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Your Old Droog - Transportation
Your Old Droog
Transportation
2LP | 2019 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
28,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Acclaimed Ukrainian-American rapper Your Old Droog recently made waves with the unexpected release of "It Wasn’t Even Close", a brand new album that drew widespread attention and endless praise after dropping in April with no advance warning. Fresh off this success, your old pal is returning less than two months later with "Transportation", a different album dropping on June 14th. The album features 15 tracks, all of which loosely relate to a method of transportation. “Not everything is literal though,” says the artist, which comes as no surprise considering the man’s penchant for abstract metaphors. "Transportation" finds Your Old Droog returning to the unique remind-you-of-NYC-at-night soundscapes that served as the backdrop to his classic self-titled debut, which was named one of the top 10 albums of 2014 by The New York Times and one of the top 15 rap albums of 2014 by Rolling Stone. Similar to the first project, the bulk of the beats on "Transportation" are handled in-house by eclectic Inwood beat wizard Mono En Stereo. Droog sounds more than at home delivering the audio equivalent of comfort food, with interludes sprinkled around beats and rhymes that go together like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a cold glass of milk in the middle of the night. In Droog’s case, it might be Bulgarian buttermilk.
J Dilla aka Jay Dee - Jay Stay Paid
J Dilla aka Jay Dee
Jay Stay Paid
Tape | 2014 | US | Reissue (Nature Sounds)
7,14 €* 12,99 € -45%
Release:2014 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Cassette Store Day 2018 release! While mostly instrumental, this album also offers a few guests vocals from artists that Dilla worked with or admired including Black Thought of The Roots, MF DOOM, M.O.P., Blu and more. Overseen by Maureen Yancey (aka Ma Dukes) along with the musical supervision of Dilla's only real musical idol, Pete Rock.
Westside Gunn x Mr. Green - FLYGOD Is Good...All The Time
Westside Gunn x Mr. Green
FLYGOD Is Good...All The Time
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
20,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Buffalo, NY rapper Westside Gunn is one of hip-hop’s most exciting new stars, attracting fans and acclaim for his unique voice, exquisitely gritty wordplay, and minimalist, soul-drenched production. Mr. Green is a renowned hip-hop producer who has crafted tracks for the likes of Jedi Mind Tricks, Snoop Doog, A$AP Ferg, The Roots, Freddie Gibbs, KRS-One, Bodega Bamz, R.A. The Rugged Man, Deniro Farrar, Raz Fresco, and many more. Now, the two artists are joining forces for a new collaborative EP, FLYGOD Is Good… All The Time. While this is their first time working together, the chemistry is obvious, and the respect is mutual.

“Westside Gunn is incredible, a true mastermind,” says Mr. Green. “He has this sound that is completely one-of-a-kind, just gives you that indescribable feeling we are all looking for in hip-hop these days.”

Mixed and mastered by legendary engineer Eddie Sancho (known for his work with Gang Starr, Jay-Z, Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., Alchemist, M.O.P., Dilated Peoples, and many more), the EP showcases some of the best work to date from both Green and Gunn.

