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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.
Maybe this one doesn't have as many hits as their first LP, but the production by Muggs still holds up. With "Throw Your Set In The Air", "No Rest For The Wicked" (their dis to Ice Cube), "Killa Hill" (with production by RZA), "Stricktly Hip Hop", and 11 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tracks include "Got Kinda Hi", "Typical American", "Whatcha Got Is Whatcha Gettin", "Ru Down Wit Da Goats", "Cumin In Ya Ear", "Burn The Flag", "Hip Hopola", "Do The Digs Dug", and "TV Cops". LP, Vinyl record album
14 Hip hop and R&B tracks from the Sunset Park soundtrack. Includes Mobb Deep "Back At You", Ghostface Killer & Raekwon "Motherless Child", Onyx "Thangz Changed", 2Pac "High 'Til I Die", Aaliyah "Are You Ready", Adina Howard "For the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mef's opus for '04: "The Prequel" featuring Streetlife, "Say What" with Missy Elliot, "Say What", "What's Happenin'", "The Motto", "We Some Dogs", "The Turn" featuring Raekwon, "Tease" with Chinky, "Rodeo" ... LP, Vinyl record album
With guest spots by MC Lyte, Ice Cube, MC Breed and Teena Marie. Very G-Funk sounding production by Battlecat, U Neek and Warren G, plus a few others. 10 tracks in all, including "One For The Cuties", "Yo Yo Funk", "Bonnie & Clyde II", "Steady Risin'", ... LP, Vinyl record album
The classic debut album by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – one of the pioneering groups in hip hop -history- not that we didn't need to tell you that! With prototypical party jams and the original conscious rap landmark "The Message", all over old school grooves laid ... LP, Vinyl record album
A long overdue snapshot of the Okayplayer collective of artists and MCs – a loose roster that includes longstanding heroes like De La Soul, The Roots, Dilated Peoples, Blackalicious and others that are either just under the radar or just about to break! You get a great little assemblage of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Largely instrumental craft from Cologne producer Flitz & Suppe! Mirage works well on dual fronts – setting up a laidback, often breezy jazz flavored atmosphere of dreamy keys, piano smoothed out sax and more – but it's got a very compelling beathead and aesthetic, too, with sampled ... LP, Vinyl record album
A nicely soulful set of instrumentals from Elaquent – pairing steady beatcraft with diverse, but firmly cohesive stylistic elements floating throughout! Never too mellow, but without being too laidback, with the beats and consistent atmosphere keeping nice and compelling all the way through ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nice stuff from Seattle's Boom Bap Project – fitting the Rhymesayers groove like a glove! It features guest appearances by Gift Of Gab of Blackalicious, Rakaa of Dilated Peoples, Lifesavas and others – plus strong production by Jake One and Vitamin D. 15 tracks in all: "Resurrect ... LP, Vinyl record album