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!


Wreck, 1993/2017. New Copy 2LP
Remix versions of the legendary debut of Black Moon –a landmark 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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Geffen, 1995. New Copy 4 x 7 inch
Standout classic singles from the Shaolin hip hop essential Liquid Swords by GZA – with heavy numerological rhymes, and the best production on any Wu project (still to this day, even) – in a beautiful oversized box with custom art prints! These are seriously some the greatest songs in ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Roc Nation, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Vic Mensa's long in the works big league debut – an Autobiography that might've had to contend with the burden of high expectations upon release, but this is one we'll be able to come back to for years – with strong personal storytelling, Vic's compelling mix to rhymes and singing, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
So Many Rappers/Meccalicious (picture disc)
Redefinition, Late 90s/2016. New Copy (reissue)
Rare cuts by Rob-O of INI, produced by Pete Rock during a peak period in the 90s! "So Many Rappers" is a gem, recorded in '98 around the time of PR's classic Soul Survivor, with top shelf production and dexterous rhymes by Rob-O, delivering solid knowledge in a laidback flow. Perfection! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Hay Luv
Melting Pot (Germany), 2017. New Copy
Largely instrumental jazzy and soulful hip hop from Cologne's Twit One! There's a lot of lively instrumentation at play on TO's work, floating over the headnodding beatcraft that keeps it comfortably in a timeless hip hop mode. We really love the way piano and keys are layered in, but there's lots ... 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
Delicious Vinyl/Craft, 1992. New Copy
The essential early 90s classic by The Pharcyde, the group's high water mark, and one of the greatest hip hop albums of the era! Along with Del and the Souls Of Mischief, the Pharcyde were one of the few West Coast units to achieve any kind of widespread popularity using the uniquely loopy, ... CD
Delicious Vinyl/Craft, 1992. New Copy
The essential early 90s classic by The Pharcyde, the group's high water mark, and one of the greatest hip hop albums of the era! Along with Del and the Souls Of Mischief, the Pharcyde were one of the few West Coast units to achieve any kind of widespread popularity using the uniquely loopy, ... Cassette
Tuff City, Early 80s. New Copy 5LP & 7 inch
The Tuff City label was one of our favorite indies on the New York old school hip hop scene – a company that was maybe a few years later than some of its contemporaries, but one that always kept a strong ear to the streets – and really helped find the sounds that pushed hip hop into the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warp, 2016. New Copy 2LP
Danny Brown moves over the Warp label still riding high on a longstanding creative win streak – title aside, this exhibition is magnificent – hopping back and forth stylistically between straight-forward, compelling boom bap and brazenly manic weirdness! Danny's bugged out approach to ... 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
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
Columbia, 1995. New Copy
The classic first solo album by Big L – with bedrock DITC production by Buckwild, Showbiz and Lord Finesse – perfectly framing the rhymes by Harlem's finest. Big L didn't leave a huge wealth of recordings before he was taking away from the world, but he started out strong, and this ... CD
Geffen, 1994. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
The classic critical breakthrough from The Roots – the one that really cemented their legacy as one great hip hop live bands ever, and help paving the way for many fascinating records to come! Do You Want More is a modern hip hop essential, chainging the way we looked at hip hop, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
Street Corner, 2017. New Copy
A solid instrumentals record by the masterful DJ Rhettmatic! As a World Famous Beat Junkie, Visionarie and veteran DJ & producer with a couple decades in the game, he's all about the craft here, with genuine love for classic funk and spacier vibes, always in the service of compelling beats. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jive/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1992. New Copy (reissue)
The classic early 90s debut of Fu-Schnickens – who along with Das EFX brought a dizzying display of tongue twisting, pop culture referencing, seriously skillful fast rap style into the scene. Includes the classic single "True Fuschnick", strongly reminiscient of Tribe Called Quest's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Brick, 2007. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
One of the finer neo-classic hip hop debut records of the mid 00s! On this one, Statik Selektah flies the flag for the samples and scratches era at it's most headnodding and exciting– providing a perfect guest rappers to step up and slay – in way the felt freshly inspired on '07, still ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated November 21, 2017


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