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Hip Hop — In Stock — LPs

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Action Bronson & Statik SelektahWell Done (orange & white swirl vinyl pressing) ... LP
Dcide, 2011. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $30.99 31.98
A pivotal early effort for Action Bronson – working here on a full scale duo effort with underground producer & MC Statik Selektah handling the production! AB is on fire here, and it's no surprise he'd go on to be a prominent figure in hip hop after this, but it's doesn't really sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AJ Suede/SpecswizardLong May We Rain/Lost Gems ... LP
Crane City, 2021. New Copy ... $25.99 28.99
A split album – featuring work from Seattle up-and-comer AJ Suede, and longstanding resident artist Specswizard! There's a strong sense of history that runs through the AJ Suede titles – vintage soul snippets and historical recordings – laced together carefully to accompany AJ's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Arrested Development3 Years, 5 Months, & 2 Days In The Life Of ... LP
Capitol, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
The debut of Arrested Development – a worthy critical favorite early in it's release cycle the went on the dismissed by lot of hip hop heads after it became a hit – and a solid, spiritually resonant effort well worth a reappraisal after all these years! They really was no other hip hop ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Beastie BoysIn Sound From Way Out! ... LP
Grand Royal/Universal, 1996/1998. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.98
The Beasties' peak-era, retro-style instrumentals LP! Even at their weakest vocal moments, we've always dug the Beastie Boys' firm commitment to funky instrumental backing – their albums are filled with lots of nice interludes, instrumentals, and backing grooves – but they often seemed ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Beastie BoysPaul's Boutique (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Capitol, 1989. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $31.99 35.99
The Beasties' masterpiece – and one of the original nightmares for sampling opponents everywhere – the cut & paste hip hop classic Paul's Boutique! The Dust Brothers unapologetic way of weaving very famous samples with soul, funk and film score obscurities would steal the show if ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(30th Anniversary Edition idie exclusive colored vinyl pressing. Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Beastie BoysRoot Down EP (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Grand Royal/Capitol, 1995. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
The funky Root Down EP by the Beastie Boys – riding high on a mid 90s creative peak! Root Down featuring a trio of versions of the title track and Ill Communication album standout, based on the Jimmy Smith's classic of the same name – and in hindsight, you really have to hand it to the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive colored vinyl pressing. Limited edition!)

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Beastie BoysTo The 5 Boroughs (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Capitol, 2004. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $31.99 35.99
A masterful later album by the Beastie Boys – who always preferred to put out a great record every five or six years, than a sub par album every 2 or 3! All these years after Paul's Boutique, when the world of difficult, expensive sample clearance could've kill the layers of pop pastiche ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive colored vinyl pressing. Limited edition!)

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BJ The Chicago Kid1123 ... LP
Motown, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 21.98
BJ The Chicago Kid's second full length for Motown! BJ has a way of recalling classic Chicago soul in the earnest, emotional realness of his lyricism and relatively mellow style, which is a nicely grounding anchor given the modern overall aesthetic. It's a contemporary sound with a timeless soul ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Black MoonRise Of Da Moon ... LP
Duck Down, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.98
Brooklyn hip hop heavies Buckshot, 5ft and DJ Evil Dee rise together for the first proper Black Moon album in 15 years – produced by the Da Beatminerz and featuring just a handful of guest spots, from Method Man, General Steele, Smif N Wessun, Rockness Monsta and Tek – doing their ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Brand NubianOne For All (purple/green vinyl pressing – with bonus orange vinyl 7" single) ... LP
Elektra/Tommy Boy, 1990. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
One of those records that maybe snuck in a bit under the wire at the time of release – but a set that instantly went on to become a classic, and one of the greatest debuts of the early 90s! Not only is the production great – full of sophisticated samples and ways of putting them ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(One album is neon purple, the other is neon green – and the package comes with a bonus neon orange 7" single – with radio edits of "All For One", both voc and inst.)

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Cam'ronPurple Haze 2 (purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Diplomats, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 29.99
A mighty follow up to the original Purple Haze album from Cam'ron – served up with a cover image that pictures the man himself at the cemetery, next to a gravestone with the names of Kenny Hutch, Big Joe, Murph, Big L, and others - while Cam'ron stands proud, ready to soldier on and continue! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple marbled vinyl pressing – with a bonus package of rolling papers!)

