Secondhand Sureshots (Full Film – One Week Only)

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

46 thoughts on “Secondhand Sureshots (Full Film – One Week Only)”

  1. 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.

    • 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

  2. 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!!!!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.


  5. 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

    • ^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!!!

  6. Everybody else is a freaking weirdo madlib wannabe abstract beat maker


    na thats la u should try it sometime

    • 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

  7. 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.


    • 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

  9. 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!

  10. 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)


  11. 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.

  12. 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!!

  13. 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

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

    • 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

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

    wtf..i want to see the secondhand sureshot

  16. 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…

  17. 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.

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