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Big LLifestylez Of Da Poor & Dangerous ... LP
Columbia/Traffic, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
Now a classic, and pretty tough to get a hold of on vinyl. Beats by Buckwild, Showbiz and Lord Finesse, rhymes by Harlem's finest. Big L didn't leave behind much recorded work, but if this LP has to stand as his legacy, it's a mighty fine statement. Alongside some of the latter day QB hip hop, probably the pinnacle of streetlife lyrics from the east coast. 12 tracks in all: "Put It On", "MVP", "No Endz, No Skinz", "8 Iz Enuff", "All Black", "Danger Zone", "Street Struck", "Da Graveyard", "Lifestylez Ov Da Poor And Dangerous", "I Don't Understand It, "Fed Up Wit The Bullsh#t", and "Let 'Em Have It L". LP, Vinyl record album

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Biz MarkieBiz Never Sleeps (special edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cold Chillin/Traffic, 1989. Used ... $4.99
Biz's second LP from 1989 – what can we tell you about the Biz that you don't already know? As far as we're concerned there are a lot of MCs that could still learn a lesson or two from the Biz, and producers too! Good time mid school hip hop, with nice sample based production and a great sense of humor, that makes us nostalgic for the late 80s early 90s glory days. 13 tracks in all, with the cuts "Spring Again", "Just A Friend", "A Thing Named Kim", "The Dragon", "Things Get A Little Easier", "I Hear Music", "Biz In Harmony", "Check It Out" and more. This 2012 special edition includes 5 bonus 12" versions: "Just A Friend (12" Version)", "Just A Friend (Instrumental)", "Spring Again (Club Mix)", "Spring Again (12" Remix)" and "Spring Again (Dub)". CD

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Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded ... CD
B-Boy/Traffic, 1986. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
One of the best debuts in the history of hip hop – and one of the most important albums the genre ever produced! Criminal Minded is landmark for a number of reasons. Among the biggest is, of course, that it was recorded with the late great DJ Scott La Rock – and he was soon to fall prey to the very street violence that BDP documented with such raw brilliance, courtesy the lyricism and delivery of KRS-One. Importance aside, though, Criminal Minded is simply a great, timeless record that no true fan of gritty classic hip hop should be without. The track list alone is a full chapter in the hip hop book of legends – with tunes like "Poetry", "Elementary", "South Bronx", "Super-Hoe", "Bridge is Over", and the "P is Free" remix. Also includes "Criminal Minded", "Dope Beat", and "9mm Goes Bang". CD
(2014 remastered edition.)
Also available Criminal Minded (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 8.99

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Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
B-Boy/Traffic, 1986. Used 2CD ... $8.99
Deluxe version of one of the most important albums in the history of hip hop – the first full LP from KRS One and Boogie Down Productions, and a landmark batch of tracks recorded with the late Scott La Rock! The track list alone is a full chapter in the hip hop book of legends – with tunes like "Poetry", "Elementary", "South Bronx", "Super-Hoe", "Bridge is Over", and the "P is Free" remix. Other tracks include "Criminal Minded", "Dope Beat", and "9MM Goes Bang". Includes a second CD featuring a number of tracks that are on CD for the first time ever – 12" versions of "Avance", "$ucce$$ Is The World", "P Is Free", "Stop The Violence", "Essays On BDP-ism" and much more. 26 tracks on 2CDs! CD
Also available Criminal Minded ... CD 13.99

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New Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded (2LP edition with bonus track and poster) ... LP
B-Boy/Traffic, 1986. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99
One of the most important albums in the history of hip hop – the first full LP from KRS One and Boogie Down Productions, and a landmark batch of tracks recorded with the late Scott La Rock! The track list alone is a full chapter in the hip hop book of legends – with tunes like "Poetry", "Elementary", "South Bronx", "Super-Hoe", "Bridge is Over", and the "P is Free" remix. Other tracks include "Criminal Minded", "Dope Beat", and "9MM Goes Bang". This 2011 2LP remastered edition includes the bonus track "P Is Free (Original 12" Version)", liner notes by Brian Coleman and KRS One and a 24" X 36" poster. LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered version on 2LPs with a 24" x 36" poster and liner notes by Brian Coleman with KRS-One.)
Also available Criminal Minded (5 x 7" single box set) ... 7-inch 49.99

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Boogie Down ProductionsSouth Bronx Teachings – A Collection Of Boogie Down Productions ... CD
Traffic/B-Boy, Late 80s. Used ... $4.99
A selection of late 80s South Bronx Teachings – classic Boogie Down Productions circa Criminal Minded! South Bronx Teachings focuses soundly on the class of '87 – so you get fistful of the Criminal Minded cuts and a few other blasts from KRS-One & Scott La Rock, nicely paced over 13 tracks. Includes "Poetry", "South Bronx", "9MM Goes Blang", "Word From Our Sponsor", "Elementary", "Advance", "D-Nice Rocks The House", "The Bridge Is Over", "Criminal Minded", and "P Is Free (rmx)". CD
(Digipack has a cutout notch.)

