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Tuff City Records: The Old School Years Vol 1: 1982-1986 - Released 7th July

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Tuff City Records announces the June 15th release of its first ever retrospective 33 1/3 Anniversary Box Set. This deluxe vinyl set will consist of fifty five recordings spread over five albums. Tuff City records was founded in 1982 by former trade journalist and music critic, Aaron Fuchs, and while it survives today as a label that reissues a broad range of 20th century American music, its first years were entirely devoted to recording the newborn hip-hop genre. The credits contained in this collection, which covers the years 1982-86, reads like an all-star cast of hip-hop’s old school.
5 LPs
One 45
Pressed on 180 gram vinyl
20 page booklet


Lee Fields & The Expressions - Lover Man / Never Be Another You (Big Crown)

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Big Crown Records is proud to present another killer two sider pulled from Lee Fields & The Expressions instant classic “Special Night”. With Lee touring the world from sold out show to sold out show supporting his album, we give the DJs and collectors another must have 45. The A side “Lover Man” is equal parts rough and smooth. The production and the band come off with a thunderous backing track that takes it’s time to get to full sail while Lee lays down some tell it like it is lyrics. Fields comes to the microphone with the confidence only a man with his track record could putting down what life is like with him if the woman he is after just let’s it be that way. The B side “Never Be Another You” finds Lee & The Expressions taking another turn on the formula their success has been built on. An unorthodox track to find on a soul album made to fit perfectly, once again pushing the aesthetics of analog soul further into the present. Lee confesses his love and appreciation for his woman walking the fine line of vulnerability and strength.

Ramson Badbonez & DJ Fingerfood - Hypnodic (High Focus)

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BADBONEZ IS BACK!!!
The infamous London lyricist Ramson Badbonez teams up with producer DJ Fingerfood to bring us 'Hypnodic' the follow up to the cult classic 'A Year In The Life Of Oscar The Slouch'. A no holds barred showcase in dope rhymes and beats featuring Leaf Dog, Res One, Jokerstarr, Gadget, M.A.B, Deeflux and Jazz T.

Rag N Bone Man - Put That Soul On Me (High Focus)

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Limited edition repress of the classic long sold out Rag 'n' Bone Man project 'Put That Soul On Me' produced by Dirty Dike. Side A contains 3 tracks, Side B contains the instrumentals to the 3 tracks plus an acapella for 'Put That Soul On Me'.
This limited edition transparent orange with black marble vinyl comes shrink wrapped with full colour reverse board sleeve. Limited to 1000 copies only with every record being original and different due to the marbled effected.

Scotty Hard - The Science of Sesh (Ingua Records)

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This is a compilation of Scotty Hard production / remix work from the past 20+ years. The album features rare and unreleased collaborations with the likes of Antipop Consortium, New Kingdom, Lady Bug Mecca and Emily Wells.

Your Old Droog - Packs

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After seemingly coming out of nowhere, Your Old set the internet aflame in 2014 with his self-titled debut EP, catching the attention of bloggers all over the web from New York Magazine's Vulture to NahRight.com. Before long, conspiracy theories started and people began to posit that Droog was another older, legendary New York rapper in disguise. Profiled in The New Yorker, Droog (meaning "friend" in Russian) set the record straight about who he was: a twenty-something Ukrainian immigrant who fell in love with hip-hop when he arrived in South Brooklyn as a small child. The timbre of his voice resembled that of a hip-hop legend but Droog's content had more to it than street dreams or observations from a project window. His music reflected his own unique life experience as he referenced everything from sports, to crime, to Seinfeld and C-Span in his rhymes. He was an intelligent hoodlum with a stand-up comedian's sense of humor—unafraid to be as self-deprecating as he was self-aggrandizing.






Slick Rick - The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick (Get On Down, Record Store Day)
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Get On Down, known for its unique approach to packaging hip-hop classics, has come up with another winner here, presenting the lyrics to this immortal rap tale in never-before-seen form. Rick's lines from the song are re-created in visual form in a 16 page book with a puffy cover - presented like a legit children's book, thick pages and all. From the little boy who was misled to the tense police chase, to the unsure children hearing the story from their uncle Ricky," this is the most unique way the story has ever been presented. Of course there is music to match - for Record Store Day the exclusive package includes a picture sleeve 45 with Children's Story" and The Moment I Feared" (with artwork taken from the original Children's Story" 12-inch), and a CD of The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, the 1988 Def Jam album that made Rick a worldwide star. The CD was first issued in 1988. The book is all new. The 7" was never released as such.





Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecologyst - NOW IN STOCK!!!

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Dan The Automator's and Kool Keith's famed collaboration from the mid-'90s is celebrated with a 28-track set housed in a custom, octagonal box, with 5 unreleased songs (originals + remixes); original Pushead cover artwork; a 40 page liner notes booklet.
By the mid-1990s, the rap game had been through a lot in its two decades of existence: Early-days scraping to get by and be heard; The advent of sampling; The rise of groups ranging from Run-DMC to the Wu-Tang Clan and the sprawl of Dr. Dre's shadow from the West across the globe; and solo juggernauts ranging from MC Hammer to the Notorious B.I.G.
Thankfully, though, with everything that the genre had been through, there was still a lot of room to grow. And in early 1996, a new indie duo appeared that won over a whole new international audience, from hard rocks to skate punks. That pair was Dr. Octagon: Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and Kool Keith [Thornton].
By the mid-'90s, renowned lyricist Keith had left his New York home – as well the Ultramagnetic MCs, where his legend began – and shipped off to Los Angeles. Keith tells author Brian Coleman in the set's liner notes, "Being out there in California got me more open-minded, musically. It wasn't challenging for me in New York anymore. I was on Sunset Boulevard and it was wild: the girls, the pimps, the people. Sun, palm trees, going to clubs. It was all so spontaneous, it wasn't like New York. Los Angeles was free-wheeling. Every night seemed like Saturday night."
Up the coast in San Francisco, young producer Dan The Automator had worked as a DJ, as a solo producer, and with DJ Shadow and his Solesides crew on their earliest releases. And after paying some dues, he was ready for his big break. He knew Keith's LA roommate and producer, Kutmasta Kurt, and met Keith in 1994. Originally, Keith's Dr. Octagon persona was a random one-off track (produced by Kurt), which no one could have predicted would be built into a franchise.
But Dan heard the track and latched onto Octagon immediately, calling up Keith and pitching him on the idea of making an entire album around the Octagon "outerspace gynecologist" theme. "I wanted to create something that had sounds from everywhere, for everyone," Dan says in the set's liners. Keith agreed to Dan's proposal and, by mid-1995, recording for the Dr. Octagonecologyst album had commenced in San Francisco.
There was a mix of live playing and sampling used on the record, with Dan himself playing violin on selected tracks (the instrument is featured prominently on the single "Blue Flowers"), along with other players brought in for guitar and bass work. And Dan's wide-open mind and push-the-limits production ideas were on display with every new track.
In some ways, the Dr. Octagon album is a solo release. But Keith wasn't the only hand on deck. He brought along a young, New York-based MC with him: Sir Menelik. Menelik was featured on four album tracks, starting with "Dr. Octagon," and proved to be an excellent super-scientifical, fast-rhyming foil to Keith. And there was one final featured contributor who helped add to the album's next-level sound: San Francisco's DJ Q*Bert, who cuts on half of the album's songs.
The album originally came out on The Automator's Bulk Recordings label in early 1996, with cover art by metal and punk cult hero visual artist Pushead. Pressing numbers weren't huge, but as the year went on, the buzz grew, and a slightly expanded version of the album was released on James Lavelle's London-based Mo Wax label. Then Dan took an offer from newly-formed major label DreamWorks, to re-release the album with extra tracks in mid-1997. The new domestic pressing allowed for a bigger press push, as well as the group's first and only video, for "Blue Flowers."
Beyond "Blue Flowers," the album is chock-full of mind-bending tracks, like "Earth People"; the wacked-out but sincere love ballad "Girl Let Me Touch You"; the metal-tinged "I'm Destructive"; Q-Bert's turntable workout "Bear Witness"; and, of course, freaky Keith skits like "Elective Surgery" and "General Hospital".
Looking back, Dan has nothing but good things to say about his first full-length as a producer and musical mastermind. He states, "Dr. Octagonecologyst is a classic record for what it is, but it's not a classic hip-hop record. I'm not actually sure if it's considered a hip-hop record at all. We had to do a lot just to get that record out there. That in itself was a bit of a monumental achievement. I mean, we made a record that, ostensibly, there was no market for. A lot of weird people came out of the woodwork and loved it."
Keith says, "Other groups might have needed to be on drugs to attempt a record like Dr. Octagon, but I was eating potato chips when we made it. Yoo-Hoos and donuts. It was one big spaceship and everyone was riding. Me and Automator were Mr. Spock and Captain Kirk."
For this special, ultra deluxe edition, released 20 years after the DreamWorks edition, reissue masters Get On Down have spared no expense and left no design corner unearthed. It is presented on 3-LPs, with one full side consisting of never-before heard songs. Two new remixes ("Wild And Crazy" and "I'm Destructive," both done by Dan The Automator in 2016), as well as three songs recorded during the original Octagon sessions but never released on any other editions of the album: "Astro Embalming Fluid"; "Redeye"; "I'll Be There For You."
All in all, there are 28 tracks of Octagon madness here – an embarrassment of bonus riches, considering that the original Bulk 2-LP had only 19.
The outer package of the set is housed in a custom-made octagonal box, with original front (Pushead) and back cover artwork. Inside, besides the 3-LPs, each housed in their own custom, octagon-shaped sleeve, there is a 40-page liner notes book, with dozens of images – from album artwork to promotional ads – as well as interviews with both Keith and Dan The Automator by author Brian Coleman.
Dr. Octagonecologyst is one of the most unique rap records the genre has ever seen, and this is the perfect way to celebrate it – whether it's the first time you have heard this mind-expanding record, or the three thousandth.




Mongrels - Attack The Megalith EP (Invisible Spies)

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• Limited edition vinyl EP
• 250 copies worldwide
• Hand-painted sleeves
• 3000gsm uncoated stock
• White vinyl
• Eggshell sticker on the front
• Stamped and numbered on the back
• Exclusive enamel badge + embroidered patch with each order

The Rammellzee - My Schoolbag (Gamma)

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The final 12" in the Rammellzee Cosmic Flush series. Remixed by a mystery artist. Artwork by Augustine Kofie.

ESG - Step Off (Fire Records)

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ESG return for an exclusive show that will be the band’s only scheduled UK appearance for 2017. To coincide with their performance, 'Step Off' will be reissued on May 26th with artwork from award nominated illustrator Hannah Alice.
“A major influence on hip-hop, dance music, and dance-punk, fitting right in with New York City’s arty downtown scene and the UK’s vibrant post-punk explosion.” Pitchfork
“ESG's fusion of sweet soul and punk attitude with an intuitive understanding of dance music remains, and Step Off is proof that their eclecticism hasn't diminished.” Guardian
“ESG are still creating music of eerie austerity.” MOJO
“More defiant and confident than ever before.” AllMusic

Various - Function Underground: The Black And Brown American Rock Sound 1969-1974 (Now Again)

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14 tracks by Jimi Macon, Black Maffia, Blacklites and more, many reissued for the first time. LP and CD with extensive booklet, filled with notes notes on an overlooked and important portion of rock n’ roll’s history. LP contains download card with WAV files.

Dilated People - The Platform (Get On Down Reissue)

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Run D.M.C. - Tougher Than Leather (Get On Down)

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Too many people sleep on Tougher Than Leather, Run-DMC’s fourth album. But hear us out as we plead the case for this amazing LP. By 1988 there was a lot more competition in the rap game – Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions, Eric B. & Rakim, Ice-T and many more had given Hollis, Queens’ prodigal sons lots of competition. But Joe, Darryl and Jay were still at the top of their game, and hip-hop fans should never let this classic – chiefly produced by their Queens neighbor, DJ and multi-instrumentalist Davy D[MX] – get lost in their crates.
For starters, the album’s first single, “Run’s House” b/w “Beats To The Rhyme” is arguably the most powerful one-two punch of the trio’s career, showing contenders to the rap throne that they could still destroy a beat, tag-teaming with power at any speed. Not to be lost in the shuffle, fans were also reminded on both sides that Jam-Master Jay remained one of the world’s best DJs, flexing the pinnacle of what would be called “turntablism” a decade later. Both songs show a musical telepathy between all three that has rarely been equaled.
The second single, “Mary, Mary,” driven by an infectious Monkees sample, took a different approach, shrewdly ensuring that pop fans who jumped on the Raising Hell bandwagon had something to chew on. But, like “Walk This Way,” the song wasn’t just bubblegum – there was an edge to it, and the lyrical gymnastics were very real. It wasn’t selling out, it was allowing fans to buy in. “Papa Crazy,” driven in concept and by a sample from the Temptations’ “Papa Was A Rolling Stone,” followed a similar pop-leaning path.
Overall, the lyrical content on the album was a step up from the group’s first three LPs. It’s easy to infer, looking back, that they were feeling the heat from their younger competitors in the rap game. The genre was changing fast, and they were up to the challenge. On cuts like “Radio Station” they bring substance to the grooves, by attacking Black Radio for its continual denigration of rap. “Tougher Than Leather” reminds the world that they were still the Kings of Rock, with hard guitars to drive the point home. And “They Call Us Run-DMC” and “Soul To Rock And Roll” both bring things back to their early days, with sure-fire park jam rhymes and killer cuts.
Tougher Than Leather, which went platinum up against a lot of competition, perfectly bookends the ‘80s output of one of the decade’s most important groups. It encompasses the full range of the trio’s capabilities, and reminds us that Run-DMC should never be forgotten as both pioneers and party-rockers. And so, we say, long live Joe, Darryl and Jay!

Karriem Riggins - Headnod Suite (Stones Throw)

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Roc Marciano - Rosebudd's Revenge (Fat Beats)

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Fourth Studio Album from the venerable New York emcee and producer. Includes features from Ka and Knowledge the Pirate and production from Knxwledge, Arch Druids and Roc Marci himself.

Various - Like Nashville in Naija - Nigeria's Romance with Country Music, Yesterday and Today (Comb & Razor Sound)

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Country music is big in Africa. Yes, we realize how absurd that probably sounds to most ears, but it's really true: American country & western records have been tremendously popular and deeply beloved across the continent for almost a century. The people of the West African nation of Nigeria have long been not only voracious consumers of country music, but fairly enthusiastic performers of it as well. Cowboy songs have remained a consistent part of most bands' live repertoire, but relatively few artists have dedicated themselves to actually recording country music. They did exist, though; mostly in the1970s and 80s, but they were rarely heard outside the country, and in the intervening years, most of their output has fallen through the cracks of posterity, forgotten even by ardent music fans at home. Until now. Like Nashville in Naija: Nigeria's Romance with Country Music, Yesterday and Today collects some of the best country recordings as a loving tribute to Nigeria's cowboy troubadours of yore. To the best of our knowledge, only in Nigeria.

Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One) - Tuxedo II (Stones Throw)

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"The only time you wear a Tuxedo is when it's time to party."
So says legendary West Coast player Snoop Dogg on the opening track of Tuxedo II. The blessing of the Doggfather is of special importance to Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One, whose second album as a duo finds them at the forefront of a new wave of gangster boogie - one that owes as much to G-funk as P-funk.This is the territory of pre- and post hydraulic low riders: a mélange of Cali boom-bap, analog synth bass and elegant disco that resonates truth and authenticity in an era where so many are faking the funk.
Bonding over a shared love of Chic, Parliament, and the other signs in the greater funk Zodiac, Mayer Hawthorne (Aquarius) and Jake One (Taurus) were early predictors of the sea changes that American music would undergo in 2016. Their first release in March of 2015 debuted at #1 on iTunes America's RnB charts, christened as "Dance Floor Catnip" by the Boston Globe, and "Pure disco-funk hot fire" by Okayplayer. Considering their individual successes (Mayer's four solo albums, Jake's production work for the likes of Drake, Future, The Weeknd, and De La Soul) and five GRAMMY nominations between the two of them, it's no surprise that their powers combined have yet again yielded a bevy of absolute slappers that are packaged perfectly for dance parties in 2017. The material here, while wholly original, is an exercise in honoring its forebears. Tuxedo's II recalls the future funk wobble of Zapp, Gap, Jam/ Lewis and Junie Morrison, while nodding lyrically to Mtume, Jodeci and Cameo.The crystallization of the album's concept comes courtesy of its message of universal love; thanks to the signature combination of soul and pop sensibility that have come to define Mayer's hooks.
"You gotta do what you love..." says Mayer in a recent interview with Nordstrom's style blog, one of the many fashion outlets to cover Tuxedo's rise. After all - the transcendental ritual of the party and the rippling self affirmation of the funk are of one spirit: the spirit of self love...of self expression. Tuxedo II is a modern testament to unity and positivity in trying times. It is a reminder that the dance floor will always be there to welcome you, whoever you are.
Do you Fux with the Tux?

Danger Doom - The Mouse And The Mask (Metal Face)

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Official Metal Face Version
Includes original album + Occult Hymn EP + two previously unreleased bonus tracks

Vex Ruffin - Conveyor (Stones Throw)

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Vex Ruffin and legendary Fab 5 Freddy have teamed up to create new track "The Balance."
Vocal, instrumental, and remixes (by Peaking Lights and CX Kidtronic) on a new 12-inch single.
This is Fab 5 Freddy's first musical project since "Change the Beat," 30 years ago. Fab hopped onto Vex's track after an intro from his friend Ben Marlowe, the director/animator of Vex's new video.
Fab 5 Freddy says, "I liked the way this idea organically developed and I began to see my involvement as a sort of art performance piece. The track reminded me of cool dance records that downtown NY DJ's played back then in the 80's at places like The Mudd Club, The Garage, Area, Danceteria and Nells where I hung out so I put myself in that mindset when working on my lyrics for this song."

Vex Ruffin, Fab 5 Freddy - The Balance (Stones Throw)

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Vex Ruffin and legendary Fab 5 Freddy have teamed up to create new track "The Balance."
Vocal, instrumental, and remixes (by Peaking Lights and CX Kidtronic) on a new 12-inch single.
This is Fab 5 Freddy's first musical project since "Change the Beat," 30 years ago. Fab hopped onto Vex's track after an intro from his friend Ben Marlowe, the director/animator of Vex's new video.
Fab 5 Freddy says, "I liked the way this idea organically developed and I began to see my involvement as a sort of art performance piece. The track reminded me of cool dance records that downtown NY DJ's played back then in the 80's at places like The Mudd Club, The Garage, Area, Danceteria and Nells where I hung out so I put myself in that mindset when working on my lyrics for this song."

Oh No - Ultimate Breaks & Beats (UBB Enterprises/Stones Throw)

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Late 80's DJs will remember the Ultimate Breaks & Beats series of records as the cream of the crop when it came to sample records: they featured countless beautiful drum sounds and influence hip-hop history. This new 2017 record by Oh No is built entirely out of samples from the original series. Out via UBB Enterprises and Stones Throw.

Homeboy Sandman - Veins (Stones Throw)

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Veins, is the seventh studio album by Queens, New York rapper Homeboy Sandman. Homeboy Sandman describes the inspiration for this album as simply "A burning desire to just fuckin rhyme."

Jaylib (J Dilla & Madlib) - Champion Sound: The Remix (Stones Throw)

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Madlib's remix of Champion Sound with a previously unreleased track – "Da Rawkus" – recorded in the original Jaylib sessions.

Czarface (Inspectah Deck / Esoteric / 7L) - First Weapon Drawn (A Narrated Adventure) (Silver Age)

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LP packaged in a gatefold comic book. The first weapon drawn in a conflict is language, but the first weapon drawn for Czarface is the music. Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck and Esoteric carved a niche for Czarface with venomous vocals, but the musical production is their super power.

Slum Village - Fantastic Vol. 0 (Ne'Astra)

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A compilation of rare J Dilla material created with his Detroit hip-hop group Slum Village.
The mark that the late producer J Dilla left upon hip-hop during the 90s and early-to-mid 00s is undeniable, and his work with De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, The Pharcyde, and many more has long been cemented in the annals of hip-hop history. It was during his time as a member of seminal Detroit group Slum Village however that ranks as among his greatest. His work with rappers Baatin and T3 would be a strong influence upon modern rappers like Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar, and earn widespread critical praise, and comparisons to other legendary groups like A Tribe Called Quest.

J Dilla - Jay Dee a.k.a. King Dilla (Ne'Astra)

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The mark that the late producer J Dilla left upon hip-hop during the 90s and early-to-mid 00s is undeniable. His work with De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, The Pharcyde, and of course Slum Village long been cemented his prominence in the annals of hip-hop history. Of the many words one can use to describe J Dilla's legacy, one that's not used enough is prolific. Dilla made beats constantly. So new Dilla compositions are still being discovered. One of the places where those works are still being unearthed is the archives of the Ne'Astra Music Group, who proudly present here 8 Dilla tracks previously unissued on vinyl. Dilla's legacy continues to be shared and celebrated by today's hip-hop audience – with help from the tireless efforts of Ne'Astra.

UGK Underground Kingz / Outkast - Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You) (Get On Down, Record Store Day Black Friday)

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For Black Friday Record Store Day, Get On Down presents "International Players Anthem" as a special collectible vinyl release shaped like U.G.K.'s home state of Texas! "Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)" by U.G.K. is one of the most recognizable Hip Hop songs of the 2000s. This is the kind of record that can be heard anywhere, from car shows in Texas to basement parties in Brooklyn, maybe even at your cousin's wedding. This song is so good that at the 2007 BET Hip Hop Awards Kanye West famously gave his Video Of The Year award to U.G.K. after "Stronger" beat "Int'l Players Anthem". Let's also not forget it's Grammy Nomination. Yes it's that good. U.G.K.'s celebratory anthem also features Outkast and the groups combine as one over a very hypnotic Three 6 Mafia produced beat. The sample used is Willie Hutch's "I Choose You" from the movie The Mack, which is the perfect backdrop for Andre 3000, Pimp C (R.I.P.), Bun B and Big Boi to spit tales of women, money and marriage. The song starts off with Andre 3000 rhyming over the elegant doo wop vocal harmonies until a stuttered drum kick changes the mood for Pimp C to spit fire. This beat change/mood switch happens each verse, fitting each rapper's personality and tone, kudos to DJ Paul and Juicy J for expertly crafting this record.

The Demands - Say It Again b/w Let Me Be Myself (Big Crown)
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Big Crown Records is proud to present the reissue of this 45 from The Demands.
Hailing from Dallas, Texas, The Demands were originally called The Fabulous Furys in college and switched to The Demands in May of 1969 to play a string of gigs in South Carolina for the summer. They cut the tunes for this single in 1973 with legendary North Texas engineer Phil York, originally pressed on Clem Records, original copies of this Northern Soul burner change hands for upwards of 600 bucks in good condition. The Demands had a moment of on screen fame in '73 appearing in the Blaxsploitation film "Fox Style" as the house band at an outdoor fashion show. Band leader/founder Melvin Clemmons passed his bass duties to his brother around '79 so he could run his own nightclub and The Demands kept gigging until around '89 when they disbanded.
Side A Say It Again is an up Northern Soul number equal parts hi energy and good vibes. A sureshot for the soul parties, and a very welcome opportunity to put this obscure tune into collections.
Side B's Let Me Be Myself is a smash of a ballad really showcasing a different side of the groups writing and performing abilities. The sweet soul folks are in for a treat on this one, sure to make it to all the lowrider enthusiasts mixes.

Emanon (Aloe Blacc & Exile) - Dystopia (Dirty Science)
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LA Based Emanon aka Exile and Aloe Blacc have been making music together for many years. The 2 began experimenting with Hip Hop when Aloe was only 16 and Exile 17 with no more than a 4 track tape recorder, turntable and a microphone. Building a fan base pre internet selling tapes on the streets all over the CA southland, eventually reaching the world. The 2 have released many underground tapes and vinyl through out the years and ears of many. The 2 have made many classics with each other but more note worthy when the two began to work on their own. Most people do not know Aloe blacc began as a rapper since his Stones Throw release Good Things and number one smash The Man Meanwhile Exile laying the foundation of new west coast classics with Dirty science crew mates, Blu and Exile, below the heavens, Fashawn's Boy Meets World, and countless production credits from Snoop Dogg, Whiz Khalifa to Big Sean. The two have remained friends and continued to collaborate together, but is not til now the combination bares the fruit of a new album. A look into the darker side of Aloes mind of poetry and lyrical mastery, with Exile behind the production to bring you a modern classic Dystopia.

Madlib - Bad Neighbor Instrumentals (Bang Ya Head)
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Bang Ya Head Entertainment is gearing up to release the Instrumentals to the critically acclaimed Bad Neighbor LP by MED and Blu. All beats produced by Madlib. 15 banging instrumentals and 3 bonus beats for your enjoyment. Everything Madlib creates is innovating but the production on Bad Neighbor LP are timeless.

J Dilla - Motor City (Nature Sounds)

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The late, great J Dilla is widely regarded as one of the greatest hiphop producers of all time. An innovator who pushed the genre in new sonic directions, the Detroit native born James Yancey crafted timeless soundscapes for the likes of Slum Village, Busta Rhymes, Common, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, and many more. Since his death in 2006, Dilla's mother Maureen Ma Dukes Yancey has worked tirelessly to further her son s legacy, and her latest effort is the new posthumous album Motor City. Inspired by Dilla's beloved hometown, Motor City is a collection of rare and unreleased Jay Dee instrumentals, hand-selected and sequenced by Ma Dukes. Conceived as a 'letter' to her son, Motor City is packaged in a limited-edition mailing envelope, complete with a handwritten message from Ma Dukes to J Dilla inside. Both CD and vinyl formats also include access to an exclusive mix of the album by Dilla's close friend J Rocc, a world-renown DJ and founder of the Beat Junkies.

DJ Format & Abdominal - Still Hungry (AAF)

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For fourteen years, DJ Format and rapper Abdominal have been entertaining crowds from Toronto to the UK. Now the hip-hop stars are back at it in 2017 with their new album Still Hungry. While they both have collaborated on each other's solo records, Still Hungry marks their first joint album. Still Hungry boasts the best of what Format and Abs bring to the hip-hop community: funky, up-tempo and slick beats, coupled with intelligent, savvy lyrics. The album also showcases a grittier, harder sound, reflecting the maturity of the two artists, giving their audience some head-bobbing bangers that could rock any concert hall. Format and Abs have contributed to each other's albums, with Abs providing slick verses on Format's debut album Music for the Mature B-Boy, and Format producing tracks on Abdominal's debut release Escape from the Pigeon Hole. In 2003 they provided support for Jurassic 5's European tour, and then continued touring together as headliners based on how hype crowds became when they took the stage. Together, they have toured the UK more than twenty times to sold-out crowds. They have rocked stages such as Glastonbury Festival, Boomtown Festival and the iconic Jazz Café and Brixton Academy venues in London. They have also brought their high-energy shows to Australia and across Europe several times over the past fifteen years. Like any memorable hip-hop team, DJ Format & Abdominal have found success by working off each other's strengths and giving the global hip-hop community a unique and funky sound destined to be a fixture in every rap lover's collection.

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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The wait is over, Return To The 37th Chamber is El Michels Affair's highly anticipated follow up to 2009's underground cult classic Enter the 37th Chamber. Churning out classic records since then for the likes of Lee Fields, The Arcs, The Shacks, and tons more, it is clear that EMA's signature sound is stronger & sharper than ever.
This time, in addition to re-interpreting the Wu compositions for a live band, EMA pays homage to the production and sonic fog that makes a RZA beat so recognizable. Producer and bandleader Leon Michels recorded the album completely analog, sometimes hitting 6 generations of tape before it was ready for mixing, giving the Return to The 37th Chamber it's own hazy sound. Adding to the unique fidelity, the record is laced with psychedelic flourishes, "John Carpenter" synths, heavy metal guitars, triumphant horns, and traditional Chinese instruments that make up for the lack of the Wu's superlative vocals. From start to finish it's a dark trip that walks the line between RZA's timeless hip-hop aesthetic and the cinematic soul EMA has become known for.
El Michels Affair tackles some classics like 4th Chamber and Wu Tang Aint Nuthin to Fuck Wit, as well as some deeper cuts like Ol Dirty Bastard's Snakes, Raekwon's Verbal Intercourse, and Shaolin Brew, Wu-Tang's contribution to the St. Ide's Hip Hop endorsement campaign from 1994. This time El Michels brings some of the Big Crown family along for the ride. Lee Fields handles vocal duties on Snakes and is joined by Shannon Wise of The Shacks for their version of Tearz, which pays as much homage to the Wendy Rene sample as it does to the Wu-Tang Clan. Lady Wray makes an appearance on the cover of Method Man's hit, All I Need, lending her vocal prowess to what gave the Wu one of their biggest hits of all time. Interspersed throughout the record are some original interludes that are like the "rug that ties the room together," giving Return To The 37th Chamber a cinematic narrative that makes it a proper El Michels Affair record and not just a collection of covers.
The vinyl version of Return To The 37th Chamber is presented with 4 different hand painted covers. The originals were painted on two sewn together flour sacks in Accra, Ghana by Heavy J and Stoger, two artists who are legends in the Ghanaian Mobile Cinema scene and regular contributors to the Deadly Prey Gallery's collection in Chicago.
From the music to the presentation, this album is a perfect example of what can only be achieved through diversity. The end result is as much a kaleidoscope of influences and multiculturalism as the city it was recorded in. El Michels Affair is once again, "sounding out the city" that raised them, pulling elements of art and culture from across the country and around the globe to create an album truly unique in it's own right.

