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MF Doom - Operation: Doomsday - The 7 Inch Collection Box Set
MF Doom
Operation: Doomsday - The 7 Inch Collection Box Set
7x7" | 2017 | US | Original (Get On Down)
89,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 29.12.2017
Stricly limited edition 7inch collection set!Only one copy per customer!1999 classic debut album presented as a deluxe set, with Seven 7-Inches on seven shades of colored vinyl; 2 unique Doom 45 adapters; new artwork by original cover artist Lord Scotch; and customer leatherette outer box with silver-foil Doom mask and logoAs other appearances and singles trickled through the underground, by 1999 the album Operation: Doomsday appeared seemingly out of nowhere, again on Fondle ‘Em, and fans who actively ran from the glitzier side of rap music ate it up like they had been on a hunger strike. Musically raw and at-times off-kilter, former Fondle ‘Em singles like the aforementioned tunes plus “Gas Drawls,” “Hey!” and “Go With The Flow” were joined by a whole slew of new tunes. It all sounded familiar but new at the same time.It shouldn’t be overlooked that in addition to the dusty, wobbling music, the former Zev Love X completely changed up his vocal style on the tracks that would land on Doomsday, chopping his flow up and bringing a whole new approach to his formerly liquid, and often humorous lyricism.Standouts on this bonafide underground masterwork are honestly hard to pick, since fans each have their own Doom faves. But “Doomsday,” “Rhymes Like Dimes,” “The MIC,” the experimental “Tick, Tick…” (with MF Grimm) and “Red & Gold” (with King Ghidra) are great examples of how stretched-out this visionary album is.This new 7-Inch Collection edition via Get On Down includes seven 7-Inches that run in order of the songs from the original issue (including interludes). The records are housed in a custom black leatherette outer-box that is laced with silver-foil renderings of Doom’s legendary mask and bubble graffiti logo on the outside, and a never-seen-before Doom drawing by the legendary Lord Scotch, the original artist behind the Operation: Doomsday art, on the inside.In addition to holding the 7-inch vinyl, the box also contains two metallic-silver colored 45 adapters, each a 3D rendering of Doom’s gladiator mask. Picture sleeves for each of the seven pieces of wax all feature brand new work by Lord Scotch (Blake Lethem aka KEO aka Scotch79th) as well: new hand-lettered track listings on one side, and incredible new color illustrations on the flip that, when laid side-by-side, fit together like puzzle pieces, to form one large image.Each seven-inch comes in a unique vinyl color: Purple Transparent, Red Transparent, Lime Green Opaque, Orange Opaque, Yellow Transparent, Turquoise Opaque, and Classic Black. The set also includes a booklet, and is wrapped in a Japanese-style OBI strip that features the OG album cover in all of its glory.Features:• Seven 7-inches, each a different vinyl color• Custom black leatherette outer box with silver-foil rendered images of DOOM’s famed mask and logo• Two never-before-commercially available silver-colored DOOM 45 adapters• Each 7-inch has a custom sleeve designed by legendary graf artist Lord Scotch (Blake Lethem), who drew the original Operation: Doomsday cover.• Colored vinyl edition limited to 1,500 copies worldwide.
Big K.R.I.T. - 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time
Pudgee - Down For My Crown / Your Hood Is My Hood Picture Disc
Pudgee
Down For My Crown / Your Hood Is My Hood Picture Disc
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Back 2 Da Source)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition picture disc! 300 copies only!Only one copy per customer!Here we go again with some dope 1995 unreleased Pudgee gems. Pudgee aka Pudgee Tha Phat Bastard is a Puerto-Rican underground hip-hop artist from New York. Pudgee grew-up in Harlem, and then moved to The Bronx when he was in the fifth grade.Both tracks got lost at some point but were recorded with the intention of becoming part of his classic 1995 sophomore album "King of New York". The first track is "Down For My Crown" featuring Bas Blasta and was produced by Soul Gee. The B-Side is "Your Hood Is My Hood" which was produced by Nikke Nikole.
G-Eazy - Beautiful & Damned
Kid Cudi - Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin'
Kid Cudi
Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin'
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Republic)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 22.12.2017
Since his mixtape "A Kid Named Cudi" (2008), the rapper, multi-instrumentalist and producer from Ohio is acting as a rejuvenator of the hip-hop world - only a few months ago Kanye West described him as "the most influential artist of the last 10 years". Now he released his sixth studio album "Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin '”. Even with the single release "Surfin” - with Pharrell Williams - the Berlin-based artist could prove his talent. The LP’s guests include Travi $ Scott, Willow Smith & Outkaste's André 3000. Produced by Mike Dean and Mike WiLL Made-It.
Action Bronson - Blue Chips 7000
Action Bronson
Blue Chips 7000
CD | 2017 | US | Original (Atlantic)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 22.12.2017
Featuring old friends and FTD regulars Big Body Bes and Mayhem Lauren along with Rick Ross and others, Bronsolino is getting back to basics with the style of Queens rap that brought him to the forefront of hip-hop five years ago. In that vein, Bronson worked with some of his most frequent and trusted producers for the project in Alchemist, Harry Fraud and of course no Blue Chips project would be complete without the talents of BC OG Party Supplies.
Action Bronson - Blue Chips 7000
Action Bronson
Blue Chips 7000
Tape | 2018 | US | Original (Atlantic)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 02.02.2018
Featuring old friends and FTD regulars Big Body Bes and Mayhem Lauren along with Rick Ross and others, Bronsolino is getting back to basics with the style of Queens rap that brought him to the forefront of hip-hop five years ago. In that vein, Bronson worked with some of his most frequent and trusted producers for the project in Alchemist, Harry Fraud and of course no Blue Chips project would be complete without the talents of BC OG Party Supplies.
Action Bronson - Blue Chips 7000
Action Bronson
Blue Chips 7000
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Atlantic)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 02.02.2018
Featuring old friends and FTD regulars Big Body Bes and Mayhem Lauren along with Rick Ross and others, Bronsolino is getting back to basics with the style of Queens rap that brought him to the forefront of hip-hop five years ago. In that vein, Bronson worked with some of his most frequent and trusted producers for the project in Alchemist, Harry Fraud and of course no Blue Chips project would be complete without the talents of BC OG Party Supplies.
True Neutral Crew - Soft Rules
True Neutral Crew
Soft Rules
2CD | 2017 | US | Original (Deathbomb Arc)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 22.12.2017
Soft Rules is the debut album from True Neutral Crew, an experimental hip hop collective that pulls together musicians from Deathbomb Arc's extensive roster. This double disc set includes both of TNC's early mixtapes as well as their one-off tracks. The group's core lineup focuses on Grammy winning and Tony winning rapper Daveed Diggs (clipping., Hamilton), Signor Benedick The Moor, Margot Padilla and Brian Kinsman (Foot Village, Gang Wizard). These four are joined by a wide variety of guests: The Soft Pink Truth (Matmos), Brian Chippendale (Lightning Bolt), Shadi, They Hate Change, Hereld, Yo! (ex-BLKHRTS), and many others.
Tha Dogg Pound - Dogg Food
Wu-Tang Clan - The Saga Continues Box Set
Wu-Tang Clan
The Saga Continues Box Set
Box Set | 2017 | EU | Original (eOne)
44,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Only one copy per customer!Content: 2LP Gatefold (purple Vinyl), CD Album, CD Album in Papersleeve (Instrumental), Wu Tang T-Shirt (black, one size), Comic-Poster, Wu Tang Rolling PaperAfter 24 years, three little words still say it all, “Wu Tang Clan.” The nine-piece outfit, from Staten Island, New York,has paved a way for literally hundreds of artists and repeatedly made Hip Hop history. Originally composed of East Coast rappers RZA,GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God and Masta Killa, the Clan is now reunited todeliver their eighth studio album, “The Saga Continues”. The epic album’s first single, “People Say” (released 25th August) featuringhonorary Clan member, Redman, already has the Hip Hop community raving and waiting in anticipation for mid-October,when the album is finally released.Produced by Mathemathics, the album also includes features by Killah Priest, Streelife, Chris Rivers, and the late Sean Price.RZA described the production process for Rollings Stones Magazine back in August, saying „For years, Math has had the idea ofputting together a body of music using modern and legendary equipment such as ASR10 with vocal performances by Wu-TangClan members and other prominent MCs… With The Saga Continues he’s created a masterpiece. “
Wu-Tang Clan - The Saga Continues Orange Vinyl Edition
Wu-Tang Clan
The Saga Continues Orange Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (eOne)
29,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
After 24 years, three little words still say it all, “Wu Tang Clan.” The nine-piece outfit, from Staten Island, New York,has paved a way for literally hundreds of artists and repeatedly made Hip Hop history. Originally composed of East Coast rappers RZA,GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God and Masta Killa, the Clan is now reunited todeliver their eighth studio album, “The Saga Continues”. The epic album’s first single, “People Say” (released 25th August) featuringhonorary Clan member, Redman, already has the Hip Hop community raving and waiting in anticipation for mid-October,when the album is finally released.Produced by Mathemathics, the album also includes features by Killah Priest, Streelife, Chris Rivers, and the late Sean Price.RZA described the production process for Rollings Stones Magazine back in August, saying „For years, Math has had the idea ofputting together a body of music using modern and legendary equipment such as ASR10 with vocal performances by Wu-TangClan members and other prominent MCs… With The Saga Continues he’s created a masterpiece. “
Stezo - More Rarities EP
Stezo
More Rarities EP
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Dope Folks)
24,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 12.01.2018
Limited edition vinyl!Only one copy per customer!Dope Folks Records 87th release is from the legendary Stezo! Stezo’s “More Rarities” EP is a follow up to the sold out 8-song EP Stezo “Unreleased & Rarities”. 8 songs in all, this EP compiles the tracks from Stezo’s impossible to find mid-90’s 12inches featuring the songs “Bop Ya Headz”, “Shining Star”, “Funky For Ya”, “Mr. S” and the bonus freestyle track “Bonus.” This EP also features a remix of the song “Where’s The Funk At” by DJ Hands. Remastered for vinyl, this official Stezo release is Limited to 300 vinyl copies (200 standard black, 50 red vinyl, 50 white vinyl), Never to be repressed.
