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Hip Hop — Vinyl

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JVC ForceBig Trax (voc, inst)/6 Feet Back On The Map (hardcore mixup, bedside manor, inst) ... 12-inch
Big Beat, 1992. Very Good ... $13.99
Hard to find major label single from this great Long Island crew, and if we remember right, their last release. Dope beats and rhymes on a nice lost piece of East coast hip hop history. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Label has a bit of pen.)

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Twista/The Speed Knot MobstersAdrenaline Rush (album, inst)/In Your World (radio, inst) ... 12-inch
Big Beat/Atlantic, 1998. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Changing FacesAll Of My Days (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Big Beat, 1997. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Featuring Jay-Z. (Soul, Hip Hop) 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Vinyl has stickers on the deadwax.)
 
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VariousBeat Street – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... LP
Atlantic, 1984. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The big cuts here include Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five's full 12-inch version of "Beat Street Breakdown", Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force's "Frantic Situation", and Arthur Baker's "Breaker's Revenge". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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Large ProfessorLP (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Paul Sea Productions, Mid 90s. New Copy (reissue)... About December 12, 2019 (delayed)
The legendary unreleased LP album from Large Professor – recorded for Geffen in the mid 90s, finally seeing official release by Large Professor's own Paul Sea Productions! It's a solid effort, with a vibe that for some reason wasn't speaking to Geffen brass at the time, but it stands up now as a pretty faultless example of solid blueprint beatcraft by one of the scene's pioneers. Some of the production is laidback and jazzy, some has a more booming bass beat, and LP's rhymes are tailored nicely to his beats. Titles include "That Bulls**t", "Hungry", "I Juswanna Chill", "Funky 2 Listen 2", "Mad Scientist", "Hard", "One Plus One" feat Nas (not too far removed from his Large Pro collaborations on Illmatic at this point), "The LP", "Dancin' Girl", "Large Pro:Verbs", "Havin' Fun", "Spacey", "Amaman", "Queens Lounge", "Bowne" and "Big Willie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited repress on metallic silver colored vinyl.)

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Spoonie GeeTake It Off (voc, inst)/That's My Style/I'll Serve You Right ... 12-inch
Tuff City, 1986. Very Good- ... $2.99
While most of the true hip hop pioneers had fallen off by this time, Spoonie G actually did some of his best material in the mid-80's. The cut here is "Take It Off" – it's straight big beat hip hop, but with lots of cowbell-type percussion that gives a bit of go-go feel in parts. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Tuf sleeve. Label has a streak of marker.)

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✨✧ T La RockLyrical King (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fresh/Demon (UK), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... About January 25, 2020
A well-titled set from the lyrical king – the mighty T La Rock, one of the key mid 80s MCs who helped introduce a whole new level of sophistication to hip hop! T La Rock maybe never hit the heights of KRS-One, Rakim, or other contemporaries – but this set has all the sharp fire and intensity that made that moment of new creativity so great – from the edgey production work and scratches by Louie Lou, to the extra help from Mantronik, and even the album's early appearances by Special K and MC Serch – which further the sense of collaboration from the streets that made some of the Fresh Records sets so great. Titles include "Lyrical King", "Back To Burn", "Three Minutes Of Beat Box", "Bust These Lyrics", "This Beat kicks", "Big Beat In London", and "It's Time To Chill". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lyrical King (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 7.99

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VariousRap Rap Rap ... LP
K-Tel, 1988. Near Mint- ... $9.99
K-Tel compilation with 10 tracks in all: "Raw" by Big Daddy Kane, "Beauty & The Beat" by Salt-N-Pepa, "Because I Got It Like That" by the Jungle Brothers, "Plug Tunin" by De La Soul, "Going Back To Cali" by LL Cool J, "You Gots To Chill" by EPMD, "Sally" by Stetsasonic, "You're Gonna Get Yours" by Public Enemy, "Paul Revere" by the Beastie Boys and "Vapors" by Biz Markie. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ East Flatbush ProjectTried By 12 (radio, original, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
10/30 Uproar, 1996. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Since the day this single came out, it's been a favorite for MC's to freestyle over – with just a simple drum line combined with a killer, killer koto sample, a big beat precursor to the Asian string fetish Timbaland and others used a full seven years later! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Prefuse 73Sacrifices ... LP
Lex, 2018. Near Mint- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Prefuse 73 doing his distinctive thing – mood-setting, hypnotic beats that roll from raw and deconstructionist to big and boisterous – with plenty off off-kilter melodic touches between! The range from stripped down and mellow to dense and rollicking is impressive as always, and his way of putting such signature stamp on the craft of abstract electronics an spacey hip hop beatcraft is impressive ever. There's coolly layered vocals too that give it a lot of atmosphere. Titles include "Late To The Party", ""Gravure", "The World Is Bigger", "We Lost Our Beat Tape In Mecca", "In The Blood", "Silver And Gold", "Her Desire Is To Be Left Alone", "Transmission Of Eights" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sacrifices ... CD 6.99
 
