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Above The LawBlack Mafia Life ... CD
Ruthless, 1992. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print, punch through booklet & barcode.)

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AlkaholiksLikwidation ... CD
RCA, 1997. Used ... Just Sold Out!
20 cuts, plus a handful of skits, guest appearances by Xzibit, Whoridas, Nas, King Tee, ODB, Keith Murray, LL, and Loot Pack. Madlib produced a couple of tracks, too. Includes "Likwidation", "Off the Wall" & "Hip Hop Drunkies". CD
Also available Likwidation ... LP 16.99

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Apollo BrownThirty Eight (plus 5" vinyl single) ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2014. New Copy CD & 5" Vinyl ... Just Sold Out!
A set of neo-classic funky hip hop instrumentals from Apollo Brown – plus a 5" vinyl single, with 2 bonus vocal tracks featuring rhymes by Roc Marciano! Thirty Eight (.38) is is influenced by both gritty, Blaxploitation era soundtracks and blueprint era funky hip hop beatcraft – ... read more CD
(Comes with a bonus 5" vinyl single.)

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Apollo Brown & Guilty SimpsonDice Game ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2012. Used ... $7.99
A tight duo outing from producer Apollo Brown and rhymer Guilty Simpson – and one of the stronger records either of those guys have been headlined! Dice Game didn't seem like much of a gamble, given -the top shelf, beat heavy funk and soul production aesthetic of Apollo Brown – and ... read more CD

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BabbletronMechanical Royalty ... CD
Embedded, 2003. Used ... $6.99
More Def Jux-spawned robot hop from Embedded – with production by RJD2 and MF Doom. Tracks include "I Need To Be", "SpecialFX", "The Clock Song", "Birds", "Space", "One Shot", "Broke Down", "Dope", "Crumby&qu ... read more CD

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Beanie SigelB Coming ... CD
Roc-A-Fella, 2005. Used ... $2.99
15 tracks in all, including "Feel It In The Air", "One Shot Deal", "Gotta Have It", "Don't Stop", "Oh Daddy", "Change", "Bread & Butter", "Flatline", "Tales Of A Hustler Pt 2", "Look At Me Now", ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Beastie BoysCheck Your Head ... CD
Grand Royal/Capitol, 1993. Used ... $2.99
If Paul's Boutique was the Beasties heavily mind-blown Dust Brothers dusted psychedelic hip hop Sgt Peppers, then Check Your Head is their down and dirty back to basics raw funk run at something like Never Mind The Bollocks. Their first outing without the guidance of an outside producer, though ... read more CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)
Also available Check Your Head ... LP 39.99

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Beastie BoysLicensed To Ill ... CD
Def Jam, 1986. New Copy ... $4.99 5.98
The game-changing Def Jam classic from the mid 80s – and still possibly the greatest album by the Beastie Boys – even though they'd grow up a whole lot after this! The Beasties later distanced themselves from much of the attitude of this album, and you can't fault the Boys for maturing. ... read more CD
Also available Licensed To Ill ... LP 29.99

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Beastie BoysSome Old Bullsh*t ... CD
Grand Royal, 1982. Used ... $3.99
This set compiles the early, pre-Def Jam recordings by The Beasties – some of which are not hip hop at all, and feature the band playing loud and fast hardcore. Fortunately, though, the album includes the incredible Cooky Puss e.p. – which features the original "Cooky Puss" ... read more CD

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New Beastie BoysSounds Of Science – The Beastie Boys Anthology ... CD
Grand Royal/Capitol, 1999. Used 2CD & Booklet ... $9.99
Sure, you've already got a lot of their classic albums – but this huge set of tracks contains some great stuff from singles, b-sides, rare sources, and even a few unreleased tracks! There's a whopping 42 cuts in all, and the whole thing's packaged in a heavy slipcase with an 80 page booklet! ... read more CD

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Beastie BoysTo The 5 Boroughs ... CD
Capitol, 2004. Used ... $3.99
Another strong set by the Beastie Boys – who would obviously rather put out a very good album every five or six years, than a sub par album every year or two! Arguably, the Beasties broke all the of the ground that they ever will prior to 2004, but that doesn't mean that they're done making ... read more CD
(Digipack has a water stain.)

