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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!


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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Columbia, 1994. New Copy (reissue)
20th anniversary edition of Nas's masterpiece Illmatic – which will probably stand forever as one of the greatest hip hop full lengths of its time – maybe even for all time. Nas has had some creative ups-and-downs over the years, but nothing can take away the impact of this damn near ... 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
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
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
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
75 Ark/Deltron Partners, 2001. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Kid Koala, and Dan The Automator pool their skills for this dawn of the 2000s classic – the masterful Deltron 3030 – pared down the sci-fi hip hop funk essentials on the Automator and Koala instrumentals! One of the benchmark albums in the leftfield ... LP, Vinyl record album
Traffic, 2000. New Copy
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. ... CD
Snow Dog/Warlock, 1991. New Copy
MC Breed's debut, featuring the DFC crew – and one of the earlier records to put Michigan on the national hip hop map! Breed was the first independent MCs to come from anywhere beside the coasts and make a real impact, and more or less paved the way for groups like those in the Suave House or ... CD
B-Boy/Octave (Japan), 1988. New Copy
Maybe not the first full length album by a female MC, but a really well-remembered set from the early days – and one that hardly tries to go for any crossover modes at all! Instead, Sparky-D really keeps it live and close to the streets – beginning the set with an acapella track that ... CD
A Stable Sound, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A modern classic from the legendary Cut Chemist – delivering on his reputation as a true school/blueprint era hip hop torch carrier while transcending it at the same time! You've got to expect that anything Cut Chemist produces, remixes, or applies his DJ skills to will be a rewarding aural ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated April 21, 2018


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