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Hip Hop — In Stock — Vinyl

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✨✧ Action BronsonOnly For Dolphins ... LP
Loma Vista, 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... $21.99 22.99
A dolphin welcomes the listener to the record – a sign that you're clearly in for something different than usual – and that sense of whimsy returns throughout, in a mix of rhythms, sound samples, and other elements that all stand as a nice contrast to the more straightforward rhymes in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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AtmosphereTo All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade – The Atmosphere Eps ... LP
Rhymesayers, 2010. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99
A record that was originally billed as an EP, really a double EP – but one that stands as maybe one of the best full length set by Atmosphere! The production allows for plenty of room for live musicianship – blended with beats, but strong enough to ensure the crossover potential of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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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 BoysPaul's Boutique (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Capitol, 1989. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $31.99 35.99
The Beasties' masterpiece – and one of the original nightmares for sampling opponents everywhere – the cut & paste hip hop classic Paul's Boutique! The Dust Brothers unapologetic way of weaving very famous samples with soul, funk and film score obscurities would steal the show if ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(30th Anniversary Edition idie exclusive colored vinyl pressing. Limited edition!)

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Beastie BoysRoot Down EP (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Grand Royal/Capitol, 1995. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
The funky Root Down EP by the Beastie Boys – riding high on a mid 90s creative peak! Root Down featuring a trio of versions of the title track and Ill Communication album standout, based on the Jimmy Smith's classic of the same name – and in hindsight, you really have to hand it to the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive colored vinyl pressing. Limited edition!)
Also available Root Down EP ... CD 7.99

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

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

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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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✨✧ Mary J BligeWhat's The 411? (25th anniversary edition) ... LP
Uptown/MCA, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ Brand NubianIn God We Trust ... LP
Rush/Elektra, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $19.99 24.98
Early 90s greatness from Brand Nubian! Once Puba left the group, we were all ready for this sophomore effort to just fall flat. But Sadat X and Lord Jamar aquit themselves nicely on the mic, and the beats are head-noddingly satisfying too, no doubt due to Dante Ross's guidance. And they don't ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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

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

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Cold Crush BrothersTroopers ... LP
West Side/Demon (UK), 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
The Cold Crush Brothers were a seminal force in New York hip hop in the mid 80s – thanks to singles on Tuff City, Profile, and B Boy – but this is the first full album the group ever issued, and really the only one until later collections of their work! The vibe here follows from the B ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CommonFinding Forever ... LP
Geffen, 2007. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
Common lean, filler free late 80s Finding Forever – a set that's definitely the thematic follow up to the semi-comeback BE LP – and a solid one, with highpoints that equal Com's best work of the decade! The set is largely produced by Kanye West, with some terse, harder hitting moments, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Curren$y & Harry FraudOutrunners ... LP
SRFSCHL, 2020. New Copy ... $20.99 25.98
Curren$y and production partner Harry Fraud, outrunning a lot of their peers, even on relatively low key sets like Outrunners – with Curren$y's laidback flow in as fine of form as ever – and Fraud's production honestly rock solid track for track! The set is filler free and faultless, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Outrunners ... CD 13.99

