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Dust & Grooves - Adventures In Record Collecting - Postcard Box By Eilon Paz

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This beautiful box set of 48 postcards contains individual photographs by Eilon Paz from his bestselling book Dust & Grooves: Adventures In Record Collecting. These photos printed on thick 5x7 inch matte art paper - offer a glimpse into the collections of DJs, producers, record dealers, and everyday vinyl enthusiasts. In addition to Paz's personal favourites from the book, the box set also includes some never-seen-before photos from the Dust & Grooves archives.


Talib Kweli - Radio Silence 2LP

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Album number eight, Radio Silence, is another solid Kweli release to add to the pile. He’s still bending the knee to the same soul-infused beats that contemporaries like Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco mostly abandoned sometime during George W. Bush’s second term. Kweli is still stacking cultural references on top of cultural references: The opening 90 seconds of Radio Silence alone see him citing, among other things, Back to the Future and Carlito’s Way, and rhyming “Sonny Carson” with “Johnnie Cochran.” And he’s still sometimes guilty of being a better thinker than music maker. Kweli’s flow can feel rushed and sticky, as though he can’t articulate his thoughts as neatly as he can conjure them up. But his fans are loyal. Radio Silence will comfortably shore up the base.

DJ Statik Selektah - 8 LP

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His eighth studio album, the appropriately 8, featuring guest spots from 2 Chainz, Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, G-Eazy, and more.

The Perceptionists - Resolution LP

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The first full-length from Mr. Lif & Akrobatik (The Perceptionists) in a dozen years reflects the struggles and near-death sagas that struck them. During that span, Lif miraculously survived his tour bus plummeting over a 38 foot cliff. Akrobatik weathered a sudden aortic rupture and emergency open-heart surgery. The impact of those experiences forced the former Def Jux duo to contemplate fate, luck, and their own place within a world spinning out of control. With the Perceptionists, the personal is political and vice-versa. Akrobatik rhymes about his ''desire to breathe in the sun before my skin dries out'' but still refuses to be ''the coward in a pretend hide out.'' It's music from deep in the trenches, songs that confront the blitzkrieg of bad news but offer light at the end of the bombardment. If you listen closely, you can intuit a profound story of friendship and camaraderie between Lif and Akrobatik lifelong friends trading bars with the chemistry of Tip and Phife, Andre and Big Boi, Erick and Parrish. They're mortal men who made mistakes, gained experience, and ''Resolution.''

Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (LP, Album, Ox Blood Vinyl)

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Brick Body Kids Still Daydream is a studio album by Open Mike Eagle. It was released via Mello Music Group on September 15, 2017. It includes guest appearances from Sammus and Has-Lo. It is a concept album about the Robert Taylor Homes, a public housing project in Chicago, Illinois.

Oddisee - The Iceberg LP

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The Iceberg is a studio album by American hip hop artist Oddisee. It was released via Mello Music Group on February 24, 2017. It is the official follow-up to his 2015 album, The Good Fight.

Fugees - The Score LP (Album, Reissue, 180 Gram)

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Second and final studio from Hip Hop legends Fugees, originally released in 1996, pressed on standard black vinyl. Includes a digital download code.

World's Experience Orchestra - Beginning A New Birth (Now Again)

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The essence of Underground, Spiritual Jazz, figuratively and literally: their first album was recorded in a Boston church’s basement. Both World’s Experience Orchestra albums were committed to vinyl by a visionary, bassist/composer/arranger John Jamyll Jones. He’s a magical type, who communicates with his instrument, his ensembles, and jazz’s ancient lineage in a manner so profound that his late-‘70s album are out of time with jazz’s trajectory, but timeless when presented today.

Sunny & The Sunliners - Mr Brown Eyed Soul 2LP (Now Again)

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When it comes to living legends in the Texas and Latin Music pantheon, few have been at it longer and are more revered by their fans and peers than soul vocalist and Mexican-American songwriter and bandleader Sunny Ozuna. Born and raised in San Antonio, where he still resides, Sunny became a star right out of high school in the late ‘50s and hasn’t looked back in the six decades since.

This new compilation on Brooklyn’s acclaimed Big Crown label – home to Lee Fields, Lady Wray, The El Michels Affair and many more – is a lovingly curated selection of songs from the years 1966 to 1972. All compositions were originally released on Sunny’s Key-Loc label, formed after his national star had been established, so he could have control of his own musical destiny.

Sunny & The Sunliners - Smile Now, Cry Later LP (Record Store Day Edition, Now Again)

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Smile Now, Cry Later, a 12-song platter which first hit in 1966. As with most Sunny LPs, this is a mix of soulful originals – most notably, “Smile Now, Cry Later” and “Put Me In Jail” – and provocative, wide-ranging covers. Cases in point on the tributes side of this great album include the Sam & Dave shouter “Hold On I’m Comin’”; “Forever,” made famous by both the Marvelettes and Marvin Gaye, and a song that Sunny performs to this day; and the ‘60s Louis Prima crooner special “Just A Gigolo.”

The Lightmen - Free As You Wanna Be 2LP (Now Again)

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This anthology produced by Eothen Alapatt. Associate production by Mark Taylor. Liner notes by Lance Scott Walker and Eothen Alapatt, with a contribution by Flash Parks.

Tape and vinyl transfers, restoration and remastering by Dave Cooley for Elysian Masters, Los Angeles, USA. Select tape transfers by Len Horowitz for History of Recorded Sound, Los Angeles, USA. Lacquered by Chris Potter at Electric Mastering, London, UK.

Slum Village - Fan-Tas-Tic Vol. 1 (LP, Album, Reissue)

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Fan-Tas-Tic (Vol. 1), is the first album by Detroit group Slum Village. It comprises songs from their demo album, which was recorded in 1996 and 1997, but not officially released until 8 years later. It was nonetheless leaked onto the underground circuit and caused “quite a stir” in 1997. The whole album was produced by J Dilla. Many of the songs would later be revamped or re-conceived for their follow up album, Fantastic, Vol. 2 in 2000.

Slum Village - Fantastic Vol. 2 (LP, Album, Reissue)

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Fantastic, Vol. 2 is the second album by American hip hop group Slum Village, released on June 13, 2000. During the time of its release the group was still composed of its earliest members T3, Baatin and J Dilla.

Q Bert - Thud Rumble - Dirtstyle Twenty-Fifth Anniversary 1992-2017 LP (Dirtstyle Records)

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In celebration of DIRT STYLE 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! This right here is the “master library of all the greatest skratch sounds from 1992-2017”. This double LP is comprised of over 1400 classic and new skratch perfect sounds. Featuring artwork from Morning Breath Inc, this record set is the new DJ essential tool. Contains 1 Library of skratch sounds record + 1 bonus skipless record... both are multicolored vinyl and include locked groove beats at the ends to juggle and skratch to.

J Dilla - J Dilla's Delights Vol. 2 LP (Record Store Day Edition, Purple Vinyl)

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After releasing Motor City, The King of Beats Vol 1 & 2, the Ma Duke's Collection, and the Jay Dee aka King Dilla beat compilations all over the last year or so, the world is graced with yet another stellar posthumous release, a two volume beat tape from J Dilla, 'Dilla’s Delights Vol. 1 and Vol. 2', It seems the powers that be are heeding the call for more joints from the vault. And we’re not mad. Not even a little. Real hip hop fans can rejoice, in a time of watered down trap rap and shiny suits. Will the wellspring ever run dry? Are we soon to arrive at the end of this 11 year grace period with the GOAT? Time will tell, but so long as the heat keeps coming, we’ll be quietly sitting in the corner blessing the air and pouring one out for the late Dilla Dawg. And the best part about Dilla's Delights Vol 1 & Vol. 2? Each one is on its own limited color vinyl (Vol 1 on green and Vol 2 on purple), and a portion of the proceeds will directly benefit each of Dilla’s two daughters, whose profiles grace the album covers.

J Dilla - J Dilla's Delights Vol. 1 LP (Record Store Day Edition, Green Vinyl)

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After releasing Motor City, The King of Beats Vol 1 & 2, the Ma Duke's Collection, and the Jay Dee aka King Dilla beat compilations all over the last year or so, the world is graced with yet another stellar posthumous release, a two volume beat tape from J Dilla, 'Dilla’s Delights Vol. 1 and Vol. 2', It seems the powers that be are heeding the call for more joints from the vault. And we’re not mad. Not even a little. Real hip hop fans can rejoice, in a time of watered down trap rap and shiny suits. Will the wellspring ever run dry? Are we soon to arrive at the end of this 11 year grace period with the GOAT? Time will tell, but so long as the heat keeps coming, we’ll be quietly sitting in the corner blessing the air and pouring one out for the late Dilla Dawg. And the best part about Dilla's Delights Vol 1 & Vol. 2? Each one is on its own limited color vinyl (Vol 1 on green and Vol 2 on purple), and a portion of the proceeds will directly benefit each of Dilla’s two daughters, whose profiles grace the album covers.

Deltron 3030 - The Instrumentals LP

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Deltron 3030 is the 2000 debut album by the hip hop supergroup of the same name. It is a rap opera concept album set in a dystopian year 3030.

Dinosaur L - In The Corn Belt #3 Pt 1 & Pt 2 - 7" (Get On Down)

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A key Arthur Russell track from the album 24?24 Music, mixed by Larry Levan, and split over two sides of a 7”. Funky layers of percussion, disco drums, exploratory bass, psych guitar, arch quasi-operatic vox and spacey keyboards that seem to connect a lineage from Herbie Hancock to Drexciya. So much going on that it should feel cluttered, but remains strikingly spacious and airy. When it shudders to a halt it feels like a spell being broken.

Young RJ (Slum Village) - Blaq Royalty

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Slum Village affiliate Young RJ drops debut album "Blaq Royalty" featuring Pete Rock, BJ The Chicago Kid, Guilty Simpson and more.

The Shacks - The Shacks (Big Crown)

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When you listen to the Shacks’s 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.

Latyrx (Lateef & Lyrics Born) - The Album (Get On Down)

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The Album is the first studio album by American hip hop duo Latyrx, consisting of Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truthspeaker. It was released on Solesides in 1997, and it was re-released on Quannum Projects in 2002.

Amnesty - Free Your Mind (Now Again)

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Fans of the exquisite, often never-before-released funk championed by Now Again Records are no stranger to Amnesty. Based in Indianapolis in the early 1970s, the group released only two obscure 45s in their recording career. Birthed from the same scene as the Ebony Rhythm Band (Soul Heart Transplant – NA 5011), Amnesty had a poltical edge similar to LA Carnival (Would Like To Pose A Question – NA 5009) and the hardest brass section since The Kashmere Stage Band (Texas Thunder Soul – NA 5023).

This previously unreleased anthology comes from the same sessions as “Free Your Mind”. In 1973 Amnesty recorded five hard, vocal funk numbers alongside some ballads and a handful of demos based around nothing more than guitar accompaniment. Only two songs were ever released; Amnesty’s biting, difficult-to-categorize prog/rock/soul/funk stretched far beyond Indianpolis’s bounds and the band didn’t have a label to take them to the next level.

MED, Blu, Madlib - The Turn Up 12" (Fatbeats)

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There goes the neighborhood! MED, Blu and Madlib return with a new EP called The Turn Up. Soulful, hard hitting raw sounds produced by Madlib matched with lyrics from 2 of Hip Hops elite. With 9 track Id’s on this EP, you will surely experience great music and get more than your purchase worth. Bang Ya Head Entertainment is excited to bring you this project to help push the culture forward and raise the bar.

Loyle Carner - Yesterday's Gone (2LP, Inc Digital Download)

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Yesterday's Gone is a debut studio album by British hip hop artist Loyle Carner. It was released via Virgin EMI Records on 20 January 2017. It was nominated for the 2017 Mercury Prize.

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly 2LP

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Third studio album by the American rapper. Featuring the singles 'i', 'King Kunta' and 'The Blacker the Berry' featuring Assassin, the album debuted at #1 in the UK Albums Chart.

Dr Dre - Compton (A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre) 2LP

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Compton is the third studio album by American hip hop recording artist Dr. Dre. Production for the album took place with Detox, but the album itself was devised when production of the movie Straight Outta Compton gave Dre the idea for a soundtrack, with album specific production taking place in 2013-15 at several recording studios and was handled by a variety of high-profile record producers, including Dr. Dre himself, Focus..., Dem Jointz, Trevor Lawrence, Jr., DJ Dahi, Cardiak and Theron Feemster, among others. Compton features guest appearances from Anderson .Paak, Marsha Ambrosius, King Mez, Justus, Kendrick Lamar, Candice Pillay, Jon Connor, Sly Pyper, Dem Jointz, The Game, Xzibit, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and others. The album debuted at number 2 on the US Billboard 200, selling 295,000 album-equivalent units in its first week. Upon its release, Compton received general acclaim from music critics.

Budamunk - Bakers Dozen LP (Fatbeats)

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Fat Beats continues on with their latest in the Baker’s Dozen producers series where one master craftsman delivers a dozen freshly baked instrumental batch of beats to showcase their talents behind the boards. The latest to grace the cover is none other than heavyweight Japanese producer, Budamunk who’s built up an impressive catalog of work with his signature sound.

Black Moon - Enta Da Stage The Remixes 2LP (Fatbeats)

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2017 Remixed & Remastered Edition

Composed of members Buckshot, 5ft, and DJ Evil Dee, Black Moon simultaneously kicked off and defined the rap renaissance of New York with the release of Enta Da Stage in 1993. Whereas plenty of earlier groups had spit rage-filled rhymes to tear down the world’s unjust establishments, no one had evoked brooding pathos or introspective anger quite like Black Moon. Underground hip-hop might have been dominated by the sunny sound of G-Funk when Enta Da Stage dropped, but from then on the scene turned to the dark side. Black Moon was rising.

