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Beneficence & Confidence - Stellar Mind
Beneficence & Confidence
Stellar Mind
CD | 2021 | US | Original (Ill Adrenaline)
13,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Ill Adrenaline Records co-founder and Brick City native Beneficence drops his seventh album entitled "Stellar Mind", entirely produced by longtime collaborator and Boston producer Confidence (of Rashad & Confidence). "Stellar Mind" is the follow up to Benef's underground smash hit album "Basement Chemistry" (2016) that included an array of bangers with high caliber guest appearances by Inspectah Deck (of Wu-Tang Clan), Masta Ace, MC Eiht, and many more. More than four years in the making, "Stellar Mind" takes a deep journey and boom bap ride with flawless production courtesy of Confidence, the man with the golden sound. Benef’s & Conf’s latest installment is a mastery of beats, rhymes, jazz loops, and soul at its apex. With slick vocals and blue-collar aesthetics, it gives the listener head-nodding street anthems and stays true to its roots. 16 tracks strong, the album takes a more personal approach and drops around the same time as Benef's book "Concrete Soul: Memoir & Making of Ill Adrenaline Records". In the intro (Hypnosis) the close Artifacts affiliate rhymes with conviction, "many failed to see the vision, homey who are we kidding, breads with Goldman Sachs, forget the hands of a vixen". Another banger is the infectious horn laced "Travelling Man" where Benef runs down a list of moments in time. "DB Coppers hi jack, John Coltrane's tenor sax, the lost notebook that Eminem hoping to get back, the final destination that we all will end up at". The album's first single "My Way" features Masta Ace and Phantasm (of Cella Dwellas), revealing their perspectives of choice options in life and music. Beneficence & Confidence is a dream team that boom-bap connoisseurs have been patiently eager to hear. Along with slick intelligent rhymes, thought-provoking concepts, and sharp & precise cuts handled by 12 Finger Dan, DJ Grazzhoppa, and DJ Kaos (rip), the LP comes equipped with an impressive guest list of rhyme slingers to deliver a long-awaited gem for underground hip-hop fans around the globe. Features include Masta Ace, Keith Murray, Ras Kass, AG (of D.I.T.C.), Chubb Rock, Lord Tariq, Craig G, El Da Sensei (of The Artifacts), Phantasm (of Cella Dwellas), Ali Vegas, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Wordsworth, Queen Herawin (of Jugganots), Truth Enola, and soul singer Melinda Camille. The thoroughbred soul survivors are back for the people.
Sault - NINE
Sault
NINE
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (Forever Living Originals)
15,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder available from 01.10.2021
Sault returns with a new album featuring Michael Ofo and Little Simz. NINE will be limited to a short press run of 16,000 units, never to be re-issued again!
Rascalz - Really Livin'
Ultravox - Vienna Steven Wilson Mix Record Store Day 2021 Edition
Ultravox
Vienna Steven Wilson Mix Record Store Day 2021 Edition
2CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Chrysalis)
18,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Record Store Day 2021 release. This release contains the 2020 Stereo Mix of the album by award-winning musician/producer Steven Wilson, which is taken from 6CD Deluxe Box Set of the album. This edition also includes a Previously Unreleased Instrumental version of Steven Wilson mix of the album, which is exclusive to this release.
Knoah Tha Sinna - The Album
Knoah Tha Sinna
The Album
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Hip Hop Enterprise)
18,04 €* 18,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
HHE is excited to bring you the full previously unreleased album of Park Hill, Staten Island emcee Knoah Tha Sinna! Knoah Tha Sinna is a name that will ring bells with some of you as back in 1998 legendary Swedish production duo Collén & Webb (known for their work on Bakers of the Holy Bread, Field N*igga Soup & Sherlock among many others) released the Mad Beef 12" on their own label.



Knoah Tha Sinna instantly made an impression with his dope voice and skilled rhymestyle and left fans wanting more. Now finally in 2021 we can present you the fully mastered album, 17 tracks deep + 3 bonus alternate versions entirely produced by Collén & Web!



Guest appearances by Sherlock, Inspectah Deck, Pop Da Brown Hornet and Jamaica, Queens rapper Dirty Boogs (of the Madflowas)! Limited to only 350 copies, enjoy!
Street Justice & 38 Spesh - Community Service
Street Justice & 38 Spesh
Community Service
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Air Vinyl)
23,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder available from 06.08.2021
"While most fans know that Che Noir, Ransom, and Klass Murda all fall under
the TCF Music Group umbrella, many were unaware of Street Justice’s
long-standing affiliation with the label until he appeared on two cuts on
38 Spesh x Big Ghost Ltd’s album A Bullet For Every Heathen. His standout
contributions to that lauded project made a strong impression on listeners,
which led to high anticipation for his solo debut, Community Service. So, with
Spesh providing guaranteed fire on the production side of things, Street was
free to focus on giving heads the kind of introspective, gritty poetry the game
needs right now. Guests spots from Eto, Planet Asia, Che, and Spesh himself
all help insure Street’s initial offering is a must-hear."
At 1980 - Late Night Calls
At 1980
Late Night Calls
CD | 2021 | US | Original (New Retro Wave)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 27.08.2021
The time has come. At 1980 are back with another album that is set to be on constant rotation on your musical devices. This is a MUST LISTEN album that showcases exceptional + exciting production along and solid song writing combinations we have heard in a while. If you liked "A Thousand Lives", you will LOVE "Late Night Calls'.
Soul Party - Da Bacyard
Soul Party
Da Bacyard
CD | RU | Original (Fat Flava)
19,99 €*
Release:RU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Insanely dope CD with previously unreleased and mad dope material by New York City’s Soul Party. This is some real underground & hardcore Hip-Hop from 1992. Enjoy the 90’s golden era vibes. Limited Run (only 300 CD's). ---Total 12 tracks--- Produced, Arranged and Mixed by Michael «Kidd» Gomez. Vocals by Bruce B - Boogie, Aaron – Double A (rip). Recorded & Mixed at MKG Studios, 1992, New York. Artwork & layout design by Spek The Architek. ---High-End sound quality on professional Audio CD (Not CDr). ---Made from studio master DAT tape.
Evidence of Dilated Peoples - Unlearning Volume 1
Evidence of Dilated Peoples
Unlearning Volume 1
CD | 2021 | US | Original (Rhymesayers)
14,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
In March 2020, right as the whole world was entering into a transitional phase, Evidence released a single titled "Unlearning". Now, a year later, Evidence launches the campaign for his upcoming album, Unlearning Vol. 1, picking up where the single of the same name left off, and going beyond. Throughout his career, Evidence has always been adept at both staying true to his roots and evolving as he grows and learns from life experiences, including recognizing when the time comes to unlearn. During the campaign for his last album, Weather or Not (2018), he expressed a desire to close the chapter on the weather-related theme that had been a staple of his solo career to that point. Unlearning Vol. 1 not only sees that vision come to life, but shines brilliantly in the process. Unlearning Vol. 1 pairs Evidence's own production with works from The Alchemist, Nottz, Sebb Bash, Animoss, Mr. Green, V Don, Daringer and Eardrum (QThree). This highlights perhaps an undervalued skill of Ev's - his ability to collaborate with a multitude of producers on a project, while still creating an album with a cohesion and consistency rarely found in such extensive collaboration. While the album's musical soundscape sets the scene, it's Ev's gift for relatable yet inventively clever writing that really paints the picture, continually pulling the listener in. That said, a small but powerful cast of guest appearances also decorate the landscape, courtesy of stellar performances from Boldy James, Conway The Machine, Fly Anakin, Navy Blue, and Murkage Dave. Unlearning Vol. 1 embodies the sound and feeling of pure artistic expression, capturing a moment in time where marketability, album sales & streaming potential, and the desire to please anyone other than the artist themselves, are all just an afterthought. As one could expect, such freedoms allowed Evidence to tap into something special that sounds engaging and unique, and also remains true to his foundation. In essence, Unlearning Vol. 1 finds Evidence at yet another creative peak, creating a listening experience poised to catch the attention of new listeners while strengthening his core fanbase.
Conway The Machine & Big Ghost Ltd - If It Bleeds It Can Be Killed Jelle Cover Edition
Conway The Machine & Big Ghost Ltd
If It Bleeds It Can Be Killed Jelle Cover Edition
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (GourmetDeluxxx)
26,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Coming Soon 
The new album by Conway The Machine

The Signature Glass Master Compact Disc Comes With A TWO Page Front Cover AND A Four Page Double Sided Gloss Finished Fold OUT Poster.

