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Hip Hop — In Stock — CDs

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✨✧ MursCaptain California ... CD
Strange Music, 2017. Used ... $6.99
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✨✧ KemestLiricsmatic ... CD
Mid 90s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Young MCReturn Of The 1 Hit Wonder ... CD
Overall, 1997. Used ... $1.99
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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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✨✧ George Tha JammaChi Bangin 2000 ... CD
Chi Bangin, 2000. Used ... $1.99
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(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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ LL Cool JPhenomenon (radio, LP)/Wanna Get Paid/Mama Said Knock You Out (CD single) ... CD
Def Jam, 1997. Used ... $0.99
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✨✧ NellyNellyville (clean) ... CD
Universal, 2002. Used ... $3.99
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✨✧ God.Damn.ChanSlush ... CD
Alpha Pup, 2018. Used ... $7.99
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
Also available Slush ... Cassette 7.99

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VariousStrictly The Best Volume 10 ... CD
VP, 1993. Used ... $8.99
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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1978ersPeople of Today ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2014. Used ... $8.99
Soulfully resonant hip hop from yU & Slimkat – working together as the 1978ers – and over a bed of jazzy soul beats that sound great in any decade! Includes "One-Nine-7-T-8", "In The Way", "Sacrilegious", "Tryin Then Y'all Say", "Develop& ... read more CD

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OzomatliStreet Signs ... CD
Concord, 2004. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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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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Shabazz PalacesLese Majesty ... CD
Sub Pop, 2014. Used ... $6.99
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(Packaged in a slim sleeve.)

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Mr ChopFor Pete's Sake (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Five Day Weekend/Now Again, 2009. Used ... $7.99
Space funk specialist Mr Chop takes on the beatcraft genius of Pete Rock on For Pete's Sake – blueprint Pete Rock singles and benchmark beats – refashioned as fuzzed out psychedelic funk instrumentals! It works out masterfully, and very much in the mold of some of our other favorite ... (Deep Funk, Hip Hop) read more CD

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Landlords5 Day Notice ... CD
Fordafresh, 2005. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print.)

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Public EnemyHe Got Game (CLEAN) ... CD
Def Jam, 1998. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Includes "Resurrection" with Masta Killa, "He Got Game", "Unstoppable" with KRS-One, "Is Your God A Dog", "House Of The Rising Son", "Politics Of The Sneaker Pimps", "Go Cat Go", "What You Need Is Jesus", "Game ... read more CD
(Clean edited edition.)

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Divine StylerDef Mask (with instrumentals) ... CD
Gamma Proforma (UK), 2014. Used ... $6.99
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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SaafirTrigonometry ... CD
Wrap, 1998. Used ... $5.99
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Leaders Of The New SchoolTIME – The Inner Mind's Eye ... CD
Elektra, 1993. Used ... $9.99
The nice second, and final album from LONS. Charlie Brown, Busta Rhymes, Dinco D and Cut Monitor Milo keep up the energy and still manage to deliver intelligent lyrics with good humor over beats that land them squarely on the second generation Native Tongues realm. 17 tracks in all, including ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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X ClanXodus ... CD
Polydor, 1992. Used ... $8.99
The second full length from the Grand Verbalizer Brother J, Professor X and crew, which while still heavy on the Afro-mystic imagery, suffers a bit from the usual X-Clan problems of overused samples and too many Vangloriouses. However, "Fire & Earth", with the traditional gospel ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Leaders Of The New SchoolFuture Without A Past ... CD
Elektra, 1991. Used ... $11.99
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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Ice TIceberg – Freedom Of Speech. . .Just Watch What You Say ... CD
Sire, 1989. Used ... $5.99
Ice T's 3rd LP. Includes "You Played Yourself", "The Girl Tried to Kill Me", "Freedom Of Speech", "What Ya Wanna Do?", "Lethal Weapon" & "The Hunted Child". CD

