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Tony AllenThere Is No End ... CD
Blue Note, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A very different album than some of the more recent efforts from the legendary drummer Tony Allen – and a set that shows that, as the title proclaims, there is no end to the creative talents of the mighty musician – even after he departed our planet! This set has Allen working with a ... (Global Grooves, Hip Hop) read more CD

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AMGBallin' Outta Control ... CD
Select, 1995. Used ... $2.99
11 tracks, including "Pimp Of The Century", "Be Mai B!tch", "Baby Is It Maybe?", "Sucka For Luv", "the Fly Way", "Butt Booty Naked" and "Ballin' Outta Control". CD
(Out of print.)

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Arrested Development3 Years, 5 Months, & 2 Days In The Life Of ... CD
Chrysalis, 1992. Used ... $2.99
The debut of Arrested Development – a worthy critical favorite early in it's release cycle the went on the dismissed by lot of hip hop heads after it became a hit – and a solid, spiritually resonant effort well worth a reappraisal after all these years! They really was no other hip hop ... read more CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Beastie BoysLicensed To Ill ... CD
Def Jam, 1986. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The game changing Def Jam classic – and possibly the greatest album by the Beastie Boys – even though they'd grow up a whole lot after this! Profane party anthems galore, and the Beasties would distance themselves from much of the attitude of this album, making their career arc from ... read more CD

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Beastie BoysPaul's Boutique ... CD
Capitol/Grand Royal, 1989. Used ... $5.99
The Beasties' masterpiece – and one of the original nightmares for sampling opponents everywhere. Tracks include "Hey Ladies", "Shake Your Rump", "High Plains Drifter", and "Shadrach". CD

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Big LLifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous ... CD
Columbia, 1995. New Copy ... $4.99 8.99
The classic first solo album by Big L – with bedrock DITC production by Buckwild, Showbiz and Lord Finesse – perfectly framing the rhymes by Harlem's finest. Big L didn't leave a huge wealth of recordings before he was taking away from the world, but he started out strong, and this ... read more CD

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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 ... $29.99
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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Black SheepWolf In Sheep's Clothing ... CD
Mercury, 1991. Used ... $6.99
A Native Tongues classic from 1991 – one that sounded great way back when, and has held up beautifully over the years – and rightly considered amongst the greatest hip hop albums ever! Wolf In Sheep's Clothing is playful rap at it's best, with funky and and funny cuts galore – ... read more CD
Also available Wolf In Sheep's Clothing (2LP pressing) ... LP 23.99

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BlackaliciousBlazing Arrow ... CD
MCA, 2002. Used ... $4.99
The first major label release by the Gift of Gab and Chief Excel finds the duo expanding outward and experimenting with their signature sound, bringing in a host of guests including Quannum mainmasts Lyrics Born, Lateef, and Joyo, as well as Dilated People's Raka and Babu, J5's Cut Chemist and ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ BlackstreetNo Diggity – The Very Best Of Blackstreet ... CD
Interscope, Mid 90s. Used ... $6.99
Solid soul from the great Teddy Riley – working here with his Blackstreet group, a tight harmony quartet formed after the breakup of Guy! The sound is perhaps a bit tighter and smoother than that of Guy, but no less inspired – as Riley was one of the kings of this sound at the time, ... (Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD
(Out of print. Small cutout hole through rear case and tray card.)

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BlundettoGood Good Things ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2020. New Copy ... $7.99
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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Bone Thugs-N-HarmonyStrength & Loyalty (special edition) ... CD
Interscope, 2007. Used ... $14.99
Includes the exclusive bonus track "Just Vibe". CD
(Best Buy edition with exclusive bonus track!)

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Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded - Hot Club Version Instrumentals (remastered version) ... CD
B-Boy/Traffic, 1987. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 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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✨✧ 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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Brand NubianOne For All (30th anniversary edition) ... CD
Elektra/Tommy Boy, 1990. New Copy ... $17.99 19.99
One of those records that maybe snuck in a bit under the wire at the time of release – but a set that instantly went on to become a classic, and one of the greatest debuts of the early 90s! Not only is the production great – full of sophisticated samples and ways of putting them ... read more CD
(Limited CD edition – remastered!)

