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Hip Hop — In Stock — LPs

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Abstract OrchestraMadvillain Vol 2 (with bonus download) ... LP
ATA (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $23.99
A really great take on the music of Madvillain – that famous collaboration between Madlib & MF Doom – served up here in a mostly instrumental mode that's heavy on funk and jazz! You'll definitely recognize the tunes in the set, but the presentation is very different – almost ... (Deep Funk, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Anderson PaakOxnard (with bonus tracks) ... LP
12T/Aftermath, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99
Cinematic hip hop soul from Anderson.Paak named after a seaside city west of Los Angeles, CA – but it's not Malibu, it's the stunning follow up Oxnard – a little looser, more diverse, and ultimately just as impressive set from this still rising talent! The uber-impressive guest list ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Anderson PaakVentura ... LP
12T/Aftermath, 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99 25.98
Anderson.Paak heads to Ventura for this one – and something about that sunny coastal city brings out his soul influences after the primarily hip hop-leaning Oxnard! Paak leads on his raspy sung style for this one, an easygoing hip hop soul sound that's built to last, and again bringing in a ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Beastie BoysRoot Down EP (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Grand Royal/Capitol, 1995. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
The funky Root Down EP by the Beastie Boys – riding high on a mid 90s creative peak! Root Down featuring a trio of versions of the title track and Ill Communication album standout, based on the Jimmy Smith's classic of the same name – and in hindsight, you really have to hand it to the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive colored vinyl pressing. Limited edition!)
Also available Root Down EP ... CD 11.99

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Beastie BoysTo The 5 Boroughs (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Capitol, 2004. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $31.99 35.99
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
(Indie exclusive colored vinyl pressing. Limited edition!)

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Bishop Nehru & MF DOOMNehruvianDOOM ... LP
Lex, 2014. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
A solid, relatively underappreciated effort from Bishop Nehru and MF Doom – one we appreciate even more with bit of time on its side! Doom is more or less focused on the production side on this one while the former handles the majority of the rhymes – and having arrived at a time when ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available NehruvianDOOM ... CD 8.99

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Black Eyed PeasBehind The Front ... LP
Interscope, 1998. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $13.99
Tracks include "Joints & Jam", "Fallin Up", "Karma", "Movement", "The Way U Make Me Feel", "Positivity", "Que Dices?", "Communication", "Be Free", "What It Is", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Black Eyed PeasBridging The Gap ... LP
Interscope, 2000. New Copy 2LP ... $10.99 15.98
A very strong second LP by BEP – and one that does a surprisingly great job of mixing soul-based production with more hip-hop oriented modes! Tracks include the Premier-produced "Bep Empire" (is it just us, or are most of the NuHoppers nearly always at their best when they rely on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Black MilkDiVE ... LP
Mass Appeal, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Black Milk has been one of the more soul reverent voices and producers in independent hip hop for quite while in the run up to DiVE (billed as an EP, but a generously lengthy one to say the least, with 11 tracks in all) – and really takes a head first dive even further into hip hop soul here! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available DiVE ... CD 9.99

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Blu & Oh NoA Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Nature Sounds, 2019. New Copy 2LP ... $20.99 22.98
LA underground mic hero Blu sounding as fresh and furiously-paced brilliant as he has in years – and teaming up with SoCal production favorite Oh No on this gem for Nature Sounds! Kicks off after the intro with the masterful "Lost Angels Anthem", setting bar pretty high with with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition red vinyl pressing.)

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Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded (2LP red vinyl edition with bonus track) ... LP
B-Boy/Traffic, 1986. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $19.99 24.98
One of the best debuts in the history of hip hop – and one of the most important albums the genre ever produced! Criminal Minded is a landmark for a number of reasons. Among the biggest is, of course, that it was recorded with the late great DJ Scott La Rock – and he was soon to fall ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Brand NubianIn God We Trust ... LP
Rush/Elektra, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $19.99 24.98
Early 90s greatness from Brand Nubian! Once Puba left the group, we were all ready for this sophomore effort to just fall flat. But Sadat X and Lord Jamar aquit themselves nicely on the mic, and the beats are head-noddingly satisfying too, no doubt due to Dante Ross's guidance. And they don't ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Cash Money & MarvelousWhere's The Party At? (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sleeping Bag/Demon (UK), 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Maybe the crowning achievement of DJ Cash Money – a sharp DJ from the early Philly scene – and a talent who was every bit as great at the time on as Jazzy Jeff on the wheels of steel! Cash is paired here with Marvelous, an MC whose sense of wit really matches the sharpness of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Chris Orrick (Red Pill)Portraits (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mello Music Group, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 24.99
Unfiltered portraits of the artist formerly known as Red Pill – delivering the goods under his own name on a solid set for the Mello Music Group! Real life, self searching and personal statement making hip hop from a voice rooted in classic 90s school craft – not so much with a neo-class ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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ClipseLord Willin' (plus bonus track) ... LP
Star Trak/Get On Down, 2002. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... $25.99 31.98
The first Clipse album to see release – and a neo-electro/drug rap/crossover hip hop masterpiece produced by the Neptunes – the debut LP on their own Star Trak label. Malice and Pusha T arrive as smooth, confident rhymers with plenty of standout moments, while the Neptunes reach an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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CommonCan I Borrow A Dollar? (180 gram transparent vinyl) ... LP
Relativity/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1992. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
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. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1500.)

