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NERDNO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES ... CD
I Am Other/Columbia, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99
The Neptunes & co.'s ever-evolving hip hop/electro pop creative outlet NERD is back with their best in years! NERD not only never ever really dies, they're also never ever to be dismissed as an occasional throwaway side project, and they never put out the same record twice. This one finds them slyly innovating in their stylistic playground without trying to reinvent the wheel, and laying off some of the live band fusiony aspects of past efforts – calling in favors from some brilliant guests who sound just as eager to try new things as Pharrell and Chad – including a couple great guest spots from Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna as a solid rhyme spitter instead of soulful chorus voice for a nice change of pace, an increasingly rare appearance from Andre 3000, MIA and others. Titles include "Lemon" with Rihanna, "Deep Down Body Thrust" and a bass credit for the mighty Thundercat, "Voila" with Gucci Mane & Wale, "1000" with Future "Don't Don't Do It" with Kendrick Lamar, "ESP", "Lighning Fire Magic Prayer", "Rollinem 7's" with Andre 3000, "Kites" with Kendrick Lamar & MIA, "Secret Life Of Tigers" and "Lifting You" with Ed Shearan. CD
Also available NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES (with download) ... LP 24.99

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NERDNO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES (with download) ... LP
I Am Other/Columbia, 2017. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
The Neptunes & co.'s ever-evolving hip hop/electro pop creative outlet NERD is back with their best in years! NERD not only never ever really dies, they're also never ever to be dismissed as an occasional throwaway side project, and they never put out the same record twice. This one finds them slyly innovating in their stylistic playground without trying to reinvent the wheel, and laying off some of the live band fusiony aspects of past efforts – calling in favors from some brilliant guests who sound just as eager to try new things as Pharrell and Chad – including a couple great guest spots from Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna as a solid rhyme spitter instead of soulful chorus voice for a nice change of pace, an increasingly rare appearance from Andre 3000, MIA and others. Titles include "Lemon" with Rihanna, "Deep Down Body Thrust" and a bass credit for the mighty Thundercat, "Voila" with Gucci Mane & Wale, "1000" with Future "Don't Don't Do It" with Kendrick Lamar, "ESP", "Lighning Fire Magic Prayer", "Rollinem 7's" with Andre 3000, "Kites" with Kendrick Lamar & MIA, "Secret Life Of Tigers" and "Lifting You" with Ed Shearan. LP, Vinyl record album
(LP artwork is different from that shown – in a plain black center hole sleeve – and made to look like a white label bootleg! Includes download.)
Also available NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES ... CD 11.99
 
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Big Daddy KaneNuff Respect (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
MCA, 1991. Very Good+ ... $14.99
From the Juice soundtrack with production by Hank Shocklee. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Big BoiBoomiverse (swirl-colored vinyl – with download) ... LP
Epic, 2017. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.98
A win for wily hip hip mainstay Big Boi's growing legacy as a solo star! The onetime more subtly innovative half of the Outkast – subtle as compared to Andre 3000's more flamboyant presence, anyway – succeeding mightily out front now, backed with solid, wisely timeless Organized Noize production and an impressive roster of guests, none of whom outshine Big Boi. They include Killer Mike, Snoop Dogg, Gucci Mane & Pimp C. After all these years, Big Boi still manages to spit wordy, fast raps while sounding perfectly relaxed, and comparably laidback rhymes with fierce focus. Much respect staying true to his style and staying relevant! Includes "Da Next Day", "Kill Jill", "Mic Jack", "In The South", "Order Of Operations", "All Night", "Get Wit It", "Overthunk", "Chocolate", "Made Man", "Freakanomics" and "Follow Deez". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes downolad!)

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Big Daddy KaneLooks Like A Job For . . . ... CD
Cold Chillin, 1993. Used ... $4.99
Although this is well into Big Daddy Kane's career, he still displays some skills here. Tracks include "How U Get A Record Deal?", "Very Special", "Stop Shammin'", "Here Comes Kane, Scoob & Scrap" and "Nuff Respect (remix)". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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Black MoonEnta Da Stage ... CD
Wreck, 1993. Used ... $7.99
The legendary debut of Black Moon – and a landmark indie hip hop classic from the early 90s east coast scene! Beloved by the deeper digging hip hop heads back in the day, and making a few waves commercially with the singles "Who Got Da Props?" and "I Got Cha Opin", this one never really got its due in the mainstream despite being so hugely influential. Produced by Da Beatminerz and featuring appearances by Smif-N-Wessun and Havoc from Mobb Deep, this one's well worth catching up on – with the tracks "Powaful Impak!", "Ack Like U Want It", "Sh** Iz Real", "Enta Da Stage" and more. CD

