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Aesop RockSpirit World Field Guide (blue CD pressing) ... CD
Rhymesayers, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
One of the most sonically intense albums to date from Aesop Rock – a set that matches his ever-sharp rhymes with the sorts of musical settings that really live up to the spirit of the title! The vocals come on with this really crispy sort of edge – partly the production, partly the ... read more CD
(Blue colored polycarbonate CD pressing and with stickers!)

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Aftershock & ImperialWhat We Drop, Hits The Top ... CD
Small Talk, 2000. Used ... $19.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Art Of NoiseWho's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise ... CD
Island, 1984. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An incredibly wonderful record from The Art of Noise – their first full length, following off of the ep Into Battle With – and a much more open-ended array of beats, sounds, and that wonderful chunky Trevor Horn production! The album's got versions of some of the older singles – ... (Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Beastie BoysBeastie Boys Music ... CD
Capitol, 1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
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 CD

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Beastie BoysRoot Down EP ... CD
Grand Royal/Capitol, 1995. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
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 CD
Also available Root Down EP (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Big BoiSir Lucious Left Foot – The Son Of Chico Dusty ... CD
Def Jam, 2010. Used ... $4.99
A solo set from once and hopefully future half of Outkast Big Boi – and he delivers big here for Def Jam – classic Outkast level excellence from Sir Lucious Leftfoot! Production by Organized Noize, Scott Storch, J Beattzz, DJ Cutmasta Swiff and others, many songs with co-production ... read more CD

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✨✧ Big Daddy KaneVery Best Of Big Daddy Kane ... CD
Cold Chillin/Warner, Late 80s-Mid 90s. Used ... $3.99
Tracks include " Raw", "Set It Off", "Ain't No Half-Steppin", "Word To The Mother (Land)", "I'll Take You There", "Just Rhymin With Biz", "Another Victory", "I Get The Job Done", "Wrath Of Kane (Live)", "W ... read more CD

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Big LLifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous ... CD
Columbia, 1995. New Copy ... $4.99 8.99
The classic first solo album by Big L – with bedrock DITC production by Buckwild, Showbiz and Lord Finesse – perfectly framing the rhymes by Harlem's finest. Big L didn't leave a huge wealth of recordings before he was taking away from the world, but he started out strong, and this ... read more CD

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Billy WoodsTerror Management ... CD
Backwoodz, 2019. Used ... $11.99
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✨✧ Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli)Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (original pressing) ... CD
Rawkus, 1998. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The first full-length from Mos Def and Talib Kweli together as Black Star – a benchmark moment in hip hop history, and one of the finest duo vocal hip hip records of the 90s – and one of the best ever on Rawkus! In hindsight, it's all the more rewarding given Talib Kweli's longevity in ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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Blu & ExileMiles – From an Interlude Called Life ... CD
Dirty Science, 2020. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 14.99
Maybe the most ambitious set so far from the duo of Blu & Exile – an expansive double-length set, delivered after a hiatus of new material for a number of years – and a record that really shows just how much the pair have grown during that time! Hip hop is still at the core of the ... read more CD

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BlundettoGood Good Things ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2020. New Copy ... $16.99
The title might seem familiar – given that Blundetto's first album was called Bad Bad Things – but this record really shows a strong evolution of his sound over the ten years since that release – the shifting sense of sound between hip hop, global roots, and more dynamic elements ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop) read more CD

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Boca 45Vertigo Sounds ... CD
Invada (Australia), 2006. Used ... $2.99
A blend of break beat and hip hop production prowess with a love of funky drums running through and through – an inspired batch from Scott Hendy, aka Boca 45! Boca 45 demonstrates a pretty broad palette of far-reaching funk and moodier rare grooves, kitschy psychedelic pop and soundtrack ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop) read more CD

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Bomb The BassDon't Make Me Wait (album, maximum frequency mix)/Megablast (hip hop on precinct 13, original rap) ... CD
Rhythm King/Torso, 1988. Used ... $4.99
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✨✧ Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded (with bonus track) ... CD
B-Boy, 1986. Used ... $8.99
One of the most important albums in the history of hip hop – the first full LP from KRS One, and a landmark batch of tracks recorded with the late Scott La Rock! The track list alone is a full chapter in the hip hop book of legends – with tunes like "Poetry", "Elementary& ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Boogie Down ProductionsEdutainment (with bonus tracks) (CLEAN) ... CD
Jive, 1990. Used ... $0.99
Nice mid period effort from the blast master. Includes "Blackman In Effect", "Ya Know The Rules", "Beef", "House Niggas", "100 Guns", "Ya Strugglin", "Breath Control II", "Edutainment", "The Homeless", "O ... read more CD
(CLEAN!)

