The classic first solo album by Big L – with bedrock DITC production by Buckwild, Showbiz and Lord Finesse – perfectly framing the rhymes by Harlem's finest. Big L didn't leave a huge wealth of recordings before he was taking away from the world, but he started out strong, and this ... read moreCD
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 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cypress Hill's debut masterpiece – one of the biggest and best first albums in 90s hip hop – in cased here in skull for its 25th Anniversary! 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 ... read moreCD
(Note: Outside box has some very very light wear – but otherwise everything else is in great shape!)
Features TI and Lil Wayne on "Soldier". (Soul, Hip Hop)12-inch, Vinyl record
(Still sealed, but with some seepage.)
Earl Sweatshirt —
Doris ... LP Columbia, 2013. New Copy ...
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The major label debut of one of the teens most distinctive voices in hip hop – and certainly one of it's most surprising creative AND sales success stories! It's impossible to consider his rhymes without factoring in the "troubled youth" lore, "Free Earl" merch, etc. that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Score ... LP Columbia, 1996. New Copy 2LP ...
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We'll forget about the first Fugees LP, this is the one that really launched the career of Lauryn Hill, both as an MC and a vocalist. And back then, even Wyclef and Pras were kinda dope. 13 tracks on double vinyl, including "How Many MC's", "Ready Or Not", "Killing Me ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A megamix of Herbie's excellent proto hip hop tracks "Rockit", "Autodrive", "Futureshock", "Rough" and "Chameleon '84" by Grandmixer D St., plus the album versions of "TFS" and "Earthbeat" from the Future Shock LP. 12-inch, Vinyl record
Funky breaking madness! Nice 12" single of Herbie's big hit cut with Bill Laswell – which sounds surprisingly better today than it did back in 1983. Lots of nice early electro keyboards – and some nice scratching from Grandmaster D St! (Soul, Hip Hop)12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear and a trace of a price sticker. Label has a name in pen.)
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early oughties classic – with an appearance by Tupac from beyond the grave – plus guest work from Alicia Keys, Bravehearts, and Kelis – on tracks that include "Revolutionary Warfare", "Hey Nas", "Zone Out", "Made You Look", "Get ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Illmatic ... LP Columbia/Get On Down, 1994. New Copy (reissue)...
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Nas's debut LP masterpiece Illmatic – which will probably stand forever as one of the greatest hip hop full lengths of its time – maybe even for all time. Nas has had some creative ups-and-downs over the years, but nothing can take away the impact of this damn near perfect slice of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album, and even if it's not as dope as as the mythical Illmatic, but how could anyone hope to live up to those expectations? The Trakmasters come up with some nice beats, chided for being a bit on the commercial side by critics at the time, but they've aged a lot better than most street ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album