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✨✧ Stanley Clarke1, 2, To The Bass ... CD
Epic, 2003. Used ... $3.99
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✨✧ VariousPersona ... CD
Mellow Music Group, 2015. Used ... $4.99
Music from Oddisee & Phonte, Ras Kass, yU, Open Mike Eagle, Rapper Big Pooh & Quelle Chris, Kool Keith, Masta Ace, Oddisee, Gift Of Gab & more. CD

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✨✧ Tribe Called QuestAnthology ... CD
Jive, 1990s. Used ... $4.99
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 more CD

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✨✧ Cypress HillCypress Hill ... CD
Columbia/Ruffhouse, 1991. Used ... $3.99
Cypress Hill's debut masterpiece – one of the biggest and best first albums in 90s hip hop! There's little we can add to the canon when it comes to describing this album's impact, but it's still pretty revelatory. Like other west coast rap heavies of the time, Cypress Hill documents real ... read more CD

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✨✧ Cypress HillBlack Sunday ... CD
Ruffhouse/Columbia, 1993. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The second LP from Cypress Hill, and as far as we're concerned, the last good one. Muggs' beats get a bit darker on this album, but are still sharp enough to cut through even the thickest clouds of smoke. 14 tracks in all, including "I Wanna Get High", "I Ain't Goin' Out Like ... read more CD

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✨✧ RootsThings Fall Apart ... CD
MCA, 1999. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A landmark effort from the Legendary Roots Crew – one that a lot of folks hail as their greatest album – and there's a strong case to be made for that! Jazzy soul backdrops and lyrics that both personally and culturally reflective – and it's also the best produced Roots album to ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousJuice – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
MCA, 1991. Used ... $3.99
The sharp Bomb Squad-spearhead soundtrack to Juice – standing the test of time very well over the years, thanks to the genuine dopeness of prime early 90s tracks by Cypress Hill, Brand New Heavies, Eric B & Rakim, EPMD and more! Some of the nicest includes Naughty By Nature's "Uptown ... read more CD
(Rear tray card has a light crease.)

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Christian MarclaydjTRIO ... CD
Asphodel, 2004. Used ... $6.99
Beat juggling of an entirely different sort. The grand daddy of really messing with a turntable is caught live with some of the next generation of post modern cut & paste vinyl manipulators, all of the very out, leftfield school of turntable abstraction extraction. DJ Olive, Erik M, Toshio ... (Out Sound, Hip Hop) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sidewalk ChalkShoulder Season (CD & DVD) ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy CD & DVD ... Just Sold Out!
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

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StreetsOriginal Pirate Material ... CD
Atlantic/Vice, 2002. Used ... $1.99
The much celebrated UK phenom's debut mixes 2 step dubby production and off kilter rhythms with a straight ahead spoken flow delivery. Tracks include "Has It Come To This?", "Sharp Darts", "Too Much Brandy", "Weak Become Heroes", "Same Old Thing", ... read more CD

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VariousPeanut Butter Wolf – Jukebox 45s ... CD
Stones Throw, 2002. Used ... $7.99
If our jukebox was like this, we'd be rich! The compilation's a much-needed overview of the limited edition 45s issued by the Stones Throw label – a genre-busting blend of hip hop, deep funk, and turntable work – always exciting, and with a style that's unlike anything else we can ... read more CD

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Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show No 8 – Advanced Jazz (limited edition) ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. Used ... $18.99
Advanced Jazz from Madlib – No 8 in his sprawling, epic monthly series of 2010 – a nearly 80 minute trip into Madlib's jazz crates! This course in Advanced Jazz finds 'Lib in incomparable DJ form – a mix of material from a half century of jazz recordings peppered with a mad ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes Medicine Show obi.)