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Big BoiVicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Def Jam, 2012. Used ... $8.99
Big Boi's got plenty of help this time around – a huge array of guest talents that includes Sleepy Brown, Phantogram, TI, Ludacris, Kelly Rowland, Killer Mike, Bosko, and many others – but there's still a nicely unified feel to the set – a strength of vision that holds on even in ... read more CD

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Big Daddy KaneTaste Of Chocolate ... CD
Cold Chillin/Reprise, 1990. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A mixed bag – with production by Prince Paul, Cool V, Mister Cee, and Andre Booth. Tracks include "Cause I Can Do It Right", "No Damn Good", "Dance With The Devil", "It's Hard Being The Kane", "Put Your Weight On It", "Mr Pitiful", ... read more CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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Big Pooh (Little Brother)Sleepers ... CD
6 Hole, 2005. Used ... $5.99
Little Brother's Big Pooh comes out swinging on his solo album debut Sleepers – a track-by-track clinic on how to make a successful hip hop longplayer – featuring timeless production by 9th Wonder and fellow Justus League all-star Khrysis! Big Pooh emerges here as the rougher of the ... read more CD

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Biz MarkieI Need A Haircut ... CD
Cold Chillin, 1991. Used ... $1.99
The Biz's third LP, from '91. Tracks include "Kung Fu", "Buck Wild", "To My Boys", "Let Go My Eggo", "What Comes Around Goes Around", "Take It From The Top", and "Busy Doing Nuthin". CD
(Original pressing. Out of print in this edition. Barcode and booklet have a cutout hole.)

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BlacastanBlac Sabbath ... CD
Brick, 2010. Used ... $4.99
The official full length debut of Blacastan after the promising teaser mix set that dropped a bit earlier – living up to the potential for timeless, gritty and raw underground hip hop with sharp rhymes! Blacastan brings a busy flow of rhymes, with producers Colombeyond and others well ... read more CD
(Enhanced CD includes a Ricky Powell photoshoot.)

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Black MilkPopular Demand (limited edition 2CD version) ... CD
Fat Beats, 2007. Used 2CD ... $6.99
Rhymes and production from Detroit's Black Milk! The best cuts have solid, unpredictable and funky beats – rollicking, anthem style backdrops from the rhymes of Black Milk and guests such as Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, Ty & Kory and others. Titles include "Popular Demand", ... read more CD
(Bonus CD includes Broken Wax instrumentals & 3 non album tracks!)

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Black SheepNon-Fiction ... CD
Mercury, 1994. Used ... $3.99
We'll admit it's not as dope as the first LP but in our opinion, it deserved more attention than it got. Not as clever as you might hope both in the production and lyrics, but this LP still has its share of jazzy beats and whimsical but memorable rhymes from Dres and Lawnge, with a little extra ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Black SheepWolf In Sheep's Clothing ... CD
Mercury, 1991. New Copy ... $4.99 5.98
A Native Tongues classic from 1991 – one that sounded great way back when, and has held up beautifully over the years – and rightly considered amongst the greatest hip hop albums ever! Wolf In Sheep's Clothing is playful rap at it's best, with funky and and funny cuts galore – ... read more CD
Also available Wolf In Sheep's Clothing (2LP pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Blaq PoetRewind – Deja Screw ... CD
Traffic, 2006. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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Blu & NottzGods In The Spirit EP ... CD
Coalmine, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
A strong quartet of cuts by Blu & Nottz – plus guests that include Homeboy Sandman, Aloe Blacc, Sene & Johaz and more – plus some bonus remixes, instros and acapellas! Includes "Boyz II Men" feat Nitty Scott (plus instrumental version and a remix by Diamond D), MC, ... read more CD
Also available Gods In The Spirit (blue vinyl) ... LP 12.99

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Bobby LovelockFair Trade Vol 1 ... CD
Organize, 2007. Used ... $0.49
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(Digipack has some light wear.)

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Bon & NipRelease ... CD
JAW, 1999. Used ... $0.99
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(Out of print.)

