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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, ... (Deep Funk, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Abstract OrchestraMadvillain Vol 2 (with bonus download) ... LP
ATA (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $23.99
A really great take on the music of Madvillain – that famous collaboration between Madlib & MF Doom – served up here in a mostly instrumental mode that's heavy on funk and jazz! You'll definitely recognize the tunes in the set, but the presentation is very different – almost ... (Deep Funk, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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

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Apollo BrownReset (red & black vinyl 10th anniversary edition) ... LP
Mello Music Group, 2010. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
A stunning production effort from Apollo Brown – the sort of record that set the standard for so many hip hop records to follow, and which still sounds completely fresh after all these years! The production is nicely understated, but filled with all these little musical seeds that flower ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AtmosphereSeven's Travels (with bonus tracks & download) ... LP
Rhymesayers, 2003. New Copy 3LP (reissue)... $23.99 28.98
Atmosphere's signature sound full force – but also featuring some of their most experimental material to this point! Slug bounces along melodically, tortured and true to his nature, yet he comes off a little (just a little) more optimistic this time and he recites more than just tales of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Awesome Dre & The Hardcore CommitteeYou Can't Hold Me Back (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Bentley/blocGLOBAL, 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 27.99
A great indie set from the early years of the gangsta scene – a record that was maybe overlooked a bit at the time, and which maybe was trying a bit too hard with its posed cover image – but which, after the passage of years, has this great sort of upfront, earnest approach to the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing!)

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Beastie BoysIn Sound From Way Out! ... LP
Grand Royal/Universal, 1996/1998. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
The Beasties' peak-era, retro-style instrumentals LP! Even at their weakest vocal moments, we've always dug the Beastie Boys' firm commitment to funky instrumental backing – their albums are filled with lots of nice interludes, instrumentals, and backing grooves – but they often seemed ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Beastie BoysLicensed To Ill (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Def Jam, 1986. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
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 BoysTo The 5 Boroughs (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Capitol, 2004. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $31.99 35.99
A masterful later album by the Beastie Boys – who always preferred to put out a great record every five or six years, than a sub par album every 2 or 3! All these years after Paul's Boutique, when the world of difficult, expensive sample clearance could've kill the layers of pop pastiche ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive colored vinyl pressing. Limited edition!)

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

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Black Eyed PeasBeginning (180 gram deluxe edition with bonus tracks) ... LP
Interscope, 2010. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99 28.98
Titles include "Fashion Beats", "Don't Stop The Party", "Love You Long Time", "Time (Dirty Bit)", "Someday", "Whenever", "Best One Yet", "Just Can't Get Enough", "Play It Loud", "Do It Like This", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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

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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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✨✧ BlundettoGood Good Things ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
The title might seem familiar – given that Blundetto's first album was called Bad Bad Things – but this record really shows a strong evolution of his sound over the ten years since that release – the shifting sense of sound between hip hop, global roots, and more dynamic elements ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Good Good Things ... CD 16.99

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

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Budamunk & TsuggsThank & Gro ... LP
King Tone, 2020. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
A great mix of hip hop and jazzy soul keys – composed and produced by beatmaker Budamunk and Tsuggs on the keys! The duo set an impeccable mood that holds strong throughout, true blue hip hop in the head nodding vibe built up from hypnotic beats cracking vinyl atmosphere and samples, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Cash Money & MarvelousWhere's The Party At? (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sleeping Bag/Demon (UK), 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
Maybe the crowning achievement of DJ Cash Money – a sharp DJ from the early Philly scene – and a talent who was every bit as great at the time on as Jazzy Jeff on the wheels of steel! Cash is paired here with Marvelous, an MC whose sense of wit really matches the sharpness of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cee-LoCee-Lo Green Is Thomas Callaway ... LP
Easy Eye Sound/BMG, 2020. New Copy ... $22.99
A fantastic new chapter in the career of Cee-Lo Green – reemerging here as an old school southern soul singer, with a vibe that's in the best legacy of Al Green and some of the underground talents of his generation! The set was recorded in Nashville, produced by Dan Auerbach, and has a ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cee-Lo Green Is Thomas Callaway ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Childish GambinoAwaken My Love (with download) ... LP
Glassnote, 2017. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Childish Gambino once again transcends anything you might be expecting from an actor/musician – this is not some vain star trip at all, but a worthy, boundary-busting effort – and a pretty sizable step away from idiosyncratic, yet accessible hip hop into spacey pop funk! Strong stuff, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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D-StylesNoises in the Right Order ... LP
Needle Thrashers, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 29.98
Veteran turntablist D-Styles of Invisibl Skratch Piklz, Beat Junkies, and Third Sight as fresh as ever – delivering the goods after all these years via spare beats, deft scratches and clever samples, and subtly crafting a mood that carries throughout! It's the latter aspect that's most ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition.)

