A solo set from once and hopefully future half of Outkast Big Boi – and he delivers big here for Def Jam – classic Outkast level excellence from Sir Lucious Leftfoot! Production by Organized Noize, Scott Storch, J Beattzz, DJ Cutmasta Swiff and others, many songs with co-production ... read moreCD
Tracks include "Lock & Load", "Never Scared" feat Killer Mike & TI, "Back Up" feat Dru, "Grippin The Grain" feat Lady Ice & Marcus, "Puttin In Work" feat David Banner & Lady Ice, "Getting It (Get Dat Money)" feat Jack Frost ... read moreCD
(Enhanced CD pressing. Barcode has a cutout hole, booklet has a small promo sticker.)
The funky titans are at it again! "Deuces Up, Double Down" is a killer new track from the group – an original tune written by drummer Miles Tackett, with a heavy scattershot beat at the bottom, and lots of loud, fast, honking horns over the top. The guitar player's licking away at ... (Deep Funk, Hip Hop)read moreCD
Includes "Just Begin" feat Raz Fresco, "Flute" feat Joey Bada$$ & CJ Fly Of Pro Era, "Clear Light" feat Chelsea Reject, "Red Alert", "We In Here" with David Dallas, "The Choice", "This Is My World" feat Steele of Smif N ... read moreCD
Classic minded but truly fresh duo hip hop from the Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks, aka the Cool Kids – billed as an EP, but a pretty generous one at 10 tracks and more than a half hour in length – a strong hint that these Kids are going to make a huge splash! The Cool Kids produce ... read moreCD
Some of Blue Note's hippest tracks of recent years get the remix treatment – in a strong set of modern hip-hop meets jazz grooves that are put together by DJ Smash! There's a total of 14 tracks in all – some exclusive to the set, a few others pulled from hard to find 12" singles ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop)read moreCD
Frighty & Colonel Mite —
Life ... CD Profile, 1990. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Includes "Life (Is What You Make It)", "Ragamuffin Girl", "My Baby Just Cares For Me", "Realize", "Can You Handle It", "Maximum", "I Know You Know", "Don't Go" and "Jah Put It Deh". (Reggae, Hip Hop)CD
A second volume of classic LL Cool J cuts – from benchmark mid 80s jams produced by Rick Rubin to the best of his mid 00s cuts – stellar cuts all the way, be they trailblazing old school classics or unpretentious, well crafted mainstream ear candy. LL has done it all, All World Volume ... read moreCD
One of the early classics on Stones Throw! Don't judge this book by it's cover – we'll award this one corniest LP cover art of the year, but the music is still straight, produced by the infamous Madlib, one of underground's most respected producers. Combining all the earlier singles like ... read moreCD
Madvillain (Madlib & MF Doom) —
Madvillainy ... CD Stones Throw, 2004. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
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 moreCD
Marcelo D2's still looking for the perfect beat, but this time around he's got some great help in his search – a list of heavy duty guests that includes Seu Jorge, Miriam Aydar, Medaphor, Roberto Sa, and Marcos Valle – each of whom get a chance to add strongly to a track on the album! ... (Brazil, Hip Hop)read moreCD
This album was produced entirely by Kutmasta Kurt, featuring rhymes by Kool Keith and Motion Man. Yep, ANOTHER Kool Keith project! This one has it's hilarious moments, as they all do, but Kutmasta Kurt's the star of the show this time around, with head nodding production throughout. Includes ... read moreCD
A big step forward for Psalm One – possibly the best female MC in Chicago – featuring some of best production we've heard by a number Chi hip hop figures – all of which is to say her sophomore album and debut for Rhymesayers is a damn fine effort all around! We were impressed by ... read moreCD
PE's third LP, and their last with full on Bomb Squad production. With classics like "Fight The Power", "Burn Hollywood Burn", "Welcome To The Terrordome", "Power To The People", "911 Is A Joke" and the title track. CD
Who is this man, yoy might ask? It's John Robinson, a stellar MC with a busy, thoughtful and dexterous mic flow – who's had this tight album finished since 2004, and it's only now seeing the light of day in the US! It may have languished due to the usual politics of the business, but in ... read moreCD
The massive third album from Run DMC – made at the top of their game – a pivotal effort that brought them to peak popularity and helped break hip hop in a huge way in the pop culture landscape! Part of the album's strength is its guitar-heavy sound on some of the grooves – ... read moreCD
A smoking Rhymesayers debut from Sa-Roc – one of the most inventive female MCs of the past decade, and an artist who just continues to explode with fresh energy on each new release! The album's mostly produced by Sol Messiah – Sa-Roc's longtime musical partner, and a talent who really ... read moreCD
(Nice package – gold-laminated sleeve, and 16 page booklet!)
