Propellerhead serves up a gem with deleted scenes from their interview with Adrock of the Beastie Boys. Adrock tells the story of buying his first drum machine, a Roland TR-808, with $250, discovering LL Cool J, creating pause tapes, the rise of the Beastie Boys, and being sued by The Jimmy Castor Bunch for their use of “Hey Leroy”.
Well, the other things is that I kind of discovered LL Cool J
We didn’t really call it sampling.
That’s what I believe or that’s what I’ve been told that Beastie Boys was the first sample lawsuit.