Cassettes

J Dilla - Ruff Draft: Dilla's Mix (Pay Jay) Reissue Of 2003 Mix

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When Ruff Draft saw its initial release in 2003, J Dilla possessed production skills on par with anyone in hip-hop Ė technically and creatively. ďAt the top of his game,Ē says longtime friend and collaborator, Karriem Riggins. After years of building while modestly deferring to others of both greater and lesser notoriety, Dilla finally completed the first solo endeavor on his own label, entirely on his own terms. The significance of such an autonomous success often gets overlooked, and partly accounts for why Ruff Draft is one of the lesser-referenced entries in Dillaís oeuvre. ďItís a mysterious little project,Ē says his mother, Maureen Yancey. ďBut out of his entire career, that was the happiest time.Ē Prior to recording the EP, Dilla found himself at a crossroads. Estranged from his label, MCA, and separated from the mother of his youngest daughter, frustration abounded both personally and professionally. Dilla spent parts of 2002 and 2003 working on an album for MCA that featured his rapping over contributions from other producers with whom he had connected and whose music he respected. At the time, he was known primarily for his beats, yet reviled for his MCing by most anyone not from his hometown of Detroit. The project was to be an intentional freak of the industry. The project would go on to spur his collaborative album with Madlib, Jaylib, and would first showcase the template that he would take to his greatest heights with 2006ís Donuts. The Stones Throw reissue of Ruff Draft from 2008 featured remixes of the songs from the album, done without Dillaís involvement. This version of the album takes Dillaís recently discovered mixes of the album and restores his vision for the project. ďStraight from the mothafuckiní cassette,Ē as he phrased the sound he was going for on the EPís intro.



Czarface & MF Doom - Czarface Meets Metal Face (Silver Age)

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- Long time rumored full length collaboration album from Czarface and MF DOOM, fan favorite "Ka-Bang" from Czarface's 2015 sophomore LP Every Hero Needs A Villain had fans begging for more.

Rising from the wreckage of a war torn planet, Czarface joins forces with MF DOOM in the epic Czarface Meets Metal Face! Blending DOOM's trademark abstractions and CZARFACE's in-your-face lyrical attack, this album is ripe with cartoon violence, societal observations and pop culture musings. Over banging beats provided by The Czar-Keys, the armored team give you the witty unpredictable treats any hip-hop fan can sink their fangs into.

Expect beats, rhymes, and metal as Czarface controlled by WU-TANG CLAN powerhouse Inspectah Deck and 7L & Esoteric team up with everyone's favorite villain, MF DOOM. With track titles like "Nautical Depth","Meddle With Metal", "Astral Traveling" to "Madness of Badness" this album packs a punch with 16 brand new tracks. Add that with features from Open Mike Eagle and Jedi Mind Tricks' Vinnie Paz, we promise you mind-bending metaphors and brain-melting beats as this powerful pairing sounds off in March 2018!


Czarface & MF Doom - Czarface Meets Metal Face (Silver Age) INSTRUMENTALS

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INSTRUMENTAL VERSION

Rising from the wreckage of a war torn planet, Czarface joins forces with MF DOOM in the epic Czarface Meets Metal Face! Blending DOOM's trademark abstractions and CZARFACE's in-your-face lyrical attack, this album is ripe with cartoon violence, societal observations and pop culture musings. Over banging beats provided by The Czar-Keys, the armored team give you the witty unpredictable treats any hip-hop fan can sink their fangs into.

Expect beats, rhymes, and metal as Czarface controlled by WU-TANG CLAN powerhouse Inspectah Deck and 7L & Esoteric team up with everyone's favorite villain, MF DOOM. With track titles like "Nautical Depth","Meddle With Metal", "Astral Traveling" to "Madness of Badness" this album packs a punch with 16 brand new tracks. Add that with features from Open Mike Eagle and Jedi Mind Tricks' Vinnie Paz, we promise you mind-bending metaphors and brain-melting beats as this powerful pairing sounds off in March 2018!



