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Andre 3000New Blue Sun ... CD
Epic, 2024. New Copy 2CD ... $25.99 26.99
A stunning surprise from Andre 3000 – at least if you only know him as part of Outkast – and a record that finally gives us an audio document of the sounds that Andre has really been involved with in recent years – a beautiful blend of spiritual jazz with mellower currents, aided ... (Jazz, Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available New Blue Sun (3LP 180 gram pressing – with poster) ... LP 81.99

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Andre GurovNew Rap Language ... CD
Jazz Fudge (UK), 1997. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Apollo Brown & Ras KassBlasphemy ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2014. Used ... $24.99
Apollo Brown & Ras Kass team up – with guest appearances by Royce Da 5'9, Xzibit, Slaine, Sean Price, Pharoahe Monche and others. Includes "Next Caller", "How To Kill God", "Humble Pie", "Giraffe P**sy" with Royce Da 5'9, Xzibit & Bishop Lamont ... read more CD
(Out of print and in great shape!)

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Art Of NoiseAmbient Collection ... CD
China/Polydor, 1990. Used ... $3.99
(Soul, Hip Hop) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Art Of NoiseWho's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise ... CD
Island, 1984. Used ... $4.99
An incredibly wonderful record from The Art of Noise – their first full length, following off of the ep Into Battle With – and a much more open-ended array of beats, sounds, and that wonderful chunky Trevor Horn production! The album's got versions of some of the older singles – ... (Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD

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AtmosphereHeadshots – Se7en (Plus Bonus CD) ... CD
Rhymesayers, Late 90s. Used 2CD ... $4.99
A huge batch of tracks from the Atmosphere vault – 21 cuts from their cassette series, volume 7 to be precise, tracks recorded between the Overcast and Lucy records. Cuts include "Round And Round", "Chokin' On The Wishbone", "Jackpot/Swept Away", "@ It ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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B Angie BB Angie B ... CD
Capitol/Bust It, 1991. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, name in pen on booklet cover.)

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Black MoonEnta Da Stage (with bonus tracks) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Wreck/P-Vine (Japan), 1993. New Copy ... $18.99 24.99
The legendary debut of Black Moon – one of those records that was slept on by the mainstream at the time, but which has gone on to be an undeniable part of hip hop history as the years moved on! The group are part of that great second wave of young east coast talent who really set this edge, ... read more CD

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Blu & NottzAfrika ... CD
Nature Sounds, 2024. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Maybe the most ambitious album ever recorded by Blu – a cool collaboration with Nottz that takes the duo's work into even more righteous territory than before – as you might guess from the album's cover and title! The title's reference to the homeland is very well-pointed – as ... read more CD
Also available Afrika ... LP 23.99

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Blu & Shafiq HusaynOut Of The Blue ... CD
Nature Sounds, 2024. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
The cover looks all sort of soft and dreamy, but the record has a bite from the very first second – beginning with an old school news report about gang violence in LA, then serving up a gritty set of rhymes from Blu that really live up to the glory days of west coast hardcore hip hop! Shafiq ... read more CD
Also available Out Of The Blue ... LP 25.99

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Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded - Hot Club Version Instrumentals (remastered version) ... CD
B-Boy/Traffic, 1987. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
The instrumental/dub versions of all the tracks from the Criminal Minded LP – one of the most important albums in the history of hip hop – the first full LP from KRS One, and a landmark batch of tracks recorded with the late Scott La Rock! The track list alone is a full chapter in the ... read more CD

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Boogie Down ProductionsMan & His Music ... CD
B-Boy/Traffic, 1988. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
The classic Scott La Rock tribute album – with BDP classics and remixes – originally issued as a 2LP set that was put together following the South Bronx-repping hip hop pioneer's shooting death. Alternate versions, remixes and BDP medley's from their most classic late 80s period. 15 ... read more CD

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David Boykin (Dr Belsidus)Monkey Pox EP ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2022. New Copy ... $6.99
An unusual side-project from David Boykin – not a jazz record, as his other releases, but a hip hop track that answers the threat of monkey pox with some rhymes delivered by Dark Mery! The first take on the track has some very old school beats – making the whole thing feel like an ... (Jazz, Hip Hop) read more CD
(CDR release – direct from the artist!)

