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'Sesame Street' record

Although he rarely samples vinyl anymore, Gross says he always wanted to incorporate elements of the "Sesame Street" record, "Just the Two of Us," which features Grover and Cookie Monster singing in a vocal booth on the cover. "When I was a kid, my parents probably played this to get me to shut up all the time," he said. "I guess you could technically say this is the first record I ever owned."Algerina Perna / Baltimore Sun