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Cash Money & MarvelousWhere's The Party At? ... CD
Sleeping Bag/Traffic, 1988. Used ... $6.99
Uptempo production by 1988 DMC mix champ Cash Money – one of mightiest DJs of the late 80s Philly hip hop scene this side of Jazzy Jeff! With Marvelous on the mic the duo paired deft turntable skills with playful rhymes and a deft sense of humor. Nice! Tracks include "Find An Ugly Woman", "Play It Kool", "Is It Real", "Time Is Up", "A Real Mutha For Ya", "Marvelous' Drawers", "Ugly People Be Quiet (rmx)", "Ugly People Be Quiet", "The Mighty Hard Rocker", "The Music Maker" and more. CD

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New Del Tha Funkee HomosapienI Wish My Brother George Was Here ... CD
Elektra/Traffic, 1991. Used ... $4.99
The loopy West Coast classic! Heavily steeped in the P-Funk party vibe, Del's first LP is still a hip hop holy grail. Ice Cube's production is a nice snapshot of west coast hip hop circa '89, and Del's style is inimitable. Standouts Mistadobolina" and "Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo" are unimpeachable leftfield classics – but the whole record's great! Other titles include "What Is A Booty", "The Wacky World Of Rapid Transit", "P*ssin On Your Steps", "Money For Sex", "Dr. Bombay", "Sunny Meadowz", "Sleepin On My Couch", "Hoodz Come In Dozens", "Same Ol Thing", "Ya Lil' Crumbsnatchers", and more.. 2012 edition features extended packaging and foldout poster of the original cover art. CD
Also available I Wish My Brother George Was Here ... LP 18.99

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Del Tha Funkee HomosapienI Wish My Brother George Was Here ... LP
Elektra/Traffic, 1991. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... $18.99
The loopy West Coast classic! Heavily steeped in the P-Funk party vibe, Del's first LP is still a hip hop holy grail. Ice Cube's production is a nice snapshot of west coast hip hop circa '89, and Del's style is inimitable. Standouts Mistadobolina" and "Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo" are unimpeachable leftfield classics – but the whole record's great! Other titles include "What Is A Booty", "The Wacky World Of Rapid Transit", "P*ssin On Your Steps", "Money For Sex", "Dr. Bombay", "Sunny Meadowz", "Sleepin On My Couch", "Hoodz Come In Dozens", "Same Ol Thing", "Ya Lil' Crumbsnatchers", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP version!)
Also available I Wish My Brother George Was Here ... CD 4.99

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Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Traffic, 2000. Used ... $6.99
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. One of the benchmark albums in the leftfield underground hip hop canon – and a hugely influential set that burst the doors wide open for the more creative spirits in the hip hop and even experimental pop. Tracks include "State Of The Nation", "3030", "The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza", "Things You Can Do", "Positive Contact", "St Catherine St.", "Virus", "Mastermind", "National Movie Review", "Time Keeps On Slipping", "Turbulence (remix)", "Battlesong", "Memory Loss" and more. This reissue edition adds 3 bonus tracks: "Positive Contact" (Charlie Clouser remix), "Terbulence" (Mark Bell rmx) and "Positive Contact" (Mario C rmx). CD
Also available Deltron 3030 ... LP 16.99

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New InsightSeventeen MC's (main, rmx, inst)/My Name (inst)/Visual Audio (main, inst)/No Turning Back/Bonus DJ Tools/More Bonus Dj Tools ... 12-inch
Traffic, 2005. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
"Seventeen MC's" is one of the illest tracks ever from Insight – in which the the MC rolls through one track in seventeen different voices – a one man giant posse cut! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Just-IceBack To The Old School ... CD
Fresh/Traffic, 1986. Used ... $7.99
The classic first (and hardest to find) Just-Ice LP – finally back in print. The album was officially produced by Mantronik, although we always thought that Just-Ice also had a hand in the production, since the sound is harder and slower than the other early Mantronik productions. The record features beatboxing by the "Human DMX" and the classics "Back To The Old School", "Gangster of Hip Hop", "Latoya", and "Put That Record Back On." The picture cover is a dope notebook style grafitti drawing of Just-Ice, DMX, Latoya and Mantronik – who's carrying a Roland 909! CD

