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✨✧ Arabian PrinceInnovative Life – Anthology 1984 to 1989 ... CD
Stones Throw, Mid/Late 80s. Used ... $7.99
Benchmark 80s electro – and also part of the blueprint for the sound of west coast hip hop – the groundbreaking work of Arabian Prince! Perhaps one of the most overlooked innovators of the west coast scene, Arabian Prince played an integral role in shaping the LA hip-hop sound, from ... read more CD

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Art Of NoiseWho's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise ... CD
Island, 1984. Used ... $7.99
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
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Beastie BoysSounds Of Science – The Beastie Boys Anthology ... CD
Grand Royal/Capitol, 1999. Used 2CDs & Booklet ... $5.99
Sure, you've already got a lot of their classic albums – but this huge set of tracks contains some great stuff from singles, b-sides, rare sources, and even a few unreleased tracks! There's a whopping 42 cuts in all, and the whole thing's packaged in a heavy slipcase with an 80 page booklet! ... read more CD

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Big Daddy KaneVery Best Of Big Daddy Kane ... CD
Cold Chillin/Warner, Late 80s-Mid 90s. Used ... $5.99
Tracks include " Raw", "Set It Off", "Ain't No Half-Steppin", "Word To The Mother (Land)", "I'll Take You There", "Just Rhymin With Biz", "Another Victory", "I Get The Job Done", "Wrath Of Kane (Live)", "W ... read more CD

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Big LLifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous ... CD
Columbia, 1995. New Copy ... $5.99 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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Black JuniorsBlack Juniors ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1984. New Copy ... $9.99
A real obscurity from the Brazilian scene of the 80s – an album by a group who must have been one of the first hip hop acts to cut a record down there – working in a tight mix of old school styles and electro funk modes! There's more of a street soul approach overall – as ... (Brazil, Hip Hop) read more CD

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Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli)Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (original pressing) ... CD
Rawkus, 1998. Used ... $7.99
The first full-length from Mos Def and Talib Kweli together as Black Star – a benchmark moment in hip hop history, and one of the finest duo vocal hip hip records of the 90s – and one of the best ever on Rawkus! In hindsight, it's all the more rewarding given Talib Kweli's longevity in ... read more CD
(Includes slipcase, which has a small split on one edge.)
Also available Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (two-tone vinyl with star design) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ BlackaliciousBlazing Arrow ... CD
MCA, 2002. Used ... $2.99
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.)

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BlakrocBlakroc ... CD
Blakroc, 2009. Used ... $6.99
The Black Keys with ODB, Mos Def, RZA, Raekwon, Q Tip & a few more. CD
(Out of print.)

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BOBBOB Presents The Adventures Of Bobby Ray ... CD
Grand Hustle/Atlantic, 2010. Used ... $2.99
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BreakestraDeuces Up, Double Down EP ... CD
Stones Throw, 2002. Used ... $4.99
The funky titans are at it again! "Deuces Up, Double Down" is a killer new track from the group – an original tune written by drummer Miles Tackett, with a heavy scattershot beat at the bottom, and lots of loud, fast, honking horns over the top. The guitar player's licking away at ... (Deep Funk, Hip Hop) read more CD

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Bushwick BillPhantom Of The Rapra ... CD
Rap-A-Lot, 1995. Used ... $3.99
With "Wha Cha Gonna Do?", "Times Is Hard", "Who's The Biggest", "Only God Knows", "Already Dead", "The Bushwicken", "Subliminal Criminal" and "Mr President". CD

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BWPBytches ... CD
No Face/Rush, 1991. Used ... $13.99
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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Children Of ZeusTravel Light (with bonus Story So Far CD) ... CD
First Word (UK), 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Beautifully bottom-heavy sounds from Children of Zeus – a British duo who effortlessly blend together elements from hip hop and contemporary soul – very much in the spirit of the London sounds that first pricked up our ears at the start of the 90s, even if the approach here is much more ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD
(Includes the bonus CD!)
Also available Travel Light ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Cold Blue4 Ever Stuck N Da Game ... CD
SDEG, 2004. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Small cutout notch through spine.)

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CoolioIt Takes A Thief ... CD
Tommy Boy, 1994. Used ... $1.99
Includes "Fantastic Voyage", "County Line", "Mama I'm In Love Wit A Gangsta" and 13 more tracks. . . CD
(Out of print.)