Jitwam - ज़ितम सिहँ (selftitled)
Jitwam
ज़ितम सिहँ (selftitled)
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Cosmic Compositions / hhv.de)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance
We are very excited to present the new collabo release between Cosmic Compostions and hhv.de: Jitwam's selftitled album "ज़ितम सिहँ".Born in Assam, Gauhati, in Northeast India, but currently based in New York’s storied borough of Brooklyn, Jitwam spent his formative years in New Zealand and Australia, before living in monasteries in Thailand, orphanages in South Africa, and washed out apartments in London. Of everywhere and nowhere, his music draws influence from a litany of iconoclasts including, but not limited to RD Burman, Moondog, The Velvet Underground, Yayoi Kusama, Jay Electronica, Jay Dilla, Moodymann, Leon Thomas, Madlib and Asha Bhosle.Across “िज़तम िसहँ (selftitled)“, he utilizes knowledge acquired through years spent digging through dusty crates, and talents honed as a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and vocalist. A series of stumbling, jazz/soul-rooted beat sculptures, each buried beneath a haze of fuzzy psychedelia, broken microphone blues, and articulated through a freestyled process he describes as “first thought, best thought”, “िज़तम िसहँ (selftitled)“ solidifies Jitwam's spot as a major emerging talent.Recalling the fourth world dreamscapes explored by oddball songwriters like Connan Mockasin, Clarence Clarity, Jai Paul, Silicon, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, it represents a time of transition and remembrance for Jitwam, while still fulfilling the core qualities he looks for in song. In his words, “Music is a refuge. A shelter from the storm. A place you can go to close your eyes.”Since he first shared his music with IZWID Records boss Kutmah at a Brainfeeder afterparty in London, Jitwam has released through Leaving Records, Cosmic Compositions, and The Jazz Diaries (the label he co-runs with Casey Van Reyk and Nigel Mphisa). He’s also written with Inkswel (BBE) and Paul White (R&S), featured on Moodymann’s K7! “DJ-Kicks” compilation and been championed by Gilles Peterson, Alexander Nut, Andrew Jervis (Bandcamp), and Funkineven. Mainly mixed and mastered by Matthewdavid at Stones Throw studios in Los Angeles, “िज़तम िसहँ (selftitled)“ will be available on vinyl and digital formats.
Wiseguys (The Almighty RSO, Made Men & TDS Mob) - Process Of Elimination EP
Wiseguys (The Almighty RSO, Made Men & TDS Mob)
Process Of Elimination EP
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
36,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 02.02.2018
Limited edition vinyl!Chopped Herring presents this bomb out of Boston, that was set to drop on Def Jam/Surrender in 1996. These 6, previously unreleased tracks, featured on the promotional tape version of the 1996 "In The Company Of Killaz" album. Wiseguys were a group made up of members of legendary Boston Gangsta Rap crew The Almighty RSO, Made Men and TDS Mob . The group's formation is perfectly in line with the purest form of Hip Hop - that is, music that brought gang members together, off the street, to squash beefs and create something positive to inspire others to do the same.One of their first breakthroughs was winning the ICA B-Town Rap Battle in 1986. Following that, in 1989 they went to NY to work with Paul C and recorded a whole album that was never released [!]. They were signed to Tommy Boy in 1992 but were dropped due to the controversial single "One in the Chamba" which prompted The Boston Police Patrolman's Association (BPPA) pressing charges against the group under a state law that prohibits inciting assaults against public figures.They were again picked up by another label, Flavor Unit and following Flava Unit's demise they were picked up by RCA. RSO & Made Men morphed into Wiseguys and released their debut album "In The Company Of Killaz" in 1996 on The Source's co-founder David Mays' label Surrender Recs in conjunction with Def Jam. The tracks we have for you here are perhaps the nicest from that set of material, and never featured on the original, released version of the album. All tracks were transfered from the original studio master DATS by producer Twice Thou. Chopped Herring would like to thank E-Vicious aka Twice Thou for making this project happen along with Boston Hip Hop afficiando Gage-One who made the connect and Simon Pehlgrim for all his help.Wiseguys cast included Ray Dog (aka Benzino of RSO/Made Men), E-Devious (aka Twice Thou of RSO/Made Men), Cool Gzus (aka Mr. Gzus of TDS Mob/Made Men), Tangg the Juice, Masta Criminal Mann Terror, Mike McNeil (aka M3/Mass Murderin' Mike), Tony Rhome (of RSO), Big Roscoe and (Masta Criminal) Main T. Blazertown, Im, J-Hops, Moty, J-Stone, Hardcore, Belnel Mike, Stets, One Man Gang, Mag Steel, DB-11, Hostile & G-Pack.
Trizz - Ashes N Dust
Trizz
Ashes N Dust
CD | 2017 | EU | Original (Below System)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
“I believe in the afterlife, hell and heaven, demons and angels. The horror in my music comes from a real place including things I’ve seen as well as nightmares and visions I have had.” While currently only in his mid-twenties the Inland Empire/Los Angeles rapper known as Trizz has come to be viewed as the dark horseman of Hip-Hop for almost a decade at this point.Now following up on that sonically dank masterpiece before the duo of producer AC3 and MC Trizz presents a new full-length album together, “Ashes N Dust”. Self-described as a suburban horror flick on tape, Trizz explains “the town I come from looks beautiful but it holds dark secrets. At night, all hell breaks loose and goes undocumented. Ashes N Dust contains the lost files with everything you need to know about where I come from.”The album’s first single “The Backstreet” is a collaboration with the current heir to the West’s G-Funk legacy, G Perico. The L.A. natives initially linking up by a chance encounter during this year’s Hiero Day in Oakland. Other collaborators on the album include Rob $tone, King Iso and Pomona Drey to name a few.
Verbal Kent & Superior - Half My Life
Verbal Kent & Superior
Half My Life
CD | 2017 | EU | Original (Below System)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
"Chicago wordsmith Verbal Kent (Ugly Heroes) and Spanish-German beat maker Superior have joined forces. The resulting full-lengthalbum “Half My Life” is set for release via Below System Records. Known for his mixture of verbal gymnastics with humor andeveryday pathos, Verbal Kent delivers what might be among his most personal rhymes.Speaking on the significance of the album title Kent said “Half My Life signifies the amount of time I’ve been at this. I started rhymewriting seriously at 18/19 years old and never looked back. I’ve always felt grounded in my expectations, fame and fortune was nevera factor for me. I love making music enough to do it seriously for 20 years now, and I doubt I’ll ever be able to stop.”Superior’s creative use of psychedelic, rock, soul and funk samples create an eclectic yet cohesive musical backdrop. Some examplesof the chemistry include the first single “The Little Things” which is Kent’s version of the love joint (see Common’s “The Light”) butmore in Seinfeld territory. Sample lyric “Dr. Kirschenbaum’s my dentist and now he’s your dentist and that goes for any practitioner ofmedicines.”Tracks like “Classic Shit” and “For The Love” are deeply biographical tracks while there is also straight quality emceeing tracksincluding “Go Get The Dank” and “Steven Hawking Walking”. Guests that get it in on the album include Vic Spencer, Sonnyjim,Recognize Ali and Lance Ambu.Initially linking up on a track on Superior’s album “The Journey” (released early 2017) the duo realized that they were a goodcombination. Speaking on the album process Kent said “when Superior started sending me beats I started realizing his beats areemotional, so I let them lead the way as a result a lot of the content is reflective.”The budding of a serious team for boom bap lovers, Superior and Verbal Kent were able to link up in person this summer and performat Hip Hop Kemp, one of Europe’s biggest festivals. “More on the way” Kent adds."
Beatnick Dee & Allen Poe - Composure
Beatnick Dee & Allen Poe
Composure
Tape | 2017 | EU | Original (Below System)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Fresh off the high of having worked with Faith Evans and Lil Cease on a track featuring an unreleased Biggie verse,“Composure” is the first EP produced by L.A.'s Beatnick Dee since his debut album “Creative Medicine”. Written outof a spirit of restlessness and a period of personal transitions amid America's chaotic political climate, “Composure” wascreated during a time of major life transitions for Kentucky rapper Allen Poe. Having partnered with Netherlands basedlabel Below Systems Records, their new EP “Composure” sits at the intersection of those two paths, bearing out thesoul of a rapper over the nuanced technical and creative techniques of a producer, both looking to take the next stepamid growing accomplishments. Handling consistent success and speaking on failed social realities, the abstract notion ofcomposure while figurative as an EP concept, often stems from literal obstacles for the artists.Separated by 1,500 miles, perhaps Allen and Nick shouldn't have meshed so well, but with Dee's experience as a cratedigger and sample dealer combined with his technical precision to craft a range of sounds fitting for Poe's honest, everymanapproach to songwriting, the EP carries timely messages and storytelling nuanced by America's stormy social climatethat packs modern substance and behind classic styles. Features from Cashus King (FKA Co$$), Deacon The Villain ofCunninLynguists, Versailles The Everything, Cashius Green and Kem Kola were thoughtfully tailored to fit outsideartists to Poe's message and Dee's musical composition.
Evidence - Weather Or Not
Evidence
Weather Or Not
CD | 2018 | US | Original (Rhymesayers)
15,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 26.01.2018
Limited edition custom built 6-panel digi-pak CD including 12-page photo booklet!The people’s voice of Venice Beach, Evidence, has returned to deliver his third solo album, “Weather or Not”. Since the Grammy Award-winning artist’s last solo release, “Cats & Dogs”, he’s delivered some remarkable group projects, including Step Brothers’ “Lord Steppington” with close ally Alchemist, and Directors of Photography with seminal supergroup Dilated Peoples. He’s also immersed himself into his studio, producing beats for a wide range of artists that includes Vince Staples, Fashawn, Roc Marciano, Madchild, Defari and more. By now, it should be clear the seasoned veteran has no plans of slowing, and no hopes of satiating his hunger. “Weather or Not” represents the fourth and final chapter in Ev’s Weatherman series before beginning the next saga, but this chapter will be remembered as the finest. The album features an all-star lineup of guests and friends, including Slug (Atmosphere), Rakaa (Dilated Peoples), Alchemist, Styles P, Rapsody, Jonwayne, Defari, Krondon, Khrysis, Mach Hommy and Catero. While Evidence holds his own on the boards, he’s also tapped a stellar cast of producers to share duties with, including Alchemist, DJ Premier, Nottz, DJ Babu, Twiz The Beat Pro, Sam I Yam and Budgie. As Evidence modestly suggests, quoting a MC Lyte classic, this new album is even “better than before, as if that was possible.” CD Packaging includes a custom built 6-panel digi-pak with metallic blue printed pockets and 12-page photo booklet containing work from famed photographer Stephen Vanasco.
Evidence - Weather Or Not Blue Vinyl Edition
Evidence
Weather Or Not Blue Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Rhymesayers)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 26.01.2018
Limited colored vinyl edition in custom tri-fold jacket including 12-page photo booklet!The people’s voice of Venice Beach, Evidence, has returned to deliver his third solo album, “Weather or Not”. Since the Grammy Award-winning artist’s last solo release, “Cats & Dogs”, he’s delivered some remarkable group projects, including Step Brothers’ “Lord Steppington” with close ally Alchemist, and Directors of Photography with seminal supergroup Dilated Peoples. He’s also immersed himself into his studio, producing beats for a wide range of artists that includes Vince Staples, Fashawn, Roc Marciano, Madchild, Defari and more. By now, it should be clear the seasoned veteran has no plans of slowing, and no hopes of satiating his hunger. “Weather or Not” represents the fourth and final chapter in Ev’s Weatherman series before beginning the next saga, but this chapter will be remembered as the finest. The album features an all-star lineup of guests and friends, including Slug (Atmosphere), Rakaa (Dilated Peoples), Alchemist, Styles P, Rapsody, Jonwayne, Defari, Krondon, Khrysis, Mach Hommy and Catero. While Evidence holds his own on the boards, he’s also tapped a stellar cast of producers to share duties with, including Alchemist, DJ Premier, Nottz, DJ Babu, Twiz The Beat Pro, Sam I Yam and Budgie. As Evidence modestly suggests, quoting a MC Lyte classic, this new album is even “better than before, as if that was possible.” LP Packaging includes a custom-built tri-fold jacket including blue colored 2LP vinyl, 12-page photo booklet containing work from famed photographer Stephen Vanasco, metallic printed pockets and free digital download card.
