|Birth name||Kyle Jones|
|Born||Camden, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Occupation(s)||MC, beatboxer, vocal percussionist|
|Associated acts||The Roots, Schoolz Of Thought, Dino 5|
Kyle Jones (born in Camden, New Jersey), better known as Scratch, is an American hip hop artist. He is an MC who specializes in beatboxing or vocal percussion. He is best known as a former member of Grammy Award-winning band The Roots.
Scratch released his debut solo album The Embodiment of Instrumentation in 2002 on the Rope A Dope record label. It featured The Roots, Dice Raw, E.S.T of Three Times Dope, Cyph Born of Aphillyation, Bilal, Jill Scott, Malik B and M.A.R.S. Co-Op. After the release of his solo LP, he abruptly left The Roots in 2003.
He now continues to tour the world.[when?]
In 2004, Scratch contributed to Zap Mama's Ancestry in Progress on the track "Wadidyusay?".
Scratch is a member of Dino 5, who realized their first album Baby Loves Hip Hop in 2008. Scratch plays Teo, a Pterodactyl.
In 2009, he released an album titled Loss 4 Wordz, featuring artists such as Kanye West, Musiq, Damon Albarn, and Peedi-Peedi. He also appeared on British rapper GoldieLocks's EP titled Goldie's Oldies.
Scratch has now[when?] released four songs on his Myspace but the album, which was promised to be released in August hasn't been released yet.
|The Embodiment of Instrumentation|
|Loss 4 Wordz|
|"Let's Go" (feat. Peedi Crakk)||2009||Loss 4 Wordz|
- Baby Loves Hip Hop (2008)
- Pink – Missundaztood (2001)
- Christian McBride – Live at Tonic (2006)
- Something Sally – Turn On the Radio (Sweet In Stereo) (EP, 2008)
- Allmusic bio
- "the embodiment of instrumentation". Ropeadope Records. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
- "Loss 4 Wordz by Scratch". iTunes. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
- "Let's Go (feat. Peedi Crakk) - Single by Scratch". iTunes. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
- "Turn On the Radio (Sweet In Stereo) [feat. Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson & Scratch] - EP by Something Sally". iTunes. Retrieved October 26, 2013.