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."
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."
Some albums define an era, a place, a certain time in one's life. TheBeastie BoysCheck Your Head practically defined the summer of 1992 for those who were wary of the mainstreaming of rap and the insurgency of grunge. It was here that MCA, Adrock and Mike D. created a musical montage that defied genre, one with the swagger of punk and the rootsy earthiness of early-'70s soul-jazz, all layered with a hip-hop consciousness. Lo-fi, garagy, guitar-riff-loaded tracks like "Pass Da Mic" and "Gratitude" made it clear that the Beasties could be taken as serious musical forces, even innovators. Yet they still brilliantly tempered the proceedings with romps like "Professor Booty" and "Funky Boss." One of the best albums of the '90's, Check Your Head was a turning point for the band and the genesis of a new musical hybrid.
1. Jimmy James 2. Funky Boss 3. Pass the Mic 4. Gratitude 5. Lighten Up 6. Finger Lickin' Good 7. So What'cha Want 8. Biz Vs. The Nuge 9. Time for Livin' 10. Something's Got to Give 11. Blue Nun 12. Stand Together 13. Pow 14. Maestro 15. Groove Holmes 16. Live at P.J.'s 17. Mark on the Bus 18. Professor Booty 19. In 3's 20. Namasté
Underneath his mysterious metal mask, MF Doom hides the cachet underground legends are made of. After his first group KMD's sophomore album Black Bastards was shelved by Elektra in 1994, and his blood brother Subroc - one half of the sibling rap duo - passed away, surviving frontman Zev Love X slowly mutated into the supervillain MC known as MF Doom, and the rap world is better for it.
The 1999 release of Operation: Doomsday marked MF Doom's official debut, reintroducing a mysterious figure who would soon become one of underground rap's greatest voices. Within it's 19 tracks, Operation: Doomsday reveals the confluence of DOOM's tragic past, personal interests and daring creativity. His clever rhymes and remarkable schemes stood out against the landscape, and every sound he touched - from cartoon theme songs, to '80s soul, to rap classics and more - got reinterpreted into something brand new and surreal. Decades later, MF Doom is still celebrated for all facets of his work and influence. In the face of tragedy, DOOM re-infiltrated the rap game on his own terms, and crafted an instant cult classic. Operation: Doomsday stands as a testament to the power of betting on yourself against all odds.
Double clear vinyl LP pressing. 2018 release. Beerbongs & Bentleys is the second studio album by rapper Post Malone, released by Republic Records on April 27, 2018. It succeeds Malone's debut album Stoney, released in 2016. The album features guest appearances from Swae Lee, 21 Savage, Ty Dolla Sign, Nicki Minaj, G-Eazy and YG. It includes production from frequent collaborators Louis Bell and Frank Dukes, alongside London on da Track, Andrew Watt, Tank God, Twice as Nice, Teddy Walton, Scott Storch and PartyNextDoor, among others. The album was supported by five singles: "Rockstar", "Candy Paint", "Psycho", "Ball for Me" and "Better Now", with "Rockstar" and "Psycho" peaking at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Eminem's four studio albums shattered so many sales records that you might think just about every man, woman and gerbil on the planet already owns a bulk of the songs that make up this greatest hits collection. But Curtain Call presents the perfect opportunity to have another look at the life of Marshall Mathers. Starting out in the vein of the Beastie Boys and Slick Rick, he grafted filthy verses over bubbly nursery rhyme melodies and primitive Casio beats to come up with comical singles like 'My Name Is' and 'Real Slim Shady.' Then angst and reflection set in, resulting in rare moments of vulnerability ('Lose Yourself') and a richer musical experience ('Stan'). The three new tracks reflect the entire spectrum, with 'When I'm Gone,' a bittersweet goodbye letter, signaling the raw emotion and youthful enthusiasm of his early days have substantially faded, while 'Fack' counters that the Detroit rapper still has the dirtiest mouth in the business.
1. Intro 2. Fack 3. The Way I Am 4. My Name Is 5. Stan 6. Lose Yourself 7. Shake That 8. Sing For The Moment 9. Without Me 10. Like Toy Soldiers 11. The Real Slim Shady 12. Mockingbird 13. Guilty Conscience 14. Cleanin' Out My Closet 15. Just Lose It 16. When I'm Gone 17. Stan (Live)
Kid CudiMan On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rageron 2LP
Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Ragerfollows-up upKid Cudi'scritically acclaimed 2009 debut albumMan on the Moon: The End of Day. The album features varied production from the likes of Kanye West, No I.D., the Neptunes, Ratatat, and Jim Jonsin and collaborations with Cage, Snoop Dogg, Pharrell and Chip Tha Ripper.