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Camp LoGet Down Brothers/On The Way Uptown (bonus LP) ... LP
Vodka & Milk, Early 90s/2018. New Copy 2LP ... $20.99 22.99
A double album set of classic & contemporary Camp Lo – the solid Get Down Brothers on the contemporary tip and the bonus On The Way Uptown LP on the classic tip! Get Down Brothers finds working nicely in modern, but not at all trend hopping effort with straight up hip hop and some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus LP of early 90s Uptown Saturday Night era demos!)

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Cee-LoCee-Lo Green Is Thomas Callaway ... LP
Easy Eye Sound/BMG, 2020. New Copy ... $22.99
A fantastic new chapter in the career of Cee-Lo Green – reemerging here as an old school southern soul singer, with a vibe that's in the best legacy of Al Green and some of the underground talents of his generation! The set was recorded in Nashville, produced by Dan Auerbach, and has a ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Childish GambinoAwaken My Love (2 x 45rpm LP pressing – with virtual reality headset & download) ... LP
Glassnote, 2017. New Copy 2LP ... $53.99 59.99
Childish Gambino once again transcends anything you might be expecting from an actor/musician – this is not some vain star trip at all, but a worthy, boundary-busting effort – and a pretty sizable step away from idiosyncratic, yet accessible hip hop into spacey pop funk! Strong stuff, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In a glow in the dark box, with an exclusive booklet, virtual reality headset, an album download, and a download of virtual reality content!)
Also available Awaken My Love (with download) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Childish GambinoAwaken My Love (with download) ... LP
Glassnote, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Childish Gambino once again transcends anything you might be expecting from an actor/musician – this is not some vain star trip at all, but a worthy, boundary-busting effort – and a pretty sizable step away from idiosyncratic, yet accessible hip hop into spacey pop funk! Strong stuff, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Awaken My Love (2 x 45rpm LP pressing – with virtual reality headset & download) ... LP 53.99

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Childish GambinoBecause The Internet (2 X 180 gram vinyl pressing) ... LP
Glassnote, 2014. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Maybe not the first album from Childish Gambino, but a set that certainly showed the world that the hip hop side of Donald Glover was ready to overtake his role on screen! The album's rock-solid all the way through – as much a contemporary soul experiment as a hip hop masterpiece – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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ClipseHell Hath No Fury ... LP
Jive/Get On Down, 2006. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 27.98
The long-gestated follow up to the breakout Lord Willin' record by Clipse! Hell Hath No Fury may have been on ice for years, but it appeared as an instant classic, WAY up at the top of the list of greatest hip hop LPs of the mid 00s. The Neptunes beats are very spare and chilly, despite the fiery ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CommonBeautiful Revolution Pt 1 ... LP
Loma Vista, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
A beautiful revolution from Common – a set that's maybe got more of a message than most of his music of the past decade – but which also comes across with a more interesting musical palette as well! Part of the album's sound comes from heavy contributions from PJ – singer Paris ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CommonFinding Forever ... LP
Geffen, 2007. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
Common lean, filler free late 80s Finding Forever – a set that's definitely the thematic follow up to the semi-comeback BE LP – and a solid one, with highpoints that equal Com's best work of the decade! The set is largely produced by Kanye West, with some terse, harder hitting moments, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ConwayLook What I Became ... LP
Griselda/De Rap Winkel (Netherlands), 2019. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Conway The Machine certainly earns his name here – as there's a focused directness to his sound that makes the whole record feel like it's an automatic, effortless effort from the MC! There's great production help along the way – from Alchemist, Daringer, JR Swiftz, Rick Hyde, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited ediiton of 1000!)

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CormegaMega EP (green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Aura, 2019. New Copy ... $20.99 25.99
A tight underground EP by veteran east coast rhymer Cormega! Mega finds him in a soul searching mode, with clear-toned wordplay focused on strength and reslience – attributes Cormega is well verse in after so many years in the game – backed by production by Streetrunner that nicely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited green vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Curren$y & Harry FraudDirector's Cut ... LP
SRFSCHL, 2021. New Copy ... $22.99 25.98
Hard to believe this is the fifth project together between Curren$y and Harry Fraud – and definitely a standalone project, despite what you might guess from the title! The album was originally supposed to be a deluxe take on Outrunners, but the duo are so quickly collaborative, they ended up ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Director's Cut ... CD 14.99

