1. Early '90s Beat-Digging Memories: "The Roosevelt Years" (VIDEO).


    Last year, the guys from Gasface were in town from France shooting the short film/documentary Lookin4Galt , for which I was interviewed (as I fondly recalled Beverly D'Angelo's topless scene in the motion picture, Hair - an important event from my youth that intersected with the music Galt MacDermot). Anyways, before my testimonial we chatted about another important event: the Roosevelt Hotel record convention - a monthly event that attracted every significant New York-based hip-hop producer of the early '90s , and shaped the sound of the music in ways people outside the "beat-digging" scene probably never realized. I wrote a piece about the Roosevelt for Wax Poetics a few years ago, and now Gasface has uploaded "The Roosevelt Years" a short interview with yours truly reminsicing a little more about those days. Included are some great photos from the late John Carraro - one of the major sellers at the Roosevelt. Hope you enjoy.

    The Roosevelt Years by Gasface

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    • tekayone

      Link doesn't seem to be working?

    • egotrip

      Hey tekayone - try it in Safari & see if it works. Daily Motion vids can be a little temperamental.

    • Mikey Fresh

      loved this

    • http://www.facebook.com/cris.tork Cris Tork

      lol at french guys digging at A1 and the thing
      your hip hop dream has been dead for a long time.
      the past is gone
      c'est la vie
      T.R.O.Y and shit to pierre and them