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✨✧ Big LLifestylez Of Da Poor & Dangerous ... LP
Columbia/Traffic, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
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 benchmark effort makes a pretty solid testament to his legacy. Alongside some of the period QB hip hop, this one is pretty close to the pinnacle of streetwise east coast 90s hip hop. 12 tracks in all: "Put It On", "MVP", "No Endz, No Skinz", "8 Iz Enuff", "All Black", "Danger Zone", "Street Struck", "Da Graveyard", "Lifestylez Ov Da Poor And Dangerous", "I Don't Understand It, "Fed Up Wit The Bullsh#t", and "Let 'Em Have It L". LP, Vinyl record album

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Brand NubianOne For All ... LP
Elektra/Traffic, 1990. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
Pure greatness from Brand Nubian at their early best! The Nubes' have made a handful of solid-to-great albums, but none could top this essential debut. Grand Puba, Sadat X and Lord Jamar are on point with the politicized rhymes over classic early 90s jazzed up, funky beats, built from now well known breaks – and truly raising the bar for classic east coast production. With the classics "All For One", "Slow Down", "Drop The Bomb", "Concerto In X Minor", and 2 mixes of "Wake Up" (Stimulated Dummies mix and the penultimate reprise), plus "Who Can Get Busy Like This Man. . .", "Ragtime", "To The Right", "Dance To My Ministry", "Step To The Rear", "Try To Do Me", "Grand Puba, Positive & LG" and "Dedication". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Camp LoUptown Saturday Night (plus poster) ... LP
Profile/Traffic, 1997. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
The late 90s classic from Sonny Cheeba & Geechi Suede –Camp Lo's benchmark Uptown Saturday Night! Certainly one of the finer hip hop LPs of '97, when we can return to over and over again, with great singles and stellar album tracks alike, such as "Luchin AKA This Is It", "Coolie High" and "Black Nostaljack AKA Come On". Other cuts include also includes "Rockin It AKA Spanish Harlem", "Sparkle", "Swing", "B-Side To Hollywood" featuring Trugoy of De La Soul and "Negro League". LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered 2LP version includes 18" X 24" poster.)

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Leaders Of The New SchoolFuture Without A Past ... CD
Elektra/Traffic, 1991. New Copy ... $5.99 15.98
The amazing debut of those most hyperactive of the Native Tongues, the short-lived, ultra fresh Leaders Of The New School! Busta & Co. splintered apart after just two albums, but this will always be a shiny trophy in the mantle with the all time freshest East Coast hip hop. It sounds great to this day, particularly those Eric "Vietnam" Sadler cuts. Tracks include "Case Of The P.T.A.", "Too Much On My Mind", "What's The Pinocchio Theory?", "Sobb Story", "Sound Of The Zeekers @#^**?!", "Feminine Fatt", "Transformers", "Show Me A Hero", "Trains, Planes & Automobiles", "Teachers, Don't Teach Us Nonsense!", "My Ding-A-Ling", and "Where Do We Go From Here?". CD

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Pete Rock & CL SmoothMecca & The Soul Brother (deluxe edition 2CD box set plus full sized poster) ... CD
Sony/Traffic, 1992. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.98
The debut full length from Pete Rock & CL Smooth – and a bonafide hip hop classic if there ever was one – one of the best ever! Pete Rock's trademark mix of heavy soul, jazz & funk beatcraft pretty much set the bar to a level that's been impossible to top ever sense. On top of being a front-to-back perfect album, Mecca & The Soul Brother has one of the great singles of the era, in "They Reminisce Over You (TROY)". What more can be said, really? An absolute essential! Disc 1 includes the original full length album. Titles include "Return Of The Mecca", "For Pete's Sake", "Ghettos Of The Mind", "Soul Brother #1", "Wig Out", "Anger Of The Nation", "Can't Front On Me", "The Basement" feat Heavy D, Rob-O, Grap & Dida, "If It Ain't Rough, It Ain't Right", "Skinz" feat Grand Puba and more. 16 tracks in all. Disc 2 features a wealth of bonus tracks, including 12" versions, remixes, acapellas, instrumentals and exclusives, including "It's Not A Game (Original 12" Version)", "Lots Of Lovin (Remix)" "They Reminisce Over You (TROY)" (Remix, Vibes Mix, and Instrumental versions), "Straighten It Out (Instrumental Version)". 15 tracks of bonus material! Comes in a heavy duty, beautiful deluxe box with a 20 page book with notes by Brian Coleman, Dante Ross, Pete Rock & CL Smooth and a full sized poster! CD
(A great deluxe box set edition of one of the great, game defining hop hop albums of all time!)

