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Hip Hop — In Stock — LPs

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✨✧ Aesop RockFloat (green colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mush/Rhymesayers, 2000. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 26.99
This is the Aesop album on MUSH records before he got signed to Def Jux. It is a piece of raw, dark, poetic artistry that describes his hometown of NYC and the trials and tribulations in it beautifully. This album is a little rougher and his lyrical style is just a little more advanced on his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(20th Year Anniversary pressed on 1 of 3 colored sleeves & custom color double vinyl!20th Year Anniversary pressed on 1 of 3 colored sleeves & custom color double vinyl – includes download!)

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AJ Suede/SpecswizardLong May We Rain/Lost Gems ... LP
Crane City, 2021. New Copy ... $25.99 28.99
A split album – featuring work from Seattle up-and-comer AJ Suede, and longstanding resident artist Specswizard! There's a strong sense of history that runs through the AJ Suede titles – vintage soul snippets and historical recordings – laced together carefully to accompany AJ's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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AlkaholiksESP (Everyday Street Poets) Demos EP ... LP
Dope Folks, 1991. New Copy ... $20.99
A raw, funky EP of early Alkaholiks material – pre-Loud/RCA era material produced by E Swift – and it's a vital slice of dawn of the 90s LA hip hop! The title ESP refers to the trio's early moniker, Everyday Street Poets, and it's timeless stuff with a rawer vibe than the major label ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Apollo Brown, Planet Asia, Gensu Dean, Guilty SimpsonStitched Up & Shaken (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Mello Music Group, 2021. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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✨✧ AZSOSA – Save Our Streets AZ ... LP
Fastlife/Quiet Money, 2000. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
An overlooked gem from AZ – recorded at a time when the MC was out on his own, without a label, and maybe serving up some of the rawest rhymes of his career! Production is by Chop Diesel, who has this edgey style that's maybe a precursor of some of the internet modes to come – never ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Beastie BoysBeastie Boys Music ... LP
Capitol, 1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 34.99
A career-spanning set of work from the Beastie Boys – one that features tracks from both their Def Jam and Capitol/Grand Royal years – in a way that really shows the continuing evolution of their sound! The tracklist is great – classics from every generation, and the kind of cuts ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Beastie Boys Music ... CD 7.99

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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!)

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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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Black MilkNo Poison, No Paradise (purple vinyl with download) ... LP
Fat Beats, 2013. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... $18.99
Black Milk's greatest to date – working with a stellar guest roster that includes Black Thought of the Roots, contemporary jazzy soul great Robert Glasper, Dwele, Will Sessions, AB, Tone Treasure, Quelle Chris and more! Titles include "Interpert Sabotage" feat Mel, "Codes And ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Black MoonRise Of Da Moon ... LP
Duck Down, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.98
Brooklyn hip hop heavies Buckshot, 5ft and DJ Evil Dee rise together for the first proper Black Moon album in 15 years – produced by the Da Beatminerz and featuring just a handful of guest spots, from Method Man, General Steele, Smif N Wessun, Rockness Monsta and Tek – doing their ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Brand NubianOne For All (purple/green vinyl pressing – with bonus orange vinyl 7" single) ... LP
Elektra/Tommy Boy, 1990. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
One of those records that maybe snuck in a bit under the wire at the time of release – but a set that instantly went on to become a classic, and one of the greatest debuts of the early 90s! Not only is the production great – full of sophisticated samples and ways of putting them ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(One album is neon purple, the other is neon green – and the package comes with a bonus neon orange 7" single – with radio edits of "All For One", both voc and inst.)

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Broc Vs Black 10Broc Vs Black 10 – Round 1 ... LP
Broc (France), 2012. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
A heady combination of French hip hop talents – beatmaker Broc and MC Black 10 – the latter of whom works entirely in French here, which makes for a very different flavor than an American record of this type! Unlike some of the Parisian hip hop of 20 years before, the vibe here is much ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Broc Vs Black 10 – Round 1 (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Brotha Lynch Hung & C-BoBlocc Movement (clear with blue splatter vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
RBC, New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
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(Limited edition!)