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✨✧ Frankie Cutlass (Little M's Big Music)Puerto Rico (PR version, funky dub, bonus beats)/Here We Go (one mother rmx, blunt rmx) ... 12-inch
Moon Roof/Hoody, 1995. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"Little M's Big Music" was an alias of Frankie Cutlass. Here is the original version of his hit "Puerto Rico", the various mixes are mostly instrumental using classic hip hop samples from Show & AG to Big Daddy Kane with some dancehall chatting. "Here We Go" uses that phrase sampled from one of the early Doug E Fresh from "The Show" single. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Labels have a sticker and some marker. Vinyl has a small sticker on the deadwax.)

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Big Tone & House ShoesBig Shoes ... LP
Street Corner, 2019. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.98
Producer House Shoes and rhymer Big Tone team up as Big Shoes – one of the most fitting 2 man supergroups in independent hip hop of the late teens for sure – with a solid roster of guests including Demark Vessey, Quelle Chris, Jimetta Rose, Blu, MoSel, Ta'Raach and more! There's a straight forward sensibility, but depth in the details, on both the beats and the rhymes side. House Shoes lays down a no nonsense, driving backdrop, but brings in layers of atmosphere that standout more and more with each listen, while Tone and the guestsgo above and beyond the call of duty on the mic. Includes "Autobiography", 'High Velocity" (Pts 1 & 2), "From My Mouth To God's Ears", "King S**t" with Denmark Vessey & MoSel, "Exodus (Fly Away)", "No Guest List" with Quelle Chris, "Homage", "8th Day" feat Ta'Raach & 87, "Haze" with Jimetta Rose, "Beautiful Mind" with Blu & "Tru Story". LP, Vinyl record album

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Davy DMXOne For The Treble (Fresh) (voc, inst, bonus beats) ... 12-inch
Tuff City/CBS, 1984. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Davy DMX's biggest hit "One For the Treble", an early DJ record, mostly instrumental where he cuts in lots sound bits including RUN-DMC, car noises and a British woman saying the title phrase over, of course, a DMX drum machine beat! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original CBS/Tuff City pressing with a blue label. Labels have a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Notorious BIGNasty Girl (main, radio, inst)/Spit Your Game (main, radio, inst) ... 12-inch
Bad Boy, 2005. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Nasty Girl features Diddy, Nelly, Jagged Edge & Avery Storm with Jazzy Pha production. Spit Your Game features Twista & Bone Thugs N Harmony with Swizz Beats production. From Duets. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Bad Boy sleeve.)

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✨✧ Big Daddy KaneIt's A Big Daddy Thing ... LP
Cold Chillin, 1989. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Remember the days when rappers would put pictures of their dancers on the cover of their records? Another Kane classic, with cold chillin' beats by Kane, Marley Marl, Prince Paul, Easy Mo Bee, Mister Cee, and a pre-new jack (well, barely) Teddy Riley. Classic middle school hip hop from the days of tall fades, dookey ropes and tongue twisting hyped tempos. Includes "Warm It Up Kane", "Smooth Operator", "Another Victory", "Mortal Combat", "Young Gifted & Black", "I Get The Job Done", "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" plus Nice N' Smooth guesting on the classic "Pimpin' Ain't Easy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded (2LP red vinyl edition with bonus track) ... LP
B-Boy/Traffic, 1986. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
One of the best debuts in the history of hip hop – and one of the most important albums the genre ever produced! Criminal Minded is a landmark for a number of reasons. Among the biggest is, of course, that it was recorded with the late great DJ Scott La Rock – and he was soon to fall prey to the very street violence that BDP documented with such raw brilliance by KRS-One. Importance aside, Criminal Minded is simply a great, timeless record that no true fan of gritty classic hip hop should be without. The track list alone is a full chapter in the hip hop book of legends – with tunes like "Poetry", "Elementary", "South Bronx", "Super-Hoe", "Bridge is Over", and the "P is Free" remix. Also includes "Criminal Minded", "Dope Beat", and "9mm Goes Bang". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cypress HillCypress Hill (20th Anniversary red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Get On Down, 1991. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
Cypress Hill's debut masterpiece – one of the biggest and best first albums in 90s hip hop! There's little we can add to the canon when it comes to describing this album's impact, but it's still pretty revelatory. Like other west coast rap heavies of the time, Cypress Hill documents real world street violence with a darkly comic sensibility, redefined usage of the word "blunt" forever more, and simply delivered one of the most influential rap (or rock. . .considering the astonishing crossover success) albums of the decade. "How I Could Just Kill A Man", "Hand On The Pump", "Hole In The Head", "Real Estate", "Stoned Is The Way Of The Walk", "Phunky Feel One", "Pigs", "Latin Lingo", "Something For The Blunted", "Psychobeatbuckdown" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition red colored vinyl.)

