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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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Mumbles/NobodyCaution (voc, inst)/Afternoon Focus (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Ubiquity, 1999. Near Mint- ... $1.99
"Afternoon Focus" by Nobody features 2 Mex and ESP, "Caution" by Mumbles features Cut Chemist and Dark Leaf. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Ubiquity sleeve.)
 
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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!)

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Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli)Respiration (radio, street, inst)/Children's Story (radio, street, inst) ... 12-inch
Rawkus, 1999. Near Mint- ... $5.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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CommonNobody's Smiling (deluxe edition) ... CD
Universal, 2014. New Copy ... $17.99 18.98
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. 3 bonus tracks on the deluxe edition: "Out Of Bounds", "7 Deadly Sins" and "Young Hearts Run Free". CD
(Deluxe edition includes 3 bonus tracks.)

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New Compton's Most WantedIt's A Compton Thang ... CD
Orpheus/Universal (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $13.99
Pivotal west coast rap from Compton's Most Wanted! NWA cast such a long shadow in the late 80s, especially in the nascent gangsta rap and G Funk scenes, it was tough for top shelf peers and followers to get their due, but CMW deliver the goods and this record stands the test of time! Production by LA old school-er the Unknown DJ and CMW's DJ Slip give this set a nice stripped down west coast sound, with MC Eiht holding up his own end of things (and taking up the slack for the Chill MC) on the mic. 11 tracks in all, including "It's A Compton Thang", "One Time Gaffled Em", "This Is Compton", "Late Night Hype", "Duck Sick", "I'm Wit Dat" and "Rhymes Too Funky Pt 1 (Live at Lonzo's 1988)". CD

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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. Very Good+ ... $4.99
"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 plain sleeve.)

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House Of PainHouse Of Pain ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1992. Near Mint- ... $21.99
The record that finally pushed so many blue-eyed doubters into the embrace of hip hop – and one of the few of its type that could deliver the same sort of punch as the best of the underground! In later years, the album's come to be associated more with fratboys than the group probably would have liked – but there's a raw, urgent power here that's hard to deny – especially in the skittish production that really draws on the nervous energy of the trio! DJ Lethal and Muggs' bouncing, head-nodding beats keep things moving with Everlast's rhymes standing up pretty well over the years – and titles include the anthemic "Jump Around", plus "House Of Pain Anthem", 'Come And Get Some Of This", "All My Love", "Put On Your Sh!t Kickers", "Shamrocks And Shenanigans", "Guess Who's Back", "Life Goes On", and "One For The Road". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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