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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!


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Interscope, 2009. New Copy 2LP
The best of the post-Elephunk mainstream conquering era records by the Black Eyed Peas – comfortably balancing bright dance pop and hip hop as strongly as ever! The career arc of the BEPs is as unlikely as anything in modern popular music, from the indie soul inspired alternative rap early ... LP, Vinyl record album
Priority/Ruthless, 1990. New Copy (reissue)
The blistering 1990 EP by NWA – a fanbase divisive and critically underappreciated salvo in its day, despite being a fast seller – and a much sharper piece of work than it was credited for back in the day! NWA as a driven singular force was pretty much a thing of the past by this point, ... LP, Vinyl record album
HNIC
Loud/Get On Down, 2000. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
Prodigy's solo debut HNIC – gritty and raw from intro to outro, with a methodical flow on par the with the best of his work with Mobb Deep in the best moments – while taking some heretofore stylistic detours! Naturally, there's a personal vibe to the peak tracks here that he couldn't ... LP, Vinyl record album
Real People, 1997. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
The waaaay overlooked Latyrx LP from '97. Lateef & Lyrics Born pretty much laid the groundwork for what was going to be some of the most adventurous underground hip hop to come out of Cali in the mid-to-late 90s – opening the door for Blackalicious, the J5 and others. DJ Shadow's great ... LP, Vinyl record album
Lost Cargo Vol 2 EP
Culture Power 45, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)
Timeless, soulful hip hop from The Culture Power 45 collective – classic-reared post-millennium Chicago hip hop from Black Koala (Raashan Ahmad & Rita J), The Know (Fat Nice & Kush Shalimar, Iomos Marad, Rashid Hadee & Radius Inc and ILLsugi! Much like the the other excellent ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Bad Boy/Rhino, 1994. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
The big early BIG hit "Big Poppa" – a prime candidate for his most quintessential track! The way it makes such incredible use of the Isley Brothers' "Between the Sheets" and there's no denying the forever fresh status of this most classic cut, but we love "Warning" ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy
CD...$6.99 15.98
Raw crackling hip hop funk beatcraft at its deepest from mighty Madlib – working in his Beat Konducta style for this third entry in the epic Madlib's Medicine Show Series! Beat Konducta In Africa is a hazy hip hop instrumental set from 'Lib (lest you thought it might be a funky compilation ... CD
Iceberg
Mello Music Group, 2017. New Copy
Exactly the kind of record that reminds us why we love Oddisee so much – and why he continues to be one of the freshest talents around – both from a lyrical and musical perspective! At some level, the album's as understated as the look of its cover – with a stripped-down vibe ... CD
To Pimp A Butterfly
Interscope, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Kendrick Lamar takes wider creative left turns than ever before on To Pimp A Butterfly – with a funk steeped production style that filters tried-and-true P Funk influences through leftfield modern beatcraft styles, inspired by cats like Madlib to Thundercat, the latter of whom is an official ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rawkus, 1998. New Copy
The first full-length from Mos Def and Talib Kweli together as Black Star – a benchmark moment in hip hop history, and one of the finest duo vocal hip hip records of the 90s – and one of the best ever on Rawkus! In hindsight, it's all the more rewarding given Talib Kweli's longevity in ... LP, Vinyl record album
Aftermath, 2012. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold
The much-hailed major league debut of Kendrick Lamar! Includes "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe", "The Art Of Peer Pressure", "Money Trees" with Jay Rock, "Poetic Justice" with Drake, "m.A.A.d City" with MC Eiht, "Singing About Me, I'm Dying Of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Holy Intellect
Profile, 1990. New Copy (reissue)
The classic debut of Poor Righteous Teachers – a creative benchmark for the Five Percenter movement – and one best records to come from the dawn of the 90s hip hop scene! Tight group rap of the highest caliber – with a distinct approach, courtesy of leader and lyricist Wise ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pinata
Madlib Invazion, 2014. New Copy
CD...$6.99 15.98
Smart , streetwise raps from Freddie Gibbs, backed by restlessly 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 ... CD
Disco Wax (Japan), 1980. New Copy
CD...$6.99 20.98
Live old school hip hop and funky disco breaks from the first school – previously unreleased material recorded straight from the Ecstasy Garage Disco sound board at the dawn of the 80s – party rockin' rhymes from a loose collective of "Ecstasy Garage All Stars"! Live ... CD
Stones Throw, 2017. New Copy
A deep funk inspired single from DJ Harrison! "Rule The World" has a murky vibe that gives it the right kind of vintage gritty mood, with the vocals mucked up to almost hallucinogenic effect – but that's backed by guitar bass and drums that's got a cool 70s funky soul feel. "Br ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Shining
BBE (UK), 2006. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A glorious send off from J Dilla – with some of the most soulful productions Dilla's ever laid down – and appearances by Common, D'Angelo, Pharoahe Monch, Madlib, MED, Black Thought and others! It's impossible to listen to The Shining without considering the sad circumstances ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fool's Gold, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A far-reaching, style-hopping, head-nodding party all the way from producer Nick Hook – with a guest list as expansive as the vibe – including Nasty Nigel, Spank Rock, Hudson Mohawk, DJ Rashad, Chino Moreno, Prefuse 73, 24hrs, Titles include "+3" feat DJ Rashad, DJ Paypal & ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stones Throw, 2003. New Copy 2LP
Damn! The MASSIVE collaborative album from the dynamic duo of Madlib and J Dilla! Essentially, Madlib handles the production on the even numbers in the set with Dilla on the vocals, and the roles are reversed on the odd numbers. Each producer does his own thing, as only he can do it – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stones Throw, 2007. New Copy
Hazy beatcraft steeped in Indian soundtrack style funk, strings and percussion from the indefatigable Madlib – Volume 3 in the increasingly adventurous and conceptual outings of the Beat Konducta! This time out Madlib, er, Beat Konducta is conducting beats, strings & things from India ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated January 21, 2018


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