Famous "hip hop diggers" stories.

magneticmagnetic 2,679 PostsClassic
edited July 2016 in Record Collecting
What "famous diggers" have you dudes meet up with,or have been impeded by,when out diggin' for records.
Humour me with some stories.I hope this isnt a touchy subject,you can leave out names if you feel obliged to(just put the asterisks)

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  • dj_pidj_pi 334 Posts
    Every time I go digging down to Detroit I see SoulHawk. I had seen him around even before I started coming to soulstrut but never really said anything to him.

    He is a very nice guy.

  • BreakSelfBreakSelf 2,926 PostsClassic


    He is a very nice guy.

    That's what everyone always says about B*e*k!

  • SoulhawkSoulhawk 3,198 Posts




    He is a very nice guy.



    That's what everyone always says about B*e*k!



    someone better post a josh spotting next - so that I can be seen in the context of my proper peer group...

  • No famous "digger household names" have ever been anything but cordial if they didn't just keep to themselves.

    One time I ran through Richmond only a week after Josh and Dante cleaned out Plan 9's back room and Pop's secret room. Doh. Still found records though, tee he he.



    I'd like to run into Matt Dillon and tell him he's the man.

  • dayday 9,612 PostsClassic
    Cut Chemist once beat me to a Sister Nancy record.

    I beat him within an inch of his life.

  • magneticmagnetic 2,679 PostsClassic
    Cut Chemist once beat me to a Sister Nancy record.

    I beat him within an inch of his life.

    Now that's more like what i was expecting to read.
    Dont hold back people.

  • The_Hook_UpThe_Hook_Up 8,188 PostsClassic

    not very Hip Hop, but Fred Schnieder got to a Briggite Bardot raer right before me. Now everytime I see a B52's video I yell "fuck you" and throw soemthing at the TV.

  • SoulhawkSoulhawk 3,198 Posts
    most 'celebrity diggers' seem to be cheapskates - on some 'I'm record-world famous, give me the records' type shit.


  • DWGDWG 334 Posts
    I've taken Edan digging a few times, mainly around central London... Been digging with DJ Format a couple of times...
    Shadow has popped up in my local spot (although I have that one on lock regarding the hip-hop) several times while visiting London.

    I've been in TSL when a bunch of people have been there (Finesse, Buckwild etc. etc.) but that doesn't really count...

  • batmonbatmon 27,590 PostsSuper OG
    I flirted w Mary Wilson @ a show a couple of years back.

  • dayday 9,612 PostsClassic

    Shadow has popped up in my spot



  • magneticmagnetic 2,679 PostsClassic

    Shadow has popped up in my spot



    good find.

  • I was at Groove Merchant once when Peanut Butter Wolf and some of his crew rolled in. He was hovering over me on the listening table. Finally said he could cut in front and then proceeded to do it to me again later in that same store. I made him take a picture with me.

  • batmonbatmon 27,590 PostsSuper OG
    I've been in TSL when a bunch of people have been there (Finesse, Buckwild etc. etc.) but that doesn't really count...


  • magneticmagnetic 2,679 PostsClassic
    What did he get?

  • i saw j*sh at a local spot. he wasnt really digging, it was a photo shoot for a story about him. after he left i heard the photographer and the shop owner talking about him.

    Photographer: "I know he's from Davis, so I mentioned Murder Burger so we'd have something to talk about..."

    Shop Owner: "Yeah, you can't really talk to him about anything but records."


  • behemothbehemoth 2,192 PostsClassic
    i rolled up to this dance/techno spot that sometimes buys collections and i got really lucky

    they had just priced some retired djs collection...i was pulling all these OG pic cover 12"s...promos

    all at $4 a piece i dropped like 400 bucks...

    standing next to me the whole time was this dude all bundled up in a bubble jacket looking through stuff...he had sunglasses on....a stack of about 12 records

    me being curious, i asked him to see the records...just to take a peek at what he got to first....he had pulled all this dope Davy DMX shit and some older party joints and the last record i get to is LLs "Around the Way Girl"

    this was like, my childhood theme song...dont ask why....but i said "yo i love this song...i grew up on it"

    dude says "yea man can u believe i made the beat and i dont even have a damn copy"

    then Marley paid for his shit....hopped in his Benz and took off
    ketancove

  • I was working at a record store back in '98 with a dude named R**h. "R**hman from Brookland, BedStuy NY don't give a damn" as he liked to say. Anyway, he had just moved to the 206 with his babymamma and kids. Used to tell me all kinds of old school hip hop stories from NYC with him right up in the mix. Now, I like to believe people's stories, but we all know how things can be blown out of proportion.

