Grand Wizard Theodore

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DJing is 50 percent physical, and 50 percent mental, you know what I am saying? If you get up on the turntable and you playing the right record that doesn’t mean that the people are enjoying it. It is how you transition into that record

Grand Wizard Theodore, thafoundation.com, 28 July 2005

Grand Wizzard Theodore is an American hip hop DJ. He is widely credited as the inventor of scratching. Every form of popular music has at one time or another used the scratching sound in a composition. It is not uncommon to hear the technique used to this day in a wide variety of genres. In addition to scratching, he achieved renown for his mastery of needle drops and other techniques which he invented or perfected. Theodore also apprenticed under Grandmaster Flash.