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C-Murder & Boosie BadazzPenitentiary Chances (clear with red splatter vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
RBC, New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
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Cam'ronPurple Haze 2 (purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Diplomats, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 29.99
A mighty follow up to the original Purple Haze album from Cam'ron – served up with a cover image that pictures the man himself at the cemetery, next to a gravestone with the names of Kenny Hutch, Big Joe, Murph, Big L, and others - while Cam'ron stands proud, ready to soldier on and continue! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple marbled vinyl pressing – with a bonus package of rolling papers!)

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CasualDemo Sessions ... LP
Dope Folks, Early 90s. New Copy ... $20.99
Rare demo work from Heiroglyphics legend Casual – done before the release of his classic album Fear Itself, and presented here as a great prequel to that much-loved record! The tracks have a great edge – spare samples that work perfectly with the straightforward beats – as the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 400 copies!)

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Cee-LoCee-Lo Green Is Thomas Callaway ... LP
Easy Eye Sound/BMG, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 22.99
A fantastic new chapter in the career of Cee-Lo Green – reemerging here as an old school southern soul singer, with a vibe that's in the best legacy of Al Green and some of the underground talents of his generation! The set was recorded in Nashville, produced by Dan Auerbach, and has a ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Chief KeefDedication (clear with black splatter vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
RBC, New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
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(Limited edition clear with black splatter vinyl pressing!)

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Chief KeefGloToven (glow in the dark vinyl pressingt) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
RBC, New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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(Limited edition glow in the dark vinyl pressing!)

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Childish GambinoAwaken My Love (2 x 45rpm LP pressing – with virtual reality headset & download) ... LP
Glassnote, 2017. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
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
(In a glow in the dark box, with an exclusive booklet, virtual reality headset, an album download, and a download of virtual reality content!)

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CommonBeautiful Revolution Pt 1 ... LP
Loma Vista, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
A beautiful revolution from Common – a set that's maybe got more of a message than most of his music of the past decade – but which also comes across with a more interesting musical palette as well! Part of the album's sound comes from heavy contributions from PJ – singer Paris ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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CommonFinding Forever ... LP
Geffen, 2007. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
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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CormegaMega EP (green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Aura, 2019. New Copy ... $20.99 25.99
A tight underground EP by veteran east coast rhymer Cormega! Mega finds him in a soul searching mode, with clear-toned wordplay focused on strength and reslience – attributes Cormega is well verse in after so many years in the game – backed by production by Streetrunner that nicely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited green vinyl pressing.)

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Curren$y & Harry FraudOutrunners ... LP
SRFSCHL, 2020. New Copy ... $22.99 25.98
Curren$y and production partner Harry Fraud, outrunning a lot of their peers, even on relatively low key sets like Outrunners – with Curren$y's laidback flow in as fine of form as ever – and Fraud's production honestly rock solid track for track! The set is filler free and faultless, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Czarface & MF DoomSuper What? ... LP
Silver Age, 2021. New Copy ... $23.99 27.98
MF Doom left our planet all too soon, and he left behind a great legacy of music, too – including a previous collaboration with the Czarface collective, nicely matched by this posthumous set! The balance here is great, and the set brings the metal man of mystery into great play with his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Street date was annouced as 5/28. Likely delayed.)
Also available Super What? ... CD 14.99

