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Red Apples 45, 2014. New Copy
Ray West and OC serve up a nice little nightcap from Ray's Cafe – following up the strong EP with a fresh helping of material that's ultimately just as rewarding! The After Hours EP will feature a quartet of solid songs and a previously unreleased instrumental. Includes "Just Cause" ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mello Music Group, 2014. New Copy 2LP
Soulfully resonant hip hop from yU & Slimkat – working together as the 1978ers – and over a bed of jazzy soul beats that soul great in any decade! Includes "One-Nine-7-T-8", "In The Way", "Sacrilegious", "Tryin Then Y'all Say", "Develop&q ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Act A Fool
Capitol (Japan), 1988. New Copy
King Tee's first album – made in the days before the Likwit crew had started to come together – back when he was still working with DJ Pooh! Come to think of it, this was was also cut in the days before G Funk became the ruling sound of west coast rap, and LA in particular – ... CD
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Real Brothas
Outburst/Universal (Japan), 1995. New Copy
A strong, consistent and nowadays under-acknowledged standout in the early-to-mid 90s west coast gangsta rap boom from Eazy E proteges BG Knocc Out & Dresta! They don't reinvent the wheel on Real Brothas, but it really is a solid snapshot of the sound and the era – and the rhyme skills ... CD
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Funk Your Head Up
Mercury (Japan), 1992. New Copy
Follow up to Critical Beatdown with solid, funky production by Ced Gee and Moe Love, and Kool Keith just being Kool Keith – giving it some crazy charm that a lot people just weren't ready for at the time! Their first major label record, which seemed to take forever to come out, we recall a ... CD
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Runaway Slave
Payday/London (Japan), 1992. New Copy
A legendary record from Show & AG – and one of the strongest full lengths of the early 90s from the DITC camp! Runaway Slave came about during the end of an era when major labels still seemed to be hungry for for dope underground MCs, so there's a gritty realness here, and on other great ... CD
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Goodfellas
Payday/FFRR (Japan), 1995. New Copy
Show & AG's slept on second album from the mid 90s, finally getting its due. With beats by Show, Lord Finesse, Premier, Roc Raida and Dres you know it's fresh from start to finish, with that dope east coast vibe from the days when you didn't have to remain underground to stay real. The sort of ... CD
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It's A Compton Thang
Orpheus/Universal (Japan), 1990. New Copy
Pivotal west coast rap from Compton's Most Wanted! NWA cast such a long shadow in the late 80s, especially in the nascent gangsta rap and G Funk scenes, it was tough for top shelf peers and followers to get their due, but CMW deliver the goods and this record stands the test of time! Production ... CD
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Ain't A Damn Thang Changed
Priority/Universal (Japan), 1991. New Copy
The first of a couple underrated albums from WC & The Madd Circle – a couple years before group founder WC jumped ship to join Ice Cube in Westside Connection, and fellow Madd Circle rhymer Coolio made a bigger name for himself as solo rapper. Ain't A Damn Thang Changed still sounds ... CD
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Mello Music Group, 2014. New Copy 2LP
Oddisee, yU, and Uptown XO are back as Diamond District – strongly representing DC on the underground hip hop supergroup tip – with the tracks "March On", "First Step", "Purveyors Of Truth", "Ain't Over", "Erything", "You Had To Be ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mello Music Group, 2013. New Copy
Distinctive hip hop instrumentals from Oddisee – with a blend of fairly raw, though prominent beats that keep our heads nodding – with plenty of space in atmosphere for unpredictable melodic touches. A little piano here, some soulful electro accents there, and moody touches to spare! ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Noo Trybe/Virgin, 1999. Very Good
"Full Clip" is a track from the "Full Clip - Decade of Gang Star" LP, and "DWYCK", featuring Nice & Smooth, is one of our favorite Gang Starr cuts, probably because Nice & Smooth lighten up the normally serious Guru. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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P-Jays, 1999. Very Good+ (pic cover)
With Andre the Giant on tha mic. . . 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Battle Axe, 2003. Very Good+
The Swollen Members come correct again, with those blunt, chunky, hooky Rob The Viking beats. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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CaliComm 2004
Decon, 2005. Very Good+ 2LP
A batch of cuts by Del The Funky Homosapien, Zion I, Haiku D'Etat, Hieroglyphics, Aceyalone and others! 17 tracks in all: "Ride Off In The Sunset" by Haiku D'Etat, Zion I & Deuce Eclipse, "Off Into. . .", "Times Up", "Live Set" and I'm Gonna Make It" ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mag, 1999. Very Good+
Both sides produced by Buckwild, with guest rhymes by Jay Z on the a-side and Wise on the flip. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Arista, 2000. Very Good+
With Erick Sermon, Kam, Mausberg and AMG. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Jobcore Entertainment, 2000. Near Mint-
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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There Shall Be Love!