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Boogie Down ProductionsSouth Bronx Teachings – A Collection Of Boogie Down Productions ... CD
Traffic/B-Boy, Late 80s. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
A selection of late 80s South Bronx Teachings – classic Boogie Down Productions circa Criminal Minded! South Bronx Teachings focuses soundly on the class of '87 – so you get fistful of the Criminal Minded cuts and a few other blasts from KRS-One & Scott La Rock, nicely paced over ... read more CD

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Brand NubianOne For All (30th anniversary edition) ... CD
Elektra/Tommy Boy, 1990. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 CD
(Limited CD edition – remastered!)
Also available One For All (purple/green vinyl pressing – with bonus orange vinyl 7" single) ... LP 29.99

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Brother AliUndisputed Truth ... CD
Rhymesayers, 2007. Used CD & DVD ... $5.99
Minnesota's own Rhymesayers camp continue their tradition of heartfelt Mid-West boombap. This time around Ali draws inspiration from within, sharing his innermost feelings and personal struggles without coming off preachy or emo, while at the same time celebrating the elements that nurtured him up ... read more CD
(Comes with a limited edition DVD that includes interviews, live footage & more.)

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ColdcutPhilosophy ... CD
Arista/BMG (Germany), 1993. Used ... $3.99
(New Grooves, Hip Hop) CD
(Out of print. CD artwork has a small cutout mark.)

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Columbus MobMidwest Funk Vol 2 ... CD
Ratti, 1997. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ CommonElectric Circus ... CD
MCA, 2002. Used ... $2.99
NuHop? Common newcomers who buy Electric Circus for the single with Mary J Blige are going to be left with some head scratching – but if you like the spiritual/psychedelic Com that was hinted at on Like Water For Chocolate, this may be the follow up you were waiting for! This is still hip ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Curren$y & Harry FraudOutrunners ... CD
SRFSCHL, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
Curren$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 CD
Also available Outrunners ... LP 20.99

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DabryeTwo/Three ... CD
Ghostly International, 2006. Used ... $0.99
Dabrye returns with more a richer, fuller set of spacey hip hop than the preceding One/Three – this one with a stellar roster of guests including Jay Dee, MF Doom, Beans, Vast Aire, Waajeed of Platinum Pied Pipers, Big Tone, Phat Kat and more! This one stood out for it's unique mix of ... read more CD
(Digipack has some edgewear.)

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De Menos CrimeArquivo Rap – So As Melhores ... CD
Sky Blue (Brazil), 2005. Used ... $5.99
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DMNArquivo Rap – So As Melhores ... CD
Sky Blue (Brazil), 2005. Used ... $5.99
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EdanBeauty & The Beat ... CD
Lewis, 2005. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Edan returns with a new set of his sample heavy wizardry – this time out steeped heavily 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 ... read more CD

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EmicidaSobre Criancas, Quadris, Pesadelos e Licoes de Casa ... CD
Lab Fantasma (Brazil), 2015. Used ... $6.99
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EstheroBreath From Another ... CD
Work, 1998. Used ... $2.99
Debut album from the downtempo vocalist you might recognize from her collaboration with DJ Krush. This falls somewhere inbetween Portishead and Sneaker Pimps in the HGSOB genre. 11 tracks in all, including "Heaven Sent", "That Girl", "Country Livin' (The World I ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop) read more CD
(Out of print, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Peven Everett & Upper EshStar Studded ... CD
Satelite Soundscape, 2003. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
A wicked blend of hip hop and underground soul from Peven Everett and Upper Esh – warm Peven-styled beats and keys underneath, and rhymes by Asian A and Pretty Toan over the top! If you dig Peven's self-produced albums, you'll find plenty in here to like – as a lot of the tracks have ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD

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✨✧ Fabio MustaPassport ... CD
Babygrande, 2009. Used ... $5.99
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✨✧ Frank N Dank48 Hours (2CD edition – with instrumentals) ... CD
Digi Pop/Delicious Vinyl, 2003. New Copy 2CDs ... $7.99 17.98
The timeless sounding underground classic debut of Frank-N-Dank – which is a strong first full length statement for the duo – and a significant milestone in the J Dilla production canon! It has more of a straight up, street ready rhyme style than was typical for Dilla productions at ... read more CD

