Hip Hop — Recently Added

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


Run-DMC
Profile/Get On Down, 1984. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Elektra/Get On Down, 1992. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
The hip hop uberclassic "They Reminisce Over You (TROY) by Pete & CL – truly one of the bedrock jams of the early 90s hip hop golden age – plus the nearly as great "Straighten It Out" on the flip. Heartfelt, on point rhymes and some of the finest jazzy hip hop ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Mass Appeal, 2017. New Copy
A vital third act in the thankfully ongoing RTJ saga! The first album was unsurprisingly excellent, but surprisingly popular. The second album not only turned out to be a bigger hit, it was also a creative peak for both El-P and Killer Mike – which is really saying something. So the stakes ... CD
Stones Throw, 2003/2007. New Copy
Madlib looks back at his classic collabo with J Dilla – the eternal Champion Sound LP – with a solid batch remixes, including a previously unreleased cut from the sessions! That jam, "Da Rawkus" is a swirling should-be classic, but the full set is solid, too – putting ... LP, Vinyl record album
Easy Truth (with download)
Mello Music Group, 2017. New Copy
Crackling beats and on point rhymes from the Apollo Brown & Skyzoo! Produced by top notch Detroit instrumentals maestro Apollo, underneatth the wise, skillful voice of Brooklyn's Skyzoo, and on the ever-reliable, creative hip hop engine Mello Music Group as the label you'd have to expect this ... LP, Vinyl record album
Madvillainy
Stones Throw, 2004. New Copy 2 LPs
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jive, 2016. New Copy 2LP
A hell of a comeback for Tribe Called Quest – maybe one of the best musical comebacks ever, and a fantastic reminder of why we loved the group so much in the first place! 18 years have passed since we last heard from the trio (now, sadly, a duo) – and that time only seems to have ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fistful Of Peril
Silver Age, 2016. New Copy
Action-packed post millennium hip hop from Czarface – the increasingly impressive team of Wu veteran Inspectah Deck with 7L & Esoteric! Czarface's style is fresh take on some the wilder underground/grindhouse cinema, comic books and otherwise fantastically-inspired hip hop of Wu Tang Clan ... LP, Vinyl record album
Holy Intellect
Profile, 1990. New Copy (reissue)
The classic debut of Poor Righteous Teachers – a creative benchmark for the Five Percenter movement – and one best records to come from the dawn of the 90s hip hop scene! Tight group rap of the highest dawn of caliber – with a distinct approach, courtesy of leader and lyricist ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mercury, 1991. New Copy (reissue)
A Native Tongues (more or less) hip hop classic from 1991! We hardly need tell you about this one, but in case you can't remember, this is the LP with "Flavor Of The Month", "Similak Child", "Pass The 40", "To Whom It May Concern", "Butt In The ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
Rawkus, 1998. New Copy
CD...$4.99 10.98
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 ... CD
Island, 1986. New Copy
Paid In Full, indeed. Eric B & Rakim's seminal album still pays off in so many ways, and it was such a vital link between the party rockin' style of the old school and the terse, hard-hitting beats and rhymes of what was then the new school, we can't even come up with the words for the praise ... CD
LaFace, 1996. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
The huge creative leap forward for Outkast – and one of the greatest hip hop albums ever! The duo laid some incredible groundwork with the debut Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, but this one is really their first (and stunningly, not their last) masterpiece. Timeless and soulful outer space ... LP, Vinyl record album
Organix
Remedy, 1993. New Copy 2LP
The first, independent, Roots LP with so many classics that never made it to their later import and major label releases. What more can we say... Tracks include "The Roots Is Comin", "Pass The Popcorn", "The Anti-Circle", "Writers Block", "Good ... LP, Vinyl record album
Super Tight
Get On Down, 1994. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
An early 90s win from UGK – making a strong name for themselves and for Houston as a southern hip hop capital – going strong here a couple years before the massive Ridin Dirty! Strong stuff with solid Pimp C production – Super Tight is a hella appropriate title for this one. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sony/Traffic, 1992. New Copy 2CD
The debut full length from Pete Rock & CL Smooth – and a bonafide hip hop classic if there ever was one – one of the best ever! Pete Rock's trademark mix of heavy soul, jazz & funk beatcraft pretty much set the bar to a level that's been impossible to top ever sense. On top of ... CD
Pay Jay, 1990s/2000s. New Copy 2 CDs
Formative Dilla beats – raw SP-1200 and Akai MPC material created and cataloged by the legendary producer over the years and served as blueprint/building blocks for some of his most revered productions throughout his career! This being the work of master, it doesn't play like a mere beat ... CD
Get On Down, 2002. New Copy (reissue)
"Virginia" is one of the slower, moodier cuts from Clipse's classic Lord Willin – one of best major label hip hop records of the early 00s, and it's slays to this day! "Grindin" needs no introduction, a benchmark Neptunes production and one of the great singles of its day! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Delicious Vinyl/Bicycle Music, 1992. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Classic Bizarre Ride II-era single by The Pharcyde – perhaps a bit less remembered than other early cuts like "Otha Fish" and "Passin' Me By", but an equally great encapsulation of Pharcyde at their playful, early 90s peak! Includes the 5+ minute single version, with the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Ruffhouse, 1993. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
The second LP from Cypress Hill, and as far as we're concerned, the last great 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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated January 16, 2017


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