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The Last Emperor - Gotta Have Love
The Last Emperor
Gotta Have Love
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Dope Folks)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 05.06.2020
Dope Folks: We are proud to announce our 99th release!!! The Last Emperor is a Philly born MC who started to make waves in the Lyrical Underground movement of the late 90's early 2000's. Moving to New York in the early 2000's, he began performing at open mic nights and became a protege of Dr. Dre. After being featured on KRS-One's "C.I.A" with Zach De La Rocha, The Last Emperor was signed to Rawkus Records. In the span of 6 months, a handful of singles were released and the label stopped putting out new music. Being without a label, the Last Emperor formed Red Planet Music to release his debut "Music, Magic, and Myth." We are excited to release these tracks from the Last Emperor's vaults! 8 tracks in all from the The Last Emperor's underground career. Limited to 350 copies, (100 colored copies, 250 standard black) Get your copy now!
RAST & 7L (The Czar Keys) - I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
RAST & 7L (The Czar Keys)
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Dope Folks)
25,64 €* 26,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Over the last decade RAST has made a name for himself as one of the undergrounds most original voices. RAST has released a handful of albums, freestyles and a slew of online singles (including collaborations with Czarface, Hus Kingpin and Your Old Droog). But before all this, RAST held down the 90’s as part of the New York Graffiti crew RFC. It was
during this time that many of the tracks on “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” draw from. The album has no features and was produced entirely by The Czar-Keys (7L & Jeremy Page) - and this was done by design. 7L and RAST worked together on the vision and the direction they wanted to go with for the
album. As 7L points out “I wanted to really take it back to a time when the rapper was the main focus. This is also why we didn’t go with a group name or a RAST & 7L title. For me it was really all about RAST, and his
story is so personal that it just made sense for him to be the only voice you hear”. From the albums start, “Base” sets things off with organs that sound
straight off old Surf footage accompanied by a pounding break beat. RAST’s signature gruff voice goes from rugged raps to melodic singing and back. On “The Devils Playground” RAST delivers some of his most honest lines recalling his youth and battles with depression. On “I Lost My Mind and Found God” RAST states plainly in the hook “I ain’t gonna see no doctor unless I die". RAST delivers these lines with the maturity of a seasoned blues man. "Runaway Slave" is another great example of this, as the track roars with a powerful hook as if he were exorcising his demons over what sounds like a dusted church organ.
Other stand out gems like "Children of Attica", “The Little Boy Who Lived in a Tree” and “The Remarkable Story of the Silent Machine Gun” show that RAST is cut from a different cloth. “I Know Why the Caged Bird
Sings” is an album where, as pointed out in the albums intro "Caged", is RAST at his most honest and vulnerable.
Makeba & Skratch - Mental Fitness
Spectacular Diagnostics - EP Feat. Crimeapple, Al Divino, Smoovth, Conway And More
Spectacular Diagnostics
EP Feat. Crimeapple, Al Divino, Smoovth, Conway And More
12" | 2019 | US | Original (Dope Folks)
25,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The 96th release of Dope Folks is a compilation of tracks from veteran producer SPECTACULAR DIAGNOSTICS!!! Chicago-based musician/visual artist Robert Krums first began releasing music as Spectacular Diagnostics in 2015. Previously recording as "Earmint", Krums had his first major production placement in 2003 alongside Madlib and Prefuse 73 on Chicago's Chocolate Industries. His continued efforts led to the 2006 release of an Earmint solo LP, Another Early Evening, on the now-defunct EV records. Another Early Evening garnered national exposure with glowing reviews from Okayplayer and URB, and featured collaborations with Murs, Psalm One, Illogic and others. In 2007, Earmint landed production spots for Royce da 5’9" and Psalm One on EV records Everything compilation, crafted a remix for Eliot Lipp appearing on Hefty Records and released his own Gallery LP for free download. A lengthy release hiatus ensued until Krums' 2015 reemergence as Spectacular Diagnostics, but 10 plus years on from his solo debut, Krums proves he can still shine alongside today's freshest new talent. The SPECTACULAR DIAGNOSTICS EP features MC's RAST RFC, VIC SPENCER, CONWAY THE MACHINE, WESTSIDE GUNN, QUELLE CHRIS, NOLAN THE NINJA, QARI, CRIMEAPPLE, AL.DIVINO, SMOOVTH, FLASHIUS CLAYTON, GRANDMILLY.

Limited to 300 vinyl copies, 50 colored/250 standard black. NOTE: We only have 200 copies of the pressing to sell, so get it while you can!