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BPMPremeditated ... CD
Explicit Entertainment/Sunset Blvd, 1995. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Cee-LoLady Killer ... CD
Elektra, 2010. Used ... $1.99
One of the records that forever cemented Cee-Lo's role in the contemporary soul cosmos – a set that's got the singer in superstar territory that nobody could have imagined back when he was part of the Goodie Mob! Here, Cee-Lo's an uber-confident soul singer – soaring with a spirit that ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD

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Chali 2naFish Market II ... CD
Decon, 2010. Used ... $7.99
A sequel of sorts to Chali 2na's self assembled set of a few years earlier in the 00s – the second installment of the Fish Market series of unreleased neo classic hip hop from the deep voiced J5 MC– featuring X-Clan, J-Live, Planet Asia, ShockWave, DK Dez Andres, Elzhi and others. ... read more CD

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CommonElectric Circus ... CD
MCA, 2002. Used ... $2.99
Common newcomers who buy Electric Circus for the single with Mary J Blige are going to be left with some head scratching – but if you like the spiritual/psychedelic Com that was hinted at on Like Water For Chocolate, this may be the follow up you were waiting for! This is still hip hop ... read more CD

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✨✧ CoupSorry To Bother You ... CD
Anti, 2012. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Hell, Boots, it's not a bother – we actually dig Sorry To Bother You as much as any Coup music since Steal This Album! There's a great vibe on Sorry To Bother you – with rebellious, progressive lyricism, of course – but musically, this one surpasses the preceding Coup album, in ... read more CD
(Out of print, digipak case has some light edgewear.)

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Danny BrownQuaranta ... CD
Warp, 2024. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Maybe the deepest, darkest album ever recorded by Danny Brown – a set done at a time when the rapper was at a personal crossroads, and responded to some changes in his life with some incredibly powerful tracks! The production feels more textured and layered than some of Danny's other albums ... read more CD
Also available Quaranta (red vinyl pressing) ... LP 26.99

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Das RacistRelax ... CD
Red General, 2011. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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De La Soul3 Feet High & Rising ... CD
Tommy Boy/Chrysalis, 1989. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
The mindblowing debut of De La Soul – a set that's inarguably one of the most important records in hip hop history – overflowing with playful, endearingly oddball trio rhymes and Prince Paul production at it's most sprawlingly sampled and creative! The set has classic songs that stand ... read more CD
Also available
3 Feet High & Rising (single LP pressing) ... LP 199.99
3 Feet High & Rising (2CD expanded edition) ... CD 26.99

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De La Soul3 Feet High & Rising (2CD expanded edition) ... CD
Tommy Boy, 1989. Used 2CDs ... $26.99
The mindblowing debut of De La Soul – a set that's inarguably one of the most important records in hip hop history – overflowing with playful, endearingly oddball trio rhymes and Prince Paul production at it's most sprawlingly sampled and creative! The set has classic songs that stand ... read more CD
(Out of print 2CD version with tons of bonus tracks, none of which are on the new reissue!)
Also available
3 Feet High & Rising (single LP pressing) ... LP 199.99
3 Feet High & Rising ... CD 16.99

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Digable PlanetsReachin' (A New Refutation Of Time & Space) ... CD
Pendulum/Elektra, 1993. Used ... $3.99
A jazz-inspired hip hop uberclassic! While Digable Planets might not have pioneered the jazzy hip hop vibe – we might nod to the Native Tongues scene and DJ Premier's productions in the late 80s for that – Digables set a new standard with breezy but head nodding production and mellow, ... read more CD