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Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded (with CD bonus track) ... CD
B-Boy, 1986. Used ... $5.99
One of the most important albums in the history of hip hop – the first full LP from KRS One, and a landmark batch of tracks recorded with the late Scott La Rock! The track list alone is a full chapter in the hip hop book of legends – with tunes like "Poetry", "Elementary& ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Boogie MonstersRiders Of the Storm: The Underwater Album ... CD
EMI, 1994. Used ... $11.99
Nice and smooth, straight ahead mid-90's hip hop, maybe similar to the mellower side of the early Pharcyde. Includes their best track "Recognized Thresholds Of Negative Stress" that uses just a bit of looped noise under the otherwise smooth production to keep things moving. Also ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Boot Camp ClikFor The People ... CD
Priority, 1997. Used ... $3.99
Buckshot Shorty w/the Cocoa Brovaz, Heltah Skeltah & the Originoo Gun Clappaz. 14 tracks in all, including "Night Riders", "Headz Are Redee, Pt. II", "Ohkeedoke", "Go For Yours" & "Likkle Youth Man Dem". CD
(Out of print.)

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Brand NubianFire In The Hole ... CD
Babygrande, 2004. Used ... $2.99
The legendary Brand Nube's – Sadat X, Grand Puba, and Lord Jamar – return to game for this 2004 comeback album. It's surprisingly fresh overall – you gotta go into comeback albums with a healty dose of skepticism – but those thing rolls pretty well overall! Lots of ... read more CD

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Brand NubianVery Best Of Brand Nubian ... CD
Elektra, 2001. Used ... $5.99
Tracks include "All For One", "Feels So Good", "Concerto In X Minor", "Drop The Bomb", "Slow Down" original and Pete Rock remix, "Brand Nubian", "360 (What Goes Around)", "Mind Your Business", "Allah U Akbar", ... read more CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Brother AliUndisputed Truth ... CD
Rhymesayers, 2007. Used CD&DVD ... $7.99
Minnesota's own Rhymesayers camp continue their tradition of heartfelt Mid-West boombap. This time around Ali draws inspiration from within, sharing his innermost feelings and personal struggles without coming off preachy or emo, while at the same time celebrating the elements that nurtured him up ... read more CD
(Comes with a limited edition DVD that includes interviews, live footage & more.)

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Brotherhood CreedBrotherhood Creed ... CD
Gasoline Alley, 1992. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Brothers 4 The StruggleFrantic In The Inner City Ghetto ... CD
Rampage, 1991. Used ... $13.99
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(Out of print.)

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Danny BrownOld ... CD
Fool's Gold, 2013. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Danny Brown steps up his game on Old – delivering on all the promise of his much-hailed previous Fool's Gold LP – and actually topping it! Danny's XXX was a mix of next-level smarts and production, balanced with knowlingly gutter dwelling rhymes – but this one is knowingly more ... read more CD

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BUMs (Brothas Unda Madness)Lyfe 'N' Tyme ... CD
Priority, 1995. Used ... $18.99
11 songs, and a ton of skits – 20 tracks in all. Includes "Elevation", "Let The Music Take Your Mind" & "For My Brothas". CD
(Long out of print.)

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Busta RhymesComing ... CD
Elektra, 1996. Used ... Just Sold Out!
"The Coming (Intro)", "Do My Thing", "Everything Remains Raw", "Abandon Ship" (feat Rampage), "Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check" (feat Rampage), "It's A Party" (feat Zhane), "Hot Fudge", "Ill Vibe" (feat Q-Tip), "Flip ... read more CD

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Carpet Patrol (Suff Daddy & Torky Tork)Carpet Patrol ... CD
Melting Pot (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $22.99
Hazy, largely instrumental hip hop from the team of Suff Daddy & Torky Tork – working together as Carpet Patrol – and it's another timeless set of sample crafted beatcraft from the Melting Pot team. MPM has always done a solid job of honoring classic hip hop production aesthetics, ... read more CD
Also available Carpet Patrol (with download) ... LP 19.99

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CommonBE ... CD
GOOD/Geffen, 2005. Used ... $4.99
"I rap with the Passion of Christ, Ni**a, cross me!" BE isn't exactly a back-to-basics LP in the vein of his classic work for Relativity – but it is indeed a return to a focused, genuinely soulful, no BS approach – and it's a very welcome one at that! It seems like Com was a ... read more CD

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New CommonLike Water For Chocolate ... CD
MCA, 2000. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Tracks include "The 6th Sense", "Cold Blooded", "Dooinit", "Geto Heaven (remix)" featuring Macy Gray, "Time Travelin (A Tribute To Fela)", "Heat", "The Light", "Thelonius", "Payback Is A Grandmother", "Fun ... read more CD

