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Hip Hop

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✨✧ J-ZoneMusic For Tu' Madre ... CD
Red Hook, 1999. Used ... $19.99
"5 years" – starts off with some funny excerpts of interviews with people about what hip hop will be like in five years then goes into a rhyme about going to a hip hop show in 2004 – sort of like "I Used To Love HER" in reverse. The LP is filled with skits that actually work – they don't interupt the flow of the music, they advance the story J-Zone is telling. And the story is not some grand, overblown story of hustling, destroying other MC's etc, but much more closer to home topics. In some ways this reminds us of Common, not that the vocal style or production sound like Common, but the subject matter does. Tracks include "FM Blues", "The Zone Mission", "So Pretty", "S.H.I.D.", "Smoke Theory", "Kizzy's Revenge", "5 Years", and "Calamine Lotion". 20 tracks in all – some of which are instrumental versions. CD
(Out of print.)

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Jake One & OthersWhite Van Music (plus bonus instrumentals CD) ... CD
Rhymesayers, 2008. Used 2CDs ... $2.99
Northwest underground hip hop production titan Jake One puts together a tight LP for Rhymesayers – full of heavy hip hop with a who's who of MCs – including MOP, Pos of De La Soul, Freeway, Brother Ali, Young Buck, MF Doom, Little Brother, Blueprint, Casual, Elzhi of Slum Village, Royce Da 5'9, Busta Rhymes, Slug of Atmosphere and more! Tracks include "Gangsta Boy" feat MOP, "The Truth" feat Freeway & Brother Ali, "Oh Really" feat Posdnuos & Slug, "White Van" feat Alchemist, Evidence & Prodigy, "Get 'Er Done" feat MF Doom, "Glow" feat Elzhi & Royce Da 5'9 and more. 22 tracks In all. CD

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MantronixMusic Madness (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sleeping Bag/Octave (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $22.99
The follow up to the classic first LP! Listening to Kurtis Mantronik productions all of these years later is a definite educational experience, given the huge influence the crisp synth sounds had on the future of hip hop – not only as a matter of necessity, given the cost of sample clearance, but also as an aesthetic choice. Archeological chin-scratching aside, it's a straight up good time, with a shiny electronic bounce – one that holds up well! Tracks include "Music Madness", "Who Is It?", "Ladies (UK rmx)", "Scream", "Listen To The Bass Part" – plus 5 bonus tracks including "Scream" original 12 inch club and dub versions, "Who It Is?" original 12 inch freestyle USA club and UK club mixes, and "Who's Dub Is It? (original 12 inch dub)". CD

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Nickel & Dime OpsResuscitation Music ... CD
Autodope, 2018. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Promotional copy.)

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✨✧ World Class Wreckin CruHouse Calls (voc, inst)/Must Be The Music (voc, inst)/Cabbage Patch (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Macola, 1985. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $14.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Big PoohWords Paint Pictures ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2015. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Blahzay BlahzayWe Connected (clean, dirty) ... 12-inch
Blahzay Music, 2000s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Featuring Lil Fame of MOP. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Chris Orrick (Red Pill)Portraits (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mello Music Group, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 24.99
Unfiltered portraits of the artist formerly known as Red Pill – delivering the goods under his own name on a solid set for the Mello Music Group! Real life, self searching and personal statement making hip hop from a voice rooted in classic 90s school craft – not so much with a neo-classic sound as much as a strong commitment to beats, rhymes and life experience. Good stuff! Includes production by Nolan The Ninja, Apollo Brown, L'Orange, Onra and Exile – and given the self-protrait mission the guest rhymes kept to a minimum, with just a couple worthy appearances, courtesy Verbal Kent and Fashawn. Titles include "Self Portrait", "Stories", "Design Flaw", "Lazy Buddies", "Escape Plan", "Bottom Feeders" w/ Fashawn, "Barfly", "What Happens Next", "Mom" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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DelaChanges Of Atmosphere ... CD
Drink Water Music/Fat Beats, 2009. Used ... $14.99
Parisian beatmaker Dela attracts some of best MCs in underground hip hop for his long awaited US releases Changes Of Atmoshere – a steady mix of soulful and jazzy beatcraft and headnodding funk boombap – including Talib Kweli, Elzhi of Slum Village, J-Live and many more! Titles include "I Say Peace" feat J-Live, "Live The Life" feat J Sands, "My N@#a" feat Elzhi, "Long Life" feat Talib Kweli, "Vibrate" feat Blu, "The Plan" feat Dynas, "It Is What It Is" feat Naledge, "Chill" feat Large Professor & Meemy Nelzy, "Changes Of Atmosphere" feat Supastition and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Drew DaveSynthBased ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2015. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some edgewear.)