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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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✨✧ Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 ... LP
75 Ark/Deltron Partners, 2000. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... $15.99 18.98
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Kid Koala, and Dan The Automator pool their skills for this dawn of the 2000s sci-fi hip hop classic – the masterful Deltron 3030! The guest list is almost too long to get into, but Money Mark, Prince Paul, PB Wolf and Mr. Lif are all here, along with many others. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Diamond & The Psychotic NeuroticsStunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop ... LP
Mercury, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
The early 90s hip hop masterpiece from Diamond D! Along with Showbiz and AG's first EP, and Lord Finesse's first couple releases, this record helped introduce the world to one of the most solid crews in hip hop, DITC – who reigned supreme for years, making top quality records one after ... 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 Fresh & Curren$yTonite Show With Curren$y ... LP
Fresh In The Flesh, 2020. New Copy ... $19.99 21.99
Fresh hip hop from Bay Area producer DJ Fresh & New Orleans rhymer Curren$y! This one kicks off smoothly with with a smooth jazz sample before settling in to tight mix bass heavy beats anchoring some diverse atmosphere on the production tip, Fresh can roll from synthy and light keys floating ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DMXDMX – The Legacy (translucent red vinyl pressing) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Def Jam, Late 90s/2000s/2010s. New Copy 2LP ... $34.99
One of most distinctively gruff, gritty and unabashedly emotional voices in hip hop – a rhyme legend from Yonkers – and this is a really solid retrospective! This Def Jam compilation comes about soon after DMX's return to the label and they take care to put together a representative ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DMXIt's Dark & Hell Is Hot (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Def Jam, 1998. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... $43.99 48.98
The late 90s debut of DMX – a huge hit for Def Jam, the Ruff Ryders camp and especially DMX himself – whose next few albums would top the charts! Rough, raw and hardcore lyrical imagery, and top notch Ruff Ryder production from Swizz Beats and PK, plus Dame Grease on a number of cuts. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Very nicely done, heavy duty gold vinyl pressing for the albums 15th Anniversary!)

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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
(Includes download!)

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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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✨✧ EdanPrimitive Plus ... LP
Lewis, 2002. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $23.99 27.98
The record that put Edan on the map – a set that came out at the start of the century, but which feels much more like a throwback to classic years of hip hop – a move that was especially welcome at the time! There's a real back-to-basics feel going on – and the album is a sincere ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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El Michels AffairReturn To The 37th Chamber (with bonus download) ... LP
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 22.98
El Michels return again to the Wu-Tang chambers – and the results this time might even be better than before! Wu-Tang forged their initial sound out of a love of offbeat samples and unusual funk – so it's only fitting that one of the hippest funk groups around strip the music right ... (Deep Funk, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! Please Note – LP sleeves are variable.)

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El-PCancer For Cure (with download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 2012. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $15.99 23.99
El-P as visceral and inventive as hed been in years – and in hindsight, a strong solo effort pointing the way to the career peak to date that'd come with formation of Run The Jewels pretty soon after! You know damn well well that El-P is going out spit out ominous, though entrancing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ FugeesBootleg Versions (with download) ... LP
Ruffhouse/Sony, 1996. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.98
Mid 90s classic Fugees tracks get the remix treatment on Bootleg Versions – with worthy alternate mixes of some of the highpoints from their back-to-back milestones The Score and Blunted On Reality – seriously among the greatest successive album efforts in late 20th century popular ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Funky BijouAdventures In The Land Of Breaks ... LP
Stereophonk (France), 2020. New Copy ... $34.99
These guys definitely take the "breaks" in the title seriously – as the music explodes with fresh funky drums right from the start – very much in an old school style, but mixed with elements that also showcase more of sonic influence from decades of hip hop production too! ... (Deep Funk, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition pressing – in a screenprinted sleeve!)

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✨✧ Gang StarrHard To Earn ... LP
Chrysalis, 1994. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Gang Starr at pretty close to peak level here on 1994's Hard To Earn – and rather than continue to ride the waves they made on the previous couple classic albums, Guru sharpens the lyrical tone just a bit – spitting some more incisive rhymes over apporpriately gritty soul jazz beats ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gang StarrStep In The Arena ... LP
Chrysalis, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
One of the finest early efforts from Premier and Guru – they're second LP – and it's not only one of Gang Starr's greatest, it's one of the greatest hip hop albums of the era, period. Guru's mic presence is as sharply on point as ever here, and the Primo production is also at peak ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Step In The Arena ... CD 9.99

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Gaslamp KillerHeart Math (2 X 10 inch LP – on colored vinyl) ... LP
Cuss, 2020. New Copy 2 x 10 inch Gatefold ... $32.99 34.99
A fantastic testament to the ever-growing strengths of Gaslamp Killer – and a record that's not really instrumental hip hop, or just a loose collection of beats – but instead almost moves the producer into the territory of more complex soundtrack or sound library modes, yet still all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In a very cool 10" package, too – with heavy tip-on sleeve!)