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Black SheepWolf In Sheep's Clothing ... CD
Mercury, 1991. Used ... $4.99
A Native Tongues classic from 1991 – one that sounded great way back when, and has held up beautifully over the years – and rightly considered amongst the greatest hip hop albums ever! Wolf In Sheep's Clothing is playful rap at it's best, with funky and and funny cuts galore – but the title is apt, as the wit is pretty sharply barbed – especially when they're skewering hardcore and gangsta cliches. It's as brilliant as ever. Includes the massive "Flavor Of The Month", "Similak Child", "Pass The 40", "To Whom It May Concern", "Butt In The Meantime", "Strobelite Honey", "Are You Mad?", "Blunted", "For Doz That Slept" and more. CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Childish GambinoAwaken My Love (with download) ... LP
Glassnote, 2017. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Childish Gambino once again transcends anything you might be expecting from an actor/musician – this is not some vain star trip at all, but a worthy, boundary-busting effort – and a pretty sizable step away from idiosyncratic, yet accessible hip hop into spacey pop funk! Strong stuff, following his own path in respectable, highly rewarding fashion. Includes "Me And Your Mama", "Have Some Love", "Boogieman", "Zombies", "Riot", "Redbone", "Terrified", "California", "Terrified", "The Night Me & Your Mama Met" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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CommonCan I Borrow A Dollar? (2LPs with bonus 7 inch) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Relativity/Nature Sounds, 1992. New Copy 2LP & 7 Inch (reissue)... On April 21, 2018
Common's full length debut! This one's a little more uptempo and overall less serious than "Resurrection", and a few cuts that are as good as anything on that LP – Common went on to a pretty diverse career, and this is the blueprint material for his most respected records. Production by Twilight Tone, Immenslope, and the Beatnuts. Includes "Penny For My Thoughts", "Soul by the Pound", "Take It Eazy", "Breaker 1/9", "Two Scoops of Raisins", "Tricks Up My Sleeve", Blows To The Temple" and more. (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Sunday, April 22. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Record Store Day. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, the day after Record Store Day we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP version with a bonus 7 inch single!)

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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 the game for so many other MCs at the time – especially because both his lyrics and his subject matter weren't maybe the most cutting-edge, but could really come over strong, thanks to the inherent stardom in his presentation! We could well argue that Will on the album introduced the whole idea of a crossover hip hop star – one able to do just about anything – but the whole record would be nothing without the creative skills of Jazzy Jeff – who went the complete opposite way after his pairing with Will – more expressive, more experimental – and even more firmly committed to the underground. Yet it was also that easy bridge between underground and fame that made early hip hop albums like this so great – as Jeff brings forward so many great musical moments on titles that include "Live At Union Square", "DJ On The Wheels", "My Buddy", "Rhythm Trax House Party Style", "He's The DJ I'm The Rapper", "Hip Hop Dancers Theme", "Jazzy's In The House", and "Human Video Game". Great 2CD version – featuring the songs missing from the previous single CD – "He's The DJ I'm The Rapper", "Hip Hop Dancer's Theme", "Jazzy's In The House", and "Human Video Game" – plus 11 more mixes, all the varying 12" takes on "Brand New Funk", "Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble", "Nightmare On My Street", and "Parents Just Don't Understand". CD
Also available He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper (with download & bonus album) ... LP 22.99

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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceHe's The DJ, I'm The Rapper (with download & bonus album) ... LP
Jive/Zomba, 1988. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
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 the game for so many other MCs at the time – especially because both his lyrics and his subject matter weren't maybe the most cutting-edge, but could really come over strong, thanks to the inherent stardom in his presentation! We could well argue that Will on the album introduced the whole idea of a crossover hip hop star – one able to do just about anything – but the whole record would be nothing without the creative skills of Jazzy Jeff – who went the complete opposite way after his pairing with Will – more expressive, more experimental – and even more firmly committed to the underground. Yet it was also that easy bridge between underground and fame that made early hip hop albums like this so great – as Jeff brings forward so many great musical moments on titles that include "Live At Union Square", "DJ On The Wheels", "My Buddy", "Rhythm Trax House Party Style", "He's The DJ I'm The Rapper", "Hip Hop Dancers Theme", "Jazzy's In The House", and "Human Video Game". LP, Vinyl record album
(Certified Undisputed Classics Of Hip Hop & R&B series – with download. Initial copies includes bonus LP "Certified Classics Vol. 1" with classic tracks by Nas, Outkast, Clipse, Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang, Aaliyah & more. 12 tracks in all!)
Also available He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper (with bonus tracks) ... CD 18.99
 
 
 



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