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Columbia, 1994. New Copy 2CD
20th anniversary edition of Nas's masterpiece Illmatic – which will probably stand forever as one of the greatest hip hop full lengths of its time – maybe even for all time. Nas has had some creative ups-and-downs over the years, but nothing can take away the impact of this damn near ... CD
Columbia, 1994. New Copy (reissue)
20th anniversary edition of Nas's masterpiece Illmatic – which will probably stand forever as one of the greatest hip hop full lengths of its time – maybe even for all time. Nas has had some creative ups-and-downs over the years, but nothing can take away the impact of this damn near ... LP, Vinyl record album
Odd Future, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefolds
Wolf sounds almost pretty from the opening intro to the title track, but soon after soft opening, the gritty beat drops, the gravely/growling vocals kick in, and the wild mix of comical and caustic rhymes let you know good and well that Tyler The Creator's back. Guests include Hodgy Beats, Frank ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ruff Life, 2000. Near Mint- 2LP
13 tracks in all, including Kool G Rap "Real Life", Xzibit & King Tee "You Better Believe", GZA "When The Fat Lady Sings", Goodie Mob "This Some'n Too", Kurupt "Armageddon", Cypress Hill "Don't Trip", Everlast "Razor To Your ... LP, Vinyl record album
Elektra, 1992. Near Mint- (pic cover)
One of the better tracks from Puba's first solo LP. With a remix and instrumental by Stimulated Dummies. ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Cold Chillin, 1991. Sealed
The pre Wu Tang LP from Genius – who would be officially rechristened as the GZA just a couple years after this Cold Chillin' effort from 1991! Words From The Genius is more in the vibe of Cold Chillin' labelmate Big Daddy Kane – more of a mack groove than the tough, turgid dawn of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ruffhouse, 1992. Near Mint- (pic cover)
Lefty political rhymes from the short-lived Goats from a time when some parts of hip hop were still part of the loyal opposition. Maybe the swipe at Dan Quayle seems dated by now, but also maybe a timeless antidote to flag-waving hysteria. (With a crazy old-style carnival type picture cover.) ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Reel To Reel
Elektra, 1992. Sealed 2LP
The solo LP, after he left and before he rejoined Brand Nubian. Mostly produced by Puba, with some help from Kid Capri, the Stimulated Dummies, the Brand New Heavies and others. In the same sense that the Nubes records without Puba showed he wasn't the be all and end all of the group, this solo ... LP, Vinyl record album
Last Meal
Doggy Style/No Limit, 2000. Sealed 2LP
Well, Death Row has folded and one of it's hottest artists fell into the No Limit camp. A bit odd looking back on it, but thankfully much of the record is produced by Dr Dre, with a few cuts from Timbaland, Jelly Roll, & Scott Storch, and NONE from Masta P! There's quite a slew of guest spots ... LP, Vinyl record album
Da' Miilkrate
Capitol, 1995. Sealed
Beats by Kay Gee of Naughty By Nature and Nick Wiz, amongst others, and guest spots by Biggie and AZ. 18 tracks counting the interludes, including "No Gimmicks", "Keep It Real", "How Ya Like It?", "Where'z Da Party At?", "Murder Verbs", "CheckM ... LP, Vinyl record album
Quest/Reprise, 1991. Near Mint- (pic cover)
12-inch, Vinyl record
Ghetto Groovz, 1991. Near Mint-
Classic underground early 90s street hop from J-Rock The Messiah – produced by J-Rock, DJ Premier and Easy Mo Bee – heavy, funky a** beats and cuts like they just don't make anymore! J-Rock is a master of the various techniques of the era, while the beats document Primo in his prime. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sugar Free (edit, album)
Cold Chillin, 1991. Near Mint- (pic cover)
12-inch, Vinyl record
Da Bomb
Ruffhouse, 1993. Near Mint-
LP, Vinyl record album
4, 5, 6
Cold Chillin, 1995. Near Mint- 2LP
Nice mid 90s work from the legendary Kool G Rapp! 4,5,6 was first of a string of comebacks for the man from QB with the crisp lisp – and a strong slice of mid 90s hip hop. Beats by Buckwild, Dr Butcher, T Ray and Naughty Shorts. There's a nice duet with Nas on "Fast Life", also ... LP, Vinyl record album
Who Got Game?