FoldED Corner Cellofane Cellophane Wrap Keeping IT IN A Pristine Condition.
Hus Kingpin - Portishus
Hus Kingpin
Portishus
CD | 2021 | US | Original (The Winners)
14,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder available from 13.08.2021
Hus Kingpin is an underground fixture whose evocative, understated music fits firmly within the lane that fellow Long Island native Roc Marciano blazed a decade ago. Hus released a album called Portishus, which he says is “inspired by” Portishead's music now available in physical formats for the first time.
th1rt3en (Pharoahe Monch) - A Magnificent Day For An Exorcism
Sault - Untitled (Rise)
Sault
Untitled (Rise)
CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Forever Living Originals)
17,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie, Pop
The fourth album by Sault scored 97/100 at Metacritic and is the most beloved album at HHVs Supreme 100 of 2020 list, chosen by 150 journalists, musicians, label makers and record collectors. Currently repressed and soon back in stock.
Sault - Untitled (Black Is)
Sault
Untitled (Black Is)
CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Forever Living Originals)
17,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie, Pop
“We present our first ‘Untitled’ album to mark a moment in time where we as Black People, and of Black Origin are fighting for our lives. RIP George Floyd and all those who have suffered from police brutality and systemic racism. Change is happening… We are focused.” - Sault
MF DOOM - Operation: Doomsday
MF DOOM
Operation: Doomsday
CD | 1999 | US | Reissue (Metal Face)
16,99 €*
Release:1999 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Underneath his mysterious metal mask, MF DOOM hides the cachet underground legends are made of. After KMD (his first group)’s 1994 sophomore album “Bl_ck B_st_rds” was shelved by Elektra in 1994 and his blood brother Subroc (one half of the sibling rap duo) passed away, surviving frontman Zev Love X mutated into the MC Avenger known as MF DOOM and the Rap world is better for it. This 19-cut deep album is ridiculously dope, in a bizarro Ol’ Dirty Bastard kind of way. Doom sounds either high or drunk on most of the tracks, his self-produced beats are gritty, and his rhyme styles are almost indecipherable. On arguably the best track, “Rhymes Like Dimes,” Doom weaves some pointed lyrics through his abstract wordplay, spitting ‘only in America could you find a way to earn a healthy buck / And still keep your attitude on self-destruct.’ Who You Think I Am? features DOOM‘s crew M.onster I.sland C.zars, while on “?” he trades hot verses with former Columbia artist Kurious Jorge. Doom’s avant-garde ghetto-rhyme philosophies take even more intentionally weird twists on “Tick, Tick...” where he and guest MC MF Grimm’s flows warble over a rhythm track whose tempo speeds up and slows down continually. The comic-book themed skits, will help take you deep into the mind of an MC who is as otherworldly as they come. And in today’s bland commercial Rap universe, “Operation: Doomsday’s” left-of-center beats and rhymes are the perfect remedy.
Kota The Friend & Statik Selektah - To Kill A Sunrise
Kota The Friend & Statik Selektah
To Kill A Sunrise
CD | 2021 | US | Original (Fltbys Music)
16,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Brooklyn Bred MC and Independent Artist, Kota the Friend, continues to stake his claim in music, collaborating for a no frills, modern nostalgic, sharp, yet witty collaborative album with the legendary DJ, Statik Selektah. ‘To Kill A Sunrise’ arrives via Fltbys Music and Entertainment, accompanied with an introductory visual Kota and Statik released in celebration of the album. A sonic paring that’s been brewing for a few years now, ‘To Kill A Sunrise’ is a PSA, -- as Kota the Friend chants on the opening track ‘I ain't the Kota you first met… I. Can’t. LOSE.’ The confident, independent MC, over the masterful production of Statik Selektah introduces a more seasoned musician, locking his view on success, stepping out of his own way and over all those who doubt the makings of an undeniable voice of a generation. Coming off his ninth studio album, Statik Selektah takes a swing with Kota the Friend. An early co-sign and friendship has produced one of the promising rising MC’s from Brooklyn. Statik’s unique ear and keen eye for talent has made him an undeniable force for both rising rappers and legends. Staying authentic and true to himself, Statik speaks on why this collaboration was essential for hip-hop, saying: The pair show no signs of stopping. Aside from his own music, Statik has continued to make noise through the airwaves on his weekly Thursday night show “ShowOff Radio” on Shade 45 Sirius XM. In addition, he has toured all over the world DJing at festivals or backing music heavyweights like Q-Tip and Nas. From taking on independence and ownership (as discussed with The Wsj), to receiving co-signs from SZA to NoName, including LaKeith Stanfield, Erykah Badu, RZA and many others -- Kota the Friend continues to produce his own music, content, and shows under his label, Fltbys, showing how ‘pressure makes a diamond and depression makes a legend’.
Conway The Machine & Big Ghost Ltd - If It Bleeds It Can Be Killed Cep Cover Edition
Conway The Machine & Big Ghost Ltd
If It Bleeds It Can Be Killed Cep Cover Edition
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (GourmetDeluxxx)
26,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Coming Soon 
The new album by Conway The Machine

The Signature Glass Master Compact Disc Comes With A TWO Page Front Cover AND A Four Page Double Sided Gloss Finished Fold OUT Poster.

FoldED Corner Cellofane Cellophane Wrap Keeping IT IN A Pristine Condition.
Nems - Gorilla Monsoon
Nems
Gorilla Monsoon
CD | 2019 | US | Original (Next)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Born and raised in the infamous Coney Island section of Brooklyn, Nems started writing at the age of 15, when he hit the gas and never slowed down, winning almost every notable freestyle battle and performance based competition in NYC. At age 17 Nems participated in the MTV series “Fight Klub”, during which Nems battled fellow MCs to a 20-3 record and became a stand-out on the show, garnering him attention from Def Jam, Shady Records and countless labels of all sizes. Nems inked a deal with Psycho+Logical / Koch Records and began touring throughout the United States, dropping his first album in 2010, the critically acclaimed Prezident’s Day. Since dropping Prezident’s Day, Nems has released numerous albums and mixtapes (including Coney Soprano, the Skinny Nems series and Planet of the Apes series) and has collaborated with legends and up-and-comers in the rap game alike, including Ghostface Killah, Kool G Rap and Benny the Butcher.
Nems’ hard work over the years has paid off, amassing a cult like following with no major-label backing or support. His loyal fan base continued to grow as he established
the “FYL” clothing and apparel brand, selling out a new piece of merch every week to die-hard fans all over the world, including those who expressed their dedication with Nems and FYL tattoos. Now, in 2019, fans of Nems can get their fix with GORILLA MONSOON, his new 13 track LP ft Conway, Spit Gemz and more, and entirely produced by Jazzsoon.
Marco Polo - Port Authority
Apathy & Celph Titled - War Syndrome
Apathy & Celph Titled
War Syndrome
CD | 2014 | US | Original ()
15,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Self-released 24 track CD with a bunch of guest MC's like Blaq Poet, Vinnie Paz, Esoteric, The Doppelgangaz, Roc Marciano, El Da Sensei and many more!
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
Frank Ocean
Channel Orange
CD | 2012 | EU | Original (Def Jam)
11,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
OFWGKTA's own Frank Ocean releases his 1st album on Def Jam. Looks like Andre 3000, John Mayer and Earl Sweatshirt are with him!
Young Dolph - Rich Slave
Young Dolph
Rich Slave
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Paper Route / Empire)
21,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder available from 06.08.2021
After releasing a successful collaboration album last year, Memphis, TN artist, Young Dolph returns with his highest charting album in his career, Rich Slave. The title is Dolph's commentary on how he is perceived – that no matter how much money he has – in the eyes of America, he will always be a slave. Rich Slave is the album that Young Dolph has shown growth in the sense that he has touched on current events, and social commentary with songs like, The Land that say, "they say this the land of the free, but it looks like the land of bullshit to me". With little features aside from Megan Thee Stallion, Key Glock, and G Herbo, Rich Slave showcases Young Dolph's charismatic skill, and ability to inspire those after him to pursue entrepreneurship.
MF DOOM - Mm Food
MF DOOM
Mm Food
CD | 2007 | US | Reissue (Rhymesayers)
15,99 €*
Release:2007 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder available from 13.08.2021
Stezo - The Last Dance
Stezo
The Last Dance
CD | 2021 | US | Original (Blacklife)
14,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder available from 27.08.2021
This Lp features appearances from Master Ace, Craig G, ED.OG, L.L Cool J, Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane and more Stezo The Last Dance!!!! New music from a fallen icon
Wolfclub - Just Drive (Part 2)
Wolfclub
Just Drive (Part 2)
CD | 2021 | US | Original (New Retro Wave)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 14.01.2022
More ethereal and passionate sounds for your ears. WOLFCLUB are on an unstoppable path of taking synth into new horizons. Presenting the 2nd installment of the "Just Drive. An album made for the youthful soul in us all.
Degiheugi - Endless Smile
Devin The Dude - Soulful Distance
Devin The Dude
Soulful Distance
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Coughee Brothaz Enterprise / Empire)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Devin The Dude is back with another classic. At 14 tracks, Soulful Distance plays on the current global scenario and oozes the familiar smooth sounds and cruising music that Devin is best known for. Keeping things local, the album features several notable Houston natives, including Scarface, Slim Thug, Big Pokey, & Lil Keke.
Yusef Afloat - Foreign Objects / Hard Times
Yusef Afloat
Foreign Objects / Hard Times
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (90's Tapes / HHV)
14,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Strictly limited edition of 300 copies on CD.

Next up on "90's Tapes" are the demo 4-track recordings of Yusef Afloat's "Foreign Objects" and "Hard Times".

Known as one half of legendary Westcoast group The Nonce (along with Nouka Basstype aka Sach), MC/producer/musician Yusef Afloat produced tracks for Aceyalone, Supherb, and Figures Of Speech. He also appeared on the original 1994 release of Project Blowed. On May 21, 2000, Yusef "Afloat" Muhammad was found dying on the side of Freeway 110 in Los Angeles, he was 28 years old. The cause of his death is still unknown.