Madison Washington - Humcode Switchin' EP
Madison Washington
Humcode Switchin' EP
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Def Presse)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 22.12.2017
Madison Washington, the duo from New York and Sheffield is Malik Ameer,an emcee from California/New York and producer/DJ thatmanmonkz fromSheffield, England. Malik Ameer is an established emcee in the experimentalrap/jazz scenes of California and NYC. As a producer and emcee Malik'sworked with Leron Thomas, Jamika Ajalon, Jonathan Finlayson, LorinBenedict, Josh Jones, Daniel Belquer, Otayo Dubb, Bayonics and Balance.thatmanmonkz deejays internationally and has found critical acclaim withseveral of his house tracks on his label Shadaleaf Records as well as his mostrecent album "Columbusing". Working alongside artists such as Ta'raach,Erik Rico, Dave Aju, Nikki O, Pete Simpson, Khalil Anthony, Toddla T,Serocee. Code Switchin' marks an adventure into the duos love of Hip-Hop
Stranger Danger presents - Tha Roach Killaz
Stranger Danger presents
Tha Roach Killaz
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 02.02.2018
Limited edition vinyl!Check out this dope LA material!Stranger Danger from North East LA hit Chopped Herring up with a project and it completely blew them away. Ridiculous break selection from and drug-fueled, hedonistic comedy from MC's Denzer, X-press & Stranger. What a treat this one is. There is definitely more to come from Mr Danger in 2018, no doubt!!Stranger Danger started producing in the year 2000 and his first beat machine was a Boss SP 505, but he always collected vinyl since as early as the age of five when his parents bought him the first Fisher Price, Toys R Us record player. Danger started freestyling and writing rhymes in 1995, but didn't actually start recording or mixing until 2001. He formed tha Roach Killaz in 2016 after his younger cousin X-Press told him that he and his homie Denzer wrote and spit ill rhymes as well. During this time Danger was recording at a friend’s studio called The Halfway House where he met a 20-year old MC and producer named Saker, who he took under his wing as his protege to help him with production on the album. In another studio session shortly after meeting, Saker brought his homie named Duer, and that’s when the puzzle pieces aligned perfectly and they knew they had something special. All of their influences are very similar. If it sounds dope, then it is! Greatest influences growing up were MF Doom, Kool Keith, DJ Premier, Kutmasta Kurt, RZA, Apakalypse, Necro, and DJ's like DJ Shi'iteand DJ Rob One. The recording process is simple, let Mc's go at it until you hear something that you feel can help them sound better, whether it be vocal fluctuation, vocal tone, cadence, or energy. Too much pride is a “no no”, it's all about doing whatever it takes to make the illest records possible. Stranger Danger digs or listens to music from all era's and over the world and studies music for at least six to eight hours a day, so what keeps him inspired daily is the opportunity to find incredible samples to flip. It's an obsessive disposer but therapeutic at the same time. He used to have small intense spurts of creating, but now it's an all the time thing as he works on three to four albums at the same time constantly and always tries to top the album he did last. X-Press, Denzer, and Stranger Danger are all Highland Park natives, (North East Los Angeles). Duer and Saker are originally from the San Gabriel Valley, which is in Los Angeles county as well! - Tha Roach Killaz, Killin Roaches.
Lil Uzi Vert - Luv Is Rage 2
UZ - Layers Gold Vinyl Edition
UZ
Layers Gold Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Quality Goods)
29,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Quality Goods Records finally presents the vinyl release of UZ’ album “Layers” in limited edition gold vinyl!Something of a man of mystery, UZ emerged into the world of constantly evolving bass music back in 2012, and his intense musical creativity has kept fans guessing ever since. Widely considered one of the founding fathers of the floor-shattering trap sound that has taken the world by storm, UZ’s innovative approach to production and impeccable reputation as a tastemaker has kept him on top of the pile for the past five years.2017 is possibly set to be the biggest year to date for this artist, having built such a tangible platform for himself over the past couple of years, both as a DJ and producer. Reaching five full years in the game this April, a giveaway of material from 2012-2015 hit well over 600,000 downloads – showing the consistent demand for fresh “Trap Shit” sounds, including the series of 25 tracks that fell under the same name. The likes of SPIN, Complex, Billboard and Hypetrak have offered their full support since the start, pushing his vision to a wider audience. UZ counts official remixes for the likes of Flosstradamus, Zeds Dead, 12th planet, Birdy Nam Nam, Ice Cube, Elliphant, GIA, Alvin Risk and DJ Shadow in his arsenal, whilst in 2013 he was commissioned to make a very special mixtape for Red Bull Academy.UZ’s touring schedule continues to take him across the globe several times over, appearing in Australia, Canada, Asia, Europe, South America and South Africa. Representing bass music at its finest, he is increasingly in demand from international festivals such as Coachella, Sonar, Ultra, Stereosonic and EDC.2016 saw the start of a thrilling chapter, with UZ beginning his trap-influenced record label Quality Goods Records in April. Hand selecting the most exhilarating new music and artists, the inaugural release came from the label head himself in the form of “Magellan” EP. Other works include the UZ & Myrne remix of “Trapshit 16,” “Amazon” from Mayhem and UZ and a remix EP of the brilliantly received “Magellan.” QGR is just getting started, and as with UZ, the best is yet to come…
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Wiki of Ratking - No Mountains In Manhattan
Wiki of Ratking
No Mountains In Manhattan
2LP+CD | 2017 | UK | Original (XL Recordings)
23,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Wiki’s new album is an acidic and vivid manifestation of his city, at times surreal and too real, with contributions from Earl Sweatshirt, Kaytranada, Ghostface Killah, and more. - Pichfork rating 8.1.
Emile Vincent (Fav of Clear Soul Forces) - All N My Head
Emile Vincent (Fav of Clear Soul Forces)
All N My Head
Tape | 2017 | US | Original (Evm Media)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Detroit is known for its rich history in all genres of music. Hip-Hop is yet another extension of the vast umbrella of creative minds that make up the fabric of the city. Coming straight out of 199-now with "All n' My Head" Emile Vincent champions those that came before him all while looking forward to the future of Detroit Hip-Hop. Leading with it's prolific first single "The Box" produced by DJ Dez he does just that by telling all listeners to "think outside the box" and challenge the status quo. This is one project you'll certainly enjoy start to finish!
Boca 45 - The Bear Pit
Boca 45
The Bear Pit
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Bombstrikes)
8,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Boca 45 (Scott Hendy) immersed himself in all things Hip Hop from a young age and has been unleashing productions upon the world for the last 20 years under his various guises. Kicking things off as part of Bristol's now legendary Purple Penguin he then went on to form Dynamo Productions with Portishead's acclaimed resident Dj, Andy Smith. The duo found a new place musically, fusing the best elements of Hip Hop, Funk and Beats and it was no surprise when they picked up a residency at Fabric Live and found themselves taking their new sound across the globe. Hot on the heels of Dynamo Productions' great success, the debut Boca 45 Lp was delivered for Manchester's Grand Central Records to huge acclaim. Collaboration has always been an important part of Boca's DNA and along the way further collaborative projects continued to develop: "The BeeKeepers" (with Parker), "BocaWoody" (with 2 time world champion DJ Woody), "Malachai" (with singer Gee) on Domino Records - which was named Zane Lowes hottest record of the week! Its been quite a journey.In support of the recently released compilation album Boca45: Bombs From The Vaults, Bombstrikes release this very limited run 7". On the A side 'Bear Pit' (named after an under pass in Scott's native Bristol where men would actually fight with Bears as a form of entertainment!) is delivered alongside the always on point Mohawkestra! Whilst the AA side sees Boca 45 join forces with The Heavy's vocalist Kelvin Swaby to great effect. An essential purchase.
DEF3 - Small World
DEF3
Small World
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Urbnet)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Def3 has seen his fair share of success so far in his career, including the release of 2014’s award-winning LP, WILDLIF3. But with his latest endeavor, Small World, the stakes seem higher, and Def3 is poised to reach a higher level of success.The album bursts out of the gates with opener “Fill Your Soul,” a hornsfilled testament to your passion regardless of how difficult things may seem. He reveals on the track that despite taking time off, losing some friends, and plenty of sleepless nights, the rapper continued to push his craft forward, making the art he loves. His adoration for Hip-Hop is palpable throughout Small World, and it’s only part of what makes it so instantly endearing.The other parts include a few familiar faces to the Hip-Hop heads out there. Living legends such as Del The Funky Homosapien, Masta Ace, and Moka Only all appear on the album in addition to underground stalwarts such as Dertmerchant (of Sweatshop Union), Probcause, and turntablist, Skratch Bastid. They all bring their inimitable skill sets to the album, and often on the same cut. Like on lead single “Sing,” which finds Def3 trading verses with Masta Ace and Probcause while Skratch shreds a Jay Z quotable to pieces.Small World packs its 11 tracks with sharp writing and a tight mission statement, all of which is fueled by soulful and funky production from Denver’s Late Night Radio. His approach to Boom bap fits Def3 like a glove, whether it’s providing a guitar-laden swagger on “S.O.S.” or capturing the emotional turmoil of “Carry On.” The two make for a great pairing, and hopefully this is just the first of many projects together.
Buy Muy Drugs (Denmark Vessey) - Hyperdope / FWMA ft. Yasiin Bey (Phonotropic Vinyl Edition)
Buy Muy Drugs (Denmark Vessey)
Hyperdope / FWMA ft. Yasiin Bey (Phonotropic Vinyl Edition)
7'' | 2017 | US | Original (Elevation Nation)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 19.01.2018
Limited edition 7inch!The BUY MUY DRUGS' (taste that venom!) macrocosm is a system animal that manifests as our natural and physical world. Through an occidental lens, the current collective experience captures a subversion of normality; everything is not okay. The sway pharmaceutical monoliths have over our policy-makers and subsequently, our lives, has effected all sectors of society. This same power structure shapes the media we regard. In order to cope with post-truths and fake news, people turn to hyper-consumerism. In the age of alternative facts, we seek alternative drugs.To create a truly psychedelic experience, this release has phonotropic artwork that animates when viewed in camera at 30 frames per second, in DIRECT light, adding an extra layer to the experience.The world - in which BUY MUY DRUGS exists - harbors concerted cries from all walks of life: The voice of two black-market alchemists with copious amounts of gold. An arcane chairman of a multinational trap house getting high on his own supply of monoatomic gold (MFKZT, manna). The working class, affected by the aftermath of MKFZT's commercial distribution, teeters in elevated levels of addiction. The gentry's license to manna-fest change enables the diet of big pharma-philosopher's stone.All of this, in symphony, depicts a constant theme in history: man's desire to transcend the confines of the human condition and become gods. BUY MUY DRUGS' sound is 45 minutes of designer dissonance. An Afro-Brazilian percussive mien hybridized with the aggressive, federally-sanctioned genre: loom-bap. The bass-drunk 909s, programmed to stomp mud-holes throughout the full-length's soundscape, drive the manic transitions between maximal bliss and minimal dystopia.Celebrated perspectives include Yasiin Bey, Open Mike Eagle, Quelle Chris, Billy The Kid, Sassi Blaque, Big Tone and Adad.