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Broc Vs Black 10Broc Vs Black 10 – Round 1 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Broc (France), 2012. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
A heady combination of French hip hop talents – beatmaker Broc and MC Black 10 – the latter of whom works entirely in French here, which makes for a very different flavor than an American record of this type! Unlike some of the Parisian hip hop of 20 years before, the vibe here is much ... read more CD
Also available Broc Vs Black 10 – Round 1 ... LP 19.99

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Broc Vs Black 10Broc Vs Black 10 – Round 2 ... CD
Broc (France), 2015. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
A return bout between beatmaker Broc and MC Black 10 – music that's got all the sharp edges of their first album together, but maybe also a more fluid quality that shows just how well-matched the artists are as a duo! At times, there's some warmer, jazzier currents that never surfaced before ... read more CD

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BusdriverBeaus $ Eros ... CD
Fake Four Inc, 2012. Used ... $2.99
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CanibusMic Club Master Mixtape Vol 1 ... CD
Switchblade, 2005. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Cash Money & MarvelousWhere's The Party At? ... CD
Sleeping Bag/Traffic, 1988. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Maybe the crowning achievement of DJ Cash Money – a sharp DJ from the early Philly scene – and a talent who was every bit as great at the time on as Jazzy Jeff on the wheels of steel! Cash is paired here with Marvelous, an MC whose sense of wit really matches the sharpness of the ... read more CD

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Children Of ZeusBalance ... CD
First Word (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A beautiful soul set from UK duo Children Of Zeus – a pair who work here in a mode that goes way past the usual – kind of an old school mellow mode from the 90s, blended with a touch of hip hop production – but all with the righteousness of the best indie soul from more recent ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD

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CommonBE ... CD
GOOD/Geffen, 2005. Used ... $6.99
BE isn't exactly a back-to-basics LP in the vein of his classic work for Relativity – but it is indeed a return to a focused, genuinely soulful, no BS approach – and it's a very welcome one at that! It seems like Com was a bit affected by some of the criticism folks had for the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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CommonElectric Circus ... CD
MCA, 2002. Used ... $4.99
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
(Out of print.)

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CommonResurrection ... CD
Relativity, 1994. Used ... $7.99
In 1994 when everyone seemed to be turning hardcore, Common Sense wasn't having it. Introspective tales of growing up and living on the South Side that fit perfectly with No I.D.'s mellow production and spiced up with two guest appearances by Y-Not aka Twilight Tone. Classic LP, solid all the way ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Curren$y & Harry FraudDirector's Cut ... CD
SRFSCHL, 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Hard to believe this is the fifth project together between Curren$y and Harry Fraud – and definitely a standalone project, despite what you might guess from the title! The album was originally supposed to be a deluxe take on Outrunners, but the duo are so quickly collaborative, they ended up ... read more CD

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Cypress HillBlack Sunday ... CD
Ruffhouse/Columbia, 1993. Used ... $4.99
The second LP from Cypress Hill, and as far as we're concerned, the last good one. Muggs' beats get a bit darker on this album, but are still sharp enough to cut through even the thickest clouds of smoke. 14 tracks in all, including "I Wanna Get High", "I Ain't Goin' Out Like ... read more CD
Also available Black Sunday (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 34.99

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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
(Please Note – these copies have a few light marks from shipping. This is only on the outer box, and the contents are still beautiful!)

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Czarface & MF DoomSuper What? ... CD
Silver Age, 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
MF Doom left our planet all too soon, and he left behind a great legacy of music, too – including a previous collaboration with the Czarface collective, nicely matched by this posthumous set! The balance here is great, and the set brings the metal man of mystery into great play with his ... read more CD
Also available Super What? ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Damu The FudgemunkConversation Peace ... CD
KPM/Def Presse, 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A fantastic album from Damu The Fudgemunk, and a set that kicks off a whole new series in the sound library universe too – one that has contemporary producers getting access to classic samples from the KPM Sound Library catalog, while also adding their own music to the label too! Here, Damu ... read more CD
Also available Conversation Peace ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Del The Funky HomosapienNo Need For Alarm ... CD
Elektra/Traffic, 1993. New Copy ... $6.99
The incredible follow-up to I Wish My Brother George Was Here – and a record that was initially underappreciated, mostly because it was such a radical departure from the George – but it's one that we loved from day one and we're thrilled is getting some love all these years later! ... read more CD
Also available No Need For Alarm ... CD 5.99

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Del The Funky HomosapienNo Need For Alarm ... CD
Elektra/Traffic, 1993. Used ... $5.99
The incredible follow-up to I Wish My Brother George Was Here – and a record that was initally underappreciated, mostly because it was such a radical departure from the George – but it's one that we loved from day one and we're thrilled is getting some love all these years later! ... read more CD
Also available No Need For Alarm ... CD 6.99

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Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Traffic, 2000. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Kid Koala, and Dan The Automator pool their skills for this dawn of the 2000s sci-fi hip hop classic – the masterful Deltron 3030! The guest list is almost too long to get into, but Money Mark, Prince Paul, PB Wolf and Mr. Lif are all here, along with many others. ... read more CD
(Reissue version with bonus tracks.)
Also available Deltron 3030 ... LP 25.99

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DepriveChi Town Conference ... CD
Sun Moon, 2006. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print, includes obi.)

