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Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson - Dice Game
Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson
Dice Game
2LP | 2012 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
19,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Someone once said that life's a gamble. Kinda like shootin dice in an alley. The risk is high but the gain is higher, and when it's all said and done, you hold your breath and collect your dues. W ith lyrics that grip like a handful of ones, and beats that hit like ivory on cement, this album is just that, a Dice Game.
Apollo Brown & Planet Asia - Anchovies
Apollo Brown & Skyzoo - The Easy Truth Gold Marble Vinyl Edition
Apollo Brown & Skyzoo
The Easy Truth Gold Marble Vinyl Edition
LP | 2016 | US | Reissue (Mello Music Group)
23,74 €* 24,99 € -5%
Release:2016 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Apollo Brown (Detroit) and Skyzoo (Brooklyn) combine forces on the album "The Easy Truth". Soulful classic head nodding Detroit boom-bap production lays the foundation for Brooklyn tales that are part "Middle Americana" and part "Reasonable Doubt". From childhood tales to early police brutality, inner city dealings to NY ambitions, this is the world the way Skyzoo sees and knows it, with a soundscape that truly brings those emotions to life.
Oddisee - The Iceberg
Oddisee
The Iceberg
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 24.11.2017
The prolific MC, producer and musician Oddisee's new album 'The Iceberg' is a plea for humanity to dig deeper in search of understanding and common ground. His third release in just 12 months, 'The Iceberg' is a distillation of stereotypical tropes in hip-hop and beyond, 12 tracks about money, sex, politics, race and religion that appear superficial until his multi-dimensional lyrics unfurl to expose the complexities of individuality and identity: how we see ourselves and how others see us. Deeply soulful, and shot through with jazz, Go-go, gospel, thick R&B and hard beats, the album is a timely, poetic statement.
Oddisee - The Good Fight Green Splatter Vinyl Edition
Oddisee
The Good Fight Green Splatter Vinyl Edition
LP | 2015 | US | Reissue (Mello Music Group)
26,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
12 tracks by Oddisee feat. Maimouna Youseff, Nick Hakim, Gary Clarke Jr & Tranquill!For Oddisee, 'The Good Fight' is about living fully as a musician without succumbing to the traps of hedonism, avarice, and materialism. It's about not selling out and shilling for a paycheck, while still being aware that this is a business requiring compromise and collaboration. It's music that yields an intangible feeling: the sacral sound of an organ whine, brass horns, or a cymbal crash. It's not necessarily the syllables, but rather what they evoke. A song like ""That's Love"" is more than a declaration; it's a meditation on our capacity to love and the bonds binding us together. Ambition and greed war with our sense of propriety. ""Contradiction's Maze"" offers a list of paradoxes we all face (""I want to tell the truth when it hurts/but when it comes to me, I want the blow softened."") Oddisee's production simmers in its own orchestral gumbo. You sense he's really a jazzman in different form, inhabiting the spirit of Roy Ayers and other past greats. The Fader's compared him to a musical MC Escher, calling hailing his ""grandiose and symphonic sound"" and ""relevant relatable messages."" Pitchfork praised his ""eclectic soulful boom-bap."" 'The Good Fight' acknowledges the stacked odds, but refuses to submit. It's both universal and personal. The child of a Sudanese immigrant highlights the rigors of his own upbringing: his pregnant mother working the register until she was about to burst, his pops' shuttered diner that couldn't survive Reaganomics-the one that Oddisee drives past every time he returns home, just to remind him how quickly the world can turn bad. It's these minor details that add into something major. It's testament to the indelible nature of art: when you can turn what you love into something that lasts.
Gensu Dean - R.A.W. (Refined Alkaline Water) Blue Vinyl Edition
Gensu Dean
R.A.W. (Refined Alkaline Water) Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
25,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Texas based analog producer GENSU DEAN started in Jackson, Mississippi producing on the now legendary Crooked Lettaz debut Grey Skies for his friend and Grammy Winner David Banner. Since that time he has gone on to produce for some of the best to ever do it including Ol Dirty Bastard (Wu-Tang Clan), CL Smooth, Homeboy Sandman, Sean Price, Roc Marciano, Large Professor, Planet Asia, Denmark Vessey, Guilty Simpson, and many more. The Mello Music Group producer started with the classic SP1200 and has added other analog equipment to his production techniques over the years, opening new chambers with each album. RAW is his newest foray into Hiphop and finds him pushing the sonic envelope while maintaining a vintage sound. The new album features friends and family Diamond D (DITC), Homeboy Sandman, Roc Marci, J-Live, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Red Pill, and more.
L'Orange - After The Flowers
L'Orange
After The Flowers
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
21,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
In the aftermath of L'Orange's 2014 album The Orchid Days, the After The Flowers EP is a warm vignette- a glimpse into life after the end of the world. Waking up to a surreal heavenscape, our tragic figure searches for his place somewhere between life and death.
Apollo Brown & O.C. - Trophies Instrumentals
L'Orange - Orchid Days Tri-Color Vinyl Edition
L'Orange
Orchid Days Tri-Color Vinyl Edition
LP | 2014 | US | Reissue (Mello Music Group)
21,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
L’Orange’s most revealing effort yet, 19 tracks feat. Homeboy Sandman, Blu, Jeremiah Jae, Billy Woods & others!
Gensu Dean & Wise Intelligent - Game Of Death
Gensu Dean & Wise Intelligent
Game Of Death
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 20.10.2017
Wise Intelligent is one of the original founders of Conscious Hiphop, on the mantle alongside of Public Enemy, Mos Def & Lauryn Hill. As a founding member of the classic group Poor Righteous Teachers, he landed a gold album with his debut and ended up selling 2 million plus records between 1989-1996. Add to that being named Top 50 most-slept on emcees of all-time by Complex magazine, a Top 100 Albums of All-Time placement by The Source, and a #5 most-underrated emcee award from About.com and you have the understanding of where many of today’s emcees styles come from. But more importantly were the terms upon which Wise Intelligent laid his foundation: Principle above profit, community over self. Wise Intelligent is one of the premiere voices for Black consciousness in music today. Enter Gensu Dean. Currently based in Austin, Texas, the analog producer has laid rock solid sonic foundations for everyone from Grammy award winner and friend David Banner to Cali-agent Planet Asia. Add a host of Hiphop who’s whos like Large Professor, CL Smooth, Ol Dirty Bastard, Roc Marciano, Denmark Vessey, Homeboy Sandman, Diamond D, and to Shady Records signee Conway The Machine into Dean’s production credits and you’ll start to get the picture. His sound is analog, ranging from MPC3000 to SP1200. Gensu is a one of a kind, back to basics, head nodding, beat making, smash mouth producer with as many chambers as Khufu at Cheops. Now the two legends have teamed up in Atlanta to record a new album together over the past 6 months. From there Gensu brought the record home to Austin for some preliminary mixing, then flew out to the equally legendary DITC Studios in the Bronx to mix the record with Parks. After a quick flight back to Texas and sessions with Jimi Bowman at Klearlight studios in Dallas, the masters were complete and a new project ready for the masses: “Game of Death.” Rooted in Universal Science, the album takes dead aim at mediocre, dumbed down, manufactured rap while treating Music as the weapon it is. This is cultural warfare bridging the gap from Roxanne & Biz Markie to Jay Electronica & Erykah Badu. Bending time & space, Gensu & Wise take listeners through history with amazingly wide-eyed clarity. With statements as straight-forward as “Your shit aint Hiphop if it’s corporate” there is no missing the message of self-determination. This is the type of liberation that starts with your mind and is more about what you shed than what you add on. Somebody say Amen.
