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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!


Culture Power 45, 2017. New Copy
Infinito 2017 at his most personal and ambitious – delivering a record we're thinking might be one of his very best to date – for the (so far) completely excellent, vinyl-centric Culture Power 45 label. Culture Power 45 is as much a collective of kindred spirit figures in independent ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mello Music Group, 2017. New Copy
Producer Gensu Dean steps out from behind the scenes and getting more comfortable headlining his own high quality records after years in the game – and the guest vocalists are a solid indicator of his pedigree as a producer – including Diamond D, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Homeboy Sandman, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Midnight Marauders
Jive, 1993. New Copy (reissue)
A masterpiece from prime era Tribe Called Quest! Midnight Maurauders was Tribe's third LP, and even though there were no tracks yet credited to the Ummah, this is pretty much the beginning of Tribe's transition to that sound – with the same mellow, laid back vibe as their best early material ... LP, Vinyl record album
Yancey Media, 2017. New Copy
Soulful beats from the Dilla archives! This batch of untitled, numbered tracks from the Ma Dukes vaults feels a little more along the lines of his more soul steeped efforts – persistent beats and a tight core, but with bits of keyboards, piano or jazzy organ or strings – some spacier ... 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
Message
Sugar Hill, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
The classic debut album by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – one of the pioneering groups in hip hop -history- not that we didn't need to tell you that! With prototypical party jams and the original conscious rap landmark "The Message", all over old school grooves laid ... LP, Vinyl record album
Wild Pitch, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
A record that no hip hop home should be without – the one and only album from Main Source, but a set that's more than strong enough to stand next to the best from contemporaries like De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, and Black Sheep! Like all three of those groups, these guys have a way of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Leaving, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)
Souls Of Mischief & Heiroglyphics veteran Opio in near peak from after all these years – delivering the goods on this solid 12-inch for Leaving! Includes 3 versions of "Wounded Healer" with guest Homeboy Sandman – plus 3 versions of "Galvanometer". 12-inch, Vinyl record
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
Byrds
Street Corner, 2017. New Copy
Trippy but strangely melodic abstract hip hop instrumentals on Street Corner! Foisey has this great way of mixing scattershot elements with bits melody holding it all together – if the beats are somewhat straightforward there'll some scattershot samples tripping it out just so – if the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Left In My Dust (vocal, inst)
Redefinition, 2017. New Copy
Artifacts veterans Tame One and El Da Sensei in rock solid form – with production by Jersey fellow K-Def! Utilizing a classic 90s style production, this one is tight and true. 7-inch, Vinyl record
Last Meal
No Limit/Capitol, 2000. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
Snoop Dogg's last and best album for No Limit – a turn of the millennium effort that stands a a lot stronger in retrospect, and certainly signaling the coming resurgence Snoop would carrying pretty strongly in the new decade. After Death Row hit hard times and Snoop found into the No Limit ... LP, Vinyl record album
Donuts
Stones Throw, 2005. New Copy 2LP
The classic batch of instrumentals from J Dilla – one that strongly transcends the hip hop genre – and perhaps his rawest, and most adventurous listening experience ever! The loopy soul samples, rich synth/electro shine, and thumping bass and soul beats that Dilla largely made his name ... LP, Vinyl record album
Born Again
Bad Boy, 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
Tracks include "Dangerous MC's" featuring Snoop Dogg & Busta Rhymes, "I Really Want To Show You" featuring Nas with K-Ci & Jo-Jo, "Rap Phenomenon" featuring Redman & Method Man, "Tonight" featuring Mobb Deep, "Let Me Get Down" featuring ... LP, Vinyl record album
He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper (with bonus tracks)
Jive/Real Gone, 1988. New Copy 2CD
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 ... CD
Columbia/Get On Down, 2009. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Malice & Pusha T back with The Neptunes on the bulk of Til The Casket Drops – recorded Columbi, after the Jive Records swan song/uncompromising masterpiece Hell Hath No Fury back in '06, and this one still head-and-shoulders above most major label hip hop LPs circa '09! The couple of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia, 2015. New Copy
Another brilliant window into the odd, honest mind of Earl Sweatshirt – a disfunctional outcast who doesn't even need to leave the house to be one the realest, most distinctive hip hop voices of his time. As much as we admired the Doris album, we didn't know where else he could take things, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Return Of The Don
Clockwork, 2017. New Copy
Kool G Rap as gritty and on point as ever on Return Of The Don – produced in full by MoSS for a tight feel throughout – with a who's who of fellow living mic legends and younger guns alike! Includes appearances by Raekwon, NORE, the late great Sean Price, Fame, Freeway, Sheek Louch, ... 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 dawn of caliber – with a distinct approach, courtesy of leader and lyricist ... LP, Vinyl record album
Land Of The Crooks EP
Coalmine, 2014. New Copy (reissue)
Sean Price & M-Phazes team up for the Land Of The Crooks – with appearances by Roc Marciano, Billy Danze of MOP, Maffew Ragazino, Guilty Simpson and DJ Babu. A very cool pairing of the raw mic craft the late great Sean Price and solid, horns and piano-laced, all around timeless M-Phazes ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated September 22, 2017


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