Kyle Jones (born in Camden, New Jersey), better known as Scratch, is an American hip hop musician who specializes in Beatboxing and vocal scratch sounds. He is best known as a former member of Grammy Award-winning band The Roots. He is well known in the hip hop and beatbox community for his outstanding ability to simulate the music of a Hip hop Turntablist using only his voice and loop machines.
|Birth name||Kyle Jones|
|Born||Camden, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Occupation(s)||beatboxer, human turntablist|
|Associated acts||The Roots, Schoolz Of Thought, Dino 5|
Scratch released his debut solo album The Embodiment of Instrumentation in 2002 on the Rope A Dope record label. It featured The Roots, Dice Raw, E.S.T of Three Times Dope, Cyph Born of Aphillyation, Bilal, Jill Scott, Malik B and M.A.R.S. Co-Op. After the release of his solo LP, he abruptly left
In 2004, Scratch contributed to Zap Mama's Ancestry in Progress on the track "Wadidyusay?".
Scratch is a member of Dino 5, who realized their first album Baby Loves Hip Hop in 2008. Scratch plays Teo, a Pterodactyl.
In 2009, he released an album titled Loss 4 Wordz, featuring artists such as Kanye West, Musiq, Damon Albarn, and Peedi-Peedi. He also appeared on British rapper GoldieLocks's EP titled Goldie's Oldies.
Scratch has now[when?] released four songs on his Myspace but the album, which was promised to be released in August hasn't been released yet.
|The Embodiment of Instrumentation|
|Loss 4 Wordz|
|"Let's Go" (feat. Peedi Crakk)||2009||Loss 4 Wordz|
- Baby Loves Hip Hop (2008)
- Allmusic bio
- "the embodiment of instrumentation". Ropeadope Records. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
- "Loss 4 Wordz by Scratch". iTunes. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
- "Let's Go (feat. Peedi Crakk) - Single by Scratch". iTunes. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
- "Turn On the Radio (Sweet In Stereo) [feat. Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson & Scratch] - EP by Something Sally". iTunes. Retrieved October 26, 2013.