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Da Lench MobGuerillas In Tha Mist (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
East West, 1992. New Copy ... $21.99 24.98
The proper full length debut of Da Lench Mob – following up their crucial backup role on Ice Cube's classic AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted – stepping out pretty strongly here on their own! Ice Cube's voice pops in and out, but for the most part settles into production and has songwriting role ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition green & orange splattered vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Da QweenRenaissance Bitch (purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Crane City, 2021. New Copy ... $25.99 28.99
Seattle rapper Da Qween looks relaxed and regal on the cover – but the sound of the set has a taught intensity that comes through right away – fast rhymes, crispy beats, and a sense of urgency that holds on all the way through! There's a few sung vocal moments that get nice and mellow ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Damu The FudgemunkDamu The Fudgemunk's 20 Favorite Sample Flips ... LP
Redefinition, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
One-take, all vinyl, favorite funky sample flips by Damu The Fudgemunk for Ego Trip! Essentially a private press mix companion piece to an Ego Trip feature with Damu in which he discussed favorite sample craft – none of which is essential info for enjoyment, as it stands plenty strong on its ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Damu The Fudgemunk & Raw PoeticReflecting Sea (Welcome To A New Philosophy) ... LP
Redefinition, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
Producer & instrumentalist Damu The Fudgemunk pairs up with lyricist and emcee Raw Poetic! Raw Poetic is that and more, delivering thoughtful rhymes with dexterous flow, as well as delivering some more improvisational moments, Damu delivering funky soul beats, samples, scratchwork and guitars. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dead PrezLets Get Free ... LP
Loud/Get On Down, 2000. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $25.99 30.98
The dawn of millennium classic by Dead Prez – and angry, revolution-minded effort from a period on major label hip hop that sorely lacked such strident players – and if it didn't make any huge waves commercially, that only strengthens its legacy! Sticman & M1 are at the top of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Del The Funky Homosapien & Amp LiveGate 13 ... LP
IOT, 2018. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 20.99
Mic legend Del The Funky Homosapien doing his inimitable thing with far-reaching production Amp Live – taking Del's voice to realms we've never heard him in! Kicking with with a Cali G Funk steeped intro that's something of a comfort zone for Del, it goes from there to lean synth funk, to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 – Instrumentals ... LP
75 Ark/Deltron Partners, 2001. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $21.99 25.98
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Kid Koala, and Dan The Automator pool their skills for this dawn of the 2000s classic – the masterful Deltron 3030 – pared down to the sci-fi hip hop funk essentials on the Automator and Koala instrumentals! One of the benchmark albums in the leftfield ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dia.L (Lailah Reich & Radius)Injera ... LP
Etc, 2021. New Copy ... $15.99 18.00
Injera is a form of Ethiopian flatbread, but the sound here is anything but flat – a full, rich combination of beats, samples, keyboards, and other elements – all topped with some slyly soulful vocals! The lyrics don't jump right out of the mix on some tracks, while others are more ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Diamond & The Psychotic NeuroticsStunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop ... LP
Mercury, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
A 90s hip hop masterpiece from Diamond D – and like some of the rest of the best of the decade, a set that was slightly slept-on at the time, but which has gone to have massive impact over the decades – still sounding completely fresh in comparison to bigger hits of the time! Diamond D ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Stunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Diamond & The Psychotic NeuroticsStunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop ... LP
Mercury/Get On Down, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $23.99 27.98
A 90s hip hop masterpiece from Diamond D – and like some of the rest of the best of the decade, a set that was slightly slept-on at the time, but which has gone to have massive impact over the decades – still sounding completely fresh in comparison to bigger hits of the time! Diamond D ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Stunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Diamond DDiam Piece ... LP
Dymond Mine, 2014. New Copy 2LP ... $20.99 21.98
The first album from legendary producer Diamond D in years – and in a way, he's going back to his roots, in that it's entirely self-produced, unlike the multi-producer collaborative Hugh Hefner Chronicles – and he's in fine form! Diamond D has the cache to get a far-reaching roster of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dizzee RascalBoy In Da Corner ... LP
Big Dada/XL, 2003. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $26.99 27.99
Seminal work from Dizzee Rascal – a record that was one of the better UK hip hop efforts at the time, and which also went on to hint at a sound and style that many others would cop in years to come! Dizzee's nice and gritty here – using old school instrumentation at a time when it wasn' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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EdanPrimitive Plus ... LP
Lewis, 2002. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $23.99 27.98
The record that put Edan on the map – a set that came out at the start of the century, but which feels much more like a throwback to classic years of hip hop – a move that was especially welcome at the time! There's a real back-to-basics feel going on – and the album is a sincere ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ElzhiSeven Times Down Eight Times Up ... LP
Glow365, 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $20.99 23.99
A wonderfully fully-formed album from Detroit MC Elzhi – a set that's likely to become a key statement from the Motor City underground, given the rich songcraft and production – and help from some other members of the scene! The set begins with a great introduction by Foolish, then ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ EPMDUnfinished Business ... LP
Fresh/Capitol, 1989. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
The second album from EPMD, and the second triumph! Unfinished Business continues in the style of the classic debut, but that's anything but a problem at this point, there was really no one at their doing like Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith at the time! Their style of heavy east coast funky soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Eric B & RakimDon't Sweat The Technique (2LP version) ... LP
MCA/Universal, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
The fourth and final Eric B & Rakim LP from their classic mid 80s to early 90s run – with some of Rakim's finest rhymes and most devasting delivery to date, and some of Eric B's best production, too! The title track, if course, is a monster – with Rakim's precise rhymes, the furious ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP pressing for better sound!)

