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New AlkaholiksESP (Everyday Street Poets) Demos EP ... LP
Dope Folks, 1991. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A raw, funky EP of early Alkaholiks – pre-Loud/RCA era material produced by E Swift – and it's a vital slice of dawn of the 90s LA hip hop! The title ESP refers to the the trio's early moniker, Everyday Street Poets, and it's timeless stuff with a rawer vibe than the major label recordings to follow – but it's not raw as in "unfinished" sounding, it's gritty, but wholy worthy of their legacy and a real gem that any fan of timeless, golden age west coast hip hop outta love. Includes "We Gets Funky", "Mr. Troublemaker", "Ni**az Ain't Laughing No More", "Wadadang", "L.A. Law" and "Welcome To The Grooveyard". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
 
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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 – but the title is apt, as the wit is pretty sharply barbed – especially when they're skewering hardcore and gangsta cliches. It's as brilliant as ever. Includes the massive "Flavor Of The Month", "Similak Child", "Pass The 40", "To Whom It May Concern", "Butt In The Meantime", "Strobelite Honey", "Are You Mad?", "Blunted", "For Doz That Slept" and more. CD
Also available Wolf In Sheep's Clothing (2LP pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Black SheepWolf In Sheep's Clothing (2LP pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Get On Down, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99
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 – but the title is apt, as the wit is pretty sharply barbed – especially when they're skewering hardcore and gangsta cliches. It's as brilliant as ever. Includes the massive "Flavor Of The Month", "Similak Child", "Pass The 40", "To Whom It May Concern", "Butt In The Meantime", "Strobelite Honey", "Are You Mad?", "Blunted", "For Doz That Slept" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(First ever 2LP pressing!)
Also available Wolf In Sheep's Clothing ... CD 4.99

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New Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli)Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (two-tone vinyl with star design) ... LP
Rawkus, 1998. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
The first full-length from Mos Def and Talib Kweli together as Black Star – a benchmark moment in hip hop history, and one of the finest duo vocal hip hip records of the 90s – and one of the best ever on Rawkus! In hindsight, it's all the more rewarding given Talib Kweli's longevity in proud, mic skills centric hip hop and while highs and lows of Mos Def's work as the years rolled along – and it still stands as strong (then) underground hip hop that takes on the ghetto fabulous themes of the day and well beyond. Stand out cuts include "Definition" "Twice Inna Lifetime", "Children's Story" – the Slick Rick classic redone along the lines of Jeru's "One Day" – and "Respiration" featuring Common Sense – and other tracks include "Brown Skin Lady", "Yo Yeah", "Thieves In The Night", "Twice Inna Lifetime and more. 13 in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition two-toned vinyl with star pattern – very nice!)

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CommonNobody's Smiling ... CD
Universal, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Common's strongest record in years – working once again with producer No ID – and they're repping their hometown of Chicago as profoundly and soulfully as ever! Everything is on point here. Common rhymes with a direct, truthful knowledge of everyday struggles – yeah, he's been a star for years, with a respectable acting career on top, but he damn sure hasn't forgotten where he's from – and there's no greater demonstration of that truth than his continuing later career reunion with No ID. We definitely dug their preceding Dreamer/Believer record, but this one hits even deeper. It shows progressive, future-ready beatcraft on one hand, and dusty soul samples and gospel choruses on the other. Both modes are solid. Tracks include "The Neighborhood", "No Fear", "Diamonds", "Hustle Harder", "Real", "Kingdom", "Blak Majik", "Nobody's Smiling", "Rewind That" and more. CD

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DMXIt's Dark & Hell Is Hot (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Def Jam, 1998. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
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. Still impressive work from one of the most uncomprimising stars to breakout so big in the late 90s/early 00s. Includes "Ruff Ryder's Anthem", "Look Thru My Eyes", "Let Me Fly", "How's It Goin' Down", "Crime Story", "I Can Feel It", "Stop Being Greedy", "Ni**az Done Started Something", "For My Dogs" and more. 19 tracks including skits. LP, Vinyl record album
(Very nicely done, heavy duty gold vinyl pressing for the albums 15th Anniversary!)

