The return of the mighty Akrobatik – with support from a stellar roster of some of the most unique MCs of the past couple decades – talent as inimitable as Akrobatik himself! Guests include Bumpy Knuckles, B-Real, Talib Kweli, Little Brother, Chuck D, Mr Lif and Brenna Gethers – ... read moreCD
An incredibly wonderful record from The Art of Noise – their first full length, following off of the ep Into Battle With – and a much more open-ended array of beats, sounds, and that wonderful chunky Trevor Horn production! The album's got versions of some of the older singles – ... read moreCD
Artful Dodgers —
Lazy Eyes ... CD Midwestern Union/Silent, 1999. Used ....
Last LP the Artifacts made before they split, with everything that was nice about hip hop in the 90s: solid beats (Shawn J Period, Mr Walt, Baby Paul, Showbiz and Lord Finesse) and intelligent rhymes with tight delivery. Sixteen tracks counting intros and so forth, including "Art Of ... read moreCD
Dense, turgid stuff from Big Jus! These are the much talked about Black Mamba sessions, much of rare and unreleased cuts that date back to 2000. The free form verses that have roots in Company Flow is here in full force, as are the experimental, asymmetrical, synthesized beats and offspeed ... read moreCD
with "Bangin On Wax", "Shuda Beena B-Dog", "C-Sick", "Piru Love", "Crippin Ain't Easy", "Another Slob Bites The Dust", "Puttin In Work" and "Steady Dippin". ... read moreCD
1988 ... CD Rhymesayers, 2005. Used ....
Blueprint's debut full length effort for Rhymesayers! The title of the album is not ironic – Blueprint produced this set with a warm reverence for the best late 80s hip hop stylings, from the funky drummer breaks, to the measured rhyme deliveries. He even throws in a beatbox tune. Still, ... read moreCD
Damn! It's about time the Boot Camp Cliked a new one for us. Nothing but bass pounding, stinky beats all the way from the extended collective. Tracks include "And So", "Let's Get Down 2 Bizness", "Let's Roll", "Welcome To Bucktown USA", "Daddy ... read moreCD
Busdriver & Radioinactive with Daedelus —
Weather ... CD Mush, 2003. Used ....
Tracks include "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See", "Dangerous", "The Whole World Lookin' At Me", "One" featuring Erykah Badu, "We Could Take It Outside" featuring Flipmode Squad, Rah Digga & others, "The Body Rock" featuring ... read moreCD
Righteous, renegade hip hop from Capital D – a singular effort full of forceful, focused, stark and angry hip hop like they just don't make anymore. Cap D is clearly fed up with the status quo (in the hip hop scene and in the greater culture), and delivers these cuts accordingly. It's a ... read moreCD
Tracks include "Some-O-Next Sh*t", "I'm The Man", "Pop 'Nuff Sh*t", "Don't Drink The Milk", "The Hatred", "Lost In The Storm", "Which Way Is Up", "Black Trek IV The Voyage Home", "The Funky", "3 Men At ... read moreCD
Nice one from 1996! Contains the great cut "The Bizness", with a guest appearance by Common and "Big Brother Beat" with help from Mos Def. Other cuts include "Supa Emcees", "Itzsoweezee", and "Betta Listen". ... read moreCD
One of the greatest producer/MC of the early 90s wave of classic NYC hip hop – making a rare return to return to the game with the Huge Hefner LP! The production is solid, unfussy and feels no need to reinvent the wheel – just solid, moody beats and sample-centered backdrops for the ... read moreCD
We've always been hip to Spinna's jazzy, soulful groove, and we know many of you have been too, now it's time for the world to find out! BBE keeps up their flawless track record, propping up yet another of hip hop's finest producers in their terrific Beat Generation series, this time spotlighting ... read moreCD
Reworks from the USSR Repertoire album – featuring the tracks "USSR Reconstruction (Oval rmx)", "The Schematics (Jamie Hodge rmx)", "The Breaks (Techno Animal mix)", "Vad Forgive Me (Bullfrog Kid Koala mix)", "More Melodies In Vertical Theory ... read moreCD