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Czarface (Inspectah Deck + 7L & Esoteric)Czarface ... LP
Brick/Fly Casual, 2013. New Copy 2LP ... $25.99 29.99
Tight hip hop from the superhero team of Inspectah Deck with 7L & Esoteric – mostly produced by 7L, with a most welcome guest producer in the legendary DJ Premier – and it's a strong statement from the underappreciated Wu Tang gamer and the ever-creative DJ 7L! On the production ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Da Lench MobGuerillas In Tha Mist (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
East West, 1992. New Copy ... $21.99 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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Da QweenRenaissance Bitch (purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Crane City, 2021. New Copy ... $25.99 28.99
Seattle rapper Da Qween looks relaxed and regal on the cover – but the sound of the set has a taught intensity that comes through right away – fast rhymes, crispy beats, and a sense of urgency that holds on all the way through! There's a few sung vocal moments that get nice and mellow ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Dam-FunkDestination Known/Paradise ... LP
Glydezone, 2021. New Copy (pic cover)... $20.99
A great little record from Dam Funk – a two-song set that might look like a 12" single, but which features both tunes spinning out for nearly the length of the side of a full length record! "Destination Known" is great – a tune which has the electric urban cityscape vibe ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Damu The FudgemunkEars Hear Spears – Instrumentals ... LP
Redefinition, Mid 2000s/2018. New Copy ... $21.99 28.99
Raw and gritty boombap from the mighty Damu The Fudgemunk – the instrumental versions of material recorded for us duo project Y Society with Insight in the mid 00s! Classic and timeless. Includes "All Human", "Never Be The Same", "Gunnin'", "Know The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Das EFXDead Serious (180 gram pressing) ... LP
East West/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1992. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Das Efx are dead serious, and dead on the money with this tremendous debut album – really announcing themselves as one of the powerhouse hip hop forces of the early 90s – able to blend some of the bite of the west coast scene with the sharper rhymes and amazing production of the east! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dia.L (Lailah Reich & Radius)Injera ... LP
Etc, 2021. New Copy ... $15.99 18.00
Injera is a form of Ethiopian flatbread, but the sound here is anything but flat – a full, rich combination of beats, samples, keyboards, and other elements – all topped with some slyly soulful vocals! The lyrics don't jump right out of the mix on some tracks, while others are more ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Diamond & The Psychotic NeuroticsStunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop ... LP
Mercury, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
A 90s hip hop masterpiece from Diamond D – and like some of the rest of the best of the decade, a set that was slightly slept-on at the time, but which has gone to have massive impact over the decades – still sounding completely fresh in comparison to bigger hits of the time! Diamond D ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Diamond DDiam Piece ... LP
Dymond Mine, 2014. New Copy 2LP ... $20.99 21.98
The first album from legendary producer Diamond D in years – and in a way, he's going back to his roots, in that it's entirely self-produced, unlike the multi-producer collaborative Hugh Hefner Chronicles – and he's in fine form! Diamond D has the cache to get a far-reaching roster of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dizzee RascalBoy In Da Corner ... LP
Big Dada/XL, 2003. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $26.99 27.99
Seminal work from Dizzee Rascal – a record that was one of the better UK hip hop efforts at the time, and which also went on to hint at a sound and style that many others would cop in years to come! Dizzee's nice and gritty here – using old school instrumentation at a time when it wasn' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DJM TrioCave Art ... LP
Paxico (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
A jazz trio, but one who serve up tunes from a whole host of different hip hop sources – instrumental readings of cuts originally served up by 9th Wonder, Jurassic 5, Pete Rock, MF Doom, and Tribe Called Quest! The setting is familiar – bass, drums, and either piano or keyboards, ... (Jazz, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Edo G & Insight InnovatesEdo G & Insight Innovates (opaque blue pressing) ... LP
Brick, 2021. New Copy ... $24.99 27.98
A great back to basics set from Edo G and Insight Innovates – part of a recent run of records on the scene that really seem to redirect hip hop to more straightforward modes – not at a retro level, but in a style that reminds us that at the core, the music is best when it's got a strong ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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El-PCancer For Cure (with download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 2012. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $20.99 23.99
El-P as visceral and inventive as hed been in years – and in hindsight, a strong solo effort pointing the way to the career peak to date that'd come with formation of Run The Jewels pretty soon after! You know damn well well that El-P is going out spit out ominous, though entrancing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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EsotericEgoclapper (translucent blue colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Fly Casual, 2007. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 27.98
MC Esoteric's excellent solo album – coming after years of honing his skills in the Boston underground duo 7L & Esoteric (the former playing a guest roll on cuts & production on a few tracks) – and a few years before doing great things with the 7L & Inspectah Deck in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Transluscent blue colored vinyl. Limited edition!)

