In a recent interview with AM New York, legendary hip hop DJ, Grandmaster Flash talked about how his ex-girlfriends helped him build his base record collection.
a lot of my collection came from dating women
"I'm not proud of this...welll...a lot of my collection came from dating women," Flash said during the interview, "If I went to dinner at a person's house, if I dated somebody and they wanted me to meet their parents, I would say Mrs...let's just say the last name was Williams...Mrs Williams, would you happen to have any old records lying around that you don't want or need?"
These exes saw their old records as junk and would hand them over to Flash.
It's these records that helped evolve Flash and were the base to making him the legend he is today.