Grand Wizzard Theodore
Grand Wizzard Theodore (born March 5, 1963) From the Bronx, NY, Creator of the Hip Hop artform of SCRATCHING".
Learned how to DJ from his big brotha DJ MEAN JEAN as well as from GW FLASH, Theadore went on to master techniques like "the Needle Drop" and went on to battle another well known Puerto Rican DJ named "CHARLIE CHASE" In the Battle GW Theadore started Cutting with handcuffs on. Everyone who was in the Bronx during the original days of Hip Hop will talk about a Young DJ who was to small to reach the turntabels, so he had to stand on a milk crate in order to Cut Breaks.
They say he created Scratching while practicing in his home, he mother yelled for him to turn the music down, while she was yelling at him, he was still moving the record on the needle making a scratch sound, he eventually manipulated the sound and made it more musical, and the rest is history.
Theadore had his start as part of his brothers group called "The L Brothers" which included members, Mean Jean, Master Rob, DJ Cordio, MC Smiley, Master Rob, the Original Kevie Kev and Busy Bee Starski. But he would eventualy become part of a historica crew called "THE FANTASTIC 5 MC'S" (Fatastic Freaks) Members Whipper Whip, Data Rock, Ruby Dee, Kevie Kev, and Master Rob.
In the early 80's Fantastic 5 had an on going rivelry with up and coming COLD CRUSH 4 that had DJ's Tony Tone and Charlie Chase. Together in 1981 they had one of the greatest documented battles of all time when COLD CRUSH 4 battled FANTASTIC 5 at the legendary Hip Hop Club "Harlem World. They would later recreate the rivalry in the famed Hip Hop movie "Wild Style"