“This is a true WSG art piece,” says Westside Gunn. “Everything I do is under a microscope, so it gotta be A1.”
Pete Rock - Soul Survivor 20th Anniversary Reissue
Pete Rock
Soul Survivor 20th Anniversary Reissue
2LP | 1998 | US | Reissue (Nature Sounds)
33,99 €*
Release:1998 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Among the first ever hip-hop “producer albums”, Pete Rock's 1998 classic Soul Survivor shined a much-deserved light on one of hip-hop's greatest ever music-makers. While Pete's smooth-as-butter instrumentals take center stage, the album also features a who's who of late 90s hip-hop royalty – artists like Method Man, Big Pun, Common, Black Thought, Kurupt, Raekwon, Noreaga, Ghostface Killah, Prodigy, Large Professor, and many more. Now, nearly two decades after its initial release, Soul Survivor is finally getting the proper reissue it deserves.
Weldon Irvine - The Sisters
Weldon Irvine
The Sisters
LP | 1998 | US | Reissue (Nature Sounds)
22,99 €*
Release:1998 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Keyboardist and composer Weldon Irvine is among the most celebrated Jazz-Funk artists of all time. He was Nina Simone’s bandleader for years, and wrote the lyrics for her iconic civil rights anthem “To Be Young, Gifted and Black”. Throughout the 1970s, Irvine released a series of seminal albums full of deep, soulful, funky grooves. "The Sisters" is a collection of lost tracks and demos from his late-1970s studio sessions with fellow Jazz-Funk luminary Don Blackman. Featuring the hit single “Morning Sunrise” (later famously sampled on Jay-Z’s “Dear Summer”), the album contains a mix of instrumental and vocal tracks that stand up with the best work in Irvine’s impressive catalog. Courtesy of Nature Sounds, this rare collection is finally back in stock on limited-edition vinyl. Order this official reissue of "The Sisters" now while supplies last.
Your Old Droog - Transportation
Your Old Droog
Transportation
CD | 2019 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Acclaimed Ukrainian-American rapper Your Old Droog recently made waves with the unexpected release of "It Wasn’t Even Close", a brand new album that drew widespread attention and endless praise after dropping in April with no advance warning. Fresh off this success, your old pal is returning less than two months later with "Transportation", a different album dropping on June 14th. The album features 15 tracks, all of which loosely relate to a method of transportation. “Not everything is literal though,” says the artist, which comes as no surprise considering the man’s penchant for abstract metaphors. "Transportation" finds Your Old Droog returning to the unique remind-you-of-NYC-at-night soundscapes that served as the backdrop to his classic self-titled debut, which was named one of the top 10 albums of 2014 by The New York Times and one of the top 15 rap albums of 2014 by Rolling Stone. Similar to the first project, the bulk of the beats on "Transportation" are handled in-house by eclectic Inwood beat wizard Mono En Stereo. Droog sounds more than at home delivering the audio equivalent of comfort food, with interludes sprinkled around beats and rhymes that go together like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a cold glass of milk in the middle of the night. In Droog’s case, it might be Bulgarian buttermilk.
Blu & Oh No - A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night Red Vinyl Edition
Blu & Oh No
A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night Red Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2019 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
24,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The work of acclaimed L.A. rapper Blu is a hip-hop time capsule perfectly embodying the vibrant culture of the City of Angels. With no signs of slowing down, the talented artist continues to supply listeners with vivid lyrical imagery over exceptional production.

The latest addition to his catalog is A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night, a new album entirely produced by Oh No. The son of singer Otis Jackson and younger brother of beat god Madlib, Oh No has been among the most consistently relevant artists on the independent hip-hop scene since the release of his influential debut album 15 years ago. Equally skilled as an emcee and producer, Oh No’s storied career has included forming the duo Gangrene with Alchemist, composing the original score for the popular video game Grand Theft Auto, and producing for De La Soul, Mos Def, Action Bronson, Talib Kweli, Danny Brown, Prodigy, and many more.

Now, these two unique and innovative artists are joining forces for an impressive full-length album. With Oh No’s dynamic, soulful production setting the stage, Blu’s effortless flows and streetwise storytelling are on full display. "It's a true honor to put it down with the legendary Jackson Brothers,” says Blu. “Oh No never fails and this project has been provided with straight heat for the streets."

