Record Store Day has become a firm fixture in any vinyl junkie’s calendar. Last year the annual celebration of all things LP celebrated its 10th anniversary, so a decade of championing indie labels, indie record stores, record collectors and the culture that surrounds these.
Each year sees a Record Store Ambassador appointed too, previous years have seen Metallica, Dave Grohl, Iggy Pop, Ozzy Osbourne, Jack White and Chuck D take up the mantle. This year it’s going to be Run the Jewels—EL-P and rapper Killer Mike, with the latter having this to say about record stores, ”Indie stores fostered my love of Rap. Super Sounds in Atlanta [and Decatur] were my havens as a kid. That's where I heard new music, argued about our favorite artists and even met some artists there. I lived for the day I was a poster on the wall."