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Freddie Gibbs & AlchemistAlfredo ... CD
ESGN, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Freddie Gibbs's gradual ascent to the upper echelon of modern hip hop – and his impeccable choice in production partners, this time working from beginning to end with long serving beat king The Alchemist – shows no signs of slowing down! Lyrically, Freddie is riffing on mob lore on ... read more CD

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✨✧ Free NationalsFree Nationals ... CD
Obe, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
These guys are known by some as the backing band of Anderson.Paak, but they're a hell of a group on their own – rock-solid right at the core, and able to effortlessly craft a sweet blend of funk and soul – yet also leave room for plenty of guests along the way! The musicianship here is ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD

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French MontanaJungle Rules ... CD
Bad Boy/Epic, 2017. Used ... $2.99
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Frighty & Colonel MiteLife ... CD
Profile, 1990. Used ... $4.99
Includes "Life (Is What You Make It)", "Ragamuffin Girl", "My Baby Just Cares For Me", "Realize", "Can You Handle It", "Maximum", "I Know You Know", "Don't Go" and "Jah Put It Deh". (Reggae, Hip Hop) CD
(Out of print.)

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FugeesScore (Clean version) ... CD
Columbia, 1996. Used ... $2.99
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 and 2 bonus remixes in all, including "How Many MC's", "Ready Or Not", "Kill ... read more CD
(CLEAN VERSION. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Gang StarrHard To Earn ... CD
EMI, 1994. New Copy ... $8.99 11.98
Gang Starr at pretty close to peak level here on 1994's Hard To Earn – and rather than continue to ride the waves they made on the previous couple classic albums, Guru sharpens the lyrical tone just a bit – spitting some more incisive rhymes over apporpriately gritty soul jazz beats ... read more CD

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Gang StarrStep In The Arena ... CD
Chrysalis, 1991. New Copy ... $9.99 11.99
One of the finest early efforts from Premier and Guru – their second album – and it's not only one of Gang Starr's greatest, it's one of the greatest hip hop albums, period. Guru's mic presence is as sharply on point as ever here, and the Primo production is also at peak precision. ... read more CD
Also available Step In The Arena ... LP 23.99

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Gnarls BarkleyOdd Couple ... CD
Atlantic/Downtown, 2008. Used ... $1.99
A round two knockout for Gnarls Barkley – an album we think is better than the landmark St Elsewhere LP – boisterous pop art & soul from Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo! We were slightly trepid when the Odd Couple was announced, fearing a hasty attempt to rekindle the magic that clearly ... read more CD

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IsolationistIsolationist ... CD
Jazz Fudge (UK), 1999. Used ... $3.99
A few years before the hip hop scene opened wide, abstract beatmaker DJ Vadim got together with abstract rhymers Beans and Priest of Anti Pop for this collaboration. CD
(Out of print.)

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J DillaKing Of Beats Vols 1 & 2 (plus Lost Scrolls EP) ... CD
Pay Jay, 1990s/2000s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $8.99
Formative Dilla beats – raw SP-1200 and Akai MPC material created and cataloged by the legendary producer over the years and served as blueprint/building blocks for some of his most revered productions throughout his career! This being the work of master, it doesn't play like a mere beat ... read more CD

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✨✧ J DillaRuff Draft – Dilla's Mix (with bonus instrumentals CD) ... CD
Pay Jay, Early 2000s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $6.99 14.98
J Dilla at his grittiest, most rugged & raw – in both the production and rhyme realms – with all beats and rhymes by the Dilla himself! 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 CD

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J DillaShining ... CD
BBE (UK), 2006. New Copy ... $8.99
A glorious send off from J Dilla – with some of the most soulful productions Dilla's ever laid down – and appearances by Common, D'Angelo, Pharoahe Monch, Madlib, MED, Black Thought and others! It's impossible to listen to The Shining without considering the sad circumstances ... read more CD

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✨✧ JadakissKiss Tha Game Goodbye ... CD
Interscope, 2001. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Another of the Ruff Ryders crew, so of course there's guest appearances by Sheek & Styles (of the Lox), Drag-On, Eve & DMX, plus Snoop, Nas, Nate Dogg and even Ann Nesby formerly of Sounds Of Blackness. Production from the Neptunes, Premier, Swizz Beats & Timbaland on tracks like " ... read more CD

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Jay Z & Kanye WestWatch The Throne ... CD
Def Jam, 2011. Used ... $4.99
The long-teased, finally delivered joint full length from Jay-Z and Kanye West. It's impossible to consider the music purely on its own terms given the outsized personalities and absolutely gigantic presences of both – which makes it pretty fascinating. It's definitely not on the level of ... read more CD
(Jewel case pressing.)

