The electro classic, famous in part for that incredibly prescient sample from Kraftwerk that went on to become the basis for what seems like the entire Miami Bass industry for a while – but it's so much more than that. Truly a benchmark record!... read more
Six different mixes of this meeting of two greats. Admittedly not as entirely dope as it could have been, but still as nice as a Soul Sonic Force records with backing by Doug Wimbish and Keith LeBlanc. Also, there's a few interludes with James Brown saying a few words about the record. Nice cover... read more
15 tracks in all, including "Feel It In The Air", "One Shot Deal", "Gotta Have It", "Don't Stop", "Oh Daddy", "Change", "Bread & Butter", "Flatline", "Tales Of A Hustler Pt 2", "Look At Me Now",... read more
The Beasties' masterpiece – and one of the original nightmares for sampling opponents everywhere – the cut & paste hip hop classic Paul's Boutique! The Dust Brothers unapologetic way of weaving very famous samples with soul, funk and film score obscurities would steal the show if... read more
The Beatnuts continue the gimme-the-cash theme (see "Find That Sh*t", "Do You Believe In God") on the third single from the Stone Crazy LP, but this time its the its hidding assets from the IRS trick. Nice guest vocals from Big Punisher and Cuban Links.... read more
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,... read more
Rhymes and production from Detroit's Black Milk! The best cuts have solid, unpredictable and funky beats – rollicking, anthem style backdrops from the rhymes of Black Milk and guests such as Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, Ty & Kory and others. Titles include "Popular Demand",... read more
The classic Scott La Rock tribute album – with BDP classics and remixes – originally issued as a 2LP set that was put together following the South Bronx-repping hip hop pioneer's shooting death. Alternate versions, remixes and BDP medley's from their most classic late 80s period. 15... read more
Two cuts from the Edutainment LP. KRS asks "Who Protects Us From You?" over spare dancehall sythesizers and on "Why Is That" KRS applies his exegesis of the Pentateuch to today's educational system with a dope piano line.... read more
Featuring Junior Reid and Busta Rhymes with beats by Erick Sermon.... read more
Brand Nubian —
One For All ... LP
1990. New Copy (reissue)....
$16.9918.98Just Sold Out!
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... read more
NuHop? Common newcomers who buy Electric Circus for the single with Mary J Blige are going to be left with some head scratching – but if you like the spiritual/psychedelic Com that was hinted at on Like Water For Chocolate, this may be the follow up you were waiting for! This is still hip... read more
Common returns with a lean, filler free full length in Finding Forever – a set that's definitely the thematic follow up to the BE LP – and a solid one, with highpoints that equal Com's best work of the decade! The set is largely produced by Kanye, with some terse, harder hitting... read more
A hybrid EP and 12-inch single from the inspired pairing of Count Bass D and DJ Crucial – with a quartet of tight tracks on the EP side – plus 2 tracks with their instros and a guest spot from MF Grimm on the 12" side! This is the sound of individualistic hip hop veterans doing... read more
Reissue of Davy DMX's biggest hit "One For the Treble", an early DJ record, mostly instrumental, where he cuts in lots of sound bits including RUN-DMC, car noises and a British woman saying the title phrase over – of course – a DMX drum machine beat.... read more
The Digables certainly weren't the first or most innovative hip hop group to rely upon cooled out jazz for the backbone of their sound. In fact without Tribe Called Quest's second album, Digable Planets probably wouldn't even have existed, at least not in anything close to the same form. What... read more
It's nice to hear a new MC these days that rhymes largely on beat and can create thought provoking rhymes that go beyond the sort of lowest common denominator topics of ass and money you hear not just on the radio and in the club, but even on supposedly undeerground records. Chicago's own Diverse... read more
Durag Dynasty (Tristate, Planet Asia & Killer Ben) —
360 Waves ... CD
2013. New Copy ....
Solid team-up/all star effort produced in full by the mighty Alchemist – with a core lineup of Tristate, Planet Asia & Killer Ben – and guest appearances by Prodigy, Evidence, Chace Infinite, Phil Da Agony and others. Includes "DRDC Theme", "Fish Meat" feat... read more
Original pressing of this early Eric B & Rakim 12", with the Cold Cut remix of "Paid in Full" that everyone used to think was so cool because it had Ofra Haza in it. This is the harder to find pic cover version.... read more
Foreign Exchange and friends get some remix love! As impressive and eclectic as Nicolay and Phonte are as the flagship FE duo – and given the depth of their excellent +FE Music catalog – you probably expected them to attract the crème of the crop of cosmic soul remixers, and that... read more
How many different personalities does Dan the Automator have? Way better than we'd expected, but we were only expecting a sort of joke one-off project. We should have known better, given that Prince Paul's themed projects (like Prince Among Thieves) have been pretty dope. Guest spots by just... read more
Produced by True Master, who takes the Wu-sound back to its roots, with a track dope enough to stand on it's own. Similarly, Inspectah Deck delivers some straight-ahead hip hop lyrics and avoids the creative dead-ends of some later Wu-associated releases.... read more
A pair of top shelf J Dilla tracks from the archives – with rhymes by Dilla and compatriots Frank N Dank! "Anthem" is a definite gem, particularly on the production tip. It's got a raw, powerfully effective way with the beats – which are mirrored by some nice, minimalist bit... read more
