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There Is Only Now (picture disc)
Linear Labs, 2014. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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There Is Only Now
Linear Labs, 2014. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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There Is Only Now – Instrumentals
Linear Labs, 2014. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sojourn, 1996. Near Mint-
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Kajmere, 2004. Very Good
A great little sampler of political hip hop and funk from the hungry Kajmere Sound label! It features four tracks (plus a couple instrumental versions) from some of the greatest voices in the hip hop and funk underground – longstanding lyrical heros J-Live, Thes One of People Under The ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Blue Note/Rawkus, 2000. Near Mint- (pic cover)
Spinna gives his take on Ronny Jordan's "A Brighter Day" with Mos Def on the mic. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Best Part
White Label, 1999. Near Mint- 2LP
One of numerous unofficial copies of the first full length by underground favorite J-Live. Tracks include "Got What It Takes", "Get The Third", "Vampire Hunter J", "Them That's Not", "Braggin Writes Revisited", "True School Anthem", " ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Capitol, 1994. Very Good
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Mercury, 1981. Very Good+
The record everyone's used for the "I Want Action" sample. One of the first records produced by Russell Simmons, with beats by Orange Krush, who did most of the beats for the early Run-DMC records. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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BBE (UK), Mid 90s. Very Good 2LP
A lost relic from Hip Hop's golden mid 90s era! This is the second of two albums from Pete Rock's archives of great unissued hip hop to see release thanks to the knowledgeable crate diggers at BBE/Rapster, recorded during the period Pete Rock & CL Smooth were nearing the end of their contract ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Fat Beats, 2005. Very Good+
One Be Lo, aka One Man Army of Binary Star – produced by Pete Rock! 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Live Convention '81
Tuff City, 1981. Very Good+ (reissue)
While most live hip hop recordings are no match for the LP versions, and lots of live recordings from the early 80's are low quality, and filled with lots of false starts, mediocre MC's, and crowd noise – this one's much much better! The album features sharp live early performances by the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Drive By, 1990. Very Good+
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Righteous/Scarface, 1993. Very Good+
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Tha Carter III
Cash Money/Universal, 2008. Used
No description available. CD
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Elektra (UK), 1991. Used
Edie Brickell's finest appearance on wax. "Slow Down" also remixed by Pete Rock. CD
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Universal, 2014. New Copy
Common's strongest record in years – working once again with producer No ID – and they're repping their hometown of Chicago as profoundly and soulfully as ever! Everything is on point here. Common rhymes with a direct, truthful knowledge of everyday struggles – yeah, he's been a ... CD
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Licensed To Ill
Def Jam, 1986. New Copy
The game-changing Def Jam classic from the mid 80s – and still possibly the greatest album by the Beastie Boys – even though they'd grow up a whole lot after this! The Beasties later distanced themselves from much of the attitude of this album, and you can't fault the Boys for maturing. ... CD
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Blue Note, 2003. New Copy 2LP
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Virgin, 2002. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)
The Neptunes' first release as NERD! The music and verses are completely different from their big hits productions for others in the early 00. All these years later, ee're still not sure what they're up to here – are they serious and making music they love or thumbing their noses at the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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Low End Theory
Jive, 1991. Used
The second album from the immortal Tribe Called Quest – one of the absolute essential hip hop LPs, and a record that should be an anyone's shortlist of the best albums in several subsections of hip hop – just a straight up masterpiece anyway you cut it. The album is so high up on the ... CD
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Guys Ain't Nothing But Trouble (double a-side)
Word Up, 1987. Very Good
In the tradition of all the Roxanne replies, Ice Cream Tee takes out Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince in this reply to "Girls Ain't Nothin But Trouble." 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Message
Sugar Hill, 1982. Very Good
Sweet LP of the Furious Five backed by the classic Doug Wimbish, Keith Leblanc and Skip McDonald band that you know so well from other Sugar Hill recordings from the period. Includes the timeless "The Message", as well as "Scorpio", "It's Nasty", "She's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sugarscoop, 1983. Very Good
There's not really rapping on here, but rather singing. We'd guess this falls somewhere between electro and freestyle, but for an 80s retro set it's actually not bad, and "part 2"s got some sort of bonus beat type moments. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Daily Operation
Chrysalis (UK), 1992. Near Mint- (reissue)
Another Gang Starr classic on vinyl – with "Take It Personal", "Ex Girl To The Next Girl", "Take Two And Pass", "The Illest Brother", "I'm The Man", with Jeru's first appearance on record, plus 8 more full-length tracks and 3 interludes. And, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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On The Move
IROC, 1990. Near Mint- (pic cover)