Pharcyde, The - Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde 25th Anniversary Edition
Pharcyde, The
Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde 25th Anniversary Edition
2LP+3x12" | 2017 | US | Original (Craft)
69,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 22.12.2017
Limited vinyl box includes double vinyl LP pressing of the original album plus three twelve inch vinyl singles. A true West Coast original that sprang up amidst the early 1990s gangster rap landscape like LA's answer to de la Soul's D.A.I.S.Y.-Age mentality in it's freeform creativity. Featuring brand-new liner notes by music writer Jeff Weiss (Pitchfork, Passion of the Weiss), the 25th Anniversary of the gold-certified album features the original album in it's entirety, plus an entire disc of bonus material featuring music from the three 12" singles: "Ya Mama," "Otha Fish," and "Passin' Me By".
T-Rolla - The Storm
T-Rolla
The Storm
CD | 2017 | EU | Original (A.L.P. Connect)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 22.12.2017
Limited edition CD!T-Rolla is a Hip-Hop producer from Innsbruck, Austria. His new album “The Storm” features an incredible cast of MCs such as Phat Kat, Planet Asia, Rasco, Shabaam Sahdeeq, El Da Sensei, Prince Po, Shyheim, Maylay Sparks, Fes Taylor, Trek Life and many others! TIP!!
T-Rolla - The Storm
T-Rolla
The Storm
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (A.L.P. Connect)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 22.12.2017
Limited edition of 300 copies only!T-Rolla is a Hip-Hop producer from Innsbruck, Austria. His new album “The Storm” features an incredible cast of MCs such as Phat Kat, Planet Asia, Rasco, Shabaam Sahdeeq, El Da Sensei, Prince Po, Shyheim, Maylay Sparks, Fes Taylor, Trek Life and many others! TIP!!
Statik Selektah - 8
Statik Selektah
8
CD | 2017 | US | Original (Duck Down)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Statik Selektah is a renowned DJ and Producer based in NYC, born and raised in Boston. Statik hosts a weekly radio show on Sirius / XM Shade 45 every Thursday from 7PM to 9PM. Statik's 8th studio album, aptly titled, '8,' features new music from 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Run The Jewels, Action Bronson, Wale, G-Eazy, Joey Bada$$, The Lox, Joyner Lucas, Sean Price, Curren$y, PNB Rock, Raekwon, Royce Da 5’9, B-Real, Everlast, No Malice, Prodigy & more.
Perceptionists, The (Mr. Lif & Akrobatik ) - Resolution Clear Vinyl Edition
Perceptionists, The (Mr. Lif & Akrobatik )
Resolution Clear Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Released on Mello Music Group, “Resolution” is one of those timeless records. The first full-length from Mr. Lif & Akrobatik (The Perceptionists) in a dozen years reflects the struggles and near-death sagas that struck Mr. Lif and Akrobatik. During that span, Lif miraculously survived his tour bus plummeting over a cliff and bursting into flames. Akrobatik weathered a sudden aortic rupture and emergency open-heart surgery. The impact of those experiences forced the former Def Jux duo to contemplate fate, luck, and their own place within a world spinning out of control.But their ability to survive has allowed them to thrive. They’ve harnessed a radiant hard-won optimism that refuses to flinch from the evils of existence. From the album’s first track, “Early Mourning,” Akrobatik asserts that courage comes from within, but reflects on the millions of young black men sent to premature graves. He considers whether gang affiliation is inherent in their souls, or more likely, whether things would be different if these neighborhoods were well lit and effectively policed.If turmoil and inequity currently wrack the globe at record levels, Lif’s verses seem more prophetic than ever. His verses offer searing indictments of corporate and political corruption: corporations oppressing local farms, governmental duplicity in dealing with big pharmaceutical companies, and the crooked brutality of cops who get away with shooting unarmed black men.On “Hose Down,” the pair brilliantly intersperse news reports from the MLK-led Birmingham protests of 1963 with the internecine problems of the present—where a traffic stop can still lead to a funeral. It’s as poignant of a polemic as you’ll find, but blended with a danceable Caribbean lilt.With the Perceptionists, the personal is political and vice-versa. Akrobatik rhymes about his “desire to breathe in the sun before my skin dries out” but still refuses to be “the coward in a pretend hide out.” On “Lemme Find Out,” they kick ingeniously sinister dystopian horror raps about our grotesque addiction to technology. There are love songs over beats that sound like they could’ve been on Madvillainy, stories of cypher demolitions of would-be challengers, and dirty ass rhymes over dirty ass drums—as The Perceptionists sagely insist, that’s all the world really wants.It’s music from deep in the trenches, songs that confront the blitzkrieg of bad news but offer light at the end of the bombardment. If you listen closely, you can intuit a profound story of friendship and camaraderie between Lif and Akrobatik—lifelong friends trading bars with the chemistry of Tip and Phife, Andre and Big Boi, Erick and Parrish. They’re mortal men who made mistakes, gained experience, and obtained wisdom. This is “Resolution”.
Beastie Boys, The - To The 5 Boroughs
Beastie Boys, The
To The 5 Boroughs
2LP | 2004 | EU | Reissue (Capitol)
36,99 €*
Release:2004 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Finally, this Beastie Boys classic gets a reissue!
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Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream Red Vinyl Edition
Open Mike Eagle
Brick Body Kids Still Daydream Red Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
With the first song of his 2014 masterpiece, Dark Comedy, Open Mike Eagle reintroduced himself by defining his style: “I’m bad at sarcasm so I work in absurdity.” On that album, Mike deconstructed our overstimulated and over-surveilled society with ease and caustic wit. But what do you do when the world warps and bends into a shape so absurd that it can no longer be exaggerated? Brick Body Kids Still Daydream is a searingly political record for systolic political times. It chronicles the life cycle of the Robert Taylor Homes, a housing project on the South side of Chicago that was demolished completely ten years ago. Families that had lived under the same roof for three generations were forced to scatter, condemned by bureaucrats and faceless cranes and public indifference. Mike Eagle brings the Robert Taylor Homes back to life--literally, with arms and eyes and a head like the dome of a stadium--and fights until the last brick is made to crumble. As always, Mike slips in and out of various grey areas; on the opener “legendary iron hood,” he raps, “you think it's all good, but it's really a gradient.” The nostalgia (“95 radios”) is a little bit painful, the triumph (“hymnal”) comes through painstaking, incremental work. Everything needs to be earned, even the radio signals that are picked up through tinfoil wrapped on children's hands. The thesis becomes fully formed on “brick body complex,” where the hook is a towering statement of identity: “Don't call me ‘nigga,’ or ‘rapper,’ my motherfucking name is Michael Eagle.” But this is not a departure from the man-as-building conceit--the flesh and blood and brick and mortar are inextricable.In case there was any ambiguity about the political and cultural forces that lead to the Robert Taylor Homes’ eventual destruction, Brick Body Kids Still Daydream ends with perhaps the most powerful song of Mike Eagle’s catalog to date. “my auntie’s building” is a tour de force. “They say America fights fair,” he raps. “But they won't demolish your timeshare.” This is the point: the decay and eventual destruction of public housing--and of the physical lives of Black Americans generally--has been normalized in a way that should be grotesquely absurd. “They blew up my auntie’s building / Put out her great-grandchildren / Who else in America deserves to have that feeling? / Where else in America will they blow up your village?”Production comes courtesy of Exile, Toy Light, Andrew Broder, Illingsworth, DJ Nobody, Kenny Segal, Caleb Stone, Lo-Phi, Elos, and Has-Lo, who produces and guests on “95 radios.” “hymnal” also features a superb turn from Sammus, who maintains the same rhyme scheme throughout her defiant verse. As grave as the album’s stakes are, it's still anchored by Mike Eagle’s irrepressible sense of humor. (His live comedy show, The New Negroes, is upcoming via Comedy Central.) “no selling” is a hilarious take on practiced indifference, and “TLDR” bridges the economic gap with withering wit: “If you was rich and ‘bout to be broke, I can coach you / ‘Cause I can show you how to kill a roach with a boat shoe.”Eagle has earned rave reviews in Pitchfork, the LA Weekly, and wherever brilliant, avant-garde rap is appreciated. Brick Body Kids Still Daydream is his most overtly political work to date, and puts to use all the dazzling technical skills he's perfected over more than a decade at the forefront of rap’s underground. In chaotic and increasingly fractured times, it has a few crucial things to bring to your attention.
Apollo Brown & Planet Asia - Anchovies Clear Vinyl Edition
Apollo Brown & Planet Asia
Anchovies Clear Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Produced by Apollo Brown faturing vocals by Planet Asia, Willie The Kid, TriState and Guilty Simpson!Anchovies aren’t for everybody. They’re greasy, smelly, salty and oily. Some people love them. Some people hate them. Apollo Brown & Planet Asia’s new collaboration album took inspiration from these polarizing fish and created a project that takes a certain palette to enjoy.Classic Hiphop meets minimalism and dusty vinyl on Anchovies. Cali Agents alum Planet Asia is as sharp as ever with his lyrical smithing. Apollo Brown’s style is evident behind the dust and grime of these smoky samples. The Detroit producer approached this album like a director would a movie. Apollo painstakingly laid out every detail of the project and knew what he wanted from the finished product. He knew that only one rapper could execute his vision. Enter Planet Asia. The West Coast legend was able to fit directly into the plan and bring his talents to the album, creating a perfect match.“This shit be so dirty. If you threw water at it, it’d turn to mud.”-Planet Asia
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Solomon Childs - Don't Ask Permission, Ask For Forgiveness
Solomon Childs
Don't Ask Permission, Ask For Forgiveness
CD | 2017 | US | Original (Chamber Musik)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
On December 10th, 2016 Wu-Tang affiliated artist Solomon Childs was almost killed.For petty reasons, while sneaker shopping in Staten Island, NYC, he was shot in theneck and then the back. After a slow and painful recovery, with one of the bulletsstill lodged in his back, he has now, at long last, prepared his first full length albumentitled “Don’t Ask Permission, Ask For Forgiveness”. This album is special.Solomon has sharpened his sword like never before. A reunion with Cappadonnaentitled “Dead or Alive” is not the only big thing on this project. His controversialyet inspirationally moving “All Lives Matter” is destined to be a classic hit. Outsideof these two really big songs, this project has everything Wu-Tang fans have wantedto hear, and then some. You get that Kills Bamz Kung-Fu sound, straight from thegrain. You get the soulful classic emotion that Solomon thrives on, like he did on“Mama Can You Hear Me”. Solomon Childs is back with a vengeance, and instead ofa bunch of featured guests, on this adventure he opts for more introspection andlimits his guest artists to Cappadonna (Wu-Tang), Hell Razah (Wu-Tang), Ksheen,and Jus-P (Shadow Clan). Fans who have been awaiting a masterful Solomon Childsalbum, your patience has been rewarded.
Fes Taylor - Hood Famous
Fes Taylor
Hood Famous
CD | 2017 | US | Original (Chamber Musik)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Staten Island Veteran Emcee Fes Taylor has many irons on the firethese days. When he’s not recording music, he’s directing videos, films,and just generally everywhere in the hood. On his latest outing, HoodFamous, he has decided to let everyone know he’s here to stay,keeping up with the trends of Hip-Hop without copying the styles ofany other artists. It may be surprising that a Vet like Taylor canpresent music that evolves and grows, but he’s always up on the latestthings going on. Here he tells his story once again as it relates to hislegendary status in the Staten Island Hip-Hop community. Guestsinclude King Just, Chunk Lenard, Splash Life Prezzie, Zae Dilla, andMann Hood. Production includes Jimmy Neutron, 808 Mafia, DominoBeats and others.