Featuring guest appearances from Abstract Rude, MED, Self Jupiter, Ca$hus King, and more
Gloria Ann Taylor - Deep Inside Of You
Gloria Ann Taylor
Deep Inside Of You
7" | 1973 | US | Reissue (Nature Sounds)
12,99 €*
Release:1973 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition for Schwarzer Freitag Record Store Day 2018! Only 1 per customer!
For the first time since 1973, her famed single “Deep Inside. You” is back in print on 7” vinyl, courtesy of Nature Sounds. Taylor’s records were characterized as “a unique musical brew that mixed northern soul with exotic percussion and fuzzy psychedelic guitars.... [in] a range of tempos and stylings from ballads to disco.” Taylor was nominated for the 12th annual Grammy Awards in the category of best R&B vocal performance by a female for the song “You Gotta Pay the Price”. The singles released by Gloria Ann Taylor are well-established rare
treasures in the Soul music canon. Although Taylor was nominated for a
Grammy, performed live on bills featuring The Emotions, Johnnie Taylor,
B.B. King, and The O’Jays, and had a circle of friends that included
Bootsy Collins and James Brown, by the the mid-1970s her career had
stalled and she abruptly quit the music business. Taylor’s records later
became highly sought-after by DJs and rare groove collectors, prized
for a hauntingly soulful sound that mixed northern soul with exotic
percussion and psychedelic guitars.
Gloria Ann Taylor passed away in December 2017 at the ago of 73.
Now, for the first time since 1973, her famed single “Deep Inside You” is
back in print on 7” vinyl, courtesy of Nature Sounds. This limited-edition
pressing of the often-sampled Columbia Records release also includes
the original B-side “World That’s Not Real”.
Another friday dedicated to the black gold!
Enlightment - Faith Is The Key
Enlightment
Faith Is The Key
LP+7" | 2017 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
30,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
After more than three decades as a lost classic, the debut album by Washington DC soul/gospel outfit Enlightment is finally receiving a proper release. Founded by ordained bishop Larry H. Jordan and his brother-in-law Frank Tinsley in the early 1980s, Enlightment was among the first groups to fuse modern R&B production with gospel themes. Unfortunately, the independent release of their 1984 debut album “Faith Is The Key” was torpedoed when both their distributor and pressing plant went out of business. Only a handful of “Faith Is the Key” LPs ever made it into the public’s hands.
As a result, the record became a holy grail for collectors. It was re-discovered around the year 2000, when copies started selling online for over $2000. While disappointed in the record’s lack of immediate impact, the group’s founders are not surprised by its recent revival. “It’s just good music with a spiritual message, that’s why it stood the test of time,” says Tinsley. “We made sure we had very crystal clear production,” adds Jordan. Thanks to an official vinyl re-release via Nature Sounds with worldwide distribution, listeners can now experience that innovation first-hand.
MF Doom - Special Herbs Volume 1 & 2
MF Doom
Special Herbs Volume 1 & 2
2LP+7" | 2005 | US | Reissue (Nature Sounds)
21,99 €*
Release:2005 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
First part in DOOMs classic beat series repressed with bonus 7inch containing KMD's "Who Me" and "Plumskinz" instrumentals.
Durag Dynasty (Alchemist, Planet Asia, Killer Ben & Tristate) - 360 Waves
Durag Dynasty (Alchemist, Planet Asia, Killer Ben & Tristate)
360 Waves
2LP | 2013 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
21,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Alchemist, Planet Asia, Killer Ben and Tristate have officially announced the formation of their supergroup Durag Dynasty ... Let's see what this is all about …
Shafiq Husayn - The Loop
Jay Dee aka J Dilla / Slum Village - The Fantastic Sounds Of Slum Village Producer Kit
Jay Dee aka J Dilla / Slum Village
The Fantastic Sounds Of Slum Village Producer Kit
USB Stick | 2018 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
55,99 €* 69,99 € -20%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Nature Sounds and N’Eastra Music are proud to announce “The Fantastic Sounds of Jay Dee”, a new limited-edition producer kit featuring a collection of sounds cut from the original recordings of iconic producer Jay Dee aka J Dilla. Jay Dee’s influence on music production is undeniable, and with this sound pack his legacy will not just inspire the next generation of producers, but be a direct part of their work. While supplies last, this historic set is now available on a limited-edition USB drive in a custom collector’s box, exclusively from Nature Sounds. “The Fantastic Sounds of Jay Dee” features over 100 sounds from classic Jay Dee instrumentals, transferred directly from 2” multitrack tapes in the Detroit-area studios where they were originally crafted. The majority of the material comes from the influential producer’s work with Slum Village, including the classic albums Fantastic Volume 1 and Fantastic Volume 2. Curated by Young RJ of Slum Village, the kit is heavy on drum sounds but also includes bass tones and sound effects. This release marks the first time authentic Jay Dee sounds have ever been made available to the public. “This is for all the true hip-hop heads that’s been wanting them Dilla sounds. We giving it to you, the way Dilla gave it to us,” says Young RJ. “The Fantastic Sounds of Jay Dee” is being released in partnership with Splice, the music creation platform used by over 2 million musicians. It will be available via subscription to Splice Sounds, the world’s leading sample library.

