The Basquiat "Beat Bop Record Box" Will House 50 Of Your Favorite LPs
If you're going to lug around a few dozen records, you might as well do it in style. Get On Down has just announced their new Beat Bop Record Box, a special record case that sports officially-licensed art from the legendary Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat's iconic handiwork (including his oft-imitated crown logo) cover every corner of its black leather interior, while inside lies enough space to house up to 50 12" records.
The special Basquiat box has been limited to a run of 1,000 and can be copped along with a special split-colored vinyl reissue of the 1983 cut "Beat Bop," which Basquiat himself produced alongside MCs K-Rob and Rammellzee. The reissue was first rolled out for November 2014 Record Store Day and sold out almost instantaneously. Copping the package should put you on the ideal start to filling the box with brilliance, though you'll only have room for 49 of your own sides, at that point. Not a bad problem to have. Get On Down's Matt Welch stressed that, for the new Basquiat venture, the company "or this project, we wanted to combine our love for vinyl with the art from Rammellzee & K-Rob’s monumental hip-hop classic. The song, and Basquiat’s incredible artwork, has always held a special place in our hearts. This is our way of paying tribute to it, both musically and from a visual art perspective.”
A chance to own one of hip-hop's most revered historical artifacts, plus a new bit of swag that's sure to endure for generations to come in its own right. This is a deal you can't afford to pass up, and we'll see you on the race to the checkout line.
Purchase the Basquiat Beat Bop Record Box and special 12" picture vinyl here.