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    Limited 7" reissue of this stone-cold, Donald Byrd sampling, hip-hop classic from 1991, 'Looking At The Front Door' by Main Source.
    Essential cut from one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time, the peerless 1994 album 'Illmatic' by Nas. The Ahmad Jamal-sampling, boom-bap classic 'The World Is Yours' (produced by Pete Rock) on a 45 for the first time via Mr Bongo!
    Pluto First edition paperback original book - rare and essential!
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      Secondhand paperback in good condition, some ageing, protective plastic covering removed from cover, crisp book no creasing
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    The biography of graffitti artist Keith Haring - great!
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      USA out of print original hardback in good condition w/dustjacket, has sticker on back of dustjacket
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    Christianity is the unwavering focus of Kanye’s gospel album, a richly produced album with beats from the likes of Benny Blanco, BoogzDaBeast, Francis Starlite, Pi'erre Bourne, Timbaland and West himself.
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    Embodiment of the sweet spot where hip hop meets jazz, soul, and psychedelia. Recorded during the time Roots drummer ?uestlove was the powerhouse of the Soulquarians music collective, whose other projects included Erykah Badu's "Mama's Gun", D'Angelo's "Voodoo" and Common's "Like Water For Chocolate". This album is considered The...
    Shabazz Palaces’ 'Black Up', the group’s Sub Pop debut, was recently hailed as one of the best albums of the decade by outlets like Pitchfork, Gorilla Vs Bear, and Variety. Pitchfork summed it up thusly: “Black Up is drowned in murky instrumentals and bombastic, introspective rhymes. The sounds flirt with jazz but also root themselves in a firm...
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    'Beat Tape 1' marks the first official release of Tom Misch's instrumental beat tape, which combine elements of jazz, soul and grooves all heavily inspired by the musicians love of J Dilla.
    With the original UK 7" of this release now as rare as hen's teeth, and with the group having recently 'reformed' for one last album together, late 2019, the Mr Bongo replica re-release of this 1990 masterpiece by Gang Starr couldn't be more timely!
    Classic late 80s hip-hop.
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    Fun-filled debut album from '92 with production assistance from Tribe Called Quest. Features their take on Tenor Saw's "Ring The Alarm"!
    Reissue of 'Mission Infinite' by little known Californian project from "108", a short lived Bay Area group which consisted of rappers Encore and Grand The Visitor along with composer-producer Sedric Edwards. Originally released in 1996 in a very limited quantity of one hundred CD's, this jazzy, conscious, hip-hop album never really got the attention...
    Madlib invades Blue Note! Hip hop producer extroardinaire and world class jazz fiend Madlib gets let loose in the Blue Note vaults with his sampler!
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    The latest album in the series of 'Beats and Knowledge' from 4hero's Marc Mac. Marc's style of soulful hip-hop beats are woven through the dialogue (paying homage to the thousands of Black soldiers who fought in the Second World War) setting the scene for this mixtape style long player.
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    Golden era-style, boom-bap production from Moar featuring cult MCs, Sadat X and El Da Sensei
    Female rap 86 original 12"
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    Wagram music present a double album chock-filled with soul and funk bangers, these are all tunes that have been appropriated and live on in the sample-heavy world of hip-hop! Killer release
    **Beats: Madlib / Raps: none** Instrumental version of the Freddie Gibbs & Madlib album 'Bandana'!
    First ever vinyl reissue of this classic, West Coast hip hop LP from the once Ice Cube fronted crew, Da Lench Mob. Originally released in 1992.
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    Hip hop production hero Madlib and rapper Oh No collaborate as The Professionals on their self-titled album. Marking their first full length album as The Professionals, the album mixes Madlib’s production with Oh No’s rapping, alongside cameos from Chino XL, Elzhi, and Adub.
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      2xCD issue with a bonus disc containing the Madlib instrumentals
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    Vintage Drum Machine Rhythms contains loops recorded from one of the original drum machines - the Wurlitzer Sideman In 1959, Wurlitzer released the Sideman, which generates sounds mechanically by a rotating disc, similarly to a music box. A slider controlled the tempo (between 34 and 150 beats per minute). Sounds could also be triggered individually...
    Another batch of killer breaks from the crates. Tough drums ready for sampling and the working DJs!
    Original Hip hop 12" from 85
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    How do you define the music of Mantronix? Is it Hip Hop? Electro? Funk? House? Maybe the answer is all of the above (or is it none of the above?). It is true that Mantronix will be remembered for thelr multi-faceted sound as well as their ability to bend and bland genres flawlessly into a cohesive musical tapestry, but they will also most importantly...