Youtube:https://youtu.be/lRvh4HYaNFs
MF Doom - My Favorite Ladies
MF Doom - Special Herbs Volumes 5 & 6
Havoc of Mobb Deep - Life We Chose feat. Prodigy
Havoc of Mobb Deep
Life We Chose feat. Prodigy
7" | 2013 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
12,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition 7" release … technically this is a Mobb Deep record, isn't it?
J Dilla aka Jay Dee - Jay Stay Paid Deluxe Reissue
R.A. The Rugged Man - Die, Rugged Man, Die
R.A. The Rugged Man
Die, Rugged Man, Die
2LP | 2004 | US | Reissue (Nature Sounds)
23,99 €*
Release:2004 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
feat. Masta Killa, Killah Priest, J-Zone, Ayatollah … freshly repressed for 2012!
MF Doom - Special Herbs Volume 1 & 2
MF Doom
Special Herbs Volume 1 & 2
CD | 2019 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 23.08.2019
MF DOOM ist der Mann hinter der Eisenmaske mit den Metallfingern am Sampler. Seit 2002 hat DOOM diverse Instrumental-Zusammenstellungen veröffentlicht. Nun werden die ersten beiden Editionen auf einer CD mit 2 Bonus Instrumentals aus seiner KMD Zeit ("Who Me" / "Plumskinnz") wiederveröffentlicht.
Blu & Oh No - A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night Black Vinyl Edition
Blu & Oh No
A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2019 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
22,49 €* 24,99 € -10%
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The work of acclaimed L.A. rapper Blu is a hip-hop time capsule perfectly embodying the vibrant culture of the City of Angels. With no signs of slowing down, the talented artist continues to supply listeners with vivid lyrical imagery over exceptional production.

The latest addition to his catalog is A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night, a new album entirely produced by Oh No. The son of singer Otis Jackson and younger brother of beat god Madlib, Oh No has been among the most consistently relevant artists on the independent hip-hop scene since the release of his influential debut album 15 years ago. Equally skilled as an emcee and producer, Oh No’s storied career has included forming the duo Gangrene with Alchemist, composing the original score for the popular video game Grand Theft Auto, and producing for De La Soul, Mos Def, Action Bronson, Talib Kweli, Danny Brown, Prodigy, and many more.

Now, these two unique and innovative artists are joining forces for an impressive full-length album. With Oh No’s dynamic, soulful production setting the stage, Blu’s effortless flows and streetwise storytelling are on full display. "It's a true honor to put it down with the legendary Jackson Brothers,” says Blu. “Oh No never fails and this project has been provided with straight heat for the streets."

