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Hip Hop — In Stock — LPs

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Abstract OrchestraDilla ... LP
ATA (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
There's nothing abstract here – as the set's a fantastically-focused tribute to the late Jay Dee – put together in a style that's mostly jazz, but which also has some great vocal touches too! The music's roots are in hip hop, but the presentation here is awash in strong work on saxes, ... (Jazz, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Abstract OrchestraMadvillain Vol 1 (with bonus download) ... LP
ATA (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Here's a record that goes straight to the heart of the music of Madlib – not just his Madvillain collaboration with MF Doom, but all the great jazziness he's brought to his many projects over the years! The set's all instrumental – a larger jazz ensemble taking off on tunes previously ... (Deep Funk, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Alchemist & Oh No & OthersWelcome To Los Santos (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mass Appeal, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 29.98
A wild mix of hip hop and avant pop spearheaded by Alchemist & Oh No – put together as an "inspired by" soundtrack to Grand Theft Auto V! Welcome To Los Santos is ultimately an oddly appealing mix of the kind of timeless headnodding hip hop craft of Alchemist & Oh No – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Colored vinyl pressing – with sticker sheet.)

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Amerigo GazawayNo Free Beats – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Amerigo Gazaway, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Amerigo Gazaway's jazzy soul steeped beats for the graffiti documentary No Free Walls! It captures the spirit of 90s era hip hop and graff culture incredibly well with the persistent headnodding beats, a way of capturing jazzy bits of bass and horns that wouldn't be out of place on a classic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Big Tone & House ShoesBig Shoes ... LP
Street Corner, 2019. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.98
Producer House Shoes and rhymer Big Tone team up as Big Shoes – one of the most fitting 2 man supergroups in independent hip hop of the late teens for sure – with a solid roster of guests including Demark Vessey, Quelle Chris, Jimetta Rose, Blu, MoSel, Ta'Raach and more! There's a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli)Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (two-tone vinyl with star design) ... LP
Rawkus, 1998. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
The first full-length from Mos Def and Talib Kweli together as Black Star – a benchmark moment in hip hop history, and one of the finest duo vocal hip hip records of the 90s – and one of the best ever on Rawkus! In hindsight, it's all the more rewarding given Talib Kweli's longevity in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition two-toned vinyl with star pattern – very nice!)

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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.)
Also available A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night ... CD 10.99

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Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded (2LP red vinyl edition with bonus track) ... LP
B-Boy/Traffic, 1986. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
One of the best debuts in the history of hip hop – and one of the most important albums the genre ever produced! Criminal Minded is a landmark for a number of reasons. Among the biggest is, of course, that it was recorded with the late great DJ Scott La Rock – and he was soon to fall ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Cannibal OxCold Vein (4LP deluxe edition with instrumentals – colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Def Jux/Ihiphop, 2001. New Copy 4LP (reissue)... $51.99
The dark, innovative, head crushing classic by Cannibal Ox – perhaps the signature LP of fairly brief, but legendary Def Jux era! Vordul and Vast Aire from the Atoms Family crew twist metaphors and create dark visuals of NYC and outer space with ease on one of the most forward thinking hip ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 4LP deluxe edtion – on colored vinyl.)

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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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Cypress HillCypress Hill (20th Anniversary red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Get On Down, 1991. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
Cypress Hill's debut masterpiece – one of the biggest and best first albums in 90s hip hop! There's little we can add to the canon when it comes to describing this album's impact, but it's still pretty revelatory. Like other west coast rap heavies of the time, Cypress Hill documents real ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition red colored vinyl.)