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Fat JonGod's Fifth Wish (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Ample Soul, 2021. New Copy ... $19.99
Spare sounds from Fat Jon, but nicely full as well – with more than enough depth to live up to the "ample soul physician" part of his name! Most of the tracks have a relatively straightforward instrumental vibe – a few key elements, but used with a nice sense of juxtaposition ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Funky BijouAdventures In The Land Of Breaks ... LP
Stereophonk (France), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99
These guys definitely take the "breaks" in the title seriously – as the music explodes with fresh funky drums right from the start – very much in an old school style, but mixed with elements that also showcase more of sonic influence from decades of hip hop production too! ... (Deep Funk, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition pressing – in a screenprinted sleeve!)

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Hoodoo FushimiKenka Oyaji ... LP
180g (UK), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 33.98
Pretty great work from Hoodoo Fushimi – a one-man show who provides plenty of hip hop-inspired beats, breaks, and keyboard lines – served up on assortment of instruments recorded in his own home studio in the 80s! To say that the record is straight hip hop might be a stretch – as ... (Rock, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ghostface KillahLost Tapes ... LP
Daupe (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $23.99 34.98
Ghostface in his comfort zone of dusty cinematic soul beats, strings samples and distinctively dexterous wordplay on The Lost Tapes! Contrary to the title, this an all new effort as opposed to a dive into the vaults – with the production credited to Big Ghost LTD and guest appearances by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 2700 copies.)

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✨✧ HieroglyphicsHiero Oldies Vol 1 ... LP
Hiero Imperium, 1990s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Ahh, the 90s and early 00's greatness of Oakland's finest hip hop collective! This set spans the best indie era singles from the longstanding Hiero Imperium – and this volume includes "Souls Of Mischief" by Souls Of Mischief, "It Gets No Better" by Casual & Pep Love, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ice TIceberg – Freedom Of Speech – Just Watch What You Say (180 gram red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sire/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 30.99
Ice T's third album, and a set that still has all the nicely biting style of his early best! The approach here is great – as political as the cover implies, but with a nice sense of wit, too – that quality that already made Ice stand so far apart from others who were getting mired down ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition – on heavyweight red translucent vinyl!)

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J DillaRuff Draft – Dilla's Mix – Instrumentals (with download) ... LP
Pay Jay, Early 2000s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 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 ... Just Sold Out!
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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JadakissCollector's Edition (blue vinyl pressing) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Def Jam, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $14.99 23.99
A compelling alternative to a typical compilation for Jadakiss on Def Jam – 2LPs each with one side of acapellas and one side of instrumentals, serving as a greatest hits set, albeit with unreleased acapella and instrumentals! Includes "Huntin Season" Catch & Release", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition blue vinyl pressing!)

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Jean GraeEvil Jeanius ... LP
Babygrande, 2008. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 22.98
Hip hop heroine Jean Grae's team up effort with production duo Blue Sky Black Death – a record that stood out at the time and still stands out today! You know you're in for something special when the first track blends icy synth hop atmosphere and touch of terse touch of VU's "Venus In ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ JeezyThug Motivation – The Collection (clear vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Def Jam, 2021. New Copy 2LP ... $35.99
Not the Let's Get It record, but instead a Thug Motivation collection of classics – a package that's overflowing with hits – including "Trap Star", "And Then What", "Soul Survivor", "My Hood", "Go Getta", "I Luv It", "Lose ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Juicy JHustle Continues (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
E One, 2021. New Copy 2LP ... $36.99
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Koreatown OddityLittle Dominique's Nosebleed (green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2021. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Koreatown Oddity's been bubbling under for years, but this could well be the record that pushes him over the top – a beautifully-penned set of tracks that offer up a rich palette of place and identity – no surprise, given his name! The text on the cover lets you know that you're in for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Large ProfessorLP (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Paul Sea Productions, Mid 90s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $34.99 38.99
The legendary unreleased LP album from Large Professor – recorded for Geffen in the mid 90s, finally seeing official release by Large Professor's own Paul Sea Productions! It's a solid effort, with a vibe that for some reason wasn't speaking to Geffen brass at the time, but it stands up now ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited 10th Anniversary repress on metallic silver colored vinyl.)