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Common vs. Stevie Wonder - A Common Wonder Limited Red Vinyl Edition
Common vs. Stevie Wonder
A Common Wonder Limited Red Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Common Wonder)
25,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Very limited colored edition of 150 copies! Latest mash up masterpiece from AMERIGO GAZAWAY, the man behind BIZARRE TRIBE, YASIIN GAYE, and FELA SOUL. On this new SOUL MATES project he brings to life an imagined studio session between Chicago's crowned prince of hip hop COMMON and Motown soul legend STEVIE WONDER. Double vinyl pic sleeve.
Scotty Hard - The Science Of Sesh - From Iceland To Africa
Scotty Hard
The Science Of Sesh - From Iceland To Africa
LP | 2017 | US | Original
25,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
“The Science of Sesh – From Iceland to Africa” is a retrospective compilation of Scotty Hard production and remix work from more than the past 20 years (1993 to 2016). The album features rare and unreleased collaborations with the likes of Antipop Consortium, New Kingdom, Lady Bug Mecca, Emily Wells, Rubble Kings, Metabolics, Mauritsstadt Dub, Stan Douglas (Suspiria) and Medeski. Original artwork was created by Kidacne.Scotty's two closest Brazilian friends and musical collaborators were the impetuous for this release, who wanted to release a limited-edition vinyl album of some of Scotty's unreleased and "under released" tracks that showcased his beat making and remixing achievements, which have been too often overlooked and overwhelmed by his production and mixing output. Scotty send a bunch of tracks, which came up a ten song album that not only traces almost 25 years of music making in New York and around the world, but somehow became a cohesive statement of an artist continually growing & creating. The Wire magazine called it “a thrilling collection of timelessly mindbending music.”Who is Scott Harding aka Scotty Hard? First of all, Scotty Hard is a musician, producer, beatmaker, sound engineer and sound scientist, who left his footprint on early 90’s New York hip hop.In Vancouver in the 80’s during the burgeoning alternative scene Scotty was playing guitar in a bunch of bands and writing music. His passion for recording and hip hop led him to New York City at the end of the 1980’s where he landed right in the epicentre of hip hop production at Calliope Studios and Chung King House of Metal. It was here he worked with a roll-call of hip hop’s seminal artists including Ultramagnetic MC’s, De la Soul, The Jungle Brothers, Gangstarr, Brand Nubian, Black Sheep, DJ Mark the 45 King, The Stereo MC’s, PM Dawn and many more.After working on ‘Supernatural’ with The Stereo MC’s, he introduced the fledgling young group New Kingdom to Gee St Records, and for the first time shifted from a focus on engineering to production. He produced, wrote and performed with New Kingdom on two albums over 4 years.From there Scotty went on to produce for downtown avant jazzers Medeski, Martin and Wood and Sex Mob, and Japanese space punks Ultra Bidé. He produced for artists Stan Douglas and Matthew Barney and the indefinable Brazilian “Mange Beat” rockers Nação Zumbi. During this time Scotty was making beats and doing remixes for a profusion of international musicians from Qwaali artist Badar Ali Khan, Anti Pop Consortium and Talking Heads’ David Byrne.In February of 2008, Scotty was involved in a life changing car accident which left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. He was in the hospital for over six months and was released from the second facility in September of 2008. It was only 2 months after this he was mixing at The Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera House for some of his dear friends from Brazil doing the Red Hot and Rio shows with such Brazilian icons as João Parahyba, Bebel Gilberto, Céu, Moreno Veloso under the direction of old friend Kassin and Mario Caldato. He continues to record and mix in his studio and has done a number of records for a wide variety of artists, from Emily Wells to underground rapper Ka, Steven Bernstein's Wicked Knee to English stoner rockers Hag to Brookzill, a new hip hop supergroup with longtime collaborators Prince Paul, Rodrigo Brandão and Ladybug Mecca.Scotty also teaches students at his studio in Brooklyn to utilize and integrate non-digital techniques, instruments and practices into their music.It’s no surprise that this new album has a lot of Scotty and little bit of everyone he ever worked with in it. Many of these tracks have never been released and some that were have slipped through the cracks over the last 20 years of his career.
Young RJ of Slum Village - Blaq Royalty
Young RJ of Slum Village
Blaq Royalty
2CD | 2017 | US | Original (Ne'Astra Music Group)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
"It is written 'Change is the only true constant"...my debut album reflects that change and growth for me, musically."" Rapper/producer Young RJ has been working behind the scenes of hip-hop for a long time, but has now stepped out of the shadows and into the forefront. With a long history of production credits, and as a member of the revered group Slum Village, Young RJ now releases his debut solo album. Blaq Royalty delivers a classic old school sound, harkening back to RJ's "Slum" days, married with a modern, radio-friendly vibe. Not to mention a bounty of A-level features on joints like "Issues" (Featuring BJ The Chicago Kid), "Wait" (Pete Rock & Boldy James"), and ""Motion"" (Joyner Lucas & Statik Selektah). Featuring production by Young RJ himself, as well as abandoned beats from the legendary J Dilla. A classic in the making.
Fokis - Underground With Commercial Appeal
Fokis
Underground With Commercial Appeal
CD | 2017 | US | Original (Loyalty Digital Corp.)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Lower East Side emcee/producer, Fokis released his long awaited sophomore album Underground With Commercial Appeal this past August. The album, which features Guilty Simpson, Skyzoo, Torae, ChiAli,Sadat X, Cortez, Punchline and more, is a perfectly crafted fusion of underground and commercial music. Production duties were handled by Man Meets Machine (Jiv Poss) who also produced “You’re Nobody Till Somebody Kills You” (The Notorious B.I.G.), Relavant Beats, Mr. West, The Manorail, Fokis amongst others. The project was originally scheduled earlier but was pushed back due to him not reaching his goal weight. For the last two years, Fokis has been on a fitness mission doing Crossfit and has dropped over 87 lbs, his goal was to be at 199 by 7/21.“I feel like a brand new artist, I am totally re-inspired to create music and super excited to release this project. This album is very honest and personal to me, it is a reflection of everyday life, the highs, the lows thegood the bad and everything else in between. For me, it’s not about money and fame but more about inspiring and connecting with the people, at the end what matters most is how you impact peoples’ lives.”- Fokis
Armand Hammer (Billy Woods & Elucid) - Rome
Armand Hammer (Billy Woods & Elucid)
Rome
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Backwoodz Studioz)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
An unsparing indictment of everything. A scratched CD-R ode to the crew of the last nuclear submarine. ROME,the new album by ELUCID and billy woods as ARMAND HAMMER, is the sound of rats in the walls, fleeing.Terrifying, hilarious, chaotic, sleek, violent, implacable, ROME is a feast of words, a stylistic demolition derbyover-production both layered and spare.Those tracks come courtesy of August Fanon, Messiah Musik, Kenny Segal, JPEGMAFIA, Fresh Kils and HighPriest (Antipop), while appearances by Quelle Chris, Mach Hommy, Denmark Vessey and Curly Castro add toan already potent mix. ELUCID and woods are two of the most vital voices in the genre – as distinct as they arecomplementary – at the height of their powers.
Mhorlocks - Up Come The Mhorlocks 1994 - 1997
Mhorlocks
Up Come The Mhorlocks 1994 - 1997
CD | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition CD!Check out this dope, fully unreleased project out of Queens from 1994-1997. Included are tracks from the 1994 demo tape period (recorded from the original studio masters) as well as tracks penned for a potential Makin' Records release in 1997, which never happened. This underground release is full of massive bangers.
5 Elementz - The Album Time Forgot EP
5 Elementz
The Album Time Forgot EP
CD | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition CD!Produced by J Dilla aka Jay Dee!!5-Elementz formed in Detroit in 1992. The group met while attending Osborn High School on 7 Mile. The original members consisted of Thyme, Proof, Mudd, Jay Dee & DJ Head. These great tracks produced by Jay Dee only released on cassette later in 1998. Chopped Herring had access to the original studio DATs and presents to you this great EP. Ya better don’t sleep!
Natural Elements - Lost Demos EP
Natural Elements
Lost Demos EP
CD | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition CD!Back to the most requested project on Chopped Herring - the Natural Elements series!! L-Swift, Mr Voodoo, KA and on the boards beatmaker extraordinaire, Charlemagne? It took a lot of time to dig up the Lost Demos material. None of the group had any of the old tracks. Some of these joints appeared on the boys 1995 Def Jam Demo tape. These were sourced from unreleased DATs and hard-to-dig demo tapes. The CD contains 5 vocal tracks and 4 instrumentals.Before materializing as an official group, the Natural Elements were originally conceived as a group of solo artists brought together in 1993 under the tutelage of producer Charlemagne. This initial grouping, whose members were initially signed to Fortress Records, included members Mr. Voodoo, L-Swift, KA, G-Blass, Howie Smalls and the InTimidator. By 1995, however, membership slimmed to include only Mr. Voodoo, L-Swift and the newly-added A-Butta. The trio's countless appearances on the NYC freestyle and mixtape circuits culminated with a record deal on the Tommy Boy Black sublabel and the release of the single "2 Tons" in 1999. Although the highly-anticipated NE album was completed, problems with Tommy Boy shelved the project and the album never saw the light of day.
Mister Voodoo - The Extra Demos EP
Mister Voodoo
The Extra Demos EP
7" | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Chopped Herring presents another batch of previously unreleased killer demo tracks by Mister Voodoo.A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Voodoo has made a name for himself as one of underground hip hop's most talented and prolific artists. Originally a co-host on J-Smooth's "Underground Railroad" radio program on NYC's WBAI (99.5 FM) in the early 1990s, Mr. Voo went on to become a founding member of the group Natural Elements before releasing a series of independent records following the group's indefinite hiatus. Co-founding Hemlock Records in 2002, Mr. Voodoo has since begun using his given name, Agu, professionally.
Deltron 3030 (Del The Funky Homosapien, Dan The Automator & Kid Koala) - Deltron 3030 Instrumentals
Deltron 3030 (Del The Funky Homosapien, Dan The Automator & Kid Koala)
Deltron 3030 Instrumentals
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Deltron Partners)
23,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Deltron 3030 The Instrumentals is the sibling of Deltron 3030's legendaryself-titled debut and an experience all its own. Since the record’s releasein 2000, Deltron 3030 has moved into the pantheon of greatest recordingsof all time, of any genre. Del’s Deltron Zero persona certainly has much todo with the release’s setting in a dystopian future. But beyond that, andbeyond the great guest appearances the foundation of that setting is thesonic landscape presented by Dan The Automator. The Instrumentalsputs the focus on the mood forged by The Automator’s soundscapeswhich create a listening experience often referred to as cinematic.Long out of print since its initial release in 2001, The Instrumentals returnhoused in a unique die-cut jacket with a full color obi rounding out thepackage. The result is a set that’s visual appeal compliments the richsoundscape created by Dan The Automator.
