1. Grand Wizzard Theodore Discovers the Scratch
The legend goes like this: Theodore Livingston was playing records in his bedroom when his mother came in and told him to turn the sound down. Theodore looked away from his turntable for a moment, and started moving the record back and forth while listening to his mother speak. Thus, the scratch was born. Grand Wizzard Theodore’s technique has become synonymous with classic hip-hop — and to think it was the result of a mother scolding her son.