Video: The World’s Largest Record Collection

Cinematographer Sean Dunn just sent me a link to this clip he shot of Pittsburgh resident Paul Mawhinney, the owner of the world’s largest record collection. This is one of those things that has nothing to do with Hip-Hop, but at the same time has everything to do with Hip-Hop.

I remember reading about Mawhinney a couple of months ago after his eBay sale of the collection fell through. It baffles the mind that in a country world with so many millionaires and billionaires, there isn’t one person that can give him the 3 million he’s asking for.

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28 Responses to “Video: The World’s Largest Record Collection”

  1. !Ven-Tech? Says:

    there isn’t one person that can give him the 3 million he’s asking for.

    To spend on cheeseburgers….

    either way, a record from 1881 is impressive

  2. lea Says:

    shouldnt some museum buy it or something? or do museums only take donations! someone should buy it eventually cause im sure its worth more thatn the $3 million! that original record should get him a couple hundred thousand shouldnt it? hey i dont know? im just asking!

  3. eskay Says:

    they said the whole collection is worth $50 mil.

  4. D_Block_4_life Says:

    Jockin’ Jay-z >>>

    What Nigga!

  5. !Ven-Tech? Says:

    Sweet Jesus…. //

    **A message to the niggas talkin like they wouldn’t pile drive Hoopz**

    Stop it…really

  6. GV Says:

    I’ve driven past this place plenty of times, it’s in the same plaza as my gym. Dude finally got a buyer from Ireland a couple months back for 3 mil and change. I was inside once in my life, it was unreal.

  7. BashBizzle Says:

    Amazing collection…hopefully he got insurance.

  8. Sylent Efx Says:

    Man this realy broke my heart. Just imagine what you could discover in there, and for the people that sample for songs that would be like finding 10 Tons of Gold. If i could afford this not only would i pay 3 million but i would let him keep the collection with him till he had passed away.

  9. edgar c. Says:

    he ain’t lyin about the sound comparison between vinyl and digital…

    shit is crazy

  10. ELECTROGREMLINcs88 Says:

    eskay Says:

    August 18th, 2008 at 7:38 pm
    they said the whole collection is worth $50 mil.

    Fuck 50 mill, that shit is Priceless… that collection is beyond great. words cant express. Lord knows, 3mill for that is a steal…

  11. green eyes Says:

    i want this

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  13. Digital Dao Says:

    kanye could buy it

  14. JUGGIE Says:

    Collection is priceless lke electrogrem stated hope he finds a new home soon

  15. small eyez Says:

    Powerful dude.

  16. M-Five Says:

    Damn!!! That shit was real!!
    He is shitting on my lousy 1,400+ albums and 500+ singles!! Damn!!! And he only wants 3 milli?? Someone like Kanye should cough up that mula!! This man probably owns every record that has been sampled by a hip-hop artist!!

  17. HipHopSince1986 Says:

    god damn, imagine all the samples in that bitch that were neva used…

  18. devond Says:

    if i had a extra 3 millie saved i buy that collection in a heartbeat and go into a beat making sampling lock myself into a studio binge that would no be healthy but healthy at the same time lol

  19. bubba paris Says:

    imagine all those songs that couldn’t be touched by copyright…

  20. big mike Says:

    let me run up in this muthaf…a, im jackin for beats!!

  21. Real Muso Says:

    Sample, shmample.
    Wouldn’t occur to you no talents to actually learn something about music and create something original yourselves would it. Nah, stick to you kiddy cut and paste music.

  22. QM Says:

    If I had time to listen to every single album, I would buy it!

  23. pornojack Says:

    Vinyl is dead, and what the hell does he mean it sound a 100 time better, are you kidding me. get with the times mate.

  24. million dollars Says:

    since i heard this i am playing the lottery all the time, i need this shit!

  25. million dollars Says:

    …hopefully i will never get his collection! i would probably kill myself listening to records 100 hours non stop without sleeping :(

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  27. bling bling Says:

    yo, dat niggaz crazy/all dat rill hiphop schitt made wid da ultimate breaks and beats set any how… can get the set for $20 used frum da back of da source!! LOLZ

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