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DJ ShadowMountain Will Fall ... CD
Mass Appeal, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
DJ Shadow at his most stylistically sprawling –doing his thing as distinctively as ever, unpredictable from one track to the next, but very much himself whether it's a sample and scratches cut reminiscent of the Entroducing era or beats-enriched avant jazz or keyboards-heavy tracks! Lots of different moods at play here, whether it's topical rap with Mass Appeal label mates Run The Jewels, or atmospheric hip hop jazz with Dusty Groove favorite Mathew Halsall. You gotta hand it to Shadow for following his muse, regardless of expectations! Titles include "The Mountain Will Fall", the barbed, timely "Nobody Speak" with Run The Jewels, the modern mood jazz standout "Ashes To Oceans" with Matthew Halsall, "California", "Ghost Town", "Three Ralphs", "Depth Change", "Mambo", "Suicide Pact", 'The Sideshow" with Ernie Fresh and more. CD
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✨✧ DJ CamMad Blunted Jazz ... CD
Shadow, 1996. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Heavy beats and funky grooves from DJ Cam – recorded back in his more formative years, when his sound was rougher, and more "in the crates"! The album's got a great mix of open-ended samples and jazzy instrumentation – sounding almost like early Greyboy work, but without as much of the jazz solos. Disc 1 features the album Underground Vibes – an instant classic that's been out of print for years – and disc 2 features a live set from 1995. Titles include "Return Of The Jedi", "Sang Lien", "Underground Vibes", "Gangsta Sh*t", "Suckers Never Play That", "Meera", "Lost Kingdom", and "London 1995". (New Grooves, Hip Hop) CD
(Out of print special silk-screened edition.)

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✨✧ SharpshootersChoked Up ... CD
Shadow, 1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
World famous record collectors Mr. Supreme and DJ Sureshot deliver one of the best American acid jazz releases to come out. Nice deep feeling, with mellow moody grooves laid down in a real CTI sort of way. There's a bunch of nice tracks on here, many with a real sort of hip hop meets jazz feeling, and with decent rapping on them. But our fave bits are these short little interludes between tracks. The Sharpshooters went all out on these, and they've got a nice ripe sweet electric sound that's very heavy and very deep. (New Grooves, Hip Hop) CD
(Out of print.)
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✨✧ BlackaliciousMelodica (Mo Wax pressing) ... CD
Mo Wax (UK), 1994. Used ... $9.99
Leave it to the Brits to be the first to pick up on this West coast/left coast underground classic. The LP that should have sparked a revolution in California, but went largely unnoticed for just a little too long, from Chief Xcel and the Gift OF Gab, with a little beat assistance from Solesides crew member DJ Shadow, and guest microphone antics by Lateef and Lyrics Born, then known as Asia Born. Includes "Lyric Fathom", "Rhymes For The Deaf Dumb & Blind", "Swan Lake", "Attica Black", "Cheezit Terrorist", "40 Oz For Breakfast" and "Deep In The Jungle". CD

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Lyrics BornSame !@#$ Different Day (CD & DVD) ... CD
Quannum, 2005. Used CD & DVD ... $1.99
A surprisingly strong remix album (and more) for Lyrics Born, but really the only thing we should be surprised by is the fact that we were surprised, 'cause LB hasn't let us down yet! The roster of remixers and contributors is impressive – including Jumbo (Lifesavas), Evidence (Dilated Peoples), Morcheeba, Lateef The Truth Speaker, DJ Shadow, Chief Xcel, E-40, Casual, Poets Of Rhythm, DJ Spinna and others. Nice! Tracks include "Hello (Jumbo rmx)", "Pack Up" feat Evidence & KRS-One, "The Last Trumpet (Halou rmx)" feat Leteef & DJ Shadow, "Over You" feat Joyo Velarde and production by Shadow, "Callin' Out (rmx)" feat E-40 & Casual, "I Changed My Mind (DJ Spinna rmx)" and more! Bonus DVD includes videos for "The Last Trumpet", "I Changed My Mind", "Bad Dreams", "Callin' Out", "Pack It Up" and more! CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ VariousSolesides Greatest Bumps ... CD
Quannum, 1990s. Used 2CD ... $3.99
From the now well-known, and then unknown, Norhtern California Solesides crew: Blackalicious, Latyrx & Shadow. Early (and formerly hard-to-find) Shadow sides like "Entropy" and "Hardcore Instrumental Hip Hop" are included, along with "SayThat", "Lady Don't Tek No", & "Bumpin Contraption" by Latyrx, "Swan Lake", "Lyric Fathom", & "Rhymes For The Deaf Dumb & Blind" by Blackalicious, "Send Them" by Lyrics Born", and "The Wreckoning" by Lateef – 22 cuts in all! CD
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase.)

