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Fearless FourProblems Of The World (Today)/F-4000 (voc, inst)/Fearless Freestyle ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1983. Very Good (pic cover)... $3.99
Unlike some other old-school pioneers Fearless Four were able to move to a bigger label without trying to cross over. The best track here is the Fearless Freestyle, a 6 minute track that reminds us of their early hits like "Rockin It" on Enjoy. "F-4000" is a nice electro/breakin track that uses lots of vocoder effects. "Problems of the World" was obviously 'inspired' by Grandmaster Flash's "Message". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Bobbi HumphreyFreestyle ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... About November 29, 2017
Some of Bobbi Humphrey's greatest work of the post-Blue Note years – an album that's filled with soulful fusion tunes throughout, all with a great focus on her funky flute! Bobbi also sings a bit on the set, but in a way that's pretty darn great – wonderfully sweet at times, with a bit of an influence from Minnie Riperton that really warms up the set. Arrangements are by Cleveland Eaton, with a bit of help from Art Jenkins – and production is by Ralph MacDonald, who clearly has a great ear for the blend of jazz and soul that Bobbi's going for on the set. And although Larry Mizell's not on board, some of the cuts here still have that stepping/sliding sort of groove from Bobby's Mizell-produced Blue Note years – a really wonderful sound that's a perfect showcase for her uniquely jazzy talents on the flute! Tracks include "Freestyle", "Home Made Jam", "Sunset Burgundy", "Good Times", "My Destiny", "I Could Love You More", and "If You Want It". CD

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✨✧ Kaotic StylinCloser To Your Love/Infinity/Flavor Freestyle/Love The One You're With/Let's Get It On/Love Letters ... 12-inch
Beat Scott, 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Roughneck SoldiersKill Or Be Killed (dirty, inst, radio)/Freestyle Thing (dirty, inst, radio) ... 12-inch
Phat Wax, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
Beats by Kenny Dope. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Test pressing in a plain sleeve.)
 
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OmarLove In Beats ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Omar's been blowing our minds for years now – turning out some of the freshest soul music on the global scene – from his tremendous debut at the start of the 90s, to a range of crucially-overlooked albums that should have made the singer huge! The man's a hell of a singer, and a really great songwriter – easily a modern-day Stevie Wonder, right down to his skills on the keyboards and cosmic sense of soul! This album's got Omar sounding especially wonderful – working with a few key guests, like Robert Glasper, Leon Ware, Natasha Watts, and The Floacist – but reminding us again that it's the man at the core who makes all the music so great – as the guests appear only as key added elements, but the Omar sound is more than enough to make the record great. Titles include "Vicky's Tune", "Feeds My Mind", "Insatiable", "Gave My Heart", "Girl Talk", "I Want It To Be", "Hold Me Closer", "This Way That Way", "Destiny", and "Doobie Doobie Doo". CD
Also available Love In Beats ... LP 16.99

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OmarLove In Beats ... LP
Freestyle (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Omar's been blowing our minds for years now – turning out some of the freshest soul music on the global scene – from his tremendous debut at the start of the 90s, to a range of crucially-overlooked albums that should have made the singer huge! The man's a hell of a singer, and a really great songwriter – easily a modern-day Stevie Wonder, right down to his skills on the keyboards and cosmic sense of soul! This album's got Omar sounding especially wonderful – working with a few key guests, like Robert Glasper, Leon Ware, Natasha Watts, and The Floacist – but reminding us again that it's the man at the core who makes all the music so great – as the guests appear only as key added elements, but the Omar sound is more than enough to make the record great. Titles include "Vicky's Tune", "Feeds My Mind", "Insatiable", "Gave My Heart", "Girl Talk", "I Want It To Be", "Hold Me Closer", "This Way That Way", "Destiny", and "Doobie Doobie Doo". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Love In Beats ... CD 12.99