Featuring guest appearances from Abstract Rude, MED, Self Jupiter, Ca$hus King, and more, "A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night" is now available worldwide on CD and vinyl.
Shafiq Husayn - The Loop
Blu & Oh No - A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night
Blu & Shafiq Husayn - The Blueprint
Blu & Shafiq Husayn
The Blueprint
Tape | 2018 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
7,14 €* 12,99 € -45%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Cassette Store Day 2018 release! Blu often joins forces with a single producer for an entire collection, leading to classic collaborative releases with Exile, Nottz, Madlib, and more. Now, Blu is back with The Blueprint, a new mixtape produced by Shafiq Husayn.
Chuck Strangers - Consumers Park
Chuck Strangers
Consumers Park
Tape | 2018 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
11,69 €* 12,99 € -10%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Cassette Store Day 2018 release! Since bursting onto the scene in 2012, Brooklyn hip-hop collective Pro Era has sent shockwaves through the culture. A true double-threat who’s just as skilled on the mic as he is behind the boards, Chuck is poised as the next breakout star from the Era with his highly-anticipated debut solo album, Consumers Park.
R.A. The Rugged Man - Legends Never Die
R.A. The Rugged Man
Legends Never Die
Tape | 2013 | US | Reissue (Nature Sounds)
11,69 €* 12,99 € -10%
Release:2013 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Cassette Store Day 2018 release! Few artists are ever as controversial as they are influential. New York legend R.A. The Rugged Man has lived up to this billing by combining the authenticity of his undeniably rugged life with his undisputed mic skills.
Blu & Shafiq Husayn of Sa-Ra Creative Partners - The Blueprint
Blu & Shafiq Husayn of Sa-Ra Creative Partners
The Blueprint
CD | 2018 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
In recent years, Los Angeles rapper Blu has become one of hip hop’s most prolific artists, releasing more than a dozen acclaimed projects and building a worldwide fanbase. The gifted lyricist often joins forces with a single producer for an entire collection, leading to classic collaborative releases with Exile, Nottz, Madlib, and more. Now, Blu is back with The Blueprint, a new mixtape produced by Shafiq Husayn. Known as one third of visionary production team Sa-Ra Creative Partners, Shafiq has produced for the likes of Erykah Badu, Kanye West, Andre 3000, John Legend, Anderson Paak, Thundercat, Bilal, Ty Dolla $ign, Ice T, and many more. Dedicated to the gang culture that permeates the city they both call home, The Blueprint reflects Blu’s eternal L.A. state of mind, with Shafiq’s eclectic soundscapes providing the perfect backdrop.
Blu & Shafiq Husayn of Sa-Ra Creative Partners - The Blueprint
Blu & Shafiq Husayn of Sa-Ra Creative Partners
The Blueprint
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
18,74 €* 24,99 € -25%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
In recent years, Los Angeles rapper Blu has become one of hip hop’s most prolific artists, releasing more than a dozen acclaimed projects and building a worldwide fanbase. The gifted lyricist often joins forces with a single producer for an entire collection, leading to classic collaborative releases with Exile, Nottz, Madlib, and more. Now, Blu is back with The Blueprint, a new mixtape produced by Shafiq Husayn. Known as one third of visionary production team Sa-Ra Creative Partners, Shafiq has produced for the likes of Erykah Badu, Kanye West, Andre 3000, John Legend, Anderson Paak, Thundercat, Bilal, Ty Dolla $ign, Ice T, and many more. Dedicated to the gang culture that permeates the city they both call home, The Blueprint reflects Blu’s eternal L.A. state of mind, with Shafiq’s eclectic soundscapes providing the perfect backdrop.
Westside Gunn x Mr. Green - FLYGOD Is Good...All The Time
Westside Gunn x Mr. Green
FLYGOD Is Good...All The Time
CD | 2018 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
14,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Buffalo, NY rapper Westside Gunn is one of hip-hop’s most exciting new stars, attracting fans and acclaim for his unique voice, exquisitely gritty wordplay, and minimalist, soul-drenched production. Mr. Green is a renowned hip-hop producer who has crafted tracks for the likes of Jedi Mind Tricks, Snoop Doog, A$AP Ferg, The Roots, Freddie Gibbs, KRS-One, Bodega Bamz, R.A. The Rugged Man, Deniro Farrar, Raz Fresco, and many more. Now, the two artists are joining forces for a new collaborative EP, FLYGOD Is Good… All The Time. While this is their first time working together, the chemistry is obvious, and the respect is mutual.

“Westside Gunn is incredible, a true mastermind,” says Mr. Green. “He has this sound that is completely one-of-a-kind, just gives you that indescribable feeling we are all looking for in hip-hop these days.”

Mixed and mastered by legendary engineer Eddie Sancho (known for his work with Gang Starr, Jay-Z, Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., Alchemist, M.O.P., Dilated Peoples, and many more), the EP showcases some of the best work to date from both Green and Gunn.

“This is a true WSG art piece,” says Westside Gunn. “Everything I do is under a microscope, so it gotta be A1.”
Common - Can I Borrow A Dollar
Common
Can I Borrow A Dollar
2LP+7" | 1992 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
37,99 €* 39,99 € -5%
Release:1992 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition for Record Store Day 2018!

