Rev. Run is a master of the turntables, and this exclusive clip from Ice T’s The Art of Rap Documentary, the Run DMC front man broke down the meaning of “pause tapes.” According to the Rev, he’d record bits and pieces from different songs off the radio, and put them together to make one complete record.
“They play ‘Freak Out’ once on the radio, or Good Times or whatever, you get the word ‘good times,’ push pause, go on about your business,” he says. From there, the then young DJ would come back to his radio to hear what else was playing and grab another sound bite. “I would just keep pausing different records together on beat.”
Check out the clip after the jump.
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