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Killah PriestOffering ... CD
Good Hands/Traffic, 2007. Used ... $8.99
A longtime coming effort from Wu Tang trained MC Killah Priest! Titles include "Salvation", "Gun For Gun" feat Nas, "How Many", "Uprising", "Priesthood", "Ghetto Jezus", "Truth B Told", "Ostrus Eyes", "Happy", "Essential", and more, plus the bonus track "Til The Angels Come (For Us)" feat Black Market. CD

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Kool G Rap & DJ PoloStreet Stories – The Best Of G Rap & Polo ... CD
Cold Chillin/Traffic, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $6.99
Prime, hard hitting Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – a killer collection of their pioneering, classic cuts from the Cold Chillin' era! The MC & DJ duo was plenty popular in this period – which essentially covers '89-'92 – but they're one of those combos whose influences on east coast rap to come arguably stretches even farther and wider than their own recorded legacy. Tough street tales, vital golden age DJ skills and collaborations with fellow legends Marley Marl, Large Professor, Eric B, Biz Markie and Big Daddy Kane. 5 tracks in all: "Streets of New York", "Truly Yours", "Wanted Dead Or Alive", "Poison", "Money In The Bank" with Large Professor, Freddie Foxxx & Ant Live, "Butcher Shop", "Bad To The Bone", "Road To The Riches", "It's A Demo", "I'm Fly (Original 12" Version)", "Riker's Island (Original 12" Version)", "Rhyme Time (Original 12" Version)" and more. CD

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Kool Moe DeeKool Moe Dee (with bonus track) ... CD
Jive/Traffic, 1986. Used ... $6.99
The classic first solo album from Kool Moe Dee – pivotal solo rap from the onetime Treacherous Three rhyme slinger – formative stuff that works nearly as well, to our ears anyway, as his platinum breakout How You Like Me Now! 9 tracks on the original album: "Go See The Doctor", "Do You Know What Time It Is", "I'm Kool Moe Dee", "Dumb Dick (Richard)", "Monster Crack", "Little Jon", "The Best" and "Rock Steady". This great, necessary reissue has the bonus "Go See The Doctor (Uncensored Version)". CD

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Krown RulersPaper Chase ... CD
Warlock/Traffic, 1988. Used ... $7.99
Late 80s east coast hip hop fromNew Jersey's Krown Rulers – a tight old school LP that's self produced by the Ruler,s with some help from across the river by Dave from Philly's Tuff Crew. Like the Tuff Crew, this one's on the harder hitting edge of the late 80s sound – the beats kick out hard, with nice cuts by DJ Royal Rocker, 10 tracks in all, with titles that include "Paper Chase", "32nd St Down (The Eastside Story)", "Confetti Emcees", "Call Me The Sire", "Non Stop Hip Hop", "B Boy Document", "That's Not Where It's At", "Super Dope Remix #2 (Kick The Ball)" and more. CD

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Leaders Of The New SchoolFuture Without A Past ... CD
Elektra/Traffic, 1991. New Copy ... $10.99 15.98
The amazing debut of those most hyperactive of the Native Tongues, the short-lived, ultra fresh Leaders Of The New School! Busta & Co. splintered apart after just two albums, but this will always be a shiny trophy in the mantle with the all time freshest East Coast hip hop. It sounds great to this day, particularly those Eric "Vietnam" Sadler cuts. Tracks include "Case Of The P.T.A.", "Too Much On My Mind", "What's The Pinocchio Theory?", "Sobb Story", "Sound Of The Zeekers @#^**?!", "Feminine Fatt", "Transformers", "Show Me A Hero", "Trains, Planes & Automobiles", "Teachers, Don't Teach Us Nonsense!", "My Ding-A-Ling", and "Where Do We Go From Here?". CD

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MC ShanBorn To Be Wild (expanded edition) ... CD
Cold Chillin/Traffic, 1988. Used ... $6.99
The Juice Crew at it's best with Marley Marl twisting the knobs – the lCold Chillin classic from MC Shan! Born To Be Wild is the middle effort in a trio of great, and at this point underappreciated album MC Shan cut for Cold Chillin, leaving a pretty solid legacy if strong mid 80s rap with dynamite Marley Marl production! The CD was out of print for almost 20 years before this remastered reissue, with titles including "We Used To Do It Out In The Park", "Juice Crew Law", "I Pioneered This", "She's Gone", "Words Of A Freestyle", "Never Rock A Party" and more – plus bonus original 12" vocal mixes of "I Pioneered This", "Juice Crew Law" and "They Used To Do It In The Park", the original 12" dub of "Juice Crew Law" and the original 12" acapella of "I Pioneered This". CD

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MC ShanQB OG – The Best Of MC Shan ... CD
Cold Chillin/Traffic, Late 80s. Used ... $5.99
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(Small cutout notch through spine.)