Jazzy B —
Rambo ... CD
2008. Used ....
The great first single from Kanye's Late Registration LP – with some very clever verses and a busy, exciting production! The track is built up from a sample of the classic John Barry/Shirley Bassey hit "Diamonds Are Forever" (thankfully Kanye didn't speed the vocal part into the... read more
Dawn of the 80s party rap from Kool DJ AJ! "Ah, That's The Joint" is notable as an early Terry Lewis production, but what's really great about it is how brilliantly it rocks a 70s funk vibe underneath the vocals. The bass groove is unstoppable and the the beat is incredible – with... read more
With the title cut from the days of the Kool Moe Dee vs. LL Cool J battles. And following the theme, the cover has a picture of Kool Moe Dee (in a white BK suit) standing in front of a jeep that has just run over a red Kangol! With "How Ya Like Me Now", 'Wild Wild West", "Way... read more
One of the biggest major label hip hop albums of the early 80s – and easily one of the best ever full length sets from Kurtis Blow! There's a straightforward simplicity here that's totally great – a slight elevation of the Sugar Hill groove towards a more mainstream audience –... read more
Tracks include "Throw It Up", "Knockin Heads Off", "B***h", "I Don't Give A. . . ", "Rep Yo City", "Push that N****, Push That H**", "The Weedman", "Diamonds", "Nothin On", "Ohh Na Na Naa Naa", "... read more
Trademark Mannie Fresh production on this Cash Money outing, with guest spots from BG, Juvenile, the Hot Boys, and the Big Tymers. 17 tracks in all, including "Drop It Like It's Hot", "Tha Block Is Hot", "Whatcha Wanna Do""High Beamin", "Lights Off"... read more
Madlib invades Blue Note! He gets free reign of the catalog for this mix of sampler genius and live band interpretations, too, as/with Ahmad Miller, Yesterdays New Quintet, Malcolm Catto, Medaphoar, and others from the Stones Throw camp. This one's truly a conceptual triumph, if there ever was... read more
Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins (G&D) —
Lighthouse ... CD
2013. New Copy ....
A lighthouse of soul and spirit from the duo of Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins – coming together here in a mode that has both artists at the top of their game! The album's got a dense, layered feel that really lives up to the image on the cover – and definitely has the sort of... read more
Georgia Anne Muldrow & Madlib —
Seeds ... LP
Someothaship/Epistrophik Peach Sound,
2012. New Copy 2LP ....
$18.99Just Sold Out!
A stunner from Georgia Anne Muldrow – a record that makes us love her even more than before – and that's saying a lot, given the love we've shown her over the years! The cover's got the feel of some dusty old record, and many of the tunes do too – some wicked 70s soul elements... read more
The a-side is the bit hit "Big Poppa", making good use of the Isley Brothers' "Between the Sheets" sample. But the real gem here is "Warning", which uses a sample from Isaac Hayes' amazing version of "Walk On By" and the eerie ending where Biggie gets shot. ... read more
Mostly produced by Jam Master Jay, with lots of growling, yelling and shouting: includes "Bacdafucup", "Bichasniguz", "Throw Ya Gunz", "Blac Vagina Finda", "Slam" and "Shifftee" – 18 cuts in all.... read more
One of the singles pulled from Greg Osby's hip hop crossover LP, 3-D lifestyles. The beats and production were provided by Eric "Vietnam" Sadler, and have that harder early 90s sound tothem, and we forget who the MCs are, though they aren't half bad. The last mix is instrumental.... read more
A huge creative leap forward from the debut Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, with crazy free flowing, intelligent rhymes and soulful outer space grooves that still manage to stay grounded enough to aptly reflect the darker realities of the ATL. Most tracks have a laid back southern fried groove,... read more
2LP promo-only instrumental version of this classic from Outkast & Organized Noise! Instrumentals of all the cuts are here, 16 tracks in all: "2 Dope Boyz In A Cadillac", "Atliens", "Wheelz Of Steel", "Jazzy Belle", "Elevators", "Ova Da... read more
Slightly remixed version of "Passin Me By", still using the amazing "Summer In The City" sample. Also includes the bonus track "Pork" that's as dope as anything on "Bizarre Ride II" but was never included on either the LP or CD.... read more
Classic early Pharcyde, off Bizarre Ride II, with a chubby, jazzy beat courtesy J-Swift and Fatlip, Slimkid Tre, Imani and Booty Brown snappin' on, you guessed it, ya mama. Plus you get 2 fat versions of "I'm That Type Of Nigga" to remind you of the glory days of the mid 90s, when kids... read more
The complete Public Enemy Def Jam collection on vinyl – Yo! Bum Rush The Show, It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back, Fear Of A Black Planet, Apocalypse '91. . .The Enemy Strikes Black, Muse Sick-N-Hour Mess Age and the He Got Game soundtrack – that's 6 albums on 9 pieces of... read more