Earlier this year, Fat Beats Records presented the definitive Enta Da Stage box set, which was reissued for the first time across three formats (6xLP, 3xCD and 3xCassette). This album is the complete encapsulation of an era for anyone seeking to understand the origin and the essence of New York’s Golden Age.The box set included vocals, instrumentals and remixes plus extensive liner notes by David Ma (Pitchfork, Wax Poetics) with rare and unreleased visual ephemera in an 18 page booklet. The story of Black Moon, alongside their peers Biggie, Big L, Nas, Kool G Rap, and Wu Tang, reminds us that the bleakest times produce the most profound agents of cultural change. And as we stand at the precipice of a new age of anxiety, Enta Da Stage has never been more relevant… or more necessary.

Although Black Moon would go on to release three more albums – and its members would go on to greatness with Da Beatminerz, Boot Camp Klik, and various solo projects – Enta Da Stage remains the perfect distillation of tight lyrical menace, rowdy crew hooks, stripped down breaks, and deep basslines on all of its fourteen tracks. Although Enta Da Stage might stand in the shadow of East Coast albums such as Enter the Wu- Tang (36 Chambers), Illmatic, Liquid Swords, Ready to Die, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, and The Infamous, history will remember that Enta Da Stage preceded those releases. To understand Enta Da Stage is to understand the origin and the spirit of New York hip-hop once and for all.

Beastie Boys – License To Ill, Def Jam Recordings (Remastered Edition)

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Def Jam Recordings
To celebrate 30 years since its original release, hip-hop jokers Beastie Boys will give their debut album Licensed To Ill a fresh pressing. Originally released on Def Jam, the album operates at the axis of metal, punk and rap; sampling and scratching Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin to hip-hop beats, in what is widely considered a classic of the genre. The album was the first in hip-hop history to top the Billboard album chart. s “The breakthrough of License To Ill in 1986 paved the road legitimizing Rap to its USA masses, and set the barometer worldwide on the genre album format,” said Public Enemy’s Chuck D. “This record also expanded hip-hop diversity allowing Public Enemy’s Takes A Nation to be its antithesis.” Cut from the original masters, the 30th anniversary LP of Licensed To Ill will be released on October 14. Find the tracklist below.

Beastie Boys – Ill Communication 2XLP (Remastered Edition)

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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180 Gram,
"Ill Communication" follows the blueprint of "Check Your Head", accentuating it at some points, deepening it in others, but never expanding it beyond the boundaries of that record. It was the first Beastie Boys album not to delve into new territory, but it's not fair to say that the band were coasting, since much of the album finds the group turning in muscular, vigorous music that fills out the black-and-white sketches that comprised "Check Your Head". Much of the credit has to go to the group's renewed emphasis on their rhyming; there are still instrumentals, but the Beasties do push their words to the forefront, even on dense rockers like the album's signature tune, "Sabotage". But even those rhymes illustrate that the group is in the process of a great settling, relying more on old-school-styled rhyme schemes and word battles than the narratives and surreal fantasies that marked the high points on their first two albums. With this record, the Beasties confirm that there is indeed a signature Beastie Boys aesthetic, with the group sticking to a blend of old school rap, pop culture, lo-fi funk, soulful jazz instrumentals, Latin rhythms, and punk, often seamlessly integrated into a rolling, pan-cultural, multi-cultural groove.

Black Moon - Enta Da Stage 2LP (Fatbeats)

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Enta da Stage is the debut album of American East Coast hip hop group Black Moon, released on October 19, 1993 through Nervous Records. The album was produced by DJ Evil Dee and Mr. Walt of Da Beatminerz. Enta da Stage features the debut of underground hip hop duo Smif-n-Wessun, as well as appearances from Havoc of Mobb Deep and Dru Ha, the co-founder of Duck Down Records.

Rudy Ray Moore - This Ain’t No White Christmas! LP (RE, Special Edition, Dolemite)

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This Ain’t No White Christmas! is a reissue of Rudy Ray Moore’s 1971 Christmas album, and it contains some extra material recorded standup comedy that could easily be seen as a precursor to rap—every joke is told in rhythm and rhyme, sometimes over a backing band playing (occasionally canned)

Paternoster – Paternoster LP (RE, 2017, Now Again)

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2017 repress. Reissue of Paternoster's self-titled album, originally released in 1972. Not every kraut album comes from a German band. Brainticket were in fact Swiss with a Belgian mastermind, for example. Paternoster on the other hand, who play an organ-driven solemn progressive rock with a heavy edge, come from Austria and really enlighten the heart of all fans of dark and often morbid rock music. It might be a good idea to overhear the pronunciation and the whole lyrics and take the vocals as another instrument, adding some color to the whole picture. The voices are indeed quite charismatic and memorable as are the compositions. The late 1960s psychedelic scene has surely made an impact on this band, considering the fuzzy lead guitar, creeping rhythms and wicked keyboards often creating a climate of sheer dementia with the mournful voice of the singer on top.

Timothy McNealy - Funky Movement LP - Record Store Day Special (Now Again)

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As well as RSD exclusives, Black Friday also carries a range of “firsts” – records that are being released on the day but available afterwards too, of which Timothy McNealy’s Texas funk odyssey Funky Movement is a stand-out. Redolent of James Brown’s razor sharp inflections, Funky Movement is drenched in a psychedelic fuzz that gives the mega horn phrases an added weight, like a lost Sly & the Family Stone demo cut. Never previously collected in one place, Funky Movement grabs the 7's McNealy released on his own Shawn imprint and packs them onto one must-have compilation.

World's Experience Orchestra - As Time Flows On (Now Again)

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An underground gem from 1980 has been given the reissue treatment, yet still seems completely relevant now. It's a gorgeous mixture of Sanders-esque devotional jazz, Don Cherry's instrumental freedom, British pastoral psychedelic rock and a lyrical execution that's half crooner, half spiritual doctrine. Just lovely.

The Shacks - The Shacks EP (Big Crown)

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Highlights from The Shacks EP include a cover of the Ray Davies-penned “This 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.

Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part Two 2LP (Re, UMC/Virgin EMI)

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Hot Sauce Committee Part Two is the eighth and final studio album by the American hip hopband Beastie Boys, released on April 27, 2011. The album received critical acclaim upon its release and was also a moderate commercial success, debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. The release was supported by four singles – "Lee Majors Come Again", "Too Many Rappers" featuring Nas, "Make Some Noise", and "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win" featuring Santigold. Pressed on 180G vinyl.


Beastie Boys - To The 5 Boroughs 2LP (Re, UMC/Virgin EMI)

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To the 5 Boroughs is the sixth studio album by the Beastie Boys. The album was released on June 14, 2004 internationally, and a day later in the United States. The album debuted #1 on the Billboard 200 with 360,000 copies sold in its first week and is certified Platinum by the RIAA for sales of over 1,000,000 in the U.S. Four singles were released from the album, Ch-Check It Out, Triple Trouble, An Open Letter to NYC, and Right Right Now Now. Pressed on 180G Vinyl.


Beastie Boys - The In Sound From WayOut LP (Re, UMC/Virgin EMI)

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Originally released through the Beastie Boys' French fan club, The In Sound From Way Out! is a collection of the group's funky instrumentals from Check Your Head and Ill Communication, with a couple of new tracks thrown in. The Beasties have a flair for loose, gritty funk and soul-jazz, and the stuttering, greasy keyboards of Money Mark give the music an extra edge -- he helps make the music sound as authentic as anything from the early '70s. Pressed on 180G vinyl.


Verb T & Pitch 92 - Good Evening (High Focus)

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High Focus Records are proud to present Verb T & Pitch 92’s brand new album ‘Good Evening’! Having spent 3 years writing for ‘Good Evening’ Verb T has put forward some of his most personal rhymes to date, delivered with a new found passion that sees the veteran build on a body of work that stretches back to the days of Low Life Records and now sees him as a major part of the ever expanding High Focus Records movement. Pitch 92, who has spent the past few years as the musical mastermind behind the award winning Mouse Outfit collective has excelled himself on this release bringing to the table a delectable selection of funk & soul infused bangers serving as the perfect backdrop for Verb T to unleash his smooth brand of thoughtful lyrics and hooks. The album features guest vocals from UK giants Ocean Wisdom, Jehst, DRS, Fliptrix, BVA, King Kashmere of Strange U, Sparkz, Black Josh, Rye Shabby, Confucious MC and Moreone.

DJ Shadow - Reconstructed | The Best Of DJ Shadow (Island Records)

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DJ Shadow, is rightly regarded as one of the most influential and consistently innovative artists to emerge from music in the last 20 years, has a collection of his finest recordings released on September 25th via UMe. Known as "an electronic musical pioneer and turntable mastermind" (Pitchfork.com) Reconstructed: The Best Of DJ Shadow will be released on one single CD and double vinyl.

All the music is drawn from Shadow s 20-year career - from the early pre-Mo Wax days, right up to the present and his most recent album, The Less You Know, The Better. Perhaps most exciting to Shadow fans is the inclusion of two brand new tracks, including the pop masterpiece Listen, featuring legendary vocalist Terry Reid.

Son Of Sam - Cinder Hill (Tea Sea Records)

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Producer Tom Caruana (of Wu-Tang vs The Beatles fame) returns with a vengeance. Son Of Sam originally formed as a live hip hop band in 2003, consisting of brothers Joe and John Sam making up the rhythm section, Richard Halligan on keys and sax and Tom on production. September 2017 sees an album from them, and features a roll call of some of rap’s greatest voices. J-Live, Large Professor, Sadat X, Guilty Simpson, Prince Po and Quelle Chris all appear on the LP as do many more – check the tracklisting on the Bandcamp embed below.

DJ Rhettmatic - Rhett Got Beats LP (Fatbeats)

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Dj Rhettmatic of the World Famous Beat Junkies has been DJing for well over 20 years. A Dj champion, member of The Visionaries, Crown Royale and the Cypress Junkies, Rhett has been producing for just about the same period of time, creating backdrops for artists from Aloe Blacc to Ras Kass on well over 50 releases.

And now it comes time for the OG staple of the West Coast to step out with his own full-length instrumental project. November 3rd, 2017 you will find out, if you didn’t already know, that Rhett Got Beats. At 18 tracks beatin’ down the block, with a bonus feature from Hieroglyphics’ Opio and Pep Love, this will fit nicely in your Street Corner Music collection.

Sean Price - 'Imperius Rex'
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The Sean Price legacy continues with the highly anticipated posthumous release of his 4th studio album, "Imperius Rex".

The project features all new music with features from DOOM, Prodigy, Styles P, Smif N Wessun, Rock, Method Man, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Junior Reid, Buckshot, Ruste Juxx, Bernadette Price & more. Production from Alchemist, Harry Fraud, Nottz, amongst others. The CD is housed inside an 84-page hard cover book packaged with rare photos spanning Sean Price's life; exclusive fan art; and an iconic 11x17 poster featuring the album cover art.

Sean Price - Imperius Rex 2LP (Picture Disc)

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The Sean Price legacy continues with the highly anticipated posthumous release of his 4th studio album “Imperius Rex”. This special limited-edition Picture Vinyl features the Sean Price Challenge Coin art engraved on the vinyl. Only 1,000 copies were pressed. The project features all new music with features from DOOM, Prodigy, Styles P, Smif N Wessun, Rock, Method Man, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Junior Reid, Buckshot, Ruste Juxx, Bernadette Price & more. Production from Alchemist, Harry Fraud, Nottz, amongst others.

Sean Price - Imperius Rex 2LP (Marble Vinyl, Duckdown)

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The Sean Price legacy continues with the highly anticipated posthumous release of his 4th studio album, “Imperius Rex”.

The project features all new music with features from DOOM, Prodigy, Styles P, Smif N Wessun, Rock, Method Man, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Junior Reid, Buckshot, Ruste Juxx, Bernadette Price & more. Production from Alchemist, Harry Fraud, Nottz, amongst others.

Will Sessions Featuring Amp Fiddler - Kindred Live LP (Session Sounds)

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Keeping with their commitment to not be pinned down to any particular genre comes Will Sessions’ latest LP, Kindred Live. The band, along with special guest Amp Fiddler on Fender Rhodes, synth and clavinet, pay tribute to the pioneers of jazz fusion by recreating the songs of genre-defining artists such as Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Weather Report. The album is composed of material recorded live during two separate concerts at one of Detroit’s most esteemed jazz clubs, Cliff Bells, and the energy of the performances and their effect on the audience practically bursts through the speakers!

Cut Chemist - Madman EP

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In partnership with A Stable Sound, The Content Label is proud to present Cut Chemist's Madman EP (Vinyl Edition). Featuring musical contributions from Mumbles, Gone Beyond and Deantoni Parks. The project showcases the envelope-bending progression of sample-based music and hip-hop experimentation in the modern age.

Kool G Rap / DJ Polo - Road To The Riches (Limited 180gm Yellow & Blue Split Vinyl)

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Omerta Inc. will be reissuing one of the benchmark Hip Hop debuts this October with a vinyl pressing, limited to 300 copies will be on 180gm yellow vinyl with purple and blue splatter OR yellow/ blue split-colored vinyl. Each copy will come individually hand numbered on the back cover in gold pen and housed in a high quality matte jacket with original artwork and insert.

Kool G Rap & DJ Polo's seminal debut album Road to the Riches arrived in 1989. By that point G Rap had built a solid fan base after a run of successful singles for Marley Marl's Juice Crew. With this release though G Rap took both his career and Mafioso rap to the next level. 'Road to the Riches' Showcased G Rap's insane talent for spinning tales of life on the streets of NYC. His rhymes hit harder than anyone else in the game at this point, and to this day he's most rappers favourite MC and in our eyes one of the greatest lyricists to ever do it.

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Tuff City Records: The Old School Years Vol 1: 1982-1986

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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


The Shacks - The Strange Effect / Hands In Your Pocket 7" (Big Crown)

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The Shacks “This Strange Effect” off their self titled debut EP is featured in Apple’s new iPhone 8 ad campaign. Shannon, the lead singer of The Shacks is the lead actor in the ad as well.

