Secondhand Sureshots (Full Film – One Week Only)

March 10, 2010

A one week only (Update: video has expired) online screening of the Dublab film Secondhand Sureshots.  Producers Daedelus, Ras G, Nobody, and J.Rocc set out on a supreme crate digging and production mission.

Four producers, five dollars, five records, strictly sampling.  Each producer lets loose some of their vinyl digging guidelines and preferences, then heads to his personal studio for some beatmaking magic.

This the beauty of sampling. We can act like we have a lot more than we have. You can fake it. It’s beautiful.

If it feels like there’s nothing open about the song. If it feels done, then I won’t sample it. The game isn’t to make it unrecognizable. The game is to make it your own. – Daedelus

{ 56 comments… read them below or add one }

Deelay March 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Good stuff good stuff but why dont they show us all the beats?


spank delux March 10, 2010 at 10:35 pm

from what I heard the only one worth anything was J-Rocc’s beat. Everybody else is a freaking weirdo madlib wannabe abstract beat maker. Good doc though.


Sane McGillicutty March 11, 2010 at 11:49 am

Open your mind up a lil pal.

Although, I kind of agree. It’s almost like everybody else tried to make something experimental and J-Rocc was like “eff that I’m gonna make a dope beat” LOL


spank delux March 15, 2010 at 9:25 pm

wait, so you agree with me? lol


juiceboxjackson March 10, 2010 at 10:38 pm

I thought the other’s sounded dope but J. Rocc’s was by far the illest…I need to hop on a plane and go find me that record pronto!!!!


Schpilkas March 10, 2010 at 10:55 pm

“the MagicOnWax.” – peace.


andre from baltimore March 10, 2010 at 11:05 pm

that was good shit, i enjoyed that alot.
and i hope who ever finds the records post that they found it on youtube or something.


Boombapster March 11, 2010 at 1:59 am

Ahhh… the magic of vinyl. Respect it like you respect vodka and vagina.


But seriously that Barbra sample had a lot of jems that could’ve been refined more by J-Rocc. Daedelus for all his hype had the least musical of all the four. Ras G’s was a head knocker… watch how Daed and Nobody was nodding to it. Nobody’s beat was begging to be played more tighter than how lazily he laid the chops down.

However I liked the idea of transferring their reinterpretations to vinyl, the whole premise of the vid, film if you will, was admittedly clever and appreciative of the craft of recordmaking, I think. Nice work. LA is on it.



Mr. Preacher March 11, 2010 at 2:18 am

from what I heard the only one worth anything was J-Rocc’s beat. Everybody else is a freaking weirdo madlib wannabe abstract beat maker. Good doc though.

^ lmao when i sample i dont want u to know where it came from sorry


Sane McGillicutty March 11, 2010 at 11:51 am

^WTH are you talking about. I think homey was referring to the beat sounding good and the rest sounding slightly strange (in a bad way).

I know I personally dont care if you sampled the beatles or a rare origional pressing from a band that assembled and disassembled within the same week in 1976. If the beat doesnt knock, I dont like it.

sorry, lol!!!


silas March 11, 2010 at 3:17 am

Everybody else is a freaking weirdo madlib wannabe abstract beat maker


na thats la u should try it sometime


silas March 11, 2010 at 3:19 am

but when there smoking at the end big dude was staring at the l like, if your talking your passing


Sane McGillicutty March 11, 2010 at 11:52 am

LOL, I noticed that too. Big dude looks like he doesnt play about his weed consumption. LOL

btw, He actually has a beat shed! LOL


ClearBlue March 11, 2010 at 3:23 am

awesome doc, best part is when they ask the big dude how he cleans the dust off his records and hes like “nah I leave that on, thats the seasoning!” i’m still laughing at that hahahaha.


mr nemo March 11, 2010 at 3:24 am

been waiting forever for this doc. thought it would be longer, but was well worth the wait. thank you Semantic!



slick nick March 11, 2010 at 4:09 am

aint this a copy of the king of the beats from 1999?