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New CommonOne Day It'll All Make Sense ... CD
Relativity, 1997. Used ... $4.99
3rd album by the man who put Chicago on the map as a hip hop center. 2 albums strong, and with a lot of guest appearances by folks like De La Soul, Q-Tip, Chantay Savage, Erykah Badu, and Cee-Lo. No I.D. produced most of this, and a few tracks were done by Doug Infinite. Includes "1 '2 ... read more CD

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Count Bass DBegborrowsteel ... CD
Ramp Recordings, 2005. Used ... $8.99
The Count's long-awaited follow up to the Dwight Spitz LP! Tracks include "Bullets In His Brain", "Doxology", "The Mingus Sextet", "Gimme A Gig", "Drug Abusage", "Kumbuka Watu Penda Pesa (Parts 1 & 2)", "Dollar Bill", "D ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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CoupParty Music ... CD
75 Ark/Tommy Boy, 2001. Used ... $1.99
This is the third full length from the group that brings you politically scathing, party bangin, conscious hip hop for your urban revolution fun time. There's a lot of live instrumentation funky sloppiness for your neck and body to get loose to. The Coup also pull off the feat of managing to ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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CunninlynguistsDirty Acres ... CD
Bad Taste, 2007. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Da King & IContemporary Jeep Music ... CD
Rowdy, 1993. Used ... $18.99
A largely slept on record, probably because it didn't really set itself apart from the first generation backpacker crowd, though it does have some nice, early 90s jazzy beats. Remember the Rough House Survivors? Kinda like that. Includes "Flip Da Scrip", "Krak Da Weazel", ... read more CD
(Out of print. Booklet and tray card have a cutout notch.)

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Daddy-OYou Can Be A Daddy, But Never A Daddy-O ... CD
Island, 1993. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New Damu The FudgemunkHow It Should Sound Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Redefinition, 2010. Used ... $9.99
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Danger DoomMouse And The Mask ... CD
Epitaph, 2005. Used ... Just Sold Out!
You guessed it. Danger Mouse and MF Doom! The Doom team up albums are bound to fall flat at some point, but it doesn't happen on this one. The album is also a collaboration with the writers and voice talent of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block of programming, so the dangerous duo makes room for ... read more CD
(Barcode has some marker.)

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Danny BrownHot Soup (with bonus instrumentals CD) ... CD
Street Corner, 2008. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
The 2008 mixtape that launched modern rap icon Danny Brown – given the deluxe treatment here for this 2014 edition – featuring a bonus instrumentals CD. Includes "Leve One", "Dance", "What's Up Doe", "Swagger To The Max", "Rese-Vor Dogs" ... read more CD

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New De La SoulArt Official Intelligence – Mosaic Thump ... CD
Tommy Boy, 2000. Used ... $1.99
All hits and almost no misses – starting with "Oooh", easily the best single of the '00, featuring some nice quotes from classic hip hop tracks ranging from the Funky 4 + 1 to Mos Def, and some of Redman's best verses in a while. De La Soul basically started the whole skits-between- ... read more CD

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De La SoulDe La Soul Is Dead ... CD
Tommy Boy, 1991. Used ... $6.99
The epic second De La Soul album – a slightly deeper record than the upbeat 3 Feet High And Rising, but to us it's just as irrefutably classic – and among the best hip hop full lengths ever! The trio is still working with Prince Paul, so despite the cover image and declaration of the ... read more CD