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Jay-ZBlueprint 2 – Gift & The Curse (clean version) ... CD
Def Jam, 2002. Used 2CD ... $3.99
Jay-Z brings in a huge ensemble of producers including Kayne West, Just Blaze, Dr. Dre, Neptunes, Timbaland, No ID and more. There are also more guests than any other Jay-Z album, including Faith Evans, Notorious BIG, Beyonce Knowles, Big Boi, Rakim, Lenny Kravitz, and more. Tracks include "H ... read more CD
(Out of print clean version. Stickers over slipcover barcode, clear promo sticker on case, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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JuiceboxxxIt's Easy To Feel Like Nobody When You're Living In The City ... CD
Dangerbird, 2020. Used Gatefold ... $0.99
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Just-IceMasterpiece ... CD
Fresh/Traffic, 1990. New Copy ... $7.99 15.98
A later set by Just Ice – produced by Grandmaster Flash – and record that sounds a lot better than we remembered! Tight, hard hitting dawn of the 90s beats from Flash and that gruff, tight rhyme delivery from Just-Ice. It might not be a masterpiece on par with Kool & Deadly, but ... read more CD

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✨✧ Just-IceSir Vicious – The Best Of Just Ice ... CD
Fresh/Traffic, Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2CD ... $7.99 16.98
A nicely done compilation of the some of the best of Just-Ice – culled from the legendary Fresh, Warlock and Sleeping Bag recordings – a solid entry point for hardcore hip hop pioneer if you don't already own those records! Includes some the most legendary Mantronix productions, the ... read more CD

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King JustMystics Of The God ... CD
Black Fist, 1995. Used ... $12.99
13 tracks, with beats by E-Swift, Easy Mo Bee, RNS and others. Includes "Mystics Of The God", "Shaolin Soldiers", "Warrior's Drum (westside rmx)", "No Flow On The Rodeo", "Round 'Em Up", "Can I Get Some", "Pain", "Move On 'E ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Knxwledge1988 ... CD
Stones Throw, 2020. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
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 CD

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Kool Moe DeeKool Moe Dee (with bonus track) ... CD
Jive/Traffic, 1986. New Copy ... $7.99 16.98
The classic first solo album from Kool Moe Dee – pivotal solo rap from the onetime Treacherous Three rhyme slinger – formative stuff that works nearly as well, to our ears anyway, as his platinum breakout How You Like Me Now! 9 tracks on the original album: "Go See The ... read more CD

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✨✧ Lil' KimNaked Truth ... CD
Atlantic, 2005. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Lupe FiascoLupe Fiasco's The Cool (with bonus DVD) ... CD
Atlantic, 2007. Used CD & DVD ... Just Sold Out!
Lupe Fiasco takes his style a kick & a push deeper than the perceived sunny positivity of his debut on second album The Cool – flashing some biting social criticism – and a sharp brilliance that shows he's too restless to simply coast! The clean, buzzing synth funk orchestra vibe ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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MadlibPinata Beats ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
The restlessly inventive Madlib beats and production for Pinata, the excellent duo project with MC Freddie Gibbs! If you'll forgive us a little bit of repetition – because we KNOW we've written this before – there's just something extra riveting about Madlib's production work for ... read more CD

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✨✧ MadlibShades Of Blue – Madlib Invades Blue Note ... CD
Blue Note, 2003. Used ... $5.99
Madlib invades Blue Note! He gets free reign of the catalog for this mix of sampler genius and live band interpretations, too, as/with Ahmad Miller, Yesterdays New Quintet, Malcolm Catto, Medaphoar, and others from the Stones Throw camp. This one's truly a conceptual triumph, if there ever was ... read more CD

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✨✧ Madlib & Guilty SimpsonMadlib's Medicine Show No 1 – Before The Verdict With Guilty Simpson (limited edition) ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
The first release in the Madlib Medicine Show series of releases from the prolific genius that is Madlib – this one a full scale collaboration with no nonsense rapper Guilty Simpson – sort of a prelude to Guilty's OJ Simpson LP with Madlib in the production booth! The set is a pretty ... read more CD
(Limited edition. Please note image shown is from LP.)

