Tracks include "X.O. Wit Me", "Set Trippin", "Be About Yo Bizniz", "Deep Az The Root", "The Streets", "L.A. Vibe", "Worldwide", "Karma", "Soul Searching", "Promise Me", "Adventures Of...", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Aesop Rock —
Labor Days ... LP Def Jux/Block Block Chop, 2001. New Copy 2LP (reissue)...
Aesop's poetic genius shines like florescent lights in the basement – pessimistic, hopeful, and fierce, reflecting on the evil repetitiveness of day to day labor in the city of New York. Critically acclaimed from the get go, this one-time Def Jux release is now an indie hip-hop classic. 4 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Three tracks from Ak's first LP, back when Interscope was still young in the rap game and putting out dope east coast hip hop instead of focusing on the dollar signs with west coast gangsta rap. Production by Large Professor and rhymes that will remind you of "Live At The BBQ", plus ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
A double vinyl set of top-notch Alchemist beats – the third in his Rapper's Best Friend series of instrumentals! Includes "The Red Carpet", "Shut The F*** Up", "Get It Forever", "Black Cocaine", "The Myth", "Trap Door", "Give ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty huge, innovative step for Beans, Priest and Sayyid! Arrhythmia is all about the sound, and on that level it's a near masterpiece. Completely futuristic electronic washes are the trademark of the record – the rhymes are for the most part laid back and part of the scenery. That's ... read moreCD
Anti Pop Consortium is back after a lengthy hiatus – and it's a blast – laser cauterized funk beats, squealing synth funk, and innovative rhymes from Beans, Blaize, Hi Priest and Sayyid! The crew is in a unique position for this comeback record, in that they can pick up pretty close to ... read moreCD
Two nice posse cuts featuring Jedi Mind Tricks, Bahamadiah, 7L & Esoteric, Virtuoso and Chief Camanche. The production here is the best of the underground post-Wutang sound with some nice spoken vocal samples and nice tempo changes. Imagine what RZA's production would sound like if kept ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
We're not gonna say we didn't like the earlier Arsonists singles, but on this one they definitely step up the production. The sound is similar, but they move just a little bit to move from the crashing-beats sound to a sort of off-balance musical sound. 12-inch, Vinyl record
The Murder Inc. chanteusse returns with another tight batch of chart soul/r&b, with the same sorta rough edges that made the first one stand out. Tracks include "Shany's World", "Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)", "Breakup 2 Makeup", "I Found Lovin'", "Carry ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beanie Sigel —
Reason ... CD Roc-A-Fella, 2001. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
14 tracks in all, including "Nothing Like It", "Beanie (Mack B****)", "So What You Saying", "Get Down", "I Don't Do Much", "For My N****", "Think It's A Game", "Gangsta, Gangsta", "Tales Of A Hustler", and ... read moreCD
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Beanie Sigel —
Truth ... CD Roc-A-Fella, 2000. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
14 tracks in all including "The Truth", "Raw & Uncut", "Anything", "Mac Man", "Who Want What", "Playa", "Everybody Wanna Be A Star", "Stop & Chill", "What A Thug About", and "What Ya Life ... read moreCD
Beans hits the dirt first – here's the first post Antipop solo project. Like that crew's later work it's a lot better than us sample-loving hip hop purists want to admit – pretty much a continuation of Ahrythmia without the rest of the group. When Beans is rhyming – and for most ... read moreCD
If Paul's Boutique was the Beasties' psychedelic hip hop Sgt Peppers, then Check Your Head is their White Album – a raw, stylistically sprawling, yet always connected batch of live instrumentation – backing rhymes that range from stream of consciousness to expertly written. Check Your ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Features remastering overseen by the band – on 180 gram vinyl. Limited edition of 5000.)
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. ... read moreCD
Beastie Boys —
Mix Up ... LP Capitol, 2007. Very Good Gatefold ...
