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Hip Hop — In Stock — CDs

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Anderson PaakOxnard (with bonus tracks) ... CD
12T/Aftermath, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Cinematic hip hop soul from Anderson .Paak named after a seaside city west of Los Angeles, CA – but it's not Malibu, it's the stunning follow up Oxnard – a little looser, more diverse, and ultimately just as impressive set from this still rising talent! The uber-impressive guest list ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD

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Black JuniorsBlack Juniors ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1984. New Copy ... $9.99
A real obscurity from the Brazilian scene of the 80s – an album by a group who must have been one of the first hip hop acts to cut a record down there – working in a tight mix of old school styles and electro funk modes! There's more of a street soul approach overall – as ... (Brazil, Hip Hop) read more CD

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Children Of ZeusTravel Light (with bonus Story So Far CD) ... CD
First Word (UK), 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Beautifully bottom-heavy sounds from Children of Zeus – a British duo who effortlessly blend together elements from hip hop and contemporary soul – very much in the spirit of the London sounds that first pricked up our ears at the start of the 90s, even if the approach here is much more ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD
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Czarface & Ghostface KillaCzarface Meets Ghostface ... CD
Silver Age, 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A thematic rap triumph from the hip hop superhero team of Czarface – already a veritable supergroup featuring Boston underground veterans 7L & Esoteric with the Wu Tang's Inspectah Deck – bringing in Wu MVP Ghostface Killah for the unsurprisingly massive Czarface Meets Ghostface! ... read more CD
Also available Czarface Meets Ghostface ... LP 21.99

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DJ ShadowLive In Manchester (CD & DVD) ... CD
Mass Appeal, 2018. New Copy 2CD & DVD ... $11.99 12.99
An incredibly well-captured set by the legendary DJ Shadow, Live In Manchester in October of 2017 – and come to think of it, the live album format is pretty underutilized in hip hop – who better than Shadow to pull it off so well! It's impeccably recorded and sounds great, so get enough ... read more CD
Also available Live In Manchester ... LP 22.99

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Dumi RightDoing It The Right Way ... CD
PH, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
A solo shot from Dumi Right of African hip hop pioneers Zimbabwe Legit – neo-classic rap from a pivotal figure – doing right by the legacy of his groundbreaking blueprint era work! The rhyme style and production aesthetic is true thi Dumi's roots in the early 90s era, but are anything ... read more CD

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Edo G, DJ Premier & Pete RockEdo G Presents – DJ Premier Vs Pete Rock EP ... CD
Redefinition, 2000s/2018. New Copy ... $9.99 10.98
A 4 song/8 track testament to the longevity and timeless craft of 3 hip hop legends – MC Edo G and masterful producers DJ Premier & Pete Rock! It's a great little round up of old school style rap singles, pairing vocal versions with instrumentals, sequenced for the CD just as they'd be ... read more CD
Also available Edo G Presents – DJ Premier Vs Pete Rock (4 X 7 inch set) ... 7-inch 36.99

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Freddie GibbsFreddie ... CD
ESGN, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 10.98
One of the toughest, leanest, tightest and most on point efforts from Freddie Gibbs to date – and one of the best! Despite the dead on perfect homage to the Teddy Pendergrass's quiet storm soul classic Teddy with the cover art here, make no mistakes, the material is Freddie Gibbs at his most ... read more CD
Also available Freddie ... LP 18.99

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GutsStop The Violence ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy ... $16.99
Maybe the best work so far from one of the hippest beatmaking collectives on the European scene – on a record that definitely has some of the righteous power you'd guess from the title! As before, the approach is rooted in hip hop, but also has a lot more going on too – lots of musical ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop) read more CD

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HerbaliserBring Out The Sound ... CD
BBE (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 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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J DillaRuff Draft – Dilla's Mix (with bonus instrumentals CD) ... CD
Pay Jay, Early 2000s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $7.99 14.98
J Dilla at his grittiest, most rugged & raw – in both the production and rhyme realms – with all beats and rhymes by the Dilla himself! This set originally opened our ears to a different side of Dilla, a harder hitting aesthetic, with beats and grooves from out of leftfield that ... read more CD

