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AkinyeleVagina Diner ... CD
Interscope/Universal (Japan), 1993. New Copy ... $14.99
The debut of Akinyele – delivering a nice, raw, gritty record for major label Interscope circa the early 90s – a bit overlooked all these years later, but a damn solild record by distinctive emcee! He covers a wider range of topics, using his trademark up-and-down vocal style. Produced ... read more CD

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Anderson PaakMalibu ... CD
Steel Wool, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
A brilliant creative leap for singer/rhymer/producer Anderson .Paak as a solo star – release months after his standout, near show-stealing moments on Dr. Dre's Compton record! .Paak's proved himself a stellar collaborator many times over by the Malibu dropped, and here he proves a stellar ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available Malibu ... LP 23.99

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Audio TwoWhat More Can I Say? ... CD
First Priority/Atlantic (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $14.99
Tightly thumping late 80s hip hop from Milk & Gizmo – a bit slept on even back in the day, but it holds up pretty damn well after all these years! Nothing too righteous on the rhyme side, nor as hardcore or profane as some the breakouts of the period, just straight ahead heavy beats and ... read more CD

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BJ The Chicago KidIn My Mind ... CD
Motown, 2016. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Solid hip hop soul by BJ The Chicago Kid – featuring support from a star-studded guest roster that includes Chance The Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, Big Krit and more! It's fitting that BJ should get a high profile headlining effort of his own – on Motown, of all labels – after years of ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD

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✨✧ Black Milk & Nat TurnerRebellion Sessions (instrumental album) ... CD
Computer Ugly, 2016. New Copy ... $9.99
Soul jazz-steeped, largely instrumentals set from always jazz reverent, but rare so solidly jazz rooted producer Black Milk – played in live band arrangements by the group Nat Turner – and it's a stunner! It's got prominent bass lines, airy keyboards, and funky drums inspired by some of ... read more CD

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✨✧ Dam-FunkInvite The Light ... CD
Stones Throw, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Dam Funk does it again – really blowing us away with his crispy fresh version of funk – one that's a perfect fusion of old school modes from the 70s and 80s, and some of the more cosmic touches of the current century! The approach uses lots of splash on the keyboards and beats – ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available Invite The Light (3LP set – with bonus tracks) ... LP 33.99

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DJ Vadim & SenaGrow Slow ... CD
BBE (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Ghana-born singer Sena joins the ever adventurous DJ Vadim on Grow Slow – who lays down eclectic backdrops of beats for Sena's righteously soulful, expressive voice! Production wise, it's a fairly crisp, thumping, timeless hip hop soul effort from Vadim – who recently to a left turn ... read more CD
Also available Grow Slow ... LP 24.99

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Dove ShackThis Is The Shack ... CD
Def Jam (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... $14.99
Textbook precise mid 90s G Funk from Long Beach group The Dove Shack – with their full length bow on Def Jam – following their showcase spot on Warren G's landmark Relegate...The G Funk Era the year before! Includes "Smoke Out", "This Is The Shack", the standout hit ... read more CD

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Dred ScottBreakin' Combs ... CD
Tuff Break/Universal (Japan), 1993. New Copy ... $14.99
A largely unsung, but classic level early 90s set of jazzy soul reverent hip hop from Dred Scott – a brillant record that really deserved to break out in a big way! It's a testament to Dred's love for classic sounds that he's waxing nostalgic on the opening track "Back In The Day", ... read more CD

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El-P & Killer Mike (Run The Jewels)Run The Jewels ... CD
Fool's Gold, 2013. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
El-P and Killer Mike finally deliver a killer duo record! We knew that this one would be a win, considering how great the El-P produced RAP Music album by Killer Mike turned out to be, how versatile the El-P futuristic production vibe is and how timelessly inventive each rapper is on their own. ... read more CD

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Fab 5 Freddy, Grandmaster Cas, Chris Stein, etc.Wild Style – Original Soundtrack (2CD version) ... CD
Mr Bongo/Beyongolia (UK), 1982. New Copy 2CD ... $10.99 11.98
The 25th Anniversary edition of the Wild Style soundtrack – expanded to 2CDs! Mr. Bongo's gone and reissued this classic lost hip hop soundtrack – and they've added a whole bunch of extra tracks and spread the whole thing out over an extended package. Amongst the original and extra ... read more CD

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FinaleOdds & Ends ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Sharp, no nonsense, tough independent hip hop from Detroit's Finale – his first record in a few years, and he's back with sense of urgency and a skillful flow! Produced by Oddisee, who brings hard-hitting beats and a loud, direct sound – as fine a foil for the rhymes as Finale could ... read more CD

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Intelligent HoodlumSaga Of A Hoodlum ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1993. New Copy ... $14.99
The second of 2 excellent records by Intelligent Hoodlum in the early 90s – before changing his name to Tragedy Khadafi! Mixed and produced by Marley Marl, it's the kind of record that couldn't be made nowadays, at least not in the mainstream, thanks to the wildly diverse samples in the mix. ... read more CD

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InternetEgo Death ... CD
Columbia, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
Pure wonderfulness from Internet – a group who seem to bound forward strongly with each new release! These guys are easily one of the most compelling mainstream soul acts we can think of – still very lean, and working with an indie-level vibe – but also able to focus in on hooks ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD

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J ColeForest Hills Drive – Live from Fayetteville, NC ... CD
Columbia/Roc Nation, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Surprise! J Cole celebrated his late January birthday in 2016 with a surprise live album – announced just a day earlier – with the songs from his deservedly acclaimed 2014 Forest Hills Drive recorded live in concert in his hometown of Fayetteville, NC! The album proper is a rawly ... read more CD

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✨✧ J DillaJay Love Japan (deluxe version) ... CD
Operation Unknown, 2007. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Uncut, full version Jay Love Japan – one of the best of the early posthumous Dilla releases – originally slated exclusively for the Japanese market! This is Dilla in a mostly uptempo vibe, with soulful strings and vocal samples and blunt, snapping beats. There are a couple vocal ... read more CD
(Deluxe artwork & packaging, too!)

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Jayo FelonyTake A Ride ... CD
JMJ/Universal (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... $14.99
The mid 90s debut of San Diego MC Jayo Felony – with gritty street centric rhymes and a flow that falls comfortably between the laidback and more manic styles of period west coast gangsta rap of the period. Take A Ride is extra notable for a prominent behind the scenes figure – the ... read more CD

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K-DefUnpredictable Gemini/Way It Was ... CD
Redefinition, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
A pair of K-Def LPs – 2016's Unpredectible Gemini and the compilation Way It Was – together in a single set! Gemini is funk steeped instrumental hip hop – with an ear for and the skill to recreate not only the soul beat sound of classic, so called "golden era" hip hop, ... read more CD

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Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly ... CD
Interscope, 2015. New Copy ... $17.99 18.98
Kendrick Lamar takes wider creative left turns than ever before on To Pimp A Butterfly – with a funk steeped production style that filters tried-and-true P Funk influences through leftfield modern beatcraft styles, inspired by cats like Madlib to Thundercat, the latter of whom is an official ... read more CD

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Kendrick LamarUntitled Unmastered ... CD
Interscope, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99
Untitled Unmastered, maybe, but it's thoroughly masterful material from Kendrick Lamar – another great stride in his astonishing mid teens creative win streak It's a low key and low stakes release compared to the huge platform for To Pimp A Butterfly, but damn, this one resonates with a ... read more CD
 
 



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