Nems - Prezidents Day Collector's Edition
Nems
Prezidents Day Collector's Edition
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Creative Juices Music)
40,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
2010 Nems debut album "Prezidents Day" was released on Creative Juices Music. Nems was making a name for himself as a battle emcee and personality. The album quickly sold out, and was held in high regards by fans worldwide. 7 years later we are celebrating the success of the album with a re-release. This limited edition double CD/vinyl features the 16 album tracks, 11 bonus songs, 5 unreleased tracks yet to be heard. The unreleased material was all recorded for Prezidents Day back when the album was being worked on. This is the Coney Island Mayor: Gorilla Nems at his best.Original summary: Prezident's Day......The long awaited debut album from Nems (MTV Fight Klub Champ with 25 wins and President and Founder of Fuck Your Lyfe - one of NYC's top underground crews). Prezident's Day was originally scheduled to to be released in Oct. 2008 on Necro's Psycho+Logical Label , but due to situations beyond Nems' control the album never surfaced. Now, 2 years later, after a tour and heavy promotion since ' 08 the album fans have been starving for is finally here! With banging production from hip hop's best new producers and battle-proven lyrics, Prezident's Day is a breath of fresh air to any true hip hop fan suffocated by today's garbage . A future hip hop classic!
Mhorlocks - Up Come The Mhorlocks 1994 - 1997
Mhorlocks
Up Come The Mhorlocks 1994 - 1997
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Check out this dope, fully unreleased project out of Queens from 1994-1997. Included are 5 tracks from the 1994 demo tape period (recorded from the original studio masters) as well as 3 tracks penned for a potential Makin' Records release in 1997, which never happened. This underground release is full of massive bangers.
Horror City Production - No Gimmicks / Change The Game
Horror City Production
No Gimmicks / Change The Game
7" | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The 'Horror City' project first recorded in 1995 (just after Paul's work on the Gravediggaz debut album), with a crew of local MC's from the Amityville neighbourhood of Long Island, known under the collective banner 'Horror City Productions'. H.C.P was the brainchild of LI rapper Superstar aka Roy Hamilton. They released a 12inch back in 1986 called 'Clap Yo Hands' on their own label, then worked on a project with De La Soul's Maseo in 1994. The latter was 'nearly' signed to Tommy Boy, and that is the story of Horror City. From Russell Simmons' cash advances to De La Soul hook ups, the MC's never quite made it big, something always got in the way. Chopped Herring last dropped a record with the supa-ill Horror City Crew back in 2010 with the Prince Paul-produced 1995 demos which later became the ""A Prince Among Thieves"" album.Here's a dope brand new nugget featuring Sper Star and Overdose for all the Amityville heads out there. Chopped Herring proudly presents two massive new joints from the OG Long Island Crew produced by DJ Slice. TIP!!
5 Elementz - The Album Time Forgot EP
5 Elementz
The Album Time Forgot EP
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
36,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Only one copy per customer!Produced by J Dilla aka Jay Dee!!5-Elementz formed in Detroit in 1992. The group met while attending Osborn High School on 7 Mile. The original members consisted of Thyme, Proof, Mudd, Jay Dee & DJ Head. These great tracks produced by Jay Dee only released on cassette later in 1998. Chopped Herring had access to the original studio DATs and presents to you this great EP. Ya better don’t sleep!
Milano - The Way We Were Black Vinyl Edition
Milano
The Way We Were Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Slice Of Splice)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Exclusively available in Europe at hhv.de!Limited edition black vinyl!Slice of Spice presents Milano’s album “The Way We Were”. Milano is an uptown Manhattan, NYC-based rapper, who collaborated in the past with artists such as Lord Finesse, Showbiz, Big Pun and many others. He is also considered to be an unofficial member of D.I.T.C. Crew, since 1999.His album features DJ Skizz, Marco Polo and Milano on productions duties and Conway, Twins and Fame of M.O.P. on the mic. The vinyl version of this album contains 3 additional tracks that weren’t available on the digital download of this album earlier this year.
Milano - The Way We Were Yellow Vinyl Edition
Milano
The Way We Were Yellow Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Slice Of Splice)
29,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Exclusively available in Europe at hhv.de!Limited edition yellow vinyl!Slice of Spice presents Milano’s album “The Way We Were”. Milano is an uptown Manhattan, NYC-based rapper, who collaborated in the past with artists such as Lord Finesse, Showbiz, Big Pun and many others. He is also considered to be an unofficial member of D.I.T.C. Crew, since 1999.His album features DJ Skizz, Marco Polo and Milano on productions duties and Conway, Twins and Fame of M.O.P. on the mic. The vinyl version of this album contains 3 additional tracks that weren’t available on the digital download of this album earlier this year.
Ed O.G - FreEDOm
Ed O.G
FreEDOm
Tape | 2017 | US | Original (5th & Union)
13,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Ed O.G's new album “FreEDOm” couldn't come at a better time in history as we are in an age where it seems like our freedoms are slowly getting taken away with a corrupt dictator in office.“FreEDOm” has a sound that is reminiscent to one of your favorite Hip-Hop albums with songs that touch every part of your life. Ed O.G's conscious lyrics over banging beats are bound to resonate and inspire. The song "Smoke" features Masta Ace, marking their first collaboration since the critically acclaimed 2009 "Arts & Entertainment" album. “Boom”, Produced by Sir Williams is the first music video from the album that sheds light on gun violence and the affect it has on victims, families and communities. “FreEDOm” is Ed O.G's 15th studio album produced by up and coming producers Torchbars, Kelz With Tha Heat, Sir Williams, Geronimo X, DJ Scienz & more.If the album wasn't enough, the Digipak CD includes a full-length documentary based on the Ed O.G & Da Bulldogs hit song "I Got To Have it". This ground-breaking documentary is a true artistic masterpiece on how one song can change your life. This is an in-depth look into Edo.G's journey through the music industry being dropped from a major label to finding his way independently. It highlights his life and career from his early teenage years to the present day. Through touring the world and making a positive impact with his music, Ed O.G's continued relevance in Hip Hop is not to be questioned.The limited edition cassette contains the bonus track “Keeps Calling Me” featuring Al Copeland.
Cunninlynguists - Rose Azura Njano
Cunninlynguists
Rose Azura Njano
CD | 2017 | US | Original (RBC)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Cunninlynguists are back with their first studio album since 2011's Oneirology and first release since 2014's Strange Journey Volume Three. Deacon The Villain, Natti & Kno are pleased to announce Rose Azura Nijano. The twelve song album is predominantly produced by Kno with all additional production by Deacon The Villain.
Hahyeem - Silence EP
Hahyeem
Silence EP
Tape | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited cassette edition of 100 copies only!Always on that fresh NYC shit, Chopped Herring presents Bronx up n comin MC, Hahyeem. This 19-year old spitter recorded his debut EP "Silence" 2 years ago at the age of 17 and released it earlier this year to underground critical acclaim. The whole project is produced by another dope, young artist, Inna Attic Crookz. It's a good combination – believe!!!
Shylow - Please Listen To My Demos
Shylow
Please Listen To My Demos
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 26.01.2018
Limited vinyl edition!Shylow is a DJ, producer and MC from Durham, Canada. “Please Listen To My Demos” first released in Canada on very limited cassette only back in the year 2000.Shylow has a reputation for putting on high energy live performances; bringing down the house countless times solo, and has shared the stage with many underground artists such as Cage, Yakballz, Ill Bill, Aceyalone, Boot Camp Click, Mr.Lif, Camu Tao, Red Clay and Jedi Mind Tricks. Also records as half of the group First Division. along with his counterpart Expertise, and is the founding member of The Bomb Shelta Association, a crew of artists who recorded an album entitled "Rebirth" in 97/98. The album was never released commercially but garnered critical praise and gained worldwide recognition through word of mouth, hand to hand sales, and the internet. One of the standout songs on the "Rebirth" album was Shylow's solo track "S.T.O.M.P". It caught the ear of hip-hop legend Chuck D of Public Enemy, who in an issue of Elemental magazine, as well as on his website www.rapstation.com rated the song the number one mp3 download of the year 2000. In 2003, he became the first Canadian hip-hop artist to have a 'debut' single (Moment Of Clarity b/w The Greatest) released on a reputable American label (Fatbeats/Breakthru) featuring production by a well-known and sought after American producer (Ayatollah). Is credited as Co-Executive Producer for Marco Polo's Soulspazm/Rawkus debut album Port Authority, which was nominated for a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) in 2008.
Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream
Open Mike Eagle
Brick Body Kids Still Daydream
CD | 2017 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
With the first song of his 2014 masterpiece, Dark Comedy, Open Mike Eagle reintroduced himself by defining his style: “I’m bad at sarcasm so I work in absurdity.” On that album, Mike deconstructed our overstimulated and over-surveilled society with ease and caustic wit. But what do you do when the world warps and bends into a shape so absurd that it can no longer be exaggerated? Brick Body Kids Still Daydream is a searingly political record for systolic political times. It chronicles the life cycle of the Robert Taylor Homes, a housing project on the South side of Chicago that was demolished completely ten years ago. Families that had lived under the same roof for three generations were forced to scatter, condemned by bureaucrats and faceless cranes and public indifference. Mike Eagle brings the Robert Taylor Homes back to life--literally, with arms and eyes and a head like the dome of a stadium--and fights until the last brick is made to crumble. As always, Mike slips in and out of various grey areas; on the opener “legendary iron hood,” he raps, “you think it's all good, but it's really a gradient.” The nostalgia (“95 radios”) is a little bit painful, the triumph (“hymnal”) comes through painstaking, incremental work. Everything needs to be earned, even the radio signals that are picked up through tinfoil wrapped on children's hands. The thesis becomes fully formed on “brick body complex,” where the hook is a towering statement of identity: “Don't call me ‘nigga,’ or ‘rapper,’ my motherfucking name is Michael Eagle.” But this is not a departure from the man-as-building conceit--the flesh and blood and brick and mortar are inextricable.In case there was any ambiguity about the political and cultural forces that lead to the Robert Taylor Homes’ eventual destruction, Brick Body Kids Still Daydream ends with perhaps the most powerful song of Mike Eagle’s catalog to date. “my auntie’s building” is a tour de force. “They say America fights fair,” he raps. “But they won't demolish your timeshare.” This is the point: the decay and eventual destruction of public housing--and of the physical lives of Black Americans generally--has been normalized in a way that should be grotesquely absurd. “They blew up my auntie’s building / Put out her great-grandchildren / Who else in America deserves to have that feeling? / Where else in America will they blow up your village?”Production comes courtesy of Exile, Toy Light, Andrew Broder, Illingsworth, DJ Nobody, Kenny Segal, Caleb Stone, Lo-Phi, Elos, and Has-Lo, who produces and guests on “95 radios.” “hymnal” also features a superb turn from Sammus, who maintains the same rhyme scheme throughout her defiant verse. As grave as the album’s stakes are, it's still anchored by Mike Eagle’s irrepressible sense of humor. (His live comedy show, The New Negroes, is upcoming via Comedy Central.) “no selling” is a hilarious take on practiced indifference, and “TLDR” bridges the economic gap with withering wit: “If you was rich and ‘bout to be broke, I can coach you / ‘Cause I can show you how to kill a roach with a boat shoe.”Eagle has earned rave reviews in Pitchfork, the LA Weekly, and wherever brilliant, avant-garde rap is appreciated. Brick Body Kids Still Daydream is his most overtly political work to date, and puts to use all the dazzling technical skills he's perfected over more than a decade at the forefront of rap’s underground. In chaotic and increasingly fractured times, it has a few crucial things to bring to your attention.