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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 brilliant at their best, this record would've been a lot of fun even of they were just winging it – but it's actually pretty A-Game – with big, boisterous beats and clever samples and pretty deft rhymes throughout! Includes "Take Your Medicine", "Meddle With Metal", "Badness Of Madness", "Close Talker" (impressively riffing on a postpunk track by Wire), "Forever People", "Captain Crunch", "Don't Spoil It", "Phantoms" with Open Mike Eagle, "Bomb Thrown", "You Masked For It", "Nautical Depth", "MF Czar", "Sleeping Dogs" and 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 ... $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 down to its roots – performing new live interpretations with their wickedly sinister groove – all at a level that makes the whole thing a slow funk masterpiece from start to finish! El Michels has always been one of the few real standouts in the deep funk scene – and it's records like this that keep us loving them so much. And even though the set features vocals from Lee Fields on two tracks, and Lady Wray on one more – the instrumental groove is what dominates and draws our ears, on tracks that include "Tears", "Sipped Up", "Shadow Boxing", "Iron Man", "4th Chamber", "Shaolin Brew", "Drums For Sale", "Verbal Intercourse", "Tearz", and "Wu Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin Ta F Wit". (Deep Funk, Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! Please Note – LP sleeves are variable.)

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Jansport JLow ... LP
Blackwhitegoldville, 2018. Sealed ... $9.99
A compelling instrumentals set from producer Jansport J – with a big sound, head nodding beatcraft that rarely lets up, and some really great use of samples – a set that feels inspired by classic hip hop without falling back on a "golden age" vibe. He's got an adventurous sensibility that feels akin to modern luminaries like Madlib or Dilla, without copping their styles in any way – a little more playful in spots, and moodier in others – you can definitely hear why he's earned production credits for stars and underground heavies alike, from Snoop, to Kurupt, to Blu and many more. Titles include "Sleep", "Awe", "Baby", "Last", "Clouds", "God", "Blue", "Low", "A Wake" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a torn corner.)

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✨✧ Pete RockSoul Survivor ... LP
Loud/Nature Sounds, 1998. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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, Prodigy, Large Professor, Kool G Rap, Black Thought, CL Smooth, Common, Big Pun – all clearly invigorated by the opportunity to bring their A-games to late peak era Pete Rock timeless soul beats. A masterclass in classic hip hop craft. "Tru Master", "Half Man Half Amazin", "Truly Yours 98", "Take Your Time", Respect Mine", "Mind Blowin'", "Strange Fruit", "Massive" and more. 17 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BeatnutsOff The Books (clean rmx, dirty rmx, inst rmx, album clean, album, inst) ... 12-inch
Relativity, 1997. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic Beatnuts single from the Stone Crazy LP – with guest vocals from the legendary Big Punisher and Cuban Link! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo with stickered info.)