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✨✧ Ghostface KillahMore Fish ... LP
Def Jam, 2006. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $15.99 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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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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JadakissCollector's Edition (blue vinyl pressing) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Def Jam, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99
A compelling alternative to a typical compilation for Jadakiss on Def Jam – 2LPs each with one side of acapellas and one side of instrumentals, serving as a greatest hits set, albeit with unreleased acapella and instrumentals! Includes "Huntin Season" Catch & Release", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition blue vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Jay-ZIn My Lifetime, Vol 1 ... LP
Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam, 1997. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 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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Jungle BrothersStraight Out The Jungle (2LP version – red & green vinyl) ... LP
Idlers/Traffic, 1988. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The legendary album by the third star in the original Native Tongues trinity! Before the first De La and Tribe LPs, and with hint of all the great stuff that was to come – jazzy beats, nice rhymes,and straight butter all the way through. This double vinyl version includes a bonus track ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP colored vinyl pressing.)

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

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✨✧ Monsta Island CzarsCome Up ... LP
Dope Folks, Late 90s. New Copy ... $20.99
Seven unreleased tracks from the Monsta Island Czars collective – material that's got a really strong sense of urgency, and which adds plenty to their too-small catalog! The MCs vary from track to track, which further deepens the sound – and some of the best moments are the cuts where ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies!)

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✨✧ Myka 9Oeuvre EP ... LP
Dope Folks, 2000. New Copy ... $20.99
Myka 9 was one of the founding members of LA's fantastic Freestyle Fellowship back in the 90s – and this great short set focuses both on his later material, and offers up a new track as well! The bulk of the set has that intensity that Myka brought to the Fellowship – that moment when ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 250 copies!)

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NasGod's Son (swirl colored vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Columbia/Get On Down, 2002. New Copy 2LP ... $31.99
An early oughties classic – with an appearance by Tupac from beyond the grave – plus guest work from Alicia Keys, Bravehearts, and Kelis – on tracks that include "Revolutionary Warfare", "Hey Nas", "Zone Out", "Made You Look", "Get ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl pressing!)

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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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✨✧ NWA, Eazy E & OthersNWA & The Posse ... LP
Ruthless/Priority, 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Nice early Ruthless compilation, issued on Macola in '87, and a year later on Priority with a slightly altered tracklist – featuring NWA and other affilated members of the Ruthless stable at the time – with tracks by NWA, solo Eazy-E and Fila Fresh Crew featuring DOC! A genuine ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ol Dirty BastardReturn To The 36 Chambers Instrumentals (2LPs with bonus 7 inch) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Elektra, 1995. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $35.99
A rare all-instrumental version of the very first album from ODB! Pressed up here like a rare promo release – with versions of "Shimmy Shimmy Ya", "Baby C'Mon", "Brooklyn Zoo", "Hippa To Da Hoppa", "Rawhide", "Damage", "Don't ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – with a bonus 7 inch!)

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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 ever – but don't hold that against Stankonia, because these grooves from planet P-Funk by way of the Dirty South were exactly what the world needed in 2000! The millenium blowout party jam feel throughout is surely a nice change of pace ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pete Rock & The Soul BrothersPetestrumentals 3 ... LP
TruSoul, 2020. New Copy ... $20.99 25.98
Killer funky work from Pete Rock – a set that's still rooted in the hip hop traditions he helped form over the past few decades, but which also has a strong degree of instrumental funk as well! Pete did the set with the Soul Brothers quartet – a great group with riffing guitars, funky ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Petestrumentals 3 ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ PharcydeBizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (2LP/3 x 12 inch singles – 25th Anniversary deluxe edition) ... LP
Delicious Vinyl/Craft, 1992. New Copy 2LP & 3 12 Inch singles ... Just Sold Out!
The essential early 90s classic by The Pharcyde, the group's high water mark, and one of the greatest hip hop albums of the era – dressed up the the nines here in a beautiful 25th Anniversary set! Along with Del and the Souls Of Mischief, the Pharcyde were one of the few West Coast units to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(The best reissue we've seen – 2LP transluscent blue and yellow colored vinyl, 3 old school 12" singles in replica picture sleeves and new liner notes by Jeff Weiss – in a deluxe foldout package!)

