Grand Wizard Theodore
Interview by Bill Brewster, Frank Broughton, Rock's Backpages audio, 2 October 1998
The pioneering hip hop DJ talks about his early days, acting as Grandmaster Flash's record boy; playing his first party in 1975 with the L Brothers; inventing needle drops and scratching; the emergence of the rapping MC; the move downtown and out into the wider world, and the pleasures of touring Japan!
File format: mp3; file size: 71.7mb, interview length: 1h 14' 41" sound quality: ****
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Report by Dave Rimmer, Smash Hits, 14 April 1983
Ever wondered where Wham! and Malcolm McLaren got their ideas from? Or how rapping and scratching actually started? The answers lie in the Bronx — a borough ...
Interview by Angus Batey, New Musical Express, May 1997
DJS KOOL HERC and Grand Wizard Theodore, who recently played in London as support to the Chemical Brothers, may not be up there with yer ...
Comment by Mark Pringle, Rock's Backpages, October 2003
RBP's very own Mark Pringle got invited to curate the inaugural exhibition – Yes Yes Y'all: hip hop from scratch – at the Hospital in ...
Retrospective by Angus Batey, The Guardian, 13 June 2011
AMONG hip-hop's canonical creation myths, few are as perfectly formed as Grand Wizard Theodore's invention of scratching. ...
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