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✨✧ VariousDef Jam Forward ... LP
Def Jam, 1990s/2000s/2010s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
The legendary Def Jam label serves up a big message in its music – bringing together hip hop cuts from the past and present, all as a way of dealing with the issues that broke big in 2020! At some level, the set's almost a "best of" for the label – although not all these cuts were hits, and work together more as a release by Def Jam that's maybe a bit more overtly political than some of their recent releases. Titles include "Daughters" by Nas, "Glory" by Common & John Legend, "Behind Bars" by Slick Rick, "Fight The Power" by Public Enemy, "Why" by Jadakiss with Anthony Hamilton, "Condemnation" by Yung Cassius, "FDT" by YG with Nipsey Hussle, "America" by Logic with Black Thought & Chuck D, "The Hate You Give" by Bobby Sessions with Keite Young, "My President" by Jezzy with Nas, "Slippin" by DMX, and "Talk About It" by Fabolous, Jadakiss, & Teyana Taylor. LP, Vinyl record album
(Special etched vinyl on side four!)
 
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Def SquadWhy Not (radio, LP, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2000. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Featuring Slick Rick. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Mos DefBlack On Both Sides ... LP
Rawkus/Def Jam, 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Mos Def's landmark late 90s solo debut – a rock solid classic that stands up today as one of the best hip hop albums of its decade – and for all the dizzying creative highs and lows of his career to follow, it stands strongly among his best work ever. His preceding duo work with Talib Kweli as Black Star set a pretty high bar creatively, and stunningly, Mos manages to clear it. It's all the more impressive given the stylistic diversity, ranging from bed rock boom bap, to leftfield funk, to Bad Brains-inspired punk. Incredible stuff. Tracks include "Ms Fat Booty", "Hip Hop", "Know That" featuring Talib Kweli, "Mr Ni**a" featuring Q-Tip, "Mathematics", "Brooklyn", "Umi Says", "Do It Now" featuring Busta Rhymes, "Fear Not Of Man", "Habitat", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Beastie BoysLicensed To Ill ... LP
Def Jam, 1986. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $99.99
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 their generation for sure. With all the killer cuts: "Rhymin & Stealin", "The New Style", "Girls", "Fight For Your Right To Party", "No Sleep Til Brooklyn", "Paul Revere", "Hold It Now Hit It", "She's Crafty", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Masterdisk etch. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Vinyl has some light sleeve marks but plays great. Cover has some light stains near the top.)

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✨✧ Joe BuddenBreathe (radio, street, beatz)/Get Right Wit Me (radio, street, beatz) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2002. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo copy.)

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Davy DDavy's Ride ... LP
Def Jam, 1987. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Produced by Russell Simmons and featuring DJ Hurricane, later of the Beastie Boys. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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Davy DHave You Seen Davy?/Keep Your Distance/Get Busy (We Ain't New To This) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1987. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Davy D is the DJ who recorded the classic "One For The Treble" as Davy DMX. Here, there's three tracks with production similar to the LL material from the same time with some scratching from Davy D. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered Def Jam sleeve, with light wear.)

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Disturbing Tha PeaceLudacris Presents Disturbing Tha Piece – Golden Grain (clean version) ... CD
Def Jam, 2002. Used ... $1.99
The Ludacris side project group. Twelve tracks including "Break Sumthin", "Growing Pains (Do It Again) Remix", "When I Touch Down", "Can't Be Stopped" and "Posted". CD
(CLEAN VERSION. Barcode has a cutout hole, case has a clear promo sticker.)

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✨✧ DMXAnd Then There Was X (Exclusive Radio Advance) ... LP
Def Jam, 1999. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Edited promo in a Def Jam Advance sleeve.)

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✨✧ DMXWe Right Here (radio edit, lp version, inst)/You Could Be Blind (radio edit, lp version, inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2001. Sealed ... $4.99
Features Mashonda on "You Could Be Blind". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Still sealed, with hype sticker.)

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Foxy BrownBroken Silence (CLEAN) ... CD
Def Jam, 2001. Used ... $1.99
For those who can't get enough of the Ill Na Na: "Hood Scriptures", "'Bout My Paper", "Gangsta Boogie", "Run Yo S***" and a dozen other instant classics! CD
(Punch through barcode, clean version.)

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✨✧ Funkmaster Flex & Big KapTunnel – Exclusive Album Advance ... LP
Def Jam, 1999. Near Mint- 2LP ... $7.99
Includes the Biggie/Tupac freestyle, "If I Get Locked Up" by Dr Dre and Eminem, "Real Gs" by Snoop Dogg, "True" by Method Man, "QBG" by Kool G Rap and Progidy, "Dem Want War" by Raekwon, "Millenium Thug" by Nas, and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Clean edited promo in a Def Jam Advance sleeve.)

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Geda K featuring RellOne Night (main, clean, inst, tv track, acapella) ... 12-inch
Carter Faculty/Def Jam, Early 2000s. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Vinyl has a small sticker on the deadwax.)

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HoseHose EP ... LP
Def Jam, 1982. Near Mint- ... $99.99
One of the first albums on Def Jam – featuring the early punk band of Rick Rubin! Back cover even has the label address as his college dorm room at NYU! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a trace of a price sticker.)

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Ja RulePain Is Love ... LP
Def Jam, 2001. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bumped corner and a small promo sticker on the back.)

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JadakissCollector's Edition (blue vinyl pressing) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Def Jam, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $14.99 23.99
A compelling alternative to a typical compilation for Jadakiss on Def Jam – 2LPs each with one side of acapellas and one side of instrumentals, serving as a greatest hits set, albeit with unreleased acapella and instrumentals! Includes "Huntin Season" Catch & Release", "Angels Getting Pedicured", "Gov't Cheese", "Stand Up", "Jason", "Pray" & "Ain't Nothin New. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition blue vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Jay-ZGirls, Girls, Girls (radio, album, inst)/Takeover (radio, album, inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2001. Sealed ... $9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Roc sleeve, still sealed with hype sticker and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Jay-ZMillion & One Questions (ext radio, Premier remix radio, Premier remix dirty, Premier remix inst, ext inst) ... 12-inch
Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam, 1998. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered Roc sleeve.)

