The Notorious B.I.G.took the music world by storm with his 1994Bad Boy Recordsdebut albumReady To Die, which has gone on to become one of the most beloved and enduring hip-hop albums of all time.Ready To Diewas the only album issued during Biggie's lifetime as he was murdered days before the 1997 release of his second and final full-length,Life After Death.
Featuring the classic tracks “Juicy,” “Big Poppa,” and “One More Chance,”Ready To Diesingle-handedly revitalized the East Coast hip hop scene after longstanding commercial dominance by the West Coast and has gone onto quadruple platinum sales and counting. A cinematic storyteller with an effortless flow, the authenticity of Biggie's rhymes were in the details and a foreboding sense of doom which was all too real.
Ready To Dieis the third highest hip hop album on Rolling Stone's list of '500 Greatest Albums of All Time' coming in at #134: "B.I.G. (a.k.a. Biggie Smalls) took the gritty life experience of his hard-knock Brooklyn youth and crammed it into Ready to Die, hip-hop's greatest debut. "Big Poppa" is the hit sex jam, "Juicy" made you laugh as you danced, and on "Things Done Changed" and "Everyday Struggle," he relates gangsta tales in a voice as thick as his waistline."
Prominent rising hip-hop star A$AP Rockypresents his highly anticipatedPolo Grounds Music/RCA Recordsdebut album,Long.Live.A$AP. The album will feature the buzz worthy “Goldie” and the Noah “40” Shebib produced hit, “Fuckin’ Problems” featuring hip-hop elites Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, which was recently the most added track at urban and rhythm radio and continues to dominate airwaves.
Executive produced byA$AP RockyandA$AP Yams, theLong.Live.A$APrelease will also feature guest appearances by ScHoolboy Q, Santigold, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson and Big K.R.I.T. A$AP Rockytakes the reins as producer and co-producer on several tracks along with Danger Mouse, Jim Jonsin, Rico Love, Clams Casino, Skrillex, Hit-Boy and more.
Thedeluxe editionof Long.Live.A$APwill boast 4 additional bonus tracks, including “I Come Apart” featuring Florence Welch, “Ghetto Symphony” featuring Gunplay & A$AP Ferg, "Jodye" and "Angels."
On the strength of his 2011 self-released mixtape,Live.Love.A$AP, and his Polo Ground Music/RCA Records debut single, the Hit-Boy produced “Goldie,” the ambitious and charismaticA$AP Rockyhas made a global impact with multiple award nominations from MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) and BET Hip Hop Awards, all enhanced with recognition by national press.
BEATS, RHYMES AND LIFE was nominated for a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. "1nce Again" was nominated for a 1997 Grammy for Best Rap Performance By a Duo Or Group. A Tribe Called Quest seem to grow, both musically and lyrically, with every LP, constantly setting standards for other rappers to follow. But they rarely stray from their chosen path. Since their 1990 debut, hip-hop has gone through numerous phases (new jack swing, gangster, hardcore), but the Tribe have remained focused on the music's true elements: BEATS, RHYMES AND LIFE. Produced by the Ummah, which consists of the Tribe's Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad along with newcomer Jay Dee, BEATS, RHYMES AND LIFE sports the usual jazzy beats, and reintroduces Tribe as the all-around hip-hop group. Muhammad's use of funky samples, Phife's self-satisfying attitude, and Q-Tip's abstract poetry are only part of the reason why the trio keeps rap music on lockdown. There are other bands capable of experimenting with new sounds while delivering lyrical positivism, but they often forget how to simply rock the crowd. A Tribe Called Quest does that, too.
JJ Doomis the artist name for producer/vocalistJneiro Jareland British-born, mask-wearing maverickDoom(akaMF Doom). The nine trackBookheadEPfeatures tracks from theexpanded Butter Editionof the duos debut albumKey To The KuffsincludingDoomcollaborations withClams Casino,BBNG,Del The Funky Homosapien,Beck, andThom Yorke & Johnny Greenwood. Originally released in 2014 as a limited picture disc, now available on180g black 12" vinyl.
"On paper, a full collaborative album from NYC's notorious rap villain Doom and space age production from Jneiro Jarel can't fail. In practice it's even better. Doom is in the form of his life here." - Mojo
The Signs Feat. Gone The Hero
Viberian Son Feat. Del The Funky Homosapien
Rhymin Slang (Dave Sitek Remix)
Guv'Nor (BADBADNOTGOOD Version)
Retarded Fren (Thom Yorke & Johnny Greenwood Version)
Though he was an accomplished producer already, Madlib's popularity and acclaim really took off upon the initial release of 2000's The Unseen where the beat conductor and the bad character Lord Quas teamed up for what has become a benchmark in underground hip hop.