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Duke WestlakeRe.Turn ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2013. Used ... $0.99
... CD

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✨✧ Has-Lo & CastleLive Like You're Dead ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2014. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Living LegendsCreative Differences ... CD
Legendary Music, 2004. Used ... $1.99
Living Legends are a hip hop supergroup featuring Luckyiam, Sunspot Jonz, Murs, Grouch, Aesop and others. Having slowly built from founding members BFAP and PSC (as Mystik Journeymen) selling tapes out of the trunk, eventually building a rep Hiero style, and gaining the above mentioned hi profile members. Tracks include "Creative Differences", "Fill My Drink Up", "Addicted", "Time To Ride" and more. CD

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MassinfluenceAnalyze (MSC mix clean, MSC inst, MSC acapella)/All Out (UGS mix clean, UGS inst) ... 12-inch
Nonstop Music Works, 2000. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $3.99
Featuring Mr. Len. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Murs & OthersMurs 3:16 Presents – Walk Like A Man (CD & DVD) ... CD
Rumm/Legendary Music, 2005. Used CD & DVD ... $8.99
Underground hip hop's premier prophet sets down the mic to star in an indie hip hop film of his own making, then collects a batch of his best friends for the soundtrack, an irresistable package for the backpacker crowd! We're not going to pretend we're film critics here, but we can tell you the soundtrack will keep your head noddin, just like you'd hope, with a nice batch of Murs' Living Legend crew mates, plus a few helping hands from outside that universe. The DVD has the short feature, plus a handful of music videos, with11 tracks on the soundtrack CD, including "Dead Presidents" by Blueprint, "Love Is A Pimp" by Atmosphere, "Miracles" by Kice Of Course, "Lookin At Me Sideways" by Brother Ali, "Walk Like A Man" by Murs and "Hustle (rmx)" by Murs, E-40, Chingo Bling and John Cena. CD
(Out of print, DVD is NTSC all region.)

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OddiseeGood Fight ... LP
Mello Music Group, 2015. Near Mint- 2LP ... $49.99
The best yet from Oddisee! Be it a solo set or one of his group efforts with Diamond District, Oddisee has never lacked smarts or confidence, but there's assertive strengh to tracks on here that up the ante. He's really come into his own as one of the most reliable voices in independent hip hop, and as good as as Good Fight is, the sky is the limit with Odd-, and we get the feeling he's still on the rise! Includes "That's Love", "Whant Something Done", "Contraction's Maze", "Counter-Clockwise", "First Choice", "Belong To The World", "A List Of Withouts", "Meant It When I Said It", "Fight Delays", "What They'll Say", "Worse Than Before" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear brown/yellow splatter vinyl.)