"When I listen to Yusef now, I'm reminded of what I felt then and that is he knew his time on Earth was limited. The tone was new, stern authoritative on his views and expressions of Hip Hop. I knew he was talking to me and each one of our peers. The tapes have been safe for 20 years thanks to Dee Skee for maintaining archives at Weightless Audio. The implications that I knew someone who may have said things because their span was going to be cut. I'm thinking he saw clearer than we could. I felt he wanted to be a guide in the discovery of what kind of Man I would live to be and what kind of Man listening to this music would turn out to be? I don't know if I had inclinations of my time being so short what I would have been spending it doing and he spent his saying these weighted lines. I thought it abrasive at first but I understand now why he said what he said and how with style! I miss him everyday and I'm so proud that Yusef's music can finally be showcased to the world in the beautiful way it is deserving. I'm blown back looking at the pictures, so many sat on that couch Yusef sits Ganjah K, Meen Green. What great sessions… no magical sessions. Preparing to play this record we would probably roll something and get comfortable on that couch… well… drop the needle! Push play!"

Sach - January 2021

"Foreign Objects / Hard Times" is available in limited editions on 2LP, MC and CD as well as digitally.
Showbiz & AG - Full Scale
Showbiz & AG
Full Scale
CD | 2019 | US | Original (D.I.T.C.)
15,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Diggin In The Crates (D.I.T.C.) was born out of a group of artists who began making noise in the late ‘80s and into the next decade and beyond—namely Lord Finesse, Diamond D, and Fat Joe. After well-received albums, an official, wider collective was founded that also included O.C., Big L, Buckwild, and producer-rapper combo, Show & A.G. (originally known as Showbiz & A.G.).

The crew proceeded to drop a run of sublime records, including Show & A.G.’s Soul Clap EP (1992), their full-length debut Runaway Slave (1992), followed by Goodfellas in 1995. Show & A.G.’s next project, Full Scale, arrived in 1998 and featured appearances from O.C., KRS-One, Big Pun, the Ghetto Dwellas and verses from members of D.I.T.C. including Diamond D, Big L and Lord Finesse.

In 2002 a CD version titled Full Scale LP (using the same artwork) was released with 10 additional tracks which had originally been released on various 12" singles and projects in the late 1990s. The project had never been released on vinyl in its entirety – until now.
Production on Full Scale was handled by Showbiz and A.G. except for "Time To Get This Money" which was produced by long-time collaborator Ahmed, and "Hold Mines" and "Hidden Crates" which were produced by DJ Greyboy.

The assortment of guest features doesn’t detract from A.G., a masterful emcee with a no-nonsense style that is simple but impactful. Full Scale follows the tried and true blueprint from Show & AG’s earlier classics cementing its place in hip hop history.
Prop Dylan - To Whom It May Concern Pt. 1
Prop Dylan
To Whom It May Concern Pt. 1
CD | 2019 | Original (Catapults Entertainment)
13,99 €*
Release:2019 / Original
Genre:Hip Hop
"To Whom It May Concern Pt. 1" is Prop Dylans fourth solo album including 12 songs featuring side artists as Promoe from Looptroop Rockers, Verb T from The Four Owls, Mr Noun from Supersci and Supastition. Production by DJ Matvey, Andrey Kit, Gravy Sparks, Logophobia and DAVR. Cuts & Scratches by DJ Stylewarz, DJ Kristougha, DJ B-Bop and DJ Malik.
Killa Kidz - Streets Is Real
Killa Kidz
Streets Is Real
CD | 2019 | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,99 €*
Release:2019 / Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Incredible full album of rare and previously unreleased joints from QB’s illest, Killa Kidz.
Tuff Crew - Danger Zone
Cormega - The Realness
Cormega
The Realness
CD | 2001 | US | Reissue (Aura)
15,99 €*
Release:2001 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition Digipak CD! The Realness is Cormega's "Official" 1st debut studio album that was originally released in 2001. The album features production by Havoc (of Mobb Deep), Ayatollah, Sha Money XL, J Love, Godfather Don, Jae-Supreme, The Alchemist, Cormega and others. Guest appearances by Prodigy of Mobb Deep (R.I.P.) & Tragedy Khadafi. Now 17 years later, Red Line Music Dist. in conjunction with Legal Hustle and Aura Records are re-issuing this classic album on a CD Digipak. Limited to a 300 piece pressing! This album has been out of print on the CD format since 2001. Place your order now while supplies last!
Alchemist & Budgie - The Good Book Volume 2
Alchemist & Budgie
The Good Book Volume 2
2CD | 2017 | US | Original (Business As Usual)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Featuring Mobb Deep, Royce 5' 9, Westside Gunn & Conway, Mach Hommy, Meyhem Lauren, Durag Dynasty, Big Twins, Action Bronson, Big Body Bes, Your Old Droog, Evidence, Olivier The 2Nd, Jeremiah Jae, Buddy, Emmavie, Chris O'Bannon, Joyce Wright, Jay Worthy, Traffic, Dreebo, Sulaiman, Nyku, Remy Banks, Chuck Inglish, Nasty Nigel & Joyce Wrice!!!

Lifestyle brand and music label BAUEWYK follows up its first collaborative project with producers The Alchemist and Budgie with the 2nd edition of their 2013 project ‘The Good Book’.
‘The Good Book Volume 2’ picks up where the first edition left off with The Alchemist and Budgie sampling purely from religious source material weaving together a bed of production that serves as a perfect backdrop to featured artists Mobb Deep, Royce 5' 9, Westside Gunn & Conway, Action Bronson, Meyhem Lauren, Your Old Droog, Evidence, Remy Banks & more.
This limited double CD / 45-track set is housed in a collector’s edition faux book.
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Dare Enter
CD | 1998 | EU | Reissue (Hip Hop Enterprise)
17,99 €*
Release:1998 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Recorded back in 1997-1998, this album was originally released at Fat Beats in NYC around 1998 on CD.

"Dare Enter" was recorded by Pliz and Ol’ Dirty Bastard in Pliz' room built studio, some of the tracks were recorded on a 4-track (tascam) recorder, the others were recorded on a Roland VS-1680.
Smooth 7 - T.H.U.G. Poetry
Smooth 7
T.H.U.G. Poetry
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Southwest Enterprise)
18,04 €* 18,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
SWE is back for another one with our man Smooth 7. This time around we will be doing a reissue of T.H.U.G. Poetry which will include 10 previously unreleased bonus tracks recorded between the early mid 90's and 2003.



The CD will be limited to only 350 copies!
Czarface & MF DOOM - Super What?
Czarface & MF DOOM
Super What?
CD | 2021 | US | Original (Silver Age)
16,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Superhero? Supervillain? Super What? Czarface & MF Doom's newest team-up record Super What? is, much like the Avengers' arch-enemy Thanos...inevitable (and all-powerful!). The icon MF Doom unleashes his wizardry and wordplay throughout the record, while Czarface (bolstered by the legendary Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck and Esoteric) slash through each of the Czar-Keys' produced tracks as the team raises the bar on their previous LP, Czarface meets Metalface (2018). Featuring golden-age superhero DMC (of Run-dmc) and Hieroglyphics' leader Del The Funky Homosapien, with art by longtime Czarface co-creator Lamour Supreme, this album will bring all the thrills of a cosmic summer blockbuster. Recorded and slated for an early 2020 release, and paused while Covid raged, this collaboration of masked men is finally finding its way to you on all formats.
Certified Craftsmen (Propo'88 & Wildelux) - Certified Craftsmen
Certified Craftsmen (Propo'88 & Wildelux)
Certified Craftsmen
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Ground Beef)
18,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
True craftsmanship is in the details. That’s what DJ/producer Propo’88 and emcee Wildelux show on their Certified Craftsmen LP. Under the duo’s moniker of Certified Craftsmen, they carefully craft no-bullshit boom bap. From the choice of samples to the scratch hooks, to Wildelux’ buttery rhymes and straight-talking. It’s tempting to say that this is boom bap at its best. But record label braggadocio doesn’t fit this down-to-earth body of work. So it’s up to the listener to judge whether this is indeed certified.

“For me, a ‘craftsman’ means a person who has honed his/her craft over the years, without the pressure of being down with the latest fad or wave,” says emcee Wildelux (who is originally from the Bronx, New York, but lives in Kyoto, Japan since 2008). “Taking their time to create the best version of themselves for the world to see. Being comfortable in one’s own skin. By being one’s self without any filters to hide behind, the world will see how genuine the person is in his or her craft and therefore they are certified by the people.”

Propo’88 lives on the opposite side of the world: in the Dutch city of Utrecht. But it’s that philosophy on hip-hop craftsmanship that makes them closely connected. “A craftsman, to me, also knows his strengths and weaknesses, but at the same time understands how to serve the crowd based on his or her skills,” adds Propo’88. “Someone who knows how to remain humble when needed. A craftsman works in timeless ways and does his thing for the right reasons.”

This album is their first full-length collaboration since Wildelux appeared on Propo’88’s 'Astronomic Delight' LP back in 2017. In that era of the 2010s, Propo’88 was also an active member of hip-hop crew Da Shogunz, producing with and for the likes of BlabberMouf (including co-producing ‘Da BlabberMouf Lp’) and Kick Back (‘Cosmic Trippin’ on Blunted Astronaut Records).