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EminemRecovery ... CD
Shady/Interscope, 2010. Used ... $2.99
Titles include "Space Bound", "Cinderella Man", "25 To Life", "So Bad", "Almost Famous", "You're Never Over", "Cold Wind Blows", "On Fire", "Won't Back Down", "WTF", "Going Through Changes" ... read more CD

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Saul WilliamsAmethyst Rock Star ... CD
American, 2001. Used ... $3.99
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Kids See GhostsKids See Ghosts ... CD
Def Jam, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
Kanye 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 interesting crop synths and fuzz steeped production and some interesting samples in the mix ... read more CD

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Art Of NoiseWho's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise ... CD
Island, 1984. Used ... $7.99
An incredibly wonderful record from The Art of Noise – their first full length, following off of the ep Into Battle With – and a much more open-ended array of beats, sounds, and that wonderful chunky Trevor Horn production! The album's got versions of some of the older singles – ... (Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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J Cole2014 Forest Hills Drive ... CD
Columbia/Roc Nation, 2014. Used ... $6.99
A soul-searching effort from J Cole! 2014 Forest Hills Drive is named after the address of his NC childhood home, which is crystal clear clue of the introspective nature here – but it's got fresh, head-nodding hip hop soul production that carries it over all the more strongly. Solidly ... read more CD

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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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Mobb DeepInfamy ... CD
Loud/Violator, 2001. Used ... $3.99
Mobb Deep steps into a new millennium with a slightly bigger sound, but without losing the plot! Long-heralded for being gritty and raw in the best kind of way, Prodigy & Havoc had nothing left to prove on that front – so taking a slight left turn with a more introspective lyrical bent ... read more CD
Also available Infamy (with download) ... LP 22.99

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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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Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli)Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (original pressing) ... CD
Rawkus, 1998. Used ... $7.99
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
(Includes slipcase, which has a small split on one edge.)

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Lauryn HillMiseducation Of Lauryn Hill ... CD
Ruffhouse, 1998. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Includes "Lost Ones", "Ex-Factor", "To Zion", "Doo Wop", "Superstar", "Final Hour", "When It Hurts So Bad", "I Used To Love Him", "Forgive Them Father", "Every Ghetto, Every City", "Nothing Even ... read more CD
(Small drill hole through corner of case.)

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Sway & King TechThis Or That ... CD
Interscope, 1999. Used ... $7.99
Features DJ Revolution mixing up the cuts. Tracks include "The Anthem" featuring RZA, Eminem, Xzibit, Pharoahe Monch, Kool G Rap, KRS-One, "Rework The Angles" by Dilated Peoples, "Above The Clouds" feat Gang Star and Inspectah Deck, "Improvise" feat Jurasic ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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CoupSorry To Bother You ... CD
Anti, 2012. Used ... $6.99
Hell, Boots, it's not a bother – we actually dig Sorry To Bother You as much as any Coup music since Steal This Album! There's a great vibe on Sorry To Bother you – with rebellious, progressive lyricism, of course – but musically, this one surpasses the preceding Coup album, in ... read more CD

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2PacAll Eyez On Me ... CD
Death Row/Interscope, 1996. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
The last LP issued before he passed, kind of an epic of modern hip hop. With "All Eyez On Me", "California Love (rmx)", "I Ain't Mad At Cha", "2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted", "Can't C Me" and "How Do U Want It", plus loads more. . . CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole)

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PM DawnBliss Album? ... CD
Gee Street, 1993. Used ... $0.99
After being thrown off a stage by KRS, Prince Be moved from rhyming to mostly singing. Yeah, it's easy to make fun, and if you're looking for hip hop, you won't find it here at all. But if you're looking for good early 90's Sunday-afternoon pop-soul arrangements, this LP is right up your alley. ... read more CD
(Out of print, small tear on booklet.)

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DJ KrushStepping Stones – The Self-Remixed Best (2CD set) ... CD
Sony, 2006. Used 2CD ... $9.99
An excellent collection of classics and retooled wonders from DJ Krush – a 2CD set that separates his work with MCs and his instrumental canon – and includes 5 brand new tracks! The Lyricism CD features appearances by Company Flow, Black Thought & Malik B of the Roots, Mos Def, ... read more CD