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DeclaimeConversations With Dudley ... CD
Up Above, 2004. Used ... $3.99
Declaime returns to the realm of Hip Hop, after enjoying a moment in the sun under his Dudley Perkins persona, though we're not sure exactly where to draw the line between the two. His rhymes are a bit more on point than the loose vocalese he delivers as Dudley, but with the same idiosyncratic ill ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Def JefJust A Poet With Soul ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, 1989. Used ... $6.99
Classic conscious hip hop from Def Jef for Delicious Vinyl – his first and best album! The production, mostly by Def Jef with a couple cuts courtesy of the The Dust Brothers, certainly has that late 80s Delicious Vinyl sound. The pairing of the big, party-ready Delicious Vinyl style with ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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DFCThings In Tha Hood ... CD
Big Beat, 1994. Used ... $5.99
MC Breed's crew steps out on their own, with production by Breed, Warren G and DJ Slip, and guest spots by MC Eiht and Bushwick Bill lets you know this LP's got a very street level approach. Includes "Caps Get Peeled", "Things In Tha Hood", "Digga Bigga Ditch", 'Roll ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Dilated Peoples20/20 ... CD
ABB/Capitol, 2006. Used ... $3.99
Dilated Peoples return with another split release with longtime home ABB Records and big ol' Capitol Records! Overall this is a stronger album then the previous Neighborhood Watch, with some standout moments. Produced by Evidence and Babu, with a couple slots reserved for the mighty Alchemist. ... read more CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Dilated PeoplesNeighborhood Watch ... CD
Capitol/ABB, 2004. Used ... $3.99
The Peeps take a huge, unapologetic step into the mainstream with Neighborhood Watch, combining their tried-and-true indie Cali sound with simpler, pounding beats by Alchemist. Features the much hyped single with Kanye West "This Way" plus "Marathon", "Neighborhood ... read more CD

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DJ CamSubstances Col ... CD
Columbia (France), 1996. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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DJ HondaHII ... CD
Relativity, 1998. Used ... $4.99
13 tracks (plus 5 interludes) produced by DJ Honda with vocals by Mos Def, De La Soul, KRS, Beatnuts, Al Tarik, Black Attack, Problems, No ID, Syndicate with tighter production than his first US album. The best cut here is "Travellin Man" by Mos Def. It has a sprawling, orchestrated ... read more CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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DJ KrushKakusei (Japanese Version) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1998. Used ... $9.99
Japanese import version of this DJ Krush LP, featuring the turtablist maestro working with a host of other guest DJs, including Shawn Period, DJ Sak, DJ Kensei, DJ Hazu, and Mista Sinista of the Xecutioners. Tracks include "Crimson", "85 Loop", "Escapee", "Delta ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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New DJ KrushKrush ... CD
Shadow/Denon, 1995. Used ... $4.99
Fantastic early work from DJ Krush – first released in 1995, but still way fresher than the generation of beatheads it inspired! Krush does an amazing job with production – mixing together chunky beats and tactile bunches of sound, lifted off a million old scratchy discs, and reworked ... read more CD

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DJ KrushMeiso ... CD
Mo Wax, 1996. Used ... $1.99
14 tracks including "Only The Strong Survive", "What's Behind Darkness?", "Meiso", "Most Wanted Man", "3rd Eye", and "Duality". CD

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DJ Krush, Rob Swift, Prince Paul & othersAltered Beats – Assasin Knowledges Of The Remanipulated ... CD
Axiom/Island, 1996. Used ... $5.99
Mostly instrumental tracks from hip hop djs and producers including Rob Swift, Prince Paul, DXT, Invisible Scratch Pickles, Q-Bert, DJ Krush, New Kingdom, all overseen by Bill Laswell. Much better than your average Axiom stuff. Cover art by Rammellzee. 14 tracks in all, including "Reanimati ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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DJ Krush & Toshinori KondoKi-Oku ... CD
Apollo (UK), 1998. Used ... $13.99
While most collaborations between hip hop producers and jazz players have been mediocre at best, neither really being able to get invloved enough in each other's music, this collaboration between Kondo and Krush is almost entirely successful. Kondo's played in just about every style from all out ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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DJ Muggs & Planet AsiaPain Language ... CD
Gold Dust, 2008. Used ... $6.99
A solid set of straight up hip hop from Cypress Hill's DJ Muggs and top shelf west coast underground MC Planet Asia – the slow rolling, gritty boom bap of Pain Language! It's a tough, gritty batch of tracks, as you'd guess from the title – with a hazy funk beat aesthetic to the ... read more CD

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DJ PoohBad Newz Travels Fast ... CD
Big Beat/Atlantic, 1997. Used ... $4.99
The west coast producer behind Snoop, Cube and Too Short steps out on hisown and gets help from Roger Troutman, Charlie Wilson, Mista Grimm, Kam, Threat and others. 15 tracks in all, including "Bump Yo Speakers", "No Idea", "Whoop! Whoop!", "Get Money", ... read more CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)


