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Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have
some signs of use (although not major ones).
May have slight surface noise when played.
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cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
A tasty plate with some stellar cuts by the one-and-only Missy Elliot – proving once again that she's one of the best generators of great hip hop singles of the past decade – with or without Timbaland! Cookbook as a whole goes down a little bit smoother than This Is Not A Test did, ... LP, Vinyl record album
16 tracks in all: "Whoomp There It Is" by Tag Team, "Daisy Duks" by Duice, "OPP" by Naughty By Nature, "Tootsie Roll" and "Kitty, Kitty" by 69 Boyz, "Bang, Bang, Bang" by Trick Daddy & JT Money, "Me So Horny", "Pop That ... LP, Vinyl record album
A record that no hip hop home should be without – the one and only album from Main Source, but a set that's more than strong enough to stand next to the best from contemporaries like De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, and Black Sheep! Like all three of those groups, these guys have a way of ... 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
Mef's opus for '04 – includes "Say What" featuring Missy Elliott, "What's Happenin" featuring Busta Rhymes, "We Some Dogs" featuring Redman and Snoop Dogg, "The Turn" featuring Raekwon, "Rodeo" featuring Ludacris, "Afterparty" ... LP, Vinyl record album
Label compilation from Shady featuring the starting line up of Em, D12, and G-Unit along with label rookies Bobby Creekwater, Cashis, and Stat Quo. 22 tracks in all with skits. Titles include the posse cut "We're Back", "The Re-up" and "Jimmy Crack Corn" with Eminem ... LP, Vinyl record album
The mid 90s classic from Underground Kingz – they're commerical breakthrough, with all the uncompromising grit of their first few records on the lyrical tip, albeit with a stripped down soulful resonance to a lot of beatcraft. The gritty rhymes is the unifying element here, with tracks that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rod Levitt led one of the hippest large groups of the 60's, and although his work was barely recognized at the time, and all but forgotten now, these RCA records of his stand as a constant tribute to his brilliant skills as an arranger and leader. These cuts are short and quirky, with ensemble ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great album of soulful tenor work from Willie Williams – with some great rhythm support from Ronnie Mathews on piano, Curtis Lundy on bass, and Kenny Washington on drums – very much in that great space the New Note label hit during the mid 80s! Tracks include "House Calls", ... LP, Vinyl record album
Killer Latin soul from Mongo! At some level, it might be hard to keep track of his late 60s sides for Columbia – but all you have to know is that they're all great, filled with pop Latin soul grooves that pushed way past his contemporaries, dancing around the conga with tight arrangements by ... LP, Vinyl record album