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

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El Michels Affair - Return To The 37th Chamber (Big Crown Records) (White Shirt Kid Sword Cover)
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The wait is over, Return To The 37th Chamber is El Michels Affair's highly anticipated follow up to 2009's underground cult classic Enter the 37th Chamber. Churning out classic records since then for the likes of Lee Fields, The Arcs, The Shacks, and tons more, it is clear that EMA's signature sound is stronger & sharper than ever.
This time, in addition to re-interpreting the Wu compositions for a live band, EMA pays homage to the production and sonic fog that makes a RZA beat so recognizable. Producer and bandleader Leon Michels recorded the album completely analog, sometimes hitting 6 generations of tape before it was ready for mixing, giving the Return to The 37th Chamber it's own hazy sound. Adding to the unique fidelity, the record is laced with psychedelic flourishes, "John Carpenter" synths, heavy metal guitars, triumphant horns, and traditional Chinese instruments that make up for the lack of the Wu's superlative vocals. From start to finish it's a dark trip that walks the line between RZA's timeless hip-hop aesthetic and the cinematic soul EMA has become known for.
El Michels Affair tackles some classics like 4th Chamber and Wu Tang Aint Nuthin to Fuck Wit, as well as some deeper cuts like Ol Dirty Bastard's Snakes, Raekwon's Verbal Intercourse, and Shaolin Brew, Wu-Tang's contribution to the St. Ide's Hip Hop endorsement campaign from 1994. This time El Michels brings some of the Big Crown family along for the ride. Lee Fields handles vocal duties on Snakes and is joined by Shannon Wise of The Shacks for their version of Tearz, which pays as much homage to the Wendy Rene sample as it does to the Wu-Tang Clan. Lady Wray makes an appearance on the cover of Method Man's hit, All I Need, lending her vocal prowess to what gave the Wu one of their biggest hits of all time. Interspersed throughout the record are some original interludes that are like the "rug that ties the room together," giving Return To The 37th Chamber a cinematic narrative that makes it a proper El Michels Affair record and not just a collection of covers.
The vinyl version of Return To The 37th Chamber is presented with 4 different hand painted covers. The originals were painted on two sewn together flour sacks in Accra, Ghana by Heavy J and Stoger, two artists who are legends in the Ghanaian Mobile Cinema scene and regular contributors to the Deadly Prey Gallery's collection in Chicago.
From the music to the presentation, this album is a perfect example of what can only be achieved through diversity. The end result is as much a kaleidoscope of influences and multiculturalism as the city it was recorded in. El Michels Affair is once again, "sounding out the city" that raised them, pulling elements of art and culture from across the country and around the globe to create an album truly unique in it's own right.

El Michels Affair - Return To The 37th Chamber (Big Crown Records) (Mask Cover)
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The wait is over, Return To The 37th Chamber is El Michels Affair's highly anticipated follow up to 2009's underground cult classic Enter the 37th Chamber. Churning out classic records since then for the likes of Lee Fields, The Arcs, The Shacks, and tons more, it is clear that EMA's signature sound is stronger & sharper than ever.
This time, in addition to re-interpreting the Wu compositions for a live band, EMA pays homage to the production and sonic fog that makes a RZA beat so recognizable. Producer and bandleader Leon Michels recorded the album completely analog, sometimes hitting 6 generations of tape before it was ready for mixing, giving the Return to The 37th Chamber it's own hazy sound. Adding to the unique fidelity, the record is laced with psychedelic flourishes, "John Carpenter" synths, heavy metal guitars, triumphant horns, and traditional Chinese instruments that make up for the lack of the Wu's superlative vocals. From start to finish it's a dark trip that walks the line between RZA's timeless hip-hop aesthetic and the cinematic soul EMA has become known for.
El Michels Affair tackles some classics like 4th Chamber and Wu Tang Aint Nuthin to Fuck Wit, as well as some deeper cuts like Ol Dirty Bastard's Snakes, Raekwon's Verbal Intercourse, and Shaolin Brew, Wu-Tang's contribution to the St. Ide's Hip Hop endorsement campaign from 1994. This time El Michels brings some of the Big Crown family along for the ride. Lee Fields handles vocal duties on Snakes and is joined by Shannon Wise of The Shacks for their version of Tearz, which pays as much homage to the Wendy Rene sample as it does to the Wu-Tang Clan. Lady Wray makes an appearance on the cover of Method Man's hit, All I Need, lending her vocal prowess to what gave the Wu one of their biggest hits of all time. Interspersed throughout the record are some original interludes that are like the "rug that ties the room together," giving Return To The 37th Chamber a cinematic narrative that makes it a proper El Michels Affair record and not just a collection of covers.
The vinyl version of Return To The 37th Chamber is presented with 4 different hand painted covers. The originals were painted on two sewn together flour sacks in Accra, Ghana by Heavy J and Stoger, two artists who are legends in the Ghanaian Mobile Cinema scene and regular contributors to the Deadly Prey Gallery's collection in Chicago.
From the music to the presentation, this album is a perfect example of what can only be achieved through diversity. The end result is as much a kaleidoscope of influences and multiculturalism as the city it was recorded in. El Michels Affair is once again, "sounding out the city" that raised them, pulling elements of art and culture from across the country and around the globe to create an album truly unique in it's own right.

El Michels Affair - Return To The 37th Chamber (Big Crown Records) (Hand Cover)
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The wait is over, Return To The 37th Chamber is El Michels Affair's highly anticipated follow up to 2009's underground cult classic Enter the 37th Chamber. Churning out classic records since then for the likes of Lee Fields, The Arcs, The Shacks, and tons more, it is clear that EMA's signature sound is stronger & sharper than ever.
This time, in addition to re-interpreting the Wu compositions for a live band, EMA pays homage to the production and sonic fog that makes a RZA beat so recognizable. Producer and bandleader Leon Michels recorded the album completely analog, sometimes hitting 6 generations of tape before it was ready for mixing, giving the Return to The 37th Chamber it's own hazy sound. Adding to the unique fidelity, the record is laced with psychedelic flourishes, "John Carpenter" synths, heavy metal guitars, triumphant horns, and traditional Chinese instruments that make up for the lack of the Wu's superlative vocals. From start to finish it's a dark trip that walks the line between RZA's timeless hip-hop aesthetic and the cinematic soul EMA has become known for.
El Michels Affair tackles some classics like 4th Chamber and Wu Tang Aint Nuthin to Fuck Wit, as well as some deeper cuts like Ol Dirty Bastard's Snakes, Raekwon's Verbal Intercourse, and Shaolin Brew, Wu-Tang's contribution to the St. Ide's Hip Hop endorsement campaign from 1994. This time El Michels brings some of the Big Crown family along for the ride. Lee Fields handles vocal duties on Snakes and is joined by Shannon Wise of The Shacks for their version of Tearz, which pays as much homage to the Wendy Rene sample as it does to the Wu-Tang Clan. Lady Wray makes an appearance on the cover of Method Man's hit, All I Need, lending her vocal prowess to what gave the Wu one of their biggest hits of all time. Interspersed throughout the record are some original interludes that are like the "rug that ties the room together," giving Return To The 37th Chamber a cinematic narrative that makes it a proper El Michels Affair record and not just a collection of covers.
The vinyl version of Return To The 37th Chamber is presented with 4 different hand painted covers. The originals were painted on two sewn together flour sacks in Accra, Ghana by Heavy J and Stoger, two artists who are legends in the Ghanaian Mobile Cinema scene and regular contributors to the Deadly Prey Gallery's collection in Chicago.
From the music to the presentation, this album is a perfect example of what can only be achieved through diversity. The end result is as much a kaleidoscope of influences and multiculturalism as the city it was recorded in. El Michels Affair is once again, "sounding out the city" that raised them, pulling elements of art and culture from across the country and around the globe to create an album truly unique in it's own right.

El Michels Affair - Return To The 37th Chamber (Big Crown Records) (Dragon Cover)
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The wait is over, Return To The 37th Chamber is El Michels Affair's highly anticipated follow up to 2009's underground cult classic Enter the 37th Chamber. Churning out classic records since then for the likes of Lee Fields, The Arcs, The Shacks, and tons more, it is clear that EMA's signature sound is stronger & sharper than ever.
This time, in addition to re-interpreting the Wu compositions for a live band, EMA pays homage to the production and sonic fog that makes a RZA beat so recognizable. Producer and bandleader Leon Michels recorded the album completely analog, sometimes hitting 6 generations of tape before it was ready for mixing, giving the Return to The 37th Chamber it's own hazy sound. Adding to the unique fidelity, the record is laced with psychedelic flourishes, "John Carpenter" synths, heavy metal guitars, triumphant horns, and traditional Chinese instruments that make up for the lack of the Wu's superlative vocals. From start to finish it's a dark trip that walks the line between RZA's timeless hip-hop aesthetic and the cinematic soul EMA has become known for.
El Michels Affair tackles some classics like 4th Chamber and Wu Tang Aint Nuthin to Fuck Wit, as well as some deeper cuts like Ol Dirty Bastard's Snakes, Raekwon's Verbal Intercourse, and Shaolin Brew, Wu-Tang's contribution to the St. Ide's Hip Hop endorsement campaign from 1994. This time El Michels brings some of the Big Crown family along for the ride. Lee Fields handles vocal duties on Snakes and is joined by Shannon Wise of The Shacks for their version of Tearz, which pays as much homage to the Wendy Rene sample as it does to the Wu-Tang Clan. Lady Wray makes an appearance on the cover of Method Man's hit, All I Need, lending her vocal prowess to what gave the Wu one of their biggest hits of all time. Interspersed throughout the record are some original interludes that are like the "rug that ties the room together," giving Return To The 37th Chamber a cinematic narrative that makes it a proper El Michels Affair record and not just a collection of covers.
The vinyl version of Return To The 37th Chamber is presented with 4 different hand painted covers. The originals were painted on two sewn together flour sacks in Accra, Ghana by Heavy J and Stoger, two artists who are legends in the Ghanaian Mobile Cinema scene and regular contributors to the Deadly Prey Gallery's collection in Chicago.
From the music to the presentation, this album is a perfect example of what can only be achieved through diversity. The end result is as much a kaleidoscope of influences and multiculturalism as the city it was recorded in. El Michels Affair is once again, "sounding out the city" that raised them, pulling elements of art and culture from across the country and around the globe to create an album truly unique in it's own right.

Apathy - Dive Medicine : Chapter One (Dirty Version Records)
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Boogie Down Productions - Poetry / South Bronx (B Boy Records)
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White Label - Number one in a series of five 7" reissues of the original ten tracks on their debut LP Criminal Minded.

Boogie Down Productions - 9mm Goes Bang / Word From Our Sponsor (B Boy Records)
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Light Blue Label - Number two in a series of five 7" reissues of the original ten tracks on their debut LP Criminal Minded.

Boogie Down Productions - Elementary / Dope Beat (B Boy Records)
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Yellow Label - Number three in a series of five 7" reissues of the original ten tracks on their debut LP Criminal Minded.

Boogie Down Productions - The Bridge Is Over / Remix For P Is Free (B Boy Records)
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Rainbow Label - Number four in a series of five 7" reissues of the original ten tracks on their debut LP Criminal Minded.

Boogie Down Productions - Super Hoe / Criminal Minded (B Boy Records)
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Red Label - Number five in a series of five 7" reissues of the original ten tracks on their debut LP Criminal Minded.

SJOB Movement - Friendship Train (Cultures Of Soul)
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SJOB Movement's Friendship Train was the second LP by the group and one which saw the group rise to new heights. It's a masterpiece of African music with it's fluid afro beat grooves and spaced out Moog synthesizer sounds. Here is an excerpt from the liner notes written and researched by Uchenna Ikonne: "Prince Bola Agbana might hardly be the most immediately recognizable name in the constellation of Nigerian music stars, but for a significant portion of the last half-century he labored in the shadows, dutifully serving as one of the key movers in its development: An in-demand session musician. An early and respected exponent of funk. A catalyst in the retrofit of juju into a modern pop genre. Most of all, though, he is recognized as the founder, leader, drummer and principal vocalist of the SJOB Movement. SJOB: Sam, Johnnie, Ottah, Bola. For a moment in the mid-1970s, they were le dernier cri in modern Nigerian music, representing the next step in the evolution of afro rhythms, and a new paradigm for the band economy. Their first album, 1976's A Move in the Right Direction, was a minor sensation and was swiftly followed by Friendship Train in 1977. Then it appeared that the movement stopped moving, and SJOB disappeared from the scene."

Slum Village - Fan-Tas-Tic Collection (Ne'Astra Music Group)
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This Extensive Collection From The Group's Dilla-helmed Era Is A Comprehensive Overview Of Fan-Tas-Tic V.1 and V.2. The contributions of the late Detroit producer James DeWitt Yancey -better known to the world as J Dilla- to the world of hip-hop can't be overstated, and nowhere is his legacy more apparent than his work as a member of Slum Village. A founding member of the trio, (Alongside rappers T3 and Baatin) Dilla provided the group's distinctly esoteric, free-wheeling sound, built around winding basslines, quirky drumbeats, subtle low-end frequencies, and classic jazz & soul samples. Against the backdrop of Dilla's rich production, T3 and Baatin's free-flowing style of rhyming would also earn wide critical praise, leading to comparisons as the successors to A Tribe Called Quest. (A label they themselves have rejected.) Dilla himself went on to earn his own legend of brilliance, inspiring a slew of classic artists like Nas and The Pharcyde, to newcomers like Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar. It would be a gratuitous task to encapsulate the full magnificence of the material Dilla produced with Slum Village, but Ne'Astra Media Group have accomplished such a feat, with the arrival of the Fan-Tas-Tic Collection! A comprehensive overview of the underground group's Dilla-produced tracks across four compact discs. The CD includes the entirety of the namesake albums Fan-Tas-Tic Volumes 1 & 2, instrumental versions, and a bonus fourth collection of remixes and obscurities, featuring collaborations with Madlib & Pete Rock, and select cuts from Best Kept Secret, the group's rare release under the name J-88. The Fan-Tas-Tic Box is a veritable crown jewel for any fan of J Dilla or Slum Village, as well as an outstanding entry-point into the legacy of an underground hip-hop production hero.

DJ Qbert Skratchy Seal - Super Seal Giant Robo V.2 (Right Arm) (Thud Rumble)
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"Super Seal Giant Robo V" is a 7-piece set that when all collected, piece together to create a one of a kind "Giant Robo" drawn by Eastthree. The greatest thing since sliced bread! All new skipless tracks and beats, different on each record.
V.2 is the right arm of the robot artwork. "Super Seal Giant Robo V.2" (right arm) consists of the following: "Robo V.2" – 10inch record pressed on aqua blue marble vinyl.
Side A plays a skipless track. Side-B plays brand new beats to scratch.

DJ Qbert Skratchy Seal - Super Seal Giant Robo V.3 (Left Arm) (Thud Rumble)
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"Super Seal Giant Robo V" is a 7-piece set that when all collected, piece together to create a one of a kind "Giant Robo" drawn by Eastthree. The greatest thing since sliced bread! All new skipless tracks and beats, different on each record.
V.3 is the left arm of the robot artwork. "Super Seal Giant Robo V.3" (left arm) consists of the following: "Robo V.3" – 10inch record pressed on highlighter yellow vinyl.
Side A plays a skipless track. Side-B plays brand new beats to scratch.

