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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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if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record.
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cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
Biz's second LP from 1989 – what can we tell you about the Biz that you don't already know? As far as we're concerned there's a lot of MC's that could learn a lesson or two from the Biz, and producers too. Good time middle school hip hop, with nice sample based production and a great sense ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mr "Double Dutch Bus" serves up a whole album of tracks that aren't totally hip hop, but which have a good groove in a very old school vein. Cuts include "Double Dutch", "Double Dutch Bus", "Handbone", "Triple Dutch", and "The Auction". LP, Vinyl record album
The eponymous LP by the Sugar Hill Gang – with some of the most infectious late 70s/early 80s grooves ever laid to wax! This is one of the first-ever full-length hip hop albums – cut on the success of the massive "Rapper's Delight" single! The record purports to feature ... LP, Vinyl record album
Chris Lighty helmed compilation of hot club tracks, featuring production by The Neptunes, Swizz Beats, and Scott Storch amongst others. 17 tracks in all, with Busta Rhymes and Kelis on "What It Is", Noreaga on "Grimey", LL Cool J on "Put Your Hands Up", Prodigy with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Later work from Grand Master Melle Mel and the Furious Five – released in '84, the same year Mel was featured in the still hilarious Beat Street! The crew does it's best to live up to its mighty past, bringing in some horns, keys, guitar and bass (courtesy of Living Colour's Doug Wimbush). ... LP, Vinyl record album
Run-DMC's great second album, with rock hard production by Russell Simmons and classic cuts! It's fascinating to listen to this album all these years later, with the knowledge that this hungry hip hop act from Queens was so soon to conquer the world. Great stuff from a legendary crew! This is ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the quintessential albums that put the Bay Area on the hip hop map, and the first major label full length from one of the west coast's most prolific rappers. The minimalist sound works SO well here – there's not much in the mix besides drum machine, a bit of bass and the occasional cut ... LP, Vinyl record album
Very nice, very tight little bossa nova set by Eddie Harris from his early days at Vee Jay! The groove is very open, and Eddie's still at the stage where he can really cut the stuff. His solos ring out hard and cold above some great Lalo Schifrin arrangements, and Lalo also plays piano on the ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great solo moment from Eugene Record – the singer who'd rose to fame with The Chi-Lites, and who still sounds pretty darn great here on his own! The album follows strongly from the best late styles of Record's previous group – and the tunes are a mix of ballads that Eugene could ... LP, Vinyl record album
A landmark album from Johnnie Taylor – a set that not only gave his career a giant boost, but which also helped shift southern soul into hip new territory in the late 70s! The music's a great change from Taylor's previous work at Stax – and the set features warm production from Don ... LP, Vinyl record album