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Abstract Rude, Prevail, Moka OnlyCode Name – Scorpion ... CD
Battle Axe, 2001. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Beastie BoysHello Nasty ... CD
Grand Royal, 1998. Used ... $2.99
The 5th album by the Beastie Boys – and a prime example of a modern classic we didn't appreciate enough the first time time around – the wholly excellent Hello Nasty! We'll admit we were suffering a little Beasties fatigue by the time Hello Nasty came out in '98, but it sounds nothing ... read more CD

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Big Daddy KaneLooks Like A Job For . . . ... CD
Cold Chillin, 1993. Used ... $4.99
Although this is well into Big Daddy Kane's career, he still displays some skills here. Tracks include "How U Get A Record Deal?", "Very Special", "Stop Shammin'", "Here Comes Kane, Scoob & Scrap" and "Nuff Respect (remix)". CD
(Out of print,.)

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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 ... $17.99
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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BlakrocBlakroc ... CD
Blakroc, 2009. Used ... $8.99
The Black Keys with ODB, Mos Def, RZA, Raekwon, Q Tip & a few more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Boogie MonstersRiders Of the Storm: The Underwater Album ... CD
EMI, 1994. Used ... $9.99
Nice and smooth, straight ahead mid-90's hip hop, maybe similar to the mellower side of the early Pharcyde. Includes their best track "Recognized Thresholds Of Negative Stress" that uses just a bit of looped noise under the otherwise smooth production to keep things moving. Also ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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BreakestraLive Mix Part 1 (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Stones Throw (Japan), 2001. Used ... $14.99
The first "live mix" by Breakestra – a non-stop funk party that's a perfect summation of the way the group take an older funky 45 style of work, and filter it through a hip hop live mix approach, layering funky tunes on top of each other, back to back, in a blistering array of heavy ... (Deep Funk, Hip Hop) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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BWPBytches ... CD
No Face/Rush, 1991. Used ... $16.99
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 ... Just Sold Out!
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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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 first pressing.)

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CoolioIt Takes A Thief ... CD
Tommy Boy, 1994. Used ... $2.99
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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CybotronEnter Cybotron (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fantasy/Decision, 1983. New Copy ... $6.99 7.99
A mindblowing debut from Cybotron – one of the most unusual groups to ever hail from Detroit – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given the musical legacy of the city! Cybotron have a sound that's starkly electronic, and a huge influence on later electro, hip hop, techno, and house ... (Soul, Hip Hop) read more CD

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De La SoulTimeless – The Singles Collection ... CD
Tommy Boy, Late 80s/1990s. Used ... $7.99
Has a hip hop group ever warranted a singles set more than De La Soul? Even the Plugs' most inconsistent LPs boast at least a couple of absolutely classic joints – and most of those can be found on this foolproof set. What's even better though, is that many of the classics like "Plug ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Die Antwoord$O$ ... CD
Cherry Tree/Interscope, 2010. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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Die AntwoordDonker Mag ... CD
Zef Recordz, 2014. Used ... $7.99
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Die AntwoordTen$ion ... CD
Zef Recordz, 2012. Used ... $9.99
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Divine StylerDef Mask (with instrumentals) ... CD
Gamma Proforma (UK), 2014. Used ... $4.99
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 Cam & Tassel & NaturelFillet Of Soul ... CD
Inflamable (France), 2004. Used ... $4.99
A brilliant return to form for DJ Cam – and a record of moody mellow jazzy grooves that reminds us why we first fell in love with his music years ago! The set's a nicely-stripped down set that recalls the early days of the "jazz meets hip hop" sound – but it also has the ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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DJ KrushZen ... CD
Sony (Hong Kong), 2001. Used ... $4.99
As usual, Krush mixes it up with a host of guest stars to fill out his sound. Titles include "Danger Of Love" featuring Zap mama, "Vision Of Art" with Company Flow, "Candle Chant" with Boss The MC, "Whut'z Da Solution" with Kukoo Da Baga Bonez, "With ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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DJ QuikDown, Down, Down (radio, inst, call out research hook) ... CD
Profile, 1998. Used ... $4.99
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(Promotional release.)

