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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, 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.
From the height of the Cold Chillin/Juice Crew glory days. We always considered Grand Daddy IU as dope any of the other first generation Cold Chillin MC's, but somehow this album was slept on, and after Lead Pipe, who knows what happened to him? Biz Markie produced giving this set the feel of ... LP, Vinyl record album
The middle of 3 LPs before Kool G Rap and DJ Polo split up, and the last before G Rap decided to dive fully into the east coast gangsta persona. Production by Large Professor, Eric B, Biz Markie and G Rap keep the beats fresh, while the MC with the crisp lisp delivers the lyrical goods on classics ... LP, Vinyl record album
Donald-D was definitely one of the better Rhyme Syndicate productions. The biggest cuts here are "F.B.I" and "Notorious". Also includes "Who Got The Gun", "Syndicate Posse", "A Letter I'll Never Send", "Armed And Dangerous", "Car ... LP, Vinyl record album
His first and best LP from the days when being hardcore and/or sullen was not the first requirement for being an MC. Perfect mid-tempo production by Marly Marl. With Ace's impersonation of Biz Markie on "Me & the Biz" plus "Letter To The Better", "I Got Ta", " ... LP, Vinyl record album
The first and best batch from Son Doobie & Tomahawk Funk – produced by DJ Muggs, DJ Ralph M and T-Ray – mad blunted beats and tight, forceful rhymes – very much in the mode of early Cypress Hill and the prime Soul Assassins sound! Titles include "The Funkiest", ... LP, Vinyl record album
The instrumental/dub versions of all the tracks from the Criminal Minded LP – one of the most important albums in the history of hip hop – the first full LP from KRS One, and a landmark batch of tracks recorded with the late Scott La Rock! The track list alone is a full chapter in the ... 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