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Courtney Pine with OmarButterfly/Rules ... 7-inch
Freestyle (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $11.99
Two giants of the British underground scene – working here together perfectly! "Butterfly" is a fantastic take on the Herbie Hancock tune of the same name – set to some beats that are slightly broken, and graced with these sublime soul lyrics from Omar – followed by a sweet solo from Courtney, and a great keyboard part too! "Rules" has this piano/bass part that feels lifted right from "I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun" – served up again with wonderful vocals from Omar! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Andy Tolman CartelCipher ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2017. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic album of funky soundtrack grooves – one that was recently recorded by guitarist Andy Tolman, but which instantly takes us back to the best 70s film scores by artists like Quincy Jones, Johnny Pate, or Lalo Schfrin! Like both of those giants at their best, Andy works here in a style that's rooted in jazz – with superb arrangements and strong individual elements at the core – all fused together with a tight funky vibe that's never too slick or commercial at all – but which also has a lot more big-picture approach than the usual deep funk combo style too! There's also nothing "easy" about the music – no flip retro references, or cheap copycat modes – as Andy's sound here is very original, and very proudly its own – with a strength that makes it more than able to live up to the legendary status we're kind of giving it. Titles include "Cypher", "Speedball", "Politea Square", "Tempo Do Sol", "Claret & Blues", "You What", and "Copra Libertadores". CD

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✨✧ Manuel Azevedo Quartet/EsperantoFutebol De Bar/Latin Strut – Black Feeling 3 Sampler ... 7-inch
Freestyle (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two great grooves that mix together Latin and funk! Manuel Azevedo kicks things off with the beautiful "Futebol De Bar" – a cut that has batucada drums at the start, then leaps into these vibrant piano parts that dance and fly around the grooves in a wonderful way – with a nice break for some soaring strings in the middle, then back to more piano and rhythm! "Latin Strut" is a remake of the Deodato classic – done here with the same funky Latin vibe that Joe Bataan brought to his cover from years back, but with maybe even moodier keyboards overall! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Brian AugerBack To The Beginning Again – A Brian Auger Anthology Vol 2 ... CD
Freestyle (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A totally wonderful collection – even better than the first volume, and filled with rare and unusual work from this legendary British keyboardist! The set features loads of gems from Brian's early years – some mod piano rompers and heavy Hammond groovers – showing a very strong tie to the soul jazz sound of the early 60s, which then transforms into some excellent 70s groovers as the set moves in – work that's every bit as tremendous as the tunes that start out the set. Even if you've got some of Auger's albums in your collection, there's way more to discover here – and the set has a brilliant focus on the deepest, most soulful side of his music! Titles include "In & Out", "Love For Sale", "Pavane", "Maiden Voyage", "Black Octopus", "Ella", "Inner City Blues", "Brain Damage", "Happiness Is Just Around The Bend", "Funky Mama", "Moanin", "Straight Ahead", "Work Song", "Poinciana", and "Lament For Miss Baker". Even features notes on the music by Auger himself! CD
 
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Bomb The BassInto The Dragon ... LP
Rhythm King (UK), 1988. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Late 80s club funk from Tim Simonen, aka Bomb The Bass – big, thumping sample based DJ funk from the UK producer behind busy club hits by his own Bomb The Bass and a few international megahits by others like Seal & Nenah Cherry. Into The Dragon features the nonstop sample funk approach that was really breaking out in the late 80s, with some Bomb Squad influences in the mix for sure, which is a trait we're not likely to ever complain about, and a straight up thumping good time. Includes "Beat Dis" (US 7" mix), "Megablast Rap" (version) feat Merlin, "Dynamite Beats", "Shake It", "Hey You!" feat Aurra, "Say AL Little Prayer" feat Maureen, "Beat Dat" (freestyle scratch mix) and more, plus 4 bonus remixes. LP, Vinyl record album

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Original FlavorThis Is How It Is (original single vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1992. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The first album from Original Flavor, and along with the Jaz, the roots of the Roc A Fella clan. With the Dash brothers holding down the business end of this LP, and Ski fronting the group with a little help from Clark Kent, this middle of the road commercial hip hop album didn't make much of an impression. There's nothing wrong with the rhymes – they remind us of a less clever version of the playful side of Tribe, and the beats bounce nicely with a bit of early 90s jazz flavor, but ultimately this album's more of sidebar than main chapter in the hip hop history books, though at this point, an essential one. 13 tracks in all: "This Is How It Is", "When I Make It", "Kick The Butta", "Waitin' 4 My Break", "Handle The Technique", "Swingin", "Best Friend's Girl", "Way Wit Words", "Give 'Em Some Wrek", "Gumdrops", "I Like It (Freestyle)", "Brain Storm" and "Here We Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a plain sleeve, with a "Play It, Say It" sticker.)

