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Apollo BrownThirty Eight (180 gram vinyl – with bonus 7-inch) ... LP
Mello Music Group, 2014. New Copy ... $17.99
A set of neo-classic funky hip hop instrumentals from Apollo Brown – plus a bonus 45! Thirty Eight (.38) is is influenced by both gritty, Blaxploitation era soundtracks and blueprint era funky hip hop beatcraft – best of both worlds in timeless, headnodding set. Includes "Thirty ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus 45.)

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AtmosphereLake Nokomis Maxi Single EP (with download) (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Rhymesayers, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 18.98
A nice picture disc 12" EP – produced by Ant, worded by Slug, and each gets a side title! The Slug Side features the tracks "Kanye West", "Bob Seger" and "I Don't Need No Fancy S**t". The Ant Side includes "Bitter", "Idiot" and "Pr ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered pressing of 5000 copies.)

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AtmosphereSouthsiders (silver colored vinyl pressing with download) ... LP
Rhymesayers, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 26.98
The eighth album (!!!) from MN hip hop lifers Atmosphere – one of the most consistent, reliable duos in the game – and Southsiders is another honest, moody gem. Hip hop music in general doesn't get enough props as songwriter's genre, but Slug is hell of a good writer, with a compelling ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Excellent Rhymesayers top quality package, too – with 8-page booklet, double metallic silver colored vinyl and code for digital download.)

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New 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 – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First ever 2LP pressing!)
Also available Wolf In Sheep's Clothing ... CD 4.99

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Blu & NottzGods In The Spirit (blue vinyl) ... LP
Coalmine, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99
A strong quartet of cuts by Blu & Nottz – plus guests that include Homeboy Sandman, Aloe Blacc, Sene & Johaz and more – plus some bonus remixes, instros and acapellas! Includes "Boyz II Men" feat Nitty Scott (plus instrumental version and a remix by Diamond D), MC, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 "Poe ... read more 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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Buckshot & P MoneyBack Pack Travels (split colored vinyl) ... LP
Duck Down, 2014. New Copy ... $18.99
Includes "Just Begin" feat Raz Fresco, "Flute" feat Joey Bada$$ & CJ Fly Of Pro Era, "Clear Light" feat Chelsea Reject, "Red Alert", "We In Here" with David Dallas, "The Choice", "This Is My World" feat Steele of Smif N ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Charizma & Peanut Butter WolfCirca 1990 to 1993 (4LP box set – with download) ... LP
Stones Throw, Early 90s. New Copy 4 LPs ... $42.99
A huge testament the timeless talents of producer Peanut Butter Wolf and MC Charizma! Without going too deeply into the lore, young Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf teamed up in the early 90s, and independently (pre-Stones Throw) recorded some straight up classic level golden age hip hop, before ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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ClipseLord Willin' (plus bonus track) ... LP
Star Trak/Get On Down, 2002. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... $22.99
The first Clipse album to see release – and a neo-electro/drug rap/crossover hip hop masterpiece produced by the Neptunes – the debut LP on their own Star Trak label. Malice and Pusha T arrive as smooth, confident rhymers with plenty of standout moments, while the Neptunes reach an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Cypress HillBlack Sunday (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Ruffhouse, 1993. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99
The second LP from Cypress Hill, and as far as we're concerned, the last great one. Muggs' beats get a bit darker on this album, but are still sharp enough to cut through even the thickest clouds of smoke. 14 tracks in all, including "I Wanna Get High", "I Ain't Goin' Out Like ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Danny BrownHot Soup (2LPs – plus bonus 7-inch single) ... LP
Street Corner, 2008. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99
The 2008 mixtape that launched modern rap icon Danny Brown – given the deluxe treatment here for this 2014 edition – which is the first time it's ever been pressed on vinyl, and comes with a bonus 7-inch, too! Includes "Leve One", "Dance", "What's Up Doe" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus 7-inch.)
Also available Hot Soup (with bonus instrumentals CD) ... CD 9.99

