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Hip Hop — In Stock — LPs

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✨✧ Deltron 3030Live ... LP
Bulk, 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A solid live album by Deltron 3030 with a crazy diverse guest list, and a large live band to flesh it all out, dubbed appropriately enough as The 3030 Orchestra! A rare treat, one of the classic all star hip hop projects, built on blueprint hip hop reared, though uber-distinctive rhymes and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AtmosphereStrictly Leakage ... LP
Atmosphere/Rhymesayers, 2008. Used 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Atmosphere's gift to the hardcore fans – the previously download-only Strictly Leakage – pressed up on wax for the even more hardcore! 2LPs worth of cuts including "YGM", "Little Math You", "Full Moon", "The Things Hate You", "Domestic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In a plain black sleeve.)

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✨✧ Beastie BoysIn Sound From Way Out! ... LP
Grand Royal/Universal, 1996/1998. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
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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✨✧ PharcydeBizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (2LP colored vinyl – 25th anniversary edition) ... LP
Delicious Vinyl/Craft, 1992. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 29.99
The essential early 90s classic by The Pharcyde, the group's high water mark, and one of the greatest hip hop albums of the era! Along with Del and the Souls Of Mischief, the Pharcyde were one of the few West Coast units to achieve any kind of widespread popularity using the uniquely loopy, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP colored vinyl.)

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✨✧ Beastie BoysCheck Your Head (limited 180 gram remastered edition) ... LP
Grand Royal, 1993. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 34.98
If Paul's Boutique was the Beasties' psychedelic hip hop Sgt Peppers, then Check Your Head is their White Album – a raw, stylistically sprawling, yet always connected batch of live instrumentation – backing rhymes that range from stream of consciousness to expertly written. Check Your ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Features remastering overseen by the band – on 180 gram vinyl. Limited edition of 5000.)

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✨✧ Slum VillageLost Scrolls Vol 2 – The Slum Village Edition ... LP
Ne'Astra, Late 90s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.98
Lost tracks for the Fantastic Vol 2 sessions and beyond – recorded from the mid-to-late 90s and featuring perfect production by Jay Dee! For years onward we appreciated music that came out under the Slum Village banner, even without the much-heralded early line-up – those later efforts ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Compton's Most WantedMusic To Drive By ... LP
Sony/Get On Down, 1992. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 25.98
The third and perhaps peak effort from Compton's Most Wanted – one of the strongest in the early 90s west coast gangsta scene! Then and now, Compton's Most Wanted stood out for the lean, moody approach to the sound and style, hewing strongly to the prominent beats and funk samples, but in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 ... LP
75 Ark/Deltron Partners, 2000. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Deltron 3030 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Anderson PaakMalibu ... LP
Steel Wool, 2016. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.98
A brilliant creative leap for singer/rhymer/producer Anderson .Paak as a solo star – released months after his standout, near show-stealing moments on Dr. Dre's Compton record! .Paak's proved himself a stellar collaborator many times over by the Malibu dropped, and here he proves a stellar ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Slim ThugAlready Platinum ... LP
Star Trak/Geffen, 2005. Near Mint- 2LP ... $3.99
Tracks include "3 Kings", "Like A Boss" feat Bun B & TI, "Diamonds", "I Ain't Heard Of That (rmx)" feat Bun B, "Click Clack" feat Pusha, Everybody Loves A Pimp", "Already Platinum" feat Pharrell, "Ashy To Classy", "P ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Clean edited version in a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ Originoo Gunn ClappazDa Storm – Clean Radio Sampler ... LP
Priority, 1996. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Features 6 tracks – "God Don't Like Ugly", "X Unknown", "Wild Cowboyz In Bucktown", "Calm Before Da Storm", "Hurricane Starang", and "Danjer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ Tino (Ben Stokes & Jack Dangers)Tino's Breaks Vol 2 – How To Play Latin Beats ... LP
Tino Corp, 1998. Sealed ... $1.99
Strange 2nd volume in the Tino series. The first one was mostly hip hop instrumental breaks, but this one is mostly Latin percussion samples – plus some stuff that's got more of a drum n bass groove to it. Not so much of a break record for DJs, at least not nearly as much as the first one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Blu & ExileGive Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them ... LP
Dirty Science/Fat Beats, 2012. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
Crispy, creative work from the team of Blu & Exile – a duo who may well be one of the most creative studio talents we've heard in years! There's loads of warm acoustic samples dropped into the mix – set against a sharper edge from the production, but still delivered with plenty of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing, including the insert.)