Quelle Chris - Being You Is Great, I Wish You Could Be You More
Quelle Chris
Being You Is Great, I Wish You Could Be You More
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
31,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 20.10.2017
For the Mello Music Group release, Quelle assembled a veritable hip-hop Justice League: Roc Marciano, Homeboy Sandman, Denmark Vessey, Jean Grae, Elzhi, Cavalier, et. al. Then there’s the production, mostly handled by Quelle, but aided by crucial assists from MNDGSN, Iman Omari, Chris Keys, Swarvy, and Alchemist. Despite the preponderance of talent sharing the stage, the guests bend to the world that Quelle created. A darker shade of psychedelia, as if Madvillain gobbled anti-anxiety pills instead of psilocybin. Or maybe a fraternal drunken twin to Open Mike Eagle’s “Dark Comedy.” The title comes from a real-life discussion about the difficulties of consistency. How each of us are subject to both our own bad spirits and bursts of inspiration, those unavoidable Serotonin and dopamine peaks and valleys. Being You is Great is an attempt to catalog those moods. It’s about learning to love, or at least recognize, the best and worst of one’s self. It’s about loneliness and comfort. Learning to hate love and learning to love hate. Sequenced so that extreme confidence follows casual despair, the pendulum swings back and forth, mirroring our own emotions and validating something that Nietszche and Ray Bradbury once claimed: “we have art so we won’t die of truth.” If hip-hop is filled with everymen and superheroes, Quelle Chris has done something quietly radical. This record is almost too human—full of the sublte revelations that only come to you later in life, when you realize that heroes make plenty of errors, and anti-heroes often have merit. It’s not an exuberant celebration of human life, nor is it a politicized condemnation of what got us here. It’s a record with beats that will make you bob your head and tap your feet, and clever lyrics that will make you laugh and scrunch your face. But most of all, it’s a record with a tremendous reserve of empathy. Something that captures the wonder and madness of being human. Something relentlessly honest. Something great.
L'Orange & Mr. Lif - The Life & Death Of Scenery
L'Orange & Mr. Lif
The Life & Death Of Scenery
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
21,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
"George Orwell once prophesized, “if you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.” The latest EP from L’Orange & Mr. Lif, The Life and Death of Scenery, conceives a chimerical “lighthearted dystopia” just far enough from modernity to breathe easily, but close enough to make you consider relocating to that cave in the forest. In this collaboration with the eccentric North Carolina producer, L’Orange, Lif imagines an adjacent future called the “last society,” where culture has been obliterated and survival has taken precedence over art. Released through a partnership between Adult Swim and Mello Music Group, the duo’s latest opus opens with one of four addresses from “The Narrator” (played by The Daily Show’s Wyatt Cenac). These Big Brother missives capture a world where the, “books are all burned, the vinyl has been melted, and the remaining art catapulted over the city walls.” The mere act of whistling is cause for the guillotine. It’s the rap analogue to Fahrenheit 451, 1984, or a Brave New World, where the Soma is uncomfortably soothing and the sunshine eerily abundant. The former Def Jux legend inhabits on the role of The Scribe, frantically showing the post-apocalyptic survivors the power of what's been lost. It attacks those who value disposable art over the timeless; it articulates the necessity of preserving culture; it lampoons the absurdity of attempting to destroy one of the most immutable qualities in mankind. In L’Orange’s words, the collaboration is “a negotiation of influences without compromise.” You can hear the producer’s trademark alchemy of classic boom-rap with glitchy fuzz, a compressed whimsy that slaps against somber scythe-like piano lines, ominous spaghetti western licks, and celestial saxophone licks. Lif spits staccato bars in double-time, adeptly slicing through the beats like banned books to a shredder. He’s joined on “Antique Gold” by the 19-year old monotone samurai, Chester Watson. Gonjasufi’s banshee yelp makes “Strange Technology” even more resonant. Insight bombards on “Five Lies About the World Outside.” The legendary turntablist Q-Bert contributes cuts on “The Scribe.” While Akrobatik, Lif’s longtime partner in The Perceptionists, pops up twice to exhibit their almost telepathic tag-team chemistry. The rapping is virtuosic. The production is sumptuous and scene setting. But what sticks is those cumulative effects: the fantastic imagination of this foreign but familiar world, the importance of illuminations in a world that values cold logic, the sly humor of winking oracles, and inexorable fear that this could be a reality—should we continue down our current path."
Oddisee - Alwasta EP
Oddisee
Alwasta EP
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Sudanese­-American hip­hop artist Oddisee's new EP, "Al­Wasta," takes its title from the Arabic colloquial term used to mean (to use colloquial English) "the plug." The term "wasta" comes from the Arabic word "wasat," meaning "middle" or "middleman," and describes a member of the community who acts as a connector using their wealth of social currency. Understanding the value of social currency & how to use it (for better or worse) is what Amir Elkhalifa aka Oddisee focused on as the primary inspiration for his writings.
Pete Rock - Petestrumentals 2
Pete Rock
Petestrumentals 2
2LP | 2015 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
26,59 €* 27,99 € -5%
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Petestrumentals 2conjures memories of BBQ cookouts and 70s Blaxploitation scores, rattling summer jeep cruises and blunted Jamaican vacations. There’s a gorgeous requiem to Dilla (“Dilla Bounce (R.I.P),” where the originator pays tribute to the prodigy. You see the full range of Rock’s gifts on display: the meticulously chopped horns, unquantized drums, and air raid sirens. It contains the emotion of a thousand eulogies.
Gensu Dean & Wise Intelligent - Game Of Death
Gensu Dean & Wise Intelligent
Game Of Death
CD | 2017 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 20.10.2017
Wise Intelligent is one of the original founders of Conscious Hiphop, on the mantle alongside of Public Enemy, Mos Def & Lauryn Hill. As a founding member of the classic group Poor Righteous Teachers, he landed a gold album with his debut and ended up selling 2 million plus records between 1989-1996. Add to that being named Top 50 most-slept on emcees of all-time by Complex magazine, a Top 100 Albums of All-Time placement by The Source, and a #5 most-underrated emcee award from About.com and you have the understanding of where many of today’s emcees styles come from. But more importantly were the terms upon which Wise Intelligent laid his foundation: Principle above profit, community over self. Wise Intelligent is one of the premiere voices for Black consciousness in music today. Enter Gensu Dean. Currently based in Austin, Texas, the analog producer has laid rock solid sonic foundations for everyone from Grammy award winner and friend David Banner to Cali-agent Planet Asia. Add a host of Hiphop who’s whos like Large Professor, CL Smooth, Ol Dirty Bastard, Roc Marciano, Denmark Vessey, Homeboy Sandman, Diamond D, and to Shady Records signee Conway The Machine into Dean’s production credits and you’ll start to get the picture. His sound is analog, ranging from MPC3000 to SP1200. Gensu is a one of a kind, back to basics, head nodding, beat making, smash mouth producer with as many chambers as Khufu at Cheops. Now the two legends have teamed up in Atlanta to record a new album together over the past 6 months. From there Gensu brought the record home to Austin for some preliminary mixing, then flew out to the equally legendary DITC Studios in the Bronx to mix the record with Parks. After a quick flight back to Texas and sessions with Jimi Bowman at Klearlight studios in Dallas, the masters were complete and a new project ready for the masses: “Game of Death.” Rooted in Universal Science, the album takes dead aim at mediocre, dumbed down, manufactured rap while treating Music as the weapon it is. This is cultural warfare bridging the gap from Roxanne & Biz Markie to Jay Electronica & Erykah Badu. Bending time & space, Gensu & Wise take listeners through history with amazingly wide-eyed clarity. With statements as straight-forward as “Your shit aint Hiphop if it’s corporate” there is no missing the message of self-determination. This is the type of liberation that starts with your mind and is more about what you shed than what you add on. Somebody say Amen.