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Jean Grae & Quelle ChrisEverything's Fine ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Everything's more than fine on this record – it's one of the finest, most focused projects we've heard from Jean & Quelle – and it's as mesmerizing on the production side as it is dexterous in the rhyme department! The overriding theme is keeping things on an even keel in these ... read more CD

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✨✧ Kids See GhostsKids See Ghosts ... CD
Def Jam, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
KKanye West's & Kid Cudi's joint debut as Kids See Ghosts! Each looks inward and tackles existential personal issues on the lyrical front, with kind of a spacey melancholy vibe to the production, and with cool synths and fuzz-steeped production with some really interesting samples in the mix ... read more CD

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Lyrics BornLater That Day (15th Anniversary version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quannum/Real People, 2003. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
Lyrics Born of Latyrx fame drops a burning full length solo joint – and if we didn't recognize it as in instant classic on the early 00s it's earned that designation over time! This is pretty much entirely produced, arranged, programmed and written by LB, so if you know the style, you know ... read more CD
(Remastered 15th Anniversary deluxe edition with bonus tracks!)

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Lyrics BornQuite A Life ... CD
Real People, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A milestone effort from Bay Area veteran Lyrics Born – who has been delivering rock solid funky soul-steeped hip hop solo, with his Latyrx duo, and as a producer for well over 20 years by this point – and still delivering the goods after all these years! He's been leaning more on gritty ... read more CD
Also available Quite A Life (with download) ... LP 26.99

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Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show No 3 – Beat Konducta In Africa ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Raw crackling hip hop funk beatcraft at its deepest from mighty Madlib – working in his Beat Konducta style for this third entry in the epic Madlib's Medicine Show Series! Beat Konducta In Africa is a hazy hip hop instrumental set from 'Lib (lest you thought it might be a funky compilation ... read more CD

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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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MC BreedMC Breed & DFC (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Snow Dog/Warlock, 1991. New Copy ... $12.99
MC Breed's debut, featuring the DFC crew – and one of the earlier records to put Michigan on the national hip hop map! Breed was the first independent MCs to come from anywhere beside the coasts and make a real impact, and more or less paved the way for groups like those in the Suave House or ... read more CD

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NasNasir ... CD
Mass Appeal, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
An on target salvo from one of hip hop's longest reigning mic maestros, produced by a mercifully focused Kanye West! With a taut running time of around 27 minutes and a title as no nonsense as Nasir, you could be forgiven if you hit play expecting something as sharply honed as Illmatic, but neither ... read more CD
Also available Nasir ... LP 14.99

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Prefuse 73Sacrifices ... CD
Lex, 2018. New Copy ... $7.99 12.98
Prefuse 73 doing his distinctive thing – mood-setting, hypnotic beats that roll from raw and deconstructionist to big and boisterous – with plenty off off-kilter melodic touches between! The range from stripped down and mellow to dense and rollicking is impressive as always, and his way ... read more CD

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Schoolly DSaturday Night! - The Album (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jive/FTG, 1987. New Copy ... $7.99 10.98
The classic by Schoolly D – his second album, and the one where he really hits his stride – with profane humor and classic drum machine and oddball sample flavored production! It's almost hard-to-believe nowadays, but the un-PC rhymes were straight up scandalous back in the day – ... read more CD

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Sidewalk ChalkShoulder Season (CD & DVD) ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy CD & DVD ... $10.99 16.99
Really great work from this up-and-coming combo – a group who seems like they can spin together neo soul and hip hop better than most of the rest – and who also make great use of some live jazzy instrumentation as well! The set compiles live performances done around the midwest in ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available Shoulder Season (CD & DVD) ... CD 5.99