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Die AntwoordDonker Mag ... CD
Zef Recordz, 2014. Used ... $3.99
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Die AntwoordTen$ion ... CD
Zef Recordz, 2012. Used ... $4.99
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Divine StylerDef Mask (with instrumentals) ... CD
Gamma Proforma (UK), 2014. Used ... $0.99
Divine Styler returns for him album in years and years – working the synths-stoked, lyrically-barbed, dystopian future funky sound he helped invent – and it's strong stuff! There's a cinematic vibe at play, with kind of a dark sci fi feel. Lyrically, he's doing solid job of getting ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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DJ KrushStepping Stones – The Self-Remixed Best (2CD set) ... CD
Sony, 2006. Used 2CD ... $9.99
An excellent collection of classics and retooled wonders from DJ Krush – a 2CD set that separates his work with MCs and his instrumental canon – and includes 5 brand new tracks! The Lyricism CD features appearances by Company Flow, Black Thought & Malik B of the Roots, Mos Def, ... read more CD

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DJ QuikDown, Down, Down (radio, inst, call out research hook) ... CD
Profile, 1998. Used ... $2.99
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(Promotional release.)

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DJ SokoDomino Effect ... CD
Left Of Center, 2015. Used ... $2.99
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DreamLove Vs Money ... CD
Def Jam, 2009. Used ... $0.99
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Dumi RightDoing It The Right Way ... CD
PH, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
A solo shot from Dumi Right of African hip hop pioneers Zimbabwe Legit – neo-classic rap from a pivotal figure – doing right by the legacy of his groundbreaking blueprint era work! The rhyme style and production aesthetic is true thi Dumi's roots in the early 90s era, but are anything ... read more CD

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✨✧ EdanBeauty & The Beat ... CD
Lewis, 2005. Used ... $4.99
Edan returns with a new set of his sample heavy wizardry – this time out steeped heavily in late 60s pysch out flourishes, yet still sporting the thickest breakbeats available. His rhyme style is both ridiculous and genius – with tongue twists that pay homage and blast forward ... read more CD

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Edo G, DJ Premier & Pete RockEdo G Presents – DJ Premier Vs Pete Rock EP ... CD
Redefinition, 2000s/2018. New Copy ... $9.99 10.98
A 4 song/8 track testament to the longevity and timeless craft of 3 hip hop legends – MC Edo G and masterful producers DJ Premier & Pete Rock! It's a great little round up of old school style rap singles, pairing vocal versions with instrumentals, sequenced for the CD just as they'd be ... read more CD
Also available Edo G Presents – DJ Premier Vs Pete Rock (4 X 7 inch set) ... 7-inch 36.99

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EminemRecovery ... CD
Shady/Interscope, 2010. Used ... $2.99
Titles include "Space Bound", "Cinderella Man", "25 To Life", "So Bad", "Almost Famous", "You're Never Over", "Cold Wind Blows", "On Fire", "Won't Back Down", "WTF", "Going Through Changes" ... read more CD

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Epik 1Epik 1.0 ... CD
Underpaid Productions, 2017. New Copy ... $2.99
Independent Chicago hip hop from emcee Epik 1 – a born & bred Chicagoan with roots in the city's late 90s freestyle and open mic scene, and a genuine love and appreciation for block rocking hip hop history for the old school to today. Produced by Illpee with no nonsense, headnodding ... read more CD

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EPMDBusiness As Usual (original pressing) ... CD
Def Jam, 1992. Used ... $4.99
While this is probably the weakest of the 4 albums EPMD cut before busting up, that shouldn't lead you to believe it's weak. This third LP finds Erick and Parrish still repping Long Island with their signature boom bap beats and slow flow rhyme style. Maybe you didn't get open open on this one ... read more CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a small tear on the back side. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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EPMDUnfinished Business ... CD
Fresh, 1989. Used ... $5.99
The second album of heavy east coast funk and slow rolling rhymes from the brothers from Brentwood. Nice, fat trunk rattling production and Eric and Parrish's trademark back and forth rhymes keep this set fresh,even today. Loaded with classics: "So What Cha Sayin'", "Get the ... read more CD
(Booklet has some age spots.)
Also available Unfinished Business ... LP 14.99