Sunny & The Sunliners - Put Me In Jail / Open Up Your Love Door 7" (Big Crown)

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Following up on the success of Sunny & The Sunliners “Mr Brown Eyed Soul” LP, Big Crown drops another must have 45 for the record lovers.

Side A is a Sunny classic, “Put Me In Jail” is easily one of his most famous original tunes. Sunny croons on, professing his guilt in coming up short on his promises to his beloved over the unmistakable Sunliners band backdrop. This tune has gone on to become famous amongst both oldies fans and lowriders.

Side B is an obscure album cut lifted from the “Young, Gifted, and Brown” album, “Open Up Your Love Door”. Another perfect combination of romantic pleading and organ heavy production leading it’s way into a surprising horn arrangement and climactic breakdown. Sunny asks his love to allow him into her life and give their love a chance.

Junior Byron - Carib Boogie Synth Series - Trying to Hold On 12" (Cultures Of Soul)

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Cultures of Soul is back! This time it's with a new set of 12"s - the Carib Boogie Synth series. Featuring the iciest synths, the slickest basslines, and other '80s-sounding vibes from the Caribbean islands, all of the tracks are fully licensed.

First up in the series is the killer Junior Byron track "Trying To Hold On," written and produced by Wild Fire's Oliver Chapman and originally released on the Wild Fire label back in 1985. The A-side includes the original mix as well as the Version.

On the B-side we've got the epic "Megamix." The track was reworked by Gerd Janson, who created the mix old-school style with two copies of the record, a mixer, and an EFX box. Adding the final touches to this track is mixing and mastering engineer LOPAZZ, who mastered many of the best techno tracks in the Get Physical catalog and released the seminal dance-classic "I Need Ya" on Output.

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Scratchy Seal Seal (DJ Q Bert) - Baby Spaghetti Seal 3 (Right Shoulder) 7" (Dirtystyle Records)

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Skratchy Seals evil cousin Spaghetti Seal has taken over and created the latest record in the Super Seal Giant Robo collection. “Super Seal Giant Robo” is a 7-piece series of skipless Superseal records from DJ Qbert with all new sounds to play with. This collection features original cover art from artist Easthree, the first ever Giant Robo piece. A celebration of both art and music, collect all editions of the series and mix & match to piece together different Giant Robo variations. All new skipless tracks and beats, different on each record. The right shoulder of the Giant Robo artwork is presented by Thudrumble as the “Baby Super Seal Vol. 3” 7inch. “Baby Super Seal Vol. 3” consists of the following: “Baby Super Seal Vol. 4” 7inch record pressed on flesh tone opaque vinyl. Side A plays a skipless track. Side-B plays brand new beats to scratch.

Apathy & O.C. - Perestroika 2LP (Dirty Version Records)

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Apathy (Demigodz, Army of the Pharaohs) and O.C. (D.I.T.C. - Diggin' In The Crates) combine forces to form 'Perestroika', a supergroup inspired by the cold war being waged on the rap industry. Anti-mainstream propaganda has become a bit of a cliche, so instead of speaking out against the unflattering direction that today's hip hop music has gone in, Apathy and O.C. have taken action by building a pillar in the ruins of what's left of true school hip hop. Picture the first time you heard Wu-Tang Clan's debut album "Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers" and were immediately swept up in to a dark Kung Fu movie, with the sound effects and painted visuals - "Perestroika" is intended to have the same effect... except it transports you to Cold War, Soviet Russia. From the Kremlin, to small villages affected by the economically devastating times of Perestroika, this album is a salute to the underdog and all those who are able to survive the coldest winters. Not entirely conceptual however, the album allows both wordsmiths to flex their greatest strengths over solid head-nodding East Coast-styled production. Showing up for the cause, guests Celph Titled, Slaine, Marvalyss, Kappa Gamma and Jus Cuz add to the palate alongside production that is mostly handled by Apathy, with MoSS and Illinformed (The Four Owls) contributing tracks as well. In a time of worldly political conflict and scandals, this project plays as the perfect soundtrack to the madness.

Deltron 3030 Live LP (Bulk Recordings)

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When Deltron 3030's self-titled debut was released to the music-listening public in the year 2000, nobody anticipated the depth of influence the hip-hop supergroup's debut would command so many years later. And yet the group's members; rapper Del The Funky Homosapien (Deltron Zero), producer Dan The Automator (The Cantankerous Captain Aptos), and turntablist Kid Koala (Skiznoid The Boy Wonder) were hailed as far ahead of their time, and the self-titled debut received high praise from various publications for its high concept science fiction elements and afro-futurist themes. The album's far-reaching influence was all the more apparent in 2013, when the sequel, titled Event 2, was released 13 years later to equal praise, and an acclaimed North American tour which featured a full horn, string, and rhythm section conducted by Dan The Automator himself. In 2016, coinciding with the release of a special edition version of Event 2, the trio quietly rolled out a digital only release of Live, now being issued for the first time on vinyl. This live recording features tracks recorded during their tour in support of Event 2. Del's swift rhymes, Kid Koala's deft scratches, and Dan The Automator's high-end production (And conducting) are in full form on the 11 collected tracks, which feature a cavalcade of guest contributors; Zack De La Rocha (Rage Against The Machine / One Day As A Lion), Mike Patton (Faith No More / Mr. Bungle/ Fantomas), Aaron Bruno (AWOLNATION), Emily Wells, and Jamie Cullum.

EDO G. & Street Wyze - Afterwords

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On the RAP side, as Boston's most iconic rapper, EDO. G evolves on the tracks with his distinctive flow and one of a kind tone of voice. Even though this album might seem concise, it remains wide when it comes to the various themes broached.

Sometimes deep sound like on "G-Lo ( R.I.P. )", sometimes more personal on "Sorta Way" but always penetrating, Edo has that capacity to touch the audience emotionally by the diversity of his lyrics or every simple nuance of his voice.

On the production side, Street Wyze is delivering massive beats which provide a perfect platform to the Boston rapper to express himself and give shape to his writings. Ingenious use of samples, kicks and hi-hats, everything is gathered to bring the listeners to an "headnodic" state all along the project. Hard-hitting beats, catchy melodies, and an always "Real Hip-Hop" sound perfectly tuned to the emcee so that you finally attend a perfect combination of skills.

As for the guests, EDO. G teamed with long time accomplices Reks, Jaysaun and also with the new Boston scene represented by G.Dot & Born. Fans who are familiar with our releases will also recognize some pioneers and close rappers of the EFFISCIENZ label with Dirt Platoon, Fel Sweetenberg, Union Blak, Starvin B and Nutso. Dj Djaz and Dj Netik are also part of the event and deliver some mind blowing scratches on several tracks.

DJ Statik Selektah - Spell My Name Right (10th Anniversary Edition, Red Vinyl, Show Off Records)

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FEATURES TALIB KWELI, D-BLOCK, M.O.P., KOOL G RAP, KRS-ONE , AZ, CORMEGA, FREEWAY, ROYCE 5’9”, Q-TIP, SLUM VILLAGE AND MORE!

It has been 10 years since Statik Selektah’s long awaited first official studio album landed, and now it’s available for the first time on vinyl. Red vinyl too.

It features a bona fide ‘who’s who’ in Hip Hop from underground celebs like Skyzoo, Termanology and Reks, to legends like Kool G Rap, KRS-One, AG, Q-Tip (A Tribe Called Quest), Joell Ortiz, Freeway, Cormega, Royce 5’9”, AZ, Large Pro, M.O.P., Slum Village, Alchemist, Evidence, and more.. “Spell My Name Right (The Album)” has something for everyone, with street anthems (“G Shit (Showoff Mix)”), underground bangers (“Did What We Had To Do”), straight battle raps (“Time To Say Goodbye”) and even the long forgotten DJ song (“No Mistakes Allowed”). East to left coast, ALL the big dogs show up for this one, with all production by Statik Selektah. Receiving support from DJs worldwide, Kay Slay, Funk Master Flex, Clinton Sparks and DJ Khaled to name a few, Statik has risen to an elite rank with his DJing and production skills, and is set to release his 8th solo album later this year. he can be heard producing for the likes of Action Bronson and Eminem, and on his weekly radio show on Sirius/XM 'Shade 45' (Thursday Nights from 8PM - 12AM).

Hear where it all began with this limited red vinyl edition of “Spell My Name Right”

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Stoneface - The Stone Age CD

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"The Stone Age" is Stoneface's highly anticipated debut album produced entirely by Amityville, Long Island's BP, who has produced entire albums for Black Market Militia's William Cooper, Killarmy's 9th Prince and The Firm's Nature.

Stoneface's story begins on the rough streets of North Philadelphia where he became permanently blind after being shot in the head at close range. This shooting resulted in Stoneface flat-lining twice on the operating table before he came back to life robbed of his eyesight. This traumatic event of has been documented and showcased on A&E's hit television series, "I Survived... Beyond And Back", where Stoneface and his family revisit that dreadful night in explicit detail. Shortly after the airing of "I Survived... Beyond And Back", Stoneface, BP and Gemstarr Regime Records have crafted "The Stone Age", which transports the listener to the Paleolithic Age of Hip Hop when mic skills were what kept you alive in the industry. Stoneface's razor sharp cadences and thought-provoking slang, gift wrap every rhyme perfectly, keeping the listener on the edge of their seat while BP provides the rugged bass-driven soundscapes that connect seamlessly to deliver a rock-solid cohesive album experience. "The Stone Age" also features a long list of Hip Hop giants that include Freeway, Sadat X, Lil' Fame (M.O.P.) and Ras Kass. Stoneface spoke about "The Stone Age" and it's collaborations, saying "This album is my long-overdue debut and much needed contribution to the Hip Hop culture... every single verse, beat, interlude and guest appearance was well thought out and precisely chosen to enhance a particular chamber of "The Stone Age"... it was great to create timeless music with some old friends while establishing some new bonds with artists I deeply respect."


Slaine vs. Termanology - Anti-Hero CD (Brick Records)

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Anti-Hero contains some of the most personal and unflinchingly honest songs in either emcees’ lengthy catalog. Halfway through the recording of the album, Slaine faced up to his struggles with substance abuse and got sober. Suddenly, for him at least, late night recording parties fueled by booze were replaced by sharply focused early morning sessions powered by cups of coffee. “It's two different Slaines that I worked with on this project,” said Term.


Lewis Parker ft Sadat X,& Shabaam Sahdeeq - Waliking On A Razor 12" (King Underground)

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'Walking on a Razor' part 1, has Lewis Parker demonstrating his skills on the mic over a raw, hard beat with those classic sounding Lewis Parker drums! Whilst on 'Walking on a Razor' part 2, Lewis called in two legends of the game, Sadat X & Shabaam Sahdeeq to lay two hot verses, as well as featuring a verse from Mr Parker himself. We could of left it like that... but as an added bonus there are also two, Lewis Parker remixes of part 2! Plus instrumentals to all the tracks and an accapella!

Mr Brown -'KU-023' 7" (King Underground)

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Mr Brown dug through his vast library of beats and he picked out four dusty, boom bap, sample filled productions that perfectly fitted with the concept of the release. There are two beats per side, 'Weathered' & 'Now See Me' on side A and 'Tiny Sunset' & 'Bluey' on side B.

Pings ft. Planet Asia & Killa Kali - 'Taking Hearts' 7" (King Underground)

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Brand new 7" from Pings featuring Planet Asia & Killa Kali. Includes the instrumental on the b-side. Mixed and mastered by Mr Brown.

Simiah - 'Diamonds' 7" (King Underground)

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3 track instrumental 45. Beats by Simiah. Cover design by J Byles, layout by Bee.

Cappo & Nappa 'Rebel Base' 2XLP (King Underground)

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Debut collaboration album from Cappo & Nappa. Featuring: Rukus Regardless, Midnyte, Konny Kon, Juga-naut, Life MC & MCM.

Lewis Parker Presents The Puzzle Edpisode Two: The Glass Ceiling Instrumentals 2LP (King Underground)

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Double LP of instrumentals from the Glass Ceiling on black vinyl with full colour artwork and extended versions.

There are 30 instrumental tracks full of tough drums and panoramic sounds. The Glass Ceiling is a product of many years spent perfecting the craft and negotiating the rocky terrain of the music industry. The album plays out through the strong conceptual framework of an espionage, crime thriller which Lewis Parker has been fine tuning since his early career days. Here though, the concept seems to have solidified and strengthened resulting in his most coherent and thematic release to date, which is astonishing given the length of the album.

Phat Kat & DJ Dister - The S.O.S Project CD

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The S.O.S. Project (which stands for "So Old School") is a collaboration between Kat and Berlin native DJ Dister. This project is simply an album containing hardcore boom-bap beats and gritty but lyrical bars, starting on a high note with "S.O.S," a grandioso track highlighted by Kat's lyrical wordplay. "The rap game full of babies they need a sitter/ Niggaz so hood, bed bugs and critters/ If you think about trying something reconsider/ I lace you with them cement 1s and toss yo' ass in the river," he raps. In "Revolt for Change," Kat turns a Detroit tragedy into a politically conscious rap. "They killed Aiyana Jones trying to make a TV show/ They kicked in the door of her home, cops gun discharged/ She was seven, mistrial, he didn't get charged," he raps. DJ Dister keeps it going with "The Monument," a groovy head-nodder cut with guest bars courtesy of DJ Dez: "Now every mic get blazed up/ Say you from the D now they fixing they face up/ We made that happen facilitating the ruckus/ While still explaining to others/ Dedication to the suckas."


Wu-Tang Clan 7” - 'Method Man / Protect Ya Neck' (Get On Down)

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Wu-Tang Clan struck Gold (and then Platinum) with their debut Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). In addition to astronomical sales, the release has been dropped into list such as NME’s Top 100 Albums of all Time, Pitchfork’s Top 100 Albums of All Time, Q’s 90 Best Albums of the 901s, Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time and 100 Best Albums of The 90s, Vibe’s 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century and the Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. And that’s the short list of lists. Get On Down will now be issuing every single cut from Enter The Wu-Tang as a 7” single.

