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Hip Hop — In Stock — LPs

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✨✧ Pete Rock & CL SmoothMecca & The Soul Brother (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Elektra/Get On Down, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 25.98
The debut full length from Pete Rock & CL Smooth – and a bonafide hip hop classic if there ever was one – one of the best ever! Pete Rock's trademark mix of heavy soul, jazz & funk beatcraft pretty much set the bar to a level that's been impossible to top ever sense. On top of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP clear vinyl.)

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✨✧ Del The Funky HomosapienNo Need For Alarm ... LP
Elektra/Traffic, 1993. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
The incredible follow-up to I Wish My Brother George Was Here – and a record that was initally underappreciated, mostly because it was such a radical departure from the George – but it's one that we loved from day one and we're thrilled is getting some love all these years later! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available No Need For Alarm ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Camp LoUptown Saturday Night ... LP
Profile/Traffic, 1997. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
The late 90s classic from Sonny Cheeba & Geechi Suede –Camp Lo's benchmark Uptown Saturday Night! Certainly one of the finer hip hop LPs of '97, when we can return to over and over again, with great singles and stellar album tracks alike, such as "Luchin AKA This Is It", "C ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered 2LP version.)

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✨✧ Jay DeeYancey Boys Instrumentals (colored vinyl) ... LP
Delicious Vinyl, 2008. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... $21.99
The J Dilla beats that provided the stellar backdrop for his brother Illa J's worty rhymes – and the instrumentals for the Yancey Boys album – a record that stands up very well against many of the better Dilla productions in his lifetime. It could have gone wrong in a number of ways ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissued on colored vinyl.)

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✨✧ Young BuckStraight Outta Cashville ... LP
G Unit/Interscope, 2004. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
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(Cover has a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Tom Tom ClubTom Tom Club ... LP
Sire, 1981. Very Good- ... $8.99
The first album by The Tom Tom Club – a group that started out as a side project by Talking Heads members Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz – but which went onto have a surprising life of its own! Like the Talking Heads at the start of the 80s, Tom Tom Club were very open to pulling ... (Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Lenny Kravitz featuring Jay-ZStorm (just blaze remix, just blaze inst, album, album acapella) ... LP
Virgin, 2004. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(In a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ Sexual HarrassmentI Need A Freak ... LP
Heat, 1983. Near Mint- ... $29.99
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
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ ViolatorViolator – The Album V2.0 (Clean) ... LP
Violator, 1999. Near Mint- 2LP ... $3.99
Featuring production by The Neptunes, Swizz Beats, and Scott Storch amongst others. 17 tracks in all, including "What It Is" with Busta Rhymes, "Grimey" with NORE, "Sexual Chocolate" with Cee-Lo, and "Ex" with Missy Elliott, Ja Rule, and Tweet. LP, Vinyl record album
(Edited promo in a Violator sleeve.)

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✨✧ Tone-LocLoc'ed After Dark ... LP
Delicious Vinyl, 1989. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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 of more unique voices of late 80s hip hop. On top of those ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kool Moe DeeHow Ya Like Me Now ... LP
Jive, 1987. Very Good ... $9.99
Kool Moe Dee's second album – a benchmark moment in mid-to-late 80s solo rap – and definitely worth a post millennium revisit! The title cut is a prime relic of the Kool Moe Dee vs. LL Cool J battles back in the day, and that along with "Wild Wild West" are bonafide classic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve with infamous report card.)

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✨✧ LL Cool JWalking With A Panther ... LP
Def Jam, 1989. Very Good ... $16.99
At this point LL was definitely going for radio play, and it worked, with a tight pop formula and lots of very catchy tracks. Still, commercial crossover in '89 was a little different story and there's more than a handful of great tracks here, with LL in true form on "I'm That Type of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousClosed Sessions Vol 1 (10th Anniversary colored vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Closed Sessions, Late 2000s. New Copy ... $15.99 20.00
A really great and still fresh-sounding snapshot of the some the leading lights of the Chicago and Chicago-connected independent hip hop scene of the immediate post-millennium – with Curren$y, Rhymefest, BJ The Chicago Kid, Amanda Diva, Bun B, Kidz In The Hall and more! The sessions were ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First ever vinyl release – and remastered properly for the format! On mustard colored vinyl with download.)