The 'Certified Craftsmen' LP drops March 26th on all digital platforms, in a run of 200 vinyl records (hand-numbered certificates on the front cover), and on CD. The album features DJ Robert Smith on “Fire In The Hole” and SicknessMP-collaborator Malev da Shinobi on “Adapted.”
MC Shinobi - MC Shinobi
MC Shinobi
MC Shinobi
CD | 2021 | UK | Reissue (Chopped Herring)
14,24 €* 14,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
The debut album from MC Shinobi – previously only 100 copies on CDR – now on a proper, limited CD release!!
Rasheed Chappell & Buckwild - Sinners And Saints
Rasheed Chappell & Buckwild
Sinners And Saints
CD | 2020 | US | Original (Get On Down)
16,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
“When we decided to do an album, we didn’t want to do just a beats and rhyme album, but something more conceptual. The
times we’re living in gave me the idea of tackling the idea of what’s a sinner and what’s a saint.”
— Rasheed Chappell on his new album with producer Buckwild, Sinners & Saints
On their ambitious collaboration, New York rap heavyweights Rasheed Chappell & Buckwild have perfectly captured the stress and
tension, but also faint sense of the hope, of what it means to be a sinner or a saint. In just 11 tracks, Sinners & Saints plays like an
audio documentary series filled with expertly crafted beats and rhymes.
When the two sat down to work together, Rasheed says that they only knew that they “wanted to address the now, the past, and the
potential future.” And upon receiving the first batch of beats from Buck—the D.I.T.C. producer with decades of acclaimed work to
his name—the NY emcee used a majority of them and knew immediately what they were doing.
“My goal was simple: don’t try to recreate anything they have done, just create something that no one else can do, which is to be
me,” Rasheed says. Buck echoed that sentiment when he talked about the record in a documentary, in which he expressed his
excitement to work with not just a talented rapper, but a skilled artist. “Being an artist is just as important as putting two words
together to rhyme,” Buck explained.
That high level of artistry, from everyone involved, is what makes Sinners & Saints so impactful. Not just anyone could pull off
a track as stirring as “The Blue Hood,” in which Rasheed plays the role of a racist, corrupt police officer over Buck’s
harrowing production. The same goes for “Rock Bottom” where he and Ransom sound off about life’s low points, and “Bredren,” a
speaker-knocking middle-finger in musical form featuring Planet Asia.
There’s just so much to love about what these two have created with Sinners & Saints, a project that sounds like if 2020 was a
hip-hop album. And if things do truly get better as we move into 2021, there’s no better anthem than “Black Owned,” a powerful
anthem for Rasheed, Buck, and everyone listening.
Group Home presents Brain Sick Mob - Unreleased Siccness
Group Home presents Brain Sick Mob
Unreleased Siccness
CD | 2017 | EU | Original (Smoke On)
16,14 €* 16,99 € -5%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Only one copy per customer!

Smoke On Records announces the album "Unreleased Siccness" by Brain Sick Mob. The CD version contains the two bonus tracks "Here is the Proof" and "Strugglin".
KMD - Black Bastards Deluxe Edition
KMD
Black Bastards Deluxe Edition
2CD | 2015 | US | Original (Metal Face)
17,09 €* 17,99 € -5%
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
MF Doom’s first group and their controversial sophomore release Bl_ck B_st_rds now available as a double CD containing the full the album with a second disc of bonus material including rare cuts, remixes and instrumentals.
Pete Rock - Petestrumentals 3
Pete Rock
Petestrumentals 3
CD | 2020 | US | Original (Tru Soul)
16,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder available from 13.08.2021
"For the third installment of his PeteStrumentals series, producer Pete Rock takes a departure from the sample-heavy style that has earned him recognition as a living Hip-Hop legend. This twelve-track project is instead a collection of beats crafted by the producer, then reimagined by his stellar band, The Soul Brothers - drummer Daru Jones (Jack White), keyboardist BigYuki, bassist MonoNeon (Prince), guitarist Marcus Machado and vocalist Jermaine Holmes (D'Angelo); all critically acclaimed musicians in their own rights. After performing together across Manhattan, cementing their creative bond, Pete Rock & The Soul Brothers combined their individual musical influences and experiences to craft a smooth sonic experience that is truly the sum of all of its stylistic and instrumental parts. PeteStrumentals 3 is a masterful blend of Funk, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Soul, a mellow soundtrack for any occasion."
SSIO - Das Neue Album
Darkside (Nicolas Jaar & Dave Harrington) - Spiral
Darkside (Nicolas Jaar & Dave Harrington)
Spiral
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Matador)
14,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Pop
Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington return after announcing they were parting ways at a show in 2014 in the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Their debut album Psychic from 2013 was lauded as a modern classic almost immediately after release.

Since, Nicolas Jaar has been incredibly prolific releasing no less than four albums through his own Other People label including a soundtrack to cult classic Sergei Parajanov film The Color Of Pomegranates, created original soundtracks for 2015’s Dheepan and 2019’s Ema, co-produced tracks on FKA Twigs (Bleep album of the year 2020) Magdalene and worked on material under the A.A.L (Against All Logic) moniker with the likes of no wave legend Lydia Lunch.

Working with multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington on the DARKSIDE project, Nicolas Jaar’s production takes in heady psychedelic influences from prog and drone genres. Layering his entrancing vocals over the pulsating rhythm section on tracks such as ‘Lawmaker’ and ‘I’m The Echo’ that draw on the sun drenched psych of contemporary West Coast bands like Moon Duo and Wooden Shjips. Elsewhere we encounter the extended ‘Inside Is Out There’ with percussion heavily indebted to Can drummer Jaki Liebezeit and heavily treated vocals sat low in the mix. “From the beginning, DARKSIDE has been our jam band. Something we did on days off. When we reconvened, it was because we really couldn’t wait to jam together again”.

A harmonious return from the prolific duo, filtering an array of influences into their own expertly crafted sound.
Damu The Fudgemunk - Conversation Peace
Aesop Rock - Appleseed
Aesop Rock
Appleseed
CD | 2021 | US | Original (Rhymesayers)
14,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Originally released in 1999, Appleseed cemented Aesop Rock as a new face whose talent could not be denied. The album explores creative concepts with inventive writing and stripped-down yet melodic and melancholic production. Recalling his DIY approach, Aesop says, "I did the Appleseed hand style while working at Tepper Galleries in NYC. The cover was made at Kinko's. The first copies were CD-R's I duped at home and sold from my backpack at an MF Doom show at Brownies, which was right below my apartment at the time. I continued to sell hand to hand in NY, while Blockhead started fielding some mail orders from a young internet. People would send us cash or a check, and he'd cut the covers out and mail them off." The two of them were able to move a couple thousand CDs that way before turning their attention to newer projects, particularly “Float” in Aesop's case. As a result, in all that time it was only ever available on CD, directly from Aesop. Finally, 21 years after its debut, Appleseed officially returns, now available on vinyl for the first time!
Ed O.G & Insight Innovates - Ed O.G & Insight Innovates
Ed O.G & Insight Innovates
Ed O.G & Insight Innovates
CD | 2021 | US | Original (Brick)
16,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Edo. G & Insight Innovates deliver that raw, jazzy, and true-to-life hip-hop on their self-titled debut album. It’s the culmination of decades of friendship and collaboration, birthed from childhood memories and the early days of the Boston rap scene. And with this 10-track project, both artists sound as hungry and passionate as ever while they deliver one of the year’s best releases to date. For Edo and Insight, that meant more than just “boom-bap” sounds or tight lyricism—it meant bringing everything to the table, including next-level lyricism. As Insight explains, “This project is focused on punchy drums, bass, attractive melodies, and a realistic life message and story from black men in a slowly changing world.” You can hear that mission statement on instant highlights “Choose Your Path” and “It Takes Progress,” with the latter serving as the album’s first leak. With good reason, of course, because Insight and Edo admit that it’s one of their favorites from the record. In addition to featuring some of their best rhymes, it provided a way for them to not just sound off on societal issues but also offer some solutions. But Edo G. & Insight Innovates also succeeds because of the way that simultaneously pays homage to and modernizes hip-hop’s past. There are cultural Easter eggs and outright tributes all over the album, like the absolutely banging “Set It Off (Long Live Kane),” which rightly gives flowers to hip-hop legend Big Daddy Kane. The two also show love to Edo’s own history by reimagining his classic Da Bulldogs joint, “I Got To Have It,” on the standout track “Unite & Let’s All Get Down.” As Insight says, it was part of their shared goal to “make a dope hip-hop album that reflects who we are and what we’re about.” He and Edo met that goal and then some with this release.
Jaubi - Nafs At Peace
Jaubi
Nafs At Peace
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Astigmatic)
9,49 €* 9,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
JAUBI continue the Nafs journey, which commenced with the single “Satanic Nafs” (featuring the remix by legendary LA producers The Gaslamp Killer & Mophono) released in March 2021. Now JAUBI draw on the elements of North Indian classical music, Hip-Hop and modal/spiritual jazz in their debut LP entitled “Nafs At Peace”.

The journey officially began back in April 2019 when London’s multi- instrumentalist and 22a Record label boss Ed “Tenderlonious” Cawthorne and Polish pianist/composer Marek “Latarnik” Pędziwiatr of EABS/Błoto, visited the group to record in Lahore.

Together they channelled their personal struggles at that time into the two recording sessions allowing the musicians to find a spiritual path to transcendence through this musical purge.

Nothing whatsoever was written down during the recording sessions - no sheet music and no song titles, which allowed the six musicians to forget about their worldly issues. In many ways, the journey represents a struggle for purity, an expression of gratitude, and an acknowledgement that the musician's inspiration comes from a higher power.

The album cover portrays the mother of JAUBI’s bandleader, tearfully praying to God to get her son through that dark period of his life, which is what the mothers of the other musicians also did for their children.
The first step of the journey can be heard on “Satanic Nafs” which refers to the lowest level of the Self which was released 26th March 2021 through Astigmatic Records.

