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    BoomboxEarly Independent Hip Hop, Electro and Disco Rap 79 - 82Soul Jazz Records
    Soul Jazz Records’ new Boombox features some of the many innovative underground first-wave of rap records made in New York in the period 1979-82, all released on small, independent, often family-concern record companies, at a time when hip-hop music still remained under the radar. This first exuberant wave of innocent, upbeat, party...
    Fly Girls!B-Boys Beware: Revenge Of The Super Female RappersSoul Jazz Records
    ‘Fly Girls!’ celebrates the 30th anniversary of female rap on record This double-CD (and limited edition two volumes of super-loud double-vinyl) narrates the story of female rap from its birth in the tenement block parties in New York City’s outer boroughs through to the dizzying career heights of Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott and other modern...
    An essential guide to the Dancehall Reggae/Hip-Hop clash that ruled New York in the early 1990s as Shinehead, Supercat, Mad Lion, Bobby Konders and many more rewrote the rules of Dancehall, Reggae and Rap. Killer heavyweight tracks, non-stop. Essential!From Kool Herc onwards, Jamaicans who grew up in New York City have played pivotal roles in the development...
    Boombox 2Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro and Disco Rap 1979 - 83Soul Jazz Records
    Soul Jazz Records’ new Boombox 2 is a new selection of early rap music from the period 1979-83, with barely a household name in sight. Featured here are some the earliest hip-hop records that came out of New York City following the enormous commercial success of the first ever rap record, ‘Rapper’s Delight’ by the Sugarhill Gang, in September...
    ‘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...
    In collaboration with Tate Liverpool, Soul Jazz Records release this stunning new collection entitled The World of Keith Haring featuring music influential to the artist Keith Haring including Fab 5 Freddy, Yoko Ono, Gray (Jean-Michel Basquiat’s group), The Jonzun Crew, Larry Levan, Talking Heads, Sylvester, Johnny Dynell and many others. The World...
    Boombox 3Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro and Disco Rap 1979 - 83Soul Jazz Records
    Limited Edition first copies bought directly from us here only come with free poster (with 3x LP edition) + free badge and sticker (with Deluxe 2xCD edition )!!!!------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Soul Jazz Records’ new Boombox 3 continues the story of the first rap records to be put...
    NEW £1000+ KILLER LA low-rider electro rap groover. MASSIVE tune + seriously hip twisted electro instrumental courtesy of the great Rich Cason. BUMPIN! SUPER-RARE Originally released in Phoenix, Arizona 1982, new edition LOUD 12" on Soul Jazz Records. Limited edition, one-off pressing, ONLY AVAILABLE DIRECT FOR 2 MONTHS! This is one of two KILLER...
    Oh yes! 50 x 70cm KILLER poster!! Choose "Poster Freepost" if you want this poster sent with any other vinyl order item (LP/12" vinyl only) at NO extra postage charge (poster will be folded into six parts) Choose "Poster+Tube" if you want the poster rolled up and sent in a customised, protective tube (more expensive to cover postage) THIS ALSO means...
    Soul Jazz Records’ fantastic new collection of early rap on this unique seven-inch box set comprises five independent, super-rare and collectors’ early hip-hop 45s housed together in bespoke thick card box, all fully re-mastered and presented in their own separate exact replica original artwork, complete with original B-sides for the first time...
    Oh yes! 50 x 70cm KILLER poster!! Choose "Poster Freepost" if you want this poster sent with any other vinyl order item (LP/12" vinyl only) at NO extra postage charge (poster will be folded into six parts) Choose "Poster+Tube" if you want the poster rolled up and sent in a customised, protective tube (more expensive to cover postage) THIS ALSO means...
    NEW!!!! Bumpin' old school hip-hop BOMB! This is second of two KILLER LA private press low-rider original electro rap groovers from the early 80s rap group Poor Boy Rappers MASSIVE tune + seriously hip twisted electro instrumental courtesy of the great Rich Cason. BUMPIN! SUPER-RARE Originally released in Phoenix, Arizona 1982, new edition LOUD...
    New Mo Kolours - Limited to 300 copies - Exclusive to Sounds Of The Universe!!!!Following the success of his recent 'Meroe' EP on the prolific 22a, Mo Kolours is back with a new 7" 'Axum EP'. A tasty four track selection, this EP is packed with worldly grooves fused with contemporary beats & soundscapes. Original artwork by Mo Kolours - don't...
    **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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    Your eyes are not deceiving you, Madlib is back alongside fellow Stones Thrower hard nut Guilty Simpson for a new 17-track raw hip-hop album! The album features original tracks and "the OJ Simpson remixes" featuring Guilty Simpson, consider it a prelude to Madlib & Guilty's collab OJ Simpson. Madlib supplies his signature flawless production...
    USA IMPORT DIE CUT, SHRINK-WRAPPED COVER HARDBACK BOOK 60% OFF Original price! COMES WITH FREE CD! THE BOOM! THAT's £12 OFF!!! In this book, instrumental Hip-Hop records from the obscure depths of the underground or well-known Hip Hop acts, are catalogued alphabetically by artist and a photograph of the record's label. Each entry specifies the artist,...
    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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    KILLER new album from Kendrick Lamar featuring Dre, Snoop, George Clinton and Thundercat! Living up the mad hype on this one. Outkast freakiness, live instrumentation, soulful and imaginative!! Highly Recommended!
    C-L-A-S-S-I-C! "Award Tour", "Electric Relaxation" and loads more!
    Solange’s stunning album 'A Seat At The Table' is a work of forward-thinking and organic R&B genius featuring the likes of Q Tip, Lil Wayne, Q Tip, Sampha and Kelly Rowland with the awesome production of Raphael Saadiq. Essential!