Quasimoto The Unseen Track Listing:
1. Welcome To Violence 2. Bad Character 3. Microphone Mathematics 4. Basic Instinct 5. Goodmorning Sunshine 6. Discipline 99 Pt.0 7. Low Class Conspiracy 8. Return Of The Loop Digga 9. Real Eyes 10. Come On Feet 11. Bluffin 12. Boom Music 13. MHBs 14. Put A Curse On You 15. Astro Black 16. Green Power 17. Jazz Cats Pt.1 18. 24-7 19. The Unseen 20. Phony Game 21. Astro Travellin
One of the most commanding artists to emerge from the SoundCloud underground, late rapper/singer Juice WRLDmade introspective hip-hop that's emotionally raw but powerfully melodic.Death Race for Loveis the Chicago emo-rap star's sophomore album following his breakout 2018 debut Goodbye & Good Riddance and first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. With 22 tracks and only three features courtesy ofYoung Thug, CleverandBrent Faiyaz, Juice toldBillboard that the colorful collection is "not just rap, it's not just rock, it's not just jazz...it's like a little bit of everything." Includes the inventive and impassioned singles "Robbery" and "Hear Me Calling."
House of Pain (Fine Malt Lyrics) [Parental Advisory Explicit Lyrics, 140 Gram Vinyl, Remastered]
Vinyl LP pressing. Tommy Boy Records celebrates 30 Years of House of Pain's debut album House of Pain (Fine Malt Lyrics) with this remastered edition. Everlast, DJ Lethal & Danny Boy formed House of Pain while attending high school and were signed to Tommy Boy Records after fashioning themselves as rowdy Irish-American hooligans, hitting the local rap and alternative music scene. House of Pain (Fine Malt Lyrics) went multi-platinum and the self titled debut album spawned the successful producer DJ Muggs, who produced the single "Jump Around". The song was also remixed twice by Pete Rock, one version featuring a verse from him and one without. "Jump Around" became a hit in 1992, reaching number 3 in the United States. The album also featured Cypress Hill member B-Real on the song "Put Your Head Out" and Funkdoobiest's Son Doobie on "House and the Rising Sun", both members of the musical collective known as Soul Assassins.
The deluxe version of DaBaby'salbum, Blame It On Baby, presented on double vinyl LP. The revamped edition consists of ten new tracks, including new single "Peephole" and the Black Lives Matter remix of "Rockstar,"which was released amidst worldwide protests. The new tracks, frontloaded ahead of the original album's songs, include guest appearances by Yung Thug, Gunna, Stunna 4 Vegas, and Rich Dunk, while the "Rockstar" remix concludes the LP. Blame It On Baby was originally released in April 2020 – much to the surprise of DaBaby's fans. The album debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 and gave the rapper his first No. 1 single on the Hot 100 with "Rockstar" featuring Roddy Ricch. The original iteration of Blame It On Baby, which marks DaBaby's third studio full-length, also includes all-star contributions from the likes of Migos, Future, Ashanti, and Megan Thee Stallion, among others.
Blind (Ft. Young Thug)
No Dribble (Ft. Stunna 4 Vegas)
Call It Even
Tlc (Ft. Gunna)
Go First (Ft. Stunna 4 Vegas & Rich Dunk)
Pick Up (Ft. Quavo)
Lightskin Shit (Ft. Future, JetsonMade)
Talk About It
Find My Way
Rockstar (Ft. Roddy Ricch)
Jump (Ft. YoungBoy Never Broke Again)
Drop (Ft. A Boogie wit da Hoodie and London on da Track)
Platinum selling, Grammy nominated recording artist Drake releases his hotly anticipated sophomore album, TAKE CARE. TAKE CARE is his follow up to THANK ME LATER, Drake's debut full length album that opened up at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Features the singles "Headlines" and "Marvin's Room".
- Disc 1 -
1 Over My Dead Body 4:33
2 Shot For Me 3:45
3 Headlines 3:26
4 Crew Love Featuring – Weeknd, The 3:29
- Disc 2 -
1 Take Care Featuring – Rihanna 4:37
2 Marvins Room / Buried Alive (Interlude) 8:15
3 Under Ground Kings 3:32
4 We'll Be Fine Featuring – Birdman 4:08
- Disc 3 -
1 Make Me Proud Featuring – Nicki Minaj 3:36
2 Lord Knows Featuring – Rick Ross 5:08
3 Cameras / Good Ones Go (Interlude) 7:15
4 Doing It Wrong 4:25
- Disc 4 -
1 The Real Her Featuring – Andre 3000, Lil' Wayne* 5:21
Sometimes I Might Be Introvert (Milky Clear Vinyl)
Double translucent white colored vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. 2021 release. Over the course of her lush, expansive, defiantly sprawling album, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, the Ivor Novello-Award-winning, Mercury nominated Little Simz delivers an undeniable modern classic, effortlessly condensing any number of disparate styles and genres into music which thrillingly broaches the gap between urgent modern treatise and hip hop. A bold, quantum leap forward from the critically beloved "Grey Area", this is hardly music aiming simply for the pop charts; rather, it is turbo charged with the kind of fury and potency, confusion and anxiety that make up the modern experience of being Black, British and female at this particular point in time. This is no mere philosophical exercise, however - the result is her most ambitious and soaring body of work to date, one which operates at the very heights of what rap can be.
