Monday, June 13, 2005

Free the Mondo Kim's Five

NYC Record Store Mondo Kim's Raided by RIAA

So apparently the RIAA is busting record store clerks for selling hip-hop DJ mixes.

"What I'm told actually brought them down," said a source at Other Music, "was that there was a CD DJ mix that a guy from Sony saw in the store, and it had a bunch of big-time Sony hip-hop artists on it. So he alerted the feds, and they showed up and arrested a bunch of clerks-- not anyone who does any actual bootlegging."

I wonder how 50 Cent and Eminem and the countless other major label rap stars who came up through mix tapes feel about this.

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