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Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes - What Kinda Music Limited Deluxe Edition
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes
What Kinda Music Limited Deluxe Edition
2LP+Book | 2020 | EU | Original (Caroline / Beyond the Groove / Blue Note)
27,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves, Pop
"We are excited to present Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes’ “What Kinda Music” – an astonishing collaboration between two artists of very different disciplines, and one of the most unique and seamlessly original projects of its ilk to date.

Moving fluidly through sleek electronica, avant-garde jazz, vintage hip hop and so much more, Misch and Dayes take you on a journey that is by turns surprising and spontaneous, heady and head spinning, and nothing less than compelling – a singular vision which fuses the DNA of both musicians with spectacular results, as can be seen in the title track, which comes backed by a gorgeously atmospheric video by XX.

Even though the fundamental bones of this project came together very quickly, its actual provenance stretches back much, much farther back, with the pair not only growing up in the same area of South East London, but Misch actually seeing Dayes play on drums in the school talent show for the first time when he was roughly 8 or 9. They both kept tabs on each other – Misch becoming a fan of Dayes’ act Yussef Kamaal, Dayes clocking his videos in 2014 – but it was only when they met at a launch party for Misch’s debut LP “Geography” in 2018 that the proverbial creative sparks began to fly. “As a musician you’re always looking for contemporaries who can push you and challenge you and make you better”, says Dayes. “I instantly felt that with Tom – he was such a gifted musician, and so prolific”. That summer they decided to go into the studio together, jam a little, and see what happens, with no other expectation placed upon it.

As it turns out, the music came fast and furiously. Two initial tracks were suddenly followed by a handful of others, and the pair found themselves contemplating what to do next. “Pretty soon, we knew that something was gelling”, Dayes says. “It didn’t feel like a one-off collaboration, it felt like a body of work”. What made the pair click, according to Misch and Dayes, were the exact same factors that meant it shouldn’t, by all rights, work. Misch says, “Yussef comes from a more experimental background, and he has a lot of loose, crazy ideas. I know how to write a catchy melody, but with interesting chords and have a good understanding of popular song forms, so I think I streamlined those ideas and made them accessible”. And certainly, in “What Kinda Music” you can sense the DNA of both musicians, but fusing so effortlessly and beautifully that it creates something else entirely, the appropriately named “Lift Off” sending goosebumps with its jazz flecked crescendo, and “Night Rider” hynotising with its deeply mesmeric grooves. “I have a love for harmony and chords”, Misch adds. “Working with someone like Yussef, who has such a gifted sense of rhythm allowed a perfect balance”.

Throughout the record, there is an utterly joyful feel of two musicians at the top of their game sparking off one another, picking up ideas and running with them – zigging where the other zags, ebbing where the other flows, with Misch producing the majority of the record and both having a hand in the overall sound and feel of the record.

“Working with Yussef has actually changed the way I work as a musician”, Misch muses. “He’s pushed me and unlocked a more experimental part of me that I hadn’t really allowed myself to explore before. I think we really did impact each other in a fundamental way”. Dayes is similarly effusive in his praise for Misch. “A musician like him, who’s at the top of his game, he doesn’t need to do this”, he raves. “He can just keep doing the same thing and why not? He’s killing it. The fact that he’s so humble, that he’s so curious about everything and open to collaboration, speaks a lot to him as an artist, because it’s not easy finding musicians who want to collaborate. Something always gets in the way, whether it’s ego or their team or whatever. But with Tom it felt like the intention was purely creative, and that’s what made it exciting”. In fact, Dayes says that the intentions of the record go even deeper than just music. “Both our parents who’d never met each other before, are now best friends as a result of this, they now see each other more than we do! I’d like to think, in some small way, that this album has a similar impact for people too – everything feels so divided these days, it would be nice for people to hear the record and hear two very different musicians coming together and realise it doesn’t have to be that way”. 2LP 180g, gatefold sleeve with music book , recycled plastic dust jacket, recycled plectrum. Contains three bonus audio tracks: Saddle, Tidal Wave Outro and Seagulls
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Dexter / DJ Friction - Diggin' Sonoton: Contemporary Beats & Movements Volume 1
Dexter / DJ Friction
Diggin' Sonoton: Contemporary Beats & Movements Volume 1
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Sonoton / HHV)
17,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition of 500 copies on black vinyl.

Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of library music. For avid aficionados of the beatmaking and sampling scene, it’s no news that library records have always been a reliable source of obscure sample fodder.

Over the years, there’ve been compilations of library labels such as KPM and Bruton, but no one ever took on the extensive catalogue of German library company, Sonoton. DJ, producer and record collector DJ Friction (Freundeskreis / Four Music) got in touch with Sonoton to discuss a possible collaboration. Once they agreed, he asked Dexter (Jazz Files, The Trip) – one of the most in-demand hip-hop producers and beatmakers working right now – to join him on this journey into sound. The idea was to not only compile a number of standout tracks from the Sonoton catalogue, but to sample these old recordings and transform them into a brand new collection of beats. Luckily, Sonoton was game and allowed Frico & Dexter to dive deep into the basement of the company's HQ in Munich. Out of those 200+ LP releases from the early 80s the two producers picked their favourites and went back to the drawing board. The iconic artwork of Sonoton’s 80s releases also inspired the cover sleeve of their new collabo LP.

Dexter and DJ Friction each produced one half of Diggin’ Sonoton. The result is an eclectic, exciting, and well-rounded instrumental album that clearly displays their respective individual styles, while at the same time transferring the distinctive vibe of the original recordings into 2020. All these tracks are digitally distributed via Sonoton as well, making this ambitious beat album a new addition to the rich history of library music.
Zugezogen Maskulin - 10 Jahre Abfuck Limited Hardcover Book Edition
V.Raeter - Alltimers
Punk Barbarians - Sex, Props, Cream ... And The Drama In Between
Punk Barbarians
Sex, Props, Cream ... And The Drama In Between
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (90's Tapes / HHV)
24,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Strictly limited edition of 300 copies on green and red coloured vinyl. Comes in UV-finished gatefold sleeve with black poly-lined innersleeves.

Originally released in 1996 on Lethal Records, the entire album "Sex, Props, Cream ... And The Drama In Between" by Long Island's Punk Barbarians finally gets a proper re-release on 2LP and cassette. The original 1LP missed a few tracks off the album, so this is actually the very first time you can hear the full release on your turntable.

