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✨✧ AceyaloneAll Balls Don't Bounce ... CD
Project Blowed/Decon, 1995. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A dream come true for fans of the best mid 90s hip hop – a massive reissue of Aceyalone's lost classic All Balls Don't Bounce – completed by an hour long bonus disc of remixes and unreleased material! Freestyle Fellow Aceyalone's first solo album is filled with the kind of solid, ... read more CD
(Out of print. Promotional stamp on CD & sticker on booklet cover.)

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Aesop RockSpirit World Field Guide (blue CD pressing) ... CD
Rhymesayers, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
One of the most sonically intense albums to date from Aesop Rock – a set that matches his ever-sharp rhymes with the sorts of musical settings that really live up to the spirit of the title! The vocals come on with this really crispy sort of edge – partly the production, partly the ... read more CD
(Blue colored polycarbonate CD pressing and with stickers!)

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✨✧ BarshemGhettonometry ... CD
Greenstreets, 2007. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Beastie BoysBeastie Boys Music ... CD
Capitol, 1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A career-spanning set of work from the Beastie Boys – one that features tracks from both their Def Jam and Capitol/Grand Royal years – in a way that really shows the continuing evolution of their sound! The tracklist is great – classics from every generation, and the kind of cuts ... read more CD
Also available Beastie Boys Music ... LP 28.99

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Bishop Nehru & MF DOOMNehruvianDOOM ... CD
Lex, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
A solid – and at the time, underappreciated – effort from Bishop Nehru and MF Doom – one we love even more with bit of time on its side! Doom is more or less focused on the production side on this one while the former handles the majority of the rhymes – and having arrived ... read more CD

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✨✧ Black MoonEnta Da Stage (with bonus tracks) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Wreck/P-Vine (Japan), 1993. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The legendary debut of Black Moon – and a landmark indie hip hop classic from the early 90s east coast scene! Beloved by the deeper digging hip hop heads back in the day, and making a few waves commercially with the singles "Who Got Da Props" and "I Got Cha Opin", this ... read more CD

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Black Rock & RonStop The World ... CD
RCA/Get On Down, 1989. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
The rare, late 80s gem from Black Rock & Ron – dedicated to and featuring production by the late, great Paul C McKasty – along with some production by Jazzy Jay and Skeff Anselm. You can hear Paul C's influence in the edits, the tightness of the beats and the layering and chopping ... read more CD

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BlundettoGood Good Things ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2020. New Copy ... $16.99
The title might seem familiar – given that Blundetto's first album was called Bad Bad Things – but this record really shows a strong evolution of his sound over the ten years since that release – the shifting sense of sound between hip hop, global roots, and more dynamic elements ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available Good Good Things ... LP 29.99

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Bomb The BassDon't Make Me Wait (album, maximum frequency mix)/Megablast (hip hop on precinct 13, original rap) ... CD
Rhythm King/Torso, 1988. Used ... $1.99
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Bone CrusherAttenCHUN! ... CD
So So Def, 2003. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Tracks include "Lock & Load", "Never Scared" feat Killer Mike & TI, "Back Up" feat Dru, "Grippin The Grain" feat Lady Ice & Marcus, "Puttin In Work" feat David Banner & Lady Ice, "Getting It (Get Dat Money)" feat Jack Frost ... read more CD
(Enhanced CD pressing. Barcode has a cutout hole, booklet has a small promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Boogie Down ProductionsBy All Means Necessary ... CD
Jive, 1988. Used ... $6.99
Seminal late 80s righteous hip hop from KRS and Boogie Down Productions! By All Means Necessary shows remarkable change in lyrical style from Criminal Minded, delivering a eavy dose of knowledge at a time when so much hip hop was all about rocking the party. KRS's lyrics here mark a serious turn ... read more CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a couple of small light stains – very minor.)

