If you told us a few years ago that we'd be looking at a record cover with Missy Elliott posing in high heeled leather boots and a short skirt, we'd have laughed in your face. But times change, and who knows what's coming next, except that Missy & Timbo are here to serve up another platter ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Promo-only single of the track where Mobb Deep replies to the disses from Tupac and talks about taking him out, which was released about a week before Tupac's murder. ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
A nice batch of cuts from Chicago underground producers, the Molemen. Includes Juice "Reign", Prime "Unbreakable", Mass Hysteria "Persevere", Vakill "Equinox", Qwel "Not Impressed", Rasco "No Guarantees", Slug/Aesop Rock/MF Doom "Put ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great bit of messed up funk from the Beastie Boys' keyboard player. Lots of nice organy choppy funky grooves, quirky pop tunes and even a few weird vocal bits. Titles include "Sixth Sense", "Pretty Pain", "Ba Ba Ba Boom", "Don't Miss The Boat", "Insec ... read moreCD
Mos Def brings a veering diversity to New Danger – his first album in five years – a record that hits on tried-and-true Rawkus flavored beats and rhyme schemes, slow-rolling, smoked out soul & blues, and Quickness era Bad Brains-esque arena rock! Of course our favorite cuts are the ... read moreCD
Solid work from DJ/turntable wiz Mr Dibbs – with a tracklist of just 5 titles on 2 sides – but boasts an impressive, incredibly varied "Featured Guests" list that includes Brother Ali, Dose One, Dezmatic, Murs, Playdough, Fiest (!), Juliette Lewis (!!), and Coach Bob Knight (!& ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Another dope Chicago hip hop track. With production by Capital D and Tone B. Nimble of All Natural. While other MC's are taking on the Illuminati and government conspiracies, Mr. GreenWeeds subverts authority on a smaller scale on "Me & A Pig's Sow" Me & A Cop's Wife, get it? ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
A slightly intoxicated take on Eric B & Rakim's "I Know You Got Soul", complete with the appropiate scratched-in phrases and all. Greatest rap parody of all time? Maybe. It's a toss-up between this or "Straight Out Of Locash". ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins (G&D) —
Lighthouse ... CD Someothaship, 2013. New Copy ....
A lighthouse of soul and spirit from the duo of Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins – coming together here in a mode that has both artists at the top of their game! The album's got a dense, layered feel that really lives up to the image on the cover – and definitely has the sort of ... read moreCD
Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins (G&D) —
Lighthouse ... LP Someothaship, 2013. New Copy 2LP ....
A lighthouse of soul and spirit from the duo of Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins – coming together here in a mode that has both artists at the top of their game! The album's got a dense, layered feel that really lives up to the image on the cover – and definitely has the sort of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The funky soul everlasting "Popstopper" from Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins! Georgia Anne's singing is leading light on "Popstopper", with Dudley Perkins back in MC mode with the assist. The song's got a timeless vibe and while it certainly isn't a pop song, it's ... read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Georgia Anne Muldrow & Madlib —
Seeds ... CD Someothaship/Epistrophik Peach Sound, 2012. New Copy ....
A stunner from Georgia Anne Muldrow – a record that makes us love her even more than before – and that's saying a lot, given the love we've shown her over the years! The cover's got the feel of some dusty old record, and many of the tunes do too – some wicked 70s soul elements ... read moreCD
Georgia Anne Muldrow & Madlib —
Seeds ... LP Someothaship/Epistrophik Peach Sound, 2012. New Copy 2LP ....
A stunner from Georgia Anne Muldrow – a record that makes us love her even more than before – and that's saying a lot, given the love we've shown her over the years! The cover's got the feel of some dusty old record, and many of the tunes do too – some wicked 70s soul elements ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Murs & 9th Wonder —
Final Adventure ... LP It's A Wonderful World Music Group, 2012. New Copy ....