In November 1996, The Source gave 3 and a half mic's and here's what Miles Marshall Lewis wrote about the Punk Barbarians debut album: "It seems like recently in rap, everybody's album is based on one of these three concepts, but they're not dealing with the reality of the drama in between," says Doozer mid album, discussing Sex, Props, Cream & The Drama In Between title of his Punk Barbairan crew's debut album. The PBs - Sunny Cheeba, Bam Bam, Doozer and Renegade (aka Shine On) - arrive to a ravaged hip-hop landscape with high aspirations: detailing the drama in between libido, recognition and economics could fill 14 albums, much less the 14 tracks on Sex, Prop, Cream - in essence merely struggle - is, after all, the basis of life itself.
With their work cut out for them, the Punk Barbarians still manage to leave a strong mark. Their lively interplay - with an engaging reminiscent of an Onyx or Lost Boyz - sounds honest, like a crew that's been together since the sandboxes of their native Long Island. The fousome bounce off each other like perfectly arranged quadraphonic accoustics, particularly with thepulsing "Blast Off" and the Spanish-guitar textured "Sweets". Jazzy production includes snippets of vibe and harp that echo masters like Lionel Hampton and Alice Coltrane, while simultaneously evoking the aesthetic feel of The Low End Theory. Some tracks - "The Struggle" (which features Donald Byrd) and "You Don't Know" - ride the line between simple influence and imitation of Tribe's jazz-rap masterpice, but with an intuitive understanding rather than mere bastardization.
"Hooptie Car" shins as a diamond in the rough, dreamily escapist like the Pharcyde's "Passing Me By". As Sunny and Doozer reference Grce Jones and Donna Summer - "Pull up to my bumper," "Toot toot, ah, beep beep" - in mid-rhyme, the irony of this track's dopeness sets in. Because while the Punk Barbarians allude to "Malcolm, Martin and Marcus and W.E.B." on "Rest In Peace" and speak of how their rhymes are "killing you like daily intakes of swine," on "Magic," their real flavor is best presented on frivolous cut like "Hooptie Car."
Sex, Props, Cream & The Drama In Between remains an excellent starting point for the PB quartet, and unless their name erects an Alkaholis-like stumbling block, they should have time to display an interesting evolution.
Lost Boyz - Renee / The Yearn
Lost Boyz
Renee / The Yearn
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (HHV Boombap 45s)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Strongly limited edition of 300 copies of the 23rd release in our »HHV Boombap 45's« series.

The classic Lost Boyz jam "Renee" finally gets the 45 treatment backed with the Pete Rock produced tune "The Yearn". Get your copy now!
Umse & Nottz - Uno
Juse Ju - Millennium (+ Bonusalbum Massig Jiggs Popbizenemy)
T9 (Torky Tork & Doz9) - 90/10
T9 (Torky Tork & Doz9)
90/10
LP | 2020 | DE | Original (New Def)
19,99 €*
Release:2020 / DE – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 10.07.2020
T9, das sind Doz9 und Torky Tork. Einst in Berlin verortet, pendeln die beiden mittlerweile zwischen Amsterdam, Leipzig und Berlin und verursachen mit ihren Releases seitdem regelmäßiges Staunen, oder Augenrollen - ganz abhängig davon, ob das Glas halb voll oder halb leer ist. Manch aufgeklärtes Medium labelt T9 als Geheimtipp, die sogenannte Hip Hop-Szene oftmals als Avantgarde - viele Rapper und Kenner nennen T9 sogar eine ihrer Lieblingsrap-Kombos, was vielleicht daran liegt, dass sie Dinge machen, die sich einfach niemand sonst traut.

Im Laufe des Lebens erleben wir immer wieder Momente, die uns prägen - Ganz gleich ob positiv oder negativ.
Diese Momente formen uns. Sie machen uns zum Individuum. Obwohl jedes der vergangenen T9 Releases auch immer eine Art Selbstporträt ist, war die persönliche Ebene des Schreibers bisher selten so greifbar wie hier - Ihre Doppel-Single "Form" (VÖ 24.04.) kündigt nicht nur ihr neues Album "90/10“ (VÖ 29.05.) an, sie zeigt auch, dass das Œuvre von Torky Tork und Doz9 ein sich stetig auszubreitender und ganzheitlicher Kosmos zu sein scheint. Chapeau!
Mit dem kommenden Konzeptalbum “90/10” wird ihr einzigartiger Stil kompromisslos manifestiert - wie der Albumtitel bereits kryptisch ankündigt, geht es hier um 10 Tracks, die jeweils genau 90 Sekunden lang sind; so als wäre die geringe Aufmerksamkeitsspanne in Zeiten der medialen Überflutung mit einkalkuliert. Schauplatz der Kreativität und Entstehungsort des Albums ist dieses Mal eine in den 80er Jahren besetzte Schule im Herzen Amsterdams.
Von düsteren anti-zyklischen Songs mit virtuos eingespuckten Selbstbeweihräucherungen über tanzbare Gesellschaftskritiken, finden sich bei “90/10” erstmals auch offene Reflexionen des eigenen Formungsprozesses. Ihre Musik kann Wege unzugänglich machen oder Horizonte öffnen - was von beidem, entscheidet jeder für sich selbst.
Eloquent & Knowsum - JLALSD LP + JLAMS EP Bundle
Lugatti & 9ine - Tempo Deluxe Colored Vinyl Edition
Goldroger - Diskman Antishock II
R.A. The Rugged Man - All My Heroes Are Dead HHV Exclusive Opaque Orange Edition
R.A. The Rugged Man
All My Heroes Are Dead HHV Exclusive Opaque Orange Edition
3LP | 2020 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
37,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 19.06.2020
Nature Sounds and HHV proudly present an opaque orange vinyl edition of the new, 3LP heavy masterpiece by R.A. The Rugged Man. Limited to 300 copies. Only available at HHV. 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.
Eloquent & Twit One - Folie À Deux + Instrumentals
Haftbefehl - Das Weisse Album
Figub Brazlevic - Moabit / From Ghettos To Galaxies
Figub Brazlevic
Moabit / From Ghettos To Galaxies
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Krekpek)
29,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Figub Brazlevič needs no introduction - his unique trademark sound is one of a kind. For many years he has been globetrotting, networking and releasing countless records - many of which are rare collectors’ items nowadays. Limited to 1000 copies.

In 2020 the Berlin-based beat maker is hitting the stores with „Moabit - From Ghettos to Galaxies“. This 2LP compilation is a very special release that shouldn’t be misunderstood. It features all tracks from two previous projects, as well as another exclusive instrumental. Originally released in two super rare, strictly limited vinyl editions, both albums became instant classics. Being sold out for years and only available fat horrific prices on Discogs, Figub is giving the music back into the hands of all of his fans. This should by no means let down the first hour collectors! It rather counters the development of record traders making enormous profits off of limited records - with no share for the artists themselves. With that being said… Records are for the people! Figub is for the people! So get your copy, sit back & enjoy this sonic trip: Moabit - From Ghettos to Galaxies.
Kanye West - Jesus Is King Limited Edition
Kool Taj The Gr8 X Pete Rock - Llayers
Kool Taj The Gr8 X Pete Rock
Llayers
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (HHV)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Strictly limited edition of 300 copies of the very dope collaboration "Llayers" between Kool Taj The Gr8 and Pete Rock, a tribute to the Lo Life culture, history & legacy. Backed with "Forever" from Kool Taj's 2019 album "Down The Block & Around The Corner". Tip!
Alcynoos & Parental (de Kalhex) - Shapes
Alcynoos & Parental (de Kalhex)
Shapes
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Beat Jazz International / HHV)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The vinyl edition is limited to 300 copies and comes in a sealed heavy old-fashioned cardboard sleeve. A free download code plus a BJINT logo sticker round up the packaging.