MF Doom is the man in the iron mask. The most mysterious figure in hip-hop has also become one of the most popular, supplying beats and rhymes for Gorillaz, de la Soul, Madlib, Danger Mouse, and Wu-Tang Clan, and drawing praise from heavyweights like Just Blaze, Nas, and Mos Def. Since 2002, DOOM has released numerous volumes of Special Herbs, one of the longest-running instrumental series in hip-hop history. Now, volumes three and four of the acclaimed series are available on vinyl for the first time in years. With obscure loops and dusty samples galore, Special Herbs Vol. 3 & 4 is a must-have for any DOOM fan or hip-hop head.
Speakerboxxx: The Love Below (Explicit Content) [Limit one per customer]
OutKastSpeakerboxx: The Love Belowon 4x Vinyl LP!
Grammy Winner Album Of The Year Grammy Winner Urban/Alternative Performance Grammy Winner Best Rap Album
1. Intro - 1:29 2. Ghetto Musick (Benjamin/Gamble/Patton/Sigler) - 3:56 3. Unhappy (Patton/Sheats) - 3:19 4. Bowtie performed by OutKast / Sleepy Brown / Jazze Pha - 3:56 5. The Way You Move performed by OutKast / Sleepy Brown - 3:54 6. The Rooster (Mahone/Mathis/Patton) - 3:57 7. Bust performed by OutKast / Killer Mike - 3:08 8. War (Benjamin/Patton/Sheats) - 2:43 9. Church (Benjamin/Brown/Crenshaw/Kendricks/Patton) - 3:27 10. Bamboo (Interlude) - 2:09 11. Tomb of the Boom performed by OutKast / Konkrete / Big Gipp / Ludacris - 4:46 12. E-Mac (Interlude) - 0:24 13. Knowing (Patton) - 3:32 14. Flip Flop Rock performed by OutKast / Killer Mike / Jay-Z - 4:35 15. Interlude - 1:15 16. Reset performed by OutKast / Khujo Goodie / Cee-Lo - 4:35 17. D-Boi (Interlude) - 0:40 18. Last Call performed by OutKast / Slimm Calhoun / Lil' Jon / Mello - 3:57 19. Bowtie (Postlude) (Alexander/Brown/Patton) - 0:34 20. The Love Below (Intro) (Benjamin) - 1:27 21. Love Hater (Benjamin/Kendricks) - 2:49 22. God (Interlude) (Benjamin) - 2:20 23. Happy Valentine's Day (Benjamin) - 5:23 24. Spread (Benjamin) - 3:51 25. Where Are My Panties? - 1:54 26. Prototype (Benjamin) - 5:26 27. She Lives in My Lap performed by OutKast / Rosario Dawson - 4:27 28. Hey Ya! (Benjamin) - 3:55 29. Roses (Benjamin/Boykin/Patton) - 6:09 30. Good Day, Good Sir - 1:24 31. Behold a Lady (Benjamin) - 4:37 32. Pink & Blue (Benjamin/Kelly) - 5:04 33. Love in War (Benjamin) - 3:25 34. She's Alive (Benjamin/Kendricks) - 4:06 35. Dracula's Wedding performed by OutKast / Kelis - 2:32 36. My Favorite Things performed by OutKast / Norah Jones - 5:13 37. Take Off Your Cool (Benjamin) - 2:38 38. Vibrate (Benjamin) - 6:33 39. A Life in the Day of Benjamin André... (Benjamin) - 5:11
Kanye West delivers a Deluxe Edition of the record-shattering Donda, featuring 4 bonus tracks plus fan-favorite verses from Andre 3k, Kid Cudi and more. This release, from one of “the most influential pop stars of the 21st century,” was his 10th #1 album on the Billboard 200, racking up over 1 billion streams in the first 10 days. Originally previewed at 3 historic livestream events, the global phenomenon topped charts in 11 countries and set an Apple Music record of #1s in 152 countries. 4 LP.
2002'sThe Eminem Showis the fourth studio album from Detroit hip hop artistEminemand follow-up to his 2000 masterworkThe Marshall Mathers LP. Largely self-produced with assistance fromDr. Dre,The Eminem Showdebuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and went on to become the biggest selling album of 2002.
The 20-track set earnedEminemhis second consecutive Grammy nomination for Album of the Year and was his third release in four years to take home the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. Incorporating much more of a rap-rock feel than prior releases and with plenty of material inspired by the pitfalls of fame, his ex-wife, estranged mother and daughter,The Eminem Showproduced four top 15 singles including "Without Me," "Cleanin' Out My Closet," "Sing for the Moment" and "Superman."
"Eminem's last album, 2000's 'The Marshall Mathers LP', made him nothing less than the biggest and best pop star in the world. A true artist, no one since Kurt has raged so hard and articulately, no-one since David Bowie has played with their persona with more intelligence, and no-one since the Sex Pistols has pissed more people off...Part of the power of 'The Marshall Mathers LP' was that it seemed to come from nowhere - certainly it was a quantum leap from his 1999 debut.
"Fame and familiarity means that Eminem can never pull that trick off again, but he can improve his music, find new things to talk about, refine his amazing flow. 'The Eminem Show' sees Marshall Mathers doing all these things, backing away from the scorched-earth nihilism of his last album towards a more personal, vulnerable, even - gulp - mature artistic vision." - Alex Needham, NME