While hip-hop was experiencing a creative revolution in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the genre was still somewhat restricted geographically, primarily dominated by New York City and Los Ange-les. Acclaimed artist Common was among the first successful rappers from elsewhere, officially putting Chicago on the hip-hop map with this debut album Can I Borrow A Dollar?. Released in 1992, the album is a vintage boom-bap masterpiece, with famed producer No I.D. behind the boards on 12 of 13 tracks. It also marks the beginning of a storied career, as Common would go on to release three gold albums, create classics with the likes of J Dilla and Kanye West, win multiple Grammys and even an Academy Award, and land several major roles as an actor. Long out-of-print, Can I Bor-row A Dollar? is now back on 2LP vinyl while supplies last. This 25th anniversary edition also includes a bonus 7” featuring the rare B-side “Can-I-Bust” and the instrumental for the single “Breaker 1/9”.
Chuck Strangers - Consumers Park
Chuck Strangers
Consumers Park
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
19,19 €* 23,99 € -20%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Since bursting onto the scene in 2012, Brooklyn hip-hop collective Pro Era has sent shockwaves through the culture. Crew leader Joey Bada$$ has become one of rap’s biggest stars, and Pro Era artists like Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, and CJ Fly have launched their own successful solo careers. Chuck Strangers has been a key member of Pro Era from the start, producing classic Joey Bada$$ tracks like “Daily Routine”, “FromdaTomb$” (which he was also featured on), “Summer Knights”, “My Yout”, “Escape 120”, “Rockabye Baby”, and more. A true double-threat who’s just as skilled on the mic as he is behind the boards, Chuck is poised as the next breakout star from the Era. Now, the talented artist is announcing his highly-anticipated debut solo album, Consumers Park. Set for release on March 16th, the album features guest appearances from Joey Bada$$, Kirk Knight, and Issa Gold (of The Underachievers). Primarily produced by Chuck Strangers himself (with the notable exception of the lead single “Fresh” produced by Alchemist), Consumers Park is sonically masterful, with a heavy emphasis on raw, soulful vibes. This provides the ideal platform for Chuck to showcase his impressive rap skills, with vivid, nostalgic, witty, personal rhymes that perfectly capture the rising star’s ongoing journey from Flatbush to international hip-hop notoriety.
Chuck Strangers - Consumers Park
Chuck Strangers
Consumers Park
CD | 2018 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
15,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Since bursting onto the scene in 2012, Brooklyn hip-hop collective Pro Era has sent shockwaves through the culture. Crew leader Joey Bada$$ has become one of rap’s biggest stars, and Pro Era artists like Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, and CJ Fly have launched their own successful solo careers. Chuck Strangers has been a key member of Pro Era from the start, producing classic Joey Bada$$ tracks like “Daily Routine”, “FromdaTomb$” (which he was also featured on), “Summer Knights”, “My Yout”, “Escape 120”, “Rockabye Baby”, and more. A true double-threat who’s just as skilled on the mic as he is behind the boards, Chuck is poised as the next breakout star from the Era. Now, the talented artist is announcing his highly-anticipated debut solo album, Consumers Park. Set for release on March 16th, the album features guest appearances from Joey Bada$$, Kirk Knight, and Issa Gold (of The Underachievers). Primarily produced by Chuck Strangers himself (with the notable exception of the lead single “Fresh” produced by Alchemist), Consumers Park is sonically masterful, with a heavy emphasis on raw, soulful vibes. This provides the ideal platform for Chuck to showcase his impressive rap skills, with vivid, nostalgic, witty, personal rhymes that perfectly capture the rising star’s ongoing journey from Flatbush to international hip-hop notoriety.
Bernard Purdie - Soul Drums Deluxe Edition
Bernard Purdie
Soul Drums Deluxe Edition
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
38,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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.
Piero Umiliani - Grazie!
Piero Umiliani
Grazie!
2LP+CD | 2017 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
29,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Nature Sounds is proud to present GRAZIE! – A quintessential and truly unique approach to the work of legendary Italian composer, Piero Umiliani. Understandably inspired by a recent whirlwind Italo-adventure to both meet the maestro’s family and friends, as well as to visit his Sound Work Shop, renowned soundtrack and library record collector Mike Wallace immediately got to work compiling and mixing an all Umiliani DJ mix. The result is a fitting tribute and sonic treat for the senses: a double-LP compilation album and mix CD consisting of a prime selection of Umiliani’s soundtrack and library work, meticulously sourced off iconic rarities, and including classic tracks such as “Lady Magnolia”, “Nostalgia”, “Chaser”, and many more. Limited to only 1000 copies, GRAZIE! is sure to become an indispensable addition to the record collections of Italian soundtrack and library music aficionados worldwide.