BOOM. BAP March 11, 2010 at 4:43 am



Allied March 11, 2010 at 4:52 am

I love to let this record spin on my turns. The artwor on the Vinyl let me freak out!


jack in the box March 11, 2010 at 6:19 am

J Rocc cheated straight up by bringing in that Syl Johnson sample.


Sane McGillicutty March 11, 2010 at 11:23 am

I thought that was a little odd that he could flip a whole other sample with it! That syl sample would sound dope on anything! Even them wack 101 Strings records that litter the floor of every record shop. LOL


chima March 11, 2010 at 7:12 am

i think he also knew bout that barbara streisand sample^^


Ill Fonzo March 11, 2010 at 9:36 am

Inspiring to see!!

Caught myself a couple a records to today, so im gonna try this out aswell.. Hopefully something dope will come out of it!!..

Thanks for this dope post!! Big Up!


yikes March 11, 2010 at 10:51 am

F**king awesome.


Heir March 11, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Yeah Yeah…Dope idea for Producers from all walks. This is the essence of Hip Hop …if you ask me. Straight positivity …Building with one another..vibing out…Aint about no dollars or ego’s ya dig.

I concur….The beat by J-Rocc was nicest … (Shout out to Dilla – for the obvious inspiration – G.o.A.T)



Mike March 11, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Yeah J Rocc had a big advantage finding that Shaft album


paul March 11, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Big dude, using his 1200 as an ash tray! wow!


Neal March 11, 2010 at 1:28 pm

I am really feeling this video. It inspires you t go record diggin and make something that no one has ever heard before. I can’t really tell who had the best track because they did not play the beats.


Heir March 11, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Horns/sirens + (stutter) kik b4 the Kik = Dilla

I aint mad at J Rocc – Turn it Up!


Fab March 11, 2010 at 4:03 pm

That “Nobody” dude looks like those cavemen from the geico tv commercial.


da real bingo March 11, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Man, this was dope. It required them to be creative and listen because they could only use sounds that they found. That Barbara was dope. I’m coming for you Barb!!


Juney March 11, 2010 at 6:12 pm

J rocc smocking 98% of the time lol


KIZ-ONE March 11, 2010 at 6:32 pm

I found to be the most interesting , was that they took the records back to the store at the end for the next set to dig through.

but I wonder who went back to get the record when the filing was done? LOL
J roc would be like
“Yo babu, go to this record store and get this record i hid. It’s between the firestone xmas classic’s, and al hirt joint”.
great doc


Dj ILL One March 11, 2010 at 7:52 pm

“Smoke with me ,Barbara” Classic line. I personally like all of the joints. I hope Stones Throw thinks about releasing the vinyls worldwide.


MayDay from Dynamic Producer March 11, 2010 at 7:56 pm

dope ass vid. Love to see the culture displayed that way. Where can we check out the beats?


juiceboxjackson March 11, 2010 at 9:34 pm

looks like there is an official dvd/cd of this project that was just released on the 9th…you can get it through Stones Throw


salm March 12, 2010 at 2:14 am

doesn’t look like the right vid at all.. is the week already over???


salm March 12, 2010 at 2:32 am

i found it that this film is shown:
Titus Andronicus: The Making of the Monitor

wtf..i want to see the secondhand sureshot


Purp March 12, 2010 at 2:56 pm

^^^ I second that, I didn’t catch the good ish.


grasshopper March 13, 2010 at 9:48 am

I been waiting ages for this and missed the boat, anyone got another link?


D-Marz March 16, 2010 at 6:31 pm

J Rocc got a dopeeeeeeee room there with all those records boy!! J Rocc gets that 2500 bumpin!! He did cheat tho.. That drum break wasnt on any of those records…


Cream of Beats March 18, 2010 at 11:55 am

Just watched the video, and I have to agree, J-Rocc was the only one with a beat worth listening to. Dope documentary, but there definitely needs to be more of this from every area, just to show how intricate the art of sampling is. Some Producers sample with minimal chops, and others can remake some BS into something beautiful.


APESHIT BEATS August 30, 2010 at 5:38 pm

I missed it too. But skrew it, I just ordered it off ebay.


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