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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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OffwhyteSquints By Offwhyte ... CD
Galapagos4, 2000. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Abstract Rude, Prevail, Moka OnlyCode Name – Scorpion ... CD
Battle Axe, 2001. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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Jeru The DamajaSun Rises In The East ... CD
Payday, 1994. Used ... $6.99
Jeru's first LP, a double vinyl set of great tracks that more than lived up to the "Come Clean" single. Now classic, with great production by DJ Premier, and loads of good stuff like "Come Clean", "You Can't Stop The Prophet", "D. Original", and more. CD
Also available Sun Rises In The East ... LP 29.99

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RootsPhrenology ... CD
MCA, 2002. Used ... $2.99
A new hip hop soul masterpiece!!! On Things Fall Apart ?uestlove, Black Thought, DJ Scratch, Rahzel and co. reinvigorated the scene with a Philly style soulful, melancholy groove that seemingly influenced the entirety of the NuSoul world – and it could even be argued that the Roots birthed ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Tribe Called QuestLove Movement (limited edition) ... CD
Jive, 1998. Used ... $6.99
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 more CD
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NWANWA Legacy Vol 1 – 1988 to 1998 ... CD
EMI, Late 80s/1990s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
The NWA legacy is a mighty one – and was one of the biggest influences on west coast hip hop for many years – especially during the earlier half of this set! The 2CD set features not only work recorded under the NWA name, but also solo work by Dr Dre, Ice Cub, Eazy E, and other side ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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DaedelusInvention ... CD
Plug Research, 2002. Used ... $12.99
(New Grooves, Hip Hop) CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Invention & The Quiet Party (15th anniversary colored vinyl pressing) (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP 24.99

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LudacrisRed Light District ... CD
Def Jam, 2004. Used ... $0.99
Tracks include "Get Back", "#1 Spot", "Put Your Money" feat DMX, "Virgo" feat Nas & Doug E Fresh, "Hopeless" feat Trick Daddy, "Blueberry Yum Yum" feat Sleepy Brown, "Two Miles An Hour", "Pimpin' All Over The World" ... read more CD

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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.)
Also available Iron Flag (with download & bonus album) ... LP 14.99

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De La Soul3 Feet High & Rising ... CD
Tommy Boy, 1989. Used ... $7.99
The mindblowing classic debut of De La Soul! 3 Feet High And Rising is inarguably one of the most important records in hip hop history – with playful, endearingly oddball trio rhymes and Prince Paul production at it's most sprawlingly sampled and creative. It's got flat out classic songs ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBrown Sugar – Original Soundtrack ... CD
MCA/UMG Soundtracks, 2002. Used ... $2.99
An assortment of work by some of the better hip hop and R&B artists on Universal – all designed to accompany the film Brown Sugar! One of the story's themes is a love of hip hop that lasts for decades, and the quality of the music here is better than most pop hip hop soundtracks – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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TrickyMaxinquaye (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Island (UK), 1995. Used 2 CDs ... $22.99
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.)

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Jay Z & Kanye WestWatch The Throne ... CD
Def Jam, 2011. Used ... $3.99
The long-teased, finally delivered joint full length from Jay-Z and Kanye West. It's impossible to consider the music purely on its own terms given the outsized personalities and absolutely gigantic presences of both – which makes it pretty fascinating. It's definitely not on the level of ... read more CD

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PhonteNo News Is Good News ... CD
Foreign Exchange, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Phonte squarely rooted on the hip hop side of the hip hop soul divide he's been so masterfully striding between since his early days with Little Brother and in Foreign Exchange later on – with +FE fellow travellers and other indie soul & hip hip heroes & heroines Carmen Rodgers, Zo!, ... read more CD

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Chris Orrick (Red Pill)Portraits ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Unfiltered portraits of the artist formerly known as Red Pill – delivering the goods under his own name on a solid set for the Mello Music Group! Real life, self searching and personal statement making hip hop from a voice rooted in classic 90s school craft – not so much with a neo-class ... read more CD
Also available Portraits (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 22.99