Various - James Brown's Funky People (Part 2) (Get On Down Repress)
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The James Brown's Funky People series first appeared back in the 1980s, and gathered together tracks by artists associated with the Godfather of Soul, many of which he wrote and produced himself. This second edition - here reissued on vinyl for the first time since 1988 - contains a wealth of high quality funk and soul material. While some are naturally very well known - Bobby Byrd's "I Know You Got Soul" being the best-loved of the lot - what sets the album apart is the sublime tracks by Marva Whitney, Lyn Collins, Myra Barnes and Hank Ballard & The Midnight Lovers. Throw in some storming covers of Brown classics from Fred Wesley & The J.Bs and you have an essential collection of tried-and-tested dancefloor dynamite.

Shango Dance Band - Shango Dance Band (Comb & Razor)
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Shango is the name for the Yoruba 'Thunder God' in Nigeria and Ojo Okeji, the leader of the Shango Dance Band was all about injecting military power and warlike energy in his own strain of Nigerian highlife and afrobeat. However, apart from all of Okeji's cult-like stories involving him and his part in the Nigerian army during a time of civil unrest in the late 60's and through to the 70's, and his often troublesome relationship with the great Fela Kuti, the truly special aspect of the Shango Dance Band album is that it was never properly released following its production in 1974. Comb & Razor have done the right thing here and, without them, this magical LP would still be locked away in the never-ending vaults of Nigerian music. This is very personal, incredibly singular African jazz-dance with a raucous psychedelic edge that lifts it high and mighty above the competition. A truly special album - DO NOT MISS IT.

Toots And The Maytals - In The Dark (Get On Down Reissue)
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Not a lot of people know this, but Toots & The Maytal's were amongst the first group to coin the term 'reggae'. Pivotel in the ska movement of the late 50s / early 60s, they used the word in a song title which lead to popularization of the term 'reggae. "In The Dark" was the group's second long player and contains the synonymous, feel good sound of JA which would make cement the release into the pantheon of the great reggae albums. Recorded at Dynamic Sounds Studios in Kingston the album is polished, clean cut and radio friendly, elevating its status as this is was took the local music to Europe and beyond. Laying the foundations for Bob Marley and others to follow. There's even a cover of John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads." If you're only familiar with the original, well let's just say Toots Hibbert's beyond soulful vocals may make you forget you ever heard that other version of the song. Reissued in a lovingly re-printed version of the original LP sleeve, Get On Down now presents a superb reissue of a legendary piece of music history. Get on board!

RUN D.M.C. - King Of Rock (Get On Down Reissue)
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Run-DMC's self-titled 1984 debut pushed the doors of pop music open, showing that hip-hop was not the fad that haters had prophesized. As they proved decisively on Run-DMC, rap was a legit art form, fully capable of producing long-players full of no-fast-forward cuts.
By 1985, any doubters were running on fumes, as the group's King Of Rock blew the aforementioned pop doors off their hinges. Emboldened by their success (including the first rap album to ever go Gold); energized by worldwide touring and accolades; and given all the support they could want by a genius producer (Larry Smith), an open-minded label (Profile) and a charismatic manager (Russell Simmons, who also lent a hand on production), they ruled the charts and hinted at even greater things to come.
The album's most fondly-remembered single set the album's tone perfectly: "King Of Rock" was hard, full of charisma and tag-team vocal finesse, and had enough guitars to bring the suburbs into the rap fold. The song's video was equally popular and powerful, and the pioneering MTV exposure drove the group into a new stratosphere.
But there was much more to King Of Rock than the title track, including more rock / rap hybrids – "Can You Rock It Like This" and "You're Blind" – as well as the additional singles "Jam-Master Jammin'" and "You Talk Too Much." (The latter, incidentally, charted as high as "King Of Rock" on both the Pop and R&B charts).
Throw in the forward-thinking reggae/rap collab "Roots, Rap, Reggae" (featuring the legendary Yellowman) and the live-throwdown-simulation "Darryl and Joe (Krush-Groove 3)" and the album – which went on to pass Platinum status – is a winner from A1 to B4.

Rob Thomsett - Yaraandoo & Hara (Now Again Records)
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The Alchemist - Rapper's Best Friend 4: An Instrumental Series (Alc Records)

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Klashnekoff - F**k The Long Talk (FTLT) (S.O.N. Entertainment)

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This diverse production and sharp lyrical feast resonate K-Lash s trademark status as a lyrical connoisseur and one of the pioneers of the UK hip hop scene. It s what old fans will love and new fans will enjoy. Four words : beats, bars, flows, jokes. Dat Time sets the undertone for the album with heavyweight producer Beat Butcha providing that raw gritty beat which will have you snapping your neck in agreement with every drum kick and snare. K-Lash equally brings fire to this track with punchlines galore and an intoxicating chorus, making it a certified anthem this year. In contrast there are songs like Got To Be Right , produced by Show And Prove, with its soulful almost West Coast classic laid back vibe, sprinkled with Klash's descriptive word play and effortless delivery. It will transport the listener back to that Sagas feel, but with a new found energy. Ftlt , the title track for the album, features production from up and coming producer B Clever, who K-Lash met in Portishead through fate . They have been working closely ever since, and Ftlt' has all the ingredients needed for a classic underground hit. Raw intro, raw beat, raw bars...check, check, check. Banger! The album also features production from DJ Whoo Kid & Red Spyda, Beat Butcher, Last Resort and more. This is a confident comeback that illustrates Klashnekoff s legendary status and assertive originality. He describes it as new energy, same essence . Classic production and lionhearted lyrics, juxtaposed with an array of effortlessly comical skits make Ftlt an impressive addition to Klashnekoff s catalogue, showcasing all his different talents. Here is an accomplished artist that can produce seriously good music without taking himself too seriously. And the album speaks for itself. There s no theme to the album, just vibes. Half of it was made in London when I was thinking a bit more introspective, and the other half when I was outside London and more relaxed. So it s a combination of both vibes, but more to the point it s just good music. Ftlt..F*** The Long Talk!

Lady Wray - Underneath My Feet / Guilty (Big Crown)

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Following up on the success of Lady Wray's solo debut album Queen Alone, we are proud to give you another 45 offering, this time showing another side of Nicole. Known worldwide for her early career as a Hip Hop / R&B singer, then more recently for her more matured Soul inspired writing, the A side of this one "Underneath My Feet" shows just how hard it is to put Lady Wray in a box. If you haven't seen her live show, you may have no idea that she has a healthy bad ass Rock and Roll side to her, commanding crowds with a raucousness that likens Betty Davis. Underneath My Feet is a tough blend of glam rock drums and guitar stabs that Nicole takes to like a fish to water. A self proclaimed voodoo woman, putting a spell on the listener, warning all of her unbridled power.
The B side is the heart wrenching Guilty, a song Wray wrote to cope with the incarceration of her brother. One listen and it is impossible to doubt the sincerity, again showing Cole's songwriting prowess with imagery of no one to cheers with, and not wanting to experience the comforts of home knowing her brother was locked up in a cell. A solid 2 sider showing a different side of Lady Wray than she is typically known for all wrapped up in a beautiful picture sleeve cover. Another Big Crown sureshot.

Sunny & The Sunliners - Should I Take You Home (Big Crown)

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Big Crown Records is proud to present this killer two sider reissue from Sunny & The Sunliners.
Sunny Ozuna, who formed his band, Sunny & The Sunliners, in the early 60's, is a true legend in the history of not just Chicano music, but American music. Sunny "Mr. Brown Eyed Soul" Ozuna is highly regarded as one of the architects of the sweet soul sound that has been comped on countless "Lowrider Oldies" collec- tions, and his music has been pouring out of 1964 Chevy Impalas since, well, 1964.
Side A's "Should I Take You Home" is one of his flagship tunes that embodies everything that makes Sunny's music so appealing. A mid tempo masterpiece that is as cool and swaggy as it is sweet and innocent. In his honeyed voice, that's equal parts Little Wille John and Frank Sinatra, Sunny tells the tale of young love and it's inherent defiance with lines like "there's no excuse that she would understand, so when I take you home hold me by the hand". When we asked Sunny about the tune he described it as "a very young thing, a cute thing". There is undoubtedly something equal parts nostalgic and romantic about a young man puffing his chest out to authority for the love of his girl. It's this blend of doo wop styled lyrics, B side soul ballad aesthetic, and Tejano vibes that makes this one of the biggest Chicano penned low rider tunes out there.
Side B finds Sunny covering the Harvey Averne Classic "My Dream". It's another perfect example of the distinctive blend of Tejano music and American soul that makes Sunny & The Sunliners so unique.

Will Sessions & Elzhi - Knowledge Of 12th (Session Sounds)

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The second release from Will Sessions' newly launched record label Sessions Sounds. This is the first collaboration between Will Sessions and Elzhi since the critically acclaimed mixtape, Elmatic. The A side features an explosive extended verse from Elzhi, on top of an anthemic beat performed and produced by Will Sessions. The B side is an instrumental edit that takes you deeper into the production of Will Sessions.

Joey Bada$$ - All-Amerikkkan Badass (Cinematic)

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Strange U - #LP4080 (High Focus)

CD £8.99 Add to basket Strange U, one of the most exciting and original duos in Hip Hop bring you their no holds barred debut album "#LP4080"! Entirely produced by Zygote with King Kashmere on mic duties this is an album not to be slept on! Boasting impressive features from Jehst, Fliptrix, Lee Scott, Cappo & Jazz T!
The double vinyl comes shrink wrapped in a full colour sleeve with a redeemable dropcard which contains a digital copy of the album and some bonus instrumentals!

Gas-Lab - Fusion (Village Live)
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Village Live Records are proud to present their first record of 2017, their latest instalment comes in the form of the highly anticipated Gas-Lab LP ‘Fusion' Fusion is crafted by Argentinian producer and multi instrumentalist Gas-Lab, featuring an exciting lineup of MC's, from USA, Canada, Spain, UK, South America and more. To top it all off, Gas-Labs production also features a variety of live jazz musicians, creating an authentic, Jazzy sound whilst maintaining it's hiphop roots.

Black Moon - Enta Da Stage: The Complete Edition (Fat Beats)
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The vinyl issue of Enta Da Stage: The Complete Edition is limited to 1,000 copies, and comes enclosed in a deluxe hard case box set featuring the original album, Da Beatminerz instrumentals and remixes across six LPs, an 18-page booklet with new interviews, extensive liner notes, and unreleased photos from the original Enta Da Stage photo shoot and additional visual ephemera.

Ill Bill - Septagram (Uncle Howie Records)
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New full-length album from veteran MC ILL BILL, including production from MoSS, DJ Skizz, ILL BILL and features from Slaine, Goretex, Q-Unique and more. ILL BILL released solo projects as well as albums with his groups Non Phixion and La Coka Nostra. 'I'm a huge exploitation and grindhouse cinema fan...I made Septagram in the same spirit as those obscure and cultish movies me and my brothers used to watch when we were kids. That mid- 70s - mid 80s times square double feature scumbag shiit.'

Nite-Funk (Dam Funk & Nite Jewel) - Nite-Funk (Limited Glidezone Records)
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Dam Funk and Nite Jewel first joined forces way back in 2009 for what most thought was a one-off collaboration. Here, they're reunited once more for their first joint 12" release. Nite-Funk is every bit as special as you'd expect, taking the best of both artists' musical repertoire - Dam Funk's authentic '80s synth-soul, and Nite-Funk's sparkling, deep analogue synth-pop - and turning them into something new and involving. The EP boasts vocal and instrumental versions of four tracks: the Michael Jackson style '80s soul-pop of "Let Me Be Me", the heartfelt, late night radio slow jam "Love X2", the sax-laden, Sade-goes-soulful house flex of "U Can Make Me", and the deliciously dreamy "Don't Play Games".

Neek The Exotic - The Neek The Exotic Experience

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"The Neek The Exotic Experience" is a well put together album that is full of life with dope rhymes & great production. A fun album that makes you bounce the whole way through with beats by Freddie Foxx, Yusef Lateef, Big Malk, DJ Modesty & Kapital. This album features guest appearances by Craig G, Mr. Cheeks from The Lost Boyz, Bumpy Knuckles and more. This is a solid album that shows Neek The Exotic can rock with the best of them and is still relevant in 2017. Neek The Exotic is a dope Hip Hop artist from Queens NYC growing up and living in the same building with Large Professor and Nas, he started rapping at the age of 12. When Large Professor's Group Main Source we're involved in the Sound Track for the Movie "White Men Can't Jump" Neek The Exotic joined them and appeared on the classic 1992 song "Fakin' The Funk" which went Number 1 on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart. Since then Neek has been putting in work with Production by Large Professor, Lord Finesse, Audible Doctor, Marco Polo, Bumpy Knuckles and more. He has released the "Backs N' Necks" EP feat. Large Professor in 1999, Exotic's Raw in 2003, Exotic Species in 2010, Still On The Hustle in 2011, Hustle Don't Stop in 2013 as well as Comin' In Piles and Premium Grade.

Mikey D - Day Of D'Struction (Red Line)

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Eco-Friendly Digipak CD LIMITED 300 PIECE PRESSING

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

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25 Year Anniversary Limited Edition Cassette




The J Dilla Turntable - NOW IN STOCK!

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Contains an exclusive 7-inch single: J Dilla "The Sickness" feat. Nas, produced by Madlib. Vocal b/w Instrumental. Only available in this package.
An official product of the Estate of James Yancey.

This turntable was designed to be portable, but functions as a stand-alone record player and can plug into any stereo system that accepts an RCA jack or a USB input. It also allows you to record music directly into your computer (transcription software disc included in package). It also contains a 1/8? headphone jack and dynamic, full range stereo speakers. It comes with a replacement stylus and a 45 adaptor.

Artwork by Mason London.

3 speed turntable (33 RPM, 45 RPM, 78 RPM)
USB and RCA Outputs
1.8" Headphone Jack
Stereo Speakers
Contains 45 adapter and replacement stylus
Transcription software disc included in package




Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (6 x 7" Boxset) (Get On Down) - NOW IN STOCK!

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Deluxe 7" Casebook.
Get On Down Presents : "Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)" complete album on 7" for the first time ever housed in a deluxe casebook created in full collaboration with The RZA. This absolutely unique, deluxe edition of this classic album – which has been created in full collaboration with The RZA – is presented as a "Casebook" hardcover book, which houses the album's 12 full songs that are divided into six 7"s. And beyond the 56-page liner notes, six additional pages have a Wu-Tang logo picture sleeve in which to put the vinyl. Besides the vinyl, the centerpiece of the Casebook is a 56-page Shaolinology book, featuring input by RZA, written by journalist Chris Faraone. Beyond many never-before-discussed Wu-Tang nuggets, the book also includes rare photos of the group, lyrics for all album songs, as well as other images and advertisements from the Enter The Wu-Tang era. For the Wu-Tang Clan fan – this is a trophy to be proudly displayed to celebrate the influence of one of music's most influential groups. The group's classic (November) 1993 debut album is presented as a set of six 7" vinyl records. The unique hardcover "Casebook," holds six 7"s as book pages, along with an in-depth liner notes book. Casebook features a 56-page book (aka The Shaolinthology), with new RZA input / interviews, extensive research by journalist Chris Faraone, album lyrics, rarely-seen photos and other rare images from the Enter The Wu-Tang era.

