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!


Duck Down, 2017. New Copy 2LP
Gruff and gritty rhymes with tough, no nonsense production the likes of which is rarely made these days – and it's all the heavier given that the man behind the mic passed away a couple years before this saw release! Sean Price was one of a kind, stubbornly sticking with 90s style rawness, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Love N War
Street Corner, 2017. New Copy
A moody set of beatcraft from LA producer Reallynathan – from synthy soul beats and samples blended to hypnotic effect, to rawer bits with a bit more dust and grit, to more richly layered vibes – recorded over a 5-or-so year period and assembled and selected here by the always tasteful ... LP, Vinyl record album
Doe Quarterz
All City, 2017. New Copy
A cool bit of lean, bumping hip hop instrumentals from Fitz Ambro$e! There's a laidback, kind of hazy, latenight sorta vibe at play, giving it a consistent feel, inspired lean soul and funk sounds from 80s, but not trying to replicate that vibe at all, just as a springboard for creativity and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Vinyl Digital, Mid 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A once lost relic from hip hop's golden mid 90s era! This is the second of two albums from Pete Rock's archives of great unissue material to originally see release thanks to the knowledgeable crate diggers at BBE/Rapster, recorded during the period Pete Rock & CL Smooth were nearing the end of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cold Busted, 2017. New Copy
Hip hop instrumentals from Japan's Blue In Green – a composer/producer with roots in bossa steeped jazz! He's a really fine job of blending the worlds of golden age of hip hip loving syncopated beats with really fresh and lively sounding jazzy piano and guitar and other elements from both ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rarebreed, 2017. New Copy
A cut & paste collage pf funky beat, basslines and dialogue sample paired with moody, melodic jazz funk keyboard atmoshere – setting up a consistent, flowing mode atmososhere! Fine craftsmanship from Didaflo/Sir Froderick with enough recognizable sampled bits to keep fans of modern ... LP, Vinyl record album
Enta Da Stage
Wreck, 1993. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
The legendary debut of Black Moon – and a landmark classic 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" ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jive/Legacy, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
A strong early effort from Bay Area legend E-40 – his first with major label backing, stepping up and delivering in a major way – the title tells no lies! True to his roots, his working with Slick Wid' label collaborators both on the mic and in the production booth – including Sam ... LP, Vinyl record album
E One, 2017. New Copy
Wu Tang Clan veterans, affiliate and guests unite under the Wu banner for The Saga Continues – largely produced by the capable, long-serving Mathematics and executive produced by RZA – who appears on the mic as does Inspectah Deck, Ghostface, Meth and Raekwon – plus guests Redman, ... CD
Funky Ass, 1997. New Copy (reissue)
Some of the stickiest, nastiest, most profane lyricism in Kool Keith's career – also some of the greatest, most time honored production he's ever rhymed over – both of which is saying a hell of a lot! Sex Style is unquestionably over the top in the porn-y wordplay, but it goes so far ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jive/Zomba, 1988. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
One of those rare moments where a mainstream hit goes onto preface years of creative talent to come – even though the whole thing might have seemed like a bit of a one-off at the time! The young Will Smith is fantastic as the Fresh Prince – full of charm, at a level that really upped ... LP, Vinyl record album
Iron Flag
Loud, 2001. Very Good- 2LP
An underrated later Wu Tang effort from '01 – a lean 12 track set that lacks little to our ears, except for the then incarcerated ODB. RZA keeps the production solid, tight and simple – rugged, grimy foil for the rhymes, which sound pretty damn nice all these years later – as ... LP, Vinyl record album
Female Fun, 2005. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
A later career win from the unpredictable, inimitable Prince Paul – not exactly an instrumentals records, hence the deliberately spelled title – really more of leftfield hip hop beat suite with plenty of vocal samples and a few high caliber guest appearances! Paul's styles here rarely ... 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
Raising Hell
Profile/Get On Down, 1986. New Copy (reissue)
The massive third album from Run DMC – made at the top of their game – an pivotal effort that brought them to peak popularity and helped break hip hop in a huge way in the pop culture landscape! Part of the album's strength is its guitar-heavy sound on some of the grooves – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Deltron 3030
75 Ark/Deltron Partners, 2000. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Kid Koala, and Dan The Automator pool their skills for this dawn of the 2000s sci-fi hip hop classic – the masterful Deltron 3030! The guest list is almost too long to get into, but Money Mark, Prince Paul, PB Wolf and Mr. Lif are all here, along with many others. ... 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
Hiero Imperium/Traffic, 1993. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
The timeless classic Cali hip hop standard bearer from Souls Of Mischief – on 2LP vinyl! As much as we love all the best Hiero output of the 90s & beyond, this is still our favorite, and besides, it's pretty much the blueprint for the Hieroglyphics sound. Smoothly jazz and headnodding ... LP, Vinyl record album
Good Fight
Mello Music Group, 2015. Used
The best yet from Oddisee! Be it a solo set or one of his group efforts with Diamond District, Oddisee has never lacked smarts or confidence, but there's assertive strengh to tracks on here that up the ante. He's really come into his own as one of the most reliable voices in independent hip hop, ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2016. New Copy
A top-quality instrumentals set from Oddisee – nothing odd about the strength of material here, as he's one of the most consistent producers of his era! The Odd Tape is exceptionally good headphones music, held together by the beatcraft with strains of anthemic soul in the DNA, sputtering ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated October 19, 2017


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