Be a DJ Part 1 -- Jam Master Jay of Run DMC
Learn from Jam Master Jay, the DJ behind the legendary rap group Run DMC. *How Jam Master Jay got started, what his first gear was like *What to look for in a D J starter kit *How to choose and hook up your equipment *How to do your very first mix *Difference between turntables and CDs *Mixing it up on the component sys tem *Mixing with CDs *Exiting performance footage of Run DMC and Jam Master Jay Together with Joseph Simmons (Run) and Darryl McDaniels (DMC), Run DMC's 1983 single "It's Like That" marked the birth of modern hip-hop, with a stripped-down sound of rap against a drum machine and turntable scratching. They brought rap t o the mainstream and are the first rap group to win a Grammy Award, appear on MTV and the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, and earn gold, platinum, and multi-pl atinum albums. Jam Master Jay maintains his reputation as a consummate DJ with the goup and performs as a solo club DJ in gigs throughout the world. ©2001, VHS Video.