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CormegaTrue Meaning ... CD
Landspeed, 2002. Used ... $5.99
Solid post-millennium effort from Cormega – with allstar production by Buckwild, Large Pro, Alchemist and Hi Tek! Sharp stuff that sounded to us at the time like it was built to stand the test of time, and sure enough, it's rock solid after all these years. Raw, straight-foward independent ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available True Meaning (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Sly & RobbieSilent Assassin ... CD
Island, 1989. Used ... $4.99
Featuring production (and vocals on one number) by KRS One, and vocals by Willie D, Young MC, Queen Latifah and Shah of Brooklyn. With "Rebel", 'Adventures Of A Bullet", 'Woman For The Job", "Man On A Mission", "Steppin'", "Under Arrest", "Danc ... (Reggae, Hip Hop) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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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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ShaggyBoombastic ... CD
Virgin, 1995. Used ... $2.99
(Reggae, Hip Hop) CD
(CD case has a cutout mark.)

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VariousNervous Hip Hop – Continuous Mix By Kenny Dope ... CD
Nervous, Early 90s. Used ... $6.99
Kenny Dope serves up a might mix of classic hip hop from Nervous Records – with work by Black Moon, Mad Lion, Funkmaster Flex, Smif N Wessun, Wreck All Stars, and others! CD

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Dead PrezRevolutionary But Gangsta (CLEAN) ... CD
Columbia, 2004. Used ... $0.99
Dead Prez makes the jump from Loud to Sony, and does so without losing much (if any) of their dark social commentary gangsta style. Track include "Don't Forget Where U Came Frome", "DOWN", "Walk Like A Warrior", "I Have A Dream, Too", "Hell Yeah (Pimp ... read more CD
(Clean version, punch through barcode.)

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Chris Dave & The DrumhedzChris Dave & The Drumhedz ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Funky drums and a whole lot more – a crackling Blue Note album from Chris Dave & The Drumhedz – maybe one of the few on the label to ever carry a parental advisory sticker! The sticker's well-placed, though – as Chris doesn't just drum, but also opens the door for a host of ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available Chris Dave & The Drumhedz ... LP 18.99

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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
Also available Ruff Draft – Dilla's Mix (with bonus tracks & download) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 27.99

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AtmosphereHeadshots – Se7en (Plus Bonus CD) ... CD
Rhymesayers, Late 90s. Used 2CD ... $5.99
A huge batch of tracks from the Atmosphere vault – 21 cuts from their cassette series, volume 7 to be precise, tracks recorded between the Overcast and Lucy records. Cuts include "Round And Round", "Chokin' On The Wishbone", "Jackpot/Swept Away", "@ It ... read more CD

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KRS-OneI Got Next ... CD
Jive, 1997. Used ... $3.99
In our opinion, KRS's best LP in a while as he moves toward more radio and dancefloor friendy beats (And that's not a bad thing – at last he's left behind the self-indulgent style of songs like "100 Guns.") No one else could have done a better job of remaking the classic "Hear ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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UTFOSkeezer Pleezer ... CD
Select, 1986. Used ... $16.99
Another Full Force production. 8 tracks: "We Work Hard", "Just Watch", "Kangol & Doc", "The House Will Rock", "Pick Up The Pace", "Where Did You Go?", "Bad Luck Barry" and "Split Personality". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousRRRrrrr!!! – Le Son De La Prehistoire ... CD
Chez Wamusic (France), 2004. Used 2 CDs ... $3.99
Music from Fuck Dat, Dadoo Feat. Jim Hennessy, Ophélie Winter Feat. Fabolous, Busta Flex, Toy, Kennedy, Jeff Le Nerf, Serum & more. (Soundtracks, Hip Hop) CD
(Packaged in a fuzzy case.)

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Lupe FiascoFood & Liquor (clean version) ... CD
Atlantic, 2006. Used ... $2.99
The official full length debut from Lupe Fiasco – another wholly unique Chicago MC who's gotten the runaround from seemingly every major label in the biz – and a record that lives up to the long-building hype! Frankly, we were scared almost immediately when we heard the description ... read more CD
(Out of print, booklet has a gold promotional stamp.)

