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Aesop RockImpossible Kid ... CD
Rhymesayers, 2016. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Comes in a die cut LP style sleeve.)

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AtmosphereGod Loves Ugly ... CD
Rhymesayers, 2002. Used ... $2.99
The highly anticipated full length from the Minneapolis hip hop RhymeSayers crew. Slug rhymes like a storyteller, in his prime when weaving songs of demented heartbreak, his voice pushes forth in a tortured singing style, hook friendly, ironic, and angry (dude still hasn't gotten over Lucy). Ant ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Basquiat StringsBasquiat Strings – With Seb Rochford ... CD
Fire (UK), 2006. Used ... $3.99
With Seb Rochford on drums. (Jazz, Hip Hop) CD
(Out of print.)

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Beat JunkiesWorld Famous Beat Junkies Vol 3 - Featuring DJ Melo-D ... CD
Ill Boogie/Blackberry, 2000. Used ... $8.99
Tracks include Quasimoto's "Microphone Mathematics", Defari's "Say It Twice", Dilated Peoples' "Guaranteed", Mykill Miers's "The Illest", Lootpack's "Whenimondamic", Saukrates's "Keep It Movin" featuring Xzibit, Chris Lowe's "CT To ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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BlockheadMusic Scene ... CD
Ninja Tune (Canada), 2010. Used ... $8.99
A survey of The Music Scene through the eyes, mind and fingers of longstanding hip hop and spacey beatcraft guru Blockhead! Blockhead's way with a sample has been one of the reasons we've been on board so long, and it's as unpretentiously hypnotic as ever here – staying defiantly headnodding ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop) 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

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Body Count (Ice T)Body Count ... CD
Sire, 1992. Used ... $4.99
(Rock, Hip Hop) CD
(Repress with "Freedom Of Speech".)

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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
Also available Man & His Music ... LP 16.99

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Brand New HeaviesHeavy Rhyme Experience Vol 1 ... CD
Delicious Vinyl/Capitol, 1992. Used ... $4.99
A pivotal album from the early 90s – one that not only furthered the rebirth of live funk instrumentation at a time when ditigal elements dominated the scene – but also really opened up that mode to a whole new generation of hip hop as well! At a time when the music was all about the ... read more CD
(Out of print, CRC pressing.)
Also available Heavy Rhyme Experience Vol 1 (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Brand NubianOne For All ... CD
Elektra, 1990. Used ... $5.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Buckshot LefonqueBuckshot Lefonque ... CD
Columbia, 1994. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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CommonElectric Circus ... CD
MCA, 2002. Used ... $3.99
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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Curren$y & Harry FraudDirector's Cut ... CD
SRFSCHL, 2021. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
Hard to believe this is the fifth project together between Curren$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
Also available Director's Cut ... LP 19.99

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Cypress HillBlack Sunday ... CD
Ruffhouse/Columbia, 1993. Used ... $3.99
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

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CzarfaceCzartificial Intelligence ... CD
Silver Age/Universal, 2023. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
What we once thought might've been a short-lived, if rewarding east coast team up of Wu Tang's Inspectah Deck and Boston heroes 7L & Esoteric has gone on to be one of the longest running later career supergroups this side of Run The Jewels! Old and mid school styled funky/sci-fi/vintage comic ... read more CD

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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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De La Soul3 Feet High & Rising ... CD
Tommy Boy/Chrysalis, 1989. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 (180 gram yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP 34.99
3 Feet High & Rising (180 gram pressing) ... LP 32.99
3 Feet High & Rising (2CD expanded edition) ... CD 29.99

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De La Soul3 Feet High & Rising (2CD expanded edition) ... CD
Tommy Boy, 1989. Used 2CDs ... $29.99 34.99
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 (180 gram yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP 34.99
3 Feet High & Rising (180 gram pressing) ... LP 32.99

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De La SoulArt Official Intelligence – Bionix ... CD
Tommy Boy, 2001. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A rock-solid effort from De La Soul at the start of the 21st Century – a record that really has the group coming back into their own! On previous records, it had been a little difficult to tell if De La Soul has been trying harder to please their critics, or simply finally being true to ... read more CD
Also available
Art Official Intelligence – Bionix ... LP 30.99
Art Official Intelligence – Bionix ... CD 7.99

