Skratch Bastid

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Skratch Bastid
Birth name Paul Murphy
Born (1982-09-02) September 2, 1982 (age 33)
Origin Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Genres Underground hip hop, turntablism
Occupation(s) DJ, producer
Years active 2001-present
Labels First Things First
Associated acts Buck 65, John Smith, Pip Skid, Scratch, Shad

Paul Murphy (born September 2, 1982), known primarily by his stage name Skratch Bastid, is a Canadian DJ and Juno nominated record producer. He is a three-time Scribble Jam DJ Battle winner.[1] The URB magazine described him as "a DJ with more than mixing up his sleeves".[2]


Skratch Bastid's rise to prominence began with his 2003 Scribble Jam win, and his world class status was solidified with subsequent victories in 2004 and 2007.[3] He released Taking Care of Business, a collaborative album with Pip Skid and John Smith, on his own label First Things First Records in 2005,[3] and was the first-ever Canadian DJ to be nominated for the Juno Award for Producer of the Year in 2008, for his work on Buck 65's album Situation.[4]



  • Taking Care of Business (2005) with John Smith and Pip Skid


  • Blazin' (2003)
  • Better Ask Somebody (2004)
  • Get Up! (2007)
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed (2008)
  • 110% (2009)
  • The Entertainer (2011)
  • Soul Sisters, Stand Up! (2012) with The Gaff
  • Songs We Listened to a Lot in 2012 (2013) with Cosmo Baker


  • The Spring Up (2013) with Shad


  • "I Ain't Lazy" (2005) with John Smith and Pip Skid



  1. ^ Fawcett, Thomas (March 15, 2013). "Review: Skratch Bastid & the Gaff". The Austin Chronicle. 
  2. ^ MacArthur, Cayley (April 24, 2012). "Download: Three 6 Mafia, Young Buck, 8 Ball & MJG vs Dazz Band – Let It Stay Fly (Skratch Bastid Blend) (MP3)". URB. 
  3. ^ a b Ferreira, Susana (June 2005). "Skratch Bastid Steps Up". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  4. ^ Acharya, Neil (March 2010). "Skratch Bastid - Music School". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 

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