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VariousPower Move – Syndicate Sampler 2 ... CD
Rhyme Syndicate, 1990. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print)

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Anti Pop Consortium/Matthew ShippAnti Pop Vs Matthew Shipp ... CD
Thirsty Ear, 2003. Used ... $5.99
Jazz pianist Matthew Shipp meets the late experimental hip hop crew for a unique long player – sort of a sequel to Shipp's earlier collaboration with DJ Spooky – this being the far superior of the two! The group's approaches couldn't be more different, and the contrast is what really ... read more CD
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VariousSembeh Ma Fa Fe Resits Volume ... CD
Stronghold Sound, 2012. Used ... $3.99
Music from Bom Sone, Important, Sista Lessa, Tiralleur, Ruphert, Balbor, Sybmbole, Prince II Saen & more. (Global Grooves, Hip Hop) CD

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3rd BassCactus Album (with bonus track) ... CD
Def Jam/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1989. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
A late 80s masterpiece for Def Jam by MC Serch and Sinister Pete Nice – mixing funny, yet bitingly satirical rhymes, densely-layered, sample-heavy production. The biggest couple of hits are brillliant for sure – the Bomb Squad-produced "Steppin To The A.M." and the Prince Paul- ... 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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Major Lazer (Diplo & Switch)Guns Don't Kill People – Lazers Do ... CD
Downtown, 2009. Used ... $6.99
Diplo & Switch's full length debut as Major Lazer – a heady, thumping set that's steeped in dancehall and pulsating club sounds, often with clean, laser guided sound bits searing through – with appearances by Mr Lex & Santigold, Mr Vegas & Jovi Rockwell, Jah Dan, Future ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop) read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Junk ScienceFeeding Einstein (enhanced CD) ... CD
Embedded, 2005. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Jay-ZHits Collection Volume One ... CD
Def Jam, Late 90s/2000s. Used ... $4.99
A pretty solid first Hits Collection from Jay-Z's incredible run atop the hip hop landscape – featuring tracks from each phase to date – and well chosen enough to be fine entry point into Jay-Z's cannon. As promised, it focuses on the bigger hits, and the titles include "Public ... read more CD

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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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Ultramagnetic FoundationUltra Laboratory Stories ... CD
Black Pegasus, 2010. Used ... $2.99
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NxWorries (Anderson Paak & Knxwledge)Link Up & Suede EP ... CD
Stones Throw, 2015. Used ... $3.99
Debut EP from Anderson.Paak & Knxwledge – teaming up as the duo NxWorries – with hazy hip hop beatcraft by Knxwledge and unique vocals by Anderson.Paak! Paak has a very distinctive voice, fresh from some standout moments on Dr. Dre's Compton record here and (justly) poised for ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD

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Freddie Gibbs & MadlibPinata ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Smart , streetwise raps from Freddie Gibbs, backed by restlessly inventive production from Madlib – here on one of the best records yet on 'Lib's own Madlib Invazion imprint! If you'll forgive us a little bit of repetition – because we KNOW we've written this before – there's ... read more CD

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Ice CubeDeath Certificate ... CD
Priority, 1991. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Cube's anger goes full throttle on his second post NWA full-length. He takes every aspect of his social commentator standpoints to another level from his solo debut – the roles of the angry and educated leader, and the finger-pointing blamer each get their say here, and so do those ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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!)
Also available Later That Day (15th Anniversary green vinyl pressing with download) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 30.99

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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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NxWorries (Anderson Paak & Knxwledge)Yes Lawd! ... CD
Stones Throw, 2016. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge's full length debut as a duo – and the most triumphant Stones Throw record in years! To this (still early) point in young .Paak's career, his voice has already proved to be a prime vessel for natural grit and mood, if not gamechanger songwriting, best paired with ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available Yes Lawd! (with download) ... LP 23.99