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CommonFinding Forever ... LP
Geffen, 2007. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $14.99 24.99
Common lean, filler free late 80s Finding Forever – a set that's definitely the thematic follow up to the semi-comeback BE LP – and a solid one, with highpoints that equal Com's best work of the decade! The set is largely produced by Kanye West, with some terse, harder hitting moments, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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CommonLet Love ... LP
Loma Vista, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
Common rhyming raw wisdom with warmth and soul on Let Love – well paired with live instruments-leaning production by Karriem Riggins and appearances by Dwele, BJ The Chicago Kid, Jill Scott, Leon Bridges and more – and Com's often reflective and sometimes topically lyricism front and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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CoupSorry To Bother You – Original Soundtrack (180 gram white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mondo, 2020. New Copy ... $26.99 28.99
A set of tracks that were done by Coup for the film Sorry To Bother You – but music that's not to be confused with their previous album of the same name! The tracks here feature contributions from other artists – including Lakeith Stanfield, who starred in the film, which was directed ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cypress HillBlack Sunday (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Ruffhouse, 1993. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99 39.98
Muggs' beats get a bit darker on this album, but are still sharp enough to cut through even the thickest clouds of smoke. 14 tracks in all, including "I Wanna Get High", "I Ain't Goin' Out Like That", "Insane In The Brain", "When The Sh** Goes Down", "Hi ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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D-StylesNoises in the Right Order ... LP
Needle Thrashers, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $27.99 29.98
Veteran turntablist D-Styles of Invisibl Skratch Piklz, Beat Junkies, and Third Sight as fresh as ever – delivering the goods after all these years via spare beats, deft scratches and clever samples, and subtly crafting a mood that carries throughout! It's the latter aspect that's most ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition.)

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✨✧ Da Crime ClickMillion Wayz To Murda ... LP
Burger, 1996. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Underheard mid 90s rap from the Memphis underground! It's hard to imagine how prescient or not Da Crime Click might've sounded at the time to anyone outside of their scene – few Memphis hip hop scene heavies had reached national or worldwide fame at this point – but in hindsight this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Colored vinyl pressing!)

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Da Lench MobGuerillas In Tha Mist (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
East West, 1992. New Copy ... $19.99 24.98
The proper full length debut of Da Lench Mob – following up their crucial backup role on Ice Cube's classic AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted – stepping out pretty strongly here on their own! Ice Cube's voice pops in and out, but for the most part settles into production and has songwriting role ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition green & orange splattered vinyl pressing!)

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Danny BrownUknowhatimsayin (with sticker sheet & download) ... LP
Warp, 2019. New Copy ... $20.99 21.99
The unpredictable Danny Brown delivers another leftfield gem, reinventing himself in subtle ways without leaving behind that distinctively voiced, playfully rhymed, smart yet profane style we've always loved! He's a hip hop genre unto himself here, mixing dirty jokes and earnest self reflection ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a sticker sheet, obi strip & download.)

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✨✧ Das EfxHold It Down (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
East West/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $32.99 38.99
Das EFX's third album finds them holding down a more jam-packed approach than ever before – longer by half than their previous LPs and with a strong sense of purpose! Das EFX appeared with such a unique rhyme style, by this point they really needed to balance the tasks of being recognizable ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on blue-green vinyl!)