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Boogie Down ProductionsEdutainment (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jive, 1990. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Nice mid period effort from the blast master. Includes "Blackman In Effect", "Ya Know The Rules", "Beef", "House Niggas", "100 Guns", "Ya Strugglin", "Breath Control II", "Edutainment", "The Homeless", "O ... read more CD

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Bow Wow & OmarionFace Off (CD & DVD) ... CD
Columbia, 2007. Used CD&DVD ... $1.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Buckshot & P MoneyBack Pack Travels ... CD
Duck Down, 2014. Used ... $6.99
Includes "Just Begin" feat Raz Fresco, "Flute" feat Joey Bada$$ & CJ Fly Of Pro Era, "Clear Light" feat Chelsea Reject, "Red Alert", "We In Here" with David Dallas, "The Choice", "This Is My World" feat Steele of Smif N ... read more CD

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BWPBytches ... CD
No Face/Rush, 1991. Used ... $11.99
12 tracks in all, including "Comin' Back Strapped", "Wanted", "Two Minute Brother", "We Want Money", "Hit Man", and "Teach Em". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Curren$y & Harry FraudOutrunners ... CD
SRFSCHL, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
Curren$y and production partner Harry Fraud, outrunning a lot of their peers, even on relatively low key sets like Outrunners – with Curren$y's laidback flow in as fine of form as ever – and Fraud's production honestly rock solid track for track! The set is filler free and faultless, ... read more CD

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Cypress HillCypress Hill (25th Anniversary Skull) ... CD
Columbia/Get On Down, 1991. New Copy ... $32.99 75.98
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 more CD
(Note: Outside box has some very very light wear – but otherwise everything else is in great shape!)

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CysseroProtege Of The Game ... CD
Affiliated, 2007. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Damu The FudgemunkHow It Should Sound (Vols 3,4,5 +) ... CD
Redefinition, Mid 2000s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
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De Menos CrimeArquivo Rap – So As Melhores ... CD
Sky Blue (Brazil), 2005. Used ... $3.99
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DJ ClueYou Can't Impeach The President 99 ... CD
DJ Clue, 1999. Used ... $11.99
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(Self released CDr pressing without artwork. Comes in a slim jewel case.)

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✨✧ DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceHe's The DJ, I'm The Rapper ... CD
Jive/Zomba, 1988. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of those rare moments where a mainstream hit goes onto preface years of creative talent to come – even though the whole thing might have seemed like a bit of a one-off at the time! The young Will Smith is fantastic as the Fresh Prince – full of charm, at a level that really upped ... read more CD

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DJ SpinnaHere To There ... CD
Beat Generation (UK), 2003. Used ... $4.99
BBE keeps up their flawless track record, propping up yet another of hip hop's finest producers in their terrific Beat Generation series, this time spotlighting the man who's name graced every other dope underground single from the late 90s onward. And as you might hope for, he's fully in his ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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DMNArquivo Rap – So As Melhores ... CD
Sky Blue (Brazil), 2005. Used ... $3.99
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✨✧ DOCHelter Skelter ... CD
Giant, 1996. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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✨✧ El-P, Matthew Shipp, William Parker & OthersHigh Water (Mark) ... CD
Thirsty Ear, 2004. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Do not buy this expecting hissy, atonal blip hop – El-Producto is the marquee name here, but this is decisively a late model avant garde jazz record – and a pretty sweet one at that! As with many of the better records in the Blue Series, Matthew Shipp's piano rolls through the center ... (Jazz, Hip Hop) read more CD

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Peven Everett & Upper EshStar Studded ... CD
Satelite Soundscape, 2003. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
A wicked blend of hip hop and underground soul from Peven Everett and Upper Esh – warm Peven-styled beats and keys underneath, and rhymes by Asian A and Pretty Toan over the top! If you dig Peven's self-produced albums, you'll find plenty in here to like – as a lot of the tracks have ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD

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Foxy BrownBroken Silence (CLEAN) ... CD
Def Jam, 2001. Used ... $1.99
For those who can't get enough of the Ill Na Na: "Hood Scriptures", "'Bout My Paper", "Gangsta Boogie", "Run Yo S***" and a dozen other instant classics! CD
(Punch through barcode, clean version.)

