Jul 20, 2009

Diggin' In The Crates "Double Update" Edition

Referencing this post... it took me six and a half months, but I finally nailed a copy of this motherfucker:


Artist: AKB48
Title: "Skirt, Hirari"/"Aozora no soba ni ite"
Label: AKB48 Records/AKS

I have AKB48 as a daily search on my eBay e-mail updates... and when this came up, I nailed it. Now, especially since the "Namida Surprise" single and video came out in time for my birthday, this really makes my collection of main AKB48 singles (one of every single release; I haven't gone variation crazy save for grabbing the "Theatre Version" of "Oogoe Diamond") complete.

And secondly, referencing back to the very first Diggin' In The Crates post...

Artist: Beastie Boys featuring Nas
Title: "Too Many Rappers" 12" single
Label: Capitol Records
Vinyl: 180-gram vinyl

The Beasties love vinyl, so it's no surprise that, in advance of their forthcoming album and in the wake of Paul's Boutique, Check Your Head and Ill Communication getting new heavy-vinyl reissue treatments, they'd drop a new 12" single - on 180-gram stock, yet - as part of Record Store Day's new "Vinyl Saturday" monthly campaign. It's also no surprise that, since they love hip-hop, they've had it with all the 10th generation 50 Cent clones filling much needed voids over the past several years, or that Mr. Nasir Jones came in, plugged in a mic of his own, and joined Mike D, Ad-Rock and MCA on this testimonial lament about "too many rappers, not enough emcees." Enough said. Tell 'em where it's at, boys:

If that isn't enough for you, there's a live version from the band's appearance at Bonnaroo on YouTube here.

3 comments:

Langdimus Prime said...

MCA announced on their website today that he has "treatable cancer". tour cancelled..album delayed :(

Samuel Weinstein said...

One love Nas!

CJ Marsicano said...

Damn me and my shitty timing! Get well soon, Yauch!