Paris-based producers Alcynoos & Parental (of Kalhex) present their collaborative effort "Shapes" on Beat Jazz International. Expect some super mellow tunes with producer guests like Remulak, Parental's brother Lex (de Kalhex), Ødyssee, Aywee Tha Seed and others. Scratches are provided by Debonair P. and DJ Soul Intellect.
Mac Miller - Circles Clear Vinyl Edition
Dilated Peoples - The Platform 20th Anniversary Get On Down x HHV Exclusive White & Red Vinyl Edition
Dilated Peoples
The Platform 20th Anniversary Get On Down x HHV Exclusive White & Red Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2000 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
35,99 €*
Release:2000 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited Edition of 500 with handnumbered Obi-Strip, only available at Get on Down and HHV. One LP is white, the other one is red.
Retrogott & Hulk Hodn - Land Und Leute
Mac Miller - The Divine Feminine
Mac Miller
The Divine Feminine
2LP | 2019 | UK ()
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK
Genre:Hip Hop
The Divine Feminine is the fourth studio album by American rapper Mac Miller. It was released on September 16, 2016, by REMember Music and Warner Records. The album features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Anderson Paak, Ty Dolla Sign, and Ariana Grande, among others.
The Divine Feminine was supported by three singles: "Dang!", "We", and "My Favorite Part". The album received generally positive reviews from critics and charted at number two on the US Billboard 200.
Exclusive Deluxe Edition featuring 3 Bonus tracks not found anywhere else!
Tyler The Creator - Igor
Tyler The Creator
Igor
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Columbia)
17,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Grammy Award winner 2020 in the category "Best Rap Album"! Also his first ever No.1 album

The cover is a placeholder as we don't know yet which one got picked for the vinyl pressing.
Gang Starr - Jazz Thing HHV Exclusive Gold Vinyl Edition
Gang Starr
Jazz Thing HHV Exclusive Gold Vinyl Edition
7" | 1990 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
17,99 €*
Release:1990 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
This edition is limited to 300 copies exclusively available at HHV.

With the original UK 7” of this release now as rare as hen’s teeth, and with the group having recently ‘reformed’ for one last album together, the Mr Bongo replica re-release of this 1990 masterpiece by Gang Starr couldn’t be more timely.
The now-legendary duo of DJ Premier and Guru dropped this at the height of hip-hop’s sampling of jazz, which had led to a creative leap forward for the genre. Yet while others plundered in the dark, this instant classic wore its influences on its sleeve and paid verbal homage to the musicians they were sampling. The “melodious funk” of “Thelonious Monk” gets namechecked, while the track samples two of his records, including 1958’s Bop gem ‘Light Blue’.
While both versions presented here have common elements, the ‘Movie Mix’ – so-named for the song’s appearance on the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s mythic jazz biopic ‘Mo’ Better Blues’ – goes in a few different directions to the ‘Video Mix’. Rather than just drop in an instrumental for the B-side, DJ Premier instead shows his versatility by switching up the base track (Kool & The Gang’s 1971 ‘Dujii’) and layering in other samples. In more ways than one, his virtuosity here echoes the improvisation of a jazz musician, akin to Denzel Washington’s Bleak in the movie.
Of course, he’s not the only show in town. The late Guru’s voice is as mellifluous as an instrument itself here, his potted history of the genre and the artists of jazz delivered with his own unmistakable cadence. Without this record, would he have gone on to make his ‘Jazzmatazz’ projects.
Nas - The World Is Yours HHV Exclusive Red Vinyl Edition
Nas
The World Is Yours HHV Exclusive Red Vinyl Edition
7" | 1994 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
17,99 €*
Release:1994 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
This edition is limited to 300 copies exclusive available at HHV.

Straight out the gate, Nas dropped a classic. Since the release of the seminal ‘Illmatic’ album in 1994, critics and fans have been wondering if Nas peaked too early and if anything in his subsequent catalogue could be held up against this masterpiece. To be fair, it’s hard to follow up something this flawless, a project that allied his most insightful, pitch-perfect heartfelt rhymes with the work of the best hip-hop producers on the east coast.
DJ Premier, Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest and Large Professor all take their turns on the album, along with the unsung L.E.S., but it’s Pete Rock in his prime who provides the stunning backdrop for the cinematic ‘The World is Yours’. It’s a perfect nugget of a single, weaving in the brashness of Scarface, the repetition of a snatch of T La Rock’s early Def Jam gem ‘It’s Yours’ and piano courtesy of Ahmad Jamal’s ‘I Love Music’ from his own timeless ‘The Awakening’ album (1970).
Presented for the first time on 7”, the vocals of the album version and the instrumental on the flip provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy and compare the work of two masters at the top of their game. Pete Rock’s seamless weaving of disparate samples into a compelling whole, the then little-known Nas’ statement of intent. With a maturity beyond his tender years, Nas put himself straight at the top of the pile, this Queensbridge chronicle hinting at the ambition and greatness he harboured within himself.
Group Home - Livin' Proof 25th Anniversary Get On Down x HHV White Vinyl Edition
Group Home
Livin' Proof 25th Anniversary Get On Down x HHV White Vinyl Edition
2LP | 1995 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
35,99 €*
Release:1995 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Get On Down and HHV proudly present a 500 copies limitation of the legendary classic album "Livin' Proof" by Group Home. The albums 25th anniversary is celebrated on white vinyl and to make things 2020ish there is an Obi Strip attached.

We are extremely happy to be able to offer you this edition since it is one of our all-time favourites. Get your copy now.
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
Jackboys - Jackboys
EPMD - Da Joint / Never Seen Before
EPMD
Da Joint / Never Seen Before
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (HHV Boombap 45s)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Strongly limited edition of 300 copies of the 22nd release in our »HHV Boombap 45's« series.

Two classic cuts of EPMD's "Back In Business" album from 1997 get the 45 treatment for the very first time. Enjoy!
Capital Bra - CB7 HHV Exclusive Vinyl Edition
Taiyamo Denku & BoFaatBeatz - Kollab Kong Deluxe Splattered Vinyl Edition
Taiyamo Denku & BoFaatBeatz
Kollab Kong Deluxe Splattered Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (HHV)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Strictly limited deluxe edition of 300 copies on yellow-splattered vinyl incl. all instrumentals.

Here's the first collab of Taiyamo Denku & BoFaatBeatz (known for his dope producer records via Chopped Herring) on vinyl. 12 tracks in total plus all the instrumentals with a heavy feature list including Conway The Machine, Busta Rhymes, Benny The Butcher, Tragedy Khadafi, Skyzoo and more. Check it out!
Awon & Phoniks - Knowledge Of Self
V.A. - Chillhop Essentials Spring 2020 Purple Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Chillhop Essentials Spring 2020 Purple Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | NL | Original (Chillhop)
23,99 €*
Release:2020 / NL – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
New decade. New Essentials. We are happy to collaborate with Chillhop as their exclusive online retailer in Europe. Take a note: Chillhop in Europe - come to us!

With every purchase Chillhop will plant a tree! This initiative will be done through onetreeplanted, a non-profit focused on global reforestation who planted four million trees last year!

The following tracks are not included on this record :

Ødyssee x cocabona - Velvet
Misha x Evil Needle - Dreams
Sadtoi - 1999
Dr. Dre - 2001 Explicit Vinyl Edition
Run The Jewels - RTJ4 Limited Neon Magenta & Metallic Gold Deluxe Edition
Run The Jewels
RTJ4 Limited Neon Magenta & Metallic Gold Deluxe Edition
4LP | 2020 | EU | Original (BMG)
39,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 18.09.2020
The deluxe edition includes the new RTJ4 album on neon magenta heavyweight vinyl, the instrumentals on metallic gold vinyl, a booklet with 8 pages (with track listing, lyrics, liner notes + original photography).

Run The Jewels, the lauded duo of El-P and Killer Mike, have shared the long-awaited details of their feverishly anticipated new album, Run The Jewels 4. Set for release via Jewel Runners / RBC Records / BMG, this eleven song, 40 minute powerhouse is their most ferocious and focused effort to date, and sports a lineup of all-star guests including Pharrell Williams, Mavis Staples, 2 Chainz, Zack de la Rocha, Josh Homme, DJ Premier, and Greg Nice. Recorded primarily at Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La Studios and the iconic Electric Lady Studios in NYC, RTJ4 represents two years of intensive writing, recording, distilling, and amplifying the most potent elements of their music. The result is a collection of wall-to-wall bangers illuminating the group's unique ability to straddle the worlds of pointed social commentary and raw, boisterous fun.

