A fierce 10th album from the Roots – hard hitting and straight up angry, without sacrificing the musicality that makes them the most unique crew in hip hop of the past 15 years! We'll do our best to recommend this vital LP without tagging it with the dreaded "concept album" tag ... read moreCD
Snoop brings Doggy Style over to Geffen – also the latest home of the Neptunes' Star Trak, Snoop's partners for this better-than-usual LP! Snoop has the seniority these days to pick-and-choose whomever the hell he wants to produce and contribute to his records regardless of the present ... read moreCD
The fake soundtrack which is actually more of a various artists than a Snoop Dogg record, when Dre & Death Row were at the top of the world. Not the finest example of G-funk, but there's still a few nuggets of that classic "Rollin' in my 6-4" sound: like "Natural Born ... read moreCD
A late 80s masterpiece for Def Jam by MC Serch and Sinister Pete Nice – mixing funny, yet bitingly satirical rhymes, densely-layered, sample-heavy production. The biggest couple of hits are brillliant for sure – the Bomb Squad-produced "Steppin To The A.M." and the Prince Paul- ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
King ... CD Grand Hustle/Atlantic, 2006. Used ...
TI returns with King – featuring production by Just Blaze, Mannie Fresh, Toomp, Keith Mack, Neptunes and others. Tracks include "King Back", "Front Back" feat UGK, "That You Know", "Live In The Sky" feat Jamie Foxx, "Ride Wit Me", "Why ... read moreCD
So we'd guess by the title to this latest Timbo effort that it's meant as a follow up to the last Missy Elliott album, and in a lot of ways it is. As with earlier Tim & Magoo efforts, you're not getting this one for lyrical finesse, but the bouncing beats, which get stripped down to the bare ... read moreCD
The crossover rap classic from Tone-Loc! Temporary pop phenom this is not – the biggest couple of hits are still ubiquitous decades later – and Loc himself, with that raspy voice and smooth charisma, still stands as one of more unique voices of late 80s hip hop. On top of those ... read moreCD
Tracks include "Check The Rhime", "Bonita Applebum", "Award Tour", "Can I Kick It?", "Scenario", "Buggin' Out", "If The Papes Come", "Electric Relaxation", "Jazz (We've Got)", "I Left My Wallet In El ... read moreCD
The second album from the immortal Tribe Called Quest – one of the absolute essential hip hop LPs, and a record that should be an anyone's shortlist of the best albums in several subsections of hip hop – just a straight up masterpiece anyway you cut it. The album is so high up on the ... read moreCD
A dope collection of 12" and various remixes of Tribe Called Quest classics – collected on this nice compilation – which for a while seemed as tough to get a hold of as the original vinyl singles! What makes this set special is the that it features the really good remixes of the ... read moreCD
Will I Am (Of The Black Eyed Peas) —
Lost Change ... CD BBE (UK), 2001. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Will I Am's still fresh solo album for BBE– a mixture of hip hop beats, electric funk, and some nice production touches that span a generation of styles – in retrospect, it's pretty amazing how the seeds he planted here and on earlier Black Eyed Peas albums would grow to absolutely take ... read moreCD
Stone cold classics from Cold Chillin' – benchmark rap from MC Shan, Marley Marl & Craig G, Biz Markie and Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – the Top 4 figures/units in the legendary label's canon! It's classic after classic here, 15 inarguably excellent tracks from a pivotal era – ... read moreCD
A nice sampler from the Chicago underground! This set was put together by mixtape wunderkind DJ Risky Bizness – featuring exclusive tracks from the Gravel Records roster (Earatik Statik, Matlock, Verbal Kent, Rusty Chains,Kazl and others) and loads of special guests – including Kool ... read moreCD
An incredible selection of work by some of the best classic and underground MCs and DJs – every bit as great as volume one, and a double-length package to boot! The package includes many exclusive tracks – and could easily replace a whole crate full of 12" singles! Tracks include ... read moreCD
Great stuff, once again unearthed by Stones Throw! Third Unheard focuses with unflinching devotion on a scene that even the most diehard hip hop heads probably have little grounding in – Connecticut hip hop from the music's earliest days as an official movement – the end of the 70s and ... read moreCD