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!


Washington Classics, 2017. New Copy
Funky DL's full on funky homage to A Tribe Called Quest's uber classic Midnight Maurauders – no samples, no breaks or loops pulled from the classic album or the samples therein – this is a freshly done, inspired set of beats, keys, programming and live instrumentation that covers the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Loveturl, 2017. New Copy 2CD
Documentary DVD & soundtrack CD to The Unseen – A Detroit Beat Tape – chronicling the contemporary and recent past of the Detroit independent/underground hip hop production scene! The doc is directed by Gus Sutherland and features interviews with and/or footage pretty incredible ... CD
Breaks Collective Vol 1
MSX Sound Design, 2017. New Copy
MSXII Sound Design delivers the funky analog breaks! Breaks Collective Vol 1 is rooted in classic boom bap on one hand, and the other is more abstract, distorted, always compelling sounds. 2 sides of breaks, sans tracklist. Nice! LP, Vinyl record album
Sun Don't Chill EP
Red Apples 45, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)
Nice little 4 track 7-inch EP from producer/MC Dave Dar – teaming up with and defering production duty to the always compelling Ray West! "Home" features indie hip hop legends Prince Po & Percee P. "Art Of Diggin" features AG of DITC. The flip includes the title track ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
MM Food
Rhymesayers, 2004/2007. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
The bugged sci fi maestro MF Doom's mid 00s masterpiece – tied up and unavailable for a couple years – and a straight up tie with Madvilliany for the championship title of best Doom-related LP since his immortal debut! As you'd guess from the title, this album has a running theme with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ne'Astra, 2000. New Copy 4CD
Slum Village's legendary Jay Dee-produced Fantastic Vols I & II, with instrumentals, bonus songs, in a nicely-priced 4CD set! Vol I was at one time one of the most sought-after hip hop albums of the era – with some of the most rugged-and-raw Jay Dee production on record! Honestly, we're ... CD
Vinyl Digital, 2017. New Copy
A strong set if instrumentals by Mujo – producer beatmaker make waves globally, via the Hungary! Lean, jazz-inspired, headnodding goodness all the way. Includes "Forest", "Curry", "Flamingos", "Callan", "Crooklyn Blunts", "King Of ... LP, Vinyl record album
TEKS EP (The Essential Kilawatt Sessions)
Redefinition, 2009/2012/2017. New Copy
Updated version of the rare debut EP by contemporary underground hip hop production heavy Damu The Fudgemunk with vocals by Raw Poetic – originally issued in 2009 – ammended here to include extra instrumental bits, outtakes and more! The set includes the 5 original vocal versions and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Epik 1.0
Underpaid Productions, 2017. New Copy
Independent Chicago hip hop from emcee Epik 1 – a born & bred Chicagoan with roots in the city's late 90s freestyle and open mic scene, and a genuine love and appreciation for block rocking hip hop history for the old school to today. Produced by Illpee with no nonsense, headnodding ... CD
Fantastic Vol 1
Long Player/Ne'Astra, 1997. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
Slum Village's legendary Fantastic Vol 1 – one of the most sought-after hip hop albums of the era – with the most rugged-and-raw Jay Dee production on record! Honestly, we're left pretty close to speechless by how tightly these tracks hold up. This is indeed the template for so many ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warlock/Idlers, 1988. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
The legendary album by the third star in the original Native Tongues trinity! Before the first De La and Tribe LPs, and with hint of all the great stuff that was to come – jazzy beats, nice rhymes,and straight butter all the way through. This double vinyl version includes a bonus track ... LP, Vinyl record album
Profile/Traffic, 1997. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
The late 90s classic from Sonny Cheeba & Geechi Suede –Camp Lo's benchmark Uptown Saturday Night! Certainly one of the finer hip hop LPs of '97, when we can return to over and over again, with great singles and stellar album tracks alike, such as "Luchin AKA This Is It", "C ... LP, Vinyl record album
Super Break, 2017. New Copy
Volume 3 in the solid Block Party Breaks series from Paul Nice – a series that definitely lives up to the title, and serves up a range of spare break tracks that would have been perfect in the mix at a street party back in the day! In fact, there's a definite South Bronx sort of vibe going ... 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
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
Stones Throw, 2007. New Copy
The long awaited sides C & D in Madlib's incredible blend of Bombay soundtrack-styled funk, blunted Eastern beats, and all round stunning Middle Eastern accented hip hop instros! This time out Madlib, er, Beat Konducta is conducting beats, strings & things from India and/or otherwise East ... LP, Vinyl record album
AOI, 2016. New Copy 2LP
A major later career creative win for De La Soul – a mind-bogglingly diverse, frequently brilliant record that manages to rival their best early work in stylistic breadth! This one's an epic – a 17 track, nearly 70 minute opus that finds De La working with an eclectic group of ... LP, Vinyl record album
AOI, 2016. New Copy
A major later career creative win for De La Soul – a mind-bogglingly diverse, frequently brilliant record that manages to rival their best early work in stylistic breadth! This one's an epic – a 17 track, nearly 70 minute opus that finds De La working with an eclectic group of ... CD
Columbia/Traffic, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated March 27, 2017


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