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✨✧ Boogie Down ProductionsMan & His Music ... CD
B-Boy/Traffic, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic Scott La Rock tribute album – with BDP classics and remixes – originally issued as a 2LP set that was put together following the South Bronx-repping hip hop pioneer's shooting death. Alternate versions, remixes and BDP medley's from their most classic late 80s period. 15 tracks in all: "Advance", "D Nice Rocks The House", "Red Alert (Criminal Minded)", 'Doc Mix (Criminal Minded)", "Super Hoe #4", "Word From Our Sponsor #8", "BDP Medley #5", "Poetry" (#s 1, 2 & 3)" and lots more! CD

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✨✧ Jungle BrothersStraight Out The Jungle (plus Instrumental Show) (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Warlock/Idlers/Traffic, 1988. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The legendary debut set from by the third star in the original Native Tongues trinity – with bonus tracks and a bonus disc with Instrumental Show instrumentals! Straight Out The Jungle predates the first De La and Tribe LPs, and has paves the way for much great stuff that was to come – you know, jazzy beats, nice rhymes, straight butter all the way through. Titles include "On the Run", "Straight Out the Jungle", "Black Is Black" featuring Q-Tip, "Braggin & Boastin", "Behind The Bush", "Because I Got It Like That", "I'll House You", Jimbrowski", and more. CD 1 also features some bonus tracks – "Dub Out The Jungle", "Sounds Of Safari (rmx)", "Straight Out The Jungle (jungle rmx)", and "Jimbrowski (acapella)". Disc 2 features the Instrumental Show, aka the nearly as classic instrumental version of the album – plus some other "Show Beats" and "Show Cuts" too! CD
Also available Straight Out The Jungle (2LP version with poster) ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ King SunXL (special edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
Profile/Traffic, 1989. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tough, righteous rap from King Sun – 1989's XL – a set that still looms large after all these years! King Sun dropped knowledge from a Five Percenter influence with a flow that's as smooth, solid and authoritive as any Bronx rapper of the day – and the production by Sun Born sounds great to this this day. This one was out of print for far too long! Includes "Hey Love", which uses the "Moments In Love" sample by Art Of Noise, and is standout produced by Cut Master DC. Also includes "Lethal Weapon", 'Ft Tape", "It's A Heat Up" and "Time To Go". This long-awaited Traffic remastered edition includes the earlier single cuts "Mythological Rapper" and "Christmas In The City" – both on CD for the first time. CD

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✨✧ Kool Moe DeeKool Moe Dee (with bonus track) ... CD
Jive/Traffic, 1986. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic first solo album from Kool Moe Dee – pivotal solo rap from the onetime Treacherous Three rhyme slinger – formative stuff that works nearly as well, to our ears anyway, as his platinum breakout How You Like Me Now! 9 tracks on the original album: "Go See The Doctor", "Do You Know What Time It Is", "I'm Kool Moe Dee", "Dumb Dick (Richard)", "Monster Crack", "Little Jon", "The Best" and "Rock Steady". This great, necessary reissue has the bonus "Go See The Doctor (Uncensored Version)". CD

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✨✧ Special EdYoungest In Charge (extended version) ... CD
Profile/Traffic, 1989. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The late 80s debut full length from Special Ed – classic midtempo funky hip hop and fresh rhymes that still holds up – one from the glory days of straight forward, straight up, solid hip hop! It's hard to believe that Special Ed was just in his mid teens when this album was recorded, he's such a remarkably fluid MC and storyteller – and the bits of guitar in the funky production by Howie Tee sounds great to this day. Titles include "I Got It Made", "Think About It", "Akshun", "Taxing", "I'm The Magnificent", "Club Scene", "Hoedown", "Monster Jam", "The Bush", "Fly MC" and "Heds & Dreds". This extended edtion includes bonus tracks and alternate versions, including "I Got It Made" (Businesslike Version and Up Version), "Think About It" (instrumental and Howie's Slo Mo Party mix), "Ready 2 Attack" and more. 11 tracks from the original album plus 8 bonus tracks! CD