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De La SoulArt Official Intelligence – Bionix ... CD
Tommy Boy, 2001. Used ... $7.99
A rock-solid effort from De La Soul at the start of the 21st Century – a record that really has the group coming back into their own! On previous records, it had been a little difficult to tell if De La Soul has been trying harder to please their critics, or simply finally being true to ... read more CD
(Digipak case has some light wear.)
Also available
Art Official Intelligence – Bionix ... CD 9.99
Art Official Intelligence – Bionix ... LP 30.99

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De La SoulStakes Is High ... CD
Tommy Boy/Chrysalis, 1996. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
De La Soul take on the world of hip hop with a record that's very much at the top of their game – leaner in production than before, but at a level that also brings a bit more bite to their rhymes – a good thing too, as the group take on some of their contemporaries as they assess the ... read more CD
Also available Stakes Is High ... LP 21.99

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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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DJ Magic MikeBass Is How It Should Be Done ... CD
Magic, 1993. Used ... $4.99 6.99
... CD

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DJ Magic MikeKing Of The Bass Presents – Cheetah's Bassest Hits ... CD
Cheetah, 1990. Used ... $2.99 4.99
... CD

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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 SpinnaSonic Smash ... CD
High Water, 2009. Used ... $8.99
The most straight up hip hop record from DJ Spinna in quite a while, and it's a tight one! The spacey soul beats Spinna works with get plenty of space to do their thing on Sonic Smash, but there's a tighter, funkier, grittier vibe, too – with some veteran MCs and upstarts on board – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)


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Dream WarriorsAnd Now The Legacy Begins ... CD
4th & Broadway, 1990. Used ... $2.99
The standout LP from The Dream Warriors – a quirky hip hop group who first sprung onto the scene in the wake of De La Soul and Tribe Called Quest. The duo were Canadian, and had a style that was a bit more open-ended than others – with room for odd samples and a keen sense of humor. ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Dudley PerkinsA Lil' Light ... CD
Stones Throw, 2003. Used ... $4.99
A nice, moody hip hop/funk album from one of the deepest talents on the Stones Throw roster! Dudley came to underground hip hop fame as Declaime, but really stepped forward as a durable, innovative artist with the Dudley Perkins singles that have dropped thus far – and A Lil Light soundly ... read more CD

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Elzhi & Oh NoHeavy Vibrato ... CD
Nature Sounds, 2024. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Elzhi serves up plenty of great lyrical work here, but our favorite aspect of the record may be the work of Oh No – who definitely takes the title seriously, and uses plenty of vibes throughout! This may well be the best vibes-driven hip hop project we've ever heard – as each track has ... 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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FugeesScore ... CD
Columbia, 1996. Used ... $4.99
The record that really broke The Fugees out of the box – not their debut, but the album where everything really came together – especially the fantastic mix of vocals and MC work that Lauryn Hill brought to the group! The album was a key bridge between hip hop and soul back in the day ... read more CD
Also available Score ... LP 30.99

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Ice MCIce' N' Green ... CD
ZYX (Germany), 1994. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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IllstreetComing Thru ... CD
Illplague, 2001. Used ... $28.99 33.99
... CD
(In great shape!)

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J Davis TrioDebut ... CD
Yo Yo Smuggler, 1999. Used ... $3.99
The debut of the J Davis Trio – Chicago's wholly unique late night jazz, spacey funk, leftfield live hip hop crew! The J Davis Trio combines some stripped down 70s soul jazz with a skewed, slightly sinister sense of humor – and can reference Roy Ayers and the Dead Milkmen on the same ... read more 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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Jay-ZVol 2 – Hard Knock Life ... CD
Roc-A-Fella, 1998. Used ... $3.99
Tracks include "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)", "Ride Or Die", "Can I Get A..." with Amil & Ja Rule, "Money, Cash, Hoes" with DMX, "It's Alright" and "Coming Of Age (The Sequel)" with Memphis Bleek, "Money Ain't A Thing", ... read more CD
(Crease through traycard artwork.)
Also available Vol 2 – Hard Knock Life ... LP 32.99

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Jeep Beat CollectiveTechnics Chainsaw Massacre ... CD
Bomb, 2000. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
British turntablist nuttiness featuring Poetic of the Gravediggaz, Shabazz the Disciple, the Arsonists, Shaqueen, Yogi & DJ Noize. 18 tracks plus an intro, including the 10 minute "Attack of the Original Wildstyle Beatfreak" megamix, "B Boys Breakdance Forever" and 3 ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jurassic 5Quality Control ... CD
Interscope, 2000. Used ... $2.99
The record that really put Jurassic 5 on the map – a set that came out after some key indie fame, but with a platform that helped the group become one of the more important mainstream hip hop forces of the century! All the creative lyrical interplay of the underground is firmly in place here ... read more CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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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!)

