EPMD's DJ Scratch Injured In Motorcycle Accident

EPMD's long time DJ and producer DJ Scratch was

injured last week when when a motorcycle he was riding skid out of control,

on the Nassau Expressway in New York, where he and friends were riding their


Scratch, who describes himself as a professional

rider, suffered abrasions to his hands. "I still have full use of my hands,"

Scratch told AllHipHop.com. "I can get on the turntables right now and

do my thing. I am supposed to go on the Sprite tour with Jay-Z, but I don't

know if I am going to make it, I want to heal a little bit."

Scratch said that he was racing his new Suzuki

Ducati 1000, which he recently bought for his birthday. "Those sh*ts are

like the Bentley's of motorcycles man," Scratch said. "I was going

almost 100 miles per hour, when I hit a patch of gravel, making a turn."

He was thrown from the bike, taken to the hospital and released the same day.

In more positive news, Scratch recently finished

producing songs for Jay-Z's Blueprint 2 album and just finished laying

down tracks for DMX, Busta Rhymes, the new Flipmode album and Snoop Dogg.

"I'm just happy to be alive, the accident

could have been much worse," Scratch said.