Obscure early Chicago hip hop, from 1990, which gives you an idea of how long it took for things to start to jump off around our hometown. 6 tracks in all: "On The Move", "Bad Brother", 'Feel The Funk", "Real Def Y'All", "B-Boy Funk" and "Give Us ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Steppin' Bigga (Canada), 1994. Very Good
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Tommy Boy, 1994. Very Good+
The amazing promo-only 12" featuring the classic "Sh.fe. MC's" with A Tribe Called Quest that's availble only on this ep. On "Stix & Stonz", a nice 7-minute old school type track, De La Soul is joined by pioneers Grandmaster Cas, Tito of the Fearless Four, Whipper Whip ... LP, Vinyl record album
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8th Wonder
Sugar Hill, 1981. Very Good
One of the first full albums from the Sugarhill Gang – and a good sampling of their early tracks for Sugarhill! Includes the group's classic remake of "Apache" – complete with breaks stolen from the Incredible Bongo Band – plus the cuts "Funk Box" and "On ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ego Trip
Mercury, 1984. Very Good
We're not normally the biggest Kurtis Blow fans, but outside of his early singles, this LP features some of our favorite Kurtis Blow tracks. The production is similar to that big beat Lynn Drum/DMX style that the 1983-85 Profile artists used. With "8 Million Stories" – featuring ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Rawkus, 1998. Very Good 4LP
Usually, finding the best in underground hip hop means taking a chance on lots of 12"s you've never heard of. Here, Rawkus does the digging for you, with 4 LPs worth of the best underground MC's and producers, plus a few more established artists. The LPs are as dope as you'd expect with MC's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Private Press
MCA, 2002. Very Good 2LP Gatefold
Your favorite DJ savior returns, after an extended absence, with another mindnumbing full length exercise in future hip hop. 10 instrumental excursions into the world of Josh Davis (with a few extra interludes, of course), and as you might expect, the drum programming is top rate, intricate and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soweto/Zulus On A Time Bomb/D'ya Like Scratchin'?
Charisma (UK), 1983. Very Good (pic cover)
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Message (voc, inst)
Sugar Hill, 1982. Very Good
The original message rhyme, or at least the biggest one of its day, a track that would spawn a lot of imitiations, including more than a handful of followups from the Furious 5 and Melle Mel. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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LaFace, 1998. Very Good 2LP
Their sophomore release, with "Black Ice", "The Damn", "Greeny Green", "I Refuse Limitation", "They Don't Dance No Mo", "Beautiful Skin", "Ghetto-ology", "Inshallah" and "Still Standing" LP, Vinyl record album
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RAW, 1989. Very Good+ (pic cover)
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Select, 1988. Very Good+ (pic cover)
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Street Level
Relativity, 1994. Very Good+
The first full-length Beatnuts album – pressed on 2LP for the first time ever! Street Level is designed to succeed on, well, street level – but it's actually pretty damn diverse in retrospect! One of those more-is-more 90s albums with lots of tracks and some stellar production. ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Stone Crazy
Relativity, 1997. Near Mint-
Except for their crossover attempt, "Give Me Tha A**", Juju and Les (minus Al Tariq) use loads of David Axelrod samples to create more of the classic Beatnuts sound. "Thinkin' Bout Cash" features Hostile and Poet of Screwball (yep, it's the same MC Poet from "Beat You ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Rawkus, 1999. Very Good+ (pic cover)
Two tracks from Common Sense. "Like They Used To Say" is produced by Dug Infinite, with a sample of the JB's "Pass the Peas" for the chorus, and Maseo of De La cutting in samples from over a dozen hip hop classics – from Ultramagnetic to EZ & Troup to MC Lyte to T-La ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Step Off (long, short)
Sugar Hill, 1984. Very Good
"Step Off" may not have been as big of a hit as other work from Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – but the cut's a great one nonetheless, with a darkly dipping "For The Love Of Money" bassline that's totally great! The O'Jays must have winced when Furious Five ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Fat City (UK), 2000. Very Good
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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J Records, 2003. Very Good+
Features Spliff Star. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Fresh, 1990. Very Good+ (pic cover)
"Funky For You", from the height of Nice & Smooth's skills, has the same type of humor and product as "D.W.Y.C.K.", done with Gang Starr. And the verses have been sampled by lots of other MC's, including the chorus for "Just To Get A Rep." The bonus here is the B- ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Def Jam, 2006. Very Good+
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Fondle 'Em, 1997. Very Good+
One of our favorite Fondle 'Em single. Siah, of Siah & Yeshua Da Poed fame, comes with off kilter rhymes, over off kilter beats, that never get too out, like so much "leftfield" independent hip hop. A lot of MCs could learn a good lesson off this single. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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WMOT, 1981. Very Good
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Hip Hop Recordings, 1992. Sealed (pic cover)
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Molehole, 1997. Very Good+
Chicago's dopest MC's along with NY's much underrated Percee P, and production by His-panik. Two of the best posse tracks we've heard in a long while: EC & Rubberoom "Taste Of Chicago" and Vakill, Percee P and Rhymefest "Keep The Fame". A piece of Chicago hip hop history. 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated August 28, 2014


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