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DJ SokoDomino Effect ... CD
Left Of Center, 2015. Used ... $4.99
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DrakeNothing Was The Same ... CD
Cash Money, 2013. Used ... $8.99
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DreamLove Vs Money ... CD
Def Jam, 2009. Used ... $1.99
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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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Epik 1Epik 1.0 ... CD
Underpaid Productions, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99
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 ... $7.99
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 22.99

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EstheroBreath From Another ... CD
Work, 1998. Used ... $4.99
Debut album from the downtempo vocalist you might recognize from her collaboration with DJ Krush. This falls somewhere inbetween Portishead and Sneaker Pimps in the HGSOB genre. 11 tracks in all, including "Heaven Sent", "That Girl", "Country Livin' (The World I ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop) read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Fresh DailyGorgeous Killer In Crimes of Passion ... CD
High Water, 2009. Used ... $8.99
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FugeesScore ... CD
Columbia, 1996. Used ... $2.99
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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Funky DLBlackcurrent Jazz 3 ... CD
Washington Classics, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Neo-classic jazzy hip hop from Funky DL – putting a contemporary spin on a style of hip hop that recalls classics like Tribe Called Quest's Midnight Marauders one hand – rich with jazz breaks and inspiration – but more intimate, straight-forward and skillful rhyme craft on the ... read more CD
Also available Blackcurrent Jazz 3 ... LP 20.99

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Gensu DeanRaw ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2016. Used ... $6.99
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George Tha JammaChi Bangin 2000 ... CD
Chi Bangin, 2000. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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GoatsNo Goats No Glory ... CD
Ruffhouse, 1994. Used ... $4.99
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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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
Also available Bring Out The Sound ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Ice CubePredator ... CD
Priority/Lench Mob, 1992. Used ... $3.99
Cube's last truly great full length, from 1992, when he was leaving the gangsta stuff behind and had grown into an incredibly sharp social commentator and ghetto portrait painter. The rhymes, and even the liner note acknowledgements ("Ice Cube wishes to acknowledge white America's continued ... 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)... $12.99 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-ZMagna Carta Holy Grail ... CD
Roc-A-Fella, 2013. Used ... $5.99
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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JazYa Don't Stop ... CD
EMI, 1991. Used ... $16.99
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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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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KieferHappysad ... CD
Stones Throw, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 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

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Kendrick Lamar & OthersBlack Panther ... CD
Interscope, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 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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Lauryn HillMiseducation Of Lauryn Hill ... CD
Ruffhouse, 1998. Used ... $2.99
Includes "Lost Ones", "Ex-Factor", "To Zion", "Doo Wop", "Superstar", "Final Hour", "When It Hurts So Bad", "I Used To Love Him", "Forgive Them Father", "Every Ghetto, Every City", "Nothing Even ... read more CD

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Leaders Of The New SchoolFuture Without A Past ... CD
Elektra, 1991. Used ... $9.99
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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Lyrics BornLater That Day (15th Anniversary version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quannum/Real People, 2003. New Copy ... $14.99 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!)
Also available Later That Day (15th Anniversary green vinyl pressing with download) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 30.99

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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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Major Lazer (Diplo & Switch)Guns Don't Kill People – Lazers Do ... CD
Downtown, 2009. Used ... $2.99
Diplo & Switch's full length debut as Major Lazer – a heady, thumping set that's steeped in dancehall and pulsating club sounds, often with clean, laser guided sound bits searing through – with appearances by Mr Lex & Santigold, Mr Vegas & Jovi Rockwell, Jah Dan, Future ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop) read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Marcelo D2Hip Hop Rio ... CD
Net (Brazil), 2002. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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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 18.99

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MC HammerPlease Hammer Don't Hurt Em ... CD
Capitol, 1990. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ MemoLake Effect 4 ... CD
Molemen, Early/Mid 2000s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print.)

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MF DoomSpecial Herbs Vol 1 & 2 (Instrumentals) ... CD
Metal Face/Nature Sounds, 2000s. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
The first two volumes from Doom's spice rack of beats! These ingredients stretch way back, all the way to the KMD days, plus other beats, samples, and instrumental stew from the Operation: Doomsday LP, King Ghidora, and less familiar efforts. Beats by Metal Fingers, Spinna, Subroc, Cucumber ... read more CD

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Ne-YoIn My Own Words ... CD
Def Jam, 2006. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print.)