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✨✧ RootsOrganix ... LP
Remedy, 1993. New Copy 2LP ... $15.99
The first, independent, Roots LP with so many classics that never made it to their later import and major label releases. What more can we say... Tracks include "The Roots Is Comin", "Pass The Popcorn", "The Anti-Circle", "Writers Block", "Good ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bigg JusPoor People's Day ... LP
Mush, 2005. Very Good ... $9.99
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✨✧ Gang StarrNo More Mr Nice Guy ... LP
Wild Pitch, 1989. Very Good ... $19.99
The classic debut Gang Starr record on Wild Pitch – the first chapter in a long history of certified dope east coast hip hop – with Premier and Guru on point from the get go! Top shelf jazz and funk samples, nice snapping beats, intelligent lyrics and mic skills like you're find here ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing with Grand Central Station address.)

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✨✧ Kool Moe DeeKnowledge Is King ... LP
Jive, 1989. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Features "They Want Money", The Avenue", "All Night Long", "I Go To Work", "Knowledge Is King", "I'm Hittin Hard", "Get The Picture",I'm Blowin Up", "Pump Your Fist", and "The Don". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ VariousRhyme Syndicate – Comin' Through ... LP
Warner, 1988. Very Good+ ... $4.99
10 tracks from the late 80s crew headed by Ice T, including Low Profile "Think You Can Hang?", Everlast "Syndication", Donald Dee "Name Of The Game", Toddy Tee "I Need A Rolex", the Spinmasters "Bustin' loose" and others, mostly produced by Ice T ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Bernard PurdieMaster Drummers Vol 1 ... LP
Ubiquity, 1993. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of two sets Bernard Purdie recorded for Ubiquity of solo drums – yeah, you got it, nothin' but the boom bap! A dozen tracks of Pretty Purdie doing what comes naturally, funky beats in 12 different flavors! Includes "He Liked It Too", "Elect The President", "B ... (Jazz, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ UTFOSkeezer Pleezer ... LP
Select, 1986. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Skeezer Pleezer ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Ice T, MC Shan, Big Daddy Kane, & OthersColors – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Warner, 1988. Very Good+ ... $13.99
One of the first good hip hop soundtracks, and a motherlode of great cuts like "Paid In Full (7 minute Cold Cut remix)" by Eric B & Rakim, "Butcher Shop" by Kool G Rap, "Colors" by Ice T, "Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste" by M.C. Shan, and "Go On ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Busy BeeRunning Thangs ... LP
MCA, 1988. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of those album's you have to love – not only because it's extra dope, but because it's a slept on gem by one of hip hop's pioneers – one that keeps it real in a sense that seems lost so many years down the line! Raw beats and ultimately fairly simple, but charismatic rhymes that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Public EnemyYo! Bum Rush The Show ... LP
Def Jam, 1987. Very Good+ ... $34.99
The first mind-blowin' bombed out LP from the legendary PE! Public Enemy was still finding its voice on this debut effort, and if it's not quite the revolutionary experience to be found on the following couple of albums, it's still a fascinating effort and one of the best and most original hip ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Brother AliUndisputed Truth ... LP
Rhymesayers, 2007. Very Good 2LP ... $29.99
On his third LP, Ali draws inspiration from within, sharing his innermost feelings and personal struggles without coming off preachy or emo, while at the same time celebrating the elements that nurtured him up to the present, dropping sly references throughout. Ali's flow is strong and melodic, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sheets. Cover has bent corners.)

