Def Squad —
El Nino ... CD Def Jam, 1998. Used 2CD ....
Just Sold Out!
12 tracks, and 4 skits, with E Double's newer hot sound in the beats, and Keith Murray and the Funk Doctor Spock joining him on the mic, including "Countdown", "Full Cooperation", "Rhymin Wit Biz", "The Game (Freestyle)", "Can You Dig It?", "No ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Definition Of Sound —
Lick ... CD Charisma, 1992. Used ....
The incredible follow-up to I Wish My Brother George Was Here – and a record that was initally underappreciated, mostly because it was such a radical departure from the George – but it's one that we loved from day one and we're thrilled is getting some love all these years later! ... read moreCD
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Kid Koala, and Dan The Automator pool their skills for this dawn of the 2000s sci-fi hip hop classic – the masterful Deltron 3030! The guest list is almost too long to get into, but Money Mark, Prince Paul, PB Wolf and Mr. Lif are all here, along with many others. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
OK, a few of the tracks go for the crossover market, but on these two pieces of vinyl, there's at least one solid LP of Diamond D material. Standout cuts include "5 Fingas of Death" with DITC (Fat Joe, Big L, Lord Finesse), "This One" with Busta Rhymes, "No Wondah (The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Why is this album sooooo tough to find in an original pressing? Along with Showbiz and AG's first EP, and Lord Finesse's first couple releases, this album introduced the world to one of the longest running and most solid crews in hip hop, DITC. Classic and oft-imitated Diamond beats that laid the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Diamond Shell seems to have ended up as a more of a side bar in the Cold Chillin' story, but this album's one that always brings a smile to our face when we drop the needle on it. Biz Markie and Cutmaster Cool V produced, so aside from the difference in the rhyme style this record has the nice ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Tray card and booklet have a cutout hole.)
"Explosive" is right! The A-side here is a furiously cut and scratched pounder, courtesy of RJD2, with a great guest vocal spot by Lyrics Born. We're really starting to warm up to RJD2 in a big way around here; some of the ubiquitous DJ's work of the past couple of years kind of rubbed ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
(Japanese exclusive pressing! Cover has a partially unglued top seam. Label has some marker.)
One AM ... CD Chocolate Industries, 2003. Used ....
Here's a superb full length debut from Chicago's Diverse – with production by Prefuse 73, RJD2, Madlib and others – plus appearances by Lyrics Born, Vast Aire of Cannibal Ox, Jean Grae, and Chicago jazz mainstays Jeff Parker and Rob Mazurek. You kinda know what to expect when you have ... read moreCD
Compilation of 7 songs and 1 instrumental produced by Adam 12 and Mike Caren. The cut here is "Ultimate Rush" with Saukrates and Heltah Skeltah, where Heltah Skeltah have a nice low-key style a little more relaxed than their usual style. Other cuts feature E-Rule, Self-Scientific, Ed OG ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
DJ Design & Others —
Jet Lag ... LP Look, 2008. Near Mint- 2LP ....
Stones Throw graduate DJ Design assembles a strong roster of MCs for Jeg Lag – including Oh No, Dudley Perkins, Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson and Foreign Legion – a nice record on Design's own Look Records! A pretty eclectic bed of beats all the way, and timeless, solid hip hip served ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
"Truly Gifted Ones" features Yeshua Dapo Ed, J. Treds, and Pumpkinhead with more lively, uptempo production and rhymes than we normally expect from Fondle 'Em using a little bit of the old school, multi-part rhyming style that's been making a comeback lately. "Lay Puzzled" is a ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince —
Code Red ... LP Jive, 1994. Near Mint- ....
While most of this record is either Teddy Riley produced commercial R&B crossover material, or worse, a hip-house crossover attempt, there's 2 cuts produced by Pete Rock: "Somethin' Like Dis'" and "Code Red". Also includes "Boom! Shake The Room", "Just ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The latest salvo from Krush, and he keeps getting more and more out, but that's always been the best thing about his approach – the way he can take abstract sounds, and snap them into a dope beat. We thought from the first half of this disc that he's been listening to a lot of the noisier ... read moreCD
Classic early album by DJ Krush, a massive bit of hip hop with loads of jazzy samples, and a groundbreaking record that stands as one of the best in the entire Mo' Wax catalog. Tracks include "The Loop", "Kemuri", "Dig This Vibe", "To The Infinity", "Yea ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
DJ Krush —
Zen ... CD Red Ink/Sony, 2001. Used ....