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✨✧ Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show No 3 – Beat Konducta In Africa ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Raw crackling hip hop funk beatcraft at its deepest from mighty Madlib – working in his Beat Konducta style for this third entry in the epic Madlib's Medicine Show Series! Beat Konducta In Africa is a hazy hip hop instrumental set from 'Lib (lest you thought it might be a funky compilation ... read more CD

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✨✧ Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show No 5 – History Of The Loop Digga 1990 to 2000 ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 1990s/Early 2000s/2010. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Formative Madlib beatcraft – music made by 'Lib from 1990-2000 – crafted into a tight full length album that feels as fresh as ever! History Of The Loop Digga features funky hip hop instrumentals made at a time when he was producing underground beat tapes for himself and the Crate ... read more CD

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✨✧ Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show Number 11 – Low Budget Hi Fi Music ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Low Budget Hi Fi Music from Madlib – the eleventh entry in his epic Madlib's Medicine Show series – 28 tracks of hip hop unofficially dubbed the Dirty Demos! The set feature sample enriched instrumentals by Madlib as Loop Digga and collaborations with Strong Arm Steady, J Rocc, Madlib ... read more CD

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Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show Number 13 – Black Tape X Restricted 18+ ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2012. New Copy ... $7.99 17.98
Beats and mixes by Madlib & rhymes by unnamed rappers – an unplanned appendix to the Madlib Medicine Show series – The Black Tape! Number 13 finds Madlib flipping the script on the hip hop DJ mix racket – applying his deep-digging, adventurous style to rhymes by a broad ... read more CD

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MakerSight Unseen ... CD
Now Again, 2020. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
The mighty Maker takes a deep dip into the catalog of the Now Again label – using that Stones Throw offshoot's rich blend of African, Brazilian, psychedelic, funk, and soul reissues to come up with some fantastic grooves of his own! The work is partly in a hip hop mode, but also has some of ... read more CD

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Malik YusefGreat Chicago Fire – A Cold Day In Hell ... CD
Bungalow, 2003. Used ... $3.99
A pretty nice album from Malik Yusef – another exhibit in Chicago's case for hip hop recognition nationwide! Common, Juice, Kanye West, Twista and lots of others current and former residents make appearances here – a really soulful and smooth record that seems to be as much influenced ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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MantronixAlbum (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Warlock/Sleeping Bag, 1985. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
The classic first LP from Kurtis Mantronik & MC Tee – early hip hop and funky electro at its mid 80s finest – richly expanded with a wealth of bonus material! We'll never tire of style here – electronic funky beats, synthesizers and vocoder vocal effects, and those benchmark ... read more CD
(Out of print & still sealed!)

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MantronixAlbum (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sleeping Bag/Octave (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $11.99
The classic first LP from Kurtis Mantronik & MC Tee – early hip hop and funky electro at its mid 80s finest – richly expanded with a wealth of bonus material! We'll never tire of style here – electronic funky beats, synthesizers and vocoder vocal effects, and those benchmark ... read more CD

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MantronixKing Of The Beats – Anthology 1985 to 1988 ... CD
Sleeping Bag/Traffic, Late 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $7.99 17.98
Prime early electro hip hop genius from Mantronix – fresh beats and rap from Mantronix, including tight singles, 12" mixes and some classic production work for T La Rock, Just Ice and more – 2CDs that cover the vital mid 80s period! Includes those classic early hits with the ... read more CD

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Marcelo D2Hip Hop Rio ... CD
Net (Brazil), 2002. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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Bob MarleyChant Down Babylon ... CD
Tuff Gong/Island, 1999. Used ... $1.99
A dozen posthumous duets: "No More Trouble" with Erykah Badu, "Rebel Music" with Krayzie Bone, "Johnny Was" with Guru, "Concrete Jungle" with Rakim, "Rastaman Chant" with Busta Rhymes & the Flipmode Squad, "Guiltiness" with the Lost ... (Reggae, Hip Hop) read more CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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MC LyteEyes On This ... CD
First Priority/Traffic, 1989. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
MC Lyte's second full length record – a bit overlooked in the grand scheme, if only because the preceding Lyte As A Rock was a tough act to follow – so now's a great time to catch up with it! To our ears, Eyes On This is every bit as nice as the debut, and it that last of Lyte's no ... read more CD

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Michael Franti & SpearheadStay Human ... CD
Six Degrees/Boo Boo Wax, 2001. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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Mister TBig Day ... CD
Cold Busted, 2015. Used ... $5.99
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(CDr release.)

