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SIGNED CD By Cut Chemist Himself, Limited Amount!! Cut Chemist - Die Cut (Signed LPs Sold Out)

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On his long-awaited second full-length solo album Die Cut, the trailblazing DJ and producer underwent a creative birth reflected in its 17 tracks. The artist augments his signature approach famously earmarked by impeccable sample selection, searing scratching, and big-screen worthy arrangements with the inclusion of A-list musicians, songwriter structure, and a whole lot of team spirit including Los Angeles producer, curator and purveyor of culture, Carlos Nino. Cut Chemist called his longtime friend to act as associate producer and production coordinator. He holed up in Comp-ny Studios four blocks from home and invited a revolving door of high-profile musicians to contribute such as drum superstar Deantoni Parks [The Mars Volta], rap legend Biz Markie, actress Erika Christensen, tune-yards, Farmer Dave Scher, Dexter Story, and more. They comprised his studio band . Between his high-profile reunion with his rap group Jurassic 5 at Coachella 2013, he dedicated nearly two years to arranging crazy amounts of cutting room material before starting the mixing process during 2014 with Benjamin Tierney [Kamasi Washington, The Gaslamp Killer Experience] and Andy Kravitz [Billy Joel, The Fugees, Cypress Hill, Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince]. Operating out of The Exchange in London, Mike Marsh completed mastering in 2017 as the final product brought a comprehensive and airtight vision to life. Die Cut features a variety of artists including Biz Markie, Chali 2Na, Hymnal, Dean, Mr. Lif, Deantoni Parks, Laura Darlington and more. TRACKLIST: 1. Metalstorm feat. Edan & Mr. Lif 2. Die Cut Intro (Interlude 1) 3. Die Cut (Theme) feat. Deantoni Parks 4. Home Away from Home feat. Laura Darlington 5. Rhythm Method feat. Myka 9 6. Moonlightin' with Biz feat. Biz Markie 7. Work My Mind feat. Chali 2na & Hymna 8. Prelude for a Madman feat. DNTEL 9. Madman feat. Vox Populi! 10. Energy (Interlude 2) 11. You Want It, I Got It feat. Hymnal 12. I Gotta Weapon 13. Plains 14. Plane Jane feat. Hymnal & The Precious Hectic 15. The Lift, PT. 2 (The Dream Sequence) 16. Home feat. Laura Darlington 17. Die Cut (Wrap) feat. Myka 9 & Deantoni Parks




Cut Chemist - Die Cut CD & LP (A Stable Sound)

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On his long-awaited second full-length solo album Die Cut, the trailblazing DJ and producer underwent a creative birth reflected in its 17 tracks. The artist augments his signature approach famously earmarked by impeccable sample selection, searing scratching, and big-screen worthy arrangements with the inclusion of A-list musicians, songwriter structure, and a whole lot of team spirit including Los Angeles producer, curator and purveyor of culture, Carlos Nino. Cut Chemist called his longtime friend to act as associate producer and production coordinator. He holed up in Comp-ny Studios four blocks from home and invited a revolving door of high-profile musicians to contribute such as drum superstar Deantoni Parks [The Mars Volta], rap legend Biz Markie, actress Erika Christensen, tune-yards, Farmer Dave Scher, Dexter Story, and more. They comprised his studio band . Between his high-profile reunion with his rap group Jurassic 5 at Coachella 2013, he dedicated nearly two years to arranging crazy amounts of cutting room material before starting the mixing process during 2014 with Benjamin Tierney [Kamasi Washington, The Gaslamp Killer Experience] and Andy Kravitz [Billy Joel, The Fugees, Cypress Hill, Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince]. Operating out of The Exchange in London, Mike Marsh completed mastering in 2017 as the final product brought a comprehensive and airtight vision to life. Die Cut features a variety of artists including Biz Markie, Chali 2Na, Hymnal, Dean, Mr. Lif, Deantoni Parks, Laura Darlington and more. TRACKLIST: 1. Metalstorm feat. Edan & Mr. Lif 2. Die Cut Intro (Interlude 1) 3. Die Cut (Theme) feat. Deantoni Parks 4. Home Away from Home feat. Laura Darlington 5. Rhythm Method feat. Myka 9 6. Moonlightin' with Biz feat. Biz Markie 7. Work My Mind feat. Chali 2na & Hymna 8. Prelude for a Madman feat. DNTEL 9. Madman feat. Vox Populi! 10. Energy (Interlude 2) 11. You Want It, I Got It feat. Hymnal 12. I Gotta Weapon 13. Plains 14. Plane Jane feat. Hymnal & The Precious Hectic 15. The Lift, PT. 2 (The Dream Sequence) 16. Home feat. Laura Darlington 17. Die Cut (Wrap) feat. Myka 9 & Deantoni Parks


J Dilla - Dillatronic, 2LP, 2018 Release (Vintage Vibez, Ma Dukes Official)

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From the smooth, soulful soundbeds he laid down for A Tribe Called Quest, Slum Village, The Pharcyde, Common, The Roots, and D’Angelo to the hard-edged, synth-heavy tracks he crafted for Busta Rhymes, Jaylib, Oh No, and Phat Kat, Jay Dee’s music continued to grow and evolve throughout his brief time on this planet. As Dilla’s mother Ma Dukes explains, “He didn’t come with a limited capacity, and real producers produce, produce, and produce. “There are no formats for genius workers…just non-stop creations.” Now, a fresh batch of those creations will be made available to the world for the first time, in the form of the latest official J Dilla release, Dillatronic





The Nonce - 1990, CD & 2LP, Unreleased Double Album (Family Groovy)

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A completely unreleased relic from the dawn of the 90s LA hip hop underground by The Nonce – predating the classic mid decade World Ultimate LP and early singles by a few years! There's a rawer energy to some of the tracks that almost indicates their youth – still just teenagers here – but they're definitely wise beyond their years and there's little doubt they're laying the groundwork for the legendary, if criminally underappreciated material to come. Includes "Chant This Hymn", "Stray Doves", "That's What's Happening", "Why You Wanna Bite My Bad Apple", "Speak Your Preach", "Ludewing Got A Stoop Of His Own", "Chocolate Cake", "Times Be Changing", "Get On Up From Inna", "Bad Scribble" and more





Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, AMP Live – Gate 13, 2LP, Now Also CD (IOT Records)

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Del the Funky Homosapien and Amp Live – two of the most innovative and respected names in hip-hop – have just united for one of the most anticipated albums of the year, Gate 13, out 4/20. The 16 tracks on Gate 13 mix hip-hop, funk, and electronica, and feature Goapele, Eligh, Simi, Zyme, Adult Karate, Mr. Micro, and James Melo, creating a “portal into something progressive, futuristic, and fun.”

After working together during Amp’s Radiohead remix project, these back-when friends from Oakland embark on 15 tracks filling an electronic melting pot, with guests including Goapele and Eligh. Their chemistry bids to elevate hip-hop through a portal to the progressive, futuristic and fun. “13 represents bad luck”, Del says of the title’s significance. “Basically, we’re the baddest out. This is a gateway to how we do”.







Sunny & The Sunliners - The One Who's Hurting Is You / Should I Take You Home (Big Crown)

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Another stone classic 45 from the legendary Sunny & the Sunliners. Following up on the compilation project and full length reissues we have done, we keep on pressing up some must-haves from his amazing catalog of music. Diehard fans will love to see this one.

The A Side is “The One Who’s Hurting Is You” which was never on an album and the original 45 is pretty tough to find, and pretty expensive when you do, to put it mildly… A killer tune that starts out with Rudy Palacios signature guitar riff, dropping into the haunting back ground vocals and met with Sunny’s lead riding the line between gruff and sweet. Sunny lays down the law and tells it as fact, “there’s one thing that’s for certain, I won’t be doing the hurting. The one who’s hurting is you….”

The B Side, another non album cut, and one of the hardest 45s from Sunny to come across, is the original recording of “Should I Take You Home”. Originally released on Sunny’s Key-Loc label, this is the first version, later in life they remixed it to license it to another label making it brighter and more punchy. This is the lo-fi, the gritty, the original mix, one we are sure fans are going to be happy to finally get a copy of. Another killer two-sider, another Big Crown Sureshot.







Thee Lakesiders - Si Me Faltaras Tu / Parachute (Big Crown) 7"

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Thee Lakesiders are a duo out of Los Angeles comprised of Marie and Necalli who we were introduced to by our friend El Oms. He thought it would be great to get them out here to NY and into the the studio with El Michels. Turns out, he was very right. They spent two days in The Diamond Mine with The Shacks as their backing band and Leon producing and writing with them and cut three songs. Two of which are here on this nice two sider of a 45.

Side A “Si Me Falteras” is worked up into something of a Latin Psych number, it’s a cover of Los Terricolas’s tune they cut in 1973 redone with some more muscle. Ben’s driving beat and Max’s guitar work set the stage for Marie to showcase the powerful side of her voice.

Side B “Parachute” finds them in one of their favorite styles, a dreamy ballad that floats over guitar chanks, brush hits, and vibraphone rolls. This time Marie shows us a different side of her range, her beautiful and lush vocals ride perfectly in the pocket making for a gorgeous b side that can ride right alongside the oldies.






Heavy Metal Kings - Black God White Devil, Ltd Edition, 2LP & CD (Enemy Soil)

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Double black vinyl album with white splatter color including insert and download card

Rappers Vinnie Paz (Jedi Mind Tricks) and ILL Bill (Non-Phixion) return with their sideproject, Heavy Metal Kings, to drop their first studio album together in over 6 years, Black God White Devil.
Both MCs have been staples of the independent hip-hop scene for more than two decades having followed unrelenting paths to their current destinations as they made their bones during a prolific period of independent hip-hop in the '90s and early '00s. They are like-minded rappers who eschewed the traditional routes of the industry matrix and, instead, took a fiercely independent attitude when it came to their craft. Beyond their indelible work with their respective groups, Jedi Mind Tricks and Non-Phixion, Paz and Bill have built successful solo careers while also putting in work with supergroups such as Paz's battle-tested outfit Army of the Pharoahs and Bill's collective of accomplished MCs, La Coka Nostra.




Army Of The Pharaohs –In Death Reborn, Camo Green Marbled, 2LP (Enemy Soil)

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After a four year gap, Army of the Pharaohs (an indie-rap supergroup helmed by Vinnie Paz and Esoteric) return with their latest offering, In Death Reborn, a hard-hitting slab of jacked-up fight music that combines aggressive beats with aggressive (yet intricate) wordplay. Over beats served up by the likes of underground and highly slept-on producers Stu Bangas and Vanderslice (who crafted one of hard rap's classics in Blaq Poet's 2011 Blaq Poet Society) among others, Vinnie and Esoteric team up with affiliates ranging from Apathy, Celph Titled, Reef The Lost Cauze and Blacastan to drop knowledge on tracks whose titles and subject matter resemble a B Movie horrorfest.

Check lead single "God Particle," produced by the aforementioned Stu Bangas, on which you can hear Paz, Esoteric, Celph, Planetary and Apathy spit next-level shit over the hyperkinetic boom-bap Bangas serves up. We're not breaking any new ground on In Death Reborn, and the onslaught may prove a tough listen for some, but if you're looking for a dose of no-nonsense hard street shit, press play on this one. (Enemy Soil)





Army Of The Pharaohs – Heavy Lies The Crown, Clear Vinyl, 2LP (Enemy Soil)

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Army of the Pharaohs returns just six months after the release of In Death Reborn with its second of two albums planned for 2014. Heavy Lies The Crown is the result of one of the most productive creative periods of the AOTP crew's 16-year history. "When we started working on In Death Reborn, the songs kept coming and by the time we looked up, we realized we had enough material for two albums," says AOTP frontman, Vinnie Paz. "The hardest part for us over the years has been getting everyone back together again after finishing one record to make the next record, so we just decided to keep things rolling and make two records at one time."

