Nice one! This 1986 LP put together the original 12-inch versions of "Planet Rock" & "Looking For The Perfect Beat" and remixes of "Renegades Of Funk" & "Frantic Situation". It also contains 3 previously unreleased tracks: "They Made A ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Muted ... LP Anticon, 2003. Near Mint- 2LP ...
Eight songs from their LP on Rapalot. Includes "One In The Chamba" featuring MOP and Cocoa Brovaz, and "The War's On" featuring Mobb Deep. LP, Vinyl record album
Chapter II ... LP Murder Inc, 2003. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
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
(Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on Side 1. Cover has a cut corner.)
Definitely up there with the best of 1997, this 8 track ep starts off with the amazing "Scapegoat", an interesting look at blaming the world, where Slug runs through a list of things that are causing strife in life. "Primer" has hilarious and insightful verses from the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Boom Bip & Dose One —
Circle ... LP Mush, 1999. Very Good+ 2LP ...
Some self proclaimed "Avant Hip Hop" from the label that brought you the intellectualisms of Clouddead. Dose One & Boom Bip stitch up some abstract lyrics and off kilter beats for your eardrums. Tracks include "The Bird Catcher", "Dead Man's Teal", "Direction ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 let up on their hardcore 5% stance either. ... 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
Rasco and Javier Lavel are the '04 Cali Agents. Tracks include "Sharp", "Cali Nights", "In The Zone", "Rawrap", "Go Ladies", "Banger" and "Head Of State" in the vocal and instrumental cuts. LP, Vinyl record album
Nice one! Hard to get original pressing of this first full LP by the great Common from Chicago – back when he was still known as Common Sense. The record has the full "Common Sense" name on the inner and outer label, and it's one of the toughest originals you'll find from the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Boots, E Roc, and Pam the Funkstress bring the hip hop dialectic. From the glory days of revolutionary-Marxist-political rhymes in the early 90's when groups like the Coup and Digable Planets were quoting Mao and Franz Fanon instead of Iceberg Slim or the latest gangster flick. Although it's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has creased corners and an unglued top seam.)
The Lench Mob's second LP, and while not quite as nice as Guerillas In The Mist, it's not without a few good moments of mid-90's West Coast political hardcore. Includes "Chocolate City", "Cut Throats", "King Of The Jungle", "Goin Bananas", "Mellow ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The early 90s hip hop masterpiece from Diamond D! Along with Showbiz and AG's first EP, and Lord Finesse's first couple releases, this record helped introduce the world to one of the most solid crews in hip hop, DITC – who reigned supreme for years, making top quality records one after ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original promo pressing with one red and one purple label, DMM etching, and an actual parental advisory sticker on the front of the cover. Cover has a crinkled corner.)
Pretty much the same LP that came out as "The Official Version" on Fat Beats, with a few extra tracks and some slightly different mixes on a couple of numbers. Beats by Primo, Buckwild, Rockwilder and Lord Finesse, with vocals by Finesse, OC, Show & AG, Fat Joe and some of the last ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
To our ears, no one has been able to consistently master the mellow-but-still-hardcore sound like DJ Spinna has. On this double LP, three vocal tracks including "Who U Be" with Missing Linx (Al Tariq, Problems, Black Attack), "Time Zone" with the always-nice Apani B Fly Emcee ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Concept album/compilation from label co-founder DJ White Lightning features rappers forgoing their "MC" personalities to take on the persona of "criminals" in today's society. The characters personified range from Ted Turner/Jesus to an art dealer taking advantage of young ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Collection of 12 tracks produced by Domingo. A couple of nice posse cuts anchor the LP – "Line of Fire" featuring KRS, MC Shan, God Suns, Ras Kass, FT, Bamboo, Feell-X, Sinz of Realty (so we're guessing the KRS-Shan feud is finally past) and "Got You Too Hot" with Ras ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a plain sleeve.)
Domino ... LP Outburst/Chaos, 1993. Very Good- ...
Just Sold Out!
10 tracks in all, including "Diggady Domino", "Getto jam", "AFD", "Do You Qualify", "Jam", "Money Is Everything", "Sweet Potatoe Pie", "Raincoat", "Long Beach Thang" and "That's Real". LP, Vinyl record album
Includes "Fast Talk Man" which was co-produced by a young Grand Puba, plus "Funky Reggae", "DJ Imitators", "Spanish Fly", "Let's Dance", "Young, Gifted & Black", "Mike Chanter", "Western Style", "The Girl's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Featuring Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Xzibit, Hittman, Kurupt, Nate Dogg, and more. 22 tracks counting interludes, including "Still DRE", "Xxplosive", 'What's The Difference", 'The Next Episode", "Let's Get High" and more. . . LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve, with a few light creases.)
