photos by Jacob Blickenstaff
Fresh Daily & Homeboy Sandman
Record Store Day (4/18) meant events at record stores all over the country on Saturday. Bill Callahan played Other Music in the NoHo section of Manhattan. Further west, Fat Beats had an all day line-up that ended with the Rock Steady Crew followed by DJ Premier, NYGz & Blaq Poet followed by headliner Talib Kweli (who also played Columbia University the same day). More pictures and video from some of the acts earlier in the day, below...
1PM Halftime Show DJs (Skizz & Petey Cologne)
2PM Rob Swift (Ill Insanity/X-Ecutioners)
3PM Marco Polo & Torae, Emilio Rojas, Silent Knight, Rise & Avid, Problemz & Brown Bag All Stars
4PM Sucio Smash, Homeboy Sandman, 8th W1, Daniel Joseph, Fresh Daily & Sputnik Brown
5PM Rock Steady Crew
6PM DJ Premier, NYGz & Blaq Poet
7PM Talib Kweli
Record Store Day @ Fat Beats NY (406 6th Avenue). Marco Polo & Torae came through to perform live and promote their upcoming album on Duck Down Records, "Double Barrel," which hits stores June 2nd. In the video, Marco & Torae talk about the album & perform their first official leak off Double Barrel, "But Wait," which has been generating a huge buzz online & on local radio. Be sure to cop "Double Barrel" at Fat Beats or your local record store on June 2nd. Enjoy and definitely more videos to come from Record Store Day '09. [The Underground Come-Up]
Skyzoo Live @ Fat Beats NY w/ Big Zoo - Record Store Day '09 from THEUNDERGROUNDCOMEUP.COM on Vimeo.
4.19.09 = Record Store Day @ Fat Beats NY (406 6th Ave). Skyzoo drops a dope verse over Blaq Poet's DJ Premier produced cut, "Too Strong," then goes back-to-back freestyling with Big Zoo from EOW. This IS the essence of real hip-hop & vinyl stores like Fat Beats are definitely where the hip-hop culture lives. Skyzoo's mixtape "Power Of Words" is out now with DJ Drama & Statik Selektah & you can check out EOW (the longest running weekly open mic in NYC) every Sunday @ Pyramid. Big shouts to DJ Eclipse & DJ JS-1 on the 1s & 2s, holding it down!Jacob took off before the headliners in order to catch Bill Callahan at Other Music.