Jam Master Jay Opens Scratch Academy

Legendary DJ Jam Master Jay has founded the Scratch

DJ Academy. Already in it's 3rd semester, the six week courses teach upcoming

DJ's the history of turntablism & DJ'ing techniques. "I'm really a

fan of turntablism," Jay told AllHipHop.com. "Turntablists are musicians."

Such DJ's as DJ Premier, Green Lantern, A-Trak,

Evil Dee, Mista Sinista, Kuttin Kandi, Roli Rho, Max Glazer and others joined

Jay to show hopeful's such techniques as blending and mixing, song selection

and how to create a successful mixtape.

In related news, Jam Master Jay will host the

DMC's 17th Annual US Finals, on the 23rd August at the Roxy in New York City.

Kool Herc will also make a surprise experience. "A lot of these DJ's are

teaching classes in my scratch academy, and since I am such a fan, I would do

anything to support the DMC's" Jay said.

For more information on the Scratch Academy log

on to www.scratch.com. For more information

on the DMC's, check out www.dmcworld.com.