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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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✨✧ 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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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

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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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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 ... $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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J ColeForest Hills Drive – Live from Fayetteville, NC ... CD
Columbia/Roc Nation, 2016. New Copy ... $9.99 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 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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Diary ... Cassette 14.99
Diary ... LP 21.99

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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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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 ... $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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Lord FinesseRemixes – A Midas Era Retrospective ... CD
Slice Of Spice, 1990s/2000s/Mid 2010s. New Copy 2CDs ... $13.99 14.98
A double disc retrospective of Lord Finesse remixes – compiling some of Finesse's best remixes and instrumental mixes – plus guest remixes by Large Professor, DJ Premier and DJ Spinna! The 2CD set includes both vocal and instrumental versions, with a DJ Premier introduction before a ... read more CD
 
 



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