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Pete Rock & CL SmoothAll Souled Out EP (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Traffic, 1991. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
The first EP by Pete Rock & CL Smooth – and one of the greatest debut EPs in hip hop history – fleshed out here with bonus mixes and instrumentals! The original EP material is as stunning as ever, really showing the Pete & CL were in near peak form right outta gate – setting up the signature Pete Rock's signature jazz and soul sample mastery, perfectly suited to CL's brilliant, though laidback MC skills. An essential little set, and the perfect set up for the epic first LP to come! EP tracks include "Good Life" (plus the Group Home remix), "Mecca & The Soul Brother", "Go With The flow", "The Creator" and "All Souled Out". This nice 2014 version on Traffic includes the bonus versions "The Creator (Slide To Slide Mix)", "The Creator (Surfboard Mix)" and instrumental version, plus "Mecca & The Soul Brother (Wig Out Mix)" and instrumental. CD

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PharcydeSold My Soul – The Remix & Rarity Collection ... CD
Funky Chemist/Traffic, 1990s. Used 2CD ... $8.99
A double disc batch of remixes and rarities from the Pharcyde – many of which appeared on 12-inches over the years, and are long overdue for a CD retrospective! This relative goldmine of loopy left coast hip hop is comprised of alternate mixes of the hits and album cuts by the legendary crew – with remix work and appearances by Jay Dee, Brand New Heavies, Jazzyfatnastees, Rae & Christian, Beatminerz, Kenny Dope and others – plus some choice b-sides! 24 tracks in all: "Soul Flower (Brand New Heavies version)", "Ya Mama (Matt Dike rmx)", "Otha Fish (LA Jay rmx)", "Drop (Da Beatminerz rmx)", "Pandemonium", "Y? (Be Like That) (Jay Dee rmx)", "Emerald Butterfly", "Runnin' (Rae & Christian rmx)" feat Mark 1 & Funky Fresh Few, "Pork (OG version)", "She Said (Fuzz Face & tWANK boy rmx)", "Soul Flower (2 Tha 3 mix)" and more! CD

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Siah & Yeshua DapoEDVisualz Anthology ... CD
Head Bop/Traffic/Fondle 'Em, 1996. Used ... $12.99
Jazzy hip hop perfection from the mid 90s NYC scene – the legendary Visualz EP by Siah & Yeshua dapoED – and much more! Visualz was originally released by Bobbito Garcia's Fondle 'Em label – and it's fleshed out for this eye & ear opening CD edition with loads of equally killer bonus material. The sound combines the very best of the smoothed out, soul jazz beatcraft of the 90s landscape with some harder hitting, unpredictable funky drum beats, expert scratch work and ridiculously sharp & focused rhymes. The original Visualz EP is here in full force – plus follow up singles from long lost 12" releases, bonus freestyles and more! 20 tracks in all: "The Visualz", "Gravity", "Glass Bottom Boat", "No Soles Dopest Opus", "The Mystery", "A Day Like Any Other", "Pyrite", "Directions", "Victim Of My Own Imagine", The Cure For Stagnation", assorted Stretch & Bobbito freestyles and more – plus thick booklet of notes & photos. CD

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Sparky-DThis Is Sparky-D's World (with bonus tracks) ... CD
B-Boy/Traffic, 1988. Used ... $5.99
Key solo female rap from Sparky-D – and along with the fine, funky Spyder D, Davy D and DJ Doc production – her world, circa '88, is well worth a trip! 11 tracks on the original album: "Never Ran, Never Will", "Grand Creator K-Wiz, Best In The Biz", "This Is Sparky D's World", "I Can't Stop", "Yankee Boy", "Punk Rock Rap", "Throwdown", "Sparky's Rap" and more. This extended CD edition has bonus 12" mixes and instrumentals – 6 of them, including "Throwdown (Original 12" Version)", "I Can't Stop (Instrumental)" and more. CD

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Special EdYoungest In Charge (extended version) ... CD
Profile/Traffic, 1989. Used ... $6.99
The late 80s debut by Special Ed – classic midtempo funky hip hop and fresh rhymes that still holds up – one from the glory days of straight forward, straight up, solid hip hop! It's hard to believe that Special Ed was just in his mid teens when this album was recorded, he's such a remarkably fluid MC and storyteller – and the bits of guitar in the funky production by Howie Tee sounds great to this day. Titles include "I Got It Made", "Think About It", "Akshun", "Taxing", "I'm The Magnificent", "Club Scene", "Hoedown", "Monster Jam", "The Bush", "Fly MC" and "Heds & Dreds". This extended edtion includes bonus tracks and alternate versions, including "I Got It Made" (Businesslike Version and Up Version), "Think About It" (instrumental and Howie's Slo Mo Party mix), "Ready 2 Attack" and more. 11 tracks from the original album plus 8 bonus tracks! CD

