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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!


Beat Junkie Sound, 2021. New Copy
J Rocc keeps the funky edits coming nice and strong – on a sweet little single that not only takes on the classic "Jagger The Dagger" by Eugene McDaniels, but also throws in all the great little things that were later done to the tune by Tribe Called Quest! The flipside is titled ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Twilite Tone

Clearing
Stones Throw, 2020. New Copy
A really great Stones Throw debut from Twilite Tone – a Chicago beatmaker who's been one of our local heroes for years, and who finally gets the wider exposure he's deserved for way too long! Tone's done some big name work for Common, Kanye, and others – but here, he's very much at ... LP, Vinyl record album
BBE (UK), 2001. New Copy 12 x 7 inch box set
A classic masterpiece from J Dilla – a record that set the tone for countless hip hop releases in years to come – but which still shows Jay Dee as one of the smartest, sharpest, most forward-thinking producers to rule the roost! The set's got some incredible live instrumentation – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Fat Beats, 2021. New Copy Gatefold
A pretty fantastic chapter in the career of one of the most unique MCs to emerge in recent years – the Ukraine-born Your Old Droog, spinning out tracks here that echo the struggles of his youth as an immigrant in Brooklyn! The set's got a very freewheeling vocal style – the quick-spun ... LP, Vinyl record album

Myka 9

Oeuvre EP
Dope Folks, 2000. New Copy
Myka 9 was one of the founding members of LA's fantastic Freestyle Fellowship back in the 90s – and this great short set focuses both on his later material, and offers up a new track as well! The bulk of the set has that intensity that Myka brought to the Fellowship – that moment when ... LP, Vinyl record album

Twilite Tone

Clearing
Stones Throw, 2020. New Copy
A really great Stones Throw debut from Twilite Tone – a Chicago beatmaker who's been one of our local heroes for years, and who finally gets the wider exposure he's deserved for way too long! Tone's done some big name work for Common, Kanye, and others – but here, he's very much at ... CD

Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys Music
Capitol, 1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 2LP
A career-spanning set of work from the Beastie Boys – one that features tracks from both their Def Jam and Capitol/Grand Royal years – in a way that really shows the continuing evolution of their sound! The tracklist is great – classics from every generation, and the kind of cuts ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fat Beats, 2013. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold
Black Milk's greatest to date – working with a stellar guest roster that includes Black Thought of the Roots, contemporary jazzy soul great Robert Glasper, Dwele, Will Sessions, AB, Tone Treasure, Quelle Chris and more! Titles include "Interpert Sabotage" feat Mel, "Codes And ... LP, Vinyl record album

Madvillain (Madlib & MF Doom)

Madvillainy
Stones Throw, 2004. New Copy
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 ... CD

Pete Rock & The Soul Brothers

Petestrumentals 3
TruSoul, 2020. New Copy
Killer funky work from Pete Rock – a set that's still rooted in the hip hop traditions he helped form over the past few decades, but which also has a strong degree of instrumental funk as well! Pete did the set with the Soul Brothers quartet – a great group with riffing guitars, funky ... LP, Vinyl record album
Epic/36 Chambers, 2000. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic meeting of the minds – as director Jim Jarmusch makes a film that's a nod to the old martial arts films of the 70s that inspired the Wu-Tang Clan in their music – and RZA gets a chance to contribute to the soundtrack, with help from the Clan as well! The music is maybe the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

Pinata
Madlib Invazion, 2014. New Copy 2LP
Streetwise raps from Freddie Gibbs, backed by inventive production from Madlib – here on one of the best records yet on 'Lib's own Madlib Invazion imprint! If you'll forgive us a little bit of repetition – because we KNOW we've written this before – there's just something extra ... LP, Vinyl record album
Metal Face, 1994. New Copy 2 CDs
A legendary record from KMD – one that languished unreleased for far too long! Black Bastards has few tracks the maintain the jazzier sound of the first album, but they're mostly coming a little bit rawer, perfectly balancing their earlier style that gritty early 90s hip hop vibe. As solid as ... CD

Madlib/Kieran Hebden

Sound Ancestors
Madlib Invazion, 2021. New Copy
A hell of a collaboration – core sounds by Madlib, which are then re-arranged by Kieran Hebden – at a level that seems to open up new dimensions in both artists! The sound is definitely Madlib's, but there's also a sense of majesty that seems to flow through the whole thing – ... 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
Profile/Traffic, 1989. New Copy
CD...$7.99 16.98
Tough, righteous rap from King Sun – 1989's XL – a set that still looms large after all these years! King Sun dropped knowledge from a Five Percenter influence with a flow that's as smooth, solid and authoritive as any Bronx rapper of the day – and the production by Sun Born ... CD
Pay Jay, Early 2000s. New Copy 2 CDs
J Dilla at his grittiest, most rugged & raw – in both the production and rhyme realms – with all beats and rhymes by the Dilla himself! This set originally opened our ears to a different side of Dilla, a harder hitting aesthetic, with beats and grooves from out of leftfield that ... CD