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EsotericEgoclapper (translucent blue colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Fly Casual, 2007. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 27.98
MC Esoteric's excellent solo album – coming after years of honing his skills in the Boston underground duo 7L & Esoteric (the former playing a guest roll on cuts & production on a few tracks) – and a few years before doing great things with the 7L & Inspectah Deck in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Transluscent blue colored vinyl. Limited edition!)

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Fat JonGod's Fifth Wish (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Ample Soul, 2021. New Copy ... $19.99
Spare sounds from Fat Jon, but nicely full as well – with more than enough depth to live up to the "ample soul physician" part of his name! Most of the tracks have a relatively straightforward instrumental vibe – a few key elements, but used with a nice sense of juxtaposition ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Felt (Slug & Murs)Felt 4 U (pink & teal vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Rhymesayers, 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 25.98
Slug and Murs are back – and with their first album that isn't a tribute to a sexy female star! It's been awhile since the duo gave us their last album as Felt, and there's a nicely mature quality to the vocals – maybe a bit of wisdom with age, or a slightly world-weary vibe that gives ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink & teal vinyl pressing – with download!)

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Freddie Gibbs & MadlibPinata ... LP
Madlib Invazion, 2014. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 21.98
Streetwise raps from Freddie Gibbs, backed by 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 just something extra ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Free NationalsFree Nationals (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Obe, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 25.99
These guys are known by some as the backing band of Anderson.Paak, but they're a hell of a group on their own – rock-solid right at the core, and able to effortlessly craft a sweet blend of funk and soul – yet also leave room for plenty of guests along the way! The musicianship here is ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Free Nationals ... CD 11.99

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Funky BijouAdventures In The Land Of Breaks ... LP
Stereophonk (France), 2020. New Copy ... $34.99
These guys definitely take the "breaks" in the title seriously – as the music explodes with fresh funky drums right from the start – very much in an old school style, but mixed with elements that also showcase more of sonic influence from decades of hip hop production too! ... (Deep Funk, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition pressing – in a screenprinted sleeve!)

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Gaslamp KillerHeart Math (2 X 10 inch LP – on colored vinyl) ... LP
Cuss, 2020. New Copy 2 x 10 inch Gatefold ... $32.99 34.99
A fantastic testament to the ever-growing strengths of Gaslamp Killer – and a record that's not really instrumental hip hop, or just a loose collection of beats – but instead almost moves the producer into the territory of more complex soundtrack or sound library modes, yet still all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In a very cool 10" package, too – with heavy tip-on sleeve!)

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GrayShades Of Gray (3LP set) ... LP
Ubiquity, 1979. New Copy 3LPs ... $48.99
A legendary industrial project from the New York scene – a group that features artist Jean Michel Basquiat on vocals – plus Michael Holman and Nick Taylor on vocals, keyboards, and a lot of processing and effects! Instrumentation includes a guitar with a metal file, making tape and ... (Rock, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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GZA/GeniusBeneath The Surface ... LP
MCA, 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
Incredible solo GZA effort – and the killer follow up to Liquid Swords! Beneath The Surface really does bubble underneath the surface, legacy-wise (for no earlyish Wu-Tang completists, anyway) – simply because Liquid Swords broke so much ground and casts such a long shadow. Not being ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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HieroglyphicsHiero Oldies Vol 1 ... LP
Hiero Imperium, 1990s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 25.98
Ahh, the 90s and early 00's greatness of Oakland's finest hip hop collective! This set spans the best indie era singles from the longstanding Hiero Imperium – and this volume includes "Souls Of Mischief" by Souls Of Mischief, "It Gets No Better" by Casual & Pep Love, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ice CubeDeath Certificate (with 3D lenticular cover image) ... LP
Priority, 1991. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99 35.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Top notch 2015 pressing – with a 3D lenticular cover!)