The Army of the Pharaohs crew was founded in 1998 by Jedi Mind Tricks frontman Vinnie Paz as homage to the incredible rap crews of the 80's and early 90's, the Army of the Pharaohs has, from its outset, been an ever-evolving collective of celebrated emcees from the indie hip-hop scene.





Jedi Mind Tricks - The Thief And The Fallen, White/Blue 2LP (Enemy Soil)

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After a six year hiatus, the original Jedi Mind Tricks duo of front man, Vinnie Paz, and producer, Stoupe, have reunited to record the group's eight studio album, The Thief and the Fallen. Forged in the indie rap Golden Era of the mid -90's, Jedi Mind Tricks' consistency has been unparalleled. For two decades, the name Jedi Mind Tricks has become synonymous with raw, gritty underground hip-hop. From their debut album, The Psycho-social, in 1996 to their seminal sophomore release, Violent By Design, to their musical expansion on Servants and Heaven, Kings in Hell, JMT has made an indelible impression on the independent music scene while arguable forming its own subgenre of rap.




Vinnie Paz - The Cornerstone Of The Cornerstore, 2LP, Red/Yellow Vinyl (Enemy Soil)

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Vinnie Paz, the dynamic frontman of Jedi Mind Tricks and orchestrator of the supergroup Army of the Pharaohs, returns with his third full-length solo album, The Cornerstone of the Corner Store. After more than 20 years in the game, Paz once again demonstrates his craft with the acumen and reverence of a well-schooled veteran. Independently released on his own imprint, Enemy Soil Records, The Cornerstone of the Corner Store is the culmination of a lifetime of dedication. According to Paz, the sound and aesthetic of Cornerstone is a heavy dose of grit and grime; ''It's a dirty record by design. It's an homage to that era I grew up in.''
Indeed, Cornerstone is flled with the type of ferocious rhymes and snarling delivery that the Philadelphia MC is known for. The growl is thick, the vocal weaponry is heavy, and Paz delivers each track with his unique blend of raw street gospel and philosophical consciousness.




Vinnie Paz - Carry On Tradition, EP, Split Color 12" (Enemy Soil)

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Vinnie Paz (Jedi Mind Tricks, Army of the Pharaohs, Heavy Metal Kings) is back with his third solo release in as many years following up last year's God of the Serengeti album and its successful singles for "Cheesesteaks" and "The Oracle." With Carry On Tradition, Vinnie set out to assemble an EP project featuring mainly rising emcees from the indie hip-hop ranks whose music he respects. "When I was coming up, I didn't have anyone around me who could help put me on, so I've always made it point to use any influence I have to put the spotlight on emcees who I think deserve more shine," says Vinnie. "That was part of my motivation to put the Army of the Pharaohs records together and now this record."

On Carry On Tradition, a new wave of emcees team with industry veterans to create eight diverse tracks that range from the hardcore hip-hop that has become synonymous with Vinnie Paz to more concept-laden songs dealing with the dangers of the cult of personality ("Envy The Dead") and arguably Vinnie's most personal song to date which details his long battle with depersonalization disorder ("Is Happiness Just A Word?").




Vinnie Paz - God Of The Serengeti, Clear 2LP(Enemy Soil)

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For more than a decade and a half, Vinnie Paz has been a mainstay at the top of the independent hip-hop scene. He is the frontman of both Jedi Mind Tricks and Army of the Pharaohs and one half of the Heavy Metal Kings duo with ILL BILL. In 2010, he stepped out as a solo artist with his album, "Season of the Assassin," which featured the popular track, "End Of Days."

On October 22, 2012, Vinnie Paz releases his sophomore solo album, "God of the Serengeti," featuring guest appearances by Scarface, Mobb Deep, Immortal Technique, La Coka Nostra, Army of the Pharaohs, Kool G. Rap, R.A. the Rugged Man and more with production by DJ Premier, Havoc, Psycho Les (The Beatnuts), C-Lance, Marco Polo and others. The 18-track album promises to add another chapter to the growing legacy of Vinnie Paz's uncompromising brand of hardcore hip-hop.



Eamon - Golden Rail Motel, Red LP (Ho- Wop Rec & Huey Ave Music)

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After a decade-long hiatus, Eamon (pronounced Aim-in), the R&B singer and songwriter behind the hit single, "F**k It (I Don't Want You Back)" returns with a fiery collection of new material, an album soaked in soul that plays like a modern soundtrack to a bygone era of music making.

After selling millions of records worldwide and hitting #1 on the charts in over 40 countries, Eamon returns with a renewed passion on his new full-length LP, Golden Rail Motel. The LP not only signifies a return of one of R&B's most powerful voices, but also serves as a new chapter for Eamon, both personally and professionally. An early onslaught of fame, money, and all the trappings of instantaneous, worldwide success led to hardships and struggles for the young Eamon, and his demons almost derailed his very promising career and life-a journey that is captured in several songs on the album.






Apollo-Brown& Planet Asia – Anchovies, LP, Limited Edition (Mello Music Group)

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Anchovies aren’t for everybody. They’re greasy, smelly, salty and oily. Some people love them. Some people hate them. Apollo Brown & Planet Asia’s new collaboration album took inspiration from these polarizing fish and created a project that takes a certain palette to enjoy.

Classic Hiphop meets minimalism and dusty vinyl on Anchovies. Cali Agents alum Planet Asia is as sharp as ever with his lyrical smithing. Apollo Brown’s style is evident behind the dust and grime of these smoky samples. The Detroit producer approached this album like a director would a movie. Apollo painstakingly laid out every detail of the project and knew what he wanted from the finished product. He knew that only one rapper could execute his vision. Enter Planet Asia. The West Coast legend was able to fit directly into the plan and bring his talents to the album, creating a perfect match.

After Apollo Brown’s 2016 The Easy Truth debuted at #3 on the iTunes hiphop charts and #16 on Billboard, the underground veteran has returned with a project aimed at the most diehard fans with the most dirty sensibilities. Anchovies arrives everywhere on August 25, 2017 on Mello Music Group.


Baby Huey - Listen To Me / Hard Times 7", 45 RPM, Single (Soul Brother Records)

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Baby Huey drew comparisons to Otis Redding, but a fatal heart attack in 1971 prevented him seeing the fruition of a successful career and the actual release of this Curtis Mayfield penned song. An original pressing on Curtom originally sold for over £300. Hard Times has been sampled over 50 times by artists including A Tribe Called Quest, Lil Wayne, Biz Markie and The Chemical Brothers. Listen To Me has been sampled by Eric B and Rakim, Wu-Tang Clan. Public Enemy, Grandmaster Flash and many more. This is the first time these tracks have been released in the UK.




Freddie Gibbs & Statik Selektah - Lord Giveth, Lord Taketh Away (Omerta)

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Originally released back in 2011, Lord Giveth, Lord Taketh Away, saw Freddie Gibbs team up with legendary East Coast beat maker Statik Selektah. The project was recorded in a single day, with the sessions being broadcast out on U-stream. Across the seven track EP, Gibbs showcases his hyper technical gansta rap flow, stepping out of his comfort zone rapping over some classic NYC boom bap production. The EP features guest spots from Trae The Truth, Smoke DZA, Termanology and more.

Omerta Inc. will be bringing this collaborative project to vinyl for the first time. As well as featuring the seven tracks from the original project, the vinyl release will include two bonus tracks, Crushin’ Feelings and Carry On featuring Joey Bada$$.

Pressed onto heavyweight 180gm vinyl.
Housed in high quality matte finish sleeve in shrink-wrap.



Prhyme - Prhyme 2, 2XLP, Gatefold (Prhyme Records)

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Includes Free Digital Download Code.

PRhyme 2 is the second official full-length collaboration from two of HipHop’s most respected artists. PRhyme marks the first time that DJ Premier has been part of a group since being ½ of the legendary Gang Starr. The PRhyme 2 album exclusively samples the work of composer and producer AntMan Wonder, produced by the legendary DJ Premier. Featuring Dave East, Yelawolf, CeeLo Green, 2 Chainz, Big K.R.I.T., Curren$y, and Rapsody.


Icytwat - Milk, Ltd Edition, Numbered, Milk White (Omerta)

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Chicago based producer ICYTWAT, dropped his debut project, Milk, in May of last year. Milk showcases his eclectic style and range of influences, drawing from: Odd Future, Three 6 Mafia, 90s R&B and neo soul, early Cash Money production, and Miami bass music; describing the resulting sound as “audio pastel.”

Divine Council rapper $ilk Mone3 appears on two tracks including the projects highlight, Don Juan. Other features include L.A rapper IndigoChildRick and Atlanta singer Kyeoshin. As well as handling production duties across the record ICYTWAT picks up the mic and raps on the tracks without features, proving his talent on both sides of the mic.

Limited to 500 copies.
Pressed onto heavyweight 180gm vinyl.
Pressed onto Milk White vinyl.
Individually hand numbered in gold pen.
Housed in high quality matte finish sleeve in shrink-wrap.



Post Malone – Stoney, 2LP, Album, Orange (Republic Records)

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As is the case w/ most viral artists, the world didn't expect much out of Post Malone after the tremendous success of "White Iverson." The world was wrong. His laidback, Texas-bred charm and talent produced other hits like "Too Young" and "Go Flex," and in addition to touring w/ Justin Bieber and getting the coveted Kanye West look ("Fade"), Post is rapping, singing, and playing guitar to the upper echelon of the pop world.

Stoney features production from DJ Mustard, Frank Dukes, Pharrell, FKi 1st, Metro Boomin, and Rex Kudo, and the once cornrowed artist (he now sports short bangs and just a few long braids) effortlessly blends hip-hop, r&b, folk, and country to the tune of multiple platinum singles and flat-out superstardom. This is the limited-edition orange vinyl pressing of the album, and other tracks to check out include: "Congratulations," "Deja Vu," "Feel," and "No Option."


Roc Marciano – Reloaded 2LP, Reissue, (Mass Appeal)

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For the first time in 5 years, Long Island rapper/producer/ex-Flipmode Squad member Roc Marciano’s sophomore full-length is back in print on vinyl.

The 15-track album is an ice-cold slice of New York rap grittiness from a dead-eyed master of the craft. Reloaded is largely self-produced and thematically airtight. The a

lbum showcases Roc in his prime, not so much flexing as effortlessly dismissing any question of his prowess as a producer and emcee. His masterful manipulation of stark loops is wildly refreshing, each utilitarian snare catching threatening syllables at a measured yet completely unravelled clip and spattering vivid imagery on each chilling instrumental. The album also includes guest production from The Alchemist, Q-Tip, Arch Druids, and Ray West, as well as guest appearances by Ka.





Blu And Nottz – Gods In The Spirit, Titans In The Flesh, LP, Remastered, Remixed (Coalmine Records)

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Blu & Nottz’s epic two-part saga officially reaches its final form with 'Gods In The Spirit, Titans In The Flesh,' which combines the previously released EPs into a single project that upgrades everything about the original.

There is a care and attention to detail to this project that goes well beyond a standard reissue that clumps the previous projects together. GITS, TITF is a complete upgrade from the ground up with stunning new artwork by Dan Lish, remixed and remastered audio (handled by Carl Roe and D-Sane, respectively), and a reimagined tracklist featuring an ethereal new closing track (“Yesterday” feat. Sene & Elisa 1eri).

All of these fine touches really make the project a treasure for diehard fans, newcomers, and collectors alike. Blu personally wanted to restructure the tracklist because he believes it flows better than before, a sentiment that hits immediately when “Atlantis” kicks things off. And then there’s the one-two punch of hearing “End Of The World” (feat. Rashad) and “Heaven on Earth” back to back, which reveals the true nuances of these songs.