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Das EFXDead Serious (180 gram pressing) ... LP
East West/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1992. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
Das Efx are dead serious, and dead on the money with this tremendous debut album – really announcing themselves as one of the powerhouse hip hop forces of the early 90s – able to blend some of the bite of the west coast scene with the sharper rhymes and amazing production of the east! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Das EfxStraight Up Sewaside (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
East West/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1993. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 28.99
The somewhat slept on second album by Das Efx – and in hindsight, it's just as solid as Dead Serious – maybe even more consistently strong than the breakout debut! Dray and Skoob keep up the loco syllabic tempo and tongue tripping rhymes on this one – over the head nodding Solid ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition pressing of 1000.)

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De La SoulGrind Date (with bonus instrumentals) ... LP
Sanctuary/BMG, 2004. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $31.99
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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Deltron 3030Event II – Instrumentals (with download) ... LP
Bulk, 2013. New Copy 2LPs ... $13.99 18.98
Producer/programmer Dan The Automator, eccentric prose spitter Del The Funky Homosapien and turntablist extraordinaire Kid Koala reform as Deltron 3030 at long last! The original Deltron 3030 record sounded like the future, and 13 years later, this one's a back-to-the-future blast, too! Funky sci ... 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

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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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Dr OctagonMoosebumps – SP 1200 Remixes ... LP
Bulk, 2018. New Copy ... $21.99 22.99
The triumphant return of Dr Octagon gets a full scale remix treatment – a spacey, worthwhile alternate version/companion piece to Moosebumps! On Moosebumps, Kool Keith, Dan The Automator and DJ QBert finally delivered worthy follow-up to the landmark Dr Octagon/Dr Octagonecologyst album, one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie store exclusive!)

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Earl SweatshirtDoris ... LP
Columbia, 2013. New Copy ... $19.99
The major label debut of one of the teens most distinctive voices in hip hop – and certainly one of it's most surprising creative AND sales success stories! It's impossible to consider his rhymes without factoring in the "troubled youth" lore, "Free Earl" merch, etc. that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Earl SweatshirtFeet Of Clay (with an etched side) ... LP
Warner, 2020. New Copy ... $21.99
A short, brilliant blast of creative wordplay from Earl Sweatshirt – who'd been riding a peak for years leading up the Feet Of Clay and shows no signs of coming down – with production by ES himself, Alchemist, Ovrcast and a Mach Hommy, all tasked with providing a moody, headnodding ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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ElzhiDeep (dirty, inst, acapella)/Colors (Remix) (dirty, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Funk Night, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99
Great stuff from Elzhi of Slum Village – sharply produced by Black Milk! Detroit hip hop worthy of the classic legacy of the city, Slum Village and MC Elzhi. The "Colors" remix is produced by DJ Spinna. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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EsotericEgoclapper (translucent blue colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Fly Casual, 2007. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 27.98
MC Esoteric's excellent solo album – coming after years of honing his skills in the Boston underground duo 7L & Esoteric (the former playing a guest roll on cuts & production on a few tracks) – and a few years before doing great things with the 7L & Inspectah Deck in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Transluscent blue colored vinyl. Limited edition!)