The album title ‘Nafs At Peace’ refers to the last purification step the self has been through. At this level, the Self no longer struggles because one has complete love of God, by becoming at peace and tranquil with God’s will. We hope all can achieve the stage of “Nafs At Peace” … Inshallah.
KSI - All Over The Place
KSI
All Over The Place
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (BMG)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder available from 06.08.2021
Kool Keith - Keith's Salon
Kool Keith
Keith's Salon
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Logistic)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Written with a libidinal urgency that has come to characterize Kool Keith’s legendary lyricism, “Keith’s Salon” explores our current obsessions with luxury, beauty, and notoriety. But rather than fetishize the beautiful dum-dums who walk red carpets in black Prada gowns,

Kool Keith's most recent studio album shifts our attention to the work and workers that underpin our fantasies of American excess and the good life.

As such, the album is also a timely meditation, during quarantine, on the economic precarity many of us now find ourselves in. Having doubled-up with Triple Parked, the production team of avant-techno maven Bruno Pronsato and Benjamin Jay, “Keith’s Salon” moves between halcyon sonics and atonal warlord dystopia, while keeping beats minimal for Kool Keith to spread extra ketchup on the hamburger. An album at once topical and futuristic, lush and bizarre, "Keith's Salon" is about the business of making people beautiful. It's time to work.
Benny The Butcher - The Plugs I Met 2
Benny The Butcher
The Plugs I Met 2
CD | 2021 | US | Original (Next)
18,99 €* 19,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Produced Entirely by Harry Fraud. Features by 2 Chainz, Fat Joe, French Montana, Jim Jones, Chinx and Rick Hyde. Mere months after releasing an undisputed Aoty contender for 2020 with Burden Of Proof and only three months after being shot, Benny is back on his feet (way ahead of schedule) and re-immersed in his element “back to that little pot, that little flame”. While he has separated himself from his peers, Benny from Montana Ave knows the game is to be sold and never told and he has put all of these accolades in his rearview mirror to focus on his next lick; The Plugs I Met 2. The Plugs I Met 2 is the coronation of a true G going from worker to the PLUG---and never looking back. “I came in as an underdog, to filling out my position as one of the elite rhymers in the industry. Plugs 2 expands upon that mindset; the same confidence, same attitude, cocky, but I still have something to prove” Benny asserts. Produced entirely by Harry Fraud, the Brooklyn bred producer describes The Plugs I Met 2 as “the story of a hustler who’s realized success but understands how fragile it is. Lyrically the album shows Benny reflecting on what he’s sacrificed to get here and what he’ll need to do to continue his rise to the top. With this project we set out to transport the listener into a world that was lush but still gritty, triumphant but still emotional and sonically diverse across the board.”
Ennio Morricone, Bruno Nicolai - Dimensioni Sonore Box Set
Ennio Morricone, Bruno Nicolai
Dimensioni Sonore Box Set
CD Box | 2021 | EU | Original (Dialogo)
122,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
A genre defying marvel, Dialogo’s first ever standalone CDs reissue of Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nicolai’s masterstroke, Dimensioni Sonore, is presented as 10 CDs, accompanied by an 80 page booklet, all housed in a beautiful wooden box, strictly limited to an edition of 280 copies. A perfect counterpoint to their astounding vinyl box set, reissuing Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nicolai’s legendary 10 LP box set issued last year, Dialogo returns with the first ever standalone CD release of "Dimensioni sonore". Just as striking as the vinyl edition, this is among the most ambitious and important bodies of Italian Library music ever to emerge. An absolutely astounding accomplishment, mid-way through 2020 Dialogo announced the first ever vinyl reissue of Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nicolai’s overwhelming ambitious 10 LP box set, Dimensioni sonore. Long regarded as one of the great, towering holy grails of Italian library music, it sold out almost immediately. Now Dialogo is back with the first ever standalone CD release of this mind-blowing body of work, presented across 10 CDs and accompanied by an 80 page booklet, all housed in a beautiful wooden box, it’s strictly limited to an edition of 280 copies and is sure to fly out the door as fast as its predecessor. Among the most important figures in 20th century Italian music, Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nicolai each forged distinct and unexpected creative paths that were entirely tuned to the eras through which they worked; radical and forward thinking composers, who activated vast new worlds of possibility via the mediums of film and television. Morricone has long held legendary status for his soundtrack and library music work, as well as his explicitly avant-garde and experimental endeavors within the seminal collective, Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, but Dimensioni Sonore - a sprawling body of recordings originally issued by RCA in 1972 - holds equal distinction as a historically prescient illumination into the slightly lesser known efforts of Nicolai, and the groundbreaking importance of his work. Regular collaborators over the course of their respective careers, Morricone and Nicolai met as students during the early 1950s at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome, fostering a friendship that would yield, from the mid 1960s on, hundreds of albums that bear both of their names, in one role or another. Each of these is incredible and worthy of note, but none is as astounding, distinct, or ambitious as Dimensioni Sonore, regarded by many as the crown jewel in RCA’s legendary library music series, Catalogo di Musiche per Sonorizzazioni. Almost entirely distinct in scale and content, Dimensioni Sonore towers in the history of library music; the intriguing and idiosyncratic realm that, particularly in Italy, offered a vehicle for a great many of the country’s most radical composers to stretch their talents into wild and unknown territories, allowing them to infiltrate the public consciousness via the mediums of television and film. Gathering 103 works - 5 CDs ascribed to works by Morricone and 5 to those of Nicolai - little information exists of the musicians involved with recording Dimensioni Sonore, but there has long been speculation that the legendary Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza lingers just out of sight; unsurprising given how wild and masterful it is. Like nearly all library music, the works of Dimensioni Sonore were not composed with any particular film or thematic association in mind, rather to be selected by filmmakers at a later date. This gave Morricone and Nicolai a remarkable amount of freedom to follow their creative intuition into strikingly uncharted realms. Deploying a starling range of acoustic and electronic instrumentation and techniques, and conceived in sequential order, across their new presentation as 10 CDs, Morricone and Nicolai - working far more like avant-garde composers than the creators of film scores - set out to create a body of expressive and dynamic work which explored constant timbric exploitations and multiform musical parameters, and their possibilities for utilization, titling each composition with no direct relation to its form, intentionally leaving the meaning entirely to the listener’s mind. While too varied to describe in any detail, the organisations of sound encountered across Dimensioni Sonore are incredibly distinct within the music of its moments, and arguably any before or since. Sheets of pointillistic ambience bristle with details of synthetic and organic tones and textures, generating a fields of abstraction that could be mistaken for any number of avant-garde and experimental gestures of the '60s and '70s, were it not for the unifying, cracking rhythm section that drives it forward and pushes into entirely unexpected realms, which gave Sergio Leone, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Elio Petri, Gillo Pontecorvo, all Giuliano Montaldo all plenty to explore in their original liner notes for the release.
Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks - Burn Everything That Bears Your Name
Degiheugi - Foreglow
Degiheugi
Foreglow
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (X-Ray)
12,59 €* 13,99 € -10%
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
On April 23, 2021, Degiheugi will present his 8th album entitled "Foreglow". This record with multiple influences, ranging from samba to Afrobeat through soul and French chanson, is a real ray of light that makes you want to escape and takes you far from home. Once again, the unstoppable digger and beatmaker surprises us and shows us how well he masters the art of sampling.
Bronze Nazareth & Leaf Dog - Bundle Raps
V.A. - Heisei No Oto - Japanese Left-Field Pop From The CD Age (1989-1996)
V.A.
Heisei No Oto - Japanese Left-Field Pop From The CD Age (1989-1996)
2CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Music From Memory)
20,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Music From Memory is excited to announce a special compilation that they’ve been working on for some time now; Mfm053 – VA – Heisei No Oto – Japanese Left-field Pop From The CD Age (1989-1996). Compiled by long-time friends of the label, Eiji Taniguchi and Norio Sato, Heisei No Oto delves into a world of music released almost exclusively on CD and brings together a fascinating selection of discoveries from a little known and overlooked part of Japan’s musical history. The last ten or so years have seen a global wave of interest in Japanese music encompassing ambient, jazz, new wave and pop records from the 1980s, some of which is increasingly considered the most innovative and visionary music of that time. Although some music from this period, in the form of ‘City Pop’ or ‘rare groove’ records, had been coveted by collectors and DJs for a number of years, most Japanese music from the time was little known outside and often even within Japan. Sometime around the mid 2000s, two Osaka record store owners, Eiji Taniguchi of Revelation Time and Norio Sato of Rare Groove, along with a handful of deep Japanese diggers such as Chee Shimizu of Organic Music records in Tokyo, began to explore beyond the typical ‘grooves’ or ‘breaks’. Much like their counterparts in Europe and the US, they began delving into home-grown ambient, jazz, new wave and pop records, discovering visionary music, often driven by synthesizers or drum computers, that broke beyond the typical confines of their genres. Spending tireless hours in local record stores and embarking on digging trips across the country, Eiji Taniguchi and Norio Sato, much like Chee Shimizu, have been at the forefront of unearthing and introducing many of the very Japanese records now loved and sought after around the world. Yet as YouTube algorithms and vinyl reissues would transport such music into the global consciousness and demand and therefore scarcity intensified for such records, so Eiji and Norio have recently begun to turn their attention to CDs. The title of the compilation Heisei No Oto refers to the sound of the Heisei era, which began in 1989 and corresponds to the reign of Emperor Akihito until his abdication in 2019. Marking the culmination of one of the most rapid economic growths in Japanese history, 1989 also coincided with the music industry’s final shift away from vinyl in favour of CDs. And, although compact discs were first introduced seven years earlier it wasn’t until late into the ‘80s that, beyond dance music labels, CDs became the exclusive format for major and independent labels in Japan and throughout the world. This however didn’t signal the end of the innovation in Japan. Many of those same musicians who have become known for their work in the ‘80s would continue to produce outstanding music well into the mid ‘90s, as greater innovation and advances in musical equipment allowed Japanese musicians and producers to refine and explore new sounds. While musicians such as the seminal Haruomi Hosono, whose productions feature on a number of tracks, would continue to push the boundaries of these new technologies, these technological advances also meant less established musicians were able to make use of increasingly affordable but state-of-the-art equipment. Including music by Haruomi Hosono as well as Yasuaki Shimizu, Toshifumi Hinata and Ichiko Hashimoto who have become known and loved around the world in recent years, Hesei No Oto also features Japanese pop star Yosui Inoue, producers Jun Sato and Keisuke Kikuchi in aaddition to less established artists from the contemporary, jazz, new wave, pop and dance music scenes. Bringing together a selection of tracks that seem to define these specific genres and in fact move fluidly between a number of them, the music on the compilation is again underscored by experimentations with synthesizers and drum computers though with something of a gentle Pop sensibility. Reimagined here then under the encompassing term ‘Left-field Pop’, this is an exciting chapter in Japanese musical history that has only just begun to be fully explored. VA - Heisei No Oto - Japanese Left-field Pop From The CD Age (1989-1996) is a 2xLP/2xCD that includes liner notes by Chee Shimizu and artwork by Hagihara Takuya and is released on February 28th.
Godfather Don & Parental (de Kalhex) - Osmosis
Godfather Don & Parental (de Kalhex)
Osmosis
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Akromegalie / HHV)
15,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition of 300 copies.