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Kanye WestCollege Dropout ... CD
Roc-A-Fella, 2004. Used ... $6.99
Kanye West finally dropped the full length in early '04 – and it's one of the best hip hop albums of the year. Kanye is probably the hottest beats producer of the year, too, having dug through the greatest soul hooks of the past few decades for his samples, and piled on the chunkiest, ... read more CD

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Kid SisterUltraviolet ... CD
Downtown/Universal Republic, 2009. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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K'NaanTroubadour ... CD
A&M/Octone, 2009. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print. Punch through barcode, crease through rear tray card.)

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Kool Moe DeeKool Moe Dee (with bonus track) ... CD
Jive/Traffic, 1986. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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Lauryn HillMiseducation Of Lauryn Hill ... CD
Ruffhouse, 1998. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Includes "Lost Ones", "Ex-Factor", "To Zion", "Doo Wop", "Superstar", "Final Hour", "When It Hurts So Bad", "I Used To Love Him", "Forgive Them Father", "Every Ghetto, Every City", "Nothing Even ... read more CD
(Crease through traycard artwork.)

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✨✧ Lil BabyIt's Only Me ... CD
Quality Control/Motown, 2022. Used ... $4.99
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Lil Baby & Lil DurkVoice Of The Heroes ... CD
Quality Control, 2021. Used ... $4.99
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Lil KimNotorious Kim ... CD
Atlantic, 2000. Used ... $2.99
Lil Kim's showing plenty of herself on the cover, and on the record too – just her second set, but one that has the MC grabbing the title of Notorious at a time when it might have been a bit too sensitive for most – and jumping into the fray with all-star help from Mary J Blige, Redman, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lil TeccaTec ... CD
Republic, 2023. Used ... $4.99
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✨✧ Lil YachtyLil Boat 3 ... CD
Quality Control/Motown, 2010. Used ... $5.99
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Lonely IslandTurtleneck & Chain ... CD
Universal Republic, 2011. Used CD & DVD ... $1.99 2.99
(Comedy, Hip Hop) CD
(Tray card is a little wavy.)

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✨✧ LudacrisChicken & Beer ... CD
Def Jam, 2003. Used ... $3.99
Da mouf of da souf returns! This one boasts "100% natural beats/rhymes/lyrics and chicken." Needless to say, 'Cris's Dirty South roots are waved loudly and proudly on this follow up to his mega-breakthrough Word Of Mouf, with appearances by Chingy, Snoop, Lil' Flip and members of the ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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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 SourceBreaking Atoms ... CD
Wild Pitch/Mr Bongo (UK), 1991. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
A record that no hip hop home should be without – the debut album from Main Source, but a set that's more than strong enough to stand next to the best from contemporaries like De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, and Black Sheep! Like all three of those groups, these guys have a way of bringing ... read more CD
Also available Breaking Atoms ... LP 29.99

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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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✨✧ MajesticonsBeauty Party ... CD
Big Dada, 2003. Used ... $3.99
Mike Ladd, wearer of many brands of hats, drops some high concept hip hop on the broad minded Big Dada imprint, more or less a follow up to the Infesticons project started a few years back. You know the drill, post electro beats that refuse to admit they're jiggy, that'll appeal to fans of Anti ... read more CD

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Masta KillaNo Said Date ... CD
Nature Sounds, 2004. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
Masta Killa's solo debut – keeping the Wu Tang flag flying with pride in the early 00s with all the cinematic soul resonance and maybe a just little bit more of a gritty underground edge! It includes appearances by nearly the whole clique, including Ghostface, Raekwon, RZA, Meth, Deck, U-God ... read more CD

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✨✧ MC 900 FT JesusWelcome To My Dream ... CD
Nettwerk, 1991. Used ... $2.99
Includes two bonus tracks and a bonus video. CD
(Out of print, Enhanced CD.)