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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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Czarface & MF DoomCzarface Meets Metal Face ... LP
Silver Age, 2018. New Copy ... $21.99 24.98
The Czarface team of Wu-Tang veteran Inspectah Deck and Boston underground hip hop heavyweights 7L & Esoteric are joined by the one-and-only MF Doom – a bonafide supergroup – and one of the finest comic book/sci-fi rap records since Madvillainy! Each one of these characters is so ... 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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Dibia$eBonus Levels ... LP
10 Thirty, 2019. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
Dibia$e takes on 8-bit video game era samples – putting together a fun, funky blast of a hip hop instrumentals set that pairs retro futuristic synth tones, bleeps and bits from classic video game franchises with more straightforward timeless beatcraft! It's wonderful stuff that for sure ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DJ Spinna1997 Beat Tape ... LP
Redefinition, Late 90s. New Copy ... $24.99 25.98
Supreme prime era boom bap from the mighty DJ Spinna! It's stunning how rich and relevant these instrumentals sound after all these years. Straight from the original DAT, he humbly describes this as simply "a batch of beats", but Spinna is a producer who always took things one step deeper ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dr OctagonMoosebumps – An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation (2LP instrumentals – with bonus CD) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Bulk, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 25.99
The instrumental companion to the triumphant return of Dr Octagon – finally a worthy follow-up to the Dr Octagon/Dr Octagonecologyst album, one of the most influential hip hop LPs ever – we can't imagine Madvillian and so many other other willfully out there rap classics would've ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes LP bonus track "Aviator Hype" and CD of the original album!)

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Earl SweatshirtSome Rap Songs (with download) ... LP
Columbia, 2019. New Copy ... $26.99
Earl Sweatshirt's first new album in a few years, and right up there with his best ever! Some Rap Songs is a purposely underwhelming title, but it's fitting in that he's doing his wholly distinctive thing over kind of low key dusty soul sample production backdrop – and what a high it is for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ EdanBeauty & The Beat (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Lewis, 2005. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99
Edan returns with a new set of his sample heavy wizardry – this time out steeped in late 60s pysch out flourishes, yet still sporting the thickest breakbeats available. His rhyme style is both ridiculous and genius – with tongue twists that pay homage and blast forward simultaneously. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Beauty & The Beat ... CD 14.99

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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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FatlipLoneliest Punk (swirled colored vinyl) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Delicious Vinyl/ORG, 2005. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
The long, long, LONG awaited return of Fatlip – armed with self-deprecating wit, an occasional heart-on-the-sleeve confessional, and beats by 45 King and J-Swift. The quality is a bit erratic, but the best tracks here are pretty great – and certainly a lot stronger than recent Pharcyde. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – on yellow & black swirled vinyl – plus download with bonus material!)

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FloFilzTransit (with booklet) ... LP
Melting Pot (Germany), 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... $23.99 27.98
Jazzy hip hop from German producer FloFilz – and by describing it as jazzy hip hop, we mean that for real, it's genuinely inspired by classic and contemporary UK club and soul jazz while still being pretty firmly rooted timeless, latenight vibe hip hop. Hypnotic beats and loping atmosphere ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited gatefold pressing – really nicely done, too, with a booklet in the gatefold featuring photography by Robert Winter.)

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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
Also available Bandana ... CD 11.99

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

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

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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
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GrouchF*ck The Dumb (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
HHV (Germany), 1998. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $19.99 31.98
As you might expect from the title, Grouch was in no mood to suffer fools at this point, but the record isn't about angry rants, it's more thoughtful and measured in approach than that by far, and he's at his most versatile on the mic on this one. Titles Includes "I'm Here", "All ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First ever 2LP pressing – on orange colored vinyl.)

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Guilty Simpson & Dixon HillActus Reus (with instrumentals) ... LP
Dixon Hill Beats, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Rugged, no nonsense, neo-classic duo hip hop as crafted by a lifelong cratedigging producer in Dixon Hill and veteran emcee Guilty Simpson! It's an unpretentious, tight little triumph of craft here, putting the producer/arranger and rhymer/lyricist on an equal level with the vocal versions on one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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GZA/GeniusPro Tools (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Babygrande, 2008. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
GZA's back doing what he does best on Pro Tools – more of a literally relevant title than it is a nod to modern recording apparatus – as it's a return to gritty classic style Wu sounds and smart, measured rhymes. One could argue that no new ground is broken, but we're pleased with ... 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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J Dilla (Jay Dee)Donuts ... LP
Stones Throw, 2005. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99 23.98
The classic batch of instrumentals from J Dilla – one that strongly transcends the hip hop genre – and perhaps his rawest, and most adventurous listening experience ever! The loopy soul samples, rich synth/electro shine, and thumping bass and soul beats that Dilla largely made his name ... 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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Jay DeeWelcome 2 Detroit – Instrumentals (limited edition repress) ... LP
BBE (UK), 2001. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 28.99
The deeply in-demand beats for Jay Dee's now classic 2001 effort! We don't need to tell you that Welcome 2 Detroit turned out to be a wonderful debut for the initial BBE hip hop series. It really started out as a breakbeat project from the late Detroit legend, but soon morphed into a full-on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited 2LP repress for its 10th Anniversary.)