Kool Keith - Feature Magnetic
Kool Keith
Feature Magnetic
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
25,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Straight up a new album from the legend with cameos by MF DOOM, Sadat X, Bumpy Knuckles, Ed O.G. and Slug of Atmosphere. Dig it!
Apollo Brown & Skyzoo - The Easy Truth Mystery Vinyl Edition
Apollo Brown & Skyzoo
The Easy Truth Mystery Vinyl Edition
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Apollo Brown (Detroit) and Skyzoo (Brooklyn) combine for the new album "The Easy Truth". Soulful classic head nodding Detroit boom-bap production lays the foundation for Brooklyn tales that are part "Middle Americana" and part "Reasonable Doubt". From childhood tales to early police brutality, inner city dealings to NY ambitions, this is the world the way Skyzoo sees and knows it, with a soundscape that truly brings those emotions to life.
Oddisee - The Odd Tape Black Vinyl Edition
Oddisee
The Odd Tape Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
25,64 €* 26,99 € -5%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
fter his 2015 breakout album sophomore solo album “The Good Fight” Oddisee is back with an instrumental gem that shows his growth as an artist that has led more than he has followed. Originality is king with Oddisee, and this new album shows that his creativity is unlike any other, collecting influences from across the world. The New album entitled “The Odd Tape”, is a perfect thinking man’s companion album for cold mornings and warm coffee with a surprising amount of depth. Oddisee has created his own distinct sound in hiphop through the years. Seeing himself as an artist above all. Oddisee has blended influences from 70s soul to modern sampling. Most fans will recognise his signature approach to double time drums and sweeping synths immediately.
Open Mike Eagle & Paul White - Hella Personal Film Festival
Open Mike Eagle & Paul White
Hella Personal Film Festival
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
23,79 €* 27,99 € -15%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
All new project by Open Mike Eagle on the mic and Paul White on the boards. Features appearances by Aesop Rock and Future Islands' Hemlock Ernst.
Georgia Anne Muldrow - A Thoughtiverse Unmarred
Rapper Big Pooh - Words Paint Pictures Red & Yellow Splatter Vinyl Edition
Rapper Big Pooh
Words Paint Pictures Red & Yellow Splatter Vinyl Edition
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
19,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Lao Tzu claimed that, “Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” Occasionally, the universe can also stir music from the chambers of the soul. These are the songs tattooed into our memories, torn from headlines and unsettling encounters, intense anthems of immediacy. Soul music.You can hear these eternal truths on Words Paint Pictures—Big Pooh’s debut release for Mello Music Group. Over seven songs and two remixes, the North Carolina MC captures the complex agonies of the human condition—specifically the black experience in America over the last several centuries. These are tales of racial profiling and corrupt politicians, reality TV distractions, thieving preachers and rapacious exploitation—all offset by tremendous strength. They are uniquely American stories, chronicling both the damned and hopeful. From bleak circumstances, a profoundly durable human spirit emerges.
Diamond District - March On Washington Redux
Diamond District
March On Washington Redux
LP+7" | 2015 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Oddisee, XO and yU are back with production by Large Professor, Oh No, Diamond D, Black Milk, Apollo Brown, Nottz, L'Orange & more … a bonus 7" is included, it is produced by Jonwayne & Paul White!
Apollo Brown & Ras Kass - Blasphemy Black Vinyl Edition
Apollo Brown & Ras Kass
Blasphemy Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2014 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
22,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Blasphemy, the collaborative album from esteemed Mello Music Group producer Apollo Brown and Ras Kass, is a thought-provoking and highly personal treatise on the unspoken. The sub-rattling and operatic opener “How to Kill God,” a scathing indictment of major religions and the transgressions enacted in their name, serves as a statement of purpose. No “ism” is out of bounds, no topic too untoward. Whatever you hold sacred isn’t above aggressive inquiry.
Gensu Dean - Lo-Fi Fingahz
Gensu Dean
Lo-Fi Fingahz
2LP | 2012 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
20,89 €* 21,99 € -5%
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Re-establishing the standards for a HipHop producers’ way of life, Gensu Dean’s solo debut entitled "Lo-Fi Fingahz” is bound to take the music world by storm! The lead single features Hip Hop legend and Queens Lounge veteran Large Professor on "Forever.” The Hip Hop world is definitely ready to receive his sound. Packed with a star studded cast, Dean has assembled a fierce line up of talent for the "Lo-Fi Fingahz” project. Featuring legendary artists such as Large Professor, Prince Po (of Organized Konfusion), Count Bass D, David Banner, Brand Nubians, and Roc Marciano to name a few. Even the KING OF ROCK, DMC (of world renowned RUN DMC) is found on the album verbally endorsing gENSu’s master work in crafting raw Hip Hop production. Certified "BANGERS” is how this album was referred to by a private listener. In the midst of auto-tunes and ring tone rap Gensu Dean emerges with "Lo-Fi Fingahz". Limited edition on white & blue swirl vinyl.
Mr. Lif & Akrobatik (The Perceptionists) - Resolution
Lando Chill - For Mark Your Son Clear & Red Vinyl Edition
Lando Chill
For Mark Your Son Clear & Red Vinyl Edition
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
19,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Lando Chill's debut for Mello Music Group, “For Mark, Your Son” is one of those life-affirming records. It's a 12-song tribute to the father who passed away when the Chicago-born and raised rapper was just three years old-the rare shout into the existential abyss that actually receives answers echoing back. It's a coming-of-age story rooted in life, death, and legacy. It reminds us how the dearly departed can leave behind an indelible light. It's the work of a brilliant 24-year old Tucson transplant with a wicked jump shot, who steadfastly embodies the compassion, strength, and talent of his vanished hero. When you listen to Lando Chill, you hear traces of Gil Scott-Heron, Pharoahe Monch, and The Roots. At times, his rollicking cadences and innate gift for melody feel like a one-man equivalent of The Pharcyde's “Labcabincalifornia”, while the album's sepulchral finale feels like the most gorgeous song TV On The Radio never wrote. But mostly, “For Mark, Your Son” marks the ascendance of a singular talent, fusing scattered influences into a coherent vision, an artist scarred by his experiences but healing through his broken poems. This album is for those open books with open hearts, the vulnerable and those in pain, the fatherless children too proud to ask for help because they believe their dads wouldn't raise a weak son, the mothers that lost their best friend, the fathers that never got the chance to see how bright the future looked, for the blunted that aspire for something that more than what's in front of them. It's for those willing to admit their mistakes and those smart enough to start correcting them. Lando has the gift of writing disconsolate spirituals, non-denominational prayers, a Unitarian Gospel that can't help but leave you feeling whole. He says it himself: his soul has a purpose. He made his dad proud. He made himself proud. He reminded us that some things are timeless.
