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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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So We Ate Them Whole LP by Jam Baxter, entirely produced by Chemo. One of the gems of the ever expanding Jam Baxter discography featuring bangers like 'Leash', 'Incoming'.


Jam Baxter - So We Ate Them Whole - Double Vinyl LP (High Focus)

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So We Ate Them Whole LP by Jam Baxter, entirely produced by Chemo. One of the gems of the ever expanding Jam Baxter discography featuring bangers like 'Leash', 'Incoming'.


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 Breakbeats - Razor Cut (Kay-Dee Records)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jehst - Billy Green is Dead - Double Vinyl LP (YNR Productions) - Now in stock

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Jehst - one of the most influential and admired figures in British hip-hop - announces new album 'Billy Green Is Dead' and shares lead-single and instant grat track, '44th Floor': Inspired by Gil Scott-Heron's song of the same name, the ambitious Billy Green Is Dead album follows fictional everyman character Billy Green on his solitary journey through an uncaring, individualistic world. Lead track 44th Floor - produced by Doctor Zygote of Strange U - comes midway through the record's narrative arc and finds protagonist Billy at breaking point; "feeling like my life's a major fail, standing on the platform waiting for British Rail".

Billy Green Is Dead is Jehst's first album of original material in 6 years, and will be released 16th June on his own label, YNR Productions. The record is executive produced by Beat Butcha (Rick Ross, Curren$y, Jadakiss), features production from Paul White (Danny Brown, Open Mike Eagle) and Jehst himself, plus guest vocals by Kashmere, Eric Biddines and others.

Kendrick Lamar - DAMN - Double Vinyl LP (TDE)

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

Tuff City Records: The Old School Years Vol 1: 1982-1986 - Released 21st July

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


Freddie Gibbs - You Only Live 2wice

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Jonwayne - Rap Album Two (Authors / The Order Label)

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Jonwayne's Rap Album Two is the latest offering of music from the California based MC and producer, releasing the album on his label Authors Recording Company. Rap Album Two follows up on four maxi-singles released over the last twelve months, further entrenching the archives and material available through his new imprint. Recordings for Jonwayne's new full-length took place at the Cosmic Zoo in Los Angeles, CA and features contributions from close allies Shango, Danny Watts, Low Leaf and Zeroh. Production guests include D-Styles, Eets, Oliver The 2nd, Babu and Dibiase, with mastering facilitation by Low End Theory's Daddy Kev. Conceptually, Rap Album Two serves as a detailed painting of Jonwayne's life changing experiences over the last few years, diving into the inner realms of conflict and the alterations of life that followed. The album has earned praise from journalists and radio all over the world, adding to the success of his sold out Rap Album Two European tour. Rap Album Two has been coupled with a series of music videos, including the already released Almost | Raymond directed "These Words Are Everything" and the Ruffmercy animated "Live From The Fuck You."?

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'.

Isaac Hayes And The Bar-Kays - Do Your Thing (Now Again)

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Release of the previously unissued full 33-minute jam session plus bonus rhythm section instrumental. Includes an 8 page booklet detailing the history of this session. Record Store Day Black Friday release. Limited to 2500 copies.

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.

J Dilla - Jay Dee's Ma Dukes Collection (Yancey Media)

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Since his untimely death at the all too young age of 32 the world has grown to appreciate the work of J Dilla even more than when he was alive. There’s an ethereal quality to Jay Dee’s works, part boom bap but more mellow. Mellow, but never soft. And Dilla never stopped making beats, his MPC was by his side until the very end. It now resides in the Smithsonian. Due the prolific nature of his beat making, the world is blessed to have stacks of Dilla material – some coming to light even this many years after his passing. In the world of hip hop, no one’s mother is more famous that Ma Dukes. Go ahead, name check Chuck D’s mom or Chance the Rapper’s mom or TI’s mother – without hitting Google. And one of the reasons we all know Ma Dukes is her tireless effort to maintain Dilla’s legacy. This release is yet another step in that direction. Presented here, from the Official Ma Dukes Collection, are 15 works by Jay Dee from deep in the vaults, being released on vinyl for the first time

Bumblebee Unlimited - Lady Bug (Get On Down Reissue)