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Dilated PeoplesPlatform ... CD
Capitol, 2000. Used ... $3.99
Neo-classic boombap from Dilated Peoples –a team rooted strongly in time-honored group rap, compelling beats and turntablism – setting out to live up to the classic craft rather than re-invent the wheel, and deliver the goods track for track here! Not quite as nostalgic as the more ... read more CD
Also available Platform ... LP 39.99

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Divine StylerWordpower 2: Directrix (Mo Wax pressing) ... CD
Mo Wax, 2000. Used ... $3.99
The Mo Wax version of Divine Styler's third LP, with a super fancy fold out sci-fi cover design! As always, the Styler unleashes his sharp, intellectual rhymes in a complex vernacular, following up on the promise of the original Word Power LP, without the weird excursions he'd dabbled in on Spiral ... read more CD
(Out of print, sleeve has some edgewear.)

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DJ ShadowAction Adventure ... CD
Mass Appeal, 2023. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
A set that's almost a back to basics effort for DJ Shadow, yet one that's also a strong step forward too – basic in that it's a record that's almost all instrumental, with no guests at all – but forward because it's got a leaner groove, and a style that shows just how far Shadow has ... read more CD

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DJ ShadowLive At ICA ... CD
Mind The Gap, 2003. Used ... $12.99
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East Coast AvengersPrison Planet ... CD
Brick, 2009. Used ... $9.99
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✨✧ Eazy-EIt's On 187 Um Killa ... CD
Ruthless/Epic, 1993. Used ... $3.99
Kind of an pre-release taster EP for Eazy's last LP, with the fake obituary for Dr Dre on the back of the cover featuring his photo from the World Class Wrecking Crew days. 8 tracks in all, including 'Real Muthaphuckkin G's", "Still A Nigga", "It's On", "Boyz N Tha ... read more CD

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EPMDStrictly Business – 25th Anniversary Edition (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fresh, 1988. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
EPMD's incredible full length debut – straight up classic hip hop that gave the genre a whole new twist. Bottom heavy funked up Long Island hip hop with what was considered slow flow rhymes at the time, and Erick and Parrish's take on funky samples that managed to bring together hard to get ... read more CD

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✨✧ Eric B & RakimFollow The Leader ... CD
Uni/MCA, 1988. Used ... $6.99
No sophomore slump for the second Eric B & Rakim album – benchmark hip hop of the first order and up there with the best of all time! Following up Paid In Pull was no easy task, and the appropriately titled Follow The Leader makes it look easy, completing one of the great one-two punches ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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FaceMona Lisa Project ... CD
Phase, 2009. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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John Fekner City SquadIdioblast 1983 to 2004 ... CD
Modern Harmonic, 1984. New Copy 2CD ... $25.99 26.99
The overlooked legacy of John Fekner – a New York artist who works here in the world of hip hop and electro soul – on tunes that are sometimes infused with lyrics that refer to the art concepts that inspire his creations! The sound is spare – just drum machine beats, bits of ... (Rock, Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available Idioblast 1983 to 2004 ... LP 36.99

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FlobotsNo Enemies ... CD
Flobots, 2008. Used ... $9.99 12.99
... CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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Force MDsStep To Me ... CD
Tommy Boy, 1990. Used ... $4.99
(Soul, Hip Hop) CD
(Spine has a cutout notch.)

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FugeesGreatest Hits ... CD
Columbia, 1990s. Used ... $1.99 2.99
... CD
(BMG Direct pressing)