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✨✧ Wrecks N EffectWrecks N Effect (Atlantic) ... LP
Atlantic, 1988. Very Good ... $2.99
The very first album by Wrecks N Effect – not to be confused with their more famous breakthrough album on Motown! This one's actually got much more of a pronounced hip hop feel – more straight-ahead rapping, more heavy hip hop beats, and a rougher edge than heard on later albums. ... (Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, cutout notch, and hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Jungle BrothersJ Beez Wit The Remedy ... LP
Warner, 1993. Sealed ... $18.99
A solid early 90s hip hop album, from the waning years of the Native Tongues. This one still takes us back with cuts like the singles "40 Below Trooper" and "My Jimmy Weighs A Ton". Also includes "Spark A New Flame", "All I Think About Is You", "Simple ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jay Dee & OthersJay Deelicious – The Delicious Vinyl Years 1995 to 1998 – Originals Remixes & Rarities ... LP
Delicious Vinyl, Mid 90s. Used 3LP ... Just Sold Out!
A compilation of pivotal mid 90s Dilla productions and remixes – classics and rarities from the Pharcyde, N'Dea Davenport, and the Brand New Heavies with guest appearances by Q-Tip and Mos Def – great stuff from the prime Delicious Vinyl years! It's full of bedrock jazzy funk from Jay ... 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
Also available Happysad ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ GuruJazzmatazz Vol 1 (3LP version – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Chrysalis, 1993. New Copy 3LP (reissue)... $72.99 79.99
A groundbreaking meeting of musical icons – with veteran jazz greats, a couple of then-young guns, and one of the MCs who helped bring jazz into hip hop in the first place! Jazzmatazz bridges both stylistic and generational boundaries in incredible ways, not only an earnest effort by Guru to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mary J BligeWhat's The 411? (25th anniversary edition) ... LP
Uptown/MCA, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
The landmark debut of Mary J Blige – a record that not only did a great job of blending underground hip hop and mainstream soul sensibilities – but maybe also opened the door for the Neo Soul revolution to come! Mary comes on here with a fresh new vision in female soul – one that' ... (Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(25th Anniversary pressing – first time as a 2LP set!)

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✨✧ NxWorries (Anderson Paak & Knxwledge)Yes Lawd! (with download) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 24.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available Yes Lawd! ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Danny BrownAtrocity Exhibition (with download) ... LP
Warp, 2016. New Copy 2LP ... $20.99 21.99
Danny Brown moves over the Warp label still riding high on a longstanding creative win streak – title aside, this exhibition is magnificent – hopping back and forth stylistically between straight-forward, compelling boom bap and brazenly manic weirdness! Danny's bugged out approach to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Beastie BoysLicensed To Ill (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Def Jam, 1986. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
The game changing Def Jam classic – and possibly the greatest album by the Beastie Boys – even though they'd grow up a whole lot after this! Profane party anthems galore, and the Beasties would distance themselves from much of the attitude of this album, making their career arc from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(30th Anniversary 180 gram pressing.)

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✨✧ Kendrick LamarUntitled Unmastered ... LP
Interscope, 2016. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Untitled Unmastered, though masterful material from Kendrick Lamar – another great stride in his astonishing mid teens creative win streak– a low key and low stakes release compared to the huge platform for To Pimp A Butterfly, but damn, it sure does resonate with a similar haze of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ J DillaRuff Draft (2LP version) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2003/2007. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
J Dilla at his grittiest, most rugged & raw – in both the production and rhyme realm – 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 LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ OutkastIdlewild ... LP
LaFace/Zomba, 2006. Near Mint- 3LP Gatefold ... $19.99
The new album from Outkast and the soundtrack to their film Idlewild! Outkast has been daring haters for years to pounce at will – and they really take that approach to the next level by making what is far and away their oddest project in midst of the most scrutiny they will probably ever ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner.)

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DJ QuikQuik Is The Name (with download) ... LP
Profile/Legacy, 1991. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
DJ Quik's classic debut – arguably one sturdiest records bridging the first wave of the LA gangsta rap era to the G Funk era of the early-to-mid 90s – and definitely one of the tighter and most focused albums of its kind around that time, when rap records were getting largely getting a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Certified Undisputed Classics Of Hip Hop & R&B series!)

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InternetEgo Death (with download) ... LP
Columbia, 2015. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 24.98
Pure wonderfulness from Internet – a group who seem to bound forward strongly with each new release! These guys are easily one of the most compelling mainstream soul acts we can think of – still very lean, and working with an indie-level vibe – but also able to focus in on hooks ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital download.)

