Amoeba Music Hollywood Weekly Hip-Hop Top Five Chart: 04:23:10
1) Murs & 9th Wonder Fornever (SMC Recordings)
2) The Beastie Boys RSD Mystery (Capitol Throw)
3) Meth, Ghost, Rae Wu Massacre (Def Jam)
4) E40 Revenue Retrievin'- Day Shift (Heavy on the Grind Ent.)
5) E40 Revenue Retrievin'- Night Shift (Heavy on the Grind Ent.)
So successful was Record Store Day at Amoeba last weekend that one of the releases only sold on that day (last Saturday) made it to number two on the latest Amoeba Music Hollywood Hip-Hop Chart. As reported by Amoebite Daniel Tures in his recent Record Store Day Mania at Amoeba Hollywood Amoeblog, "hip bands and artists from the Flaming Lips to the Beastie Boys released exclusive, limited-edition vinyl items available at independent record stores only, which were the subject of an intense shopping free-for-all that looked like a pro wrestling cage match grand slam." Many of these records were 7" releases. The Beasties were one of the few 12" and there were reportedly only a 1000 copies pressed up with indie stores all over each getting their limited share to sell. And even though the contents of the Beastie's sealed twelve inch, appropriately titled RSD Mystery, were indeed a mystery (Capitol Records, who pressed it up, promised that it contained "two unreleased" tracks wrapped in a white jacket with only the Beasties logo on it), fans fiended for them nonetheless. In fact, they snapped them up in record time (pun intended) for their collections.