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RootsHome Grown! – The Beginner's Guide To Understanding The Roots Vol 1 ... CD
Geffen, 1990s. Used ... $7.99
A wonderful snapshot of work by the mighty Roots crew – featuring rare remixes, alternate versions, never released tracks and more – handpicked by ?uestlove! Rather than going the traditional "best of" route, the Roots have assembled a collection that is more of a companion ... 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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Notorious BIGBorn Again ... CD
Bad Boy, 1999. Used ... $1.99
Tracks include "Dangerous MC's" featuring Snoop Dogg & Busta Rhymes, "I Really Want To Show You" featuring Nas with K-Ci & Jo-Jo, "Rap Phenomenon" featuring Redman & Method Man, "Tonight" featuring Mobb Deep, "Let Me Get Down" featuring ... read more CD

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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

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SankofaFive Elements ... CD
Sankofa, 1999. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print. Rear tray card has a small tear, booklet has and ink stamp on the front.)

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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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BreakestraDeuces Up, Double Down EP ... CD
Stones Throw, 2002. Used ... $4.99
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 more CD

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Ghostface Killah & BadbadnotgoodSour Soul ... CD
Lex, 2015. Used ... $8.99
Cinematic hip hop from the steadily productive, furiously on point rhyme slinger Ghostface Killah – working here with the excellent Toronto jazz funk ensemble Badbadnotgood – and as much as we dug Ghostface's funk band backed efforts of the previous couple years, Sour Soul might be best ... 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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Kendrick LamarDAMN. (collectors edition) ... 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
(Hand-numbered limited edition collectors edition – with the tracks in reverse order!)

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Kanye WestYe ... CD
Def Jam, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
Pop culture baggage aside, pretty mesmerizing stuff from Ye! Ye the album, if his persona hasn't turned you off by now, is a compelling effort from what we'll dub Kanye's "puzzle period" – this strange era of his recorded output that's a long time since his creative and popular ... read more CD
Also available Ye ... LP 14.99

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Wu-Tang ClanIron Flag ... CD
Loud, 2001. Used ... $1.99
An underrated later Wu Tang effort from '01 – a lean 12 track set that lacks little to our ears, except for the then incarcerated ODB. RZA keeps the production solid, tight and simple – rugged, grimy foil for the rhymes, which sound pretty damn nice all these years later – as ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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EPMDBusiness As Usual (original pressing) ... CD
Def Jam, 1992. Used ... $4.99
While this is probably the weakest of the 4 albums EPMD cut before busting up, that shouldn't lead you to believe it's weak. This third LP finds Erick and Parrish still repping Long Island with their signature boom bap beats and slow flow rhyme style. Maybe you didn't get open open on this one ... read more CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a small tear on the back side. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Young MCStone Cold Rhymin ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, 1989. Used ... $1.99
Crossover pop chart hip hop from the tailend of the 80s – the Delicious Vinyl classic Stone Cold Rhymin from Young MC – boisterous, funky good time rap with production by the Dust Brothers and exuberant, fun, uncomplicated, stone cold rhymes from Young MC! Includes the unforgettable ... read more CD
Also available Stone Cold Rhymin ... LP 18.99

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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 2CD ... $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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DJ QuikDown, Down, Down (radio, inst, call out research hook) ... CD
Profile, 1998. Used ... $4.99
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(Promotional release.)

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NERDNO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES ... CD
I Am Other/Columbia, 2017. Used ... $4.99
The Neptunes & co.'s ever-evolving hip hop/electro pop creative outlet NERD is back with their best in years! NERD not only never ever really dies, they're also never ever to be dismissed as an occasional throwaway side project, and they never put out the same record twice. This one finds ... read more CD
(Punch through barcode.)
Also available NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES ... CD 11.99

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VariousTags Of The Times: 3 ... CD
Mary Joy (Japan), 2001. Used ... $8.99
Third in the Tags... series, this volume gives you hip hop now as defined by the underground's best talent. Tracks include the soulful "Between The Lines" by Atmosphere, "Low Key" by Company Flow, Mr Lif, BMS, & 3MG, "Future Rockers" by Aceyalone, "Wise ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)

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VariousDef Jam's Greatest Hits – Hardcore ... CD
Def Jam, Late 80s/1990s. Used ... $2.99
Music from the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, LL Cool J, Method Man, Onyx, Redman, Foxy Brown, Boss, EPMD & case. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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RootsGame Theory ... CD
Okayplayer/Def Jam, 2006. Used ... $3.99
The Roots return with their first album on Def Jam – a rich batch of soulful, heavier moods, cultural reflection, and some incredible modern Philly funk playing behind the thoughtful rhymes – probably the deepest album to appear on Def Jam in the past decade or so! Game Theory shares ... read more CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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BlakrocBlakroc ... CD
Blakroc, 2009. Used ... $8.99
The Black Keys with ODB, Mos Def, RZA, Raekwon, Q Tip & a few more. CD
(Out of print.)

