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!


Loud/Violator, 2000. New Copy (reissue)
Masterful dawn of the 00s street sounds from Prodigy of Mobb Deep! "Keep It Throro" is a gritty gem to this day, flavored by a solid beat, punchy piano sample and that ill, perfect Prodigy flow. Thorough, indeed. Produced by Alchemist at a peak point! Includes a slew of mixes, ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Jive/Get On Down, 1990. New Copy (reissue)
Too Short's third LP on Jive, the last one before he started becoming a parody of himself. A few tracks have the same humor as his first two Jive LPs, and it includes the hit "The Ghetto" using the classic Donny Hathaway melody, and "Ain't Nuthin But A Word To Me" with Ice Cube ... LP, Vinyl record album
Roc-A-Fella, 2004. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
Includes "More Gangsta Music" feat Juelz Santana, "Get Down", "Killa Cam", "Down And Out" feat Kanye West & Syleena Johnson, "Harlem Streets", "Soap Opera", "Bubble Music", "Get 'Em Girls" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Profile, 1988. New Copy
This might not be the most important or vital album in the history of hip hop – but it's got some indistibutable, unstoppable party jams all the same! "It Takes Two" will always be guaranteed to rock any party – and if Rob Base on the mic isn't anything to write home about, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Quannum/Real People, 2003. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
Lyrics Born of Latyrx fame drops a burning full length solo joint! This is pretty much entirely produced, arranged, programmed and written by LB, so if you know the style, you know you can expect a lot of funky live instrumentation, syrupy summer nightlife drums topped off with sexy soulful female ... LP, Vinyl record album
Plush Seats
Mello Music Group, 2018. New Copy
Instrumentals from rising production talent Calvin Valentine! CV shows a real love for sampled soul throught Plush Seats, along with spacey keyboard texture, some nice nods to classic scratch work and other classic touches. Having recently crafted a full set of beats for an Illa J project, you ... LP, Vinyl record album
21 & Over
RCA/Get On Down, 1993. New Copy (reissue)
Ain't no party like a Alkoholik party! The Liks first LP, and a breath of fresh air at the from the early 90s west coast scene – and all these later, a bellwether for classic hip hop, period. Straight up, stripped down beats from E Swift and King Tee – plus a couple of very early ... LP, Vinyl record album
Varese, 1985. New Copy (reissue)
Not quite the Wild Style soundtrack, but still an early hip hop cinema classic – thanks to work from some of the bigger acts of the time! The movie's from a second generation of rap filmmaking – more narrative, less documentary – but over the course of years, the whole thing's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Bulk, 2018. New Copy
The triumphant return of Dr Octagon – finally a worthy follow-up to the Dr Octagon/Dr Octagonecologyst album, one of the most influential hip hop LPs ever – we can't imagine Madvillian and so many other other willfully out there rap classics would've happened without it! Keith's ... CD
LaFace/Legacy, 1994. New Copy (reissue)
The mid 90s instant classic! Outkast's debut set hem up as one of the most distinctive hip hop duos ever, right out of the gate, but it also helped to established the freewheeling, funky dirty south sound, thanks to genius Organized Noize production! The Outkast sound would get bigger and more ... LP, Vinyl record album
Defari, 2018. New Copy
Likit Crew and solo veteran Defari still in sharp focus and fine form – Rare Poise, indeed! Produced in full by Evidence, so you know this one's got a consistent, timeless sound – with guest spots for Krondon, Rakaa Iriscience, Brew and Phil Da Agony. Title include "It's Like I'm ... LP, Vinyl record album
Czarface Meets Metal Face
Silver Age, 2018. New Copy
The Czarface team of Wu-Tang veteran Inspectah Deck and Boston underground hip hop heavyweights 7L & Esoteric are joined by the one-and-only MF Doom – a bonafide supergroup – and one of the finest comic book/sci-fi rap records since Madvillainy! Each one of these characters is so ... CD
Fat Beats, 2017. New Copy (reissue)
Classic-schooled, post-millennium independent rhyme slinger Your Old Droog returns with another solid set – with production by Edan, RTNC, 88 Keys and Alchemist – plus appearances by Danny Brown, Heems, Wiki and Chris Crack! Droog's voice, by nature, has a similar sound to Nas, but that' ... LP, Vinyl record album
Culture Power 45, 2018. New Copy
The second full length compilation LP from the Chicago-centric (but not exclusive) Culture Power 45 collective – and not a simple assortment of solo or group tracks, but filled with heavy collaborative tracks by an incredible roster – including Dug Infinite, Thaione Davis, Primeridian, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Profile/Legacy, 1991. New Copy (reissue)
DJ Quik's classic debut – arguably one sturdiest records bridging the first wave of the LA gangsta rap era to the G Funk era of the early-to-mid 90s – and definitely one of the tighter and most focused albums of its kind around that time, when rap records were getting largely getting a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Aftermath/Interscope, 2017. New Copy
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 ... CD
Hud Dreems
Stones Throw, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The Stones Throw debut of LA beatmaker Knxwledge – fresh from strong production work from diverse, top notch talent like Kendrick Lamar and Joey Badass – and making a pretty strong case for himself as a headlining talent on this sprawling instrumental set! He melds funk, soul and jazz ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stones Throw, 2014. New Copy
Madlib's funky sound cues for the excellent Stones Throw documentary My Vinyl Weighs A Ton – his first ever bonafide film soundtrack material – smartly steeped in all the elements that make the Stones Throw label and the the man himself so great! The label's ouvre over the years ... LP, Vinyl record album
Baby Steps Again, 2018. New Copy
Pseudo Slang's back with a solid batch of rhyme-centric, jazzy beats-backed neo classic hip hop! Based in Chicago and with roots Buffalo, NY, there's nothing pseudo about Pseudo Slang's craft...it's the real thing. They have a vibe that's reminiscent of (but never overly indebted to) earlier Common ... LP, Vinyl record album
All City, 2018. New Copy 2LP
Sultry synth funk and soul inspired beats and moodcraft from Onra – taking inspiration from the sleek, but not too slick sounds of the mid-to-late 80s post electro production era – but in his own nocturnal, neon-lit modern classic vibe all the way! Familiar elements of the above ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated April 24, 2018


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