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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.
Used Vinyl Grades
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:
Additional Marks & Notes
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.
The full 7:30 version of this anti-gang posse cut. Sort of a West Coast version of "Stop The Violence", with vocals by Eazy E, Ren, Dr. Dre, Digital Underground, Body and Soul, Tone Loc, Ice T, King Tee, Young MC, JJ Fad, Michel'le, Above the Law, and others. All over a nice funky bass ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
THE hyphy anthem by Bay-Area native Keak Da Sneak. This is the cut that introduced many to the hyphy movement, and Keak appropriately puts you up on the culture with his signature gruff voice over amazing production. 12-inch, Vinyl record
Unlike too many hip hop groups that break up, only to have each individual MC release a lot of weak material, Sadat X stays on track with production by Showbiz and Diamond D. If you ever thought that Brand Nubian was all about Grand Puba, Sadat's verses on these two overlooked cuts will remind you ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
"The Mic" from Iomos Marad (a member of All Natural's Family Tree) is another Chicago underground classic produced by the Molemen. In a way, it reminds of the early Eric B and Rakim singles with dope, conscious, energetic lyrics propelled by a driving piano sample in the production and DJ ... 12-inch, Vinyl record