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Originally released in 1978 on Greg Charmichael's Red Greg Records, ‘Lady Bug’ and "Love Bug" are probably Bumblebee Unlimited's most recognizable hits. Much like Cloud One, Universal Robot Band and Inner Life, Bumblebee Unlimited was a studio-based disco unit conducted by Patrick Adams and Gregory Carmichael. Their only album "Sting Like a Bee" was released by RCA in 1979 with contributions from longtime Adams & Carmichael collaborators Leroy Burgess (vocals), Norbert Sloley (bass), and Richard Taninbaum (drums). With an undeniable groove, signature keys and arrangements by Patrick Adams in addition to the comically sped-up vocals, Lady Bug is considered by many to be one of the most important underground tracks of the Disco era. As with the original "Lady Bug" 12" Single, the John Morales and Frank Trimarco "Sunshine Sound" mix takes the A-side of the RCA release. A true Disco version in every sense of the word, this almost 10 minute mix brings out the Latin percussions to the front making it a true dance floor classic and establishing John Morales as one of the best remixers in the industry. The B-Side belongs to one of New York City's hottest DJs at the time: Larry Levan. Despite being a very early remix by the Legendary Paradise Garage DJ, the talent was evident and his understanding of a club mix in wide display. It’s no wonder Larry Levan would go to become one of the most respected and revered remixers of his generation. Similarly to the Morales/Trimarco version, the percussions are accented throughout the mix making it ready for the discotheque. However the two mixes are undoubtely different with Levan’s bringing out more funk out of the Adams composition focusing more on the keys and the infectious bass lines. No real point in arguing which is better, so let’s just be glad we have both.

Blacastan and Stu Bangas - The Uncanny Adventures Of Watson and Holmes (Brick)

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Official Army Of The Pharaohs and Demigodz emcee Blacastan has been steadily staking his claim to the title of ‘savior of underground rap music’ since his debut mixtape Me Against The Radio and its key cut and video "Life Of A Tape" became an underground cult classic in 2007. The rapper turned his attention to the mic after the Hartford, CT street life, and his strong-arm style of handling business, left a then 16-year-old Blacastan serving a bid in the mid-'90s. He emerged from prison with a remarkable skill set, a throwback style, and an unrivaled drive. His 2010 debut album Blac Sabbath boasted production & vocals from the likes of Statik Selektah, Blue Sky Black Death, Mr. Green, Esoteric and Celph Titled, and 2012’s The Master Builder Part II, which was mixed by legendary DJ Doo Wop, had features from Slaine and Reef the Lost Cauze, among others. He has since also racked up appearances on Jedi Mind Tricks Violence Begets Violence, the Army of The Pharaohs albums In Death Reborn and Heavy Lies The Crown, the Demigodz Killmatic album, Apathy’s Wanna Snuggle?, Mr Lif’s Don’t Look Down and Czarface’s A Fistful of Peril, plus toured extensively across Europe, North America, and Australia with Celph Titled and Block McCloud. 2014 saw Blac teaming up with producer and longtime AOTP and Demigodz collaborator Stu Bangas for the first installment of Watson & Holmes, which featured Esoteric, Apathy, Celph Titled and Vinnie Paz. Stu has been in the trenches since the early 2000s, producing heatrocks for Slaine, Esoteric, Tragedy Khadafi, Heltah Skeltah, Jedi Mind Tricks, Vinnie Paz, Blaq Poet, Copywrite, Chino XL, Cappadonna, AOTP and Sean Price, including the lead single “Definition of God” from Sean Price's upcoming posthumous album Imperius Rex. The duo is back with The Uncanny Adventures of Watson & Holmes, a sophomore effort that improves on the first in every way. Stu gets completely brutal with the beats, and Blac ups the ante on the rhymes. Plus, they’ve enlisted Ill Bill (Non-Phixion, La Coka Nostra), Nutso, Apathy (Demigodz, AOTP) 7L & Esoteric (AOTP, Czarface), and Tragedy Khadafi to lend their talents to the project. Blac explains that this time around, he “really dug in and executive produced it: every sample, every transition, every edit.” He adds “People might not realize it, but this album took 4 years to make! I also worked closely with engineer Eddie Sancho on crafting the actual sound of the album... Stu and I are so familiar with each other’s process that we already know what the other is thinking before he thinks it.” Stu elaborates, saying that “this time around we tried out different tempos, different vibes for songs, and Blac played around with different rhyme patterns, so it shows how we have both grown as artists.”

