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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 ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Includes download.)

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

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

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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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Beat Konducta (Madlib)Beat Konducta Vol 4 – Beat Konducta In India ... LP
Stones Throw, 2007. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
The long awaited sides C & D in Madlib's incredible blend of Bombay soundtrack-styled funk, blunted Eastern beats, and all round stunning Middle Eastern accented hip hop instros! This time out Madlib, er, Beat Konducta is conducting beats, strings & things from India and/or otherwise East ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BJ The Chicago Kid1123 ... LP
Motown, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 21.98
BJ The Chicago Kid's second full length for Motown! BJ has a way of recalling classic Chicago soul in the earnest, emotional realness of his lyricism and relatively mellow style, which is a nicely grounding anchor given the modern overall aesthetic. It's a contemporary sound with a timeless soul ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 1123 ... CD 11.99

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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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Mary J BligeWhat's The 411? (25th anniversary edition) ... LP
Uptown/MCA, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
The landmark debut of Mary J Blige – a record that not only did a great job of blending underground hip hop and mainstream soul sensibilities – but maybe also opened the door for the Neo Soul revolution to come! Mary comes on here with a fresh new vision in female soul – one that' ... (Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(25th Anniversary pressing – first time as a 2LP set!)

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Blu & NottzGods In The Spirit, Titans In Flesh ... LP
Coalmine, Mid 2010s/2019. New Copy ... $19.99 21.99
The full length LP pair of the excellent Gods & The Spirit and Titans In Flesh EPs couldn't be a more seamless effort, and stands strong as some of the strongest classic schooled independent hip hop of its era. Invigorating, energetic, massive hip hop from a pair of modern heavyweights and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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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
Also available Where's The Party At? ... LP 5.99

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✨✧ Childish GambinoAwaken My Love (with download) ... LP
Glassnote, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 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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ClipseHell Hath No Fury ... LP
Jive/Get On Down, 2006. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 27.98
The long-gestated follow up to the breakout Lord Willin' record by Clipse! Hell Hath No Fury may have been on ice for years, but it appeared as an instant classic, WAY up at the top of the list of greatest hip hop LPs of the mid 00s. The Neptunes beats are very spare and chilly, despite the fiery ... 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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CzarfaceOdd Czar Against Us (colored vinyl pressing) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Silver Age, 2019. New Copy ... $24.99
Wu Tang veteran Inspectah Deck and Boston hip hop heavies 7L & Esoteric return with thier comic book hero scale supergroup – a half decade after starting out at what you might've thought was a mere side project – delivering sharp work that in a just world would bring them Run The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Odd Czar Against Us ... CD 14.99

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Dam-FunkSTFU II ... LP
Glydezone, 2019. New Copy ... $20.99
Fantastic funk from Dam-Funk – full of heavy bassbits, sweet beats, and plenty of keyboards – all with that stripped-down sound that always helps us focus on the well-chosen elements in his music! The whole thing's instrumental – and relatively spare, but very fulfilling – ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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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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DITCOfficial Version ... LP
DITC, New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99 29.99
Diamond, Finesse, Show & AG, Big L, OC, Buckwild & Fat Joe step up on the Official Version – righting the wrong of many of these excellent tracks not being issued on vinyl before – and actually coming out here in alternate versions making it all the more worthwhile. A veritable ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DJ ShadowOur Pathetic Age ... LP
Mass Appeal, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
A sprawling double album from DJ Shadow – still defying expectations and avoiding nostalgia decades into his career – covering a lot territory production wise, with a diverse roster of guests to suit! As much as his early work is heralded for its timelessness, Shadow in later years has ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Our Pathetic Age ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Dr Dre2001 ... LP
Aftermath/Interscope, 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Dre's solid and hugely successful follow-up to The Chronic, and production-wise it holds up really well after all these years! Chronic set the sound bar so high, even 6 or 7 years later its shadow loomed large, but Dre delivers a headnodding groove that was pretty tough to resist, then and now. The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Fab 5 Freddy, Grandmaster Caz, Chris Stein, etc.Wild Style – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Animal/ICA, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
An excellent reissue of the Wild Style soundtrack that exactly reproduces the original single LP format! The album's nice and lean, with 12 great tracks – including "Wild Style Theme Rap 1" by Grandmaster Caz & Chris Stein, "Basketball Throwdown" by Cold Crush Bros ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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14KTGolden Hour Soundtrack (10th Anniversary pressing – with bonus 7 inch) ... LP
Karat Gold, New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $13.99 20.98
14KT's debut full length. Includes "The Waiting Room" feat Lovesong, "Surgery", "The Inside" feat Tiffany Paige, "NNE Mode", "Ypsilanti", "Hihatspectations", "The D Light In You", "ICU Smile", "Ivory Pillars" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 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
(Includes download!)