Jungle Brothers - Straight Out The Jungle Double Cassette Boxset (Get On Down)

2 x Cassettes £14.99 Add to basket Deluxe double cassette boxset of The Jungle Brother's 1988 debut, expanded with full instrumental versions on the second tape. Get On Down went all out and pressed them up on colored tapes (green and red) with full color slipcase featuring graphics from the original cover art. Here's what we had to say about this classic album - The J the I the M the M the Y y'all. The debut of the Jungle Brothers and the introduction to the Natives Tongues crew with their new type of speak. By all means a classic with dancefloor favorites "Jimbrowski, Straight Out the Jungle and Because I Got it Like That." The production is really varied, experimental shit (and house on "I'll House You," duh) going on here back in 1988 with the emergence of afro-centric rhyming and the playful sex style of the Native Tongues crew. This album also features the first appearances of Q-Tip on "Black is Black" and super classic "The Promo." Sounds young as hell but he rips it anyway in an unpolished Tip style. "Sounds of the Safari," "Braggin + Boastin" and "On the Run" hold up the album. Recommended.


R.A. The Rugged Man - Legends Never Die (Nature Sounds)

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Burgundy Blood Meets Mongrels - In The Pop Wilderness

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Ramson Badbonez & DJ Fingerfood - Hypnodic (High Focus)

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Jaylib - Bonus Trx + Rmx (Stones Throw)

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Exclusive Cassette Store Day Release for 2015.

Quasimoto - The Further Adventures Of Lord Quas (Stones Throw)

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Jonwayne - Cassette 2 (Stones Throw)

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Stones Throw released Jonwayne's Cassette late last year, raps & beats designed to look like a pack of cigarettes. Soon after, they got a cease & desist letter from smokes giant Philip Morris demanding that they pull the cassettes and have them destroyed.
No use fighting The Man, so they're taking that cassette out of production. Here's their new one. Cassette 2 is all new music, 36 mins of raps & beats from Jonwayne, feat. Jeramiah Jae, Zeroh, Quelle.
Cassette release only. No digital. No CD. No vinyl. Just cassette.

Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 3 (Run The Jewels Inc)

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Solid Gold Cassette

El Michels Affair - Return To The 37th Chamber (Big Crown Records)

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Limited Edition Cassette

Ed O.G & Da Bulldogs - Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto (5th & Union)

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25 Year Anniversary Limited Edition Cassette

Jay Dee - Deelicious (The Delicious Vinyl Years 95-98) (Bicycle)

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Limited 2 x Cassette. Jay Dee, aka J Dilla, emerged as a Hip Hop producer to be reckoned with in 1995 when his name was attached to the first single from The Pharcydeís eagerly anticipated sophomore album "Labcabincalifornia". Hit play on his first Pharcyde production ďRunninĒ and you have the launch point of a producerís career that mesmerized, titillated and expanded the domes of Hip Hop fans for the next decade. "Jay Deelicious: Originals, Remixes & Rarities" documents Jay Dilla's early production on Delicious Vinyl. Working closely with The Pharcyde and Michael ďMike FlossĒ Ross, (Delicious Vinylís founder), Jay Dee was instrumental in keeping The Pharcydeís second album as ear poppin' and bugged as their maiden classic "Bizarre Ride To The Pharcyde", stepping up big time after the group parted ways with "Bizarre" producer J-Swift. In addition to original productions and remixes for "Labcabin", Jay Dee skilfully worked with the label on incredible mixes for the Brand New Heavies, as well as unreleased remixes for former BNH singer, N'Dea Davenport. From the jazzed out Rhodes syncopation of "Sometimes" featuring Q-Tip, to the crazy cutting up of "Got To Give It Up" for "Saturday Night" featuring Mos Def, Jay Dee shows there's no tempo he can't freak on some otherworldly jazzed up funk tip. So put on your head phones and take a trip into the early work of a Hip Hop master.

J-Zone - Fish-N-Grits (Redefinition Records)

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This run of cassettes was pressed by ReDefinition Records to coincide with the vinyl release. 100 pressed total. Clear orange shell with design printed on one side and track listing on the other. Shrink wrapped.

Large Pro - Beatz Volume 1

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10th Anniversary Edition
Design by "Q" aka Chino

Edo. G - The Truth Hurts

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Limited Edition Reissue

J Dilla - Diary

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J Dilla vocal album featuring Snoop Dogg, Bilal, Kokane; production by Dilla, Madlib, Pete Rock, Hi-tek, Karriem Riggins, among others.