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Joe BuddenJoe Budden ... LP
Def Jam, 2003. Near Mint- 2LP ... $19.99
14 tracks including "#1", "Pump it Up", "Pusha Man", "Walk With Me", "Fire" featuring Busta Rhymes, "Give Me Reason", and more. 2 bonus tracks on the vinyl – "Real Life In Rap" and "Porno Star". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Oran Juice JonesGTO ... LP
Def Jam, 1987. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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LL Cool JBigger And Deffer (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Def Jam/Universal, 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.98
Stone classic LL Cool J! There was a time we didn't really rate this one on the same level as Radio, but listening with fresh ears after all these years – prime old school Def Jam with an energy that's really missing in so much of the hip hop to follow in the next couple years – and the raw drum machine and cuts approach to production STILL holds up and the rhymes, brags and delivery represent a bygone era of hip hop perfectly. Bigger And Deffer and a hella solid slice of mid-to-late 80s rap. Includes "Go Cut Creator Go", "I'm Bad", "Get Down", "My Rhyme Ain't Done", ".357", "Kanday", "Bristol Hotel", and that OG hip hop ballad "I Need Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ LL Cool JDefinition ... CD
Def Jam, 2004. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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LL Cool JMama Said Knock You Out ... LP
Def Jam, 1990. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.98
A huge moment for LL Cool J – and a set that has him balanced nicely between the sharp rhymes of his roots and the rising stardom of his role in the larger world of R&B as well! Marley Marl produced, and the whole thing's still got a nice edge – even though some of these tunes entered the mainstream and got LL quite a bit of play in areas he'd never reached before. Hits include "Around The Way Girl", "Mama Said Knock You Out", "To Da Break Of Dawn", "Jinglin Baby", and "6 Minutes Of Pleasure – and other cuts include "Milky Cereal", "Eat Em Up L Chill", "Mr Good Bar", "The Boomin System", "Cheesy Rat Blues", and "Farmers Blvd". LP, Vinyl record album

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Method ManBring The Pain (LP, radio, inst)/PLO Style (LP, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1994. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $19.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing with Masterdisk stamp/Hub etch. Cover is bent a bit at the opening, in great shape otherwise!)

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Method ManI'll Be There For You – You're All I Need To Get By (razor sharp mix & inst, Puff Daddy mix & inst, LP)/What The Blood Clot ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1995. Sealed (pic cover)... $24.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Murder IncIrv Gotti Presents The Inc ... LP
Murder Inc/Def Jam, 2002. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Tracks include "Gangstafied", "Down 4 U", "No One Does It Better", "It's Murda", "The Pledge", "Ride Wit Us", "O.G.", "The Rain", "Here We Come", "We Still Don't Give A F**k", "1 Hearse, 2 Suburbans", "Ain't It Funny", "Hold On", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Labels have BPM stickers. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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NOREFull Mode Remix (radio, lp, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2002. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered Def Jam sleeve.)

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Public EnemyPower To The People And The Beats – Public Enemy's Greatest Hits ... CD
Def Jam, Late 80s/1990s. Used ... $5.99
Public Enemy at the height of their power – all the best cuts from their early years on Def Jam Records – from a time when they were really helping expand the scope and political power of hip hop! The group were essential in taking the music from the parties in the streets to the issues that really mattered to the people who were listening – and even after all these years, it's impossible to deny the impact and power of these cuts – many of which deal with issues that still haven't been resolved all these many decades later! Every track is a gem – and titles include "You're Gonna Get Yours", "Public Enemy #1", "Rebel Without A Pause", "Bring The Noise", "Don't Believe The Hype", "Prophets Of Rage", "Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos", "Fight The Power", "Welcome To The Terrordome", "911 Is A Joke", "Brothers Gonna Work It Out", "Can't Truss It", "Can't Do Nuttin For Ya Man", "Hazy Shade Of Criminal", "Shut 'Em Down", "By The Time I Get To Arizona", and "He Got Game". CD
Also available Power To The People And The Beats – Public Enemy's Greatest Hits (blood red & black smoke vinyl pressing) ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ Public EnemyPower To The People And The Beats – Public Enemy's Greatest Hits (blood red & black smoke vinyl pressing) ... LP
Def Jam, Late 80s/1990s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99
Public Enemy at the height of their power – all the best cuts from their early years on Def Jam Records – from a time when they were really helping expand the scope and political power of hip hop! The group were essential in taking the music from the parties in the streets to the issues that really mattered to the people who were listening – and even after all these years, it's impossible to deny the impact and power of these cuts – many of which deal with issues that still haven't been resolved all these many decades later! Every track is a gem – and titles include "You're Gonna Get Yours", "Public Enemy #1", "Rebel Without A Pause", "Bring The Noise", "Don't Believe The Hype", "Prophets Of Rage", "Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos", "Fight The Power", "Welcome To The Terrordome", "911 Is A Joke", "Brothers Gonna Work It Out", "Can't Truss It", "Can't Do Nuttin For Ya Man", "Hazy Shade Of Criminal", "Shut 'Em Down", "By The Time I Get To Arizona", and "He Got Game". LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl in the US – indie exclusive!)
Also available Power To The People And The Beats – Public Enemy's Greatest Hits ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Public EnemyYou're Gonna Get Yours (voc, dub Terminator X getaway version)/Miuzi Weighs A Ton (voc)/Rebel Without A Pause (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1987. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $34.99
Original and remix versions of this big early cut, plus the fantastic "Rebel Without A Pause"! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing. Cover has minimal wear and a promo stamp.)

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RedmanRed Gone Wild – Thee Album ... LP
Def Jam, 2007. Near Mint- 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Redman, where hath thee been? One of the most reliable and unique voices of 90s hip hop finally drops a long delayed second official record in the 00s – after getting killed by Chucky in one of those killer doll movies and a failed sitcom – thankfully picking up his day job right where he left off and easily bettering '01's Malpractice LP. More of a return to form than a rehash, this reminds us how inimitable the man truly is. Production by Pete Rock, Timbaland, Scott Storch and others. Welcome back! Titles include "Bak Inda Buildin", "Put It Down", "Gimmie One", the gem "Walk In Gutta" feat Keith Murray, Erick Sermon & Biz Markie, "Dis Iz Brick City", "Get 'Em" feat Saukrates & Icadon, "Merry Jane" feat Snoop & Nate Dogg, "Gilla House Check", "Hold Dis Blaow", "Suicide" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has marker through the barcode.)

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✨✧ RedmanSaga Continues (radio, lp, inst, acappella) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2003. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Def Jam sleeve.)

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Redman feat DJ KoolLet's Get Dirty (I Can't Get In Da Club) (radio, LP, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2001. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered Def Jam sleeve.)

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Richie RichSeasoned Veteran ... CD
Def Jam, 1996. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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RihannaTalk That Talk ... CD
Def Jam, 2011. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Trigger Tha GamblerMy Crew Can't Go For That (LP, acapella, inst) ... 12-inch
No Doubt/Def Jam, 1996. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $11.99
Featuring Smoothe Da Hustler and DV Alias Khrist. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ ViolatorVivrant Thing (radio, inst)/You Know Why(radio, inst)/Do What Playas Do (radio, inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam/Violator, 1999. Near Mint- ... $4.99
With Q-Tip on "Vivrant Thing", LL Cool J on "You Know Why", and Eightball, Mase, and Mysonne on "Do What Playas Do". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Violator sleeve.)

