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XOld school, true school, golden age, random rap, west coast, east coast, independent, southern, and midwestern hip hop -- as well as some commercial classics!


Metal Face/Get On Down, 1999. New Copy 7 x 7 inch
The first solo full length from MF Doom – busting out the future of underground hip hop – capping off the 90s with a record with more jazzy soul in the beats, and some semblance of straightforward, if busy rhyme mastery from Doom & his guests – taken to the outer limits! What ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Elektra/Modern Classics, 1993. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
A jazz-inspired hip hop uberclassic! While Digable Planets might not have pioneered the jazzy hip hop vibe – we mightnod 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, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Lost Cargo Vol 2 EP
Culture Power 45, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)
Timeless, soulful hip hop from The Culture Power 45 collective – classic-reared post-millennium Chicago hip hop from Black Koala (Raashan Ahmad & Rita J), The Know (Fat Nice & Kush Shalimar, Iomos Marad, Rashid Hadee & Radius Inc and ILLsugi! Much like the the other excellent ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
HNIC
Loud/Get On Down, 2000. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
Prodigy's solo debut HNIC – gritty and raw from intro to outro, with a methodical flow on par the with the best of his work with Mobb Deep in the best moments – while taking some heretofore stylistic detours! Naturally, there's a personal vibe to the peak tracks here that he couldn't ... LP, Vinyl record album
Here Come The Lords (180 gram pressing)
Pendulum/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1993. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
The legendary debut of Lords Of The Underground – with dope rhymes by Mr Funke & DoItAll the DJ skills Lord Jazz and bluprint production by Marley Marl & K-Def! Ever since the Juice Crew days, it seemed as though Marley Marl had been searching a solid vehicle to make his presence felt ... LP, Vinyl record album
Loyalty Is Royalty
Nature Sounds, 2018. New Copy 2LP
The return of always sharp Wu Tang hero – with a pretty solid set on Nature Sounds! Includes "Return Of The Masta Kill" feat Young Dudas & Cappadonna, "Loyalty Is Royalty (RIF – Rappin' Is Fundanmental)" feat AB & JR, "Therapy" feat Method Man & ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rhymesayers, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Third solo effort from MC & producer Evidence – with appearances from Styles P, fellow Dilated Peoples veteran Rakaa, Jonwayne, Alchemist, Rapsody, Defari, Slug, Krondon and more! Ev's legacy has been solid and set for quite a while, going back the best work with Dilated Peoples, but he's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Bad Boy/Rhino, 1997. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
The last great Notorious BIG single issued in his lifetime! "Hypnotize" gets your head nodding right out of the gate, Puffy & company's production bringing a funky heft to that impeccably sampled bass groove from Herb Alpert's "Rise", Biggie spitting pure charisma all the ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Grand Royal/Capitol, 2011. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
Hip hop lifers and genre-defiant pop art blenders The Beastie Boys deliver the Hot Sauce – either their 8th or 9th album in 25 years, depending on how you count the Mix Up instrumentals set – a return to the good times hip hop funk style-hopping that the Boys flaunted so brilliantly in ... LP, Vinyl record album
Yancey Media, 2017. New Copy
Soulful beats from the Dilla archives! This batch of untitled, numbered tracks from the Ma Dukes vaults feels a little more along the lines of his more soul steeped efforts – persistent beats and a tight core, but with bits of keyboards, piano or jazzy organ or strings – some spacier ... LP, Vinyl record album
Grand Royal, 1993. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
If Paul's Boutique was the Beasties' psychedelic hip hop Sgt Peppers, then Check Your Head is their White Album – a raw, stylistically sprawling, yet always connected batch of live instrumentation – backing rhymes that range from stream of consciousness to expertly written. Check Your ... LP, Vinyl record album
Untitled Unmastered
Interscope, 2016. New Copy
Untitled Unmastered, though masterful material from Kendrick Lamar – another great stride in his astonishing mid teens creative win streak– a low key and low stakes release compared to the huge platform for To Pimp A Butterfly, but damn, it sure does resonate with a similar haze of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ecstatic
Downtown/Universal, 2009. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
Mos Def's first and only LP for the Downtown label, and it's a real return to top shelf, distinctive hip hop for Mos – if the music retail world wasn't in such a strange, troubled period circa '09 this woulda made a much bigger impact and be considered a classic comeback! It's absolutely ... LP, Vinyl record album
Wild Pitch, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
A record that no hip hop home should be without – the one and only 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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Def Jam, 1986. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
The game changing Def Jam classic – and possibly the greatest album by the Beastie Boys – even though they'd grow up a whole lot after this! Profane party anthems galore, and the Beasties would distance themselves from much of the attitude of this album, making their career arc from ... LP, Vinyl record album
Message
Sugar Hill, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
The classic debut album by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – one of the pioneering groups in hip hop -history- not that we didn't need to tell you that! With prototypical party jams and the original conscious rap landmark "The Message", all over old school grooves laid ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sugar Hill, 1980. New Copy (reissue)
"That's The Joint" is one of our favorite grooves from the classic years of Sugar Hill Records – a killer cut based around Cheryl Lynn's "To Be Real" – with the original groove slamming nicely on the bottom, as Funky 4 Plus 1 trade lines over the top! The track's ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Redefinition, 2007. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
10th anniversary edition of the rare and much sought album – with a 5 bonus tracks from even rare international releases, 12" and unreleased tracks! 18 tracks on 2LPs. LP, Vinyl record album
Radio Silence
Javotti Media, 2017. New Copy 2LP
Talib Kweli strongly carrying the torch for classic, mic-centric hip hop – still going strong after a solid couple decades in the game! It's invigorating to hear him delivering such precisely spat, brilliantly written rhymes track after track here – he's one of the best ever of his kind ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stones Throw, 2003. New Copy 2LP
Damn! The MASSIVE collaborative album from the dynamic duo of Madlib and J Dilla! Essentially, Madlib handles the production on the even numbers in the set with Dilla on the vocals, and the roles are reversed on the odd numbers. Each producer does his own thing, as only he can do it – ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated February 24, 2018


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