Kurtis Blow - AJ Scratch Lyrics



One, two, three, four, hit it
One- one- one- one
Two- two- two- two
Three- three- three- three
Four- four- four- four
Hit- hit- hit- hit
One, two, three, four, hit it

Up in the Bronx, where the people are fresh
There was one DJ who had to pass the test
And now he's down by law and he's ready to play
That's right, y'all, his name is AJ
Never gets nervous when he cuts the beat
He gets top notch service in the clutch on the street
A complete elite treat that can't be beat
'Cause AJ never knew the agony of defeat
Sing

AJ, I wanna see you
AJ, I wanna see you
AJ, I wanna see you
AJ
Ooh- ooh- ooh- ooh
Kurtis Blow
Ooh- ooh- ooh- ooh- ooh
Kurtis Blow
Ooh- ooh- ooh
Ooh- ooh- ooh

Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa
Starsky, Spoonie Gee and Run DMC gotta
Gotta realize that he goes way back
And now he's down with the king
And we could never be wack
So just kick off you shoes and relax your feet
And just rock to the rhythm of the Kurtis Blow beat
Yes, yes, y'all and just shake your butt
Because AJ is gonna cut it up
Sing

AJ, I wanna see you
AJ, I wanna see you
AJ, I wanna see you
AJ, I wanna see you
Hit- hit- hit me
Hit- hit- hit me
Hit- hit- hit me
Hit- hit- hit- hit- hit- me

Get- get- get
Get- get- get- get
Get- get- get- get
Get- get- get- get down
Get down

Yes, yes, y'all
Yes, yes, y'all
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, y'all
Yes, yes, y'all
Yes, yes, y'all
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, y'all
Yes, yes, y'all
Yes, yes, y'all
AJ has got to be the best, y'all
Yes, yes, y'all
Yes, yes, y'all
'Cause Kurtis Blow is fresh- fresh, y'all

Yeah- yeah- yeah- yeah- yeah
Yeah- yeah
Yeah- yeah- yeah
Yeah- yeah- yeah- yeah- yeah
Yeah- yeah
Yeah- yeah- yeah
Yeah- yeah- yeah- yeah- yeah
Yeah- yeah
Yeah- yeah- yeah
Yeah- yeah- yeah- yeah- yeah

Up in the Bronx, where the people are fresh
There was one DJ who had to pass the test
And now he's down by law and he's ready to play
That's right, y'all, his name is AJ
Never gets nervous when he cuts the beat
He gets top notch service in the clutch on the street
A complete elite treat that can't be beat
'Cause AJ never knew the agony of defeat
Sing

AJ, I wa- I wa- I wanna see you
AJ, I wanna- I wan- I wan- I wanna see you
AJ, I wanna- I wan- I wanna see you
AJ, I wanna- I wan- I wanna see you
Clap- clap- clap- clap- clap
Clap- clap- clap- clap- clap
Clap- clap- clap- clap- clap- clap
Clap- clap- clap- clap- clap- clap- clap- clap
Clap your hands
Clap your hands




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Kurtis Blow AJ Scratch Comments
  1. Power100

    RIP Schrach!!!

  2. Roberto Campos

    Flash Rap

  3. Michael Montano

    Heard this one on Music Choice last weekend.

  4. Sidney D. Brown

    DAMN!!!! This is the shit I miss!!

  5. Da Albino Pimp

    Who here from seeing puff dancing on worldstar 😂

  6. Greg Williams

    Simply put the good old days and the best rap the paved the way for all the stuff today.

  7. Torace Dunlap

    COOL G RAPP Classical

  8. HL B

    Damn... One of the jams that made me fall in love with HIP HOP!!!! CLASSIC & LEGENDARY

  9. Michael Montano

    1:23-124 did he just mention Spoonie G?

  10. Robert Edwards

    That was. Me an my. Brother songs. His name was aj

  11. Thursday Lane's #2 Fan

    This is the best song in the world.