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NERDNO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES ... CD
I Am Other/Columbia, 2017. New Copy ... $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 4.99

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NERDNO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES ... CD
I Am Other/Columbia, 2017. Used ... $4.99
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 11.99

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Nikki DDaddy's Little Girl ... CD
Def Jam, 1991. Used ... $2.99
We're going to be honest here and tell you that Nikki D's rhymes are nothing special, but they don't insult us either. What does set this LP apart though is some nice production from Leaders Of The New School, Eric Sadler of the Bomb Squad and a remix by the Large Professor. 12 tracks in all, ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Original FlavorThis Is How It Is ... CD
Atlantic, 1992. Used ... $14.99
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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Prefuse 73Sacrifices ... CD
Lex, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 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
Also available Sacrifices ... LP 20.99

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Prehistoric Sounds feat MoodPrehistoric Sounds ... CD
Mission Control, 2000. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Prince PoPrettyblack ... CD
Nasty Habits, 2006. Used ... $4.99
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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Public EnemyIt Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ... CD
Def Jam, 1988. Used ... $2.99
The massive second album by PE – and the one where where the hit their full creative stride, and their politics and philosphy hit at full force – moving Public Enemy from an imposing threat to both the hip hop and pop music status quo to a straight up cultural phenomenon! There's ... read more CD

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Chris RockBigger & Blacker ... CD
Dreamworks, 1999. Used ... $3.99
(Comedy/Spoken, Hip Hop) CD
(Out of print.)

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Mark RonsonVersion ... CD
RCA, 2007. Used ... $3.99
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RootsGame Theory ... CD
Okayplayer/Def Jam, 2006. Used ... $3.99
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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RootsThings Fall Apart ... CD
MCA, 1999. Used ... $4.99
A landmark effort from the Legendary Roots Crew – one that a lot of folks hail as their greatest album – and there's a strong case to be made for that! Jazzy soul backdrops and lyrics that both personally and culturally reflective – and it's also the best produced Roots album to ... read more CD

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Run-DMCRun-DMC (expanded edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Profile, 1984. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
The classic self-titled debut LP from Run-DMC – one that changed hip hop (and much of modern pop and rock) forever! There's little we can add to the canon for this record. Run DMC ushered in a new era in contemporary urban culture, a harder hitting style of rap the managed to bust out of ... read more CD
Also available Run-DMC ... LP 39.99

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Arthur Russell & OthersSleeping Bag Sessions ... CD
Sleeping Bag, 1980s. Used ... $7.99
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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Skinny BoysWeightless ... CD
Warlock/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $18.99
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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Slum VillageTrinity (Past, Present And Future) ... CD
Capitol/Barak, 2002. Used ... $2.99
Slum Village returns with a proper follow up to Fantastic Vol 2, after a way too long three year break! This is the Slums' biggest outing so far without the full participation of Jay Dee – but never fear, Jay shows up here on a few tracks, and you also get beats by Hi Tek and others. The ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sly & RobbieSilent Assassin ... CD
Island, 1989. Used ... $2.99
Featuring production (and vocals on one number) by KRS One, and vocals by Willie D, Young MC, Queen Latifah and Shah of Brooklyn. With "Rebel", 'Adventures Of A Bullet", 'Woman For The Job", "Man On A Mission", "Steppin'", "Under Arrest", "Danc ... (Reggae, Hip Hop) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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

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South Central Cartel'N Gatz We Truss ... CD
GWK, 1994. Used ... $4.99
By the other Havoc and Prode'Je, the Cartel also includes Havikk, LV, DJ Gripp and DJ Kaos #1. Includes "Bring It On", "Drive Bye Homicide", "Servin' 'Em Heat", "Gang Stories", "Seventeen Switches", "U Couldn't Deal Wit Dis", "Do It ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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South Central CartelSouth Central Madness (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pump/Snow Dog, 1991. New Copy ... $12.99
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 18.99