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De La SoulGrind Date (with bonus instrumentals) ... LP
Sanctuary/BMG, 2004. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99 29.99
The first post-Tommy Boy De La Soul album – and it's a winner! We've been on board with De La throughout their long career – anyone with open ears must know that even their spottiest records (and this is NOT one of those) feature at least a handful of treasure tracks. Two songs into ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DOCNo One Can Do It Better ... LP
Atlantic/Get On Down, 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 24.98
The classic debut album by the DOC, from the glory days of Ruthless Records – one of the few records on the label to live up to the brilliance of NWA at their height! Dr Dre handles the production here – and there's a razor-sharp edge that really matches DOC's wordcraft – as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Doom (MF Doom)Born Like This ... LP
Lex, 2009. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99 29.99
Doom is back, sans the MF prefix, fully loaded with funky sci fi hip hop that's fit to shake the heavens – his first record in far too long, and a strong one! We don't know where the masked man holed himself up in the couple years before this set, nor do we pay much attention to the rumors ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dr Dre2001 Instrumental ... LP
Aftermath/Interscope, 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
We probably liked Dre's comeback LP better than we'd like to admit, and a lot more so stripped of the often relentless braggadocio and most misogynistic of Dre's own rhymes. That makes the instrumentals version a real gem. Nothing here but those minimal, hissing beats and sandy synth washes that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Earl SweatshirtDoris ... LP
Columbia, 2013. New Copy ... $19.99
The major label debut of one of the teens most distinctive voices in hip hop – and certainly one of it's most surprising creative AND sales success stories! It's impossible to consider his rhymes without factoring in the "troubled youth" lore, "Free Earl" merch, etc. that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Ed OG & Da BulldogsLife Of A Kid In The Ghetto (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Polygram/Get On Down, 1991. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 25.99
Ed OG's nice debut, with a slightly jazzy touch on the production and literate, intelligent lyrics. We really couldn't get with "Bug A Boo", but besides that, this first LP's solid from start to finish, from the days when that wasn't so uncommon. Drop the needle on this and head back in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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EdanBeauty & The Beat (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Lewis, 2005. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
Edan returns with a new set of his sample heavy wizardry – this time out steeped in late 60s pysch out flourishes, yet still sporting the thickest breakbeats available. His rhyme style is both ridiculous and genius – with tongue twists that pay homage and blast forward simultaneously. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered edition of 500 copies – on deep red vinyl!)
Also available Beauty & The Beat ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ El Michels AffairReturn To The 37th Chamber (with bonus download) ... LP
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 22.98
El Michels return again to the Wu-Tang chambers – and the results this time might even be better than before! Wu-Tang forged their initial sound out of a love of offbeat samples and unusual funk – so it's only fitting that one of the hippest funk groups around strip the music right ... (Deep Funk, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! Please Note – LP sleeves are variable.)

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Eyedea & AbilitiesBy The Throat (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Rhymesayers, 2009. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.98
An appropriately titled effort from indie rap veterans Eyedea & Abilities – with their trademark battle ready, ferocious rap and hard hitting beats and production that leans on moody, fuzzed out rock breaks, but this is hop hop all the way, transcending period rap rock on all fronts. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(10th Anniversary pressing on watercolor swirl colored vinyl! Includes download.)

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Fat Jon The Ample Soul PhysicianWave Motion (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Young Heavy Souls, 2002. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $31.99 32.98
An early classic solo jam from Fat Jon – one of our favorite underground hip hop beat wizards in the immediate post millennium – and a more than ample effort that still sounds great today! Combining his Dyslexic and Stasis EPs, it features a trademark batch Fat Jon's chilled out hip hop ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple colored vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Freddie Gibbs & MadlibBandana ... LP
RCA, 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
Maybe the best Madlib-produced LP since the highest peaks of the prime Stones Throw era, and Freddie Gibbs is on fire throughout! Each one does what he does best here and ups the ante. 'Lib is focused on crackling soul beats and hazy funk – masterfully utilizing vintage and contemporary ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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FugeesBootleg Versions (with download) ... LP
Ruffhouse/Sony, 1996. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.98
Mid 90s classic Fugees tracks get the remix treatment on Bootleg Versions – with worthy alternate mixes of some of the highpoints from their back-to-back milestones The Score and Blunted On Reality – seriously among the greatest successive album efforts in late 20th century popular ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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FugeesScore ... LP
Columbia, 1996. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
We'll forget about the first Fugees LP, this is the one that really launched the career of Lauryn Hill, both as an MC and a vocalist. And back then, even Wyclef and Pras were kinda dope. 13 tracks on double vinyl, including "How Many MC's", "Ready Or Not", "Killing Me ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gang StarrOne Of The Best Yet ... LP
Gang Starr Entertainment, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.98
A new Gang Starr album nearly a decade after the Guru passed away, and a surprisingly strong one - One Of The Best Yet might not come really come close to genre redefining classics like Step In The Arena or Daily Operation, but it when it comes to careful assembled posthumous projects, this one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available One Of The Best Yet ... CD 12.99