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✨✧ Slick RickGreat Adventures Of Slick Rick (2LP pressing) ... LP
Def Jam, 1988. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Slick Rick's first solo album – one of the vital early front-to-back hip hop albums of the late 80s Def Jam prime era – and up there with the best ever! MC Ricky D introduced the world to a whole new rap style on Doug E Fresh's "The Show" and by the time this album dropped the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered 30th Anniversary version.)
Also available Great Adventures Of Slick Rick (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Freddie GibbsFreddie ... LP
ESGN, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
One of the toughest, leanest, tightest and most on point efforts from Freddie Gibbs to date – and one of the best! Despite the dead on perfect homage to the Teddy Pendergrass's quiet storm soul classic Teddy with the cover art here, make no mistakes, the material is Freddie Gibbs at his most ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Freddie ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Masta AceLong Hot Summer ... LP
M3, 2004. Near Mint- 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
A solid early 00s effort from Delicious Vinyl/Cold Chillin survivor Masta Ace – with production by 9th Wonder, Spinna, Dug Infinite and others! Back around 01' Masta Ace caught us off guard with his damn strong Disposable Arts LP – which immediately went on our short list of all time ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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✨✧ Craig Mack & Notorious BIGBIG Mack (with bonus cassette) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Bad Boy/Atlantic, 1994. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
Classic era Bad Boy hip hop pairing tracks by Craig Mack & Biggie – both gone but never to be forgotten – originally issued as a promo-only sampler in 1994 and reissued here for the first time ever as a LP & cassette combo! The Craig Mack side includes the classic single "Fl ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(LP & cassette combo. Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Grandmaster Flash & The Furious FiveMessage ... LP
Sugar Hill, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
The classic debut album by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – one of the pioneering groups in hip hop -history- not that we didn't need to tell you that! With prototypical party jams and the original conscious rap landmark "The Message", all over old school grooves laid ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Message ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Fab 5 Freddy, Grandmaster Caz, Chris Stein, etc.Wild Style – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Animal/ICA, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
An excellent reissue of the Wild Style soundtrack that exactly reproduces the original single LP format! The album's nice and lean, with 12 great tracks – including "Wild Style Theme Rap 1" by Grandmaster Caz & Chris Stein, "Basketball Throwdown" by Cold Crush Bros ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cam'ronSDE (edited promo) ... LP
Untertainment/Epic, 2000. Near Mint- 2LP ... $1.99
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(Clean edited promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ Mobb DeepAmerikaz Nightmare ... LP
Infamous/Jive, 2004. Near Mint- 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Tracks include "Amerikaz Nightmare", "Win Or Lose", "Flood The Block", "Dump" with Nate Dogg, "Real Gangstaz" with Lil' Jon, "One Of Ours Part II" with Jadakiss, "Got It Twisted", "When Uhear The. . .", "Real ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey marbled vinyl. Cover has light wear, with a line of marker through the barcode.)

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✨✧ GhostfacePretty Toney Album ... LP
Def Jam, 2004. Near Mint- 2LP ... $19.99
Ghost is still probably our favorite solo Wu Tang MC, and if Pretty Toney isn't the bonafide classic that the Ironman and Supreme Clientele albums are, it's still great to have him out there with new material on a powerful label. Tracks include "Biscuits" feat Trife, "Beat The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Anderson PaakOxnard (with bonus tracks) ... LP
12T/Aftermath, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.98
Cinematic hip hop soul from Anderson.Paak named after a seaside city west of Los Angeles, CA – but it's not Malibu, it's the stunning follow up Oxnard – a little looser, more diverse, and ultimately just as impressive set from this still rising talent! The uber-impressive guest list ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Oxnard (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Genius/GZALiquid Swords (Marvel reissue) ... LP
Geffen, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $36.99 38.98
A Shaolin hip hop essential! Heavy numerological rhymes, and the some of the best production on any Wu project ever. One of our absolute favorite albums in the classic Wu pantheon – indisputably one of the very best – one of the very few that plays with hard solidity from start to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Translucent seaglass vinyl – in an alternate Marvel Comics cover!)

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✨✧ Eric B & RakimLet The Rhythm Hit Em (2LP version) ... LP
MCA/Universal, 1990. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
The third album from Eric B & Rakim – absolute classic MC/DJ duo hip hop and maybe their most solid from beginning end, as impossible as that should've been after high bars they set with Paid In Full & Follow The Leader! By this point, Rakim was firmly established as one of hip hop's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP pressing for better sound!)