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Freddie Gibbs & AlchemistAlfredo ... CD
ESGN, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Freddie Gibbs's gradual ascent to the upper echelon of modern hip hop – and his impeccable choice in production partners, this time working from beginning to end with long serving beat king The Alchemist – shows no signs of slowing down! Lyrically, Freddie is riffing on mob lore on ... read more CD

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Free NationalsFree Nationals ... CD
Obe, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
These guys are known by some as the backing band of Anderson.Paak, but they're a hell of a group on their own – rock-solid right at the core, and able to effortlessly craft a sweet blend of funk and soul – yet also leave room for plenty of guests along the way! The musicianship here is ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available Free Nationals (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Fun Lovin CriminalsCome Find Yourself ... CD
EMI, 1996. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print. Booklet has a promo sticker on the cover, disc has a promo stamp, mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Ghostface KillahBulletproof Wallets ... CD
Epic, 2001. Used ... $4.99
Ghostface's follow up to Supreme Clientele – a tough predecessor to live up, no doubt about that – but Bulletproof Wallets is still a cut or 10 above some of the Wu work of the later 90s and early 00s! The single "Ghost Showers" is a great track, and "Never Be The Same ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Ghostface KillahIronman ... CD
Epic/Razor Sharp, 1996. Used ... $4.99
One of the instant classic Wu Tang solo projects – Ghostface Killah's essential, early peak Ironman – and a a record that stands strongly among the best hip hop albums of the its era! Produced by The RZA at a point in which it seemed there was little he could do wrong. An absolute ... read more CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Gotham (Talib Kweli & Diamond D)Gotham ... CD
Dymond Mine, 2021. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great collaboration between Talib Kweli and Diamond D – dedicated to the city that first gave the world hip hop, and which is still on top of the game with work like this! There's a great old school vibe to the set – not early 80s old school, but the sort of special, distinct quality ... read more CD

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HieroglyphicsFull Circle ... CD
Hiero Imperium, 2003. Used ... $5.99
Del, Souls Of Mischief, Casual and Pep Love return for a damn fine new full length. As if you need us to tell you, the Hieros are one of Cali's longest running crews – and Full Circle is, for the most part, a pretty laidback affair. Pep Love really seems to kind of stand out as the leader ... read more CD

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✨✧ J DillaKing Of Beats Vols 1 & 2 (plus Lost Scrolls EP) ... CD
Pay Jay, 1990s/2000s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $8.99
Formative Dilla beats – raw SP-1200 and Akai MPC material created and cataloged by the legendary producer over the years and served as blueprint/building blocks for some of his most revered productions throughout his career! This being the work of master, it doesn't play like a mere beat ... read more CD

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✨✧ J DillaRuff Draft – Dilla's Mix (with bonus instrumentals CD) ... CD
Pay Jay, Early 2000s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $6.99 14.98
J Dilla at his grittiest, most rugged & raw – in both the production and rhyme realms – with all beats and rhymes by the Dilla himself! This set originally opened our ears to a different side of Dilla, a harder hitting aesthetic, with beats and grooves from out of leftfield that ... read more CD
Also available Ruff Draft – Dilla's Mix (with bonus tracks & download) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 21.99

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Jahari Massamba Unit (Madlib & Karriem Riggins)Pardon My French ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
A tremendous collaboration between Madlib and drummer Karriem Riggins – both artists who are great enough on their own, but who really hit some new territory in this funky instrumental project! Riggins plays live drums, and Madlib throws in all this other instrumentation that really changes ... (Deep Funk, Hip Hop) read more CD

