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The classic first long player from Marley Marl! Marley Marl's infective, standard bearing studio genius graces all the tracks on this LP – with performances by Craig G, Roxanne Shante, MC Shan, Master Ace, Big Daddy Kane, and Biz Markie. The set collected singles Marley produced for the ... LP, Vinyl record album
With the title track, "I'm Your Pusher", "Heartbeat", "High Rollers", "Girls LGBNAF", "Grand Larceny", "The Syndicate", "Radio Suckers", "Soul On Ice", and the iconic Glen E Friedman cover! LP, Vinyl record album
Maybe the best-ever album from Noreaga – a rock-solid debut that comes across with all the confidence of his image on the cover! The record's definitely got a "no sleepers" sort of spirit – and bristles with the kind of badass spirit that was the MC's calling card on every ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jay Z picks up pretty close to the point where he left off for Kingdom Come – his first album in 3 years – and you can only call it a comeback if you really thought he'd stay away! For Kingdom Come he uses a number of the same production geniuses as he did for the Black Album and his ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
A great Milton Banana LP from the mid 70s – filled with lots of short, tight bossa tracks, and lots of nice electric piano solos with a good 70's groove! Milton's tight and punchy on the drums, as usual, and the sound is a nice mix of bossa, samba, and a bit of funky jazz. Titles include ... LP, Vinyl record album