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Funk DaddyTha Source ... CD
Sunset Blvd, 1995. Used ... $6.99
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GoapeleEven Closer ... CD
Columbia/Skyblaze, 2002. Used ... $3.99 5.99
Heavy soul from the Bay Area scene – a fantastic set of tracks from the enigmatic Goapele! Goapele's an underground singer with a really righteous feel – and she's not afraid to use some heavy beats and funk to send her message home. The set's got a really well integrated instrumental ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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GreyboyMastered The Art ... CD
Ubiquity, 2001. Used ... $3.99
Excellent work from Greyboy – his first album in years, and well worth the wait! The set shows considerable growth in his style – yet should still also be extremely pleasing to fans of his older work, as he's kept the commitment to mixing heavy hip hop beats with tight funky jazz, and ... (Deep Funk, Hip Hop) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Guilty SimpsonOde To The Ghetto ... CD
Stones Throw, 2008. Used ... $6.99
Guilty Simpson moves from the Detroit underground to Stones Throw – his block ready Ode To The Ghetto – a deft blend of uncompromising, tried-and-true street hip hop rhymes, and innovative funky production! Guilty keeps it ghetto on the mic – a straight up street struggle diary ... read more CD

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Ice MCIce' N' Green ... CD
ZYX (Germany), 1994. Used ... $4.99 6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Jay DeeWelcome 2 Detroit ... CD
BBE (UK), 2001. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A classic masterpiece from J Dilla – a record that set the tone for countless hip hop releases in years to come – but which still shows Jay Dee as one of the smartest, sharpest, most forward-thinking producers to rule the roost! The set's got some incredible live instrumentation – ... read more CD

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Jay DeeWelcome 2 Detroit – Instrumentals ... CD
BBE (UK), 2001/2005. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A classic masterpiece from J Dilla – a record that set the tone for countless hip hop releases in years to come – but which still shows Jay Dee as one of the smartest, sharpest, most forward-thinking producers to rule the roost! The set's got some incredible live instrumentation – ... read more CD

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Jurassic 5Power In Numbers (deluxe edition with DVD) ... CD
Interscope, 2002. Used CD/DVD ... $3.99
All praise to the mighty J5 – reminding us in the early 00s that hip hop could still be about funky, party rockin' beats and flowing on beat, with witty, intelligent rhymes – and sound as fresh as ever! This album's mostly produced by Cut Chemist, though Nu Mark has a hand in a number ... read more CD
(Out of print and sealed.)

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Lil PeepHellboy ... CD
Lil Peep, 2016. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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Lonely IslandTurtleneck & Chain ... CD
Universal Republic, 2011. Used CD & DVD ... $0.99
(Comedy, Hip Hop) CD
(Tray card is a little wavy.)

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Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show Number 11 – Low Budget Hi Fi Music ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Low Budget Hi Fi Music from Madlib – the eleventh entry in his epic Madlib's Medicine Show series – 28 tracks of hip hop unofficially dubbed the Dirty Demos! The set feature sample enriched instrumentals by Madlib as Loop Digga and collaborations with Strong Arm Steady, J Rocc, Madlib ... read more CD

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✨✧ Main SourceF*ck What You Think (Japanese pressing – with bonus track) ... CD
Wild Pitch/P-Vine (Japan), 1994. New Copy ... $14.99 24.99
A long-delayed album from Main Source – one that was recorded back in the early 90s, but never really saw the light of day until 5 years later – a record that features a revised version of the group, but still working with all the best energy that made them so wonderful on their debut! ... read more CD

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✨✧ Main SourceScience (with bonus track) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), Early 90s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
The never-issued second album from Main Source – and a set that's a very worthy successor to their classic Breaking Atoms! As with that record, the production here is superb – Large Professor at his best, with all the right sort of early 90s jazz influence in the samples, balanced with ... read more CD
Also available Science ... LP 29.99

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MC HawkingA Brief History of Rhyme ... CD
Brash, 2004. Used ... $9.99 11.99
... CD

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✨✧ Michael FrantiSongs From The Front Porch – An Acoustic Collection ... CD
Boo Boo Wax, 2002. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Spine has a cutout notch.)

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Ming & FSSubway Series ... CD
Om Records, 2002. Used ... $2.99
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(Mark through digipak barcode.)

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Monsta XAll About Luv – Version 1 ... CD
Epic, 2020. Used ... $4.99
(Rock, Hip Hop) CD
(Sealed copy.)