Your Old Droog – Packs, Smoke Vinyl 2018 Edition (Fat Beats)

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After seemingly coming out of nowhere, Your Old Droog set the internet aflame in 2014, catching the attention of bloggers all over the web. Following up his critically-acclaimed self-titled debut, Droog is now back with his sophomore album, PACKS. In addition to the raw rhyme displays on songs like the Alchemist-produced, “Winston Red”, Droog flexes his narrative muscles both comically (“My Girl Is A Boy”) and dramatically (“G.K.A.C”) on this new album. The reclusive Edan also produces and appears on the raucous posse cut “Help” with Ratking frontman Wiki. The three MC’s trade bars over an explosive beat that is as inspired psychedelic rock as it is hip-hop.

Droog also shares mic duties with fellow rap iconoclasts Danny Brown (“Grandma Hips”) and Heems (“Bangladesh”) and, for good measure, comedian Anthony Jeselnik lends his dark humor to skits between songs. Besides the return of Droog’s go-to production partner El RTNC, PACKS also features production from platinum producers ID Labs and 88 Keys. The sum of it all is an album that stands out from much of today's predictable offerings. Finally, an album from a new artist that rap fans can truly believe in.



MC Breed & DFC, LP & CD - Reissue (SDEG & Snow Dog Records)

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Few outside of the Midwest took notice back in 1991 when MC Breed debuted with da Flint Crew (DFC). At the time he was mostly a local phenomenon, stressing the word "phenomenon" because the Midwest didn't have many rappers to call its own at the time, let alone any as talented as Breed. Furthermore,few Midwest rappers had hits as big as "Ain't No Future in Yo' Frontin'," the song that put Breed on the map for years to follow and kept this album on the Billboard R&B charts for a year. With time, however, the Flint, MI, native would become one of the more impressive rappers to emerge in the '90s, eventually moving first to L.A. to hook up with D.O.C. and then Atlanta to hook up with Too $hort. And it's those later efforts with D.O.C. and Too $hort that generally garner the most attention among those who have familiarized themselves with Breed's funk-laced rap. However, it's a shame that so many listeners overlook Breed's debut, which eventually went out of print for many years before finally being remastered and re-released by Warlock in 2002. Yes, it's a relatively lo-fi effort, an independently released album during a time when few rap albums were. But there is a certain sense of novelty that makes MC Breed & DFC sound even more special with time. As mentioned, it's one of the first rap albums to come out of the Midwest, merging the then-opposing East and West Coast sounds of the time. For example, "Ain't No Future in Yo' Frontin'" samples Flavor Flav's trademark "to the beat ch'all" for its intro, Zapp's "More Bounce to the Ounce" for its bassline, and uses the whining synth melodies Dr. Dre made famous a year later on his Chronic album for its hook (and a snippet of this synth hook would be sampled a year later for Ice Cube's "Wicked"). Breed drew equally from East and West for his sound, being as much influenced by Too $hort and MC Eiht as Chuck D and EPMD. His later albums are no doubt more polished, but none of them are as pure as this, one of the few albums to vividly document the embryonic Midwest rap scene of the time.



Dr. Octagon -Octagon Octagon / Blue Flowers (Get On Down) 12", 45 RPM, Shape, Picture Disc

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Let Me Show You Somethin'. Easily the most beloved tracks from Dr. Octagon, "Blue Flowers" was the perfect mind melt between Dan The Automator, Kool Keith, and DJ Q-Bert. The classic track is treated to a special pic disc pressing here featuring the iconic Pushead artwork, and is presented in the superior Prince Paul "So Beautiful" Remix, originally off the UK Mo'Wax 12". As an added bonus, the A-side features all-new Dr. Octagon material with "Octagon Octagon," picking up right where the group left off back in '96! Recommended.

- Limited edition picture disc pressing
- Housed in plastic sleeve w/ printed inner sleeve
- Music label: Get On Down 2018

Pan Amsterdam - The Pocket Watch (Def Presse) LP

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Pan Amsterdam is the project of Professional Jazz Musician thatmanmonkz alongside Leron Thomas. Both have lots of pedigree in the worlds of hip-hop and house and together they have formed Pan Amsterdam. Giles Peterson has long been a fan of Monkz previous outfit Madison Washington and is fully on board with this project which perfectly blends jazz and underground hip-hop.


South Central Madness - South Central Madness, Reissue LP & CD

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Snow Dog Records present a reissue of South Central Cartel's self-titled debut album, originally released in 1991. Los Angeles's South Central Cartel were pioneers in the West Coast gangsta rap genre, in the same league as Dr. Dre, NWA, Eazy E, Ice Cube, Compton's Most Wanted, Above the Law, Da Lench Mob, Mac Dre, and Kurupt. South Central Cartel (S.C.C.) was one of the first West Coast groups to gain national popularity in the immediate wake of groundbreaking and controversial releases by NWA and Eazy-E, and they're still etched in hip hop's collective memory for pushing the envelope with their unapologetic embrace of gang affiliation, automatic weapons, violent crime, and prison and car culture. South Central Madness is their debut album, originally released on Pump/Quality Records, with subsequent albums released on Def Jam West in a deal between their G.W.K. (Gangsters Wit Knowledge) imprint and the West Coast division of Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons's label. Over a now-classic bed of sample sources (Delfonics, The Temptations, Barry White, Funkadelic, more), with lyrical sample drops of their hip-hop contemporaries (MC Breed, LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, NWA, Geto Boys, Big Daddy Kane), lyricists Havoc, Havik, Prodeje, and Young Prodeje along with singer L.V. (later featured on Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise") deliver a solid bridge from hip-hop's established East Coast chart-dominating status quo toward the West Coast-centric "G-Funk era", Crips vs. Bloods subtexts and the definition of what it meant to be hard. Videos for the singles U Gotta Deal Wit Dis (Gangsta Luv)/Ya Getz Clowned (1991) and Papa Was A Rolling Stone (1992) feature up-tempo Havoc and Prodeje in black baseball caps, shades, and curls that Eazy-E should have trademarked, riding and further extending the ominous Compton MC legacy. "Ya Getz Clowned" actually samples MC Breed's "Ain't No Future In Yo' Frontin'", released just months before, tightening a food chain of club/radio DJ/producer sample/remix culture that was evolving fast in 1991. An interesting and maybe still unresolved footnote is that an unrelated up-and-coming duo from Queensbridge named Mobb Deep with members Havoc and Prodigy who would release their debut Juvenile Hell in 1993.


The Alkaholiks - 21 & Over LP (Get On Down & Sony) 2018 Issue

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Ohio natives turned West Coast underground kings, Tha Alkaholiks have long been one of hip-hop's best-kept secrets: hilarious lyrical acrobats who have never received the critical or commercial support they deserve. Assembled by gangsta rapper King Tee, they offer a witty, anarchic, and party-friendly alternative to the stone-faced, largely humorless gangsta rap that ruled the West Coast throughout much of the early '90s. With the punch lines and comic timing of comedians and undeniable skills and killer delivery of topnotch MCs, rappers J-Ro and Tash have more than enough talent and energy to back up their endlessly clever boasting. Producer, DJ, and occasional MC, E-Swift is the group's secret weapon, an unjustly underrated beatsmith whose rubbery grooves and infectious production help make Tha Alkaholiks perhaps the greatest party group in hip-hop history. With titles like "Last Call," "Mary Jane," and "Only When I'm Drunk," Tha Alkaholiks will never be mistaken for members of some sort of latter-day temperance movement, but their music, rhymes, and beats are so irreverent, infectious, and just plain fun that their booze-loving shtick never gets old. Brief (only ten songs) and filler-free, 21 & Over is perhaps the quintessential West Coast party album, as well as one of the most promising debut albums of the '90s, regardless of genre.


Apathy - The Widow's Son, 2 X LP & CD (Dirty Version Records)

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Featuring Pharoahe Monch, M.O.P., Celph Titled, A.G., Locksmith, Ryu and Diabolic. Production by DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Buckwild, Nottz, Stu Bangas, Chumzilla and more.

After developing a loyal cult following which spans over 15 years worth of catalog, seasoned veteran Apathy unleashes his 6th studio full length, which undoubtedly is one of the biggest albums of his career thus far. The Demigodz/Army of the Pharaohs MC maintains a hardcore vibe with surgically-precise writing and has brought along a who's who of legendary hip hop heavyweights to contribute on the project. Conceptually, the album is steeped within the mysteries of Freemasonry, showcasing songs that touch upon subject matter that only a Master Mason could craft. A theme running throughout the album that evokes intrigue with a sneak peak behind the curtain of an ancient fraternity. The concepts also delve in to the metaphysical, philosophical and spiritual -- Dissecting corruption of the government and holding a mirror to the ills of society, without losing the tradition of classic boom bap hip hop.


Arsonists - As The World Burns/Lost In The Fire, Deluxe CD

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2018 will mark the return of the original Bushwick Bomb Squad! Legendary emcee crew, the Arsonists have announced a double-album release via Below System Records.

This will include a deluxe edition of the group’s classic debut album “As The World Burns” (released in 1999) which yielded such underground anthems as “Blaze”, “Halloween” and the “Session.”
Composed of D-Stroy, Q-Unique, Freestyle, Jise and Swel these Brooklyn spitters were among the most creative wordsmiths and energetic live performers during an extremely fertile period of boom-bap that included the Lyricist Lounge, Rawkus Records, Fat Beats Records and the Stretch & Bobbito show. On the group’s motivation, D-Stroy revealed “we were focused so much on our love of hip-hop that it kept us off the streets, away from drugs, all of us in my parent’s house rhyming and recording.” Top taste-making Indie rock label Matador Records who developed such groups as Guided By Voices, Pavement and Mogwai wanted the Arsonists to be the first hip-hop group on the label. “As The World Burns” was the result of this partnership. Critically acclaimed and well respected, speaking on the enduring legacy of the album, D-Stroy said “I think it’s one of the last albums to champion the four elements of hip-hop, it’s basically our love letter to the culture and a lot of heads identify with that love.”

Though the group dissolved by 2002, the members have kept heads ringing in the entertainment industry including solo releases and forays into film, TV and radio. Summing it up D recalls “I was hosting an event for Nike and one of the executives came up to me and spit one of Q-Unique’s verses verbatim to me. It’s like a whole generation of young heads and college students grew up on our music and are doing something for the movement as well.”


Black Milk - FEVER, Red And Black Marble 2XLP (Mass Appeal)

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A virtuoso, known for boundary-pushing production (often fusing traditional hip-hop drum programming with sampling and live music) and thoughtful lyrics, Black Milk is respected across the industry for his unique sound, consistency and innovation. Returning to the scene amidst a turbulent political climate, the Detroit-born rapper/producer announces FEVER, his upcoming studio album.

Black Milk's sixth solo rap album, and his first since 2014's If There's a Hell Below, FEVER combines pointed and topical lyrics and brilliant musicianship, including percussion from all-star musicians Chris “Daddy” Dave (D'Angelo, Adele, Justin Bieber) and Daru Jones (Jack White), bass by long-time collaborator Malik Hunter, and keys and guitar/bass from newcomers Ian Fink and Sasha Kashperko, respectively. Black Milk evolves his production style of fusing electronic, soul, rock and other soundscapes with electronic programming and live music, a method he began experimenting with on his 2010 release Album of the Year. A cohesive 12-track project, listening to FEVER evokes the feeling of scrolling through an endless news feed, finding Black Milk reporting and commenting on the world's problems with empathy, clarity, and wit. Additional vocals from Dwele, Aaron "Ab" Abernathy, and Sudie (a producer / vocalist signed to Black Milk’s Computer Ugly label) serve to juxtapose Black’s heavy lyrical content with airy vibes. FEVER releases via Mass Appeal Records and Computer Ugly on February 23rd.


