We Create Birmingham: Alisha Ruffin Brown

"There are a lot of achievers and brilliant minds in Bessemer. Because of lack of support and misrepresentation in the media, we have the idea that we will boom in different cities, so we go to different places. It didn't make sense to live here and transplant my business somewhere else. There's nothing wrong with branching out, but I don't want to be a stranger in my hometown. I want to claim where I'm from."

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We Create Birmingham: Daniel Drinkard, Owner of Seasick Records

"I wanted this place to be a more inviting space than many record stores tend to be.... Our goal is to be a space that makes people feel comfortable and welcome, purchasing whatever music they love. That’s why we make an effort to host community events that connect us to the city at large, more so than just being a retail store."

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