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JaylibChampion Sound ... LP
Stones Throw, 2003. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 22.99
Damn! The MASSIVE collaborative album from the dynamic duo of Madlib and J Dilla! Essentially, Madlib handles the production on the even numbers in the set with Dilla on the vocals, and the roles are reversed on the odd numbers. Each producer does his own thing, as only he can do it – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Back in print!!!)

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Jean GraeEvil Jeanius ... LP
Babygrande, 2008. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 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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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
Also available Full Circle ... CD 10.99

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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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Kids See GhostsKids See Ghosts ... LP
Def Jam, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
Kanye West's & Kid Cudi's joint debut as Kids See Ghosts! Each looks inward and tackles existential personal issues on the lyrical front, with kind of a spacey melancholy vibe to the production, and with cool synths and fuzz-steeped production with some really interesting samples in the mix ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ LizzoCoconut Oil EP (colored vinyl pressing) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Atlantic, 2019. New Copy ... $19.99
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(Limited edition colored vinyl pressing – with coconut sented insert!)

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Low LeafBaker's Dozen – Low Leaf ... LP
Fat Beats, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
The most outwardly cosmic entry in the Baker's Dozen series to date – courtesy of producer, multi-instrumentalist and all around soulful spirit Low Leaf! We were introduced to Low Leaf through her soul jazz inspired, though ultimately (and refreshingly) hard to define craft built around harp ... 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

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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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MexstepResistir (brown vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mexstep, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 25.00
Live band Latin hip hop with soulful and timely lyricism – and steeped in an inventive blend of cumbia, Tejano funk and the all around diverse touch of producer Adrian Quesada! Adrian brings the melting pot of Latin, funk and soul eclecticism he's renowned for with the groups Brownout, Grupo ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition brown vinyl pressing with die-cut sticker. Limited to just 500 copies!)
Also available Resistir ... CD 5.99

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MF DoomSpecial Herbs Vol 1 & 2 (Instrumentals) (with bonus 7 inch) ... LP
Nature Sounds/High Times, 2000s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
The first 2 volumes from Doom's now seminal spice rack of beats – on double vinyl! These ingredients stretch way back, all the way to the KMD days, plus other beats, samples, and instrumental stew from the classic Operation: Doomsday, King Ghidorah and some less familiar efforts. Beats by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited repress – and includes a bonus 7 inch with 2 more KMD beats – "Who Me?" and "Plumskinnz".)

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MF DoomSpecial Herbs Vol 3 & 4 (Instrumentals) ... LP
Nature Sounds, 2000s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $20.99 22.98
Heavily funky sci fi weirdness from the Metal Face archives! If you dig Doom beats – and why wouldn't ya?! – this is pretty prime stuff. They come nice and heavy, with all the rolling soul sample loops, peppered with odball dialog snippets from horror and sci fi flicks here and there. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice heavy pressing, too!)
Also available Special Herbs Vol 3 & 4 (Instrumentals) ... CD 11.99

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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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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
(On pink vinyl!)

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Mobb DeepHell On Earth ... LP
Loud/Get On Down, 1997. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $26.99 30.98
While the other standouts of mid 90s class like Nas, Jay Z and AZ drifted towards the mainstream street rap, Mobb Deep avoided that trend in this tight follow-up to their legendary Infamous debut! Their subject matter may not have evolved or expanded too much, but their strong production is top ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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NacrobatsA In The Square ... LP
Culture Power 45, 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy ... $25.99
A killer compilation of timeless Chicago independent hip hop from the Nacrobats crew – a loose collective of hugely talented MCs, producers and dual threat MC/producers who were just starting to make waves in the late 90s and early 00s underground – including longtime faves and Psalm ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Initial copies come with a hand-sealed envelope of bonus goodies. Quantities extremely limited!)