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✨✧ Jay-ZBlueprint 2 – Gift & The Curse (clean version) ... CD
Def Jam, 2002. Used 2CD ... $1.99
Jay-Z brings in a huge ensemble of producers including Kayne West, Just Blaze, Dr. Dre, Neptunes, Timbaland, No ID and more. There are also more guests than any other Jay-Z album, including Faith Evans, Notorious BIG, Beyonce Knowles, Big Boi, Rakim, Lenny Kravitz, and more. Tracks include "H ... read more CD
(CLEAN VERSION. Clear promo sticker on case, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ JaylibChampion Sound (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Stones Throw, 2003/2007. Used 2CDs ... $8.99
Damn! The MASSIVE collaborative album from the dynamic duo of Madlib and J Dilla re-upped – a deluxe 2CD edition packed with bonus tracks, remixes and the much heralded instrumentals! Essentially, Madlib handles the production on the even numbers in the main set with Dilla on the vocals, ... read more CD
(Disc 1 has a few marks but plays fine. Marker through slipcover barcode.)

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✨✧ Just Ro feat CommonMake It Happen ... CD
DAL, 1996. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Chicago MC Just Ro is joined by Common Sense with some righteous lyrics on "Confusion" that sounds similar to his style on "Ressurection." Other tracks include "Soldiers" and have nice mellow production. CD
(Out of print & still sealed.)

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Kazi & MadlibBlackmarket Seminar ... CD
Below System (Netherlands), 1996/2021. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A rare studio set from Kazi and Madlib – recorded way back in the mid 90s, but with the kind of crispy intensity that would make Madlib so influential for years to come! The title and the occasional skits on the set refer to a search for a "blackmarket seminar" – an ... read more CD

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✨✧ King SunXL (special edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
Profile/Traffic, 1989. New Copy ... $7.99 16.98
Tough, righteous rap from King Sun – 1989's XL – a set that still looms large after all these years! King Sun dropped knowledge from a Five Percenter influence with a flow that's as smooth, solid and authoritive as any Bronx rapper of the day – and the production by Sun Born ... read more CD

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✨✧ KMDBlack Bastards (deluxe 2CD set) ... CD
Metal Face, 1994. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99 18.98
A legendary record from KMD – one that languished unreleased for far too long! Black Bastards has few tracks the maintain the jazzier sound of the first album, but they're mostly coming a little bit rawer, perfectly balancing their earlier style that gritty early 90s hip hop vibe. As solid as ... read more CD

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Kool KeithMr Nogatco ... CD
Insomniac, 2006. Used ... $14.99
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(Out of print.)

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Lauryn HillMiseducation Of Lauryn Hill ... CD
Ruffhouse, 1998. Used ... $3.99
Includes "Lost Ones", "Ex-Factor", "To Zion", "Doo Wop", "Superstar", "Final Hour", "When It Hurts So Bad", "I Used To Love Him", "Forgive Them Father", "Every Ghetto, Every City", "Nothing Even ... read more CD

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LL Cool JPhenomenon ... CD
Def Jam, 1997. Used ... Just Sold Out!
It has been said that once a rapper becomes a movie star, forget about them making great records anymore. This later Trakmasterz produced commercial effort from LL includes the title track, plus "Candy", "Hot, Hot, Hot" and "4,3,2,1". CD

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✨✧ LL Cool JRadio ... CD
Def Jam, 1985. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The fantastic first album from LL Cool J – one that really kicked off a whole new school of hip hop – the early Def Jam era! Radio features straight up excellent early Def production from Rick Rubin and loads of tight tracks from LL – whose charisma continued to flow for the next ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lost BoyzLove Peace & Nappiness ... CD
Group Home/Universal, 1997. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Summer Time", "Games", "Me & My Crazy World", "So Love", "Get Your Hustle On", and more. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ MadlibPinata Beats ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
The restlessly inventive Madlib beats and production for Pinata, the excellent duo project with MC Freddie Gibbs! If you'll forgive us a little bit of repetition – because we KNOW we've written this before – there's just something extra riveting about Madlib's production work for ... read more CD