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Philadelphia ExperimentPhiladelphia Experiment ... CD
Ropeadope/Atlantic, 2001. Used ... $7.99
Sweetly funky grooves from the Philly underground! The Philadelphia Experiment is a great trio featuring drummer Ahmir Thompson (from The Roots), jazz bassist Christian McBride, and keyboardist Uri Caine, who plays some great Fender Rhodes and Hammond B-3 on the set! The core grooves are by the trio, working together in a way that's not that different from the freestyle funk of Medeski, Martin, & Wood back when they used to care a bit more about the groove – and the group's joined on a few tracks by guests, including Pat Martino on guitar, Jon Swana on trumpet, and Larry Gold on cello. The best cuts on the set have a hard beat underneath, warm rolling basslines, and washes of keyboards over the top to keep things nice and sweet. Titles include "The Miles Hit", "Call For All Demons", "Grover", "Ain't It The Truth", "Mister Magic", "Philadelphia Freedom", and "Lesson #4". CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ 50 CentGuess Who's Back? ... LP
Full Clip, 2002. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pre-blowup Fiddy. Tracks include "Rotten Apple", "That's What's Up" featuring G Unit, "U Not Like Me", "50 Bars", "Life's On The Line", "Get Out The Club", "Be A Gentleman", "F*ck You", "Too Hot" featuring Nas & Nature, "Who U Rep With" featuring Nas & Bravehearts, "Corner Bodega", "Ghetto Qua Ran", "As The World Turns" featuring U.G.K., "Whoo Kid Freestyle", "Stretch Armstrong Freestyle", and "Doo Wop Freestyle". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ FugeesBlunted On Reality ... LP
Ruffhouse/Columbia, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Nappy Heads", "Blunted Interlude", "Recharge", "Freestyle Interlude", "Boof Baf", "Temple", "How Hard Is It?", "Some Seek Stardom", "Refugees On The Mic", and "Living Like There Ain't No Tomorrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – This copy no longer has the cover and comes in a plain sleeve.)

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✨✧ Jeff Baraka (O Type Star) feat Slug & JUICEDifferent Type Of Cancer (radio, street, inst, acapella)/Rate Of Exchange (radio, street, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Wholistic Boogie Media, 2002. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early aughts Chi underground hip hop from Jeff Baraka/O Type Star! "Different Type Of Cancer" is funky, timeless hip hop on an astral tip. "Rate Of Exchange" features appearances by Chi freestyle king JUICE and Slug from Atmosphere. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousSugar Hill – Original Picture Sountrack ... CD
Fox, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from After 7, Definition Of Sound, Dirt Nation, Simple E, the Terence Blanchard Quintet, DBC, Freestyle Fellowship, Snoman, Afro Plane, Chaka Khan & Screechy Dan. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Big LBig Picture ... CD
Rawkus, 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Ebonics", "Size Em Up", "Deadly Combination" featuring Tupac Shakur, "98 Freestyle", "The Heist", "The Enemy" featuring Fat Joe, "Fall Back" featuring Kool G Rap, "Flamboyant", "Casualties Of A Dice Game", "Platinum Plus" featuring Big Daddy Kane, "Who You Slidin Wit" featuring Stan Spit, "Games" featuring Sadat X & Guru, "The Triboro" featuring OC, Fat Joe & Remy Martin, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jay-Z4:44 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roc-A-Fella, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jay-Z's 13th album and one he really had no need to do, if not for the love of the game, and it's a rock solid effort with raw, classic school No ID production! It's a testament to Jay Z's enduring status as one of sharpest MCs of all time that the first news bites to come out of this semi-surprise release was of the verbal shots taken in the opening track – but the REAL story of 4:44 is that when Jay Z gets the urge make a record at this stage of the game, it's because he's got a LOT to say, and much of it introspective. The rawness really makes the record – Jay's rhymes spit with a freshly inspired urgency, and there's probably no better producer to provide a timeless backdrop than No ID. Titles include "Kill Jay-Z", "The Story Of OJ", "Caught Their Eye" with Frank Ocean, "4:44", "Family Feud" with Beyonce, "BAM" with Damian Marley, "Moonlight", "Marcy Me", "Legacy" and more – plus bonus tracks "Adnis", "Blue's Freestyle/We Family" and "Manyfacedgod" with James Blake. CD