The new album is preceded by two singles, both of which arrived to rapturous reception. The first, “yankee and the brave (ep.4),” dropped during an impromptu Instagram Live session the duo held as shelter in place orders were starting to take hold. Days later, the second single “ooh la la (feat. DJ Premier & Greg Nice)” made a surprise debut in the season finale of the hit Netflix series Ozark, and became the #5 most Shazam’d song in the country. This was soon followed by the song’s glorious new music video, directed by Brian & Vanessa Beletic, which quickly shot to the #7 trending position on YouTube, surpassing 1.5 million views in its first week, and brilliantly setting the stage for the arrival of RTJ4.

The time between albums has been a very busy one for the duo, including scoring their first gold-certified record for “Legend Has It” from RTJ3; receiving their first Grammy nomination for the song “Chase Me,” a collaboration with Danger Mouse for the hit film Baby Driver; embarking on a full US arena tour with Lorde; contributing an exclusive song for the Marvel blockbuster Venom; and landing a major sync in a global Cadillac ad, which premiered during the 2020 Academy Awards. Additionally, Killer Mike debuted his acclaimed Netflix show, Trigger Warning with Killer Mike, continued his advocacy for Bernie Sanders, and lent his political muscle to the successful election of Atlanta’s first female black mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms. He’ll also be making his Hollywood debut in a soon to be announced feature film. Meanwhile, his partner in rhyme and RTJ producer El-P stayed busy in the studio making the music for RTJ4, contributing a song to the soundtrack for the Oscar-winning film Roma, scoring the biopic Capone starring Tom Hardy (which makes its digital debut today), and began a major reissue campaign for his celebrated solo recording catalog. He also made a surprise cameo in the new season of Mr. Robot with Rami Malek.

In addition to new music, Run the Jewels will be launching the group’s much-anticipated cannabis line, a collaboration with the founder of the legendary Cookies strain. The group are also set to join Rage Against The Machine for their massive world tour, which just last week was rescheduled for 2021 as a result of the Covid-19 epidemic, and is already sold out.
Jazzvolution - Chapter Three
Jazzvolution
Chapter Three
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (The Find / HHV)
18,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 05.06.2020
Strictly limited edition of 300 copies. We are very pleased to present you the vinyl edition of the final instalment in the trilogy of "Jazzvolution" in collaboration with the nice people at The Find. "Jazzvolution" is a progressive instrumental compilation series exploring the connection between Jazz & Hip Hop. This time the compilation features a well selected cast of talents like Dexter, Dr. Dundiff, Marcus D, BudaMunk, A Cat Called Fritz, Nautilus, The Natural Yogurt Band and others on the boards.
Gang Starr - One Of The Best Yet
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes - What Kinda Music
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes
What Kinda Music
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Caroline / Beyond The Groove / Blue Note)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves, Pop
Preorder 05.06.2020
We are excited to present Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes’ “What Kinda Music” – an astonishing collaboration between two artists of very different disciplines, and one of the most unique and seamlessly original projects of its ilk to date.

Moving fluidly through sleek electronica, avant-garde jazz, vintage hip hop and so much more, Misch and Dayes take you on a journey that is by turns surprising and spontaneous, heady and head spinning, and nothing less than compelling – a singular vision which fuses the DNA of both musicians with spectacular results, as can be seen in the title track, which comes backed by a gorgeously atmospheric video by XX.

Even though the fundamental bones of this project came together very quickly, its actual provenance stretches back much, much farther back, with the pair not only growing up in the same area of South East London, but Misch actually seeing Dayes play on drums in the school talent show for the first time when he was roughly 8 or 9. They both kept tabs on each other – Misch becoming a fan of Dayes’ act Yussef Kamaal, Dayes clocking his videos in 2014 – but it was only when they met at a launch party for Misch’s debut LP “Geography” in 2018 that the proverbial creative sparks began to fly. “As a musician you’re always looking for contemporaries who can push you and challenge you and make you better”, says Dayes. “I instantly felt that with Tom – he was such a gifted musician, and so prolific”. That summer they decided to go into the studio together, jam a little, and see what happens, with no other expectation placed upon it.

As it turns out, the music came fast and furiously. Two initial tracks were suddenly followed by a handful of others, and the pair found themselves contemplating what to do next. “Pretty soon, we knew that something was gelling”, Dayes says. “It didn’t feel like a one-off collaboration, it felt like a body of work”. What made the pair click, according to Misch and Dayes, were the exact same factors that meant it shouldn’t, by all rights, work. Misch says, “Yussef comes from a more experimental background, and he has a lot of loose, crazy ideas. I know how to write a catchy melody, but with interesting chords and have a good understanding of popular song forms, so I think I streamlined those ideas and made them accessible”. And certainly, in “What Kinda Music” you can sense the DNA of both musicians, but fusing so effortlessly and beautifully that it creates something else entirely, the appropriately named “Lift Off” sending goosebumps with its jazz flecked crescendo, and “Night Rider” hynotising with its deeply mesmeric grooves. “I have a love for harmony and chords”, Misch adds. “Working with someone like Yussef, who has such a gifted sense of rhythm allowed a perfect balance”.

Throughout the record, there is an utterly joyful feel of two musicians at the top of their game sparking off one another, picking up ideas and running with them – zigging where the other zags, ebbing where the other flows, with Misch producing the majority of the record and both having a hand in the overall sound and feel of the record.

“Working with Yussef has actually changed the way I work as a musician”, Misch muses. “He’s pushed me and unlocked a more experimental part of me that I hadn’t really allowed myself to explore before. I think we really did impact each other in a fundamental way”. Dayes is similarly effusive in his praise for Misch. “A musician like him, who’s at the top of his game, he doesn’t need to do this”, he raves. “He can just keep doing the same thing and why not? He’s killing it. The fact that he’s so humble, that he’s so curious about everything and open to collaboration, speaks a lot to him as an artist, because it’s not easy finding musicians who want to collaborate. Something always gets in the way, whether it’s ego or their team or whatever. But with Tom it felt like the intention was purely creative, and that’s what made it exciting”. In fact, Dayes says that the intentions of the record go even deeper than just music. “Both our parents who’d never met each other before, are now best friends as a result of this, they now see each other more than we do! I’d like to think, in some small way, that this album has a similar impact for people too – everything feels so divided these days, it would be nice for people to hear the record and hear two very different musicians coming together and realise it doesn’t have to be that way”.
Cookin Soul - 4 Dilla Volume 1-5 Splatter Vinyl Edition
Cookin Soul
4 Dilla Volume 1-5 Splatter Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | UK | Original ()
24,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
You can't go wrong with Cookin Soul. Here comes his tribute to Dilla combined with a tribute to Kobe Bryant. In his own words:

"Check out my new album 4 DILLA vol. 1-5 !
Vinyl version includes 4 exclusive tracks !
These bonus cuts won't be featured on the streaming version…

RIP J DILLA / RIP KOBE BRYANT !"

The release date might change +/- 2 weeks.
Four Owls, The - Nocturnal Instinct Purple Marble Vinyl Edition
Four Owls, The
Nocturnal Instinct Purple Marble Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | UK | Original (High Focus)
31,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 05.06.2020
The Four Owls are back! It's been 5 years since the release of underground smash ‘Natural Order’, and believe us when we tell you, it has been worth the wait.

High Focus Records is proud to present ‘Nocturnal Instinct’, the highly anticipated brand new 14 track album from UK super group The Four Owls.

