Odelay ... LP Interscope (Germany), 1996. New Copy (reissue)...
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The incredible second major label album from Beck – and if there was any lingering suspicion that Mellow Gold was just a "Loser" fueled one hit wonder, Odelay absolutely smashed it away on this one and laid the foundation for a lasting legacy. Perhaps the apex of Dust Brothers ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Fashion Beats", "Don't Stop The Party", "Love You Long Time", "Time (Dirty Bit)", "Someday", "Whenever", "Best One Yet", "Just Can't Get Enough", "Play It Loud", "Do It Like This", ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The a-side features a version of the Guns N Roses tune "Patience" – and the flipside is a version of the Prince classic, recorded live at Sirius XM, with an unusual trio format that has two guitars and a cello! (Rock) 7-inch, Vinyl record
Dr Dre —
2001 ... LP Aftermath/Interscope, 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)...
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Dre's solid and hugely successful follow-up to The Chronic, and production-wise it holds up really well after all these years! Chronic set the sound bar so high, even 6 or 7 years later its shadow loomed large, but Dre delivers a headnodding groove that was pretty tough to resist, then and now. The ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Eminem at an early, angry, darkly comic peak –mixing rawly personal storytelling and revenge fantasies with a cynical sense of humor in ways that weren't entirely unheard of in underground hip hop, but his voice was so distinctive in both sound and style, and blew up so huge, he pretty much ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
How 50 manages to stand out as such a genuinely exciting MC is in such a crowded field of street hip hop is as mysterious as it is beside the point. Dr. Dre's recent love for that minimalist ghetto synth orchestra sound is in full depth here, this is probably as strong as any production work he's ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Another of the Ruff Ryders crew, so of course there's guest appearances by Sheek & Styles (of the Lox), Drag-On, Eve & DMX, plus Snoop, Nas, Nate Dogg and even Ann Nesby formerly of Sounds Of Blackness. Production from the Neptunes, Premier, Swizz Beats & Timbaland on tracks like " ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Kendrick Lamar —
DAMN. ... LP Aftermath/Interscope, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
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DAMN!, indeed – Kendrick has yet to take even a small step down from the creative peak he's been riding for years – and takes another daring step forward with this strong, strident, no-mess-taking classic in the making! The surprise-announced DAMN! finds him taking on timely concerns ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A modern classic hip hop soundtrack to Black Panther that should make T'Challa proud! It was pretty clear early on that Black Panther might be one of the greatest modern super hero movies – and an important one for the political and cultural climate of the late teens – so the pressure ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Michael Kiwanuka —
Love & Hate ... LP Interscope, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
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A set that arguably has even more majesty than the debut album from Michael Kiwanuka – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of that now-classic record! Production here is by Dangermouse, Inflo, and Paul Butler – and there's an airiness to some songs that really has Kiwanuka's ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
NERD sees sounds all right – and those sounds are far looser and more free associative than the precise hitmaking formula that main NERDs Pharell Williams and Chad Hugo spun as superstar production team The Neptunes! The sounds to see, feel, and hear, include jittery synthesizer beatcraft, ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
NERD (Neptunes) —
Nothing ... LP Star Trak/Interscope, 2010. New Copy 2LP (reissue)...
The fourth full length set from NERD, and one that really shows the group at the top of their mainstream game – maybe more in the territory of catchy soul than before, and definitely heading in the direction that Pharrell would take in his solo work to come! There's a bit of hip hop in the ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Obie's style is clear and uncluttered and Eminem's production envelopes the style perfectly. Dr. Dre produced the nearly-as-strong flip, which features a guest spot by Slim. (Hip Hop) 12-inch, Vinyl record
Tracks include "Dirrty", "They Ain't Ready", "U, Me & She", "Eastside Ryders", "Rock Bottom", "We Don't Give A F***", "Some South S***", "Street Team", "Keep Hustlin", "Gonna Be Sumthin", "Fr ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)
Ron Sexsmith —
Blue Boy ... CD Interscope/Cooking Vinyl (UK), 2001. Used ...
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Produced by Steve Earle and Ray Kennedy. (Rock) CD
The first and only volume from Tupac's Thug Life group – with Big Syke, Macadoshis, Mopreme, The Rated R guest appearances by YNV & Nate Dogg – raw street rap with an uncommonly soulful backdrop for the time! Thug Life came out in the midst of the early 90s gangsta rap media ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The landmark debut of 2Pac – hard rhymes and gritty production laying the bedrock for an iconic legacy! 2Pac's voice is front and center throughout, nothing tentative about the rhymes or delivery, and true to legend, every word feels honest and real, whether you're comfortable with it or not. ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Just before he got too hot for Jive and jumped to Death Row, this is the album where Pac moves above the Thug Life image he worked so hard to craft and delivered the lyrical goods with both his street stories and more introspective rhymes – helping set up his legacy as one of the most soul ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The G-Unit heavy soundtrack to 50's semi-autobiographical film debut. Tracks include "Hustler's Ambition", "Window Shopper", "Talk About Me", "When It Rains It Pours" and "Best Friend" by 50 Cent, "Things Change" by Spider Loc feat 50 ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album