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My Neighbour IsBlessing Da Funk/Mr Scream ... CD
Cold Busted, 2016. Used ... $6.99
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(CDr pressing.)

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NaeemStartisha ... CD
37d03d, 2020. Used ... $2.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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NicolayCity Lights Vol 2 – Shibuya ... CD
Hard Boiled, 2009. Used ... $4.99
Spacey soul soundscapes from Nicolay – another big step for the unpredictable, but always soulful beatmaker, producer, and artist – inspired by a consciousness awakening trip to Tokyo on Shibuya – City Lights Volume 2! When we were first tipped to Nicolay's sounds, it was from a ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop) read more CD

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✨✧ NWAEfil4zaggin (remastered) ... CD
Priority, 1991. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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 CD
Also available Efil4zaggin (limited 3-D lenticular cover) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Pete Rock & The Soul BrothersPetestrumentals 3 ... CD
TruSoul, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
Killer funky work from Pete Rock – a set that's still rooted in the hip hop traditions he helped form over the past few decades, but which also has a strong degree of instrumental funk as well! Pete did the set with the Soul Brothers quartet – a great group with riffing guitars, funky ... read more CD
Also available Petestrumentals 3 ... LP 20.99

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Pete Rock & Camp Lo80 Blocks From Tiffany's II ... CD
Soul Brother, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99
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 CD

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PigeondustMoon, Wisdom & Slackness ... CD
Cold Busted, 2015. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Packaged in a slim sleeve.)

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PreservationEastern Medicine, Western Illness ... CD
Nature Sounds, 2020. Used 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 CD

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Project BornJack The Reaper ... CD
Hard Luck, 2000. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Public EnemyFear Of A Black Planet ... CD
Def Jam, 1990. Used ... $4.99
PE's third LP, and their last with full on Bomb Squad production. With classics like "Fight The Power", "Burn Hollywood Burn", "Welcome To The Terrordome", "Power To The People", "911 Is A Joke" and the title track. CD

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Public EnemyWhat You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? ... CD
Def Jam, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Public Enemy gave us plenty of knowledge and power back in the day – and we maybe need their message more than ever in 2020 – a year that marks their return to their original home at Def Jam! The group have help from plenty of guests here – maybe more so than they would have had ... read more CD
Also available What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? ... LP 24.99

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QuakersQuakers II – The Next Wave ... CD
Stones Throw, 2020. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99 12.99
A long-overdue second set from Quakers – and a set that's got even more intensity than their debut! Beats are by the core trio of Supa K (Katalyst), 7STU7, and Fuzzface (Geoff Barrow) – and there's a very old school vibe to most of the record – a focus on core elements on each ... read more CD

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✨✧ RaekwonOnly Built 4 Cuban Linx ... CD
Loud/RCA, 1995. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Chef Raekwon cooks up one of finest hip hop albums in history – a standout moment in the Wu Tang canon and the 90s in general! Given Ghostface's presence throughout, the prime RZA production and other top shelf guests, you could almost call this one a Wu Tang Clan album, if not for Raekwon's ... read more CD

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Rasheed Chappell & BuckwildSinners & Saints ... CD
Get On Down, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
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 CD

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Rob Wonder & OthersAdventures Of Dick McWhoady ... CD
Rob Wonder, 2004. Used ... $4.99
A club jazzy mixtape from Rob Wonder. Tracks include "French Letter" by J-Walk, "Behind The Light" by Bonobo, ""LOVE and You & I (D (DJ GHE rmx)" by Jazzanova, "Fall In Love" by Slum Village, "Montara" by Madlib, "Handclapping ... read more CD

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✨✧ RootsDo You Want More? ... CD
Geffen, 1994. Used ... $4.99
The classic critical breakthrough from The Roots – the one that really cemented their legacy as one great hip hop live bands ever, and help paving the way for many fascinating records to come! Do You Want More is a modern hip hop essential, chainging the way we looked at hip hop, and ... read more CD
(Disc has a promo stamp.)