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Fab 5 Freddy, Grandmaster Caz, Chris Stein, etc.Wild Style – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Animal/ICA, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
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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Felt (Slug & Murs)Felt 3 – A Tribute To Rosie Perez (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Rhymesayers, 2009. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
Murs & Slug are back as Felt – with production by Aesop Rock for album 3 – and that later player gives the Felt sound a more ominously funked up backdrop! Fuzzed out, but hard hitting beatcraft, but not to the point that you can't nod your head to it, and Slug & Murs are sharp ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(1 in 3 random copies will include a bonus die cut picture disc. Key word: RANDOM. Good luck, kids...)

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

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✨✧ FugeesBootleg Versions (with download) ... LP
Ruffhouse/Sony, 1996. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.98
Mid 90s classic Fugees tracks get the remix treatment on Bootleg Versions – with worthy alternate mixes of some of the highpoints from their back-to-back milestones The Score and Blunted On Reality – seriously among the greatest successive album efforts in late 20th century popular ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Ghostface KillahMore Fish ... LP
Def Jam, 2006. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $14.99 26.98
Def Jam must've been as high on Fishscale as the rest of the hip hop heads – as here's an official end of '06 addendum LP to the one of the better LPs from a Wu Tang alum in years! More Fish brings in a few more appearances by Ghost's Theodore Unit roster – with production by J-Live on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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

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GuruJazzmatazz Vol 1 ... LP
Chrysalis, 1993. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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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Hieroglyphics3rd Eye Vision (deluxe edition – with bonus track) ... LP
Hiero Imperium, 1998. New Copy 3LP Gatefold (reissue)... $33.99 34.98
The classic debut LP from the combined members of the legendary Hieroglyphics collective! For as long as individual members and like Del Tha Funky Homosapien and affiliated groups like Souls Of Mischief had been dominating discussions about Bay Area hip hop, you had to wonder how they'd rein it all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe 20th Anniversary edition!)