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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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✨✧ Kendrick LamarDAMN. ... LP
Aftermath/Interscope, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 34.99
DAMN!, indeed – Kendrick has yet to take even a small step down from the creative peak he's been riding for years – and takes another daring step forward with this strong, strident, no-mess-taking classic in the making! The surprise-announced DAMN! finds him taking on timely concerns ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ GuruJazzmatazz Vol 1 ... LP
Chrysalis, 1993. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
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
Also available Jazzmatazz Vol 1 ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Kendrick LamarUntitled Unmastered ... LP
Interscope, 2016. New Copy ... $24.99 25.99
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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✨✧ Kendrick LamarGood Kid, M.A.Ad City (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Aftermath, 2012. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
The much-hailed major league debut of Kendrick Lamar! Includes "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe", "The Art Of Peer Pressure", "Money Trees" with Jay Rock, "Poetic Justice" with Drake, "m.A.A.d City" with MC Eiht, "Singing About Me, I'm Dying Of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Good Kid, M.A.A.d City ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Beastie BoysCheck Your Head (limited 180 gram remastered edition) ... LP
Grand Royal, 1993. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ VariousSugar Hill Records – The 12" Box Set (6 X 12 inch) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Sugar Hill/Rhino, Late 70s. New Copy 6 x 12 inch singles set (reissue)... $99.99
A hefty tribute to the 12" single at Sugar Hill Records – a label who really helped but that format on the map in the world of hip hop! Sugar Hill were one of the first to really embrace the 12" for the sounds of the South Bronx – and they managed to get theirs out to more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – with a special DJ mix of tracks in the set!)

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✨✧ Das EfxStraight Up Sewaside (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
East West/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1993. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The somewhat slept on second album by Das Efx – and in hindsight, it's just as solid as Dead Serious – maybe even more consistently strong than the breakout debut! Dray and Skoob keep up the loco syllabic tempo and tongue tripping rhymes on this one – over the head nodding Solid ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition pressing of 1000.)

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Beat Konducta (Madlib)Beat Konducta Vol 4 – Beat Konducta In India ... LP
Stones Throw, 2007. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
The long awaited sides C & D in Madlib's incredible blend of Bombay soundtrack-styled funk, blunted Eastern beats, and all round stunning Middle Eastern accented hip hop instros! This time out Madlib, er, Beat Konducta is conducting beats, strings & things from India and/or otherwise East ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Beat Konducta (Madlib)Beat Konducta Vol 3 – Beat Konducta In India ... LP
Stones Throw, 2007. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
Hazy beatcraft steeped in Indian soundtrack style funk, strings and percussion from the indefatigable Madlib – Volume 3 in the increasingly adventurous and conceptual outings of the Beat Konducta! This time out Madlib, er, Beat Konducta is conducting beats, strings & things from India ... 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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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!!!)
Also available Champion Sound (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 9.99

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MadlibPinata Beats (with download) ... LP
Madlib Invazion, 2014. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 22.98
The restlessly inventive Madlib beats and production for Pinata, the excellent duo project with MC Freddie Gibbs! If you'll forgive us a little bit of repetition – because we KNOW we've written this before – there's just something extra riveting about Madlib's production work for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Freddie Gibbs & MadlibPinata ... LP
Madlib Invazion, 2014. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99
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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Sugar Hill GangSugar Hill Gang ... LP
Sugar Hill, 1979. Very Good- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
The eponymous LP by the Sugar Hill Gang – with some of the most infectious late 70s/early 80s grooves ever laid to wax! This is one of the first-ever full-length hip hop albums – cut on the success of the massive "Rapper's Delight" single! The record purports to feature ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing, with an unglued bottom seam.)

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Capital TaxSwoll Package ... LP
MCA, 1993. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(NOTE – This copy no longer has the cover and comes in a plain sleeve.)

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NemesisMunchies For Your Bass ... LP
Profile, 1991. Near Mint- ... $4.99
14 tracks in all, including "Droppin' The Bass", "B!tches & Money", "Ali English & The 40 Oz Thieves", "I Want Your Sex", "Let's Have A Good Time", "Munchies For Your Bass", 'Settin' The Record Straight", "On The One" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Promo in a plain sleeve.)