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Danny BrownHot Soup (Instrumentals) ... LP
Street Corner, 2008. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.98
Instrumental version of the 2008 mixtape that launched modern rap icon Danny Brown – given the deluxe treatment here for this 2014 edition – which is the first time it's ever been pressed on vinyl! Features production by Nick Speed, Quelle Chris & Danny Brown himself – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Def DeeDeja Vu ... LP
Redefinition, 2014. New Copy ... $18.99
Sophmore album from producer/MC Def Dee – with an all star roster of guests that include Blu, Damu The Fudgemunk, Roc Marciano, El Da Sensei, Raw Poetic and more. Includes "The Host", "Place Your Bet (Instrumental)", "C'Mon Now (Instrumental)", "Church ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP version!)

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Deltron 3030Event II – Instrumentals (with download) ... LP
Bulk, 2013. New Copy 2LPs ... $13.99 18.98
Producer/programmer Dan The Automator, eccentric prose spitter Del The Funky Homosapien and turntablist extraordinaire Kid Koala reform as Deltron 3030 at long last! The original Deltron 3030 record sounded like the future, and 13 years later, this one's a back-to-the-future blast, too! Funky sci ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Denmark Vessey & Scud OneCult Classic (colored vinyl – with download) ... LP
Dirty Science, 2014. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Detroit rapper Denmark Vessey teams up with Chicago-native producer Scud One – on a record that truly delivers the goods – and could easily end up with a repuation akin to the album's title! Includes appearances by Guilty Simpson, Exile and Quelle Chris. Titles include "Intro To ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl. Includes download.)

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DJ Crucial & OthersRetro/Active Vol 2 EP (limited edition) ... LP
F5, 1990s/2000s/Mid 2010s. New Copy ... $12.99
A stellar second volume in DJ Crucial's Retro/Active series – capably displaying the depth of Crucial's timeless raw hip hop production finesse – and solid backdrops from the mic skills of some diverse underground wordsmiths. It features rhymes by Alps Cru, Count Bass D & Black ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to just 450 copies!)

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DJ MoarJazz Soul Scent ... LP
Trad Vibe (France), 2013. New Copy ... $14.99
Last time round, DJ Moar worked more in a classic b-boy mode – but this time he's paying tribute to the jazzier side of the contemporary soul underground, on a hip host of vocal and instrumental tracks! The set's a bit of a mix, but most numbers are relatively intact – served up in a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies.)

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DJ VadimDubcatcher (plus CD) ... LP
BBE (UK), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 25.99
DJ Vadim dips into dancehall – a stylistic left turn, sure, but style-straddling has always been strong suit for this DJ – and Dubcatcher is a creative win! Vadim's bass heavy beats are warm and compelling throughout, and the depth of recruited vocal talent is tip top, too – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes the album on 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. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Very nicely done, heavy duty gold vinyl pressing for the albums 15th Anniversary!)

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New Gang StarrDaily Operation (3D lenticular cover) ... LP
Capitol, 1992. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 34.99
Guru and Premier at peak level – and one of the greatest hip hop albums of the early 90s! Everything we love about classic Gang Starr is in full effect on Daily Operation – hard-hitting beats, dexterous jazz funk and soul samples, deft scratches and Guru's mic mastery out front. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(3D lenticular cover.)

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Gang StarrStep In The Arena ... LP
Chrysalis, 1991. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
One of the finest early efforts from Premier and Guru – their second album – and it's not only one of Gang Starr's greatest, it's one of the greatest hip hop albums, period. Guru's mic presence is as sharply on point as ever here, and the Primo production is also at peak precision. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavyweight vinyl.)

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Gene The Southern Child & Parallel ThoughtSouthern Meridian (blood splattered vinyl – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Parallel Thought, 2014. New Copy ... $17.99
Gritty southern rap delivered with a laidback style, but with fully committed authority by Gene The Southern Child – backed by the chilly, ominious production Parallel Thought! They've worked as together as duo before, with pretty solid results, but they really step up their games on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blood slattered colored vinyl. Limited to just 300 copies!)