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DepriveInternational Thug ... CD
Sun Moon (Japan), 2007. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print, includes obi.)

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DepriveNo Sunshine ... CD
Sun Moon, 2008. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Digable PlanetsReachin' (A New Refutation Of Time & Space) ... CD
Pendulum/Elektra, 1993. Used ... $5.99
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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✨✧ Digital UndergroundThis Is An EP Release ... CD
Tommy Boy, 1990. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
Maybe just an EP, but a short set that's every bit as important to the Digital Underground catalog as their full length albums – as the whole thing is overflowing with the kind of funky tracks that made these guys a standout right from the start! The set's only got six tracks, but that maybe ... read more CD
Also available This Is An EP Release ... LP 15.99

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Dr OctagonDr Octagonecologyst ... CD
Bulk/Dreamworks, 1996. Used ... $8.99
Genius from the mind of Kool Keith aka Big Willie Smith aka Poppa Large aka Dr. Octagon. Since his days with Ultramagnetics, no one has mastered the abstract lyrical style like Kool Keith, self-proclaimed inventor of all rhyme styles. 20 tracks, with dope atmospheric features by the Automator and ... read more CD

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Eazy-EEternal E – Gangsta Memorial Edition (CD & DVD) ... CD
Priority, Early 90s. Used CD & DVD ... $14.99
Priority caps off their excellent NWA reissue series with a couple of greatest hits sets, this one devoted to shorty. Heavily weighted with material from the first LP, all remastered. Tracks include "8 Ball", "Nobody Move", "Eazy Street", "Only If You Want ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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EmicidaSobre Criancas, Quadris, Pesadelos e Licoes de Casa ... CD
Lab Fantasma/Sony (Brazil), 2015. Used ... $2.99
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Eric B & RakimLet The Rhythm Hit Em ... CD
MCA, 1990. Used ... $6.99
The third album from Eric B & Rakim – absolute classic MC/DJ duo hip hop and maybe their most solid from beginning end, as impossible as that should've been after high bars they set with Paid In Full & Follow The Leader! By this point, Rakim was firmly established as one of hip hop's ... read more CD

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Eric B & RakimPaid In Full (with bonus remixes) ... CD
Island, 1987. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Paid In Full, indeed. Eric B & Rakim's seminal album still pays off in so many ways, and it was such a vital link between the party rockin' style of the old school and the terse, hard-hitting beats and rhymes of what was then the new school, we can't even come up with the words for the praise ... read more CD
Also available Paid In Full (with bonus remixes) ... CD 4.99

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Eric B & RakimPaid In Full (with bonus remixes) ... CD
Island, 1986. Used ... $4.99
Paid In Full, indeed. Eric B & Rakim's seminal album still pays off in so many ways, and it was such a vital link between the party rockin' style of the old school and the terse, hard-hitting beats and rhymes of what was then the new school, we can't even come up with the words for the praise ... read more CD
Also available Paid In Full (with bonus remixes) ... CD 6.99

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Peven Everett & Upper EshStar Studded ... CD
Satelite Soundscape, 2003. New Copy ... $6.99 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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Frank N Dank48 Hours (2CD edition – with instrumentals) ... CD
Digi Pop/Delicious Vinyl, 2003. New Copy 2CDs ... $7.99 17.98
The timeless sounding underground classic debut of Frank-N-Dank – which is a strong first full length statement for the duo – and a significant milestone in the J Dilla production canon! It has more of a straight up, street ready rhyme style than was typical for Dilla productions at ... 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 21.99

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Frozen ExplosionFrozen Explosion ... CD
B-Boy, 1988. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Frozen Explosion may not look as dope here as some of his NYC contemporaries – but the blue-eyed MC has the honor of being one of the few folks from the Chicago scene to cut a full length hip hop set back in the 80s! The record disappeared almost immediately upon release, even though it was ... read more CD