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Ghostface KillahGhostface Killahs ... LP
Music Generation Corp, 2019. New Copy ... $21.99 24.98
Ghostface in his raw and direct mode once again, sounding pretty great after a string of collaborative and more theme oriented efforts – definitely more in the vein of his work around Supreme Clientele and Fishscale that more recent records in which he shared billing with producers and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ghostface KillahMore Fish ... LP
Def Jam, 2006. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $14.99 24.98
Def Jam must've been as high on Fishscale as the rest of the hip hop heads – as here's an official end of '06 addendum LP to the one of the better LPs from a Wu Tang alum in years! More Fish brings in a few more appearances by Ghost's Theodore Unit roster – with production by J-Live on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gifted GabCause & Effect ... LP
Crane City, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
Slyly inventive hip hop by Gifted Gab for consistently solid Crane City label! GG's hailed by some as Seattle's Queen Of Rap, and given how seamlessly she can steer from an unabashedly profane rhyme style to sweeter, laidback soul singing without missing a turn, we can see why she'd be pegged for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Grandmaster Flash & The Furious FiveMessage ... LP
Sugar Hill, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
The classic debut album by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – one of the pioneering groups in hip hop -history- not that we didn't need to tell you that! With prototypical party jams and the original conscious rap landmark "The Message", all over old school grooves laid ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jonathan Hay/Benny Reid/Mike SmithFollow The Leader Re-Imagined As Jazz ... LP
Hay, Reid & Smith, 2019. New Copy ... $20.99 22.98
One of the most striking blends of jazz and hip hop we've ever heard before – a complete jazz reworking of the album Follow The Leader – the mid 80s hip hop classic by Eric B & Rakim! The set's no easy gimmick, and also gets the support of Rakim and Eric B – and although ... (Jazz, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ice TRhyme Pays (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sire, 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 19.98
A late 80s high point for Ice T – and a benchmark west coast solo rap classic! Ice T's persona has always been over the top, but he's also great at pointing out the harsh realities of life in a violent world, and he's in peak form on Rhyme Pays – with the classic "6 In The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ill BillBlack Metal (clear vinyl pressing – with bonus 7 inch) ... LP
Uncle Howie, 2007. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $33.99 35.98
Ill Bill's big, heavy and maniacally fun Black Metal – following the Non-Phixion era and bringing out La Coka Nostra – with appearances by Jeru The Damaja, Q-Unique, Sick Jacken and more. Includes "Black Metal", "Ten Wheel Drive", "Come One, Come All", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus 7 inch wtih 3 non-album tracks. Quantities extremely limited!)

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Insane Clown PosseFlip The Rat (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Psychopathic, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
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Inspectah DeckChamber No 9 ... LP
Music Generation Corp, 2019. New Copy ... $21.99 24.98
Wu Tang stalwart Inspectah Deck back in the Shaolin style on Chamber No 9 – complete with Asian action cinema soundbites, an ODB tribute track, and the flying guillotine on the cover – and whether you want to chalk it up to nostalgia or not, it's pretty nice to hear him revisiting his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ InternetEgo Death (with download) ... LP
Columbia, 2015. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.98
Pure wonderfulness from Internet – a group who seem to bound forward strongly with each new release! These guys are easily one of the most compelling mainstream soul acts we can think of – still very lean, and working with an indie-level vibe – but also able to focus in on hooks ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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J DillaRuff Draft – Dilla's Mix – Instrumentals (with download) ... LP
Pay Jay, Early 2000s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 24.98
J Dilla at his grittiest, most rugged & raw in the production realm – on his long unreleased original mixes for his early 00s classic Ruff Draft! This set originally opened our ears to a different side of Dilla, a harder hitting aesthetic, with beats and grooves from out of leftfield that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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J DillaShining – Instrumentals ... LP
BBE (UK), 2006. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 26.99
A glorious send off from J Dilla – with some of the most soulful productions Dilla's ever laid down! It's impossible to listen to The Shining without considering the sad circumstances surrounding its release, and all too easy to over praise, but this record is filled timelessly inventive ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jay DeeYancey Boys Instrumentals (colored vinyl) ... LP
Delicious Vinyl, 2008. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... $19.99 24.99
The J Dilla beats that provided the stellar backdrop for his brother Illa J's worty rhymes – and the instrumentals for the Yancey Boys album – a record that stands up very well against many of the better Dilla productions in his lifetime. It could have gone wrong in a number of ways ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissued on colored vinyl.)