Ghostface Killah & Apollo Brown - Twelve Reasons To Die "The Brown Tape" (Mello Music Group) Ltd Edition, LP Soldout CD Still Few Left

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Narrated by The RZA, this is Ghostface Killah’s brutal tale of gangsters, betrayal and one vengeful soul hunting the 12 most powerful crime lords in the World. The Deluca's pressed Tony's remains into 12 vinyl records - one for each member of the family. But little did they know - he would return...

This project is a daring, full-length Crime/Horror concept album. Executive Producer, and Ghostface Killah's longtime Wu-Tang Clan collaborator, The RZA refers to the album as "groundbreaking" in the hip hop genre.

Apollo Brown was asked to record an alternate album at the same time as Adrian Younge created “Twelve Reasons To Die.” Keep in mind, the legendary Detroit producer (Apollo Brown) was given access to Ghostface Killah’s recordings and constructed beats around GFK's work. This made the project one of the producer's most challenging projects to date. That hard work has paid of as “The Brown Tape” is also one of the best albums to date from Ghostface Killah or Apollo Brown. Cinematic and nasty, this is Hip-hop at it’s most raw.


Theo Parrish - Theo Parrish's Black Jazz Signature, 2LP, Compilation

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Theo Parrish is a top-tier DJ who switches between decades and styles with unmatched fluidity. It's fascinating to hear him work here with a very specific and small set of albums -- seven, to be exact, all of which were released during 1971-1973 on a small but substantial label run by pianist and producer Gene Russell. Black Jazz Signature trails Gilles Peterson's Black Jazz Radio and DJ Muro's Diggin' Black Jazz as a complement to Snow Dog's thorough Black Jazz reissue series, but there's only one selection here -- Rudolph Johnson's "The Highest Pleasure" -- that appears on those previous mixes. Parrish works with two turntables, as he typically does, and is relatively hands-off. He maintains continuity while shaving only a few seconds from each cut. The set plays out like a vigorous, uptempo Black Jazz super session. Four selections come from the two albums released by the Awakening, a group from Parrish's hometown of Chicago. Three consecutive Awakening cuts act as a showcase for the versatility of unheralded pianist and leader Ken Chaney (known most for his playing on Young-Holt Unlimited's "Soulful Strut," he passed away in late 2012), who moves from funky and complex electric piano on "March On," to darting beneath Frank Gordon and Richard Brown's horns on "Convulsions," to driving the speedy "Jupiter." While Parrish just about eliminates himself from the equation, this mix will appeal the most to fans of his work who know the funk, disco, and house stuff well enough but haven't traced back far enough to fully absorb an earlier, eternally vibrant form.


Jorge Ben - Tropical - LP, Reissue (Oficial Arquivos)

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One of Brazil’s greatest songwriters, Jorge Ben rarely dwelled on any particular musical style, even the ones he helped create. By the mid 1970s, Ben had already innovated several groundbreaking new twists on the classic samba sound, in the process creating many tunes that became epoch-defining hits for South America’s biggest country — not to mention the world at large. For 1977’s Tropical, he made the controversial decision to rework an album’s worth of his most beloved songs in the new, disco and funk influenced Afro-Samba style he was exploring at the time. As a result, classics like “Chove Chuva,” “Taj Mahal” and “Mas Que Nada” get polished updates, alongside deeper rarities like “Georgia” and “Jesus de Praga,” making Tropical a sensual, sultry counterpoint to other Jorge Ben collections.


O.V. Wright - Treasured Moments (The Complete Back Beat / ABC Singles) LP, Compilation

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Overton Vertis "O. V." Wright (October 9, 1939 November 16, 1980)[1] was an American singer who is generally regarded as a blues artist by African American fans in the Deep South; he is also regarded as one of Southern soul's most authoritative and individual artists.[2] His best known songs include "That's How Strong My Love Is" (1964), "You're Gonna Make Me Cry" (1965), "Nucleus of Soul" (1968), "A Nickel and a Nail" (1971), "I Can't Take It" (1971) and "Ace of Spades" (1971). Tracklist: A1. Eight Men and Four Women A2. Oh Baby Mine A3. You're Gonna Make Me Cry A4. Ace Of Spades A5. What About You A6. Love the Way You Love A7. Heartaches, Heartaches A8. I'll Take Care Of You B1. Afflicted B2. A Nickel and a Nail B3. When You Took Your Love From Me B4. Don't Let My Baby Ride B5. I'd Rather Be Blind, Crippled and Crazy B6. I've Been Searching B7. Henpecked Man


Tim Maia - Tim Maia - LP, Reissue (Oficial Arquivos)

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Rio's most enduring soul funk legacies continues as Tim Maia's 30+ album back catalogue enjoys a reissue run. His seventh album, released 1976, should be especially welcomed as original pressings have gone for over L130 in the past. From his purring slurring English on the sleazy funk of "Nobody Can Live Forever" to the more upbeat and vibrant "Rodesia" and the confident bluesy strut of "Batata Frita", this is the sound of a man who was really getting into his groove and sound.


Curtis Mayfield - Curtis, LP, Album, Gatefold

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The closing of the 1960s symbolically ended an era of peace, love and flower power. And so music became more brutally raw and ill-omened. The shimmering positivity of The Impressions was tossed on Mayfield’s 1970 debut solo release Curtis. Picture fans’ faces when they first dropped the needle on the record and heard the dissonant sounds of “(Don’t Worry) If There’s a Hell Below, We’re All Going to Go.” The drums are busy, the guitars are nasty and the bass is turned way (and I mean wayyy) up. Not too many solo careers have even been ushered in by such a distinct opening gambit.

All over Curtis are the new-age solo artist’s ground-level depictions of misgoverned urban housing areas and white America’s apathy. “Ghetto blues showed on the news,” he signs on the swooning but mournful “The Other Side of Town.” “All is aware, but what the hell do they care?” Social awareness and criticism of the system cut with red-hot grooves would be the Mayfield formula. Of the eight tracks on album number one, zero fall below standards.

Mayfield calls for racial unity between America’s people of color on “We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue,” while the strings and brass swell on closer “Give it Up”—a sign of Curtis’s growing powers as a composer. The album’s centerpiece, though, is “Move On Up”, his most famous song present here in its original nine-minute form. The rapped bongos, the falsetto, that horn riff! This was a new epoch for Mayfield. He made his hiatus from The Impressions permanent just months after the release of Curtis.


Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Myth Science Arkestra - The Lost Arkestra Series Vol 1 & 2, 2XLP, 10", 45 RPM, Compilation

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Previously available on Art Yard as a separate series of 10"s, The Lost Arkestra Series returns on a double-packed release for all those that missed it the first time around - or simply for the endless nut job collectors who need their second edition. 1983's live version of "Along Came Ra" is from a gig in Paris, and this particular version is the one real killer that's been missing from our charts - all that percussive glory would go down a storm in just about any DJ set, that's for sure; On the flip you have two minimal (synth) cuts that were from the original tapes of Disco 3000...we're sure you understand just how special this is now. The second disc, which is the original volume 2, sees a series of recordings from the 1970s series of Saturn LPs, which feature Sun Ra's much deeper, jazzier personality. A magical ride from start to finish. Cop it before it's too late.


The JB's - Hustle With Speed, Reissue LP (Get On Down & Universal)

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Destination 1975: funk is leaning back limbo style to let disco flourish and the fourth LP from James Brown's clam-tight backing troupe is a fine example of just how the two styles flexed. Still heavy with the tight jams, big breaks and firing horn blow-outs but laced with a little disco shine and orchestration in places, it's a fine snapshot of the 70s headiest musical crossroads. The slippery guitars and slinky bass on "Taurus, Aires & Leo", the far-away jazzy textures of "Transmograpfication" and their own fly response to BT Express "The JB's Monaurail" are just some of the many highlights on this fusion-focused album.


PRESALE - Out 4th Of May! Sunny And The Sunliners - Little Brown Eyed Soul, Reissue (Big Crown)

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For the first time re-issued on vinyl and for the first time ever on CD Big Crown is proud to present Little Brown Eyed Soul, a Sunny & The Sunliners classic.

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 vocalist, 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. After releasing dozens of albums since the mid-- 60s (in Spanish and English), Sunny still keeps a busy schedule and loves performing as much as he did as a teenager. His classic 45s regularly change hands for hundreds of dollars among collectors around the world, affirming his timeless appeal. As a logical next step after Big Crown’s excellent (and Sunny-approved) Mr. Brown Eyed Soul compilation from September, the label has started digging into the vaults of Sunny’s Key-Loc Records label to unearth some legit soul classics – which are hard to find even in San Antonio, and clean originals will cost you a pretty penny if you ever luck into one. The album has been remastered and includes original album art. The band is tight, the sound is honest, the vocals are dusky and deep, and the album is an undeniable soul and Texas music classic, ready to be discovered by a whole new generation of music fans. Dive in and be ready for a permasmile, thanks to that patented Sunny sound.


Lee Perry And The Full Experiences - Disco Devil, Red Vinyl 12", 45 RPM, (Get On Down, Upsetter & Trojan)

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Lee Perry's roots reggae disco classic gets a limited edition colored vinyl repress just for RSD BLK FRI 2017! "Disco Devil" is one of the almighty Upsetter's most recognizable cuts and this fancy red 12" pressing contains both the extended disco mix and the 7" mix. Comes housed in a stamped out sleeve, edition of 1,800.


Ocean Wisdom - Wizville (High Focus Records) 2LP

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Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation is the incredible follow up album to the classic, critically acclaimed 1996 Dr. Octagon release Dr. Octagonecologyst, the inspired musical collaboration of legendary artists/producers Dan “The Automator”, MC Kool Keith & turntablist DJ Q-Bert. For the first time in 22 years Moosebumps reunites the dream team in studio & on stage! Features appearance from frequent Automator collaborator Del The Funky Homosapien on “3030 Meets The Doc Pt.1”.



Going For A Song - A Chronicle Of The UK Record Shop By Garth Cartwright

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From market traders selling music hall 78s via HMV's gloved classical emporium through Soho's post-WW2 jazz, blues and folk scene to mods hungry for imported ska and soul 45s, Going For A Song documents how popular music and youth fashions took shape around influential record shops.

Brian Epstein, the genius behind Liverpool's NEMS shops, utilises his trade contacts to launch The Beatles. Psychedelia's golden dawn is overseen at Mayfair's One Stop (Jimi Hendrix's being a regular) while A Clockwork Orange is filmed in the Chelsea Drug Store. The '70’s finds Richard Branson’s Virgin shops leading a revolution in record retail. Rough Trade and Small Wonder launch punk record labels from within their respective shops. Disco and reggae, techno and dubstep, are all shaped by visionary record shops. Then, at the dawn of this century, hundreds of record shops crash. From these ruins rise independent shops surfing the vinyl revival and Record Store Day. Never before published research documents how a young Bob Dylan records in the basement of a Soho shop while David Bowie, Dusty Springfield, Elton John, Danny Baker and Pete Burns all first entered the music industry via working in record shops. Here friendships were forged, knowledge shared, bands formed and history shaped.



MED & Guilty Simpson Present Loyalty (Bang Ya Head )

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J Dilla's protege Guilty Simpson first collaborated with Madlib's protege MED on the hard hitting 'Jungle Love' track off J Dilla's 'The Shining' LP. They continued to reunite on several tracks after and now offer us the Loyalty EP.

With beats by Black Milk, MNDSGN, Exile and Preme, the duo have no choice but to come correct with the lyrics, and they do. From Cali to Detroit, MED and Guilty Simpson deliver a 10 track EP to get you ready for the album dropping later this year on Bang Ya Head Entertainment. credits released March 16, 2018




Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory, Picture Disc, Ltd Edition (Def Jam Recordings)

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“Big Fish Theory” is the second studio album by American rapper Vince Staples.