Solid hip hop from South Florida's Dynas for BBE – featuring production by DJ Jazzy Jeff, Spinna, Dilla and others – plus appearances by the legendary Slick Rick, Rich Medina, Tiye Phoenix and more. A slice of life style effort with strong production and dexterous rhymes – solid ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With "One Track Mind", "You're So Fine", "The Dark Side Of Egypt", "Livin' On The Nile", "Freak-A-Holic", "The Lover", "A Stranger Place (The Alzeby Inn)", "Los Angeles" and "Kinky Nation (Kingdom Kum)". LP, Vinyl record album
A batch of some of the best and/or biggest hits from one of the most singular talents in the history of hip hop – love him or loathe him! Most of our favorite Shady tracks either pre-date many of the ones here or were buried on the LPs (such is the case with most greatest hits packages) but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Explicit version. Cover has small creases on one corner.)
Why the Green-Eyed Bandit felt the need to adopt another personality for this Def Squad release, then come with the same style on his solo LP is beyond us, but this is the same bouncing latter day E-Double that we hate to admit still gets us open. As you'd expect the Funk Doctor Spock and Keith ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Probably the 45 King's best LP with "The Flavor Unit Assasination Squad" featuring Queen Latifah, Lakim Shabazz, Lord Alibaski, Apache, and Double J. Also Lakim Shabazz: "Hands Of Fate", "Passin The Mike (with Apache)", Apache: "Smooth Yet Hard", "I ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Is being the star to the first reality TV show or this actually pretty dope LP Heather B's biggest claim to fame? Beats by Kenny Parker and the Beatminerz. 10 tracks: "Da Heartbreaka", "All Glocks Down", If Headz Only Knew", "My Kinda N*gga", "Takin ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Radio promo copy in a stickered sleeve, with some wear and a peeled spot.)
Tracks include "The Age Of Sacred Terror", "Scars Of The Crucifix", "Saviorself" feat Killah Priest, "On The Eve Of War feat GZA, "The Worst", "And So It Burns", "The Philosophy Of Horror" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
One of those records that record store clerks are always wondering if they belong under soul or hip hop? Guess if we had an electro section, that'd be a no brainer. No rapping on this mid 80s album from the Jonzun Crew, just super synth heavy 80s pop soul, guaranteed to satisfy your Yamaha DX-7 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a factory sticker in one corner.)
Second album from our favorite Hit Squad member K Solo. If you think of him, Das EFX, Keith Murray, and Redman, EPMD have gone a long way towards fostering a pretty dope crew of second generation rappers. Like the first LP, signature Errick and Parrish beats rumble along nicely under K-Solo's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Promo copy in a plain white sleeve.)
Kool G Rap —
4, 5, 6 ... LP Cold Chillin, 1995. Near Mint- 2LP ...
Just Sold Out!
Nice mid 90s work from the legendary Kool G Rapp! 4,5,6 was first of a string of comebacks for the man from QB with the crisp lisp – and a strong slice of mid 90s hip hop. Beats by Buckwild, Dr Butcher, T Ray and Naughty Shorts. There's a nice duet with Nas on "Fast Life", also ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a cut corner and advisory sticker.)
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)
KRS-One ... LP Jive, 1995. Near Mint- 2LP ...
Just Sold Out!
On his second "solo" LP, KRS wisely brings in producers Premier, Diamond D, Showbiz and others to liven things up. Except for "Free Mumia", less politics than his earlier LPs. 16 tracks including "MC's Act Like They Don't Know", "Rappaz R N Danja", "Rep ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
KRS's tribute to the B-boys, 8 mostly instrumental tracks produced by KRS & Commissioner Gordon, with the boom bap you'd expect fromt eh blastmaster, but hyped enough to get the breakers into action: "Steady Bounce", "Wanna Battle?", "Warm Up", "Yes, Yes, Y'Al ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and a crease on one corner.)
Kwame & A New Beginning —
Nastee ... LP Atlantic, 1992. Near Mint- ...
13 tracks in all, including "Don't Matta","Nastee", "Ding Dong", "In F/X Minor", "Shaboom!", "Can You Feel It?", "Cantwinfaloozin", "Thatthewaydatitgoez", "These Wordz" and "U Got It". LP, Vinyl record album
The harder hitting, block rocking LL Cool J of the mid 80s was one of the singular personalities that helped hip hop break large into the mainstream, but it's the smooth talking, chiseled ladies man that kept him a commercial force a decade later. This effort from the mid 90s features some of his ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)
We know we spend a lot of space on these pages propping up early 90s hip hop, but you have to admit it was the salad days of the East coast. Finesse's second LP's no exception, with tight lyrics and beats – keeping it real before it became a cliche – a DITC classic that we never grow ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Delicious Vinyl gone G Funk! Masta Ace's second solo helmed album may not be the most topically innovative thing you'll find on the lyrical side, but the low ridin' gangsta thing rarely ever sounded sweeter than it does on these sides! A very worthy release that gets lost in the shuffle of high ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original black vinyl pressing. Cover has bumped corners.)