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✨✧ VariousRebirth Of Cool 3 ... CD
Island, 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
"Chameleon" by The Jazz Warriors, "Life Goes Around" by Courtney Pine, "Taurus Woman" by Subterraneans, "Dominican Girdles" by Dana Bryant, "Don't Say Nothin' " by Opaz, "Fever" by Stereo MC's, "Bad Brother" by Ronny Jordan, "Good Lover" by D Influence, "Caroline", "Big Idea" by The Brecker Brothers, "Did You Pray Today" by Lisa Taylor, "Man Talk" by Greg Osby, "Revival" by Martine Girault, "People (Come On)" by Dodge City Productions, "Loud Minority", and "Inner City Boundaries" by Freestyle Fellowship. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Drake & FutureWhat A Time To Be Alive ... LP
Cash Money, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Drake and Future collabo with the former showing once again he's in for the long haul – working fast and freely creative on grittier edge with a hungry partner still on the ris e at this point! Pretty strong work from both parties here. Includes "Digital Dash", "Big Rings", "Live From The Gutter", "Diamonds Dancing", "Plastic Bag", "I'm The Plug", "Change Locations", "Jumpman", "Jersey" and "30 For 30 Freestyle". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Epik 1Epik 1.0 ... CD
Underpaid Productions, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Independent Chicago hip hop from emcee Epik 1 – a born & bred Chicagoan with roots in the city's late 90s freestyle and open mic scene, and a genuine love and appreciation for block rocking hip hop history for the old school to today. Produced by Illpee with no nonsense, headnodding beats, this set finds a really fine balance between celebrating the roots of classic era indies beats and rhymes centric craft, with a fairly timeless feel overall – right at home in the here-and-now. Titles include "Hip Hop 101", "Fat Caps", "Rat Race", "No Free Beasts", "Soul By The Tup", "Never 4 Get", "Clap", "Love 4 Ever", "Night Owl" and more. CD

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✨✧ Slum VillageSlum Village Vol 0 ... LP
Ne'Astra, Late 90s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Formative, rock solid early Slum Village recordings – featuring the original trio of MCs Baatin and T3 and the super producer Jay Dee! Yeah, we know, there's a megaton of posthumously released Dilla productions, but this is real jewel – Dilla's production is sharp and on point, succeeding strongly in as straight forward boombap, but transcendently strong as such – and his turn at the mic is pretty solid, too – but the groove is all the stronger with the other 2 rocking the mic and Dilla delivering the beats. Includes "2U 4U", "And I Go", "Fly Girl" (Parts 1 & 2), "Jay Dee (Freestyle)", "My Loot (Freestyle)", "Ooo Wee", "Sensation", "Sentimental Love" and "Yum Yum". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Infinito 2017Educate Mindless Blind Deaf Dumb EP ... LP
Lowtech/Joe Left Hand (Austria), 2017. New Copy ... $16.99
Thoughtful rhymes, forcefully delivered by Infinito 2017 on this tight EP! Infinito has the classic school MC quality of delivering his rhymes in such raw, off the cuff, direct vibe that it feels like freestyles, but they lines hit with such pinpoint precision, you just don't know – whether it's from direct from his brain into the mic, or painstakingly composed first, it's dizzying, impressive stuff like we too rarely hear in hip hop these days – and DJ Takonedoe's raw production suits it perfectly. 6 tracks: "Educate Mindless Blind Deaf Dumb", "No To Not", "Falling Of Digital Outputs", "Can't Wake Up Sleeping To Good", "Noanswersforquestions" and "Work Of Nation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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NasIllmatic XX (180 gram vinyl – plus download with 10 bonus tracks) ... LP
Columbia, 1994. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
20th anniversary edition of Nas's 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 east coast street hop. Nasir, "World Is Yours", indeed. The original LP is all great – 100% lean, masterful production by DJ Premier, Large Professor, Pete Rock and Q-Tip – and the titles include "NY State Of Mind", "Life's A B***h", "Half Time", "One Love", "Memory Lane", "Represent" and more. Illmatic XX is on remastered 180 gram vinyl! LP, Vinyl record album
(20th anniversary edition – 180 gram remastered vinyl, and includes a download for the full album – plus 10 rare remixes, demos and freestyles.)
 
 
 



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