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DJ VadimUSSR – The Art Of Listening ... CD
Ninja Tune, 2002. Used ... $5.99
DJ Vadim comes with another slice of underground Soviet style hip hop, and in keeping with the trajectory he's been on, leaves his more abstract, slow-mo sound in the past, opting instead for hard hitting beats over his atmospheric loops and collages. As per the last couple of LPs, he recruits the ... read more CD

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DOCNo One Can Do It Better ... CD
Ruthless/Atlantic, 1989. Used ... $5.99
Tracks include "It's Funky Enough", "Beautiful But Deadly", "Lend Me An Ear", "Portrait Of A Master Piece", "Let The Bass Go", "No One Can Do It Better", "The D.O.C. & The Doctor", "Mind Blowin", and five more. CD

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Dose OneSlow Death (The Permanent Cry) ... CD
Doseone, 1998. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Dr DooomDr Dooom 2 ... CD
Threshold, 2008. Used ... $4.99
The battle ready return of Dr Dooom – we were skeptical, but guess what, it's pretty good – with ominously funky boom bap beats by Kutmasta Kurt – and obscenity spewing, pop culture slaying rhymes by Kool Keith. Titles include "Simon", "The Countdown", "RI ... read more CD

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Dr DooomFirst Come First Served ... CD
Funky Ass, 1999. Used ... Just Sold Out!
In the universe of Kool Keith projects, this one is maybe closest to the Sex Style LP lyrically – but the production is better than both Sex Style and Dr Octagon. We're guessing the reason is that Kool Keith had more to do with the production on this one. There's more variety in the beats, ... read more CD
Also available First Come First Served ... LP

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Dudley PerkinsA Lil' Light ... CD
Stones Throw, 2003. Used ... $3.99
A nice, moody hip hop/funk album from one of the deepest talents on the Stones Throw roster! Dudley came to underground hip hop fame as Declaime, but really stepped forward as a durable, innovative artist with the Dudley Perkins singles that have dropped thus far – and A Lil Light soundly ... read more CD

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Dudley PerkinsDr. Stokely (2013 Black Friday Release) ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2013. New Copy ... $13.99
Dudley Perkins delivers a funky opus for the Mello Music Group! The production on Dr. Stokey is steeped nicely in the cosmic funk that's served him so well on both his solo sets and joint efforts with Georgia Anne Muldrow in the preceding handful of years – but rooted strongly in timeless ... read more CD

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Dudley PerkinsExpressions ... CD
Stones Throw, 2006. Used ... $4.99
Another great little left coast leftfield nusoul effort from Dudley Declaime Perkins, who we like to think of as the ODB of neo classic soul. Just as you might hope, Dudley leans a little more heavily on a healthy dose of rhyme vocalese rather than smooth crooning on this crispy little album that ... read more CD

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Earchild ProductionsHandbook ... CD
Earchild, 2004. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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EdanBeauty & The Beat ... CD
Lewis, 2005. Used ... $2.99
Edan returns with a new set of his sample heavy wizardry – this time out steeped heavily in late 60s pysch out flourishes, yet still sporting the thickest breakbeats available. His rhyme style is both ridiculous and genius – with tongue twists that pay homage and blast forward ... read more CD

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El Da SenseiUnusual ... CD
Fat Beats, 2006. Used ... $1.99
El Da Sensei returns – flying the flag for straight up, no BS hip hop! Features production by J Rawls on the strong single "Lights, Camera, Action!" and "Blow S**t Up! (Army Version), plus work by Jake One, DJ Revolution, Illmind, Saukrates and others. Tracks include "Cr ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Elevated RuffiansMagnificent Soul ... CD
Elevated Soul, 2009. Used 2CD ... $6.99
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EminemEminem Show ... CD
Interscope/Aftermath, 2002. Used ... $1.99
More gallows humor, and dark, clever wordplay from Slim, with an occasional party bounce and maybe not as pitch black as some of the material on the previous LPs. Cultural phenomenon status aside, The Show finds the Shady one still up there as one of the better narrative storytellers, but we have ... read more CD

