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Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
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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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cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
Latifah's first single (back before she became Queen Latifah!). Released in the summer of 1988 around the same time as the first De La single, it still stands as one of the classics from Tommy Boy's glory days. Both tracks feature nice raw production by Mark The 45 King. 12-inch, Vinyl record
"I See" from Medina Green, with a clean, almost deep house, piano line – a nice change from the extra-heavy feel of a lot of the late 90s underground hip hop – and, of course, conscious lyrics to match. Backed with more knowledge on "Best Part" from Self Scientific. 12-inch, Vinyl record
Single from RZA in his early days as Prince Rakeem, before any Wu-Tang releases, but with a nod to the future in the titles. It's sounds surprisingly nice in this day and age. RZA's delivery is loud, measured and clear – like a lot of late 80s, early 90s MC's. The beats are straight up, ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Two more nice ones from the Soundbombing II project. Mos Def and Mad Skills join High & Mighty for "B-Boy Document '99." The production is tight with a rare combination of a sound that could work in the clubs and still be true to the underground, complete with a nice chorus by Mos ... 12-inch, Vinyl record