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Hiphop Nation: Calling Dr. Strangelove

Weighing in at 32 pounds — and that's before you put in the 10 D cells!

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SHARP HK-9000

BOX MOST LIKELY TO ACCIDENTALLY START A NUCLEAR WAR

Am I lying? Even the name sounds like some kind of supercomputer. HAL’s little cuz, no doubt. SPECIFICATIONS, y’all. Price: $299.95. Length: 33 inches. Width: 9 inches. Height: One foot. Weight: 32.5 pounds, without batteries. And that’s until you decide you wanna rock “Two, Three, Break” on the Queensbound Goetz Local, or bust your own funky fresh ditty on the built-in PA system. Put in 10 D cells, call your homey, ask him to grab a 9, one end, and walk.

Yeah, I know. Technosonic. Junk. A lot of plastic, a lot of empty space inside, and a motion-sensitive burglar alarm. Gimme a break. Yo, if I keep selling enough of these articles, I’m gettin’ myself hooked-up correct. See you the Day After.
—From the special “Hiphop Nation” edition of the Village Voice, January 19, 1988

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 3, 2019

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