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VariousIrv Gotti Presents The Remixes (CLEAN) ... CD
Def Jam, 2002. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(CLEAN VERSION. Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ EPMDBack In Business ... CD
Def Jam, 1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A not-so-surprisingly (given the pedigree!) later EPMD effort, and a smartly-titled one to boot – here they are, living up to their substantial legacy with a pretty strong, and these days underappreciated set – still going strong in the latter half of the 90s! Quite a few cuts on here truly live up to the EPMD glory days, with appearances by Hit Squad MC's and heavyhitters Das Efx, Keith Murray, Redman, and Nocturnal. 14 tracks in all, including "Richter Scale", "Da Joint", "Never Seen Before", "Get With This", "Do It Again" and "You Gots To Chill '97". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Funkmaster Flex & Big KapTunnel ... LP
Def Jam, 1999. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the Biggie/Tupac freestyle, "If I Get Locked Up" by Dr Dre and Eminem, "Real Gs" by Snoop Dogg, "True" by Method Man, "QBG" by Kool G Rap and Progidy, "Dem Want War" by Raekwon, "Millenium Thug" by Nas, and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label test pressing in a plain white sleeve. NOTE – Vinyl has some skips on Side A from the mastering.)

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✨✧ Funkmaster Flex & Big KapWe In Here (radio, LP, inst)/Real G's (radio, LP, inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1999. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Ruff Ryders on "We In Here" and Snoop Dogg on "Real G's". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Still sealed with hype sticker.)

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✨✧ HostyleShould A Been Down (Past & Present) (radio, inst, acapella, lp)/Everybody's Rappin' (radio, inst, lp) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1996. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain sleeve.)

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✨✧ Jay-ZIzzo [HOVA] (radio, LP, inst)/You Don't Know (radio, LP, inst) ... 12-inch
Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam, 2001. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Roc sleeve, still sealed with hype sticker and cut corner.)

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✨✧ LL Cool JGoing Back To Cali/Jack The Ripper ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1987. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a hype sticker, promo stamp, a trace of a price sticker, and some general wear.)

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✨✧ Method Man & RedmanHow High – Soundtrack – Radio Advance Promo ... LP
Def Jam, 2001. Near Mint- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Let's Do It", "Cisco Kid" featuring Cypress Hill and War, "Da Rockwilder", "Bring Da Pain", "How To Roll A Blunt", and "Round and Round Remix" featuring Jonell and Method Man. 14 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Edited promo in a Def Jam Advance sleeve.)

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✨✧ Method Man & RedmanHow High Part II (radio, LP, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2001. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Barcode label pressing.)

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✨✧ Kaash PaigeParked Car Convos EP (translucent green vinyl pressing) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Def Jam, 2020. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition translucent green vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Public EnemyApocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black ... CD
Def Jam, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe one of the last moments of genius from Public Enemy – and a set that still has their power and politics very much at the top of their game! The message may even be more powerful than the music at points – no surprise for Chuck D and crew at this point in their career – but in comparison to so many other weaker records from the time, the whole thing's still held up very well with age – and has managed to slide strongly into the rest of their previous catalog. Titles include their popular "Bring Tha Noize" duet with Anthrax – plus "Get the F–- Outta Dodge", "Can't Truss It", "By The Time I Get To Arizona", "Nighttrain", "Shut Em Down", "A Letter To The New York Post", "1 Million Bottlebags", and "More News At 11". CD

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✨✧ Public EnemyFear Of A Black Planet ... CD
Def Jam, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
PE's third LP, and their last with full on Bomb Squad production. With classics like "Fight The Power", "Burn Hollywood Burn", "Welcome To The Terrordome", "Power To The People", "911 Is A Joke" and the title track. CD

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✨✧ Public EnemyNighttrain (get up get involved, get into it inst, Pete Rock meltdown rmx, meltdown inst) /More News At 11 (extended G-Wiz mega bomb) ... 12-inch
Def Jam/Columbia, 1992. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Public EnemyWhat You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? ... LP
Def Jam, 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Public Enemy gave us plenty of knowledge and power back in the day – and we maybe need their message more than ever in 2020 – a year that marks their return to their original home at Def Jam! The group have help from plenty of guests here – maybe more so than they would have had back in the day, but very much in keeping with the legacy they inspired – in a lineup that includes Questlove, DJ Premier, Cypress Hill, Impossebulls, Black Thought, Nas, YG, Run DMC, Mike D, Ad Rock, and even George Clinton! The tunes have plenty of old school PE vibes – and titles include "Go At It", "Rest In Beats", "RIP Blackat", "Grid", "State Of The Union", "Toxic", "Yesterday Man", "Fight The Power Remix 2020", "Beat Them All", and "Smash The Crowd". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ RootsGame Theory ... LP
Okayplayer/Def Jam, 2006. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Roots return with their first album on Def Jam – a rich batch of soulful, heavier moods, cultural reflection, and some incredible modern Philly funk playing behind the thoughtful rhymes – probably the deepest album to appear on Def Jam in the past decade or so! Game Theory shares a tendency with their earlier masterwork Things Fall Apart in its way of applying an uplifting, riveting groove to tracks with some genuine hurt and despair. Sonically, Game Theory is its own animal. We NEVER would have pegged this record for the Def Jam debut – it's way too good! Tracks include the PE-referencing "False Media", "Game Theory" feat Malik B, the single "Don't Feel Right" feat Maimounta Youssef, "In The Music" feat Malik B & Porn, "Take It There" feat Wadud Ahmad, "Baby" feat John-John of Nouveau Riche, "Here I Come" feat Dice Raw of Nouveau Riche & Malik B, "Long Time" featuring Peedi Peedi & Bunny Sigler, "Clock With No Hands" feat Mercedes Martinez of Jazzyfatnastees, "Can't Stop This" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ 3rd BassBrooklyn Queens (UK power mix, power radio, LP, dub, 2nd bass mix)/Triple Stage Darkness ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1989. Very Good- (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic Prince Paul and Sam Sever production off the first 3rd Bass LP, along with some CJ Mackintosh remixes. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ 3rd BassDerelicts Of Dialect ... CD
Def Jam, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The great parting shot from Serch and Pete Nice with Daddy Rich, before they called it quits. With the hits "Pop Goes the Weasel" to Hammer, Van. Ice, etc., "Derelicts Of Dialect", "3 Strikes 5000", "Portrait Of The Artist As A Hood", and "Kick 'Em In The Grill". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ 3rd BassGas Face (radio, inst)/Wordz Of Wizdom (death in the afternoon, club, radio) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1989. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic MC Serch and Pete Nice with an early appearance by Zev Love X! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(NOTE – Vinyl is in great shape, but cover has lightly stained and wavy corners at the opening.)

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✨✧ Da 5 FootazHeist (radio, inst) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1996. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo copy.)

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✨✧ DiplomatsDiplomatic Immunity ... LP
Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam, 2003. Very Good+ 4LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has light marks on Side 3, rest is NM-. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ LL Cool JRock The Bells/Rock The Bells (original version) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1985. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Reissue pressing in a Def Jam sleeve. Vinyl has small press flaws that click a bit near the end of the original version.)

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✨✧ Method ManTical ... LP
Def Jam, 1994. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the most triumphant records from the first wave of Wu Tang Clan solo efforts – and an early 90s hip hop masterpiece that's hardly aged a day since! Tical is right up there with Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers) on the quality front. It's got the iconic Wu production aesthetic in peak form, and Meth himself does an incredible job here of not only cementing the Wu Tang's legacy, but setting himself up to be the Clan's breakout solo success story for years to come. Includes "Tical", "Bring The Pain", "All I Need", "What The Blood Clot", "Meth Vs. Chef", "Biscuits", "I Get My Thang In Action", "PLO Style", "Sub Crazy", "Release Yo' Delf", the killer "Method Man (Remix)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chrisette MichelleEpiphany ... CD
Def Jam, 2009. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Booklet appears to be signed by the artist.)

