DJ Scratch Airs Out EPMD For Being Too Cheap To Pay Him

New Year’s resolutions are supposed to be all about leaving the past 365 days behind and looking forward to a brighter future. Longtime EPMD DJ/collaborator DJ Scratch did just that to ring in 2017, but not before dousing Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith with gallons of ether over what he says was shady business. The Brookly-bred producer, who’s just as renowned for his work with Busta Rhymes as EPMD, kicks off his “#2016WrapUp” by looking back at the close of his 2015, which he says was the end of his interactions with the legendary Hip Hop duo. “A year ago tonight was the last show I did with my former group,” he began. “I was tired of the lies, the money stealing & the sneaking around doing shows without me to keep more bread in their pockets meanwhile RUINING the brand!! So here’s my 2016 Wrap Up: Rite after I left the group I upgraded & relaunched ScratchVision.com, went on a world tour of my own. Then was the opening act for Beyonce’s tour. Signed a endorsement deal with Monster Energy, then went on the Monster Energy tour (Still on tour). Launched my own App, then I was knighted a Grandmaster by Kool Herc. Then did the scratches on the album of the year (A Tribe Called Quest) & to top it all off I am now the special guest tour DJ with ATCQ. I left a group who couldn’t afford to pay one DJ & joined a group who can afford to pay 2 DJ’s. So for now on I’ll stick with the group that makes $100,000 minimum per show instead of the group that makes $6,000 maximum per show. For 2017 remove the toxic energy out of your life & watch how many blessings you’ll receive. Happy New Year!!! Never get bitter, just get better!! They thought they buried me, but they forgot I was a seed!!” Scratch started working with EPMD back on the Long Island duo’s 1989 sophomore album, Unfinished Business and also contributed to Business as Usual, Business Never Personal and more. To say his revelation is the end of an era would be an understatement, but his upcoming 2017 with ATCQ should prove to be alright. Q-Tip recently stated that the group intends to continue making music in the wake of Phife Dawg’s passing and their celebrated comeback LP, We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service. QUOTE CAME VIA @DJSCRATCH Instagram #2016WrapUp A year ago tonight was the last show I did with my former group. I was tired of the lies, the money stealing & the sneaking around doing shows without me to keep more bread in their pockets meanwhile RUINING the brand!! So here's my 2016 Wrap Up: Rite after I left the group I upgraded & relaunched ScratchVision.com, went on a world tour of my own. Then was the opening act for Beyonce's tour. Signed a endorsement deal with Monster Energy, then went on the Monster Energy tour (Still on tour). Launched my own App, then I was knighted a Grandmaster by Kool Herc. Then did the scratches on the album of the year (A Tribe Called Quest) & to top it all off I am now the special guest tour DJ with ATCQ. I left a group who couldn't afford to pay one DJ & joined a group who can afford to pay 2 DJ's. So for now on I'll stick with the group that makes $100,000 minimum per show instead of the group that makes $6,000 maximum per show. For 2017 remove the toxic energy out of your life & watch how many blessings you'll receive. Happy New Year!!! Never get bitter, just get better!! They thought they buried me, but they forgot I was a seed!!!

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