man is 5

shopkeeping is some ill shit. becoming an independent rapper means adopting the cloak of chaotic whim as lifeblood and the shopkeep is really not about that life. the shopkeep dusts and catalogs, the shopkeep has keen eyes and clean hands, the shopkeep approaches with a tidying hand and a barter's tongue. the shopkeep has weapons. the independent rapper postures, the shopkeep has impeccable posture. to own a small business in america is to have a standing in local politics, this record store had to pass a small town's council approval, pass code enforcement officer inspection and be registered by many different offices onto many small pieces of paper.

anyway i have accounts at record distributors. we're reupping this week in preparation of record store day. not that we are in cahoots with any of that... because we are not. however we are the only rap record shop in a 3 state radius so we will be stocked and open and ready, regardless of day.

as an artist i own the rights to my entire catalog. after i split from hellfyre club to start ruby yacht, i hired an attorney (whaddap jenn) and got ownership back to things that happen at day, things that happen at night as well as a toothpaste suburb.

a week after we opened soulfolks records, we received a shipment from ruby yacht's manufacturers
containing the following:

until around may i believe soulfolks records will have the exclusive on this vinyl. first time "things that happen at day // things that happen at night" double EPs have been pressed to wax, and i'm proud of this 1. shout out riley lake for producing day, analog(ue) tape dispenser for producing night. shout out nicky donalds for recording and mixing for me, colin shekem as well. i wrote these works while attending st. norbert college, my 3rd and final year there. oddly enough jus got the bill from them clowns the other day, i owe 10k for trauma and jailtime i spose.

in college i rowed boats:

as you can see consternation comes naturally to the kid. honestly feel snc owes me a check but i digress....

the good homie peter agoston visited the shop with his podcast, the house list. we got to chop it up in the temple in the Green, came out fly:

i got a twitch account to stream skyrim and psychonauts when i'm bored at the shop.

also soulfolks has an instagram

we on twitter

but you already know this blog is the best place to make contact.

our hours this week and the next and the next and so on are


thanks for rockin wit me


day 2 is the real day 1

first day at the temple in the Green was a family function more than anything. it was an honor and a pleasure to open the nexus worldwide with a 7 hour livestreaming of the performances in the living room. the day was raucous tryna juggle being a papa, a shopkeep, and a mc so my foto evidence is lackin. we took the livestream down at the conclusion to maintain a whiff of sanctitude. it's our hope you come in for a visit.

big ups our neighbors next door at que huong for blessing us with lunch!

catch the vibe below. today we got sb the moor, artie do good,, offsite, ehiorobo and pink navel in the living room tinkering. i'm at the front desk sketching on flesh my perceptions of fresh.

today we open for regular business, noon to 7.
closed this weekend cos i got shows out of town and i need reuppance.


grand opening

soulfolks records (53 main st. biddeford, maine)
will be open to the general public for the first time wednesday april 4th, 2018 at noon pm.
ribbon cutting at 1155.
party rocking conducted by artists local to the shop as well as homies from afar. please join us in celebrating with justplainjones, offsite, pink navel, artie do goodkenny segal, r.bravery, signor benedick the moorachene, scallops, elucid, billy woodssamuel james.

we look forward to seeing you there.

our regular hours are

however this week we will be closed FRI, SAT.
soulfolks records is an artist owned independent tape & record shop with love for all independent musicians and an intention to trace rap historically, meaning an exploration beyond what is catalogued, bought&sold as rap but what is mana and bone of rap.

soulfolks records is halved by a performance space called the living room. here, we invite mcs, djs, beatmakers as well as other musicians to get open & free through lineups presented in conjunction with the almighty ruby yacht

on a personal note this shop is the portal my rap life has opened, i'm writing in this space often. digging thru my own shelves to make beats, testing songs on the shop system... i can't say i feel unlike a blacksmith. shout out al for building all the furniture in the shop and driving 500 scallops hotel records wimme from milwaukee, big up the shop's custodian miles for keeping the temple immaculate. my momma ran an after school program 2blocks down the street from where this shop is, so lowkey she scouted the location-- well done thank you momma. 3cheers my old man who had a computer store when i was in 5th grade so i knew this shit wasn't impossible, 4cheers jboogie for housing us while we worked on the shop eeryday, 5cheers to icey ice for makin s.x.giggleso loud, 7cheers cj for guarding the emperor and thanks to yall whom bought my music since i was in a dorm room to this moment, where im opening a fucking recordstore.