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FugeesScore ... CD
Columbia, 1996. Used ... $6.99
16 tracks in all, including "How Many MC's", "Ready Or Not", "Killing Me Softly" (Lauryn Hill's amazing version of the Roberta Flack classic), "Fu-Gee-La", and "No Woman, No Cry". CD

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Gang StarrStep In The Arena ... CD
Chrysalis, 1991. New Copy ... $9.99 11.99
One of the finest early efforts from Premier and Guru – their second album – and it's not only one of Gang Starr's greatest, it's one of the greatest hip hop albums, period. Guru's mic presence is as sharply on point as ever here, and the Primo production is also at peak precision. ... read more CD

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Ghostface KillahIronman ... CD
Epic/Wu-Tang, 1996. Used ... $5.99
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
Also available Ironman ... CD 5.99

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Ghostface KillahIronman ... CD
Epic/Razor Sharp, 1996. Used ... $5.99
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
Also available Ironman ... CD 5.99

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Ghostface KillahSupreme Clientele ... CD
Epic, 2000. Used ... $6.99
Ghostface's second full length – maybe the most worthwhile Wu solo project, and the best of all them since the first wave of the Wu. Ghost's flow is furious and re-energized, and the guests seem to feed off this huge energy boom, too, with Method Man and Cappadona getting their best verses ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes the original silver glitter inner tray! Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Gift Of GabFinding Inspiration Somehow ... CD
Nature Sounds, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
The last album ever recorded by Gift Of Gab – a set recorded during his final years, which were full of health troubles – but music that definitely sparkles from the inspiration mentioned in the title! Gab's got that razor-sharp quality here that made him such a key part of ... read more CD
(CD features the bonus EP Rejoice Rappers Are Rapping Again.)

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Gnarls BarkleySt Elsewhere (deluxe edition with CD, DVD & book) ... CD
Atlantic/Downtown, 2006. Used CD & DVD ... $4.99
A synthy soul funk project from the team of Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo – a set that's just trippy enough – and it's possibly the best full length from either party, ever! You don't need us to tell you that DM has had a finger in a handful of the best fringe pop/leftfield hip hop projects ... read more CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Gotham (Talib Kweli & Diamond D)Gotham ... CD
Dymond Mine, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
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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Handsome Boy Modeling SchoolWhite People (clean version) ... CD
Atlantic, 2004. Used ... $1.99
Just when you thought Prince Paul and Cat Power would never make a record together PRESTO – it's the new Handsome Boy album! HBMS takes a bit more of a chillout tack with this long overdue second opus – with lots of laidback beats and samples, and a surprising amount of live ... read more CD
(Clean version. Barcode has a cutout hole and booklet has a gold promo stamp.)

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House Of PainHouse Of Pain ... CD
Tommy Boy, 1992. Used ... $3.99
The record that finally pushed so many blue-eyed doubters into the embrace of hip hop – and one of the few of its type that could deliver the same sort of punch as the best of the underground! In later years, the album's come to be associated more with fratboys than the group probably would ... read more CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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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) ... LP 23.99

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J Dilla (Jay Dee)Donuts ... CD
Stones Throw, 2005. New Copy ... $9.99
The classic batch of instrumentals from J Dilla – one that strongly transcends the hip hop genre – and perhaps his rawest, and most adventurous listening experience ever! The loopy soul samples, rich synth/electro shine, and thumping bass and soul beats that Dilla largely made his name ... read more CD
(Image shown is from LP, CD has an outer sleeve with a photo of J Dilla & an inner one with the title.)

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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
Also available Pardon My French ... LP 23.99

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Jay DeeWelcome 2 Detroit ... CD
BBE (UK), 2001. New Copy ... $10.99 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
Also available Welcome 2 Detroit (12 x 7 inch single box set) ... 7-inch 129.99

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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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Jay-ZStreets is Watching – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Roc-A-Fella, 1998. Used ... $5.99
Rocafella 10th anniversary edition! Includes "It's Alright", "Only A Customer", "Celebration", and "In My Lifetime Remix" by Jay-Z, "My N**** Hill Figga" by MOP, "Murdergram" by Murder INC, "Pimp This Love" and "Your ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Just-IceBack To The Old School ... CD
Fresh/Traffic, 1986. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Just-Ice wasn't actually part of the old school – although to some, the 1986 release might seem pretty darn close – but he definitely does a good job here of keeping things nice and clean on his classic debut! Production is from Mantronik, but there's also a harder edge than most of ... read more CD
(On CD for the first time!)
Also available Back To The Old School (35 Anniversary Edition) (2021 Record Store Day release) ... LP 27.99