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50 CentMassacre (special edition) ... CD
Aftermath, 2005. Used ... $6.99
50 returns for his hotly-anticipated second album – setting up another year of bangin' singles with unrivaled charismatic rhyme delivery, and a fresh crop of beefs! As on 50's Shady/Aftermath debut, he does more with street hop thug archetypes than just about anyone out there, and he does it ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Chuck StrangersConsumers Park ... CD
Nature Sounds, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Neo-classic hip hop of the highest caliber, courtesy Pro Era collective MC and producer Chuck Strangers in his solo debut! As much as we always have and always will love dusty soul and jazz sample hip hop, it takes real finesse these days to work in that realm without sounding self-consciously ... read more CD
Also available Consumers Park ... LP 22.99

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Big NoydOn The Grind ... CD
Monopolee, 2005. Used ... $3.99
A full length from QB's Big Noyd – with production by Havoc, Alchemist, Ric Rude and Masberg. Tracks include "Hu, What", "Most Famous" feat Godfather III & Prodigy, "Come Thru", "Hoody Like That", "Louder" with Prodigy, "All My ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Cash MoneyBlack Hearts & Broken Wills ... CD
Touch & Go, 1996. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Bang 'Em & DominationGod Giveth, God Taketh Away ... CD
Koch, 2005. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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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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Frozen ExplosionFrozen Explosion ... CD
B-Boy/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $18.99
Frozen Explosion may not look as dope here as some of his NYC contemporaries – but the blue-eyed MC has the honor of being one of the few folks from the Chicago scene to cut a full length hip hop set back in the 80s! The record disappeared almost immediately upon release, even though it was ... read more CD
(Part of the Golden Age Hip Hop Masterpiece series!)

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Naaman Norris/Malaki/Senim SillaPeace Piece – Sleeper Cell Records Mix by DJ Bet ... CD
Sleeper Cell, 2005. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Danger Mouse feat Jemini The Gifted OneGhetto Pop Life ... CD
Lex, 2004. Used ... $2.99
Beat architect Danger Mouse and MC Jemini pair off for Ghetto Pop Life – a pretty solid full length that's actually getting the notice it deserves, thanks to DM's much celebrated Grey Album. Prince Po, Cee Lo, Alkaholiks, J-Zone and Pharcyde (who's Delicious Vinyl sound is a clear influence ... read more CD

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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 (with download) ... LP 24.99

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Big LLifestylez Of Da Poor & Dangerous (with bonus track) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1995. Used ... $24.99
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
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Krown RulersPaper Chase (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warlock/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $18.99
A great solo set from the Krown Rulers – a New Jersey crew, but one who worked often with Philly's Tuff Crew – as evidenced by the album's production help from Dave of that group! The cover art might look a bit gimmicky, but the set's nice and raw – bursting with beats and stark ... read more CD
(Part of the Golden Age Hip Hop Masterpiece series!)

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Tuff CrewBack To Wreck Shop (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warlock/Octave (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $18.99
The Tuff Crew burst out of the Philly scene with this overlooked gem from the end of the 80s – an album that may not be top of the history books, but which still has all the raw creative energy of those great indie years before the first big assault on hip hop by the major labels! The ... read more CD
(Part of the Golden Age Hip Hop Masterpiece series!)

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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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Tuff CrewPhanjam (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Soo Deff/Octave (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $18.99
An underground Philly hip hop classic – and a set that's got the same raw edge as the best early work by Schooly D! The Tuff Crew work here with the Krown Rulers – in the kind of record that almost feels like the kind of late nite, party-heavy vibe that made east coast hip hop radio so ... read more CD
(Part of the Golden Age Hip Hop Masterpiece series!)

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T La RockLyrical King (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Octave (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $18.99
A well-titled set from the lyrical king – the mighty T La Rock, one of the key mid 80s MCs who helped introduce a whole new level of sophistication to hip hop! T La Rock maybe never hit the heights of KRS-One, Rakim, or other contemporaries – but this set has all the sharp fire and ... read more CD
(Part of the Golden Age Hip Hop Masterpiece series!)

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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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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 ... LP 18.99

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VariousOh No Vs Now Again Vol 3 – Now Again Music Library ... CD
Now Again, 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 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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El Michels AffairReturn To The 37th Chamber ... CD
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 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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Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Traffic, 2000. New Copy ... $8.99 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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