Freddie Gibbs's gradual ascent to the upper echelon of modern hip hop – and his impeccable choice in production partners, this time working from beginning to end with long serving beat king The Alchemist – shows no signs of slowing down! Lyrically, Freddie is riffing on mob lore on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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Freddie Gibbs & Alchemist —
Alfredo ... CD ESGN, 2020. New Copy ...
Freddie Gibbs's gradual ascent to the upper echelon of modern hip hop – and his impeccable choice in production partners, this time working from beginning to end with long serving beat king The Alchemist – shows no signs of slowing down! Lyrically, Freddie is riffing on mob lore on ... read moreCD
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
These guys are known by some as the backing band of Anderson.Paak, but they're a hell of a group on their own – rock-solid right at the core, and able to effortlessly craft a sweet blend of funk and soul – yet also leave room for plenty of guests along the way! The musicianship here is ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop)read moreCD
10 tracks in all, including "Lay Back & Chill", "Don't Turn Back", "Keep On Groovin'", "Money, Money", "Black All The Way", "The Truth (Beat Biters)", "Funky Fresh Stuff", "Slick Chick", "Direct Opposites" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite grooves from the classic years of Sugar Hill Records – a killer cut based around Cheryl Lynn's "To Be Real" – with the original groove slamming nicely on the bottom, as Funky 4 Plus 1 trade lines over the top! The track's filled with classic rhymes from ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
The debut double team effort from G & D – aka Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins – two of the most stubbornly unclassifiable hip hop soul eccentrics on the Stones Throw roster – working here on the Look label! Both Georgia and Dudley are responsible from some of the most ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop)read moreCD
We've been fans of 50 since we first heard the brilliant "How To Rob", and nothing about the massive, unbelievable level of popularity he's achieved, or the myriad of underground singles and mixtapes has done has done a damn thing to change our minds about him or his G Unit crew. With ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Clean edited promo in a stickered sleeve. Label on Side B has a bar drawn in pen.)
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 moreCD
One of those rare hip hop records that's really worth the price – as there's a fair bit going on here! "That's What I'm Screamin" has a vibe that's angry and cussing, almost NWA – while "Settin Him Straight" has a human beatbox under a vocal that feels much more ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Ghostface Killah —
More Fish ... LP Def Jam, 2006. New Copy 2LP (reissue)...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Grand Agent —
By Design ... LP Groove Attack (Germany), 2001. Sealed 2LP ...
Production is handled by Grand Agent, Kut Masta Kurt, AG, and others, with guest spots by Lord Finese, Planet Asia, and Chops. Tracks include "The Man Who Could Be King", "Every Five Minutes", "New Mingling", "Rap Nig_az", "Grand Right Now", "K ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed with hype sticker. Shrinkwrap is cracked at the bottom seam but still intact. Cover has bent corners at the bottom.)
Grandmaster Flash —
Source ... LP Elektra, 1986. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
Grandmaster Flash's late effort, circa '86 – after disbanding the Furious Five – though Rahiem & Kid Creole appear along with a number of other rappers! This was Flash's second album for Elektra – and uses it to showcase some of the other talents in the unit, a la his records ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five —
Message ... LP Sugar Hill, 1982. New Copy (reissue)...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title song from one of the early hip hop movie classics! The track's an ode to the film's slain graffitti writer Raheim, and one of the last dope Melle Mel/Furious Five tracks. With a cover featuring the Beat Street logo. 12-inch, Vinyl record
Legendary experimental project featuring artist Jean Michel Basquiat – expanded with remixes by Todd Rundgren, Hank Shocklee, King Britt, Sal P (Liquid Liquid), Deantoni Parks, Tewz, Free The Robots, and The Gaslamp Killer – plus appearances by Amir Yaghmai and Kool Keith! (Rock, Hip Hop)CD
One of the most unified albums we've ever heard from Greyboy – an excellent little set that perfectly bridges his two loves of funk and hip hop! The core style is in the hip hop-infused mode of earlier years – with lots of programming and scratches by Greyboy himself – but there's ... (Deep Funk, Hip Hop)read moreCD
Basically a sequel of "Rockit" with a harder edge: electro grooves, 80s sounding Fairlight & Yamaha keys and loud guitars, plus D. St on the cut. (Soul, Hip Hop)12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp and light wear.)