Lando Chill - Boy Who Spoke To The Wind
Lando Chill
Boy Who Spoke To The Wind
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
27,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 20.10.2017
Lando Chill’s new album, “The Boy Who Spoke To The Wind,” is a personal tribute to self actualization, spiritual acceptance and social activism. About the title, Lando says, “The wind is one’s soul. It represents the human spirit and the earth.” Lando Chill is a warrior-poet, a man with one ear to mother nature and one to the plight of humankind. Lando wants to bring the issues of political freedom, police brutality and giving a voice to marginalized communities to the national conversation. Inspired by the Paulo Coelho book, “The Alchemist,” Lando’s new album is about transformation, personally and spiritually. While working on the project, Lando gained a new perspective. He learned that having answers isn’t enough. Musically, this album is a movement forward from his previous work. Collaborating with producer Lasso, bassist Chris Pierce, as well as other key session musicians, the music is unique and intimate. The album harmonizes the internal and external in a cathartic symphony. The instrumentation is unlike anything else, sprawling from classic lo-fi hiphop to high production scoring. The album is as reminiscent of James Blake and Bon Iver as it is of Frank Ocean or Kendrick Lamar. “All is one and one is all. When you speak to your soul, you speak to the world. You speak through love and that’s how you transform.” -Lando Chill
Stik Figa - Central Standard Time
Oddisee - The Odd Tape Green Splattered Vinyl Edition
Oddisee
The Odd Tape Green Splattered Vinyl Edition
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
32,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
fter his 2015 breakout album sophomore solo album “The Good Fight” Oddisee is back with an instrumental gem that shows his growth as an artist that has led more than he has followed. Originality is king with Oddisee, and this new album shows that his creativity is unlike any other, collecting influences from across the world. The New album entitled “The Odd Tape”, is a perfect thinking man’s companion album for cold mornings and warm coffee with a surprising amount of depth. Oddisee has created his own distinct sound in hiphop through the years. Seeing himself as an artist above all. Oddisee has blended influences from 70s soul to modern sampling. Most fans will recognise his signature approach to double time drums and sweeping synths immediately.
Mr.Lif - Don't Look Down
Mr.Lif
Don't Look Down
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
27,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
10 tracks feat. Blacastan & Del The Funky Homosapien!
Semi Hendrix (Ras Kass & Jack Splash of Plant Life) - Breakfast At Banksy's Splatter Vinyl Edition
Semi Hendrix (Ras Kass & Jack Splash of Plant Life)
Breakfast At Banksy's Splatter Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2015 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
26,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Semi Hendrix is the acid inside the headband and the fork inside the electric socket. It's hard-core hip-hop, furious voltage spiked with funk and soul. It's political and street, cerebral and reckless. It's Jack Splash and Ras Kass running roughshod over everything from economic inequality to racist government policy to your girl. The album title is Breakfast at Banksy's. Consider it the rare soundtrack for the revolution and the party. The duo formed following Splash's world tour with his underground cult funk band, Plantlife. Upon its conclusion, the 10-time Grammy-nominated producer and three-time winner decided to leave Miami in favor of Los Angeles. For the native Angeleno, this was where it all began. He'd seen incredible success over the previous decade, producing for Cee-Lo, Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, and a slew of others. But he wanted to return to his roots and make a pure hip-hop album, a passion project with no input from industry types. "I decided that if I was going to make true art, then I needed to work with the best of the best...the Picasso of the West Coast," says Splash. "And everyone who comes from LA knows that it doesn't get any better than Ras Kass." If you're unfamiliar with the Waterproof MC, you need to stop reading this and listen to Soul on Ice, Rasassination, and any of the tracks bodied by the Golden State Warriors (Ras, Saafir and Xzibit). Once you've done that, you understand why the Carson-bred rap beast is one of the coldest MCs to ever hypnotize an audience. But neither Splash nor Ras has even done anything quite like Semi Hendrix-probably because no one has ever done anything quite like Semi-Hendrix. It's a warped psychedelic odyssey glimpsed via two brilliant minds in a crooked world. Produced entirely by Splash, the instrumentals recall classic genre-liquefying experiments like DJ Shadow's Endtroducing and Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde. You can file Semi Hendrix somewhere between Gnarls Barkley and Run the Jewels. Faded acid-washed freak-outs fade out from raunchy comedy clips. There are shredding guitar solos and nimble funk lines. Meanwhile, Ras Kass spits flames about Brooklyn hipsters, greedy record labels, and Capitalist inequality. He interweaves Thomas Paine's anti-Colonial tract, Common Sense with the rapper born Lonnie Lynn. In the course of four bars, he'll slip in references to Biz Markie, Star Trek, Duke Ellington, and Cab Calloway. The intellect is staggering, but never self-serious. He'll go from talking about squirters to indicting "Stop and Frisk" policy. The sound is kaleidoscopic. Nothing is sacred. Guest spots include Brothers Voodoo, Cee-Lo and Raheem DeVaughn, Teedra Moses, Kurupt, Montego Meli, Alice Russell, Wrekonize, and Jessica. But for all its virtuosity, this is 100 percent raw. If you wanted to know who Semi Hendrix are, the answer is simple: they're the wildest style.Strongly limited - only 1 per customer!
Finale - Odds & Ends
Open Mike Eagle - A Special Episode Of Open Mike Eagle
Open Mike Eagle
A Special Episode Of Open Mike Eagle
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
21,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Features productions by Exile and Gold Panda and guest spots from MC Paul Barman & Milo!
Red Pill of Ugly Heroes - Look What This World Did To Us
V.A. - Persona
V.A.
Persona
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
22,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
All-Star Anthology features Rapper Big Pooh, Masta Ace, Kool Keith, Gift Of Gab, Open Mike Eagle, Oddisee, Phonte, yU, Red Pill w/ production by Nottz, Apollo Brown, L'Orange, Oh No and more.
1978ers, The (yU & Slimkat) - People Of Today Haze Vinyl Edition
1978ers, The (yU & Slimkat)
People Of Today Haze Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2014 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The People of Today is a seamless and head-spinning record. It’shard-boiled beats and raps laced with wisdom and virtue. The sortof record that you can sit with today and tomorrow, and any timeyou need to be reminded that we’re all in this together.