Kid CudiMan On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. RagerTrack Listing:
1. Scott Mescudi VS the World feat. Cee-Lo 2. REVOFEV 3. Don’t Play This Song feat. Mary J. Blige 4. We Aite (Wake Your Mind Up) 5. Marijuana 6. Mojo So Dope 7. Ashin’ Kusher 8. Erase Me feat. Kanye West 9. Wild’n Cuz Im Young 10. The Mood 11. MANIAC feat. Cage & St. Vincent 12. Mr. Rager 13. These Worries feat. Mary J. Blige 14. The End feat. GLC, Chip Tha Ripper & Nicole Wray 15. All Along 16. GHOST! 17. Trapped In My Mind
TheBeastie Boys1994 releaseIll Communicationis remastered here on double 180g gatefold vinyl that was overseen by the band. It's all here; live funk, a bit of hardcore, ingenious samples of obscure records, Money Mark on keys, guest shots by Q-Tip and Biz Markie, and the inevitable cascade of witty old-school rhymes. Certified triple platinum,Ill Communicationpeaked at #1 on the Top 200 Album Chart and #2 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Album Chart. Features the hit "Sabotage," which reached the Top 20 on the Modern Rock Chart.
Beastie BoysIll CommunicationTrack Listing:
1. Sure Shot 2. Tough Guy 3. B-Boys Makin' With The Freak Freak 4. Bobo On The Corner 5. Root Down 6. Sabotage 7. Get It Together 8. Sabrosa 9. The Update 10. Futterman's Rule 11. Alright Hear This 12. Eugene's Lamnet 13. Flute Loop 14. Do It 15. Ricky's Theme 16. Heart Attack Man 17. The Scoop 18. Shambala 19. Bodhisattva Vow 20. Transitions
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
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.
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
Mac Miller - "Best Day Ever" When most fans think of Mac Miller, the first thing that comes to mind is his seminal work Best Day Ever, it's recognizable artwork, or it's most popular track: "Donald Trump." Remastered and featuring deluxe packaging, Best Day Ever is receiving a commercial release on vinyl and CD for the very first time.
Mac Millerhas accomplished every goal he ever set for himself. At least that's what the magazines say about the Pittsburgh kid, and they're right enough. With his first album he became a grassroots rap megastar. With his second he bared his weird soul and was praised for it. His 11 mixtapes boast a couple bucket lists' worth of collaborators, from Bun B and Kendrick Lamar to Rick Ross and Juicy J. And in the same year that he toured the U.S. backed by a psychedelic soul band, he rapped all over Europe with Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz. He did indie. He's doing major. He even bought himself a ridiculous house in the Los Angeles hills and made a TV show about it. Hell, he made a jazz record.
But it's only now that Mac is stepping into the light. If the work he released surrounding 2013's acclaimedWatching Movies With the Sound Offseems dark, that's because he's been exorcising demons – literally if you consider the tape devoted to his horrorcore alter-ego, Delusional Thomas. As Mac's profile rose, his outlook sunk. While the picture he painted of himself through 2014's bleak-bangingFacestape is real as can be, it caught him in a surreal state: questioning everything, depressed. In 2015, at 23, we meet Mac all over again. The Mac who's got some answers, who sold the mansion, climbed out of the rabbit hole, and went back home to make his most confident and clear-headed album yet.
2015's GO:OD AMspeaks to this moment in Mac's life. A well-curated set of guests (ranging fromMiguel,Little Dragon,Chief Keef, frequent collaboratorAb-Souland aLil Bat his most sage) who embolden the message. Echoes of past forays into piano music and crate-digger beats. Fresh collisions of astral soundscapes and trap drums. You'll find a lot of humor and a lot of swagger. Heart and insight, too. Most of all, you'll findMac Millerstanding on his mountain of accomplishments – those we witnessed and those we didn't – rapping his ass off (as evidenced on lead track "100 Grandkids") with a crooked grin and enough wisdom to know that the only way is up.