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LL Cool JBigger And Deffer (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Def Jam/Universal, 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.98
Stone classic LL Cool J! There was a time we didn't really rate this one on the same level as Radio, but listening with fresh ears after all these years – prime old school Def Jam with an energy that's really missing in so much of the hip hop to follow in the next couple years – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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LL Cool JMama Said Knock You Out ... LP
Def Jam, 1990. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A huge moment for LL Cool J – and a set that has him balanced nicely between the sharp rhymes of his roots and the rising stardom of his role in the larger world of R&B as well! Marley Marl produced, and the whole thing's still got a nice edge – even though some of these tunes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Terrace Martin & Devi DevHere My Dear ... LP
De Rap Winkel (Netherlands), 2010. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $39.99 44.99
A set inspired by the Marvin Gaye album of the same name, but delivered here in a very contemporary spirit – handled with lots of fantastic production from Terrace Martin – who moves between a mix of hip hop and some of the cosmic jazz touches that have become his strength in more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered, limited edition of 500.)

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Masta Ace & Marco PoloBreukelen Story Instrumentals (grey vinyl pressing) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Fat Beats, 2018. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99 24.99
A rock solid collaboration between classic boombap influenced veteran producer Marco Polo and legendary rhymer Masta Ace – a thoroughly headnodding full length ode to the borough of Brooklyn! As you'd guess, this instrumentals version leaves off the contributions from the Masta, and lets us ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MED & Guilty SimpsonChild Of The Jungle ... LP
Bang Ya Head Entertainment, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
MED & Guilty Simpson return with with their trademark take on timelessly gritty, inventive independent hip hop. Titles include with production and/or appearances by Madlib, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Kokane, 14KT, Apollo Brown, Black Milk, Exile & more. Titles include "Face Down", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MED & Guilty SimpsonLoyalty EP ... LP
Bang Ya Head Entertainment, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Raw and no nonsense, but still soulfully-inspired hip hop from veterans MED & Guilty Simpson – who've long since come out of the shadows of MED's onetime producer-collaborator Madlib and Guilty's onetime producer-collaborator J Dilla as as solid headliners to say the least – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MerkulesApply Pressure (black splatter on clear vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
BMG, New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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MF Doom & Bishop NehruNehruviandoom – Redux (picture disc) ... LP
Lex, 2014. New Copy ... $20.99 22.99
A solid – and at the time, underappreciated – effort from Bishop Nehru and MF Doom – one we love 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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Quantities extremely limited!)

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✨✧ MndsgnRare Pleasure (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $20.99 21.99
A wonderfully laidback record from Mndsgn, and a set that has him stepping out as a much more fully-formed artist overall – a contemporary soul talent more than just a beatmaker – working here on these tunes that have an easygoing groove, and lots of warm cosmic touches around the edges! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Rare Pleasure ... CD 11.99

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Myka 9Oeuvre EP ... LP
Dope Folks, 2000. New Copy ... $11.99
Myka 9 was one of the founding members of LA's fantastic Freestyle Fellowship back in the 90s – and this great short set focuses both on his later material, and offers up a new track as well! The bulk of the set has that intensity that Myka brought to the Fellowship – that moment when ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 250 copies!)