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Gang StarrHard To Earn ... LP
Chrysalis, 1994. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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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 Killah & Adrian YoungeTwelve Reasons To Die 2 ... LP
Linear Labs, 2015. New Copy ... $18.99 24.98
A superior sequel to Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge's Twelve Reasons To Die saga – cementing the mid teens Ghostface creative resurgence in a major way – with some of the finest production work by Younge to date! It's a stunning reminder of how sharp Ghostface can be this late in ... 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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GrayShades Of Gray (expanded edition) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Ubiquity, 1979. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $49.99
Legendary experimental project featuring artist Jean Michel Basquiat – expanded with remixes by Todd Rundgren, Hank Shocklee, King Britt, Sal P (Liquid Liquid), Deantoni Parks, Tewz, Free The Robots, and The Gaslamp Killer – plus appearances by Amir Yaghmai and Kool Keith! (Rock, Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Shades Of Gray (expanded edition) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... CD 19.99

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GuruJazzmatazz Vol 1 ... LP
Chrysalis, 1993. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
A groundbreaking meeting of musical icons – with veteran jazz greats, a couple of then-young guns, and one of the MCs who helped bring jazz into hip hop in the first place! Jazzmatazz bridges both stylistic and generational boundaries in incredible ways, not only an earnest effort by Guru to ... 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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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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Jay DeeWelcome 2 Detroit ... LP
BBE (UK), 2001. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 29.99
The first of BBE's forays into current hip hop – and a wonderful debut in the series! The album started as a breakbeat project from Detroit's Jay Dee, but soon morphed into a full-on hip hop album – complete with real instrumentation on Fender Rhodes, trumpet, keyboards, and drums, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 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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JVC ForceDoin' Damage (180 gram pressing) ... LP
B-Boy/Demon (UK), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A well-remembered set from JVC Force – a group who were maybe most notable at the time as being one of the best labelmates of Boogie Down Productions on B-Boy Records – and who should have been able to give the world a lot more music than they did, thanks to the strength of this album! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kendrick LamarDAMN. ... LP
Aftermath/Interscope, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 34.99
DAMN!, indeed – Kendrick has yet to take even a small step down from the creative peak he's been riding for years – and takes another daring step forward with this strong, strident, no-mess-taking classic in the making! The surprise-announced DAMN! finds him taking on timely concerns ... 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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Kendrick Lamar & OthersBlack Panther (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Interscope, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 34.99
A modern classic hip hop soundtrack to Black Panther that should make T'Challa proud! It was pretty clear early on that Black Panther might be one of the greatest modern super hero movies – and an important one for the political and cultural climate of the late teens – so the pressure ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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KieferSuperbloom ... LP
Stones Throw, 2019. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
Kiefer bringing the funky hip hop instrumentals and keyboard jazz realms together as brilliantly as ever! What stands out so strongly here as how well it works as both hip hop and jazz – with thick bass-lined headnodding beatcraft, to standout piano and analog synth solos, he shows a deft ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Superbloom ... CD 9.99

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Leonard Simpson Duo (Guilty Simpson & Leonard Charles)LSD ... LP
Jakarta (Germany), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99
Brilliant stuff from the The Leonard Simpson Duo – with a moniker like a stripped down jazz combo but it's neo-classic, gritty Detroit hip hop all the way – thanks to bedrock rhymes by Guilty Simpson and perfectly suited production by Leonard Charles. As you probably gathered, the album ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Madvillain (Madlib & MF Doom)Madvillainy ... LP
Stones Throw, 2004. New Copy 2 LPs ... $21.99 22.99
A Stones Throw sci-fi masterpiece – one that was destined for greatness from conception, but we're still pretty well blown away by the final product! MC Doom and beatmaster Madlib couldn't be better suited for a collaboration. As much as we've dug the best of Doom's material of the last ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Madvillainy ... CD 8.99
Madvillainy ... LP 24.99