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✨✧ Public EnemyApocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black ... CD
Def Jam, 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
Maybe one of the last moments of genius from Public Enemy – and a set that still has their power and politics very much at the top of their game! The message may even be more powerful than the music at points – no surprise for Chuck D and crew at this point in their career – but in comparison to so many other weaker records from the time, the whole thing's still held up very well with age – and has managed to slide strongly into the rest of their previous catalog. Titles include their popular "Bring Tha Noize" duet with Anthrax – plus "Get the F–- Outta Dodge", "Can't Truss It", "By The Time I Get To Arizona", "Nighttrain", "Shut Em Down", "A Letter To The New York Post", "1 Million Bottlebags", and "More News At 11". CD

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✨✧ Public EnemyWhat You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? ... CD
Def Jam, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Public Enemy gave us plenty of knowledge and power back in the day – and we maybe need their message more than ever in 2020 – a year that marks their return to their original home at Def Jam! The group have help from plenty of guests here – maybe more so than they would have had back in the day, but very much in keeping with the legacy they inspired – in a lineup that includes Questlove, DJ Premier, Cypress Hill, Impossebulls, Black Thought, Nas, YG, Run DMC, Mike D, Ad Rock, and even George Clinton! The tunes have plenty of old school PE vibes – and titles include "Go At It", "Rest In Beats", "RIP Blackat", "Grid", "State Of The Union", "Toxic", "Yesterday Man", "Fight The Power Remix 2020", "Beat Them All", and "Smash The Crowd". CD

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✨✧ Public EnemyYo! Bum Rush The Show ... LP
Def Jam, 1987. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
The first mind-blowin' bombed out LP from the legendary PE! Public Enemy was still finding its voice on this debut effort, and if it's not quite the revolutionary experience to be found on the following couple of albums, it's still a fascinating effort and one of the best and most original hip hop debuts of the late 80s! Tracks include "You're Gonna Get Yours", "Timebomb", "Miuzi Weighs a Ton", "Sophisticated B*tch", and the title cut. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, includes the printed inner sleeve and promo flat! Cover has light wear and a promo stamp. Promo flat has pinholes in the corners.)

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✨✧ ScarfaceFix ... LP
Def Jam, 2002. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The elder statesman of southern rap drops one of his finest to date. Includes "My Block", "Guess Who's Back" featuring Jay-Z & Beanie Sigel, "In Between Us" featuring Nas, "In Cold Blood", "Keep Me Down", "What Can I Do?", "Someday", "Sellout", "I Ain't The One" and "Fixed". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Cover is lightly stained at the bottom 4 inches, with large peeled patches and stuck-on paper on front and inside the gatefold.)

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✨✧ Beastie BoysLicensed To Ill (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Def Jam, 1986. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The game changing Def Jam classic – and possibly the greatest album by the Beastie Boys – even though they'd grow up a whole lot after this! 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 their generation for sure. With all the killer cuts: "Rhymin & Stealin", "The New Style", "Girls", "Fight For Your Right To Party", "No Sleep Til Brooklyn", "Paul Revere", "Hold It Now Hit It", "She's Crafty", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(30th Anniversary 180 gram pressing.)
Also available Licensed To Ill ... LP 99.99

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✨✧ CommonLike Water For Chocolate ... LP
MCA/Def Jam, 2000. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A huge creative leap forward for Common! Com had been slowly moving from a Chicago street poet role into a more universally conscious hip hop soul from record to record to this point, but Like Water For Chocolate is the one that really catapulted him deep into that realm – especially given the excellent, mood setting production of Jay Dee/J Dilla and The Soulquarians. For a little while there, we missed the rawer Relativity era vibe, and we didn't fall as head over heels for Like Water For Chocolate as the world at large did, but in hindsight, maybe we just weren't ready for it – it's easily amongst the best hip hop albums of the period. Titles include "The 6th Sense", "Cold Blooded", "Dooinit", "Geto Heaven Part Two" with D'Angelo, "Time Travelin' (A Tribute To Fela)", "Heat", "The Light", "Thelonius", "Payback Is A Grandmother", "Funky For You", "A Film Called (Pimp)", "Nag Champa (Afrodisiac For The World)", "The Questions" and "A Song For Assata". LP, Vinyl record album
(High quality Def Jam reissue – with nice, heavy vinyl.)

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✨✧ DMXDMX – The Legacy (translucent red vinyl pressing) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Def Jam, Late 90s/2000s/2010s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
One of most distinctively gruff, gritty and unabashedly emotional voices in hip hop – a rhyme legend from Yonkers – and this is a really solid retrospective! This Def Jam compilation comes about soon after DMX's return to the label and they take care to put together a representative selection og party anthems and more introspective jams including "Ready To Meet Him", "Where The Hood At", "Get At Me Dog", "Ruff Ryders' Anthem", "What's My Name", "Party Up", "X Gon' Give It To Ya", "How's It Goin' Down", "Slippin'", "Who We Be", "Grand Finale" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DMXIt's Dark & Hell Is Hot (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Def Jam, 1998. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The late 90s debut of DMX – a huge hit for Def Jam, the Ruff Ryders camp and especially DMX himself – whose next few albums would top the charts! Rough, raw and hardcore lyrical imagery, and top notch Ruff Ryder production from Swizz Beats and PK, plus Dame Grease on a number of cuts. Still impressive work from one of the most uncomprimising stars to breakout so big in the late 90s/early 00s. Includes "Ruff Ryder's Anthem", "Look Thru My Eyes", "Let Me Fly", "How's It Goin' Down", "Crime Story", "I Can Feel It", "Stop Being Greedy", "Ni**az Done Started Something", "For My Dogs" and more. 19 tracks including skits. LP, Vinyl record album
(Very nicely done, heavy duty gold vinyl pressing for the albums 15th Anniversary!)