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✨✧ PharcydeLabcabincalifornia ... LP
Delicious Vinyl/Craft, 1995. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
The second Pharcyde record – and though not as blunted and playful as the first one, it's still nearly as great – with that unrivaled, wholly original, easy west coast vibe! The production is more steady-handed this time around, which alienated fans of Bizarre Ride early on, but it ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ PharrellIn My Mind ... LP
Star Trak/Universal, 2006. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
Pharrell's first solo album – finally issued after months of anticipation between the release of the first single and a oft-delayed street date, time enough to wonder which Pharrell would take the lead – the electro-thumping, hip hop revisionist producer with the laidback rhymes, or the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Pseudo Slang & PawcutWanderverse ... LP
Baby Steps, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 26.99
Laidback beats with plenty of boom – just the right sort of mellow setting to allow the rhymes to flow in the best way possible – core lyrics from Emcee Sick, with contributions from Cudtry Cadillac, Dheema, and Jon Blazini! There's a nicely jazzy current – almost in an early 90s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Public EnemyIt Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ... LP
Def Jam, 1988. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The massive second album by PE – and the one where where the hit their full creative stride, and their politics and philosphy hit at full force – moving Public Enemy from an imposing threat to both the hip hop and pop music status quo to a straight up cultural phenomenon! There's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Public EnemyWhat You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? ... LP
Def Jam, 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
Public Enemy gave us plenty of knowledge and power back in the day – and we maybe need their message more than ever in 2020 – a year that marks their return to their original home at Def Jam! The group have help from plenty of guests here – maybe more so than they would have had ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Ras KassPre-Soul On Ice Demos ... LP
Dope Folks, Mid 90s. New Copy ... $20.99
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by Ras Kass – as you might guess from the title – well-restored demo tracks that have a really strong underground vibe – everything you'd love in the MC, but with an even sharper Cali style! Voodu and Bird handled production on most tracks, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 350 copies!)

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✨✧ Ras KassSoul On Ice ... LP
Priority, 1996. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
The debut of Ras Kass – kind of a watershed mark of the intellectual/complicated rhyme style for the mid 90s era, if you will – finding the west coast MC bursting out of the starting gates with some his best ever work! Includes all of the early singles and some classic level deeper ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ RascalzCa$h Crop (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Return To Analog (Canada), 1998. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A mighty big Canadian hip hop record in the years before Drake – served up by a group who were a bit late in the game, but definitely follow the best true school modes of American work from the early part of the decade! Production is by Kemo, who provides the beats – and titles include ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(20th Anniversary pressing – for Record Store Day Canada 2020. Individually numbered limited edition of 1000!)

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✨✧ RootsThings Fall Apart (3LP deluxe edition) ... LP
MCA, 1999. New Copy 3LP (reissue)... $62.99 64.99
A landmark effort from the Legendary Roots Crew – one that a lot of folks hail as their greatest album – given the lavish deluxe edition it richly deserves! Laced with jazzy soul backdrops and lyrics that are both personally and culturally reflective – and it's also the best ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe 3LP pressing – comes in great box sleeve with foldout inner sleeves and booklet!)

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✨✧ RootsUndun ... LP
Def Jam, 2011. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
Hip hop's reigning kings of longevity The Roots deliver another great album with Undun – we'd have to think it's entirely uncompromising and they're doing exactly what they want to do on this one – so if you thought their day (eh, latenight) job would would bring their album work into ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Run The JewelsRTJ4 (neon magenta vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mass Appeal, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
RTJ come on with the force of a hurricane on the very first track – and don't let up throughout the course of this completely sharp 4th LP – a record that may owe plenty to the spirit of 2020, even if just as an antidote to what ails us! EL P and Killer Mike sound more urgent than ever ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive neon magenta vinyl pressing.)