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NasIllmatic XX (180 gram vinyl – plus download with 10 bonus tracks) ... LP
Columbia, 1994. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
20th anniversary edition of Nas's 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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(20th anniversary edition – 180 gram remastered vinyl, and includes a download for the full album – plus 10 rare remixes, demos and freestyles.)

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Too NiceCold Facts ... LP
Arista, 1989. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Production by Edwin Birdsong – with tracks that include "Two Can Play The Game", "I Git Minz", "Everybody Loves Sex", "I'm Sad", "The Phantom Of Hip Hop", and "Cold Facts". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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RJD22002-2010 (Dead Ringer/Horror EP/Since We Last Spoke/Tin Foil Hat EP vinyl box set) ... LP
RJ's Electrical Connections, 2000s. Near Mint- 4LP Box Set ... $49.99
A 4LP box set of classic and unreleased RJD2 – including the Dead Ringer LP, Since We Last Spoke LP, and a first ever vinyl pressing of the Horror EP, all originally on Def Jux – plus the Tin Foil Hat EP featuring 7 previously unreleased tracks – nad an autographed, numbered, hand ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the signed print and download card.)

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TeflonMy Will (clean version) ... LP
Relativity, 1997. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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(Cover has light wear and a bumped corner.)

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Ras KassSoul On Ice – Clean Radio Sampler ... LP
Priority, 1996. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Single vinyl sampler featuring 6 tracks, including "On Earth As It Is", "Marinatin", "Drama", "Reelishymn", "Nature Of The Threat", and "The Evil That Men Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Big Daddy KaneTaste Of Chocolate ... LP
Cold Chillin, 1990. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A mixed bag – with production by Prince Paul, Cool V, Mister Cee, and Andre Booth. Tracks include "Cause I Can Do It Right", "No Damn Good", "Dance With The Devil", and duets like "Big Daddy Vs Dolemite" with Rudy Ray Moore, and "All Of Me" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Digital UndergroundFuture Rhythm ... LP
Critique/BMG, 1996. Sealed ... $6.99
12 tracks: "Walk Real Kool", "Glooty-Us-Maximus", "Oregano Flow (gumbo soup mix)", "Fool Get A Clue", "Rumpty Rump", "Food Fight", "Future Rhythm", "Hokis Pokis (a classic case)", "We Got More", "Hella ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(With hype sticker.)

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Big Daddy KanePrince Of Darkness ... LP
Cold Chillin, 1991. Very Good+ 2LP ... $9.99
Not the great early Kane, but not the sad later Kane either. Includes "The Lover In You", "Git Bizzy", "Raw '91", "Prince Of Darkness", "Ooh, Aah, Nah-Nah-Nah", "Brother Brother", "Groove With It", "I'm Not Ashamed", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo copy in a stickered sleeve, with an index label.)

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VariousWash ... LP
Aftermath/Interscope, 2001. Near Mint- 2LP ... $1.99
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(Promo in a stickered sleeve, bent near the spine.)

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Das EFXGeneration EFX (clean edited promo) ... LP
East West, 1998. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Edited promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Cypress HillBlack Sunday (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Ruffhouse, 1993. Near Mint- 2LP (reissue)... $19.99
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 That", "Insane In The Brain", "When The Sh** Goes Down", "Hi ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent Legacy pressing.)

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NonchalantUntil The Day ... LP
MCA, 1996. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Cover has a cut corner and hype sticker.)

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CommonElectric Circus ... LP
MCA, 2002. Sealed 2LP ... $24.99
Common newcomers who buy Electric Circus for the single with Mary J Blige are going to be left with some head scratching – but if you like the spiritual/psychedelic Com that was hinted at on Like Water For Chocolate, this may be the follow up you were waiting for! This is still hip hop ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent Vinyl Me Please pressing.)

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VariousRhyme & Reason – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Priority, 1996. Very Good+ 2LP ... $7.99
2 LP set including a few nice posse cuts: Busta Rhymes/Tribe Called Quest "Wild Hot", Canibus/Ras Kass/Heltah Skeltah "Uni-4-Orm", RZA "The Tragedy", Lost Boyz "N*ggaz Don't Want It", KRS-ONE "Bring It Back", Guru/KaiBee/Lil Dap "The Way It ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a plain sleeve.)

