If you’re riding around this Saturday and you happen to see a bunch of people standing in line outside of that record store that you rarely go in, do not be alarmed, it’s not a “Going Out Of Business” sale, it is the eighth annual celebration of Record Store Day.
Record Store Day was started in 2008 by a group of independent record store owners to help spread the word that they still existed and still sold dope music. The celebration that takes place across the country at approximately 1400 stores nationwide often includes cook-outs, body painting, artist meet & greets and whatever else participating stores and shoppers want to do. Each year, limited edition Record Store Day exclusive records are released with features ranging from gold-plated vinyl to never before seen photos in the liner notes. This year’s Hip-Hop selection is pretty impressive. So if you are a DJ, collector or someone who just wants to show off here is a list of some of the Hip-Hop albums and singles that will be on sale. Click here to find a map of stores near you that will be participating in Record Store Day on Saturday, April 16.
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