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MantronixKing Of The Beats – Anthology 1985 to 1988 (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sleeping Bag/Traffic, Late 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 25.98
Prime early electro hip hop genius from Mantronix – and a set that includes tight singles, 12" mixes and some classic production work for T La Rock, Just Ice and more – 2LPs that cover a vital mid 80s period! All the classic early hits with the booming 808s and other trademark ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Medline & Stephane CarricondoQuest Called Tribe (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
My Bags (France), 2019. New Copy ... $29.99
A beautiful tribute to A Tribe Called Quest – in case you can't tell from the title – served up through a variety of instrumental musings by Medline that almost feel as if they were scraps from the production room of Q-Tip back in the day! The music is awash in jazzy elements, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 – on red vinyl!)

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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
(Out of print! Last copies!)

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MndsgnNo Maps ... LP
Mndsgn Limited, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Mndsgn's been following his own path for as long as we've been trailing him, so No Maps could describe his approach all along so far – but it's a perfectly apt title for this LP, too! It's rooted in compelling beatcraft, with some nice little detours into jazzy keyboard inflected instrumental ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MndsgnObliqueKitchn ... LP
Mndsgn Limited, 2012/2020. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Mndsgn at his most fearlessly creative – atmospheric and densely layered instrumentals melding thick synth waves with hazy beats that range from straight forward to splintering off – originally issued on hand dubbed cassettes back in 2012! Includes "Siopao", "Farmrsmarkt&q ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MndsgnSnaxx (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2019. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
Mndsgn second delicious batch of Snaxx – not to be confused with the earlier set titled Snax, this being an xx-tra excellent follow up – cooking up heavy beats, dreamy psych atmospherics, and surprisingly deft use of tinkering bits of piano and other touches that give it just that added ... 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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NasIllmatic XX (180 gram vinyl – plus download with 10 bonus tracks) ... LP
Columbia, 1994. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 25.99
20th anniversary edition of Nas's masterpiece Illmatic – which will probably stand forever as one of the greatest hip hop full lengths of its time – maybe even for all time. Nas has had some creative ups-and-downs over the years, but nothing can take away the impact of this damn near ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(20th anniversary edition – 180 gram remastered vinyl, and includes a download for the full album – plus 10 rare remixes, demos and freestyles.)

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NasIt Was Written ... LP
Columbia/Get On Down, 1996. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 31.98
The second album, and even if it's not as dope as as the mythical Illmatic, but how could anyone hope to live up to those expectations? The Trakmasters come up with some nice beats, chided for being a bit on the commercial side by critics at the time, but they've aged a lot better than most street ... 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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Ol Dirty BastardReturn To The 36 Chambers – The Dirty Version ... LP
Elektra/Get On Down, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
Ol' Dirty Bastard...Osiris...Big Baby Jesus...what can we say? Even if we didn't know ODB had really fallen off the deep end or if his wildness was just an act, this was always sone of our favorite Wu-Tang related LPs and it always will be – with manic energy and tripped out sense of humor ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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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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Poor Righteous TeachersHoly Intellect ... LP
Profile, 1990. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
The classic debut of Poor Righteous Teachers – a creative benchmark for the Five Percenter movement – and one best records to come from the dawn of the 90s hip hop scene! Tight group rap of the highest caliber – with a distinct approach, courtesy of leader and lyricist Wise ... 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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Rage Against The MachineRage Against The Machine (20th Anniversary picture disc edition) ... LP
Legacy/Epic, 1992. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ RootsUndun ... LP
Def Jam, 2011. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Hip hop's reigning kings of longevity The Roots deliver another great album with Undun – we'd have to think it's entirely uncompromising and they're doing exactly what they want to do on this one – so if you thought their day (eh, latenight) job would would bring their album work into ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Run-DMCRun-DMC (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Profile/Get On Down, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
The classic self-titled debut LP from Run-DMC – one that changed hip hop (and much of modern pop and rock) forever! There's little we can add to the canon for this record. Run DMC ushered in a new era in contemporary urban culture, a harder hitting style of rap the managed to bust out of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Run-DMC ... CD 1.99
Run-DMC (expanded edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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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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Slick RickGreat Adventures Of Slick Rick (2LP pressing) ... LP
Def Jam, 1988. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Slick Rick's first solo album – one of the vital early front-to-back hip hop albums of the late 80s Def Jam prime era – and up there with the best ever! MC Ricky D introduced the world to a whole new rap style on Doug E Fresh's "The Show" and by the time this album dropped the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered 30th Anniversary version.)

