Started From Scratch: The History Of Atlanta’s Pioneer DJs


Thanks for stopping by, friend! We know you have things to do today, so we just wanted to quickly tell you that we’re in the midst of production for our first feature documentary.

It’s called Started From Scratch: The History Of Atlanta’s Pioneer DJs. In short, it is, as the title says, an account of the musical and cultural beginnings of hip-hop in Atlanta, told from the perspectives of many of Atlanta’s pioneer DJs. Among other things, many of our cast members went on to work with and produce huge hits for huge stars like T.I., Kanye West, Outkast, A Tribe Called Quest, and Ludacris. What they all have in common is that they started their careers in the tight-knit Atlanta hip-hop community in the 80s + 90s. Our cast includes Atlanta music titans such as DJ Toomp, DJ Jelly, King Edward J, DJ Jaycee, Mr. Collipark aka DJ Smurf, Raheem The Dream, Randall Moore + Talib Shabazz, MC Shy-D, Jerry Smokin’ B, Mr. DJ, Cutmaster Swiff, Mitch Faulkner, Ryan Cameron, Greg Street and many more.

Started From Scratch is a joint project that is directed by our owner, Khylen Steward, and produced by our guy French Spencer of 8/7 Central Media.

You can scroll down now for a teaser, but check back with us periodically as we’ll update often here + on our blog.

– Creative Protest + 8/7 Central Media