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)

Run DMC - Raising Hell (Get On Down, Reissue)

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Up until Raising Hell, the rap juggernaut we know as Run-DMC was still in its building and breaking-down- doors phase. In 1986 that changed, and in a dramatic way. With their third long-player, the group had reached the mountaintop. It was THE record that proved hip-hop wasn’t a fad.
Raising Hell marked an important and significant new era for the group. Leaving producer Larry Smith for up-and- coming sonic innovator Rick Rubin (still co-produced by Run’s brother Russell Simmons), they began to fully transition not only their own sound, but the sound of the entire genre. Less live playing – with some exceptions – and a slicker, tighter sonic attack. Musical aesthetics aside, though, at their core they stayed true to the essence of hip-hop: two turntables and a microphone, or two.
It’s impossible to talk about the album without its worldwide smash, “Walk This Way,” which hit #4 on the Billboard pop charts and saw the group digging in the rock crates to summon Aerosmith in the flesh, combining Steven Tyler’s and Joe Perry’s musicianship with the group’s own take on the ‘70s classic. The song’s video cemented Run-DMC as legit MTV idols, and both groups rode its wave to new heights.
Beyond “Walk This Way,” the platter is full to the hilt with undeniable classic singles: “You Be Illin’”; “It’s Tricky”; “Peter Piper” and the fashion-world shifting “My Adidas.” Each song was new proof that Run-DMC’s sound was indeed new, but still familiar, and full ofthe energy, charisma and innovation that drew fans to their first two LPs.
Aside from the singles, the reason the album stands up so well is the fact that there is virtually no filler. “Proud To Be Black” remains a pioneering and underrated cut when people talk about “conscious” hip-hop. And to make sure they never lost the streets that gave them their start, “Hit It Run,” “Son Of Byford,” “Is It Live” and “Perfection” all bring it back to the group’s early days in the park.
Besides the triple platinum status the album achieved, it was more than just a pop smash. It signaled a new era for rap music, and it was the no-turning- back point for the entire genre. This was the beginning of what we now call the Golden Era, and it still sounds as fresh today as it did three decades ago.

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.

ESG - Step Off (Fire Records)

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

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

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

Ramson Badbonez & DJ Fingerfood - Hypnodic (High Focus)

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

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

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

Scotty Hard - The Science of Sesh (Ingua Records)

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

Your Old Droog - Packs

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






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





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

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For this special, ultra deluxe edition, released 20 years after the DreamWorks edition, reissue masters Get On Down have spared no expense and left no design corner unearthed. It is presented on 3-LPs, with one full side consisting of never-before heard songs. Two new remixes ("Wild And Crazy" and "I'm Destructive," both done by Dan The Automator in 2016), as well as three songs recorded during the original Octagon sessions but never released on any other editions of the album: "Astro Embalming Fluid"; "Redeye"; "I'll Be There For You."
All in all, there are 28 tracks of Octagon madness here – an embarrassment of bonus riches, considering that the original Bulk 2-LP had only 19.
The outer package of the set is housed in a custom-made octagonal box, with original front (Pushead) and back cover artwork. Inside, besides the 3-LPs, each housed in their own custom, octagon-shaped sleeve, there is a 40-page liner notes book, with dozens of images – from album artwork to promotional ads – as well as interviews with both Keith and Dan The Automator by author Brian Coleman.
Dr. Octagonecologyst is one of the most unique rap records the genre has ever seen, and this is the perfect way to celebrate it – whether it's the first time you have heard this mind-expanding record, or the three thousandth.




Mongrels - Attack The Megalith EP (Invisible Spies)

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

The Rammellzee - My Schoolbag (Gamma)

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

Karriem Riggins - Headnod Suite (Stones Throw)

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Roc Marciano - Rosebudd's Revenge (Fat Beats)

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

Vex Ruffin - Conveyor (Stones Throw)

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

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

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

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

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

DJ Format & Abdominal - Still Hungry (AAF)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Near Mint - Microfibre Cloth

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

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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

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Guilty Simpson - OJ Simpson

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Wax Poetics Issue 66


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

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

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

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

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

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





The J Dilla Turntable - NOW IN STOCK!

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

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

Artwork by Mason London.

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

Near Mint - 360 Vinyl Cleaning Solution

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

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

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

Donuts T-shirt - J Dilla (Stones Throw)

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

Dilla Donuts T-Shirt (Stones Throw)

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

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

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

Stones Throw Grey Beanie

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

Stones Throw Tote Bag

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

Thud Rumble - Butter Rugs 7" Slipmats

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

- designed for scratching & back-cueing

Big Crown Tote Bag

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

Book of Stones Throw illustrations by Munguni

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

Stones Throw Poster

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


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

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

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

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

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