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✨✧ Madlib/Kieran HebdenSound Ancestors ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
A hell of a collaboration – core sounds by Madlib, which are then re-arranged by Kieran Hebden – at a level that seems to open up new dimensions in both artists! The sound is definitely Madlib's, but there's also a sense of majesty that seems to flow through the whole thing – ... read more CD

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Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show No 3 – Beat Konducta In Africa ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Raw crackling hip hop funk beatcraft at its deepest from mighty Madlib – working in his Beat Konducta style for this third entry in the epic Madlib's Medicine Show Series! Beat Konducta In Africa is a hazy hip hop instrumental set from 'Lib (lest you thought it might be a funky compilation ... read more CD

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Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show No 5 – History Of The Loop Digga 1990 to 2000 ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 1990s/Early 2000s/2010. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Formative Madlib beatcraft – music made by 'Lib from 1990-2000 – crafted into a tight full length album that feels as fresh as ever! History Of The Loop Digga features funky hip hop instrumentals made at a time when he was producing underground beat tapes for himself and the Crate ... read more CD

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✨✧ Madvillain (Madlib & MF Doom)Madvillainy ... CD
Stones Throw, 2004. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
A Stones Throw sci-fi masterpiece – one that was destined for greatness from conception, but we're still pretty well blown away by the final product! MC Doom and beatmaster Madlib couldn't be better suited for a collaboration. As much as we've dug the best of Doom's material of the last ... read more CD

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MantronixKing Of The Beats – Anthology 1985 to 1988 ... CD
Sleeping Bag/Traffic, Late 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $7.99 17.98
Prime early electro hip hop genius from Mantronix – fresh beats and rap from Mantronix, including tight singles, 12" mixes and some classic production work for T La Rock, Just Ice and more – 2CDs that cover the vital mid 80s period! Includes those classic early hits with the ... read more CD

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Marcelo D2A Arte Do Barulho ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 2008. Used ... $11.99
Marcelo D2's still looking for the perfect beat, but this time around he's got some great help in his search – a list of heavy duty guests that includes Seu Jorge, Miriam Aydar, Medaphor, Roberto Sa, and Marcos Valle – each of whom get a chance to add strongly to a track on the album! ... (Brazil, Hip Hop) read more CD

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✨✧ Marcelo D2Hip Hop Rio ... CD
Net (Brazil), 2002. Used ... Just Sold Out!
(Brazil, Hip Hop) CD
(Out of print.)

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Mars IllBackbreakanomics ... CD
Gotee, 2003. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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MaseHarlem World ... CD
Arista, 1997. Used ... Just Sold Out!
20 tracks, if you count the interludes, including "Will They Die 4 You?", "The Player Way", "What You Want", "24 Hours to Live" and "Do You Wanna Get $?". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & small sticker on booklet cover.)

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MC LyteEyes On This ... CD
First Priority/Traffic, 1989. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
MC Lyte's second full length record – a bit overlooked in the grand scheme, if only because the preceding Lyte As A Rock was a tough act to follow – so now's a great time to catch up with it! To our ears, Eyes On This is every bit as nice as the debut, and it that last of Lyte's no ... read more CD

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NobodyRevisions Revisions – The Remixes 2000 to 2005 ... CD
Plug Research, Early 2000s. Used ... $1.99
Remixes of tracks from Ill Suono, Pepe California, Busdriver, Her Space Holiday, Mia Doi Todd, The Free Design, The Postal Service, Clearlake, Build An Ark, Presto, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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OthaOtha's 74 Minutes ... CD
UniChron, 2001. Used ... $9.99
No lyrics, no overdubs, just 74 minutes of wall to wall beatbox. CD
(Out of print.)

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P DiddySaga Continues ... CD
Bad Boy, 2001. Used ... $1.99
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(Punch through barcode & small sticker on booklet cover.)