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Genius/GZALiquid Swords Instrumentals (black & white colored vinyl) ... LP
Get On Down, 1995. New Copy 2 LPs ... $26.99 29.98
A Shaolin hip hop essential! Liquid Swords is a high water mark in the Wu Tang canon – with some of the finest production of RZA's career. It's quite possibly our favorite record in the entire Wu pantheon, and next to Enter The Wu Tang and a select handful of other first wave Wu Tang solo ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand pulled screen printed jacked by Antidesigns.)

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Ice CubeAmeriKKKa's Most Wanted ... LP
Priority, 1990. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 29.99
A hard-nosed, funky masterpiece from Ice Cube – who hooks up with Bomb Squad for the incredible production! When Ice Cube left NWA he took a lot of the more sobering lyrical aspects of that landmark crew with him, and with the addition of the Bomb Squad's cut & paste rhythms and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ice TIce T's Greatest Hits (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Sire, Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $19.99
Ice T at his best – long before his years on TV, or his stumbling on cliches – at a point when he was maybe the first fresh hip hop voice to come from the west coast scene! Tracks include the classics "Power", "6 In The Mornin", "Make It Funky", "I'm ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ice TPower (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sire, 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
We have to give it up to Ice T. Aside from being one of the cornerstones of west coast and gangsta rap, he's probably the only rapper to successfully make the transition to acting (sorry Cube. . .). In fact, we'd rather watch him on TV than hear any of his later albums or singles. But we're ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ice TRhyme Pays (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sire, 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A late 80s high point for Ice T – and a benchmark west coast solo rap classic! Ice T's persona has always been over the top, but he's also great at pointing out the harsh realities of life in a violent world, and he's in peak form on Rhyme Pays – with the classic "6 In The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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J DillaKing Of Beats – The Ma Dukes Yancey Collector's Edition SP-1200 Box Set (4 X 10 inch, cassette, book & floppy disk) ... LP
Pay Jay, 1990s/2000s. New Copy 4 x 10 inch, cassett ... $198.99 209.98
A beautiful box set of classic and unreleased Dilla beats – with 4 X 10-inch EPs, the Lost Scrolls cassette with 4 previously unreleased beats, the King Of Beats commemorative booklet, and it comes in a hand-crafted box set, fabricated to look like a genuine, oft-used SP-1200 drum machine and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(SP-1200-shaped box casing, hand-crafted from custom wood with chrome hinges.)

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J DillaRebirth Of Detroit Instrumentals ... LP
Ruff Draft, 2013. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 21.98
Top shelf Dilla beats from the archives – and a strong debut full length from Ruff Draft Records! Posthumous releases by favorite departed artists can be a dicey proposition – and much to our relief, Rebirth Of Detroit delivers – with both high quality beats and positive mojo! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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J RawlsLegacy ... LP
Polar, 2014. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
Jazzy hip hop producer/rhymer and longtime under-appreciated uber-talent J Rawls delivers what's billed as his final album as a solo emcee – and to underline the point, it's called The Legacy – focusing squarely on rhymes and lyrics and letting top notch producers handle the beats! It's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jay DeeWelcome 2 Detroit ... LP
BBE (UK), 2001. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 19.99
The first of BBE's forays into current hip hop – and a wonderful debut in the series! The album started as a breakbeat project from Detroit's Jay Dee, but soon morphed into a full-on hip hop album – complete with real instrumentation on Fender Rhodes, trumpet, keyboards, and drums, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jay DeeWelcome 2 Detroit – Instrumentals (limited edition repress) ... LP
BBE (UK), 2001. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99
The deeply in-demand beats for Jay Dee's now classic 2001 effort! We don't need to tell you that Welcome 2 Detroit turned out to be a wonderful debut for the initial BBE hip hop series. It really started out as a breakbeat project from the late Detroit legend, but soon morphed into a full-on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited 2LP repress for its 10th Anniversary.)

