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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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Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli)Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star ... CD
Rawkus, 1998. New Copy ... $4.99 10.98
The first full-length from Mos Def and Talib Kweli together as Black Star – a benchmark moment in hip hop history, and one of the finest duo vocal hip hip records of the 90s – and one of the best ever on Rawkus! In hindsight, it's all the more rewarding given Talib Kweli's longevity in ... read more CD
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Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star ... CD 3.99
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (two-tone vinyl with star design) ... LP 22.99

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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
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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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CommonResurrection (2CD deluxe edition – with box and poster) ... CD
Relativity/Get On Down, 1994. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 20.98
One of the best hip hop albums of all time – given the remastered, deluxe edition treatment! In 1994 when everyone seemed to be turning hardcore, Common Sense wasn't having it. Introspective tales of growing up and living on the South Side that fit perfectly with No ID's mellow production ... read more CD
(A beautiful box set edition of one of greatest hip hop albums of the past 20 years!)
Also available Resurrection ... LP 7.99

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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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Danger DoomMouse And The Mask (Metalface Version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Lex, 2005. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
You guessed it. Danger Mouse and MF Doom together – and also a collaboration with the writers and voice talent of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block of programming circa the mid 00s – so the dangerous duo make room for appearances by Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Space Ghost, Brak, Zorak, ... 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.)
Also available Deltron 3030 ... LP 16.99

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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

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Eric B & RakimPaid In Full (with bonus remixes) ... CD
Island, 1986. New Copy ... $3.99 5.98
Paid In Full, indeed. Eric B & Rakim's seminal album still pays off in so many ways, and it was such a vital link between the party rockin' style of the old school and the terse, hard-hitting beats and rhymes of what was then the new school, we can't even come up with the words for the praise ... read more CD

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InternetEgo Death ... CD
Columbia, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
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 more CD
Also available Ego Death (with download) ... LP 21.99

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J DillaKing Of Beats Vols 1 & 2 (plus Lost Scrolls EP) ... CD
Pay Jay, 1990s/2000s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $11.99
Formative Dilla beats – raw SP-1200 and Akai MPC material created and cataloged by the legendary producer over the years and served as blueprint/building blocks for some of his most revered productions throughout his career! This being the work of master, it doesn't play like a mere beat ... read more CD

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Kendrick LamarDAMN. ... CD
Aftermath/Interscope, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
DAMN!, indeed – Kendrick has yet to take even a small step down from the creative peak he's been riding for years – and takes another daring step forward with this strong, strident, no-mess-taking classic in the making! The surprise-announced DAMN! finds him taking on timely concerns ... read more CD

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Lupe FiascoDrogas Light ... CD
1st & 15th, 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 11.99
The first of a proposed trilogy from Chi's Lupe Fiasco – and his first official independent album after stepping away from Atlantic! Lupe had concerns over the major label system stifling his creativity, so it should be no surprise that he's as lyrically-focused and deeply thoughtful as ever ... read more CD

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Main SourceBreaking Atoms (30th Anniversary remastered edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Wild Pitch, 1991. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A record that no hip hop home should be without – the one and only album from Main Source, but a set that's more than strong enough to stand next to the best from contemporaries like De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, and Black Sheep! Like all three of those groups, these guys have a way of ... read more CD
Also available Breaking Atoms (30th Anniversary 2LP remastered edition) ... LP 22.99

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Karriem RigginsHeadnod Suite ... CD
Stones Throw, 2017. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A set that's got a lot more going on than you might expect from the "headnod" title – as Karriem Riggens is at his most dynamic here – offering up way more than just the hip hop instrumentals promised by the album's cover sticker! There's definitely a hip hop aesthetic in ... (Deep Funk, Hip Hop) read more CD

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Slick RickGreat Adventures Of Slick Rick – Children's Book Edition (CD with 18-page illustrated book) ... CD
Def Jam/Get On Down, 1988. New Copy ... $24.99 27.98
Slick Rick's first solo album and of the front-to-back hip hop albums of the late 80s Def Jam prime era – up there with the best ever! MC Ricky D introduced the world to a whole new rap style on Doug E Fresh's "The Show" and by the time this album dropped the world was more than ... read more CD
(Comes a big, nicely done "childern's book" illustrating the classic "Children's Story".)

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Souls Of Mischief93 'Til Infinity (2CD 20th Anniversary edition – with booklet) ... CD
Hiero Imperium/Get On Down, 1993. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 24.98
The timeless classic Cali hip hop standard bearer from Souls Of Mischief – given the tricked out 20th Anniversary edition it deserves! As much as we love all the best Hiero output of the 90s & beyond, this is still our favorite, and besides, it's pretty much the blueprint for the ... read more CD
(Beautiful expanded anniversary edition from Get On Down – with a bonus CD and expanded booklet – and even the packaging raps. . .playing the title track when you open it up!)
Also available 93 'Til Infinity (2LP pressing) ... LP 21.99
 
 



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