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Ill BillBlack Metal (clear vinyl pressing – with bonus 7 inch) ... LP
Uncle Howie, 2007. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $23.99 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 ... $19.99 29.99
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✨✧ J DillaShining – Instrumentals ... LP
BBE (UK), 2006. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A glorious send off from J Dilla – with some of the most soulful productions Dilla's ever laid down! It's impossible to listen to The Shining without considering the sad circumstances surrounding its release, and all too easy to over praise, but this record is filled timelessly inventive ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Jamo GangWalking With Lions ... LP
Fat Beats, 2020. New Copy ... $17.99 19.98
Nice and gritty material from a bicoastal indie hip hop supergroup – LA rap veteran Rass Kass, NY's El Gant and producer J57 – and you know this is pedigreed crew when they get top notch guests like DJ Premier and Slug from midwest heroes Atomosphere on board! Solid, trend-skirting, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jay DeeRico Suave Bossa Nova (Mr Thing edit)/Come Get It ... 7-inch
Alim (UK), Early 2000s/2019. New Copy ... $11.99
2 sides of classic era Jay Dee circa Welcome 2 Detroit – including a tight Mr. Thing edit! "Rico Suave Bossa Nova" has always been a stunner in the Dilla catalog – as diverse of a beatmaker and producer as he always was, the bossa beat and jazzy piano backdrop on this one ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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Jay-ZIn My Lifetime, Vol 1 ... LP
Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam, 1997. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 29.99
Jay Z's second LP, the one right before he adopted the "hot"/Swizz Beats sound. Like the first LP, there's a good mix of more hip hop tracks like "Streets Is Watching", "Friend Or Foe '98", "Rap Game/Crack Game" and even the more radio friendly are still ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jostereo & Radius EtcChicago2Paris Split EP – Gravity Daggers/Explore To Compose/ Zoooooooooned/The Point In 97 ... 7-inch
Radius, 2019. New Copy ... $4.99
A bicontinental beathead summit with Chicago's own Radius Etc pairing up with Paris producer Jostereo! Jostereo's side is an impressive blend that kicks off with a bit of classical piano that quickly settles in beats and bass that subtles pulls it into heady instrumental hip hop, and gets richer ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Juju Rogers40 Acres N Sum Mula ... LP
Jakarta (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 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 BrothersDone By The Forces Of Nature ... LP
Warner/Get On Down, 1989. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $21.99 27.98
Ahh, the glory days of the Native Tongues. Remember a time when dropping knowledge and keeping rumps bumpin' weren't mutually exclusive? This sophomore LP from the Jay Beez is a smorgasbord of funky breaks, jazzy samples and lyrical niceness from the golden era of hip hop. 16 tracks, including ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kanye WestJesus Is King (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Def Jam, 2020. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
A plain blue piece of vinyl in a sleeve – but a record that defines a whole new chapter in the career of Kanye West – and maybe a whole new style of music as well – a blend of Kanye's more familiar modes with spiritual themes and a pretty heavy dose of gospel music! The shift ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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KMDBlack Bastards ... LP
Metal Face, 1994. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $18.99 22.98
A legendary record from KMD – one that languished unreleased for far too long! Black Bastards has few tracks the maintain the jazzier sound of the first album, but they're mostly coming a little bit rawer, perfectly balancing their earlier style that gritty early 90s hip hop vibe. As solid as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Black Bastards (deluxe 2CD set) ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ KMDMr Hood ... LP
Elektra/Traffic, 1994. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
Finally back on wax, and pressed up on double vinyl to boot! Pre-MF Doom/Metal Fingers, et al, classic from then-Zev Love X and DJ Sub Roc. The last chance before everybody had to be hardcore. Humor, knowledge and pure niceness, on par with the first De La album, though it never broke as huge. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lil WayneFuneral ... LP
Universal/Republic, 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99 35.99
The album's no funeral for Lil Wayne – and instead it's a bit of a rebirth, the kind of set that not only shows the world that Weezy's alive and well – but he's also not going anywhere anytime soon! The pace really picks up on a number of these tracks – maybe showing more youth ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MadlibPinata Beats (with download) ... LP
Madlib Invazion, 2014. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 22.98
The restlessly inventive Madlib beats and production for Pinata, the excellent duo project with MC Freddie Gibbs! If you'll forgive us a little bit of repetition – because we KNOW we've written this before – there's just something extra riveting about Madlib's production work for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Malibu Ken (Aesop Rock & Tobacco)Malibu Ken (blue colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Rhymesayers, 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 21.98
Aesop Rock teams up with producer Tobacco as Malibu Ken – and one the best Aesop projects in years! There's a sly humor to Malibu Ken that doesn't play quite as cynical as at can on some the more dystopian sci-fi sounding production Aesop Rock has rhymed over going all the back to the Def Jux ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(On blue vinyl colored vinyl with download – and comes in a die-cut sleeve with pop out cardboard wearable mask!)

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Method Man4:21 – The Day After ... LP
Def Jam, 2006. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $14.99 26.98
Method Man's mid 00s LP for Def Jam and it's a step up from the predecessor, sounding pretty solid all these years later, too – with production by RZA and Erick Sermon on the best tracks, plus Scott Storch, Kwame and Mathematics! Tracks include "Is It Me", "Problem", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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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

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✨✧ NasStillmatic ... LP
Columbia, 2002. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 29.98
Nas's sorta comeback record from the dawn of the millennium– a strong one at the time that still stands strong today! Stillmatic was a welcome change of pace after some not so great work in the later 90 – with the return-to-form rally cry "One Mic" setting the pace – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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NERDSeeing Sounds ... LP
Interscope, 2008. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $14.99 26.99
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