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Fresh DailyGorgeous Killer In Crimes of Passion ... CD
High Water, 2009. Used ... $4.99
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FugeesScore ... CD
Columbia, 1996. Used ... $1.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Gensu DeanRaw ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2016. Used ... $4.99
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GoatsNo Goats No Glory ... CD
Ruffhouse, 1994. Used ... $2.99
Includes "Wake N Bake", "Philly Blunts", "The Boom", "Mutiny", "Rumblefish", "Blind With Anger", and "Idiot Business". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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GutsStop The Violence ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy ... $16.99
Maybe the best work so far from one of the hippest beatmaking collectives on the European scene – on a record that definitely has some of the righteous power you'd guess from the title! As before, the approach is rooted in hip hop, but also has a lot more going on too – lots of musical ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop) read more CD

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HerbaliserBring Out The Sound ... CD
BBE (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
It'd been a few years since we heard the head nodding hip hop funk sound of The Herbaliser, but their back in full force! The cover a lot of stylistic terrain here, from the neo-classic boombap with scratches and cinematic samples of the opener, to the noirish hip hop soul of the standout "Seiz ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop) read more CD

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✨✧ HieroglyphicsFull Circle ... CD
Hiero Imperium, 2003. Used ... $3.99
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 Cole2014 Forest Hills Drive ... CD
Columbia/Roc Nation, 2014. Used ... $6.99
A soul-searching effort from J Cole! 2014 Forest Hills Drive is named after the address of his NC childhood home, which is crystal clear clue of the introspective nature here – but it's got fresh, head-nodding hip hop soul production that carries it over all the more strongly. Solidly ... read more CD

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J DillaRuff Draft – Dilla's Mix (with bonus instrumentals CD) ... CD
Pay Jay, Early 2000s. New Copy 2CD (reissue)... $7.99 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

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✨✧ Jay-ZBlueprint 3 ... CD
Roc Nation, 2009. Used ... $1.99
There are not many hurdles left for Jay Z to clear on Blueprint 3 – but staying vital and hungry despite all his triumphs is the strain that connects the best tracks here – and the best tracks here are pretty tight. The sound ranges from No ID soul grit to Timbaland star trips – ... read more CD

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Jay-ZMagna Carta Holy Grail ... CD
Roc-A-Fella, 2013. Used ... $3.99
Jay-Z back his solo comfort zone after his co-headlining Watch The Throne triumph with Kanye West– and he's back with Timbaland in the production booth on the majority of cuts – with appearances by Rick Ross, Frank Ocean, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and others. Mr. Carter might not be ... read more CD
(Missing slipcase.)

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Jay-ZVol 3. . .Life & Times Of S Carter ... CD
Roc-A-Fella, 1999. Used ... $3.99
With "So Ghetto", "Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up)", "It's Hot (Some Like It Hot)", "Watch Me" and "Big Pimpin", 15 tracks in all. CD

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JazYa Don't Stop ... CD
EMI, 1991. Used ... $13.99
Six song EP with Jaz's best material – better production and rhymes than his later full length LP, including some nice political tracks – no "Hawaiian Sophie" type tracks here. With production from Prince Paul, Large Professor and 45 King: "Sign Of The Crimes", ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Jazz LiberatorzClin D'Oeil ... CD
Kif/P-Vine (Japan), 2007. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the hippest French albums we've heard in years – a laidback blend of hip hop and jazz that really lives up to the cover's homage to the legendary Black Jazz label! The Jazz Liberatorz have a great way with a groove – a style that's openly flowing and instrumentally jazzy – ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop) read more CD

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Jean Grae & Quelle ChrisEverything's Fine ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Everything's more than fine on this record – it's one of the finest, most focused projects we've heard from Jean & Quelle – and it's as mesmerizing on the production side as it is dexterous in the rhyme department! The overriding theme is keeping things on an even keel in these ... read more CD

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Kanye WestYe ... CD
Def Jam, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
Pop culture baggage aside, pretty mesmerizing stuff from Ye! Ye the album, if his persona hasn't turned you off by now, is a compelling effort from what we'll dub Kanye's "puzzle period" – this strange era of his recorded output that's a long time since his creative and popular ... read more CD

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Kendrick LamarDAMN. (collectors edition) ... CD
Aftermath/Interscope, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
DAMN!, indeed – Kendrick has yet to take even a small step down from the creative peak he's been riding for years – and takes another daring step forward with this strong, strident, no-mess-taking classic in the making! The surprise-announced DAMN! finds him taking on timely concerns ... read more CD
(Hand-numbered limited edition collectors edition – with the tracks in reverse order!)

