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Black vinyl that may show a slight amount of dust or dirt.
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One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so.
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but might detract from the looks.
May have some flaws and discoloration in the vinyl, but only those that would be
intrinsic to the pressing. These should disappear when the record is tilted under
the light, and will only show up when looking straight at the record.
(Buddah and ABC pressings from the 70's are a good example of this.)
May have some slight marks from aging of the paper sleeve on the vinyl.
Possible minor surface noise when played.
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Paid In Full, indeed! Eric B & Rakim's seminal debut 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 the nascent school, we can't even come up with the words for the praise it's due. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ice T's third album, and a set that still has all the nicely biting style of his early best! The approach here is great – as political as the cover implies, but with a nice sense of wit, too – that quality that already made Ice stand so far apart from others who were getting mired down ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sure, maybe Breakin wasn't the most accurate, most faithful portrait of life on the streets in the early 80s – but the film was a great breakout moment for hip hop culture in the mainstream, and also helped sell the new style with a heavy dose of soul! The real stars here are Ollie & ... LP, Vinyl record album
Debut full-length from the always smooth DJ Spinna – with guest spots by Missin Linx on "Who U Be", Apani B Fly MC and Talib Kweli on "Time Zone", and Eminem and Thistin Howell III on "Watch Dees" and some instrumental cuts to round out the album. Vinyl version ... LP, Vinyl record album
Guest MC's include Godfather Don, Tripple Seis, Capone-n-Noreaga, Prodigy, Havoc, Cormega, and even MC Shan! 19 tracks in all, including "Take ItThere", "That S***", "No Expectations", "Urban Warfare", "H-O-S-T-Y-L-E" and "Attention A&R ... LP, Vinyl record album
The classic first LP with The RZA, The GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Inspektah Deck, U-God, Ghostface... you know the rest. The start of a generation, and of the hip hop enterprise that overshadowed a lot of the mid 90s! 12 tracks, including "Can It All Be So Simple", "Method Man", ... LP, Vinyl record album
The monumental debut of BT Express – and an excellent funk album that often gets overlooked by fans of the music because of the band's bigger fame as a disco group! This first record has the combo grooving hard and instrumentally – in the mode of a tight blacksploitation soundtrack, ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the great albums that Red Rodney recorded on his comeback in the late 50's, and one that features the great Philadelphia tenor player Billy Root. Root's playing is one of the highlights of this LP, and the tracks include "5709", "Red Hot and Blue", "Whirlwind", ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nice 2LP set of Mingus' work for Impulse, with a fair complement of stuff that he did for the label – including the entire LP's worth of material from Black Saint & The Sinner Lady (which is always his toughest to find). This is a nice cheaply priced way to get that LP, and to get some ... LP, Vinyl record album
A huge collection of material that Dexter recorded for Savoy in the early bop years – mostly issued as 78 rpm singles, but also including a number of tracks from the album Dexter Rides Again. The set brings together a wealth of alternate takes of the material, including a number of unissued ... LP, Vinyl record album