Deformed Wing (Leaf Dog), Big Owl (Fliptrix), Bird T (Verb T) & Rusty Takeoff (BVA) reunite to bring you a modern day Hip Hop masterpiece, pushing the levels even further than ever before, whether it be the lyrics & concepts on display or Leaf Dog's stellar production. As a testament to the heights the Owls are currently soaring at, ‘Nocturnal Instinct’ features some of the most legendary talent from NYC: Roc Marciano, R.A. The Rugged Man, Kool G Rap & Masta Killa (Wu-Tang Clan). The album also contains the answer to 2015’s classic ‘Think Twice’ as the legendary DJ Premier makes a welcome return to lend his golden sound to the incredible ’100%’. On top of this Smellington Piff represents on the album's opening track 'Sound The Alarm' and kicks it off in true style. In short, ‘Nocturnal Instinct’ is as CLASSIC as it gets. Brace yourselves!
Quelle Chris & Chris Keys - Innocent Country: Season Two HHV Exclusive Blue Vinyl Edition
Quelle Chris & Chris Keys
Innocent Country: Season Two HHV Exclusive Blue Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 05.06.2020
Mello Music Group and HHV present a blue translucent vinyl edition of the long awaited second part of Innocent Country. Only 150 available. One per customer.

In the last few years, Quelle Chris has established himself as one of the most prolific and creative voices in any genre of music. Quelle Chris has earned accolades from publications like NPR, Pitchfork, The Needle Drop, The Wire and The AV Club for both his 2019 Solo album “Guns” as well as his collaborative album with New York rapper Jean Grae “Everything’s Fine”.

His newest album, “Innocent Country 2”, is the followup to the beloved collaborative cult classic “Innocent Country” with multi-instrumentalist Chris Keys. Featuring talents ranging from comedian Josh Gondelman to rapper Earl Sweatshirt, “Innocent Country 2” is both his most ambitious and complete work to date.
Athletic Progression - Athletic Progression
Athletic Progression
Athletic Progression
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Super Bad Disco / HHV)
17,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
After the 2019 release of their debut album "Dark Smoke", the Danish trio Athletic Progression has gone from strength to strength in Denmark. Multiple sold out shows in DK and abroad, as well two Danish Jazz Award nominations - and even one for Danish musician of the year! - later, the group is now ready to release their next album, an instrumental opus years in the making. Highly recommended for fans of Thundercat, J Dilla, Comet is Coming and the like.
Flying Lotus - Flamagra Instrumentals Limited Edition
Flying Lotus
Flamagra Instrumentals Limited Edition
2LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Warp)
37,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance
Preorder 29.05.2020
This limited edition includes a slipmat. One copy per customer.

Marking a year since the release of the landmark Flamagra, Flying Lotus aka Stephen Ellison returns with a new and intimate perspective of that epic body of work; Flamagra (Instrumentals).

Whereas the original album featured a dream cast of vocal collaborators, this time it is the masterful arrangements, electronics and musicianship at the forefront - a treasured peak under the hood of one of today’s most consistently innovative producers. Flying Lotus the bandleader bringing a nexus of generation-defining Los Angeles players into his transcendent vision. In order of appearance, Ellison himself on keys and machines, Thundercat, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Brandon Coleman, Justin Brown, Dennis Hamm, Taylor Graves, Ronald Bruner, Herbie Hancock, Deantoni Parks and Robert Glasper all contribute.

And typically for Lotus, there are surprises in store in the strictly limited edition vinyl pressing, that includes an exclusive animated zoetrope slipmat and labels by Winston Hacking and Drew Tetz in the package.
Mac Miller - Good AM Deluxe Edition
Smif-N-Wessun - Sound Bwoy Bureill
Smif-N-Wessun
Sound Bwoy Bureill
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Nervous)
10,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Dinked 7". Back in the 90’s golden age of east coast hip hop, that intro refrain was the signal that it was peak hour at many of New York City’s most popular hip hop venues from The Tunnel downtown to Club 2000 uptown.
Suff Daddy - Pompette
Suff Daddy
Pompette
LP | 2020 | EU | (JAKARTA)
17,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU –
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 29.05.2020
Berlin based beatmaker Suff Daddy returns with a brand new longplayer called “Pompette” featuring appearances from i.e. Illa J, Guilty Simpson, Torky Tork, S. Fidelity, his Lunchbirds and many more.
Hulk Hodn & Twit One - Testiculo Y Uno Two
Hulk Hodn & Twit One
Testiculo Y Uno Two
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Melting Pot Music)
17,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
10 years after Hi_hat Club Hulk Hodn and Twit One have recorded a second Testiculo Y Uno album called “Two”. The LP comes in a special punch-cover with printed inner sleeve.
EllMatic & MpDrees24 - Practice Makes Perfect
EllMatic & MpDrees24
Practice Makes Perfect
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (HHV)
17,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Strictly limited edition of 300 copies on black vinyl of the collaborative effort "Practice Makes Perfect" by dutch Ellmatic & MpDrees24.

Expect nothing but sixteen original 90's-infected boombap rap tracks by MC Ellmatic and beatsmith MpDrees24 with guest spots by the likes of BlabberMouf, Christmaz, Ntan, Malev Da Shinobi and other like-minded artists. Dope!
BROCKHAMPTON - SATURATION I
BROCKHAMPTON
SATURATION I
LP | 2019 | EU ()
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU
Genre:Hip Hop
SATURATION is the debut studio album by American rap collective Brockhampton, released on June 9, 2017. It's part of the Saturation trilogy, together with Saturation II and III. It primarily features Brockhampton members Kevin Abstract, Merlyn Wood, Dom McLennon, Matt Champion, Russell "Joba" Boring, and former member Ameer Vann. Group member Bearface also contributes to the album's closing track. Production was primarily handled by Romil Hemnani and Q3—a production duo consisting of Jabari Manwa and Kiko Merley, with additional production contributions by Joba, Bearface, and Rome Gomez.
Tarek K.I.Z - Golem Red Vinyl Edition
Kool Savas - AGHORI Limited Box Edition
R.A. The Rugged Man - All My Heroes Are Dead
Stormzy - Heavy Is The Head Limited Gold Vinyl Edition
Stormzy
Heavy Is The Head Limited Gold Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Warner)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
This edition is limited and will not be repressed. The second run will be on black vinyl. So be quick on this one as we can not re-order the this golden one.
Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill Colored Vinyl Edition
Cypress Hill
Cypress Hill Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 1991 | EU | Reissue (Get On Down)
23,99 €*
Release:1991 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Cypress Hill’s self-titled debut album was hard as nails, with very few pop concessions. There was humor, but it was laced by cackling, homicidal sneering. Not well known outside of the hardcore hip-hop scene at first, faces of the three group members weren’t usually shown clearly in press photos; they preferred the shadows. As their first singles began hitting the airwaves and record racks, the press and music fans started to take notice. From the opening notes of the group’s first single, “The Phuncky Feel One,” to deeper album cuts like “Stoned Is The Way Of The Walk” and “Tres Equis,” it was clear that Cypress Hill was something different. And very, very dope.
The world Cypress Hill espoused was gang-ridden and far from cheery, but they managed to laugh through the pain. Lead rapper B-Real took each fuzzed-out, rock-hard DJ Muggs beat as a challenge, jumping around it like a spark off a joint as it makes its way to the concrete. MC Sen Dog always had B-Real’s back, to bringintensity and a no-bullshit gruffness that made the group both menacing and unpredictable. When they introduced percussionist Eric Bobo to the mix in the early 90s, it brought new dimension to the band, making their live performances one of the most unique and accomplished shows in hip-hop. Journalist and author Chris Faraone highlights the group’s relationship in the reissue’s liner notes (which is included only in limited edition Skull) saying, “[By the late ‘80s] the undisputed
Cypress unit finally formed. B and Sen realized that their diametric styles - the latter’s deep wrangle, the former’s inimitable high notes -
complemented one another righteously. By then Muggs had bangers in the bag, as well as industry experience from a jaunt with the New York duo 7A3. B and Sen waited while Muggs messed with 7A3, and in that time began to build the blueprint for their raucous and weeded no-holds-barred style. Besides getting schooled on industry pitfalls, Muggs had also grown into hip-hop’s most formidable young producer, while straddling the bi-coastal gap.” Cypress Hill’s debut went gold by the end of 1991 and has since pushed past double platinum status, making it the first album for a Latino-American hip hop group to do so. The album received raves from the likes of Rolling Stone and the Los Angeles Times, saw a #1 Hot Rap Single with the release of “The Phuncky One” and helped the band win Artist Of The Year at the 1992 Source Awards. After 25 years, it should come as no surprise that Cypress Hill is a cornerstone of the group’s live set to this day.
beppo - GIGI
James Brown & The Soul Mates - The Big Payback Volume 3
James Brown & The Soul Mates
The Big Payback Volume 3
LP | 2020 | US | Original ()
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
This time around, Amerigo takes on James Brown in The Big Payback Vol lll. In the third and latest offering from "The Big Payback" summer mix series, the producer follows the exceptionally awesome first and second volumes from the legendary DJ Scratch and master craftsman, J. Period.

