From Grandmaster Flash To Run The Jewels: Hip Hop Celebrates Record Store Day 2018

In honor of Record Store Day 2018, several pillars of the Hip Hop community took to social media to celebrate the annual audiophiles’ holiday. Grandmaster Flash hit Twitter to post a vintage photo of himself rocking the 1s and 2s.

“How it all started …touchin the Vinyl with my Fingertips,” the Hip Hop legend wrote. “Record Store Day is very important — Salute to the DJs Worldwide!!”

Elsewhere in the social media stratosphere, Diplo showed his fans how to open a record, Run The Jewels posted a clip of a crate-digger discovering his Holy Grail of vinyl and Czarface encouraged people to get out to their local records stores.

Artists like Sage Francis, El-P, Quasimoto, Blueprint, DJ Nu-Mark, the Beat Junkies and Mega Ran also hit social media to celebrate RSD 2018. 

Check out their posts below.

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Pioneer’s been at this game for a minute! #vinyladdiction #vinylcollection #recordcollection #vinylstorage #audiophile #dj #djnumark

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Back for #RecordStoreDay 2018: the #StrangeFamous #RSD #Vinyl Pack! Get 5 pounds of wax for a one low price – ALL WEEKEND! Details at TinyURL.com/RSDSFR2018 #StrangeFamousRecords #SFR #RecordStoreDay2018 #RSD2018 #BDolan #CasOne #CasOneVsFigure #Prolyphic #Reanimator

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We’re open for Record Store Day! Re-stocked our bins for all your digging needs! Our retail pro shop is open 2-7pm today!

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Happy record store day!!! Go pick up some vinyl from your local record store or your fav Indy label! If you’re not sure what to get my new one “Wisdom Teeth” just came out 😉 and if you’re in #yxe it is a available at #vinyldiner @thevinylexchange @hardpressed @thenightoven @highnoonbarber or through my online bandcamp store. Check my story later and find out what I picked up 🙌 ❤️ #vinyl #recordstoreday2017 #recordstoreday #records #factorchandelier #wisdomteeth

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Today is the day to go support your mom and pop record stores, because there are so many gems released just for this occasion! Like this gem “ Almost Famous “ LP, out today! Come on man. This is dope. Shot out to my legendary brothers. #almostFamous @empire releases!

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Just in time for #RecordStoreDay. All-new exclusive 12” vinyl by myself and K-Murdock. “Symphonies of the Knight” is all about #ShovelKnight, a game we loved so much. Shouts to TheYetee for pressing these bad boys. Get yours Saturday on TheYetee.com or at a special Phoenix AZ pop-up tomorrow morning (stay tuned for location). Can ya dig that?

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