  12. Blacklace NYC

    😄💙😄💙😄

  13. Sandra Brower

    AJ will be missed

    Robert Edwards

    U know it

  14. Barry Johnson

    https://youtu.be/F3KjLJcKCLM

  15. Barry Johnson

    This is what's up! My late Uncle Shawn bought this album, this is where I first heard it. We still have the Album, we still have my Uncle!💫😎👌🙏🗽

  16. TheWinterShadow

    "....I can't stop....I can't stop.'

  17. Dwayne Bynum

    The way shit was jumping in those days.Man

    Thursday Lane's #2 Fan

    *Was* ?"

  18. The Misunderstood Assassin

    I didn't know about "AJ Scratch" (or the Blow album as a whole) until I watched The Foundation's two-part lesson on Kurtis Blow. It's underrated!

  19. fuscao preto do grosso

    Um dos melhores discos de funk r rap já feitos curtos blogs muuuuuiiiitooo bom

  20. nikki Bass

    Thanks KB for this tune this morning. Music helps me balance when I’m stressing❤️❤️🎶🎶🎶❤️❤️🎶🎶🎶❤️❤️🎶🎶🎶

  21. 0mar Navarro

    The magnefisin Kurtis bow

  22. Jose Reis

    Ouvi pela primeira vez quando tinha 16 anos e nunca mais saiu da minha mente e coração. Um clássico

  23. LGKids

    Hip Hop at its finest! Peace!

  24. Nelson Grant

    Yo man dis that shit

  25. Bãrri Jøhñson

    I had "'THE" baddest chick from 135 St.

  26. Giggles Gigs

    I remember dancing to this jam at The Roxy in NYC, back in da days... Great memories 👍☑️💯

  27. robraver

    totally loved listening to this style of music back in the days. I could never breakdance or anything...I was such an awkward kid:) just something about the beat and repetition..must be why I like electronic music.

  28. Darius Taylor

    Thats tha bronx home of hip hop and def bringing that funky break beat

  29. King Sports

    This was song to aj ex girlfriend

  30. Angel Melendez

    It’s rhyme I ever memorized. Up in da Bronx where da people are fresh !!

  31. Kevin Perine

    Still listening......

  32. EDGE OF HIP HOP

    Nothing compares to the originators
    Check out my stuff
    It's "EDGE OF HIP HOP"

  33. Rhonda Atkins

    Who gave this thumbs down??

  34. dmcarden

    Bad song man..kurtis tore it up.. lol and no cursing.. finally got his greatest hits CD.. damn..brother was bad!

  35. crownheights4040

    WAS CHILLIN IN BAISLEY PARK IN QUEENS WHEN I FIRST HEARD THIS..STILL GOES HARD!!!!!!

  36. Jacques Berland

    Kurtys signe de feu .lion..comme moi

  37. Ronaldo Apdo R Fao

    Muito top este som

  38. SKDumpster

    stardust speedway present

  39. Shawn Rouse

    The first time I heard this song was on Stretch Armstrong and bobbito show break dancing outside

  40. Jamil McCoy

    If you don't know this then you don't know about the foundation of hip hop.

  41. Derrick Gripper

    Summer '84... this joint banging from speakers outside for Vanderveer Day.... gold chains swingin, gold teeth smiles everywhere, them hot things in everybody waist!! Whew....had a ball that day!!!

  42. RedaCEC - Showtapes and More

    It Reminds me of Sonic CD

  43. HyperSonic

    Stardust Speedway Present/ Bad Future JPN

  44. gil wood

    HOLY SHEET !!! This some was in my head for some reason today ! I was a senior in 84 ...MIND BLOWN

  45. Willie Muniz

    Skate Key, Roxy's, and the Fever , also .........

  46. Shaka Zulu

    Elmira 1984

  47. UBZUKKI

    Shout out to the ORIGONAL Radical Krew...Crypt MASSIVES........E.road mandem ......Lisson Green Crews.....peace

  48. Franniel Martinez

    0:00 _1! 2! 3! 4- _*_"HIT IT!"_*

  49. Richard Jefferson

    I started Andrew Jackson HS (AJ) in 88. New York City. When I first entered the building the big boys were playing this - maybe out of a car. 88 was really more 90s style than 80s style, so a song with this sound being played on that day never made sense to me (and made me feel undeserved like a part of the seminal years of rap... OK, old). I KNEW this song was made b4 88! It was made in 84. They were just still bumping it because it shouted out our school’s initials. Hollis, Queens!