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✨✧ Boogie Down ProductionsSouth Bronx Teachings – A Collection Of Boogie Down Productions ... CD
Traffic/B-Boy, Late 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A selection of late 80s South Bronx Teachings – classic Boogie Down Productions circa Criminal Minded! South Bronx Teachings focuses soundly on the class of '87 – so you get fistful of the Criminal Minded cuts and a few other blasts from KRS-One & Scott La Rock, nicely paced over 13 tracks. Includes "Poetry", "South Bronx", "9MM Goes Blang", "Word From Our Sponsor", "Elementary", "Advance", "D-Nice Rocks The House", "The Bridge Is Over", "Criminal Minded", and "P Is Free (rmx)". CD

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✨✧ Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Traffic, 2000. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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. One of the benchmark albums in the leftfield underground hip hop canon – and a hugely influential set that burst the doors wide open for the more creative spirits in the hip hop and even experimental pop. Tracks include "State Of The Nation", "3030", "The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza", "Things You Can Do", "Positive Contact", "St Catherine St.", "Virus", "Mastermind", "National Movie Review", "Time Keeps On Slipping", "Turbulence (remix)", "Battlesong", "Memory Loss" and more. This reissue edition adds 3 bonus tracks: "Positive Contact" (Charlie Clouser remix), "Terbulence" (Mark Bell rmx) and "Positive Contact" (Mario C rmx). CD
(Reissue version with bonus tracks.)

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✨✧ Lord FinesseReturn Of The Funky Man ... CD
Giant/Traffic, 1992. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
We know we spend a lot of space on these pages propping up early 90s hip hop, but you have to admit it was the salad days of the east coast. Finesse's second LP's no exception, with tight lyrics and beats – keeping it real before it became a cliche – a DITC classic that we never grow tired of, and has been far to hard to get a hold of on vinyl for year! Timeless production that lives up to the title by Showbiz, Diamond D and Finesse. Tracks include "Party Over Here", "Yes You May", "Return Of The Funky Man", "Fat For The 90s", "Stop Sweating The Next Man", "That's How Smooth I Am", "Praise The Lord", "I Like My Girls With A Boom", "Hey Look At Shorty", "Isn't He Something" and "Funky On The Fast Tip". CD

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✨✧ Masta Ace & Edo GArts & Entertainment ... CD
M3/Traffic, 2009. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Blueprint era titans Masta Ace & Edo G pair up for a duo set – featuring appearance from fellow legends Large Professor, KRS-One & Pos of De La Soul – with a variety of beats to back 'em up, from soul beats & funk, to eerie synth funk, to spare and gritty backdrops. Quality verses and memorable tracks from underground veterans! Titles include "TV Night", "Hands High", "Fans" feat Large Professor, "Rocsi". "Reminds Me", "Good Music" feat Pos of De La Soul, "Pass The Mic" feat KRS-One, "Hot Wangs", "Dancing Like A WG" feat Chester French and more. CD

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✨✧ MC ShanQB OG – The Best Of MC Shan ... CD
Cold Chillin/Traffic, Late 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Another one of those great packages of Cold Chillin' tracks – this one compiling the best of Juice Crew MC Shan! Solid stuff from the Kangols & gold chains era NYC – with that classic Marley Marl production. Tracks include "Jane Stop This Crazy Thing", "Down By Law", "The Bridge", "Cocaine", "Juice Crew Law", "I Pioneered This", "Beat Biter", and more. 14 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Sparky-DThis Is Sparky-D's World (with bonus tracks) ... CD
B-Boy/Traffic, 1988. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Key solo female rap from Sparky-D – and along with the fine, funky Spyder D, Davy D and DJ Doc production – her world, circa '88, is well worth a trip! 11 tracks on the original album: "Never Ran, Never Will", "Grand Creator K-Wiz, Best In The Biz", "This Is Sparky D's World", "I Can't Stop", "Yankee Boy", "Punk Rock Rap", "Throwdown", "Sparky's Rap" and more. This extended CD edition has bonus 12" mixes and instrumentals – 6 of them, including "Throwdown (Original 12" Version)", "I Can't Stop (Instrumental)" and more. CD
(Spine has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ StetsasonicOn Fire (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tommy Boy/Traffic, 1986. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A classic from Stetsasonic – who truly were On Fire in their prime! It seemed like Stet were the group that could do it all in the early days, with live instrumentation, beat boxing, and Prince Paul on the 1's and 2's. This LP's a classic of bygone days, will we ever feel this vibe again? Includes "On Fire", "Go Stetsa I", "4 Ever My Beat", "Faye", "Just Say Stet", and "Paul's Groove". This 2011 CD edition includes 3 bonus tracks/beats: "4 Ever My Beat – Beat Bongo Mix Mixed With Love By Walter Gibbons", "Go Stetsa (Remix)" and "AFRICA – Norman Cook Remix". CD

