Although this is well into Big Daddy Kane's career, he still displays some skills here. Includes "How U Get A Record Deal?", "Very Special", "Stop Shammin'", "Here Comes Kane, Scoob & Scrap" and "Nuff Respect (remix)". LP, Vinyl record album
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
The 'flying high' remix to this one from the Black Star LP definitely improves on the original, with a more late-night jazzy feel, plus you get a Pete Rock remix of "Respiration" featuring Common Sense and the Root's Black Thought. What more could you ask for? 12-inch, Vinyl record
NIA ... CD Quannum, 2000. Used ....
The MC Gift of Gab serves your ears melodic, driving, challenging wordplay at it's best on this album from the Quannum Projects label out of the Bay Area, who brought you DJ Shadow and Latyrx. The jazzy, soulful, reflective, bouncing music is entirely produced by DJ Chief Xcel and features cameos by Lyrics Born and Lateef from Latyrx on two separate tracks ("Do This My Way" and "Smithzonian Institute Of Rhyme", respectively.) It also includes the single "Deception" and the tracks "Searching", "The Fabulous Ones", "A To G", "Cliff Hanger", "Shallow Days", "Ego Trip By Nikki Giovanni", "You Didn't Know That Though", "Trouble (Eve Of Destruction)", "Reanimation", "Beyonder", "Making Progress", "Sleep", and more. CD
The epic second De La Soul album – a slightly deeper record than the upbeat 3 Feet High And Rising, but to us it's just as irrefutably classic – and among the best hip hop full lengths ever! The trio is still working with Prince Paul, so despite the cover image and declaration of the end of the Daisy age, there's no shortage of humor and bouncing good time hip hop – if a turn tougher. To put it simply, this is one of the many reasons we look a the early 90s as the salad days of hip hop. With "Oodles Of O's", Talkin' Bout Hey Love", "A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays", "Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa", "Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)", "Keepin' The Faith", "Bitties In The BK Lounge", "Pass The Plugs" and, as was the style at the time, loads of funny skits. LP, Vinyl record album
The second full length, after Sex Packets, and surprisingly one of the harder LPs to find by Digital Underground. While we're as guilty of this as anyone, it seems that Digital Underground got pigeon-holed as the P-Funk of the hip hop world, when in hindsight it's fair to say Dre and the whole G-funk movement sound a lot more like George Clinton than most of what Shock G, Humpty Hump and crew were responsible for. To our ears we're hearing Bay Area hip hop just doing their own thing. Includes "No Nose Job", "Sons Of The P", "Flowin On The D Line", "Kiss You Back" and "Tales Of The Funky". LP, Vinyl record album
The Kurtis Blow-produced debut album by The Fat Boys! We'll say it: respect is due to The Fat Boys – novelty status, fat comedy cliches and Disorderlies aside. If you're a child of the early 80s, there's a reasonable chance that The Fat Boys were the first rap group you ever heard – that alone makes them no joke if you ask us. Another thing: the best of their cuts are pretty damn nice and hold up as well some of the best rap circa '84 – and this debut album indeed features some of their best cuts. Includes "Stick 'Em", Fat Boys", "The Place To Be""Human Beat Box", "Can You Feel It?", "Stick 'Em" & "Jailhouse Rap". LP, Vinyl record album
Original single vinyl promo-only pressing of 10 tracks of this West Coast underground classic! Tracks are: "Everything's Everything", "Shammy's", "Six Tray", "Danger", "Inner City Boundries", "Cornbread", "Hot Potato (rmx)", "Heavyweights", "Respect Due" and "Pure Thought". LP, Vinyl record album
Plenty of great guests really make this one sparkle – Diamond D, Sadat X, Large Professor, Gift Of Gab, and others – all of whom really live up to the true school style of beatmaking from Hugo! The tunes have some especially great keyboards at times, scratches by Suspect, and even a bit of bass from Patchworks! Titles include "On & On", "MC3", "More Blue Funk", "Why You", "Humble Arrogance", "You're Gonna Learn", and "What's Wrong With Groovin". LP, Vinyl record album
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five —
Ba-Dop-Boom-Bang ... CD Elektra/Collectors Choice, 1987. New Copy ....
A later effort from the one-and-only Grandmaster Flash, without the Furious Five, though Kid Creole and Rahiem are still on board. Despite the record's late appearance in the chronology, there are some moments in which Grandmaster lights it up – at a time in which old school party rocking was definitely a a dying art! 14 tracks in all, including "Ain't We Funkin Now", "U Know What Time It Is", "We Will Rock You" "Underarms", "Bus Dis (Wooo)", "I Am Somebody", and "Big Black Caddy". CD
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
Let's face it, you're not buying an album entitled "B!tch Betta Have My Money" for lyrical depth. For better or worse, this one's earned its place in the hip hop history books, and we'll be the first to prop up "Vertical Joyride" as a funky guilty pleasure, and guaranteed floor filler for you working DJ's. 21 tracks, counting all the interludes, of rump-shaking, potty-mouthed, booty music, that believe it or not didn't come from the Dirty South, though it's no doubt in large part responsible for most of what has. Includes the title track, "Jiggable Pie", "Tha Booty Up", "Mai Sista Izza B!tch", "I Wanna Be Yo Ho","B!tch Betta Have My Money" and a whole trunk full of riffs on similar themes. LP, Vinyl record album
Word ... LP Jive, Mid/Late 80s. Used ....
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Some good cuts, some bad – but a nice sampling of the Jive label, back when they were the biggest major in hip hop. Tracks include Schooly D "Parkside 5-2", Steady B "Don't Disturb This Groove", Skinny Boys "Skinny & Proud", Classical II "New Generation", Jazzy Jeff (the first Jazzy Jeff, not the DJ for Fresh Prince) "King Heroin", Whodini "Life Is Like A Dance", Dynasty & Mimi "Bugging Animal Farm" a goofy track produced by Davy DMX, Kool Moe Dee "No Respect" and Dj Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince "He's The DJ I'm The Rapper". LP, Vinyl record album