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✨✧ Jay-ZIn My Lifetime, Vol 1 ... LP
Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam, 1997. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Jay Z's second LP, the one right before he adopted the "hot"/Swizz Beats sound. Like the first LP, there's a good mix of more hip hop tracks like "Streets Is Watching", "Friend Or Foe '98", "Rap Game/Crack Game" and even the more radio friendly are still kinda dope, like "A Million & One Questions" and "Who You Wit". Plus a few nice old school samples, like Funky 4+1's "Rockin' It" on "Always Be My Sunshine". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kanye WestLate Registration ... LP
Def Jam, 2005. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Time will tell whether the sophomore LP Late Registration will prove to be as revolutionary of a commercial force as College Dropout turned out to be – but it's a better album! We loved the debut as much as the rest of the world did, but this one's an easier listen from beginning to end. The production is tight, the guests earn their spots, and the whole thing's furiously soulful. Much is being made of LA hipster/orch pop troubadour Jon Brion's co-production, but this is Kanye's show. On one level Kanye can rock a subject as cliched as "Gold Digger", and still come out with a fresh perspective that runs deeper than it sounds on the surface, then deliver a serious track about the evils of the diamond trade that still rocks the ice. And those are just the first singles. Another great one! Tracks include "Wake Up Mr West", "Heard 'Em Say", "Touch The Sky" feat Lupe Fiasco, "Gold Digger" feat Jamie Foxx, "Drive Slow" feat Paul Wall & GLC, "My Way Home" feat Common, "Crack Music" feat Game, "Roses", "Bring Me Down" feat Brandy, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone" (rmx) feat Jay-Z, "We Major" feat Nas & Really Doe, "Gone" feat Consequence & Cam'Ron and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ LL Cool JRadio ... LP
Def Jam, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A hip hop milestone for the Def Jam label and early rap superstar LL Cool J! This the fantastic first LP for LL – one that really helped kicked off a whole new school of hip hop – and proved to be huge game changer for the early Def Jam era! Radio features straight up excellent early Def production from Rick Rubin and loads of tight tracks from LL – whose charisma continued to flow for the next couple of decades – even if his later records could never approach this unf***withable level. Tracks include "I Can't Live Without My Radio", "Rock The Bells", "Dangerous", "That's A Lie", "You'll Rock" and "I Can Give You More". A piece of history! LP, Vinyl record album
(A truly top shelf reissue – in celebration of Def Jam's 30th anniversary.)

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✨✧ Public EnemyIt Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ... LP
Def Jam, 1988. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The massive second album by PE – and the one where where the hit their full creative stride, and their politics and philosphy hit at full force – moving Public Enemy from an imposing threat to both the hip hop and pop music status quo to a straight up cultural phenomenon! There's little we can add to canon of critical regard this unimpeachable classic – just know that it's as essential as any hip hop album of the era. Includes "Bring The Noise", "Don't Believe The Hype", "Prophets Of Rage" and "Rebel Without A Pause", "Cold Lampin With Flavor", "Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic", "Louder Than A Bomb", "Caught, Can We Get A Witness", "She Watch Channel Zero", "Night Of The Living Baseheads", "Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos", "Prophets For Right To Fight" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ RootsHow I Got Over ... LP
Def Jam, 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A less tense and caustic Roots than the crew that hit us on the majority of Rising Down a couple years earlier – and this one's as strong of an album as they've delivered since moving over to Def Jam. In truth, we were a little scared when we saw some of the guests credited – Monsters Of Folk, John Legend, Joanna Newsom and other headscratchers on top of more likely collaborators such as Phonte, Blu, Peedi Peedi and Dice Raw – it gets over very, very well here! How I Got Over is a Roots effort through and through, with contemplative and soulful tracks that simmer and stew in tried and true fashion. The tracks with those indie rock guests turn out to be among the Roots-iest tracks on the record. Believe that! So you can rest easy, the Roots are The Roots here, just what we wanted and just what we get! Includes "A Peace Of Light" feat Amber Coffman, Angel Deradoorian & Haley Dekle, "Walk Alone" feat Truck North, PORN & Dice Raw, "Now Or Never" with Phonte & Dice Raw, "Dear God 2.0" with Monsters Of Folk, "The Day" feat Blu, Phonte & Patty Crash, "Doin It Again", "Tunnel Vision" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ RootsUndun ... LP
Def Jam, 2011. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Hip hop's reigning kings of longevity The Roots deliver another great album with Undun – we'd have to think it's entirely uncompromising and they're doing exactly what they want to do on this one – so if you thought their day (eh, latenight) job would would bring their album work into more of a mainstream style. . .hell no! Undun is a serious, soul searching and boldly creative album length character study inspired by a Sufjan Stephens song (!!!) – ambition is not something this group lacks – and it's stunning. An album that's in the upper tier of Roots albums in quality – there's certainly no chart bait here. Includes "Dun", "Sleep", "Make My" feat Big KRIT & Dice Raw, "One Time" feat Phonte & Dice Raw, "Stomp" feat Greg Porn, "I Remember", "Tip The Scale" feat Dice Raw, the four part "Redford" suite and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CNNComin' At Ya (radio, lp, acapella) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2003. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ DominoPhysical Funk ( radio, inst, LP, acappella)/Do You Qualify ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1995. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Beastie BoysBeastie Boys Music ... CD
Capitol, 1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy ... $7.99 14.98
A career-spanning set of work from the Beastie Boys – one that features tracks from both their Def Jam and Capitol/Grand Royal years – in a way that really shows the continuing evolution of their sound! The tracklist is great – classics from every generation, and the kind of cuts that maybe hold up more strongly than some of their others as the years go by – a 20-track testament to the genius and wit that set them apart from the pack! Titles include "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win", "Fight For Your Right", "Ch Check It Out", "Intergalactic", "Pass The Mic", "Shadrach", "Hold It Now Hit It", "Root Down", "Body Movin", "Sabotage", "Brass Monkey", "Get It Together", "Jimmy James", "Hey Ladies", "No Sleep Til Brooklyn", "So What'Cha Want", "Shake Your Rump", "Paul Revere", "Sure Shot", and "Make Some Noise". CD
Also available Beastie Boys Music ... LP 28.99

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Beastie BoysBeastie Boys Music ... LP
Capitol, 1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 34.99
A career-spanning set of work from the Beastie Boys – one that features tracks from both their Def Jam and Capitol/Grand Royal years – in a way that really shows the continuing evolution of their sound! The tracklist is great – classics from every generation, and the kind of cuts that maybe hold up more strongly than some of their others as the years go by – a 20-track testament to the genius and wit that set them apart from the pack! Titles include "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win", "Fight For Your Right", "Ch Check It Out", "Intergalactic", "Pass The Mic", "Shadrach", "Hold It Now Hit It", "Root Down", "Body Movin", "Sabotage", "Brass Monkey", "Get It Together", "Jimmy James", "Hey Ladies", "No Sleep Til Brooklyn", "So What'Cha Want", "Shake Your Rump", "Paul Revere", "Sure Shot", and "Make Some Noise". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Beastie Boys Music ... CD 7.99
 
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✨✧ Gap BandGap Band IV/Gap Band V Jammin ... CD
BGO (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of early 80s classics from the Gap Band – back to back in a single set! First up is Gap Banc IV – perhaps the ultimate album for The Gap Band – and sure, it was a hit, but the record still sounds great today, and the constant sampling of some of the record has kept it fresh in the crates for years and years! The band have lost the heavier funk sound of earlier years, and working in a slick 80s groove mode that they both helped to define and put on the charts with the tracks "Outstanding" and "Early In The Morning", both two killer grooves with a complicated instrumental feel, and some wicked harmony vocals over the top. Lonnie Simmons is still producing the band – and other tracks include "Lonely Like Me", "Stay With Me", "Talkin Back", and "You Dropped A Bomb On Me". On the second album, the Gap Band are definitely Jammin – hitting that fierce funk mode they do so well, with lots of snapping lines at the bottom of the rhythms! The style is trademark Gap all the way through – a percolated approach to funk that's tight, but never too slick – in a groove that's different than some of their other mainstream counterparts at the time – hard to describe accurately, but almost with a touch of jazz in the mix! Charlie Wilson handles most of the lead vocals, with support from brothers Robert and Ronnie – and Ronnie produced most of the set. Titles include "Where Are We Going", "Shake A Leg", "Jam The Motha", "Someday", "You're Something Special", "I'm Ready", "You're My Everything", "Smile", and "Jammin In America". CD also features the bonus track "Party Train (special dance mix)". CD