Tracks:
A1. Bring Da Ruckus
B1. Shame On A Nigga.
C1. Clan In The Front
D1. Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber
E1. Can It All Be So Simple / Intermission.
F1. Da Mystery Of Chessboxin'
G1. Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nothing Ta F' Wit
H1. C.R.E.A.M.
I1. Method Man
J1. Protect Ya Neck.
K1. Tearz
L1. Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber – Part II / Conclusion

Please note this is the regular version, NOT the limited edition. This does not include the 45 adapters and only has 6 x 7", not 7!

Fabiano Do Nascimento - Tempo Dos Mestres (Now Again)

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Tempo dos Mestres (Time of the Masters) is the second album from the tireless, young Brazilian guitarist Fabiano Do Nascimento. It finds its roots in the depths of the Amazon rainforest, passed down through generations of Native Brazilians, and is imbibed by the Afro-Brazilian culture that arose after Portuguese colonization. This blend is not new in Brazil, and is represented musically by great Brazilian musicians both known and celebrated - the guitarist Baden Powell and catalyst Hermeto Pascoal, both direct influences on Do Nascimento - and less exposed, like the experimentalist Carioca, one of Do Nascimento s mentors, and the Brazilian psychedelic pioneer Lula Cortes, whose album Paebiru rewrote Brazilian rock s history in 1975. It is the third Brazilian album released on Now-Again, following Seu Jorge and Almaz and Do Nascimento s debut Dança dos Tempos. Do Nascimento's is joined on Tempo dos Mestres by his long time percussionist, Ricardo "Tiki" Pasillas on trap drums and percussion, and Sam Gendel on saxophone and flute. Vocals are performed by Thalma de Freitas and Carla Hasset. These tracks were recorded live in the studio with no overdubs, straight to 2 analog-tape, and only sparingly mastered to focus on the subtleties of the performances. Do Nascimento s fans include legendary percussionist Airto Moreira, who recorded Dança dos Tempos and can be found playing live with Do Nascimento. "He s Brazilian but (his mind is) from a place in Brazil that is not common. Moreira states. Fortunately, we still have some musicians who like to play music and who like to touch the instrument and who like that energy! Do Nascimento takes his music, and his place in Brazil s lineage, seriously, and he often travels the vast country, spending time in the rainforest, living life as it was lived in the distant past, while studying with still living masters as he searches for new directions of the path trod by the geniuses whose influence abounds in contemporary music, but whose names are still unfamiliar. Being a musician - feeling, studying, experiencing, living music -this comes first, right? Do Nascimento questions. Second, we hope that the depths of knowledge in the music from the masters before us can be shared more, each time, to the younger generations coming. In Tempo dos Mestres Do Nascimento answers himself with a beautiful entry into the evolving language of timeless Brazilian music.

Dominatrix - The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight (Pink LP w/Deluxe Booklet) (Get On Down)

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"The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight" has a long and storied history among connoisseurs of '80s New York dance music. Combining catchy, deadpan synth-pop and classic '80s electro hallmarks with the provocative edge of leather-and-lace sex culture, it remains a worldwide dancefloor staple to this day. Despite its popularity, little has been known about the song's background. The brainchild of producer Stuart Argabright (nee Arbright, a member of the groups Ike Yard and Death Comet Crew); alongside DJ and remixer Ivan Ivan; Kenneth Lockie (from Cowboys International, and early Death Comet Crew); and vocalist Claudia Summers; the song's dominating female subject was based on a person whom Arbright had dated. The song – and a banned-by-MTV video that today could be mistaken for a Victoria's Secret commercial – became a club smash at famed Danceteria and other urban meccas. But, despite some leather-clad live dates in 1984, the group itself was short-lived. This special Get On Down vinyl edition is sure to be coveted by fans and collectors. This configuration has never been available before: beyond four original mixes of the song (12", Chants, Dominant and Beat Me) that fans know and love – this full-length LP includes the newly unearthed song "Play It Safe" and the rarely heard, hypnotic "City That Never Sleeps," in addition to the rare 1984 "Scratch Mix" of the original title song, with cuts by the legendary DJ Red Alert. The deluxe vinyl package is accompanied by a 16-page glossy booklet with text by writer Dave Tompkins and input from Argabright and Ivan Ivan. Additionally, fans will be thrilled into submission by visuals and press clips relating to the original release on Arthur Baker's Street Wise Records; the song's provocative video; as well as the dominatrix culture in New York City at the time which inspired this unlikely smash hit.

Various - Calabar-Itu Road: Groovy Sounds From South Eastern Nigeria (1972-1982) (Comb & Razor Sound, Record Store Day)

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This compilation put together by Comb & Razor Sound ventures beyond Lagos and into Nigeria's South Eastern regions: lesser explored, but also full of musical gold. Calabar-Itu Road contains beautiful material by artists like Chief Inyang Henshaw & His Top Ten Aces and Bustic Kingsley Bassey's Anansa Engineers, and the double LP package comes with a highly informative booklet.

Adrian Younge - The Electronique Void: Black Noise Instrumentals

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Homeboy Sandman - Actual Factual Pterodactyl

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Double vinyl LP pressing. 2017 release. "This was my first real album. My technical first album had originally been a nine track EP then I added 5 more songs. Actual Factual Pterodactyl was my first body of work all released at the same time all recorded with my go to engineer Alejandro "Sosa" Tello. I was having a lot of fun. I didn't care what anybody thought. I wasn't concerned with concepts. I didn't lay out any plan. I just found hot beats and rapped. I didn't care about any type of sonic or thematic uniformity. All I wanted was for everything to be ill. I found my voice on this album. Before this you could hear my songs and tell who my influences were, but on Actual Factual Pterodactyl all this shit was some straight Homeboy Sandman shit. " - Homeboy Sandman.

Lady Wray - Do It Again / In Love (Don't Mess Things Up) (Big Crown/Purple Label)

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El Michels Affair - Tearz/Verbal Intercourse (Big Crown)

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Miles Bonny - Hello Jesus b/w High Enough (Plane Jane)

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

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Cappo & Nappa - Rebel Base (King Underground)

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KingUnderground's proud to announce Rebel Base, the highly anticipated collaboration between Nottingham based Rhyme and Beat duo Cappo and Nappa. With their first single dropping in 2013 in the form of boom bap gem Red Hot, this slick and sonically stylish project touches on sounds from the past, present and future of hip-hop.
As one of the UK's most respected MCs, Cappo is well-versed in releasing solid, head nodding and lyrically challenging music. Constantly pushing the boundaries on a metaphorical level, he has a strong ear for the "perfect" beat. Since the release of his debut LP, Spaz The World in 2003, he's toured Europe and worked with the cream of the UK crop including P Brothers, Styly Cee, Jazz T, Zygote and many more.
DJ Nappa formely of Phi-Life Cypher fame offers an undisputable level of quality in every production. With a style similar to that of Premo or Pete Rock, Nappa utilises live instrumentation within samples to create a deep, funky and bluesy style that can be seen underneath on-point vocals from the likes of Buggsy, Life MC, Inja and MCM.
These two are a perfect pairing; with both of their styles dripping in well-crafted lyricism and painstakingly produced instrumentals that somehow come across as effortless. Rebel Base shows a level of maturity and thought that can be offered as a benchmark for many others in the scene. The LP features a stellar cast of Life MC (Phi-Life-Cy p h e r ), MCM (Caveman), Rukus Regardless, Midnyte, Konny Kon & Juga-Naut.

RUN-D.M.C. - RUN-D.M.C. (Get On Down Repress)

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Future archaeologists will discuss two periods in 1980s: before Run-DMC and after Run-DMC. It's no exaggeration to say that the group changed the course of music in the '80s, bringing the old-school of rap into the new with one simple piece of flat, black plastic.
Coming up in the rap world of the early 1980s under the wing of Kurtis Blow (group manager Russell Simmons managed Blow, and Run was, at one time, a DJ known as "Son of Kurtis Blow") and Blow's bassist and burgeoning super-producer Larry Smith, the trio – Joseph "Run" Simmons, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell – learned from the best, but created their own path.
1983 was the year that they first broke out. With only an Oberheim DMX drum program and some cuts by Jay, "Sucker M.C.s (Krush-Groove 1)" was a shot across the bow to the slick, post-disco pocket rap had settled into. It was raw, pure swagger and it took both New Yorkers and music aficionados around the world by storm. The song's lyrics are a mandatory memorization assignment to this day by MCs learning their craft. "Two years ago, a friend of mine…"
The group's sound, which was laid out muscularly on Run-DMC, had a harder approach than their peers, thanks to producer Larry Smith's use of live musicians who laid down grooves but didn't soften the edges. Lyrically the group wasn't just about brags either, with songs like "Hard Times," "It's Like That" and "Wake Up" (the first two were singles). Run's and DMC's overlapping tag-team approach to lyricism was powerful and immensely influential.
"Rock Box," another single and arguably the centerpiece of the album, was a nod to their hard edge, and a foreshadowing of their first worldwide smash, 1985's "King Of Rock." Jam Master Jay's DJ work was stellar, knowing exactly when to jump in and put listeners' ears in a headlock. The album was the first rap full-length to achieve Gold status, and as fans know, the group was just getting started – their next two LPs would take them to even higher status in the music world, critically and sales-wise. But this is where it all started, and it's a classic that still sounds fresh today as it did more than 30 years ago.

Lee Fields & The Expressions - Special Night (Big Crown)

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There are a few terms that get thrown around loosely, two of which are legend and retro-soul. One of these fits Lee Fields hand and glove, one of these doesn t fit at all. Very few people in music have both earned the status of legendary and continue to solidify it. 50 years in the game and only getting better, gaining more fans, and evolving his sound on each album, Lee is in fact a Living Legend. This brings us to the misuse of the term "retro-soul" when talking about Mr. Fields. You don't have to look far to find a younger generation emulating the essence and styles of an era the've only experienced through music and movies. It seems unfair to tag Lee with a term that implies imitation when he is part of the generation that actually defined the genre. Plain and simple, this is not that. "Special Night" is a masterclass in soul music past and present. 'I feel that every human being's purpose is to do what their inner voice says to do,' says Lee Fields. 'And my inner voice, my driving force, wants me to put out music and keeping making better records.' Produced by Leon Michels and Thomas Brenneck, and brilliantly performed by the Expressions, Special Night was written, recorded, mixed, and mastered entirely to tape in three weeks at the legendary Diamond Mine Studios in Queens, NY. A sense of urgency, equal parts fun and inspiration, and a decent amount of beer and Jack Daniels were the driving forces during the sessions that produced Lee Fields & The Expressions latest offering. Special Night is also the first record in the Expressions catalogue in which every song was written jointly by Lee Fields and The Expressions. 'When I record, I make every song like I actually mean it. I mean every word I say. On Special Night I'm talking to my lady literally, expressing the way I feel.' says Lee Fields. 'You can tell if a song is real or not, and every moment I'm recording, those moments are real, this is a record about what people do in real life'. For one example, he cites the song Work to Do, which tells the story of 'a guy going to counseling, drinking too much, apologizing to the old lady and trying to keep family together, doing the manly thing.' On Make This World , Lee makes a nod back to his early funk roots with a cautionary tale about the health of the planet. 'The world was designed to last indefinitely,' says Fields. 'We're the only living species on Earth who can alter that process. I'm hoping that song has a chain reaction, helps somebody put into action whatever contribution they can to change what the world is going through.' As always, sticking to the formula but pushing the boundaries Never Be Another You from the first note doesn t sound like something you would hear on a Lee record, that is until he starts singing anyhow. A low tempo ballad with a head nodding drum track, sparse piano lines, and all the space Lee needs to lay down what is sure to be one of the flyest love songs of 2017. Whether tackling a tune about love lost, found, or broader topics like the state of humanity, Lee has a very unique and honest perspective that is on display with each unforgettable performance. Also, The Expressions have never been sharper, they, along with Lee, have created a collection of music on Special Night which holds court with pretty much any soul music that came before it. A1. Special Night A2. I m Coming Home A3. Work To Do A4. Never Be Another You A5. Lover Man B1. Make The World B2. Let Him In B3. How I Like It B4. Where Is The Love? B5. Precious Love

Pete Rock & CL Smooth - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) (Get On Down)

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For the fist time on 7"!

Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics - Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics (Linear Labs)

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The Delfonics is the quintessential sweet-soul group. Hailing from Philadelphia, the crew formed in the mid-'60s, with the definitive original lineup as lead vocalist and songwriter William Hart, his brother Wilbert Hart, and mutual high-school friend Randy Cain (later replaced by Major Harris). With the help of producer/arranger Thom Bell—and with William's signature falsetto—the Delfonics set the tone for all other sweet-soul groups that would follow. Between 1968 and 1974, the Delfonics had twenty charting singles and won a Grammy for their massive hit "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)."
Out of their twenty hits, William Hart wrote or co-wrote eighteen of them, thirteen with collaborator Thom Bell, like "La-La Means I Love You," "He Don't Really Love You," and "Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love)."After five albums, the Delfonics would break up for good in 1975. Brothers William and Wilbert parted ways and over the years often toured separately with different forms of the group. But over forty years after writing his first hit, lead singer and songwriter William Hart has put his unmistakable falsetto back on analog tape and reinvented the Delfonics brand for a new generation. Los Angeles producer/composer Adrian Younge envisioned a modern-day Delfonics album and pitched the idea to William Hart, who hopped a plane from Philly to L.A. and began work on a new album. Younge helped to reshape the Delfonics by bringing on board two excellent young vocalists, Loren Oden and Saudia Mills—as well as Om'Mas Keith on the single "Stop and Look (And You Have Found Love)"—to work alongside William. Adrian Younge is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist who traded in his MPC sampler for a carefully curated studio of authentic gear. Younge rocketed to international recognition after composing the original score for the film Black Dynamite and has since release ground-breaking projects including The Souls of Mischief's "There Is Only Now" and Ghostface Killah's "Twelve Reasons to Die" concept albums.
Younge brings a unique perspective on modern rhythm and blues. "I was studying Delfonics stuff for years," Younge reveals. "I studied Delfonics to do the Black Dynamite stuff. I've been a fan, and I've just studied their music for so long that when I got the opportunity to do this, it just really blew my mind." From the very beginning, it was Younge's intention to create an old-school Delfonics vibe but offer a very hip-hop-informed perspective. There are distinguishing musical elements that Delfonics fans will recognize, like the electric sitar guitar, the French horn, string arrangements, and the tympani. "I want people to expect something classic but not expect to hear the same thing rehashed," Younge says. "I want to push it forward. William and I strived to push this forward. Younge now makes this breath-taking musical outing available once again on his own Linear Labs imprint.

A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service

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Sixth studio album from the American hip hop group which includes the single 'We the People...'. The album, which features contributions from band member Phife Dawg who passed away prior to release, entered the UK Albums Chart at #24.

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 Pharcyde's eagerly anticipated sophomore album "Labcabincalifornia". Hit play on his first Pharcyde production "Runnin" and you have the launch point of a producer's 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 "Mike Floss" Ross, (Delicious Vinyl's founder), Jay Dee was instrumental in keeping The Pharcyde's 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.