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Frankenstein & AZ (Delphi Oracle)Ill Laboratory EP ... 12-inch
Ill Adrenaline, 1994. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
Legendary hip hop from Frankenstein, one of most respected producer/MCs to come out of the early-to-mid 90s Toronto scene – with partner AZ as the duo Delphi Oracle. The Ill Laboratory EP on Ill Adrenaline compiles cuts from rare period 12"s with some previously unreleased gems. Includes "The Roughtalk" feat Luminous, "Peace And Quiet" (plus remix), "Bottom Line" (plus remix), "Sympozium" (plus remix), Just Write A Song" and "If A Beat Were A Princess". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Gang StarrFull Clip (clean, street, inst)/Dwyck (clean, acapella, inst) ... 12-inch
Noo Trybe, 1999. Near Mint- ... $6.99
"Full Clip" is the "new" track from the "Full Clip - Decade of Gang Star" compilation LP, with the classic "DWYCK" on the flip side here, featuring Nice & Smooth, one of our favorite Gang Starr cuts despite the questionable lyrics. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Noo Trybe sleeve. Vinyl has small stickers on the deadwax.)

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New Gnarls BarkleyCrazy (main, inst)/Go Go Gadget Gospel (main, inst) ... 12-inch
Downtown, 2006. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $2.99
A great couple of tracks of hip hop space soul from Gnarls Barkley – the loose cannon duo of of DJ Danger Mouse, fresh from conquering college radio and the Cartoon Network as half of Danger Doom, and as a crucial element of the Gorillaz – and the one-and-only Cee Lo – who's rocking his gravelly soul croon here to it's best ever results! "Crazy" is sort of an airy, hip hop soul tune on one level, yet slightly unhinged, especially when it gets to the Danger Mouse string-sound on the chorus. The vibe is sort of like a Mary J Blige tune recorded by the Banana Splits. Yes, that's a compliment! "Go Go Gadget Gospel" could also be titled "Crazy", and be labeled accurately – a much more stuttering, splintering number than the a-side, but still rooted in leftfield hip hop soul. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Jay Dee & OthersJay Deelicious – The Delicious Vinyl Years 1995 to 1998 – Originals Remixes & Rarities ... LP
Delicious Vinyl, Mid 90s. New Copy 3LPs ... $21.99
A compilation of pivotal mid 90s Dilla productions and remixes – classics and rarities from the Pharcyde, N'Dea Davenport, and the Brand New Heavies with guest appearances by Q-Tip and Mos Def – great stuff from the prime Delicious Vinyl years! It's full of bedrock jazzy funk from Jay Dee – a 3 LP set with vocal versions on the first 2 LPs and instrumentals on the 3rd. This is a great refresher course on Jay Dee's golden age pedigree – especially if you came on board with Dilla in the later Stones Throw years – featuring his earlier genius productions plus a second disc featuring instrumental versions. Proceeds from the LP are to go to Ma Dukes. Titles include "Runnin'" (plus instrumental), "Somethin' That Means Somethin'" (plus instrumental), "Bullsh*t" (plus instrumental), Y? (remix)" (plus instrumental) by Pharcyde, "Sometimes (remix)" (plus remix instrumental) by Brand New Heavies feat Q-Tip, "Saturday Night (remix)" (plus remix instrumental) by Brand New Heavies feat Mos Def, "Whatever You Want (remix)" by N'Dea Davenport and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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ClipseHell Hath No Fury (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Jive/Get On Down, 2006. New Copy (reissue)... Around September 23, 2014 (delayed)
The long, long, LONG dormant follow up to the breakout Lord Willin' LP by Clipse – announced in fall 2003 – finally released in late 2006! Hell Hath No Fury may have been on ice for 3 years – yet it appeared as an instant classic – WAY up at the top alongside Ghostface's Fishscale in the best of the major label street rap list of '06. The Neptunes beats are very spare and chilly, despite the fiery title – while the Pusha T & Malice style of precise storytelling and detached deliveries probably make them the most natural duo in the game. 2 albums, 2 classics, too many years apart! Tracks include "We Got It For Cheap", "Momma I'm So Sorry", the masterful "Mr Me Too" feat Pharrell, "Wamp Wamp (What It Do)" feat Slim Thug, "Dirty Money", "Ride Around Shining" feat the Re-Up Gang, "Key's Open Doors", "Chinese New Year" feat Rosco P Coldchain, "Nightmares" feat Pharrell & Bilal and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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