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EminemMarshall Mathers LP ... CD
Interscope/Aftermath, 2000. Used ... $1.99
Eminem's 2nd LP, where the sh*it REALLY hits the fan. What's still striking and genuinely exciting about this record, which is hardly worth even describing considering the mountains of opinions, protests, and moral grand standing, is Em's willingness to keep instigating the people he offended. ... read more CD

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New EminemSlim Shady LP ... CD
Aftermath/Interscope, 1999. Used ... $3.99
To be honest, we probably prefer the production on Eminem's earlier independent ep, but the vocals here are still up to par, with the perfect combination of ultra-violence and demented humor. Tracks include "Just Don't Give A F*ck", "Role Model", "I'm Shady", "Bad ... read more CD

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EPMDBusiness As Usual (original pressing) ... CD
Def Jam, 1992. Used ... $4.99
While this is probably the weakest of the 4 albums EPMD cut before busting up, that shouldn't lead you to believe it's weak. This third LP finds Erick and Parrish still repping Long Island with their signature boom bap beats and slow flow rhyme style. Maybe you didn't get open open on this one ... read more CD

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EPMDStrictly Business ... CD
Priority, 1988. Used ... $6.99
EPMD's incredible full length debut – straight up classic hip hop that gave the genre a whole new twist. Bottom heavy funked up Long Island hip hop with what was considered slow flow rhymes at the time, and Erick and Parrish's take on funky samples that managed to bring together hard to get ... read more CD

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EPMDUnfinished Business ... CD
Fresh, 1989. New Copy ... $5.99
The second album of heavy east coast funk and slow rolling rhymes from the brothers from Brentwood. Nice, fat trunk rattling production and Eric and Parrish's trademark back and forth rhymes keep this set fresh,even today. Loaded with classics: "So What Cha Sayin'", "Get the ... read more CD

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Eric B & RakimLet The Rhythm Hit Em ... CD
MCA, 1990. Used ... $4.99
The third album from Eric B & Rakim – classic MC/DJ duo hip hop from classic players! By this point, Rakim was firmly established as one of hip hop's greatest rhymers, and is a fine full length effort that's biggest fault is that it's not quite as spectacular as the first 2 LPs. ... read more CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Fat JonAfterthought (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Libyus (Japan), 2004. Used ... $6.99
A nice set of groovy, languorous instrumentals from Fat Jon! Fat Jon is often named as a hip hop instrumentalist on par with and in the experimentalist area of DJ Shadow, RJD2, Prefuse 73 and others – which is in part true, but Jon has more direct influence from astral 70s sounds and the ... read more CD

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Jamie FoxxIntuition ... CD
J Records, 2008. Used ... $3.99
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Funkmaster FlexMix Tape Volume 3 – 60 Minutes Of Funk ... CD
Loud/RCA, 1998. Used ... $1.99
Featuring Common, Gang Starr, Tha Alkaholiks & Xzibit, A Tribe Called Quest & JD from Slum Village, Erykah Badu, Ol' Dirty Bastard, EPMD, KRS-One, Mos Def, Big Punisher & Noreaga, Naughty By Nature, Wu-Tang Clan, Raekwon, Cocoa Brovas, Buckshot & Q-Tip, Missy Elliott, Ice Cube & ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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GameLAX ... CD
Geffen, 2008. Used ... $2.99
The third album by The Game – still striving to both modernize and represent the old school of LA gangsta – diversifying the production and the rhymes with a freewheeling selection of guests – including Common, Bilal, Keyshia Cole, Nas, Ice Cube, Lil Wayne and others. Production ... read more CD

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Ghostface KillahIronman ... CD
Epic/Wu-Tang, 1996. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the instant classic Wu Tang solo projects – Ghostface Killah's essential, early peak Ironman – and a a record that stands strongly among the best hip hop albums of the its era! Produced by The RZA at a point in which it seemed there was little he could do wrong. An absolute ... read more CD

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Ghostface Killah & Adrian YoungeTwelve Reasons To Die (deluxe 2CD edition – with instrumentals) ... CD
Soul Temple, 2013. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 17.98
Ghostface Killah's hip hop crime noir Twelve Reasons To Die – as alternately produced by Apollo Brown! The original version pairs Ghostface's top notch rhymes with cinematic funky soul producer extraordinaire Adrian Younge and Venice Dawn – and The Brown Tape is a companion piece ... read more CD

