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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!


I Wish My Brother George Was Here
Elektra/Traffic, 1991. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)
The loopy West Coast classic! Heavily steeped in the P-Funk party vibe, Del's first LP is still a hip hop holy grail. Ice Cube's production is a nice snapshot of west coast hip hop circa '89, and Del's style is inimitable. Standouts Mistadobolina" and "Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo" are ... LP, Vinyl record album
Slum Village Vol 0
Ne'Astra, Late 90s. New Copy
Formative, rock solid early Slum Village recordings – featuring the original trio of MCs Baatin and T3 and the super producer Jay Dee! Yeah, we know, there's a megaton of posthumously released Dilla productions, but this is real jewel – Dilla's production is sharp and on point, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Disco Wax (Japan), 1980. New Copy
CD...$6.99 20.98
Live old school hip hop and funky disco breaks from the first school – previously unreleased material recorded straight from the Ecstasy Garage Disco sound board at the dawn of the 80s – party rockin' rhymes from a loose collective of "Ecstasy Garage All Stars"! Live ... CD
Pinata
Madlib Invazion, 2014. New Copy
CD...$5.99 15.98
Smart , streetwise raps from Freddie Gibbs, backed by restlessly inventive production from Madlib – here on one of the best records yet on 'Lib's own Madlib Invazion imprint! If you'll forgive us a little bit of repetition – because we KNOW we've written this before – there's ... CD
Giant/Traffic, 1992. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.98
We know we spend a lot of space on these pages propping up early 90s hip hop, but you have to admit it was the salad days of the east coast. Finesse's second LP's no exception, with tight lyrics and beats – keeping it real before it became a cliche – a DITC classic that we never grow ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2011. New Copy
CD...$5.99 15.98
The supposed conclusion in the madly epic Medicine Show series from Madlib – Number 12, and it's a hazy, funky, rawly brilliant batch of hip hop remixes from the mid 00s onward – 60+ minutes and 30+ unlisted tracks that's pretty much quintessential Madlib hip hop! We're not going to ... CD
Tommy Boy/Traffic, 1986. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.98
A classic from Stetsasonic – who truly were On Fire in their prime! It seemed like Stet were the group that could do it all in the early days, with live instrumentation, beat boxing, and Prince Paul on the 1's and 2's. This LP's a classic of bygone days, will we ever feel this vibe again? ... CD
Jive/Traffic, 1986. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.98
The classic first solo album from Kool Moe Dee – pivotal solo rap from the onetime Treacherous Three rhyme slinger – formative stuff that works nearly as well, to our ears anyway, as his platinum breakout How You Like Me Now! 9 tracks on the original album: "Go See The ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy
CD...$5.99 15.98
Raw crackling hip hop funk beatcraft at its deepest from mighty Madlib – working in his Beat Konducta style for this third entry in the epic Madlib's Medicine Show Series! Beat Konducta In Africa is a hazy hip hop instrumental set from 'Lib (lest you thought it might be a funky compilation ... CD
Indie 500
It's A Wonderful World Music Group, 2015. New Copy
CD...$4.99 15.98
A masterful joint effort from a pair of hip hop's most respected veterans – legendary rhymer Talib Kweli and innovative, gritty soul loving producer 9th Wonder! The prolific Kweli is prominent on the mic, and 9th Wonder continues to stay true to his soulful pedigree, while keeping it fresh ... CD
Delicious Vinyl/Bicycle Music, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
The 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, Pharcyde were one of the few West Coast units to achieve any kind of widespread popularity using the uniquely loopy, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
Metal Face, 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
The first full length from MF Doom –setting the standard for underground hip hop to come! On this modern classic, Doom caps off the 90s with more jazzy soul in the beats, and some semblance of straightforward, if busy rhyme mastery from Doom & his guests – taken to the outer limits! ... 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
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
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
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
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
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
 
Updated May 23, 2017


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