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✨✧ Kids See GhostsKids See Ghosts ... CD
Def Jam, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
KKanye West's & Kid Cudi's joint debut as Kids See Ghosts! Each looks inward and tackles existential personal issues on the lyrical front, with kind of a spacey melancholy vibe to the production, and with cool synths and fuzz-steeped production with some really interesting samples in the mix ... read more CD

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KieferHappysad ... CD
Stones Throw, 2018. New Copy ... $7.99 13.99
An impressive blend of jazz and hazy hip hop beatcraft from Kiefer – his best yet! We dug Kiefer's earlier Kickinit Alone a lot, too, but Happysad feels like a next level effort. Jazz piano really stands out as the leading light in the sound here – it's the real thing, too – ... read more CD
Also available Happysad ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Kool KeithSex Style ... CD
Funky Ass, 2000. Used ... $4.99
19 tracks in all, with less outer space themes and more porn imagery from yet another of Kool Keith's personalities. Tracks include "Sex Style", "Don't Crush It", "Make Up Your Mind", "Sly We Fly", "Plastic World", "Regular Girl", "Th ... read more CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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Kendrick Lamar & OthersBlack Panther ... CD
Interscope, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
A modern classic hip hop soundtrack to Black Panther that should make T'Challa proud! It was pretty clear early on that Black Panther might be one of the greatest modern super hero movies – and an important one for the political and cultural climate of the late teens – so the pressure ... read more CD
Also available Black Panther (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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Leaders Of The New SchoolFuture Without A Past ... CD
Elektra, 1991. Used ... $2.99
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
(Out of print CD pressing.)

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LukeUncle Luke ... CD
Luther Campbell Music, 1996. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print, punch through barcode & promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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Lyrics BornLater That Day (15th Anniversary version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quannum/Real People, 2003. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
Lyrics Born of Latyrx fame drops a burning full length solo joint – and if we didn't recognize it as in instant classic on the early 00s it's earned that designation over time! This is pretty much entirely produced, arranged, programmed and written by LB, so if you know the style, you know ... read more CD
(Remastered 15th Anniversary deluxe edition with bonus tracks!)

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Lyrics BornQuite A Life ... CD
Real People, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A milestone effort from Bay Area veteran Lyrics Born – who has been delivering rock solid funky soul-steeped hip hop solo, with his Latyrx duo, and as a producer for well over 20 years by this point – and still delivering the goods after all these years! He's been leaning more on gritty ... read more CD
Also available Quite A Life (with download) ... LP 26.99

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MadlibShades Of Blue – Madlib Invades Blue Note ... CD
Blue Note, 2003. Used ... $4.99
Madlib invades Blue Note! He gets free reign of the catalog for this mix of sampler genius and live band interpretations, too, as/with Ahmad Miller, Yesterdays New Quintet, Malcolm Catto, Medaphoar, and others from the Stones Throw camp. This one's truly a conceptual triumph, if there ever was ... read more CD

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Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show No 3 – Beat Konducta In Africa ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... $13.99 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 8 – Advanced Jazz (limited edition) ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. Used ... $18.99
Advanced Jazz from Madlib – No 8 in his sprawling, epic monthly series of 2010 – a nearly 80 minute trip into Madlib's jazz crates! This course in Advanced Jazz finds 'Lib in incomparable DJ form – a mix of material from a half century of jazz recordings peppered with a mad ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes Medicine Show obi.)

