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One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so.
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The first full length classic from Spice 1 – an MC who came up in the wake of Too Short on the west coast, but has definitely found his own style by the time of this set! Some tracks almost have an Ice Cube mix of biting social commentary and view from the streets – while others are ... LP, Vinyl record album
Includes their classic "I'm Def (Jump Back & Kiss Myself)". 11 tracks in all. Also includes "Cash Money", "Rock You Again (Again & Again)", "Hooked On You" and "Remember Where You Came From". LP, Vinyl record album
15 tracks in all, a couple produced by Ant Banks, Too Short and MC Eiht, among others. Includes "Dumpin' Em In Ditches", "187 He Wrote", "Don't Ring The Alarm (The Heist)", "Smoke 'Em Like A Blunt" and "Trigga Gots No Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
Nice follow up to the incredibly raw early material, with moments of early east coast gangster rap and Schoolly's black power take, with tracks that include "Livin' In The Jungle", "Gucci Again", "Gangster Boogie", "Black Is...", "Education of a Black ... LP, Vinyl record album
AZ returns on the Fastlife label – a fitting home for his straight up street style! Tracks include "So Sincere", "Never Change", "New York" feat Raekwon & Ghostface, the nice single "AZ's Chillin", "City Of Gods", "Bedtime Story" ... LP, Vinyl record album
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Kid Koala, and Dan The Automator pool their skills for this dawn of the 2000s sci-fi hip hop classic – the masterful Deltron 3030! The guest list is almost too long to get into, but Money Mark, Prince Paul, PB Wolf and Mr. Lif are all here, along with many others. ... LP, Vinyl record album
The classic first solo album by Big L – with bedrock DITC production by Buckwild, Showbiz and Lord Finesse – perfectly framing the rhymes by Harlem's finest. Big L didn't leave a huge wealth of recordings before he was taking away from the world, but he started out strong, and this ... LP, Vinyl record album
The original version of this now well known Heavyweights/Cali Underground comp, initially independently released, then picked up by Grand Royal for a minute. Put together in the interim between the breakup of the Freestyle Fellowship and the independent career of Aceyalone, this set features him, ... LP, Vinyl record album
The fantastic first album from LL Cool J – one that really kicked off a whole new school of hip hop – the early Def Jam era! Radio features straight up excellent early Def production from Rick Rubin and loads of tight tracks from LL – whose charisma continued to flow for the next ... LP, Vinyl record album