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✨✧ Tony Aiken & FutureLiberation ... CD
Boom Shot, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
You might remember Tony Aiken for his classic funk album Unity, from the 70s – and here, he's back again – after nearly 40 years away from the studio! The album's got a style that's a lot more reggae-influenced than before – maybe not totally a reggae record, given the other influences that Tony brings to bear – but a style that's definitely Jamaican overall, especially in the rhythms! The project features a big number of guests – as you can probably guess from the images on the front cover – all given a soulful spirit by Tony's lead. Package lists no song titles at all – but there are 10 tracks total. CD

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✨✧ Vive Le RockIssue 79 ... Magazine
Vive Le Rock (UK), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The cover promises a big feature on Oi and UK Street Punk – with coverage of Cockney Rejects, Rancid, The Business, Cock Sparrer, and many others – alongside articles on Theater Of Hate, George Thorogood, Billie Joe Armstrong, UK Subs, Julien Temple, Young Marble Giants, Steve Marriott, Iggy & The Stooges, The Mistakes, and many more! Definitely a jam-packed issue – especially if you love UK sounds from the start of the 80s. Magazine

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Benjamin JephtaEvolution Of An Undefined ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2018. Used ... $4.99
A fantastic album from Benjamin Jephta – and one that's maybe a bit different than some of his other recent work too! There's a more electric vibe to the set – maybe because Benjamin plays organ and keyboards, in addition to bass – and the music has this wonderful flow that's a bit like the Blue Note generation that's arisen in the wake of Robert Glasper – kind of this new 21st Century spirituality – a bit more compact than before, but extremely powerful in its conception! The group features additional keyboards from Kyle Shepherd and Bokani Dyer – plus guitar from Keenan Ahrends, trumpet from Marcus Wyatt, and tenor from Sisonke Xonti – plus guest vocals from Jitsvinger and Eden Myrrh. Titles include "Still I Rise (revisited)", "Dear Mr Hodge", "Evolution", "Song For Ellen Pakkies", "The Path", and "Identity". CD
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✨✧ James BrownTake A Look At Those Cakes ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A plenty funky record, despite a cheesy cover – which shows James Brown as a disco-era player – kicking back on a couch with an unbuttoned shirt, while two topless girls dance in front of him – showing him their "cakes"! The groove's definitely different than the Payback years, but it's still composed of the same core elements – sharp instrumentation, played live and in a very lively way – sped up a bit for the dancefloor, but maybe even more breathtaking because of the speed! At the time, Brown spent plenty of time trying to claim the mantle of disco godfather – but he's still way more than that here – a fierce funk maestro who's already got his instrumental tip down to razor-sharp perfection, which makes the shouted and called vocals just a bonus icing on the cake! Tracks are long and plenty jamming – and titles include "For Goodness Sakes Take A Look At Those Cakes", "Someone To Talk To", "A Man Understands", and "As Long As I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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Jameszoo & Metropole OrkestMelkweg ... LP
Brainfeeder, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $13.99 27.99
A really beautiful collaboration between Jameszoo and the Metropole Orkest – that large Dutch ensemble who seem always able to shift into the right sort of mode with their key collaborators! That's definitely the case here, as Jules Buckley masterfully leads the group – so that they flesh out all these great strands of sounds coming from the core quintet – with lots of keyboards and electronics from Jameszoo himself, plus more organ, Fender Rhodes, percussion, and saxes – sometimes used in ways that are spare and jagged, but which take on this richness next to the strings and woodwinds of the Metropole ensemble! Titles include "Nail", "Flu", "Crumble", "Meat", "Lose", "Toots", and "Soup". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hubert Porter with The Jamaican CalypsoniansCalypsos From Jamaica ... LP
Dub Store (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 23.99
A great mix of modes from Hubert Porter – tunes that are definitely the calypsos promised in the title, but which also have some unique elements that mark them as Jamaican, too – touches of mento, nice jazzy elements in the music, and that bubbling up of the new island modes that would soon explode, and completely transform the scene in Kingston! The tunes feature plenty of lively lyrics from Porter – a singer with a great voice, and a way of presentation that's oozing with charm – on titles that include "Ten Penny Nail", "Gimmie More", "Not Me", "Miss Daisy", "Rum & Coconut Water", "Names Of Funny Places", "Ugly Woman", and "Bargie". LP, Vinyl record album

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Shaolin Temple DefendersChapter 1 – Enter The Temple ... CD
Soulbeats (France), 2005. Used ... $6.99
We're not sure how we missed this one when it first came out, but we're mighty happy to have it around now – a smoking batch of funky numbers from an overlooked combo from France! Shaolin Temple Defenders really go for a classic funky 45 groove here – right rhythms that blast out of the gate on every number, thanks to super-tight basslines and drums – and vocals in English that are surprisingly strong, and really remind us of the offbeat singing you might hear on some indie 45s from the hinterland back in the late 60s and early 70s. Most vocals are shouted and called – a definite inspiration from James Brown, but handled with their own sort of flavor – and titles include "Burn Kill & Love", "Manimal", "The Real Thing", "Fist Of The Lion", "Don't Wanna Be", "Funky Chick", and "Soulville Bordeaux". CD
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✨✧ VariousJamie 3:26 Presents A Taste Of Chicago ... CD
BBE (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Jamie 3:26 bills himself as "the next level of house" – and that definitely feels like the case here, as the Chicago DJ serves up very long edits and mixes of a host of great tracks – one club cut from the mid 70s, Chicago house classics from the late 80s, and a few underground tracks from more recent years! Jamie really brings a lot to the music here – emphasizing the greatness of the tunes in ways that we never would have expected, yet still keeping the genius of the originals intact – at a level that finally gives the rest of the world a chance to hear what he can bring to a well-crafted set on the dancefloor! Titles include "Venus & Mars (Jamie 3:26 edit)" by BSTC, "Comin On Strong (Jamie 3:26 basement edit)" by Calendar, "It's House (Jamie's basement edit)" by Chip E, "Jungle (Jamie's jungle sounds edit)" by Jungle Wonz, "Lesson (Doc Brucio's orig mix – Jamie 3:26 edit)" by Mighty Science, "Mind Games (underground mix – Jamie 3:26 edit)" by Quest, and "Stomps N Shouts (Jamie 3:26 edit)" by Braxton Holmes. CD