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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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MaterialHallucination Engine ... CD
Island, 1994. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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MC BreedMC Breed & DFC (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Snow Dog/Warlock, 1991. New Copy ... $12.99
MC Breed's debut, featuring the DFC crew – and one of the earlier records to put Michigan on the national hip hop map! Breed was the first independent MCs to come from anywhere beside the coasts and make a real impact, and more or less paved the way for groups like those in the Suave House or ... read more CD
Also available MC Breed & DFC ... LP 12.99

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Mobb DeepInfamy ... CD
Loud/Violator, 2001. Used ... $3.99
Mobb Deep steps into a new millennium with a slightly bigger sound, but without losing the plot! Long-heralded for being gritty and raw in the best kind of way, Prodigy & Havoc had nothing left to prove on that front – so taking a slight left turn with a more introspective lyrical bent ... read more CD
Also available Infamy (with download) ... LP 13.99

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✨✧ NasNasir ... CD
Mass Appeal, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
An on target salvo from one of hip hop's longest reigning mic maestros, produced by a mercifully focused Kanye West! With a taut running time of around 27 minutes and a title as no nonsense as Nasir, you could be forgiven if you hit play expecting something as sharply honed as Illmatic, but neither ... read more CD
Also available Nasir ... LP 14.99

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NERDNO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES ... CD
I Am Other/Columbia, 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 11.99
The Neptunes & co.'s ever-evolving hip hop/electro pop creative outlet NERD is back with their best in years! NERD not only never ever really dies, they're also never ever to be dismissed as an occasional throwaway side project, and they never put out the same record twice. This one finds ... read more CD
Also available NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES ... CD 2.99

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NERDNO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES ... CD
I Am Other/Columbia, 2017. Used ... $2.99
The Neptunes & co.'s ever-evolving hip hop/electro pop creative outlet NERD is back with their best in years! NERD not only never ever really dies, they're also never ever to be dismissed as an occasional throwaway side project, and they never put out the same record twice. This one finds ... read more CD
(Punch through barcode.)
Also available NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES ... CD 7.99

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Professor Brian OblivionDissertation – Vol 1 ... CD
Clock Wise, 2015. Used ... $11.99
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(Out of print.)

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Original FlavorThis Is How It Is ... CD
Atlantic, 1992. Used ... $11.99
The first album from Original Flavor, and along with the Jaz, the roots of the Roc A Fella clan. With the Dash brothers holding down the business end of this LP, and Ski fronting the group with a little help from Clark Kent, this middle of the road commercial hip hop album didn't make much of an ... read more CD
(Out of print. Small drill hole through booklet & barcode.)

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PM DawnBliss Album? ... CD
Gee Street, 1993. Used ... Just Sold Out!
After being thrown off a stage by KRS, Prince Be moved from rhyming to mostly singing. Yeah, it's easy to make fun, and if you're looking for hip hop, you won't find it here at all. But if you're looking for good early 90's Sunday-afternoon pop-soul arrangements, this LP is right up your alley. ... read more CD
(Out of print, small tear on booklet.)

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Prefuse 73Sacrifices ... CD
Lex, 2018. New Copy ... $7.99 12.98
Prefuse 73 doing his distinctive thing – mood-setting, hypnotic beats that roll from raw and deconstructionist to big and boisterous – with plenty off off-kilter melodic touches between! The range from stripped down and mellow to dense and rollicking is impressive as always, and his way ... read more CD

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Prehistoric Sounds feat MoodPrehistoric Sounds ... CD
Mission Control, 2000. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Prince PoPrettyblack ... CD
Nasty Habits, 2006. Used ... $2.99
The second solo set from one half of the legendary Organized Konfusion – featuring production by Large Professor, Rockwilder, Madlib, Ammon Contact, Prince Po and others! Po's previous album Slickness wasn't revolutionary, but it really was a slept on gem – and Prettyblack picks up ... read more CD

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QuakersQuakers (plus bonus instrumentals) ... CD
Stones Throw, 2012. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
An all star hip hop project on Stones Throw – music by the core Quakers trio of Invada Records partners Katalyst & 7Stu7, plus a cat billed as Fuzzface (actually Geoff Barrow of Portishead) – featuring a sick lineup of guests including Guilty Simpson, Jonwayne, Aloe Blacc, Buff1, ... read more CD
(Digipack has some substantial edgewear.)

