Chuck D Among Artists Celebrating Record Store Day 2014

posted April 19, 2014 04:00:00 PM CDT | 19 comments

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

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