Casual - Demo Sessions 1991-1992
Casual
Demo Sessions 1991-1992
12" | 2019 | US | Original (Dope Folks)
23,74 €* 24,99 € -5%
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Dope Folks 94th release is from Legendary Bay Area MC / Hieroglyphics member, CASUAL! Casual's "Demo Sessions" features 6 tracks from Casual's vaults recorded between 1991 -1992, all pre-dating his classic Debut LP "Fear Itself." This is the first time these tracks have officially been available on wax. Taken from the original tapes, we got the best possible existing versions of all of these tracks, and remastered them for this vinyl release. Limited to 500 copies (100 Red Colored Vinyl / 400 Standard Black Vinyl) never to be repressed. Order your copy now!
5 Bros Wit Ugly Clothes - Here We Go Again
5 Bros Wit Ugly Clothes
Here We Go Again
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Dope Folks)
21,59 €* 26,99 € -20%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Dope Folks 95th release is from Washington DC's 5 BROS WIT UGLY CLOTHES!!! This is the second release we've done with the 5 Bros, with 6 tracks from their 1997-1999 sessions. Featuring 3 tracks that were released on the impossible to find "Believe in The Five" 12" single, and 3 previously unreleased tracks! Limited to 300 Vinyl copies (50 colored copies, and 250 standard black) never to be repressed. PRE-ORDER your copy of the "HERE WE GO AGAIN" EP now!
Makeba & Skratch - Ain't It Funky EP
Makeba & Skratch
Ain't It Funky EP
12" | 2018 | US | Original (Dope Folks)
25,64 €* 26,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition of 250 copies on traditional black vinyl.
Recorded between 1989 - 1991.
Psycho Les Presents - 2-2-4 (2 Bad 2 Be 4 Real)
Psycho Les Presents
2-2-4 (2 Bad 2 Be 4 Real)
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Dope Folks)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Strictly limited edition vinyl!
Only one copy per customer!
Dope Folks’ 90th release comes from the vaults of The Beatnuts' own PSYCHO LES! Formed in 1988, 2*2*4 (2 BAD 2 BE 4 REAL) consisted of Psycho Les, JMD, Universal and cuts by Rob Swift. 2*2*4 only released one single back in 1988 ("ILL Tempo" b/w "I Don't Play") and that was it... until now!
Psycho Les has gone through his DATS to find the demos that would've made up their full-length album. This 12" features both tracks from their only official release, and 6 previously unreleased tracks! Straight from the DATS of Psycho Les, these are the only existing tracks of the group! Dope Folks did their best to clean up these raw demos to compile an 8-song historic document that kicked off the careers of Psycho Les, and Rob Swift! Limited to 350 copies (50 colored vinyl, 300 standard black) and never to be repressed. This is the BLACK VINYL version.
D-Smooth - Droppin' Smooth Lyrics EP
D-Smooth
Droppin' Smooth Lyrics EP
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Dope Folks)
21,24 €* 24,99 € -15%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Strictly limited edition vinyl!
Only one copy per customer!
Dope Folks’ 88th release is from Providence, Rhode Island... D-SMOOTH! Growing up on the south side of Providence, Danny "D-Smooth" Sykes formed the group The FEROCIOUS TWO. As a solo MC, he released the single "Droppin' Smooth Lyrics" in 1990. Although he recorded more material, this was his only release.
The 12" EP contains the “Droppin' Smooth Lyrics EP”, AND 4 previously unreleased tracks! 8 tracks in all, this EP also features legendary MC's ED O.G, and STEZO!!!
D-Smooth's "Droppin' Smooth Lyrics" EP is limited to 300 vinyl copies (50 colored vinyl, 250 on standard black) never to be repressed. Grab your piece of Golden Era Hip Hop History now!!
Screamin' & Cryin' - Two Tears In A Bucket EP
Screamin' & Cryin'
Two Tears In A Bucket EP
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Dope Folks)
19,99 €* 24,99 € -20%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition of 300 copies worldwide!

Dope Folks’ 85th release is the never before released “Two Tears In A Bucket” EP from Screamin' & Cryin'.

Screamin’ & Cryin’ consisted of Matisse (Jon Carter -DJ, Turntablist and Producer) and Skwerm (David Ellis- MC/Rapper and Lyricist.) “Two Tears In A Bucket” was produced in 1992 in Greensboro and Raleigh, NC, and culminated in Sanford, NC at Beechtree Recording Studios.