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Mark RonsonVersion ... CD
RCA, 2007. Used ... $1.99
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RootsGame Theory ... CD
Okayplayer/Def Jam, 2006. Used ... $1.99
The Roots return with their first album on Def Jam – a rich batch of soulful, heavier moods, cultural reflection, and some incredible modern Philly funk playing behind the thoughtful rhymes – probably the deepest album to appear on Def Jam in the past decade or so! Game Theory shares ... read more CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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RootsHome Grown! – The Beginner's Guide To Understanding The Roots Vol 1 ... CD
Geffen, 1990s. Used ... $7.99
A wonderful snapshot of work by the mighty Roots crew – featuring rare remixes, alternate versions, never released tracks and more – handpicked by ?uestlove! Rather than going the traditional "best of" route, the Roots have assembled a collection that is more of a companion ... read more CD

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Arthur Russell & OthersSleeping Bag Sessions ... CD
Sleeping Bag, 1980s. Used ... $5.99
Dancefloor jams, post disco soul, early NYC hip hop beats and straight up amazing 80s NYC progressive club genius from Arthur Russell – a compilation of great tracks he performed on, authored, remixed, edited or produced for Sleeping Bag in the early-to-mid 80s! Includes underground classics ... (Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ SandmanFace Value ... CD
Lo End, 2003. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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SankofaFive Elements ... CD
Sankofa, 1999. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print. Rear tray card has a small tear, booklet has and ink stamp on the front.)

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Sidewalk ChalkShoulder Season (CD & DVD) ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy CD & DVD ... $10.99 16.99
Really great work from this up-and-coming combo – a group who seems like they can spin together neo soul and hip hop better than most of the rest – and who also make great use of some live jazzy instrumentation as well! The set compiles live performances done around the midwest in ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD

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Skinny BoysWeightless ... CD
Warlock/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $11.99
The Skinny Boys may be weightless, but they've got a nicely heavy sound that often comes as much from their own human beat box work as it does from sampled beats and other instrumentation! The album's an early set on Warlock, and it's got that raw, straight from the streets vibe that made the ... read more CD
(Part of the Golden Age Hip Hop Masterpiece series!)

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Slum VillageFantastic Collection (4CD set) ... CD
Ne'Astra, 2000. New Copy 4CD ... $16.99 19.98
Slum Village's legendary Jay Dee-produced Fantastic Vols I & II, with instrumentals, bonus songs, in a nicely-priced 4CD set! Vol I was at one time one of the most sought-after hip hop albums of the era – with some of the most rugged-and-raw Jay Dee production on record! Honestly, we're ... read more CD

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Sly5thAveInvisible Man – An Orchestral Tribute To Dr Dre ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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South Central CartelSouth Central Madness (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pump/Snow Dog, 1991. New Copy ... $7.99
The first album by South Central Cartel – and funky, rugged, rawm profane snapshot early 90s independent west coast gangsta! NWA might've busted open the floodgates, but SCC was among the earlier crews to set sail on the massive gangsta rap wave to follow – and while they never burst ... read more CD
Also available South Central Madness ... LP 13.99

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Sparky DThis Is Sparky D's World (with bonus tracks) ... CD
B-Boy/Octave (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $11.99
Maybe not the first full length album by a female MC, but a really well-remembered set from the early days – and one that hardly tries to go for any crossover modes at all! Instead, Sparky-D really keeps it live and close to the streets – beginning the set with an acapella track that ... read more CD
(Part of the Golden Age Hip Hop Masterpiece series!)

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StezoCrazy Noise (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fresh/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $11.99
Crazy noise, and a crazy great album from Stezo – really the one and only set that the man ever gave us – but a gem that really represents that great shift in hip hop lyricism in the generation of Rakim, EPMD, and Audio two! The production is wonderful – full of raw samples, but ... read more CD
(Part of the Golden Age Hip Hop Masterpiece series!)

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Sway & King TechThis Or That ... CD
Interscope, 1999. Used ... $7.99
Features DJ Revolution mixing up the cuts. Tracks include "The Anthem" featuring RZA, Eminem, Xzibit, Pharoahe Monch, Kool G Rap, KRS-One, "Rework The Angles" by Dilated Peoples, "Above The Clouds" feat Gang Star and Inspectah Deck, "Improvise" feat Jurasic ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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T La RockLyrical King (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Octave (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $11.99
A well-titled set from the lyrical king – the mighty T La Rock, one of the key mid 80s MCs who helped introduce a whole new level of sophistication to hip hop! T La Rock maybe never hit the heights of KRS-One, Rakim, or other contemporaries – but this set has all the sharp fire and ... read more CD
(Part of the Golden Age Hip Hop Masterpiece series!)