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Lady Of RageNecessary Roughness ... LP
Death Row, 1997. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
Tracks include the title cut, "No Shorts", "Get With Da Wickedness (Flow Like That) (orig & rmx)", "Rough Rugged & Raw" feat Snoop & Dat N*gga Daz, "Raw Deal", "Big Bad Lady", "Super Supreme", "Sho Shot", and "Bre ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a cut corner.)

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VariousDeath Row Greatest Hits ... LP
Death Row, 1996. Sealed 4LP Gatefold ... $29.99
Includes Snoop's "Gin & Juice", "Lodi Dodi" & "Doggy Dogg World", Dre's "Let Me Ride", "Nuthin But A G Thang", & "Keep Their Heads Ringin", and Rage's "Afro Puffs" and all the rest of the G-funk hits. LP, Vinyl record album

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Wu-Tang ClanEnter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) ... LP
Loud/RCA, 1993. New Copy ... $18.99 20.98
The classic first LP with Method Man, Ghost Face Killer, Raekwon, Ol' Dirty Bastard, and The Genius. The start of a generation, and of the hip hop enterprise that overshadowed a lot of the mid 90s! 12 tracks, including "Can It All Be So Simple", "Method Man", "Da Mystery ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 – Instrumentals ... LP
75 Ark/Deltron Partners, 2001. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $19.99 22.98
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 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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El Michels AffairReturn To The 37th Chamber (with bonus download) ... LP
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $19.99 22.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! Please Note – LP sleeves are variable.)
Also available Return To The 37th Chamber ... CD 11.99

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Slum VillageFantastic Vol 1 ... LP
Long Player/Ne'Astra, 1997. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
Slum Village's legendary Fantastic Vol 1 – one of the most sought-after hip hop albums of the era – with the most rugged-and-raw Jay Dee production on record! Honestly, we're left pretty close to speechless by how tightly these tracks hold up. This is indeed the template for so many ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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LudacrisBack For The First Time (clean edited promo) ... LP
Def Jam, 2000. Near Mint- 2LP ... $2.99
Includes "Stick Em Up", "What's Your Fantasy" (original & remix), "Get Off Me", "1st & 10", "U Got A Problem?", "Ho" and "Hood Stuck". LP, Vinyl record album
(Edited promo in a plain sleeve.)

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✨✧ RedmanMalpractice – Exclusive Album Advance Radio ... LP
Def Jam, 2001. Used 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
The Funk Doctor Spock returns with guest appearances by Scarface, Treach, Meth, Saukrates, George Clinton, Keith Murray and Missy Elliott, among others. Includes "Diggy Doc", "Smash Sumthin'", "Enjoy Da Ride", "Bricks Two" & "Let's Get Dirty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Edited radio advance in a Def Jam sleeve.)

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Sexual HarrassmentI Need A Freak ... LP
Heat, 1983. Near Mint- ... $24.99
An excellent 80s groove album masquerading underneath a kind of cheesy but equally 80s looking cover. There's no shortage of popping electro grooves here, with loads of great keyboards and nice funky boogie appeal. 6 tracks in all, including "I Need A Freak", "If I Gave You A ... (Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kendrick Lamar & OthersBlack Panther (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Interscope, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 34.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Black Panther ... CD 14.99

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LL Cool JRadio ... LP
Def Jam, 1985. Very Good ... $19.99
The fantastic first album from LL Cool J – one that really kicked off a whole new school of hip hop – the early Def Jam era! Radio features straight up excellent early Def production from Rick Rubin and loads of tight tracks from LL – whose charisma continued to flow for the next ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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JaylibChampion Sound ... LP
Stones Throw, 2003. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 22.99
Damn! The MASSIVE collaborative album from the dynamic duo of Madlib and J Dilla! Essentially, Madlib handles the production on the even numbers in the set with Dilla on the vocals, and the roles are reversed on the odd numbers. Each producer does his own thing, as only he can do it – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Back in print!!!)