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✨✧ NujabesModal Soul ... LP
Hyde Out (Japan), 2005. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $46.99
There's plenty of great guests here – a lineup that includes Terry Callier, Pase Rock, Apani B, and many others – but the core groove is what really makes the record great, and which stands as maybe the crowning production achievement of Nujabes! Acoustic and electric elements come ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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

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OutkastSouthernplayalisticadillacmuzik ... LP
LaFace/Legacy, 1994. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
The mid 90s instant classic! Outkast's debut set hem up as one of the most distinctive hip hop duos ever, right out of the gate, but it also helped to established the freewheeling, funky dirty south sound, thanks to genius Organized Noize production! The Outkast sound would get bigger and more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(20th Anniversary pressing.)

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

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✨✧ Pete Rock80 Blocks Instrumentals ... LP
Soul Brother, 2020. New Copy ... $21.99 23.99
A backward step from the second 80 Blocks From Tiffany's project – one that shows just how strong Pete Rock remains as a producer over the years – and how great the rock-solid rhythms of his work can be, even without any vocals! Pete first helped set the tone for a generation 25 years ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Pete 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 Rock & Camp Lo80 Blocks From Tiffany's II ... LP
Soul Brother, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 29.98
A wonderfully old school set from Pete Rock and Camp Lo – beats by the former, rhymes by the latter – and guest work from a host of talents who include Talib Kweli, Uncle Murda, MOP, Tyler Woods, and Mac Miller! The whole thing's got a great 90s hip hop vibe – Pete Rock very much ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition vinyl pressing!)

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Pete Rock & CL SmoothMecca & The Soul Brother (180 gram silver vinyl pressing) ... LP
Elektra/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $31.99
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
(Individually numbered limited edtion – on heavyweight silver vinyl!)

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

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Phat KatReal Emcee (dirty, inst, acapella)/FANS (dirty, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Funk Night, 2010. New Copy ... $3.99
Real hip hop from Phat Kat! "Real Emcee" produced by Astronote. "FANS" produced by Black Milk. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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

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Q TipRenaissance ... LP
Universal/Motown, 2008. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 29.98
A damn good record by Q-Tip – his first official album of the new millenium (not counting the unfairly mooted Kamaal The Abstract) – featuring both spacey keyboard grooves and some Native Tongues style boom bap! Q-Tip really does kind of pick up where he could have left off years ago, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Sean Price & Small Professor feat Masta AceLatoya Jackson (orig, back to the old school remix) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Coalmine, 2020. New Copy (pic cover)... $16.99
Sean Price and Small Professor pay tribute to one of the lesser stars in the Jackson family galaxy – served up here on two different mixes, both with different guests! Quelle Chris and DJ Revolution are on the original mix – and the old school remix is done by Rocky Gallo, with guest ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Serengeti1979 Kenny Dennis Demos –Field On Fire/Up To The Middle ... 7-inch
Fake Four Inc, 2020. New Copy (pic cover)... $10.99 12.98
Oddball, brilliant, slyly concept-driven hip hop from Serengeti in his Kenny Dennis alter ego! The story behind the 1979 Kenny Dennis Demos is that the working class Chicago every man Kenny got signed and cut a couple demos in the style of the times in the late 70s – an opportunity to hear ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition – with download!)

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Slum VillageWe Do It (DJ Spinna rmx, Jazz Spastiks rmx) ... 7-inch
Ill Adrenaline, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Spinna takes on this sweet cut from Slum Village – keeping things lean, but adding in these great spacey soul touches that really set a different mood for the lyrics! The flipside features a very different take from Jazz Spastiks – almost a Cadet/Concept kind of jazzy crackle with the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Slum Village & Abstract OrchestraFantastic 2020 Vol 1 (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Ne'Astra, 2020. New Copy ... $19.99 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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Sly5thAveWhat It Is (purple vinyl pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $20.99 21.99
Sly5thAve is deeper and more soulful than ever before – really stepping past his initial role as a creative beatmaker, and emerging here more as a fully-formed producer with a strong ear for his overall sound! The tunes here are a mix of instrumental and vocal numbers – woven together ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on purple vinyl with download.)
Also available What It Is ... CD 12.99