Weldon Irvine - Spirit Man
Weldon Irvine
Spirit Man
LP | 1975 | US | Reissue (Nature Sounds)
20,99 €*
Release:1975 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
During the 1970s, innovative musicians redefined the sound of Jazz, Funk, and Soul music, digging deeper than ever before to unearth powerful new sonic textures. One such pioneer was keyboardist Weldon Irvine, a Jazz-Funk luminary who released some of the most revered recordings of the era. Irvine’s 1975 album “Spirit Man” is a true masterpiece, full of infectious grooves and otherworldly electronic elements. Entirely composed, arranged, conducted, and produced by Irvine himself, the album remains a potent artistic statement, both deeply spiritual and intensely funky. Crate diggers may recognize the opening track “We Gettin’ Down”, which was sampled by A Tribe Called Quest for their classic single “Award Tour”. Now, “Spirit Man” is back in print on limited-edition vinyl, complete with updated artwork. Order this official deluxe reissue now.
Masta Killa - Loyalty Is Royalty
Masta Killa
Loyalty Is Royalty
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
24,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
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.
Exciters, The - Caviar And Chitlins
Exciters, The
Caviar And Chitlins
LP | 2017 | US | Reissue (Nature Sounds)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Formed in Queens, NY in the early 1960s, The Exciters were a dynamic R&B quartet consisting of lead singer Brenda Reid and her producer/writer husband Herb Rooney, plus vocalists Carolyn Johnson and Lillian Walker. The group rose to prominence in 1962, when their hit single “Tell Him” rose to #4 on the U.S. pop chart.
The Exciters continued releasing quality music for years, including their 1969 RCA album Caviar And Chitlins, a vintage slice of soul / R&B from perhaps the most important era in the genre’s history. Incidentally, a few years later the album’s producer Herb Rooney would go on to produce and write one of hip-hop’s most sampled records ever, “Synthetic Substitution” by Melvin Bliss. Long out-of print, Caviar And Chitlins is now available on vinyl for the frst time in decades. Discover it now thanks to this official reissue from Nature Sounds.
J Dilla aka Jay Dee - Motor City
J Dilla aka Jay Dee
Motor City
CD | 2017 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The late, great J Dilla is widely regarded as one of the greatest Hip Hop producers of all time. An innovator who pushed the genre in new sonic directions, the Detroit native born James Yancey crafted timeless soundscapes for the likes of Slum Village, Busta Rhymes, Common, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, and many more. Since his death in 2006, Dilla's mother Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey has worked tirelessly to further her son's legacy, and her latest effort is the new posthumous album “Motor City”. Inspired by Dilla's beloved hometown, “Motor City” is a collection of rare and unreleased Jay Dee instrumentals, hand-selected and sequenced by Ma Dukes. Conceived as a "letter" to her son, “Motor City” is packaged in a limited-edition mailing envelope, complete with a handwritten message from Ma Dukes to J Dilla inside. Both CD and vinyl formats also include access to an exclusive mix of the album by Dilla's close friend J Rocc, a world-renown DJ and founder of the Beat Junkies.
J Dilla aka Jay Dee - Motor City
J Dilla aka Jay Dee
Motor City
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The late, great J Dilla is widely regarded as one of the greatest hiphop producers of all time. An innovator who pushed the genre in new sonic directions, the Detroit native born James Yancey crafted
timeless soundscapes for the likes of Slum Village, Busta Rhymes, Common, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, and many more. Since his death in 2006, Dilla’s mother Maureen “Ma Dukes”
Yancey has worked tirelessly to further her son’s legacy, and her latest effort is the new posthumous album Motor City. Inspired by Dilla’s beloved hometown, Motor City is a collection of rare and
unreleased Jay Dee instrumentals, hand-selected and sequenced by Ma Dukes. Conceived as a “letter” to her son, Motor City is packaged in a limited-edition mailing envelope, complete with a handwritten
message from Ma Dukes to J Dilla inside. Both CD and vinyl formats also include access to an exclusive mix of the album by Dilla’s close friend J Rocc, a world-renown DJ and founder of the Beat Junkies.
Blu - The Return
Camp Lo - Ragtime Hightimes
Camp Lo
Ragtime Hightimes
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
19,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Legendary Bronx-bred hip-hop duo Camp Lo burst onto the scene in 1997, when their classic debut album Uptown Saturday Night (and it's anthemic single "Luchini") introduced fans to the Lo's intricate flows and cutting-edge slang editorials. Nearly two decades later, Camp Lo emcees Geechi Suede and Sonny Cheeba are back with Ragtime Hightimes, a brand new album produced by longtime collaborator Ski Beatz. Although he's worked with the likes of Jay-Z, Mos Def, Curren$y, Mac Miller, Freddie Gibbs, and many more, Ski has always shared a special creative connection with Camp Lo. "Ski is the 3rd member of the Lo," explains Suede. "Ain't no end to it..only new beginnings."