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Black MilkIf There's Hell Below ... LP
Computer Ugly, 2014. Near Mint- 2LP ... $16.99
Detroit producer/MC double threat Black Milk doing his thing as sharply as on anything he's done in the past few years! He's certainly at a near peak on the production tip here – which is saying something, given how high up on the top shelf of post millenium hip hop production he sits – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(With the die-cut outer sleeve.)

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Black MilkFever (marble colored vinyl) ... LP
Mass Appeal, 2018. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99 24.98
Detroit producer/MC double threat Black Milk is back with a rhymes-centric effort after the soul jazzy instrumentals of The Rebellion Sessions with Nat Turner – a true-to-form move given his unpredictable, diverse career to date – and sure enough it's another creative win! Compelling ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Multi-colored vinyl – also with sticker and poster!)

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Calvin ValentinePlush Seats ... LP
Mello Music Group, 2018. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
Instrumentals from rising production talent Calvin Valentine! CV shows a real love for sampled soul throught Plush Seats, along with spacey keyboard texture, some nice nods to classic scratch work and other classic touches. Having recently crafted a full set of beats for an Illa J project, you ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lando ChillBoy Who Spoke To The World ... LP
Mello Music Group, 2017. New Copy ... $19.99 21.99
Soul searching rhymes in a distinctive narrative style by Lando Chill! The Boy Who Spoke To The Wind has a farther reaching sound than his first album, though it's his unique, not so chill voice that impresses us even more. It's innovative stuff production wise, with a far-reaching global hip hop ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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EPMDUnfinished Business ... LP
Fresh/Capitol, 1989. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
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
(2LP pressing.)

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EPMDStrictly Business ... LP
Fresh/Capitol, 1988. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
EPMD's incredible full length debut – a straight up all caps CLASSIC late 80s effort – raising the bar for the genre and helping pave the way for so much of the best golden age hip hop to come! Bottom heavy funky soul beats and masterful use of samples anchor the production, and the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP pressing.)

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Run The JewelsRTJ3 (gold colored vinyl) ... LP
Mass Appeal, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.98
A vital third act in the thankfully ongoing RTJ saga! The first album was unsurprisingly excellent, but surprisingly popular. The second album not only turned out to be a bigger hit, it was also a creative peak for both El-P and Killer Mike – which is really saying something. So the stakes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP gold colored vinyl with sticker sheet, poster and lyric insert.)

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Geto BoysWe Can't Be Stopped ... LP
Rap-A-Lot/Priority, 1991. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 17.99
Houston in the days before the screwed era, when the city was still putting a whole different spin on the rap game! Where NWA were deivering the hardcore rhymes filled with anger, Scarface, Wllie D and Bushwick Bill were coming with a whole other horror story. Tracks include "We Can't Be ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Run The JewelsRun The Jewels (colored vinyl – with patch, poster and download) ... LP
Fool's Gold, 2013. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
El-P and Killer Mike finally deliver a killer duo record! We knew that this one would be a win, considering how great the El-P produced RAP Music album by Killer Mike turned out to be, how versatile the El-P futuristic production vibe is and how timelessly inventive each rapper is on their own. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold colored vinyl. Comes with poster, patch & download code.)

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MadlibBeats – Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton OST (10-Inch with download) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
Madlib's funky sound cues for the excellent Stones Throw documentary My Vinyl Weighs A Ton – his first ever bonafide film soundtrack material – smartly steeped in all the elements that make the Stones Throw label and the the man himself so great! The label's ouvre over the years ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download. Please note: the record was issued with 2 different covers, "Death Edition" & "Girls Edition", and distributed at random. Both include a removable side spine and the same tracklist.)

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DaedelusOf Snowdonia & Something Bells (colored vinyl) ... LP
Magical Properties, 2004. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.98
A beautiful blend of beats, electronics, and well-chosen acoustic sources – including a bit of bassoon, and some acoustic guitar in unexpected places! These sorts of mixes are maybe a bit more familiar now – but back at the start, this album was a bit of a groundbreaker – maybe a ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green colored vinyl – and on vinyl for the first time. Limited to just 500 copies!)

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RootsInstrumentals Album ... LP
White Label, 2000. Very Good+ 2LP ... $24.99
Instrumental versions of "Distortion To Static (original & at ease remix)", "What They Do", "Proceed II", "Concerto Of The Desperado", "Adrenaline", "Clones", "Da Lesson I", "Da Lesson III (It's Over Now)", "Sec ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered sleeve, #4059/5000.)

