Local record stores will be decorated with new vinyls and reissues of albums in various forms. Today marks the seventh annual Record Store Day, which has grown into a global holiday for music junkies.

For hip-hop fans there’s a few reissues to take note of. OutKast’s debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik will be released on 12” vinyl.

Life After Death, the second album from The Notorious B.I.G., will be reissued on three translucent LPs.

Public Enemy will be reissuing its classic It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back. The iconic group’s latest album, The Evil Empire of Everything, will be getting its first pressing in vinyl as well.

Jay-Z & Linkin Park’s Collision Course will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year and will be released in a transparent blue vinyl along with the DVD of their historic performance.

Four 7” singles are being released by Chuck Inglish. They will feature Mac Miller & Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, Chromeo and Chance The Rapper.

Owner of the Atlanta-based Criminal Records, Eric Levin, co-founded Record Store Day in 2007. The store will be hosting a handful of performances from local Atlanta artists including ghostwriter and rapper Methuzulah and experimental electronic/hip-hop artist 10th Letter.

Over 1,000 stores across the US and hundreds internationally will be participating in this year’s Record Store Day.

Matthew Anness

Matt Anness jumped into writing for Urbanology Magazine after completing a three-year Journalism Print & Broadcasting course at Durham College. Matt has done photography and reviewed live shows of artists like Elton John, Shawn Desman, Marianas Trench and Down With Webster. To date, Matt has written for The Chronicle (Durham College/UOIT newspaper), made video feature pieces, which have aired on television, and been featured on Riot Radio many times.

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