The Final Adventure of Murs & 9th Wonder as a duo – until the reunion, anyway! (Folks can hope, right?) It's been a pretty solid ride for this partnership – with 9th Wonder's raw, gritty and soulful hip hop serving is a hella strong foil for Murs' creative rhymes and distinctive ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Contemporary electronic grooves from the Norwegian scene, courtesy Ralph Myerz – mixed with synth-funky hip hop beatcraft – and finished with new vocal collaborators from Myerz's own Bergen, Norway scene as well as an eclectic batch of vox that stretch from classic Motown soul, to ... read moreCD
14 tracks in all: "The Cross", ""Made You Look", "Hey Nas", "Thugz Mansion (NY)", "Revolutionary Warfare", "Get Down", "The Last Real N***** Alive", "Zone Out", "I Can", "Book Of Rhymes", "M ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A full length collabo from Nas & Damien "Jr Gong" Marley – who've worked together in the past on a track two – and overall it's a win that goes well beyond simple hip hop/dancehall fusion! The duo samples Mulatu, collaborate with K'Naan , Dennis Brown, Stephen Marley and ... read moreCD
Their first LP and a high water mark for the Flavor Unit. The thing that still gets us open on this debut is that Naughty By Nature managed to bridge the gap between commercially viable, radio friendly hip hop and street credibility, plus had tight enough rhymes and mic skills to please even the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Neek The Exotic's Comin' In Piles EP – with guests Bumpy Knuckles, B-1, Satchel Page and Large Professor! Titles include "Get The City Warm" feat Bumpy Knuckles & Satchel Page,"Comin' In Piles" with B-1, "One Speed All Out" with Satchel Page, "Real Deal ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
14 tracks in all, including "Droppin' The Bass", "B!tches & Money", "Ali English & The 40 Oz Thieves", "I Want Your Sex", "Let's Have A Good Time", "Munchies For Your Bass", 'Settin' The Record Straight", "On The One" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Trans-continental collabo between former Co Flo rhyme spitter Big Jus and Cali underground legend Orko Elohiem, done up real nice, way down deep in the dirty south. Rapid fire lyrical amayhem and new school beat mangling for those who like to play with unbreakable Chinese puzzles and think hard ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Both tracks have that late 90s indie hip hop sound, like a lot of the early Rawkus releases, which figures, since the a-side features L. Fudge, Tru Persona and Mike Zoot and the b-side is produced by DJ Spinna with assistance from Shawn J Period. ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
11 tracks total, including "Funk University", "Profits Of Unity", "Girls Girls Girls", "Settin' An Example", "Go Next School", and "Isn't It Funny". All cuts by DJ Clark Kent. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
"Funky For You", from the height of Nice & Smooth's skills, has the same type of humor and product as "D.W.Y.C.K.", done with Gang Starr. And the verses have been sampled by lots of other MC's, including the chorus for "Just To Get A Rep." The bonus here is the B- ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Nice single from Def Jam's middle years and from a time when hip hop didn't have too many female MC's that weren't trying to cross over. Looking back the vocal style reminds us a little of Queen Latifah, with production that makes good use of a loop from Susan Vega's "Tom's Diner" ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Promo only advance sampler released around the holidays on a double 12" with green and red vinyl, with cuts off the Melvyn Flint LP: Blood Money, Play That Shit, and Oh No. ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
What what! OK, maybe it's not as deep as some extra-underground MC's, but it's still one we can listen to all the way through without skipping over half the tracks. The hyped production more than makes up for the few weak lyrics. Production from Neptunes (on "Superthug"), Swizz Beats, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tracks include "Dangerous MC's" featuring Snoop Dogg & Busta Rhymes, "I Really Want To Show You" featuring Nas with K-Ci & Jo-Jo, "Rap Phenomenon" featuring Redman & Method Man, "Tonight" featuring Mobb Deep, "Let Me Get Down" featuring ... read moreCD
Biggie's second LP, and while the production on some of the tracks features a fair bit of Puff Daddy's gloss, they'll still get your head nodding along to Biggie's incomparable flow. It was definitely hard to follow up Ready To Die, but the best cuts here manage to live up to the promise of his ... read moreCD
The Biggie "duets" project is actually a lot bigger than just duets – with very few tracks that feature only Biggie and another voice, and many with a long list of names! The roster includes most of the biggest names in the hip hop game – and some other dead people, too. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Benchmark west coast gangsta – and one of the hardest hitting albums of the era in any genre! We're not gonna lie, we played this record to death when it came out – and it still holds up better than most of the material put out by former NWA's, and most of the West Coast sound-alikes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album