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Tribe Called QuestAnthology ... CD
Jive, 1990s. Used ... $4.99
Tracks include "Check The Rhime", "Bonita Applebum", "Award Tour", "Can I Kick It?", "Scenario", "Buggin' Out", "If The Papes Come", "Electric Relaxation", "Jazz (We've Got)", "I Left My Wallet In El ... read more CD

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✨✧ TrickyMaxinquaye ... CD
Island (UK), 1995. Used ... $2.99
Benchmark trip hop from one the true innovators – and one of pivotal albums of the past couple decades! Along with the work of Portishead, Tricky circa Maxinquaye sort of established the blueprint for the whole mid 90s guy-with-sludgy-beats-meets-girl-vocalist genre – and like the ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop) read more CD
(Promotional stamp on booklet cover.)
Also available Maxinquaye (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Tuff CrewDanger Zone (with bonus track) ... CD
Octave (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $11.99
Beat-heavy work from the Tuff Crew – a group who definitely live up to their name on the bottom end! Much of the work here is very drum machine-heavy – in a style that was maybe used more widely a few years before in hip hop, but which still gives this album by the group a nice sense ... read more CD
(Part of the Golden Age Hip Hop Masterpiece series!)

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2PacAll Eyez On Me ... CD
Death Row/Interscope, 1996. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
The last LP issued before he passed, kind of an epic of modern hip hop. With "All Eyez On Me", "California Love (rmx)", "I Ain't Mad At Cha", "2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted", "Can't C Me" and "How Do U Want It", plus loads more. . . CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole)

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Vordul MegaMega Graphitti ... CD
Backwoodz/Greenstreets, 2008. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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WaleAttention Deficit ... CD
Interscope, 2009. Used ... $0.99
Pretty sharp stuff from Wale – the Interscope debut after some pretty hot underground attention – doing his thing with smarts and quality flow over a varied backdrop of production! Wale has a reputation for bring some influences of DC's go-go sound to the table, and for this major ... read more CD

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Will I Am (Of The Black Eyed Peas)Lost Change ... CD
BBE (UK), 2001. Used ... $4.99
Will I Am's still fresh solo album for BBE– a mixture of hip hop beats, electric funk, and some nice production touches that span a generation of styles – in retrospect, it's pretty amazing how the seeds he planted here and on earlier Black Eyed Peas albums would grow to absolutely take ... read more CD

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Wu-Tang ClanIron Flag ... CD
Loud, 2001. Used ... $1.99
An underrated later Wu Tang effort from '01 – a lean 12 track set that lacks little to our ears, except for the then incarcerated ODB. RZA keeps the production solid, tight and simple – rugged, grimy foil for the rhymes, which sound pretty damn nice all these years later – as ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Young MCStone Cold Rhymin ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, 1989. Used ... $0.99
Crossover pop chart hip hop from the tailend of the 80s – the Delicious Vinyl classic Stone Cold Rhymin from Young MC – boisterous, funky good time rap with production by the Dust Brothers and exuberant, fun, uncomplicated, stone cold rhymes from Young MC! Includes the unforgettable ... read more CD
Also available Stone Cold Rhymin ... LP 12.99

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ZavalaFantasmas ... CD
Fake Four Inc, 2017. Used ... $4.99
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(Promo copy.)
Also available Fantasmas ... LP 6.99

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VariousBoombox – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro, & Disco Rap 1979 to 1982 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 22.99
Great cuts from the old school – pulled together from the earliest days of hip hop – at a time when the boundary lines in the music weren't so fully formed! These days, the difference between hip hop and club cuts is huge – but back in the South Bronx scene at the start, there ... (Funky Compilations, Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available Boombox – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro, & Disco Rap 1979 to 1982 ... LP 29.99

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VariousBoombox 2 – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro, & Disco Rap – 1979 to 1983 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 22.99
The real sound of the old school, and the best beats from the streets – the kind of early underground hip hop tracks that still sound wonderful after all these years! These are tracks from the earliest years of the style – when funk was as much a part of the music as lyrics – and ... (Funky Compilations, Hip Hop) read more CD

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VariousBoombox 3 – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro, & Disco Rap – 1979 to 1983 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 22.99
A mighty tribute to the days before iPods and headphones – when the only option for portable music was the boombox – a sonic powerhouse that ruled the streets and the subways, and seemed to create an instant party whenever it arrived! The tracks here are underground gems from back in ... (Funky Compilations, Hip Hop) read more CD
 
 



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