Musically leaning toward electronic club music genres such as house and Detroit techno, it features production work from Zack Sekoff, Sophie, Ray Brady, Jimmy Edgar, GTA, Justin Vernon and Flume, among others; as well as vocal contributions from a variety of artists including Kilo Kish, Kendrick Lamar, Juicy J, Ty Dolla Sign, Damon Albarn, Ray J and ASAP Rocky. “Big Fish Theory” received widespread acclaim from critics, and debuted at number 16 on the US Billboard 200.


Camp Lo- The Get Down Brothers / On The Way Uptown Saturday Night Demo, Deluxe Edition
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In celebration of 20+ years since their classic debut Uptown Saturday Night, Bronx duo Camp Lo present a special double-album 2XLP with On The Way Uptown & The Get Down Brothers. On The Way Uptown features a collection of demos and unreleased songs made between 94' 95', leading to their official debut in early 1997. Aside from the early versions of their hits Luchini (AKA This Is It), Sparkle, Black Connection, and Coolie High , other standouts include World Heist , Coolie High Is Life & A Piece of the Action . On The Get Down Brothers, Camp Lo completely pivot away from their 90 s nostalgia into a much more futuristic and experimental sound. Although the production is different, their signature tongue-twisting and hype flows remain, creating a unique and seamless fusion packed into 10 dynamic tracks. TRACKLIST: Volume 1- 1. Genie Alert 2. Crocket & Tubs 3. Love Is Love 4. Champion Sound 5. Retro 6. Strings 7. Black Connection 8. Train Hop 9. What They Know 10. Lovin It 11. This Is Lo Volume 2 - 1. Sugar Streets 2. Coolie High Is Life 3. Short 4. Camp Lo (Bust Ya Down) 5. World Heist 6. Hollywood At The Disco 7. Superfly 8. Bubblin' 9. A Piece Of The Action 10. Crystals & Istols 11. This Is It (Demo) 12. Sparkle (Demo)13. Say Word (Demo) 14. Krystal Karrington (Demo) 15. Get It In Ya 16. Black Connection (Demo) 17. Coolie High Gotcha Wide (Demo)



Various - The Soul Fire Box Set (Rare Sides From The Soul Fire Catalogue) Compilation, Ltd Edition


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Soul Fire Records, started in 1999 by Phillip Lehman, produced some of the funkiest modern recordings to ever make it to 45. Many of the 45s from the Soul Fire catalog are nearly impossible to ­nd today. If and when they do come up for sale they fetch top dollar. 'I started to produce super rough sounding recordings in what I believed was a traditional, hard-hitting, and uncompromising sound...with a mission to produce music in the sacred vein of traditional underground funk. Soul Fire was a label dedicated to the pursuit of funk in the pure tradition...the music is un­ltered and hard-hitting, a genuine o-ering of rough funk that will leave you saying 'Damn!' and wanting more. - Phillip Lehman from the liner notes. Soul Fire closed it's doors in 2003 when Phillip stepped away from the music business to pursue other ventures. He left the studio to Je- Silverman & Leon Michels who then started what today is known as Truth & Soul Records. This box set contains some of the rarest sides sides from the Soul Fire catalog across eight 7 inches, with liner notes from Phillip himself and a Soul Fire sticker all

Packaged in a woven silk-screened collectors box in a limited pressing just for 2014 Black Friday RecordStore Day.


El Michaels Affair - Loose Change, Ltd Editions (Truth & Soul)

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A trip to the T&S vaults for some El Michels Affair rarities. Loose Change is a collection of alternate mixes and unreleased tracks from the original Sounding Out The City (El Michel's full length debut) sessions. The El Michels Affair sound was already very solid, as evident on tracks like "This Songs For You," "A Little Sloppy," and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" with the one and only Lee Fields.
- Limited Prseeing And 10" vinyl
- Only 1000 pressed
- Alternate mixes and unreleased tracks from SOTC sessions
- Music label: Truth & Soul 2014


Ady Suleiman - Memories LP & CD (Pemba Records)

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Released on March 9th 2018, Memories is a bold collection of uninhibited songs inspired by Ady’s personal experiences. Drawing on touchstones of British adolescence, the album covers a broad range of themes - from love and relationships through to mental health issues. All the tracks on Memories are written by Ady, and co-produced by Ady alongside the likes of Ivor Novello winning Cassel The Beat Maker (Akala, Plan B), Richard Archer, Eric Appapolay (Neneh Cherry, Craig David, Lionel Ritchie) and Grades (Bastille, Dua Lipa, Khalid). Highlights include forthcoming single ‘Need Somebody To Love’ which sees Ady intertwine sprawling jazz with adolescent infatuation over a teardrop drumbeat and sparse choral samples.


PRhyme (Royce Da 5'9" & DJ Premier) - PRhyme 2 (Prhyme Records) CD

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PRhyme is DJ Premier and Royce 5’9”. PRhyme 2 is the second official full-length collaboration from two of HipHop’s most respected artists. PRhyme marks the first time that DJ Premier has been part of a group since being ½ of the legendary Gang Starr. The PRhyme 2 album exclusively samples the work of composer and producer AntMan Wonder, produced by the legendary DJ Premier. Track listing, artwork and guest features will be announced the first week of February 2018.



Gwen McCrae - Keep The Fire Burning / Funky Sensation 12"

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Keep the Fire Burning and Funky Sensation by Gwen McCrae, two tracks synonymous with the soul, boogie, rare groove and modern disco scenes, are finally being reissued on Expansion Records after a long-anticipated wait. Keep the Fire Burning, originally released in 1981, is a remake of the Willie Hutch original. This reissue of the U.S 12” pressing at its full length - 6:54 - is sure to galvanise any dance floor and lift spirits immeasurably. After achieving relative notoriety within the underground scene, notably after being played by Danilo Plessow - a.k.a Motor City Drum Ensemble - during his London Boiler Room in 2015, Keep the Fire Burning has since been one of the most sought after records of the past decade, seamlessly bridging the gap between rare-groove and underground dance-music. Whats more, recent price-hikes on online vinyl-distribution websites denote the way in which the market for this record has grown exponentially, a testament to its new-found popularity among the worldwide dance-music diaspora. Funky Sensation, moreover, possesses a timeless and universal groove, a song which has cemented itself as a darling of the boogie-scene, while gaining traction from the likes of Dam Funk and Nu Guinea. Furthermore, Funky Sensation is a traditionally popular record amongst the UK Soul scene, after seeing airtime on London Pirate-Radio stations during the 1980’s.



The Shacks - Haze (Big Crown) - Released 30th March

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The Shacks — equal parts Max Shrager and Shannon Wise singing in her soft whispered voice — sound like they’re playing alone with nobody watching. This dreamy, voyeuristic sound was born in a Queens, NY studio in 2014. And while they describe themselves as a rock band, don’t expect the conventional kind.
The story goes that Max brought Shannon to the studio. Max was playing guitar on a track produced by Leon Michels — the producer and co-founder of Big Crown Records — and Michels needed a vocalist. They put Shannon in the booth to try it out. It was her first time ever recording. Then, in one take, the song “Strange Boy” had a singer who completed the vibe. The Shacks were born.
There are elements of doo-wop and early, pre-Elvis rock in their musicianship. Combine that with a deeply personal songwriting approach and it’s a familiar-yet-fresh sound. Like The Five Keys met Neil Young and cut a record with Brigitte Bardot — but in English.
Here’s the thing: Max and Shannon are barely in their twenties. Most of their musical influences are from before they were born. It’s contradictions like this that signify something intriguing is happening with The Shacks.
Max and Shannon met while going to the same NYC high school. By that time, Max was already a musical wunderkind.
Raised in Princeton, NJ, at fourteen Max emailed Gabe Roth of Daptone Records with a rough, home-recorded demo. By seventeen, he had penned the lead single, “Sinner,” on Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens’ 2014 Cold World LP.
Shannon comes from a strong musical pedigree. Her father, a producer, ran a Manhattan recording studio, and her mother is a singer-songwriter. Artists and bands of all stripes passed through her life growing up. While her history isn’t yet as extensive as Max’s, she’s writing it right now. Her infectious, eclectic voice and songwriting skills are testaments to her remarkable natural talent.
Their first record together, entitled Haze and forthcoming on Big Crown Records, is jointly produced by Shrager and Michels. Each song sounds both like an exploration and reflection of the relationship between Shannon and Max. You can hear a kind of invigorating creativity between them — songs written for and about each other, trying to express the inexpressible aspects of youth and love.
“We just want people to get excited about real music again,” says Max. “When we record we try to capture what’s happening — in our lives, things between us, something in the studio that day, just something honest. Not something pieced together and hyperreal.”
In a modern culture where most music is manufactured and artificial, Max Shrager and Shannon Wise want to introduce their generation to a more honest kind of music. A kind that’s written from life and made with integrity and value. And all this before either of them can rent a car.


Thundercat + OG Ron & The Chopstars - Drank (Brainfeeder Records) - Limited Edition Purple Vinyl

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Under the Chopstars alias, DJ Candlestick and OG Ron C have become famous for delivering pitched-down, chopped-and-screwed versions of albums by Drake and Little Dragon, amongst others. Now the Houston duo has given Thundercat's brilliant 2017 set Drunk the same treatment, and it may well be their finest work to date. Their method was simple: radically slow down each of the album tracks, add their own production touches and re-cast the notoriously eclectic album as a blazed, loved-up journey through smooth soul and '70s style "quiet storm" R&B. It's a relatively radical departure - in the case of some tracks, at the very least - but works magnificently well. Remarkably, it's almost as good as Thundercat's original - and that's saying something.



Oh No - Oh No VS. Now-Again 3 (Now Again)

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Hip hop producer Oh No’s debut album for Now-Again was also the first in our music library series – and was one of our most successful exercises in creating modern "library music" for easy synchronization. For this, his third entry, Oh No combs through the vast array of Now-Again's catalog – from American soul, funk and jazz to Zambian hard rock to Australian prog to Swedish psych – create a series of beats that range in mood and style and all contain Oh No’s trademark swagger. Fans of the variety of projects that Oh No is a part – from his Gangrene project with Alchemist to his production for the likes of Jedi Mind Tricks, Action Bronson and Talib Kweli – will be pleased with the variety of beats contained within. This limited edition is CD is packaged in a "mini-LP" gatefold and is available in limited quantities. Once they're gone, they're gone.



Evans Pyramid, Cultures Of Soul - Limited Hand-Numbered Heavyweight Vinyl

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Cultures of Soul Records is proud to bring to you an anthology of the music of Evans Pyramid. This album features all of the officially released singles plus four previously unreleased tracks.

The LP includes all of the rare singles such as “Never Gonna Leave You,” “Dip Drop,” “No I Won’t” and “I Want Your Body,” as well as a recently discovered 45 that featured two top-notch disco tracks - “Dance A Thon” and “Rubber Band.” The album also includes a download card to four unissued tracks from the original demo tapes. LP is a limited edition, individually hand-numbered pressing of 1,000



The Lightmen Plus One - Fancy Pants (Now - Again) Reissue 2LP

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Revolutionary, spiritual jazz from the unlikely city of Houston, Texas, reissued for the first time. Drummer, bandleader and activist Bubbha Thomas had toured America with R&B revues, served as a session musician for Peacock and Back Beat Records, and played straight ahead jazz with legends before the political and social upheaval of the late 1960s led him to a path first charted by Coltrane. Fancy Pants is his second LP with his Lightmen band and, like the deep-set, maverick jazz issued by the likes of Tribe and Strata East, is amongst the best of the 1970s jazz underground, a collective voice of resistance to the musical and cultural status quo. Presented in both stereo and mono mixes. Extensive booklet, download card for WAV files and footage of live performances included.