Heads be ready: Godfather Don is back with a new album, fully produced by Paris-based Parental (of Kalhex fame). 16 tracks in total incl. all instrumentals plus a bonus beat by Godfather Don make this one another sureshot for your record collection of Hip Hop must-have's!
Die P - 3,14
Roc Marciano - Mt. Marci
Roc Marciano
Mt. Marci
CD | 2021 | US | Original (Fat Beats)
16,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Mt. Marci is the 8th studio album from legendary emcee / producer Roc Marciano. This new album is in conjunction with Josue Thomas of The Gallery Dept, and without question is a must have for the true music / Roc Marciano fan.

This is Art That Kills.
Roc Marciano - The Pimpire Strikes Back
Bob Marley - The Complete Island Recordings Limited Box Set
Above The Law - Uncle Sam's Curse
Above The Law
Uncle Sam's Curse
CD | 2020 | EU | Original (Music On CD)
14,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Above the Law is one of the best and most underrated rap groups from the west coast, and 'Uncle Sam's Curse' may be their best album. Musically it is very experimental. Producer Cold 187um, one of the west coast's best beatmakers, uses some electronic instrumentals with his usual heavy bass and whiny synths to create an almost futuristic sound, aided by frequent movie samples, snippets of speeches which people express their urban political views. The production is classic and the rhymes are deep and real. Their flows are laid back and sound like they are lacking some aggression and energy, but it is their own thing, and what they rap about is real. This is pure West Coast G-Funk in your ear!
Primeridian, The - I'll Meet You In Greenwich
Primeridian, The
I'll Meet You In Greenwich
CD | 2020 | EU | Original (90's Tapes / HHV)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Strictly limited edition of 300 copies on CD.

"I'll Meet You In Greenwich" is a true classic from the late 90's from Chicago's The Primeridian. Tight productions paired with smooth back & forth rhymes by Tree & See-Me-On make this album another unique gem in your Golden Era collection. Available on limited 2LP vinyl, CD and cassette as well as digitally!
Sault - 7
Sault
7
CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Forever Living Originals)
17,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie, Pop
The second album of Sault follows their debut "5" which came out just three months prior to this one. Heads all over the world were still in awe of "5", when all of a sudden "7" dropped. Now, by the end of 2020, they are four critically acclaimed albums deep into buiding their own legacy.
Sault - 5
Sault
5
CD | 2019 | UK | Original (Forever Living Originals)
17,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie, Pop
The first album by Sault started a series of now four albums in two years that scored big time with critics all over the world.
R.A. The Rugged Man - All My Heroes Are Dead
R.A. The Rugged Man
All My Heroes Are Dead
CD | 2020 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
16,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
R.A. The Rugged Man is one of the most fascinating figures in hip-hop history. His career spans decades, and defies simple narratives. The Rugged Man has been an up-and-coming star, an industry outcast banished and forgotten, an underground cult hero, an independent success story, and an influential master of the art form.

Now, R.A. The Rugged Man is back with ""All My Heroes Are Dead"", a brand new album that stands as his best work to date. “So many of the greats are gone, and the legends who made it out alive are cast aside,” R.A. explains. “Society left our heroes and their culture for dead. We have to dig that greatness out of its grave, and bring it back with an angry vengeance.” "All My Heroes Are Dead" features an all-star lineup of hip-hop heavyweights, including Atmosphere, Chuck D, Ghostface Killah, Immortal Technique, Vinnie Paz, Ice T, M.O.P., Kool G Rap, Brand Nubian, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Chris Rivers, Onyx, Inspectah Deck, A-F-R-O, Masta Killa, and more.
Ours Samplus - Last Frontier
Killah Priest - The Exorcist
Killah Priest
The Exorcist
CD | 2009 | US | Reissue (X-Ray)
16,99 €*
Release:2009 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Longtime Wu-Tang associate, Killah Priest, reissues his 2009 low key masterpiece The Exorcist on CD and for the first time ever on vinyl!

This reissue features all new artwork.
Ill Bill - Black Metal
Ill Bill
Black Metal
CD | 2019 | US | Original (Uncle Howie)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Black Metal was the forecast of what was to come with the introduction of La Coka Nostra. Non Phixion front man ILL BILL had recently joined up with Danny Boy, Slaine and others to start working on a new powerhouse group. With friends from both coasts like Sick Jacken, Q-Unique, Killah Priest, Jeru The Damaja, O.C. and more joining in, this release takes a look at the music BILL was recording after Non Phixion disbanded and as LCN was forming.
Hozan Yamamoto With Sharps & Flats - Beautiful Bamboo-Flute
Hozan Yamamoto With Sharps & Flats
Beautiful Bamboo-Flute
CD | 1971 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
15,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Seminal Japanese jazz album from 1971. Journeys through jazz fusion, soul and big band moods. Impossible to obtain in its original format these days. Official Mr Bongo reissue.
Heavy Metal Kings (Ill Bill & Vinnie Paz) - Black God White Devil
Heavy Metal Kings (Ill Bill & Vinnie Paz)
Black God White Devil
CD | 2017 | US | Original (Enemy Soil / Uncle Howie)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Rappers Vinnie Paz (Jedi Mind Tricks) and ILL Bill (Non-Phixion) return with their sideproject, Heavy Metal Kings, to drop their first studio album together in over 6 years, Black God White Devil.

Both MCs have been staples of the independent hip-hop scene for more than two decades having followed unrelenting paths to their current destinations as they made their bones during a prolific period of independent hip-hop in the '90s and early '00s. They are like-minded rappers who eschewed the traditional routes of the industry matrix and, instead, took a fiercely independent attitude when it came to their craft. Beyond their indelible work with their respective groups, Jedi Mind Tricks and Non-Phixion, Paz and Bill have built successful solo careers while also putting in work with supergroups such as Paz's battle-tested outfit Army of the Pharoahs and Bill's collective of accomplished MCs, La Coka Nostra.
Czarface & MF DOOM - Czarface Meets Metal Face
Czarface & MF DOOM
Czarface Meets Metal Face
CD | 2018 | US | Original (Silver Age)
16,14 €* 16,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Rising from the wreckage of a war torn planet, Czarface joins forces with MF Doom in the epic Czarface Meets Metal Face!
Blending Doom's trademark abstractions and Czarface's in-your-face lyrical attack, this album is ripe with cartoon violence, societal observations and pop culture musings. Over banging beats provided by The Czar-Keys, the armored team give you the witty unpredictable treats any hip-hop fan can sink their fangs into.
Expect beats, rhymes, and metal as Czarface controlled by Wu-Tang Clan powerhouse Inspectah Deck and 7L & Esoteric team up with everyone's favorite villain, MF Doom. With track titles like "Nautical Depth","Meddle With Metal", "Astral Traveling"
to "Madness of Badness" this album packs a punch with 16 brand new tracks. Add that with features from Open Mike Eagle and Jedi Mind Tricks' Vinnie Paz, we promise you mind-bending metaphors and brain-melting beats as this powerful pairing sounds off in
March 2018!
Camp Lo - The Get Down Brothers / On The Way Uptown
Camp Lo
The Get Down Brothers / On The Way Uptown
2CD | 2018 | US | Original (Vodka & Milk)
14,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
In celebration of 20+ years since their classic debut Uptown Saturday Night, Bronx duo Camp Lo present a special double-album 2XLP with On The Way Uptown & The Get Down Brothers. On The Way Uptown features a collection of demos and unreleased songs made between 94’ – 95’, leading to their official debut in early 1997. Aside from the early versions of their hits “Luchini (AKA This Is It),” “Sparkle,” “Black Connection,” and “Coolie High”, other standouts include “World Heist”, “Coolie High Is Life” & “A Piece of the Action”.

On The Get Down Brothers, Camp Lo completely pivot away from their 90’s nostalgia into a much more futuristic and experimental sound. Although the production is different, their signature tongue-twisting and hype flows remain, creating a unique and seamless fusion packed into 10 dynamic tracks.
Dr. Dre - The Chronic
Nine - 1999
Nine
1999
CD | 2017 | EU | Original (Smoke On)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Smoke On Records presents this limited CD edition of the album “1999” by Nine.