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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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✨✧ Naughty By NaturePoverty's Paradise (180 gram colored vinyl pressing with bonus 7 inch) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $32.99
Tracks include "Clap Yo Hands", "Respect Due", "Slang Bang", "World Go Round", "Hang Out And Hustle", "City Of Ci-Lo", "Holdin Fort", "Shout Out", "It's Workin", "Feel Me Flow", "Chain ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(25th Anniversary "Smoke" colored limited edition vinyl – includes bonus 7 inch!)

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NeakKwesbaar ... LP
Culture Power 45, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the finer albums to come out of the Chicago independent hip hop landscape in a while! Kwesbaar is Afrikaans for vulnerable, and if Neak's lyrics are the kind of soul-baring honest to own up to the title, his rhyme style and production are strong, confident and seriously soulful. Production-wi ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing and fully sold out at the label – get it before it's gone!)

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NERDSeeing Sounds ... LP
Interscope, 2008. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 34.99
NERD sees sounds all right – and those sounds are far looser and more free associative than the precise hitmaking formula that main NERDs Pharell Williams and Chad Hugo spun as superstar production team The Neptunes! The sounds to see, feel, and hear, include jittery synthesizer beatcraft, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl pressing.)

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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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OhblivGive Thanks ... LP
Fat Beats, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Top notch, timelessly inventive hip hop instrumentals from Ohbliv – a producer well-versed in the wide ranging styles and craft of classic era hip hop, and with a deft hand of filtering them into his own distinctive style! Strains of gritty raw beatcraft, hazy bits of soulful keys and synth ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ol Dirty BastardReturn To The 36 Chambers – The Dirty Version ... LP
Elektra/Get On Down, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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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One Be LoREBIRTH (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Young Heavy Souls, 2007. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $26.99 29.98
The late 00s REBIRTH of One Be Lo, aka One Man Army – with production by Texture, K Kruz, Memo of Chicago's mighty Molemen, Beanone, Vitamin D and 14KT. Tracks include "Rebirth", "Born N Raised", "Smash", "Headlines", "War", "House ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited blue colored vinyl pressing.)

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

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

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Pete Rock & CL SmoothMecca & The Soul Brother (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Elektra/Get On Down, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 25.98
The debut full length from Pete Rock & CL Smooth – and a bonafide hip hop classic if there ever was one – one of the best ever! Pete Rock's trademark mix of heavy soul, jazz & funk beatcraft pretty much set the bar to a level that's been impossible to top ever sense. On top of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP clear vinyl.)
Also available Mecca & The Soul Brother ... CD 5.99

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RaekwonOnly Built 4 Cuban Linx (2LP purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Loud/RCA/Get On Down, 1995. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 31.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered 2LP Get On Down on translucent purple vinyl – with liner notes by Raekwon and Brian Coleman.)

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

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Run-DMCTougher Than Leather (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Profile/Get On Down, 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
A once underappreciated later effort from the mighty Run DMC – with slightly harder hitting beats, and an overall terse style (hence the title) that was always more effective than it got credit for at the time – and it's ultimately the crew's last solid beginning-to-end LP! Of course ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Tougher Than Leather ... LP 16.99

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SadhuGoldGold Room ... LP
Nature Sounds, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Cinematic hip hop instrumentals from SadhuGold! Gold Room is omething of a concept album, with a tracklist riffing on Stanley Kubrick's classic film adaptation of The Shining – and the eerie mood to show for it – but he wisely eschews soundtrack samples and any over connection, it's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 & Small Professor86 Witness ... LP
Duck Down/Coalmine, 2019. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
The late great Sean Price gets a respectful posthumous record, put out by the teamed up Duck Down and Coalmine labels – with production across the board by Small Professor and assistance from DJ Revolution, Rock, Quelle Chris, Guilty Simpson, Your Old Droog, Reef The Lost Cause, Rob Kelly and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sev SeveerShelfie Baps II (with download) ... LP
Beats Of All Nations, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 20.00
A different side of Chi beatmaker Sev Seveer – one of more adventurous and boundlessly creative hip hop instrumentalists around – showcasing some of his more straightforward, harder-hitting unreleased hip hop-geared production work! It's more focused towards compelling straight up hip ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sev SeveerSmithereens (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Beats Of All Nations, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 15.00
Hypnotic beats and atmosphere from Sev Seveer – a Chicago beatmaker and producer appropriately billed as as a live PA/hardware/beat cat – and if Smithereens is any indication, he's a seriously strong album-oriented beat cat, too! Inspired by visual art as much as aural atmosphere, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of just 300 copies – and down to the final copies! Includes 3 bonus tracks.)

