Record Store Day 2014 Ambassador: Chuck D
by Cat Johnson
To those who’ve been excitedly waiting to see who this year’s Record Store Day ambassador is going to be, the wait is over. It’s the influential, groundbreaking and thought-provoking Chuck D of Public Enemy. Here’s a bit of what he had to say about the long history of great record stores, the importance of having them around and how they’ve influenced pop culture. Read more at recordstoreday.com
The record store made musicians listen beyond themselves. It both complemented and supplemented the radio, in fact the best radio stations in the past followed the vibe of the record stores of their regions, thus growing and nurturing each other. The fans and listener had everything to gain, and if they wanted to get into making music, the Record Store turned into their first school and sonic passport out.