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One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so.
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Possible minor surface noise when played.
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The game changing Def Jam classic! Profane party anthems galore, and the Beasties would distance themselves from much of the attitude of this album, making their career arc from stoopid (as opposed to stupid) to thoughtful and playful innovators one of the more interesting artistic evolutions of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Major label debut from the Memphis innovators. Waaay before winning an Oscar, these guys were watching too many late night horror flicks, and it shows. Classic M-Town buck that influenced the entire Southern Rap genre. Contains "Prophet Posse", "Spill My Blood", "Tear Da ... LP, Vinyl record album
21 tracks deep, and with a lot of guest appearances by folks like De La Soul, Q-Tip, Chantay Savage, Erykah Badu, and Cee-Lo. No I.D. Produced most of this, and a few tracks were done by Doug Infinite. Includes "1 '2 Many", "Reminding Me Of Sef", "My City", "Real ... LP, Vinyl record album
9 tracks in all, including "Rudy & The Snake", "The Uhh! Song", "What's A Skeezer?", "Just Chillin' (part 1)", "Stop To Start", "Don't Push Me", "She Only Rock & Rolls", "Just Chillin' (part 2)" and "For ... LP, Vinyl record album
A stellar collection of some of GMF and the Furious Five's best early cuts for Sugarhill, all with the legendary Doug Wimbish, Keith Le Blanc, Skip McDonald rhythm section! As ingrained into the consciousness as "The Message" is now and always will be, it's nice how fresh some of the ... 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
Their second album, and though not quite as nice as Original Stylin', still an essential piece of Philly hip hop history. The group's no longer associated with the Hilltop Hustlers, and have adopted a slightly more slick approach to their sound, producing themselves on this effort. Includes " ... LP, Vinyl record album
This might well be the best album that Les McCann ever cut during the 70s! It's got some killer electric piano riffs, of the sort that are being sampled heavily today by the kids, and which are getting his music to a whole new af generation. The tracks have a tight spacey funk sound, and they don' ... LP, Vinyl record album
Our favorite album ever from Roland Kirk – and a beautiful mix of two different sides of his genius! Side one's got Roland doing these crazy takes on late 60's pop cuts like "My Cherie Amour" and "Say a Little Prayer", plus his own "songs", done with soulful ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by arranger Melba Liston – a fantastic talent known for her work with Randy Weston and others, but an equally great player here at the head of an all star group! As you'd guess from the "bones" in the title, the album focuses on the ... LP, Vinyl record album