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Moor MotherGreat Bailout ... CD
Anti, 2024. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Moor Mother continues to blend genres and come up with one that's all her own – a unique space between soul and poetry, music and message, all with a vibe that's unlike anything else we can think of! This set may be Moor Mother's heaviest to date – an unflinching examination of ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD

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Nathaniel Merriweather Presents – LovageMusic To Make Love To Your Old Lady By ... CD
75 Ark/Tommy Boy, 2001. Used ... $11.99
Hip hop for the Gainsbourg fan? This Handsome Boy Modeling School spin off has Nathaniel Merriweather, aka Dan The Automator, working in his smoothest, sexiest, loungiest mode ever! Like Handsome Boy, Lovage is packed to the rafters with mysterious guest appearances, including the turntable and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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NnekaConcrete Jungle ... CD
Decon, 2010. Used ... $3.99
Hip hop soul from Nneka – a fresh perspective given her diverse background, and a fresh sound, too – rolling from rhymes to soulful singing over gritty soul beats and live band instrumentation. The facts of Nneka's life, born in Nigeria and raised in Germany – are bound be the ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD
(Digipak case has some wear.)

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Pete RockPetestrumentals ... CD
BBE (UK), 2001. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A mad bit of funk from the great Pete Rock! Pete's easily one of the best hip hop producers of the past decade – and this album's a sublime batch of instrumental tracks that focuses on his talent for remaking an older groove. The set's one of the first on BBE's groundbreaking Beat ... read more CD
(This is the revised edition.)

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PlantlifeTime Traveller ... CD
Decon, 2008. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The second album from Jack Splash, Panda One and the Plantlife crew – 70s & 80s style spacey soundscapes, electro fused funk & hip hop soul – unpredictable, unclassifiable and a great time from front to back! Plantlife brings an exuburent, eclectic groove to the leftfield soul ... read more CD

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Public EnemyIt Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ... CD
Def Jam, 1988. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
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
Also available It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (180 gram 2LP pressing) ... LP 36.99

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✨✧ Public EnemyMuse Sick-N-Hour Mess Age ... CD
Def Jam, 1994. Used ... $2.99
Tracks include "Whole Lotta Love Goin On In The Middle Of Hell", "Give It Up", "What Side You On?", "Bedlam 13:13", "Stop In The Name...", "What Kind Of Power We Got?", "So Whatcha Gone Do Now?", "White Heaven/Black ... read more CD
(Small cutout notch through spine.)

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Punchline & WordsworthPunchline & Wordsworth EP ... CD
Mona, 2000. Used ... $1.99
7 tracks: "Intro", "Punch N Words", "Last Days (So What)", "Mistress", "I-95", "Watching Me" and "War". CD
(Out of print.)

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Rare EssenceLive At The Celebrity Hall & The Metro Club ... CD
Rare One, 1998. Used ... $6.99 9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Rob Base & DJ E-Z RockIt Takes Two ... CD
Profile, 1988. Used ... $4.99 6.99
This might not be the most important or vital album in the history of hip hop – but it's got some unstoppable party jams that can't be denied! "It Takes Two" will always be guaranteed to rock any party – and if Rob Base on the mic isn't anything to write home about, at the ... read more CD
(Late 80s pressing.)

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RootsPhrenology ... CD
MCA, 2002. Used ... $2.99
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 that whole scene. Phrenology ... read more CD

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Salt N PepaVery Necessary (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Next Plateau/Mercury, 1993. New Copy ... $19.99 21.99
A massive hit and creative triumph for Salt N Pepa – a record that was both maybe their biggest ever, and which had the duo working with Spinderella at a level that also bridged both hip hop and R&B! Although there were some younger up-and-comers on the scene at the time, Salt N Pepa had ... read more CD
Also available Very Necessary ... LP 32.99

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Saul WilliamsSaul Williams ... CD
Fader, 2004. Used ... $1.99
Saul Williams is one of those hip hoppers who's not really a just a rapper – one who comes to the genre from a background that's already very multi-faceted – one that shows up instantly in the record's blend of sounds and styles, modes and moods! There's a definite political agenda to ... read more CD

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Shabazz PalacesLese Majesty ... CD
Sub Pop, 2014. Used ... $5.99 7.99
... CD
(Comes in a nice embossed LP-style sleeve.)

