DJ Scratch recreates the DJ Battle from Juice Live (Black Fist Fridays):
For the second year in a row, Hot 97 ran a month long "Black Fist Friday" series at noon this past February to celebrate Black History Month featuring various guest dj's playing hour long mixes of old school records. As Hot 97 has strayed further and further from its hip hop origins - Macklemore's Thrift Shop is the edgiest rap track you're likely to hear as the station grinds through its otherwise continuous loop of Rhianna hits during the day - Black Fist Fridays once again justified 97.1's top placement on my car stereo's list of saved radio stations. It is perhaps telling that Mister Cee turned to a series of former WBLS dj's to get the job done - namely: Kid Capri, Chuck Chillout, and DJ Scratch (the fourth guest dj being Clark Kent) - but nevertheless it was the musical highlight of the year for the station thus far.
The most notable moment of the series for me came during DJ Scratch's set. After an hour of cutting up various old records - including the source for All About the Benjamins (Love Unlimited's I Did It For Love) - he closed things out with a recreation of GQ's battle routine from the movie Juice:
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