Wu-Tang Clan 7” - Tearz / 7th Chamber Part II (Get On Down)

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Wu-Tang Clan struck Gold (and then Platinum) with their debut Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). In addition to astronomical sales, the release has been dropped into list such as NME’s Top 100 Albums of all Time, Pitchfork’s Top 100 Albums of All Time, Q’s 90 Best Albums of the 901s, Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time and 100 Best Albums of The 90s, Vibe’s 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century and the Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. And that’s the short list of lists. Get On Down will now be issuing every single cut from Enter The Wu-Tang as a 7” single.

Wu-Tang Clan 7” - ‘Wu-Tang Ain’t Nuthin’ Ta F Wit' bw ‘C.R.E.A.M’ (Get On Down)

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Wu-Tang Clan struck Gold (and then Platinum) with their debut Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). In addition to astronomical sales, the release has been dropped into list such as NME’s Top 100 Albums of all Time, Pitchfork’s Top 100 Albums of All Time, Q’s 90 Best Albums of the 901s, Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time and 100 Best Albums of The 90s, Vibe’s 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century and the Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. And that’s the short list of lists. Get On Down will now be issuing every single cut from Enter The Wu-Tang as a 7” single.

Wu-Tang Clan 7” - ‘Can It All Be So Simple' bw ‘Da Mystery Of Chessboxin ' (Get On Down)

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Wu-Tang Clan struck Gold (and then Platinum) with their debut Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). In addition to astronomical sales, the release has been dropped into list such as NME’s Top 100 Albums of all Time, Pitchfork’s Top 100 Albums of All Time, Q’s 90 Best Albums of the 901s, Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time and 100 Best Albums of The 90s, Vibe’s 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century and the Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. And that’s the short list of lists. Get On Down will now be issuing every single cut from Enter The Wu-Tang as a 7” single.

Wu-Tang Clan 7” - 'Clan In Da Front / 7th Chamber’ (Get On Down)

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Wu-Tang Clan struck Gold (and then Platinum) with their debut Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). In addition to astronomical sales, the release has been dropped into list such as NME’s Top 100 Albums of all Time, Pitchfork’s Top 100 Albums of All Time, Q’s 90 Best Albums of the 901s, Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time and 100 Best Albums of The 90s, Vibe’s 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century and the Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. And that’s the short list of lists. Get On Down will now be issuing every single cut from Enter The Wu-Tang as a 7” single.

Wu-Tang Clan 7” - 'Bring Da Ruckus' / 'Shame On' (Get On Down)

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Wu-Tang Clan struck Gold (and then Platinum) with their debut Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). In addition to astronomical sales, the release has been dropped into list such as NME’s Top 100 Albums of all Time, Pitchfork’s Top 100 Albums of All Time, Q’s 90 Best Albums of the 901s, Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time and 100 Best Albums of The 90s, Vibe’s 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century and the Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. And that’s the short list of lists. Get On Down will now be issuing every single cut from Enter The Wu-Tang as a 7” single.

Ricky Powell - The Individualist - Book

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Capturing the fleeting intersection of the birth of hip-hop, graffiti, pop art, fashion and underground culture The Individualist reveals the world through the lens of one of New York City's most prolific street photographers, Ricky Powell. Featuring dozens of never-before-seen photographs, The Individualist showcases intimate portraits of the Beastie Boys, RUN DMC, LL Cool J, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and hundreds more, all alongside everyday people.

U-Roy - Version Galore LP (Get On Down)

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“All of a sudden, Jamaica awoke one morning and U-Roy was everywhere…” - So read the original liner notes to this classic reggae LP, which originally hit in 1971 and washed over the island like a grooving tropical storm.

U-Roy was a true reggae pioneer, dubbed The Originator for good reason. Bursting onto the Jamaican scene in the early 1970s, he pioneered the vocal approach called “toasting,” which in addition to bringing Jamaican music into a new era, was also heavily influential on an American vocal style also in its infancy: rapping.

This full-length, his first after a string of singles (mostly on the Treasure Isle and other Duke Reid labels, run by the famed producer and studio owner), rolls like a crazy party where a wobbly, but talented, “master of ceremonies” grabs the mic and won’t let go. Speaking over and around songs that already have straight-ahead vocals on them, U-Roy shows the world why he is considered an iconoclast and trailblazer.

In all honesty, there are few standouts on the album since they all run a similar course, and all are captivating in their own way. Modern listeners will especially note “Tide Is High,” originally by the Paragons (featuring dulcet-toned vocalist John Holt) and recorded later as a 1980 smash hit by Blondie.

Each track here is a new adventure, and while U-Roy’s approach might take some getting used to, it will eventually capture your ears as it did the entire island of Jamaica in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Sit back, drop the needle, and enjoy.

Sweat Band - Sweat Band LP (Uncle Jam)

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A tasty bit of late P-Funk! The album was recorded in 1980, on the wane of the main P-Funk groups - and it features Bootsy and Fred Wesley teaming up on the arrangements, in a set of bass-heavy, mostly instrumental tracks that groove hard like the best early work by Zapp! There's a great jazzy groove to the record - with loads of tasty keyboards, and less of the slap bass funk that could sometimes ruin other efforts like this.

Lonnie Smith - Afro-Desia LP (Gatefold, RE, Groove Merchant)

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Excellent work by Lonnie Smith – a free-flowing album of long jazzy grooves that's kind of an extension of his Blue Note albums, touches with more of the electricity of his 70s playing! There's some killer rhythms on the album – courtesy of drummers Jamey Hudad and Ben Riley, and electric bassists Ron Carter and Ralphe Armstrong – and Lonnie's on organ grooving alongside a young Joe Lovano, who plays some killer tenor and soprano sax. Includes the 15 minute jammer "Spirits Free", plus "Afrodesia", "Favors", "Straight To The Point", and "The Awakening".

Tom Scott With The California Dreamers - The Honeysuckle Breeze LP (RE, Impulse)

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Before he developed into a star composer and arranger, Tom Scott was an ambitious 19 year-old saxophonist looking for his big break in 1967. The opportunity came when legendary jazz label Impulse paired Scott with 9-piece vocal group The California Dreamers and allowed the young musician to take the helm as a band leader, with The Honeysuckle Breeze as the spectacular result.

This rare and long out-of-print album features Scott leading a stellar lineup of sessions players—Bill Plummer (sitar), Glen Campbell (guitar) and Carol Kaye (bass) among them—through warm, smooth versions of songs by The Beatles (“She’s Leaving Home”), Donovan (“Mellow Yellow”), Joan Baez (“North”) and Jefferson Airplane (“Today”), which many will recognize from it’s sampling in the Pete Rock & CL Smooth classic “T.R.O.Y.”

Resurrected, refurbished and remastered by the talented folks at Get On Down, Scott’s debut record sparkles with a high quality digital audio transfer from the original master tapes and is packaged in a gatefold paste-on case with a dust sleeve and obi strip. Don’t let this “Breeze” pass you by.

Rock Town Express - Rock Town Express LP (Comb & Razor)

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Rock Town Express's debut LP Funky Makossa as recorded in 1974 for ARC Records, the cutting edge studio and label established in Lagos by English drum legend Ginger Baker. The album showcased in long format the qualities that had only been hinted at on the Wrinkar Experience singles: bright, confident pop melodies, articulate lyrics, and darkly potent funk rock. Comb & Razor Sound is proud to present a new, fully authorized reissue of Funky Makossa featuring the seven tracks from the original release, plus 'I Am A Natural Man' and 'I Don't Want To Know,' from Wrinkar Experience's seldom-heard third and final single."

The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py LP (RE, 180 Gram, Josie)

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The New Orleans rhythm killers' second album exemplifies their foundational groove. These instrumentals – sampled by rappers including Nas and N.W.A are funk of the gods, with George Porter Jr.'s monster bass and the incredible off-the-beat drumming of Ziggy Modeliste.

The Maytals - From The Roots LP (RE, Get On Down)

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When it comes to old-school roots reggae, few groups were as influential as The Maytals. Adding Frederick “Toots” Hibbert’s name to the front of their billing later in the 1970s, in the earliest days they were more egalitarian as they built their sound and legend. From The Roots, originally released on Trojan Records in 1970 (alongside another full-length that same year, Monkey Man), was a transitional record for the group. Leaving behind their early ska days – much like The Wailers and other peers – they had yet to settle into the slower tempos that blew in like ganja smoke by the mid-‘70s. As a result, music here generally gallops, and vocals fall in line. As heard on gems like “Koo Koo,” “Got To Feel,” and “Pee Pee Cluck Cluck,” the Maytals’ lyrics tend mostly towards love and the pursuit thereof. The group, throughout its career, was also deeply spiritual and much of this was expressed through song – a great case in point here is “Thy Kingdom Come,” essentially a church hymn set to reggae music. And the album concludes with an interesting cover of the Lennon/McCartney hippie chestnut, “Give Peace A Chance,” which is much faster than the original and quite groovy overall. The Maytals are generally overlooked in the pantheon of reggae giants, but this is unjust. Do your part in recognizing their legendary status by digging into this filling meal of classic Jamaican fare.

Lightnin' Rod - Hustlers Convention LP

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Lightnin' Rod is just one of the many pseudonyms used by Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, often referred to as the "Grandfather of Rap." A prolific wordsmith and orator throughout the 1970s, Nuriddin was one of the founding members of the influential poetry collective known as The Last Poets, who have been cited as one of the earliest influences on the development of hip-hop music, breaking ground for the genre with lyrical performances that were frequently political, and emphasized the African-American consciousness. Nuriddin's opus is arguably the first album he released as Lightnin' Rod: a concept album fusing poetry with jazz-funk titled Hustlers Convention. A record which told the gritty, and unabridged stories of two fictional pimps, against a backdrop of urban sprawl and decay, against an instrumental foundation of swaggering rhythms and grooves, provided by top shelf contributors like Kool & The Gang and Billy Preston. Hustlers Convention was an integral part of hip-hop's timeline of development, and though it never received the credit it's long been due, it's considered something of a Holy Grail among crate diggers, and a wealth of sampling content for the likes of hip-hop heroes like Wu-Tang Clan, Madlib, & Digable Planets, and electronic wizards like Aphex Twin, and The Prodigy.

Robert Johnson - King Of The Delta Blues Vol. 2 LP (RE, 180 gram, Columbia Records)

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Robert Johnson's landmark recordings from 1936/37 have influenced a ton of musicians from later generations, including Jimi Hendrix, Peter Green and Eric Clapton to name but a few. However, Johnson's records hardly sold during his lifetime and he mostly played at street corners and juke joints. It took until the reissue of his recordings in 1961 on the LP King Of The Delta Blues Singers that his work reached a much broader audience.

Nowadays, Robert Johnson is considered a master of the blues (particularly of the Mississippi Delta blues style) and one of the greatest guitar players to have ever lived. He also was one of the very first musicians to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. His poorly documented life has given rise to much legend. Since he made non-religious music, he was said to have sold his soul to the devil (according to myth, he made the pact with the devil at the crossroads at - most likely - the south of Rosedale, Mississippi). Sadly, the devil took his soul at the age of 27.

The J.B.'s - These Are The J.B.'s LP (RE, Now Again)

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On Now Again, the unreleased album from The J.B's featuring Bootsy Collins. The album was scheduled for release in July 1971 as King SLP 1126 (with only a hand full of test pressing's are known to exist) which include overdubbed crowd noises. For this issue the original un-dubbed two-track stereo mix was used for the source.

Herman Kelly & Life - Percussion Explosion LP (RE, Electric Cat Records)

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Disco funk and classic break album from 1978, recorded in Brazil and Miami. Opener "Dance To The Drummer's Beat" has been sampled all over the place, most notably by Steinski, Coldcut, DJ Shadow and about a dozen 2 Live Crew songs. Other tracks include "Time After Time," "Who's The Funky D.J.?" and "Share Your Love." Exact repro, manufactured by Rhino.

Cymande - Cymande LP (RE, Janus Records)

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Nicely priced reissue of this classic first album by the legendary British dub funk outfit Cymande – done with that gatefold cover and everything! A key part of the crumbling British colonial network that produced some excellent music in the postwar years, Cymande was comprised mostly of West Indians who'd emigrated to England in the 60s, eventually meeting up under a shared musical vision – a completely new blend of funk, dub, jazz, and soul that was unlike anything else that had been recorded before, save for the work of a few other Brit groups of a similar nature. This first album's one of their greatest – and it's a refreshing batch of tunes that mix together heavy basslines, laidback drumming, and a righteous soul vocal style that's got a bit of a stoner touch. The album includes the group's massive cut "The Message", a bit of a minor hit when it was released (and later sampled quite famously) – plus the funky classics "Dove", "Zion I", "Listen", "Bra", and "Rickshaw". Pick this up, and sample one of the 70's most unique funk groups!

Cymande - Second Time Round LP (RE, Janus Records)

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Heavy bass, tight percussion, and a wonderfully trippy groove – the stunning second album from Cymande, and one of our funk favorites from the 70s! These guys have a sound that's completely unique – a vibe that mixes African and Jamaican influences up in the heady London scene of the early 70s – with results that were years ahead of their time, and which still go onto blow many minds all these years later! The bass alone is worth the price of admission – as dubby as anything from Kingston, but with a tighter focus – one that drives some sinister lines from the vocals, and which gets strong support from lots of lively conga passages. There's a slight stoner undercurrent, but the sound of the set is never sleepy at all – and titles include the classic "Anthracite", "Fug", and "Them & Us" – plus "Genevive", "Willie's Headache", "For Baby Ooh", "Bird", and "Crawshay"

Brian Biggs - Special Sampler 12" (Selected Music From The Album Brain Damage) (RE, Get On Down)

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Get On Down bring you this minimal classic by Brian Briggs in all its glory. The key is on Side 1. AEO (Parts I & II) is basically the chant you'd imagine nature making through a sequencer. With heavy electronic percussions, Analog synth sounds reminiscent of water splashes, and tape echo effects that can easily be mistaken to be the callings of birds and other animals during mating season, AEO has the DNA of every Balearic track to come. While equally giving a nod to the East and mother Africa, it makes sense why this record was popular with impeccable selectors like David Mancuso and Danielle Baldelli. - essential. Over on the flip, the synth-punk stomp of "Psyclone", "Nervous Breakdown" and "Spy Vs. Spy" channel the angular rhythms of early Talking Heads or ecstatic oddness of "Devo". But that's not why you need this record. Just give the A-side a spin and sail away into a world of Balearic bliss!