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StetsasonicOn Fire (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tommy Boy/Traffic, 1986. Used ... $7.99
A classic from Stetsasonic – who truly were On Fire in their prime! It seemed like Stet were the group that could do it all in the early days, with live instrumentation, beat boxing, and Prince Paul on the 1's and 2's. This LP's a classic of bygone days, will we ever feel this vibe again? Includes "On Fire", "Go Stetsa I", "4 Ever My Beat", "Faye", "Just Say Stet", and "Paul's Groove". This 2011 CD edition includes 3 bonus tracks/beats: "4 Ever My Beat – Beat Bongo Mix Mixed With Love By Walter Gibbons", "Go Stetsa (Remix)" and "AFRICA – Norman Cook Remix". CD

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Unique And DashanBlack To The Future ... CD
Warlock/Traffic, 1989. Used ... $8.99
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WhodiniEscape (special edition with bonus tracks & poster) ... CD
Jive/Traffic, 1984. Used ... $9.99
The classic Whodini album with their hits – in a well deserved special edition with 12" mixes, instrumentals & acapellas from classic 12-inches on CD for the first time – plus extended artwork and a full sized poster! The album has the full versions of "Freaks Come Out at Night", "Friends", "Five Minutes of Funk". Also includes "Escape (I Need a Break)", "Big Mouth". With the keyboards and vocoder effects, it's hard to believe that this LP was produced by the same person, Larry Smith, who produced the first Run-DMC record. Bonuses include "Escape (I Need a Break)" (extended, acapella and inst), "Five Minutes Of Funk", "Freaks Come Out At Night" and "Friends" instrumentals, "Big Mouth" (Beat Box Mix and acapella)" and "Grandmaster Dee's Haunted Scratch". CD
(Out of print.)

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WhodiniWhodini (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Jive/Arista/Traffic, 1983. Used ... $5.99
Benchmark early 80s NYC rap from Whodini! Everyone knows the name Whodini and we have some fun old school rap video show memories, but the group doesn't really get its props in the way others of their generation enjoy. It's never too late! This is fresh album worth copping. Includes "The Haunted House Of Rock" – the extended version, the vocoder version and "Haunted" mix – plus "Magic's Wand" (plus extended mix) "Nasty Lady", "Underground", "Rap Machine" and "It's All In Mr Magic's Wand". A classic! CD

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New VariousCold Chillin Top 4 – The Best Of Cold Chillin Records ... CD
Cold Chillin/Traffic, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $3.99
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 – representing the range of the roster as well as straight up stellar tracks. Includes "Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing", "The Bridge", "Down By Law", "I Pioneered This" and "Juice Crew Law" by MC Shan, "Pickin' Boogers", "Vapors" and "Make The Music With Your Mouth Biz" by The Biz, "On The Run" and "Ill Street Blues" by Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, "Wack ITT" by Marley Marl & Roxanne Shante and more. CD

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Del The Funky HomosapienNo Need For Alarm ... LP
Elektra/Traffic, 1993. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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! Whereas I Wish My Brother George Was Here was sort of the loopy, semi-comical cousin to the tonally heavier G-Funk sound, No Need For Alarm has a tighter, somewhat little harder hitting sound – more akin to the jazzy Hiero beats you've come to know and love! There are days when we feel like this is our favorite Del LP. Includes "Catch A Bad One", "Wack MCs", "No Need For Alarm", "Boo Boo Heads", "Worldwide", "No More Worries", "Wrong Place", "In & Out" and "Miles To Go". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Just-IceMasterpiece ... CD
Fresh/Traffic, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A later set by Just Ice – produced by Grandmaster Flash – and record that sounds a lot better than we remembered! Tight, hard hitting dawn of the 90s beats from Flash and that gruff, tight rhyme delivery from Just-Ice. It might not be a masterpiece on par with Kool & Deadly, but it's plenty tough to our ears after all these years. Includes "Get Into Something", "The Iceman Cometh", "Slow, Low & Dope", "Rollin With The Just", and "I Write This In The Dark" with Angie B of The Sequence, known today as Angie Stone! CD

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New Just-IceSir Vicious – The Best Of Just Ice ... CD
Fresh/Traffic, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nicely done compilation of the some of the best of Just-Ice – culled from the legendary Fresh, Warlock and Sleeping Bag recordings – a solid entry point for hardcore hip hop pioneer if you don't already own those records! Includes some the most legendary Mantronix productions, the best of the Just-Ice and KRS-One co-productions and a few of better cuts that Grandmaster Flash produced – and the 2CD set is sprawling enough to bring in some of better 12" versions, too! 23 tracks on 2CDs: "Cold Getting' Dumb", "Back To The Old School", "Latoya", "Gangster Of Hip Hop", "Going Way Back", "Freedom Of Speech", "Kool & Deadly", "The Desolate One", "Na Touch Da Just", "Way Back (We're Going)", "Cold Getting Dumb ('97 Remix)" and more. CD