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    Up there with some of the all-time classic hip-hop albums. Sophomore LP from legendary collective A Tribe Called Quest made up of Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad. "A Low End Theory" features the party classic "Scenario" with a dynamite Busta Rhymes rap. Every track - all killer no filler. 
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    Woah! Amazing 8-track album dropped out of the blue by Kendrick! Outtakes of tracks from 'Pimp A Butterfly', we're so glad saw the light of day - these tracks are way to good to be archived! Jazz injections, and fierce solos, every bit as good as 'Pimp A Butterfly'!!!! All of the tracks are untitled, save for the date they were recorded.
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    Essential new album from the west Coast singer/rapper Anderson Paak - championed by Gilles Peterson! Paak has collaborated with Dr Dre on his smash "Compton" full-length, contributing to 6 of the 16 track! "Malibu" is soulful, warm, and with a laidback conversational style. Highly Recommended!!!! Features production from 9th Wonder, DJ Khalil, Madlib,...
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    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!
    Emerging UK rap talent, Louis VI commits his lauded album debut to a limited edition vinyl format. 'Sugar Like Salt' has his unique, conscious rap and production style drawing comparisons to Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000, Thundercat and Erykah Badu, with a host a local talent featuring - Moses Boyd, Nubya Garcia and more. Essential release!
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    'Damn' - the latest freaked-out, forward-thinking album drop from the one and only, Kendrick Lamar!
    Fly Girl pressure! Tough female electro/hip hop tune on original press 45. Killer.
    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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    Solange returns with her fourth album, 'When I Get Home' - "unhurried, ambient, and exploratory. Using everything from spiritual jazz to Gucci Mane, Solange conjures her hometown with exceptional songcraft and production." Includes the singles 'Stay Flo' and 'Almeda'.
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    The Grammy-nominated artist’s 3rd studio album, released via Dr. Dre’s label Aftermath Entertainment. Inc. the single, 'Tints' featuring Kendrick Lamar along with album features from J. Cole, Pusha T and more!
    Remastered USA pressing of a previously rare Japan only 45 by DJ Dez aka Andrés! Killer beatdown and raw hip-hop instrumentals!
    Kaytranada presents his highly anticipated debut album ‘99.9%’ via XL Recordings. The album finds the Haitian born, Montreal raised producer delivering on the promise of his early self-released EPs and remixes. The album features a stellar line up of collaborations including Anderson .Paak, Karim Riggins, BADBADNOTGOOD,...
    Soulful psychedelic feministas THEESatisfaction are made of Seattle-based all rapping, all singing duo Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White. You may have heard their vocals on label-mate,  Shabazz Palaces' incredible debut album "Black Up". "awE NaturalE" is a melting pot of poetic neo-soul, jazz and funk with oddball hypnotic song structures. ...
    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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    The adventure continues as Czarface now faces off with Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah! Strictly mind melting beats and bars as three MCs clash like villains vs. heroes in hip hop's savage fontier!
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    All-time classic Hip Hop album from BDP produced by Scott La Rock & KRS ONE. An essential purchase from a legendary hip hop group that pioneered the fusion of reggae and hip hop! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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!
    Wicked goldern-era style hip-hop nugget from duo, Old Paradice, featuring a guest spot from West Coast rap royalty, Blu, riding some smudged, jazzy beats and a remix from Mndsgn and Stones Throw affiliate, Swarvy!
    Bona-fide, stone cold masterpieces are hard to come by, but this is the masterpiece of all masterpieces. Absolutely phenomenal from beginning to end, funny, witty, if you don't like this you're insane. Just insane...
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    KILLER debut album Compton raised rapper Kendrick Lamar. Produced by Top Dawg and Dr Dre. Hands down the best album of 2012 (though Roc Marciano is up there for us too). Biographical album talking about going up in hard streets of Compton, surrounded by crime but trying to find his own way. Celebrated as the Bob Dylan of hip hop, Kendrick is skilled...
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    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!
    MF Doom's most popular beats re-issued here on vinyl for the first time in years! MF Doom, the masked man in the iron mask. Best known for his work with Gorillaz, Danger Mouse, Madlib and De La Soul. Riddled with obscure dusty samples and loops - killer instrumentals! Also includes a limited-edition bonus 7”, featuring two beats from DOOM’s...
    Second RCA release from Kaytranada, his critically acclaimed follow up to that stunning debut '99.9%'. A 17 track album which features collaborations with Pharrell Williams, Tinashe, Goldlink, Estelle, Kali Ushis and more.
    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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    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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    Vinyl now available! The late, great J Dilla is widely regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time. Since his death in 2006, Dilla’s mother Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey has worked tirelessly to further her son’s legacy, and her latest effort is the new project Motor City. Inspired by Dilla’s beloved hometown, Motor City...
    C-l-a-s-s-i-c hip-hop album from '94! Nas' debut and not many people would argue - it is his best! Every tune is a hit, but just to remind you of the gems "One Love", "The World Is Yours", "Halftime", and "N.Y State Of Mind". ONE OF THE BEST HIP-HOP ALBUMS EVER MADE!
    Long over-due reissue of this seminal techno album from 1983 by foundation Detroit techno visionaries Rik Davis and Juan Atkins! Heavily influenced by the electronic futurism of groups like Kraftwerk and Yellow Magic Orchestra, with a dark lyricism that echoed the urban blight of Detroit and advanced prophetic environmental concerns. Features sought-after...
    This is the long awaitted new album from James Pants on Stones Throw! Apparently started while reading a mystical book and the book of relevations and 'inspired by being in the mood to start a cult'.  We are assure you though this is not devil music but a psychedelic mix of old skool electro hip hop beats, prg-rock, fuzzy twisted electronics, weird...
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    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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