Open Mike Eagle - Dark Comedy Green & Yellow Vinyl Edition
Open Mike Eagle
Dark Comedy Green & Yellow Vinyl Edition
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
21,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
One of LA’s smartest young voices says the LA Times…which the artist suspects, may just be a covert way of saying LA is dumb. “Open” Mike Eagle wouldnt terribly mind, being born and raised in Chicago where the painful winters and his uppity grandparents kept him inside as a youth. He spent his formative years watching alternative music happen on MTV and hoping to one day be able to audition for the Native Tongues. As a young adult after graduating with a degree in Psychology, he did the next best thing and moved to Los Angeles, joining the Project Blowed collective where he made music and toured with Busdriver, Aceyalone, Abstract, Nocando, and more. He’s also gained notoriety in the world of comedy by being invited by professional funny people (Paul F. Tompkins, Hannibal Buress, Matt Besser/UCB) to rap at their shows. He’d like to be rap’s Kurt Vonnegut but recognizes that he’d first have to create something as iconic as the four-stroke illustration of an anus. He practices by releasing rap albums that delight, entertain, and confuse
Georgia Anne Muldrow - Vweto Purple Vinyl Edition
Has-Lo - Mello Music Group 7
Lando Chill - Boy Who Spoke To The Wind
Lando Chill
Boy Who Spoke To The Wind
CD | 2017 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 20.10.2017
Lando Chill’s new album, “The Boy Who Spoke To The Wind,” is a personal tribute to self actualization, spiritual acceptance and social activism. About the title, Lando says, “The wind is one’s soul. It represents the human spirit and the earth.” Lando Chill is a warrior-poet, a man with one ear to mother nature and one to the plight of humankind. Lando wants to bring the issues of political freedom, police brutality and giving a voice to marginalized communities to the national conversation. Inspired by the Paulo Coelho book, “The Alchemist,” Lando’s new album is about transformation, personally and spiritually. While working on the project, Lando gained a new perspective. He learned that having answers isn’t enough. Musically, this album is a movement forward from his previous work. Collaborating with producer Lasso, bassist Chris Pierce, as well as other key session musicians, the music is unique and intimate. The album harmonizes the internal and external in a cathartic symphony. The instrumentation is unlike anything else, sprawling from classic lo-fi hiphop to high production scoring. The album is as reminiscent of James Blake and Bon Iver as it is of Frank Ocean or Kendrick Lamar. “All is one and one is all. When you speak to your soul, you speak to the world. You speak through love and that’s how you transform.” -Lando Chill
Quelle Chris - Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More
Quelle Chris
Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More
CD | 2017 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
15,29 €* 16,99 € -10%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
For the Mello Music Group release, Quelle assembled a veritable hip-hop Justice League: Roc Marciano, Homeboy Sandman, Denmark Vessey, Jean Grae, Elzhi, Cavalier, et. al. Then there’s the production, mostly handled by Quelle, but aided by crucial assists from MNDGSN, Iman Omari, Chris Keys, Swarvy, and Alchemist. Despite the preponderance of talent sharing the stage, the guests bend to the world that Quelle created. A darker shade of psychedelia, as if Madvillain gobbled anti-anxiety pills instead of psilocybin. Or maybe a fraternal drunken twin to Open Mike Eagle’s “Dark Comedy.” The title comes from a real-life discussion about the difficulties of consistency. How each of us are subject to both our own bad spirits and bursts of inspiration, those unavoidable Serotonin and dopamine peaks and valleys. Being You is Great is an attempt to catalog those moods. It’s about learning to love, or at least recognize, the best and worst of one’s self. It’s about loneliness and comfort. Learning to hate love and learning to love hate. Sequenced so that extreme confidence follows casual despair, the pendulum swings back and forth, mirroring our own emotions and validating something that Nietszche and Ray Bradbury once claimed: “we have art so we won’t die of truth.” If hip-hop is filled with everymen and superheroes, Quelle Chris has done something quietly radical. This record is almost too human—full of the sublte revelations that only come to you later in life, when you realize that heroes make plenty of errors, and anti-heroes often have merit. It’s not an exuberant celebration of human life, nor is it a politicized condemnation of what got us here. It’s a record with beats that will make you bob your head and tap your feet, and clever lyrics that will make you laugh and scrunch your face. But most of all, it’s a record with a tremendous reserve of empathy. Something that captures the wonder and madness of being human. Something relentlessly honest. Something great.
Red Pill of Ugly Heroes - Day Drunk
Oddisee - Iceberg
Gensu Dean - R.A.W. (Refined Alkaline Water)
Gensu Dean
R.A.W. (Refined Alkaline Water)
CD | 2016 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
13,59 €* 16,99 € -20%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Texas based analog producer GENSU DEAN started in Jackson, Mississippi producing on the now legendary Crooked Lettaz debut Grey Skies for his friend and Grammy Winner David Banner. Since that time he has gone on to produce for some of the best to ever do it including Ol Dirty Bastard (Wu-Tang Clan), CL Smooth, Homeboy Sandman, Sean Price, Roc Marciano, Large Professor, Planet Asia, Denmark Vessey, Guilty Simpson, and many more. The Mello Music Group producer started with the classic SP1200 and has added other analog equipment to his production techniques over the years, opening new chambers with each album. RAW is his newest foray into Hiphop and finds him pushing the sonic envelope while maintaining a vintage sound. The new album features friends and family Diamond D (DITC), Homeboy Sandman, Roc Marci, J-Live, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Red Pill, and more.
L'Orange & Mr. Lif - Life & Death Of Scenery
L'Orange & Mr. Lif
Life & Death Of Scenery
CD | 2016 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
14,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Debuting on Adult Swim, two of the most conceptual and unusual alternative artists in underground hip-hop have joined forces to tell an absurdist story of culture, art and oppression, set in a light-hearted dystopian future. As adventurous as the concept sounds, the album is musically grounded in hip-hop fundamentals and off the wall lyricism. Joining the duo are artists like DJ QBert, Gonjasufi and Akrobatik. Wyatt Cenac (Daily Show, Bojack Horseman) lends his voice as the narrator of our story.
Red Pill of Ugly Heroes - Instinctive Drowning Whirlpool Colored Vortex Vinyl edition
Red Pill of Ugly Heroes
Instinctive Drowning Whirlpool Colored Vortex Vinyl edition
2LP | 2016 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
26,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
"The cover photo is a picture of my great grandmother, Mabel. She, like my own mother, died young after years of struggling with her demons. This album is dedicated to my mother, Jody, and my great grandmother." - Red Pill
Kool Keith - Feature Magnetic
Kool Keith
Feature Magnetic
2CD | 2016 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
14,39 €* 15,99 € -10%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Mello Music welcomes Kool Keith to the roster. New album features the likes of MF Doom, Ras Kass, Bumpy Knuckles and more.
Red Pill of Ugly Heroes - Instinctive Drowning
Red Pill of Ugly Heroes
Instinctive Drowning
CD | 2016 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
16,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
"The cover photo is a picture of my great grandmother, Mabel. She, like my own mother, died young after years of struggling with her demons. This album is dedicated to my mother, Jody, and my great grandmother." - Red Pill
Lando Chill - For Mark Your Son Clear & Blue Vinyl Edition
Lando Chill
For Mark Your Son Clear & Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
20,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Lando Chill's debut for Mello Music Group, “For Mark, Your Son” is one of those life-affirming records. It's a 12-song tribute to the father who passed away when the Chicago-born and raised rapper was just three years old-the rare shout into the existential abyss that actually receives answers echoing back. It's a coming-of-age story rooted in life, death, and legacy. It reminds us how the dearly departed can leave behind an indelible light. It's the work of a brilliant 24-year old Tucson transplant with a wicked jump shot, who steadfastly embodies the compassion, strength, and talent of his vanished hero. When you listen to Lando Chill, you hear traces of Gil Scott-Heron, Pharoahe Monch, and The Roots. At times, his rollicking cadences and innate gift for melody feel like a one-man equivalent of The Pharcyde's “Labcabincalifornia”, while the album's sepulchral finale feels like the most gorgeous song TV On The Radio never wrote. But mostly, “For Mark, Your Son” marks the ascendance of a singular talent, fusing scattered influences into a coherent vision, an artist scarred by his experiences but healing through his broken poems. This album is for those open books with open hearts, the vulnerable and those in pain, the fatherless children too proud to ask for help because they believe their dads wouldn't raise a weak son, the mothers that lost their best friend, the fathers that never got the chance to see how bright the future looked, for the blunted that aspire for something that more than what's in front of them. It's for those willing to admit their mistakes and those smart enough to start correcting them. Lando has the gift of writing disconsolate spirituals, non-denominational prayers, a Unitarian Gospel that can't help but leave you feeling whole. He says it himself: his soul has a purpose. He made his dad proud. He made himself proud. He reminded us that some things are timeless.