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New KMDMr Hood (remastered edition) ... CD
Elektra/Traffic, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pre-MF Doom/Metal Fingers, et al, classic material from then-Zev Love X and DJ Sub Roc! The Mr Hood LP's original release year of '91 in retrospect seems like the last chance eccentric crews had to drop a leftfield classic before everybody had to be hardcore – and this certainly is a classic! Humor, knowledge and pure niceness on par with the first De La album, though it never broke out nearly as huge. KMD also offered a wild, whole other side of the man who'd become Metal Face, before the tragic loss of Sub Roc. Along with the subsequently strident and once lost Black Bastards LP, this is one of the highwater marks in hip hop. Essential listening! Features "Peachfuzz", "Nitty Gritty" with Brand Nubian, "Humrush", "Figure Of Speech", "Trial 'N Error", "Soulflexin", "Gasface Refill" and the hilarious "Mr Hood At Piocalles Jewelry/Crackpot". CD

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New Kool G Rap & DJ PoloRoad To The Riches (2CD expanded edition) ... CD
Cold Chillin/Traffic, 1989. Used 2CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo's finest from the Cold Chillin glory days – in a deluxe 2CD special edition featuring a ton of bonus tracks! This full length debut from one of the golden era's greatest duos is a benchmark hip hop album – paving the way for the greatest east coast players to come – with tight production and hard hitting wordplay. A bonafide classic! The original LP tracks include "Road To Riches", "Men At Work", "It's A Demo", "Truly Yours", Cars". "Poison", "Rhymes I Express, "Butcher Shop" and more. Disc 1 also includes the previously unreleased "Riker's Island Radio Promo" and "Raw" (extended alternate version) by Big Daddy Kane feat Kool G Rap. Disc 2 features 14 tracks that include a bunch of versions previously only available on vinyl, including "It's A Demo" (original 12" version), "I'm Fly" (original 12" version) , Riker's Island" (original 12" version), "It's A Demo" (original 12" version) and more, plus previously unreleased tracks which include "Men At Work" (extended instrumental), "She Love's Me, She Loves Me Not" (instrumental) and "Men At Work" (acapella). 30 tracks on 2CDs – plus a nice booklet! CD
(Out of print.)

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New Mad SkillzFrom Where??? ... CD
Big Beat/Traffic, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Overlooked genius from Madd Skillz! He's one of those MCs from the mid 90s (like Supernatural) who everyone was watching, did loads of mixtape appearances, put out something on a LP on a major label, and then just about disappeared. He deserved more! Tuere's some really dope tracks that let you know why everyone was paying attention – most notably "Nod Factor", and some nice tight mid 90s beats, including a couple of early pre-Ummah Jay Dee tracks, plus the Beatnuts, Large Professor, Buckwild and Shawn J Period. 16 tracks including "Doin' Time In Tha Cypha", "It's Going Down", "Extra Abstract Skills", "Move Ya Body" and more. CD

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New MantronixKing Of The Beats – Anthology 1985 to 1988 ... CD
Sleeping Bag/Traffic, Late 80s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Prime early electro hip hop genius from Mantronix – fresh beats and rap from Mantronix, including tight singles, 12" mixes and some classic production work for T La Rock, Just Ice and more – 2CDs that cover the vital mid 80s period! Includes those classic early hits with the booming 808 and all the trademark elements – heavy bass, handclaps, high hats, vocoder vox and party rap. Disc One features 13 tracks from Mantronix proper: "Bassline", "Needle To The Groove (12" Version)", "Fresh is The Word (12" Version)", "Fresh Is The Beat", "Jamming On The Groove", "Bassline (Instrumental)", "Megamix (1)", "Megamix (2)", "Music Madness", "Hardcore Hip Hop" and more. Disc 2 features more prime Mantronix, plus further productions. 10 tracks including "Breaking Bells (12" Version)" by T La Rock, "Back To The Old School" and "Cold Getting' Dumb" by Just Ice, "Needle To The Groove (Alt Version)" by Mantronix, "Fres Is The Word '88" by Mantronix and more. CD

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New Planet PatrolPlanet Patrol (expanded edition) ... CD
Tommy Boy/Traffic, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The 80s electro soul & early hip hop groover and the one-and-only full length from Planet Patrol! Produced by Arthur Baker and Tom "Tommy Boy" Silverman, titles include "Cheap Thrills", "Danger Zone" (main and remix), "Play At Your Own Risk" (remix and 12" version), and "Don't Tell Me". This CD version includes an additional remix of "Play At Your Own Risk" by Lil Jon feat Lathun. CD

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New ScientifikCriminal ... LP
Definite/Traffic, 1994. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Essential reissue of this album that was darn tough to find when it came out, and a key piece in the DITC puzzle. Lots of good production by Ed O.G, Diamond, Buckwild, and Scientifik himself – and a track list that includes "Overnite Gangsta", "As Long As You Know" with Ed O.G., "Downlo Ho", "Criminal", "Jungles Of Da East", and "I Got Planz" with Diamond. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 90s reissue in a stickered sleeve, with light wear, a small stain, and peeled spot.)

