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(In a Royal Shield sleeve, with a sticker and cutout notch. Label has an ink stamp.)
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.
Too Short's follow up to Born To Mack, with the same raw, stripped down Bay Area vibe. It's too bad that gangsta, pimp and street rhymes have gone on to become such a cliche, but when we hear these early classics, we're reminded of how fresh this stuff was at the time. Still sounds great today, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Second LP from the best MC of the second generation of the Wu Tang family, or at least the most cerebral. This album surprised us, with more energy in the production and vocals than his previous LP, and really a sound that's hardly in the Wu camp at all – as the title suggests, there's lots ... LP, Vinyl record album
10 tracks in all, including "Lay Back & Chill", "Don't Turn Back", "Keep On Groovin'", "Money, Money", "Black All The Way", "The Truth (Beat Biters)", "Funky Fresh Stuff", "Slick Chick", "Direct Opposites" ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ancient history for Houston rap, and not bad at that, if you like that late 80s hyped sound. Includes "School Boy Crush", "Get Busy", "That's The Way", "Obsession", "What Goes Up", "Our OwnStyle", "Walks Like Sex", "Do It ... LP, Vinyl record album
Includes clean and instrumental mixes of tracks from the soundtrack, by Wu-Tang Clan, Kool G Rap, Talib Kweli, Three 5 Mafia, Devin The Dude, Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
Surprisingly nice album from the late 80s, with tight Marley Marl production that sounds great on tracks like "Knockin' Hiney", "Fatal Attraction", "Go On Girl", and "Live On Stage". LP, Vinyl record album
Def Jux strikes again! With El-P producing a large chunk of the tracks, the overall vibe of the album sounds very electronic and sweepingly futuristic. Tracks include "Dead Pan" by Aesop Rock, the headbangin "Hold The Floor" by Camu Tao, "Mic Molest" by Atoms Family ... LP, Vinyl record album
Remember the days when rappers would put pictures of their dancers on the cover of their records? Another Kane classic, with cold chillin' beats by Kane, Marley Marl, Prince Paul, Easy Mo Bee, Mister Cee, and a pre-new jack (well, barely) Teddy Riley. Classic middle school hip hop from the days ... LP, Vinyl record album