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Janko NilovicSupra Hip Hop Impressions ... LP
Broc (France), 2016. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
A really great setting for the talents of French funky sound library genius Janko Nilovic – a set of new recordings that feature Janko on keyboards, alongside some very stripped-down beats and rhythms! Given that Nilovic's music has been sampled often over the years, the approach is no ... (Sound Library, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Supra Hip Hop Impressions ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Notorious BIG & OthersDuets – The Final Chapter (red & black swirl vinyl pressing – with bonus 7 inch) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Bad Boy, 2005. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Guests include Diddy, Eminem, Mary J Blige, Missy Elliot, Scarface, Nelly, 2Pac, Nas, R Kelly, Bob Marley, Faith Evans, Jay-Z and more. 22 tracks in all (including intro & outro): "It Has Been Said" feat Diddy, Eminem & Obie Trice, "Spit Your Game" feat Twista & ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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NWAEfil4zaggin ... LP
Ruthless, 1991. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.98
A stone classic from the west coast scene – and a record that just seems to get better and better over the years! What sounded like a disappointing, and way too calculatedly provocative follow-up to Straight Outta Compton back in 1991 now sounds to us like the peak of Dr. Dre's career as a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ NWAStraight Outta Compton ... LP
Priority, 1988. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Benchmark west coast gangsta – and one of the hardest hitting albums of the era in any genre! We're not gonna lie, we played this record to death when it came out – and it still holds up better than most of the material put out by former NWA's, and most of the West Coast sound-alikes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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OnyxBacdafucup ... LP
Rush, 1993. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The gritty and heavy debut of Onyx – mostly produced by the mighty Jam Master Jay – and whether you dig the style or not, it's one of the most distinctive group rap records of the early 90s! Back in the day, "Slam" got overplayed on cable TV rap video shows, to the point ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ People Under The StairsOST ... LP
Om Records, 2002. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A stone classic from People Under The Stairs – a record that not only stands as some of their strongest work on wax, but which undeniably helped a lot of the west coast find a way forward after too many years stuck in the shadow of thuggish posturing! The set bristles with the kind of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered from the archives, hand-cut, and with new liner notes and printed sleeves!)

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Pete Rock80 Blocks Instrumentals ... LP
Soul Brother, 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 23.99
A backward step from the second 80 Blocks From Tiffany's project – one that shows just how strong Pete Rock remains as a producer over the years – and how great the rock-solid rhythms of his work can be, even without any vocals! Pete first helped set the tone for a generation 25 years ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pete Rock & Camp Lo80 Blocks From Tiffany's II ... LP
Soul Brother, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderfully old school set from Pete Rock and Camp Lo – beats by the former, rhymes by the latter – and guest work from a host of talents who include Talib Kweli, Uncle Murda, MOP, Tyler Woods, and Mac Miller! The whole thing's got a great 90s hip hop vibe – Pete Rock very much ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition vinyl pressing!)

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Pharoahe MonchInternal Affairs (red & orange swirl vinyl pressing) ... LP
Rawkus/WAR Media, 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
The fantastic solo debut of Pharoahe Monch – served up after a few years of guest appearances that were really raising our ears to his mighty talents! The Pharoahe returns the favor here – inviting in guest versions from Common, Talib Kweli, Canibus, Apani B Fly, Busta Rhymes, MOP, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(20th Anniversary limited edition red & orange swirled vinyl pressing!)

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PiottaSuburra – Blood On Rome ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), 2021. New Copy ... $32.99
A mix of styles served up nicely in support of the final season of the series Suburra – with just the right blend to match the crime narrative of the story! Some cuts are instrumental and more familiar soundtrack styles – others offer up contemporary Italian soul and hip hop modes ... (Soundtracks, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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PreservationEastern Medicine, Western Illness ... LP
Nature Sounds, 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A strong little record that speaks its message right in its title – and which follows up with some inventive production touches that are sure to set Preservation apart from the pack! Much of the aesthetic here seeks to bridge a space between New York and China – using the melting pot ... 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

