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Beastie BoysIn Sound From Way Out! ... LP
Grand Royal/Universal, 1996/1998. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
The Beasties' peak-era, retro-style instrumentals LP! Even at their weakest vocal moments, we've always dug the Beastie Boys' firm commitment to funky instrumental backing – their albums are filled with lots of nice interludes, instrumentals, and backing grooves – but they often seemed to get buried amidst all the bugged out vocals. The record kind of has the vibe of a lost jazz organ session, with lots of weird twists and turns thrown in, and all the better thanks to Money Mark, pretty much a 4th Beastie here! A cool bit of instrumental funk with a very classic production feel. Every track's a winner, and the titles include "Ricky's Theme", "Groove Holmes", "Sabrosa", "In 3's", "Transitions", "Bobo On the Corner", and "Shambala". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Blu & ExileIn The Beginning (Before The Heavens) ... LP
Dirty Science/Fat Beats, 2007/2017. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 22.98
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 couple or 3 tracks have seen light of day in the years since Below The Heavens, and it's pretty stunning how fresh it feels after all this time in the vaults, a real testament creative high the duo was riding at the time. Includes "Soul Provider", "Another Day", "Constellations", "All These Ladies", "Party Of Two", "Back To Basics", "On The Radio", "Life Is A Gamble" with Donel Smokes, Trek Life & Co$$, "Things We Say" with Aloe Blacc, "Sold The Soul", "Hard Workers" feat Blame One, "Stress Off The Chest" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available In The Beginning (Before The Heavens) ... CD 10.99

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Dungeon FamilyEven In Darkness ... LP
Arista, 2002. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 25.98
A loose, surprisingly enduring set of tracks from the Outkast-Goodie Mobb-Organized Noize collective circa early 00s! Even In Darkness stands the test of time extra well thanks not only to the the cream of the ATL's hip hop world of the time delivering the goods, but also for being heavily-steeped in Late 70s Funkadelic inspiration. 14 proper tracks, plus intro & outro – including "Crooked Booty", "Follow The Light", the nice nod to Kraftwerk "Trans DF Express", "On & On & On", "Emergency", "Forever Pimpin' (Never Slippin')", "6 Minutes", "White Gutz", "Rollin", "They Comin", "Excalibur", "What Iz Rap?" and "Curtains". LP, Vinyl record album

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E-40In A Major Way (with download & bonus album) ... LP
Jive/Legacy, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
A strong early effort from Bay Area legend E-40 – his first with major label backing, stepping up and delivering in a major way – the title tells no lies! True to his roots, his working with Slick Wid' label collaborators both on the mic and in the production booth – including Sam Bostic & Mike Mosley, Studio Ton in the booth and B-Legit and more on the mic – and all-in-all, this is one of E-40's best full lengths. 16 tracks including the intro & outro, with"Da Bumble", "Spittin'", "Sprinkle Me", "Outta Bounds", "Dusted & Disgusted", "Smoke 'n' Drank", "Day Ain't No", "H I Double L", "Bootsee" and "It's All Bad". 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!)

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EPMDBack In Business ... LP
Def Jam, 1997. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A not-so-surprisingly (given the pedigree!) later EPMD effort, and a smartly-titled one to boot – here they are, living up to their substantial legacy with a pretty strong, and these days underappreciated set – still going strong in the latter half of the 90s! Quite a few cuts on here truly live up to the EPMD glory days, with appearances by Hit Squad MC's and heavyhitters Das Efx, Keith Murray, Redman, and Nocturnal. 14 tracks in all, including "Richter Scale", "Da Joint", "Never Seen Before", "Get With This", "Do It Again" and "You Gots To Chill '97". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eric B & RakimPaid In Full (2LP version) ... LP
4th & Broadway/Universal (France), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... About December 8, 2017 (delayed)
Paid In Full, indeed. Eric B & Rakim's seminal album still pays off in so many ways, and it was such a vital link between the party rockin' style of the old school and the terse, hard-hitting beats and rhymes of what was then the new school, we can't even come up with the words for the praise it's due! Essential would be an understatement. Includes the immortal "I Ain't No Joke", "Eric B Is In The Cut", "I Know You Got Soul", "Move The Crowd", "Paid in Full", "Chinese Arithmetic", and "Eric B. Is President". LP, Vinyl record album
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Alchemist & Oh No (Gangrene)You Disgust Me (with download and photo book) ... LP
Decon, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 31.98
A strong return to the infectious Gangrene duo project for Oh No and Alchemist! Exciting stuff from these two – beats that pair a somewhat ominous tone with heavy headnodding beats and busy rhymes . You Disgust Me arrived during a tireless period for Alchemist, who released a handful of genuinely solid records in a short period – and Oh No stays busy himself – so it's all the more impressive that this is up their with their best in years. Includes "Reversals", "The Man With The Horn", "Better Things", "Driving Gloves" feat Action Bronson", "Gluttony" feat Your Old Droog & Fashawn, "The Scrapyards", "Hazardous Materials", "The Hidden Hand" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download code – plus a 24-page photo book!)

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