Maybe not the first full length album by a female MC, but a really well-remembered set from the early days – and one that hardly tries to go for any crossover modes at all! Instead, Sparky-D really keeps it live and close to the streets – beginning the set with an acapella track that ... read moreCD
(Part of the Golden Age Hip Hop Masterpiece series!)
Statik Selektah & Termanology —
1982 ... CD Brick, 2010. Used ...
MC Termanology rhymes and Statik Selektah brings the production – with guest appearances by Bun B, MOP, Saigon, Freeway, Xzibit, Inspectah Deck and others. Titles include "The World Renown", "People Are Running", "Things I Dream" feat Lil Fame of MOP, "Weddi ... read moreCD
Berlin beatmaker Suff Daddy's entry in Fat Beats's Baker's Dozen hip hop instrumentals series, showcasing showcasing inventive producers from all over the world – and one of our favorites so far! Suff Daddy has a seamless way of melding head-nodding hip hop with progressive soul and jazz ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing.)
Sugarhill Gang vs Grandmaster Flash & The Furious5 —
Showdown ... CD Sugar Hill/Rhino, Early 80s. Used ...
(Out of print.)
Summer Sons & C Tappin —
Uhuru ... LP Melting Pot (Germany), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
The keyboards of C Tappin are a fantastic element here – used to create warmth and flow throughout this album of understated majesty! The set draws equal inspiration from a journey to Kilimanjaro, and a recent live set by D'Angelo – produced and mixed by Slim in his studio, with lyrics ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition two record set, includes instrumental edits of all songs – with more nice keys!)
Titles include "Vineyard Party", "Mike Tyson", "Run Back The Place", "We Program", "Mercelina", "We Deal Wid Anything", "Church House", "Scalp Dem", and "We Nuh Stop Cry". (Reggae, Hip Hop)LP, Vinyl record album
Super Lover Cee & Casanova's one and only single on Polydor, recorded not long after the classic "Super Casanova" single. Their tribute to the hardest working man in show business, using loads of JB samples, about a new dance called the "James Brown". Mix and arangement by ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
The kings of west coast rap radio, in the days before the Wake Up show blew up coast to coast. Rhymes by Sway, beats by King Tech. 10 tracks plus the intro: "Concrete Jungle", "Devastating", "Baddest Mutha On 2 Turntables (rmx)", "Rock Steady", "Let ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The old school classic, recorded around the same time as Tanya Gardner's "Heartbeat", for the same label, with that track as the basis to the whole groove. Very similar to the original, but with a rap track over the top. 12-inch, Vinyl record
British producer Swindle is at the top of his game here – effortlessly moving between contemporary genres that put the London scene in its very best light – as bits of funk, hip hop, dubstep, jazz, and other modes come together with an amazingly fresh sound! Most tracks have vocals, ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop)read moreCD
A much-neglected side of Mr T's career – with such gems as "Don't Talk To Strangers", "Mr T Mr T (He Was Made For Love)", "No Dope No Drugs", and "The Toughest Man In The World". Nice electro so, produced and written by Patrick Henderson. (Soul, Hip Hop)LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner and some peeling in the top right)
Rhyme legends Talib Kweli and Styles P team up for a rock solid EP – and it's an allstar effort all with the way, with appearances by Common, Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, Nikois and Little Vic and production by Nottz, Ohno, Marco Polo, 88 Keys & Khrysis! A-Games are brought all around, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Splatter colored vinyl pressing.)
Te'Amir & Professor H —
Circle ... LP Common Good, 2019. New Copy ...
Warm electric work from the mighty Te'Amir Sweeney – a digital hero, finally winning over the world of wax – working here with studio help from Henry "Professor H" D'Ambrosio – and lyrics from a host of guests who include Jimetta Rose, Hugh Augustine, Godfrey At Large, ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rubbery cosmic soul from Tettory BLK, aka Grooveman Spot and Masaya Fantasista, with a little help from Bembe Segue – plus spacey hip hop grooves from DJ Kiyo – a great little sampler from the Pound For Pound compilation on Jazzy Sport! "International Institution" by Tettory ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop)read more12-inch, Vinyl record
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing! Includes obi, but only the front of the strip – and cover has a sticker in one corner.)
