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Abstract OrchestraDilla ... LP
ATA (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $18.99
There's nothing abstract here – as the set's a fantastically-focused tribute to the late Jay Dee – put together in a style that's mostly jazz, but which also has some great vocal touches too! The music's roots are in hip hop, but the presentation here is awash in strong work on saxes, ... (Jazz, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Afrika BambaataaZulu Rainin Hell Mix By Jimmy Jim ... LP
Boo Hooray, Late 70s/Early 80s/2014. New Copy ... $6.99
A fantastic treasure from the early days of hip hop – a special mix that's made completely from rare Afrika Bambaataa/Zulu Nation dub plates and acetates – cut together here by Jimmy Jim, with a feel that's just like stumbling into some South Bronx party back in the day! The limited ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Beastie BoysCheck Your Head (limited 180 gram remastered edition) ... LP
Grand Royal, 1993. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 34.98
If Paul's Boutique was the Beasties' psychedelic hip hop Sgt Peppers, then Check Your Head is their White Album – a raw, stylistically sprawling, yet always connected batch of live instrumentation – backing rhymes that range from stream of consciousness to expertly written. Check Your ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Features remastering overseen by the band – on 180 gram vinyl. Limited edition of 5000.)
Also available Check Your Head ... LP 39.99

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Beastie BoysIn Sound From Way Out! ... LP
Grand Royal/Universal, 1996/1998. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Beastie BoysLicensed To Ill (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Def Jam, 1986. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
The game changing Def Jam classic – and possibly the greatest album by the Beastie Boys – even though they'd grow up a whole lot after this! Profane party anthems galore, and the Beasties would distance themselves from much of the attitude of this album, making their career arc from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(30th Anniversary 180 gram pressing.)
Also available Licensed To Ill ... LP 59.99

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Beastie BoysTo The 5 Boroughs ... LP
Capitol, 2004. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99
A masterful later album by the Beastie Boys – who always preferred to put out a great record every five or six years, than a sub par album every 2 or 3! All these years after Paul's Boutique, when the world of difficult, expensive sample clearance could've kill the layers of pop pastiche ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available To The 5 Boroughs ... LP 149.99

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Beat Konducta (Madlib)Beat Konducta Vol 1 – Movie Scenes ... LP
Stones Throw, 2005. New Copy ... $12.99
A platter of Madlib beats – the first in a series of instrumental hip hop from 'Lib's Beat Konducta (formerly Beat Conductor) moniker! Madlib's production work has always had a filmic groove, and this set collects and assembles the most cinematic of said beats into an (unsurprisingly) ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Beat Konducta (Madlib)Beat Konducta Vol 3 – Beat Konducta In India ... LP
Stones Throw, 2007. New Copy ... $12.99
Hazy beatcraft steeped in Indian soundtrack style funk, strings and percussion from the indefatigable Madlib – Volume 3 in the increasingly adventurous and conceptual outings of the Beat Konducta! This time out Madlib, er, Beat Konducta is conducting beats, strings & things from India ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Beat Konducta (Madlib)Beat Konducta Vol 4 – Beat Konducta In India ... LP
Stones Throw, 2007. New Copy ... $12.99
The long awaited sides C & D in Madlib's incredible blend of Bombay soundtrack-styled funk, blunted Eastern beats, and all round stunning Middle Eastern accented hip hop instros! This time out Madlib, er, Beat Konducta is conducting beats, strings & things from India and/or otherwise East ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Black Eyed PeasEND ... LP
Interscope, 2009. New Copy 2LP ... $14.99 27.99
The best of the post-Elephunk mainstream conquering era records by the Black Eyed Peas – comfortably balancing bright dance pop and hip hop as strongly as ever! The career arc of the BEPs is as unlikely as anything in modern popular music, from the indie soul inspired alternative rap early ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Black MoonEnta Da Stage – Remixes ... LP
Wreck, 1993/2017. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Remix versions of the legendary debut of Black Moon –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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli)Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (two-tone vinyl with star design) ... LP
Rawkus, 1998. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition two-toned vinyl with star pattern – very nice!)

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✨✧ Mary J BligeWhat's The 411? (25th anniversary edition) ... LP
Uptown/MCA, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The landmark debut of Mary J Blige – a record that not only did a great job of blending underground hip hop and mainstream soul sensibilities – but maybe also opened the door for the Neo Soul revolution to come! Mary comes on here with a fresh new vision in female soul – one that' ... (Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(25th Anniversary pressing – first time as a 2LP set!)

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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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Boogie Down ProductionsGhetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop ... LP
Jive/Get On Down, 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 22.98
Classic Boogie Down Productions circa '89 – with prime street poetry from KRS, perfectly raw beats and overall peak end of the 80s production! Blueprint is an apt title for a couple reasons – the beats aren't what we'd call spare, but they're raw and unvarnished – a perfect ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop ... LP 14.99

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Brother AliUndisputed Truth (3LP 10th Anniversary edition – with download) (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Rhymesayers, 2007. New Copy 3LP ... $32.99
Minnesota's own Rhymesayers camp continue their tradition of heartfelt Mid-West boombap. This time around Ali draws inspiration from within, sharing his innermost feelings and personal struggles without coming off preachy or like aughties emo rap, while at the same time celebrating the elements ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition – with bonus third LP – on clear vinyl!)

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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, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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ClipseTil The Casket Drops ... LP
Columbia/Get On Down, 2009. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 22.98
Malice & Pusha T back with The Neptunes on the bulk of Til The Casket Drops – recorded Columbi, after the Jive Records swan song/uncompromising masterpiece Hell Hath No Fury back in '06, and this one still head-and-shoulders above most major label hip hop LPs circa '09! The couple of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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CohenbeatsDaily Affirmations (with download) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
Tel Aviv-based, LA underground inspired hip hop production work from Michael Cohen, aka Cohenbeats – a beatmaker with a lot of love for moody jazz & soul beatcraft that's really right at home on Stones Throw! There's a timeless independent hip hop spirit at play here that transcends any ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)

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CommonLike Water For Chocolate ... LP
MCA/Def Jam, 2000. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99 35.98
A huge creative leap forward for Common! Com had been slowly moving from a Chicago street poet role into a more universally conscious hip hop soul from record to record to this point, but Like Water For Chocolate is the one that really catapulted him deep into that realm – especially given ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(High quality Def Jam reissue – with nice, heavy vinyl.)
 
 



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