Digging Up Rap History: The Story of Chopped Herring Records (daily.bandcamp.com)
The U.K.-based Chopped Herring Records is one of the world’s most prominent archival indie hip-hop labels. Its founder, a Manchester DJ named Bob Lipitch, launched the imprint more than 15 years ago as a pet project. Now, he’s focused on excavating unearthed material from the 1980s and ’90s in what appears to be an unplanned second act. All these years later, Chopped Herring is still a one-man crate-digging operation. Lipitch has constructed a large catalog of historic rap material that was previously unavailable to the public.....
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