Too Short - Blow The Whistle (Get On Down Jukebox)

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Too Short's 2006 certified club staple "Blow The Whistle" gets the 7" treatment, and it's safe to say for the first time ever. Short Dog has long been Hip Hop royalty with countless classic singles and album and "Blow the Whistle" might be the biggest. It's been referenced countless times, epic call outs – "what's my favorite word", Drake grabbing a few lines to paraphrase - this song has staying power and relevancy only a legend like Too Short can bring. Doesn't hurt that Lil Jon came with some heat for the beat as well. Buy it, these will all be gone soon.

The Beatnuts - Off The Books (Get On Down Jukebox)

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The Beatnuts "Off the Books" became one of the biggest records of '97 with the Nuts just sticking to their formula, dusty ass beats and funny punchlines. These elements are what made Off The Books"extra special in a time when the "shiny suit era" was rearing it's shiny head. The Beatnuts bring along Big Pun who opens up the track with such a memorable verses, introducing the world to what brilliance Pun would have in store. Les and Juju (along with Cuban Linx) all ride the song out with "shoot bro, I got a waterproof suit yo" and "your career's on life support, and Imma pull the plug", just countless quotable lines from an already legendary group. The cut's infectious nature makes this a must-have 7" for any DJ or collector. First time available on 7

Knxwledge - Buttrskotch (Leaving Record/Stones Throw)

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Buttrskotch is an EP release from Knxwledge – 6 beats b/w 5 beats – first released on tape, and now on 7-inch vinyl.
Knxwledge makes beats. He came to Los Angeles via NJ and Philadelphia, dropping about a thousands tracks on Bandcamp along the way. Following the Buttrskotch tape, he released Anthology with Leaving Records, and the all-new original album Hud Dreems with Stones Throw.

Lady Wray - Queen Alone Instrumentals (Big Crown)

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Lady Wray's newest full-length, Queen Alone is a showcase of Nicole Wray's inarguable vocal talent. Behind that talent is a musical force deserving of it's own recognition. And that's where the spotlight shines on this release, Queen Alone Instrumentals. The record was written and recorded in 10 days at the legendary Diamond Mine Studios, in Queens NY with Leon Michels and Thomas Brenneck handling production. Michels and Brenneck are both multi-instrumentalist. Leon Michels contributes his talents on keys, guitar, sax, flute as well as drums and percussion throughout the project. Brenneck handles guitars and bass as well as percussion. Additional contributions from Nick Movshon, Homer Steinweiss, Dave Guy, Max Shrager, and more help to create a sonic landscape that's a perfect complement to Wray's vocal prowess...and also stand as a monumental work all its own. Almost echoing her new record, Nicole says, "You have to go through something for it to be real." She has been living with one foot in fame and the other in real life. The result is clear: she's feeling something real in her music again. In no small part due to the incomparable talent and musicianship assembled by Michels and Brenneck for the Queen Alone sessions.

Ghostface Killah - Bulletproof Wallets (Get On Down, Certified Classics Repress)

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Ghostface Killah reunites with his partner in rhyme Raekwon to bring fans Bulletproof Wallets, which continues Ghost's winning streak of delivering front to back classic material. Filled with the usual Ghost slang, bass heavy production, Bulletproof Wallets dropped not long after Supreme Clientele without skipping a beat.
The fun Ghost & Rae are having on this record is beyond apparent. Bulletproof Wallets is almost like a party album, hit singles and street bangers. "Never Be the Same Again" (with Carl Thomas & Raekwon) and "Ghost Showers" play alongside "Maxine" and "The Forrest" all working off each other's energy. Other stand outs like "Walking through the Darkness", "The Hilton" all bang through the speakers and continues to add to Ghost's undeniable catalog. On some groundbreaking production from The RZA, Alchemist, Carlos "6 July" Broady and Mathmatics, Ghostface shines and the chemistry between Rae and Ghost is incredible!

Pete Rock & Smoke DZA - Dont Smoke Rock

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With an illustrious career spanning three decades, producer Pete Rock can freely decide who he wants to work with. Having already produced for the likes of Jay Z, Kanye West, Nas, Common, Cypress Hill, Method Man, Redman, and Jim Jones, just to name a few, Pete Rock has undoubtedly solidified himself as a contender for the greatest producer of all-time. When Harlem's rising star Smoke DZA THE landed on Pete's radar, he knew DZA had something special that could not be ignored. Smoke DZA had already garnered the attention of artists like Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, A$AP Rocky, Joey Bada$$, Curren$y, and Big K.R.I.T., all of whom he's collaborated with. After touring the country together on this year's Smokers Club Tour, Pete Rock and Smoke DZA are finally ready to reveal their collaborative album, Don't Smoke Rock, to the world. Don't Smoke Rock is a euphoric voyage that features Pete Rock on production with Smoke DZA commanding the microphone. The album features guest appearances from rap's elite including Mac Miller, Rick Ross, The Lox (Jadakiss, Styles P, Sheek Louch), Wale, Big K.R.I.T, Cam'ron, Tha Dogg Pound, Dom Kennedy, and Dave East. Based on t he undeniable synergy of Pete Rock and Smoke DZA, Don't Smoke Rock is sure to be a hit. Digital Campaign targeting highly-trafficked hip-hop/lifestyle sites & music blogs including: rapradar.com, hiphopdx.com, hotnewhiphop.com, complex.com, 2dopeboyz.com, nahright.com xxlmag.com, allhiphop.com, rollingstone.com & more. National Campaign targeting hip-hop and urban music focused publications and taste maker outlets including: XXL, Complex, Fader, Pitchfork, Spin, HipHopDX, MassAppeal, RapRadar, Tracks : 1. Intro 2. Limitless - Featuring Dave East 3. Black Superhero Car - Featuring Rick Ross 4. Hold the Drums Featuring Royce Da 5'9" 5. Moving Weight Pt. 1 - Featuring Cam Ron & NYMLo 6. Wild 100s 7. Last Name 8. 1 of 1 9. Milestone - Featuring BJ the Chicago Kid, Jadakiss, & Styles P 10. Show Off - Featuring Wale 11. Dusk 2 Dusk - Featuring Big K.R.I.T., Dom Kennedy, & theMIND 12. I Ain't Scared 13. Until Then - Featuring Mac Miller

Jonwayne - Here You Go

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Jonwayne made his introduction to the world as a producer. He has since gone on to release several highly lauded projects, and eventually stepped behind the mic, garnering hiphop album of the year from Gilles Petersen's Worldwide Awards for his Stones Throw release, "Rap Album One". Now he puts the mic back down for "Here You Go", a collection of 30 beats that will be available on 2LP via Street Corner Music, and Authors Recording Co, Jon's new imprint. No tapes. No digital. Just vinyl. All heat.




Cypress Hill - 25th Anniversary Skull (CD and Book)

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First Edition limited to 1,991
Skull Includes:
- Premium Custom Designed Black Resin Skull (3-D Physical Recreation of the Group's 1991 Logo)
- Remastered CD
- 100 Page Hard Cover Liner Notes Book
Cypress Hill teamed up with Get On Down to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 1991 debut with an ultra deluxe "25th Anniversary Skull" reissue.
The entire set is housed in a unique, hard resin black skull - a faithful, 3-D physical recreation of the group's 1991 logo. A CD with remastered audio and a 100-plus page hardcover book are also included. The book features extensive liner notes by journalist Chris Faraone with input from B-Real, Sen Dog and DJ Muggs, and also includes full album lyrics and rarely seen photos provided by the group, as well as press clippings from 1991.
Cypress Hill's self-titled debut album was hard as nails, with very few pop concessions. There was humor, but it was laced by cackling, homicidal sneering. Not well known outside of the hardcore hip-hop scene at first, faces of the three group members weren't usually shown clearly in press photos; they preferred the shadows. As their first singles began hitting the airwaves and record racks, the press and music fans started to take notice. From the opening notes of the group's first single, "The Phuncky Feel One," to deeper album cuts like "Stoned Is The Way Of The Walk" and "Tres Equis," it was clear that Cypress Hill was something different. And very, very dope.
The world Cypress Hill espoused was gang-ridden and far from cheery, but they managed to laugh through the pain. Lead rapper B-Real took each fuzzed-out, rock-hard DJ Muggs beat as a challenge, jumping around it like a spark off a joint as it makes its way to the concrete. MC Sen Dog always had B-Real's back, to bring intensity and a no-bullshit gruffness that made the group both menacing and unpredictable. When they introduced percussionist Eric Bobo to the mix in the early 90s, it brought new dimension to the band, making their live performances one of the most unique and accomplished shows in hip-hop.
Journalist and author Chris Faraone highlights the group's relationship in the reissue's liner notes saying, "[By the late '80s] the undisputed Cypress unit finally formed. B and Sen realized that their diametric styles - the latter's deep wrangle, the former's inimitable high notes - complemented one another righteously. By then Muggs had bangers in the bag, as well as industry experience from a jaunt with the New York duo 7A3. B and Sen waited while Muggs messed with 7A3, and in that time began to build the blueprint for their raucous and weeded no-holds-barred style. Besides getting schooled on industry pitfalls, Muggs had also grown into hip-hop's most formidable young producer, while straddling the bi-coastal gap."
Faraone was able to dive in deep with the band for the liner notes, hearing story after story including the particularly interesting tale of their unlikely '91 radio hit, "How I Could Just Kill A Man." In the "B Sides win again" story, the group recalls receiving resistance from the label in regards to which single should hit radio first. Initially the label thought "How I Could Just Kill A Man" was too risky and even though the initially featured "The Phuncky Feel One" was one of the album's strongest cuts, college radio and commercial mix-shows couldn't resist the dusted, heavy groove of "Kill A Man." The song – which included a catchy, LA drive-by-inspired chorus – ended up as an unlikely, but powerful double A-sided single that even topped the Billboard Rap charts. More singles would follow, including "Hand On The Pump"; "Pigs"; and "Latin Lingo." And by the fall of 1991, the album was a full-blown critics' darling.
When asked about his inspiration to write and rhyme, B-Real got candid with Faraone, saying, "All of the writing in relation to Cypress was based off of experiences, whether direct and living through them or the other guys, or stuff that we [had] seen through other guys in the trenches, when I was living that gangster lifestyle. It was the life we were living that we used as a backdrop."
Cypress Hill's debut went gold by the end of 1991 and has since pushed past double platinum status, making it the first album for a Latino-American hip hop group to do so. The album received raves from the likes of Rolling Stone and the Los Angeles Times, saw a #1 Hot Rap Single with the release of "The Phuncky One" and helped the band win Artist Of The Year at the 1992 Source Awards. After 25 years, it should come as no surprise that Cypress Hill is a cornerstone of the group's live set to this day.
Sen Dog sums up the group's incredible journey perfectly in the liner notes: "It's like, 'Goddammit, we actually went out there and did what we said we were gonna do.' That's one of the hardest things to do in the world, and we did it. Every once in a while, I'll look out at B when I'm on stage and say, 'We're still doing it.' [Our fist] record was respected by everyone in the business, and to meet people like EPMD [back then] and for them to love your shit, those are the things you never forget."

Run DMC - Raising Hell (Picture Disc, Legacy)

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Following the success of "King Of Rock", "Raising Hell" (1986) raised more than just a massive revenue stream by selling over three million albums worldwide. It's a well known fact that the record, produced by rock / hip hop production pioneer Rick Rubin, raised the bar for hip hop albums in general. Musically it indeed raises hell, being crammed to the brim with hard-hitting hooks, loops, samples, scratches, inventive tong-twisting braggadocio and catchy choruses. Too many classics on this one: "Peter Piper" with the massive Bob James bell drum sample "It's Tricky" (putting The Knack's "My Sharona" sample to extremely good use) and the song that popularized a certain brand of shoes in the Hip Hop community, "My Adidas". However the album's flag bearer is undoubtedly "Walk This Way" which literally rendered Aerosmith's original version obsolete. Viewing from an eighties hip hop perspective, the collaboration with Aerosmith seemed rather unusual to say the least, but at the same time it proved that hip hop and rock are merely next door neighbours. The album's timeless quality surfaces in its ability to bring together masses of fans of both genres.

Jungle Brothers - Done By The Forces Of Nature (Get On Down, Record Store Day Black Friday)

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The Jungle Brothers' 1988 debut, Straight Out The Jungle, was important for many reasons. It was sloppy and goofy but had moments of real focus and social consciousness. It was a true "kitchen sink" record, that caught a rap fanbase enraptured by Eric B. & Rakim, Public Enemy and Boogie Down Productions a bit off-guard. Also of note, beyond the excellence of the album itself, the Jungle Brothers were the fulcrum for what would become the Native Tongues movement – they came first, De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest followed, under their guidance.
By 1989, the group had even more confidence, plus a Warner Bros. contract and advance in their back pocket. They used it to great advantage on the self-produced and criminally underrated Done By The Forces Of Nature, expanding their sonic palette and continuing their Afrocentric approach to music and life. Singles like "What 'U' Waitin' 4" and "Doin' Our Own Dang" (with De La and Q-Tip, alongside Monie Love) showed the group's fun side, which has also lead the way in the "hip-house" movement. But things weren't all fun and games, as deeper, more pensive album tracks like "Black Woman," "Beeds On A String," and "Acknowledge Your Own History" show. It was another accomplished mix of fun, frolic and knowledge-of-self, proving that you could be serious in the rap game but still let off steam and fill the dancefloor.
Done By The Forces Of Nature stands as one of the most cherished hip-hop documents of the late '80s among true-school heads, and this edition is the perfect way to revisit this classic thinking-man's (and woman's) rap platter. Issued for the first time ever on 2-LP with the original picture sleeve artwork, it also comes with a reproduction of the original insert, with credits and lyrics.

Mark III - Marvin Whoremonger (Now Again)

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LP is custom made, thick-cardboard, tip-on Now-Again Reserve Edition gatefold jacket. Hand numbered edition of 1000. 160 gram vinyl from Quality Record Production. OBI strip and re-sealable Japanese-style plastic sleeve, includes download card for WAV files of the album. Contains booklet with the story of this band, told for the first time, and many unpublished photos. // CD is custom made, mini-LP, tip-on CD packaged with perfect-bound booklet packaged in O card with booklet. // Contains booklet with the story of this mysterious band, told for the first time. One of the sought-after funk albums: a concept-piece executed by a Las Vegas hustler, pairing the troubled musings of a transient vocalist with the exuberant funk of a teenage trio. Embellished by session musicians in Hollywood with synthesizers and a large horn section, Marvin Whoremonger lurked behind a garish, anonymous jacket and failed immediately, despite producer Cholly Williams exhortations in his liner notes that the album would lead to international stardom for all involved. Forty years later it has aged well, and stands as an immediately accessible - yet bizarre - exercise in late-period, real funk music.

