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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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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

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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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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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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
Also available Grow Slow ... LP 24.99

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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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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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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 ... $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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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
Also available Twelve Reasons To Die 2 ... LP 21.99

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GutsEternal ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (Netherlands), 2016. New Copy ... $16.99
A real change for French producer Guts – a set that has him working with a lot more live instrumentation than ever before – in a way that really opens up his sound! The record's the result of a live tour that had Guts working with a full band – and that spirit continues here in a ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop) 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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InternetEgo Death ... CD
Columbia, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
Pure wonderfulness from Internet – a group who seem to bound forward strongly with each new release! These guys are easily one of the most compelling mainstream soul acts we can think of – still very lean, and working with an indie-level vibe – but also able to focus in on hooks ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) 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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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
Also available Diary ... LP 21.99

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Jayo FelonyTake A Ride ... CD
JMJ/Universal (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... $14.99
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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