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✨✧ Biz MarkieBiz Never Sleeps (special edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cold Chillin/Traffic, 1989. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Biz's second LP from 1989 – what can we tell you about the Biz that you don't already know? As far as we're concerned there are a lot of MCs that could still learn a lesson or two from the Biz, and producers too! Good time mid school hip hop, with nice sample based production and a great sense of humor, that makes us nostalgic for the late 80s early 90s glory days. 13 tracks in all, with the cuts "Spring Again", "Just A Friend", "A Thing Named Kim", "The Dragon", "Things Get A Little Easier", "I Hear Music", "Biz In Harmony", "Check It Out" and more. This 2012 special edition includes 5 bonus 12" versions: "Just A Friend (12" Version)", "Just A Friend (Instrumental)", "Spring Again (Club Mix)", "Spring Again (12" Remix)" and "Spring Again (Dub)". CD
(This special edition features a slightly different shot of Science Lab Biz than the original! Includes 5 bonus tracks.)

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✨✧ Biz MarkieUltimate Diabolical (CD/DVD hybrid) ... CD
Cold Chillin/Traffic, Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A collection of many of the best tracks by the Diabolical Biz Markie – one of the most unique MCs in the history of hip hop – and one of our favorites then, now and forever – plus a bunch of his best videos on this CD/DVD hybrid! It's hard to argue with the tracks selected for this Cold Chillin retrospective, and the character is an intergral characteristic the Biz's charm, and it's nice to have the old videos in the same package. CD tracks include "Make The Music With Your Mouth, Biz", "Nobody Beats The Biz", "Biz Is Goin Off", "Vapors", "Just A Friend", "I Hear Music", "Spring Again", "What Comes Around Goes Around", "Buck Wild", "Let Me Turn You On" and more. Videos on this CD/DVD hybrid include "Vapors". "Biz Is Goin Off", "Just A Friend", "Spring Again", "Young Girl Bluez" and "Let Me Turn You On". CD
(Please note: this is a hybrid disc, with the CD on one side and DVD on the other. It is not region specified, so we cannot guarantee the DVD features with work in all regions.)

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✨✧ Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
B-Boy/Traffic, 1986. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Deluxe version of one of the most important albums in the history of hip hop – the first full LP from KRS One and Boogie Down Productions, and a landmark batch of tracks recorded with the late Scott La Rock! The track list alone is a full chapter in the hip hop book of legends – with tunes like "Poetry", "Elementary", "South Bronx", "Super-Hoe", "Bridge is Over", and the "P is Free" remix. Other tracks include "Criminal Minded", "Dope Beat", and "9MM Goes Bang". Includes a second CD featuring a number of tracks that are on CD for the first time ever – 12" versions of "Avance", "$ucce$$ Is The World", "P Is Free", "Stop The Violence", "Essays On BDP-ism" and much more. 26 tracks on 2CDs! CD
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✨✧ BlockheadDowntown Science (CD with DVD) ... CD
Ninja Tune (Canada), 2005. Used CD & DVD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Another really strong effort from Blockhead – one that follows his equally good Music By Cavelight! It's feels like a tribute to NYC, in an atmospheric way, full of crackly melodies, terse moments, and compelling soundtracky hip hop beat craft. Tracks include "Expiration Date", "Roll Out The Red Carpet", "Serenade", "Cherry Picker", "Crashing Down", "Stop Motion Traffic", "Good Block Bad Block", "Dough Nation", "The First Snowfall" and "Long Walk Home". Includes a bonus DVD of experimental film accompaniment to Blockhead's music from Music By Cavelight LP – 3 1/2 hours worth of footage! (New Grooves, Hip Hop) CD
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✨✧ Ahmad Miller (Yesterdays New Quintet)Ahmad's First EP ... LP
Stones Throw, 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wicked electric funk from Ahmad Miller – aka Madlib, aka Yesterday' New Quintet! The feel of the record is very much in the vein of the Yesterdays New Quintet singles – a fluttering mix of vibes, Fender Rhodes, keyboards, and funky percussion – kind of like the best bits of a classic 70s CTI session, or the best stripped down and electric Ahmad Jamal albums! The whole thing's instrumental, with a really mellow funky chilled out vibe – and the whole thing's great! Titles include "Now Or Later", "Traffic Zone", "Arroyo", "Little Angel", and "Windy C". (Deep Funk, Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album

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