Sometimes readers message or e-mail me saying, “OMG! I’ve been looking for that song for 15 years! I need it! Please send me an mp3!” And it’s not even something that rare… Like, it’ll be “Holy Intellect” by Poor Righteous Teachers. So, usually I’ll spend two seconds to find a super cheap copy of the 12″ on EBay, link it like, “there ya go. Get yourself the original with the picture cover and everything.” And they reply “but I don’t have a record player.”
Records players are cheap, plentiful and easy to come by. I understand if you’re living in a shelter or your car; but if you can get yourself a Nintendo Switch, an IPad, a PS4 and a laptop, there is no reason why such a self-respecting Hip-Hop head shouldn’t have a record player. Trust me, there’s no reason to be intimidated by the various models, features, etc. Unless you’re a hardcore DJ, you really don’t need to know about types of drives, needles, etc.
Click this link to read my short & sweet Guide To Getting Yourself a Record Player… and join the real Hip-Hop nation already. It’s good times over here.