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Ice TIceberg – Freedom Of Speech – Just Watch What You Say (180 gram red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sire/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 30.99
Ice T's third album, and a set that still has all the nicely biting style of his early best! The approach here is great – as political as the cover implies, but with a nice sense of wit, too – that quality that already made Ice stand so far apart from others who were getting mired down ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition – on heavyweight red translucent vinyl!)

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Insane Clown PosseFlip The Rat (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Psychopathic, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99 29.99
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J DillaShining – Instrumentals ... LP
BBE (UK), 2006. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
A glorious send off from J Dilla – with some of the most soulful productions Dilla's ever laid down! It's impossible to listen to The Shining without considering the sad circumstances surrounding its release, and all too easy to over praise, but this record is filled timelessly inventive ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ J-RockStreetwize ... LP
Ghetto Groovz/De Rap Winkel (Netherlands), 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $39.99 44.99
Classic underground early 90s street hop from J-Rock The Messiah – produced by J-Rock, DJ Premier and Easy Mo Bee – heavy, funky a** beats and cuts like they just don't make anymore! J-Rock is a master of the various techniques of the era, while the beats document Primo in his prime. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 350!)

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JadakissCollector's Edition (blue vinyl pressing) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Def Jam, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99
A compelling alternative to a typical compilation for Jadakiss on Def Jam – 2LPs each with one side of acapellas and one side of instrumentals, serving as a greatest hits set, albeit with unreleased acapella and instrumentals! Includes "Huntin Season" Catch & Release", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition blue vinyl pressing!)

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Jay-ZIn My Lifetime, Vol 1 ... LP
Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam, 1997. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 29.99
Jay Z's second LP, the one right before he adopted the "hot"/Swizz Beats sound. Like the first LP, there's a good mix of more hip hop tracks like "Streets Is Watching", "Friend Or Foe '98", "Rap Game/Crack Game" and even the more radio friendly are still ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jean GraeEvil Jeanius ... LP
Babygrande, 2008. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 22.98
Hip hop heroine Jean Grae's team up effort with production duo Blue Sky Black Death – a record that stood out at the time and still stands out today! You know you're in for something special when the first track blends icy synth hop atmosphere and touch of terse touch of VU's "Venus In ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Juju Rogers40 Acres N Sum Mula ... LP
Jakarta (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 23.98
Juju Rogers cut a pretty unique path on his debut album, and this might be even stronger! He has a unique perspective to draw from – born and raised in Germany with an African American GI father and a German mother, his voice and perspective in contemporary hip hop is fresh and distinctive by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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KieferHappysad ... LP
Stones Throw, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Knxwledge1988 ... LP
Stones Throw, 2020. New Copy ... $21.99 24.99
A rock solid effort from one of the finer producers on Stones Throw at this stage in the label's esteemed history! If you expect 1988 to be throwback effort by the number title, think again, but he's not as predictable as that anyway. He sets an impeccable and unpredictable mood that stays rooted ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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LL Cool JBigger And Deffer (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Def Jam/Universal, 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.98
Stone classic LL Cool J! There was a time we didn't really rate this one on the same level as Radio, but listening with fresh ears after all these years – prime old school Def Jam with an energy that's really missing in so much of the hip hop to follow in the next couple years – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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LL Cool JMama Said Knock You Out ... LP
Def Jam, 1990. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.98
A huge moment for LL Cool J – and a set that has him balanced nicely between the sharp rhymes of his roots and the rising stardom of his role in the larger world of R&B as well! Marley Marl produced, and the whole thing's still got a nice edge – even though some of these tunes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lord FinesseAwakening (25th anniversary edition – colored vinyl pressing with bonus instrumentals LP & 7" single) ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $32.99 36.98
A stone classic from Lord Finesse – a key moment when the DITC underground got a chance to hit the mainstream – and really show the rest of the world why NYC was still the undisputed center of hip hop! Finesse is fantastic, both as a producer and lyricist – and that collaborative ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(25th Anniversary remastered pressing with instrumentals & bonus 7 inch – on colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ Terrace Martin & Devi DevHere My Dear ... LP
De Rap Winkel (Netherlands), 2010. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $39.99 44.99
A set inspired by the Marvin Gaye album of the same name, but delivered here in a very contemporary spirit – handled with lots of fantastic production from Terrace Martin – who moves between a mix of hip hop and some of the cosmic jazz touches that have become his strength in more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered, limited edition of 500.)