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Kurtis BlowTough ... LP
Mercury, 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Tracks include "Tough", "Juice", "Daydreamin", "Boogie Blues", and "Baby, You've Got To Go." LP, Vinyl record album

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Herbie HancockSound System ... LP
Columbia, 1984. Sealed ... $7.99
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
(Shrinkwrap has a Nice Price sticker. Cover has a barcode sticker on the spine.)

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Busta RhymesExtinction Level Event – Clean Edited Promo ... LP
Elektra, 1998. Near Mint- 2LP ... $6.99
Tracks include "Everybody Rise", "Against All Odds" featuring Flipmode Squad, "Extinction Level Event (The Song Of Salvation)", "Tear Da Roof Off', "Just Give It To Me Raw", "Do It To Death", "Hot Sh** Makin Ya Bounce", "What The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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Warren GI Want It All ... LP
Restless, 1999. Near Mint- 2LP ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Nate DoggMusic & Me (edited promo) ... LP
Elektra, 2001. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
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(Clean edited promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Ghostface KillahSupreme Clientele (clean version) ... LP
Epic, 2000. Very Good+ 2LP ... $14.99
Ghostface's second full length – maybe the most worthwhile Wu solo project, and the best of all them since the first wave of the Wu. Ghost's flow is raw as hell, furious and re-energized, and so startlingly poetic that we were completely blown away on the first listen. The guests seem to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – White label Razor Sharp promo in a plain sleeve. Sides C & D have some cosmetic marks and a bit of marker on one side.)

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El Michels AffairReturn To The 37th Chamber (with bonus download) ... LP
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 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.)

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Tony TouchPiece Maker (clean version) ... LP
Tommy Boy, 2000. Near Mint- 2LP ... $6.99
Tracks include "The Piece Maker" featuring Gang Starr, "The Abduction" featuring Wu-Tang Clan, "Set It On Fire" featuring Flipmode Squad, "Likwit Rhyming" featuring Xzibit, Tash, & Defari, "The Club" featuring D.I.T.C., Kid Capri, & Party ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Clean edited promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Black MoonEnta Da Stage – Remixes ... LP
Wreck, 1993/2017. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Remix versions of the legendary debut of Black Moon –a landmark indie hip hop classic from the early 90s east coast scene! Beloved by the deeper digging hip hop heads back in the day, and making a few waves commercially with the singles "Who Got Da Props?" and "I Got Cha ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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NWA100 Miles & Runnin' EP (3D lenticular cover) ... LP
Priority/Ruthless, 1990. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The blistering 1990 EP by NWA – a fanbase divisive and critically underappreciated salvo in its day, despite being a fast seller – and a much sharper piece of work than it was credited for back in the day! NWA as a driven singular force was pretty much a thing of the past by this point, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ol Dirty BastardReturn To The 36 Chambers – The Dirty Version ... LP
Elektra/Get On Down, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
Ol' Dirty Bastard...Osiris...Big Baby Jesus...what can we say? Whether ODB had really fallen off the deep end or if it was just an act, this is still one of our favorite Wu-Tang related LP's – with more energy and sense of humor than most, and featuring the best hip hop singing since Biz ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jay DeeWelcome 2 Detroit – Instrumentals (limited edition repress) ... LP
BBE (UK), 2001. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 28.99
The deeply in-demand beats for Jay Dee's now classic 2001 effort! We don't need to tell you that Welcome 2 Detroit turned out to be a wonderful debut for the initial BBE hip hop series. It really started out as a breakbeat project from the late Detroit legend, but soon morphed into a full-on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited 2LP repress for its 10th Anniversary.)

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Jay DeeWelcome 2 Detroit ... LP
BBE (UK), 2001. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 29.99
The first of BBE's forays into current hip hop – and a wonderful debut in the series! The album started as a breakbeat project from Detroit's Jay Dee, but soon morphed into a full-on hip hop album – complete with real instrumentation on Fender Rhodes, trumpet, keyboards, and drums, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Welcome 2 Detroit ... CD 11.99

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Grandmaster Flash & The Furious FiveMessage ... LP
Sugar Hill, 1982. Very Good ... $19.99
The classic debut album by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – one of the pioneering groups in hip hop -history- not that we didn't need to tell you that! With prototypical party jams and the original conscious rap landmark "The Message", all over old school grooves laid ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with Sterling stamp. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Message ... LP 14.99

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AshantiAshanti (clean promo version) ... LP
Murder Inc, 2002. Near Mint- 2LP ... $5.99
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(Promo in a Murder Inc sleeve.)

