These days, it might be easy to forget just how dope a producer Dr. Dre was back in the pre-Chronic days. And here's two completely different tracks from Dre at his best. "Murder Rap" shows some Public Enemy influence, an uptempo track using the screeching synth sample from the Manix tv show theme, plus some vocal samples from Chuck D and Flava Flav. On "Another Execution", the tempo is completely slowed down in the 70 bpm range with a nice dragging bassline. And the lyrics are at up there with the best of west coast MC's before the gangsta style completely lost direction. The cover features Dre, Eazy E, D.O.C, Above the Law and other Ruthless artists in a police lineup. (Cover has a cutout hole, ring & edge wear, and creases.) © 1996-2016, Dusty Groove, Inc.
We realize that there are many different interpretations of the standard grades used for pre-owned vinyl record albums & CD, so we thought we'd offer you the ones that we are working with, so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a non-new item on our pages.
Below are stated conditions for a used vinyl records at Dusty Groove. Grading for the cover should be assumed to be near (within a "+" or "-") the grading for the vinyl. If there is significant divergence from the condition of the vinyl, or specific flaws, these will be noted in the comments section of the item. However, please be aware that since the emphasis of this site is towards the music listener, our main concern is with the vinyl of any used item we sell. Additionally, please note that all of our records are graded visually; considering the volume of used vinyl we handle, it is impossible for us to listen to each record. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt to listen through them and note how they play.
The following grading conditions apply to the vinyl component of an album or single:
If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.