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PerceptionistsResolution ... CD
Mellow Music Group, 2017. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Red PillLook What This World Did To Us ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2015. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Third RootLibertad ... LP
Third Root Music, 2017. Sealed 2LP ... $11.99
Top notch Central Texas hip hop collaborative produced by Adrian "AQ" Quesada (Grupo Fantasma, Brownout, Echocentrics, Spanish Gold) – with "Reflection Of The Times" feat Reggie Coby, the title track with Mellow Man Ace, "Justice Or Else", "Yanga's", "Soul Force" feat Da'Shade, Riders Against the Storm, Bavu Blakes & Vocab (plus a vinyl-only remix) and more! 12 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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Three Knights/Standing OvationBurial Proceedings In The Coarse Of Three Knights (voc, inst)/Onslaught (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Music Of Life (UK), 1990. Very Good ... $7.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Ugly HeroesEverything In Between ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2016. Used ... $6.99
Classic rap-schooled midwest hip hop that may not be pretty, but it's soulful and real! Raw, real life rhymes and soul beat backdrops from indie hip hop supergroup trio Ugly Heroes – Chicago's Verbal Kent and Detroit producer Apollo Brown and fellow-Michigan player Red Pill matching if not bettering their first album for Mello with this tough sophmore set. Includes "Today Right Now", "Choir Practice", "Soul Searching", "Unforgiven", "Fair Weather", "Force Fed", "Heart Attack" and more. CD
(Out of print.)
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Abstract OrchestraDilla ... LP
ATA (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
There's nothing abstract here – as the set's a fantastically-focused tribute to the late Jay Dee – put together in a style that's mostly jazz, but which also has some great vocal touches too! The music's roots are in hip hop, but the presentation here is awash in strong work on saxes, trumpet, and trombone – used over rhythms that are played live, and which have this warm glow that's like 70s jazz funk, filtered through the hop hop generation! Emphasis is on horn solos, but the set also features twin female singers – who provide some chorus vocals, and a warm link between the instrumental modes in a really great way. So maybe consider this both a soul and a jazz remake of the world of Dilla – and a great one too. Titles include "Welcome To Detroit/The Diary", "Dilla Mix 1", "Official/Fall In Love", "Love", "Angel"," King", "Two Can Win", "Raw Sh*t", "Workinonit", and "Stop". (Jazz, Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album

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Abstract OrchestraMadvillain Vol 1 (with bonus download) ... LP
ATA (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
Here's a record that goes straight to the heart of the music of Madlib – not just his Madvillain collaboration with MF Doom, but all the great jazziness he's brought to his many projects over the years! The set's all instrumental – a larger jazz ensemble taking off on tunes previously recorded by Madvillain – but really transforming them with a funky flair, maybe partly a modern update on the way that older school bands used to serve up their own renderings of funk and soul tunes back in the 70s! The vibe here is more contemporary overall, though – and maybe a bit more complex – as the live drums and bass really open things up, while four saxes, three trumpets, and four trombones really create some great colors over the top. There's keyboards on most numbers, and titles include "Madmix 1", "Great Day", "All Caps", "Curls", "Fancy Clown", "Raid", and "Accordion". (Deep Funk, Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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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 including Kadhja Bonet, Norelle, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop, Dre, Pusha T, J Cole, Q-Tip and more but this is the sprawling Anderson.Paak show all the way, his distinctive blend of Cali sunshine and nighttime music and mood, his gritty-smooth voice so masterfully going back & forth from singing to rhyming, the production breathtaking from the stripped down beats, bass and vocals focused tracks to grander and more densely layered material. Includes "The Chase" with Kadja Bonet, "Headlow" feat Lowrell, "Tints" feat Kendrick Lamar, "Who R U", "6 Summers", "Saviers Road", "Smile/Petty", "Mansa Musa", "Brothers Keeper" feat Pusha T, "Anywhere" feat Snoop Dogg & Last Artful Dodgr, "Trippy" feat J Cole and "Cheers" feat Q-Tip – plus the bonus tracks "Sweet Chick" feat BJ The Chicago Kid and "Left To Right". (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album

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Asheru & Blue Black48 Months ... CD
Caroline, 2003. Used ... $11.99
A nice compilation of joints from 96-2000 by the Unspoken Heard duo. Production is handled by Spinna, Bedroom Wizard, Djini Brown, 88 Keys, and others. Tracks include "Better", "SoulJamboree", "Dream Birth", "It's About Time", "The Music", "Trackrunners", "Smiley", "How You Living", and "Black Moses". CD
(Out of print.)

