DJ Shadow "Hip-Hop Reconstruction From the Ground Up"

Shadow’s groundbreaking mixtape demo—which holds the distinction of being the first non-rapper “Unsigned Hype” winner (June ’91)—showcased not only the technical wizardry of his DJing, but his innovative producing and remixing talents (the latter especially evident on his touch-up of Eric B. & Rakim’s “Let the Rhythm Hit ’Em”). Serato babies are still playing catch-up.