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The ‘Scratch DJ Academy’ Opens up a New School Chapter In Atlanta (The @KoolKila Report)

DSC09288After three years of consideration and strategic planning, the world-renown Scratch DJ Academy has now opened a new school chapter in Atlanta, GA. Saturday, February 15th, Scratch DJ Academy held an open house for it’s new facility located within the SAE Institute. The event was packed with aspiring students, industry professionals and music enthusiasts of all kinds. Founded in 2002 in New York City, NY, by Jam Master Jay (hip hop pioneer and DJ for Run DMC), Scratch DJ Academy continues to attract individuals interested in learning the fundamentals of DJing. Several chapters have already been established in the United States, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, and now Atlanta. After students successfully complete courses, they can receive certification for their education. Professionals already established in the business can also take courses to update themselves about the latest technologies for DJs. Hosted by instructor DJ Hapa and other academy employees, visitors were able to see the musical gear used in classes, meet new employees, and witness live DJ performances. DJ Hapa also hosted a panel discussion to introduce a few of the instructors for the school, including Atlanta veterans DJ Jaycee, DJ Jelly, and DJ Sky. Another contemporary favorite in Atlanta, DJ Sofa King Evil, was on hand to introduce himself as well. Classes are slated to begin in March. For more information, visit: Also email at



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Raekwon x Ghostface perform the Wu-classic ‘Ice Cream’ during the Rock The Bells Atlanta (Video)

Last night Atlanta fans were treated to a special “95 Live” edition of the Rock The Bells Tour that made its way to the city. The event sponsored by Guerilla Union & Live Nation brought the likes of Mobb Deep, Raekwon, Ghostface, & Cappadonna on the bill & well as a few other surprise guests who also came through. Hosted by Fort Knox & featuring producer & emcee Tommy Nova to open the show, every performance didn’t lack in energy in any way. Check out the Kool Kila cam as she captures a short clip of Ghostface & Raekwon performing the classic “Ice Cream” joint off of Raekwon’s classic album “Only Built For Cuban Linx”. Check out more photos from the “Kool Kila Cam” under the hood & check back for more footage & interviews from the event later on the site……
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Guest Column: ‘Face It. Hip Hop Is Grown’ by Kool Kila

Face It. Hip-Hop Is Grown.

Face it. Hip-hop is grown. Hip-hop has BEEN grown. And rap music is a full-fledged genre now. You can see hip-hop’s influence everywhere, fashion, movies, food, toys, etc. with both young artists and veterans alike. Grandparents can recite Run DMC, T.I., Public Enemy and Snoop Dogg. A few select radio stations across the country now play classic rap songs lightly in their rotation. XM/Sirius satellite radio has a channel dedicated to “old school.” And artists like Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Whodini, Sugarhill Gang constantly tour. As a matter of fact, Public Enemy tours abroad in Africa and Europe more than they do in the US.

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