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Renegade ForceRenegade Force EP (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Heavenly Star/Snow Dog, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Fantastic funk from the Heavenly Star side of the P&P Records universe – instrumental cuts, but with a decidedly old school vibe – as if they were recorded by some funk band that had been jamming between DJ sets in the South Bronx! There's some cool spooky touches around the edges ... (Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DJ KhaledVictory (green vinyl pressing) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Koch, 2010. New Copy ... $19.99
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(First time on vinyl! Limited edition "money" green vinyl pressing – with download!)

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Ed OG & Da BulldogsLife Of A Kid In The Ghetto (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Polygram/Get On Down, 1991. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
Ed OG's nice debut, with a slightly jazzy touch on the production and literate, intelligent lyrics. We really couldn't get with "Bug A Boo", but besides that, this first LP's solid from start to finish, from the days when that wasn't so uncommon. Drop the needle on this and head back in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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VariousKings Of Hip Hop – Compiled By DJ Premier & Mr Thing – Part B ... LP
BBE/Rapster (UK), Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $19.99
Part B of the vinyl chapter of of BBE's stellar combination of DJ mix genius and foolproof compilation – massive soul, funk and hip hop tunes selected by DJ Premier and Mr. Thing! DJ Premier's assembles the Breaks numbers – featuring soul, funk and jazz tracks, many of which are well ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Back cover has a sticker remnant.)

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CommonFinding Forever ... LP
Geffen, 2007. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
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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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 time Malibu dropped, and here he proves a ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Wyclef JeanMasquerade ... LP
Columbia, 2002. Very Good+ 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
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(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a promo sticker, index sticker, and light wear.)

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Little BrotherMinstrel Show (Amended Album) ... LP
Atlantic/ABB, 2005. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
Little Brother transitions to the majors with their soulful underground sound intact – and deliver an effort that in the best moments improve upon the already classic Listening LP! It looks like this just isn't going to go over with the TRL crowd, despite the Atlantic logo. The soul sample ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Clean edited promo in an Atlantic sleeve.)

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Keith LeblancMajor Malfunction ... LP
World (UK), 1986. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Adrian Sherwood meets the Sugarhill (and On-U) house drummer for this album of dubby heavy beats. Doug Wimbish and Skip McDonald fill out the group on this set of heavy 80s beats with more than a touch of Sherwoods signature spacey effects and heavy synth work from Leblanc too. An obscure and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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2Pac2Pacalypse Now ... LP
Interscope, 1991. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 34.99
The landmark debut of 2Pac – hard rhymes and gritty production laying the bedrock for an iconic legacy! 2Pac's voice is front and center throughout, nothing tentative about the rhymes or delivery, and true to legend, every word feels honest and real, whether you're comfortable with it or not. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ice TRhyme Pays (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sire, 1987. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A late 80s high point for Ice T – and a benchmark west coast solo rap classic! Ice T's persona has always been over the top, but he's also great at pointing out the harsh realities of life in a violent world, and he's in peak form on Rhyme Pays – with the classic "6 In The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ice TPower (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sire, 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 19.98
We have to give it up to Ice T. Aside from being one of the cornerstones of west coast and gangsta rap, he's probably the only rapper to successfully make the transition to acting (sorry Cube. . .). In fact, we'd rather watch him on TV than hear any of his later albums or singles. But we're ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Black Eyed PeasBridging The Gap ... LP
Interscope, 2000. New Copy 2LP ... $13.99 15.98
A very strong second LP by BEP – and one that does a surprisingly great job of mixing soul-based production with more hip-hop oriented modes! Tracks include the Premier-produced "Bep Empire" (is it just us, or are most of the NuHoppers nearly always at their best when they rely on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Bridging The Gap ... CD 1.99

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Dilated Peoples, Defari, Joey Chavez & OthersAlways Bigger & Better Volume 1 ... LP
ABB, 2000. Very Good- 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
15 tracks of some of the best early releases on the ABB label: Planet Asia "Place Of Birth", Dilated Peoples with Defari & Xzibit "Rework The Angles", Joey Chavez & Evidence "Reservation For One", Joey Chavez & DefarI "Develop Tools", MHZ "Thi ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear. Labels have stickers.)