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Pete Rock & The Soul BrothersPetestrumentals 3 ... CD
TruSoul, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
Killer funky work from Pete Rock – a set that's still rooted in the hip hop traditions he helped form over the past few decades, but which also has a strong degree of instrumental funk as well! Pete did the set with the Soul Brothers quartet – a great group with riffing guitars, funky ... read more CD
Also available Petestrumentals 3 ... LP 20.99

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Public EnemyApocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black ... CD
Def Jam, 1991. Used ... $4.99
Maybe one of the last moments of genius from Public Enemy – and a set that still has their power and politics very much at the top of their game! The message may even be more powerful than the music at points – no surprise for Chuck D and crew at this point in their career – but ... read more CD
Also available Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black ... CD 4.99

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Public EnemyApocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black ... CD
Def Jam, 1991. Used ... $4.99
Maybe one of the last moments of genius from Public Enemy – and a set that still has their power and politics very much at the top of their game! The message may even be more powerful than the music at points – no surprise for Chuck D and crew at this point in their career – but ... read more CD
Also available Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black ... CD 4.99

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Public EnemyFear Of A Black Planet ... CD
Def Jam, 1990. Used ... $4.99
PE's third LP, and their last with full on Bomb Squad production. With classics like "Fight The Power", "Burn Hollywood Burn", "Welcome To The Terrordome", "Power To The People", "911 Is A Joke" and the title track. CD

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Public EnemyIt Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ... CD
Def Jam, 1988. Used ... $5.99
The massive second album by PE – and the one where where the hit their full creative stride, and their politics and philosphy hit at full force – moving Public Enemy from an imposing threat to both the hip hop and pop music status quo to a straight up cultural phenomenon! There's ... read more CD

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Public EnemyPower To The People And The Beats – Public Enemy's Greatest Hits ... CD
Def Jam, Late 80s/1990s. Used ... $5.99
Public Enemy at the height of their power – all the best cuts from their early years on Def Jam Records – from a time when they were really helping expand the scope and political power of hip hop! The group were essential in taking the music from the parties in the streets to the ... read more CD

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Public EnemyWhat You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? ... CD
Def Jam, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Public Enemy gave us plenty of knowledge and power back in the day – and we maybe need their message more than ever in 2020 – a year that marks their return to their original home at Def Jam! The group have help from plenty of guests here – maybe more so than they would have had ... read more CD

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John RobinsonWho Is This Man? ... CD
High Water, 2009. Used ... $11.99
Who is this man, yoy might ask? It's John Robinson, a stellar MC with a busy, thoughtful and dexterous mic flow – who's had this tight album finished since 2004, and it's only now seeing the light of day in the US! It may have languished due to the usual politics of the business, but in ... read more CD
(Produced by MF Doom.)

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Roforofo JazzFire Eater ... CD
Office Home (France), 2021. New Copy ... $19.99
A French group, fronted by an MC from Chicago – working here in a style that's every bit as striking as the cover! The core sounds blend together older Afro Funk elements with jazz – in a groove that's nice and lean, and which provides a really unique setting for the rhymes of Days ... (Global Grooves, Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available Fire Eater ... LP 29.99

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RootsPhrenology ... CD
MCA, 2002. Used ... $3.99
A new hip hop soul masterpiece!!! On Things Fall Apart ?uestlove, Black Thought, DJ Scratch, Rahzel and co. reinvigorated the scene with a Philly style soulful, melancholy groove that seemingly influenced the entirety of the NuSoul world – and it could even be argued that the Roots birthed ... read more CD
(Punch through traycard artwork.)