Souls of Mischief - There Is Only Now (Cassette)

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Limited cassette version of the Adrian Younge and Souls of Mischief collaboration album There Is Only Now. The sixth album from legendary hip-hop group Souls of Mischief, There Is Only Now, is a unique cinematic 90s crime tale of love, loss, and revenge. A conceptual collaboration with producer Adrian Younge and the first release on his freshly launched Linear Labs Records label, There Is Only Now gets its inspiration from a near fatal incident involving group members A-Plus, Opio, Tajai, and Phesto early in their careers. Set in 1994, There Is Only Now serves as a bookend to two decades of music since the release of their seminal debut album, ‘93 Til Infinity.
There Is Only Now sees the Souls of Mischief crew members trading bars with a cast of hip-hop and soul luminaries. Narrated by A Tribe Called Quest member Ali Shaheed Muhammed—as DJ for fictional local Oakland radio station K-NOW—the album’s story unfolds under his all-seeing eye. Busta Rhymes makes an appearance as the story’s villain, Womack, on “Womack’s Lament,” while William Hart of the legendary vocal soul group, The Delfonics, lends his buttery falsetto to the contemplative “Another Side of You.” Snoop Dogg drops knowledge on the situation between Stoney and Womack with an ice cold verse on the title track “There Is Only Now,” and Scarub from Living Legends goes in on “Stone Cold.” Souls of Mischief and Adrian Younge have created a hip-hop album like no other. The result of a special moment for all involved, There Is Only Now proves that after two decades in the rap game hip-hop’s Fab Four remains committed to the expansion of their legacy as hip-hop innovators and pioneers.

Souls of Mischief - There Is Only Now Instrumentals (Cassette)

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The sixth album from legendary hip-hop group Souls of Mischief, There Is Only Now, is a unique cinematic 90s crime tale of love, loss, and revenge. A conceptual collaboration with producer Adrian Younge and the first release on his freshly launched Linear Labs Records label, There Is Only Now gets its inspiration from a near fatal incident involving group members A-Plus, Opio, Tajai, and Phesto early in their careers. Set in 1994, There Is Only Now serves as a bookend to two decades of music since the release of their seminal debut album, ‘93 Til Infinity.
There Is Only Now sees the Souls of Mischief crew members trading bars with a cast of hip-hop and soul luminaries. Narrated by A Tribe Called Quest member Ali Shaheed Muhammed—as DJ for fictional local Oakland radio station K-NOW—the album’s story unfolds under his all-seeing eye. Busta Rhymes makes an appearance as the story’s villain, Womack, on “Womack’s Lament,” while William Hart of the legendary vocal soul group, The Delfonics, lends his buttery falsetto to the contemplative “Another Side of You.” Snoop Dogg drops knowledge on the situation between Stoney and Womack with an ice cold verse on the title track “There Is Only Now,” and Scarub from Living Legends goes in on “Stone Cold.” Souls of Mischief and Adrian Younge have created a hip-hop album like no other. The result of a special moment for all involved, There Is Only Now proves that after two decades in the rap game hip-hop’s Fab Four remains committed to the expansion of their legacy as hip-hop innovators and pioneers.

Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded Cassette (Get On Down)

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Now available we have Criminal Minded on cassette pressed in a limited black shell. A true classic, Criminal Minded was included in Vibe Magazine’s 100 Essential Albums of the 20th century. KRS-ONE's combination of street slang and Webster’s dictionary knowledge backed by Ced Gee & Scott La Rock’s hard hitting, minimal beats helped set this album apart when it was originally released in 1986. With this now-classic debut album, BDP helped to redefine the New York rap music scene. Criminal Minded elevated the standards and proved that rap could be a dynamic and consciousness-raising medium. Since its release, KRS-ONE has gone on to become one of the most prolific and critically-acclaimed artists in Hip Hop history.

Edo. G - The Truth Hurts

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Limited Edition Reissue

Large Pro - Beatz Volume 1

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10th Anniversary Edition
Design by "Q" aka Chino

J Dilla - Diary

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J Dilla vocal album featuring Snoop Dogg, Bilal, Kokane; production by Dilla, Madlib, Pete Rock, Hi-tek, Karriem Riggins, among others.

Jungle Brothers - Straight Out The Jungle Double Cassette Boxset (Get On Down)

2 x Cassettes £17.99 Add to basket Deluxe double cassette boxset of The Jungle Brother's 1988 debut, expanded with full instrumental versions on the second tape. Get On Down went all out and pressed them up on colored tapes (green and red) with full color slipcase featuring graphics from the original cover art. Here's what we had to say about this classic album - The J the I the M the M the Y y'all. The debut of the Jungle Brothers and the introduction to the Natives Tongues crew with their new type of speak. By all means a classic with dancefloor favorites "Jimbrowski, Straight Out the Jungle and Because I Got it Like That." The production is really varied, experimental shit (and house on "I'll House You," duh) going on here back in 1988 with the emergence of afro-centric rhyming and the playful sex style of the Native Tongues crew. This album also features the first appearances of Q-Tip on "Black is Black" and super classic "The Promo." Sounds young as hell but he rips it anyway in an unpolished Tip style. "Sounds of the Safari," "Braggin + Boastin" and "On the Run" hold up the album. Recommended.

