John Carraro

Roosevelt Hotel Record Show Dealer passes away


Busta Rhymes (in hat) and John Carraro (at the turntable)

We were saddened to hear last week that our friend John Carraro passed away. He was a well-known record dealer who made a big impact with New York hip-hop producers at the Roosevelt Hotel record show during the 1990s. Our condolences go out to his wife, Jacqui, who would often be found at his side at the Roosevelt. In John’s honor, we’ll be republishing his essay on working the Roosevelt, meeting hip-hop’s heroes, and learning the secret history of the breakbeat, originally published in Issue 9.


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