Johnny Clarke - Rockers Time Now (Get On Down) Reissue Vinyl

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Get On Down presents an often overlooked crucial reggae release from the 1970s with Johnny Clarke’s “Rockers Time Now.” The record is a mix of covers and originals, including ethereal versions of the The Abyssinians “Satta Massagana” and “Declaration of Rights,” smash hits on the island just the year before. “Rockers Time Now” was first issued in 1976, Clarke had just been named artist of the year in Jamaica for the second year in a row. This is just one of three full lengths he released that year as this was a very prolific period for Clarke, in particular from 1974 onward when his output was directed by legendary producer Bunny Lee. The pairing resulted in a creative energy that resonates to this day. The release was recorded at Channel 1 with Bunny Lee producing, which of course means the band backing the popular Jamaican vocalist was The Aggrovators, which at the time included Robbie Shakespeare, Earl "Chinna" Smith, Augustus Pablo, and Aston “Family Man” Barrett. The release was mixed at King Tubby’s by Osbourne Ruddock…aka King Tubby. Crucial all the way around. Now is the time to rediscover a classic of the genre.


Indian Ocean - School Bell / Treehouse 12" (Sleeping Bag, Get On Down)

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Reissue of a very rare and highly in-demand 1986 12” from Indian Ocean, alias of late great disco legend and Sleeping Bag founder Arthur Russell. Although Russell’s original version on Side A is fantastic in itself, the stunning abstract Walter Gibbons mix on Side B is where it’s all at. With irrepressible madcap Gibbons at the helm, the track mutates into a strangely subversive dancefloor odyssey way ahead of its time which still sounds futuristic today. With a raw sparse experimental sound, this progressive sonic journey rolls along for over 10 minutes pulsating with a jazz-influenced interplay of funk-heavy bongos, stabbing synths, off-the-wall vocals and Russell’s trademark cello. One of the great moments to come out of the vibrant art/disco not disco crossover scene of 80s New York - don’t miss your chance to bag a vinyl copy of this obscure gem.

Saucy Lady - Town / Town Instrumentals, Cultures Of Soul 12"

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While putting together last year's brilliant Tokyo Nights - Female J-Pop Boogie compilation, Cultures of Soul commissioned boogie revivalist Saucy Lady to record fresh covers of two of her favourites from the set. The Japan-born American has predictably done a bang up job. We're particularly enjoying the vocal and instrumental covers of Minako Yoshida's "Town"; while both contain a few contemporary touches - the beats are naturally closer to house than the '80s original - the synths, vocals and production touches are all faithful to the Saucy Lady's source material. She slows things down a little on the flipside, pushing her vocals to the fore on a gentle and rubbery cover of Toshinobu Kanesaka's "Honey Bee". Superb stuff, all told.

Cloud One - Don't Let My Rainbow Pass Me By 12"

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One of many stone-cold Patrick Adams disco funk gems, 1981's "Don't Let My Rainbow Pass Me By" enjoys a long-awaited reissue 37 years after its last outing. Its sprightly slippery groove and floating falsettos remain as strong and as a vital as they ever did... But at a fraction of the once triple-figure price tag it's had over the years. Don't let this record pass you by.


Hunger - Strictly From Hunger, Reissue, Now-Again

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Hunger arrived in L.A. from Portland in late 1967 as the Outcasts, a teenage cover band, but within a six months they had signed with a connected manager, played all over Los Angeles, embraced psychedelia and signed on to record an album of original music for the label their manager founded for them: Public! Records. They showed tremendous promise – and their producers invested heavily into a band that was going to be the next marquee act at the Whiskey A Go-Go, bringing in members of Strawberry Alarm Clock, including future Lynyrd Skynyrd star Ed King, to produce an album. But Hunger broke up before their album’s release and their entry in rock’s canon was shadowed for years.
This is the definitive Reserve Edition reissue of a late ‘60s psych–rock classic, overseen by Hunger’s band members John Morton, Steve Hansen and Mike Lane: the band’s preferred, unedited, fuzz-guitar heavy version of the album, restored and remastered from a rare test press. This is the first time that band’s vision for the album has been issued in full on vinyl. Contains an extensive booklet by Jim Cherry, Eothen Alapatt and Clark Faville that corrects many factual inaccuracies told over the record’s celebrated past three decades as one of rock’s holy grails. The booklet is filled with never-published photos from lead guitarist John Morton’s archive. Subscribers receive a bonus 2nd LP of the Public! Records version of the album, and a download card for bonus 7? tracks.

Felix - Tiger Stripes/You Can't Hold Me Down 7" Vinyl, Sleeping Bag Records, Get On Down

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Very rare early Arthur Russell & Nicky Siano co-produced single from 1984. Re released in conjunction with Arthur Russell's co-founded Sleeping Bag Records. Re mastered for 2014 and in original Sleeping Bag artwork. Contains both the original and extended mixes.


Planet Asia - The Golden Buddha - CD And Vinyl, Brick Records

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Planet Asia helped jump-start the West Coast independent hip-hop movement, and has solidified himself as one of the most consistent and respected MCs in the game over his 20+ year career. He dropped his debut EP with producer Fanatik in 1998, and followed up quickly with the singles "Definition of Ill" (Stones Throw) and "Place of Birth" (ABB Records). In 2001, The Source Magazine gave him the 'First Round Draft Pick' and 'Independent Album of the Year' awards for 'How the West Was One', which was recorded with fellow CA rapper Rasco under the group name Cali Agents. This landed him a deal with Interscope Records, where he was signed until 2003 without releasing an album.

Planet Asia was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2002 for his feature on the song "W" by Mystic, and was later signed to Avatar Records, which released his official debut album, 'The Grand Opening,' in 2004. It earned him another 'Independent Album of the Year' award from The Source. Later, he started his own imprint Gold Chain Music, on which he has churned out multiple projects.


Latyrx (Lateef & Lyrics Born) - The Album, 20th Anniversary

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Lateef and Lyrics born are LATYRX. The Bay Area rap duo's ground breaking debut album gets a deluxe reissue for its 20th anniversary and RSD BLK FRI 2017. Originally released in 1997, Latyrx The Album took underground hip-hop to a higher level with superior flows by Lateef The Truth Speaker and Lyrics Born. backed with top notch production from the legendary DJ Shadow, Chief Xcel (Blackalicious) and Lyrics Born himself.

DJ Koss - Born To Live CD, Below System Records

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“I just use turntables, vinyl and a MPC, that's it. I always come back to the basics with production because it forces me to be creative. Giving a sense to a melody or a rhythm is a powerful thing and it doesn't happen every day.” Belgium based producer, Koss can be considered a hip-hop purist. His previously released body of work has emulated late 80’s / early 90’s heaters producing EP’s for Craig G (Juice Crew), AG (Showbiz & AG) and El Da Sensei (Artifacts). Now Below System Records (Masta Ace, Phat Kat, Chuuwee & Trizz) will be releasing his official full-length production album entitled “Born To Live”. Whereas the previous EPs was one MC per release, the forthcoming album boasts an all-star line-up of spitters including Torae, Large Professor, Masta Ace, Keith Murray, Blaq Poet, Ruste Juxx, J-Live and Craig G. When asked why he decided to have different features on each track Koss related “I wanted this album to express life and my passion for the Hip-Hop culture. My aim was to choose MCs that no matter what is in style at the moment always stay consistent and remember where they came from.” The true school vibe of the album even extends to the remixers that Koss selected. “Born To Live” CD and digital editions will feature track remixes courtesy of K-Def (Ghostface Killah, Tragedy Khadafi), Large Professor (Main Source, Nas) and close friends 12 Finger Dan and B-Base.


Czarface and MF Doom - Czarface meets Metal Face

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Rising from the wreckage of a war torn planet, Czarface joins forces with MF DOOM in the epic Czarface Meets Metal Face! Blending DOOM's trademark abstractions and CZARFACE's in-your-face lyrical attack, this album is ripe with cartoon violence, societal observations and pop culture musings. Over banging beats provided by The Czar-Keys, the armored team give you the witty unpredictable treats any hip-hop fan can sink their fangs into. Expect beats, rhymes, and metal as Czarface controlled by WU-TANG CLAN powerhouse Inspectah Deck and 7L & Esoteric team up with everyone's favorite villain, MF DOOM. With track titles like "Nautical Depth","Meddle With Metal", "Astral Traveling" to "Madness of Badness" this album packs a punch with 16 brand new tracks. Add that with features from Open Mike Eagle and Jedi Mind Tricks' Vinnie Paz, we promise you mind-bending metaphors and brain-melting beats as this powerful pairing sounds off in March 2018! Long time rumored full length collaboration album from Czarface and MF DOOM, fan favorite "Ka-Bang" from Czarface's 2015 sophomore LP Every Hero Needs A Villain had fans begging for more. Cover Art by clothing brand Mishka's head designer Lamour Supreme. Album features Vinnie Paz of the legendary Jedi Mind Tricks, and Open Mike Eagle, who's most recent album "Brick Body Kids Still Daydream" was on Rolling Stone & Pitchforks top 50 albums of 2017 list.

Release 30th March

The Shacks - T-Shirts

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The Shacks - SIGNED Follow Me b/w Texas 7" (Big Crown)

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Since the release of their self titled EP in 2016 The Shacks have been collecting fans that are fast becoming as hypnotized as we've been since first hearing Shannon’s ethereal voice on top of “Strange Boy". Highlights of the year have been opening tours for Chicano Batman, and Khruangbin, as well as "This Strange Effect" becoming world famous via the Apple iPhone 8 ad campaign. The A side, Follow Me, was one of the first songs recorded for Haze almost two years ago. With "black mirror" esque lyrics over a hypnotic mid tempo groove, Follow Me leaves you feeling joyful, calmed, and queasy, all at the same time.
The B side Texas is an another song from their upcoming album. Recorded in Max Shrager's home studio in Princeton and then finished with Leon Michels at the Diamond Mine in Queens. Texas is a perfect representation of The Shacks signature sound with Shannon’s voice balancing out the gritty yet smooth production.

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

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The Shacks - SIGNED Strange Boy b/w No Surprise 7" (Big Crown)

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The Shacks - SIGNED Debut 7 Track E.P. 10" Vinyl (Big Crown)

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The Shacks - SIGNED Debut E.P. CD (9 Tracks) (Big Crown)

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

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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.”


Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, "Back To Black" Issue

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Amazing stuff from Isaac Hayes! Although Ike had first appeared on LP with the album "Introducing", this was the first record to really expose his true soul genius – and it was also the first release on Ike's successful sub-label at Stax, Enterprise Records. The record shows that for all the years Ike was working away on other folks' songs for Stax, he was carefully cooking up his own style of soul that would forever change the way we think about the music. Back in 1969, the album must have blown more than a few minds for its incredibly baroque approach to soul music – taking common elements like strings, piano, and funky rhythms, and stretching them out into long waves of sound that cycle over and over, working a sly subtle magic along with Ike's super-sexy vocals, and his monologue-heavy approach to popular tunes. The album features incredible remakes of pop hits "Walk On By" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" – both of which run for over 10 minutes, and which completely transform the songs into something way more than simple radio fodder. Also features the psychedelic soul masterpiece "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic", which has this crazy funky piano, and a messed-up sound that would make even George Clinton weep




Isaac Hayes - Shaft, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, "Back To Black" Issue

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By the time he was asked to compose the music for Blaxploitation movie Shaft, Isaac Hayes had already established himself as a talent on the rise. While he'd enjoyed modest success as a session musician, producer and vocalist, it would be his score for Shaft - a triumphant blend of dancefloor-friendly funk and soul, evocative downtempo moments, sweeping orchestration and rich, intricately composed musicality - that would turn Hayes into an internationally recognized star. A Voucher 45 years after it was first recorded, Shaft still sounds superb, as this weighty double vinyl reissue - complete with MP3 download code - neatly proves. If it's not in your record collection already, it should be.