  50. Marcial Souza

    Tempo bom Black whait

  51. RASTA DADDIE

    Kurtis Blow - Aj scratch (1984)..i could never get that song out my head..i was in the 8th grade at SHELL BANK JHS across from SHEEPSHEAD BAY HS and this guy would walk past our class window everyday with that song playing in his Boom Box..like Radio Raheem ...i got hook since then...HIP HOP LIVES in me since then

  52. Saad Nabil

    0:02 Hit It! From Sonic CD!

  53. Toro Bro

    back when hip hop was real and no JEWS were involved

    Jonathan Villalobos

    I not sure about that.Mel Brooks made a rap song,in 1981."It's good to be the king"

  54. Terence Buie

    my dj partner also was named dj aj rock who was from the bronx too turntable terence wash dc for life we use to rip this on the turntables

  55. Terence Buie

    rip dj aj my dj partner was also dj who too was from the bronx

  56. Edward Johnson

    Kurtis Blow is DJ messed up on this song at the sports arena I know Kurtis Blow remembers that he got mad at him I remember it like it was yesterday I think it was 1984

    Edward Johnson

    AJ his DJ messed up on this song

    Jonathan Villalobos

    @Edward Johnson How did he mess up the song?

    Edward Johnson

    @Jonathan Villalobos His scratch was off a few times he stopped a few times too. Kurtis Blow got mad he was giving him dirty looks too.

  57. Roberto Campos

    Eu tive esse disco

  58. GeJaz

    Hue hue hue

  59. Dave Marr

    yo what ya know about this

  60. stardust4ever

    My nickname growing up was aj. Wished I'd known about this song as I was a kid in the 80s, victim of relentless bullying. Heard it on Classic Rewind (now rock the bells) Sirius XM radio.

  61. Maurice Brodie

    Had to be one of the First Songs I ever heard where the DJ cutting a scratching was the focal point.. I never saw AJ but the song was dope.. 2nd song was J A Y are the letters of his name Run DMC..

    Jonathan Villalobos

    +Maurice You never heard "The adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the wheels of steel"? That was the very first scratch record ever.

  62. Bob Cummings

    Kurtis is still the original king of rap!

  63. Linc O

    Fresh Festivals

  64. MontUHURU Mimia

    Remember hearing this for the first time @ the bus terminal in *south side, Jamaica, Queens, NYC, by "the Coliseum" mall.* Neva thought I'd hear this again, thanks for posting!

    Blacklace NYC

    🚌 Q6,Q8,Q9,Q41, etc.

  65. Maceo Roker

    “Ahhhhh, The Early Days Of Rap......!”

  66. Emilio Estelar

    0:01 HEY stardust speedway

  67. FL00F

    Stardust Speedway Anyone?






    Im talking about the "Hit it" part :)

  68. ogexciterone

    1580 kday old skool los angeles freshhhhh !!!!

  69. ктокто кикоит

    0:02 Stardust Speedway reference?

  70. Roosevelt McCarter

    AJ Scratch from the LP "Ego Trip" (1984).

  71. Eric Robertson

    Mean Classic

  72. A.J. Towin

    The meaning of Fresh 👌

  73. J LEW

    mom duke loved dis!!!!!!

  74. Freddy Alvarez

    Card board Memories ,Queens NY ,Colombian squad,R.I.P DJ AJ SCRATCH. Miss 98.7 kiss Red Alert.

  75. IMHOTEP EL SHABAZZ

    BREAKDANCING, SPRAYPAINTING.,BOMBER JACKETS ,SHEEPSKIN COATS, AJ STRATA BLAZERS, BRITISH WALKERS,MOP NECK SWEATERS, SUEDE ADIDAS, LEATHER PUMAS, BUBBLE COATS,TIMBERLANDS BOOTS AND FAT LACES FOR ALL SNEAKERS..... AND A PAIR OF DIFFRENT STYLES OF CAZAL GLASSES, PANASONIC BOOM BOXXX! You got hip hop in its purest form. Hip hop controlled everything from the fashion to music. Back Here. They couldnt understand it!