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Mike LaddNegrophilia – The Album ... CD
Thirsty Ear, 2005. Used ... $4.99
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✨✧ Missy ElliottOriginal Album Series (Supa Dupa Fly/Da Real World/Miss E So Addictive/Under Construction/This Is Not A Test!)(5CD set) ... CD
Elektra/Warner, Late 90s/Early 2000s. Used 5 CDs ... $14.99
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Mr J MedeirosFriends Enemies Apples Apples ... CD
De Medeiros, 2010. Used ... $3.99 5.99
Deep, thoughful and soulful hip hop from Mr J Medieros – produced with a lean, thumping vibe by Stro The 89th Key – with singing by Tara Ellis and a number of tracks. Mr J is doing his own thing on his own label, and it's solid, worthy stuff. Titles include "Children", " ... read more CD
(Digipak case has some lighe edgewear.)

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✨✧ NobodySoulmates ... CD
Ubiquity, 2000. Used ... $4.99
Part hip hop, part abstract beats – and one of the more soulful and hip hop based late 90s/early 00s sets on Ubiquity! Features guest appearance from scene mainstays 2 Mex, Freestyle Fellowship, Aceyalone, Medusa, Abstract Rude and others. Tracks include "For Those Who Never Dream" ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Notorious BIGReady To Die ... CD
Bad Boy, 1995. Used ... $11.99
Biggie's masterpiece! There's very little we could possibly say about this east coast landmark that isn't already etched in stone in the annals of hip hop history. Biggie's a master storyteller, whether he's spinning tales of violent street nihilism, his skills beneath the sheets, or blistering ... read more CD
(Mid-90s BMG Direct pressing.)

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NWAStraight Outta Compton ... CD
Ruthless/Priority, 1988. Used ... $8.99
Benchmark west coast gansta – and one of the hardest hitting albums of the era in any genre! We're not gonna lie, we played this record to death when it came out – and it still holds up better than most of the material put out by former NWA's, and most of the West Coast sound-alikes ... read more CD
(Out of print, BMG direct pressing.)

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OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love Below ... CD
LaFace, 2003. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
Pick any 10 words out of any Outkast album description on our pages at random, and you'll see how dearly we've loved these boys throughout the years – but truth be told, deep down we didn't think that they would be able to pull off the double album/solo album project(s). We were seriously ... read more CD
Also available Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (4LP set) ... LP 51.99

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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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Pete Rock & CL SmoothMecca & The Soul Brother ... CD
Elektra, 1992. Used ... $5.99
The debut full length from Pete Rock & CL Smooth – a standard-setting record from the 90s that's still among one of the greatest of the decade! The set bristles with new energy and excitement right from the start – as Pete Rock's trademark mix of heavy soul, jazz, and funk ... read more CD
(Out of print, BMG direct pressing.)

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Pharoahe MonchInternal Affairs ... CD
Rawkus, 1999. Used ... $16.99
The fantastic solo debut of Pharoahe Monch – served up after a few years of guest appearances that were really raising our ears to his mighty talents! The Pharoahe returns the favor here – inviting in guest versions from Common, Talib Kweli, Canibus, Apani B Fly, Busta Rhymes, MOP, and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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 EnemyThere's A Poison Goin On. . . (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Koch/In The Paint, 1999. Used ... $6.99
19 tracks in all, including "Do Yo Wanna Go Our Way?", "Here I Go", "Crash", "Crayola", "First The Sheep Next The Sheppherd?", "Last Mass Of The Caballeros", "WhatWhat", and "Kevorkian". CD
(Out of print, crease through traycard artwork.)

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Q Continuum (Quintessence)Q Continuum Presents This is the Marienhof ... CD
Jupiter (Finland), 2006. Used ... $2.99
A sweet, hip hop-leaning side project of the mighty Q-Continuum crew – adding a propulsive party rap groove to their eclectic stew of funk and modern soul groove! Features mysterious vocalists rocking it under the names Father Metro and MC Paleface, plus Axl Smith, Puppa J, and others – ... (Neo Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD

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Roc RaidaCrossfaderz ... CD
Moonshine, 2000. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Booklet has a few age spots.)

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RootsDo You Want More? ... CD
Geffen, 1994. Used ... $4.99
The classic critical breakthrough from The Roots – the one that really cemented their legacy as one great hip hop live bands ever, and help paving the way for many fascinating records to come! Do You Want More is a modern hip hop essential, chainging the way we looked at hip hop, and ... read more CD
Also available Do You Want More? ... LP 31.99

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RootsPhrenology ... CD
MCA, 2002. Used ... $3.99
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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RootsRising Down ... CD
Def Jam, 2008. Used ... $2.99
A fierce 10th album from the Roots – hard hitting and straight up angry, without sacrificing the musicality that makes them the most unique crew in hip hop of the past 15 years! We'll do our best to recommend this vital LP without tagging it with the dreaded "concept album" tag ... read more CD
(Crease through traycard artwork.)

