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✨✧ Big LLifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous ... CD
Columbia, 1995. New Copy ... $5.99 8.99
The classic first solo album by Big L – with 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 started out strong, and this ... read more CD
Also available Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous (20th anniversary edition – with hardcover book) ... CD 16.99

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Big LLifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous (20th anniversary edition – with hardcover book) ... CD
Columbia/Get On Down, 1995. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
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
(20th Anniversary edition with expande liner notes, rare photos in a 72 page hardcover book!)
Also available Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous ... CD 5.99

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Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli)Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star ... CD
Rawkus, 1998. New Copy ... $4.99 10.98
The first full-length from Mos Def and Talib Kweli together as Black Star – a benchmark moment in hip hop history, and one of the finest duo vocal hip hip records of the 90s – and one of the best ever on Rawkus! In hindsight, it's all the more rewarding given Talib Kweli's longevity in ... read more CD
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Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star ... CD 3.99
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (two-tone vinyl with star design) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Blu & ExileIn The Beginning (Before The Heavens) ... CD
Dirty Science/Fat Beats, 2007/2017. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Classic level indie hip hop from Blu & Exile – soulful craft from the first decade of the millennium, from the same sessions that produced the modern classic Below The The Heavens – material that struck us timeless at the time, and still holds true all these years later! Just a ... read more CD

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Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded ... CD
B-Boy/Traffic, 1986. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
One of the best debuts in the history of hip hop – and one of the most important albums the genre ever produced! Criminal Minded is landmark for a number of reasons. Among the biggest is, of course, that it was recorded with the late great DJ Scott La Rock – and he was soon to fall ... read more CD
(2014 remastered edition.)

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CommonResurrection (2CD deluxe edition – with box and poster) ... CD
Relativity/Get On Down, 1994. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 20.98
One of the best hip hop albums of all time – given the remastered, deluxe edition treatment! In 1994 when everyone seemed to be turning hardcore, Common Sense wasn't having it. Introspective tales of growing up and living on the South Side that fit perfectly with No ID's mellow production ... read more CD
(A beautiful box set edition of one of greatest hip hop albums of the past 20 years!)
Also available Resurrection ... LP 7.99

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Del Tha Funkee HomosapienI Wish My Brother George Was Here ... CD
Elektra/Traffic, 1991. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
The loopy West Coast classic! Heavily steeped in the P-Funk party vibe, Del's first LP is still a hip hop holy grail. Ice Cube's production is a nice snapshot of west coast hip hop circa '89, and Del's style is inimitable. Standouts Mistadobolina" and "Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo" are ... read more CD

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Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Traffic, 2000. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Kid Koala, and Dan The Automator pool their skills for this dawn of the 2000s sci-fi hip hop classic – the masterful Deltron 3030! The guest list is almost too long to get into, but Money Mark, Prince Paul, PB Wolf and Mr. Lif are all here, along with many others. ... read more CD
(Reissue version with bonus tracks.)

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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceHe's The DJ, I'm The Rapper (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jive/Real Gone, 1988. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
One of those rare moments where a mainstream hit goes onto preface years of creative talent to come – even though the whole thing might have seemed like a bit of a one-off at the time! The young Will Smith is fantastic as the Fresh Prince – full of charm, at a level that really upped ... read more CD
Also available He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper (with download & bonus album) ... LP 22.99

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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
Also available Ego Death ... CD 8.99

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Kendrick LamarDAMN. ... CD
Aftermath/Interscope, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
DAMN!, indeed – Kendrick has yet to take even a small step down from the creative peak he's been riding for years – and takes another daring step forward with this strong, strident, no-mess-taking classic in the making! The surprise-announced DAMN! finds him taking on timely concerns ... read more CD

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Main SourceBreaking Atoms (30th Anniversary remastered edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Wild Pitch, 1991. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A record that no hip hop home should be without – the one and only album from Main Source, but a set that's more than strong enough to stand next to the best from contemporaries like De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, and Black Sheep! Like all three of those groups, these guys have a way of ... read more CD
Also available Breaking Atoms (30th Anniversary 2LP remastered edition) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ NxWorries (Anderson Paak & Knxwledge)Yes Lawd! Remixes ... CD
Stones Throw, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
A ridiculously solid companion piece to Anderson.Paak & Knxwldge's instant classic Yes Lawd! – more of an alternate version than it is a mere remix record! Whereas a standard remix album would have a bunch of producers of varying fame and acclaim remix/re-do standout album tracks in ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD

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PharcydeBizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (2CD – 25th anniversary edition) ... CD
Delicious Vinyl/Craft, 1992. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
The essential early 90s classic by The Pharcyde, the group's high water mark, and one of the greatest hip hop albums of the era! Along with Del and the Souls Of Mischief, the Pharcyde were one of the few West Coast units to achieve any kind of widespread popularity using the uniquely loopy, ... read more CD
Also available Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde ... Cassette 9.99

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Karriem RigginsHeadnod Suite ... CD
Stones Throw, 2017. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A set that's got a lot more going on than you might expect from the "headnod" title – as Karriem Riggens is at his most dynamic here – offering up way more than just the hip hop instrumentals promised by the album's cover sticker! There's definitely a hip hop aesthetic in ... (Deep Funk, Hip Hop) read more CD

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Slick RickGreat Adventures Of Slick Rick – Children's Book Edition (CD with 18-page illustrated book) ... CD
Def Jam/Get On Down, 1988. New Copy ... $24.99 27.98
Slick Rick's first solo album and of the front-to-back hip hop albums of the late 80s Def Jam prime era – up there with the best ever! MC Ricky D introduced the world to a whole new rap style on Doug E Fresh's "The Show" and by the time this album dropped the world was more than ... read more CD
(Comes a big, nicely done "childern's book" illustrating the classic "Children's Story".)

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✨✧ Sly5thAveInvisible Man – An Orchestral Tribute To Dr Dre ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
An orchestral homage to Dr Dre spearheaded by Brooklyn's Sylvester Onyejiaka, aka Sly5thAve – fleshing out hooks and melodies from throughout Dre's career, from classic singles to deep cuts, into large scale jazzy soul – with a stellar roster of guests including Mark De Clive-Lowe, DJ ... (Deep Funk, Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available Invisible Man – An Orchestral Tribute To Dr Dre ... LP 21.99

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StonefaceStoned Age (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gemstarr, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Raw and gritty hip hop with dexterous rhymes and bedrock sample-centric production – ignoring current trends in favor of timeless craft! It's a testament to Stoneface's skill that he's got a pretty impressive roster veteran MCs on board for guest spots on his debut full length – Lil' ... read more CD

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Tall Black GuyLet's Take A Trip ... CD
First Word (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $13.99
A welcome trip with Tall Black Guy! TBG's soulful beats. jazzy keyboard laced grooves, deft ways with sampled vocals really stand out in the contemporary landscape, especially in the way his own full length material can differ from his remixes and production work for others. This one's got a really ... read more CD

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Tribe Called QuestWe Got It From Here – Thank You 4 Your Service ... CD
Jive, 2016. New Copy ... $12.99
A hell of a comeback for Tribe Called Quest – maybe one of the best musical comebacks ever, and a fantastic reminder of why we loved the group so much in the first place! 18 years have passed since we last heard from the trio (now, sadly, a duo) – and that time only seems to have ... read more CD
 
 



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