Madlib

Pinata Beats
Madlib Invazion, 2014. New Copy
CD...$6.99 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
Tommy Boy, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
A stone classic from Lord Finesse – a key moment when the DITC underground got a chance to hit the mainstream – and really show the rest of the world why NYC was still the undisputed center of hip hop! Finesse is fantastic, both as a producer and lyricist – and that collaborative ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nature Sounds, 2020. New Copy Gatefold
A strong little record that speaks its message right in its title – and which follows up with some inventive production touches that are sure to set Preservation apart from the pack! Much of the aesthetic here seeks to bridge a space between New York and China – using the melting pot ... LP, Vinyl record album
Crane City, 2021. New Copy
Seattle rapper Da Qween looks relaxed and regal on the cover – but the sound of the set has a taught intensity that comes through right away – fast rhymes, crispy beats, and a sense of urgency that holds on all the way through! There's a few sung vocal moments that get nice and mellow ... LP, Vinyl record album

AJ Suede/Specswizard

Long May We Rain/Lost Gems
Crane City, 2021. New Copy
A split album – featuring work from Seattle up-and-comer AJ Suede, and longstanding resident artist Specswizard! There's a strong sense of history that runs through the AJ Suede titles – vintage soul snippets and historical recordings – laced together carefully to accompany AJ's ... LP, Vinyl record album

Czarface (Inspectah Deck + 7L & Esoteric)

Czarface
Brick/Fly Casual, 2013. New Copy 2LP
Tight hip hop from the superhero team of Inspectah Deck with 7L & Esoteric – mostly produced by 7L, with a most welcome guest producer in the legendary DJ Premier – and it's a strong statement from the underappreciated Wu Tang gamer and the ever-creative DJ 7L! On the production ... LP, Vinyl record album
Def Jam, 2020. New Copy 2LP
A compelling alternative to a typical compilation for Jadakiss on Def Jam – 2LPs each with one side of acapellas and one side of instrumentals, serving as a greatest hits set, albeit with unreleased acapella and instrumentals! Includes "Huntin Season" Catch & Release", ... LP, Vinyl record album

Black Moon

Rise Of Da Moon
Duck Down, 2020. New Copy 2LP
Brooklyn hip hop heavies Buckshot, 5ft and DJ Evil Dee rise together for the first proper Black Moon album in 15 years – produced by the Da Beatminerz and featuring just a handful of guest spots, from Method Man, General Steele, Smif N Wessun, Rockness Monsta and Tek – doing their ... LP, Vinyl record album
Third Root Music, 2020. New Copy
Knowledge-heavy hip hop from the Texas trio of Easy Lee, MexStep, and DJ Chicken George – working here with some heavy help from a lineup of guests that includes Black Pumas and Grupo Fantasma! Producer Adrian Quesada, the powerhouse between those two acts, is on hand as producer for a fair ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dope Folks, Mid 90s. New Copy
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by Ras Kass – as you might guess from the title – well-restored demo tracks that have a really strong underground vibe – everything you'd love in the MC, but with an even sharper Cali style! Voodu and Bird handled production on most tracks, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Idlers/Traffic, 1988. New Copy (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

Slum Village & Abstract Orchestra

Fantastic 2020 Vol 1 (blue vinyl pressing)
Ne'Astra, 2020. New Copy
Slum Village teams up with the hip hop-reared jazz funk collective Abstract Orchestra for this worthy revisit/live band rework of the legendary Fantastic Vol 2 – a soulful Detroit hip hop classic and a vital piece of the late great J Dilla's legacy! A few cuts have prominent vocals, others ... LP, Vinyl record album
Delicious Vinyl, 2013. New Copy 2 CDs
CD...$7.99 17.98
The full length debut of the Yancey Boys – Frank Nitt & Illa J – the former of the venerable duo Frank N Dank, the latter J Dilla's rhyme centric younger brother – who come together with the dual purpose of keeping J Dilla's production pedigree alive, and to simply deliver ... CD

Boogie Down Productions

Edutainment (with bonus tracks)
Jive, 1990. New Copy
Nice mid period effort from the blast master. Includes "Blackman In Effect", "Ya Know The Rules", "Beef", "House Niggas", "100 Guns", "Ya Strugglin", "Breath Control II", "Edutainment", "The Homeless", "O ... CD
Capitol, 1989. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
The Beasties' masterpiece – and one of the original nightmares for sampling opponents everywhere – the cut & paste hip hop classic Paul's Boutique! The Dust Brothers unapologetic way of weaving very famous samples with soul, funk and film score obscurities would steal the show if ... LP, Vinyl record album

Pete Rock & Camp Lo

80 Blocks From Tiffany's II
Soul Brother, 2020. New Copy 2LP
A wonderfully old school set from Pete Rock and Camp Lo – beats by the former, rhymes by the latter – and guest work from a host of talents who include Talib Kweli, Uncle Murda, MOP, Tyler Woods, and Mac Miller! The whole thing's got a great 90s hip hop vibe – Pete Rock very much ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jive/Interscope, 1995. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Just before he got too hot for Jive and jumped to Death Row, this is the album where Pac moves above the Thug Life image he worked so hard to craft and delivered the lyrical goods with both his street stories and more introspective rhymes – helping set up his legacy as one of the most soul ... LP, Vinyl record album