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SZACtrl (colored vinyl) ... LP
Top Dawg Ent., 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $20.99 23.98
A stunning debut from SZA – a soul singer who seems to represent a whole new way of being – with a style that's at once very understated and completely compelling! SZA's clearly got a hell of a voice – but she's also content to weave it into the rich mix of beats, keyboards, and ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(On translucent green vinyl – with download!)
Also available Ctrl ... CD 9.99

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Herbie HancockSound System ... LP
Columbia, 1984. Sealed ... $6.99
The follow up to Herbie's groundbreaking hit album Future Shock. There's some rehashing of themes here, with the remake of "Rockit" called "Hardrock" here – basically the same number with some heavy guitar added and a few different solos – plus similar numbers that ... (Jazz, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed. Shrinkwrap has a small hole & a hype sticker.)

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J DillaRuff Draft – Dilla's Mix – Instrumentals (with download) ... LP
Pay Jay, Early 2000s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
J Dilla at his grittiest, most rugged & raw in the production realm – on his long unreleased original mixes for his early 00s classic Ruff Draft! 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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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2PacStrictly For My Ni**az ... LP
Interscope, 1993. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $26.99 34.99
A masterful second album from 2Pac – and a breakout that helped lay the groundwork for his brief but ever rising repuation and legacy! Kicking off with the thumping "Holler If Ya Hear Me" with the frenetic, almost Bomb Squad level wall of sound production by Live Squad that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(25th Anniversary edition!)

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Gang StarrHard To Earn ... LP
Chrysalis, 1994. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
Gang Starr at pretty close to peak level here on 1994's Hard To Earn – and rather than continue to ride the waves they made on the previous couple classic albums, Guru sharpens the lyrical tone just a bit – spitting some more incisive rhymes over apporpriately gritty soul jazz beats ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Cut ChemistDie Cut (with download) ... LP
A Stable Sound, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
A modern classic from the legendary Cut Chemist – delivering on his reputation as a true school/blueprint era hip hop torch carrier while transcending it at the same time! You've got to expect that anything Cut Chemist produces, remixes, or applies his DJ skills to will be a rewarding aural ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes in a beautiful die cut sleeve, naturally! Includes download.)

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ExileBaker's Dozen – Exile ... LP
Fat Beats, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Off-kilter, creative, and always headnodding beats from Exile – one of the most frequently impressive and underrated producers of the past decade and more – and a perfectly apt producer for an entry in the Fat Beats Baker's Dozen series! Exile is is a master of mixing solid soulful bits ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Del The Funky Homosapien & Tame OneParallel Uni-Verses (colored vinyl) ... LP
Gold Dust, 2009. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
Heiro hero Del The Funky Homosapien teams up with Artifacts and Weathermen veteran Tame One to trade rhymes – with production by Parallel Thought – a solid set and another winner on the Gold Dust Media label, which is put out a number of classic era reverent records to date! The beats ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited purple & white smoked colored vinyl))

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Roc MarcianoReloaded ... LP
Mass Appeal/Decon, 2012. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
Roc Marciano steps up his game on Reloaded – a strong set for Decon with production by Roc himself for the most part – ultimately just as solid as allstar guests including Alchemist, Ray West and Q-Tip! It's really all about the well-written street narratives with a deft, no nonsense ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DabryeInstrmntl (colored vinyl pressing – with bonus track & download) ... LP
Ghostly International, 2002. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A tight early effort from Dabrye! Early on, Dabyre got lumped in with self-consciously modern "glitch hop" hop producers by comparison, but he's always had a style all his own – leaning pretty strongly on classic hip hop influences, just with a spacier sound. This one sounds pretty ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Czarface & MF DoomCzarface Meets Metal Face ... LP
Silver Age, 2018. New Copy ... $21.99 24.98
The Czarface team of Wu-Tang veteran Inspectah Deck and Boston underground hip hop heavyweights 7L & Esoteric are joined by the one-and-only MF Doom – a bonafide supergroup – and one of the finest comic book/sci-fi rap records since Madvillainy! Each one of these characters is so ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Talib Kweli & Hi Tek (Reflection Eternal)Reflection Eternal – Train Of Thought ... LP
Rawkus, 2000. Near Mint- 2LP ... $34.99
When Mos Def came out swinging with Black On Both Sides and we were all left both hot and cold, it seemed maybe Black Star should've never went their separate ways. But then, out came this burning set of dope joints, we all found out Talib could stand solid on his own, with the help of Hi-Tek's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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NERDNO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES (with download) ... LP
I Am Other/Columbia, 2017. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(LP artwork is different from that shown – in a plain black center hole sleeve – and made to look like a white label bootleg! Includes download.)
Also available NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES ... CD 11.99

