Cow Skin Bitch
jerelbworld asked: Do you know of work or piece that explores the California-Texas rap connection?
Ronin Ro covers a little of this in his Death Row book Have Gun, Will Travel but that book is not at all essential. As I remember the key connecting point is honorary sixth or seventh NWA member The D.O.C., who is originally from Dallas. Prior to Death Row he and Suge were planning a similar label to be built around another Dallas rapper by the name of Chocolate.
bubbs619 asked: I understand your contempt for Record Store Day due to the big business and fake exclusivity behind it but at the very least doesn't it shed light on the last of the few record stores around any city? Oh and also southernplayalistic re-released as a part of it and conflicted as to whether I should get a reissue or the original pressing. What do basednoz?
Nope, fuck Record Store Day forever. Most remaining record stores don’t deserve to be in business and the handful that do are probably not going convert the One Direction fans who send their dads to wait in line for their limited 7” picture disc into returning customers.
All the insta-Ebay manufactured rarity Black Friday hysteria of RSD reinforces the rising perception that these shops solely exist to be mined for objects and profit. The whole thing that made record stores cool in the first place was that they were social spaces where you could hear and learn about music. If your only goal is to buy and hold and own (or sell) all the shit you already know about then you’d probably be better off sitting at home in your underwear and ordering from Amazon.
Ol Dirty Bastard & Crazy Sam - “Freestyle” (199?)
What the fuck is happening here? What is that beat? Some unreleased RZA thing? It’s gotta be RZA, right? Crazy Sam is looking at Dirt like wait maybe I don’t deserve this name.