Gensu Dean & Denmark Vessey - Whole Food Red Spalttered Vinyl Edition
Gensu Dean & Denmark Vessey
Whole Food Red Spalttered Vinyl Edition
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
26,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
These days everything you consume has to be checked - a vibrant outside can hide a genetically modified Frankenstein interior. Finding that 100% organically grown with no artificial rhymes can be difficult. This album is for those looking for something less calculated.Powerful production runs the range from soulful, funk filled, and hard knocking to cool, laid back easy nodders. The rhymes are politically aware without taking themselves too serious - so from the occasional judo chop to the need for sexy, dirty slutty money - Denmark explores life from the perspective of a man who grew up on minimum wage and butter sandwiches but has grown into a self-aware scholar. Lyrics don't sugar coat anything -no matter how rough that truth might appear: "The fleek shall inherit the Earth and the meek shall be buried in dirt - ain't nothing sweet." Denmark delivers existential truths while still throwing in a "where the hoes at?" A street savvy album that explores Black love, brutality, capitalism's grip on our daily thoughts, and the connection it all has to our ancestors. Gensu Dean has produced for David Banner, Large Professor, Roc Marciano, and more, while Denmark Vessey has had his praises sung by the likes of Earl Sweatshirt. This is that sh*t to get you through sh*t.
Oddisee - Alwasta EP
Oddisee
Alwasta EP
CD | 2016 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
14,39 €* 15,99 € -10%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Sudanese­-American hip­hop artist Oddisee's new EP, "Al­Wasta," takes its title from the Arabic colloquial term used to mean (to use colloquial English) "the plug." The term "wasta" comes from the Arabic word "wasat," meaning "middle" or "middleman," and describes a member of the community who acts as a connector using their wealth of social currency. Understanding the value of social currency & how to use it (for better or worse) is what Amir Elkhalifa aka Oddisee focused on as the primary inspiration for his writings.
Analog Brothers - Pimp To Eat Red & Black Splatter Vinyl Edition
Analog Brothers - Pimp To Eat
Quelle Chris - Lullabies For The Broken Brain Black & White Vinyl Edition
Quelle Chris
Lullabies For The Broken Brain Black & White Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2016 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
22,94 €* 26,99 € -15%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Lullabies For The Broken Brain is an odd instrumental project from Detroit producer Quelle Chris (Danny Brown. Sean P, Pharoahe Monch, Jean Grae). While most have come to know Quelle's production for its oinky doink, ear gagging, smooth jazz, Lullabies reveals another aspect of his wizardry. This high flying, jello instrumental album is ideal on an armageddon evening, or as a snack of the day. Each track is dormant and juicy. Lullabies is an infinite instrumental ride, a backdrop for deception.
Oddisee - The Odd Tape
Oddisee
The Odd Tape
CD | 2016 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
13,59 €* 15,99 € -15%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
After his 2015 breakout album sophomore solo album “The Good Fight” Oddisee is back with an instrumental gem that shows his growth as an artist that has led more than he has followed. Originality is king with Oddisee, and this new album shows that his creativity is unlike any other, collecting influences from across the world. The New album entitled “The Odd Tape”, is a perfect thinking man’s companion album for cold mornings and warm coffee with a surprising amount of depth.Oddisee has created his own distinct sound in hiphop through the years. Seeing himself as an artist above all. Oddisee has blended influences from 70s soul to modern sampling. Most fans will recognise his signature approach to double time drums and sweeping synths immediately.
Open Mike Eagle & Paul White - Hella Personal Film Festival
Open Mike Eagle & Paul White
Hella Personal Film Festival
CD | 2016 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
11,99 €* 14,99 € -20%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
All new project by Open Mike Eagle on the mic and Paul White on the boards. Features appearances by Aesop Rock and Future Islands' Hemlock Ernst.
Cavanaugh - Time And Materials
Mr.Lif - I, Phantom Colored Vinyl Edition
Mr.Lif
I, Phantom Colored Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2002 | US | Reissue (Mello Music Group)
29,99 €*
Release:2002 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Mr. Lif's solo debut for Definitive Jux in 2002 gets a proper re-release through Mello Music Group in 2015!
Mr.Lif - I, Phantom
Mr.Lif
I, Phantom
CD | 2002 | US | Reissue (Mello Music Group)
14,99 €*
Release:2002 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Mr. Lif's solo debut for Definitive Jux in 2002 gets a proper re-release through Mello Music Group in 2015!
Red Pill of Ugly Heroes - Day Drunk
Red Pill of Ugly Heroes
Day Drunk
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
17,59 €* 21,99 € -20%
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Red Pill of Ugly Heroes fame is about to release another dope EP for 2015!
Rapper Big Pooh & Nottz - Home Sweet Home Jade Haze Vinyl Edition
Rapper Big Pooh & Nottz
Home Sweet Home Jade Haze Vinyl Edition
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
21,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Virginia hiphop stalwarts MC Rapper Big Pooh & grammy-award winning producer Nottz team up to create a homage to their origins in their new album “Home Sweet Home”.
