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Fuse’s “Crate Diggers” web series continues with a look into the basement lab of hip-hop pioneer DJ Jazzy Jay. A confessed vinyl junkie (watch as he does a convincing nod at the thought of record shops closing), the longtime Zulu Nation-alist shares more than just diggin’ yarns. Jay also discusses meeting Rick Rubin and the inception of Def Jam Records, his uncredited cut creations on LL Cool J’s Radio, “corrupting” the Beastie Boys by introducing the trio to brass monkey, and how he used to mark up his records. Also: the “Jazzy Jay Wall of Sound” revealed!

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