Christie Z is an arts advocate who, lucky for each of us, focused on encouraging young artists and musicians in the Bronx, New York. She organized park concerts and later DJ battles that have been inspirational for countless young performers. Along the way, Christie has also worked to preserve the history and honor the first generation of artists who created and developed Hip Hop and turntablism! Since 2012, Christie has worked with NAMM's Oral History team to capture and preserve the stories of such early DJs as Jazzy Jay, Cash Money, Red Alert, and the creator of the scratch, GrandWizard Theodore.
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