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Masta Ace & Marco PoloBreukelen Story Instrumentals (grey vinyl pressing) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Fat Beats, 2018. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
A rock solid collaboration between classic boombap influenced veteran producer Marco Polo and legendary rhymer Masta Ace – a thoroughly headnodding full length ode to the borough of Brooklyn! As you'd guess, this instrumentals version leaves off the contributions from the Masta, and lets us ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MED & Guilty SimpsonChild Of The Jungle ... LP
Bang Ya Head Entertainment, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
MED & Guilty Simpson return with with their trademark take on timelessly gritty, inventive independent hip hop. Titles include with production and/or appearances by Madlib, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Kokane, 14KT, Apollo Brown, Black Milk, Exile & more. Titles include "Face Down", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MED & Guilty SimpsonLoyalty EP ... LP
Bang Ya Head Entertainment, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Raw and no nonsense, but still soulfully-inspired hip hop from veterans MED & Guilty Simpson – who've long since come out of the shadows of MED's onetime producer-collaborator Madlib and Guilty's onetime producer-collaborator J Dilla as as solid headliners to say the least – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Monsta Island CzarsCome Up ... LP
Dope Folks, Late 90s. New Copy ... $20.99
Seven unreleased tracks from the Monsta Island Czars collective – material that's got a really strong sense of urgency, and which adds plenty to their too-small catalog! The MCs vary from track to track, which further deepens the sound – and some of the best moments are the cuts where ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies!)

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Myka 9Oeuvre EP ... LP
Dope Folks, 2000. New Copy ... $20.99
Myka 9 was one of the founding members of LA's fantastic Freestyle Fellowship back in the 90s – and this great short set focuses both on his later material, and offers up a new track as well! The bulk of the set has that intensity that Myka brought to the Fellowship – that moment when ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 250 copies!)

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NasIllmatic ... LP
Columbia/Get On Down, 1994. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Nas's debut LP masterpiece Illmatic – which will probably stand forever as one of the greatest hip hop full lengths of its time – maybe even for all time. Nas has had some creative ups-and-downs over the years, but nothing can take away the impact of this damn near perfect slice of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Notorious BIGBorn Again ... LP
Bad Boy, 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $31.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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NWAEfil4zaggin ... LP
Ruthless, 1991. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.98
A stone classic from the west coast scene – and a record that just seems to get better and better over the years! What sounded like a disappointing, and way too calculatedly provocative follow-up to Straight Outta Compton back in 1991 now sounds to us like the peak of Dr. Dre's career as a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ NWAStraight Outta Compton ... LP
Priority, 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
Benchmark west coast gangsta – and one of the hardest hitting albums of the era in any genre! We're not gonna lie, we played this record to death when it came out – and it still holds up better than most of the material put out by former NWA's, and most of the West Coast sound-alikes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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NWA, Eazy E & OthersNWA & The Posse ... LP
Ruthless/Priority, 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
Nice early Ruthless compilation, issued on Macola in '87, and a year later on Priority with a slightly altered tracklist – featuring NWA and other affilated members of the Ruthless stable at the time – with tracks by NWA, solo Eazy-E and Fila Fresh Crew featuring DOC! A genuine ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pete Rock80 Blocks Instrumentals ... LP
Soul Brother, 2020. New Copy ... $21.99 23.99
A backward step from the second 80 Blocks From Tiffany's project – one that shows just how strong Pete Rock remains as a producer over the years – and how great the rock-solid rhythms of his work can be, even without any vocals! Pete first helped set the tone for a generation 25 years ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pete RockDon't Smoke Rock Instrumentals (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Babygrande, 2019. New Copy ... $21.99
Long-awaited instrumentals version of the 2016 team-up LP with Smoke DZA! Where the original LP is still stands strong as a showcase for DZA guests as varied as Dave East, Rick Ross, Cam'Ron & Nymlo, BJ The Chicago Kid, Jadakiss & Styles P, Wale, Mac Miller, Big KRIT & more, the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pete RockNY's Finest – (translucent red vinyl (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Nature Sounds, 2008. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99
Pete Rock returns with his inimitable soul beat style – from hard funk, to solid soul, to some airier, jazzy bits – all with the personal touch of not only one of NY's Finest , but one of best hip hop beatmakers who ever lived! Soul Brother #1 has been flying the flag for a true school ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Delayed from Black Friday 2020 to December.)