J Dilla - Donuts (Stones Throw)

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J Dilla's Donuts on cassette. This was created for Stones Throw's "cassette store day" September 2014.

Edan - Echo Party SIGNED Cassette

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Souls of Mischief - There Is Only Now (Cassette)

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Limited cassette version of the Adrian Younge and Souls of Mischief collaboration album There Is Only Now. The sixth album from legendary hip-hop group Souls of Mischief, There Is Only Now, is a unique cinematic 90s crime tale of love, loss, and revenge. A conceptual collaboration with producer Adrian Younge and the first release on his freshly launched Linear Labs Records label, There Is Only Now gets its inspiration from a near fatal incident involving group members A-Plus, Opio, Tajai, and Phesto early in their careers. Set in 1994, There Is Only Now serves as a bookend to two decades of music since the release of their seminal debut album, ‘93 Til Infinity.
There Is Only Now sees the Souls of Mischief crew members trading bars with a cast of hip-hop and soul luminaries. Narrated by A Tribe Called Quest member Ali Shaheed Muhammed—as DJ for fictional local Oakland radio station K-NOW—the album’s story unfolds under his all-seeing eye. Busta Rhymes makes an appearance as the story’s villain, Womack, on “Womack’s Lament,” while William Hart of the legendary vocal soul group, The Delfonics, lends his buttery falsetto to the contemplative “Another Side of You.” Snoop Dogg drops knowledge on the situation between Stoney and Womack with an ice cold verse on the title track “There Is Only Now,” and Scarub from Living Legends goes in on “Stone Cold.” Souls of Mischief and Adrian Younge have created a hip-hop album like no other. The result of a special moment for all involved, There Is Only Now proves that after two decades in the rap game hip-hop’s Fab Four remains committed to the expansion of their legacy as hip-hop innovators and pioneers.

Souls of Mischief - There Is Only Now Instrumentals (Cassette)

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The sixth album from legendary hip-hop group Souls of Mischief, There Is Only Now, is a unique cinematic 90s crime tale of love, loss, and revenge. A conceptual collaboration with producer Adrian Younge and the first release on his freshly launched Linear Labs Records label, There Is Only Now gets its inspiration from a near fatal incident involving group members A-Plus, Opio, Tajai, and Phesto early in their careers. Set in 1994, There Is Only Now serves as a bookend to two decades of music since the release of their seminal debut album, ‘93 Til Infinity.
There Is Only Now sees the Souls of Mischief crew members trading bars with a cast of hip-hop and soul luminaries. Narrated by A Tribe Called Quest member Ali Shaheed Muhammed—as DJ for fictional local Oakland radio station K-NOW—the album’s story unfolds under his all-seeing eye. Busta Rhymes makes an appearance as the story’s villain, Womack, on “Womack’s Lament,” while William Hart of the legendary vocal soul group, The Delfonics, lends his buttery falsetto to the contemplative “Another Side of You.” Snoop Dogg drops knowledge on the situation between Stoney and Womack with an ice cold verse on the title track “There Is Only Now,” and Scarub from Living Legends goes in on “Stone Cold.” Souls of Mischief and Adrian Younge have created a hip-hop album like no other. The result of a special moment for all involved, There Is Only Now proves that after two decades in the rap game hip-hop’s Fab Four remains committed to the expansion of their legacy as hip-hop innovators and pioneers.

Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded Cassette (Get On Down)

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Now available we have Criminal Minded on cassette pressed in a limited black shell. A true classic, Criminal Minded was included in Vibe Magazine’s 100 Essential Albums of the 20th century. KRS-ONE's combination of street slang and Webster’s dictionary knowledge backed by Ced Gee & Scott La Rock’s hard hitting, minimal beats helped set this album apart when it was originally released in 1986. With this now-classic debut album, BDP helped to redefine the New York rap music scene. Criminal Minded elevated the standards and proved that rap could be a dynamic and consciousness-raising medium. Since its release, KRS-ONE has gone on to become one of the most prolific and critically-acclaimed artists in Hip Hop history.