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ShazzyAttitude: A Hip Hop Rapsody ... CD
Elektra, 1990. Used ... $6.99
17 tracks in all, including "SD50's Groove", "Giggahoe", "Keep It Flowin", "I'll Talk", "Heartbreaker", "Play In Vain", "Get A Job Kid", "Black Is A Nation" and "Chinese Delivery". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode and booklet.)

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Slum VillageFantastic Vol 1 ... CD
Long Player/Ne'Astra, 1997. New Copy ... $8.99 19.99
Slum Village's legendary Fantastic Vol 1 – one of the most sought-after hip hop albums of the era – with the most rugged-and-raw Jay Dee production on record! Honestly, we're left pretty close to speechless by how tightly these tracks hold up. This is indeed the template for so many ... read more CD

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Talib Kweli & MadlibLiberation 2 ... CD
Nature Sounds, 2023. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
It's been over 15 years since the last Liberation record from Talib Kweli and Madlib, and the planet's changed a lot – and maybe not for the better, which is a good reason the duo are back to serve up a heady helping of their message-oriented music! We've always thought that Talib sounds ... read more CD
Also available Liberation 2 ... LP 28.99

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Tha Blue HerbStilling, Still Dreaming ... CD
Straight Up (Japan), Used 2 CD ... $29.99
... CD

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✨✧ Tribe Called QuestBeats, Rhymes & Life ... CD
Jive, 1996. New Copy ... $6.99 9.99
Beats, Rhymes & Life – crucial aspects of Tribe Called Quest and hip hop in general – and the fourth album by the inimitable Tribe! After a couple or three years of down time following Midnight Marauders, the Tribe returned with this extra stripped down sound, collaborating with ... read more CD

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Uncluded (Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson)Hokey Fright ... CD
Rhymesayers, 2013. Used ... $5.99
A pretty cool, seemingly unlikely duo effort on Rhymesayers – pairing up underground hip hop mainstay Aesop Rock and avant indie vocalist Kimya Dawson of Moldy Peaches! It actually works well! Aesop's no nonsense sounding voice can deliver even the most abstract lyrics with strength and ... read more CD

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✨✧ VICBeast ... CD
Reprise, 2007. Used ... $4.99
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VV BrownAm I British Yet ... CD
Universal (France), 2023. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
A record as powerful as the image on the cover – and a set that strongly continues the personal and political legacy of British rapper VV Brown! The set works very strongly as a whole, to examine issues of race in contemporary England – and Brown mixes hip hop lyrics with sung vocals, ... read more CD
Also available Am I British Yet ... LP 29.99

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Wreckx N EffectHard Or Smooth ... CD
MCA, 1992. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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VariousBig Pimpin' ... CD
Priority, 1990s/2000s. Used ... $3.99
Includes "Pimp Or Die" by Ice-T, "Back Up Ho" by Snoop Dogg, "B*tch Betta Have My Money" by AMG, "Ain't Nothin' Like Pimpin" by Too $hort, "Poppin' Them Collars" by Master P & Snoop Dogg, "Pimpin' Ain't Easy" by Big Daddy Kane, and ... read more CD
(Out of print, BMG direct pressing.)

