Mad Sounds / Honky Chat

Ep. 35: An Oral History of VIP Records (INTERVIEW SPECIAL)



In which I appropriate a college journalism assignment from April for comeback fodder. Huge thanks to VIP owner Kelvin Anderson, rapper Quictamac & producer Keith Thompson (aka DJ Slice) for giving me so much to work with. These guys give nearly 40 years of fascinating first-hand music history, from the ins & out of early hip-hop sampling, to the effect one Snoop Dogg video can have on a local record store, to the fate of their famous sign. SONGS USED: Snoop Dogg - "What's My Name?" Quictamac feat. Crooked I, Tripploc & Westcoast Stone - "It's a Long Beach Thang" GQ Steve & DJ Slice - "Movin'" Follow me on Twitter @MarkMadSounds, stay tuned next week for the pilot of Honky Chat, and thanks for listening!