Tracks include "Homicide", "It Is What It Is" feat Spider Loc, "Tattle Teller", "So Seductive" feat 50 Cent, "Eastside Westside", "Drama Setter" feat Eminem & Obie Trice, "We Don't Give A F***" feat 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks & ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Too Short still going strong in the early 90s! This one holds up better than we gave it credit for back in the day, with Too Short showing love for Blaxploitation era pimp flick lore, as paired with his already legendary underground rap style of purposefully profane lyrics and distinctive approach ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a cut corner and a small peeled spot on the opening.)
TRDMRK (DJ Nu-Mark & Slimkid3) —
TRDMRK EP ... LP Hot Plate, 2019. New Copy ...
DJ Numark & Slimkid3's TRDMRK project does an amazing job of defying just about every expectation you might have if you're expecting a rehash of their most popular past works with Jurassic 5 and The Pharcyde – but are right on target if you expect the unexpected (and you may very well be ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Trends Of Culture —
Trendz ... CD Mad Sounds, 1993. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
The one and only full length by early 90s trio Trends Of Culture – who may have not been trendy enough to bust out in a big way at the time – but this slept on gem is a buried treasure! Largely a self-contained unit here, with production by the group's MOL – with an remix assist ... read moreCD
Gospel soul steeped instrumentals from Tuamie! Lots of soaring, choir vocal samples floating over this one, giving it a spiritually resonant vibe just on face value, but it doesn't take too long of a listen to realize Tuamie is geniunely inspired by soul searching possibilities here, given it a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice one from Brit hip hop mainstay Ty – living up to the title with personal lyricism from the heart, but soulful a broader, universal sense too – with appearances by John Robinson, Deborah Jordan, N'fa Jones, Julie Dexter, Umar Bin Hassan and more! Ty is hands on with the production ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tyler The Creator —
Goblin ... LP XL, 2011. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
(Clear yellow vinyl pressing, including insert but without stickers.)
Tyler The Creator —
Wolf ... LP Odd Future, 2014. Used 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Wolf sounds almost pretty from the first few seconds of the intro, but soon after the soft opening, the gritty beat drops, the gravely/growling vocals kick in, and the wild mix of comical and caustic rhymes let you know good and well that Tyler The Creator's back. Guests include Hodgy Beats, Frank ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Pink vinyl pressing, including the printed inner sleeves and bonus CD.)
The previously unreleased early 90s effort from Delicious Vinyl maestros The Wascals – the complete original album, plus bonus tracks, instrumentals and more – produced by J-Swift! This is one of those records that brings new meaning to the word "rare" as applied to a musical ... read moreCD
The first of a couple underrated albums from WC & The Madd Circle – a couple years before group founder WC jumped ship to join Ice Cube in Westside Connection, and fellow Madd Circle rhymer Coolio made a bigger name for himself as solo rapper. Ain't A Damn Thang Changed still sounds ... read moreCD
One of Sugar Hill's more electro oriented groups – more famous for their breakdance cuts than their hip hop ones. We never gave these guys much credit at the time, but over the years, they've really grown on us – thanks to insistence by some of their vocal fans! Titles include "Le ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a large name in marker and some pen. Labels have some pen.)
