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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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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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BG Knocc Out & DrestaReal Brothas ... CD
Outburst/Universal (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... $14.99
Strong stuff from BG Knocc Out & Dresta – Eazy E proteges from the early-to-mid 90s west coast gangsta rap boom! They don't reinvent the wheel on Real Brothas, but "real" it certainly is – and a solid, nowadays under-acknowledged standout from the era. The rhyme skills are ... read more CD

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Big LLifestylez Of Da Poor & Dangerous (20th anniversary edition – with hardcover book) ... CD
Columbia/Get On Down, 1995. New Copy ... $21.99 24.98
20th anniversary edition of the classic first solo album by Big L! It's got bedrock DITC production by Buckwild, Showbiz and Lord Finesse – perfectly framing the rhymes by Harlem's finest. Big L didn't leave a huge wealth of recordings before he was taking away from the world, but he ... read more CD
Also available Lifestylez Of Da Poor & Dangerous ... LP

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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
Also available Imani Vol 1 ... LP 22.99

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Compton's Most WantedIt's A Compton Thang ... CD
Orpheus/Universal (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $14.99
Pivotal west coast rap from Compton's Most Wanted! NWA cast such a long shadow in the late 80s, especially in the nascent gangsta rap and G Funk scenes, it was tough for top shelf peers and followers to get their due, but CMW deliver the goods and this record stands the test of time! Production ... 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 ... $9.99
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 ... $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

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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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Dr DreCompton ... CD
Interscope/Aftermath, 2015. New Copy ... $9.99 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 ... $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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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 ... $9.99 14.98
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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Genius/GZALiquid Swords (The Chess Box – 2CDs with bonus instrumental CD and a miniature chess set) ... CD
Geffen/Get On Down, 1995. New Copy 2CDs ... $24.99
A Shaolin hip hop essential! Heavy numerological rhymes, and the best production on any Wu project (still to this day, even). Probably our favorite LP in the entire Wu pantheon, and next to Enter The Wu Tang and a few of the other firstline efforts, it's a work of greatness from start to finish. ... read more CD
(Chess Box edition includes the original album, the bonus instrumentals CD, extended liner notes – and a miniature chess set!)

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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

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Guilty SimpsonDetroit's Son ... CD
Stones Throw, 2015. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A different stylistic setting for Detroit independent hip hop gamer Simpson – who delivers sharply-honed, raw and direct rhymes as solid as ever – and produced in full by Katalyst, Geoff Barrow's (Portishead) partner in Quakers! Katalyst is wise to tailor the beats to Guilty's no ... read more CD
Also available Detroit's Son (with download) ... LP 20.99

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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 ... $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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✨✧ 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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