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Jedi Mind TricksLegacy Of Blood ... LP
Babygrande, 2004. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
Jedi Mind Tricks at pretty near peak level, with gruff and gritty Vinny Paz rhymes and production that pairs up hard hitting beats and oddly effective moodier production touches by Stoupe. Guests include Killah Priest and GZA on a couple of tracks, Sean Price and Des Devious. Tracks include "Th ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Juju Rogers40 Acres N Sum Mula ... LP
Jakarta (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $21.99 23.98
Juju Rogers cut a pretty unique path on his debut album, and this might be even stronger! He has a unique perspective to draw from – born and raised in Germany with an African American GI father and a German mother, his voice and perspective in contemporary hip hop is fresh and distinctive by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jungle BrothersStraight Out The Jungle (2LP version – red & green vinyl) ... LP
Idlers/Traffic, 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 25.98
The legendary album by the third star in the original Native Tongues trinity! Before the first De La and Tribe LPs, and with hint of all the great stuff that was to come – jazzy beats, nice rhymes,and straight butter all the way through. This double vinyl version includes a bonus track ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP colored vinyl pressing.)

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Jungle BrownFull Circle ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Soulful UK hip hop from Jungle Brown! The core trio of Ric Flo, MAEAR & Tony Bones comes Full Circle with a sound that leans on a classic jazzy soul inspired hip hop mode, on one hand putting a contemporary spin on a vibe that recalls legends like Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers and De La ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kendrick LamarUntitled Unmastered ... LP
Interscope, 2016. New Copy ... $24.99 25.99
Untitled Unmastered, though masterful material from Kendrick Lamar – another great stride in his astonishing mid teens creative win streak– a low key and low stakes release compared to the huge platform for To Pimp A Butterfly, but damn, it sure does resonate with a similar haze of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Knxwledge1988 ... LP
Stones Throw, 2020. New Copy ... $21.99 24.99
A rock solid effort from one of the finer producers on Stones Throw at this stage in the label's esteemed history! If you expect 1988 to be throwback effort by the number title, think again, but he's not as predictable as that anyway. He sets an impeccable and unpredictable mood that stays rooted ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Method Man4:21 – The Day After ... LP
Def Jam, 2006. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $14.99 24.98
Method Man's mid 00s LP for Def Jam and it's a step up from the predecessor, sounding pretty solid all these years later, too – with production by RZA and Erick Sermon on the best tracks, plus Scott Storch, Kwame and Mathematics! Tracks include "Is It Me", "Problem", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MF Grimm & Drasar MonumentalGood Morning Vietnam 2 – The Golden Triangle ... LP
Vendetta Vinyl, 2013. New Copy ... $20.99 24.98
A second wake up call from rhymer MF Grimm and beatsmith Draser Monumental – as tough and invigorating as the preceding EP, fleshed out a bit with a longer running time, and it still leaves us wanting more! Sharp, focused rhymes, insistent beats, exciting and energetic use of samples – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Out of print! Last copies!!)

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MF Grimm & Drasar MonumentalGood Morning Vietnam 3 – The Phoenix Program ... LP
Vendetta Vinyl, 2015. New Copy ... $20.99
The final entry in the Good Morning Vietnam trilogy from veteran underground rhymer/writer MF Grimm and producer Drasar Monumental – perhaps the rawest and hardest hitting of the three! The smart, dexterous rhymes are laced with wartime imagery and backed by thematic samples throughout, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Murs & GrouchThees Handz ... LP
Thees Handz/Empire, 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Murs & Grouch together – a pair of veterans of the indie hip hop supergroup Living Legends pared down to a super duo – with production by Grouch himself, DJs Rek and Fresh, Ant of fellow indie rap stalarts Atmosphere and Brady Watt, and appearances by Reverie, Cristal Viramontes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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NasLost Tapes 2 ... LP
Mass Appeal, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
A sequel to Nas's legendary Lost Tapes with beats by a who's who of post-millennium hip hop production heavyweights and versatile rhymes by one of best ever! The original Lost Tapes was a game changer, a raw showcase for his rhymes style at it's core essence that followed a hit and miss creative ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lost Tapes 2 ... CD 14.99

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Nick HookRelationships (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Fool's Gold, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99 24.99
A far-reaching, style-hopping, head-nodding party all the way from producer Nick Hook – with a guest list as expansive as the vibe – including Nasty Nigel, Spank Rock, Hudson Mohawk, DJ Rashad, Chino Moreno, Prefuse 73, 24hrs, Titles include "+3" feat DJ Rashad, DJ Paypal & ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus Nick Hook & DJ Earl cassette while supplies last – quantities extremely limited!)

