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Here’s an excerpt:
…I used my time off in Istanbul to simply wander the streets, ending up in one of those dusty record shops where the entropy is turned up really high. There I rescued a Cymande LP that was being slowly asphyxiated under sleeveless 45s. The Fugees had sampled the Caribbean-British funk band to great effect, now I could, too. But that was a digger find. Itâ€™s value was obvious, external; a truly special record is one you create your own value for. Ebay of the heart. I donâ€™t care for mint-condition first-editions (Recording my â€œGold Teeth Thiefâ€ mix, I accidentally stepped on one of my most valuable records, an original pressing of the Winstons’ single â€œAmen, Brotherâ€, whose fierce rhythm break has been sampled by precisely nine million drum & bass songs).
I don’t have a rip of the Houssein LP I discuss later in the article, but here’s a 1-2 of Cymande and the Fugees, plus $400,000 copyright lawsuit backstory.