It all began in the early ’80s, when Steinski, an incurable beat junkie, started schooling his friend Doug DeFranco in the joys of hip-hop. A short while later they entered a contest with a track made using tape and a razor blade, and received a standing ovation from judges including Arthur Baker, Afrika Bambaataa, Shep Pettibone and Jellybean Benitez. The track, “Lesson 1,” was the first of its kind to be created with samples – its closest contemporaries being tracks by Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash, who made sonic collages using only turntables. They financed a pressing of its follow-up, “Lesson 2,” themselves and distributed it to DJs and radio stations. But it was “Lesson 3: The History Of Hip Hop” that perhaps pushed the copyright infringement a little far, and, as we found out at the 2003 Red Bull Music Academy, it was removed from shelves, making their bootlegs some of the most sought-after mixes in the history of hip-hop.
00:30 - Tommy Boy remix contest
08:35 - Buchanan and Goodman
12:39 - Afrika Bambaataa
14:50 - Building "Lessons"
17:38 - Copyright
23:19 - Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow
00:30 - Double Dee & Steinski – “Lesson 1” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cog0EBuBtcs
08:35 - Buchanan and Goodman – “The Flying Saucer” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfay_-zHrCE
30:22 - Steinski – “Untitled Mix”
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