The CD version also contains additional bonus tracks.
Beneficence - Basement Chemistry
Beneficence
Basement Chemistry
CD | 2016 | US | Original (Ill Adrenaline)
13,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
After dropping back to back classics with "Sidewalk Science" (2011) and "Concrete Soul" (2012), Brick City veteran and Ill Adrenaline Records co-founder Beneficence unleashes his 6th solo LP "Basement Chemistry". Armed with the true sounds of the golden era Benef drops rejuvenated flows and shares mics with hip-hop's elite lyricists. The lineup includes Inspectah Deck (of Wu-Tang Clan), Masta Ace, MC Eiht, El Da Sensei, AG (of D.I.T.C), Dres (of Black Sheep), The Legion, Chubb Rock, MindsOne, and Estee Nack (of Tragic Allies). Once again the close Artifacts affiliate traps the listener into slick, thought provoking rhymes backed by hard hitting yet soulful production from DJ Spinna, Da Beatminerz, 12 Finger Dan, Confidence, L'Orange, Presto, KON Sci, Jazz Spastiks, and many more. 19-tracks strong, the dusty and raw sounding full length displays a perfect blend of street jewels like the Inspectah Deck laced "Digital Warfare" and the Masta Ace inspiring anthem "When The Sun Comes". The P Original produced banger "EZ As 1-2" opens the album brilliantly showing Benef's relaxed but witty cadence. "Basement Chemistry" travels down many avenues including the battle rap driven joint "Against The Grain" and storytelling saga "Maui Vacation". The album's formula stays true to the game with obscure samples, intricate cuts, and official boom bap sound.
uMaNg - The Black Rose Certificate
uMaNg
The Black Rose Certificate
CD | 2014 | US | Original (Ill Adrenaline)
12,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
With two full-length albums already under their belts that garnered them buzz in the underground ("Lasting Impressions" & "The Revisited"), New Jersey originated emcee uMaNg, reunites with Swedish producer B.B.Z. Darney ("The Boom Bappin' Zombie"), to complete their trilogy of albums with their label debut on Ill Adrenaline Records entitled, "The Black Rose Certificate."
Shortly after inking a deal with the label, the next eight months would find uMaNg & B.B.Z. embarking on a musical journey that would result in their most personal & brutally honest record to date. The title "The Black Rose Certificate", while a representation of many a symbolism, reflects the duo's state of mind, the hand they've been dealt as typecasts in society. Since being impossible to produce a "black rose" also stands for purest devotion. A kind of devotion that uMaNg & B.B.Z. put forth in their respected crafts.
Over the course of 14 tracks, the duo sonically stick to their traditional "boom-bap" roots, whilst also bringing sounds that range from "darker" to "aggressive", to even more "melancholic". The production B.B.Z. Darney showcases is heavier, more conceptual than previous releases. uMaNg has been notable throughout his career for being a clever & witty, punchline heavy emcee. While staying true to his stylings on the mic, he gets deeper & more transparent than past albums have suggested. For every braggadocious track, there is another where the Jersey emcee bares his soul through the pen, opening up about past discretions, family HIStory, amongst other topics on the emcee's mind. Also unlike "Lasting Impressions" & "The Revisited", that found the duo being the lone contributors to their works alongside the legendary DJ Grazzhoppa, they now bring along with them close collaborators as well as in-label artists. The album features tracks from the likes of Brick City veteran and close Artifacts affiliate Beneficence, Purpose of the Tragic Allies camp, close friends HexOne & Tek-nition of the critically acclaimed duo Epidemic, and Hashfinger to lend their talents and further enhance the album's disposition.
Legion, The - The Lost Tapes
Legion, The
The Lost Tapes
CD | 2014 | US | Original (Ill Adrenaline)
12,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Ain’t only a simple compilation of rare and unreleased tracks, it’s rather a musical documentation of a group that has been staying in its lane creating raw, uncut, and uncompromising Bronx flavor for more than two decades now. So this 20-track strong album includes the rare 12" single only "Freestyle Demolition" from 1994, rare old and unavailable on CD tracks, unreleased joints and instrumentals plus 3 brand new bangers ("For You", "Stereo", "Stereo [Remix]"), produced by The Legion, Buckwild, and Confidence.
MA DOOM (Masta Ace & MF Doom) - Son Of Yvonne
MA DOOM (Masta Ace & MF Doom)
Son Of Yvonne
CD | 2012 | US | Original (Fat Beats)
15,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
So here it is: a hand picked selection of Special Herbs, blessed with the genuine vocals of BK's rap legend Masta Ace. Whoa!
Celph Titled & Buckwild - Nineteen Ninety More
Mobb Deep - The Infamous
Mobb Deep
The Infamous
CD | 1995 | EU | Reissue (Loud)
9,99 €*
Release:1995 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
feat. Nas, Q-Tip, Big Noyd, Raekwon, ...
BVA - Lex Neville
BVA
Lex Neville
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (Real Life Drama)
10,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder available from 09.08.2021
Lex Neville is a 16 track album produced by Leaf Dog and Illinformed with guest verses from Datkid, Jack Jetson, King Kashmere, Leaf Dog, Smellington Piff and Verb T, cuts by Jazz T
Lord Goat & Stu Bangas - Final Expenses Blue Cover Edition
R.A. The Rugged Man - Die Rugged Man Die
R.A. The Rugged Man
Die Rugged Man Die
CD | 2004 | US | Reissue (Nature Sounds)
15,99 €*
Release:2004 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder available from 20.08.2021
feat. Masta Killa, Killah Priest, J-Zone, Ayatollah, ...
V.A. - From Dawn Till Dusk
V.A.
From Dawn Till Dusk
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Dawn)
23,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance
"The influence and presence of trap and rap in dance/experimental is obviously massive, and the lines between genres are more blurred than ever. Hajj, however, says this is a recent thing; “I find that the electronic scene in France is just starting to encourage the integration of this culture. Not so long ago people insulted me when I played rap/trap in my sets.” The underpinning idea for this compilation brought electronic producers not explicitly of that world to unpick whatever boundaries remain and contribute tracks for a mixtape – while a few of the artists are more obviously ready to “play the game” and already make music which exists pretty close to this horizon, this has been a challenge to think creatively for a few of the other artists invited." Elliot Stevens for Ifonly Dawn2021
Jamil Honesty X Hxlysmxkes - The Rufus Buck Project
Jamil Honesty X Hxlysmxkes
The Rufus Buck Project
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Hip Hop Enterprise)
15,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The Rufus Buck Project was originally released in the 4th quarter of 2020 as a short EP. The project reflects a mood of frustration, anger and the willingness to fight for what should be freely given... FREEDOM!!! Jamil calls it Riot music while Baltimores own Hxlysmxkes lays the Illest foundation of sonics for the emcee to speak truth to power.



HHE linked up with Jamil and Hxlysmxkes to bring you a deluxe edition of the project that will include three extra full tracks featuring elite emcee and singers such as Midaz The Beast, Ke Turner and Rell and of course scratches from DJ Grazzhoppa! The artwork features an 8 page booklet with dope pics from both artists!
Leslie Winer - When I Hit You You'll Feel It
Leslie Winer
When I Hit You You'll Feel It
CD | 2021 | US | Original (Light In The Attic)
16,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 06.08.2021
Definitive career-spanning anthology
Includes previously unreleased tracks, inspired collaborations, and material from Leslie’s groundbreaking 1990 solo debut, Witch
Featuring musical contributions from Jon Hassell, Helen Terry, Jah Wobble, Renegade Soundwave’s Karl Bonnie, Christophe Van Huffel, Jay Glass Dubs, Mari G. Mooney, and Diamond Version, amongst others
Newly remastered by the GRAMMY®-nominated engineer John Baldwin
24-page booklet featuring a new, extensive interview with Leslie and liner notes by acclaimed author, critic and compilation co-producer Wyndham Wallace, along with an essay by award-winning writer and scholar Louis Chude-Sokei
Cover collage by renowned British artist Linder, featuring photography by Mondino, and design by designer Christopher Shannon

“The definition of a hidden gem” – John Peel

“The world seems finally to be catching up to Leslie Winer, whose startling intelligence and singular vision shine through her copious recording life.” – Max Richter

“She might just be the coolest woman on the planet!” – Boy George

Light in the Attic is ecstatic to announce When I Hit You—You’ll Feel It: a 16-track anthology that celebrates the extraordinary work of musician, poet, and author, Leslie Winer. When I Hit You—You’ll Feel It spans Winer’s three-decade-long musical career: from her groundbreaking solo work in the early ‘90s to her latest inspired projects. Featuring musical contributions from Jon Hassell, Helen Terry, Jah Wobble, Renegade Soundwave’s Karl Bonnie, and others, the collection also spotlights Winer’s diverse collaborations, and unearths previously-unreleased recordings.

Newly remastered by the GRAMMY®-nominated engineer John Baldwin, When I Hit You—You’ll Feel It will be available in multiple special 2xLP editions, on CD, and across digital platforms. The album includes a new interview with Winer, captured by the compilation’s co-producer, acclaimed author and critic Wyndham Wallace. Rounding out the package is an insightful essay by the award-winning writer and scholar Louis Chude-Sokei and an original cover collage by the renowned British photographer and artist, Linder, featuring photography by Mondino, and design by designer Christopher Shannon.

MORE ABOUT LESLIE WINER….

Musician, poet, iconoclast, model, artist, enigma. Leslie Winer is many things.

