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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!


Mass Appeal, 2017. New Copy
A great EP from the always inspired, never predictable DJ Shadow! He gets assists from top notch MCs both legendary and contemporary in Nas and Danny Brown – plus modern legend film score composer Steven Price on a track – showing a pretty incredible stylistic reach on this tight, but ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
DAMN.
Aftermath/Interscope, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sub Pop, 2017. New Copy
Shabazz Palaces takes spacey hip hop further out then they've every done before, while still somehow holding ground in hazy, headnodding beats and rhymes – delivering 2 separate albums loosely centered around a cosmic character called Quazarz! Far out as concept is and as thickly atmospheric ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sub Pop, 2017. New Copy
Shabazz Palaces takes spacey hip hop further out then they've every done before, while still somehow holding ground in hazy, headnodding beats and rhymes – delivering 2 separate albums loosely centered around a cosmic character called Quazarz! Far out as concept is and as thickly atmospheric ... LP, Vinyl record album
Roc-A-Fella, 2017. New Copy
Jay-Z's 13th album and one he really had no need to do, if not for the love of the game, and it's a rock solid effort with raw, classic school No ID production! It's a testament to Jay Z's enduring status as one of sharpest MCs of all time that the first news bites to come out of this semi-surprise ... CD
Crane City, 2017. New Copy
A nice primer on the underground hip hop scene in Seattle, circa the post-millennium teens! Solar Power doesn't really set out to round up a succinct snapshot of a particular Seattle style and sound, so much showcase how diverse and distinctive the voices and producers in the city are. Compiled by ... 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
Traffic, 2000. New Copy
CD...$14.99 15.98 (LP)
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
Island, 1986. New Copy
Paid In Full, indeed. Eric B & Rakim's seminal album still pays off in so many ways, and it was such a vital link between the party rockin' style of the old school and the terse, hard-hitting beats and rhymes of what was then the new school, we can't even come up with the words for the praise ... CD
Lowtech/Joe Left Hand (Austria), 2017. New Copy
Infinito 2017/Marcellous Lovelace has been one of independent Chicago hip hop's strongest, most consistent voices for quite a while, and he's as sharply on point here as he's been in years! Raw wisdom on the mic has always been a strong suit for Infinito, and he's as solid as ever here – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Lowtech/Joe Left Hand (Austria), 2017. New Copy
Thoughtful rhymes, forcefully delivered by Infinito 2017 on this tight EP! Infinito has the classic school MC quality of delivering his rhymes in such raw, off the cuff, direct vibe that it feels like freestyles, but they lines hit with such pinpoint precision, you just don't know – whether ... LP, Vinyl record album
LaFace, 1996. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
The huge creative leap forward for Outkast – and one of the greatest hip hop albums ever! The duo laid some incredible groundwork with the debut Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, but this one is really their first (and stunningly, not their last) masterpiece. Timeless and soulful outer space ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Bright Moments
Vinyl Digital, 2017. New Copy
Bright, breezy and easygoing, but still nicely funky sample-based production from Flamingosis! Lots of cool 70s and early 80s style sounds and samples are layered in, especiially clubby soul and funk, but various and diverse strains of it – but it's still got a focused vibe from track-to-track ... LP, Vinyl record album
Metal Face, 2000s-Mid 2010s. New Copy 2 LPs
A prime set of Doom collabos – some unexpected, and others perfectly apt – with Talib Kweli, Vast Aire, Count Bass D, Masta Killa, Ghostface, Dilla, John Robinson and others. Essentially, a top notch set of cuts from rare vinyl singles or previously unreleased tracks, guest appearances ... LP, Vinyl record album
Attention K-Mart Choppers
Street Corner, 2017. New Copy
A funky blast from a bygone era of discount retail store background music – as chopped, looped, augmented and funked up Juicy The Emissary – chopping up old K-Mart background music and in-store announcement tapes into surprisingly timeless work of his own ingenious imagination! This is ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stones Throw, 2017. New Copy
Tel Aviv-based, LA underground inspired hip hop production work from Michael Cohen, aka Cohenbeats – a beatmaker with a lot of love for moody jazz & soul beatcraft that's really right at home on Stones Throw! There's a timeless independent hip hop spirit at play here that transcends any ... LP, Vinyl record album
Let's Take A Trip
First Word (UK), 2017. New Copy
A welcome trip with Tall Black Guy! TBG's soulful beats. jazzy keyboard laced grooves, deft ways with sampled vocals really stand out in the contemporary landscape, especially in the way his own full length material can differ from his remixes and production work for others. This one's got a really ... CD
 
Updated August 20, 2017


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