Isaac Hayes - Black Moses, Remastered 180 g Issue, Craft Recordings

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The crucial, ambitiously artistic follow-up to Hayes’ Shaft, Black Moses reached #1 on the Billboard Soul/RnB chart in 1972 and remains relevant today as the result of prominent samples by the likes of Portishead (“Glory Box”) and Alesia Cara (“Here”) who both used elements from “Ike’s Rap II” as the basis of their compositions. Boasting an ambitious package, complete with two 180-gram vinyl LPs, deluxe fold-out packaging, and a replica of the original multi-panel four-foot cruciform image of Hayes as Black Moses, this reissue from Craft Recordings showcases newly remastered audio cut at Elysian Masters under the supervision of Dave Cooley and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Memphis Record Pressing.


The Fabulous Dynamics – Every Time I See Pretty Girl/ Get Hip To Yourself (Big Crown) 7"

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Big Crown Records is proud to present a recording that could have easily been lost forever like so many others from it's era. Taken from the only known copy of this acetate that appears to be a rehearsal recording for the group to solicit local gigs, these stripped down versions of Get Hip To Yourself' and Every Time I See a Pretty Girl' are American relics. The only information about the acetate is handwritten on a piece of masking tape affixed to the A side, the name of the group, The Fabulous Dynamics, and the track listing. Of the 6 songs on the demo, we pulled the 2 most buttery, delectable, sweet & savory slices of mid 60's group soul. Stripped down to vocal harmonies and acoustic guitar, both sides of this 7 capture the lo-fi, intimate sonic landscape of yesteryear, something that is often emulated, but never quite duplicated. Another pretty cool detail about this acetate, it was found in the personal record collection of Lamont Dozier.



Kool & Together- On A Red Hot Stove / Nassau Beat (Big Crown) 7"

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Big Crown is proud to present this reissue 7 inch from Texas’s own Kool & Together. The A side, “Sittin’ On a Red Hot Stove” is an infectious, medium-paced funk movement that chugs along with the help of some sharp drums from Joe and a rolling bass line that never quits. Originally edited by Texas record mogul Huey Meaux, the 45 version clocks in at just under two and a half minutes, and gave the band its strongest single. It’s an anecdotal tale of a woman who is lusted after but so mean-spirited, she could melt the romance away. Side B is an unreleased demo version from Kool & Together working up the monster “Funky Nassau”. Clearly something they never finished, the raw recording and lo fidelity of it is what give what they call “Nassau Beat” it’s charm.



Del The Funky Homosapien & Tame One - Parallel Uni - Verse, Purple Haze LP

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There aren't any chart-topping guests on the new release from Oakland, Calif., hip-hop pioneer Del the Funky Homosapien and New Jersey underground stalwart Tame One. "Parallel Uni-Verses" is a true East Coast/West Coast dual team-up; every track a shared effort of like minds and tight handoffs. The song "Gaining Ground" revisits Del's past with futuristic ambient grooves, while "Teddy" is a hot metallic mix of crackly funk horns and space-age effects. Some may hear tracks like "The Franchise" as sour grapes for other rappers' current commercial success, but the duo backs up its devotion to classic sounds with rich layers of funk, soul, jazz, blues and rock sampling that honor the genre-bending experimentation prevalent in '80s and early-'90s hip-hop. It's a blending that the pair calls out in the song "Flashback," with references to Herbie Hancock and Hall & Oates alike.-Evie Nagy


Bernard Purdie - Soul Drums, LP, Reissue, Remastered, Special Edition, Stereo

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Bernard Purdie is one of the most well known drummers of all time, and probably the most recorded in history. From his early days as a session player, Purdie rose to become Aretha Franklin’s musical director, did overdubs for The Beatles, and recorded with the likes of Steely Dan, Cat Stevens, Joe Cocker, Hall & Oats, Quincy Jones, Roberta Flack, and James Brown, to name a few. In 1967 he entered a studio with several friends to cut his first solo album, “Soul Drums”. The album was critically acclaimed upon its initial release, only to reach mythical proportions once being rediscovered by DJs and hip-hop producers years later, when it became one of the most sought-after drum LPs among vinyl collectors. “Soul Drums” is now available on vinyl for the first time in years, along with an entire bonus LP comprising Purdie’s long-lost follow-up LP “Alexander’s Rag Time Band”, which was never given a proper release. This deluxe gatefold re-issue also includes liner notes taken from a recent interview with Purdie, plus rare photos from the late 1960s.


2Pac - Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z... 2LP, Reissue, 25th Anniversary Edition

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Strictly 4 My NIGGAZ is the second studio album from Tupac Shakur. The title is an acronym for Never Ignorant Getting Goals Accomplished; the "Z" in the title makes it a plural. Similar to his debut, 2Pacalypse Now, the album contains many tracks emphasizing 2Pac's political and social views. This album saw more commercial success than its predecessor. While Tupac's first effort included a more underground or indie-rap-oriented sound, this album was considered his "breakout" album. It spawned the hits Keep Ya Head Up and I Get Around and has since reached double platinum status. In honour of this classic albums 25th anniversary it is reissued on 2LP, 180 gram black vinyl for the first time.


The Alchemist - Paris L.A. Bruxelles Instrumentals, 12", Ltd Edition, Splatter Vinyl LP

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Throughout the summer of 2017, artists including the Belgian MCs Roméo Elvis, Caballero and JeanJass, Cool Connexion (a Parisian rap duo formed by Jazzy Bazz and Esso), Deen Burbigo from Entourage, Heskis from the collective 5 Major, Lomepal (another Parisian rapper often seen in Brussels), Montreuil rapper Prince Waly, English-speaking French artist Gracy Hopkins, the rapper-producer 3010 and his collective Eddie Hyde came together at the Red Bull Studios Paris to rap on instrumentals produced by the Alchemist, built from samples discovered by the Californian beatmaker in the French capital’s record stores. Hear the full mixtape for the first time below.


Kendrick Lamar - DAMN - 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Collectors Edition

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During the fourth quarter of the year, Kendrick Lamar is giving away one last treat before we wrap things up. The Compton, California rapper releases his DAMN. Collectors Edition. Album, which is a newly enhanced version of his Grammy-nominated DAMN. studio LP.

This edition doesn't have any new songs on it, but it's special to K. Dot and his loyal supporters since the tracklist is put in reverse. If you recall when the album dropped in April, fans were speculating whether or not the album could be played in reverse, to which the West Coast MC confirmed back in August. - Now, he's releasing the reverse LP as an official project, starting with "DUCKWORTH." and ending it with "BLOOD." The album still contains guest features from the likes of Rihanna, Zacari and U2, as well as his hit single "Humble." The song is up for a total of seven Grammy nominations for next year's awards show. - The studio album also incorporates some new album artwork, showcasing the To Pimp a Butterfly entertainer sporting the signature white t-shirt, which reads "DAMN" on it, with the same braided hairstyle from the original cover, but this time Kendrick appears with his mouth open and head up. The original cover art finds Kendrick looking down in a seemingly defeated expression.

MF Doom - Operation: Doomsday - The 7" Vinyl Collection (Boxset w/ 45 Adapters)

YES! - We have the version with the 45 Adapters!!!

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Metal Face Records
1999 classic debut album presented as a deluxe set, with Seven 7-Inches on seven shades of colored vinyl; 2 unique DOOM 45 adapters; new artwork by original cover artist Lord Scotch; and customer leatherette outer box with silver-foil DOOM mask and logo. This new 7-Inch Collection edition via Get On Down includes seven 7-Inches that run in order of the songs from the original issue (including interludes). The records are housed in a custom black leatherette outer-box that is laced with silver-foil renderings of DOOM’s legendary mask and bubble graffiti logo on the outside, and a never-seen-before DOOM drawing by the legendary Lord Scotch, the original artist behind the Operation: Doomsday art, on the inside.

• Seven 7-inches, each a different vinyl color
• Custom black leatherette outer box with silver-foil rendered images of DOOM’s famed mask and logo
• Two never-before-commercially available silver-colored DOOM 45 adapters
• Each 7-inch has a custom sleeve designed by legendary graf artist Lord Scotch (Blake Lethem), who drew the original Operation: Doomsday cover.
• Colored vinyl edition limited to 1,500 copies worldwide.



Jam Baxter & Ed Scissor - Laminated Cakes (High Focus)

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Paul & The Tall Trees - I Explained It All / Mattison - Watch Out 7" (Big Crown)

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The A side "I Explained It All" is an early Paul & The Tall Trees recording done in between recording sessions for Our Love In The Light. A haunting number equal parts floaty vocal and crushing drums co-produced by Paul & Leon Michels.
From Paul on the session: "The new year approaching. Saturday we'd have a P&TTT family get together. Write music. It was dark and damp down there. Smokey. Windows the size of shoe boxes.
The old 64 Rocket was hot. Pop bought a Rickenbacker."
The B side "Watch Out" is actually the tune that started the whole thing between Big Crown and 79.5. Years ago Kate Mattison who was then performing as Mattison came to Soul Fire studios to record some of her demos, this is how her music got on our radar. Some years after that Danny Akalepse picked up the "Watch Out" 45 she had pressed independently in a record shop and fell in love with the tune. When we started Big Crown she was one of the first people we called up to see what she was up to. Her answer was 79.5. "Watch Out" is a warning to a man who is with the wrong woman set over lush keys and a spacious arrangement.

The Shacks - Follow Me b/w Texas 7" (Big Crown)

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Since the release of their self titled EP in 2016 The Shacks have been collecting fans that are fast becoming as hypnotized as we've been since first hearing Shannon’s ethereal voice on top of “Strange Boy". Highlights of the year have been opening tours for Chicano Batman, and Khruangbin, as well as "This Strange Effect" becoming world famous via the Apple iPhone 8 ad campaign. The A side, Follow Me, was one of the first songs recorded for Haze almost two years ago. With "black mirror" esque lyrics over a hypnotic mid tempo groove, Follow Me leaves you feeling joyful, calmed, and queasy, all at the same time.
The B side Texas is an another song from their upcoming album. Recorded in Max Shrager's home studio in Princeton and then finished with Leon Michels at the Diamond Mine in Queens. Texas is a perfect representation of The Shacks signature sound with Shannon’s voice balancing out the gritty yet smooth production.

The Shacks - Audrey / Fly Fishing 7" (Big Crown)

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Before the release of their debut album, we are dropping one more 45 with a newly recorded version of "Audrey Hepburn," a tune off their self titled EP from 2016 and "Fly Fishing", a B side exclusive to this single.
For most of 2017, The Shacks have been honing their skills as a live band playing in and around NYC as well as opening for bands like Chicano Batman and Khurangbin. Some of their studio creations which favor the soft, dream pop side of their repitoire, have been reworked for the live show setting. Audrey Hepburn (Spending All My Time) is an example of that. When we first heard their reworked version at a gig in Brooklyn, we called them the next day and asked them to cut to tape the way they had switched it up for the live set. The result is this catchy single, so strong we had to press a 45 for it.
The B Side, "Fly Fishing" is one of many tracks The Shacks have sitting in the vault. Constantly writing and recording, the group has amassed a huge catalog of music. Fly Fishing starts out with a raucous syncopated intro dropping into a floaty groove The Shacks are know for. It's also their drummer's grandma's favorite song.

