On July 14, Brooklyn Bodega will present the latest event in their “Salute The DJ” series. In conjunction with the 7th annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (July 16), Salute The DJ will include turntable-scratch pioneer Grand Wizard Theodore this year, as well as Juice Crew founder and legendary producer/deejay Marley Marl.
Theodore, a Bronx, New York native, is credited with being the first deejay to intentionally scratch records, a feat he achieved in the early 1970s. Marl, who hails from Queens, New York is responsible for producing and in large part discovering the likes of Big Daddy Kane, Kool G. Rap and Tragedy Khadafi, among many others.
The pair will be joined by 5th Platoon deejay Roli Rho, as well as Chicago, Illinois veteran Twilite Tone, who worked with Common, early in the emcee’s career.
Both musical sets and proceeds from the evening will be dedicated to Mr. Magic (a/k/a John Rivas), a legendary 1980s New York City deejay and radio personality who died in October of 2009. The donation will be made to the Mr. Magic Shout Out Foundation.
UPDATE: X-Ecutionerz member Mista Sinista has been added to tonight’s event, along with Def Squad/Undergods emcee Keith Murray. The event will be hosted by Duck Down Records artist Torae.