Mobb Deep's full length debut as extended members of G-Unit! Tracks include "Smoke It", "Put Em In Their Place", "Stole Something" feat Lloyd Banks, "Creep" feat 50 Cent, "Speakin So Freely", "Backstage Pass", "Give It To Me" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stone classic from the west coast scene – and a record that just seems to get better and better over the years! What sounded like a disappointing, and way too calculatedly provocative follow-up to Straight Outta Compton back in 1991 now sounds to us like the peak of Dr. Dre's career as a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Post PE hip hop for the New World Order, from one of it's most serious wordsmiths. We'll put this one in the same category as some of the Coup's recordings, couching politically conscious rhymes in very west coast gangsta-ish production. Probably too smart for his own good, we're still guessing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second Pharcyde LP – and though not as blunted and playful as the first one, it's still nearly as great – with that unrivaled, wholly original, easy west coast vibe! The production is more steady-handed this time around, which alienated fans of Bizarre Ride early on, but it also ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Clean edited promo, pressed on blue & red vinyl.)
After a few years of hearing him do a whole lot of dope guest appearances, the first Pharoahe Monch solo LP is worth the wait, with a nice edgy vocal style and production to match. Guest verses from Common, Apani B Fly, Talib Kweli, and Canibus. Plus the essential remix of "Simon Says" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first ep from the West Coast MC, from back when he was really, really underground with "On The Corner (part 1)", "Handlin Business", "Cali Breeze", "Moonlight Melodic Rush", "Kalidascope", "Schoolyard Riders", "Perfection Is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first and only Pete Nice solo LP, post 3rd Bass. To our ears, neither Serch nor Pete Nice did anything nearly as good after 3rd Bass busted up, but there's a few nice rhymes and beats to be had here. Production by the Beatnuts, KMD and Sam Sever, in addition to Pete Nice & Daddy Rich. 15 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Perhaps more notable for the early production by Dante Carfagna than anything else. Includes "Assassination Attempt", "Kaos II *7* Dome", "Mental Genocide", "Jail Sale", "Crucified", "In-Cog-Negrow", "Bro Kemit Splitting Atoms In The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second solo album by The Chef – a record that had hard time finding space outside the massive shadow of his first solo landmark Only Built 4 Cuban Linx – and like other Wu Tang solo albums of the era, there's a number of gems on here that really never had a chance to get over a bar ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tracks include "Dirrty", "They Ain't Ready", "U, Me & She", "Eastside Ryders", "Rock Bottom", "We Don't Give A F***", "Some South S***", "Street Team", "Keep Hustlin", "Gonna Be Sumthin", "Fr ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The classic self-titled LP that changed hip hop (and much of modern pop) forever! There's little we can add to the canon for this record. Run DMC ushered in a new era in contemporary urban culture, a harder hitting style of rap the bust out of the inner cities and into consciousness of an entire ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The late effort from the mighty Run DMC – with slightly harder hitting beats, and an overall effectively terse style (hence the title) – really the crew's last solid full length! You don't need us to tell you that Tougher Than Leather isn't the seminal classic that their earlier ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe not as incredibly raw as the first couple records from Philly's old school legend, but still with some nice moments of early east coast gangster rap and Schoolly's black power take on "knowledge" rhymes, like "Gangster Boogie", "Black Is...", "Education of a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The classic by Schoolly D – his second album, and the one where he really hits his stride – with profane humor and classic drum machine and oddball sample flavored production! It's almost hard-to-believe nowadays, but the un-PC rhymes were straight up scandalous back in the day – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not quite the classic of the first two albums, but still dope all the way through, with Code Money on the turntables. Includes the title track, "No More Rock N' Roll", "Mr. Big Dick", and "Signifying Rapper", an adaptation of the traditional Signifying Monkey. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some marks that click a bit on Side 2.)
This is the "clean" radio version including the title cut, "I Wanna Get Dusted", "No Good Nigga", and "I Shot Da Bitch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clean edited version.)
Sir Mix-A-Lot —
Seminar ... LP Nastymix, 1990. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
While Sir Mix-A-Lot isn't going down in anyone's history books as one of the more memorable artists in rap history, we still love to toss his records on the turntable now and then. "My Hooptie" would be right up there, and this album also has "Beepers", "I Got Game" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A Tuff City promo sampler with 6 tracks: Eddie Ski White "Baby Be Mine", Output "Say You'll Be Mine", Fearless Four "Dedication", Cold Crush Brothers "Heartbreakers", Spoonie Gee "Street Girl" and Papa Austin "Wrong Girls To Play With". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a Tuf sleeve, with an unglued seam. Labels have ink stamps.)
It seemed like Stet were the group that could do it all, in the early days, with live instrumentation, beat boxing, and Prince Paul on the 1's and 2's. This LP's a classic of bygone days, will we ever feel this vibe again? Includes "On Fire", "Go Stetsa I", "4 Ever My ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original single LP pressing. Cover has light wear. Labels are initialed in marker.)
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 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some wear, and some pen.)
Tracks include "The Piece Maker" featuring Gang Starr, "The Abduction" featuring Wu-Tang Clan, "Set It On Fire" featuring Flipmode Squad, "Likwit Rhyming" featuring Xzibit, Tash, & Defari, "The Club" featuring D.I.T.C., Kid Capri, & Party ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Clean edited promo in a stickered sleeve.)
Tribe Called Quest —
Classics ... LP Jive, Early 90s/1996. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Promo-only e.p. – featuring the tracks "Can I Kick It?", "Scenario", "Check The Rhime", "Bonita Applebum", and "I Left My Wallet In El Segundo". LP, Vinyl record album