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✨✧ Pharoahe MonchInternal Affairs (red & orange swirl vinyl pressing) ... LP
Rawkus/WAR Media, 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
The fantastic solo debut of Pharoahe Monch – served up after a few years of guest appearances that were really raising our ears to his mighty talents! The Pharoahe returns the favor here – inviting in guest versions from Common, Talib Kweli, Canibus, Apani B Fly, Busta Rhymes, MOP, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(20th Anniversary limited edition red & orange swirled vinyl pressing!)

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PiottaSuburra – Blood On Rome ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), 2021. New Copy ... $32.99
A mix of styles served up nicely in support of the final season of the series Suburra – with just the right blend to match the crime narrative of the story! Some cuts are instrumental and more familiar soundtrack styles – others offer up contemporary Italian soul and hip hop modes ... (Soundtracks, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pseudo Slang & PawcutWanderverse ... LP
Baby Steps, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 26.99
Laidback beats with plenty of boom – just the right sort of mellow setting to allow the rhymes to flow in the best way possible – core lyrics from Emcee Sick, with contributions from Cudtry Cadillac, Dheema, and Jon Blazini! There's a nicely jazzy current – almost in an early 90s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Public EnemyPower To The People And The Beats – Public Enemy's Greatest Hits (blood red & black smoke vinyl pressing) ... LP
Def Jam, Late 80s/1990s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99
Public Enemy at the height of their power – all the best cuts from their early years on Def Jam Records – from a time when they were really helping expand the scope and political power of hip hop! The group were essential in taking the music from the parties in the streets to the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl in the US – indie exclusive!)

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Public EnemyWhat You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? ... LP
Def Jam, 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
Public Enemy gave us plenty of knowledge and power back in the day – and we maybe need their message more than ever in 2020 – a year that marks their return to their original home at Def Jam! The group have help from plenty of guests here – maybe more so than they would have had ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? ... CD 13.99

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Ras KassPre-Soul On Ice Demos ... LP
Dope Folks, Mid 90s. New Copy ... $20.99
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by Ras Kass – as you might guess from the title – well-restored demo tracks that have a really strong underground vibe – everything you'd love in the MC, but with an even sharper Cali style! Voodu and Bird handled production on most tracks, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 350 copies!)

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✨✧ Ras KassSoul On Ice ... LP
Priority, 1996. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
The debut of Ras Kass – kind of a watershed mark of the intellectual/complicated rhyme style for the mid 90s era, if you will – finding the west coast MC bursting out of the starting gates with some his best ever work! Includes all of the early singles and some classic level deeper ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roc MarcianoMarcberg (2LP picture disc) ... LP
Fat Beats, 2010. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $30.99 31.99
The solo debut of Roc Marciano, and a record that more than shows the MC can stand on his own – serving up edgy rhymes over beats that show a strong NYC tradition – often spare and lean in construction, but with compelling core elements that continue that tradition started by Wu-Tang so ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(10th Anniversary edition – done as a very cool double pic disc pressing!)

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Roforofo JazzFire Eater ... LP
Office Home (France), 2021. New Copy ... $29.99 47.99
A French group, fronted by an MC from Chicago – working here in a style that's every bit as striking as the cover! The core sounds blend together older Afro Funk elements with jazz – in a groove that's nice and lean, and which provides a really unique setting for the rhymes of Days ... (Global Grooves, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Fire Eater ... CD 19.99

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RootsDo You Want More? ... LP
Geffen, 1994. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
The classic critical breakthrough from The Roots – the one that really cemented their legacy as one great hip hop live bands ever, and help paving the way for many fascinating records to come! Do You Want More is a modern hip hop essential, chainging the way we looked at hip hop, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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RootsThings Fall Apart (3LP deluxe edition) ... LP
MCA, 1999. New Copy 3LP (reissue)... $62.99 64.99
A landmark effort from the Legendary Roots Crew – one that a lot of folks hail as their greatest album – given the lavish deluxe edition it richly deserves! Laced with jazzy soul backdrops and lyrics that are both personally and culturally reflective – and it's also the best ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe 3LP pressing – comes in great box sleeve with foldout inner sleeves and booklet!)

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RZA & OthersGhost Dog – The Way Of The Samurai ... LP
Epic/36 Chambers, 2000. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic meeting of the minds – as director Jim Jarmusch makes a film that's a nod to the old martial arts films of the 70s that inspired the Wu-Tang Clan in their music – and RZA gets a chance to contribute to the soundtrack, with help from the Clan as well! The music is maybe the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Ghost Dog – The Way Of The Samurai ... CD 12.99
Ghost Dog – The Way Of The Samurai ... LP 34.99

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SaafirTrigonometry ... LP
Wrap/Dope Folks, 1998. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
Just a few short years after Saafir's debut as a solo act – and a set that marks a really strong maturation in his sound! There's a sense of layering in both the production and the vocals that packs a punch from the very first track, and which holds strong throughout – with studio work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl – limited to 400 copies!)