Funky and psych-rock-soul instrumentals from the Beastie Boys – essentially working as a quintet for much of the set – with Money Mark on Rhodes and Farfisa, and Alfredo Ortiz on percussion! The Beasties manage to blend 70s soul, jazz, Latin and sound library style grooves with a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sure, you've already got a lot of their classic albums – but this huge set of tracks contains some great stuff from singles, b-sides, rare sources, and even a few unreleased tracks! There's a whopping 42 cuts in all, and the whole thing's packaged in a heavy slipcase with an 80 page booklet! ... read moreCD
Not quite the Wild Style soundtrack, but still an early hip hop cinema classic – thanks to work from some of the bigger acts of the time! The movie's from a second generation of rap filmmaking – more narrative, less documentary – but over the course of years, the whole thing's ... read moreCD
The Beatnuts didn't have a whole heckuva of a lot in the way of lyrical ideas by '01, but this underrated LP for Loud is well worth the purchase price anyway, thanks to the 'nut's continued mastery of beats and samples. They virtually ignore perfunctory trends and stay firmly rooted in the ... read moreCD
A mixed bag – with production by Prince Paul, Cool V, Mister Cee, and Andre Booth. Tracks include "Cause I Can Do It Right", "No Damn Good", "Dance With The Devil", and duets like "Big Daddy Vs Dolemite" with Rudy Ray Moore, and "All Of Me" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
On "Ebonics", the idea sounds simple enough: an explanation of various New York slang – some current, some old school – but the way Big L put it together, with some nice punchlines and the high energy production, makes it work. 12-inch, Vinyl record
Detroit producer/MC double threat Black Milk doing his thing as sharply as on anything he's done in the past few years! He's certainly at a near peak on the production tip here – which is saying something, given how high up on the top shelf of post millenium hip hop production he sits – ... read moreCD
Detroit producer/MC double threat Black Milk doing his thing as sharply as on anything he's done in the past few years! He's certainly at a near peak on the production tip here – which is saying something, given how high up on the top shelf of post millenium hip hop production he sits – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A new full length from Buckshot, Evil Dee and Five Ft, on Duck Down/Boot Kamp Records. Largely produced by Da Beatminerz. 16 tracks including "Stay Real", "lookin' Down the Barrel", "The Fever", "Confusion", "That's The Way. . .", "That'z How ... read moreCD
Remix of "Worldwind (This Is What It Sounds Like)" from the "War Zone" LP, with slow-tempo production from the Beatminerz and laid back guntalk lyrics reminding us of their early days. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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, ... read moreCD
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with yellow labels, distributed by Rock Candy.)
A selection of late 80s South Bronx Teachings – classic Boogie Down Productions circa Criminal Minded! South Bronx Teachings focuses soundly on the class of '87 – so you get fistful of the Criminal Minded cuts and a few other blasts from KRS-One & Scott La Rock, nicely paced over ... read moreCD
Early 90s greatness from Brand Nubian! Once Puba left the group, we were all ready for this sophomore effort to just fall flat. But Sadat X and Lord Jamar aquit themselves nicely on the mic, and the beats are head-noddingly satisfying too, no doubt due to Dante Ross's guidance. And they don't ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
14 tracks in all, counting interludes, including "To Da Head", "Livin In Da Bottle", "No U Again", "O Love Loosey's", "Collette Da Pet", 'Ruff Neck Style", "Getting Money", 'We Got This", "Ruff Life (In Da City)", and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: This copy comes in a plain white sleeve & not the cover pictured.)
Beats by Jay Dee, Easy Mo Bee, Q Tip, Dj Scratch and others. 13 tracks: "The Coming (intro)", "Do My Thing", "Everything Remains Raw", "Woo-Hah", "It's A Party", "Ill Vibe", "Keep It Moving", "Abandon Ship", "Hot ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Clean promo version. Sleeve has a sticker on front.)
Now that he's seemingly over the apocalypse thing, Busta sounds completely re-energized on Genesis, and even if it's about a half hour longer than it needs to be, some of Busta's dopest work ever can be found here. Hell, even Diddy can't ruin the mega-bouncing "Pass The Courvoisier"! ... read moreCD