As usual, Krush mixes it up with a host of guest stars to fill out his sound. Titles include "Danger Of Love" featuring Zap Mama, "Vision Of Art" with Company Flow, "Candle Chant" with Boss The MC, "Whut'z Da Solution" with Kukoo Da Baga Bonez, "With ... read moreCD
Primo brings together the best of the undergroud class of '97, then mixes it mix tape style. Includes Shades of Brooklyn "Change", Street Smartz "Metal Thangs", Ak Skills "Check the Flavor", Finsta-Bundy "Feel the High Pt 2", J-Live "Braggin Writes" ... read moreCD
Straight ahead underground hip hop. "Top Emcee" uses atmospheric production and updates some verses from "The Message." The rhymes on "These Are The Days" sound almost like something from 1992-94, but in a good way. No production credits, but they talk about ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
2 new cuts of hard hitting hip hop from Russia's premier producer. Yeah, we know, he's really from London, and the tracks here have less of the abstract approach he's taken in the past, more of the straight ahead sound on his last LP. Gift Of Gab from Blackalicious takes a turn on the mic on the ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
The secret past of DMX. It's the same DMX, but you'd never guess it on this one, his first single on Ruffhouse, sounding nothing like his later Def Jam material. This one has more laid back delivery and production and much less deep voice. He's rhyming about what a loser he is, with some lines ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
The late 90s debut of DMX – a huge hit for Def Jam, the Ruff Ryders camp and especially DMX himself – whose next few albums would top the charts! Rough, raw and hardcore lyrical imagery, and top notch Ruff Ryder production from Swizz Beats and PK, plus Dame Grease on a number of cuts. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Very nicely done, heavy duty gold vinyl pressing for the albums 15th Anniversary!)
Dogg Pound —
Dogg Food ... CD Death Row, 1995. Used (reissue)....
Just Sold Out!
Ahh, the mid 90s, when everyone in the music industry seemd to see no end to the G-funk era. Remember the days before Pen & Pixel ruled the artwork on ghetto discs, and it was cartoons of dogs instead? Whiny keyboards your thing? Get with this album loaded down with the trademark Death Row ... read moreCD
Nice debut LP on the Big Beat label loaded down with early 90s east coast boom bap – Self produced for the most part by Sugar Ray and BK with a sound similar to the early DITC projects, and couple of head nodding cuts by T Ray too. 13 cuts in all, including "Not Gonna Be Able To Do ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Unlike the normal high-energy Doug E Fresh style, as you might guess from the title "Play This Only At Night" utilizes the creepy theme from the Phantasm soundtrack, and the dark lyrics about death match the mood of the music. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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 moreCD
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 moreCD
A mix of instrumental and vocal hip hop – featuring the work of DJ Ollie Teeba, Mass Influence, Yeshua Da Poed, Juice Aleem, and Burak Agca. Tracks include "Ground Zero", "The Essence", "Bahian B Boy", "The Plan", "Homing In", "Dedicated& ... read moreCD
15 tracks in all, including "Da Bumble", "Spittin'", "Sprinkle Me", "Outta Bounds", "Dusted & Disgusted", "Smoke 'n' Drank", "Day Ain't No", "H I Double L", "Bootsee" and "It's All Bad". LP, Vinyl record album
A nice little single from E Kraz, aka Eric Krasno, guitarist for Soulive – featuring the mic skills of Breez Evahflowin' and Chali 2na on the funky, funky a-side! "Hot 2Nite" is a straight-up funky party vamp – with extra instrumentation from Soulive fellow Neal Evans on ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
"Torment" features Chi-Town mainstays Prime and Matlock. "Go Get It" features Profound and veteran Ang 13. "Salute" features Juice. All tracks produced by EC Illa, and cuts by Risky Bizness. 12-inch, Vinyl record
Ed OG's nice debut, with a slightly jazzy touch on the production and literate, intelligent lyrics. We really couldn't get with "Bug A Boo", but besides that, this first LP's solid from start to finish, from the days when that wasn't so uncommon. Drop the needle on this and head back in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
14 tracks in all, including a couple with beats by Pete Rock, Premier and Spinna, and bunch produced by underground beat makers. With "Understand", "On Dogz", "Sayin Somethin", "Just Because", "Situations", "Don't talk About It", "Wha ... read moreCD
Ed OG's back on point, with some tight funky beats and a straight ahead rhyme style, on this EP, with some nice interludes and a bonus extra EP with instrumentals to all the songs: "On Fire", "Day To Day", "Be Thankful", "Ridiculous" and "Questions" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We've been fans of El Da Sensai from the Artifacts days, and he doesn't disappoint with his latest effort, where he reminisces about the glory days of the early 90s, which we definitely agree was in many ways a golden age of hip hop. He recaptures that vibe here with beats by J Rawls, P Original, ... read moreCD
Great stuff from Elzhi of Slum Village – sharply produced by Black Milk! Detroit hip hop worthy of the classic legacy of the city, Slum Village and MC Elzhi. The "Colors" remix is produced by DJ Spinna. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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 moreCD
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 moreCD
Top shelf hip hop from Kenny Keys & ADaD for All Natural, Inc– fresh, unpredictable production from KK and rhymes ranging from playful to sharp from Adad – with guests including Cap D & Proh Mic. Wholly excellent Chicago hip hop is consistently delivered by team All Natural, ... read moreCD
Another booming batch in producer Evidence's color-coded series of full length instrumentals! Titles include "Self Taught", "Killer Bees", "Run It Back", "Roc Germany", "F Train", "3 Murals", "First Light", "Braille", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album