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✨✧ Notorious BIGBorn Again ... LP
Bad Boy, 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $31.99
Tracks include "Dangerous MC's" featuring Snoop Dogg & Busta Rhymes, "I Really Want To Show You" featuring Nas with K-Ci & Jo-Jo, "Rap Phenomenon" featuring Redman & Method Man, "Tonight" featuring Mobb Deep, "Let Me Get Down" featuring ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Notorious BIGReady To Die ... LP
Bad Boy/Rhino, 1995. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 29.98
Biggie's masterpiece! There's very little we could possibly say about this east coast landmark that isn't already etched in stone in the annals of hip hop history. Biggie's a master storyteller, whether he's spinning tales of violent street nihilism, his skills beneath the sheets, or blistering ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ OutkastAquemini ... LP
LaFace, 1998. New Copy 3LP ... Just Sold Out!
Still the Hot-lanta duo's high water mark – and yes, we did love Stankonia. Relentless hype, Grammys, and the Village Voice be damned! Tracks include "Rosa Parks", "Skew It On The Bar-B" featuring Raekwon, "Aquemini", "Synthesizer" featuring George ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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OutkastATLiens (2LP 180 gram picture disc) ... LP
LaFace, 1996. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $34.99
The huge creative leap forward for Outkast – and one of the greatest hip hop albums ever! The duo laid some incredible groundwork with the debut Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, but this one is really their first (and stunningly, not their last) masterpiece. Timeless and soulful outer space ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Really nice 20th anniversary double picture disc pressing!)

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✨✧ OutkastIdlewild ... LP
LaFace/Zomba, 2006. New Copy 3LPs ... $31.99
The new album from Outkast and the soundtrack to their film Idlewild! Outkast has been daring haters for years to pounce at will – and they really take that approach to the next level by making what is far and away their oddest project in midst of the most scrutiny they will probably ever ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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OutkastSouthernplayalisticadillacmuzik ... LP
LaFace/Legacy, 1994. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The mid 90s instant classic! Outkast's debut set hem up as one of the most distinctive hip hop duos ever, right out of the gate, but it also helped to established the freewheeling, funky dirty south sound, thanks to genius Organized Noize production! The Outkast sound would get bigger and more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(20th Anniversary pressing.)

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OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love Below (4LP set) ... LP
LaFace, 2003. New Copy 4LP Gatefold ... $39.99
Pick any 10 words out of any Outkast album description on our pages at random, and you'll see how dearly we've loved these boys throughout the years – but truth be told, deep down we didn't think that they would be able to pull off the double album/solo album project(s). We were seriously ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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OutkastStankonia ... LP
LaFace, 2000. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 29.99
One of the most hyped hip hop album by rock critics of the last decade – but don't hold that against Stankonia, because these ghetto grooves from planet P-Funk were exactly what the world needed in 2000! The millenium blowout party jam feel throughout is surely a nice change of pace from all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pete RockPetestrumentals ... LP
BBE (UK), 2001. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 26.98
A mad bit of funk from the great Pete Rock! Pete's easily one of the best hip hop producers of the past decade – and this album's a sublime batch of instrumental tracks that focuses on his talent for remaking an older groove. The set's one of the first on BBE's groundbreaking Beat ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(This is the revised edition.)

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Pete RockReturn Of The SP1200 (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
TruSoul, Early 90s/2019. New Copy ... $25.99
Early Pete Rock beats from the 90s golden age – beginning with the dawn of that decade when Pete was at the forefront the era's pioneering production heavies ushering in a new era in hip hop, to closer to the end of the decade and his solo debut Soul Survivor. It's a testament to his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pete Rock & CL SmoothMecca & The Soul Brother (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Elektra/Get On Down, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $20.99 25.98
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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP clear vinyl.)
Also available Mecca & The Soul Brother (deluxe edition 2CD set with full sized poster) ... CD 18.99