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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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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JaylibChampion Sound ... LP
Stones Throw, 2003. New Copy 2LP ... $15.99
Damn! The MASSIVE collaborative album from the dynamic duo of Madlib and J Dilla! Essentially, Madlib handles the production on the even numbers in the set with Dilla on the vocals, and the roles are reversed on the odd numbers. Each producer does his own thing, as only he can do it – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Back in print!!!)

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John Robinson & PVDModern Vintage (with download) ... LP
Brick, 2014. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
A classic-minded, forward-thinking collaboration between lyricist and MC John Robinson and drummer/composer/producer Pat Van Dyke – and it's truly top notch stuff – we've been fans of JR for years, and this is up there with his best material! It's actually not a neo-classic "golden ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download code.)

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KankickTraditional Heritage ... LP
Someothaship, Late 90s/Early 2000s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 20.98
Sparely funky, yet heavily atmospheric hip hop productions from unsung titan Kankick – made up mostly of late 90s material – and it's right up with some of our favorite leftfield producers of the period! Kankick was perhaps best known as a Lootpack affiliate around this time, and sure ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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LL Cool JRadio ... LP
Def Jam, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A hip hop milestone for the Def Jam label and early rap superstar LL Cool J! This the fantastic first LP for LL – one that really helped kicked off a whole new school of hip hop – and proved to be huge game changer for the early Def Jam era! Radio features straight up excellent early ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(A truly top shelf reissue – in celebration of Def Jam's 30th anniversary.)

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MadlibBeats – Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton OST (10-Inch with download) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Madlib's funky sound cues for the excellent Stones Throw documentary My Vinyl Weighs A Ton – his first ever bonafide film soundtrack material – smartly steeped in all the elements that make the Stones Throw label and the the man himself so great! The label's ouvre over the years ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download. Please note: the record was issued with 2 different covers, "Death Edition" & "Girls Edition", and distributed at random. Both include a removable side spine and the same tracklist.)

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MadlibPinata Beats (with download) ... LP
Madlib Invazion, 2014. New Copy ... $21.99 22.98
The restlessly inventive Madlib beats and production for Pinata, the excellent duo project with MC Freddie Gibbs! If you'll forgive us a little bit of repetition – because we KNOW we've written this before – there's just something extra riveting about Madlib's production work for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Pinata Beats ... CD 14.99

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MadlibRock Konducta Part 1 ... LP
Madlib Invazion, 2013. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
The full length debut of Madlib as the Rock Konducta is a doozy – and 'Lib sounds as distinctly mad as ever – utilizing prog and psych samples, along with his usual bottomless reserve of funky building blocks, to craft one of his finest hip hop instrumentals sets in quite a while! Part ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MadlibRock Konducta Part 2 ... LP
Madlib Invazion, 2014. New Copy ... $18.99
The full length debut of Madlib as the Rock Konducta is a doozy – and 'Lib sounds as distinctly mad as ever – utilizing prog and psych samples, along with his usual bottomless reserve of funky building blocks, to craft one of his finest hip hop instrumentals sets in quite a while! Part ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Method ManTical ... LP
Def Jam, 1994. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.98
One of the most triumphant records from the first wave of Wu Tang Clan solo efforts – and an early 90s hip hop masterpiece that's hardly aged a day since! Tical is right up there with Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers) on the quality front. It's got the iconic Wu production aesthetic in peak ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Tical (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 27.99

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Ol Dirty BastardReturn To The 36 Chambers – The Dirty Version (2LP 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Elektra/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $44.99
Ol' Dirty Bastard...Osiris...Big Baby Jesus...what can we say? ODB's way off the deep end solo debut – and it's an absolute hip hop classi – and this is still one of our favorite Wu-Tang related LPs, either full Clan or solo. Return has more manic energy more of twisted sense of humor ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(High quality 180 gram vinyl version.)

