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Black vinyl that may show a slight amount of dust or dirt.
Should still be very shiny under a light, even with slight amount of dust on surface.
One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so.
These marks cannot be too deep, and should only be surface marks that won't affect play,
but might detract from the looks.
May have some flaws and discoloration in the vinyl, but only those that would be
intrinsic to the pressing. These should disappear when the record is tilted under
the light, and will only show up when looking straight at the record.
(Buddah and ABC pressings from the 70's are a good example of this.)
May have some slight marks from aging of the paper sleeve on the vinyl.
Possible minor surface noise when played.
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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 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
One of the harder albums to find by them, and a record that still has them maintaining a surprisingly high level of quality, in spite of its later date. Tracks include "Ghetto Is The World", "So Let The Fun Begin", "The Hip Hop Band", and "Speaking Of A Girl ... LP, Vinyl record album
Instrumental versions of the LP, including beats for "Stank MCs", "Talk Like Sex Part 2", "That Smut", "Anti Hero's", "Josie", "Medicated Minutes", "Amazing Feats", "Pimpology", "My Rhyme Ain't Done", "One ... LP, Vinyl record album
Distinctive, bedroom studio-made hip hop from Kweku Collins – doing his own thing in both style and practice – and delivering one of the best independent hip hop records of the mid teens! There's a lot of layers here you could pick apart, and find something brilliant in each one. In ... LP, Vinyl record album
Promo only boxset with unreleased material from Bubba Sparxxx and crew. This set includes double copies of five 12" singles, all with clean, dirty, and instrumental versions. Titles included are: "Tell Me Ya Wit It" by Additude, "Tell Me Bout The South" by Bubba Sparxxx ... LP, Vinyl record album
DJ Doc of BDP teams up with Lord Shafiyq for this lost, but very dope piece of late 80s east coast hip hop. With a mostly fast rap style on the mic, this set is classic indie NY hip hop from the get go. Includes "The Chosen Ones", "Enter The Lord", "Come And Get Some" ... LP, Vinyl record album
Not a bad year in retrospect – featuring "Dangerous" by Busta Rhymes, "Lost Ones" by Lauryn Hill, "Intergalactic" by The Beastie Boys, "Deja Vu" by Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz, "Rosa Parks" by Outkast, "Find A Way" by A Tribe Called ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite hop hop records from the end of the 80s – a set that sprang onto the scene out of nowhere and instantly won us over! They're not exactly the same, but we'd like to think of Nice & Smooth in the same space as De La Soul and Tribe Called Quest – because, like ... LP, Vinyl record album
Incredible work from Chicago pianist King Fleming – a lost talent that had a key influence on more famous players in the scene, but who rarely got his due because he hardly left the Windy City! The set's got a really incredible feel – partly in the gentle groove of Ahmad Jamal, but ... LP, Vinyl record album
Killer stuff! This is one of Billy's earliest albums, and it's a monster batch of funky organ tunes with a much harder groove than on later works! The group is Billy's early Delegates trio – with Hank Swarn on guitar and Mel Brown on drums – and bad, bad grooves abound: including the ... LP, Vinyl record album