Crate Diggin Vol. 1 & 2

Two great collections of samples for boom bap style hip hop productions. If you own Battery, then everything is set up for you in the … Read more

RJD2’s Vinyl Collection

Crate Diggers profiles people with extraordinary vinyl record collections, with owners displaying and telling the stories behind their collections. In this episode, RJD2 talks about his darkest musical moment, why he’ll buy any record with “Philadelphia” songs on it, and why he thinks vinyl will die out with his generation.

Gaslamp Killer’s Vinyl Collection

Crate Diggers profiles people with extraordinary vinyl record collections, with owners displaying and telling the stories behind their collections. In this episode, the Gaslamp Killer discusses the Too $hort tape that got him into hip hop, his early DJ sets at a vegan Indian restaurant, & “gorgeous Italian psychedelic heaven.”

Young Guru’s Vinyl Collection

Crate Diggers profiles people with extraordinary vinyl record collections, with owners displaying and telling the stories behind their collections. In this episode, the “Sound of New York” and Jay-Z’s right hand man, Young Guru, talks about his early love of D.C. “go-go” music, U2 drum breaks and producing Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind”.

DJ Babu’s Vinyl Collection

FUSE checks in with DJ Babu of Dilated Peoples and The World Famous Beat Junkies for the latest installment of Crate Diggers. They talk what makes him tick and take an in-depth look at his record collection – a library of stacks representing multiple genres and countries, including a good number of joints from Poland. Babu discusses everything from his first records to country & western breaks and digging in Brazil with Cut Chemist and J-Rocc at a multi-level record store – an adventure that eventually led them to a mansion full of records. He also talks about the glut of vinyl shops in Japan, haggling for records and DJing a quinceañera. Babu reveals a few choice gems and offers some pretty funny commentary in the process. Press play above.

J Dilla’s Vinyl Collection

Crate Diggers profiles people with extraordinary vinyl record collections, with owners displaying and telling the stories behind their collections. In this episode, we celebrate legendary producer J Dilla, who has worked with The Roots, Common, Erykah Badu, Janet Jackson and A Tribe Called Quest. Then we join musician friends J. Rocc, DJ Spinna, Frank Nitt and Grap Luva in Detroit to open Dilla’s storage locker, never-before-seen to the public.

Adrian Younge’s Vinyl Collection

Crate Diggers profiles people with extraordinary vinyl record collections, with owners displaying and telling the stories behind their collections. In this episode, Adrian Younge shows off the record store he created at the Artform Studio, explains the influence European composers have on Wu-Tang and hip hop, and teaches how to pick records based on their cover art.

J Rocc’s Vinyl Collection

Crate Diggers profiles people with extraordinary vinyl record collections, with owners displaying and telling the stories behind their collections. In this episode original Beat Junkie J. Rocc digs through his record collection and talks about why you shouldn’t spend big bucks for “rarities”.