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OutkastSouthernplayalisticadillacmuzik ... LP
LaFace/Legacy, 1994. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 24.98
The mid 90s instant classic! Outkast's debut set hem up as one of the most distinctive hip hop duos ever, right out of the gate, but it also helped to established the freewheeling, funky dirty south sound, thanks to genius Organized Noize production! The Outkast sound would get bigger and more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(20th Anniversary pressing.)

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Pete Rock & CL SmoothMecca & The Soul Brother ... LP
Elektra (UK), 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $21.99
The 1992 CLASSIC jazzy soulful hip hop album from one of the best producers in hip hop! You get a whole 18 tracks ranging from laid back smooth molasses tracks to sing along party bouncers. How could your collection be complete without this?!! Tracks include the unforgettable "They ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Poor Righteous TeachersHoly Intellect ... LP
Profile, 1990. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
The classic debut of Poor Righteous Teachers – a creative benchmark for the Five Percenter style – and and one best records to come outta the scene! Tight group rap of the highest dawn of the 90s caliber – with a distinct singular voice, courtesy of leader and lyricist Wise ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Prince Po & Oh NoAnimal Serum ... LP
Greenstreets, 2014. New Copy 2LPs ... $19.99 21.98
A tight team effort from Prince Po and Oh No! Prince Po has remained sharp in the solo MC realm for a good number of years since his legendary duo work with Pharoahe Monch in Organized Konfusion – and this is essentially a continuation of that solo excellence – even though Oh No gets ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Public EnemyYo! Bum Rush The Show ... LP
Def Jam, 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
The first mind-blowing salvo from the legendary PE! Public Enemy came with that strong, righteous voice in full force from the get-go – and if it's not quite the revolutionary aural experience as the following couple of albums on the production from, it's still pretty damn riveting effort. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pyramid VritraPalace EP (with download) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99
A tight EP from LA by way of ATL rhyme slinger and beatmaker Pyramid Vritra – with a trio of strong tracks produced by the man himself – plus some equally solid cuts produced by Archibald Slim, Knxwledge and Tyler Major. Pyramid's work reminds us a bit of the early days of Stones Throw, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digitial download.)

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QuasimotoFurther Adventures Of Lord Quas – Instrumentals ... LP
Stones Throw, 2005. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... $15.99
Lord Quas' booming, mad-blunted hip hop – an even more sprawling, surreal ride than the Unseen LP! Quasimoto was and still is Madlib's outlet for his most cartoonishly blunted, eccentric tendencies – and he really lets 'em fly on this set! The Unseen LP had more strains of the smoky ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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RaekwonOnly Built 4 Cuban Linx (2LP purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Loud/RCA/Get On Down, 1995. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
Chef Raekwon cooks up one of finest hip hop albums in history – a standout moment in the Wu Tang canon and the 90s in general! Given Ghostface's presence throughout, the prime RZA production and other top shelf guests, you could almost call this one a Wu Tang Clan album, if not for Raekwon's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered 2LP Get On Down on translucent purple vinyl – with liner notes by Raekwon and Brian Coleman.)

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Raw Poetic & Kev BrownConcentrated Maneuvers ... LP
Redefinition, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
Raw jazzy beats from Kev Brown and dexterous rhyme from Raw Poetic! They're an apt pair, if we do say so ourselves – finding the right mix gritty, sample-textured production and busy, limber rhymes. Very strong stuff on the Redefinition label. Includes "My Story", "Think ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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RedmanMuddy Waters (3D lenticular cover) ... LP
Def Jam, 1996. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... $34.99 45.98
Redman's third album – and a mad 90s classic – for both the Funk Doc himself, and for the Def Jam label! By this point, Redman has perfected his wylin'-out blunted rhyme style, spitted over heavy, funkified east coast beats. Much of the production is handled by Erick Sermon & ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Incredible pressing – with an amazing 3D lenticular cover!)

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RedmanWhut? Thee Album (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Rush/Def Jam, 1992. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 34.99
The stellar full length debut from Redman – who was just then breaking out solo after honing his craft as part of the EPMD Hit Squad clique – and rose pretty quickly to the upper echelon of early 90s MCs! The masterstroke of Whut? Thee Album is the way that Redman balances a gritty, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(A truly top shelf reissue – in celebration of Def Jam's 30th anniversary – on red colored vinyl.)

