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"There had never even been a Canadian DJ that made it to the finals, period," says Alain Macklovitch, aka A-Trak. "And I came in and I won." Kenneth Cappello/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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My Big Break

Before Leaping Onto Kanye's Records, A-Trak Forged A Career From Scratch

It was happenstance that brought the Canadian DJ and Kanye West together. But A-Trak — Alain Macklovitch — first made his name by winning an international scratching competition, when he was just 15.

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Reality Check: What Donald Trump Has Said About Taxes And The Wealthy

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Mrs. Obama Saves The Cardigan: 'The Obama Effect' In Fashion

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"There had never even been a Canadian DJ that made it to the finals, period," says Alain Macklovitch, aka A-Trak. "And I came in and I won." Kenneth Cappello/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Before Leaping Onto Kanye's Records, A-Trak Forged A Career From Scratch

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