Born to a teenage mother and sold for $10,000 in a black market adoption when she was just hours old, Winer has always lived an uncommon life. She grew up in Boston with a voracious appetite for music and the written word and embraced the city’s lively jazz and folk scene in the ‘70s. Moving to New York for art school, she gravitated towards a vibrant crowd of intellectuals, artists, and radical thinkers—or perhaps they gravitated towards her.

There, Winer formed an unlikely friendship with writer and artist William S. Burroughs and lived on-and-off with Jean-Michel Basquiat. In London, where Winer began her musical ventures in earnest, she was a regular at Leigh Bowery’s underground club Taboo, where she met many of her collaborators, including filmmaker John Maybury, Kevin Mooney (of Adam and the Ants), and Boy George, who once declared that Winer “might just be the coolest woman on the planet!”

Winer’s striking looks also attracted fashion designers and photographers. Throughout the early ‘80s, she was an in-demand model—appearing in campaigns for Valentino, Christian Dior, and Yohji Yamamoto, and serving as a muse for a young Jean-Paul Gaultier, who later dubbed Winer “the first androgynous model.” She posed for Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, and Pierre et Gilles, and graced the covers of The Face, French and Italian editions of Vogue, and Mademoiselle.

But music was Winer’s true passion and, at the turn of the ‘90s, she would unknowingly help invent the massively popular genre known today as trip-hop.

On her debut, Witch, Winer masterfully blended the uninhibited sampling of early hip-hop with dancehall basslines and programmed beats, while weaving mesmerizing—and coolly-detached—spoken-word vocals into her ambient tracks. It was unorthodox in the most delicious ways.

The album was a bold experiment by the self-taught artist, who enlisted a number of talented musicians in the sessions, including Culture Club’s Helen Terry, Karl Bonnie of Renegade Soundwave, former Public Image Ltd. bassist Jah Wobble, and Kevin Mooney, as well as Marco Pirroni and Matthew Ashman (both of Adam and the Ants, among other acts).

While Witch was finished in 1990, it wouldn’t be released for three years, due to the whims of Winer’s label. In the meantime, several tracks made their way out into the world as early as June 1990, thanks to BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel, who later referred to Witch as “the definition of a hidden gem.”

Opening with the laid-back dub beats and soft, sing-songy chorus of “He Was,” Witch features such highlights as the up-tempo “Skin,” the hypnotic, bass-heavy “The Boy Who Used 2 Whistle,” and the album’s closer, “Dream 1,” in which waves of reverb-soaked vocals bounce from one ear the other.

While sonically, Winer was breaking new ground, she was also bringing a fresh, incendiary take on what it means to be a woman in the music business, as embodied by her composition “N1 Ear,” in which she delivers a scorching, feminist manifesto, borrowed from the Women’s Liberation Broadsheet: “If I get raped it must be my fault / And if get bashed I must’ve provoked it / And if I raise my voice I’m a nagging bitch / And if I like fucking I’m a whore…And if I ask my doctor too many questions I’m neurotic and need pills / Because I still can’t get a safe birth control while some fucker’s roaming the moon.”

Winer had every right to vent her frustrations as a woman in music. Despite her fierce demeanor and steadfast focus, she was consistently disregarded and typecast by the industry. Many of her early collaborators failed to credit her work, while others simply overlooked her influence. Witch, for example, was so delayed that by the time the album saw the light of day (released under the pseudonym “©”), trip-hop was gaining mainstream traction via acts like Portishead, Massive Attack, and Madonna. Although Winer eventually gained wider acknowledgment (prompting the NME to give her the dubious distinction of “The Grandmother of Trip-Hop”), Witch initially went sorely unnoticed.

Following the disappearance of Witch, Winer continued to record, undeterred by the elusive nature of mainstream success in the modern music business. Her network of inspired collaborators continued to grow and expand, yet her influence remained largely a secret except to those in the know, such as Grace Jones and Sinead O’Connor, who would cover her songs.

Today, Winer stays busy on new musical projects in the French countryside, where she has spent the past two decades raising her five daughters. A prolific writer, she has also published two collections of poetry and oversees the literary estate of Herbert Huncke, a defining member of the Beat Generation.

In the modern era, one is hard-pressed to find an artist who continues to push the creative envelope as much as Winer does. And yet, three decades after her revolutionary debut, her work remains just as startling and fresh.

Winer’s influence might best be summed by the award-winning composer Max Richter, who offered the following thoughts to Wyndham Wallace for his extensive liner notes: “The world seems finally to be catching up to Leslie Winer, whose startling intelligence and singular vision shine through her copious recording life. A visionary commentator on the relationship between individuals and society in the mould of Blake or Woolf, Leslie Winer knows things that the culture at large just doesn’t understand yet, and she has never been afraid to let us know that.”
Milano Constantine & Body Bag Ben - Write It In Blood
Milano Constantine & Body Bag Ben
Write It In Blood
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Hip Hop Enterprise)
18,04 €* 18,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The Nyc-ca connection of Milano Constantine & Body Bag Ben deliver that raw, hardbody hip-hop on their new collaborative album, 'Write It In Blood.' The 11 tracks on here were created out of a shared passion not just for the culture, but for creating art as a duo. After working together on Milano’s collab EP with Planet Asia, they both knew they had more to offer as a unit.

While the process of making this album during the pandemic wasn’t easy, it went as smoothly as they could have hoped. “This year’s been tough for everyone and to be honest this project was built so organically that it sounds like we recorded it together in a studio,” BBB says of working on separate coasts. “We definitely played off each other’s energy. He would send his verses, I would send him mine, and it just worked out perfectly.”

That energy is certainly palpable throughout every element of Write It In Blood, a project that demonstrates their gifts as multi-talented artists. They both rap on every track, and handled all of the production as well. Body Bag Ben produced a majority of the beats—”Hell or High Water” is his favorite of the bunch—but Milano got to showcase his talents behind the boards, too. He crafted the chilling beat on the snarling title track featuring Planet Asia, as well as the more soulful “Sparks Steak House.”

It’s only fitting, then, that Milano holds his and Body’s performances on the album in such high regard. “I want the masses to walk through this musical art gallery of emotions and leave saying they witnessed legends like Rembrandt and Basquiat,” he explains. His cohort agrees, adding that he hopes listeners “break their neck rockin’ to these joints!” With such a high level of production and writing on this album, it’s safe to say they’ll both get their wish.

Be on the lookout for even more from these two in 2021 as they both have several projects in the pipeline. All tracks produced by Body Bag Ben, except for tracks 5 & 9 which are produced by Milano Constantine. 'Write It In Blood' is finally available now on CD limited to only 200 copies!
Danger Dan - Das Ist Alles Von Der Kunstfreiheit Gedeckt Jewell Case Edition
Hiroshi Suzuki - Cat
Hiroshi Suzuki
Cat
CD | 2007 | EU | Reissue (We Release Jazz)
18,99 €*
Release:2007 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
We Release Jazz is ecstatic (purrrr!) to announce the official reissue of Hiroshi Suzuki’s glorious jazz-fusion-funk Holy Grail Cat (originally released in 1976), sourced from the original masters and available on limited edition 180 gram vinyl mastered at half speed for full audiophile sound, as well as on digipack CD. Both versions come with liner notes by Teruo Isono. Cat was recorded in October 1975 at at Nippon Columbia Studio, while Hiroshi Suzuki was visiting his home country of Japan after moving to Las Vegas in 1971 to play with Buddy Rich and perfect his craft. Back on his old stomping grounds, the man known as Neko (Cat) immediately reunited with his dear friends for an epic two day session of groove magic. The chemistry was still intact. The skills and style had grown. The result, Cat, is a smooth masterpiece, a deep and soulful affair where stunning trombone solos by Hiroshi Suzuki flirt with Takeru Muraoka’s heavenly saxophone and the sensual rhythm section of Hiromasa Suzuki (keyboards), Kunimitsu Inaba (bass), and Akira Ishikawa (drums). Celebrated in jazz collectors circles, in the lofi beat scene, and among music diggers around the world, Cat has become one of the most sought-after Japanese jazz albums of all time and, much like Ryo Fukui’s Scenery, has fascinated old and young generations alike.
Verb T & Illinformed - The Land Of The Foggy Skies
Elcamino - Block Work
Elcamino
Block Work
CD | 2021 | US | Original (Air Vinyl)
18,04 €* 18,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Griselda's young gun Elcamino has become known for his gritty street tales and melodious hooks. And on Block Work he's at his most grimy and at the same time his most melodic. His honesty about his activities in the streets is so unfiltered that it verges on incriminating. The only guest on Block Work is Camino's longtime associate and fellow Buffalo Kids member Billie Essco, who brings his high fashion sensibilities to the standout track "Good Ol' Days." Camino will be dropping upwards of a half dozen projects in 2021 and Block Work sets the standard for the kind of quality fans can expect going forward.
Avalanches, The - Since I Left You 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Avalanches, The
Since I Left You 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
2CD | 2021 | UK | Original (XL Recordings)
14,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Pop
The Avalanches are set to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their debut album ‘Since I Left You’ with the release of a deluxe edition this June.

Released in Australia in 2000, and in the US and UK in 2001, ‘Since I Left You’ was hailed as a boundary-pushing release comprised of over 900 individual samples.

The forthcoming deluxe release – out June 4 – features a plethora of additional bonus tracks, including previously unreleased and fresh remixes by the late MF Doom, Black Dice, Leon Vynehall, Sinkane and Carl Craig to name a few. The CD version will also include some of The Avalanches’ remixes of Belle & Sebastian, Manic Street Preachers, Franz Ferdinand and more.
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