Classic Material is a monthly hip-hop night founded by ubiquitous Pittsburgh DJ Selecta (a.k.a. Jim Scoglietti).
Selecta started Classic Material out of frustration at having to spin commercial pop and Top 40 rap when DJing at other clubs.
Classic Material runs the gamut from 1978 to 1998, while emphasizing the musical zenith of 1988-92, when artists such as Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim and Public Enemy produced their finest work.
*Theiner, Manny | Classic Material celebrates its third anniversary with guest Pharaohe Monch | Pittsburgh City Paper | 2010 | http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/classic-material-celebrates-its-third-anniversary-with-guest-pharaohe-monch/Content?oid=1343892