Bohannon - Stop & Go LP (RE, Dakar Records)

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Exact reissue of the debut album from Bohannon, as originally released by Dakar in 1972. "Hamilton Bohannon's finest record concocts sensuous funk grooves from daring arrangements boasting tripped-out wah-wah guitars, punishing basslines, and massive drum breaks. In short, a sampler's wet dream. While later Bohannon discs would veer too far into the realm of up-tempo disco, Stop and Go favors slower, sexier rhythms. Add in the chorus vocals of the Haywood Sisters on tracks like 'Run It on Down, Mr. D.J.' and the remarkable 'Singing a Song for My Father,' and the end result is the kind of uncommonly lush and tactile funk album R. Kelly would skip recess to make."

African Music Machine - Black Water Gold LP (Soul Power)

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The African Music Machine was an eight-piece funk outfit from New Orleans led by bassist/songwriter Louis Villery. They got their start as a house band for the Jewel/Paula label axis, playing on records by the likes of Fontella Bass, Little Johnny Taylor, Roscoe Robinson, Ted Taylor, Tommie Young, and singer/producer Bobby Patterson, among others. From 1972-1974, they cut several of their own singles for the Patterson-owned Soul Power subsidiary. Most of their work was done in a heavy, James Brown vein, sometimes with a bit of Creole influence mixed in. Their original 45s -- including "Black Water Gold," "Tropical," and "The Dapp" -- later became highly prized items among funk collectors, fetching outlandish prices; a compilation of singles, also titled Black Water Gold, was reissued in 2000. In 2001, Villery assembled a new version of the African Music Machine and released an eponymous album on Singular.

Cappo & Nappa - Red Hot 12" (Dephect)

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Cappo & Nappa are announcing a new collaboration and “Red Hot” is the first of the releases. “Red Hot is taken from the forthcoming album: Rebelbase, which is entirely produced by Nappa of Phi-Life-Cypher. The 12” contains half vocal tracks and half instrumentals, with a bonus beat and acapella thrown in. There are only 300 copies available on vinyl.

Planet Asia - Walking Out 10" (King Underground) (Dephect)

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The legendary Planet Asia of Cali Agents, Gold Chain Military and more recently Durag Dynasty, finally drops his first release on KU Limited edition, 2 track 10 vinyl which includes the original, remix and instrumentals to both! 300 copies only.

Shabaam Sahdeeq - Seasons Change / Relax

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Here we have two new tracks from Shabaam Sahdeeq. Both tracks are taken from the forthcoming full length album, "Keepers of the Lost Art".

El Michels Affair - Shadow Boxin / Iron Maiden 7" (Big Crown)

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Shots fired from the 37th chamber... The El Michels Affair's long-standing love for the Wu legacy continues on hot 45" with two more perfect covers from their last album. First up GZA's "Shadow Boxing" gets a hazy Booker T-style shakedown with those dreamy hammonds breezing through like top-down caddies. FlipGhostface Killah's "Iron Maiden" gets the swooning, woozy treatment with a breakdown that flips like a wild dream. No one does Wu covers like Leon Michels' troupe.

D.J. Jazzy Jeff - He's The DJ 2LP (Sony Music)

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He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper is the second studio album by hip hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. It was the first double album in hip hop music, in its original vinyl incarnation which was released in 1988. The album includes the single Parents Just Don’t Understand which won the first ever Grammy for Best Rap Performance. Pressed on standard black vinyl.

Includes digital download


Zach Witness - Electric Revival: Rise Of An Outkast Nation EP

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The visionary talents of multi-instrumentalist Zach Witness have sprouted full life in this world, lending his sonic touch to the bulk of Erykah Badu's latest album, But You Caint Use My Phone (Motown Records). This project was brought to life with Erykah Badu at the Badudio and World Witness Studios in Zach Witness' hometown, Dallas, Texas.

This project put him on a unique trajectory, harnessing his intricately designed fusion productions into the periphery of an entirely new audience around the world. His forthcoming debut EP, Electric Revival: Rise of an Outkast Nation, is the first project to find the light of day after this expansion phase, initially created as a birthday gift to Zach Witness' friend and collaborator, André 3000.

The catalyst behind the creation of Electric Revival has a very specific initiation point. During the recordings for But You Caint Use My Phone, Erykah Badu called on André 3000 for collaborative assistance. This would result in the album s last track, Hello, created at the home studio Zach Witness has lived in his whole life. This moment in time compelled Zach Witness to create an offering for André 3000, and this was in the form of an entire body of music.

Electric Revival takes on the stories of the lives entangled around society's most crippling and hopeless of situations. The social and political intentions of the EP paints a very defined purpose in this context. Experience the transformative sounds of Zach Witness and his debut manifesto.

TRACKLIST: 1. Liberathem 2. Jazzy Bells 3. Keep Faith (feat. Jon Bap) 4. Electric Revival 5. Inno Emarginato


Various - Fallin' Off The Reel Vol III & IV 2LP (Truth & Soul)

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Truth & Soul presents the third and fourth volume of their Fallin Off The Reel series on a double LP that comes with four bonus tracks and a free download code.

It includes 26 tracks in total from Lee Fields & Expressions, Lady, Liam Bailey, Bacao Rhythm & Steel Ban and more! And the vinyl bonus tracks are: The Olympians – Stand Tall Quincy Bright – Stay the Nite The Olympians – How Can I Love (Now That You’re Gone) El Michels Affair – Run Fay Run


Dr Doom - First Come First Served 2LP (Special LTD Edition, RP, Orange & Green Vinyl, Num) (Threshold Recordings)

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Limited green/orange colored vinyl copies!

The problem with being recognized as a creative genius is that you've got to live up to it 24/7. Kool Keith was given such a mantle upon the release of the Dr. Octagonecologist album, and it's not something he seems happy about: on the first track of First Come, First Served, he--as Dr. Dooom--kills Octagon. It's the perfect move for Keith, and it sets the tone for the album, which is a mix of humorous tracks ("Neighbors Next Door," which asks you to imagine having Keith and Jacky Jasper living in the next apartment, and "You Live at Home with Your Mom") and songs on which Keith lays down the law ("No Chorus" and "Leave Me Alone").

Few MCs could hope to match Keith, but here--rapping over knocked-off Octagon grooves (produced with Kutmaster Kurt, they're still more innovative than most) and settling lots of personal scores--he sounds like he's just trying to get a bunch of ideas out of his head as quickly as possible. Still, there's an amazing EP's worth of material here, but it's spread over a full album. Minus the filler, Dooom might just be Octagon's better. --Randy Silver


Kool Keith - Sex Style LP (Picture Disc, 20th Anniversary, LTD Edition, 500 Copies)

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He comes in many forms and many incarnations, but his style is distinctly his own. Just as there's no mistaking his smooth lyrical delivery and searing hip-hop prose with its underlying edgy beats, there's no denying the incredible force that is Kool Keith. Whether as a founding member of the legendary Ultramagnetic MCs, or in the guises of his renegade rap personas Dr. Octagon and Dr. Dooom, Keith has established himself as an innovative lyricist whose erudite raps push the envelope to the limit. When Keith Teams up with KutMasta Kurt on the production - they arguably create the best albums in his catalog.


Your Mom Is My Wife EP: The 1995-1997 Archives (Numbered, LTD to 500 copies)

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Limited to 500 copies.

KutMasta Kurt Digs deep into his archives to put together this compelling 6 track EP of previously unreleased recordings he and Keith recorded in 1996-1997. This Post Sex Style and Pre Dr. Dooom material helps further illustrate why they are one of Hip-Hop’s favorite collaborators from the 90’s and beyond…


EDO.G - FreEDOm (Red Line)

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Edo.G's latest Album FreEDOm couldn't come at a better time in history as we are in an age where it seems like our freedoms are slowly getting taken away with a corrupt dictator in office.

FreEDOm has a sound that is reminiscent to one of your favorite Hip-Hop albums with songs that touch every part of your life. Edo.G's conscious lyrics over banging beats are bound to resonate and inspire. The song "Smoke" features Masta Ace, marking their first collaboration since the critically acclaimed 2009 "Arts & Entertainment" album. “Boom”, Produced by Sir Williams is the first music video from the album that sheds light on gun violence and the affect it has on victims, families and communities. FreEDOm is Edo.G’s 15th studio album produced by up and coming producers Torchbars, Kelz With Tha Heat, Sir Williams, Geronimo X, DJ Scienz & more.

If the album wasn't enough, it includes a full-length documentary based on the ED O.G & Da Bulldogs hit song "I Got To Have it". Written by Edo.G & Directed by Jonas Myers for Emvision Productions. This ground-breaking documentary is a true artistic masterpiece on how one song can change your life. This is an in-depth look into Edo.G's journey through the music industry being dropped from a major label to finding his way independently. It highlights his life and career from his early teenage years to the present day. Through touring the world and making a positive impact with his music, Edo.G’s continued relevance in Hip Hop is not to be questioned. FreEDOm is also available on Limited Edition Colored Vinyl & Cassette.

Prince Paul - Itsrumental (Red Line)

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For the first time Prince Paul's cult-classic 2005 album Itstrumental is seeing a proper commercial reissue on the original imprint of release Female Fun Records. This also marks Female Fun's first release in over a decade. (Original street-date May 10th, 2005).

The sample-driven collage-project distinctive to only how Prince Paul can do - was met with both critical acclaim and retail success upon original release. In the vein of of Prince Paul's solo debut Psychoanalysis (What Is It ?) the follow-up Itstrumental melded an array of guest vocalists/appearances over the devastating Prince Paul's undeniably great instrumentals/beats.

To refresh collectors memories, what made Itstrumental so unique is that it's songs were culled specifically by Paul from an assortment of analog samplers used throughout the course of his career. Dating back to the 1980's through the early 2000's - which means otherwise unused compositions and tracks from the days of Stetsasonic, De La Soul, Gravediggaz, Prince Upon Thieves, and more. It's a virtual catalog of beat-making techniques sewn together in classic concept album style.

Powerule - Get Right I Glorify N Praise b/w Get Right 7" (Red Line)

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In the late 80's and early 90's Powerule stood sentry as the vanguard of an eventual Latin explosion in Hip Hop. Dominating mix shows and video mediums the Nuyorican experience in hip hop culture finally had their own voice. In 1991 they released their debut album Volume 1” on Interscope Records that featured Leaders of The New School, Large Professor & Kurious Jorge. Powerule and 2Pac were the first Hip Hop artists signed to Interscope.

Powerule went on to pave the way for artists like Fat Joe, Kurious, Big Pun, Tony Touch, The Beatnuts and others. Throughout the 1990s they released a string of classic singles such as "Dawn to Dusk”, "Bright Lights Big City", "Rock your Knot Quick", "Heatin up" & “Well Connected” produced by some of Hip Hop’s most celebrated producers: Mark Ronson, Erick Sermon & VIC from The Beatnuts.

Since then Powerule moved on to other areas of interest. 20 years later these pioneers have returned with even more potent production and lyricism. Their first ever soon to be classic 7" vinyl features Hip Hop Royalties finest. Large Professor gifts Powerule with a melodic masterpiece on the track "Glorify n Praise", an adult contemporary look at life and its peaks and valleys. The B Side "Get Right" Featuring Sonny Banks and produced by none other than Lord Finesse is a textured, infectious, hypnotic composition that gives you a window into the struggle of the inner city. These 2 tracks are from their full length “Anomaly Reloaded” album. Never has a group returned with more confidence and experience that translates into Hip Hop gems. Hip Hop is alive and well and Powerule will not be denied its rightful place.

Ty - Baby Love feat. Seanie T & Miles Bonny (Work Of Heart Mix) 7" (Ah Sh!t)

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The first release in the 'Ah Sh!t Presents' series, featuring Ty, Seanie T & Miles Bonny. Only 500 copies available worldwide.

The A Side 'Baby Love', originally available on the Brotherhood OST, has been remixed and remastered. The B Side contains the previously unavailable instrumental mix.

Will Sessions - Kindred / Polyester People 7" (Session Sounds)

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In advance of their upcoming live jazz fusion album comes a re-release of 2 original songs from the band’s now hard-to-find 2010 album, Kindred.

The first side features legendary saxophonist, Wendell Harrison, who is best known for his work on Detroit’s renowned Tribe record label. ‘Kindred’ is a dark and heady composition reminiscent of Miles Davis’s fusion-era material, which despite it’s abstractions, is underpinned by a heavy, head-nodding groove.

On the flip is ‘Polyester People’, an explosive, uptempo jam which shows off the keyboard skills of Jeremy Ellis. Despite being best known for playing the drum machine alongside the Roots, Ellis is an incredible keyboardist in his own right. His contribution on the Fender Rhodes calls to mind Herbie Hancock’s best work with the Headhunters, and the band never lets up under him!

Dillon Diamond - Black Tie Affair LP (Full Plate)

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What happens when the best of the Bronx meets ATL's finest? Nothing less than a 'Black Tie Affair'. Having met back in 2008, Dillon & the legendary Diamond D have been friends and artistic associates from day one. Those paying attention would have noticed a Diamond produced track on Dillon's 2010 EP, 'Dillon Ain't Playin' + Dillon's mixing credits on Diamond's 2014 'The Diam Piece' and most recently Sadat X's 'The Sum of a Man' (produced entirely by D Squizzy). All the while, they've been cooking up classy joints together on the side, waiting for the right time to let the heads in on 'the next kept secret'.

