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Old school, true school, golden age, random rap, west coast, east coast, independent, southern, and midwestern hip hop -- as well as some commercial classics!


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Lady Parts
Lex, 2016. New Copy
A tight duo venture from producer Prefuze 73 and rhymer Michael Christmas! Prefuze 73 has been exploring all kinds of abstract production ideas for years, usually carrying his tired-and-true sputtering beats and tripped out atmopsherics, but his straighter hip hop productions really tighten things ... CD
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Madlib Invazion, 2012. New Copy 13CD
The entire Madlib Medicine Show series on 13 CDs – originally issued separately as a wildly ambitious, year+ of monthly releases – collected and available to get in one tidy transaction! The series works as both a Madlib refresher course and a worthy introduction, whether you've dug ... CD
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Anything But Words
Warner, 2016. New Copy 2 LPs
Wu Tang mastermind and all around modern renaissance man RZA teams up with Interpol vocalist Paul Banks...and it works. Wow! Considering the pros and cons of the contemporary musical landscape, one of the major pros is the cross-pollinating possibilities of what would've seemed crazy in the past. ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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Elmatic
Jae B Group, 2011. New Copy (reissue)
Elzhi of Slum Village brings us a pretty great little tribute to Nas's monumental Illmatic – with backing by Detroit funk combo Will Sessions! This is an homage that works, really, really well. Elzhi stays true enough to Nas's vision, but he's not straight up covering it. He puts his own ... CD
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Organix
Remedy, 1993. New Copy 2LP
The first, independent, Roots LP with so many classics that never made it to their later import and major label releases. What more can we say... Tracks include "The Roots Is Comin", "Pass The Popcorn", "The Anti-Circle", "Writers Block", "Good ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Power In Numbers
Interscope, 2002. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
All praise to the mighty J5 – reminding us in the early 00s that hip hop could still be about funky, party rockin' beats and flowing on beat, with witty, intelligent rhymes – and sound as fresh as ever! This album's mostly produced by Cut Chemist, though Nu Mark has a hand in a number ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Kollage
Chrysalis/Universal, 1996. New Copy (reissue)
Not one filler track this strong debut LP from one of the dopest MCs of the 90s! There's jazzy soul pedigree to the production that pairs perfectly with her rhymes, with excellent use of samples – a mode that was falling out of mainstream fashion by this point in the decade, but it's fresh ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Jive/Get On Down, 2006. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
The long-gestated follow up to the breakout Lord Willin' record by Clipse – announced in fall 2003 – finally released in late 2006! Hell Hath No Fury may have been on ice for 3 years, but it appeared as an instant classic, WAY up at the top of the list of greatest hip hop LPs of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Delicious Vinyl/Bicycle Music, 1993. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
The classic J-Swift-produced "Passin' Me By" – a landmark single that's as fresh of a breeze today as it was in spring of 1993! Swift's production brilliantly frames the strong rhymes be the individual MCs with that purely perfect Quincy Jones "Summer In The City" sample. ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Lady Parts
Lex, 2016. New Copy
A tight duo venture from producer Prefuze 73 and rhymer Michael Christmas! Prefuze 73 has been exploring all kinds of abstract production ideas for years, usually carrying his tired-and-true sputtering beats and tripped out atmopsherics, but his straighter hip hop productions really tighten things ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mass Appeal, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
DJ Shadow at his most stylistically sprawling –doing his thing as distinctively as ever, unpredictable from one track to the next, but very much himself whether it's a sample and scratches cut reminiscent of the Entroducing era or beats-enriched avant jazz or keyboards-heavy tracks! Lots of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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Low End Theory
Jive, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
The second album from the immortal Tribe Called Quest – one of the absolute essential hip hop LPs, and a record that should be an anyone's shortlist of the best albums in several subsections of hip hop – just a straight up masterpiece anyway you cut it. The album is so high up on the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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B-Boy/Traffic, 1986. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
One of the best debuts in the history of hip hop – and one of the most important albums the genre ever produced! Criminal Minded is landmark for a number of reasons. Among the biggest is, of course, that it was recorded with the late great DJ Scott La Rock – and he was soon to fall ... LP, Vinyl record album
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BBE (UK), 2006. New Copy 10 x 7 inch set
A glorious send off from J Dilla – with some of the most soulful productions Dilla's ever laid down – and appearances by Common, D'Angelo, Pharoahe Monch, Madlib, MED, Black Thought and others! It's impossible to listen to The Shining without considering the sad circumstances ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Get On Down, Mid 90s. New Copy (reissue)
A pair of gritty standouts from first wave Wu solo LP uberclassic – ODB's eternal Return To The 36 Chambers! "Brooklyn Zoo" finds Dirty in peak, manic form for sure, more forceful and focused on the mic than on some of the more bugged out material, without leaving out the oddball ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Holy Intellect (with bonus tracks)
Profile/FTG, 1990. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Ruff Draft, 2013. New Copy 2LP
Top shelf Dilla beats from the archives – and a strong debut full length from Ruff Draft Records! Posthumous releases by favorite departed artists can be a dicey proposition – and much to our relief, Rebirth Of Detroit delivers – with both high quality beats and positive mojo! ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Anything But Words
Warner, 2016. New Copy
Wu Tang mastermind and all around modern renaissance man RZA teams up with Interpol vocalist Paul Banks...and it works. Wow! Considering the pros and cons of the contemporary musical landscape, one of the major pros is the cross-pollinating possibilities of what would've seemed crazy in the past. ... CD
 
Updated September 24, 2016


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