Chuck D Among Artists Celebrating Record Store Day 2014

Artists across all musical genres celebrate Record Store Day 2014 as Chuck D explains its significance.

Saturday, April 19 marks the 2014 edition of Record Store Day, an internationally celebrated annual event. This year's festivities are currently underway as fans and artists alike are hitting their neighborhood record haunts and crate-digging. 

Dozens of artists and music-influencers also hit up Twitter today to show their support for the event.

"#RecordStoreDay2014," tweeted Pearl Jam. 

“The record store made musicians listen beyond themselves,” Public Enemy leader and the event's co-founder Chuck D said earlier this year after being appointed ambassador. “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 annual event also provides numerous exclusive releases, including everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good News" and Bruce Springsteen's "American Beauty" EP to music by The Notorious B.I.G. and Skrillex, among others (according to Billboard).

"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,” Chuck D continued in his address during his appointment. "I am a fan of technology, but I am a bigger fan of the music. I used to be a big fan of the industry of music when like sport at least offered a seemingly fair field of play, no matter where one came from."

Record Store Day has been a worldwide trending topic on Twitter throughout the day. View tweets from artists about the event below:

















































RELATED: Chuck D Details Record Store Day's Impact

19 Comments

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  • IROC

    Those were the good ol days going to record stores i still enjoy going to the ones i can find now maybe artist with real talent can make a come back but in the mean time i will back track

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  • Anonymous

    "fuck buying music, i'll download everything for free. this niggas don't get a dime off record sales anyway, they money comes from touring" ^ look at this pussy right here yeah, forget the mom & pop stores which are family businesses, forget the people who they employ that eat off of selling music, f-ck all the independent artists who are putting stuff on the racks, f-ck all of the handlers who work on projects and their jobs depend on genuine sales stats (cover artists, barcoders, Soundscanners, distributors, delivery workers, shelf stockers) because you're some punk ass goofball stealing and acting like you're some moral advocate, a fuckboy who doesn't even go to shows you think we believe you steal $10 albums but go to $100 shows?, LOL, you're nothing but a piece of sh-t go choke on a mp3 bitch

    • Anonymous

      "go choke on a mp3 bitch" geeks like that guy are probably too young to remember ever buy albums from any record store, let alone a mom and pop shop

  • Anonymous

    This is my favourite day of the year after car-lot day.

  • Anonymous

    It's funny how all the artists and record labels are the ones tweeting about record store day. If I was a pessimistic person I would think it was all about taking your money.

    • Anonymous

      like I said, the same guys crying about this got fresh gear for Easter and LOVE Black Friday

    • Anonymous

      its totally become all about the money now why do you think you see one direction getting in on this? not to mention how all the "special Record Store Day" releases end up on ebay for 5 times their retail value before the stores are even open.

    • Anonymous

      yet I bet there's a harsher money grab out in the world you fold up like a bitch and give money to

  • Anonymous

    Fuck Record Store Day. You show up and its so crowded you can't even walk through the isles. Some old hipsters even brought their children so they could be the first to get their hands on that ultra rare super over priced limited edition deluxe marble orange splatter 7" from their favorite bands side project.

  • Anonymous

    fuck buying music, i'll download everything for free. this niggas don't get a dime off record sales anyway, they money comes from touring

    • Anonymous

      But, but...... it's record store day. Go to the record store and spend all of your money. Happy record store day.

  • Anonymous

    you know its time to kill record store day off when one direction starts releasing limited 7" records.

  • Anonymous

    The fuck is record store day? All these *insert shit* days are becoming too much.

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