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PigeondustWay Back Then ... LP
Cold Busted, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 29.99
Hip hop instrumentals from producer Pigeondust, repping inventive beatcraft that feels fresh every time we hear it – this time taking inspiration from the classic Yo Mtv Raps era, but it's a really unique blend and truly timeless. The gritty vinyl sourced sample atmosphere and insistent ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Professionals (Madlib & Oh No)Professionals ... LP
Madlib Invazion, 2020. New Copy ... $23.99 27.98
A masterful duo project from Madlib & Oh No – Madlib on the beats and younger brother Oh No on the mic, 2 independent hip hop heavies still riding a creative peak after a couple decades in the game! The Professionals moniker is more than earned here. Madlib has been one of the most ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Professionals (plus instrumentals) ... CD 14.99

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Professionals (Madlib & Oh No)Professionals – Instrumentals ... LP
Madlib Invazion, 2020. New Copy ... $21.99 24.98
Madlib's instrumentals for the masterful duo project with younger brother Oh No! The Professionals moniker is more than earned here. Madlib has been one of the most adventurous, trend-transcending producers in hip hop for such a long time, it'd be easy to take him for granted if he wasn't so ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rage Against The MachineRage Against The Machine (20th Anniversary picture disc edition) ... LP
Legacy/Epic, 1992. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
The classic agit-rap-rock debut of Rage Against The Machine – with the most fiery political lyricism and imagery of any massively popular record of its time – and as great of a pairing of revolutionary rap and heavy guitars as there ever was! It's hard to imagine now, but there were ... (Rock, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(20th anniversary picture disc vinyl. Limited numbered edition!)

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Reckonize Real & Guilty SimpsonCarved From Stone EP (with instrumentals) ... LP
Real Deff, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 19.98
Neo-classic Detroit hip hop standard bearer Guilty Simpson, delivering an all killer, no filler handful of tracks on this tight EP with hard hitting beats Reckonize Real. The Queens beatmaker gathers some some rock solid no nonsense productions here – and together they craft pretty much ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Run-DMCRaising Hell (180 gram picture disc) ... LP
Profile/Sony, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 25.98
The massive third album from Run DMC – made at the top of their game – an pivotal effort that brought them to peak popularity and helped break hip hop in a huge way in the pop culture landscape! Part of the album's strength is its guitar-heavy sound on some of the grooves – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Really nice 30th Anniversary picture disc pressing!)

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ScienzeScienZe Was Here ... LP
Still Diamond, 2019. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
ScienZe delivers a focused, rhymes over raw, but exhilarating jazzy soul beatcraft here – and co-producing a few of the best tracks, along with Dre Phantom, Blvck Spvde, Lord Quest, Sincere Young Jedi and a couple others. ScienZe skirts contemporary rap trends here, with out hewing the neo ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sean Price & Lil FamePrice of Fame ... LP
Ruck Down/Duck Down, 2020. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
Bloody knuckles rap from the late Sean Price and starkly furnished, hard hitting funk beats from Lil Fame – surprisingly strong unreleased rhymes from SP given the number of years that had passed since he departed this realm – with appearances by MOP, Tek, Rockness Monsta, Illa Ghee, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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ShadShort Story About War (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Secret City, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 24.99
Strong, righteously motivated, sharp lyricism from Shad! A Short Story About War takes on cultural, social ills that comes off more as personal storytelling, making the title here relevent – it's not a laundry list of the worlds problem, more of an artful view. Really strong stuff! Includes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited translucent tan colored vinyl pressing, includes download.)

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Slum VillageFantastic Vol 1 ... LP
Long Player/Ne'Astra, 1997. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $19.99 24.98
Slum Village's legendary Fantastic Vol 1 – one of the most sought-after hip hop albums of the era – with the most rugged-and-raw Jay Dee production on record! Honestly, we're left pretty close to speechless by how tightly these tracks hold up. This is indeed the template for so many ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Slum VillageFantastic Vol 2 (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Ne'Astra, 2000. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $19.99 24.98
One of the most influential albums of recent hip hop history! Fantastic wasn't considered a masterpiece upon its long-delayed original release, it needed some time to sink in, but we all now know there is no denying the genius of Jay Dee's production and T3 and Baatin at the top of their games. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Soul RebelsPoetry In Motion (splatter vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mack Avenue, 2019. New Copy ... $19.99 21.99
The Soul Rebels fold together two strands of contemporary New Orleans sounds – the updated brass band form for the funk-heavy generation, and the city's ever-growing love of hop hip too! The group are one of the boldest, bounciest of the contemporary NOLA scene – but they also open the ... (Jazz, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl pressing – with download!)