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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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JazYa Don't Stop ... CD
EMI, 1991. Used ... $16.99
Six song EP with Jaz's best material – better production and rhymes than his later full length LP, including some nice political tracks – no "Hawaiian Sophie" type tracks here. With production from Prince Paul, Large Professor and 45 King: "Sign Of The Crimes", ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Original FlavorThis Is How It Is ... CD
Atlantic, 1992. Used ... $14.99
The first album from Original Flavor, and along with the Jaz, the roots of the Roc A Fella clan. With the Dash brothers holding down the business end of this LP, and Ski fronting the group with a little help from Clark Kent, this middle of the road commercial hip hop album didn't make much of an ... read more CD
(Out of print. Small drill hole through booklet & barcode.)

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VariousTags Of The Times Version 2.0 J ... CD
Mary Joy (Japan), 1999. Used ... $18.99
Hip hop compilation that's far from being just a collection of random tracks by some nice underground MC's. Even though each track has a different producer, there's a definite unifying sound to the compilation – the production has a live-in-the-studio late-night jazzy feel. It almost sounds ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Arthur Russell & OthersSleeping Bag Sessions ... CD
Sleeping Bag, 1980s. Used ... $7.99
Dancefloor jams, post disco soul, early NYC hip hop beats and straight up amazing 80s NYC progressive club genius from Arthur Russell – a compilation of great tracks he performed on, authored, remixed, edited or produced for Sleeping Bag in the early-to-mid 80s! Includes underground classics ... (Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Gensu DeanRaw ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2016. Used ... $6.99
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BWPBytches ... CD
No Face/Rush, 1991. Used ... $16.99
12 tracks in all, including "Comin' Back Strapped", "Wanted", "Two Minute Brother", "We Want Money", "Hit Man", and "Teach Em". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Big LLifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous ... CD
Columbia, 1995. New Copy ... $5.99 8.99
The classic first solo album by Big L – with 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 started out strong, and this ... read more CD

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GoatsNo Goats No Glory ... CD
Ruffhouse, 1994. Used ... $4.99
Includes "Wake N Bake", "Philly Blunts", "The Boom", "Mutiny", "Rumblefish", "Blind With Anger", and "Idiot Business". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Mark RonsonVersion ... CD
RCA, 2007. Used ... $3.99
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CoolioIt Takes A Thief ... CD
Tommy Boy, 1994. Used ... $2.99
Includes "Fantastic Voyage", "County Line", "Mama I'm In Love Wit A Gangsta" and 13 more tracks. . . CD
(Out of print.)

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MC HammerPlease Hammer Don't Hurt Em ... CD
Capitol, 1990. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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FugeesScore ... CD
Columbia, 1996. Used ... $2.99
16 tracks in all, including "How Many MC's", "Ready Or Not", "Killing Me Softly" (Lauryn Hill's amazing version of the Roberta Flack classic), "Fu-Gee-La", and "No Woman, No Cry". CD
(Out of print.)