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Slum Village & Abstract OrchestraFantastic 2020 Vol 1 (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Ne'Astra, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Fantastic 2020 (2CD set) ... CD 14.99

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Slum Village & Abstract OrchestraFantastic 2020 Vol 2 (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Ne'Astra, 2020. New Copy ... $21.99 24.98
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 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!)
Also available Poetry In Motion ... CD 9.99

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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
Also available Lyrical King (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Tribe Called QuestLow End Theory ... LP
Jive, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $33.99 35.98
The second album from the immortal Tribe Called Quest – one of the absolute essential hip hop LPs, and a record that should be an anyone's shortlist of the best albums in several subsections of hip hop – just a straight up masterpiece anyway you cut it. The album is so high up on the ... 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
Also available Midnight Marauders ... CD 6.99

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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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✨✧ 2PacMe Against The World (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Jive/Interscope, 1995. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 34.99
Just before he got too hot for Jive and jumped to Death Row, this is the album where Pac moves above the Thug Life image he worked so hard to craft and delivered the lyrical goods with both his street stories and more introspective rhymes – helping set up his legacy as one of the most soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Wu-Tang ClanEnter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) ... LP
Loud/RCA, 1993. New Copy ... $19.99 20.98
The classic first LP with Method Man, Ghost Face Killer, Raekwon, Ol' Dirty Bastard, and The Genius. The start of a generation, and of the hip hop enterprise that overshadowed a lot of the mid 90s! 12 tracks, including "Can It All Be So Simple", "Method Man", "Da Mystery ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Various16 Bars (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Lightyear, 2019. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
An uncommonly soul-steeped hip hop soul soundtrack and musical companion piece to the documentary 16 Bars – spearheaded by Speech from Arrested Development, in which he visited and recorded with incarcerated singers and rappers finding hope in a prison rehabilitation program. The soundtrack ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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VariousB-Boy Hip Hop – South Bronx Hip Hop (180 gram pressing) ... LP
B-Boy/Demon (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
A hefty collection of work from the legendary B Boy Records – maybe not the first indie in the world of hip hop labels, but a key imprint for heralding in a new generation of the music! B Boy is best known as the initial home of Boogie Down Productions – but in their short history, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBeat Generation – 10th Anniversary Collection – Mixed & Compiled By Dj Spinna & Mr Thing ... LP
BBE (UK), 2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A celebration that's a decade in the making – compiling some of the best material from the producer-centric series of hip hop albums on BBE/Beat Generation – timeless boombap from Jay Dee, Madlib, DJ Spinna, King Britt, Marley Marl, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Pete Rock and others! The 2LP version ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHidden Beach Presents Unwrapped Vol 8 – The Chicago Session ... LP
Hidden Beach, 2019. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
A great entry in this long-running series – maybe one of the freshest in years, although maybe we're biased because of the Chicago connection too! The record continues the approach of previous volumes, but maybe has an even stronger vocal presence – thanks to strong contributions from ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hidden Beach Presents Unwrapped Vol 8 – The Chicago Session ... CD 12.99

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VariousRemineded – A Remix Compilation ... LP
Coalmine, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 20.98
A classic boombap inspired remix compilation of the ever-fresh hip hop on the Coalmine label – with tracks by Heltah Skeltah, El Da Sensei, Guilty Simpson & Small Professor, Blu & Nottz, Sean Price and more – remixed by a roster as impressive as Large Professor, Diamond D, Oh No ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousVintage Drum Machine Rhythms ... LP
Soul To The Universe, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
A sweet slab of vinyl featuring all the preset drum machine loops from the legendary Wurlitzer Sideman, circa 1959 – the very first commercially produced drum machine and a vital piece of musical history that influenced generation after generation! The original machine had a tempo control ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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