MF Doom - Operation: Doomsday (Metal Face)

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Czarface (Inspectah Deck / Esoteric / 7L) - Fistful Of Peril (Silverage)

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CZARFACE (Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck & 7L & Esoteric) is back! Fresh off the heels of their collaboration with Marvel Comics the trio continues to combine music and art with their latest release "A Fistful of Peril." The back story of this album begins in the summer while Deck and Esoteric were in the studio recording some new Czarface material. During this time Marvel Comics had reached out to Czarface wanting some music to soundtrack their Black Panther web series, promoting their breakout comic of the same name. This Marvel meeting spawned the lead track "All in Together Now" and served as the primary inspiration for a fleshed-out album that nobody saw coming. The group camped out in the studio playing beats, talking comics, video games, and pop culture....what came about was "A Fistful of Peril." Starting the album off with the ARP keyboard odyssey of "Electric Level 1" is like entering the vortex of color and light in Kubrick's 2001. The aptly titled "Two in the Chest" showcases Deck & Eso's ability to deliver punchlines and pop culture references with ease over an exceptional bass and guitar combo. "Czar Wars" has the two sparring back and forth bringing that 'X-Men/Danger Room' mentality that Deck often to refers to when in Czar-mode. Psycho Les of The Beatnuts steps in on "Dust" while "Lizard City" introduces 'Czarface Pajamas'. Yes you read that correctly. The off-kilter "Steranko" has Meyhem Lauren and Rast join forces with Czarface as they weave their way through a mind-bending array of varying beats. Other features on the album are Conway on "Machine, Man & Monster" and AOTP's Blacastan on "Tarantulas." Another one of the album's highlights is "Dare Iz A Darkseid" which along with "Talk That Talk" is the perfect balance of wit and humor that make up the core of Czarface. Building on an already rock solid foundation with two critically acclaimed albums, "A Fistful of Peril" features some of the groups most cohesive material. The chemistry between the hungry-as-ever Deck and Eso overflows as the two mc's trade lines, humor and plenty of razor sharp lyrics over the backbone of 7L production.

RJD2 - Dame Fortune (RJS Electrical Connection)

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The new studio album from RJD2, 'Dame Fortune', continues the sonic exploration that was started 14 years ago on his seminal debut, 'Deadringer'. An entirely self-produced and engineered affair, longtime vocal collaborators appear here in the form of Blueprint, Son Little (aka Aaron Livingston, the other half of the Icebird duo), Phonte Coleman and Jordan Brown, along with newcomer Josh Krajcik (runner up on the 2011 season of X-Factor). Always soulful, perpetually psychedelic, this album has found the lost threads connecting Aloe Blacc, Tangerine Dream and King Crimson. From the jagged, angular deconstruction of 'A New Theory' and 'The Sheboygan Left', to the poignant elegance of 'Peace Of What' and 'We Come Alive', 'Dame Fortune' further cements RJD2 as a force to be reckoned with behind the boards.

Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition (Warp/Fools Gold)

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Detroit native and reigning ambassador of psychotropic outsider rap, Danny Brown has announced his new album Atrocity Exhibition. The album is a fresh and bold take on Brown's ruminations on life and the changes that have occurred -and those that didn't -following the ups and downs of career success. Atrocity Exhibition makes for a thrilling third installment in the Danny Brown biopic, following the releases of his critically acclaimed and groundbreaking Fool's Gold albums XXX and Old, sold out shows around the world including opening for Eminem at Wembley Stadium, and collaborations with an eclectic range of artists such as Ghostface Killah, Purity Ring, Rustie, Charlie XCX, E-40, the Avalanches and more. Brown's words can be found further amplified on this album with massive beats and production by frequent collaborator Paul White and additional contributions from Evian Christ, The Alchemist and Black Milk. Featured guest vocals come from label-mate Kelela, Cypress Hill member B-Real, Petite Noir and contributing to perhaps the most standout crew cut from recent memory on the song "Really Doe", Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul and Earl Sweatshirt. Pairing his views on the irreconcilable differences between the future and the realities of the present, Danny Brown's Atrocity Exhibition presents a sonic prism, with intricate use of story-telling and wordplay, showcasing his truly unique art form and pushing him past the boundaries of rap.

L'Orange & Mr Lif - The Life & Death Of Scenery (MMG)

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Debuting on Adult Swim, two of the most conceptual and unusual alternative artists in underground hip-hop have joined forces to tell an absurdist story of culture, art and oppression, set in a light-hearted dystopian future. As adventurous as the concept sounds, the album is musically grounded in hip-hop fundamentals and off the wall lyricism. Joining the duo are artists like DJ QBert, Gonjasufi and Akrobatik. Wyatt Cenac (Daily Show, Bojack Horseman) lends his voice as the narrator of our story.

SChOOLBOY Q - Blank Face (TDE)

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The Shacks - The Shacks EP (Big Crown)

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When you listen to the Shacks' self-titled debut EP, you might imagine that Shannon Wise and Max Shrager are much older than their respective 18 and 20 years. But when Shannon's whisper-vocals breeze through the speakers, you hear the youthfulness of their sound which then in turn explains the fearlessness of their songwriting. Both vaguely familiar and completely fresh, The Shacks are one of the most interesting NYC bands to surface in a minute. Since the release of their first single, "Strange Boy," which they recorded with El Michels Affair, The Shacks have been compared to 90's indie icons like Mazzy Star, Jesus and Mary Chain, and Broadcast. As good as those bands are, you wouldn't find a single one of their records in Max and Shannon s music collection. All these bands are drinking from the same well, just 20 years apart. Highlights from The Shacks EP include a cover of the Ray Davies-penned "Strange Effect," which Shannon sings as if it were written for her, giving the song an unnerving edge that's way more interesting than Dave Berry's tepid original. Also included on the EP is "Orchids," one of Leon Michels and Max Shrager's first co-productions, recorded at the legendary Diamond Mine studios. "Orchids" is a truly original piece of music that showcases The Shacks' adventurousness in the studio. "Left It With the Moon" is a lo-fi lullaby written by Shannon and recorded to 4 track cassette at Max's home studio in Princeton, NJ. And "Hands In Your Pockets" features the Frightnrs rhythm section laying down a pitch-perfect rocksteady backing track behind Shannon's deadpan delivery a la Jane Birkin. The Shacks' full-length LP is due early 2017 on Big Crown Records.

Lee Fields & The Expressions - Make The World (Big Crown)

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Taken from Lee's brand new album Special Night "Make The World" is Fields at his finest, fieriest and funkiest - a message of clear unity delivered with his signature gutsy vocals over a beautifully tight groove from The Expressions. Rolling with a real sense of momentum and cool drama, Fields and his troupe still have heaps of love to give. The feeling's mutual too.

Mako & The Hawk - The Devil Made Me Do It (feat. Chima Anya) (Number Nine Records)

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On their new 45, Mako & The Hawk take you back to a time when breaks were funky and rappers knew how to rhyme for a massive double dose of fresh original boom-bap. With beats forged from previously un-sampled (and legally cleared!) vintage funk breaks and emcee Chima 'The Doctor' Anya delivering lyrical wisdom, The Devil Made Me Do It and Strut Your Stuff are a pair of block-rocking jams to turn any party out!

Paul & The Tall Trees - Our Love In The Light (Big Crown Records)

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Staten Island is both close enough to New York City and far enough away to make it easily the most exotic of the 5 boroughs. Rza from WuTang Clan attributes the uniqueness of the Wu to it's Hip Hop contemporaries at the time to just that dynamic. Growing up on an island that is neighbors with the capital of the world, but has no bridges to it, no trains or tunnels, only a ferry, turns out to be the perfect recipe to give a New York band a unique take on the energy of the city. Paul Schalda, the bandleader, singer and songwriter of Paul & The Tall Trees is from Staten Island. One part of a crazily talented musical family, Paul's music seems to embody the unexpected overlap of The Band's Americana, Ian MacKaye's unhinged emotion, Otis Redding's raw, warm soul, and the doo-wop melodies his father, Bill Schalda Sr. (a member of Brooklyn vocal group, The Montereys) raised him on. On Paul & The Tall Trees' debut album Our Love In The Light you hear the sum of his experiences. This singular sound is helped by the fact that his father, William Schalda, Sr., and brother, Will Schalda Jr., play on and inspire the record. The album was written entirely by Paul, and produced by another Staten Island native, Thomas Brenneck of Charles Bradley, Menahan Street Band, and Budos Band fame. The combination of the two gives the record an amazing sonic range, from the powerhouse rocker Crack Of Down to the ethereal western vibes of She Comes Around . Paul pens a tune about the forever changing conviction of a man in love on Once In A While , and ironically The Little Bit Of Sunshine, is a story about Paul giving up on a career in music. One thing you hear in Schalda s music, no matter which song, is that the road hasn t been easy. His voice can be hauntingly harsh, yet hopeful and tender, raucous and gravelly one moment, smooth and intimate the next. Even though he is being compared to the famous groups and musicians mentioned above, he can only call it Rock and Roll and be humbled. 'I'm very lucky to be able to do this,' Schalda says. 'And I'm extremely happy. Especially for my father. He worked hard for his sons and this record.'

The Shacks - The Shacks (Big Crown Records)

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When you listen to the Shacks' self-titled debut EP, you might imagine that Shannon Wise and Max Shrager are much older than their respective 18 and 20 years. But when Shannon's whisper-vocals breeze through the speakers, you hear the youthfulness of their sound which then in turn explains the fearlessness of their songwriting. Both vaguely familiar and completely fresh, The Shacks are one of the most interesting NYC bands to surface in a minute. Since the release of their first single, "Strange Boy," which they recorded with El Michels Affair, The Shacks have been compared to 90's indie icons like Mazzy Star, Jesus and Mary Chain, and Broadcast. As good as those bands are, you wouldn't find a single one of their records in Max and Shannon s music collection. All these bands are drinking from the same well, just 20 years apart. Highlights from The Shacks EP include a cover of the Ray Davies-penned "Strange Effect," which Shannon sings as if it were written for her, giving the song an unnerving edge that's way more interesting than Dave Berry's tepid original. Also included on the EP is "Orchids," one of Leon Michels and Max Shrager's first co-productions, recorded at the legendary Diamond Mine studios. "Orchids" is a truly original piece of music that showcases The Shacks' adventurousness in the studio. "Left It With the Moon" is a lo-fi lullaby written by Shannon and recorded to 4 track cassette at Max's home studio in Princeton, NJ. And "Hands In Your Pockets" features the Frightnrs rhythm section laying down a pitch-perfect rocksteady backing track behind Shannon's deadpan delivery a la Jane Birkin. The Shacks' full-length LP is due early 2017 on Big Crown Records. Stay tuned for more.

Adrian Younge - The Electronique Void (Black Noise) (Linear Labs)

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A-F-R-O & Marco Polo - A-F-R-O Polo (Duck Down)

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A-F-R-O is a breakthrough artist born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, who was first discovered by legendary rapper, R.A. The Rugged Man. Marco Polo is a Brooklyn based producer, raised in Toronto, Canada, who has produced music for artists such as Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Boot Camp Clik, Royce Da 5 9 & more.

Dj Shadow - Endtroducing (20th Anniversary)

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2016 has been a stellar year for experimental hip hop luminary DJ Shadow, aka Josh Davis, with the release of his critically acclaimed studio album The Mountain Will Fall – his first release in five years – drawing praise from all corners, from the Guardian who called the record "impressive in its inventiveness" to MOJO who claimed "Shadow is back in the frame" and AV Club who hailed it as "DJ Shadow's best work since his early-aughts heyday".
For many, it is Shadow's 1996 debut album Endtroducing that they keep returning to, widely regarded as a groundbreaking release that paved the way for experimental hip hop and changed the shape of electronic music from that point on. Upon its release The Guardian gave it a 5* review and called it "One of the most daring and original albums of recent times", continuing, "This is genius", while Spin wrote that the album ""practically folds you into its symphonic fantasia, the coming-of-age story of a 24-year-old bunk-bed dreamer."" Almost a decade later Pitchfork awarded Endtroducing a perfect 10 in their review of the 2005 Deluxe Edition, calling the record "deeply spiritual."
Endtroducing was included in many critical lists of the best albums of 1996, and more recently has been ranked as one of the best albums of the 1990s by the likes of Q, Spin, Pitchfork and Rolling Stone, who wrote "The dystopian New Age of Endtroducing sounds like an alien spacecraft touching down on the autobahn late at night, probably to check out Earth's used-vinyl bins," adding, "This is DJ culture at its boldest: steeped in the past but zooming into the Space Age future." TIME magazine went one step further, hailing it as one of the 100 greatest albums of all time.
This year marks 20 years since that pivotal release, and to mark the occasion the San Francisco-based producer has announced a special deluxe LP 20th Anniversary Endtrospective Edition featuring the original album, a collection of demos, alternate takes and live versions titled 'Excessive Ephemera' and 12 specially commissioned remixes from some of contemporary electronic music's leading lights including Hudson Mohawke, Clams Casino, Salva, Prince Paul, Bondax & Karma Kid and more.

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.

MF Doom - Operation: Doomsday 2 x LP (Reissue, Original Cover, + Poster)

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Lady Wray - Queen Alone (Big Crown Records)


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Nicole "Lady" Wray has enjoyed an up and down kind of career, moving from hotly-tipped late '90s R&B chart-topper to well regarded backing singer in the space of a few short years. She returned to the limelight in 2013 alongside Terri Walker in Lady, and here delivers her first solo set for some time. Queen Alone has an undeniably retro-futurist feel, with Wray cannily combining hip-hop style drum breaks with songs and instrumentation that mine 1960s soul for inspiration. It's a formula that guarantees thrills throughout, from the shuffling, head-nodding beauty of "In Love (Don't Mess Things Up)" and organ-laden slow-jam "Make Me Over", to the righteous, Dap Kings style dancefloor brilliance of "Bad Girl".

Various - Boogie Breakdown (South African Synth-Disco 1980-1984) (Culture Of Soul Records)


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Compiled by COS head honcho Deano Sounds in collaboration with Johannesburg-based DJ Okapi from the Afro-Synth blog and record store, Boogie Breakdown serves up two tracks apiece from six seminal acts from the era – Harari, The Cannibals, Neville Nash, Benjamin Ball, Don Laka and Al Etto – to offer a glimpse into this long-forgotten era in African music history.

Adrian Younge - The Electronique Void (Linear Labs)

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Lee Fields & The Expressions - Special Night Pt 1 / Pt2 (Big Crown Records)

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Second 7" from rising soul star Lady Wray. Her debut album 'Queen Alone' will be dropping in the next month!

Lady Wray - Smiling / Make Me Over (Big Crown Records)

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Second 7" from rising soul star Lady Wray. Her debut album 'Queen Alone' will be dropping in the next month!

De La Soul - And The Anonymous Nobody


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The creation of and the Anonymous Nobody has been several years in the making. De La Soul wanted to make another sample-based album in the vein of 3 Feet High and Rising. In order to do so, and avoid the legalities of sample clearance, they spent a few years recording more than 300 hours of live music, converging everything from bossa nova, soul and hip-hop to funk, disco and reggae, creating their own sample library. The body of work is a concept and continuous story, even down to the transitions of songs with sound effects and instrumentals. The features-based record is mixed by Bob Power, Morgan Garcia and De La Soul, and was produced by De La Soul and Dave West. Guest appearances include Snoop Dogg, Usher, 2 Chainz, Damon Albarn, David Byrne, Jill Scott and more.
"This album is about lending to the scape of music in 2016, trying to give something, not for the sake of we want to balance what's going on or fix hip-hop. We just want to say something to the creative aspects of music," says Dave.