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VariousThis Is Jamaica Ska ... CD
Studio One, Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Jamaican Ska, and a whole lot more – a key batch of early Studio One recordings that show just how many styles were criss-crossing in Kingston at the time! There's definitely lots of rhythms here that would make a rude boy happy, but there's also some richly soulful vocals that point the way towards rocksteady and reggae to come – and instrumentation that echoes some of the Jamaican styles of the early 60s, including an initial influence from jazz. The set features some tracks that were only ever out on 45s – and titles include "How Many Times" and "Simmer Down" by The Wailers, "20 75" and "Sucu Sucu" by Roland Alphonso, "Salt Lane Gal" by The Skatalites, "Gal & Boy" by The Gaylads, "Sit down Servant" and "Push Wood" by Jackie Opel, "The Vow" by Jackie & Doreen, "Finger Mash" by The Blue Beat, and "Roll On Sweet Don" by Don Drummond & Roland Alphonso. CD

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✨✧ James BrownIt's A Mother ... LP
King, 1969. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A definite mother from James Brown – the kind of all-funky album that few of his contemporaries could ever hope to match! If you've ever doubted the sheer raw power of James at the end of the 60s, the first few notes of this one will definitely make you a convert – and the stretched-out grooves as the album rolls on will pull you even further into the fold. Most tracks roll on with that improvised studio jamming style that James was hitting at the time – a pre-JBs mode that's not as long as later years, but which still makes you feel that there probably was plenty more recorded on the dates that didn't make it into the two-part versions of the tracks! And although James is singing on most numbers, the real focus is more on the band – hitting hard, vamping sharp, and grooving massively under shouted calls and directions from Brown. Titles include two great instrumentals – "Popcorn With a Feeling" and "Top of the Stack" – plus "Little Groove Maker Me (parts 1 & 2)", "Mother Popcorn (parts 1 & 2)", "Mashed Potato Popcorn (parts 1 & 2)", "Any Day Now", "You're Still Out Of Sight", and "I'm Shook" – as well as the great mellower number "If I Ruled The World" – redone here as an African-American anthem of pride and power! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original King Records pressing. Vinyl has a short click on one track, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell)24 24 Music – The Definitive Arthur Russell Sleeping Bag Recordings ... CD
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, 1981. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
An incredible album from Dinosaur L – the legendary New York dancefloor project of Arthur Russell! – fleshed out and expanded more than ever before by Sleeping Bag and Get On Down Records! The group's core sound is a punky, funky, chunky amalgam of bass thumping, guitar riffing, keyboard filling, and sax honking – all very much in the spirit of Russell's best quirky club work of the time, but with the added sound here of a more expanded approach – one that takes the tunes in a whole new territory than the more famous 12" singles! The tracks on the original set were simply numbered – "1", "2", "3", and so on – and come across almost as free-jamming instrumentals – but this reissue appends the songs with their 12" titles, so "#1" gets parenthetically entitled "You're Gonna Be Clean On Your Bean" and "#5" as "Go Bang!", plus this disc adds several 12" versions that were not on the original LP release, like Francois K's mix of 'Go Bang!" and Larry Levan's mix of "In The Corn Belt". Totally great stuff – as experimental as it is funky! This 2CD box set edition is amazing – coming in a heavy-duty box with each disc in an oversized gatefold style sleeve – and it includes more Arthur Russell collaborative and/or pseudonymous material for Sleeping Bag with or as Bonzo Goes To Washington, Felix, Sounds Of JHS Brooklyn and Indian Ocean. Other tracks include "School Bell/Treehouse" (Indian Ocean), "You Can't Hold Me Down (Extended Version)" (Felix), "5 Minutes (R-r-r Radio Mix)" (Bonzo Goes To Washington) and more. Also includes a nice booklet of photos, artwork and artist testimonials – plus notes by Russell biographer Tim Lawrence. CD

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✨✧ Prince JammyPrince Jammy In Lion Dub Style ... LP
Jammy's/VP, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
We're not sure what "lion style" is, but we can definitely say that the album's heavy on dub – a darkly bubbling masterpiece with Prince Jammy at the controls – crafting his magic to grooves by a top-shelf set of Kingston musicians! Winston Wright plays lots of keyboards – organ, clavinet, and even some harpsichord – and the real energy of the rhythms come from the young Sly & Robbie – very much in their prime here, without some of those later modes when they were trying to recopy themselves for the mainstream. Chinna Smith throws in lots of riffing guitar to the echoey brilliance – and titles include "No Bride", "Jammy's In The Arena", "Black Trap", "The Big Apple", "Rough Voyage", "Uhru Express", "King Forever", "Tiger Dub" and "Mystic Feelings". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sun Ra & OthersSingles – The Definitive 45s Collection Vol 2 – 1962 to 1991 (3LP set – with download) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A whole new side of the talents of Sun Ra – especially if you only know the longer-style jams on some of his albums from the 60s and 70s! From the very start of his career, Ra was every bit as interested in issuing music on 45s as he was on albums – and in fact, at some of the more desperate times, the 7" single turned out to be a very affordable format to try out new ideas – including some great projects with other artists! The array of work presented here is stunning – as the set includes some very up-close and personal moments with Ra on record, plus some tight jazzy tracks from the Arkestra, surprising vocal group material designed to crack the R&B market, and some especially cool projects with other singers too. The package is put together with very detailed notes on all the singles – and while the bulk of this material comes from the key Arkestra years of the late 50s through the early 80s, there's also a few tracks from other dates too – including a handful of songs that were only issued as 45s in later years. This limited part 2 of the vinyl set features wonderful tracks from later years – including "The Blue Set", "Space Loneliness", "State Street", "Love In Outer Space", "Mayan Temple", "Quest", "Rough House Blues", "Journey To Saturn", "Blues On Planet Mars", "The Bridge", "Rocket #9", "The Perfect Man", "Outer Space Plateau", "Extensions", "Orbitration In Blue", "A Blue One", "Big City Blue", "I'm Gonna Unmask The Batman", "Saturn Moon", "Disco 2021", "Sometimes I'm Happy", "I Am The Instrument", "Cosmic Drama", "Nuclear War", "Hell #1", and "Cosmo-Extensions" – plus the tracks "Tell Her To Come On Home" and "I'm Making Believe" by Little Mack. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download.)

