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XOld school, true school, golden age, random rap, west coast, east coast, independent, southern, and midwestern hip hop -- as well as some commercial classics!



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Big LLifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous (20th anniversary edition – with hardcover book) ... CD
Columbia/Get On Down, 1995. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
20th anniversary edition of the classic first solo album by Big L! It's got bedrock DITC production by Buckwild, Showbiz and Lord Finesse – perfectly framing the rhymes by Harlem's finest. Big L didn't leave a huge wealth of recordings before he was taking away from the world, but he ... read more CD
(20th Anniversary edition with expande liner notes, rare photos in a 72 page hardcover book!)

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✨✧ Blu & ExileIn The Beginning (Before The Heavens) ... CD
Dirty Science/Fat Beats, 2007/2017. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Classic level indie hip hop from Blu & Exile – soulful craft from the first decade of the millennium, from the same sessions that produced the modern classic Below The The Heavens – material that struck us timeless at the time, and still holds true all these years later! Just a ... read more CD
Also available In The Beginning (Before The Heavens) ... LP 19.99

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Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded ... CD
B-Boy/Traffic, 1986. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
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 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 CD
(2014 remastered edition.)

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CybotronEnter Cybotron (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fantasy/Decision, 1983. New Copy ... $6.99 7.99
A mindblowing debut from Cybotron – one of the most unusual groups to ever hail from Detroit – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given the musical legacy of the city! Cybotron have a sound that's starkly electronic, and a huge influence on later electro, hip hop, techno, and house ... (Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD

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Del Tha Funkee HomosapienI Wish My Brother George Was Here ... CD
Elektra/Traffic, 1991. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
The loopy West Coast classic! Heavily steeped in the P-Funk party vibe, Del's first LP is still a hip hop holy grail. Ice Cube's production is a nice snapshot of west coast hip hop circa '89, and Del's style is inimitable. Standouts Mistadobolina" and "Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo" are ... read more CD

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Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Traffic, 2000. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
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 CD
(Reissue version with bonus tracks.)

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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceHe's The DJ, I'm The Rapper (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jive/Real Gone, 1988. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
One of those rare moments where a mainstream hit goes onto preface years of creative talent to come – even though the whole thing might have seemed like a bit of a one-off at the time! The young Will Smith is fantastic as the Fresh Prince – full of charm, at a level that really upped ... read more CD
Also available He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper (with download & bonus album) ... LP 22.99

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El Michels AffairReturn To The 37th Chamber ... CD
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
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 CD
Also available Return To The 37th Chamber (with bonus download) ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ God.Damn.ChanSlush ... CD
Alpha Pup, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
Busted beats with a very bassy bottom – the kind of record that can really give your speakers a workout, while also delivering a surprisingly lyrical sort of vibe overall! God Damn Chen is very much a 21st Century talent – drawing on a range of earlier funky influences, but making ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop) read more CD

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HerbaliserBring Out The Sound ... CD
BBE (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
It'd been a few years since we heard the head nodding hip hop funk sound of The Herbaliser, but their back in full force! The cover a lot of stylistic terrain here, from the neo-classic boombap with scratches and cinematic samples of the opener, to the noirish hip hop soul of the standout "Seiz ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available Bring Out The Sound ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Madvillain (Madlib & MF Doom)Madvillainy ... CD
Stones Throw, 2004. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
A Stones Throw sci-fi masterpiece – one that was destined for greatness from conception, but we're still pretty well blown away by the final product! MC Doom and beatmaster Madlib couldn't be better suited for a collaboration. As much as we've dug the best of Doom's material of the last ... read more CD

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NxWorries (Anderson Paak & Knxwledge)Yes Lawd! Remixes ... CD
Stones Throw, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
A ridiculously solid companion piece to Anderson.Paak & Knxwldge's instant classic Yes Lawd! – more of an alternate version than it is a mere remix record! Whereas a standard remix album would have a bunch of producers of varying fame and acclaim remix/re-do standout album tracks in ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available Yes Lawd! Remixes (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP 18.99

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PharcydeBizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (2CD – 25th anniversary edition) ... CD
Delicious Vinyl/Craft, 1992. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
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! Along with Del and the Souls Of Mischief, the Pharcyde were one of the few West Coast units to achieve any kind of widespread popularity using the uniquely loopy, ... read more CD

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Run-DMCRaising Hell (expanded edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Profile, 1986. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
The massive third album from Run DMC – a set that was done at a time when the duo were totally at the top of their game – and broke out big to a much wider audience than the usual hip hop crowd! Part of the album's strength is its guitar-heavy sound on some of the grooves – ... read more CD

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✨✧ Slum VillageFantastic Collection (4CD set) ... CD
Ne'Astra, 2000. New Copy 4CD ... $16.99 19.98
Slum Village's legendary Jay Dee-produced Fantastic Vols I & II, with instrumentals, bonus songs, in a nicely-priced 4CD set! Vol I was at one time one of the most sought-after hip hop albums of the era – with some of the most rugged-and-raw Jay Dee production on record! Honestly, we're ... read more CD

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Tall Black GuyLet's Take A Trip ... CD
First Word (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $13.99
A welcome trip with Tall Black Guy! TBG's soulful beats. jazzy keyboard laced grooves, deft ways with sampled vocals really stand out in the contemporary landscape, especially in the way his own full length material can differ from his remixes and production work for others. This one's got a really ... read more CD

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Tribe Called QuestWe Got It From Here – Thank You 4 Your Service ... CD
Jive, 2016. New Copy ... $12.99
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 CD
Also available We Got It From Here – Thank You 4 Your Service (with download) ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ TyWork Of Heart ... CD
Jazz Refreshed (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
Nice one from Brit hip hop mainstay Ty – living up to the title with personal lyricism from the heart, but soulful a broader, universal sense too – with appearances by John Robinson, Deborah Jordan, N'fa Jones, Julie Dexter, Umar Bin Hassan and more! Ty is hands on with the production ... read more CD
Also available Work Of Heart ... LP 26.99

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Wu Tang ClanWu Tang – The Saga Continues ... CD
E One, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Wu Tang Clan veterans, affiliate and guests unite under the Wu banner for The Saga Continues – largely produced by the capable, long-serving Mathematics and executive produced by RZA – who appears on the mic as does Inspectah Deck, Ghostface, Meth and Raekwon – plus guests Redman, ... read more CD

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VariousOh No Vs Now Again Vol 3 – Now Again Music Library ... CD
Now Again, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
A third mighty dip into the huge catalog of Now Again Records – the special offshoot of Stones Throw that's given us countless funk, soul, and psych rarities over the past decade or so! This set of mixes may well be the trippiest so far we've heard from the combination of Oh Now and the ... (Funky Compilations, Hip Hop) read more CD

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