Nation (UK), 1995. Used
No description available. CD
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Blasphemy
Mello Music Group, 2014. New Copy
Apollo Brown & Ras Kass team up – with guest appearances by Royce Da 5'9, Xzibit, Slaine, Sean Price, Pharoahe Monche and others. Includes "Next Caller", "How To Kill God", "Humble Pie", "Giraffe P**sy" with Royce Da 5'9, Xzibit & Bishop Lamont ... CD
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Public Assembly
Redefinition, 2014. New Copy
As fine of a batch of raw, funky hip hop instrumentals from Damu The Fudgemunk as we've heard! Damu's style is reminiscent of the blueprint soul and funk samples era that we all cherish – with moody, murky head nodding instros, and some more thickly-layered jams too. Solid stuff! Public ... CD
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Madvillainy
Stones Throw, 2004. New Copy 2 LPs
A Stones Throw sci-fi masterpiece – one that was destined for greatness from conception, but we're still pretty well blown away by the final product! MC Doom and beatmaster Madlib couldn't be better suited for a collaboration. As much as we've dug the best of Doom's material of the last ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Redefinition, 2014. New Copy
Joint effort from K-Def and the legendary 45 King! Includes the 45-produced "Jaguar", "Leopard", "Tiger" (sensing a theme?), "Loion", "Cheetah" and "Bob Cat Lude" – and the K-produced "Back To The Beat", "Wasting ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Beat Boxing
Redefinition, 2014. New Copy
Top notch producer Supa Dave West delivers a wholy excellent instrumentals set for Re Def! Tracks include "Hardwired", "Coke Cola", "Rockwell", "Roll Call", "Rags To Riches", "Party Up Say Hoe", "Indian Buffet", "Keep On ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Stones Throw, 2000s. New Copy
2 tracks recorded in roughly as many years from Quasimoto – maddest of all Madlib personas – in a batch of rarities and unreleased archival cuts that's as fresh and funky as anything 'Lib's delivered in years! Lord Quas is often described as Madlib's id – delivering top notch, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Lootdigga EP
Stones Throw, 1990s/2000s. New Copy
Stones Throw takes a necessary dig into the Lootpack archive – and comes out with great little EP featuring a trio of rare, out of print cuts from the legendary crew! Features benchark material from the group's early 12"s, which were instrumental in laying the groundwork for producer ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Liberation
Blacksmith, 2007. New Copy
The dynamic duo of Talib Kweli & Madlib making jazzy & funky, stripped down, beautiful hip hop together – originally released as a surprise free download on Stones Throw's website – now on LP on Kweli's Blacksmith label! Liberation finds Talib rocking his precise, thoughtful, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Stones Throw, 2000. New Copy (pic cover)
The single off his full length LP "The Unseen" with two previously unreleased tracks, "BS" and "Dinosaur Brain Beat." All production and rhymes are tackled by Madlib – with one of our favorite Stones Throw pic sleeves ever, a nice homage to the cult classic La ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Stones Throw, 2000. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Loopy, left coast genius from Madlib – an early 12" as Quasimoto! "Come On Feet" is as straight up fun as any track ever on Stones Throw – with the cartoony funk backdrop and mad blunted vocal that helped usher in the longstanding reign of Stones Throw as the finest ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Gods In The Spirit EP
Coalmine, 2014. New Copy
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, ... CD
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Donuts
Stones Throw, 2005. New Copy 2LP
The classic batch of instrumentals from J Dilla – one that strongly transcends the hip hop genre – and perhaps his rawest, and most adventurous listening experience ever! The loopy soul samples, rich synth/electro shine, and thumping bass and soul beats that Dilla largely made his name ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Unseen
Stones Throw, 2000. New Copy 2LP
Madlib is back with his split personality rhymesayin self, the one and only weird and wacky sounding Quasimoto. Another Stones Throw hip hop classic, with Madlib producing and rhyming on the tracks, speakin about jazz, outerspace, and microphones. Tracks include "Bad Character", "Mi ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Beat Konducta Vol 1 – Movie Scenes
Stones Throw, 2005. New Copy
A platter of Madlib beats – the first in a series of instrumental hip hop from 'Lib's Beat Konducta (formerly Beat Conductor) moniker! Madlib's production work has always had a filmic groove, and this set collects and assembles the most cinematic of said beats into an (unsurprisingly) ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Red Apples 45, 2014. New Copy