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

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✨✧ SaafirTrigonometry ... LP
Wrap/Dope Folks, 1998. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
Just a few short years after Saafir's debut as a solo act – and a set that marks a really strong maturation in his sound! There's a sense of layering in both the production and the vocals that packs a punch from the very first track, and which holds strong throughout – with studio work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl – limited to 400 copies!)

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Sen MorimotoSen Morimoto (mystery colored vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Sooper, 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A fantastic second album from Chicago's Sen Morimoto – and, like the first, a set that really moves beyond simple definition! Sen's got years of experience in jazz and rock – and those elements come into play with his hip hop production, in ways that make for a real genre-crossing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition "Mystery" colored vinyl – includes download!)
Also available Sen Morimoto ... CD 12.99

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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
Also available Fantastic 2020 (2CD set) ... CD 13.99

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Slum Village & Abstract OrchestraFantastic 2020 Vol 2 (red 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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Snoop DoggLast Meal ... LP
No Limit/Capitol, 2000. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
Snoop Dogg's last and best album for No Limit – a turn of the millennium effort that stands a a lot stronger in retrospect, and certainly signaling the coming resurgence Snoop would carrying pretty strongly in the new decade. After Death Row hit hard times and Snoop found into the No Limit ... 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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Third RootPassion Of The Poets ... LP
Third Root Music, 2020. New Copy ... $21.99
Knowledge-heavy hip hop from the Texas trio of Easy Lee, MexStep, and DJ Chicken George – working here with some heavy help from a lineup of guests that includes Black Pumas and Grupo Fantasma! Producer Adrian Quesada, the powerhouse between those two acts, is on hand as producer for a fair ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ 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 QuestLow End Theory ... LP
Jive, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $34.99 35.98
The second album from the immortal Tribe Called Quest – one of the absolute essential hip hop LPs, and a record that should be an anyone's shortlist of the best albums in several subsections of hip hop – just a straight up masterpiece anyway you cut it. The album is so high up on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tribe Called QuestMidnight Marauders ... LP
Jive, 1993. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A masterpiece from prime era Tribe Called Quest! Midnight Maurauders was Tribe's third LP, and even though there were no tracks yet credited to the Ummah, this is pretty much the beginning of Tribe's transition to that sound – with the same mellow, laid back vibe as their best early material ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ 2Pac2Pacalypse Now ... LP
Interscope, 1991. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
The landmark debut of 2Pac – hard rhymes and gritty production laying the bedrock for an iconic legacy! 2Pac's voice is front and center throughout, nothing tentative about the rhymes or delivery, and true to legend, every word feels honest and real, whether you're comfortable with it or not. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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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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WhodiniWhodini (180 gram transparent red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Jive/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99 33.99
The classic debut of Whodini – a duo who were maybe seen by some as too pop back in the day, but whose music here still really stands the test of time way back to the old school! Jalil Hutchins and Ecstasy combine new beatcraft and catchy hooks at a level that maybe made them one of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies pressed on transparent red vinyl.)

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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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VariousLA Originals ... LP
Universal, 1990s. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
A soundtrack for a documentary, but one that's heavy on hip hop classics from the 90s – and not all of them by west coast groups either! In fact, even if you like the film, you might be better suited to think of this one as a collection of classics from back in the day – hard not to, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousStraight Outta Compton – Music From The Motion Picture ... LP
Capitol, 1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 26.99
A nice selection of songs featured in the hugely successful NWA biopic – with classics by the group and both formative and later solo material Ice Cube, Eazy-E and Dr. Dre – plus earlier funky classics that inspired them by Parliament, Funkadelic, Roy Ayers and Steve Arrington! Spanning ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousVintage Sounds – Rap Francais ... LP
Wagram (France), Late 90s. New Copy ... $22.99
A really cool collection, from that great moment when the French hip hop scene exploded on the world with a whole new sound and whole new style! Back in the early days of the old school, some folks thought the French language would never work for rap music – but this generation of performers ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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