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RZA & OthersGhost Dog – The Way Of The Samurai ... CD
Epic/36 Chambers, 2000. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
A fantastic meeting of the minds – as director Jim Jarmusch makes a film that's a nod to the old martial arts films of the 70s that inspired the Wu-Tang Clan in their music – and RZA gets a chance to contribute to the soundtrack, with help from the Clan as well! The music is maybe the ... read more CD
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Ghost Dog – The Way Of The Samurai ... LP 20.99
Ghost Dog – The Way Of The Samurai ... LP 34.99

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Sa-RocSharecropper's Daughter ... CD
Rhymesayers, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99
A smoking Rhymesayers debut from Sa-Roc – one of the most inventive female MCs of the past decade, and an artist who just continues to explode with fresh energy on each new release! The album's mostly produced by Sol Messiah – Sa-Roc's longtime musical partner, and a talent who really ... read more CD
(Nice package – gold-laminated sleeve, and 16 page booklet!)

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✨✧ Schoolly DJive Collections Series Vol 3 – Schoolly D ... CD
Jive, Late 80s. Used ... $8.99
Tracks include "PSK- What Does It Mean?", "Gucci Time", "Put Your Filas On", "Saturday Night", "Dedication To All B-Boys", "Fat Gold Chain", "Parkside 5-2", "B-Boy Rhyme & Riddle", "Smoke Some Kill", " ... read more CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Sen MorimotoSen Morimoto ... CD
Sooper, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99
A fantastic second album from Chicago's Sen Morimoto – and, like the first, a set that really moves beyond simple definition! Sen's got years of experience in jazz and rock – and those elements come into play with his hip hop production, in ways that make for a real genre-crossing ... read more CD
Also available Sen Morimoto (mystery colored vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP 24.99

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ShadTSOL ... CD
Black Box, 2010. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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ShaggyHot Shot Ultramix ... CD
MCA, 2002. Used ... $1.99
(Reggae, Hip Hop) CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Sidewalk SkolazScience Is Good ... CD
Organize, 2006. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print & still sealed.)

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✨✧ SkeptaKonnichiwa ... CD
Boy Better Know (UK), 2016. Used ... $5.99
... CD

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Slum Village & Abstract OrchestraFantastic 2020 (2CD set) ... CD
Ne'Astra, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 16.98
Slum Village teams up with the hip hop-reared jazz funk collective Abstract Orchestra for this worthy revisit/live band rework of the legendary Fantastic Vol 2 – a soulful Detroit hip hop classic and a vital piece of the late great J Dilla's legacy! A few cuts have prominent vocals, others ... read more CD
Also available Fantastic 2020 Vol 1 (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP 19.99

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Sly5thAveInvisible Man – An Orchestral Tribute To Dr Dre ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 11.99
An orchestral homage to Dr Dre spearheaded by Brooklyn's Sylvester Onyejiaka, aka Sly5thAve – fleshing out hooks and melodies from throughout Dre's career, from classic singles to deep cuts, into large scale jazzy soul – with a stellar roster of guests including Mark De Clive-Lowe, DJ ... (Deep Funk, Hip Hop) read more CD

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✨✧ SpearheadU Can't Sing R Song (album, r&b, urban, soul, hip hop, inst)/Ganja Babe ... CD
Capitol, 1997. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Stereo MaracanaCombatente ... CD
Maianga (Brazil), 2002. Used ... $8.99
(Brazil, Hip Hop) CD
(Out of print.)

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Sulu & ExcelsiorAntimatter Suite ... CD
Sulu & Excelsior, 2019. New Copy ... $4.99
A sweet set from Sulu & Excelsior – essentially the solo project of singer, rapper and trumpet player Steven "Sulu" Mallorca despite the sprawling sound and stylistic breadth – with influences that stretch from classic Motown, to late 60s funk, to live horn-backed hip hop ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD

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Three Wize MenGB Boyz ... CD
Rhythm King (UK), 1988. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, booklet has some very light staining, noting major.)