Damu The Fudgemunk & Raw Poetic - The Reflecting Sea (Welcome To A New Philosophy) - Coloured Vinyl - (Redef)

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As music continuously evolves, times change and new ideas and movements come & go. All of this functions in tandem with scientific, technological, social and political advancements in our society. The biggest component to that evolution is the people. There are creators and consumers. One cannot exist without the other. Throughout art, the audience defines quality, but artist has the power to introduce change and shift perception. Execution is key. The masses are always hungry for something fresh. Sometimes we're at the forefront of new trends and sometimes we find comfort innovating the past. No matter what, musicians have a responsibility to bridge the gap.
Raw Poetic and Damu the Fudgemunk meet all of the above. Produced entirely by the artists, the new album "The Reflecting Sea" revisits sonic textures of yesteryear and combined with their own distinct ears for music, have created something uniquely foreign for the music world in our time. Speaking of the times, Raw Poetic's lyrical subject matter is nothing short of relevancy. Speaking from an observatory perspective in addition to his own personal experiences, the album's content is infinitely relatable.
Although known primarily as hip hop acts, both Damu and Raw P stretched out to expand what the genre is known for. The combination of elements from the mix of live instrumentation, improvisation and sampling to the range of styles including jazz, fusion, rock, electronic and soul make The Reflecting Sea unlike anything else. Captured and recorded in it's rawest form, the album is honest expression. Masterminding the festival sounds is Damu the Fudgemunk. His voice is absent from the recordings, but his presence is immediately noticed throughout the 40 minute exhibition. Packed with tons of beats, tons of scratching, original compositions, upbeat and signature atmosphere, there's no question who's behind the boards. With the average tempo of over 100bpm, this is one of the most energetic releases in Redefinition's catalog. Raw P and the Fudgemunk aim to revitalize listeners of all types with their original sound. They call it "The Reflecting Sea: Welcome to a New Philosophy."
Raw Poetic (MC), hails from the DMV area by way of Philadelphia. In addition to several collaborations with Damu the Fudgemunk, he's recorded 6 albums as a member of Panacea, 1 album with K-def, 1 album with Kev Brown and recent features with Brous One in which all have been met with critical acclaim.
Damu the Fudgemunk (producer/DJ) is a DC native who co-owns and operates Redefinition Records. With several successful releases as a solo artist, his music has garnered a reputation in the last decade for it's consistent quality and conceptual structure.

Damu The Fudgemunk & Raw Poetic - The Reflecting Sea (Welcome To A New Philosophy) - Black Vinyl - (Redef)

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As music continuously evolves, times change and new ideas and movements come & go. All of this functions in tandem with scientific, technological, social and political advancements in our society. The biggest component to that evolution is the people. There are creators and consumers. One cannot exist without the other. Throughout art, the audience defines quality, but artist has the power to introduce change and shift perception. Execution is key. The masses are always hungry for something fresh. Sometimes we're at the forefront of new trends and sometimes we find comfort innovating the past. No matter what, musicians have a responsibility to bridge the gap.
Raw Poetic and Damu the Fudgemunk meet all of the above. Produced entirely by the artists, the new album "The Reflecting Sea" revisits sonic textures of yesteryear and combined with their own distinct ears for music, have created something uniquely foreign for the music world in our time. Speaking of the times, Raw Poetic's lyrical subject matter is nothing short of relevancy. Speaking from an observatory perspective in addition to his own personal experiences, the album's content is infinitely relatable.
Although known primarily as hip hop acts, both Damu and Raw P stretched out to expand what the genre is known for. The combination of elements from the mix of live instrumentation, improvisation and sampling to the range of styles including jazz, fusion, rock, electronic and soul make The Reflecting Sea unlike anything else. Captured and recorded in it's rawest form, the album is honest expression. Masterminding the festival sounds is Damu the Fudgemunk. His voice is absent from the recordings, but his presence is immediately noticed throughout the 40 minute exhibition. Packed with tons of beats, tons of scratching, original compositions, upbeat and signature atmosphere, there's no question who's behind the boards. With the average tempo of over 100bpm, this is one of the most energetic releases in Redefinition's catalog. Raw P and the Fudgemunk aim to revitalize listeners of all types with their original sound. They call it "The Reflecting Sea: Welcome to a New Philosophy."
Raw Poetic (MC), hails from the DMV area by way of Philadelphia. In addition to several collaborations with Damu the Fudgemunk, he's recorded 6 albums as a member of Panacea, 1 album with K-def, 1 album with Kev Brown and recent features with Brous One in which all have been met with critical acclaim.
Damu the Fudgemunk (producer/DJ) is a DC native who co-owns and operates Redefinition Records. With several successful releases as a solo artist, his music has garnered a reputation in the last decade for it's consistent quality and conceptual structure.

L'Orange - The Ordinary Man (MMG)

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Label art is a phenokistiscope, which will appear as animated under a strobe light.

Masta Killa - Loyalty Is Royalty (Nature Sounds)

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The legendary Wu-Tang Clan is among the most successful and influential groups in hip-hop history. As one of the nine original members, Masta Killa has been an important part of the Wu-Tang legacy since the group's debut in 1993. He’s contributed verses to countless Wu classics (“Glaciers Of Ice”, Winter Warz, Triumph, Duel Of The Iron Mic, Wu Banga 101), released three critically acclaimed solo albums, and always remained true to the core Clan aesthetic: razor-sharp wisdom over dusty, soulful production. Now, Masta Killa is back with a brand new album, Loyalty Is Royalty. The highly-anticipated project boasts an impressive list of guest appearances, including Method Man, Redman, KXNG Crooked, Sean Price, RZA, GZA, Prodigy, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna, and more. As fate would have it, two of those MCs have since passed away, making their contributions particularly special. "All praises due to the memories of Sean Price and Prodigy of Mobb Deep," says MK. "Two hip hop legends." With production handled by the likes of 9th Wonder, Illmind, P.F. Cuttin, RZA, True Master, and Dame Grease, Loyalty Is Royalty delivers the kind of classic hip-hop experience fans have come to expect from Masta Killa.

Prodigy - H.N.I.C (Get On Dowm, Sony Music)

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When it comes to authentic, ride-or-die hip-hop, few crews have as much resonance as Mobb Deep. Featuring two double-threat MCs who also produced - Havoc and the sadly-departed Prodigy - the crew changed the hardcore rap game in 1995 with their sophomore classic The Infamous, and went on to rule the dark corners of hip-hop for the second half of the 90s and well into the 2000s. After multiple Mobb Deep platters in the '90s, Prodigy entered the 2000s as a solo artist with force, rolling over a stomping, piano-freaked backdrop laced by producer The Alchemist, with "Keep It Thoro." It has held up over time, proving itself as an anthemic classic that the streets and clubs still respect. Flaunting a smooth-but-menacing flow, Prodigy's no-nonsense lyricism on "Keep It Thoro" is prototypical modern age brag rap. Countless MCs have followed his flow, from Fabolous to Joey Bada$$. The song is short and sweet, clocking in at just over 3 minutes. There are no wasted verses, just hardcore rhymes that stay with you.
H.N.I.C. was Prodigy’s first solo album, but it is perhaps his best. Among fans he will never be forgotten, for his skills, his storytelling and his no-B.S. approach to the art of MCing.

Tokyo Nights: Female J Pop Boogie Funk 1981 To 1988 (Cultures Of Soul US) CD

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When it comes to shining a light on obscure regional disco and boogie scenes, the crate diggers behind Cultures of Soul are rarely beaten. Their latest killer compilation gathers together little known boogie, electrofunk and J-pop released in Japan between 1981 and 1988. It's predictably brilliant from start to finish, with the squelchy synth bounce and bi-lingual vocals of Hitomi Tohyama's "Wanna Kiss" and the mid-'80s Madonna vibes of Kaoru Akimoti's "Dress Down" amongst the highlights. What's perhaps most impressive is the comparative quality of the tunes; aside from Japanese language vocals, most sound like they could have been recorded and released by New York or Los Angeles-based artists, rather than Tokyo ones. As the old cliche goes, this is "all killer, no filler".

Timothy McNealy - Funky Movement LP & CD - 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.

Dinosaur L - Go Bang #5 - 7" (Get On Down)

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Arthur Russell in his early 80s post-rock, far-out outfit Dinosaur L, "Go Bang #5" featured on the band's one and only album 24-24. According to legend Francois was asked to create a dancefloor version as the album version was a little too far-out for the floor. Naturally he delivered while paying total respect to frenetic, leftside thinking of the original with elements, textures and instrumental devices flying in from all sides. Another outright disco legend appears on the B: Walter Gibbons applies a leaner twist that gradually builds into bad trip wooziness before letting loose with an epic percussive section. 35 years deep and this still bangs.

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.

The 9th Creation– Bubble Gum LP (Ritetrack Record)

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Cosmic jazz-funk and street-smart grooves and rhythms were the name of the game on Bubble Gum, the 1975 debut album of 9th Creation. The album featured nine rollicking tracks of often-instrumental funk, equally inspired by the likes of Kool and The Gang and The Fatback Band, which frequently crossed over into realms of 70s dance and soul balladry. Obscure in its time, Bubble Gum went on to be a cornucopia of wealth for crate diggers and beatsmiths, particularly the title track, which made its way into cuts by Pete Rock & CL Smooth, DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, and 3rd Bass, just to name a few.

Juan RIOS And Smoke Trees– KO-OP!

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We are happy to announce the first KO-OP album. KO-OP 1 highlights the talent of two of our favourite new producers from Sevilla, Spain and Stuttgart, Germany. Juan RIOS's dreamy, sun-drenched grooves make a perfect fit with the slightly darker, jazz-induced sound of Smoke Trees. Juan RIOS and Smoke Trees represent the new wave of European beatmakers and reach 200.000 monthly listeners on Spotify. The album artwork has been designed by Berlin-based illustrator Rahel Süsskind (best known for her work with Money $ex Records) and comes with two (!) front covers. The LP is limited to 500 copies. KO-OP is a new community for beatmakers and beatlovers brought to you by Melting Pot Music. KO-OP is open to all styles, flavors, camps and colors. KO-OP is neither a label nor a compilation, but we are releasing music digitally and on vinyl. Every Tuesday a new KO-OP beat hits the interweb. An integral part of KO-OP is the curation of two dynamic playlists on Spotify and Soundcloud - where we spotlight the freshest beats from all around the way.

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.


The Ordinary Man - L'Orange CD

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L'Orange has previously produced full-length projects for the likes of Kool Keith, Mr. Lif, and Jeremiah Jae. On his third solo project, The Ordinary Man, he crafts an instrumental hip-hop album with a few guest appearances from familiar faces Del the Funkee Homosapien, Blu, Elzhi, The Koreatown Oddity, and Chuwee.

Oddisee & Good Compny - Beneath The Surface (Live) CD

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A live version of the critically acclaimed 2017 album “The Iceberg,” Oddisee’s masterpiece has been performed around the world. As he has toured, he has been joined by his band, Good Compny: Olivier St. Louis on guitar, Ralph “Real” Washington on Keys, DJ Unown on MPC, Jon Laine on drums and Dennis Turner on bass. The first live album release from both Oddisee & Mello Music Group, this project shows what people all over the world already know- Oddisee and Good Compny put on an amazing live show. With bonus tracks from Oddisee’s albums “The Good Fight,” and “People Hear What They See,” this new project breaths life into Oddisee’s catalogue in a way we’ve never heard before.

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.

Sunny & The Sunliners - Mr Brown Eyed Soul 2LP (Big Crown Records)

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Loyle Carner - Yesterday's Gone (LP, 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.

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.

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.


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.

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
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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 - 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.

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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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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.

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.


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."

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)

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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.

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)

LP, Repress, Limited Edition, Black-Orange Marble £16.99 Add to basket

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)
Book, 7", CD £44.99 Add to basket

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)

12" £9.99 Add to basket

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

NYC Street Photography... It's the Joint - Brian Nobili & Ricky Powell (Hardback Cover)

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NYC Street Photography... It's the Joint is a collection of 10 of New York's most prolific street photographers today. Through their photography they tell stories from every corner of the city from the early '80s until the present day.





The J Dilla Turntable - NOW IN STOCK!

£119.99 Add to basket

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)

COLLECT THEM ALL!!!!!

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

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Home Taping Is Killing Music And It's Illegal...T-Shirt
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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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