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RootsAnd Then You Shoot Your Cousin ... LP
Def Jam, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $21.99 23.98
The Roots still delivering the goods after all these years! And Then You Shoot Your Cousin is seemingly one of their more uncompromising efforts, which is saying something for this crew. Their career arc to this point is as fascinating as ever – going from backing up and sharing credit with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available And Then You Shoot Your Cousin ... CD 14.99

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Sean Price & M–PhazesLand Of The Crooks EP (colored vinyl) ... LP
Coalmine, 2014. New Copy ... $17.99 19.98
Sean Price & M-Phazes team up for the Land Of The Crooks – with appearances by Roc Marciano, Billy Danze of MOP, Maffew Ragazino, Guilty Simpson and DJ Babu. Includes "Bag Oif S**t" with Loudmouf Choir, "Dump In The Gut", the title track featuring Billy Danz, Maffew ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition EP on red colored vinyl.)

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7 Days Of Funk (Snoop Dogg & Dam Funk)7 Days Of Funk (with download) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2013. New Copy ... $15.99
Dam-Funk and Snoopzilla, aka Snoop Dogg, teaming up as 7 Days Of Funk – and it's not merely a new day for the timeless G-Funk sound – they're packing a whole week of it! Producer Dam-Funk and MC/singer Snoop couldn't be a better match – Snoop delivering laidback rhymes and easy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Showbiz & AGRunaway Slave ... LP
Payday, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $11.99
The still-imitated classic first LP from the last of the days when major labels were still putting out dope underground MC's, and while underground MC's aim was still to move the crowd (and before P-LaMox put Payday's cheddar behind WC). With "Soul Clap", "Bounce Ta This", " ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Slimkid3 & DJ Nu MarkSlimkid3 & DJ Nu Mark (with bonus instrumentals) ... LP
Delicious Vinyl, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $21.99
A tight duo effort from Slimkid3, othewise known as Slim Kid Tre and Tre Hardson, of the legendary Pharcyde – and DJ Nu Mark, whose solo efforts and Jurassic 5 pedigrees are pretty close to legendary in their own right! Star-studded guest list, too – with Del, Murs, Diamond D, J-Live, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Slimkid3 & DJ Nu Mark (with bonus instrumentals) ... CD 15.99

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Slum VillageVintage EP ... LP
Ne'Astra, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
A tight 5-track EP from Slum Village, circa 2014 –carrying on with founding member T3, Illa J – with beats and production from Young RJ, Black Milk, and Illa J's big bro J Dilla – plus appearances by Frank Nitt and Kemaron Crovett. Like the perceding Evolution album, the Vintage ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Souls Of Mischief/Adrian YoungeThere Is Only Now ... LP
Linear Labs, 2014. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
A great pairing of Bay Area hip hop legends Souls Of Mischief and producer-composer Adrian Younge – akin to the cinematic hip hop funk productions by Younge for Ghostface Killah and others – but it's also the tightest, most focused work we've heard from the Souls in a while! It finds ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Souls Of Mischief/Adrian YoungeThere Is Only Now – Instrumentals ... LP
Linear Labs, 2014. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Instrumental version of the great debut pairing of Bay Area hip hop legends Souls Of Mischief and producer-composer Adrian Younge – akin to the cinematic hip hop funk productions by Younge for Ghostface Killah and others! The vocal version finds the right balance of delivering on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Souls Of Mischief/Adrian YoungeThere Is Only Now – The Ali Shaheed Muhammad Remixes (10 inch EP – on colored vinyl) ... LP
Linear Labs, 2014. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
A great little companion piece to the Adrian Younge-produced There Is Only Now record by golden age of hip hop veterans Souls Of Mischief – remixed here by fellow 90s era icon Ali Shaheed Muhammad! Ali appears on There Is Only Now-proper, too, serving as its narrator – but as one of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition orange colored vinyl.)
Also available There Is Only Now – The Ali Shaheed Muhammad Remixes EP (cassette) ... Cassette 9.99