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VariousDaisy Age ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 90s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A fantastic collection of work from a real golden age in hip hop – a period that you'll probably guess from the image of the Native Tongues posse on the front – served up here in a compilation that brings together classics from De La Soul, The Jungle Brothers, Monie Love, and many ... read more CD
Also available Daisy Age ... LP 29.99

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VariousDollar Bill Y'All – Spring Records & The First Decade Of Hip Hop ... CD
Spring/BGP (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
An instant party in a single package – a set that brings together a whole host of rare singles from back in the day – all work that's almost an equal blend of old school funk and early hip hop! The work here comes from the Spring label and related Posse imprint – a company who ... read more CD
Also available Dollar Bill Y'All – Spring Records & The First Decade Of Hip Hop ... LP 23.99

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VariousEccentric Breaks & Beats ... CD
Numero, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Sample funk spun from records rescued by The Numero Group – edited by white label production crew Shoes without Numero's consent – which was then seized by Numero at the pressing plant, they bootlegged the bootleg, and release it here legitimately as Eccentric Breaks & Beats! The ... (Funky Compilations, Hip Hop) read more CD

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VariousFreedom Writers – Music From The Motion Picture ... CD
Hollywood, 2006. Used ... $1.99
15 songs from Common, Talib Kweli, Jeannie Ortega, Cypress Hill, Naughty By Nature, 2Pac, Gang Starr, Digable Planets The Pharcyde, Montell Jordan, will.i.am, and Mark Isham. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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VariousLive Convention 80 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Disco Wax (Japan), 1980. Used ... $6.99
Live old school hip hop and funky disco breaks from the first school – previously unreleased material recorded straight from the Ecstasy Garage Disco sound board at the dawn of the 80s – party rockin' rhymes from a loose collective of "Ecstasy Garage All Stars"! Live ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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VariousReturn Of The DJ Vol 1 ... CD
Bomb Hip Hop, 1999. Used ... $9.99
Originally issued back in the late 90s, this set helped take turntablism out of the contest circuit and into mainstream hip hop, with some amazing tracks from Q-Bert, Disk, Shortkut, Mixmaster Mike, Honda, Yutaka, Aladdin, The Beat Junkies, the Jeep Beat Collective, Peanut Butter Wolf, Babu, Z Trip ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousReturn Of The DJ Vol 2 ... CD
Bomb Hip Hop, 1999. Used ... $6.99
Part of the series that helped turntablism really jump off. Loads of amazing trickery at the hands of some of the finest & freshest: Beyond There, Mr. Dibbs, Radar & Z Trip, Roc Raida, Kid Koala, and some skilled folks whose names are a little lesser known. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousRoc Files Volume 1 ... CD
Roc-A-Fella, 2003. Used ... $1.99
Eleven tracks from Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek, Rell, Christion, and Jay-Z. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousScratch – Music Inspired By The Film Scratch ... CD
Transparent, 2003. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The soundtrack to the movie about turntablist culture weirdly wasn't issued on vinyl – but oh well, this CD featuring a bunch of the cut specialists featured in the film is still well worth your dollar! It's compiled and constructed of performances "inspired by" the doc – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSmithsonian Anthology Of Hip Hop & Rap (9CD box set with 300 page book) ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, Late 70s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 9CDs ... $143.99 159.98
A huge dip into the history of hip hop – in a set that's something of a groundbreaking effort from the folks at the Smithsonian! If we're honest, we'll tell you that we're old enough to remember a time when folks thought that hip hop was just a fad – when it was a musical style that ... read more CD

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VariousStrictly For The Beat Vol 1 – Fall 1990 ... CD
4th & Broadway, 1990. Used ... $4.99
Includes "Wash Your Face In My Sink (radio)" by Dream Warriors, "Let Em Out (edit)" by Maceo, "Disciples Of Funk" by Bootsy's Rubber Band, "Elevate My Mind" by Stereo MC's, "Pickin Up Metal" by Boo Ya Tribe, "Do The Skate" by Skatemaster ... read more CD
(Promotional release.)

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VariousYo Boombox – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro, & Disco Rap 1979 to 1983 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $21.99 22.99
A really cool package, and one that goes past the easy old school hits from the early years of hip hop – and which instead brings together all these unusual strands of sound that really show how creative things were, right at the start! There's a number of tracks here that are a great ... read more CD
 
 



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