1. “Crate Diggers” – Jazzy Jay’s Vinyl Collection (VIDEO).

    Fuse’s “Crate Diggers” web series continues with a look into the basement lab of hip-hop pioneer DJ Jazzy Jay . A confessed vinyl junkie (watch as he does a convincing nod at the thought of record shops closing), the longtime Zulu Nation-alist shares more than just diggin’ yarns. Jay also discusses meeting Rick Rubin and the inception of Def Jam Records, his uncredited cut creations on LL Cool J’s Radio , “corrupting” the Beastie Boys by introducing the trio to brass monkey, and – as seen via the ‘Jazzy J’ tag above – how he used to mark up his records. Also: the “Jazzy Jay Wall of Sound” revealed!

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