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MED & Guilty SimpsonChild Of The Jungle ... LP
Bang Ya Head Entertainment, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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Klaus LayerInstrumentals From Lost Track ... LP
Redefinition, 2019. New Copy ... $24.99 25.98
Berlin-based producer Klaus Layer sets aside his headier,more experimental proclivities this time for straight forward, no nonsense raw boombap – and pulls it off masterfully! Blu, Hex One, Artifacts and Kunal contributed to the Lost Track flagship LP, and while they never crowded out KL's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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J-LiveBest Part (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mortier, 2000. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $23.99
The first full length by underground favorite J-Live! The Best Part had legendarily long gestation period, but for all the time it took to see a proper release – begun as early as '97 and finally seeing release at the dawn of the new millennium – but for all the stops and starts behind ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red colored vinyl pressing.)

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Pete RockSoul Survivor ... LP
Loud/Nature Sounds, 1998. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A milestone for Pete Rock – stepping out on his own after the split of his legendary duo with CL Smooth for one of the finest producer headlined hip hop records of the late 90s! An all star lineup is on the mic – including Inspectah Deck, Kurupt, Method Man, OC, Raekwon, Ghostface, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Smif-N-WessunAll ... LP
Duck Down, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The legendary Smif N Wessun produced in full by 9th Wonder & The Soul Council – gritty beats with soulful gravity all the way – with appearances by Raekwon, Rick Ross, GQ, Musiq Soulchild, Rapsody and a couple more, but make no mistakes, this is the legendary Smif-N-Wessun show and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Torae & PraiseAll Praises Due EP ... LP
Internal Affairs, 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
Top notch duo project from MC Torae and producer Praise! All Praises Due hits a lofty peak after the short intro with "Start Godly", a rock solid track with a great drum sound, fierce rhymes and a thematically appropriate gospel-tinged backing vocals – a great mix of gritty and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Masta Ace & Marco PoloBreukelen Story ... LP
Fat Beats, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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! Tight, top notch straight forward hip hop all with the way, with guests Pharoahe Monch, Lil Fame, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DrakeScorpion ... LP
Cash Money, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99 35.98
Drake still with lot of sting left in him after all these years on top! You really gotta hand it to him for keeping creatively ambitious at a point when he might be able to do just as well on the charts even if he phoned it in, but he's not doing that at all on Scorpion. There are sparsely-furnished ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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RootsUndun ... LP
Def Jam, 2011. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Hip hop's reigning kings of longevity The Roots deliver another great album with Undun – we'd have to think it's entirely uncompromising and they're doing exactly what they want to do on this one – so if you thought their day (eh, latenight) job would would bring their album work into ... 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)... Just Sold Out!
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
Also available In Sound From Way Out! ... CD 3.99

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MOPFirst Family 4 Life (clean promo) ... LP
Relativity, 1998. Very Good 2LP ... $4.99
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(Clean promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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NewcleusJam On Revenge ... LP
Sunnyview, 1984. Very Good ... $16.99
Wikki-wikki electro classic! With "Jam On It", "Jam On Revenge", "Destination Earth", "Computor Age"[sic] and "Auto Man". Worth it for the photos from the video on the back of the cover alone. LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing on Bellaphon.)

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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceHe's The DJ, I'm The Rapper ... LP
Jive/Zomba, 1988. Very Good 2LP ... $11.99
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
(Includes the printed inner sleeves.)

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Pharoahe MonchDesire ... LP
SRC/Universal, 2007. Very Good+ 2LP ... $24.99
A strong return to the mic from the one-and-only Pharoahe Monch – his unbelievably long-awaited follow up to the amazing Internal Affairs – and one of the best major label hip hop LPs of the first half of '07! Pharoahe's nearly decade long absense from the mainstream seems to have ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered SRC sleeve.)

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Run-DMCKing Of Rock ... LP
Profile, 1985. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Run-DMC's great second album, with rock hard production by Russell Simmons and classic cuts! It's fascinating to listen to this album all these years later, with the knowledge that this hungry hip hop act from Queens was so soon to conquer the world. Great stuff from a legendary crew! This the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. PLEASE NOTE: Cover has waviness and moisture staining.)

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FabolousFrom Nothin' To Somethin' ... LP
Def Jam, 2007. Near Mint- 2LP ... $7.99
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(Cover has marker through the barcode.)