Bringing together a fantasy league of all-stars for his "J.B. and The Soul Mates" tribute concept, the producer's latest offers an alternative to the sometimes uninspired, profit-driven, posthumously released albums.

With guest appearances from Bob Marley, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Fela Kuti, The Notorious B.I.G., Mobb Deep, and more, Amerigo pays tribute to the God Father of Soul with a re-imagined set of co-conspirators.

"I'm not sure any other artist has left their imprint on popular music, especially across so many genres, as much as James Brown has. With as many of today's hit songs that were built around some sort of James Brown flip, it's almost like he had a say in what the music of future generations would sound like without even knowing it."
AzudemSK - Schön & Gut
BROCKHAMPTON - SATURATION II
BROCKHAMPTON
SATURATION II
2LP | 2019 | EU ()
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU
Genre:Hip Hop
SATURATION II is the second studio album by American rap collective Brockhampton, released on August 25, 2017. Production is primarily handled by Romil Hemnani, alongside production duo Q3 (composed of Jabari Manwa and Kiko Merley), Bearface, Kevin Abstract, and JOBA.
DJ Reckless & MC Bomber - Acid, Bass & Zappeln
BROCKHAMPTON - SATURATION III
BROCKHAMPTON
SATURATION III
2LP | 2019 | EU ()
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 05.06.2020
SATURATION III is the third studio album by American rap collective Brockhampton, released on December 15, 2017. Production is predominantly handled by Romil Hemnani, alongside production duo Q3 (composed of Jabari Manwa and Kiko Merley), as with previous releases. It concludes the Saturation trilogy, commenced with Saturation and followed with Saturation II. Originally promoted as the group's "final studio album", the group announced their fourth album, Team Effort, a day before Saturation III was released. Saturation III is the band’s last album with founding member Ameer Vann, who left the band in May 2018 amid accusations of sexual misconduct.
T9 (Torky Tork & Doz9) - 90/10
G.G.B & Obeez - Candy Benji
Notorious B.I.G. Vs. Unknown Artist - 70's Sumting / Big B.U.T.T. / The Beat Done Changed / Now U Know
Elcamino - Elcamino 2 HHV EU Exclusive
Elcamino
Elcamino 2 HHV EU Exclusive
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Air Vinyl)
26,59 €* 27,99 € -5%
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Order this record now exclusively via HHV in Europe!

Griselda's youngest gunner, Elcamino, has been laying waste to the game lately! With three projects already released this year, the Buffalo lyricist is on fire right now. So, he's going even harder and ending 2019 with the sequel to his classic debut, Elcamino 2. This effort features production from DJ Green Lantern, Camoflauge Monk, DirtyDiggs, JR Swiftz, and guests spots from Benny The Butcher, 38 Spesh, and Rick Hyde.
HansSOLO & Jaden Castro - The Gengis LP Deluxe Edition
HansSOLO & Jaden Castro
The Gengis LP Deluxe Edition
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (HHV)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited 2LP deluxe edition of 300 copies incl. all instrumentals of the collaborative effort "The Gengis LP" by producer HansSOLO and MC Jaden Castro. Known for his work with Joey Bada$$ and the Pro Era team, Hans teamed up with Jaden Castro to bring you a jazzy blueprint of how Hip Hop should sound in 2020. Huge tip from our side, we love it.
Bluestaeb & S. Fidelity Present Underground Canopy - Bluestaeb & S. Fidelity Present Underground Canopy
Bluestaeb & S. Fidelity Present Underground Canopy
Bluestaeb & S. Fidelity Present Underground Canopy
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Menace)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.06.2020
Emerging from endless improvisation sessions and re-interpreting their heroes, Paris-based band Underground Canopy presents their first body of original work via MENACE.
The debut EP was produced, recorded and mixed by critically acclaimed Jakarta Records artists Bluestaeb and S. Fidelity in London. The five-piece band’s neo soul- and jazz-infused instrumental hip-hop is heavily influenced by like minded acts such as Yesterday’s New Quintet, BadBadNotGood and Butcher Brown. Underground Canopy officially formed in 2016 after jamming and playing covers of Flying Lotus, Madlib and J. Dilla for several years. Band members Jonathan Aréna (Keys), Warren Dongué (Bass), Necky Gomis (Trumpet/Flugelhorn), Alfredo Grooveton (Drums) and Jeremy Talon (Guitar) members met in the south of France during their 20s and immediately connected over their shared passion for hip-hop and instrumental music. The approach to compositions was always to transform the vibe of jazzy hip-hop into hand made live music. They’ve played dozen of shows throughout France, including support slots for Alan Mion’s legendary jazz funk outfit Cortex and rising Japanese jazz band WONK. Through MENACE label founder Midori (Menace) the band met Bluestaeb, who moved from his hometown Berlin to Paris in 2015, and his long time collaborator S. Fidelity, who is still based in the German capital. Both featured UC pianist Jonathan Aréna on their previous records and collaborated with guitarist Jeremy Talon. The two producers, who are signed to German tastemaker label Jakarta Records (Kaytranada, Mura Masa and Illa J among others), recognized the raw creative potential of Underground Canopy and shaped their demos into six fully arranged and fully grown songs. Additionally, Bluestaeb and S. Fidelity recorded a ten-minute jam of the band, which they left uncut showcasing the skill and ingenuity of each member. MENACE is a Paris- and Tokyo-based label run by producer and DJ Midori (Menace), who established it as a platform for progressive instrumental music and production, including Japanese jazz innovator and DJ Toshio Mastuura’s HEX album.
DJ Screw - All Screwed Up Picture Disc
Mac Miller - Circles
Pöbel MC - Bildungsbürgerprolls + Pöbel Sports EP
L The Head Toucha - Too Complex / It's Your Life Red Vinyl Edition
L The Head Toucha
Too Complex / It's Your Life Red Vinyl Edition
7" | 2020 | US | Original (Direct)
18,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
In 1997 "Wor Town" Massachusetts native L The Head Toucha blessed the mic on his first solo independent Hip Hop classic: "Too Complex" & "It's Your Life" Double A Sided 12" Single, produced by The Vinyl Reanimators (DJ Shame, Sean C & Joe Mansfield).
This release was featured in the Sure Shot Singles section of The Source Magazine's April 1997 issue. A monumental achievement for an indie Hip Hop artist! "Too Complex" was also featured on the DJ PREMIER album "Haze Presents: New York Reality Check Hip Hop 101" (Payday Records).
Now available for the first time ever on 7" Transparent Red colored Vinyl
FloFilz - Transit
FloFilz
Transit
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Melting Pot Music)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited gatefold edition, includes a 20-page photo booklet by Robert Winter!