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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 and/or otherwise East – but the way in which the beats bluntly thump is quintessential Madlib – you know it and love it from the first beat! 'Lib really breathes fresh life into this approach – going miles deeper than anyone out there doing the Bollywood-hip hop hybrid – coming up with a sound all his own. Masterful! "Onthanewthing", "Indian Deli", "Rumble", "Dancing Girls Theme", "Piano Garden", "Dark Alley Incidental Music", "Early Party", "Fifth Chant", "The Rip Off (Scene 3)", and "Sitar Ride". LP, Vinyl record album

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Blaq PoetBlaq Poet Society ... CD
Brick, 2011. Used ... $8.99
Screwball frontman Blaq Poet returns with his Blaq Poet Society – featuring Wais P, Capone, Vinnie Paz, RA The Rugged Man, Reef The Lost Cauze, Celph Titled, Apathy, Jaysaun and Chief Kamachi. 14 tracks in all: "Power Music", "Butcher Shop" feat RA The Rugged Man, "Daytime Shootouts" feat Jayzaun & Chief Kamachi, "Bushmaster Music" feat Vinnie Paz & Lateb, "Guns N Ammo", "Life Of A Hustler" feat Capone, "Nighttime Shootouts" with Celph Titled & Apathy and more. CD

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✨✧ Childish GambinoAwaken My Love (with download) ... LP
Glassnote, 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Childish Gambino once again transcends anything you might be expecting from an actor/musician – this is not some vain star trip at all, but a worthy, boundary-busting effort – and a pretty sizable step away from idiosyncratic, yet accessible hip hop into spacey pop funk! Strong stuff, following his own path in respectable, highly rewarding fashion. Includes "Me And Your Mama", "Have Some Love", "Boogieman", "Zombies", "Riot", "Redbone", "Terrified", "California", "Terrified", "The Night Me & Your Mama Met" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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AtmosphereSouthsiders ... CD
Rhymesayers, 2014. Used ... $3.99
The eighth album (!!!) from MN hip hop lifers Atmosphere – one of the most consistent, reliable duos in the game – and Southsiders is another honest, moody gem. Hip hop music in general doesn't get enough props as songwriter's genre, but Slug is hell of a good writer, with a compelling flow to suit, and a perfect production partner in Ant. It's as good as they've been in years. Includes "Camera Thief", "Arthur's Song", "The World Might Not Live Through The Night", "Star Shaped Heart", "Southsiders", "Bitter", "Fortunate", "Kanye West", "We Ain't Gonna Die Today", "Flicker", "Let Me Know That You Know What You Want Now" and more. CD
(In the original clear, printed sleeve with inserts.)

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ClipseLord Willin' ... LP
Star Trak/Arista, 2002. Very Good 2LP ... $24.99
A neo-electro/drug rap/crossover hip hop classic produced by the Neptunes, and the debut LP on their own Star Trak label. Malice and Pusha T are smooth, confident rhymers with some stand-out moments, but the Neptunes are driving this train, much in the way Prince Paul commandeered early De La Soul productions. Like Paul, The Neptunes' fingerprints are evident on just about every second of every track, but it doesn't diminish the role of the rappers in the least. This is a true hip hop record from beginning to end, something the 'Tunes had shied away from around the same time with the hard rockin' NERD. Their production style saturated pop music at the time, but this may be the Neptunes first album-length masterpiece. Tracks include "Young Boy", "Ma, I Don't Love Her" featuring Faith Evans, "Ego", "Comedy Central" featuring Fabulous, "Gangsta Lean", "Let's Talk About It" featuring Jermaine Dupri, and more. Includes exclusive "Grindin'" remixes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the insert. Cover has a hype sticker.)

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