Sleeping Bag Records Gear Order Form Sleeping Bag Records Gear Order Form From the innards of the “So Wat Cha Sayin’” 12″. How about this relic from 1989? Get suckered into street-teaming for Sleeping Bag Records all on your own dime! Like perhaps a $175 bomber jacket or a $30 fanny pack. Looks like the girl rocking the fanny pack is asking, “Does this make my butt look big?” No, it makes your butt disappear. Notice the deliberately integrated models. What’s with… View On WordPress

Sleeping Bag Records Gear Order Form

Sleeping Bag Records Gear Order Form

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From the innards of the “So Wat Cha Sayin’” 12″. How about this relic from 1989? Get suckered into street-teaming for Sleeping Bag Records all on your own dime! Like perhaps a $175 bomber jacket or a $30 fanny pack.

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Looks like the girl rocking the fanny pack is asking, “Does this make my butt look big?” No, it makes your butt disappear. Notice the deliberately integrated models. What’s with…

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08.07.2014
SWIPE: The RiotSound DJ Scratch Interview SWIPE: The RiotSound DJ Scratch Interview From Riotsound.com: As the DJ for legendary rap group EPMD, DJ Scratch has just about seen it all in an illustrious career that has spanned over two decades. Originally tutored by none other than Run DMC’s iconic DJ, Jam Master Jay (R.I.P), Scratch would soon hone his skills as one of Hip-Hop’s premier and most enduring turntable assassins, regularly rocking shows from NYC to Japan. Famed… View On WordPress

SWIPE: The RiotSound DJ Scratch Interview

SWIPE: The RiotSound DJ Scratch Interview

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From Riotsound.com:

As the DJ for legendary rap group EPMD, DJ Scratch has just about seen it all in an illustrious career that has spanned over two decades. Originally tutored by none other than Run DMC’s iconic DJ, Jam Master Jay (R.I.P), Scratch would soon hone his skills as one of Hip-Hop’s premier and most enduring turntable assassins, regularly rocking shows from NYC to Japan. Famed…

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The Breaks: BT Express “Everything Good To You (Ain’t Always Good For You)” The Breaks: BT Express “Everything Good To You (Ain’t Always Good For You)” Ah! The ol’ BT Express Do It (Til You’re Satisfied). It might’ve not been discovered by EPMD, but they certainly got their use out of it. I wonder how that went when EPMD first sat down with this BT Express record and dropped the needle on this and “If It Don’t Turn You On (You Ought to Leave It Alone),” as used in the “So Wat Cha Sayin.” It only took them a cumulative 10 seconds of this album… View On WordPress

The Breaks: BT Express “Everything Good To You (Ain’t Always Good For You)”

The Breaks: BT Express “Everything Good To You (Ain’t Always Good For You)”

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Ah! The ol’ BT Express Do It (Til You’re Satisfied). It might’ve not been discovered by EPMD, but they certainly got their use out of it. I wonder how that went when EPMD first sat down with this BT Express record and dropped the needle on this and “If It Don’t Turn You On (You Ought to Leave It Alone),” as used in the “So Wat Cha Sayin.” It only took them a cumulative 10 seconds of this album…

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The Guide to Surviving Listening Parties The Guide to Surviving Listening Parties One of the remarkably overrated aspects of the music industry of old is listening parties. Now, before the digital age, young buck, label reps1, writers2, other artists/musicians, radio reps3 and retail/wholesale buyers4 would pack all into a single location to actually listen to the a musicians new album pre-street date.5 Now, I don’t expect the majority of the people reading this to actually… View On WordPress

The Guide to Surviving Listening Parties

The Guide to Surviving Listening Parties

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One of the remarkably overrated aspects of the music industry of old is listening parties. Now, before the digital age, young buck, label reps1, writers2, other artists/musicians, radio reps3 and retail/wholesale buyers4 would pack all into a single location to actually listen to the a musicians new album pre-street date.5

Now, I don’t expect the majority of the people reading this to actually…

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Fine as Wine in ‘89…Making Cheddar with EPMD’s “Unfinished Business” Fine as Wine in ’89…Making Cheddar with EPMD’s “Unfinished Business” Finishing off the Paul’s Boutique review and, now, sitting here listening to EPMD’s “Get the Bozack” on a Sunday morning feels like swan diving into an ocean of mediocrity. It’s like eating caviar for a week and then waking up on a Sunday morning to a grilled cheese…and the kind made with processed cheese food. Sure, I like grilled cheeses. But it ain’t caviar. Actually, I never had caviar. And… View On WordPress

Fine as Wine in ‘89…Making Cheddar with EPMD’s “Unfinished Business”

Fine as Wine in ’89…Making Cheddar with EPMD’s “Unfinished Business”

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Finishing off the Paul’s Boutique review and, now, sitting here listening to EPMD’s “Get the Bozack” on a Sunday morning feels like swan diving into an ocean of mediocrity. It’s like eating caviar for a week and then waking up on a Sunday morning to a grilled cheese…and the kind made with processed cheese food. Sure, I like grilled cheeses. But it ain’t caviar.

Actually, I never had caviar. And…

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25 Years Later…Beastie Boys’ “Paul’s Boutique” Reviewed 25 Years Later…Beastie Boys’ “Paul’s Boutique” Reviewed Beastie Boys Paul’s Boutique Capitol j3 says: Ever have one of those moments when you feel like the world has left you by? Someone mentions a new artist, a new toy, a new electronic device of some nature or a new TV show that’s now five seasons in and you hadn’t even heard of it yet? Have you ever had a conversation get diverted into an obvious and shameless sales pitch for a product or service… View On WordPress

25 Years Later…Beastie Boys’ “Paul’s Boutique” Reviewed

25 Years Later…Beastie Boys’ “Paul’s Boutique” Reviewed

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j3 says:

Ever have one of those moments when you feel like the world has left you by? Someone mentions a new artist, a new toy, a new electronic device of some nature or a new TV show that’s now five seasons in and you hadn’t even heard of it yet? Have you ever had a conversation get diverted into an obvious and shameless sales pitch for a product or service…

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07.26.2014

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Neckwork Presents “Dis Yourself in ‘89: A Paul’s Boutique Mix” Neckwork Presents “Dis Yourself in ’89: A Paul’s Boutique Mix” Dis Yourself in ’89: A Paul’s Boutique Mix by Sonsofbyford on Mixcloud Well, it’s been about five years since this thing has seen the life of day. Seemed appropriate to wheel it back out for the 25th anniversary…and with a cover art update to align it with the SonofByford/Neckwork stylee. Here are the words I typed when I fist posted on The Root Down…unedited. Enjoy. About 20 hours later,… View On WordPress

Neckwork Presents “Dis Yourself in ‘89: A Paul’s Boutique Mix”

Neckwork Presents “Dis Yourself in ’89: A Paul’s Boutique Mix”

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Dis Yourself in ’89: A Paul’s Boutique Mix by Sonsofbyford on Mixcloud

Well, it’s been about five years since this thing has seen the life of day. Seemed appropriate to wheel it back out for the 25th anniversary…and with a cover art update to align it with the SonofByford/Neckwork stylee. Here are the words I typed when I fist posted on The Root Down…unedited. Enjoy.

About 20 hours later,…

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