“Jazz (We've Got)” was the title of the second single from A Tribe Called
Quest's iconic album “The Low End Theory”. It was released in 1991, the
same year FloFilz was born. Similar to Tribe FloFilz resurrects jazz for a
new generation. He has been doing this for a while now and is pretty good
at it, as you might know if you are familiar with his previous works
“Metronom” and “Cenário”.
In 2019 things have changed. Today jazz is not only about diggin' old
records and learning about Bird and Trane. Jazz is very much alive and the
city of London has become one of its epicenters. The UK jazz scene is
happening because it is deeply connected with hip-hop, soul and club
music. A perfect setting for FloFilz. Over the last 18 months, he has
collected serious Eurostar miles, heading from Aachen to London - going to
gigs, hanging out with musical allies and recording new material.
This is why he calls his new album “Transit”. Through 18 tracks FloFilz
translates the current London vibe in his very own style and fashion and I
dare to say that “Transit” may be the best album he has treated us with so
far.
38 Spesh & Benny The Butcher - Stabbed & Shot
38 Spesh & Benny The Butcher
Stabbed & Shot
LP | 2018 | US | Reissue (Air Vinyl)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
We are proud to be reissuing Benny The Butcher and 38 Spesh's seminal joint album, Stabbed & Shot. These underground kings were both at their hungriest at the top of 2018 and this LP is the proof. Air Vinyl will also be releasing Stabbed & Shot II in early 2020, so this re-release should get fans ready.
Finsta Bundy - 101: The High
Finsta Bundy
101: The High
CD | 2020 | EU | Original (90's Tapes / HHV)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Strongly limited edition of 300 copies.

We are so excited to finally share this gem with you as we are fans of the Bushwick crew from scratch. For the very first time all of the 12" single cuts of Finsta Bundy get an anthology release on vinyl, cassette, CD and digitally. The album features productions by Evil Dee and Beatminerz' affiliates Rich Blak and Chocolate Tye and will surely please any head that loves the 90's Rap underground vibes.
Knxwledge - 1988
Knxwledge
1988
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Stones Throw)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
1988 is the follow up to Knxwledge’s official debut album Hud Dreems (Stones Throw, 2015). The same year Hud Dreems was released Knx worked with Kendrick Lamar on To Pimp a Butterfly, earning the producer his first Grammy. A duo with Anderson .Paak called NxWorries was formed around the same time. Their single “Suede” became a viral hit, vaulting the singer to R&B stardom, and their album Yes Lawd! followed through on that song’s immense promise. Knx and Paak have quietly continued collaborating, and some of the new work is heard on 1988.

A prolific artist in the extreme sense of the word, Knxwledge continues to redefine instrumental hip-hop almost in real-time with a stream of beat tapes numbering in the hundreds on Bandcamp, and video remixes on Instagram.

This prolific output began early. 1988 takes its name from the fact that much of the new record was created that very year, when Knx was an infant. As the story is told, little baby Knx was left alone by his mother for just a few moments and crawled to a family member’s vintage SP–12 sampler. When his mother returned he had already produced his first beats and nearly mastered the machine. These tracks, all produced before nap time while rocking a Nike diaper, were stored over the years on floppy discs, then brought to his studio in recent months where they were finished up, mixed, and mastered.
Nujabes - Modal Soul
Nujabes
Modal Soul
2LP | 2020 | JP | Original (Hydeout Productions)
59,99 €*
Release:2020 / JP – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Originally released in 2005 on CD only the album gets a proper vinyl treatment. Featuring Cise Starr of Cyne, Akin, Terry Callier, Shing02, Substantial, Pase Rock, Apani B and Uyama Hiroto
Phoniks - Time Goes By
Phoniks
Time Goes By
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Don't Sleep)
27,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 29.05.2020
Limited edition on opaque yellow vinyl. Don't Sleep Records artist Phoniks is back at work releasing his new atmospheric instrumental tape titled "Time Goes By". Phoniks weaves foreign jazz loops, soundtracks and soul b-sides together with apocalyptic movie samples, DJ cuts and vinyl drums to form a cohesive 18-track album. Phoniks continues to evolve his sound, bringing more live instruments into the mix than on any of his previous projects.
D.I.T.C. - The Official Version 20th Anniversary Edition
D.I.T.C.
The Official Version 20th Anniversary Edition
2LP | 2020 | US | Original (D.I.T.C. Studios)
33,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The Diggin' in the Crates Crew, commonly abbreviated as D.I.T.C., is a hip hop collective from New York City. It was founded by Diamond D and Showbiz and its name is from the art of digging for records to sample for production. The members have achieved substantial and consistent recognition in the music industry and Hip Hop circles. They have collaborated with underground and commercial artists from around the world. All of the members are from the Bronx, with the exception of the late Big L from Harlem, and O.C. from Brooklyn. D.I.T.C., “The Official” Version is an alternative version of D.I.T.C.'s self-titled album D.I.T.C. which was not officially available on vinyl upon its initial release via Tommy Boy when it became apparent that group maintained vinyl rights of the album. The Official Version has a different track listing with many of the songs being totally different versions than the ones appearing on the first album and also 2 tracks that weren't on D.I.T.C. at all - "All Love" and "We Known For That" (which is actually a remix of the 12" single "Internationally Known"). The album is executively produced by Show and re-released on D.I.T.C. Records with distribution by Fat Beats Distribution -20 years after its initial limited pressing. Many of the songs appear in remixed forms that had yet to be released, some remixes and some original versions. Highlights include "Where Ya At"; the Big Pun/Milano collaboration but here, instead set over a slamming DJ Premier remix. Likewise, the "Way Of Life" features a totally different Buckwild beat, that is actually the original version of the track, that stands in stark contrast to the B-Boy anthem heard on the Tommy Boy album.
OG Keemo - Geist HHV Exclusive Edition
44th Move (Alfa Mist & Richard Spaven) - 44th Move
44th Move (Alfa Mist & Richard Spaven)
44th Move
12" | 2020 | UK | Original (Black Acre)
12,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Preorder 29.05.2020
Multifaceted musicians Alfa Mist and Richard Spaven announce identities behind their 44th Move project and drop their debut self-titled EP on Black Acre.

The pair are two of London’s most hotly tipped Jazz artists, and both have a broad range of influences. Alfa Mist is a self-taught piano player with his early album ‘Antiphon’ becoming an international fan-driven success, receiving more than 6 million streams on youtube alone. Since then he has continually moved on to straddle many genres with recent projects such as ‘Structuralism’ and ‘On My Ones’, both experimenting with solo piano, neo-classical and hinting at his roots in Hip Hop.

Meanwhile, Spaven’s accolades includes three studio albums, such as the acclaimed ‘Real Time’ LP on Fine Line, working with The Cinematic Orchestra, Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Flying Lotus, Jose James, Jameszoo and Jordan Rakei, not to mention selling out venues like Camden’s Jazz Cafe with Richard Spaven Trio. The pair now team up together for a poignant debut release as 44th Move.

