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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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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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BlackalicousImani Vol 1 ... CD
OGM/Quannum, 2015. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Gift Of Gab and Chief Xcel's first new Blackalicous record in a decade – and to our ears, their finest since Blazing Arrow! For longtime fans, it's so gratifying to give a first listen and hear these guys still kicking it as fresh as ever. Gab's breathless fast raps and more measured soul ... read more CD

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Danger DoomMouse And The Mask (10th anniversary edition) ... CD
Lex, 2005. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 16.98
You guessed it. Danger Mouse and MF Doom together – and also a collaboration with the writers and voice talent of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block of programming circa the mid 00s! The dangerous duo make room for appearances by Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Space Ghost, Brak, Zorak, Harvey ... read more CD

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DJ Koco (aka Shimokita) & OthersHydra – Underground's Finest ... CD
Octave (Japan), Late 90s/Early 2000s. New Copy ... $16.99
A nice compilation of hard-hitting hip hop from the Queens-based Hydra Entertainment roster – with Mobb Deep, Screwball, DJ Fusion, Godfather Don, E-Boogie, Dennis Kellman, Big Meal, Ghetto Professionals, The Unsociables, Nick Wiz and more! It's a very strong selection of some greatest Hydra ... read more CD

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DJ Vadim & SenaGrow Slow ... CD
BBE (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $13.99 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

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Dr DreCompton ... CD
Interscope/Aftermath, 2015. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Dr Dre's first proper album in 15+ years, and you just know he wouldn't even bother if didn't have something solid to put there, right? Sky high expectations aside, it's a damn strong effort. Dre is in ringmaster and super-producer mode here, bringing in a diverse roster of vocal players and doing ... read more CD

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✨✧ Dred ScottBreakin' Combs ... CD
Tuff Break/Universal (Japan), 1993. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 ... $11.99 12.98
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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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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FutureDS2 (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Freebandz/Epic, 2015. New Copy ... $14.99
The sequel to Future's 2011 mixtape/underground wave maker Dirty Sprite goes big – getting a quickly-arranged surprise release by Epic Records on just a few days notice in summer 2015! DS2 flips the script in a pretty big way from the preceding Epic album Honest – which was heavy with ... read more CD

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Ghostface Killah36 Seasons ... CD
Tommy Boy, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A really stunning set from Ghostface Killah – a record that has the Wu-Tang legend teaming up with soul group The Revelations – who produce the set, participate, and bring in a really wonderful old school vibe! The album's still hip hop at the core – with guest appearances from ... read more CD
Also available 36 Seasons (with poster) ... LP 21.99

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Ghostface Killah & Adrian YoungeTwelve Reasons To Die 2 (with bonus instrumentals CD) ... CD
Linear Labs, 2015. New Copy 2 CDs ... $13.99 14.98
A superior sequel to Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge's Twelve Reasons To Die saga – cementing the mid teens Ghostface creative resurgence in a major way – with some of the finest production work by Younge to date! It's a stunning reminder of how sharp Ghostface can be this late in ... read more CD
Also available Twelve Reasons To Die 2 ... LP 21.99

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Heltah SkeltahNocturnal ... CD
Priority/Universal (Japan), 1996. New Copy ... $14.99
The classic debut of Heltah Skeltah! Nocturnal the best of the early Heltah Skeltah singles – really kind of up therel up there with the best the Boot Camp Clik has to offer. A geniune 90s classic – one that manages to standout strongly still, and given that the period was pretty rich ... read more CD

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✨✧ Intelligent HoodlumSaga Of A Hoodlum ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1993. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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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!)

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✨✧ J-LiveHow Much Is Water? ... CD
Mortier, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Solid work from one most singular talents in independent hip hop! J-Live's style is partially rooted in classic boombap, but he's always gazing forward, and How Much Is Water? Is another distinctive gem. Includes "Warm Currents", "Feel This", "Numbers & Letters" ... read more CD

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Jay DeeYancey Boys Instrumentals ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, 2008. New Copy ... $10.99 15.98
The J Dilla beats that provided the stellar backdrop for his worthy brother Illa J's rhymes – the instrumentals for the Yancey Boys album – a record that stands up very well against many of the better LPs Dilla produced in his lifetime. It could have gone wrong in a number of ways for ... read more CD

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Jemini The Gifted OneScars & Pain EP (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Octave (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... $16.99
A nice little mid 90s EP by Jemini The Gifted One – which was never originally released as far as we know, except briefly in a rare promo pressing – fleshed out here with bonus tracks! It's strong work, so we're not sure why it was bureid back in the day, but seeing as it's aged so ... 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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