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Pseudo Slang & PawcutWanderverse ... LP
Baby Steps, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $14.99 26.99
Laidback beats with plenty of boom – just the right sort of mellow setting to allow the rhymes to flow in the best way possible – core lyrics from Emcee Sick, with contributions from Cudtry Cadillac, Dheema, and Jon Blazini! There's a nicely jazzy current – almost in an early 90s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Public EnemyPower To The People And The Beats – Public Enemy's Greatest Hits (blood red & black smoke vinyl pressing) ... LP
Def Jam, Late 80s/1990s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99
Public Enemy at the height of their power – all the best cuts from their early years on Def Jam Records – from a time when they were really helping expand the scope and political power of hip hop! The group were essential in taking the music from the parties in the streets to the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl in the US – indie exclusive!)
Also available Power To The People And The Beats – Public Enemy's Greatest Hits ... CD 5.99

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Ras KassPre-Soul On Ice Demos ... LP
Dope Folks, Mid 90s. New Copy ... $11.99
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by Ras Kass – as you might guess from the title – well-restored demo tracks that have a really strong underground vibe – everything you'd love in the MC, but with an even sharper Cali style! Voodu and Bird handled production on most tracks, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 350 copies!)

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Ras KassSoul On Ice ... LP
Priority, 1996. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
The debut of Ras Kass – kind of a watershed mark of the intellectual/complicated rhyme style for the mid 90s era, if you will – finding the west coast MC bursting out of the starting gates with some his best ever work! Includes all of the early singles and some classic level deeper ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rasheed Chappell & BuckwildSinners & Saints ... LP
Get On Down, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
We first dug the work of Rasheed Chappell through collaborations with Kenny Dope – but this time around, production is by Buckwild, who gives the whole thing a nicely deep, dark, moody sort of vibe – maybe a bit more sinister than the Rasheed from before, all tuned with the right sort ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Roc MarcianoMarcberg (2LP picture disc) ... LP
Fat Beats, 2010. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $30.99 31.99
The solo debut of Roc Marciano, and a record that more than shows the MC can stand on his own – serving up edgy rhymes over beats that show a strong NYC tradition – often spare and lean in construction, but with compelling core elements that continue that tradition started by Wu-Tang so ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(10th Anniversary edition – done as a very cool double pic disc pressing!)

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✨✧ Roforofo JazzFire Eater ... LP
Office Home (France), 2021. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A French group, fronted by an MC from Chicago – working here in a style that's every bit as striking as the cover! The core sounds blend together older Afro Funk elements with jazz – in a groove that's nice and lean, and which provides a really unique setting for the rhymes of Days ... (Global Grooves, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Fire Eater ... CD 12.99

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RootsOrganix ... LP
Remedy, 1993. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
The first, independent, Roots LP with so many classics that never made it to their later import and major label releases. What more can we say... Tracks include "The Roots Is Comin", "Pass The Popcorn", "The Anti-Circle", "Writers Block", "Good ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sa-RocSharecropper's Daughter (with download) ... LP
Rhymesayers, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99 24.99
A smoking Rhymesayers debut from Sa-Roc – one of the most inventive female MCs of the past decade, and an artist who just continues to explode with fresh energy on each new release! The album's mostly produced by Sol Messiah – Sa-Roc's longtime musical partner, and a talent who really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes gold foil laminated sleeves and download card!)
Also available Sharecropper's Daughter ... CD 7.99

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SaafirBoxcar Sessions Demo ... LP
Dope Folks, 1994. New Copy ... $28.99
Unreleased tracks from the recordings for Saafir's Boxcar Sessions debut, plus rare early cuts from the vaults – all brought together here as a full length set that offers up a great prequel to his solo career! The cuts here are from a time when the Bay Area MC was coming off of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 250 copies!)

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✨✧ SaafirTrigonometry ... LP
Wrap/Dope Folks, 1998. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Just a few short years after Saafir's debut as a solo act – and a set that marks a really strong maturation in his sound! There's a sense of layering in both the production and the vocals that packs a punch from the very first track, and which holds strong throughout – with studio work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl – limited to 400 copies!)