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New VariousB-Girls Live & Kicking (with bonus tracks) ... CD
B-Boy/Traffic, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A collection of female rappers on the B-Boy label – with L.A. Star, Sparky Dee and Five Star Moet, with 2 tracks produced by BDP and Ced Gee. Remaining tracks produced by Keyboard Money Mike. 10 tracks on the original album – including Sparky Dee's "Throw Down" and "Sparky's Back", LA Star's "B Girls", "Sex", "LA Gear" and her Salt N Pepa dis "Write That Rhyme", Baby Doll's "Instrumental", "You Can't Break B Boys" and Five Star Moet "Give Me Your Love" and her Shante Dis "Moet Gets Busy". This 2011 extended edition has 5 bonus tracks: "In Full Effect – 12" Version" and "Let Me Love You – 12" Version" by Five Star Moet, pluys "Throwdown – 12" Version", "I Can't Stop – 12" Version" and "Changes (In Love) – 12" Version" by Sparky Dee. CD

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New Big NoydEpisodes Of A Hustla ... CD
Tommy Boy/Traffic, 1996. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tough mid 90s Queensbridge street hop from Big Noyd – much of which is produced Havoc of Mobb Deep – plus Stretch Armstrong and Charlemagne. Prodigy rhymes on the record, too, but the record as a whole really does belong to Big Noyd's skillful rhymes and no-flinch ing street storytelling. Includes "Recognize & Realize" (pts. 1 & 2), "All Pro", "Infamous Mobb", "It's On You" and "Usual Suspect", "Episodes Of A Hustla" and more. This 2011 edition from Traffic puts this one back in print for the first time in 15 years. CD
(Spine has small cutout notch.)
Also available Episodes Of A Hustla ... LP 11.99

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New Leaders Of The New SchoolFuture Without A Past ... LP
Elektra/Traffic, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The amazing debut of those most hyperactive of the Native Tongues, the short-lived, ultra fresh Leaders Of The New School! Busta & Co. splintered apart after just two albums, but this will always be a shiny trophy in the mantle with the all time freshest East Coast hip hop. It sounds great to this day, particularly those Eric "Vietnam" Sadler cuts. Tracks include "Case Of The P.T.A.", "Too Much On My Mind", "What's The Pinocchio Theory?", "Sobb Story", "Sound Of The Zeekers @#^**?!", "Feminine Fatt", "Transformers", "Show Me A Hero", "Trains, Planes & Automobiles", "Teachers, Don't Teach Us Nonsense!", "My Ding-A-Ling", and "Where Do We Go From Here?". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Future Without A Past ... CD 10.99

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New VariousPeanut Butter Wolf – 45 Live – A Classic Rap Mix ... CD
Five Day Weekend/Traffic, 1980s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Rap classic 45 edits by Peanut Butter Wolf – a stellar set of benchmark singles by Fearless Four, Just Ice, Marley Marl & MC Shan, Big Daddy Kane & Biz Markie, Mantronix, JVC Force, Boogie Down Productions and more! The Wolf mixes the tunes perfectly, no jumpy edits or too abbreviated cuts, each rolling along long enough to set their classic groove afloat before seamlessly flowing to the next. Old school favorites from Enjoy, Cold Chillin, Golden Flamingo, Nia, Fresh, Idlers and other labels. Includes "Rockin It" by Fearless Four, "Love Rap" by Spoonie G & Treacherous Three, "Tricky Tee Rap" by Tricky Tee, "Dancin Heart" by Universal Two, "At The Place To Be" by Sweety G, "Old School" by Busy Bee, "Sucker DJs (I Will Survive)", " Dimples D, "Marley Marl Scratch" by Marley Marl & MC Shan, "Just Rhymin With Biz" by Big Daddy Kane & Biz Markie and more. CD