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Slum VillageTrinity (Past, Present And Future) ... CD
Capitol/Barak, 2002. Used ... $2.99
Slum Village returns with a proper follow up to Fantastic Vol 2, after a way too long three year break! This is the Slums' biggest outing so far without the full participation of Jay Dee – but never fear, Jay shows up here on a few tracks, and you also get beats by Hi Tek and others. The ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Prince PoPrettyblack ... CD
Nasty Habits, 2006. Used ... $4.99
The second solo set from one half of the legendary Organized Konfusion – featuring production by Large Professor, Rockwilder, Madlib, Ammon Contact, Prince Po and others! Po's previous album Slickness wasn't revolutionary, but it really was a slept on gem – and Prettyblack picks up ... read more CD

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Prehistoric Sounds feat MoodPrehistoric Sounds ... CD
Mission Control, 2000. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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VariousMillennium Hip Hop Party ... CD
Rhino, 1990s. Used ... $4.99
Music from Run DMC, Tone Loc, Digital Underground, Young MC, MC Hammer, LL Cool J, PM Dawn, Arrested Development, House Of Pain, Naughty By Nature, Dr Dre & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Vordul MegaMega Graphitti ... CD
Backwoodz/Greenstreets, 2008. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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DJ SokoDomino Effect ... CD
Left Of Center, 2015. Used ... $2.99
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DreamLove Vs Money ... CD
Def Jam, 2009. Used ... $0.99
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Big Daddy KaneLooks Like A Job For . . . ... CD
Cold Chillin, 1993. Used ... $2.99
Although this is well into Big Daddy Kane's career, he still displays some skills here. Tracks include "How U Get A Record Deal?", "Very Special", "Stop Shammin'", "Here Comes Kane, Scoob & Scrap" and "Nuff Respect (remix)". CD
(Out of print,.)

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EPMDUnfinished Business ... CD
Fresh, 1989. Used ... $5.99
The second album of heavy east coast funk and slow rolling rhymes from the brothers from Brentwood. Nice, fat trunk rattling production and Eric and Parrish's trademark back and forth rhymes keep this set fresh,even today. Loaded with classics: "So What Cha Sayin'", "Get the ... read more CD
(Booklet has some age spots.)
Also available Unfinished Business ... LP 22.99

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Jay-ZMagna Carta Holy Grail ... CD
Roc-A-Fella, 2013. Used ... $3.99
Jay-Z back his solo comfort zone after his co-headlining Watch The Throne triumph with Kanye West– and he's back with Timbaland in the production booth on the majority of cuts – with appearances by Rick Ross, Frank Ocean, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and others. Mr. Carter might not be ... read more CD
(Missing slipcase.)

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WaleAttention Deficit ... CD
Interscope, 2009. Used ... $0.99
Pretty sharp stuff from Wale – the Interscope debut after some pretty hot underground attention – doing his thing with smarts and quality flow over a varied backdrop of production! Wale has a reputation for bring some influences of DC's go-go sound to the table, and for this major ... read more CD

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Chris RockBigger & Blacker ... CD
Dreamworks, 1999. Used ... $1.99
(Comedy/Spoken, Hip Hop) CD
(Out of print.)

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Fresh DailyGorgeous Killer In Crimes of Passion ... CD
High Water, 2009. Used ... $6.99
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Black JuniorsBlack Juniors ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1984. New Copy ... $17.99
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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MF DoomSpecial Herbs Vol 1 & 2 (Instrumentals) ... CD
Metal Face/Nature Sounds, 2000s. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
The first two volumes from Doom's spice rack of beats! These ingredients stretch way back, all the way to the KMD days, plus other beats, samples, and instrumental stew from the Operation: Doomsday LP, King Ghidora, and less familiar efforts. Beats by Metal Fingers, Spinna, Subroc, Cucumber ... read more CD

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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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South Central CartelSouth Central Madness (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pump/Snow Dog, 1991. New Copy ... $12.99
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
Also available South Central Madness ... LP 18.99

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StezoCrazy Noise (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fresh/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $18.99
Crazy noise, and a crazy great album from Stezo – really the one and only set that the man ever gave us – but a gem that really represents that great shift in hip hop lyricism in the generation of Rakim, EPMD, and Audio two! The production is wonderful – full of raw samples, but ... read more CD
(Part of the Golden Age Hip Hop Masterpiece series!)

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Die AntwoordDonker Mag ... CD
Zef Recordz, 2014. Used ... $5.99
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Die AntwoordTen$ion ... CD
Zef Recordz, 2012. Used ... $6.99
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Die Antwoord$O$ ... CD
Cherry Tree/Interscope, 2010. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Marcelo D2Hip Hop Rio ... CD
Net (Brazil), 2002. Used ... $1.99
(Brazil, Hip Hop) CD
(Out of print.)