One of kind rhymer Westside Gunn, with a flow as unique as his tone, produced in gritty full by Mr Green! The rawness and the hazy vibe of Mr Green's work here is a fine foil for WG's off the cuff sounding style, the vocals echoing back for emphasis on the vocal side and Green's brilliant ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It's hard to place these mid-80's singles on Select – the production and rhyming definitely sound ancient, and they're not timeless in the way the early 80's singles on Enjoy are – but that doesn't mean they weren't kind of fresh at the time. This one, Whistle's best cut, is a good ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
New Orleans funky soul and breakbeat funk remix mastery combined – with The Allergies and Professor Shorthair taking on classics by Danny White and The Meters! The Allergies bring uptempo hip hop funk into "Natural Soul Brother" and Professor Shorthair nicely mixes up a blend of ... (Funky 45's, Hip Hop)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Whodini's third LP, and probably their last good one. A little less of the electro production but still some nice cuts including the big beat production on "Funky Beat", the goofy "I'm A Ho" and the mellow hit "One Love". LP, Vinyl record album
The LP with their big hits. With the full versions of "Freaks Come Out at Night", "Friends", "Five Minutes of Funk". Also includes "Escape (I Need a Break)", "Big Mouth". With the keyboards and vocoder effects, it's hard to believe that this LP ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Includes their classic "I'm Def (Jump Back & Kiss Myself)". 11 tracks in all. Also includes "Cash Money", "Rock You Again (Again & Again)", "Hooked On You" and "Remember Where You Came From". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
The other piece of the Hobo Junction puzzle, but with a remarkably different style than Saafir the Saucy Nomad. 16 tracks in all, including "Taxin", "Shot Callin & Big Ballin", "Whoridin", "Talkin Bout Bank (funk mode mix)", 'Westbound Campaign" and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve, with unglued bottom seam.)
Likwit Crew and Lootpack MC Wildchild returns with a full length solo effort – with production by Lootpack fellow Madlib, Oh No, Black Milk, Lab Technicians, and Kev Brown – and appearances from Prince Po, Frank N Dank, Georgia Anne Muldrow, MED, Oh No and others! Tracks include "J ... read moreCD
Will I Am's still fresh solo album for BBE– a mixture of hip hop beats, electric funk, and some nice production touches that span a generation of styles – in retrospect, it's pretty amazing how the seeds he planted here and on earlier Black Eyed Peas albums would grow to absolutely take ... read moreCD
Part of the Jive Beat Trax series. Instrumental electro tracks – imagine the Soul Sonic Force from the early 80's doing electro tracks with a spaghetti western soundtrack feel and you've got "Gunsmoke Breakout." 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cut corner.)
Willie Stubz —
Industry ... CD SPKilla Muzik, 2003. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Classic electro production from the Willesden Dodgers on these instrumentals released here as part of Jive's Rhythm Tracks series. Eight 4-5 minute tracks, all named after some of our favorite BPM's – "130", "114", "122", "108", "102", "1 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ayo, The Wu is back! 8 Diagrams couldn't have greater expectations to weigh it down and sink it – so cast those aside now – and just enjoy the slow rolling, moody, ominous RZA production. You'll enjoy the ride! The Asian cinema bits are quintessential Wu, but there are intricacies in ... read moreCD
(Limited edition version includes bonus DVD "Enter The 8 Diagrams" with behind-the-scenes studio and live footage. No region specified – we can't guarantee that it will play in all regions.)