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TimbalandTimbaland Presents – Shock Value ... LP
Interscope, 2007. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
Timbaland goes straight for the mainstream on this disc full of pop crossover numbers, though his signature percolating beats keep the whole affair bubbling. 17 tracks in all, with more than a few you'll be hearing al over the radio, including "Oh Timbaland", "Give It To Me", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jay-ZKingdom Come ... LP
Roc-A-Fella, 2006. Near Mint- 2LP ... $34.99
Jay Z picks up pretty close to the point where he left off for Kingdom Come – his first album in 3 years – and you can only call it a comeback if you really thought he'd stay away! For Kingdom Come he uses a number of the same production geniuses as he did for the Black Album and his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has marker through the barcode.)
Also available Kingdom Come (with bonus CD) ... CD 4.99

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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceHomebase ... LP
Jive, 1991. Near Mint- ... $29.99
12 tracks in all, including "I'm All That", "Summertime", "The Things That U Do", "This Boy Is Smooth", "Ring My Bell", "A Dog Is A Dog", "caught In The Middle (Love & Life)", "Trapped On The Dance Floor", "Who ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Jurassic 5Power In Numbers ... LP
Interscope, 2002. Near Mint- 2LP ... $39.99
All praise to the mighty J5 – reminding us in the early 00s that hip hop could still be about funky, party rockin' beats and flowing on beat, with witty, intelligent rhymes – and sound as fresh as ever! This album's mostly produced by Cut Chemist, though Nu Mark has a hand in a number ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has a promo sticker, bumped corner, and a sticker at the opening.)
Also available Power In Numbers (deluxe edition with DVD) ... CD 3.99

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VariousVinyl Exams ... LP
Sony, 2000. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
Nice comp of old school cuts: Schoolly D "PSK What Does It Mean?", Ultramag "Ego Trippin", Fearless Four "Rockin It", Treacherous Three "Body Rock", Just Ice "Going Way Back", Steady B "Bring The Beat Back", Super Lover Cee & Casanova ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has bent corners and promo sticker.)

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Doug E Fresh & The Get Fresh CrewOh, My God! ... LP
Danya, 1986. Very Good ... $12.99
With the remixed version of "The Show" plus "Play This Only At Night", "She Was The Type Of Girl", "Leave It Up To The Cut Professor" and "All The Way To Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Das EfxHold It Down (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
East West/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $33.99
Das EFX's third album finds them holding down a more jam-packed approach than ever before – longer by half than their previous LPs and with a strong sense of purpose! Das EFX appeared with such a unique rhyme style, by this point they really needed to balance the tasks of being recognizable ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on blue vinyl!)

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Souls Of Mischief93 'Til Infinity (2LP pressing) ... LP
Hiero Imperium/Traffic, 1993. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
The timeless classic Cali hip hop standard bearer from Souls Of Mischief – on 2LP vinyl! As much as we love all the best Hiero output of the 90s & beyond, this is still our favorite, and besides, it's pretty much the blueprint for the Hieroglyphics sound. Smoothly jazz and headnodding ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Earl SweatshirtSome Rap Songs (with download) ... LP
Columbia, 2019. New Copy ... $26.99
Earl Sweatshirt's first new album in a few years, and right up there with his best ever! Some Rap Songs is a purposely underwhelming title, but it's fitting in that he's doing his wholly distinctive thing over kind of low key dusty soul sample production backdrop – and what a high it is for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pete RockPetestrumentals ... LP
BBE (UK), 2001. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 26.98
A mad bit of funk from the great Pete Rock! Pete's easily one of the best hip hop producers of the past decade – and this album's a sublime batch of instrumental tracks that focuses on his talent for remaking an older groove. The set's one of the first on BBE's groundbreaking Beat ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(This is the revised edition.)

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Remy MaThere's Something About Remy ... LP
Universal, 2006. Near Mint- 2LP ... $11.99
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(Cover has light wear and marker through the barcode.)

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Eric B & RakimFollow The Leader ... LP
Uni, 1988. Near Mint- ... $59.99
No sophomore slump for the second Eric B & Rakim album – benchmark hip hop of the first order and up there with the best of all time! Following up Paid In Pull was no easy task, and the appropriately titled Follow The Leader makes it look easy, completing one of the great one-two punches ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and lightly bent corners.)
 
 



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