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Gnarls BarkleySt Elsewhere ... CD
Atlantic/Downtown, 2006. Used ... $0.99
A synthy soul funk project from the team of Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo – a set that's just trippy enough – and it's possibly the best full length from either party, ever! You don't need us to tell you that DM has had a finger in a handful of the best fringe pop/leftfield hip hop projects ... read more CD

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Goodie MobSoul Food ... CD
LaFace, 1995. Used ... $4.99
Their first LP, foretelling the shape of things to come out of Atlanta, alongside Southernplayalistic. . .with "Cell Therapy", "Blood", "The Coming", "Free", "Dirty South", "Thought Process", "Soul Food" and "Goodie Bag" ... CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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GP WuDon't Go Against The Grain ... CD
MCA, 1998. Used ... $4.99
Tracks include "Smoking", "1st Things First", "Two Gats Up", "Blow Up", "Party People", "If Only You knew", "Hit Me With That Sh*t", "Hip Hop", "Chamber Danger", "Underground Emperor", "Life ... read more CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Grand PubaReel To Reel ... CD
Elektra, 1992. Used ... $3.99
Tracks include "360 (What Goes Around)", "Proper Education", "That's How We Move It", "Check It Out" featuring Mary J. Blige, "Back It Up", "Big Kids Don't Play", "Ya Know How It Goes", "Proper Education", "Check ... read more CD
(Punch through barcode & booklet.)

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New GuruJazzmatazz Vol 1 ... CD
Chrysalis, 1993. Used ... $3.99
The first "jazz meets hip hop" effort by Guru and a host of guests that includes Donald Byrd, Roy Ayers, Ronny Jordan, Lonnie Liston Smith, and MC Solaar. Tracks include "Slicker Than Most", "Loungin", "Sights In The City", and "Le Bien, Le Mal". CD

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Hassaan Mackey & Apollo BrownDaily Bread ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2011. Used ... $7.99
A tight duo project NY MC Hassaan Mackey and Detroit producer Apollo Brown – a precisely solid set from Mello Music Group – a label that has yet to disappoint. Mackey's brings straight up, raw gritty rhymes and straight up storytelling. Apollo Brown provides a near perfect backdrop, ... read more CD

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Hell RazahHeaven Razah ... CD
Nature Sounds, 2010. Used ... $5.99
Includes "The Arrival", "Medical Rush", "Fear Of God", "Brooklyn Tale", "My Testimony" feat Darnell McClain, "Return Of The Renaissance" feat RA The Rugged Man, "Armageddon" and more, plus the bonus track "Armageddon". CD

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Hi Fidel & DJ CrucialCompany Of Wolves ... CD
F5, 2006. Used ... $6.99
Nice stuff from MC Hi-Fidel and DJ Crucial! FF has a skewed storytelling sensibility that keeps you in it – and the solid beatcraft that keeps it all rolling along nicely. Tracks include "Diamonds" feat Black Spade, "Jimmy", "Whisky And Dristan", "Deer ... read more CD

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Hi TekHi Teknology ... CD
Rawkus, 2001. Used ... $5.99
Tracks include "The Sun God" featuring Common & Vinia Mojica, "Get Back Part II" featuring Talib Kweli & DCQ, "Get Ta Steppin" featuring Mos Def & Vinia Mojica, "All I Need Is You" featuring Cormega & Jonell, "L.T.A.H." featuring ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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HieroglyphicsFull Circle ... CD
Hiero Imperium, 2003. Used ... $6.99
Del, Souls Of Mischief, Casual and Pep Love return for a damn fine new full length. As if you need us to tell you, the Hieros are one of Cali's longest running crews – and Full Circle is, for the most part, a pretty laidback affair. Pep Love really seems to kind of stand out as the leader ... read more CD

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Holocaust & The American Poets 2099Theatre Of Pain ... CD
Soul Kid, 2009. Used ... $6.99
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Ice T, MC Shan, Big Daddy Kane, & OthersColors – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Warner, 1988. Used ... $2.99
Hard to believe how important this soundtrack was, back in the day. One of the first good hip hop soundtracks, and a motherlode of great cuts like "Paid In Full (7 minute Cold Cut remix)" by Eric B & Rakim, "Butcher Shop" by Kool G Rap, "Colors" by Ice T, "Min ... read more CD
 
 



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