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    The roots of rap music are traced from video arcades to bebop, and crucial influences such as prison and army songs, West African chants and tap dancing are described. s/hand out-of-print gently used paperback book
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    Electro on Tommy Boy
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    The instrumental of this starts like a mad ESG cut. Heavy Detroit electro/hip-hop boogie funk party tune! Check that B-line!Mint unplayed original independent label USA 45.
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    Salsoul 12"
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    Unreleased cuts from US hip hop don, Lewis Parker featuring a guest spot from MC, Dynas - check it!
     
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    **Highly anticipated Gang Starr album!** Despite the passing of Guru in 2010, DJ Premier produces 'One of the Best Yet' the legendary hip hop duo's first album since 'The Ownerz' in 2003. 'One of the Best Yet' is CLASSIC Gang Starr with guest spots from the likes of M.O.P, Q-Tip, Royce da 5’9”, Jeru The Damaja, J. Cole, Ne-Yo, Nitty Scott, Talib...
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    KINGDEM – Rodney P, Ty & Blak Twang are a supergroup formed of UK hip-hop heavyweights and a trio who need little introducing. New EP from this fresh collaboration on True Thoughts.
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    After their debut mixtape “Clear Soul Radio”(2010), follow-up EP “The Departure”, an A3C Festival appearance, two SXSX showcases, induction to Red Bull Academy’s Soundstage program, and performances with Tanya Morgan, Just Blaze, Alchemist, Talib Kweli, and Freeway, the release of 2012’s “Detroit Revolutions” LP put the Detroit collective...
    2011's cassette release 'NoMaps' gets a vinyl release, tracing a transitional period between two coasts, soundtracking Mndsgn’s transplant from New Jersey to Los Angeles. The 15 tracks take their own detours, in and out of soft-synth compositions, textured loops and hard bops.
    Tuff Kong Records will be releasing the brand new collaboration between Jamaican legend Lee Scratch Perry and New Jersey producer Mr. Green: the upcoming "Super Ape vs Open Door" EP. The two artists have created a unique chemistry, delivering 18 tracks of music that Mr. Green has put together using original stems from Lee Scratch Perry. Mixed with his...
    ILL BILL and Vinnie Paz return as Heavy Metal Kings for a special limited-edition, 7" drop featuring long-time collaborator Lord Goat (formerly Goretex).
    Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip-hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam "AD-ROCK" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early...
     
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    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK OVER 50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!!!Tracing the careers of hip-hop's three most dynamic stars, this deeply reported history brilliantly examines the entrepreneurial genius of the first musician tycoons: Diddy, Dr. Dre, and Jay-Z. Being successful musicians was simply never enough for the three kings of hip-hop. Diddy, Dr. Dre, and...
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 50% OFF!!!!In the late 80s, a group of high school dropouts, drug dealers, and ex-cons spoke out against racial injustice and police brutality. They did it through hip-hop. Their explosive popularity put their Los Angeles neighborhood of Compton on the map. They gave a voice to disenfranchised African Americans across the country....
    ‘Space Funk – Afro Futurist Electro Funk in Space 1976-84’, is an intergalactic journey into black space, fuelled by funk, powered by computers. ‘Space Funk’ is a lovingly compiled collection of superb, rare and off-the-wall space funk and electro releases mostly released on small independent labels in the late 1970s and 1980s. Reactors...
    'Higher Frequency' delivers boom bap, soulful hip-hop stimulation and conscious lyricism for the mind, body and soul!
    Cult underground figure in the UK hip hop scene lands this wicked album on the Group Bracil label. Strong production from label head Morriarchi plus 2Late, as well as features from Yogocop Records’ Nuphzed and CLBRKS.
    American rapper Danny Brown returns with another deadly album for Warp! Executively produced by Q-Tip, the album features additional production from Paul White, Flying Lotus, Standing on the Corner, plus guest spots from Run The Jewels, Obongjayar, JPEGMAFIA and Blood Orange!
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    Santan Dave's landmark debut album!
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    Killer album from the one and only, DJ Shadow! Includes the 'Rocket Fuel' feat. De La Soul plus 'Kings & Queens' feat. Run The Jewels!
    The fourth instalment of Dub-Stuy’s riddim series takes a slight detour from its modern dancehall focus with a darker, hip hop influenced riddim featuring contributions from an international cast of vocalists affiliated with the label. Santa Muerte Riddim puts forward a new sound for the series with a fresh beat courtesy of Brooklyn producer Jonah...