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✨✧ TIUrban Legend ... CD
Atlantic, 2004. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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Tribe Called QuestLow End Theory ... CD
Jive, 1991. Used ... $6.99
The second album from the immortal Tribe Called Quest – one of the absolute essential hip hop LPs, and a record that should be an anyone's shortlist of the best albums in several subsections of hip hop – just a straight up masterpiece anyway you cut it. The album is so high up on the ... read more CD

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Twilite ToneClearing ... CD
Stones Throw, 2020. New Copy ... $9.99
A really great Stones Throw debut from Twilite Tone – a Chicago beatmaker who's been one of our local heroes for years, and who finally gets the wider exposure he's deserved for way too long! Tone's done some big name work for Common, Kanye, and others – but here, he's very much at ... read more CD
Also available Clearing ... LP 16.99

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WCGhetto Heisman (clean version) ... CD
Def Jam, 2002. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Tracks include "Bellin", "Da Get Together", "Bang Loose", "Get Out", "Walk", "Throw Ya Hood Up", "Wanna Ride", "Tears Of a Killa", "Flirt", and more. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Cornel West & OthersNever Forget – A Journey Of Revelations ... CD
Hidden Beach, 2007. Used ... $12.99
Dr Cornel West gathers hip hop, soul and nusoul stars – as a loose collective going by the moniker Black Men Who Mean Business – including appearances Talib Kweli, Rhymefest, Malik Yusef, Prince, Black Thought, Andre 3000, Jill Scott, KRS One and more! The production is mostly credited ... read more CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some edgewear & a sticker over the barcode.)

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Wu-Tang ClanEnter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) ... CD
Loud/RCA, 1993. Used ... $4.99
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 more CD

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Yancey BoysSunset Blvd (with bonus instrumentals) ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, 2013. New Copy 2 CDs ... $7.99 17.98
The full length debut of the Yancey Boys – Frank Nitt & Illa J – the former of the venerable duo Frank N Dank, the latter J Dilla's rhyme centric younger brother – who come together with the dual purpose of keeping J Dilla's production pedigree alive, and to simply deliver ... read more CD

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Yerba BuenaPresident Alien ... CD
Razor & Tie, 2003. Used ... $1.99
(Latin, Hip Hop) CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Yo-YoBlack Pearl (clean version) ... CD
East West, 1992. Used ... $2.99
With "Home Girl Don't Play Dat", "So Funky", 'Black Pearl", "Cleopatra", "It's A Long Way Home", "You Should Have listened", "Woman To Woman", "Hoes", "I Can't Take It No More", "A Few Good Men" and " ... read more CD
(CLEAN VERSION. Punch through booklet and barcode.)

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✨✧ Various187 - Music From the Motion Picture ... CD
Atlantic, 1997. Used ... $3.99
Soundtrack from the movie 187 starring Samuel L Jackson, which honestly we remember nothing about, but we can say that about most of the films with hip hop related soundtracks. A bit of an odd one – mostly typical score instrumental tracks, but also featuring Method Man "Release Yo Delf ... read more CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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✨✧ Various2 Nasty 4 Radio ... CD
Cold Chillin, 1989. Used ... Just Sold Out!
11 tracks: Roxanne Shante "Brothers Ain't Sh#t", Big Daddy Kane "Big Daddy Vs Dolemite" and "Pimpin' Ain't Easy", Kool G Rap & DJ Polo "Talk Like Sex", Ice T "Girls LGBNAF" and "Freedom Of Speech", Grand Daddy IU "Girl In The ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAll Natural Inc Anthology Vol 1 ... CD
All Natural, Late 90s-Mid 2000s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A nice sampler of Chicago hip hop surrounding the All Natural Family Tree! It's tough to find a fault with this collection. This is not only a fine set of tracks from a strong stable of Chi underground hip hop acts, but it's also really an excellent listen from beginning to end – featuring ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ VariousBomb – Hip Hop Vol 1 ... CD
Backstage, 1996. Used ... $3.99
Includes tracks by Method Man, Redman, Lords Of Da Underground, Genius, Mobb Deep, Raekwon and others. CD
(Still sealed.)
 
 



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