Record Store Day is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Record Store Day was conceived by Chris Brown, employee of the independent record store chain, Bull Moose, located in Maine and New Hampshire and was founded in 2007 by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehner as a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally. Record Store Day is celebrated the third Saturday in April.
The third annual Record Store Day took place on Saturday, April 17, 2010. Being in LA, I went to Amoeba Music in Hollywood and Fat Beats LA. DJ Spinderella (of Salt-N-Pepa) had a in-store DJ set @5PM. I went there to check it out with my brother and copped some music at the same time. After, I directly went to Fat Beats LA to check out Rakaa Iriscience (of Dilated Peoples) & Chali 2na (of Jurassic 5) performing with DJ Rhettmatic @6PM. Rakaa performed two tracks from his upcoming solo album. The Legendary Craig G, who was in LA, dropped by Fat Beats LA a little while after. He spitted a freestyle while DJ Rhettmatic was on the turntables playing the instrumental "Welcome To LA" by Xzibit. Of course, you know that it was from the top of the dome and he ripped it! Check out the footage from this incredible day!
Rakaa Iriscience With DJ Rhettmatic – Delilah (Live @Fat Beats LA)
Rakaa Iriscience With DJ Rhettmatic – Connect The Dots (Live @Fat Beats LA)
Chali 2na With DJ Rhettmatic – Hype 2night (Live @ Fat Beats LA)
Chali 2na With DJ Rhettmatic – Lock Shit Down (Live @ Fat Beats LA)
Chali 2na & Rakaa Iriscience With DJ Rhettmatic (Live @ Fat Beats LA)
Craig G With DJ Rhettmatic – Freestyle (Live @ Fat Beats LA)
— Thomas V