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New Brand NubianOne For All ... LP
Elektra/Traffic, 1990. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Pure greatness from Brand Nubian at their early best! The Nubes' have made a handful of solid-to-great albums, but none could top this essential debut. Grand Puba, Sadat X and Lord Jamar are on point with the politicized rhymes over classic early 90s jazzed up, funky beats, built from now well known breaks – and truly raising the bar for classic east coast production. With the classics "All For One", "Slow Down", "Drop The Bomb", "Concerto In X Minor", and 2 mixes of "Wake Up" (Stimulated Dummies mix and the penultimate reprise), plus "Who Can Get Busy Like This Man. . .", "Ragtime", "To The Right", "Dance To My Ministry", "Step To The Rear", "Try To Do Me", "Grand Puba, Positive & LG" and "Dedication". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available One For All ... CD 7.99

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New WhodiniWhodini (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Jive/Arista/Traffic, 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Benchmark early 80s NYC rap from Whodini! Everyone knows the name Whodini and we have some fun old school rap video show memories, but the group doesn't really get its props in the way others of their generation enjoy. It's never too late! This is fresh album worth copping. Includes "The Haunted House Of Rock" – the extended version, the vocoder version and "Haunted" mix – plus "Magic's Wand" (plus extended mix) "Nasty Lady", "Underground", "Rap Machine" and "It's All In Mr Magic's Wand". A classic! CD
(Comes in a great LP style sleeve!)
Also available Whodini (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 5.99

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New Del The Funky HomosapienNo Need For Alarm ... CD
Elektra/Traffic, 1993. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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! Whereas I Wish My Brother George Was Here was sort of the loopy, semi-comical cousin to the tonally heavier G-Funk sound, No Need For Alarm has a tighter, somewhat little harder hitting sound – more akin to the jazzy Hiero beats you've come to know and love! There are days when we feel like this is our favorite Del LP. Includes "Catch A Bad One", "Wack MCs", "No Need For Alarm", "Boo Boo Heads", "Worldwide", "No More Worries", "Wrong Place", "In & Out" and "Miles To Go". CD

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New Kool G Rap & DJ PoloStreet Stories – The Best Of G Rap & Polo ... CD
Cold Chillin/Traffic, Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Prime, hard hitting Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – a killer collection of their pioneering, classic cuts from the Cold Chillin' era! The MC & DJ duo was plenty popular in this period – which essentially covers '89-'92 – but they're one of those combos whose influences on east coast rap to come arguably stretches even farther and wider than their own recorded legacy. Tough street tales, vital golden age DJ skills and collaborations with fellow legends Marley Marl, Large Professor, Eric B, Biz Markie and Big Daddy Kane. 5 tracks in all: "Streets of New York", "Truly Yours", "Wanted Dead Or Alive", "Poison", "Money In The Bank" with Large Professor, Freddie Foxxx & Ant Live, "Butcher Shop", "Bad To The Bone", "Road To The Riches", "It's A Demo", "I'm Fly (Original 12" Version)", "Riker's Island (Original 12" Version)", "Rhyme Time (Original 12" Version)" and more. CD
Also available Street Stories – The Best Of G Rap & Polo ... CD 6.99

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New Kool G Rap & DJ PoloStreet Stories – The Best Of G Rap & Polo ... LP
Cold Chillin/Traffic, Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Prime, hard hitting Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – a killer collection of their pioneering, classic cuts from the Cold Chillin' era! The MC & DJ duo was plenty popular in this period – which essentially covers '89-'92 – but they're one of those combos whose influences on east coast rap to come arguably stretches even farther and wider than their own recorded legacy. Tough street tales, vital golden age DJ skills and collaborations with fellow legends Marley Marl, Large Professor, Eric B, Biz Markie and Big Daddy Kane. 5 tracks in all: "Streets of New York", "Truly Yours", "Wanted Dead Or Alive", "Poison", "Money In The Bank" with Large Professor, Freddie Foxxx & Ant Live, "Butcher Shop", "Bad To The Bone", "Road To The Riches", "It's A Demo", "I'm Fly (Original 12" Version)", "Riker's Island (Original 12" Version)", "Rhyme Time (Original 12" Version)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Street Stories – The Best Of G Rap & Polo ... CD 6.99
 
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EdanEcho Party ... CD
Five Day Weekend, 2009. Used ... $7.99
The most tripped out funky sample and live instrumental material ever from Edan – old school rap and funk samples with Edan's own mad genius manipulations as well as a number of instruments he had at the ready! The Echo Party is a project that began life as mix set in which Edan had access to the vast back catalog of hip hop and funk reissues and newer original material under the far reaching umbrella of Traffic Entertainment, but Edan didn't stop there, kids. His wild imagination makes a dizzying psychedelic hip hop funk experience out of those materials, and he layers his own elements into it – from synthesizers, to guitar, oddball percussion flourishes and more – breaking up and reattaching particles, adding some echo, flipping the sounds to reverse play and back again, and crafting an all around wild ride that doesn't compromise the funk or the boom bap. One half hour long jam! CD
(Comes in a book like package, and the pages in the booklet provide some of the methods to the madness.)
 
 
 



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