A pretty nice full length from Djinji Brown! Djinji's thing is to sprinkle deep hip hop production techniques over Latin and African roots for a mostly instrumental approach, with ethereal chants and vocals, and a smattering of modern synth. The great single "Abuelita's Dance" is the ... read moreCD
We're the first to admit, we've taken a few shots at Dre over the years on these pages, but there's no denying his impact on hip hop, and that he's probably the producer with one of the longest and most solid careers. We're not pretending this album's any kind of landmark as far as mic skills are ... read moreCD
The 2nd Ed OG & Da Bulldogs LP. Much better production than their first LP, with three tracks produced by Diamond D. Pressed up like the orginal promo-only vinyl, on double LP with a plain black sleeve. 12 tracks including "Skinny Dip (I Got It Goin' On)", "Streets Of The ... read moreCD
A concept album of sorts from beatmaker 88 Keys – who has collaborated with Kanye and many others – kind of a comical sex themed effort executive produced by Kanye and featuring some other high profile guests including Bilal, Redman, Phonte of Little Brother and others. Titles ... read moreCD
A round two knockout for Gnarls Barkley – an album we think is better than the landmark St Elsewhere LP – boisterous pop art & soul from Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo! We were slightly trepid when the Odd Couple was announced, fearing a hasty attempt to rekindle the magic that clearly ... read moreCD
Their first LP, foretelling the shape of things to come out of Atlanta, alongside Southernplayalistic. . .with "Cell Therapy", "Blood", "The Coming", "Free", "Dirty South", "Thought Process", "Soul Food" and "Goodie Bag" ... read moreCD
The first "jazz meets hip hop" effort by Guru and a host of guests that includes Donald Byrd, Roy Ayers, Ronny Jordan, Lonnie Liston Smith, and MC Solaar. Tracks include "Slicker Than Most", "Loungin", "Sights In The City", and "Le Bien, Le Mal". ... read moreCD
Hip hop-schooled leftfield pop songcraft from Honeycut – with a sensibility that fits very well with labelmates on Quaanum without really sounding like any of their contemporaries! Honeycut features production, keys and samples by Hervé "RV" Salters of General Elektriks, ... read moreCD
A really strong debut from Iomos Marad of the Family Tree/All Natural family! Fans of J-Live, Talib Kweli, Relativity-era Common and Stakes Is High-era De La Soul should find much to love here. Like the best of other records from the All Natural and Molemen teams, the production style is timeless ... read moreCD
Jay-Z back his solo comfort zone after his co-headlining Watch The Throne triumph with Kanye West– and he's back with Timbaland in the production booth on the majority of cuts – with appearances by Rick Ross, Frank Ocean, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and others. Mr. Carter might not be ... read moreCD
10 tracks in all: "Gangster Style Rap", "Girls N Guns", "Freestyle", "It's A Just-Ice Thing" and "Give Mi Pas" on the Mantronik produced Ultimate Bass side, and "Bring Em Back Alive", "That The Way I Feel", "Stay The Hell ... read moreCD
The drama master of hip hop and pretty much all of contemporary pop music returns with his Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – a full length hip hop rumination on being hated and the struggle of needing that hate to be creatively fruitful. It's not always an easy listening experience, but it's ... read moreCD
Four cuts from from the tag team lineup of jittery/noisy electronic beatmakers Push Button Objects and DMC Champ DJ Craze. The beats are more on the abstract side of the fence, while Craze displays his over the top turntable technique. Includes "I Can't Understand You", "Metro ... read moreCD
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo —
Killer Kuts ... CD Cold Chillin, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ....
