Mad Sounds

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

Mark Berman published on

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. 


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!

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