LP1 1. Doors 2. Brand Name 3. Rush Hour 4. Two Matches (feat. Ab-Soul) 5. 100 Grandkids 6. Time Flies (feat. Lil B) 7. Weekend (feat. Miguel) 8. Clubhouse 9. In The Bag
LP2 1. Break The Law 2. Perfect Circle / God Speed 3. When In Rome 4. ROS 5. Cut The Check (feat. Chief Keef) 6. Ascension 7. Jump 8. The Festival (feat. Little Dragon)
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
Global superstar Post Malone holds the record for most RIAA diamond-certified singles in history. The Diamond Collection is a compilation of his top hits to date, including “Congratulations (feat. Quavo),” “Sunflower (with Swae Lee),” “White Iverson,” and more. Available on clear vinyl in a custom jacket exclusively for RSD Black Friday 2023.
SIDE A: 1. White Iverson 2. Congratulations – feat. Quavo 3. I Fall Apart 4. rockstar – feat. 21 Savage
SIDE B: 5. Psycho – feat. Ty Dolla $ign 6. Better Now 7. Sunflower (SpiderMan: Into The SpiderVerse) – Post Malone & Swae Lee 8. Circles 9. Chemical
SIDE C: 10. Go Flex 11. Candy Paint 12. Stay 13. Wow. 14. Goodbyes – feat. Young Thug
SIDE D: 15. Take What You Want – feat. Ozzy Osbourne & Travis Scott 16. I Like You (A Happier Song) – feat. Doja Cat 17. One Right Now – feat. The Weeknd 18. Feeling Whitney
Double vinyl LP pressing. 2020 collection. Beastie Boys Music is a companion piece to the critically acclaimed documentary Beastie Boys Story and the group's best seller Beastie Boys Book. The album features 20 Beastie Boys classics spanning the band's 30+ year career.
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.
TheBeastie Boys'1998 releaseHello Nastyremastered for the first time on double 180g gatefold vinyl. The original release is certified triple (3x) platinum by the RIAA, peaking at #1 on the Top 200 Album Chart. The album also received a pair of 1998 Grammys for Best Alternative Music Performance and Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group. Features the hit songs “Intergalactic” and “Body Movin’.”
1. Super Disco Breakin' 2. The Move 3. Remote Control 4. Song for the Man 5. Just a Test 6. Body Movin' 7. Intergalactic 8. Sneakin' Out the Hospital 9. Putting Shame in Your Game 10. Flowin' Prose 11. And Me 12. Three MC's and One DJ 13. The Grasshopper Unit (Keep Movin') 14. Song for Junior 15. I Don't Know 16. The Negotiation Limerick File 17. Electrify 18. Picture This 19. Unite 20. Dedication 21. Dr. Lee, PhD 22. Instant Death
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
Following the monumental success of his 5x Grammy-nominated, double Platinum debut albumAmerican Teen,Khalidis gearing up to break new records with his highly anticipated sophomore effort,Free Spirit. First taste single, "Talk," co-written with Disclosure, adds to a stable of hits that's truly staggering for an artist so young.Free Spiritalso includes new tracks "Self" and "My Bad" and special guestJohn Mayeron the song "Outta My Head."
From 7x Platinum "Young Dumb & Broke" and 3x Platinum "Better," to the stack of collabs with some of the world's biggest artists, such as Normani on "Love Lies" (5x Platinum), 6LACK and Ty Dolla $ign on "OTW" (2x Platinum), Martin Garrix on "Ocean" (2x Platinum), Benny Blanco and Halsey on "Eastside," Shawn Mendes on "Youth," Calvin Harris and Future on "Rollin," Logic and Alessia Cara on "1-800-273-8255," and close friend Billie Eilish on "Lovely,"Khalidhas truly become one of the most notable names in pop today.
Rolling Stonehas calledKhalida "pop prodigy" whileTIME Magazinestated that, "His thoughtful, relatable reflections on modern youth culture and the limitations of love are just as pitch-perfect as his soulful, measured delivery."
Arriving just 10 months after the release of his critically-acclaimed breakout albumTa13oo, Zuufinds Denzel Curryreturning to his South Florida roots both sonically and thematically, reflecting on the lessons his surroundings and family have taught him, while drawing influence from the deep, diverse soundscape of South Florida rap that he was surrounded by. It includes features from Kiddo Marv, Rick Ross, Tay Keith, Ice Billion Berg, and Sam Sneak and production from FNZ, Keanu Beats, Charlie Heat, Mickey De Grand IV, Tay Keith, Rugah Rahj, Plus Pierre, Jasper Harris, and Ronny J. The collection is introduced by the pair of preceding singles, "Ricky" (named after Curry's father) and "Speedboat." "If Zuu isn't in your rotation, you're sleeping" (Exclaim!).