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RZA & OthersGhost Dog – The Way Of The Samurai (Japanese version) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2000. Used ... $9.99
A fantastic meeting of the minds – as director Jim Jarmusch makes a film that's a nod to the old martial arts films of the 70s that inspired the Wu-Tang Clan in their music – and RZA gets a chance to contribute to the soundtrack, with help from the Clan as well! The music is maybe the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ Shabazz PalacesBlack Up ... CD
Sub Pop, 2011. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Packaged in a black velvet slipcase with golden sparkles.)

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Sh'KillaGangstrez From Da Bay ... CD
GWK/Priority, 1996. Used ... $24.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Slum VillageFantastic Vol 1 ... CD
Long Player/Ne'Astra, 1997. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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SteinskiNothing To Fear – A Rough Mix By Steinski ... CD
Steinski, 2002. Used ... $4.99
Steinski cuts a rough mix for the pros: 28 continuous cuts including "Swingset (10 beautiful girls mix)", "The Id (small world mix)", "By All Means Necessary (Malcolm & Bobby mix)", "I Like It Like That (Scratch It One Time mix)" "Country Grammar ... read more CD
(Out of print, crease through traycard artwork.)

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SteinskiWhat Does It All Mean? – 1983 to 2006 Retrospective ... CD
Illegal Arts, 1980s/1990s/Mid 2000s. Used 2 CDs ... $18.99
Bedrock beatcraft and DJ mix mastery from Steve Stein – including the hugely important Double Dee & Steinski mixes of the early 80s – paired up with solid later work for this excellent 2CD compilation! The Double Dee & Steinski stuff really couldn't be more important to the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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2PacAll Eyez On Me ... CD
Death Row/Interscope (UK), 1996. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Maybe the most lasting classic during the short but important run of Tupac Shakur – the overstuffed album that catapulted him to huge mainstream fame, and which was also the last to be released before his early death. The producers and guests read like a who's who of the harder side of the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available All Eyez On Me ... CD 14.99

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2PacAll Eyez On Me ... CD
Death Row/Interscope, 1996. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Maybe the most lasting classic during the short but important run of Tupac Shakur – the overstuffed album that catapulted him to huge mainstream fame, and which was also the last to be released before his early death. The producers and guests read like a who's who of the harder side of the ... read more CD
(Out of print, CRC pressing.)
Also available All Eyez On Me ... CD 11.99

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2PacGreatest Hits ... CD
Death Row, 1998. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
Tracks include "Keep Ya head Up", "2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted", "Temptations", "God Bless The Dead", "Hail Mary", "Me Agains The World", "How Do U Want It", "So Many Tears", "Unconditional Love", Trapped", ... read more CD

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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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WeekndBeauty Behind The Madness ... CD
Weeknd XO/Republic, 2015. Used ... $6.99

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Yancey BoysSunset Blvd ... CD
Delicious Vinyl/King Underground, 2013. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The full length debut of the Yancey Boys – Frank Nitt & Illa J – the former of the venerable duo Frank N Dank, the latter J Dilla's rhyme centric younger brother – who come together with the dual purpose of keeping J Dilla's production pedigree alive, and to simply deliver ... read more CD
Also available Sunset Blvd ... LP 37.99

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VariousCrunk Hits ... CD
TVT, 2005. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Tracks from Usher, Lil Jon, Chingy, Three 6 Mafia, Pitbull, Khia, Lil' Flip, Ying Yang Twins, Nelly, Youngbloodz, and TI – 18 tracks total. CD
(Tray card has a crease.)

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VariousMenu Kebab ... CD
Big Cheese (France), 1996. Used ... $2.99
Music from Les Disciples, 13 NRV, Yaya, Don Baba, Foxaphonk, the Big Cheese All Stars, Malka Family, King Kooba, Zona 45, Swaat & more. (Funky Compilations, Hip Hop) CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousTone Spliff – Work Ethics ... CD
Belmont, 2011. Used ... $8.99
Tracks from Agallah with Jojo Pellegrino & Jukstapose, Chaundon with Sadat X & Craig G, Sean Price with Irealz & Baby Blak, Fresh Daily with Phil The Agony* & Torae, Eternia, Copywrite with Rasco & King Magnetic, Tone Spliff, Reks with Murdoc & Emilio Lopez, Mac Lethal & ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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