Releases Filed Under: "Hip Hop / Rap"
Deltron 3030 is composed of a trinity of Alt-Rap all-stars: Master lyricist Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, super producer Dan ‘The Automator’ Nakamura and virtuoso turntablist DJ Kid Koala.
They are finally releasing the long-awaited follow-up to their debut an album titled Deltron 3030: Event II. “This time, the album has a specific story,” says Del. “The Deltron world has gone too far with technology. Everything’s destroyed, and you just see the remnants of our technology. The streets are run by criminals, the police are outnumbered and outgunned, and we’re like pirates, running rogue, doing what we do to survive. That’s the scene of it. We’re trying to be as literary as possible while dealing with a musical format. I don’t know if you could even categorize this as a Hip Hop album - it’s more like a rock opera, but using rapFiled under: Hip Hop / Rap • Rock • Vinyl
Kiss Land follows up his unanimously celebrated platinum-selling 2012 debut, Trilogy. Tapping into that same signature mystique, this second effort is an elegant pastiche of love, longing, and lust set to a futuristic soundtrack of shimmering keys, disruptive synths, and airy atmospherics. It’s dark. It’s dangerous. It’s decidedly sexy. It’s The Weeknd.Filed under: Hip Hop / Rap • R&B / Soul / Funk
The first conceptually-based album from The Roots. Undun quickly reaffirms the creativity of the outfit that are notorious for pushing the envelope.
The album’s first single is “Make My” featuring Big K.I.R.T. Undun is an existential re-telling of the short life of one Redford Stephens (1974-1999).
Through the use of emotives and Redford’s internal dialogues the album seeks to illustrate the intersection of free will and prescribed destiny as it plays out `on the corner’.
Utilizing a reverse narrative arc, the album begins as the listener finds Redford disoriented—postmortem—and attempting to make sense of his former life. As he moves through its pivotal moments he begins to deconstruct all that has led to his (and our own) coming undun.Filed under: Hip Hop / Rap
Ol Dirty Bastard
Return to the 36 Chambers Deluxe
The Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version Wallet Box features the remastered album on one disc and a second disc of remixes, rarities, instrumentals, and a cappellas.
It comes packaged in a billfold wallet with a poster, sticker, and an Ol’ Dirty Bastard food stamp card that replicates the one on the album cover.Filed under: Hip Hop / Rap
Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2
Vinyl now in stock !!
The long-awaited eighth album from the Hip Hop/Rock trio. Hot Sauce Committee Part Two was produced by Beastie Boys and mixed by Philippe Zdar.
This album marks Mike “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “Ad Rock” Horovitz and Adam “MCA” Yauch’s first full length effort since 2007’s Grammy-winning all-instrumental The Mix-Up.Filed under: Hip Hop / Rap • Vinyl
Shaolin Vs Wu-Tang
Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang is the long awaited concept album from Raekwon the Chef.
Back with the gritty tales from the street that have made him a Hip Hop legend, Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang captures Raekwon at the top of his lyrical game.
Guest features include The Wu-Tang Clan members, Rick Ross, Jim Jones, Raheem Devaughn, Black Thought, Busta Rhymes and others.Filed under: Hip Hop / Rap
Ill Bill vs DJ Muggs
Kill Devil Hills
DJ Muggs is one of the industry’s most talented and best known producers.
Since Cypress Hill’s formation in 1991, the pioneering Rap-Rock quartet has come a long way from the streets of South Central Los Angeles.
Ill Bill was a founding member of Non Phixion who released their seminal debut, The Future Is Now, in 2002 and has also released two influential solo LPs.
Kill Devil Hills features appearances from B-Real, Raekwon, Sean Price, Everlast, Slaine, Chace Infinite, O.C., Q-Unique, Vinnie Paz and Sick Jaken.Filed under: Hip Hop / Rap
The star-studded featured cast includes the legendary Big Boi of OutKast, renowned poet Saul Williams, Psychedelic Dance-Punk troupe Of Montreal, Punk prophets Deep Cotton, and the Wondaland Arch Orchestra. The album was recorded at Wondaland Studios in Atlanta, but written all over the world, including but not limited to Moscow, Prague, Istanbul, Berlin, Amsterdam, New York, and the Palace of the Dogs. The ArchAndroid was inspired not only by the energy of these places, but by such revolutionary musicians and artistic visionaries as Salvador Dalí, Walt Disney, OutKast, Stevie Wonder, Octavia Butler, David Bowie, Andy Warhol, and John Williams.Filed under: Hip Hop / Rap • R&B / Soul / Funk
Sir Lucious Left Foot The Son Of Chico Dusty
2010 solo release from one-half of Outkast. Following the success of Speakerboxxx, which went on to win two Grammy’s and sell 11 million copies as a double album alongside his OutKast partner-in-rhyme Andre 3000’s The Love Below. Big Boi now returns with his long awaited solo album Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty.Filed under: Hip Hop / Rap • R&B / Soul / Funk
How I Got Over
HOW I GOT OVER is the follow-up to Rising Down , praised by Rolling Stone more than a month before the album’s release, for spewing “rhymes from the perspective of the poor and the dispossessed, from North Philly to Liberia.”
Rising Down’s guests list included Common on “The Show” (with Dice Raw); original Roots rapper Malik B. on “Lost Desire” (with Brooklyn’s Talib Kweli) and “I Can’t Help It”; and fellow Def Jam R&B singer Chrisette Michele and Washington D.C. rapper Wale on the lighthearted closing track, “Rising Up.”
Philadelphia hip-hop voices Dice Raw, Truck North, Porn, and Peedi Peedi appear throughout, as well as Mercedes Martinez of the Jazzyfatnastees.Filed under: Hip Hop / Rap • Vinyl