Kool G Rap and Dj Polo's greatest hits, from their glory days, with loads of great tracks, 15 of them in all: "Road To The Riches", "Death Wish", "Streets Of New York", "Ill Street Blues", "Men At Work", "Truly Yours", "On The Run ... read moreCD
Kool Keith as Kool Keith, rather than one of his more elaborate personas – featuring production by DJ Junkaz Lou and appearances by Big Sche Eastwood (who has a contemporaneous full length collabo with KK, too) Keith Murray, The IMO and Megabone. Titles include "You Love That', "Cow ... read moreCD
Tracks include the title cut, "No Shorts", "Get With Da Wickedness (Flow Like That) (orig & rmx)", "Rough Rugged & Raw" feat Snoop & Dat N*gga Daz, "Raw Deal", "Big Bad Lady", "Super Supreme", "Sho Shot", and "Bre ... read moreCD
A funky blaxploitation modeled set from Lifesavas – with lots of funky soul sounds and influences – but still very much a Quaanum hip hop album! Their most adventurous album yet – with appearances by Dead Prez, George Clinton, Camp Lo and more! Titles include "Double ... read moreCD
Cool set that brings together all of the lost funky groove and electro classics by this great New York band. You'll recognize some of these, like "Cavern", in a minute from their samples on classic hip hop records, but just about every track's a winner, and when you hear this stuff, you'l ... read moreCD
Marley's second album with guest appearances by Chuck D, LL, Intelligent Hoodlum, Master Ace, Craig G, Big Daddy Kane, and others. Includes "The Symphony Pt II", "No Bullshit", "I Be Gettin Busy", "Another Hooker", "Out For the Count", and more. ... read moreCD
25 all new instrumental tracks from Memo – member of the legendary underground Molemen production team. All instrumental, but starts out with "Crack Habit" a funny snippet about spending your last dollar on records instead of food. ... read moreCD
Method Man —
Tical ... CD Def Jam, 1994. Used ....
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The first Wu Solo LP, if only Meth and the rest had maintained this level rather than turnign into caricatures of themselves. Fortunately most of the core members of the original Clan still show a glimmer of the talent they had in these early days, but you can hardly beat this set for dark, ... read moreCD
A great bit of messed up funk from the Beastie Boys' keyboard player. Lots of nice organy choppy funky grooves, quirky pop tunes and even a few weird vocal bits. Titles include "Sixth Sense", "Pretty Pain", "Ba Ba Ba Boom", "Don't Miss The Boat", "Insec ... read moreCD
Mos Def brings a veering diversity to New Danger – his first album in five years – a record that hits on tried-and-true Rawkus flavored beats and rhyme schemes, slow-rolling, smoked out soul & blues, and Quickness era Bad Brains-esque arena rock! Of course our favorite cuts are the ... read moreCD
A full length collabo from Nas & Damien "Jr Gong" Marley – who've worked together in the past on a track two – and overall it's a win that goes well beyond simple hip hop/dancehall fusion! The duo samples Mulatu, collaborate with K'Naan , Dennis Brown, Stephen Marley and ... read moreCD
Tracks include "Dangerous MC's" featuring Snoop Dogg & Busta Rhymes, "I Really Want To Show You" featuring Nas with K-Ci & Jo-Jo, "Rap Phenomenon" featuring Redman & Method Man, "Tonight" featuring Mobb Deep, "Let Me Get Down" featuring ... read moreCD
Biggie's second LP, and while the production on some of the tracks features a fair bit of Puff Daddy's gloss, they'll still get your head nodding along to Biggie's incomparable flow. It was definitely hard to follow up Ready To Die, but the best cuts here manage to live up to the promise of his ... read moreCD
000 ... CD Ozone/Indus, 2002. Used ....
We've always felt the Opus were one of Chicago's under appreciated hip hop talents, creating dark, moody beats for the local juggernaut Rubberoom before their demise. They continue in that tradition with their own EP with dark washes of sound floating over crisp high hats, tight snare and kick, ... read moreCD