“Creating the sound was just a coming together where we discovered that we shared a lot of the same influences. We got to writing straight away - before we really got to know each other. I found it easy with a ton of inspiration. Ideas kept coming and we were on the same page. In retrospect we want 44th to have an edge - it’s a ‘heart on your sleeve’ project where we can express all those hip hop and broken beat records.”​ - Richard Spaven

‘Little Techno’ opens with an essence of melancholy and emotional connection emphasising loose drums, pulsing keys and delicate chords. ‘Fly’ then superbly merges contemporary glitches and samples with organic percussion while ‘Hope’ fuses Alfa Mist’s vocal-work with elegant brass, keys and an undercurrent of subtle rhythmic delight.
On the flip, ‘Broken’ flows with soft Rhodes sequences and Spaven’s signature crisp-sounding snares, giving a sophisticated edge to its arrangement before ‘Two Nil’ slants towards a broken-beat lane with distant keyboards, syncopated beats and dystopian-like harmonies.
Ivan Ave - Double Goodbyes
Rokko Weissensee - Tage Der Wut / Lieder von Frieden & Freude
2Pac - Me Against The World 25th Anniversary Edition
Busta Rhymes Vs James Brown - I Feel Good
Emskee - The Complex Engineer (Prod. By Nick Wiz)
Emskee
The Complex Engineer (Prod. By Nick Wiz)
CD | 2020 | AU | Original (Gentleman's Relief Records)
19,99 €*
Release:2020 / AU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 12.06.2020
This release compiles the early-mid 90s work of Emskee, the Complex Engineer from New Jersey. Featuring top-notch braggadocio rhyming over classic had-nodding production by Nick Wiz. All material is on CD for the very first time and 6 of the tracks have been released from Emskee's vault for the first time! Released in association with Diggers With Gratitude.
Capital Bra - CB7 Limited Box Edition
Streets, The - None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Alive Limited Blue Vinyl Edition
Adagio! - New York To Philly
Adagio!
New York To Philly
CD | 2020 | EU | Original (90's Tapes / HHV)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Strongly limited edition of 300 copies on CD.

Next up on "90's Tapes" is another grail from the Eastcoast, this time we are more than excited to present the first ever anthology of Adagio!'s classic cuts from the golden era.
Adagio! (pronounced "A-dee-gee-o") stands for "A Definition of Ambition, Goals, Interest and Organization!". The Juggaknots-affiliated New York and Philadelphia based underground hip-hop duo consisting of Rayme Supreme (Raymond Fogle) and Big Cousin also known as The Obvious Wonder (Brian Pritchett aka Carta' P.) had a few 12" releases from 1996 on that still appear on many wantlists. Enjoy!
Silk Mob (Donvtello, Opti Mane, Jamin, Lex Lugner & Fid Mella) - Silk Mob Deluxe Edition
Smif-N-Wessun - Wontime
Smif-N-Wessun
Wontime
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Nervous)
10,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Dinked 7". Wontime was a 12” single release from the seminal Dah Shinin’ album. Well regarded by fans of gritty and authentic east coast 90’s hip hop, it was especially well known for the attendant video that was inspired by the horror film The Shining. Remastered and released now for the first on 7” on original Wreck Records label backgrounds.
Sleaford Mods - All That Glue White Vinyl Edition
Punk Barbarians - Sex, Props, Cream ... And The Drama In Between
Punk Barbarians
Sex, Props, Cream ... And The Drama In Between
Tape | 2020 | EU | Original (90's Tapes / HHV)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Strictly limited edition of 100 copies on green coloured cassette.

Originally released in 1996 on Lethal Records, the entire album "Sex, Props, Cream ... And The Drama In Between" by Long Island's Punk Barbarians finally gets a proper re-release on 2LP and cassette. The original 1LP missed a few tracks off the album, so this is actually the very first time you can hear the full release on your turntable.

In November 1996, The Source gave 3 and a half mic's and here's what Miles Marshall Lewis wrote about the Punk Barbarians debut album: "It seems like recently in rap, everybody's album is based on one of these three concepts, but they're not dealing with the reality of the drama in between," says Doozer mid album, discussing Sex, Props, Cream & The Drama In Between title of his Punk Barbairan crew's debut album. The PBs - Sunny Cheeba, Bam Bam, Doozer and Renegade (aka Shine On) - arrive to a ravaged hip-hop landscape with high aspirations: detailing the drama in between libido, recognition and economics could fill 14 albums, much less the 14 tracks on Sex, Prop, Cream - in essence merely struggle - is, after all, the basis of life itself.
With their work cut out for them, the Punk Barbarians still manage to leave a strong mark. Their lively interplay - with an engaging reminiscent of an Onyx or Lost Boyz - sounds honest, like a crew that's been together since the sandboxes of their native Long Island. The fousome bounce off each other like perfectly arranged quadraphonic accoustics, particularly with thepulsing "Blast Off" and the Spanish-guitar textured "Sweets". Jazzy production includes snippets of vibe and harp that echo masters like Lionel Hampton and Alice Coltrane, while simultaneously evoking the aesthetic feel of The Low End Theory. Some tracks - "The Struggle" (which features Donald Byrd) and "You Don't Know" - ride the line between simple influence and imitation of Tribe's jazz-rap masterpice, but with an intuitive understanding rather than mere bastardization.
"Hooptie Car" shins as a diamond in the rough, dreamily escapist like the Pharcyde's "Passing Me By". As Sunny and Doozer reference Grce Jones and Donna Summer - "Pull up to my bumper," "Toot toot, ah, beep beep" - in mid-rhyme, the irony of this track's dopeness sets in. Because while the Punk Barbarians allude to "Malcolm, Martin and Marcus and W.E.B." on "Rest In Peace" and speak of how their rhymes are "killing you like daily intakes of swine," on "Magic," their real flavor is best presented on frivolous cut like "Hooptie Car."
Sex, Props, Cream & The Drama In Between remains an excellent starting point for the PB quartet, and unless their name erects an Alkaholis-like stumbling block, they should have time to display an interesting evolution.
dude26, Eloquent & IAMPAUL - Edles Motiv / E's Joint
Nick Wiz - Cellar Extras Part 2
Nick Wiz
Cellar Extras Part 2
CD | 2020 | AU | Original (Gentleman's Relief Records)
19,99 €*
Release:2020 / AU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 12.06.2020
From the seemingly bottomless vaults of producer Nick Wiz, 21 more quality 90s bangers available on official CD for the first time! Featuring artists such as Rakim, Ran Reed, Pudgee, Cella Dwellas and many more. These songs previously appeared mostly as exclusives on the 10 year strong Cellar Selections vinyl series, but they were too nice not to make them available on CD too. This essential document of the mid-90s Nj/nyc scene is limited to 500 copies, don't sleep!
Dardan - Soko Disko Box Edition
De La Soul - Saturdays (Pickster & Melo / Altered Tapes Remix)
De La Soul
Saturdays (Pickster & Melo / Altered Tapes Remix)
7" | 2019 | UK | Original (Heat Rock)
11,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The 3rd release from Heat Rock ups the tempo with duo of dancefloor-friendly Native Tongue Family remixes. Pickster & Melo (Blunt Club, AZ) team up for a moombahton influenced take on the classic “A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays.” And Altered Tapes (Chicago, IL) chime with a saxophone-heavy, breakbeat/house remix on a sleeper cut from the timeless Low End Theory album.
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