West Side Entertainment, 2005. Near Mint- 2LP
A double LP set of semi-underground material from neo gangsta superstar Game – feat Snoop, Young Buck, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, Lil Scrappy, Rah Digga, Jay Z and others! Tracks include "Fly Like An Eagle" feat Snoop & WC, "Where I'm From" (OG version) feat Dre & Nate ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nervous, 1997. Very Good+
Featuring: Wreck Allstars "Hit 'Em Like This", On the Down Low "Check The Vibe", DJ Spinna Presents The Jiggy Breaks "Everybody Get Down", The Flip Squad Presents Bobby J "Check Out The Style", The Groove Asylum "We Love 'Em", Rusty Killa ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Wake Up, Early 90s. Used
Collection of unreleased mixes & remixes from the Sway and Tech show. Includes D'Angelo "Dreamin' Eyes of Mine (King Tech rmx)", Chino XL "Rappaz Are In Danger" & "No Complex (King Tech rmx '95), Noggin Nodders "Duck, Duck, Duck", the BUMS "Out House ... CD
Future Flavas
Dirtbag, 1999. Used
BBE (UK), 1998. Used 3CDs
Incredible! This set is like finding a lost treasure chest filled with prime hip hop tracks from the late 80s and early 90s! Kenny Dope pulled together a huge batch of rare tracks tracks that you can never find on wax, and the folks at BBE packaged the huge 4LP set in a super heavy-duty box that ... CD
Southwest Riders
Jive, 1997. Used 2CDs
Ubiquity, 2013. New Copy
A sweet set of instrumentals from the first Soundsci album – all beats forged from the original 70s funk and soul of the legendary Mike James Kirkland! Without the rhymes of the main album, the music here sounds like a really compelling blend of older funk and contemporary hip hop – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Top Dawg Ent./Interscope, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Schoolboy Q's breakout Oxymoron – with appearances by Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Raekwon, Tyler The Creator and others. Includes the standout "Collard Greens" with Kendrick Lamar, "Los Awesome" feat Jay Rock, "Hoover Street", "What They Want" ... LP, Vinyl record album
Loud/RCA, 1993. New Copy
The classic first LP with Method Man, Ghost Face Killer, Raekwon, Ol' Dirty Bastard, and The Genius. The start of a generation, and of the hip hop enterprise that overshadowed a lot of the mid 90s! 12 tracks, including "Can It All Be So Simple", "Method Man", "Da Mystery ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ubiquity, 2013. New Copy
Solid golden age of rap inspired rhymes and tight sample-based production from the Soundsci crew – on one of the finest full-fledged hip hop records from Ubiquity in years! Soundsci is the team of MCs Audessey, U-George, and Oxygen with producers Jonny Cuba and DJ Ollie Teeba – and for ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hollywood Basic, 1994. Sealed (pic cover)
With the Large Professor remix. ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Jive, 1989. Near Mint-
Maybe not as incredibly raw as the first couple records from Philly's old school legend, but still with some nice moments of early east coast gangster rap and Schoolly's black power take on "knowledge" rhymes, like "Gangster Boogie", "Black Is...", "Education of a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Paper Music, 1995. Sealed
Produced by Salaam Remi. ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Columbia, 1995. Near Mint- (pic cover)
Single from the Lifestylez Ov Da Poor And Dangerous LP, produced by Lord Finesse. Also features the extra-mellow summer smooth remix by Salah. ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Chrysalis, 1990. Near Mint-
From the Red, Hot, & Blue compilation. ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Cold Chillin, 1990. Near Mint- (pic cover)
12-inch, Vinyl record
Priority, 1987. Near Mint-
12-inch, Vinyl record
Jive, 1991. Sealed
12 tracks in all, including "I'm All That", "Summertime", "The Things That U Do", "This Boy Is Smooth", "Ring My Bell", "A Dog Is A Dog", "caught In The Middle (Love & Life)", "Trapped On The Dance Floor", "Who ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jive, 1990. Near Mint- (pic cover)
12-inch, Vinyl record
Smooth Assassin
Cold Chillin, 1990. Near Mint-
From the height of the Cold Chillin/Juice Crew glory days. We always considered Grand Daddy IU as dope any of the other first generation Cold Chillin MC's, but somehow this album was slept on, and after Lead Pipe, who knows what happened to him? Biz Markie produced giving this set the feel of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Bum Rush/Virgin, 1990. Near Mint- (pic cover)
Kings Of Swing were part of the First Priority family (Bum Rush was a sub label) and this one has a similar feel to the other First Priority projects from that time. Straight ahead sampled breakbeat loops produced by the King Of Chill (who did some of the early Audio Two and MC Lyte.) Plus a ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Relativity, 1994. Near Mint-
Basically a radio playable promo for Street Level, with "Fried Chicken", "Yeah You Got Props", "Ya Don't Stop", "Are You Ready", "Hit Me With That", "2-3 Break" and 5 more, all in clean, radio playable versions. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Times Up
Atlantic, 1992. Near Mint-
Second album from our favorite Hit Squad member K Solo. If you think of him, Das EFX, Keith Murray, and Redman, EPMD have gone a long way towards fostering a pretty dope crew of second generation rappers. Like the first LP, signature Errick and Parrish beats rumble along nicely under K-Solo's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Capitol, 1990. Near Mint-
With a Dust Brothers remix, and production on the b-side by Bilal Bashir, of Divine Styler fame. ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Blunt, 1995. Near Mint-
An early and hard to find joint by J5, with their classic sing-song rap, quoting old school party rhymes over a funky backing track. Should have been an anthem for modern rap, but got lost in the shuffle instead. ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Ninja Tune, 2002. Sealed (pic cover)
2 new cuts of hard hitting hip hop from Russia's premier producer. Yeah, we know, he's really from London, and the tracks here have less of the abstract approach he's taken in the past, more of the straight ahead sound on his last LP. Gift Of Gab from Blackalicious takes a turn on the mic on the ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Star Song, 1988. Near Mint-
LP, Vinyl record album
Capitol, 1990. Near Mint-
"Played Like a Piano" is probably our favorite King Tee cut, using a funky Stax-style bass and piano line, and featuring Ice Cube, when he was still dope. From the days before bad keyboard playing took over west coast production. ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Jive, 1994. Sealed (pic cover)
Two from the Return of the Boom Bap LP. "Sound of the Police" is the anti-police anthem produced by Showbiz and remixed by KRS and Kenny Parker. Plus the original and acapella version of KRS's comment on the whole "Hip Hop vs Rap" debate, where the second half of the song is ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Cold Chillin, 1989. Near Mint- (pic cover)
Marley Marl produced single from Shante's last LP, "Bad Sister" from the days just before Shante, Marley Marl and Cold Chillin seemed to fall off. With one of those CJ Mackintosh remixes we love to hate. ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Sun Rises In The East
Payday, 1994. Near Mint- 2LP
Jeru's first LP, a double vinyl set of great tracks that more than lived up to the "Come Clean" single. Now classic, with great production by DJ Premier, and loads of good stuff like "Come Clean", "You Can't Stop the Prophet", "D. Original", and more. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Updated April 16, 2014