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Spice 1Spice 1 ... LP
Jive/Get On Down, 1992. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 25.98
The first full length classic from Spice 1 – an MC who came up in the wake of Too Short on the west coast, but has definitely found his own style by the time of this set! Some tracks almost have an Ice Cube mix of biting social commentary and view from the streets – while others are ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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StalleyReflection Of Self – The Head Trip ... LP
Blue Collar Gang/Nature Sounds, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Strong stuff from Ohio rapper Stalley – produced in full by Janport J here with sometimes gritty, sometimes soaringly soulful mood that's a nice foil for Stalley stout flow and sharp wordplay throughout. There's something distinctly midwestern in Stalley's soul searching rhymestyle – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Summer Sons & C TappinUhuru ... LP
Melting Pot (Germany), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99 26.98
The keyboards of C Tappin are a fantastic element here – used to create warmth and flow throughout this album of understated majesty! The set draws equal inspiration from a journey to Kilimanjaro, and a recent live set by D'Angelo – produced and mixed by Slim in his studio, with lyrics ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition two record set, includes instrumental edits of all songs – with more nice keys!)

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T La RockLyrical King (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fresh/Demon (UK), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A well-titled set from the lyrical king – the mighty T La Rock, one of the key mid 80s MCs who helped introduce a whole new level of sophistication to hip hop! T La Rock maybe never hit the heights of KRS-One, Rakim, or other contemporaries – but this set has all the sharp fire and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tribe Called QuestAnthology ... LP
Jive, 1990s. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 29.99
Tracks include "Check The Rhime", "Bonita Applebum", "Award Tour", "Can I Kick It?", "Scenario", "Buggin' Out", "If The Papes Come", "Electric Relaxation", "Jazz (We've Got)", "I Left My Wallet In El ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tribe Called QuestBeats, Rhymes & Life ... LP
Jive, 1996. New Copy 2LP ... $27.99 29.98
Beats, Rhymes & Life – crucial aspects of Tribe Called Quest and hip hop in general – and the fourth album by the inimitable Tribe! After a couple or three years of down time following Midnight Marauders, the Tribe returned with this extra stripped down sound, collaborating with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tribe Called QuestHits, Rarities & Remixes ... LP
Jive, Late 80s/1990s. New Copy 2LP ... $27.99 29.98
A pretty great follow up to the previous hits package Retrospective – this one with many of the Tribe's OTHER hits, plus 2 previously unreleased nuggets! Alternate mixes, out of print soundtrack and 12-inch cuts, plus album tracks that weren't ingrained into the mainstream consciousness ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tribe Called QuestMidnight Marauders ... LP
Jive, 1993. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.98
A masterpiece from prime era Tribe Called Quest! Midnight Maurauders was Tribe's third LP, and even though there were no tracks yet credited to the Ummah, this is pretty much the beginning of Tribe's transition to that sound – with the same mellow, laid back vibe as their best early material ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tribe Called QuestPeople's Instinctive Travels & The Paths Of Rhythm ... LP
Jive, 1989. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99 29.98
One of THE landmark hip hop albums – and the full length debut of great Tribe Called Quest! We hardly need to tell you about this classic – but it will always bear repeating. De La Soul might have kicked the door open on leftfield, anything goes artistry about a year or so earlier, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tribe Called QuestWe Got It From Here – Thank You 4 Your Service (with download) ... LP
Jive, 2016. New Copy 2LP ... $30.99 31.98
A hell of a comeback for Tribe Called Quest – maybe one of the best musical comebacks ever, and a fantastic reminder of why we loved the group so much in the first place! 18 years have passed since we last heard from the trio (now, sadly, a duo) – and that time only seems to have ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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2Pac2Pacalypse Now ... LP
Interscope, 1991. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $17.99 34.99
The landmark debut of 2Pac – hard rhymes and gritty production laying the bedrock for an iconic legacy! 2Pac's voice is front and center throughout, nothing tentative about the rhymes or delivery, and true to legend, every word feels honest and real, whether you're comfortable with it or not. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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UGK (Underground Kingz)Dirty Money ... LP
Jive/Get On Down, 2001. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99 31.98
The first album of the new millennium for UGK – coming into it at high point! They had a lot to live up to after Ridin' Dirty did so much put Houston on the legacy hip hop, and really helped usher in the the southern hip hop revolution in general, so if Dirty Money doesn't blaze any more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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