    Anyway, we're working one night and Afrika Bambaata rolls into the store and starts looking around. R**h is doing his thing, pricing Carol King records, not paying attention. I'm thinking "that's Afrika Bambaata" and knew he was spinning records at a club that night. He comes up to the counter with Police "Synchronicity" and is about to ask us a question and goes "R**chman!" and Rich says "Bam!" and they give each other a huge hug.

    Thus, I realized many of the stories R**hman told me were probably true. But, why come all the way to Seatown to buy Synchronicity?

    Peace,
    Cortez

  • But, why come all the way to Seatown to buy Synchronicity?

    wasnt it bam who said once in an interview "my record collection is that big, i really have problems finding records so when iam djing somewhere else, i have to go shopping for records to play that night" (...)

    did he play synchronicity that night?

  • DJPrestigeDJPrestige 1,710 PostsAlumni
    i ran into cl smooth one time at rock and soul in nyc, he was buying some sweet soul.

    i saw egon and some stones throw cats at the raritan show. that was my first phill most spotting as well.

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,035 PostsClassic
    I see Edan around Boston all the time. I saw him once at L**ney T**es, I had just gone through these unsorted piles of 70's soul LP's they had just put out, when he came in with his vestax.

    I was like, "good timing, they just put out a bunch of good shit" (wishing I had a portable cause it was all pretty obscure mid-70's soul/funk/disco that I wasn't all that up on)

    Dude just made a noise at me like

    So I just stepped off - nothing was gonna piss me off cause I had just pulled a minty OG of Fatback Band Let's Do It Again for $10...

    Dude rolled by a few minutes later when I was in the jazz, all 180 style "hey, so, what did you pull out of there?"
    and I gave him an "eh, just some shit..." and an


    Peter Wolf from J. Geils band used to come into my record store all the time, but he ain't very hip hop.

  • dayday 9,612 PostsClassic




    I was like, "good timing, they just put out a bunch of good shit" (wishing I had a portable cause it was all pretty obscure mid-70's soul/funk/disco that I wasn't all that up on)



    Dude just made a noise at me like






    weak.








  • What did he get?

    Didn't notice although Cool Chris had some secret joints behind the counter for him.



  • Photographer: "I know he's from Davis, so I mentioned Murder Burger so we'd have something to talk about..."

    Shop Owner: "Yeah, you can't really talk to him about anything but records."


    I think they changed Murder Burger to Redrum Burger a while ago.

  • behemothbehemoth 2,192 PostsClassic
    Edan didnt listen to hip hop til 98


  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,957 PostsSuper OG

    Peter Wolf from J. Geils band used to come into my record store all the time, but he ain't very hip hop.

    And neither am I...so what kinda stuff was Wolf buying? Old R&B and country, like he's known to be into?

  • HamHam 873 Posts
    OHH DAMN HE DIDNT?! MANNNN FUCK EDAN THEN GUESS I GOTTA THROW AWAY MY EDAN RECORDS NOW

  • behemothbehemoth 2,192 PostsClassic
    OHH DAMN HE DIDNT?! MANNNN FUCK EDAN THEN GUESS I GOTTA THROW AWAY MY EDAN RECORDS NOW

    dont do that

    ill take them haha

    dudes gotta be a dick...i seen him at TSL once...being a total prick

  • meatyogremeatyogre 2,081 Posts
    he was a dick to me when I talked to him in Chicago a year or so back.

  • behemothbehemoth 2,192 PostsClassic
    can i get an amen?



    its funny cuz when i seen him, J Zone was present....



    on record, Zone seems like more of a dick...but he was actually very polite and had good listening station etiquette





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