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Skinny BoysWeightless ... CD
Warlock/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $11.99
The Skinny Boys may be weightless, but they've got a nicely heavy sound that often comes as much from their own human beat box work as it does from sampled beats and other instrumentation! The album's an early set on Warlock, and it's got that raw, straight from the streets vibe that made the ... read more CD
(Part of the Golden Age Hip Hop Masterpiece series!)
Also available Weightless ... CD 9.99

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Sly5thAveInvisible Man – An Orchestral Tribute To Dr Dre ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 11.99
An orchestral homage to Dr Dre spearheaded by Brooklyn's Sylvester Onyejiaka, aka Sly5thAve – fleshing out hooks and melodies from throughout Dre's career, from classic singles to deep cuts, into large scale jazzy soul – with a stellar roster of guests including Mark De Clive-Lowe, DJ ... (Deep Funk, Hip Hop) read more CD

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South Central CartelSouth Central Madness (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pump/Snow Dog, 1991. New Copy ... $7.99
The first album by South Central Cartel – and funky, rugged, rawm profane snapshot early 90s independent west coast gangsta! NWA might've busted open the floodgates, but SCC was among the earlier crews to set sail on the massive gangsta rap wave to follow – and while they never burst ... read more CD

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Sparky DThis Is Sparky D's World (with bonus tracks) ... CD
B-Boy/Octave (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $11.99
Maybe not the first full length album by a female MC, but a really well-remembered set from the early days – and one that hardly tries to go for any crossover modes at all! Instead, Sparky-D really keeps it live and close to the streets – beginning the set with an acapella track that ... read more CD
(Part of the Golden Age Hip Hop Masterpiece series!)

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SwindleNo More Normal ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
British producer Swindle is at the top of his game here – effortlessly moving between contemporary genres that put the London scene in its very best light – as bits of funk, hip hop, dubstep, jazz, and other modes come together with an amazingly fresh sound! Most tracks have vocals, ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available No More Normal ... LP 18.99

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VariousBoombox – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro, & Disco Rap 1979 to 1982 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 22.99
Great cuts from the old school – pulled together from the earliest days of hip hop – at a time when the boundary lines in the music weren't so fully formed! These days, the difference between hip hop and club cuts is huge – but back in the South Bronx scene at the start, there ... (Funky Compilations, Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available Boombox – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro, & Disco Rap 1979 to 1982 ... LP 29.99

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VariousBoombox 2 – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro, & Disco Rap – 1979 to 1983 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 22.99
The real sound of the old school, and the best beats from the streets – the kind of early underground hip hop tracks that still sound wonderful after all these years! These are tracks from the earliest years of the style – when funk was as much a part of the music as lyrics – and ... (Funky Compilations, Hip Hop) read more CD

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VariousBoombox 3 – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro, & Disco Rap – 1979 to 1983 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 22.99
A mighty tribute to the days before iPods and headphones – when the only option for portable music was the boombox – a sonic powerhouse that ruled the streets and the subways, and seemed to create an instant party whenever it arrived! The tracks here are underground gems from back in ... (Funky Compilations, Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available Boombox 3 – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro, & Disco Rap – 1979 to 1983 (3LP set) ... LP 29.99

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VariousI Am A Vocoder ... CD
Neon Finger, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
To folks back in the 80s, the vocoder seemed like the sound of the future – and all these many years later, it turns out it's still the sound of the present – thanks to a range of younger artists who've helped breathe new life into the old electro stalwart! The tracks here are totally ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available I Am A Vocoder ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ VariousVinyl Make Me Funky – 70 Minutes Of Dopeness – Mixed By DJ Koco aka Shimokita ... CD
Octave (Japan), 1980s. New Copy ... $28.99
A very cool trip through the world of 80s hip hop – particularly the hippest tracks from labels that include Fresh, Sleeping Bag, Warlock, B-Boy, and Idlers Records – all laid out here in a non-stop mix that's almost 70 minutes long! The package pulls together classics from the mid 80s ... (Funky Compilations, Hip Hop) read more CD
 
 



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