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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceHe's The DJ, I'm The Rapper (with download & bonus album) ... LP
Jive/Zomba, 1988. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
One of those rare moments where a mainstream hit goes onto preface years of creative talent to come – even though the whole thing might have seemed like a bit of a one-off at the time! The young Will Smith is fantastic as the Fresh Prince – full of charm, at a level that really upped ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Certified Undisputed Classics Of Hip Hop & R&B series – with download. Initial copies includes bonus LP "Certified Classics Vol. 1" with classic tracks by Nas, Outkast, Clipse, Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang, Aaliyah & more. 12 tracks in all!)
Also available He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper ... LP 19.99

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Dug Infinite & No IDSampler Vol 1 ... LP
All Natural, 2002. Very Good+ 2LP ... $19.99
Back in the day, before Common blew up, Dug Infinite and No ID were responsible for the mellow but tight beats he got to rhyme over. And though Common still gets us open on occasion, this instrumental LP shows that they were a big part of what made those early LPs so great, though we have to admit ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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RootsWhat!! R U In Awe?? – Live At The Phoenix Festival 1992 ... LP
Remedy, 1992. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99
A pretty incredible early live snapshot of the mighty Roots crew – rescued from previously unheard, long-buried DAT tapes circa 1992 – pre-Organix and in already in incomporable form as a live act! The setting is the 1992 Phoenix Festival near London, and shows the Roots, and even ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tone-LocLoc'ed After Dark ... LP
Delicious Vinyl, 1989. Very Good+ ... $9.99
The crossover rap classic from Tone-Loc! Temporary pop phenom this is not – the biggest couple of hits are still ubiquitous decades later – and Loc himself, with that raspy voice and smooth charisma, still stands as one more unique voices of late 80s hip hop. On top of those ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mobb DeepMurda Muzik (with download) ... LP
Loud, 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
The last album from Prodigy & Havoc's classic run in the 90s – still with the distinctively raw, now legendary street style of the early to mid-period Mobb Deep – with appearances by Nas, Raekwon, Big Noyd, 8-Ball, Lil Cease, Lil Kim and more. In their prime, Mobb Deep had a way of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Mobb DeepInfamy (with download) ... LP
Loud/Violator, 2001. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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VariousRide ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1998. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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Paul HardcastleRain Forest ... LP
Profile, 1985. Very Good+ ... $9.99
If 2 mixes of the seminal electro/jazz classic "Rain Forest" isn't enough to sell you on this album, you might like to know you'll really get your fix for 808 and 909 on these nice jazzy tracks, that really did sound like the future of music to us back in the 80s. Also includes "King ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lois ShayneRappin Mama (vocal, instr, dub) ... LP
Sabteca, 1988. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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Joey D Vieira/David CriggerDrum Drops Vol 3 – The Professional Album ... LP
Drum Drops, 1978. Very Good ... $29.99
The third in the legendary series of Drum Drums records – cut for production, and featuring the drum skills of David Crigger! The set, as the title hints, is "professional" – meaning that it's got some very intricate tracks that clearly go for the high end of studio drum work. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Main SourceBreaking Atoms (30th Anniversary 2LP remastered edition) ... LP
Wild Pitch, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A record that no hip hop home should be without – the one and only album from Main Source, but a set that's more than strong enough to stand next to the best from contemporaries like De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, and Black Sheep! Like all three of those groups, these guys have a way of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(30th Anniversary reissue on blue vinyl – with bonus tracks)
 
 



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