  76. Lance Smith

    I'm gonna guess the 20 dislikes are from those that heard some Beastie Boys and kid rock a couple times and think thats what hip hop is supposed to be like.

    Brooklyn24

    Lance Smith probably those, who thinks "today's" think that's hip hop

  77. SubatomicMacroscopicParticleExpansion

    I was looking so hard for this song and finally found it! I remember back in the day as a kid I was playing the radio and was probably recording it on to a cassette tape.

  78. Sonic The Hedgehog

    HIT IT! TURN IT UP, GET DOWN!

  79. deejayLem01

    I FOUND IT
    THE "1 2 3 4 HIT IT" SAMPLE

    JD pitmint

    *booming bass comes in*

    jbo slim

    that " get down " tho.

  80. Sam I am Christian

    DOP3 track:)

  81. Meilock Harris

    Do Kurtis Blow got a song with his son Kurtis Blow jr.

  82. Meilock Harris

    AJ scratch was what's happening

  83. Respect Women

    HIT IT.

  84. Olivier.wmv

    Turn it up! Get down

  85. de paula produções

    real song!!!! truth song!!! Old times!!!!

  86. Isaiah Beckford

    WBLS 107.5

  87. ogexciterone

    Mid Nite city breakers Hollywood califas 1580 kday ohh soo fresh

  88. Cinimodder

    stardust speedway

  89. Dei_Bellator Infinitum

    Yeah, yeah, yeah , yeah, yeah, I wanna see you......soundtrack of my childhood...

  90. PAOLOGIANONO

    Thomas Jefferson HS IN THE HOUSE.

  91. Larry Colon

    98.7KISS FM IN NYC .!!! TURNED ME ON TO THE BEST FUCKEN RAP MUSIC I EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE. I MADE TAPE AFTER TAPES OF THEIR MASTER MIX KISS FM SHOWS. STILL HAVE THEM NOW ON CD .

    Edward O'brien

    Larry Colon would love to hear some of that damn!

    Barry Johnson

    @ Larry Colon- the golden era of hip hop! Memories !

    Barry Johnson

    Mr. Magic- the Official Voice of Hip Hop.

    Tephanie Monique

    I was just telling my Step-Bro the same thing yesterday.. Those Master mixes were🔥💥🔥💥🔥

    Tephanie Monique

    @Forever Remain Nameless Red Alert da Best DJ Eva in my opinion 👍💯

  92. J Allard

    I finally found this song--loved it when it came out in the fall of'84--Now this is what rap is--hate the new stuff--This and the message and white lines and of course rapper's delight.

  93. Mr Spectacals

    FINALLY. I was wondering where that "1 2 3 4 hit it" sample came from. I found it.

    J Allard

    Me too--been looking for this for a long time--it was all I heard in H.S Loved it--sill!

  94. Big Jay

    This oldskool song sounds better now than most of the rap today. An absolute shame.

    Clinton Brown

    Big Jay i agree

    Wilson Muniz

    yo !!!! this was that bx shizzmanitt !!! shout out to That Harlem 140 St. Nigga Willie Rock, Took, R. Simmons, Doug, Andre, Junie, Styme, Stevie, Lou Sims

    Danario36

    the new rap makes me sleep, they sound like they are half asleep. ugh jibuju jibiju jap

  95. Ian V. Raybeck

    HIT IT!! TURN IT UP!! GIT DOWN!!

  96. Michael Jackson

    RIP DJ AJ

  97. Shaniece Utsey

    taking me back, love it!!

  98. dsongreg magnetic sperm

    As a DJ back in the day I loved mixing this with Davy Dmx..I wore them Stanton needles down...on those 1200's..Good times!

    Christopher Biondi

    Both my jamz!!!

    Mc Sauce

    Say word !

  99. Michelle Savarese

    Sheepshead Bay High school, bklyn is in the house!

  100. Larry Colon

    Fucken awesome rap jam of all time .!!!!!