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Sparky DThis Is Sparky D's World (with bonus tracks) ... CD
B-Boy/Octave (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $18.99
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
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StezoCrazy Noise (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fresh/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $18.99
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
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T La RockLyrical King (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Octave (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $18.99
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
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TrickyMaxinquaye (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Island (UK), 1995. Used 2 CDs ... $18.99
Deluxe edition of the first Tricky album – 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-mee ... (New Grooves, Hip Hop) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Tuff CrewDanger Zone (with bonus track) ... CD
Octave (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $18.99
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
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Tuff CrewPhanjam (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Soo Deff/Octave (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $18.99
An underground Philly hip hop classic – and a set that's got the same raw edge as the best early work by Schooly D! The Tuff Crew work here with the Krown Rulers – in the kind of record that almost feels like the kind of late nite, party-heavy vibe that made east coast hip hop radio so ... read more CD
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TyWork Of Heart ... CD
Jazz Refreshed (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
Nice one from Brit hip hop mainstay Ty – living up to the title with personal lyricism from the heart, but soulful a broader, universal sense too – with appearances by John Robinson, Deborah Jordan, N'fa Jones, Julie Dexter, Umar Bin Hassan and more! Ty is hands on with the production ... read more CD
Also available Work Of Heart ... LP 26.99

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Vanilla IceTo The Extreme ... CD
SBK, 1990. Used ... $1.99
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Verbal KentWhat Box ... CD
Gravel, 2004. Used ... $4.99
Chicago hip hop from Verbal Kent – with appearances by Wordsworth, Rusty Chains, DJ Spontaneous, One Man Army, Iomos Marad, Qwazaar, Matlock, Opus and others! Tracks include "The Peoples Rapper", "Tomatoes And Glochs", "Spit To Hill 1,2 and 3", "The ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Vordul MegaMega Graphitti ... CD
Backwoodz/Greenstreets, 2008. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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WaleAttention Deficit ... CD
Interscope, 2009. Used ... $1.99
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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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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Wyclef JeanWelcome To Haiti Creole 101 ... CD
Sak Pase/Koch, 2004. Used ... $1.99
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X ClanXodus ... CD
Polydor, 1992. Used ... $6.99
The second full length from the Grand Verbalizer Brother J, Professor X and crew, which while still heavy on the Afro-mystic imagery, suffers a bit from the usual X-Clan problems of overused samples and too many Vangloriouses. However, "Fire & Earth", with the traditional gospel ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Young MCReturn Of The 1 Hit Wonder ... CD
Overall, 1997. Used ... $0.99
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Young MCStone Cold Rhymin ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, 1989. Used ... $1.99
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 18.99

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Various8 Ball Presents The Slab ... CD
JCOR, 2001. Used ... $1.99
Music from Concret, Big Duke & Psyde, 8Ball & Concret, Hood, Middl Fingas, Cl'che', Yung Buk & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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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 2CD ... $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
Also available Boombox 3 – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro, & Disco Rap – 1979 to 1983 (3LP set) ... LP 29.99

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VariousDef Jam's Greatest Hits – Hardcore ... CD
Def Jam, Late 80s/1990s. Used ... $2.99
Music from the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, LL Cool J, Method Man, Onyx, Redman, Foxy Brown, Boss, EPMD & case. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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VariousMillennium Hip Hop Party ... CD
Rhino, 1990s. Used ... $4.99
Music from Run DMC, Tone Loc, Digital Underground, Young MC, MC Hammer, LL Cool J, PM Dawn, Arrested Development, House Of Pain, Naughty By Nature, Dr Dre & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousStrictly The Best Volume 10 ... CD
VP, 1993. Used ... $6.99
Music from Freddie McGregor, Beres Hammond, Garnett Silk, Dennis Brown, Pam Hall, Makeda, Gregory Isaacs, Jack Radics, Cutty Rank & more. (Reggae, Hip Hop) CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousTags Of The Times Version 2.0 J ... CD
Mary Joy (Japan), 1999. Used ... $18.99
Hip hop compilation that's far from being just a collection of random tracks by some nice underground MC's. Even though each track has a different producer, there's a definite unifying sound to the compilation – the production has a live-in-the-studio late-night jazzy feel. It almost sounds ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousTags Of The Times: 3 ... CD
Mary Joy (Japan), 2001. Used ... $8.99
Third in the Tags... series, this volume gives you hip hop now as defined by the underground's best talent. Tracks include the soulful "Between The Lines" by Atmosphere, "Low Key" by Company Flow, Mr Lif, BMS, & 3MG, "Future Rockers" by Aceyalone, "Wise ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)
 
 



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