Handsome Boy Modeling School —
White People ... LP Atlantic, 2004. Near Mint- 2LP ...
Just Sold Out!
Just when you thought Prince Paul and Cat Power would never make a record together PRESTO – it's the new Handsome Boy album! HBMS takes a bit more of a chillout tack with this long overdue second opus – with lots of laidback beats and samples, and a surprising amount of live ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover is bent at the top left corner.)
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first proper full length from long-running Oakland heroes The Hieroglyphics in around a decade! The Kitchen has strong in-house production by Del The Funky Homosapien, Opio, A-Plus and Phesto – plus the Sleeprockers crew and more. Tight, timeless Bay Area craft from one of the longest ... read moreCD
Includes "Ask About Me", "Pushin Weight", "Dr Frankenstein", "War & Peace", "Ghetto Vet", "Greed", "The Peckin' Order", "Limos, Demos & Bimbos", "Once Upon A Time In The Projects", "Extradition&quo ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With the title track, "I'm Your Pusher", "Heartbeat", "High Rollers", "Girls LGBNAF", "Grand Larceny", "The Syndicate", "Radio Suckers", "Soul On Ice", and the iconic Glen E Friedman cover! LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original embossed cover, including the inner sleeve. Cover has lightly worn corners.)
Great early Sire 12", with the long mix of the song that goes "Pimpin' Ain't Easy", plus the hilarious "Our Most Requested Record", a nice bit of goofiness from back in the day when hip hoppers used to spend so much time complaining about the radio. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus 7 inch wtih 3 non-album tracks. Quantities extremely limited!)
Pure wonderfulness from Internet – a group who seem to bound forward strongly with each new release! These guys are easily one of the most compelling mainstream soul acts we can think of – still very lean, and working with an indie-level vibe – but also able to focus in on hooks ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop)read moreCD
Pure wonderfulness from Internet – a group who seem to bound forward strongly with each new release! These guys are easily one of the most compelling mainstream soul acts we can think of – still very lean, and working with an indie-level vibe – but also able to focus in on hooks ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dilla beats and an allstar roster of guest Detroit MCs – and a strong debut full length from Ruff Draft Records! Posthumous releases by favorite departed figures can be a dicey proposition – and much to our relief, Rebirth Of Detroit delivers – with both high quality beats & ... read moreCD
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 more7-inch, Vinyl record
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the hippest French albums we've heard in years – a laidback blend of hip hop and jazz that really lives up to the cover's homage to the legendary Black Jazz label! The Jazz Liberatorz have a great way with a groove – a style that's openly flowing and instrumentally jazzy – ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop)read moreCD
An appropriately-titled effort from DJ Spinna's & Kryminul's legendary duo Jigmastas – beloved by underground/indie hip hop fans for a small, but stellar run of recordings from the the mid 90s to early 00s – and criminally overlooked by the mainstream to this day! Spinna has always ... read moreCD
A nice beat record from Joe The Butcher Niocolo, one of the cornerstones of the Philly scene who'd go on to greater fame working with Cypress Hill. Nice middle school drum machine breaks, 13 tracks in all, with titles like "Bumpin' Beat", "Breakin' Beat", "Stupid ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a gold promo stamp.)
A reissue of the pre-Elecktra "Vintertainment" pressing of the great mid 80s hip-hop novelty 12-inch. Nice spare mid-school production using Pee-Wee's trademark cut "Tequila"...it had everyone doing the Pee Wee Herman! 12-inch, Vinyl record