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Just-IceDesolate One ... CD
Fresh, 1989. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
The second post Mantronik set from the frequently slept on 80s rap genius Just-Ice – featuring production by none other than KRS-One – with a few righteous and ruthless tracks that stand up with the best from the earlier classic LPs! The rugged and raw KRS backdrop serves Just-Ice's ... read more CD

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Just-IceMasterpiece ... CD
Fresh/Traffic, 1990. New Copy ... $7.99 15.98
A later set by Just Ice – produced by Grandmaster Flash – and record that sounds a lot better than we remembered! Tight, hard hitting dawn of the 90s beats from Flash and that gruff, tight rhyme delivery from Just-Ice. It might not be a masterpiece on par with Kool & Deadly, but ... read more CD

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✨✧ Just-IceSir Vicious – The Best Of Just Ice ... CD
Fresh/Traffic, Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2CD ... $7.99 16.98
A nicely done compilation of the some of the best of Just-Ice – culled from the legendary Fresh, Warlock and Sleeping Bag recordings – a solid entry point for hardcore hip hop pioneer if you don't already own those records! Includes some the most legendary Mantronix productions, the ... 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 ... $13.99 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 ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Kool Moe DeeKool Moe Dee (with bonus track) ... CD
Jive/Traffic, 1986. New Copy ... $7.99 16.98
The classic first solo album from Kool Moe Dee – pivotal solo rap from the onetime Treacherous Three rhyme slinger – formative stuff that works nearly as well, to our ears anyway, as his platinum breakout How You Like Me Now! 9 tracks on the original album: "Go See The ... read more CD

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✨✧ Krown RulersPaper Chase ... CD
Warlock/Traffic, 1988. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
A great solo set from the Krown Rulers – a New Jersey crew, but one who worked often with Philly's Tuff Crew – as evidenced by the album's production help from Dave of that group! The cover art might look a bit gimmicky, but the set's nice and raw – bursting with beats and stark ... read more CD

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KRS-OneReturn Of The Boom Bap ... CD
Jive, 1993. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The first KRS solo LP – breaking out of the formula of later Boogie Down Production a bit by collaborating with rising talent underground favorite producers like DJ Premier, Showbiz and Kid Capri in addition to his own solid production work – and ends up standing as strong as he ever ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Kurtis BlowKingdom Blow ... CD
Mercury, 1986. Used ... $6.99
A pretty late LP for Kurtis. 8 tracks deep, including "Street Rock", "The Bronx", and "I'm Chillin". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lauryn HillMTV Unplugged 2.0 ... CD
Columbia, 2002. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
Ms Hill's notorious double album follow up to the Miseducation Of. . .album – a pretty nice set of unvarnished, intimate performances that would have gone done a lot smoother in an earlier era! After the whirlwind success of her first solo album, Lauryn, either a) decided that the peak of ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Leaders Of The New SchoolFuture Without A Past ... CD
Elektra/Traffic, 1991. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
The amazing debut of those most hyperactive of the Native Tongues, the short-lived, ultra fresh Leaders Of The New School! Busta & Co. splintered apart after just two albums, but this will always be a shiny trophy in the mantle with the all time freshest East Coast hip hop. It sounds great to ... read more CD

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✨✧ LL Cool JRadio ... CD
Def Jam, 1985. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
A hip hop milestone for the Def Jam label and early rap superstar LL Cool J! This the fantastic first LP for LL – one that really helped kicked off a whole new school of hip hop – and proved to be huge game changer for the early Def Jam era! Radio features straight up excellent early ... read more CD
Also available Radio ... CD 5.99

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LL Cool JRadio ... CD
Def Jam, 1985. Used ... $5.99
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
Also available Radio ... CD 6.99

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Lord FinesseAwakening (25th anniversary edition – with bonus instrumentals) ... CD
Tommy Boy, 1995. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.98
A stone classic from Lord Finesse – a key moment when the DITC underground got a chance to hit the mainstream – and really show the rest of the world why NYC was still the undisputed center of hip hop! Finesse is fantastic, both as a producer and lyricist – and that collaborative ... read more CD
(25th Anniversary remastered edition – with instrumentals!)
Also available Awakening (25th anniversary edition – colored vinyl pressing with bonus instrumentals LP & 7" single) ... LP 32.99

