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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!


Legacy, 2010/2017. New Copy (pic cover)
Andre 3000 takes on the Beatles-classic, giving it a great pop funk feel that would've fit right in on his The Love Below side of that OutKast classic! Originally issued as promo single, it's pretty stunning that didn't get a proper release this 7-inch – which also includes a never before ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Delicious Vinyl, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)
Previously unreleased fire from Frank N Dank and producer Jay Dee! Gritty, beat heavy, rumbling genius from Dilla in straight forward, floor-shaking style – the perfect backdrop for the on beat, focused rhymes. Includes vocal and instrumental versions of "Let's Go", "Things Ain' ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Sony, 1997. New Copy
Muggs of Cypress Hill updates his sound with some nice tracks from Mobb Deep "It Could Happen To You", KRS "Move Ahead", "Third World" with RZA and GZA, "Puppet Master" with Dr Dre and B Real, "Decisions, Decisions" with Goodie Mob and more from La ... LP, Vinyl record album
DAMN.
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
Highpower Studios, 2016. New Copy
Neo classic boombap from one of the most pivotal producers in Chicago hip hop history, the mighty Dug Infinite! "Art" is co-produced by Teeko and comes out quickly with some of the heaviest headnodding beats we've heard in a while, as timeless you'd expect from Dug Infinite, whose work ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
King Of Rock
Profile/Get On Down, 1985. New Copy (reissue)
Run-DMC's great second album, with rock hard production by Russell Simmons and classic cuts! It's fascinating to listen to this album all these years later, with the knowledge that this hungry hip hop act from Queens was so soon to conquer the world. Great stuff from a legendary crew! This the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Profile, Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The Profile Records label may be best-remembered as the initial home of Run DMC – but back in the day, the company was one of the top imprints on the New York scene – and one of the few who could be a bit bigtime, yet still keep the right sort of ears to the ground! The selection here ... LP, Vinyl record album
Resurrection
Relativity, 1994. New Copy (reissue)
In 1994 when everyone seemed to be turning hardcore, Common Sense wasn't having it. Introspective tales of growing up and living on the South Side that fit perfectly with No I.D.'s mellow production and spiced up with two guest appearances by Y-Not aka Twilight Tone. Classic LP, solid all the way ... 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
RTJ3 (gold colored vinyl)
Mass Appeal, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A vital third act in the thankfully ongoing RTJ saga! The first album was unsurprisingly excellent, but surprisingly popular. The second album not only turned out to be a bigger hit, it was also a creative peak for both El-P and Killer Mike – which is really saying something. So the stakes ... LP, Vinyl record album
Drogas Light
1st & 15th, 2017. New Copy
The first of a proposed trilogy from Chi's Lupe Fiasco – and his first official independent album after stepping away from Atlantic! Lupe had concerns over the major label system stifling his creativity, so it should be no surprise that he's as lyrically-focused and deeply thoughtful as ever ... CD
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
Rawkus, 1998. New Copy
CD...$4.99 10.98
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 ... CD
Bang Ya Head Entertainment, 2017. New Copy 2LP
Tripped out Madlib beats for the Bad Neighbor project – something of an all star project on the vocal version – but Madlib is on the beats for every track on these instrumentals! He really shows his range with a variety of moods here – from psychedelic boom bap, to bubbling ... LP, Vinyl record album
Elektra/Get On Down, 1994. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
One of most essential hip hop albums of the 90s – arguably among the best ever! The Main Ingredient is a great title for the album, as this one finds Pete & CL working with the core essenses of their timeless hip hop sound. Pete Rock's soul and funk sample enriched sound at it's very ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jive, 2016. New Copy
A hell of a comeback for Tribe Called Quest – maybe one of the best musical comebacks ever, and a fantastic reminder of why we loved the group so much in the first place! 18 years have passed since we last heard from the trio (now, sadly, a duo) – and that time only seems to have ... CD
Profile/Sony, 1986. New Copy (reissue)
The massive third album from Run DMC – done while at the very top of their game – and rightly broke out big to a much wider audience than just about any rap record before it! Part of the album's strength is its guitar-heavy sound on some of the grooves – produced by Rick Rubin ... LP, Vinyl record album
Loud/RCA, 1993. New Copy
The classic first LP with Method Man, Ghost Face Killer, Raekwon, Ol' Dirty Bastard, and The Genius. The start of a generation, and of the hip hop enterprise that overshadowed a lot of the mid 90s! 12 tracks, including "Can It All Be So Simple", "Method Man", "Da Mystery ... LP, Vinyl record album
Big Grams (180 gram pressing – with download)
Epic, 2015. New Copy
Adventurous ATL hip hop veteran Big Boi teams up with NYC electro pop duo Phantogram as Big Grams! Big Boi has never lacked for creative ambition – his one time repuation as the straighter-laced half of Outkast sold him short back in the day – as he always had a incredible way of ... LP, Vinyl record album
LaFace, 1996. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
The big single off Atliens, which would've been a standout track any day! "Elevators" defied trends in the mid 90s, strongly influenced by early 80s era George Clinton productions, with Outkast's southern swagger –here in the classic album version, a pair of great remixes, acapella ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Jive, 2016. New Copy
A hell of a comeback for Tribe Called Quest – maybe one of the best musical comebacks ever, and a fantastic reminder of why we loved the group so much in the first place! 18 years have passed since we last heard from the trio (now, sadly, a duo) – and that time only seems to have ... CD
 
Updated April 30, 2017


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