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Black vinyl that may show a slight amount of dust or dirt.
Should still be very shiny under a light, even with slight amount of dust on surface.
One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so.
These marks cannot be too deep, and should only be surface marks that won't affect play,
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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A real sleeper from the late 90s scene – a set that maybe didn't grab the charts as much as some of its major label hip hop contemporaries, but which has a lot more lasting power overall! There's a sense of variety to the songs here that's great – different themes, different modes, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
The debut full length from Pete Rock & CL Smooth – a standard-setting record from the 90s that's still among one of the greatest of the decade! The set bristles with new energy and excitement right from the start – as Pete Rock's trademark mix of heavy soul, jazz, and funk ... LP, Vinyl record album
A hell of a collaboration – core sounds by Madlib, which are then re-arranged by Kieran Hebden – at a level that seems to open up new dimensions in both artists! The sound is definitely Madlib's, but there's also a sense of majesty that seems to flow through the whole thing – ... LP, Vinyl record album
The debut set from Atmosphere – and a real standard-setting album that points the way towards future success, while still having a nicely gritty vibe! There's more here that might tie the record to the sound of New York than later Atmosphere work – starker beats, less warmth in the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Just before he got too hot for Jive and jumped to Death Row, this is the album where Pac moves above the Thug Life image he worked so hard to craft and delivered the lyrical goods with both his street stories and more introspective rhymes – helping set up his legacy as one of the most soul ... LP, Vinyl record album
15 tracks in all, including "Opus", "The Covenant", "Best Part", "The Long Run", "Cash Craft", "Three Kings", "We All Need", "Murderation", "You Can't Fall", "The Self Science", "Duality", ... LP, Vinyl record album
A top quality instrumentals set from Oddisee – and nothing odd about the strength of material here, as he's one of the most consistent producers of his era! The Odd Tape is exceptionally good headphones music, held together by the beatcraft with strains of anthemic soul in the DNA – ... LP, Vinyl record album
The last album from Prodigy & Havoc's classic run in the 90s – still with the distinctively raw, now legendary street style of the early to mid-period Mobb Deep – with appearances by Nas, Raekwon, Big Noyd, 8-Ball, Lil Cease, Lil Kim and more. In their prime, Mobb Deep had a way of ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the best by the Zimbo Trio! The record features the group's core bossa sound, backed by a set of larger arrangements that help them go to town nicely on more modern MPB material – like Gilberto Gil's "Domingo No Parque", Chico Buarque's "Januaria" and "Roda ... LP, Vinyl record album
Later work by McGriff – back in a straight soul jazz style, ala his earlier 60s work, cut perhaps in a mellower tone, like some of his more laidback albums for Solid State. Players include Harold Vick, Bill Easley, Bill Hardman, and Jimmy Ponder – and titles include "All Day ... LP, Vinyl record album