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Apollo BrownGrandeur ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
A winning effort from one of the finer post-Dilla Detriot hip hop producers – gritty and soulful on the beats, brightly accented and moody on the more atmospheric touches, diverse and underground star-studded on rhymes! Guests include Oddisee, Reks, Sean Price, MOP, Evidence, OC, Wordsworth, ... read more CD

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Banks & Steelz (RZA & Paul Banks)Anything But Words ... CD
Warner, 2016. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Wu Tang mastermind and all around modern renaissance man RZA teams up with Interpol vocalist Paul Banks...and it works. Wow! Considering the pros and cons of the contemporary musical landscape, one of the major pros is the cross-pollinating possibilities of what would've seemed crazy in the past. ... read more CD
Also available Anything But Words ... LP 19.99

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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 ... 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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Cavanaugh (Open Mike Eagle & Serengeti)Time & Materials ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2016. New Copy ... $12.99
Two of post millennium indie hip hop's most distinctive rhyme stylists – Open Mike Eagle and Serengeti – teaming up as Cavanaugh, and it's as inspired of a project as we'd hoped! There's a dark, hazy mood here – particularly in the thick waves of synth in the production, but the ... read more CD
Also available Time & Materials ... LP 16.99

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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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DITC & OthersDITC Remix Project (deluxe edition) ... CD
Slice Of Spice, 1990s/2000s/2010s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $13.99 14.98
Timeless hip hop from the legendary Diggin In The Crates crew – whose best cuts remain as fresh and urgent as ever – reworked with respect and honor by incredible roster of guest producers on this top shelf worthy remix project! DITC classics are given some love here by 9th Wonder, ... read more CD

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DOCNo One Can Do It Better (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ruthless/Real Gone, 1989. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
The classic album by the DOC from glory days of Ruthless Records – really up there in excellence with NWA in the gritty west coast canon – with timeless production by Dr. Dre! Nice mic skills paired with tight, funky production from Dre when he still hungry and on the ascent. 13 tracks ... read more CD

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Dove ShackThis Is The Shack ... CD
Def Jam (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... $9.99
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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Elzhi & Will SessionsElmatic ... CD
Jae B Group, 2011. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 12.98
Elzhi of Slum Village brings us a pretty great little tribute to Nas's monumental Illmatic – with backing by Detroit funk combo Will Sessions! This is an homage that works, really, really well. Elzhi stays true enough to Nas's vision, but he's not straight up covering it. He puts his own ... read more CD

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FinaleOdds & Ends ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2015. New Copy ... $7.99 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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✨✧ Fudge (Prefuze 73 & Michael Christmas)Lady Parts ... CD
Lex, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
A tight duo venture from producer Prefuze 73 and rhymer Michael Christmas! Prefuze 73 has been exploring all kinds of abstract production ideas for years, usually carrying his tired-and-true sputtering beats and tripped out atmopsherics, but his straighter hip hop productions really tighten things ... read more CD
Also available Lady Parts ... LP 17.99

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Gensu Dean & Denmark VesseyWhole Food (with download) ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Nice joint effort from a couple of diverse figures – Texas producer Gensu Dean and Detroit producer/MC Denmark Vessey! Denmark is on the vocals here and Gensu is on the beats, with just a couple guest appearances, and pretty solid sound throughout! Strong stuff for sure. Includes "The ... read more CD
(CD comes with bonus download.)

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J DillaDiary ... CD
Pay Jay, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Perhaps the best, and almost certainly the most carefully put-together posthumous Dilla LP – rooted in vocal tracks Dilla recorded in the first couple of years of the 00s – strong enough work to have positioned him to break out as a solo star had his health not held him back. Diary is ... read more CD

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J DillaDillatronic ... CD
Vintage Vibez, Late 80s/1990s/2000s. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
A killer compilation of rare Dilla instrumentals that hones in on his electronic-influenced side! It's the first time his archives have been mined with this sharp of a focus – but Dilla being the diverse cat that he was, it's STILL got a incredible stylistic sprawl! The beats are head nodding ... read more CD
(Comes in a cool glow-in-the-dark sleeve, too!)
Also available Dillatronic Vol 3 ... LP 19.99

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Jayo FelonyTake A Ride ... CD
JMJ/Universal (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... $9.99
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
Also available Untitled Unmastered ... LP 24.99

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LegionTheme + Echo = Thrill ... CD
One Love/Mercury (Japan), 1994. New Copy ... $9.99
Classic level mid 90s NYC hip hop from Legion – who made some minor waves on couple incredible singles that SHOULD be remembered as pivotal classics from the period in the run-up this criminally slept on 1994 full length. Mostly self-produced and damn near perfectly so – with guest ... read more CD
Also available Theme + Echo = Thrill ... LP 20.99
 
 



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