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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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Snoop DoggR & G (Rhythm & Gangsta) – The Masterpiece ... LP
Geffen/Doggy Style, 2004. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.99
Snoop brings Doggy Style over to Geffen – also the home to the Neptunes' Star Trak, Snoop's partners for this seriously strong later effort – also working with a diverse roster of producers and vocal guests including Alchemist, Lil Jon, 50 Cent, Hi Tek, and others. Snoops laidback rhyme ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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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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SZACtrl (colored vinyl) ... LP
Top Dawg Ent., 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 23.98
A stunning debut from SZA – a soul singer who seems to represent a whole new way of being – with a style that's at once very understated and completely compelling! SZA's clearly got a hell of a voice – but she's also content to weave it into the rich mix of beats, keyboards, and ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(On translucent green vinyl – with download!)

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UGK (Underground Kingz)Super Tight (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Get On Down, 1994. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99 32.98
An early 90s win from UGK – making a strong name for themselves and for Houston as a southern hip hop capital – going strong here a couple years before the massive Ridin Dirty! Strong stuff with solid Pimp C production – Super Tight is a hella appropriate title for this one. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl! Clear vinyl pressing!)

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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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Your Old DroogLooseys EP ... LP
Nature Sounds, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Charimatic Brooklyn rhymer Your Old Droog returns on prime gritty form – with a style that's reminiscent of some of best no nonsense east coast rappers ever, with an impressive roster of veteran producers including P Brothers, Alchemist, Black Milk, Oh No, Statik Selektah and Jonwayne. ... 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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VariousAutomatic Gain Control 12.5 – Production Differentiation ... LP
Culture Power 45, 2019. New Copy ... $26.99
An impeccably put together batch of instrumentals from the Culture Power 45 collective – with beats and production from Blaak tha 9th Man, Conscious 5, Ba Pace, Fatnice, Empee of BVS, Kush Oxford, Cuzzin Vinny, International MC, Dion Brown, Adon, Soultastic and more! Even with a long list of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition and nearly sold out! Get it while we got it.)

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VariousBeat Generation – 10th Anniversary Collection – Mixed & Compiled By Dj Spinna & Mr Thing ... LP
BBE (UK), 2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99 28.99
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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VariousBoyz In The Hood - Soundtrack (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner/Universal, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
The soundtrack to John Singleton's landmark film that set the stage for so man inner city set films to come from the big Hollywood and indie studios – putting the city of Compton on the map for a lot of folks, and making Ice Cube a household name! What makes Boyz N The The Hood – the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousChristmas Rap (colored vinyl) ... LP
Profile, 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
Some of finest, funkiest Christmas themed old school hip hop ever – seasonal chestnuts by Run-DMC, Dana Dane, Spyder D, Disco 4, Surf MCs and more! It includes what's got to be the best-remembered holiday rap classic ever in Run-DMC's "Christmas In Hollis" – using that ... (Holiday Music, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousClosed Sessions Vol 1 (10th Anniversary colored vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Closed Sessions, Late 2000s. New Copy ... $15.99 20.00
A really great and still fresh-sounding snapshot of the some the leading lights of the Chicago and Chicago-connected independent hip hop scene of the immediate post-millennium – with Curren$y, Rhymefest, BJ The Chicago Kid, Amanda Diva, Bun B, Kidz In The Hall and more! The sessions were ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First ever vinyl release – and remastered properly for the format! On mustard colored vinyl with download.)

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VariousDaisy Age ... LP
Ace (UK), Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 32.99
A fantastic collection of work from a real golden age in hip hop – a period that you'll probably guess from the image of the Native Tongues posse on the front – served up here in a compilation that brings together classics from De La Soul, The Jungle Brothers, Monie Love, and many ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Daisy Age ... CD 12.99

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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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