Hip Hop — Recently Added

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


Secret Life Of Sound, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)
Soulful hip hop from Pseudo Slang – with production by Grap Luva & Maker! "Feelin'" is pretty great, classic jazzy hip hop inspired number, produced by Grap Luva with a real feel for true school sounds – with jazzy keys and distant bits of horn in the mix, made all the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Ne'Astra, 2000. New Copy 4CD
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 ... CD
Epik 1.0
Underpaid Productions, 2017. New Copy
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 ... CD
AOI, 2016. New Copy 2LP
A major later career creative win for De La Soul – a mind-bogglingly diverse, frequently brilliant record that manages to rival their best early work in stylistic breadth! This one's an epic – a 17 track, nearly 70 minute opus that finds De La working with an eclectic group of ... LP, Vinyl record album
AOI, 2016. New Copy
A major later career creative win for De La Soul – a mind-bogglingly diverse, frequently brilliant record that manages to rival their best early work in stylistic breadth! This one's an epic – a 17 track, nearly 70 minute opus that finds De La working with an eclectic group of ... CD
Elektra/Get On Down, 1994. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
One of most essential hip hop albums of the 90s – arguably among the best ever! The Main Ingredient is a great title for the album, as this one finds Pete & CL working with the core essenses of their timeless hip hop sound. Pete Rock's soul and funk sample enriched sound at it's very ... LP, Vinyl record album
Delicious Vinyl/Bicycle Music, 1995. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
The second Pharcyde record – and though not as blunted and playful as the first one, it's still nearly as great – with that unrivaled, wholly original, easy west coast vibe! The production is more steady-handed this time around, which alienated fans of Bizarre Ride early on, but it ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic Vol 1
Long Player/Ne'Astra, 1997. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warlock/Idlers, 1988. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
The legendary album by the third star in the original Native Tongues trinity! Before the first De La and Tribe LPs, and with hint of all the great stuff that was to come – jazzy beats, nice rhymes,and straight butter all the way through. This double vinyl version includes a bonus track ... LP, Vinyl record album
Profile/Traffic, 1997. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
The late 90s classic from Sonny Cheeba & Geechi Suede –Camp Lo's benchmark Uptown Saturday Night! Certainly one of the finer hip hop LPs of '97, when we can return to over and over again, with great singles and stellar album tracks alike, such as "Luchin AKA This Is It", "C ... LP, Vinyl record album
Big Grams (180 gram pressing – with download)
Epic, 2015. New Copy
Adventurous ATL hip hop veteran Big Boi teams up with NYC electro pop duo Phantogram as Big Grams! Big Boi has never lacked for creative ambition – his one time repuation as the straighter-laced half of Outkast sold him short back in the day – as he always had a incredible way of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stones Throw, 2017. New Copy
Tel Aviv-based, LA underground inspired hip hop production work from Michael Cohen, aka Cohenbeats – a beatmaker with a lot of love for moody jazz & soul beatcraft that's really right at home on Stones Throw! There's a timeless independent hip hop spirit at play here that transcends any ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia/Traffic, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Delicious Vinyl/Bicycle Music, 1993. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
The classic J-Swift-produced "Passin' Me By" – a landmark single that's as fresh of a breeze today as it was in spring of 1993! Swift's production brilliantly frames the strong rhymes be the individual MCs with that purely perfect Quincy Jones "Summer In The City" sample. ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Father Daughter, 2017. New Copy
Compelling leftfield hip hop from Nnamdi Ogbonnaya – a supremely talented and creative Chicagoan doing his own thing here!iYou might be expecting some oddball comedy rap from the cover art and title, but while there's a real sense of humor, it's no joke – with effective beats, synth and ... CD
Closed Sessions, 2017. New Copy
Starkly furnished, perfectly spare beats by Chicago hip hop veteran Rude One – now residing in Brooklyn – and crafting gritty, atmospheric backdrops for a tough as nails roster of guests including Roc Marciano, Your Old Droog, Jeremiah Jae, J-Zone & Chief Chinchilla and more! There's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Profile/Sony, 1986. New Copy (reissue)
The massive third album from Run DMC – done while at the very top of their game – and rightly broke out big to a much wider audience than just about any rap record before it! Part of the album's strength is its guitar-heavy sound on some of the grooves – produced by Rick Rubin ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jive, 2016. New Copy
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 ... CD
Pinata Beats
Madlib Invazion, 2014. New Copy
CD...$5.99 15.98
The restlessly inventive Madlib beats and production for Pinata, the excellent duo project with MC Freddie Gibbs! If you'll forgive us a little bit of repetition – because we KNOW we've written this before – there's just something extra riveting about Madlib's production work for ... CD
 
Updated March 24, 2017


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