Semi Hendrix (Ras Kass & Jack Splash of Plant Life) - Breakfast At Banksy's
Semi Hendrix (Ras Kass & Jack Splash of Plant Life)
Breakfast At Banksy's
CD | 2015 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
12,74 €* 14,99 € -15%
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Semi Hendrix is the acid inside the headband and the fork inside the electric socket. It's hard-core hip-hop, furious voltage spiked with funk and soul. It's political and street, cerebral and reckless. It's Jack Splash and Ras Kass running roughshod over everything from economic inequality to racist government policy to your girl. The album title is Breakfast at Banksy's. Consider it the rare soundtrack for the revolution and the party. The duo formed following Splash's world tour with his underground cult funk band, Plantlife. Upon its conclusion, the 10-time Grammy-nominated producer and three-time winner decided to leave Miami in favor of Los Angeles. For the native Angeleno, this was where it all began. He'd seen incredible success over the previous decade, producing for Cee-Lo, Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, and a slew of others. But he wanted to return to his roots and make a pure hip-hop album, a passion project with no input from industry types. "I decided that if I was going to make true art, then I needed to work with the best of the best...the Picasso of the West Coast," says Splash. "And everyone who comes from LA knows that it doesn't get any better than Ras Kass." If you're unfamiliar with the Waterproof MC, you need to stop reading this and listen to Soul on Ice, Rasassination, and any of the tracks bodied by the Golden State Warriors (Ras, Saafir and Xzibit). Once you've done that, you understand why the Carson-bred rap beast is one of the coldest MCs to ever hypnotize an audience. But neither Splash nor Ras has even done anything quite like Semi Hendrix-probably because no one has ever done anything quite like Semi-Hendrix. It's a warped psychedelic odyssey glimpsed via two brilliant minds in a crooked world. Produced entirely by Splash, the instrumentals recall classic genre-liquefying experiments like DJ Shadow's Endtroducing and Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde. You can file Semi Hendrix somewhere between Gnarls Barkley and Run the Jewels. Faded acid-washed freak-outs fade out from raunchy comedy clips. There are shredding guitar solos and nimble funk lines. Meanwhile, Ras Kass spits flames about Brooklyn hipsters, greedy record labels, and Capitalist inequality. He interweaves Thomas Paine's anti-Colonial tract, Common Sense with the rapper born Lonnie Lynn. In the course of four bars, he'll slip in references to Biz Markie, Star Trek, Duke Ellington, and Cab Calloway. The intellect is staggering, but never self-serious. He'll go from talking about squirters to indicting "Stop and Frisk" policy. The sound is kaleidoscopic. Nothing is sacred. Guest spots include Brothers Voodoo, Cee-Lo and Raheem DeVaughn, Teedra Moses, Kurupt, Montego Meli, Alice Russell, Wrekonize, and Jessica. But for all its virtuosity, this is 100 percent raw. If you wanted to know who Semi Hendrix are, the answer is simple: they're the wildest style.
Apollo Brown - Grandeur
Apollo Brown
Grandeur
CD | 2015 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
14,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
19 Tracks feat. The Barrell Brothers, Oddisee, M.O.P., Chino XL, Finale, Evidence, Rasheed Chappell, Saga, Ty Farris, Rapper Big Pooh, Dynasty, Ras Kass, Vinnie Paz, Blacastan, Your Old Droog, Masta Ace, Wordsworth, Maffew Ragazino, Freddie Gibbs, OC, Westside Gunn, Planet Asia, Eternia, Sean Price, Reks & Ugly Heroes. Whoa!
Finale - Odds & Ends
L'Orange & Kool Keith - Time? Astonishing! Colored Vinyl Edition
L'Orange & Kool Keith
Time? Astonishing! Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
22,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
If there’s a secret to time travel, Kool Keith owns the patent. Even a flying DeLorean seems too conventional for the Bronx legend. He’d more logically orbit throughout the galaxy in a gleaming chrome spaceship, teaching the stars and aliens new forms of originality. He is too weird to live, too rare to die, too uniquely ultra-magnetic to be accurately mimicked.Released on Mello Music Group, Time? Astonishing! is the latest dimensional warp from hip-hop’s premiere astral traveler. His union with MMG producer L’ Orange finds him exploring uncharted terrain: choppy volcanic rock planets, ice glacier moons, new surgical procedures, and fresh rappers to toss into the ether. The scalpel remains eternally sharp.
L'Orange & Kool Keith - Time? Astonishing!
L'Orange & Kool Keith
Time? Astonishing!
CD | 2015 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
12,79 €* 15,99 € -20%
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
If there’s a secret to time travel, Kool Keith owns the patent. Even a flying DeLorean seems too conventional for the Bronx legend. He’d more logically orbit throughout the galaxy in a gleaming chrome spaceship, teaching the stars and aliens new forms of originality. He is too weird to live, too rare to die, too uniquely ultra-magnetic to be accurately mimicked.Released on Mello Music Group, Time? Astonishing! is the latest dimensional warp from hip-hop’s premiere astral traveler. His union with MMG producer L’ Orange finds him exploring uncharted terrain: choppy volcanic rock planets, ice glacier moons, new surgical procedures, and fresh rappers to toss into the ether. The scalpel remains eternally sharp.
Georgia Anne Muldrow - A Thoughtiverse Unmarred
L'Orange & Jeremiah Jae - The Night Took Us In Like Family
L'Orange & Jeremiah Jae
The Night Took Us In Like Family
CD | 2015 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
15,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Two of the underground's scene most respected artists team up for a collab album through Mello Music Group: L'Orange & Jeremiah Jae!
1978ers, The (yU & Slimkat) - People Of Today Color Swatch Vinyl Edition
1978ers, The (yU & Slimkat)
People Of Today Color Swatch Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2015 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
22,49 €* 24,99 € -10%
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The People of Today is a seamless and head-spinning record. It’shard-boiled beats and raps laced with wisdom and virtue. The sortof record that you can sit with today and tomorrow, and any timeyou need to be reminded that we’re all in this together.
Rapper Big Pooh - Words Paint Pictures
Rapper Big Pooh
Words Paint Pictures
CD | 2015 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
12,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Lao Tzu claimed that, “Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” Occasionally, the universe can also stir music from the chambers of the soul. These are the songs tattooed into our memories, torn from headlines and unsettling encounters, intense anthems of immediacy. Soul music.You can hear these eternal truths on Words Paint Pictures—Big Pooh’s debut release for Mello Music Group. Over seven songs and two remixes, the North Carolina MC captures the complex agonies of the human condition—specifically the black experience in America over the last several centuries. These are tales of racial profiling and corrupt politicians, reality TV distractions, thieving preachers and rapacious exploitation—all offset by tremendous strength. They are uniquely American stories, chronicling both the damned and hopeful. From bleak circumstances, a profoundly durable human spirit emerges.
V.A. - Persona
V.A.
Persona
CD | 2015 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
14,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
All-Star Anthology features Rapper Big Pooh, Masta Ace, Kool Keith, Gift Of Gab, Open Mike Eagle, Oddisee, Phonte, yU, Red Pill w/ production by Nottz, Apollo Brown, L'Orange, Oh No and more.
Diamond District - March On Washington Redux
Diamond District
March On Washington Redux
CD | 2015 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
11,99 €* 14,99 € -20%
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Oddisee, XO and yU are back with production by Large Professor, Oh No, Diamond D, Black Milk, Apollo Brown, Nottz, L'Orange & more …
Drew Dave - Synthbased
Drew Dave
Synthbased
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
22,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Jazzy piano loops, afrobeat percussion, breakbeat exoticism, and bounce make up Drew Dave "SynthBASED," an instrumental ride. Residing in the crux of vintage and modern techniques is Drew Dave, who's faithful to the soul that lives in his hardware, but maintains forward vision for live instrumentation and midi-synths on his latest project. Drew Dave has doodled over the orginal syllabi of Hiphop instrumentalism, creating ornate embellishments of prerequisite texts. Drew Dave's aspirations for musicality over straight beats, his the ability to deliver bangers that loop gravelly roars, and his smooth crisp production lead listeners on a rhapsodic journey.
Kenn Starr - Square One
Kenn Starr
Square One
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
21,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Kenn's sophomore effort, now with the mighty Mello Music Group!
Kenn Starr - Square One
Kenn Starr
Square One
CD | 2015 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
12,79 €* 15,99 € -20%
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Kenn's sophomore effort, now with the mighty Mello Music Group!
7even Thirty - The Problem
7even Thirty
The Problem
CD | 2014 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
10,49 €* 14,99 € -30%
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Album produced entirely by SP1200 beat maestro Gensu Dean, sole feature comes from the one and only Sean Price!