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NobodySmash Yr Radio/Velvet Cove ... 7-inch
Ubiquity, 2019. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
A spare funky instrumental from Nobody – just rumbling drums and a moody bassline – with lots of fuzzy guitar getting weird over the top – a bit like Spacemen 3 cutting a funk single! "Velvet Cove" has bassy beats and keyboards – a vibe that feels like it's taken from an 80s action soundtrack – that moment when the hero duo are driving out to the big final scene, getting some bro time together in the car! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Show & AGFull Scale ... LP
Fat Beats/DITC, 1998. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.98
A fierce late 90s effort from Showbiz & AG – joining the ranks of veteran hip hop acts who continued to release dope material after leaving a major label and after their early classic runs! All the tracks live up to the best of their earlier material, though they feature a little heavier production and lyrics. Includes "Drop It Heavy" featuring KRS & Big Pun, "Q&A" featuring the Ghetto Dwellas, "Full Scale" with OC, "Raw As Ever", "Dignified Soldiers Remix" with Big L, Lord Finesse & OC, "Hidden Crates", "Who's The Dirtiest" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Curren$y/Smoke DZA/Harry FraudStage EP (colored vinyl pressing) ... 12-inch
SRFSCHL, 2013. New Copy (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Semi-impromptu recording session with Curren$y & Smoke DZA on the mic and Harry Fraud on the beats – going into the studio one night and leave it with one of the tighter hip hop EPs of the early teens! French Montana and Big KRIT guest on a track and all 4 tracks stand the test of time on the vocal and the production sides. Includes "First Light", "Gifts", "Thrusday Car", "10 Bricks" wtih French Montana & Big KRIT plus instrumentals for each track on the flip. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited purple vinyl pressing – and on vinyl for the first time ever!)

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✨✧ OutkastATLiens (2LP 180 gram picture disc) ... LP
LaFace, 1996. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The huge creative leap forward for Outkast – and one of the greatest hip hop albums ever! The duo laid some incredible groundwork with the debut Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, but this one is really their first (and stunningly, not their last) masterpiece. Timeless and soulful outer space grooves lace teh production and beats behind crazy good, free flowing, inventive rhymes that still manage to stay grounded enough to aptly reflect the darker realities of the ATL of the time. Most tracks have a laid back southern fried groove, and Dre and Big Boi's rhymes are as great as ever here. Essential! Tracks include "ATLiens", "Two Dope Boyz (In A Cadillac)", "Wheelz Of Steel", "Jazzy Belle", "Babylon", "Millennium", and "13th Floor/Growing Old". 14 cuts in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Really nice 20th anniversary double picture disc pressing!)

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✨✧ Ruff RydersRyde Or Die Vol 1 ... LP
Interscope, 1999. Very Good- 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Produced by Swizz Beats, with the Lox, Drag-On, DMX, Jadakiss and guest appearances by Jay Z, Big Pun, Juvenile & Jermaine Dupri. Includes "Ryde or Die", "What ya Want", "Jigga My N*gga" & "Platinum Plus". . .15 cuts in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a hype sticker and some wear.)

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✨✧ X ClanTo The East, Blackwards ... LP
4th & Broadway, 1990. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Classic Afro-centric hip-hop from the golden era, with the dynamic duo Brother J and Professor X rapping over seriously slamming jeep beats. Tracks include "Funkin Lesson", "Shaft's Big Score", "Earth Bound", "Tribal Jam", "Grand Verbalizer, What Time Is It?", "Heed The Word Of the Brother", and "Raise The Flag". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and an address sticker.)

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✨✧ NxWorries (Anderson Paak & Knxwledge)Link Up & Suede EP ... LP
Stones Throw, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Debut EP from Anderson.Paak & Knxwledge – teaming up as the duo NxWorries – with hazy hip hop beatcraft by Knxwledge and unique vocals by Anderson.Paak! Paak has a very distinctive voice, fresh from some standout moments on Dr. Dre's Compton record here and (justly) poised for bigger things to come commercially, but this fine EP on Stones Throw is definitely a creative win. Well worth picking up! Includes "Anthrime (Intro)", "Link Up", "DatWhip", "Suede" (vocal and instrumental), "Dntstop" and "Droogs". (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ NxWorries (Anderson Paak & Knxwledge)Yes Lawd! (with download) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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 crackling, funk-steeped hip hop soul production. That's the case whether he's producing himself, working with a giant like Dr. Dre, or paired as he is here with Knxledge. Knx's production is a perfect backdrop – beats out front in the mix, classic Cali sample funk and soul framing the vocals – with a lingering haze holding it all together amazingly well! Intentional or not, Yes Lawd channels earlier Stones Throw classic LPs like Jaylib and Madvillain in the way it pairs distinctive contemporary talents for a joint duo effort, and after .Paak's solo shot Malibu, it's his second potential classic in a single year! Includes "Livvin", "Wngs", "What More Can I Say", "Kutless", "Lyk Dis", "Can't Stop", "Get Bigger", "Scared Money", "Suede", "Starlite", "Sidepiece", "Jodi", "Link Up", "Another Time", "Fkku" and more. (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
 
 
 



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