Black Tie Affair is not only a celebration of the finer things in life, but it's also a tribute to the B-Boys/Girls & Hip Hop heads worldwide who appreciate that Boom-Bap with a bow tie. It's sophisticated rap music strictly for the connoisseurs. As soon as the needle drops you'll be sure to say...'That's that shit!'

Black Tie Affair is a 5 track, vinyl-only EP that features Paten Locke + additional help from Boog Brown, Alexa Lima on piano, Ben Hameen on guitar, Terminus Horns & DJ Harrison. The B-side of the record features all of the Diamond D produced instrumentals.


Blockhead - Funeral Balloons 2LP

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NYC drum-machine botherer Blockhead ramps his production game up a notch on his latest LP. Funeral Balloons contains Tony Simon’s most detailed and sophisticated beatwork yet, with each track expertly weighted to ensure it does enough to keep the listener guessing while still staying true to the hallowed lineage of NYC beatmakers. On cuts like ‘UFOMG’ samples spill over one another to create strange atmospheres and unusual polyrhythms, while the title track and ‘Bad Case of the Sundays’ are lurching MPC odysseys. Bearing influence of Danger Mouse, El-P and The RZA, Funeral Balloons is a release seen clearest through a cloud of smoke.


Too Many T's - South City (South City Records)

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The debut album from the rapidly rising South London based rapper duo Too Many T's. Positive vibes, endless flow and full of energy with a classic hip-hop vibe. If you're into DJ Format & Abdominal, Run The Jewels or Beastie Boys then get amongst this.

They have found the formula to bring the lively lyricism and refreshing levity that has made them a must-see live act to this year’s must-have album.

Sunny & The Sunliners - Mr. Brown Eyed Soul (Big Crown)

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Sunny & The Sunliners is the superlative soul group of Sunny Ozuna, a true veteran who has been performing since the 1950’s. Mr Brown Eyed Soul is a compilation put together with Ozuna, plucking highlights from the releases on his own label during the period 1966 to 1972. Fabulously rich vintage soul. On Big Crown.

Kool G Rap - Return of the Don LP (Fatbeats)

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The legacy continues as Kool G Rap shares his latest album, Return of the Don.

The 11-track project is produced entirely by MoSS and includes guest appearances from across the Hip Hop sphere: Raekwon, Freeway, Noreaga, Fred The Godson, Cormega, Sheek Louch, Saigon, Termanology, Fame, KXNG Crooked, Shady Records’ Conway The Machine & Westside Gunn and the late, great Sean Price.


Sean Price - Monkey Barz 2LP (Duck Down Music)

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Both Hip-Hop and Boot Camp Click purists alike have long recognized and appreciated Sean’s commanding delivery, powerful voice and clever verses (exemplified by Monkey Barz playful leadsingle Onion Head). With Ayatollah, Agallah, 9th Wonder, Nottz, & Khrysis contributing beats as well as guest appearances from the Boot Camp Click’s core members (Black Moon’s Buckshot & 5FT, Smif N Wesson’s Tek & Steele, O.G.C.’s Louieville Sluggah and Starang Wondah, Rustee Juxx and Sean’s Heltah Skeltah cohort Rock makes two cameo’s) the BCC collective was fully in-tact and operational for Sean Price’s 2005 solo-debut.

Monkey Barz was named Independent Album of the Year by AllHipHop.com and was the first release from Duck Down Records 2005 “Triple Threat Campaign”, followed by Buckshot & 9th Wonder’s Chemistry, and Smif-N-Wessun’s Smif ‘N’ Wessun: Reloaded, with many believing it was the most acclaimed of the three.


Pecker - Pecker Power LP (Rush Hour Recordings)

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Cult Japanese Reggae/ Cosmic Dub LP. Featuring an all star line up including: Sly & Robbie, Augustus Pablo, Minako Yoshida + core members of Soul Syndicate and The Wailers.Direct reissue of this 1980 original. Next stop in RH store's Japan series!




Heitkotter - Black Orckid 2xLP (Now Again)

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Restored/remastered transfer and never-before-heard demos. Extensive booklet contains dozens of unpublished photos and images and a thorough investigation into this exceedingly rare artifact. Download a free MP3 now!




Carole King - Her Greatest Hits Of Long Ago (180 Gram LTD Edition RP) (ODE Records)

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Her Greatest Hits: Songs of Long Ago is the first official compilation album by Carole King. It was released in 1978 and features twelve songs that had previously appeared on her six studio albums released between 1971 and 1976.


Dinosaur L - 24 24 Music LP (Traffic)

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Dinosaur L is an alias donned by A rthur Russell, a man whose contribution to dance music from the late seventies and through the eighties was formidable but only quietly acknowledged. His innovative and left field dance records were way ahead of what people were used to hearing at the time . He was a cellist who studied classical and Indian music.

As well as his great strides in dance music he was also involved in the New York downtown avant - garde music scene and produced some albums in a more avant - garde/experimental vein as well as trying his own unique approach to pop. He scored several hits on the underground New York dance scene at clubs like The Paradise Garage (Larry Levan was a huge supporter). His biggest tunes, “Go Bang!” and “Is It All Over My Face?” were worldwide club hits and ar e still played today as classics.

His records have influenced the scene from his first dance record in 1979 to the present day and his work has been much sampled. Sadly Arthur died in 1992, but his music lives on and h is influence is still felt on the danc e music scene, his tunes still sound great and are still moving many dancers around the world, so his spirit lives on.


Witch - Introduction LP reissue (Now Again)

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The debut album from 1970s Zamrockers WITCH or We Intend To Cause Havoc!, arguably the masters of the Zambian rock movement that has been gathering new attention since Now-Again records have been steadily reissuing some of the genre’s classics. Introduction is just that, a good introduction to the Zamrock sound which blends the psychedelic guitar of Hendrix with the funk groove of James Brown and an African rhythm. A joyous and exciting record from a fantastic group of musicians.


The Meters - Struttin LP

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'Struttin' was the Meters' third album in twelve months and they were on roll, churning out ever more intricate and hard-hitting funk instrumentals that, for the duration of their hearing, rendered chairs redundant.


Foundars 15 - Fire Women LP (Reissue) (Come & Razor Sound)

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Admirable reissue imprint Comb & Razor Sound continues to unearth, license and re-print lesser-known gems from around the world. Their latest find is Fire Woman, the incredibly rare third album from little-known nine-piece Foundars 15.

Interestingly, the album's tracks are not straight-up Afro-funk or Afro-beat workouts. Instead, they various take in Cymande style reggae/soul fusion, psychedelic '60s style pop, wild funk rock/Afrobeat fusion, Hammond-laden torch songs, and skewed Afro-jazz.

It'sa curious but hugely entertaining hotch-potch of styles that makes for hugely enjoyable listening from start to finish. Highlights include fuzzy, solo-laden closer "Ekele", the anthem-like "Simin Boogie" and Fela Kuti-ish "True Light".


The Alchemist & Budgie - The Good Book Vol. 2 (2 CD Set) (Get On Down)

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Lifestyle brand and music label BAUEWYK follows up its first collaborative project with producers The Alchemist and Budgie with the 2nd edition of their 2013 project ‘The Good Book’. ‘The Good Book Volume 2’ picks up where the first edition left off with The Alchemist and Budgie sampling purely from religious source material weaving together a bed of production that serves as a perfect backdrop to featured artists Mobb Deep, Royce 5' 9, Westside Gunn & Conway, Action Bronson, Meyhem Lauren, Your Old Droog, Evidence, Remy Banks & more.

The double CD / 45 track set is housed in a collector’s edition faux book and will be limited to 2000 pieces.

Featuring:

Mobb Deep, Royce 5' 9, Westside Gunn & Conway, Mach Hommy, Meyhem Lauren, Durag Dynasty, Big Twins, Action Bronson, Big Body Bes, Your Old Droog, Evidence, Oliver The 2nd, Jeremiah Jae, Buddy, Emmavie, Chris O'Bannon, Jay Worthy, Traffic, Dreebo, Sulaiman, Nyku, Remy Banks, Chuck Inglish, Nasty Nigel, Joyce Wrice & Fatima.
5 LPs
One 45
Pressed on 180 gram vinyl
20 page booklet


Too $hort - Life Is... LP (Sony Music)

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A pioneer of hardcore rap music, one can't talk about the West Coast hip-hop scene without mentioning Todd Anthony Shaw, better known by the stage name Too $hort. A veteran of the genre, Too $hort's discography is one filled with tracks about pimping, drug use, promiscuity, and unapologetically explicit language. (His 1985 record Don't Stop Rappin' is notoriously one of the first to use the word "bitch" on a track.) He's released nearly 20 albums over the course of his 35-year career, and collaborated with artists as varied as Jay-Z, UGK, 50 Cent, Lil Jon, he's even been one of the few musicians to work with both 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G., in the middle of their infamous feud.

Too $hort's works were largely a cult phenomenon during the early years of his career, but 1988's Life Is... broke him into a mainstream audience, and gave him his most critically acclaimed release. (Not to mention his highest-selling to date.) The album stood out in its field, at a time when re-sampling old-school funk and R&B singles was the name of the game, Too $hort instead opted to take established riffs and hooks from from those singles and re-create them with studio musicians and drum machines. The album cemented Too $hort's status among MC's, and the title track itself would even be re-sampled in tracks by rappers UGK, hip-hop-influenced rock group Sublime, and even Too $hort himself on later singles.


Illa J - Home LP (Jakarta Records)

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Illa J takes us on a trip to his hometown Detroit with his third solo album HOME.

following his self titled LP, Illa J sometimes known as John Regal (born October 13,1986 in Detroit, Michigan) is a singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, multi instrumentalist. He takes us on a trip to his hometown Detroit with his third solo album HOME. His last LP successfully took Illa J out of his brother and hiphop legend J Dilla's shadow to show he is in his own lane. Yet, Yancey still felt as though he was in a box labeled rapper. Teaming up with producer Calvin Valentine, who entirely produced the album, HOME is Illa J's first album to properly showcase the full extent of his vocal range to put him in the singer-songwriter conversation. The listener can feel the soulfulness of this LP through Illa J's singing and Valentines' smooth production.


Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message LP (Sugarhill Records)

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The Message is the debut studio album of American hip hop group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, released in October 1982 by Sugar Hill Records. It features the influential eponymous track and hip-hop single "The Message".


Clipse - Til The Casket Drops LP (Get on Down)

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Legendary rap duo Clipse get Til The Casket Drops on vinyl for the first time ever. The third in their iconic album series that stretched from the exuberant Lord Willin' into the stone-cold classic Hell Hath No Fury, this Neptunes-produced goodness sees Pusha and Malice curate a mini who's-who of noughties hip-hop -- with features from a post-808s Kanye, Cam'ron and a self-congratulating Neptune Pharrell, among others.


Queen Yahna - Ain't It Time 7" (P & P Records)

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An absolutely belting slice of disco soul from Queen Yahna on a long-awaited legitimate reissue on Patrick Adams P&P imprint. Powerful vocals, big backing harmonies, a slippery tight groove and a message of positivity running through both the vocal and the instrumental... There's a reason OG copies of these have flown like hotcakes in the past. High grade 76 business.

Rodinia - Ex Anima (Now Again)

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Electronic Krautrock in line with Cluster, Harmonia, Neu!, Popul Vuh from Jay Whitefield (Poets of Rhythm/Whitefield Brothers/Karl Hector & The Malcouns).

Now-Again Records has enjoyed a long and creative partnership with Munich-based multi-instrumentalist JJ Whitefield, creative force behind the Poets of Rhythm, Whitefield Brothers and Karl Hector & The Malcouns. Rodinia, his latest project, is quite different than anything that’s come from his oeuvre to date, but follows in the line of the Poets of Rhythm’s great Discern/Define, as it reaches back to Krautrock’s experimental heyday but pushes its boundaries with a post-hip-hop approach.

Rodinia’s first album, Drumside/Dreamside, featured two, side-long suites, with synthesizers taking the fore on an overarching ambient approach (featuring over-dubbed reeds, drums and guitar, and self-made Moroccan field recordings introducing the project on its Drumside.)

For Ex Anima, Rodinia has incorporated more of the mid-70s approach of Krautrock forebears Neu!, Cluster and Harmonia, with shorter, self-contained songs. The result is winsome and exploratory, respectfully distanced from the past’s trappings while celebrating a musical spirit still very much alive and influential.

With original artwork by Jason Jagel (DOOM’s Mm Food, Operation DOOMsday).

German Oak - Down In The Bunker (Get On Down)

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The 6th entry in the Now-Again Reserve Edition series is the definitive reissue of a lauded and misunderstood Krautrock album as well as the first band-sanctioned reissue in the series.

The most mysterious Krautrock album, German Oak’s Down in the Bunker has been fetishized and demonized, lauded and misunderstood for nearly four decades. In this definitive Reserve Edition of the album, the German Oak trio – together again after 30 years apart – have approved the remastering of their 70s music; finally tell the story behind the creation of their dark, brooding album – and the occult-obsessed record collector behind the original album’s release and its myth – and they share previously unreleased music and photos.

The Steoples - Six Rocks LP (Stones Throw)

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Six Rocks is the first full-length from long time collaborators GB and Yeofi, known collectively as The Steoples. With solo careers working across genres, this album stands as a statement and homecoming for the duo. Meet the Steoples Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker and Yeofi Andoh. Gabriel is a longtime producer, under the name Gifted & Blessed a.k.a. GB, integral to the start of the Los Angeles beat scene.

He recorded his fulllength debut album in 2004, which also marked the first collaboration with vocalist and U.K. native Yeofi on the haunting 'Love is the End' single. The two had met through mutual friends, drawn to one another through their shared appreciation for genre-defying creativity. 'Up to that point, there really weren't too many folks who were experimenting with bridging the genres in so many kinds of diverse ways like we were interested in,' GB says. They were both open-minded, and both reaching for good music instead of being locked into a particular style. When they met, something clicked.