A nice set of jazzy hip hop from producer Ray West and DITC veteran OC –expanded here with additional tracks from the Afterhours EP – and it's an exceptionally strong set! Ray's Cafe carries a smoky 70s soul and jazz nightclub theme, with beats that bring that vision to life, but the ... CD
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Redefinition, 2014. New Copy
Abstract, yet classic hip hop inspired instrumentals from Klaus Layer – a prolific German producer who continues to deliver the goods! For The People Like Us shows a lot of love for 90s east coast hip hop production, without imitating it – funky beats that'll get your heads nodding, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Stones Throw, 1999. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Classic first wave Stones Throw – the second single, and debut 12" by the immortal, inimitable Quasimoto! "Discipline 99" features Lootpack, and "Low Class Conspiracy" features alter ego Madlib. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Tommy Boy, 1988. Very Good+
One of the big early hits for Stetsasonic, from the Full Gear LP, with one of the first, and still the best uses of the Dyke & the Blazers "Let A Woman Be A Woman, Let A Man Be A Man" 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Cold Chillin, 1991. Very Good+ (pic cover)
Not as silly as some of his songs, but still a kinda funny tale of lost love, done over a breezy laid back track. And a picture cover with Biz riding on a carousel on the front and back! 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Word 2
Jive, Late 80s. Very Good-
A nice sampling of the Jive label, back when they were the biggest major in hip hop. Tracks feature "Bring The Beat Back" by Steady B, "My Philosophy" by BDP, "Coqui 900" by Schooly D, "It's Fresh" by Ms. Melodie, "How Ya Like Me Now" by Kool Moe ... LP, Vinyl record album
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MM Food
Rhymesayers, 2004. Very Good+ 2LP
The bugged sci fi maestro MF Doom returns with the MM Food album – a full five years since the underground classic Operation: Doomsday, and a straight up tie with Madvilliany for the championship title of best Doom-related LP since that immortal set! As you'd guess from the title, this ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Def Jam, 1996. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)
LP...$34.99 45.98 (LP)
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 & ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Nocturnal
Priority, 1996. Very Good- 2LP
Includes the best of the early Heltah Skeltah singles and the rest is still up there with the best the Boot Camp Clique has to offer. With "Lefleur Leflah Eshkoshkha" featuring OGC, "Operation Lockdown", "Clans Posses Crews & Cliques", "Letha Brains Blo" ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Elektra, 1999. Very Good+ (pic cover)
This single from N***a Please still features ODB's trademark craziness, but unlike most of the rest of the LP, actually has some structure to it. Plus, it has an almost radio-friendly production (courtesy of a then largely unknown Neptunes), with a sung chorus. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Coast To Coast (voc, inst, bonus beats)
Profile, 1986. Very Good+
With that heavy-beats mid-80's production style by Duke Bootee. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Rhymesayers, 2006. Very Good+ 2LP
A big step forward for Psalm One – possibly the best female MC in Chicago – featuring some of best production we've heard by a number Chi hip hop figures – all of which is to say her sophomore album and debut for Rhymesayers is a damn fine effort all around! We were impressed by ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Weightless
Warlock, 1986. Very Good-
The first and best album by the ever slept-on Skinny Boys – recorded for Warlock with a raw, gritty sound! Weightless is a far more terse effort than the Boys ever recorded for Jive later on. It's actually one of the harder-hitting records we can think of on Warlock – a trait we love! ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Todd Smith
Def Jam, 2006. Very Good+ 2LP
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Rawkus/Interscope, 2000. Very Good+ (pic cover)
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop
Jive, 1989. Good+
Classic Boogie Down Productions circa '89 – with prime street poetry from KRS and those raw beats and absolute prime end of the 80s production! Blueprint is an apt title for a couple reasons – the beats aren't what we'd call spare, but they're raw and unvarnished – a perfect ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Cheers
Shady, 2003. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
50 Cent raised the bar pretty frickin' high for the rest of the Shady/Interscope roster, as far as sales figures go. We don't envy the task of having to try to live up to the commercial expectations Universal must have for this album. Bottom line aside, Obie's album is rock solid, timeless hip ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated November 28, 2014


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