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RZA & OthersAfro Samurai ... CD
Koch, 2006. Used ... $5.99
The RZA's fine second phase career as a top notch soundtrack maestro continues with Afro Samurai – the music for the anime/blacksploitation hybrid starring Samuel L Jackson – and a varied batch of tracks that's really a lot more than the typical Ghost Dog/early Wu Tang style beats you ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sa-Ra Creative PartnersNuclear Evolution – The Age Of Love (plus bonus disc) ... CD
Ubiquity, 2009. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
Cosmic hip hop soul from Om'Mas Keith, Shafiq Husayn & Taz Arnold – a long awaited proper full length from the Sa-Ra Creative Partners – and an excellent one! Sa-Ra's signature spacey funk & beatcraft, hypnotic and boundless grooves have been critical behind the scenes for some ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop) read more CD
(Still sealed with slipcase.)

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✨✧ Salt N PepaBlitz Of Salt N Pepa Hits – It's Time For Cuts Beats & Rhymes – The Hits Remixed ... CD
London/Next Plateau, 1980s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Sen MorimotoSen Morimoto ... CD
Sooper, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99
A fantastic second album from Chicago's Sen Morimoto – and, like the first, a set that really moves beyond simple definition! Sen's got years of experience in jazz and rock – and those elements come into play with his hip hop production, in ways that make for a real genre-crossing ... read more CD
Also available Sen Morimoto (mystery colored vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP 24.99

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Shabazz PalacesQuazarz Vs The Jealous Machines ... CD
Sub Pop, 2017. Used ... $4.99
Shabazz Palaces takes spacey hip hop further out then they've every done before, while still somehow holding ground in hazy, headnodding beats and rhymes – delivering 2 separate albums loosely centered around a cosmic character called Quazarz! Far out as concept is and as thickly atmospheric ... read more CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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ShadTSOL ... CD
Black Box, 2010. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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Slow Train SoulIllegal Cargo ... CD
Tommy Boy, 2004. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Slum Village & Abstract OrchestraFantastic 2020 (2CD set) ... CD
Ne'Astra, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 16.98
Slum Village teams up with the hip hop-reared jazz funk collective Abstract Orchestra for this worthy revisit/live band rework of the legendary Fantastic Vol 2 – a soulful Detroit hip hop classic and a vital piece of the late great J Dilla's legacy! A few cuts have prominent vocals, others ... read more CD
Also available Fantastic 2020 Vol 1 (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP 19.99

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Sly5thAveInvisible Man – An Orchestral Tribute To Dr Dre ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 11.99
An orchestral homage to Dr Dre spearheaded by Brooklyn's Sylvester Onyejiaka, aka Sly5thAve – fleshing out hooks and melodies from throughout Dre's career, from classic singles to deep cuts, into large scale jazzy soul – with a stellar roster of guests including Mark De Clive-Lowe, DJ ... (Deep Funk, Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available Invisible Man – An Orchestral Tribute To Dr Dre ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ Sly5thAveInvisible Man – An Orchestral Tribute To Dr Dre ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2017. Used ... $7.99
An orchestral homage to Dr Dre spearheaded by Brooklyn's Sylvester Onyejiaka, aka Sly5thAve – fleshing out hooks and melodies from throughout Dre's career, from classic singles to deep cuts, into large scale jazzy soul – with a stellar roster of guests including Mark De Clive-Lowe, DJ ... (Deep Funk, Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available Invisible Man – An Orchestral Tribute To Dr Dre ... CD 9.99

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Sly5thAveWhat It Is ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $12.99
Sly5thAve is deeper and more soulful than ever before – really stepping past his initial role as a creative beatmaker, and emerging here more as a fully-formed producer with a strong ear for his overall sound! The tunes here are a mix of instrumental and vocal numbers – woven together ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD

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✨✧ Smif-N-WessunDah Shinin' (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Wreck/P-Vine (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... $29.99
Classic Boot Camp hip hop from the Clik's peak era – with timeless production by Da Beatminerz. Stark, hard hitting beats of forthright rhymes from the heart of the mid 90s – such a classic era for hip hop in general, and this one strands strong even in such impeccable company! It might ... read more CD
 
 



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