Ragtime Hightimes finds Camp Lo and Ski Beatz pushing past boundaries while staying true to their creative vision. "This piece is different 'cause we were in a different space," says Suede. "It's always gonna be us, just different versions of ourselves. We're exploring different dimensions in visual sound texture." While much of their classic material was sample-based, the group is now experimenting with live instrumentation more than ever before. "The originality remains," adds Cheeba. "There are differences in sound, mostly due to the live instruments." Overall, the result is a singular piece of "time traveling art" that is sure to resonate for years to come. "This album just feels good," explains Suede. "It's our favorite way to feel."
MF Doom - Special Herbs Volumes 9 & 0
MF Doom
Special Herbs Volumes 9 & 0
2LP+7" | 2014 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
24,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Special Herbs Vol. 9 & 0 is a must-have for any DOOM fan or hip-hop head. Also includes a limited-edition bonus 7”, featuring two beats from DOOM’s days as a member of 90s hip-hop trio KMD.
MF Doom - Special Herbs Volumes 7 & 8
MF Doom
Special Herbs Volumes 7 & 8
2LP+7" | 2014 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
21,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The next volume in the Special Herbs reissue series. Comes with a bonus 7" of beats from the KMD vaults!
R.A. The Rugged Man - Legends Never Die
R.A. The Rugged Man
Legends Never Die
2LP | 2013 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
23,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Guest appearances from Talib Kweli, Krizz Kaliko, Masta Ace, Brother Ali, Tech N9ne, Hopsin, Vinnie Paz, Eamon, Sadat X and others … whoo!
Blu - Thelonius King feat. R.A. The Rugged Man & Tristate
Blu
Thelonius King feat. R.A. The Rugged Man & Tristate
7" | 2013 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
10,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
2013 is officially under way, and we're celebrating with this limited-edition 7" featuring three artists who'll be releasing some of the most highly anticipated Nature Soundsprojects this year.

Limited edition for Record Store Day 2013

Only 1 per cutomer!
Blu - Her Favorite Colo(u)r
Blu
Her Favorite Colo(u)r
LP | 2011 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
17,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Everybody's darling Blu finally drops the long awaited full length album. Dooooooooope!
Blu - Jesus
Blu
Jesus
LP | 2011 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
16,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Recently, a mysterious album titled Jesus turned up on the popular music site Bandcamp, uploaded by an artist calling himself “b”. Soon, the LP was discovered to be the latest work from enigmatic L.A. rapper Blu, and within hours, it was the talk of the blogosphere. The album was soon removed, but now it’s back, this time in physical form. New World Color is proud to present the latest lo-fi masterpiece from one of hip-hop’s most intriguing figures. Officially the debut for alter-ego “b”, Jesus is sure to satisfy the cult-like fanbase that’s been steadily growing around the artist most famously known as Blu: Productions come from Alchemist, Madlib, Hezekiah, Knxwledge, 9th Wonder and others.
African Brothers & King Tubby - African Brothers meet King Tubby in dub
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