Allan Kingdom - Lines Colored Vinyl Edition
Allan Kingdom
Lines Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Omerta)
27,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Allan Kingdom burst onto people’s radar back in 2015 when Kanye West enlisted him to singthe hook on his standalone single All Day earning the co sign or all co signs! A unique youngartist, taking a refreshing stance to the Hip Hop genre in 2017, Allan’s sound is one that drawsfrom early Kanye and Kid Cudi.Kingdom’s debut album ‘Lines’ follows on from his acclaimed 2016 mixtape ‘Northern Lights’and see’s Allan at the top of his game. Despite the strong features list - Denzel Curry, KevinAbstract, Cadenza and more. Lines feels like Allan’s project, showcasing his versatility andmelodic talents.Omerta Inc will be bringing Allan Kingdom’s ‘Lines' to vinyl for the very first time. Very limitedcopies pressed onto 180gm baby blue vinyl. Each copy will be individually hand numberedin gold pen and come housed in a high quality matte finish sleeve with original artwork.
Apollo Brown & Planet Asia - Anchovies
Lando Chill - The Boy Who Spoke To The Wind
Lando Chill
The Boy Who Spoke To The Wind
CD | 2017 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
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
Gensu Dean & Wise Intelligent - Game Of Death
Gensu Dean & Wise Intelligent
Game Of Death
CD | 2017 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
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.
Lil Eto & V Don - Omertà: The Film EP
Lil Eto & V Don
Omertà: The Film EP
Tape | 2017 | EU | Original (Tuff Kong)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited cassette edition!Earlier this year Rochester MC Lil Eto and Harlem producer V Don teamed up on their cinematic collaboration EP "Omertà: The Film", proving they are within the young veterans keeping hip-hop alive and well in 2017. The joints featured on this EP showcase the perfect mix of V Don's producer skills with Eto's raw street chronicles. Featuring guest appearences by the likes of Meyhem Lauren, Willie The Kid, Jai Black and Daniel Son, as well as "Asics", extra track not featured on the original release, "Omertà: The Film" is a record set to stand the test of time, immediately drawing attention of worldwide hip-hop heads to the two New Yorkers.
Lil Eto & V Don - Omertà: The Film EP Cream Splatter Vinyl Edition
Lil Eto & V Don
Omertà: The Film EP Cream Splatter Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Tuff Kong)
29,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition colored vinyl!Earlier this year Rochester MC Lil Eto and Harlem producer V Don teamed up on their cinematic collaboration EP "Omertà: The Film", proving they are within the young veterans keeping hip-hop alive and well in 2017. The joints featured on this EP showcase the perfect mix of V Don's producer skills with Eto's raw street chronicles. Featuring guest appearences by the likes of Meyhem Lauren, Willie The Kid, Jai Black and Daniel Son, as well as "Asics", extra track not featured on the original release, "Omertà: The Film" is a record set to stand the test of time, immediately drawing attention of worldwide hip-hop heads to the two New Yorkers.
Lil Eto & V Don - Omertà: The Film EP Black Vinyl Edition
Lil Eto & V Don
Omertà: The Film EP Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Tuff Kong)
28,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition black vinyl!Earlier this year Rochester MC Lil Eto and Harlem producer V Don teamed up on their cinematic collaboration EP "Omertà: The Film", proving they are within the young veterans keeping hip-hop alive and well in 2017. The joints featured on this EP showcase the perfect mix of V Don's producer skills with Eto's raw street chronicles. Featuring guest appearences by the likes of Meyhem Lauren, Willie The Kid, Jai Black and Daniel Son, as well as "Asics", extra track not featured on the original release, "Omertà: The Film" is a record set to stand the test of time, immediately drawing attention of worldwide hip-hop heads to the two New Yorkers.
V.A. - Very Best Of Death Row Explicit Version
V.A. - Christmas On Death Row
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Murder Was The Case
Makaveli - The 7 Day Theory Explicit Version
Das EFX - Straight From The Vault
Das EFX
Straight From The Vault
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Smoke On)
23,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited vinyl edition!Only one copy per customer!Smoke On Records brings us another heavyweight release by Das EFX after the great success of the “Dead Serious 25th Anniversary Edition”. This time Smoke On Records digs deep and presents tracks “Straight From The Vault”. The limited LP also includes 3 bonus tracks.
Lone Catalysts - Culture
Lone Catalysts
Culture
CD | 2017 | EU | Original (Effiscienz)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
From Columbus and Pittsburgh, so many flyers had been distributed that it was almost impossible to take a step without noticing those abandoned on the sidewalk. Drawn in an anarchic way, cables ran along the streets to the place requisitioned for the event. It was necessary to feed the walls of speakers which, in due course, would spit heavy basses and would make the dancers go wild. In the surrounding stores, the first suspicious disappearances of spraycans had been reported, one could see B-Boys pass a lino roll under the arm. Sparkling sneakers and dance sequences, scratching and beat juggling, throw up and burning, everyone knew what he was doing there since the duo Lone Catalysts had announced the color: CULTURE was going to celebrate the Hip Hop in its five declensions. From graffiti to beatboxing, from deejaying to dancing with, above the debates, its most visible part of all: RAP. Swiftly using the scalpel in his collection of jazz, soul and funk records, distributing the strikes on his MPC, J. Rawls had given furiously organic colors to his 90s productions full of asperities. In his book, J. Sands' rhymes were all devoted to glorious, immortal, competitor and competitive Hip Hop.
Lone Catalysts - Culture
Lone Catalysts
Culture
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Effiscienz)
24,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
From Columbus and Pittsburgh, so many flyers had been distributed that it was almost impossible to take a step without noticing those abandoned on the sidewalk. Drawn in an anarchic way, cables ran along the streets to the place requisitioned for the event. It was necessary to feed the walls of speakers which, in due course, would spit heavy basses and would make the dancers go wild. In the surrounding stores, the first suspicious disappearances of spraycans had been reported, one could see B-Boys pass a lino roll under the arm. Sparkling sneakers and dance sequences, scratching and beat juggling, throw up and burning, everyone knew what he was doing there since the duo Lone Catalysts had announced the color: CULTURE was going to celebrate the Hip Hop in its five declensions. From graffiti to beatboxing, from deejaying to dancing with, above the debates, its most visible part of all: RAP. Swiftly using the scalpel in his collection of jazz, soul and funk records, distributing the strikes on his MPC, J. Rawls had given furiously organic colors to his 90s productions full of asperities. In his book, J. Sands' rhymes were all devoted to glorious, immortal, competitor and competitive Hip Hop.
FloFilz - Re:verse
FloFilz
Re:verse
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Newtold)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition of "Re:verse", a stunning collection of reinterpretations by FloFilz of some classic cuts. Includes the vocal versions on one record as well as the mellow instrumental versions on the other. Better be quick here!
Darryl ''DMC'' McDaniels - Back From The Dead Red Vinyl Edition
Tyler The Creator - Flower Boy
Tyler The Creator
Flower Boy
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Columbia)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Tyler The Creator remains controversial, handles the producttion of Flower Boy entirely by himself, and features guest vocals from a range of artists, including Frank Ocean, ASAP Rocky, Anna of the North, Lil Wayne, Kali Uchis, Steve Lacy, Estelle, Jaden Smith and Rex Orange County.
L'Orange - The Ordinary Man Black & Clear Vinyl Edition
L'Orange
The Ordinary Man Black & Clear Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
23,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 22.12.2017
Limited edition vinyl!“All art is magic,” Raymond Chandler once wrote. But not all magic is art. Sometimes, it’s a matter of trite card tricks, petty illusions, and fast twitch graft. But when the legerdemain of the unreal combines with the tangible and heartfelt, it can lift a veil that allows you to see the esoteric beauty and profound mystery of life. This amalgam of art and magic looms at the spiritual core of L’Orange’s The Ordinary Man­—a record vaguely reminiscent of RJD2’s Deadringer if it actually contained the power to reanimate the dead. It asserts L’Orange in a league with instrumental hip-hop legends like the aforementioned Ohio great, DJ Shadow, Wax Tailor, Blockhead, and the Avalanches. Yet it’s a singularly necromantic work that could only come from the Nashville-by-way-of-North Carolina producer.On his third album, L’Orange builds upon his previous catalogue’s cinematic film noir and cabaret jazz fixations, but adds a thematic focus, whimsy, and feverish urgency. It arrives after a tumultuous two-year saga in which a series of tumors grew in L’Orange’s right ear, which eventually led to almost total deafness on that side. Surgeries left him off-balance and dizzy. A natural fear gripped him, causing self-doubt about whether he’d regain the totality of his gift. But as it does quite often, turmoil spurred the producer to create his most poignant body of work.Released on Mello Music Group, The Ordinary Man chronicles the narrative of a magician who discovered late in life that his peers weren’t actually pulling rabbits from hats. Crestfallen and disillusioned, he digs deeper to push his own show into uncharted territory, demonstrating ostensibly impossible feats for crowds too terrified to ask for the reveal.As the audience gradually realizes that his practice of the dark arts isn’t fraudulent, people from all around the world flock to him. Unfortunately, this loyalty to what he was rather than what he did becomes patronizing and dull—engendering a bitterness and disenchantment that leads him to finally disappear in front of millions of stunned onlookers. Following L’Orange’s previous full-length opuses with Kool Keith, Mr. Lif and Jeremiah Jae, this show finds a cast of guest stars that includes Del the Funkee Homosapien, Blu, Elzhi, The Koreatown Oddity, and Chuwee. The solo sorcery amounts to a work of orphic shadowy power. Interstitial clips describe the magician’s large bulging eyes, high domed forehead and thin slit of a mouth; houses that have seen too many strange happenings, messages trickling through from other dimensions, grotesque monsters with five legs and six years. Samples are chopped like friendly spirits, blending and elegantly haunting the guest rappers.Behind the boards, L’Orange shows a master’s precision, playing with pace and tempo, telling a fully- fleshed out narrative with few words. This is The Sorcerer’s Apprentice but far more soulful. If Harry Houdini was a hip-hop head this is what he’d bump. It’s mournful blues with pianos that sparkle like a Tiffany Lamp—smooth as a pickpocket stealing a wallet.Tune in for archaic old-time glamour interspersed with insight into the timeless oracular mystery at the center of our existence. You spy bizarre astrological charts and hear acts of levitation. This is the Aleister Crowley material: stuff that defies explanation, what Ripley went looking for. Harry Potter meeting the hellhound on your trail. Nothing ordinary about it.
Kool Keith - Sex Style: The Un-Released Archives 10th Anniversary Colored Vinyl Edition
Kool Keith
Sex Style: The Un-Released Archives 10th Anniversary Colored Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Threshold)
34,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited 10th anniversary edition repress of 300 copies only colored vinyl! Kutmasta Kurt was busy producing music with Kool Keith as far back as 1993 ... now we officially get a chance to hear these archived tracks from 1993-1995.A/B Side is pressed on marble burgundy vinyl, Side C/D is pressed on marble royal blue wax.
