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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!


R&S (UK), 2017. New Copy
A frenetic couple of tracks from producer Paul White and eccentric MC Danny Brown – even bolder than their work together on the Atrocity Exhibition LP! "Accelerator" is a manic, energetic jam that lives up to the name – Danny Brown somehow keeping up with spacey, propellent ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Drogas Light
1st & 15th, 2017. New Copy
The first of a proposed trilogy from Chi's Lupe Fiasco – and his first official independent album after stepping away from Atlantic! Lupe had concerns over the major label system stifling his creativity, so it should be no surprise that he's as lyrically-focused and deeply thoughtful as ever ... 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
TEKS EP (The Essential Kilawatt Sessions)
Redefinition, 2009/2012/2017. New Copy
Updated version of the rare debut EP by contemporary underground hip hop production heavy Damu The Fudgemunk with vocals by Raw Poetic – originally issued in 2009 – ammended here to include extra instrumental bits, outtakes and more! The set includes the 5 original vocal versions and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Super Break, 2017. New Copy
The 15th and purportedly the FINAL volume in the Paul Nice Drum Library series – rare, hard-to-find drum breaks compiled by one of the world's most renowned diggers of the deepest darkest crates! LP, Vinyl record album
Fat Beats, 2017. New Copy
Emcee Koreatown Oddity's debut for Stones Throw – produced by Vex Ruffin! KO is a bonafide underground eccentric, rocking a wolf mask at shows and in photos, but he's no novelty rapper – he's sharp and focused on the rhymes, and Vex pairs the vocals with appropriately gritty beats that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stones Throw, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)
Contemporary LA-beatmaker/producer/vocalist Vex Ruffin teams up with the one-and-only east coast legend Fab 5 Freddy! "The Balance" strikes a really cool balance between steady, but hazy and unpredictable sound collage beats and laidback vocals, and rubbery post-disco east coast electric ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Cloudfiles (extended edition)
Vinyl Digital, 2017. New Copy 2LP
The one time cassette-only instrumentals gem from Philantrope & Devaloop – finally issued on vinyl, with a 10 more tracks! Laidback, jazz-steeped beats galore, with each producer getting 2 sides to do their thing. Philanthrope sides (A & B) includes "Cloudy" with Flitz & ... LP, Vinyl record album
Between Now & Now
Vinyl Digital, 2017. New Copy
First ever solo album from German hip hop producer Don Philippe of Freundeskreis – one of the most successful German rap crews – and it's a nice one, steeped heavily classic soul jazz inspired atmosphere! Solid stuff built on stuttering drums and steady bass, looped straights of jazz ... LP, Vinyl record album
Orbiting Rawbits
Vinyl Digital, 2017. New Copy
Raw beats, lightly cosmic keys, synth and sample atmosphere from Hungarian producer/beatmaker BluntOne – paired with focused, on point rhymes by a diverse roster of guests including Awon, Moka Only, Peeps The Prophet, Natural Spittaz, Tableek, Teknical Development and more! Includes "Real ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cold Busted, 2017. New Copy
Nice batch of timeless instrumental hip hop from Brandon* on Cold Busted! Dreamscape Part 4 has with lots of diverse style from track-to-track – from cinematic streams, to Afro-Latin guitar and horns, to tropical percussion, to jazz funk flutes – and anchored by classic boombap ... CD
1st & 15th, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The first of a proposed trilogy from Chi's Lupe Fiasco – and his first official independent album after stepping away from Atlantic! Lupe had concerns over the major label system stifling his creativity, so it should be no surprise that he's as lyrically-focused and deeply thoughtful as ever ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mathematics, 2017. New Copy
Radius has been one of most creative beatmakers/producers/aural mood setters in Chicago for a while, and continues to push boundaries and expectations on the Portal To Canis EP – working in more of an atmospheric house mode here on this great little EP for Heiroglyphic Being's Mathematics ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
RTJ3 (gold colored vinyl)
Mass Appeal, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
Beat Junkie Sound, 2016. New Copy
Vol 5 in J Rocc's Funky President Edits series – this time paying homage the now nearly bygone era of breakbeat compilations – specifically Ultimate Breaks & Beats! The 2 part "Break Yo Self" name checks Breakbeat Lenny on the A-Side and Breakbeat Lou on the B-Side, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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
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
Hard To Earn
Chrysalis, 1994. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
Gang Starr at pretty close to peak level here on 1994's Hard To Earn – and rather than continue to ride the waves they made on the previous couple classic albums, Guru sharpens the lyrical tone just a bit – spitting some more incisive rhymes over apporpriately gritty soul jazz beats ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated February 26, 2017


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