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✨✧ VariousKing Jammy's Dancehall Part 2 – 1984 to 1991 ... LP
Dub Store (Japan), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
King Jammy may have come to the reggae party a bit later than some of his famous predecessors – but the man's ears and studio talents helped provide a great way for the whole scene to move forward strongly – as you'll hear from these crucial productions from the key dancehall hears! Although the bigger version of that style meant chart crossover, and even a bridge to other musical communities – the sound here is nicely stripped-down, and very rootsy – definitely a bit digital in the production, but always with a richness that goes right back to the earlier dubplate years of the 70s. As with all Dub Store titles, the choice of cuts is wonderful, and the presentation is right up there with the best from Soul Jazz and 17 North Parade. Titles include "History" by Dennis Brown, "One Big Ghetto" by Half Pint, "Don't Take Your Gun To Town" by Al Campbell, "Crucial Boy (version)" by Prince Jammy, "Victim Of Babylon (version)" by King Jammy, "Love Light Of Mine" by Horace Andy, "Cry For The Youths" by Wackad, "Dangerous System" by Pad Anthony, "No Drugs" by Tinga Stewart, and "Move On" by Wailing Souls. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James BrownIt's A Mother (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Culture Factory, 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A definite mother from James Brown – the kind of all-funky album that few of his contemporaries could ever hope to match! If you've ever doubted the sheer raw power of James at the end of the 60s, the first few notes of this one will definitely make you a convert – and the stretched-out grooves as the album rolls on will pull you even further into the fold. Most tracks roll on with that improvised studio jamming style that James was hitting at the time – a pre-JBs mode that's not as long as later years, but which still makes you feel that there probably was plenty more recorded on the dates that didn't make it into the two-part versions of the tracks! And although James is singing on most numbers, the real focus is more on the band – hitting hard, vamping sharp, and grooving massively under shouted calls and directions from Brown. Titles include two great instrumentals – "Popcorn With a Feeling" and "Top of the Stack" – plus "Little Groove Maker Me (parts 1 & 2)", "Mother Popcorn (parts 1 & 2)", "Mashed Potato Popcorn (parts 1 & 2)", "Any Day Now", "You're Still Out Of Sight", and "I'm Shook" – as well as the great mellower number "If I Ruled The World" – redone here as an African-American anthem of pride and power! CD
(Limited edition.)

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✨✧ VariousThis Is Jamaica Ska ... LP
Studio One, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Jamaican Ska, and a whole lot more – a key batch of early Studio One recordings that show just how many styles were criss-crossing in Kingston at the time! There's definitely lots of rhythms here that would make a rude boy happy, but there's also some richly soulful vocals that point the way towards rocksteady and reggae to come – and instrumentation that echoes some of the Jamaican styles of the early 60s, including an initial influence from jazz. The set features some tracks that were only ever out on 45s – and titles include "How Many Times" and "Simmer Down" by The Wailers, "20 75" and "Sucu Sucu" by Roland Alphonso, "Salt Lane Gal" by The Skatalites, "Gal & Boy" by The Gaylads, "Sit down Servant" and "Push Wood" by Jackie Opel, "The Vow" by Jackie & Doreen, "Finger Mash" by The Blue Beat, and "Roll On Sweet Don" by Don Drummond & Roland Alphonso. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available This Is Jamaica Ska ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Bottom Rhythm JamPrimitive ... CD
Basis (Japan), 2019. Used ... Out Of Stock
It's been a number of years since we last heard from Bottom Rhythm Jam – but man, these guys have definitely kept things together – and maybe even seem more "bottom rhythm" than ever before! The lineup features drums from Takehiro Shimizu of Indigo Jam Unit – mixed with superb acoustic basslines from Tomokazu Sugimoto, whose work on his instrument is fantastic – every bit as powerful as the drums, and with this round, warm, completely soulful quality – an acoustic bass mode that maybe lives on in the legacy of Low End Theory by Tribe Called Quest! The group also features two more percussionists – on djembe, congas, shekere, caxixi, and clave – all used to further underscore the rhythm-heavy riot of sound – on titles that include "Tunis", "Buzzing", "Discover", "Tribe", "Align", "Chase", and "Pulse". CD

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✨✧ Jamie SaftHidden Corners ... CD
Rare Noise (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Pianist Jamie Saft is building up a great name as a collaborator with older jazz musicians – really finding a way to unlock the best aspects, or "hidden corners", of their talents – and that's definitely the case here, in a very fluid quartet setting with the great Dave Liebman on tenor, soprano sax, and flute! As with other recent recordings, there's a spiritual current to Jamie's work on the piano that's really great – sometimes free, sometimes modal – given strong support from Bradley Christopher Jones on bass and Hamid Drake on drums – the latter of whom is amazingly at home on the session, which stands as just one more feather in his very mighty cap. Liebman sounds more soulful and expressive than we've heard in years – really giving his all to the performance – and titles include "Hidden Corners", "Turn At Every Moment", "Landrace", "The Anteroom", "231 Gates", "Seven Are Double", and "Positive Way". CD

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Agitation FreeLast ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1976. New Copy ... $29.99
The last album from the legendary early run of Agitation Free – and a set that definitely shows the group at the top of their game! The tracks are long, but never rambling – jamming, but never in a noodly way – and these guys really show why their contribution to German prog was so important at the time – able to handle some of the minimal progressions of their contemporaries, while finding a way to soar forward too – yet always with a sound that's completely fresh and free of cliche! Keyboards and guitar spiral out wonderfully together, and looped a bit in some really great ways – and titles include "Soundpool", "Laila II", and "Looping IV". LP, Vinyl record album

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ApostlesApostles ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1976. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
Fantastic funk from The Apostles – a group who were easily one of the most hard-hitting on the African scene of the 70s – and one who definitely absorbed key currents from a range of American artists – from James Brown through Booker T & The MGs! The groove here is totally great – and almost as appealing to standard funk fans as to listeners looking for more Afro-styled sounds – although a few numbers also move into slightly trippy Zamrock territory, which gives the album an even greater sense of depth! The basslines, drums, and guitars are totally great – and titles include "Highway To Success", "Never Too Late", "Play Girl", "Inflation", "Don't Worry", and "Guest Of HOnor". CD

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✨✧ Bobby Blue BlandThat's The Way Love Is – Here's The Man/Two Steps From The Blues (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Duke/Jasmine (UK), 1961/1962. Used ... $9.99
Two incredible records from Bobby Blue Bland – Two Steps From The Blues is quite possibly the greatest one he ever made! The set's got an amazing something special that's unlike most other material of the time – a bit blues, but a lot of soul too – still with some echoes of R&B in the jazzier charts used for the backdrop, but presented with a rock-solid style that definitely points the way towards many sounds and styles to come in the 60s. And although Bland recorded many of these tracks as separate singles, there's a way they're put together here that makes the whole thing sound completely marvelous together – a really well-conceived track list that shows that Bobby's an even greater artist in the space of a full record. The arrangements are perfect, and Bobby's rough soulful voice is blended in this amazing way with killer horn arrangements that are far more sophisticated than most stuff that ever came after this, and which never get in the way, but only back up his deep emotion. The album's a motherlode of classics by the man, with gems that include "Two Steps From The Blues", "Cry Cry Cry", "I Don't Want No Woman", "I'm Not Ashamed", "Don't Cry No More", "Lead Me On", and "I Pity The Fool". And hell, even his version of "St James Infirmary" is pretty wonderful – something we never thought we'd say about that song. Here's The Man is one of the fantastic Duke LPs by Bobby Bland from the early 60's, with a rootsy southern soul sound that prefaces later sounds to come out of Stax and Muscle Shoals. Includes the great cut "You're The One (That I Adore)", plus "You're Worth It All", "Your Friends", and "Ain't That Loving You". This set also includes 4 bonus tracks – "How Does A Cheating Woman Feel", "Blue Moon", "Yield Not To Tempation", "That's The Way Love Is", and "Call On Me". Beautiful stuff all the way through. CD
 
 
 



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