Scratch (musician)

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Kyle "Scratch" Jones (* in Camden , New Jersey ) is an American hip hop musician.

Jones was one of the first beatboxers to musically imitate scratch noises with their mouths , which is what earned him his nickname. He is best known for the hip-hop band The Roots , where he has been the DJ for live performances since 1998. In 2003 he left the band and has been touring the world solo ever since. His 2007 album Loss 4 Wordz included Kanye West , Musiq and the Gorillaz .

He starred in Spike Lee's film Bamboozled (2000) with Damon Wayans , Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Rapaport as well as Marc Levin's 2001 film Brooklyn Babylon .



  • 2002: The Embodiment of Instrumentation
  • 2009: Loss 4 Wordz

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