Twit One

Objets Trouvee
Melting Pot (Germany), 2021. New Copy
Twit One has always had a great way with taking classic sounds, stripping them down, and making them into some really sweet contemporary beats – and that quality really continues here – in a set that's lean, but which has a resonant sense of depth from its roots! Tracks are relatively ... LP, Vinyl record album
Redefinition, Mid 2000s/2018. New Copy
Raw and gritty boombap from the mighty Damu The Fudgemunk – the instrumental versions of material recorded for us duo project Y Society with Insight in the mid 00s! Classic and timeless. Includes "All Human", "Never Be The Same", "Gunnin'", "Know The ... LP, Vinyl record album

Various

Daisy Age
Ace (UK), Early 90s. New Copy
A fantastic collection of work from a real golden age in hip hop – a period that you'll probably guess from the image of the Native Tongues posse on the front – served up here in a compilation that brings together classics from De La Soul, The Jungle Brothers, Monie Love, and many ... CD
Geffen, 2007. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
Common lean, filler free late 80s Finding Forever – a set that's definitely the thematic follow up to the semi-comeback BE LP – and a solid one, with highpoints that equal Com's best work of the decade! The set is largely produced by Kanye West, with some terse, harder hitting moments, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Professionals (Madlib & Oh No)

Professionals
Madlib Invazion, 2020. New Copy
A masterful duo project from Madlib & Oh No – Madlib on the beats and younger brother Oh No on the mic, 2 independent hip hop heavies still riding a creative peak after a couple decades in the game! The Professionals moniker is more than earned here. Madlib has been one of the most ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mush/Rhymesayers, 2000. New Copy 2LP
This is the Aesop album on MUSH records before he got signed to Def Jux. It is a piece of raw, dark, poetic artistry that describes his hometown of NYC and the trials and tribulations in it beautifully. This album is a little rougher and his lyrical style is just a little more advanced on his ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pay Jay, Early 2000s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
J Dilla at his grittiest, most rugged & raw – in both the production and rhyme realm – with all beats and rhymes by the Dilla himself! This set originally opened our ears to a different side of Dilla, a harder hitting aesthetic, with beats and grooves from out of leftfield that draw ... LP, Vinyl record album
MCA, 1999. New Copy 3LP (reissue)
A landmark effort from the Legendary Roots Crew – one that a lot of folks hail as their greatest album – given the lavish deluxe edition it richly deserves! Laced with jazzy soul backdrops and lyrics that are both personally and culturally reflective – and it's also the best ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sugar Hill/Friday Music, Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A mighty look at one of the first great groups in hip hop – maybe not the originators of the style, but certainly the one to get some of the biggest exposure – thanks to the work of Sugar Hill Records, and some very catchy tunes! The Sugarhill Gang were one of the key groups involved ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nature Sounds/High Times, 2000s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
The first 2 volumes from Doom's now seminal spice rack of beats – on double vinyl! These ingredients stretch way back, all the way to the KMD days, plus other beats, samples, and instrumental stew from the classic Operation: Doomsday, King Ghidorah and some less familiar efforts. Beats by ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rawkus/WAR Media, 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
The fantastic solo debut of Pharoahe Monch – served up after a few years of guest appearances that were really raising our ears to his mighty talents! The Pharoahe returns the favor here – inviting in guest versions from Common, Talib Kweli, Canibus, Apani B Fly, Busta Rhymes, MOP, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia/Get On Down, 1996. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
The second album, and even if it's not as dope as as the mythical Illmatic, but how could anyone hope to live up to those expectations? The Trakmasters come up with some nice beats, chided for being a bit on the commercial side by critics at the time, but they've aged a lot better than most street ... LP, Vinyl record album

Gotham (Talib Kweli & Diamond D)

Gotham
Dymond Mine, 2021. New Copy
A great collaboration between Talib Kweli and Diamond D – dedicated to the city that first gave the world hip hop, and which is still on top of the game with work like this! There's a great old school vibe to the set – not early 80s old school, but the sort of special, distinct quality ... LP, Vinyl record album
Wreck/P-Vine (Japan), 1993. New Copy
The legendary debut of Black Moon – and a landmark indie hip hop classic from the early 90s east coast scene! Beloved by the deeper digging hip hop heads back in the day, and making a few waves commercially with the singles "Who Got Da Props" and "I Got Cha Opin", this ... CD

J Dilla

Dillatronic
Vintage Vibez, Late 80s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
A killer compilation of rare Dilla instrumentals that hones in on his electronic-influenced side! It's the first time his archives have been mined with this sharp of a focus – but Dilla being the diverse cat that he was, it's STILL got a incredible stylistic sprawl! The beats are head nodding ... LP, Vinyl record album
Redefinition, 2017. New Copy
One-take, all vinyl, favorite funky sample flips by Damu The Fudgemunk for Ego Trip! Essentially a private press mix companion piece to an Ego Trip feature with Damu in which he discussed favorite sample craft – none of which is essential info for enjoyment, as it stands plenty strong on its ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated May 12, 2021


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