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Souls Of Mischief/Adrian YoungeThere Is Only Now (picture disc) ... LP
Linear Labs, 2014. New Copy ... $24.99
A great pairing of Bay Area hip hop legends Souls Of Mischief and producer-composer Adrian Younge – akin to the cinematic hip hop funk productions by Younge for Ghostface Killah and others – but it's also the tightest, most focused work we've heard from the Souls in a while! It finds ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition picture disc.)

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StreetsGrand Don't Come For Free ... LP
Be With (UK), 2004. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $26.99
Mike Skinner's second album as the Streets – an enduring set of distinctive electronic beats and compelling rhymes – an album that felt to us like an instant classic when it dropped in 2004, and sure enough, it holds up strongly all these years later! The sound was and still is unique, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Talib KweliBeautiful Struggle ... LP
Rawkus/Interscope, 2004. New Copy 2LPs (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Talib returns with another very strong full length set – lyrics blazing like wildfire, enveloped by beats by Dave West, Kanye, the Neptunes, Hi Tek, Just Blaze and others! Kweli has assembled a laundry list of capital names to man the boards on these tracks, but the producers collectively ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Talib KweliQuality ... LP
MCA, 2002. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
Talib Kweli delivers the goods here on one of his best ever solo efforts – with thoughtful rhymes over tight, snappin' beats, and more than just a touch of soul to keep things nice! Guest appearances from Bilal, Black Thought, Mos Def, the Cocoa Brovaz, Pharoah Monche and Mos Def alongside ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Talib Kweli & Hi Tek (Reflection Eternal)Reflection Eternal ... LP
Rawkus/Universal, 2000. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Brilliant early work from Talib Kweli – who pretty much cemented his repuation as one the greatest MCs of his generation around this time – and it's tight as ever! We thought Black Star never outta separate way back then, but onn this burning set of dope joints, we all found out Talib ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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3rd BassCactus Album ... LP
Def Jam, 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A late 80s masterpiece for Def Jam by MC Serch and Sinister Pete Nice – mixing funny, yet bitingly satirical rhymes and 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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Tribe Called QuestMidnight Marauders ... LP
Jive, 1993. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 20.98
A masterpiece from prime era Tribe Called Quest! Midnight Maurauders was Tribe's third LP, and even though there were no tracks yet credited to the Ummah, this is pretty much the beginning of Tribe's transition to that sound – with the same mellow, laid back vibe as their best early material ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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TuamieHouse Shoes Presents Vol 4 – Tuamie (limited edition) ... LP
Street Corner, 2014. New Copy ... $17.99
Volume 4 in the House Shoes Presents series – in which the revered DJ gives back to the underground scene, and provides a vinyl showcase for heretofore under-the-radar DJ/production talent! This one features the work of classic jazzy beatcraft inspired producer Tuamine – and the titles ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to just 300 copies!)

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VariousDef Jam 30th Anniversary (6LP/t-shirt set) ... LP
Def Jam, Mid 80s/1990s/2000s/Mid 2010s. New Copy 6 LPs ... $129.99 149.98
One of the coolest looking box sets we've ever stocked! It's a massive overview of the first 3 decades of classic Def Jam – covering a lot of stylistic territory traveled by the hip hop empire founded by Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin back in the day – with a loads benchmark material ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition package fabricated to look like the Technics SL-1200 Turntable – with a special booklet written by Dan Charnas – and including a Def Jam t-shirt!)

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VariousRock It Don't Stop It – Rapping To The Boogie Beat In Brooklyn, Boston & Beyond – 1979 to 1983 ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
A massive collection of old school tracks from the earliest days of hip hop – hand-picked by one of the greatest collectors around! 25 years ago, we were privileged enough to visit the small council flat of Sean P – who, even at that point, had an amazing collection of rare hip hop ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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