Anderson .Park - Venice (Steel Wool Records)

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Anderson.Paak is one of the most amazing young vocalists in R&B right now in our humble opinion. He's also worked under the name "Breezy Lovejoy" and his credits go beyond vocalist – songwriter, drummer, producer and an incredible live performer. His production formed much of Watsky's All You Can Do (2014).
While we patiently wait for some new material from his collaboration with Knxwledge as Nxworries, we've just received a few copies of his latest solo album Venice on vinyl. Venice dropped late last year on Steel Wool/OBE, and has just been pressed on double LP.

David McCallum / Dr Dre feat Snoop Dogg - The Edge / The Next Episode (Originals Records)

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J Dilla - The Diary Of Instrumentals

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The Estate of James Yancey has revived J Dilla's longstanding company PayJay as a functioning imprint to release Dilla's long lost vocal album, The Diary, in conjunction with Mass Appeal Records. Initially intended for release in 2002, The Diary is the final batch of unissued material that Dilla had assembled for release during his lifetime, lending crucial insight into the producer's prowess and thought process in the period leading up to his break with the major label system and the extremely fertile period that followed (which encompassed the making of the canonical classics Ruff Draft, Jaylib, and Donuts). The Diary features vocal performances by J Dilla, Snoop Dogg, Bilal, Kokane, Frank and Dank, Nottz and Boogie, over production by Dilla, Madlib, Pete Rock, Hi-tek, Nottz, House Shoes, Supa Dave West, Bink! and Karriem Riggins.

J Dilla - The King Of Beats (Yancey Media Group)

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Jay Dee a.k.a. J Dilla is widely regarded as one of the greatest producers in hip hop history. The E-Mu Systems SP-1200 drum machine and sampler was the first electronic instrument Jay Dee worked with while crafting the incomparable styles and sounds which defined the early stages of his legendary production. The SP-1200 was his primary tool of choice at the inception of his career. During this period, he created classics for early Slum Village, The Pharcyde, A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, among many others. After careful study and curation this one of a kind collection compiles the well-deserved documentation of Jay Dee's early musical masterpieces. Ma Dukes assembled a team of industry family who spent nine months working daily to bring this project to J Dilla fans everywhere. 'The King Of Beats' features 40 tracks from Jay Dee's groundbreaking 'Batches' created using his SP-1200. In addition the CD release contains 'The Lost Scrolls' and an additional 15 cuts created by Dilla on his MPC which was recently donated to the Smithsonian for their National Museum of African American History and Culture scheduled to open to the public in 2016. 'The King Of Beats' is more than a collection of Dilla's unheard works, it's a glimpse inside the mind of a creative genius, a view into Dilla's artistic process and a must have for any who call themselves a fan of his musical legacy.

J Dilla - The Shining - The 10th Anniversary 7 Inch Collection Boxset (BBE) - Out Now

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Very limited 10 year anniversary edition 7" boxset which includes instrumentals! Unbelievably, a decade has passed since the release of J Dilla's posthumously completed final album The Shining. Demand for Dilla's music has continued to grow and grow since his tragic passing in 2006, testament to his talent and originality which has influenced a whole new generation of producers and musiclovers across the globe. Around 75% complete at the time of his death, the task of finishing the album was entrusted to friend and fellow Detroit artist Karriem Riggins. The album features stellar performances from Common, Busta Rhymes, D'Angelo, Black Thought and Pharoahe Monch, as well as Dilla himself rhyming on closing track 'Won't Do'.

Man Friday - Love Honey Love Heartache (Get On Down)

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Paul & The Tall Trees - The Little Bit Of Sunshine/Once In A While (Big Crown)

7" £9.99 Add to basketv Hailing from Staten Island, Paul Schalda's music seems to embody the unexpected overlap of The Band's Americana, Ian MacKaye's unhinged emotion, and the doo-wop melodies his father, Bill Schalda Sr. (a member of Brooklyn vocal group, The Montereys), raised him on.
The first single from his forthcoming full length, produced by Tommy Brenneck, "Once In A While" is a testament to Paul's sincere and raw emotional song writing. Running the gamut of the forever changing conviction of a man in love, Paul goes from never again to maybe pleading for mercy on his soul. Musically going from a mellow strut to a frantic crescendo carrying the lyrics along for the ups and downs of addiction.
The B Side "The Little Bit Of Sunshine" is the soul tearing admission of defeat and the long road to surrender. Easily interpreted as a story about a dysfunctional relationship with a unkind, inconsiderate woman, yet truly a story about Paul's giving up on a career in music.

Royce Da 5'9" - Dead President Heads (Red Line)

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"Dead President Heads" has Royce Da 5'9" at his lyrical best, spitting almost seven minutes of clever wordplay and witty shit-talking. He does so over a STREETRUNNER soul-sampling instrumental that sounds vintage in an era of trap ubiquity. Royce is one half of the rap duo Bad Meets Evil with Eminem, 1/4 of the hip hop group Slaughterhouse with Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I, and 1/2 of the hip hop group PRhyme with DJ Premier.

DJ Shadow - The Mountain Will Fall (Mass Appeal)

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DJ Shadow, widely acknowledged as a crucial figure in the development of experimental, instrumental hip-hop, will return with 'The Mountain Will Fall' worldwide on June 24 via Mass Appeal Records, his first full length release since 2011. The 12-track album finds DJ Shadow exploring new realms in addition to the deep samples and kinetic soundscapes that helped to launch his career 20 years ago. On 'The Mountain Will Fall' he's shifted further toward original composition, a vast experimentation of beats and textures, synthesizers and live instruments including horns and woodwinds. The album features guest appearnces from Run The Jewels, Nils Frahm, Matthew Halsall, Ernie Fresh and more.

J Dilla Figure Toy - Donuts Edition - When They're Gone...THEYRE GONE so GET IN QUICK!!!!

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The J Dilla Figure is an official Pay Jay Productions release, produced under the oversight of the Estate of James Yancey. The Figure was conceived and rendered by Detroit artist Sintex, designed and sculpted by Seoul-based toy artist P2PL, who perfectly capture Dilla's likeness and nail all the details down to the Detroit fitted hat, donut chain, MPC, and handmade knit shirt made to replicate the one worn on the Donuts cover. Manufactured by Blitzway on behalf of Pay Jay.
- 7.5" tall
- Removable hat, sampler and chain
- Removable handmade shirt replicates the shirt worn on the Donuts album jacket
- Articulating arms
- Comes in a custom box

Please note that the box is for the protection of the Figure during transportation and is not replaceable if damaged

J Dilla - Jay Love Japan (Vintage Vibez Music)

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J Dilla is widely regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time, having supplied timeless soundbeds for the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Slum Village, The Pharcyde, Busta Rhymes, Common, De La Soul, The Roots, D'Angelo, Erykah Babu, Madlib, and many more. In 2005, rumors began circulating about an album called Jay Love Japan , a J Dilla solo project inspired by one of Jay Dee's favorite locations to visit on tour. After Dilla's untimely death in early 2006, the album became a lost classic shrouded in mystery, with only unofficial bootlegs and promo versions available. An official CD version was eventually released in 2008, but quickly went out of print. Now, the album is finally receiving the official release it always deserved. J Dilla s mother Ma Dukes and her label Vintage Vibez Music Group are proud to present official Vinyl and CD versions of Jay Love Japan . With six soulful Dilla instrumentals and vocal appearances from Blu, Miguel, J*Davey, Ta Raach, Exile, Baatin, and more, this 11-track collection is a perfect snapshot of late-period J Dilla brilliance.

Egyptian Lover - Egypt, Egypt / Girls (Stones Throw)

7" £19.99 Add to basket

Black Friday release, limited to 2000 copies.
Pop-up pyramid sleeve, die-cut pyramid/triangle shaped vinyl.

J Dilla - Diary

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Standard LP version, same as the RSD LP except there is no bonus 7 .
The Diary is also presented here in a special limited edition cassette tape.PayJay Productions, Inc. was the company James Dewitt 'J Dilla' Yancey founded in 2001 to house his production company and his publishing company. The Estate of James Yancey has revived PayJay as a functioning imprint, and announced the release of J Dilla's long lost vocal album, The Diary. The tracks come straight from multi-track masters found on 2-inch tape shortly after Dilla's passing in 2006. Many were mixed by Dilla himself. Those that weren't have been mixed by engineer Dave Cooley, who worked extensively with Dilla during his years in Los Angeles. Using Dilla's original demo mixes as his guide, Cooley attempted to finalize Dilla's vision for these tracks, while keeping all of the elements that Dilla had in place in his original demos present. The Diary is an album of vocal performances recorded between in the early 2000s over production by the likes of Madlib, Pete Rock, Nottz, House Shoes, Karriem Riggins and others.

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.

J Dilla - Diary

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The CD comes with a 20 page booklet including liner notes from Eothen (Egon) Alapatt and a special edition J Dilla patch.
The Estate of James Yancey has revived J Dilla's longstanding company PayJay as a functioning imprint to release Dilla's long lost vocal album, The Diary on April 15th, in conjunction with Mass Appeal Records. Initially intended for release in 2002, The Diary is the final batch of unissued material that Dilla had assembled for release during his lifetime, lending crucial insight into the producer's prowess and thought process in the period leading up to his break with the major label system and the extremely fertile period that followed (which encompassed the making of the canonical classics Ruff Draft, Jaylib, and Donuts). The Diary features vocal performances by J Dilla, Snoop Dogg, Bilal, Kokane, Frank and Dank, Nottz and Boogie, over production by Dilla, Madlib, Pete Rock, Hi-tek, Nottz, House Shoes, Supa Dave West, Bink! and Karriem Riggins.

El Michels Affair - 4th Chamber / Snakes (Big Crown)


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Near Mint - 360 Vinyl Cleaning Solution

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"There's always records to clean"
Developed in the UK by DJ's, Record Collectors & Vinyl Enthusiasts.
Near Mint has been specially blended to make sure your vinyl is cleaned to the highest standard. Using a greater percentage of integral ingredients and purified chemicals, Near Mint can offer the best results in cleanliness, ensuring no residue remains on your record.
Near Mint is the most effective, chemically balanced & hard hitting record cleaning solution on the market to date boasting a double strength attitude.

Near Mint - Microfibre Cloth

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100% Microfibre Cleaning Cloth.
To be used alongside Near Mint - 360 Vinyl Cleaning Solution.
Machine washable.

Special Offer DVDs

Secondhand Sureshots DVD + CD



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DVD Secondhand Sureshots the film + CD Original music by Daedelus, J-Rocc, Nobody and Ras G, plus a megamix by Kutmah

Special CDs

Guilty Simpson - OJ Simpson

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Dooley O - I Gotcha CD

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C.L. Smooth ­ The Outsider CD

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Dagha ­ The Divorce CD

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Other Stuff

Dilla Donuts T-Shirt (Stones Throw)

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Artwork from J Dilla's 2006 album Donuts: "Dilla Donuts" overspray stencil-like design. Printed on AAA 100% Cotton Tubular Jersey. Preshrunk to minimize shrinkage.
Body Width: S=18 inches, L=22 inches, XL=24 inches. Length: S=28 inches, L=30 inches, XL=31 inches.
Dilla Donuts T-Shirt (Stones Throw)

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Artwork from J Dilla's 2006 album Donuts: "Dilla Donuts" overspray stencil-like design. Printed on AAA 100% Cotton Tubular Jersey. Preshrunk to minimize shrinkage.
Body Width: S=18 inches, L=22 inches, XL=24 inches. Length: S=28 inches, L=30 inches, XL=31 inches.
Stones Throw Black Beanie

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Fine gauge cotton blend beanie with a woven label. Can be worn folded or unfolded.

Stones Throw Grey Beanie

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Fine gauge acrylic beanie with intarsia knit logo. Can be worn folded or unfolded.

Stones Throw Tote Bag

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14" x 16" canvas tote bag in black with the Stones Throw logo.
Examples of the kinds of things that could fit in here: Short stack of records. Doom's mask. Yesterday's clothes. Small to mid-sized snake. Headphones. A human skull.

Thud Rumble - Butter Rugs 7" Slipmats

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The revolutionary slipmat design by Q-Bert. Q-Bert has done away from the traditional felt mat, and replaced it with a thin synthetic fiber fused onto a thin plastic layer. Lightweight and super-smooth, these mats produce little friction while offering the grip you need for scratching and back-cueing. Recommended.
- comes as a pair
- super slick, thin construction

- designed for scratching & back-cueing

Big Crown Tote Bag

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Perfect for records, perfect for shopping, perfect for the beach. Represent.

Book of Stones Throw illustrations by Munguni

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Book of illustrations by Munguni.
Munguni draws Stones Throw artists. The book is 100 pages, full color, paperback. The size is 5x8 inches. Layout by Alima Jennings.

Stones Throw Poster

Poster 60 cm x 90 cm £9.99 Add to basket

Stones Throw has been putting out records for 20 years. This year seemed like as good a time as any to put them all together. Stones Throw has created a 24 x 36 inch poster (60 x 90 cm) containing every Stones Throw record cover. They're in chronological order, more or less, 1996-present. The only one here that doesn't have a cover is our first – Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf's "My World Premiere" 12-inch. And the last few are forthcoming records, titles we haven't yet released, or even announced. Altogether there's over 250 covers. About half were designed by Jeff Jank, frequently in collaboration with photographers and illustrators: Eric Coleman, B+, Joao Canziani, Jason Jagel, Gustavo Eandi, and many others. Some of the early sleeves are by MC Ill, Rich One, Doze Green, Doug Cunningham, Keith Griego, and Declaime. Middle and recent year designers and illustrators include Matt Rowland, Radek Drutis, Keith Tamashiro, Stephen Serrato, Jacob Escobedo, Parra, James Pants, Lewis Heriz, and Andrew Gura. A few more recent credits include Freddy Anzures, Lawrence "Raw Dawg" Hubbard, Ron Rege Jr, Will Pesta, Erika Moreira and Mike Pargas. Many of the musicians created their own album covers. Most of all, these were all made with some level of collaborative effort that involved push and pull, revisions, missed deadlines, panic, and good times with many others who are not named in this short list.

Donuts Smile T-shirt - J Dilla (Stones Throw)

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J Dilla's Donuts album cover on Alternative Apparel Men's Crew, 4.9 oz, 24/1 100% Ringspun Carded Cotton Tubular Tee, Pre-shrunk. 90/10 cotton-poly.
Body Width: XL-24" / XXL-26"

Donuts T-shirt - J Dilla (Stones Throw)

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Description: The illustrated version J Dilla's Donuts album cover by Jeff Jank. Alternative Apparel Men's Crew, 4.9 oz, 24/1 100% Ringspun Carded Cotton Tubular Tee, Pre-shrunk. 90/10 cotton-poly.
Body Width: M-20" / L-22" / XL-24"

Edan & Paten Locke "United" Grey T-Shirt

Mens - Small
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Printed on American Apparel t-shirts!


 Yo! MTV Raps Trading Cards (Pack Of 10) (Series 1)

COLLECT THEM ALL!!!!!

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 Yo! MTV Raps Trading Cards (Pack Of 10) (Series 2)

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Home Taping Is Killing Music And It's Illegal...T-Shirt
SALE !! Was £9.99 NOW £4.99 !!!

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Clothing label BLT has exclusively given Rap And Soul their stunning new T-shirt design !!
Be down with the Hoxton Hipsters and Retro Tape Heads !

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