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✨✧ BlackaliciousNIA ... CD
Quannum, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The MC Gift of Gab serves your ears melodic, driving, challenging wordplay at it's best on this album from the Quannum Projects label out of the Bay Area, who brought you DJ Shadow and Latyrx. The jazzy, soulful, reflective, bouncing music is entirely produced by DJ Chief Xcel and features cameos by Lyrics Born and Lateef from Latyrx on two separate tracks ("Do This My Way" and "Smithzonian Institute Of Rhyme", respectively.) It also includes the single "Deception" and the tracks "Searching", "The Fabulous Ones", "A To G", "Cliff Hanger", "Shallow Days", "Ego Trip By Nikki Giovanni", "You Didn't Know That Though", "Trouble (Eve Of Destruction)", "Reanimation", "Beyonder", "Making Progress", "Sleep", and more. CD
(Out of print.)
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✨✧ Brother AliChampion EP ... CD
Rhymesayers, 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tougher, angrier stuff than we remember from the Shadows On The Sun LP – with the usual strong production from the Ant, approximating rock and roll breaks and mood as well as anyone since earlier Cypress Hill. The album track "Champion" is remixed here for a dub reggae style. Other tracks include "Bad Ma F**ka", "Sleepwalker", "Self Taught", "Chain Link", "Rain Water", "Love On Display" and more. CD

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✨✧ Brother AliShadows On The Sun ... CD
Rhymesayers, 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ahhh. . . Nice! Wonderful intelligent, spiritual rhymes, full of Islamic prayer references, blunt antagonist rhymes, a battle with the ugliest of inner demons and broken artist poverty all hugged by catchy bouncing hook filled choruses. And all the production is handled by Ant, a true autuer akin to Pete Rock, now becoming more comfortable with his art with each release: tight organ loops, snapping drums, bright horns and nice upright basslines. "Soulful" is the key adjective here. Tracks include "Star Quality", "Pay Them Back", "Shadows On The Sun", "Forest Whitiker", "Room With A View", "Back Stage Pacin", "Missing Teeth", "Dorian", "Soul Whisper", "Champion", "Prince Charming", and more! CD
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✨✧ OddiseeAlwasta ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Just an EP from Oddisee, but a set that's got a lot more to offer than most other artist's full length sets! As with previous work, there's a sublime blend between the rhymes, backings, and live instrumentation – especially the strong use of bottom currents that really ground the music deeply, but with flows of bass, rather than heavy beats – almost jazzy energy that's really reflected in the way Oddisee riffs along on his lyrical contributions. Ralph Real adds in some great extra keyboards to the music – warming things up in the middle with a Rhodes-y vibe – and titles include "Strength & Weakness", "Asked About You", "Slow Groove", "Catching Vibes", "Lifting Shadows", and "No Reservations". CD

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✨✧ Wu-Tang ClanEnter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) ... CD
Loud/RCA, 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
The classic first album with The RZA, The GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Inspektah Deck, U-God, Ghostface... you know the rest. The start of a generation, and of the hip hop enterprise that overshadowed a lot of the mid 90s! 12 tracks, including "Can It All Be So Simple", "Method Man", "Da Mystery Of Chessboxin", "CREAM", "Tearz", "Wu Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin Ta F' Wit", "Protect Ya Neck", "Shame On A Nigga" and "Bring Da Ruckus". CD
Also available Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) ... LP 18.99

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