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Salaam Remi & OthersBlack On Purpose (3LP red, yellow & green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Louder Than Life, 2021. New Copy 3LP ... $66.99 69.99
Salaam Remi's usually a key talent in the background for others – but here, he acts more like the leader in the spotlight – opening the door to a great array of talents, and really finding a way to express a powerful message over the course of the album! Remi's always had a great ear ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(3LP colored vinyl – and limited edition!)

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✨✧ Archie Shepp, Damu The Fudgemunk, & Raw PoeticOcean Bridges ... LP
Redef Concept, 2021. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
A really fantastic record – one that takes the whole "jazz meets hip hop" concept to the next level, and maybe finally really gets it right! The set is live – recorded in the studio as improvised collaborations between Archie Shepp on tenor and soprano, Raw Poetic on vocals, ... (Jazz, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sugarhill GangBest Of The Sugarhill Gang – Rapper's Delight (180 gram translucent gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sugar Hill/Friday Music, Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $48.99
A mighty look at one of the first great groups in hip hop – maybe not the originators of the style, but certainly the one to get some of the biggest exposure – thanks to the work of Sugar Hill Records, and some very catchy tunes! The Sugarhill Gang were one of the key groups involved ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tear Da Club Up ThugsCrazyndalazdayz ... LP
Relativity/Get On Down, 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99 31.99
A huge set from the glory days of the southern hip hop scene – a trio of voices from the Three 6 Mafia of Memphis, coming together here in a set that's got a nicely raw, ragged sound throughout! This is definitely one of those sets where there's no reason at all to seek out a clean version ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(20th Anniversary Edition – first time on vinyl!)

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Third RootPassion Of The Poets ... LP
Third Root Music, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Knowledge-heavy hip hop from the Texas trio of Easy Lee, MexStep, and DJ Chicken George – working here with some heavy help from a lineup of guests that includes Black Pumas and Grupo Fantasma! Producer Adrian Quesada, the powerhouse between those two acts, is on hand as producer for a fair ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Too ShortLife Is – Too Short (with bonus download) ... LP
Jive/Legacy, 1988. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The second album from Too Short, and like the first, a set that firmly established both the Cali scene and the Bay Area as a hotbed of harder-hitting hip hop! And sure, there were countless later gangsta acts that slide into the sorts of cliches that often marred the genre – but back at the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Tribe Called QuestMidnight Marauders ... LP
Jive, 1993. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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
Also available Midnight Marauders ... LP 24.99

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Twilite ToneClearing ... LP
Stones Throw, 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
A really great Stones Throw debut from Twilite Tone – a Chicago beatmaker who's been one of our local heroes for years, and who finally gets the wider exposure he's deserved for way too long! Tone's done some big name work for Common, Kanye, and others – but here, he's very much at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Clearing ... CD 6.99

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Twit OneObjets Trouvee ... LP
Melting Pot (Germany), 2021. New Copy ... $23.99 25.98
Twit One has always had a great way with taking classic sounds, stripping them down, and making them into some really sweet contemporary beats – and that quality really continues here – in a set that's lean, but which has a resonant sense of depth from its roots! Tracks are relatively ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Your Old DroogDump YOD – Krutoy Edition ... LP
Fat Beats, 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $31.99 32.99
A pretty fantastic chapter in the career of one of the most unique MCs to emerge in recent years – the Ukraine-born Your Old Droog, spinning out tracks here that echo the struggles of his youth as an immigrant in Brooklyn! The set's got a very freewheeling vocal style – the quick-spun ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSongs For You Vol 1 (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Record Store Day, 2021. New Copy ... $14.99
A limited edition collection put together to benefit black-owned record stores – dedicated to the memory of Chadwick Boseman, and filled with cuts that all have a very righteous vibe! Titles include "Damage" by HER, "Find A Way" by Duckwrth, "Dinosaurs" by Lupe ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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