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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.
We had pretty low expectations for this project, but there are actually quite a few cuts on here that live up to the EPMD glory days. Guest appearances by all the old Hit Squad MC's Das Efx, Keith Murray, Redman, and Nocturnal. 14 tracks in all, including "Richter Scale", "Da ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nice, nice, nice New York hip hop from Keith Murray – his one and only full length on Def Jam! The album features production by Clark Kent, Rockwilder, Pete Rock and others and it's just the kind of no nonsense street hop we love around here. Keith rocks it like Nas in a way – he's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Queen Latifah's second album – still very much in the prime of her early hip hop career! Latifah's got some great help here – and is working with beats by the 45 King, Naughty By Nature, K Cut of Main Source, and an incorrectly credited Louie Vega – all of whom bring some sharper ... LP, Vinyl record album
It's the mid 80s, but this later Kurtis Blow LP still has a couple of all right cuts, like "If I Ruled The World", "Super Sperm" and "AJ Meets Davy DMX", plus 8 more, including "Summertime Groove", "AJ Is Cool" and 'Respect To The King". 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
How can you resist an album with a picture of a baby on the cover with his hands and face covered in tattoos?! The ascendancy of Lil Wayne to the top of the rap game is proof positive that not only does the South rule 00s hip hop, but the streets too. 8 tracks on this double vinyl edition of the ... 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