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KieferHappysad ... CD
Stones Throw, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
An impressive blend of jazz and hazy hip hop beatcraft from Kiefer – his best yet! We dug Kiefer's earlier Kickinit Alone a lot, too, but Happysad feels like a next level effort. Jazz piano really stands out as the leading light in the sound here – it's the real thing, too – ... read more CD
Also available Happysad ... LP 18.99

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VariousStrictly The Best Volume 10 ... CD
VP, 1993. Used ... $4.99
Music from Freddie McGregor, Beres Hammond, Garnett Silk, Dennis Brown, Pam Hall, Makeda, Gregory Isaacs, Jack Radics, Cutty Rank & more. (Reggae, Hip Hop) CD
(Out of print.)

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Divine StylerDef Mask (with instrumentals) ... CD
Gamma Proforma (UK), 2014. Used ... $2.99
Divine Styler returns for him album in years and years – working the synths-stoked, lyrically-barbed, dystopian future funky sound he helped invent – and it's strong stuff! There's a cinematic vibe at play, with kind of a dark sci fi feel. Lyrically, he's doing solid job of getting ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Leaders Of The New SchoolFuture Without A Past ... CD
Elektra, 1991. Used ... $6.99
The amazing debut of those most hyperactive of the Native Tongues, the short-lived, ultra fresh Leaders Of The New School! Busta & Co. splintered apart after just two albums, but this will always be a shiny trophy in the mantle with the all time freshest East Coast hip hop. It sounds great to ... read more CD
(Out of print CD pressing.)

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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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TrickyMaxinquaye (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Island (UK), 1995. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Deluxe edition of the first Tricky album – benchmark trip hop from one the true innovators – and one of pivotal albums of the past couple decades! Along with the work of Portishead, Tricky circa Maxinquaye sort of established the blueprint for the whole mid 90s guy-with-sludgy-beats-mee ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop) read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Maxinquaye (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Prefuse 73Sacrifices ... CD
Lex, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 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
Also available Sacrifices ... LP 20.99

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J DillaRuff Draft – Dilla's Mix (with bonus instrumentals CD) ... CD
Pay Jay, Early 2000s. New Copy 2CD (reissue)... $12.99 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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Kendrick Lamar & OthersBlack Panther ... CD
Interscope, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A modern classic hip hop soundtrack to Black Panther that should make T'Challa proud! It was pretty clear early on that Black Panther might be one of the greatest modern super hero movies – and an important one for the political and cultural climate of the late teens – so the pressure ... read more CD
Also available Black Panther (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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Epik 1Epik 1.0 ... CD
Underpaid Productions, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99
Independent Chicago hip hop from emcee Epik 1 – a born & bred Chicagoan with roots in the city's late 90s freestyle and open mic scene, and a genuine love and appreciation for block rocking hip hop history for the old school to today. Produced by Illpee with no nonsense, headnodding ... read more CD

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Lyrics BornLater That Day (15th Anniversary version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quannum/Real People, 2003. New Copy ... $14.99 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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Skinny BoysWeightless ... CD
Warlock/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $18.99
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!)

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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
Also available MC Breed & DFC ... LP 18.99

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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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NERDNO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES ... CD
I Am Other/Columbia, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99
The Neptunes & co.'s ever-evolving hip hop/electro pop creative outlet NERD is back with their best in years! NERD not only never ever really dies, they're also never ever to be dismissed as an occasional throwaway side project, and they never put out the same record twice. This one finds ... read more CD
Also available NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES ... CD 4.99

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Sparky DThis Is Sparky D's World (with bonus tracks) ... CD
B-Boy/Octave (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $18.99
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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Tuff CrewDanger Zone (with bonus track) ... CD
Octave (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $18.99
Beat-heavy work from the Tuff Crew – a group who definitely live up to their name on the bottom end! Much of the work here is very drum machine-heavy – in a style that was maybe used more widely a few years before in hip hop, but which still gives this album by the group a nice sense ... read more CD
(Part of the Golden Age Hip Hop Masterpiece series!)
 
 



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