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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
Also available
Sound Ancestors ... LP 23.99
Sound Ancestors (metallic silver vinyl pressing) ... LP 28.99

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Madlib & Guilty SimpsonMadlib's Medicine Show No 1 – Before The Verdict With Guilty Simpson (limited edition) ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
The first release in the Madlib Medicine Show series of releases from the prolific genius that is Madlib – this one a full scale collaboration with no nonsense rapper Guilty Simpson – sort of a prelude to Guilty's OJ Simpson LP with Madlib in the production booth! The set is a pretty ... read more CD
(Limited edition. Please note image shown is from LP.)

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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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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
(Includes slipcase.)

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Marcelo D2Eu Tiro E Onda ... CD
Sony (Brazil), 1998. Used ... $11.99
(Brazil, Hip Hop) CD
(Out of print.)

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Marcelo D2Nada Pode Me Parar ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 2013. Used ... $9.99
Great work from Marcelo D2 – one of the best Brazilian hip hop producers of the past decade or so – and one of the few who've really kept things interesting over the years! The music here probably has more links to American hip hop than the mainstream rhythms in Brazil – ... (Brazil, Hip Hop) read more CD

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Masta Ace IncorporatedSlaughtaHouse ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, 1993. Used ... $7.99
The second proper Masta Ace album and first under the Masta Ace Incorporated banner – dope stuff from the glorious early 90s that lives up to his work with the legendary Juice Crew and his classic debut! At this point Masta Ace good at creating excellent full length listening experiences ... read more CD

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MC GuimeSou Filho Da Lua ... CD
Warner (Brazil), 2016. Used ... $4.99
(Brazil, Hip Hop) CD

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Method Man & RedmanHow High (LP,rmx, rmx radio edit, inst, acapella) (CD single) ... CD
Def Jam, 2001. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Missy ElliottUnder Construction ... CD
Atlantic, 2002. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Missy and Timbaland (and the usual cast of guest stars) are back and hotter than ever before on Missy's fourth full length, much more of a hip hop record this time, with tons of old school party shouts and new school neo-electro production! Under Construction is kind of a concept album (don't ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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MndsgnRare Pleasure ... CD
Stones Throw, 2021. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A wonderfully laidback record from Mndsgn, and a set that has him stepping out as a much more fully-formed artist overall – a contemporary soul talent more than just a beatmaker – working here on these tunes that have an easygoing groove, and lots of warm cosmic touches around the edges! ... read more CD
Also available Rare Pleasure ... LP 18.99

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Mobb DeepJuvenile Hell ... CD
4th & Broadway, 1993. Used ... $29.99
The oft-overlooked full length debut of Mobb Deep – a raw formative effort cut for 4th & Broadway that deserved better both then and now! As the title promises, this is a younger, but already streets-hardened Havoc & Prodigy – spitting unapologetically raw lyrics over benchmark ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mobb DeepMurda Muzik ... CD
Loud, 1999. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The last album from Prodigy & Havoc's classic run in the 90s – still with the distinctively raw, now legendary street style of the early to mid-period Mobb Deep – with appearances by Nas, Raekwon, Big Noyd, 8-Ball, Lil Cease, Lil Kim and more. In their prime, Mobb Deep had a way of ... read more CD

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✨✧ Munk Wit Da FunkHolly Hoodz Anthology ... CD
Illadelph/Hip Hop Enterprise, Late 90s. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 24.99
The overlooked Philly MC Munk Wit Da Funk finally gets his due – served up here on a double-length collection that brings together classic singles, rarities, and remixes too! There's a raw vibe to the work that has Munk maybe forwarding the Philly sound of the Schoolly D side of the scene, ... read more CD

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✨✧ NasIllmatic ... CD
Columbia, 1994. Used ... $6.99
Nas's debut LP masterpiece Illmatic – which will probably stand forever as one of the greatest hip hop full lengths of its time – maybe even for all time. Nas has had some creative ups-and-downs over the years, but nothing can take away the impact of this damn near perfect slice of ... read more CD
Also available Illmatic ... LP 21.99

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NasIt Was Written ... CD
Columbia, 1996. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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NasNas Is Like (voc, clean, inst)/Dr Knockboots (voc, clean, inst) ... CD
Columbia, 1999. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(6 track CD single.)
 
 



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