Previously, they released their only record in 1988 on Popular Records under the name Faze Two. Their “Two Tears In A Bucket” record was never shopped to record labels and it never got the attention it deserved. The group dismantled shortly after finishing production. Dope Folks is excited to unearth these 6 unreleased studio tracks and 1 track that was done for Raleigh Radio!
Bolaji - Unreleased Tracks '88-'90
Deep In Da Circle - It's Harlem
Deep In Da Circle
It's Harlem
12" | 2016 | US | Original (Dope Folks)
24,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Another Dope Folks slammer with rough 90's Deep In Da Circle tracks. Tip!
The Cage & York Diesel - Wreck On The Set
The Cage & York Diesel
Wreck On The Set
12" | 2015 | US | Original (Dope Folks)
25,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
6 hard hitting tracks previously only available on cassette by Wilmington, Delaware's Cage 1 & York Diesel!
White Shadow, The - Killed By Def Volume 4: Then & Now EP
White Shadow, The
Killed By Def Volume 4: Then & Now EP
12" | 2014 | US | Original (Dope Folks)
24,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Dope Folks' 62nd release is the 4th installment in the "Killed By Def" compilation series featuring the work of DJ/producer The White Shadow from Norway. He went on to win the Norwegian DMC battles in 1988 and 1989 and began producing Hip Hop in 1990. In 1991 he moved to New York and became a member of the BDP POSSE and produced tracks for Critical Masz and The Warriors Of Shaolin. He moved back to Norway in 1994 and still continued to produce tracks for some of Hip Hop's biggest names. The White Shadow's "Then & Now" EP is an 8 track retrospective of his work from the early 90's to the present day. The newer material features MC's Raekwon, KRS One, Kool G Rap, Ras Kass, and Masta Ace just to name a few.
Ras Kass - Pre-Soul On Ice Demos
Ras Kass
Pre-Soul On Ice Demos
12" | 2014 | US | Original (Dope Folks)
21,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The 60th Dope Folks release is from legendary west coast lyricist Ras Kass! The "Pre-Soul On Ice Demos" EP is 6 tracks of demos and rare tracks from Ras Kass' underground beginnings and truly essential stuff, taken from Ras Kass' own personal archives! The demos are cleanud up as much as possible, to give you the best versions of these rare tracks. Limited to 350 copies worldwide!
Darc Mind - Antediluvian Volume 2
Darc Mind
Antediluvian Volume 2
12" | 2014 | US | Original (Dope Folks)
24,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Second part of the "Antediluvian" EP series, entirely produced by the almighty X-Ray Da Mindbenda!
Omniscence - Raw Factors Volume 3
Omniscence
Raw Factors Volume 3
12" | 2014 | US | Original (Dope Folks)
24,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
All previously unreleased tracks from his shelved "RAW FACTORS" LP. The flip side has all of the instrumentals.
Limited to 300 copies and will never be repressed!
Get your copy now!
Alkaholiks - E.S.P. (Everyday Street Poets) Demos
Alkaholiks
E.S.P. (Everyday Street Poets) Demos
12" | 2014 | US | Original (Dope Folks)
23,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
This record is from 1991 and was previously released as their demos under the moniker "E.S.P." (which stands for the "Everyday Street Poets"). 6 songs in total that have been reworked and remastered. This is the best quality recording available straight from Tha Liks. Limited edition in a sticker cover!
Big Squig / Rampage - Killed By Def Volume 2: Da Vibe Chemist
Big Squig / Rampage
Killed By Def Volume 2: Da Vibe Chemist
12" | 2014 | US | Original (Dope Folks)
24,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Volume 2 in the "Killed By Def" series featuring the work of producer Backspin Da Vibe Chemist. 5 tracks from Da Vibe Chemist's vaults, Side A features Big Squig from 1995. Big Squig's sought after original 12" fetches big money on eBay, and is extremely hard to find. Side B features tracks from FLipmode Squad alumni Rampage (Da Last Boy Scout). 2 unreleased tracks of pure Rampage fire! Limited to 300 vinyl copies, never to be repressed.
Divine Beings - Whatever Tracks
Divine Beings
Whatever Tracks
12" | 2014 | US | Original (Dope Folks)
24,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Recorded in 1992-1993, "Whatever Tracks" are 6 songs from the Divine Beings' shelved debut LP. 5 previously unreleased songs plus the track "Loyal Landlovers" from their hard to find debut 12" single. This record is solid early 90's Philly flavor with guest spots from ?uestlove and Black Thought from The Roots! Limited to 300 vinyl copies, never to be repressed.
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