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

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StalleyReflection Of Self – The Head Trip ... LP
Blue Collar Gang/Nature Sounds, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 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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T La RockLyrical King (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fresh/Demon (UK), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A well-titled set from the lyrical king – the mighty T La Rock, one of the key mid 80s MCs who helped introduce a whole new level of sophistication to hip hop! T La Rock maybe never hit the heights of KRS-One, Rakim, or other contemporaries – but this set has all the sharp fire and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Thug Life (2Pac)Thug Life Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Interscope, 1994. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
The first and only volume from Tupac's Thug Life group – with Big Syke, Macadoshis, Mopreme, The Rated R guest appearances by YNV & Nate Dogg – raw street rap with an uncommonly soulful backdrop for the time! Thug Life came out in the midst of the early 90s gangsta rap media ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tribe Called QuestBeats, Rhymes & Life ... LP
Jive, 1996. New Copy 2LP ... $27.99 29.98
Beats, Rhymes & Life – crucial aspects of Tribe Called Quest and hip hop in general – and the fourth album by the inimitable Tribe! After a couple or three years of down time following Midnight Marauders, the Tribe returned with this extra stripped down sound, collaborating with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Beats, Rhymes & Life ... CD 4.99

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Tribe Called QuestHits, Rarities & Remixes ... LP
Jive, Late 80s/1990s. New Copy 2LP ... $27.99 29.98
A pretty great follow up to the previous hits package Retrospective – this one with many of the Tribe's OTHER hits, plus 2 previously unreleased nuggets! Alternate mixes, out of print soundtrack and 12-inch cuts, plus album tracks that weren't ingrained into the mainstream consciousness ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hits, Rarities & Remixes ... CD 4.99

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

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Tribe Called QuestWe Got It From Here – Thank You 4 Your Service (with download) ... LP
Jive, 2016. New Copy 2LP ... $30.99 31.98
A hell of a comeback for Tribe Called Quest – maybe one of the best musical comebacks ever, and a fantastic reminder of why we loved the group so much in the first place! 18 years have passed since we last heard from the trio (now, sadly, a duo) – and that time only seems to have ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available We Got It From Here – Thank You 4 Your Service ... LP 29.99

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Twilite ToneClearing ... LP
Stones Throw, 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
A really great Stones Throw debut from Twilite Tone – a Chicago beatmaker who's been one of our local heroes for years, and who finally gets the wider exposure he's deserved for way too long! Tone's done some big name work for Common, Kanye, and others – but here, he's very much at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Clearing ... CD 9.99

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UGK (Underground Kingz)Dirty Money ... LP
Jive/Get On Down, 2001. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 31.98
The first album of the new millennium for UGK – coming into it at high point! They had a lot to live up to after Ridin' Dirty did so much put Houston on the legacy hip hop, and really helped usher in the the southern hip hop revolution in general, so if Dirty Money doesn't blaze any more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Verbal Kent & The Other GuysBlade Of The Short Cut ... LP
Hipnott, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Chicago MC Verbal Kent teams up with The Other Guys production team for a strong solo effort! Regardless of the album and title track here, one thing Verbal Kent certainly has not done over the years is take a short cut, he's a veteran underground force in it for the long haul – with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Wu-Tang ClanLegend Of the Wu-Tang – Wu-Tang Clan's Greatest Hits ... LP
RCA/BMG Heritage, 1990s/2000s. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 29.98
A nice overview of the best of the Wu Tang Clan – from their revolutionary early tracks to their best later singles! You'd never have guessed earlier in the 00s that their label would have taken the care to license the best tracks from the BMG and Sony years for one collection – at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Various16 Bars (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Lightyear, 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 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
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