GB was working with certain musical colors and collages that resonated with Yeofi, and the result is Six Rocks, an exploration of sound that often emerges as a collection of unfinished ideas. In lieu of being incomplete, however, GB prefers to describe it as unresolved. There are no typical song structures or chord progressions, or any sense of normalcy here. And that's a good thing. Much is left to interpretation and imagination.


The Koreatown Oddity - Finna Be Past Tense LP (Strones Throw)

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He is Dominique Purdy, born and raised in Koreatown, Los Angeles. His first hip-hop influence was his own mother, who made jewelry and hung tight with Ice T, the Rhyme Syndicate, and Grandmaster Caz. 'I remember Caz showing my mom how to freestyle on cassette, just fuccking around. He was basically saying have fun with it, say something that comes from right where ever you are.'

Purdy moved from corner to corner through Koreatown his whole life, drawing, writing, and developing his own brand of experimental hip-hop, fused with comedy, and impromptu performance. He wrote and starred in the independent feature Driving White Black (2016). As The Koreatown Oddity, rocking a wolf mask he bought back in high school for 70 bucks, he's been doing shows anywhere and everywhere, whether he's invited or not: L.A.'s The Laugh Factory, Wendy's, and Greyhound Stations.

Finna Be Past Tense is his first album with Stones Throw, following a long line of independently released cassettes. Finna Be Past Tense was produced entirely by Vex Ruffin, who met the MC after one of his public stunts. The album also featuring Joyce Wrice, Black Moses, Tron7Seize, DJ Lala, DJ Luman is based around a loose concept of Koreatown Oddity reckoning with life, death, and the passage of time. Finna Be Past Tense cover art by Oscar Ayala. T


DJ Harrison - Hazymoods LP (Stones Throw)

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DJ Harrison is Richmond VA-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Devonne Harris.

The son of a radio DJ who introduced him to the world of record collecting, Harris grew up with music, progressing from violin, to high school drum-line, to the Jazz Studies program at Virginia Commonwealth University. He also continued working with other instruments and developed an interest in sampling. His development as a producer – at first, without a computer or sampler – came first learning to replay samples on the drums, piano, bass or guitar.

DJ Harrison finds himself inspired by local musicians in the Richmond scene that’s as diverse and nonexclusive as they come. Among rappers, producers, punks and bluegrass bands, he falls within reach of an expansive pool of musicians to collaborate with. He lives and works in Jellowstone, a house turned recording compound occupied by his band mates in Butcher Brown, a “garage punk jazz funk” group.

HazyMoods, DJ Harrison’s Stones Throw debut, was recorded there completely on tape, where the living room functions as a communal recording studio.


Mister Mellow - Washed Out (Stones Throw)

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Chillwave doyen Washed Out returns with his fourth artist album Mister Mellow. Taking off where 2013's Paracosm left us, the overall tone and texture is woozy, warm but barbed with occasional noxious fumes of self-frustration and ennui. Writhing amid sludgy slo-mo soul ("Million Miles Away"), smoky breaks ("Burn Out Blues") trippy, sliding string instrumentals ("Instant Calm") sandy-toed house music ("Hard To Say Goodbye", "Get Lost"), Washed Out brings his seemingly disparate sounds and elements together his far-away sound, introspection and breath-taking harmonies.

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.

El Michels Affair - Return To The 37th Chamber Tee (Black)

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Big Crown Logo Shirt, Fighters Cover on black tee.
Printed on Next Level Apparel.

Body Length: M – 29, XL – 31

Body Width: M – 20 1/2, XL – 24

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.

Homeboy Sandman Snapback (Mitchell & Ness)

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Collab with the good folks at Mitchell & Ness: Homeboy Sandman repping NYC! .

Timmy Thomas - T.K Disco - Africano / Why Can't We Live Together 12" (Get On Down)

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Timmy Thomas: Without a doubt, he’s most famously known for the hit song Why Can’t We Live Together. The record topped the U.S. Billboard R&B chart, made the top three in the Billboard Hot 100 and was charted in top 10 in many countries including the UK. A staple in the R&B scene, he had a succesful solo career until the mid 80s, later focusing on the writing and production side of the business.

Why Can’t We Live Together: It may have been his biggest hit, but also one that keeps resonating to this day. A response to the devastating news coming from the war in Vietnam, its words “No more wars, we want peace in this world, and no matter what color, you’re still my brother.” are indicative of a time marked by the horrors of war abroad, and the racial discrimination in America. Written and Produced by Timmy Thomas himself solely on a Lowrey organ, and an early rhythm machine, the song however was far from simple as its emotive message continues to provide a profound context. And even though it’s been covered over the years by many artist including Sade and Joan Osborne, Why Can’t We Live Together has managed to come back on the charts again in 2015, as the instrumental backing to Drake’s Hotline Bling, which has now sold over 2 Million copies in the U.S. Alone. Once a hit, always a hit.

Africano: When it comes to this Deep Disco cut, Africano is one of those tracks that probably never got much shine in America, but has since become a dancefloor favorite of underground disco DJs worldwide. Curiously, years after its release, its biggest supporters were Italian DJs like Danielle Baldelli, Mozart and Gianni Maselli who during the 80s played Disco, African records, American R&B, and reggae to create what has been since become known as the Afro-Cosmic scene at the height of Club culture in the discothèques of Northern Italy.

Leaf Dog - From A Scarecrow's Perspective - Double Vinyl LP (High Focus)

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The Four Owls - Natures Greatest Mystery - Double Vinyl LP (High Focus)

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'Nature's Greatest Mystery' is The Four Owls first album. The group is comprised of Big Owl (Fliptrix), Rusty Take-Off (BVA MC), Bird T (Verb T) and Deformed Wing (Leaf Dog) who also handles all of the production. The album features guest appearances by Q-Unique (Arsonists), Dirty Dike and Jam Baxter. A critically acclaimed modern day UK Hip Hop classic.


Fliptrix - Patterns Of Escapism - Double Vinyl LP (High Focus)

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Fliptrix returns to the essence with a hardcore boom bap album that pulls no punches and features the likes of The Four Owls, Ocean Wisdom, King Kashmere, Life MC, Verb T, Dabbla, Jazz T & DJ Sammy B-Side.


U-Roy - Dread In A Babylon LP (Now Again)

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U-Roy was a true reggae pioneer, dubbed The Originator for good reason. Bursting onto the Jamaican scene in the earliest 1970s, he pioneered the vocal approach called “toasting,” which in addition to branching out Jamaican music into a new era, was also heavily influential on an American genre in its infancy: rapping.

On Dread In A Babylon, his third full-length, he stretches out over traditional roots grooves provided by the Soul Syndicate and Skin, Flesh & Bones bands, riffing on topics including love (“Runaway Girl,” a 1975 single released in the UK on Virgin Records); the Bible (“The Great Psalms”); walking the straight and narrow (“Listen To The Teacher”); and even his take on governmental policy goals (“Chalice In The Palace”). The album finishes with an instrumental version of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ “Trench Town Rock,” for good measure.

U-Roy’s style and charisma are always on display, and – as with all of his classic records – the groove rules all. Presented on black vinyl with a poster of the glorious, ganja-drenched cover art, it’s the perfect chance to revisit one of the more underrated voices in Jamaican musical history.

U-Roy - Natty Rebel LP (Now Again)

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Still recording with producer Tony Robinson with whom U-Roy’s cut 1975's Dread Inna Babylon album, for the follow-up Natty Rebel, the DJ enlisted the services of bassist/backing vocalist Llyod Parks drummer Sly Dunbar, and singers Barrington Spence and Flip Wilson. As one would expect, Parks and Dunbar filled the album with deep, rootsy rhythms, with the latter clicking away like a human metronome on "Badie Boo." Robinson was particularly adept at turning rocksteady classics on their head; his studio trick of fading the vocals out in a stutter of reverb gave these oldies a fresh, dubby feel that was further accented by the rhythm section. But around these rootsy beats and style, U-Roy’s created a kaleidoscope of moods and styles with the help of a heap of backing tracks.

Compared to the more radicalized Dread, Rebel has a jauntier, easygoing air that permeates virtually the whole disc. It's particularly noticeable on "Do You Remember," where the DJ launches into the track, and chatters along non-stop, as light and breezy as a spring day. Yet, U-Roy has total control of the rhythms, never misplacing a single syllable, whilst sounding so relaxed as to make you believe he recorded this impromptu in one take. The album's most talked about song was inevitably the title track, a version of the Wailers' "Soul Rebel." In truth, though, the original is so powerful that U-Roydoes little more than echo the lyrics. Perhaps Robinson should have stripped off the vocals and given the DJ more room to maneuver. The highpoint, then, belongs to the exuberant "Babylon Burning," a song loosely based on "Proud Mary," which in a burst of inspiration the DJ resurrected in a Rastafarian mode and gained another deserved hit single.

The Equatics - Doin It !!!! LP (Get On Down)

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The stories of great high school funk bands are, thanks to an abundance of reissues, commonplace. The tales of great high school soul-bands are still rare. A ballad or two on the random Douglass High School Stage Band album or Timeless Legend’s mesmerizing entry on Columbus’s 1972 1st Annual Inner City Talent Expo notwithstanding, high school bands rarely struck into the realm of “grown folks” music. Enter The Equatics and their brooding masterpiece Doin’ It!!!!

If this is categorized as a “funk” album – and it was for the last ten years, by those few lucky enough to own an original copy – it holds its own. But it was as a soul band – one as inspired by the melancholic musings of Bill Withers as the psychedelic-pop of the self-proclaimed “Black Moses,” Issac Hayes – that the Equatics shone. These young souls offered world-weary, beat-heavy ballads that stand on par with any of the great independent organizations of the early 1970s. That a group of teenagers could offer such an angst-ridden plea as that of Leo Davis’s “Merry Go Round” not only transcends the limitations that came from the band’s average age (seventeen, at the time of the album’s recording), but also the barriers the stood in front of this group of small-city hopefuls.

Kenny Dope Presents Wildstyle Beats - Cuckoo Clocking / Crime Cut (Kay Dee)

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Charlie Ahearn's 1983 film Wild Style holds a place in both music and cinematic history as one of the first examples of a hip-hop film. Since its original release it has been widely praised for its hybrid approach as both a narrative musical and a documentary, and as a time capsule of sorts into the culture of hip-hop during its infancy in the 1980s. Besides its classic depictions of MCing, turntablism, graffiti, and breakdancing, the film also featured now legendary figures of the genres in acting roles, such as Grandmaster Flash, Fab Five Freddy, Busy Bee Starski, and many more. Wild Style went on to garner an immense cult following, portions of the film itself would be sampled in records by artists like Nas, Beastie Boys, MF Doom, and more, and would even be exhibited by museums in Chicago and Boston as part of programs on the art of the 1980s. Beyond the film itself however, Wild Style's soundtrack has gone down in music history as a crucial piece of hip-hop handicraft. During a time where the sampling of records by Queen or Kool & The Gang was commonplace in the hip-hop scene, Ahearn took a different route in soundtracking his film, calling upon seasoned musicians like Chris Stein of Blondie and R&B session drummer Lenny Ferraro to produce an entirely original set of lyricless groove, which would be sampled into true hip-hop instrumental tracks by turntablist Grand Wizzard Theodore. The mystery and intrigue surrounding the breaks became the stuff of hip-hop legend, and a treasure trove for crate-diggers and vinyl enthusiasts. In association with premium reissue label Get On Down, world-renowned DJ Kenny Dope, a longtime fan of the breaks that made up Wild Style's soundtrack, re-edited the tracks into full-length cuts in 2014. KayDee now presents the singles individually for the first time ever.

Kenny Dope Presents Wildstyle Breakbeats - Razor Cut (Kay-Dee Records)

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"Charlie Ahearn's 1983 film Wild Style holds a place in both music and cinematic history as one of the first examples of a hip-hop film. Since its original release it has been widely praised for its hybrid approach as both a narrative musical and a documentary, and as a time capsule of sorts into the culture of hip-hop during its infancy in the 1980s. Besides its classic depictions of MCing, turntablism, graffiti, and breakdancing, the film also featured now legendary figures of the genres in acting roles, such as Grandmaster Flash, Fab Five Freddy, Busy Bee Starski, and many more. Wild Style went on to garner an immense cult following, portions of the film itself would be sampled in records by artists like Nas, Beastie Boys, MF Doom, and more, and would even be exhibited by museums in Chicago and Boston as part of programs on the art of the 1980s.

Beyond the film itself however, Wild Style's soundtrack has gone down in music history as a crucial piece of hip-hop handicraft. During a time where the sampling of records by Queen or Kool & The Gang was commonplace in the hip-hop scene, Ahearn took a different route in soundtracking his film, calling upon seasoned musicians like Chris Stein of Blondie and R&B session drummer Lenny Ferraro to produce an entirely original set of lyricless groove, which would be sampled into true hip-hop instrumental tracks by turntablist Grand Wizzard Theodore. The mystery and intrigue surrounding the breaks became the stuff of hip-hop legend, and a treasure trove for crate-diggers and vinyl enthusiasts.

In association with premium reissue label Get On Down, world-renowned DJ Kenny Dope, a longtime fan of the breaks that made up Wild Style's soundtrack, re-edited the tracks into full-length cuts in 2014.

KayDee now presents the singles individually for the first time ever. Each 7" is a piece of hip-hop history, as some of the most highly regarded and sought-after instrumental beats of all time, from one of the most important music films of all time."

Kenny Dope Presents Wildstyle Breakbeats - B Boy Beat/Jungle Beat (Kay-Dee Records)

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"Charlie Ahearn's 1983 film Wild Style holds a place in both music and cinematic history as one of the first examples of a hip-hop film. Since its original release it has been widely praised for its hybrid approach as both a narrative musical and a documentary, and as a time capsule of sorts into the culture of hip-hop during its infancy in the 1980s. Besides its classic depictions of MCing, turntablism, graffiti, and breakdancing, the film also featured now legendary figures of the genres in acting roles, such as Grandmaster Flash, Fab Five Freddy, Busy Bee Starski, and many more. Wild Style went on to garner an immense cult following, portions of the film itself would be sampled in records by artists like Nas, Beastie Boys, MF Doom, and more, and would even be exhibited by museums in Chicago and Boston as part of programs on the art of the 1980s.

