Well I'm the Benihana chef on the SP12
I chop the fuck out the beats left on the shelf

from Beastie Boys (Ft. Mix Master Mike) – Putting Shame in Your Game Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The SP-12, aka the “sampling drum computer,” was introduced in 1986 by E-mu Systems. Although the SP-12 was quickly superseded by the more powerful SP-1200, the SP-12 is often regarded as the first commercially successful drum machine and sampler, allowing the programmer to construct original percussive patterns with sampled drum sounds. Benihana is an Asian restaurant at which chefs prepare food in front of diners, typically with a lot of acrobatic chopping. Chopping is also a DJ term…

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