The classic first album with The RZA, The GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Inspektah Deck, U-God, Ghostface... you know the rest. The start of a generation, and of the hip hop enterprise that overshadowed a lot of the mid 90s! 12 tracks, including "Can It All Be So Simple", "Method ... read moreCD
With guest appearances by Nate Dogg, Eminem, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Defari, KRS One, and more. Production is handled by Dre, Rocwilder, Soopafly, DJ Quik, Eminem, Erick Sermon, and others. 16 tracks, including "Been A Long Time", "X", "Front 2 Back", "Best Of ... read moreCD
One of the most legendary albums of recent years finally gets an official release – and about time, too! The set is a loving tribute to the genius of Stevie Wonder – and features a batch of instrumental readings of Stevie's 70s classics, all performed by Madlib with a sweet mix of keys ... (Deep Funk, Hip Hop)read moreCD
You must have a cold, cold heart if you don't break a smile when the needle hits this one! "Got More Rhymes" isn't as goofy or fun, really more of play for credibility that's a bit of clunker on the rhyme tip, but it's got nicely measured beat that's coproduced by the young Dust Brothers. 12-inch, Vinyl record
Crossover pop chart hip hop from the tailend of the 80s – the Delicious Vinyl classic Stone Cold Rhymin from Young MC – boisterous, funky good time rap with production by the Dust Brothers and exuberant, fun, uncomplicated, stone cold rhymes from Young MC! Includes the unforgettable ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sampler of 6 classic early/mid 80s hip hop tracks from the Rhino 80s Underground Rap series. Includes Boogie Down Productions "You Must Learn (Live From Caucus Mountains Remix-Extended)", Chill Rob G "Wild Pitch", Masters Of Ceremony "Master Move", Original Concept ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great cuts from the old school – pulled together from the earliest days of hip hop – at a time when the boundary lines in the music weren't so fully formed! These days, the difference between hip hop and club cuts is huge – but back in the South Bronx scene at the start, there ... (Funky Compilations, Hip Hop)read moreCD
Great cuts from the old school – pulled together from the earliest days of hip hop – at a time when the boundary lines in the music weren't so fully formed! These days, the difference between hip hop and club cuts is huge – but back in the South Bronx scene at the start, there ... (Funky Compilations, Hip Hop)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The real sound of the old school, and the best beats from the streets – the kind of early underground hip hop tracks that still sound wonderful after all these years! These are tracks from the earliest years of the style – when funk was as much a part of the music as lyrics – and ... (Funky Compilations, Hip Hop)read moreCD
A mighty tribute to the days before iPods and headphones – when the only option for portable music was the boombox – a sonic powerhouse that ruled the streets and the subways, and seemed to create an instant party whenever it arrived! The tracks here are underground gems from back in ... (Funky Compilations, Hip Hop)read moreCD
A mighty tribute to the days before iPods and headphones – when the only option for portable music was the boombox – a sonic powerhouse that ruled the streets and the subways, and seemed to create an instant party whenever it arrived! The tracks here are underground gems from back in ... (Funky Compilations, Hip Hop)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features Planet Patrol "Play At Your Own Risk", Jonzun Crew "Space Cowboy", Run DMC "Sucker MCs", Zero Hour "The Dark Side", Laid Back "White Horse", Midnight Star "Freak-A-Zoid", the Deele "Body Talk", Grandmaster Flash & ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve and poster! Cover has light wear.)
The G-Unit heavy (naturally) soundtrack to 50's semi-autobiographical film debut! Tracks include "Hustler's Ambition", "Window Shopper", "Talk About Me", "When It Rains It Pours" and "Best Friend" by 50 Cent, "Things Change" by Spider Loc ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The wonderful Hidden Beach groove continues – smooth, but never slick – and a great attempt at bringing instrumental work to a much younger generation! There's a really jazzy sensibility here that's moved far beyond the roots of the series – a style that completely transforms the ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop)read moreCD
To folks back in the 80s, the vocoder seemed like the sound of the future – and all these many years later, it turns out it's still the sound of the present – thanks to a range of younger artists who've helped breathe new life into the old electro stalwart! The tracks here are totally ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop)read moreCD
To folks back in the 80s, the vocoder seemed like the sound of the future – and all these many years later, it turns out it's still the sound of the present – thanks to a range of younger artists who've helped breathe new life into the old electro stalwart! The tracks here are totally ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early attempt to cash in on the independent hip hop craze. There's more than a few decent tracks on here, though a number of these artists were never to be heard from again, but it's worth it, if only for the early West Coast underground cuts. Includes "Ain't No Thang" by Ghetto ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Cover is wavy from moisture on the bottom half, with a good amount of stuck-on paper on front and peeling on back.)
The original version of this now well known Heavyweights/Cali Underground comp, initially independently released, then picked up by Grand Royal for a minute. Put together in the interim between the breakup of the Freestyle Fellowship and the independent career of Aceyalone, this set features him, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album