Beyond the film itself however, Wild Style's soundtrack has gone down in music history as a crucial piece of hip-hop handicraft. During a time where the sampling of records by Queen or Kool & The Gang was commonplace in the hip-hop scene, Ahearn took a different route in soundtracking his film, calling upon seasoned musicians like Chris Stein of Blondie and R&B session drummer Lenny Ferraro to produce an entirely original set of lyricless groove, which would be sampled into true hip-hop instrumental tracks by turntablist Grand Wizzard Theodore. The mystery and intrigue surrounding the breaks became the stuff of hip-hop legend, and a treasure trove for crate-diggers and vinyl enthusiasts.

In association with premium reissue label Get On Down, world-renowned DJ Kenny Dope, a longtime fan of the breaks that made up Wild Style's soundtrack, re-edited the tracks into full-length cuts in 2014.

KayDee now presents the singles individually for the first time ever. Each 7" is a piece of hip-hop history, as some of the most highly regarded and sought-after instrumental beats of all time, from one of the most important music films of all time."

Kenny Dope Presents Wildstyle Beats - Down By Law / Subway Beat (Kay Dee)

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Boogie Down Productions - Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop

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Amongst hip-hop fans, Boogie Down Productions’ first two albums – Criminal Minded (1987) and By All Means Necessary (1988) – both loom very large. And for good reason: they both captured one of the late 1980s’ most important and influential crews at their highest powers of lyricism and musical invention. That being said, too many people sleep on BDP’s third LP, Ghetto Music. Released in 1989, when the hip-hop world was truly beginning to explode and reach new heights of sales and exposure around the world, the album is arguably as powerful as the group’s first two. As on By All Means Necessary, in the wake of the tragic death of original founder, producer and DJ Scott LaRock, KRS One pushed along mightily on the production side, with help from his extended crew. Musically the sound created on albums 2 & 3 was funky, catchy, and continually innovative, giving him the perfect backdrop to build his “Edutainment” syllabus.

Lyrically there was never a question about KRS’ power, and on Ghetto Music he continues to impress, teach and ask important questions. Clear cases in point are two of the album’s singles, “You Must Learn” and “Why Is That?” but he gets even deeper on lesser-jocked tracks like the anti-police thought-piece “Who Protects Us From You” (still sadly relevant in 2017), “Ghetto Music” and “World Peace.” Still as strong and entertaining today as it was almost three decades ago, this new reissue is a perfect way for younger fans to embrace one of the most underrated hip-hop platters of the era.

Kendrick Lamar - DAMN - Double Vinyl LP (TDE)

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Damn (stylized as DAMN.) is the fourth studio album by American rapper Kendrick Lamar.It was released on April 14, 2017, by Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. The album features production from a variety of record producers, including executive producer from the Top Dawg Entertainment label-head Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith, Sounwave, DJ Dahi, Mike Will Made It and Ricci Riera; as well as production contributions from James Blake, Steve Lacy, BadBadNotGood, Greg Kurstin, The Alchemist and 9th Wonder, among others.

Damn received widespread critical acclaim and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, earning Lamar his third consecutive number-one album in the United States. The album was supported by three singles: "Humble", "DNA" and "Loyalty" featuring Rihanna. On July 10, 2017, Damn was certified Double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

DJ Shadow - The Mountain Has Fallen EP (Mass Appeal) - PRESALE (Release Date August 11th)

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‘The Mountain Has Fallen’ starts with “Systematic,” DJ Shadow and Nas’ first-ever collaboration together. The song debuted during the season premiere of HBO’s Silicon Valley in April. “Horror Show” finds Shadow and Danny Brown collaborating for the first time over a jagged, haunting soundscape. “Good News” is a brand new composition, reminiscent of some of Shadow’s more free-form, fractured work found on 2016’s ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ full-length. The EP closes with “Corridors,” a piece featuring Academy Award-winning composer Steven Price (who scored the ‘Gravity’ film). Shadow is a massive fan of his work, and Price wrote and programmed the string parts on the song. ‘The Mountain Has Fallen’ comes on the heels of a tremendous year for the legendary DJ and producer. He performed at Coachella 2017, marking his 5th appearance at the festival. His extensive ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ tour continues through 2017 and has seen him circle the globe more than once since launching in 2016, with recent dates in Australia, Japan and Europe. He will finish his 2017 dates in London in October. Shadow released his latest feature album ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ via Mass Appeal Records to raves last year, which lead to a performance on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Run The Jewels. The music video for “Nobody Speak,” just won the 2017 A2IM Libera Award for Best Music Video.


12" 140 gram vinyl. Cover features gold and silver foiling with high UV gloss coating. Includes download card.


Madison Washington - Code Switchin' EP (Def Pressé) - Now in stock

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Madison Washington, the duo from New York and Sheffield is Malik Ameer, an emcee from California/New York and producer/DJ thatmanmonkz from Sheffield, England.
Malik Ameer is an established emcee in the experimental rap/jazz scenes of California and NYC. An internationally published poet that also hosts and curates Poets Live in Paris, France (the oldest running Anglophone reading series in Paris). As a producer and emcee Malik’s worked with Leron Thomas, Jamika Ajalon, Jonathan Finlayson, Lorin Benedict, Josh Jones, Daniel Belquer, Otayo Dubb, Bayonics and Balance. He is the founder and editor for several lit journals in New York and Paris as well as writing for the likes of The Rumpus, PANK, Maintenant 11, Multiracial Media, and Onslaught Press.
thatmanmonkz deejays internationally and has found critical acclaim with several of his house tracks on his label Shadaleaf Records as well as his most recent album ‘Columbusing’. Working alongside artists such as Ta'raach, Erik Rico, Dave Aju, Nikki O, Pete Simpson, Khalil Anthony, Toddla T, Serocee…
Code Switchin’ marks an adventure into the duos love of Hip-Hop. A thoroughly modern sound with a respectful glance at Hip-Hop’s past.

Freddie Gibbs - You Only Live 2wice

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DJ Q Bert - Extraterrestria Puzzle Piece 4 (Thud Rumble)

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All 9 puzzle pieces were available for sale separately and in the box set. Only 300 pieces made of each puzzle piece.
This one of a kind 9 piece set is a unique collection of 12" custom die cut records which fit together to form a large art piece by famed artist Doug1 (Morning Breath Inc.). Each puzzle piece features original tracks along with remixes and bonus tracks off of DJ QBERTS album 'Extraterrestria'.

DJ Q Bert - Extraterrestria Puzzle Piece 7 (Thud Rumble)

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All 9 puzzle pieces were available for sale separately and in the box set. Only 300 pieces made of each puzzle piece.
This one of a kind 9 piece set is a unique collection of 12" custom die cut records which fit together to form a large art piece by famed artist Doug1 (Morning Breath Inc.). Each puzzle piece features original tracks along with remixes and bonus tracks off of DJ QBERTS album 'Extraterrestria'.

Big Boi - Boomiverse (Epic)

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Blue & white swirl coloured vinyl 2LP

Big Boi of Outkast fame brings his third full length solo album, and first in 5 years via RCA. On Boomiverse collaboration is key, and features works with Adam Levine, Killer Mike, Snoop Dogg, Gucci Mane, Kurupt, Eric Bellinger, Sleepy Brown and CeeLo.

Split Decision Band - Split Decision Band (Now Again)

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Various - Welcome To Zamrock (How Zambia's Liberation Led To A Rock Revolution - Vol 2 (Now Again)

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By the mid-1970s, the Southern African nation known as the Republic of Zambia had fallen on hard times. Though the country's first president Kenneth Kaunda had thrown off the yoke of British colonialism, the new federation found itself under his self-imposed, autocratic rule. Conflict loomed on all sides of this landlocked nation. Kaunda protected Zambia from war, but his country descended into isolation and poverty. This is the environment in which the '70s rock revolution that has come to be known as Zamrock flourished. Fuzz guitars were commonplace, as were driving rhythms as influenced by James Brown's funk as Jimi Hendrix's rock predominated. Musical themes, mainly sung in the country's constitutional language, English, were often bleak. In present day Zambia, Zamrock markers were few. Only a small number of the original Zamrock godfathers that remained in the country survived through the late '90s. AIDS decimated this country, and uncontrollable inflation forced the Zambian rockers that could afford to flee into something resembling exile. This was not a likely scene to survive - but it did. Welcome To Zamrock!, presented in two volumes, is an overview of its most beloved ensembles, and a trace of its arc from its ascension, to its fall, to its resurgence.

Various - Welcome To Zamrock - Vol 1

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Following the liberation of Zambia from British colonial rule in 1964, a musical revolution took place in the Southern African nation. By the start of the 1970s, the country had its own unique fusion style known as Zamrock. A thrilling fusion of psychedelic rock, James Brown style hard funk and indigenous musical elements (most notably vocals and rhythms), the style was hugely popular in the nation throughout the decade. This superb double-vinyl compilation provides a brilliant overview for newcomers, gathering together scene staples and lesser-known gems from the likes of Witch, Ngozi Family, Ricky Banda, Machine Gunners, Salty Dog and Born Free. For the curious, the story of those who shaped the style is told in greater detail in the accompanying booklet.

UGK - Too Hard To Swallow (Get On Down), Record Store Day Clear Vinyl

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Bun B and Pimp C’s debut album as UGK includes several tracks culled from their debut cassette The Southern Way which earned them a deal with Jive Records. You can hear them finding their footing, both lyrically and production-wise, but the duo’s signature attitude and charisma are fully intact on “I’m So Bad,” “Use Me Up” and “Pocket Full Of Stones,” still a major standout in UGK’s vast catalog. Released when Houston boasted a large underground scene but faced great mainstream odds, with the Geto Boys being the only act to have successfully broken out in a national scene that was overwhelmingly focused on acts from the east and west coasts, the group garnered some nationwide attention with the inclusion of “Pocket Full Of Stones” on the Menace II Society soundtrack. Still, it wasn’t until they stole the show on Jay-Z’s Timbaland-produced “Big Pimpin” 8 years later that the Underground Kingz would become household names. After bringing us deluxe reissues of Ridin’ Dirty and Super Tight, Get On Down present Too Hard To Swallow on clear double vinyl for the first time (a promo-only single LP version was distributed to radio stations in limited quantities) to celebrate the album’s 25th anniversary. Rest in peace Pimp C!

Silver Fox - The Buck's Still Here (Hip Hop Be Bop Records)

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New 7" release on black vinyl from the legendary Silver Fox formerly of the Fantasy Three.

Side A: The Buck's Still Here (Vocal)
Side B: The Buck's Still Here (Rawmix)

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!!!

3 x LP Boxset £73.99 Add to basket

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)

EP, Badge & Patch £14.99 Add to basket

• 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

Karriem Riggins - Headnod Suite (Stones Throw)

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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."

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.

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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Limited Edition Cassette

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)
LP £19.99Add to basket

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)
LP £19.99Add to basket

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)
LP £19.99 Add to basket

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.

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 LPs

Stig of The Dump - Kubrick (Lewis Recordings)



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"Stanley Kubrick was a Master of the hidden narrative, a virtuoso of subtext, composition & attention to detail & a perfectionist with obsessive vision. Executively produced & heavily scored by legendary UK veteran, Jehst. The #KubrickLP by Stig Of The Dump is a story rife with gritty comedy & layered in honest tragedy. What begins as a heavy neck snapping, braggadocio laden rap album, effortlessly plot twists into an open & poetic autobiography. A story arc reflected in the continually developing sound track. The script bursts with geeky film references, dextrous word play & poignant story telling, while the backdrop morphs subtly between classic Boom-Bap & weighty bangers to moving, stripped back piano loops & jazzy, spaced out glitch hop" A movie for the blind - "Press play & then smoke until it's all gone Kubrick" Art Over Money, Love Over Everything.

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

Dooley O - I Gotcha CD

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Dagha ­ The Divorce CD

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Other Stuff

Wax Poetics Issue 66


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DJ Shadow The late 1980s and early ’90s saw the dawn of a new day as sampling was at a high point with hip-hop’s golden era. Following in the footsteps of Double Dee & Steinski, Prince Paul, and the Dust Brothers, DJ SHADOW would push the boundaries of sampling with his early Mo’ Wax releases. His first full-length album, Endtroducing…, further shined a light on the art form, as the album exploded through popular culture and put the reluctant star in the spotlight.

David Axelrod Producer/composer DAVID AXELROD landed a dream job at Capitol Records in 1964, immediately working with jazz legend Cannonball Adderley and lifting soul singer Lou Rawls to great heights.

Leon Sylvers III Gifted songwriter, bassist, and producer LEON SYLVERS III led his siblings’ group THE SYLVERS from their teenaged harmony-tinged sweet-soul beginnings to mainstream disco heights. Then, in the late-’70s and early ’80s, he helped usher in the new wave of synthesizer-driven R&B, writing and producing hits for everyone from Shalamar to Gladys Knight and the Pips.

DJ Krush After splitting with his crew in Japan, DJ KRUSH embarked on a journey with British label Mo’ Wax that found the turntablist/producer using hip-hop’s breakbeat foundation while pioneering a new genre of abstract instrumentals.

Cynthia Robinson CYNTHIA ROBINSON was a single mother when she joined Sly and the Family Stone as a trumpeter and vocalist in 1966. As one of the band’s most prominent figures, she became lovers with Sly, giving birth to their daughter, Sylvyette “Phunne” Stone, in 1976. Years later, as Robinson carried the torch with the Family Stone into the next century, Phunne would have the chance to join her mother onstage as a vocalist.

Also: Australian plunderers the Avalanches release their first record in sixteen years; adventures of a reggae messenger with Danny Holloway.





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

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.

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"

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.

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.


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

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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
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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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