Reap - The Naturaw EP
Reap
The Naturaw EP
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Chillow Productions)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition vinyl!Reap’s “The Naturaw EP” is the solo debut where different producers and beat makers collaborate with the Queens, NY native. That list includes Large Pro, the production duo “Buda The Future & Grandz”, Jay Supiria , Seth Silensir and Chillow. All songs are edited, mixed and mastered by Belgian company Catharsis Productions.Reap’s first official release was the collaboration with Chillow on a full length LP (Reap ‘n Chillow, “NY2BE”) after meeting through a mutual friend & simply feeling each other’s vibe. Reap started rhyming in junior high school 168 in Flushing Queens after a friend engaged him with a freestyle. Reap went home and wrote a rhyme to recite the following day at school. Although already a fan of Hiphop. Reap never heard someone say a rap live so it inspired him. As a part of many groups and duos growing up and rhyming in as a hundred ciphers a day (no exaggeration) Reap honed his skills. “The Naturaw EP” is a Hiphop, soul genre featuring Kool G Rap, Jeffrey Jefferson (BE), Timon Mattelaer (BE).The result is hard hitting drums. Soulful rhythms & witty slick vocals!!!
El Da Sensei 'N Chillow - We Bring It Live Red Vinyl Edition
El Da Sensei 'N Chillow
We Bring It Live Red Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Chillow Productions)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition of 300 copies!Only one copy per customer!For the 3rd album of the Chillow series, Chillow collaborated with one third of the legendary hip hop group "Artifacts". El Da Sensei is an American rapper from Newark, New Jersey. Since Artifacts during the 90's, "El Da Sensei" has released several solo albums to critical acclaim. He just finished the new album with Belgium producer,DJ and beatmaker Chillow. This album is the final chapter of the Chillow series.El Da Sensei and Chillow already worked together in the past for the EP "Art of Raw" on the underground urban label "Earquake". The song was titled "Bomb MC".
Mr. Lif & Brass Menazeri - Resilient
Mr. Lif & Brass Menazeri
Resilient
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Waxsmile)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Balkan brass meets hip hop. Mr. Lif and Brass Menazeri have teamed up to create the groundbreaking and highly anticipated album, Resilient.
Sly5thAve - The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr. Dre
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Road To The Riches Blue / Yellow Vinyl Edition
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
Road To The Riches Blue / Yellow Vinyl Edition
LP | 1989 | UK | Reissue (Omerta)
27,99 €*
Release:1989 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Kool G Rap & Dj Polo’s seminal debut album ‘Road to the Riches’ arrived in 1989. By that point G Rap had built a solid fan base after a run of successful singles for Marley Marl’s Juice Crew. With this release though G Rap took both his career and Mafioso rap to the next level.‘Road to the Riches’ Showcased G Rap’s insane talent for spinning tales of life on the streets of NYC. His rhymes hit harder than anyone else in the game at this point, and to this day he’s most rappers favourite MC and in our eyes one of the greatest lyricists to ever do it.
Primo Profit - Locksmith
Primo Profit
Locksmith
CD | 2017 | US | Original (Money Mob Music)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 22.12.2017
Boston rapper and Money Mobb[member/CEO] Primo Profit iscreating a name for himselfspitting the kind of hood talesthat made the east coast a hotbedfor hip hop in the 90's.Fresh off the buzz of his 2017EP, 3 for 100, he follows up withhis debut album, Locksmith.Locksmith tells a street story withpuré lyricism. Set to release onDecember 15, the projectfeatures appearances from DaveEast, Conway, Jadakiss and more.
MF Grimm - American Hunger: Rebirth
MF Grimm
American Hunger: Rebirth
3x7" | 2017 | US | Original (Vendetta Vinyl)
49,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 22.12.2017
Strictly limited edition 3x7inch album including instrumentals!Award-winning writer and legendary emcee MF GRIMM returns to the music industry with “American Hunger: Rebirth”. Epic in scope, the album is a timely commentary on our society and politically reverent in its exploration of the American dream.Grimm assembles an all-star cast of producers for the project. Drasar Monumental, Architect and DJ FDRZ each brings their prolific sensibilities to the collaboration by creating organic and original sounds.The 12-track release displays Grimm’s depth as a modern-day J.D. Salinger, illustrating how America historically eats Its own through political, social and often economic injustices.From “A Mother’s Heart” to “The Path,” every track gives insight into Grimm’s outlook on society and the things he holds dear.The album is an instant classic like its predecessor, and it’s now more relevant than ever due to the current political climate. Peace!!
MC Whiteowl - Born Yesterday Green Vinyl Edition
MC Whiteowl
Born Yesterday Green Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Straight Dope)
25,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 22.12.2017
Limited to 250 copies pressed on green colored vinyl with 3D glasses!“Born Yesterday” is the long anticipated 3rd album from Queens, NY native MC WhiteOwl.WhiteOwl has been creating Hip-Hop music since 1988 as an MC and DJ and used to hang out with his friends such as DJ Notaro and DJ Eclipse.Production by Statik Selektah, DJ Fred Ones, DJ Mondee, Jakk Wonders, FatCatHayze156 and Wann Sklobi!
Andy Cooper - Here Comes Another One / The Perfect Definition
Andy Cooper
Here Comes Another One / The Perfect Definition
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Rocafort)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
This rare 12" outing from Rocafort Records features the rapping and production talents of Andy Cooper (Ugly Duckling/The Allergies). Taken from the forthcoming album 'The Layered Effect', both tracks throw you around the hip hop boxing ring, slapping you hard with the prerequisites needed for microphone supremacy. Lyrically tough and musically nimble, Andy swings at you somewhere between the artful dodger and a heavyweight pugilist.The irresistably bouyant 'Here Comes Another One' opens by means of an elegant old jazz trumpet whose player states "rhythm is my business". Get the picture? It's a choppy, jazztastic journey. Cleverly underpinned by a gorgeous jazz piano, horns, sharp beats and aural treats, suddenly mashed up by a reggae toasting session on speed courtesy of Blabbermouf.'The Perfect Definition' has a heavier step and a more serious punch. Fresh and funky attitude meets a deeply earnest reverence towards microphone art, a theme echoed throughout the LP and cherisheddearly by Cooper.Two tracks that certainly roll with the punches.Out in November. A sure tonic to the winter blues.
Black Moon - Enta Da Stage Remixes
Black Moon
Enta Da Stage Remixes
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Fat Beats)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Composed of members Buckshot, 5ft, and DJ Evil Dee, Black Moon simultaneously kicked off and defined the rap renaissance of New York with the release of Enta Da Stage in 1993. Whereas plenty of earlier groups had spit rage-filled rhymes to tear down the world's unjust establishments, no one had evoked brooding pathos or introspective anger quite like Black Moon. Underground hip-hop might have been dominated by the sunny sound of G-Funk when Enta Da Stage dropped, but from then on the scene turned to the dark side. Black Moon was rising.Earlier this year, Fat Beats Records presented the definitive Enta Da Stage box set, which was reissued for the first time across three formats (6xLP, 3xCD and 3xCassette). This album is the complete encapsulation of an era for anyone seeking to understand the origin and the essence of New York's Golden Age.The box set included vocals, instrumentals and remixes plus extensive liner notes by David Ma (Pitchfork, Wax Poetics) with rare and unreleased visual ephemera in an 18 page booklet. The story of Black Moon, alongside their peers Biggie, Big L, Nas, Kool G Rap, and Wu Tang, reminds us that the bleakest times produce the most profound agents of cultural change. And as we stand at the precipice of a new age of anxiety, Enta Da Stage has never been more relevant... or more necessary.Although Black Moon would go on to release three more albums – and its members would go on to greatness with Da Beatminerz, Boot Camp Klik, and various solo projects – Enta Da Stage remains the perfect distillation of tight lyrical menace, rowdy crew hooks, stripped down breaks, and deep basslines on all of its fourteen tracks. Although Enta Da Stagemight stand in the shadow of East Coast albums such as Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Illmatic, Liquid Swords, Ready to Die, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx , and The Infamous , history will remember that Enta Da Stage preceded those releases. To understand Enta Da Stage is to understand the origin and the spirit of New York hip-hop once and for all.
Statik Selektah - 8
Statik Selektah
8
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Duck Down)
23,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 22.12.2017
Statik Selektah is a renowned DJ and Producer based in NYC, born and raised in Boston. Statik hosts a weekly radio show on Sirius / XM Shade 45 every Thursday from 7PM to 9PM. Statik's 8th studio album, aptly titled, '8,' features new music from 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Run The Jewels, Action Bronson, Wale, G-Eazy, Joey Bada$$, The Lox, Joyner Lucas, Sean Price, Curren$y, PNB Rock, Raekwon, Royce Da 5’9, B-Real, Everlast, No Malice, Prodigy & more.
Damu The Fudgemunk & Raw Poetic - The Reflecting Sea (Welcome to a New Philosophy) Black Vinyl Edition
Damu The Fudgemunk & Raw Poetic
The Reflecting Sea (Welcome to a New Philosophy) Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Redefinition)
24,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 19.01.2018
As music continuously evolves, times change and new ideas and movements come & go. All of this functions in tandem with scientific, technological, social and political advancements in our society. The biggest component to that evolution is the people. There are creators and consumers. One cannot exist without the other. Throughout art, the audience defines quality, but artist has the power to introduce change and shift perception. Execution is key. The masses are always hungry for something fresh. Sometimes we're at the forefront of new trends and sometimes we find comfort innovating the past. No matter what, musicians have a responsibility to bridge the gap. Raw Poetic and Damu the Fudgemunk meet all of the above. Produced entirely by the artists, the new album "The Reflecting Sea" revisits sonic textures of yesteryear and combined with their own distinct ears for music, have created something uniquely foreign for the music world in our time. Speaking of the times, Raw Poetic's lyrical subject matter is nothing short of relevancy. Speaking from an observatory perspective in addition to his own personal experiences, the album's content is infinitely relatable.Although known primarily as hip hop acts, both Damu and Raw P stretched out to expand what the genre is known for. The combination of elements from the mix of live instrumentation, improvisation and sampling to the range of styles including jazz, fusion, rock, electronic and soul make The Reflecting Sea unlike anything else. Captured and recorded in it's rawest form, the album is honest expression. Masterminding the festival sounds is Damu the Fudgemunk. His voice is absent from the recordings, but his presence is immediately noticed throughout the 40 minute exhibition. Packed with tons of beats, tons of scratching, original compositions, upbeat and signature atmosphere, there's no question who's behind the boards. With the average tempo of over 100bpm, this is one of the most energetic releases in Redefinition's catalog. Raw P and the Fudgemunk aim to revitalize listeners of all types with their original sound. They call it "The Reflecting Sea: Welcome to a New Philosophy."Raw Poetic (MC), hails from the DMV area by way of Philadelphia. In addition to several collaborations with Damu the Fudgemunk, he's recorded 6 albums as a member of Panacea, 1 album with K-def, 1 album with Kev Brown and recent features with Brous One in which all have been met with critical acclaim.Damu the Fudgemunk (producer/DJ) is a DC native who co-owns and operates Redefinition Records. With several successful releases as a solo artist, his music has garnered a reputation in the last decade for it's consistent quality and conceptual structure.
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