Castle - Return Of The Gasface
Castle
Return Of The Gasface
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
19,79 €* 21,99 € -10%
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
This is for those with hard heads, black lungs, and scarred hearts. It’s for the dreamers who construct darts on loose-leaf and those revolting against corporate life and casual Fridays. It’s Castle’s Return of the Gasface, released on Mello Music Group, remixed by Has-Lo with a new track and revamped verses.
Apollo Brown - Thirty Eight
Apollo Brown
Thirty Eight
CD+5" | 2014 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
18,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Apollo Brown’s Thirty Eight is a contemporary throwback, inhabiting the realm of reverent reinvention and innovation. It deftly bridges the gap between ‘70s Blaxploitation soundtracks (e.g. Curtis Mayfield’s Superfly or Marvin Gaye’s Trouble Man) and the hip-hop records that sampled from them. Includes bonus 5" feat. Roc Marciano!
Mello Music Group Mandala - Volume 1 - Polysonic Flows
Mello Music Group Mandala
Volume 1 - Polysonic Flows
CD | 2014 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
10,49 €* 14,99 € -30%
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Producers: Oddisee, L'Orange, Duke Westlake, Quelle Chris, Has-Lo, Jeremiah Jae, yU, Castle, Slimkat78, Dudley PerkinsFeaturing: Oddisee, Mr. Lif, John Robinson, Has-Lo, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Miz Korona, Quelle Chris, T. Calmese, Nick Speed, Open Mike Eagle, yU, Tim Hicks, Charlie Ross, Milo, Castle, Akil The MC, Blueprint
Jamall Bufford - Victim Of A Modern Age
Jamall Bufford
Victim Of A Modern Age
CD | 2013 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
12,74 €* 14,99 € -15%
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Buff1 of Detroit's Athletic Mic League is back with another album called "Victim Of A Modern Age" on Oddisee's Mello Music Group!
14KT - Nickel & Dimed
14KT
Nickel & Dimed
CD | 2013 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
10,49 €* 14,99 € -30%
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
14KT laces together 14 instrumentals + 1 song with an incomparable ear for flipping samples, and his signature boombap, off-kilter drum programming and spacey synths.
Castle - Gasface
Castle
Gasface
LP | 2013 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
19,79 €* 21,99 € -10%
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Press release says: Lost his virginity before his father … so what? Seems to be a heck of an guy, always clever with his rhymes and beats!
Quelle Chris - Niggas Is Men
Quelle Chris
Niggas Is Men
LP | 2013 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
19,79 €* 21,99 € -10%
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Conceived and put together by Quelle Chris with Cavalier and Fresh Daily, produced by Quelle Chris, Messiah Musik, and Sifu, featuring Tanya Morgan, Denmark Vessey, DJ GroWeyez, Chay, Mosel, and Bwameeks, "Niggas Is Men" is a dusty, sharp cornered 13 track affair. A prelude to Quelle Chris's upcoming Mello Music Group debut proper, NIM is a head-nodding, intoxicating journey through reincarnation, long tokes, the poisoned food supply, addiction cycles, and even hot & crusty hoes.
Gensu Dean & Planet Asia - Abrasions
Gensu Dean & Planet Asia
Abrasions
2LP | 2013 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The Grand Imperial Gensu Dean and West Coast legend Planet Asia have teamed up for what is nothing short of a frantic ride through 17 tracks of unbridled Hip-Hop. Planet Asia is at his best spitting bar after bar of lyrical fire, filled with dense wordplay, astute observations, and knock 'em down punchlines. Gensu Dean on the other hand produces what has to be the pinnacle of SP1200 production in the contemporary age. Dean proves he has mastered the Jedi tool of choice for making beats - the SP1200. Each beat knocks with heavy intensity, while infused with enough funk and soul to move any body. Featuring Grammy Award Winner David Banner along with stalwart emcees Tragedy Khadafi and Planet Asia's Gold Chain Medallion crew, Abrasions is nothing short of stunning. Without one track to slow down on, the dense 17 track album will be the Hip-Hop gold standard for 2013.
Quelle Chris - Mello Music Group 7
Black Opera, The (Magestik Legend & Buff1) - Enter Mission
Black Opera, The (Magestik Legend & Buff1)
Enter Mission
LP | 2012 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
19,79 €* 21,99 € -10%
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The Black Opera is a collective of Artistic Freedom Fighters, who openly & fluently express Creation through Music, Visual Art and Parables of Truth. WE are The Black Opera, a cast of characters narrating OUR perception of Timeless issues and Universal subjects that connect The Past, Present and Future.
Blackhouse (Georgia Anne Muldrow & DJ Romes) - The Blackhouse
Blackhouse (Georgia Anne Muldrow & DJ Romes)
The Blackhouse
LP | 2012 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
19,79 €* 21,99 € -10%
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Georgia Anne Muldrow on the beats. DJ Romes on the cuts. Mello Music Group is proud to present Georgia Anne Muldrow & DJ Romes' newest musical incarnation, The Blackhouse.
Substantial - Home Is Where The Art Is
Substantial
Home Is Where The Art Is
2LP | 2012 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Beats by Oddisee, M-Phazes & Eric Lau ... Kenn Starr, Deacon The Villain & a few other guys help out on the mic. Smooooooooth!
Sean Born - Behind The Scale
yU of Diamond District - The Earn
yU of Diamond District
The Earn
CD | 2011 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
11,89 €* 16,99 € -30%
Release:2011 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Follow-up to yU's "Before Taxes" and another highlight in MMG's 2011 release table. Heaaaat!
Has-Lo - In Case I Don't Make It
Has-Lo
In Case I Don't Make It
CD | 2011 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
14,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The new album from Has-Lo "In Case I Don't Make It" is a dark journey though a mind at the tipping point. Filled with jarring imagery and moody production, the album has a cohesive sound that pulls the listener into a web of psychoanalytical & melancholy musings, lyrical exercises, & storytelling. "In Case I Don't Make It" is introspective without losing that raw edge.
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Mello Music Group is a Phoenix-based record label for hip hop music, founded in 2008 by Michael Tolle (aka Mello), specializing in hip hop. While studying at the University of Arizona Michael Tolle already created mixtapes under the name Mello Mixes and performed as a DJ at after hour parties. After his degree he started teaching literature and creative writing. But soon he missed making music so much that he decided to found his own label. The first release was So Good on which Kenn Starr was over-dubbing a beat by Kev Brown and cuts by Rob Swift. Soon after that release he met Dudley Perkins and Georgia Anne Muldrow who helped him with getting in touch with the right people and a distribution company. In those days Oddisee became a permanent member of the label as well. In 2008 the label’s first album, 101 by Oddisee was released. Since then Mello Music Group is releasing »music for the soul, from the heart of the American culture«, »opening the realm of the intelligent Hip-hop experience through melodic evocations, beats that corroborate the truth, and voices that roar above the rising void and impose order on the terrible & triumphant moments of everyday life«, as Michael Tolle explained the philosophy behind his label. The secret seems to be that Mello Music Group handles every release like a challenge and like a piece of art that has to be treated carefully. Also the design of the artworks is done thoughtfully: Illustrators and artists including ear One, Tokio, Gene Pendon of HVW8, Goldi Gold, Flux Wanda and Aniekan Udofia designed record sleeves for Mello Music Group.

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