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Falling like dominoes in Davis, California for a Japanese music magazine. #1995

This was an important event in my life. Obviously I was a huge fan of KRS as an artist, but this was an opportunity to experience his adeptness as a public speaker in an intimate setting. On this occasion, he was, truly, a teacher.

At the Museum Of The Unknown in 2012. Photo by @bpleasel

There was a time when there were so many records in New York, you could literally shop on the sidewalk. Here's @kprincebbp and I copping some 45s back in 2004.

This is Oras Washington, one of my earliest mentors. Oras had the first hip-hop show on @kdvs903fm and was infinitely supportive of my endeavors, playing my mixes on-air when I was only 16 years old. He was the first person to put me on real Technics 1200's, and gave me my first stage experience in 1988. He also introduced me to Bay Area rap legend Paris, who put me to work on his second album. To say that Oras was massively important to my career would be an understatement. We're pictured here at his Oakland home.

A box of leftover labels from the first Solesides release, 1993. #SolesidesStorageFinds

Solesides storage finds, part 2. One of several boxes of fan mail, rescued over 20 years ago. I do believe that we reached a few people with our art.

Was putting in work in storage recently...came across a few things left over from when we closed the Solesides office in Berkeley

Episode #6 of my monthly @KCRW radio show #FindShareRewind premieres tomorrow, Dec. 2nd at 10pm PST! Or, stream anytime after at

Look who stopped by the 2nd Annual DJ Shadow Storage Sale dude @kaytranada 👍

Busy day today in Los Angeles...the "2nd Annual DJ Shadow Storage Sale" (link in bio) begins in a couple of hours, and then a brand new episode of my monthly radio show "Find, Share, Rewind" broadcasts tonight on @kcrw ✌️

Regarding my upcoming Rappcats pop-up store in Los Angeles (link in bio), people have asked how it's possible that I'm selling records without "selling my record collection." It goes like this: in the photo on the left, I'm comparing duplicate copies. The cleanest example is filed in my permanent archive, and the spare copy will be priced and sold. In the photo on the right, it was determined that all three copies were different (two domestic label variants and a U.K. pressing)...thus, all were filed and NONE will be sold. This is how the sorting process generally operates. Occasionally, additional copies are set aside for DJ use, which is a separate part of the all depends on the record. This sale is all about sharing good music, and I'm happy to pass along interesting records I have been lucky enough to purchase over the last 30+ years. But rest assured that my permanent archive is sacred, and friends know that I have never, and would never, sell from the core collection. I hope that this explanation has been informative, and I look forward to seeing everyone there! ✌️

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