Tracks include "PSK- What Does It Mean?", "Gucci Time", "Put Your Filas On", "Saturday Night", "Dedication To All B-Boys", "Fat Gold Chain", "Parkside 5-2", "B-Boy Rhyme & Riddle", "Smoke Some Kill", " ... read moreCD
Super Smoky Soul —
Cycling ... CD Circulations (Japan), 2007. Used ...
The beats have Super Smoky Soul all right – but they're also loaded with atmospheric instrumental hip hop and headnodding funk! The Tokyo based production duo of Super Smoky Soul blend a solidly funky beat with off kilter samples, cosmic keys and layers of off kilter elements around the ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop)read moreCD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Three Wize Men —
GB Boyz ... CD Rhythm King (UK), 1988. Used ...
(Out of print, booklet has some very light staining, noting major.)
Too Short's third album for Jive and sixth overall, still riding at a near peak level, since Born To Mack and Life Is...pretty much made a legend while still in his early 20s! A few tracks have the same dark humor as the above mentioned classics, but he takes a turn into seriousness on "The ... read moreCD
Tracks include "Check The Rhime", "Bonita Applebum", "Award Tour", "Can I Kick It?", "Scenario", "Buggin' Out", "If The Papes Come", "Electric Relaxation", "Jazz (We've Got)", "I Left My Wallet In El ... read moreCD
The last Tribe Called Quest LP – one of those "end of an era" type experiences for sure – and record that was fairly slept on it the time given the dizzying heights of their earlier record – and holds up today as an essential! The tracks are all produced by The Ummah ... read moreCD
The last of the classic from the initial years of the Ultramagnetic MCs. The lyrics are still in the abstract style the Ultramags are famous for, but this time they're a little less manic – despite Kool Keith dropping his trademark madness. Ced Gee's production is still up to par to say ... read moreCD
Dr Cornel West gathers hip hop, soul and nusoul stars – as a loose collective going by the moniker Black Men Who Mean Business – including appearances Talib Kweli, Rhymefest, Malik Yusef, Prince, Black Thought, Andre 3000, Jill Scott, KRS One and more! The production is mostly credited ... read moreCD
(Out of print, digipack case has some edgewear & a sticker over the barcode.)
Throw away all your 70s electric funk records – because the classic sound is back, and fresher than ever! Yesterday's New Quintet is a side project from hip hop producer Madlib – and the group's firmly steeped in a love of the mellow funky sound of 70s labels like Kudu and CTI. Vibes ... (Deep Funk, Hip Hop)read moreCD
We weren't certain whether this dope little compilation qualified as a soundtrack or not, but we are certain it might as well be considered THE soundtrack to the first half of the oughties, with the cream of the Stones Throw stable lacing this collabo with the Adult Swim network with pure niceness ... read moreCD
Manchester has got to be one of the hippest cities on earth – or at least it would seem that way, because the folks at the city's Fat City record shop keep turning out excellent funky compilations like this one! The set's like the best ones on the label in the past – a genre-blending ... (Funky Compilations, Hip Hop)read moreCD