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 moreCD
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
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second LP from Cypress Hill, and as far as we're concerned, the last good one. 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 ... 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
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 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
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 moreCD
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Saturday, November 30. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Black Friday. It ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Includes the tracks "NY State of Mind Pt. 2", "Hate Me Now", "Nas Is Like", "Money Is My B!tch", "We Will Survive", "Ghetto Prisoners", "Small World", "Nature Shine", "Dr Knockboot" and "Life Is What You ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeves. Cover has light wear.)
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
It Was Written ... LP Columbia/Get On Down, 1996. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)...
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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
rhymes on the once written off, belatedly better respected Nastradamus LP – his second album of 1999! How anyone could ever have completely disprected an album with a track as masterful as "Project Windows" is a mystery – it's Nas at an all time best level on the mic, and the ... read moreCD
Nas's sorta comeback record from '02 – and a strong one! Stillmatic was a welcome change of pace after some not so great work in the later 90 – with the return-to-form rally cry "One Mic" setting the pace – and the best cuts on this set still sound great! 15 tracks ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tracks include "Rainbow Colors", "Testin' My Gangsta", "Bin Laden", "Ridin' Spinners" feat Lil' Flip, "Ghetto Chick", "Let's Start A Riot", "Beatem To Da Floor", "You Scared Pt 2" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a promo sticker and light wear.)