu)
...
Himself
The Beat Junkies ...
Themselves (as Beat Junkies)
Jon Bernson ...
Himself
John Carluccio ...
Himself - Director
DJ Craze ...
Himself
Frank Cuevas ...
Himself (as DJ Cue)
DJ Curse ...
Himself
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A feature-length documentary film about hip-hop DJing, otherwise known as turntablism. From the South Bronx in the 1970s to San Francisco now, the world's best scratchers, beat-diggers, party-rockers, and producers wax poetic on beats, breaks, battles, and the infinite possibilities of vinyl. Written by Doug Pray

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hip hop | d.j. | rap | turntable

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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7 November 2001 (France)  »

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In the DVD commentary, director Doug Pray says that he was having a lot of difficult arranging interviews with many DJs, until DJ Qbert signed on. After Qbert's interview, DJs started calling Pray volunteering themselves. See more »

Crazy Credits

Apologies and respect to the many great DJ's and others who we were unable to be included in this film. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Dr. Knockboot
Performed by Nas
Written by Nas (as Nasir Jones), Samuel Barnes, Jean Claude Olivier and David Matthews
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Contains excerpts from the compostion "Say What"
Written by Dave Matthews and published by Music One LLC, admin. by MR&1
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You don't have to like the music to dig the film.
17 February 2002 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

I'm not a fan of scratching, but I really dug this movie. It gave me a real insight into a world I never had a clue existed; and what else is a documentary for? Funny, clever, hip - just like Pray's previous film, Hype! about the grunge music scene.


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