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Salaam Remi & OthersBlack On Purpose (3LP red, yellow & green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Louder Than Life, 2021. New Copy 3LP ... $66.99 69.99
Salaam Remi's usually a key talent in the background for others – but here, he acts more like the leader in the spotlight – opening the door to a great array of talents, and really finding a way to express a powerful message over the course of the album! Remi's always had a great ear ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(3LP colored vinyl – and limited edition!)

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Sen MorimotoSen Morimoto (mystery colored vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Sooper, 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A fantastic second album from Chicago's Sen Morimoto – and, like the first, a set that really moves beyond simple definition! Sen's got years of experience in jazz and rock – and those elements come into play with his hip hop production, in ways that make for a real genre-crossing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition "Mystery" colored vinyl – includes download!)
Also available Sen Morimoto ... CD 12.99

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Slum Village & Abstract OrchestraFantastic 2020 Vol 2 (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Ne'Astra, 2020. New Copy ... $19.99 24.98
Slum Village teams up with the hip hop-reared jazz funk collective Abstract Orchestra for this worthy revisit/live band rework of the legendary Fantastic Vol 2 – a soulful Detroit hip hop classic and a vital piece of the late great J Dilla's legacy! A few cuts have prominent vocals, others ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stas Thee BossOn The Quarner (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Crane City, 2021. New Copy ... $25.99 28.99
Striking sounds from Seattle female rapper/producer Stas Thee Boss – a record that has a core of sounds inspired by the Miles Davis album On The Corner – referenced here in the title and cover graphic – with a shifting array of sounds and rhymes that the trumpeter would have been ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Sugarhill GangBest Of The Sugarhill Gang – Rapper's Delight (180 gram translucent gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sugar Hill/Friday Music, Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $48.99
A mighty look at one of the first great groups in hip hop – maybe not the originators of the style, but certainly the one to get some of the biggest exposure – thanks to the work of Sugar Hill Records, and some very catchy tunes! The Sugarhill Gang were one of the key groups involved ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tanya MorganBrooklynati ... LP
Interdependent, 2009. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
Tanya Morgan's second proper album – the duo's Moonlighting was one of the freshest, most soulful and resonant hip hop albums of the mid 00s in our humble opinions, and Brooklynati is even better! It's tough to describe Tanya Morgan – the trio of Von Pea, Ilyas and Donwill – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2019 pressing – on vinyl for the first time for its 10th Anniversary!)

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Thievery CorporationTemple Of I & I ... LP
ESL, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.99
Maybe one of the most sharp-edged albums in years from Thievery Corporation – if not ever – thanks to the presence of a fair bit of hip hop guest stars, in a large roster of talent that includes Mr Lif, Raquel Jones, Zee, Notch, Lou Lou Ghelichkhani, Shana Halligan, Elin Melgarejo, and ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Third RootPassion Of The Poets ... LP
Third Root Music, 2020. New Copy ... $21.99
Knowledge-heavy hip hop from the Texas trio of Easy Lee, MexStep, and DJ Chicken George – working here with some heavy help from a lineup of guests that includes Black Pumas and Grupo Fantasma! Producer Adrian Quesada, the powerhouse between those two acts, is on hand as producer for a fair ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tribe Called QuestLow End Theory ... LP
Jive, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The second album from the immortal Tribe Called Quest – one of the absolute essential hip hop LPs, and a record that should be an anyone's shortlist of the best albums in several subsections of hip hop – just a straight up masterpiece anyway you cut it. The album is so high up on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Low End Theory (2LP pressing) ... LP 39.99

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✨✧ Tribe Called QuestMidnight Marauders ... LP
Jive, 1993. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.98
A masterpiece from prime era Tribe Called Quest! Midnight Maurauders was Tribe's third LP, and even though there were no tracks yet credited to the Ummah, this is pretty much the beginning of Tribe's transition to that sound – with the same mellow, laid back vibe as their best early material ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Twit OneObjets Trouvee ... LP
Melting Pot (Germany), 2021. New Copy ... $23.99 25.98
Twit One has always had a great way with taking classic sounds, stripping them down, and making them into some really sweet contemporary beats – and that quality really continues here – in a set that's lean, but which has a resonant sense of depth from its roots! Tracks are relatively ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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