Onyx & Snowgoons - '#WAKEDAFUCUP' CD Now Shipping
3/14: UGHH is the only supplier in the USA for this item! "Move back mothaf*ckas, the Onyx is here!" Produced entirely by German crew Snowgoons, the forthcoming set seems to feature a throwback East Coast sound to match the record's reminiscent name - Onyx's 1993 debut LP was dubbed Bacdafucup, for those who missed the boom-bap history lesson. Snowgoons produced the last M.O.P. album titled Sparta as well produced the Goondox project consists of EPMD's PMD & Sean Strange. The feature list goes from Sean Price, Reks, Cormega, Dope D.O.D., Snak The Ripper, Papoose, Makem Pay to A$ap Ferg.
Vinyl LP available for pre-order.
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - 'Pinata' CD Now Shipping
3/14: Gibbs is joined on Pinata by Earl Sweatshirt, Raekwon, Scarface, Domo Genesis, Ab-Soul and a host of others in setting his soliloquies of the streets alongside film snippets and dusted funk, soul and prog musical tapestries. While this is the latest in a series of single-artist collaborations for Madlib, the pairing is unique as it is the first time for Gibbs working with just one producer. As a producer, Madlib, quite simply, is music, and ten years into his career-a time when other artists become comfortable-Gibbs remains restless, focused, with an eye on the competition and their position relative to his ascent.
Vinyl LP available for pre-order.
Frankenstein - 'The Science of Sound' CD Now Shipping
3/14: Frankenstein, Canada's best producer on the mic is ready to release a compilation on Ill Adrenaline Records. Completely re-mastered, "The Science of Sound" is not only a 20-track strong CD containing the entire Frankenstein 12" single catalogue and some rare tracks, but also includes the full "UV" album plus two previously unreleased joints taken off the original Delphi Oracle demo tape from 1994 (available for pre-order on Vinyl).
DJ Doom & Blacastan - 'Deep Breath' Vinyl Now Shipping
3/14: Blunted Astronaut presents a brand new 12" single by DJ Doom and long-time collaborator Blacastan. "Deep Breath" features O.C., while "Passive Aggression" on the flip side adds potency to this highly explosive mixture, and the addition of DJ Tha Boss on the cuts provides the primer. To top it all off, Doom provides a solid remix of "Deep Breath" which cements this release. Tracks include instrumental, acappella, TV, and clean versions.
DJ Doom - 'Temple Of Boom' Vinyl LP available for pre-order (it does not include 'Deep Breath').
Cyne - 'All My Angles Are Right' CD Now Shipping
3/14: CYNE are more than one emcee, more than two producers, more than their decade-spanning discography, and, with the announcement of their new album, All My Angles Are Right, more than just hip-hop. Cise Star is a conscience for your headphones. Speck and Enoch dig deep so you don't have to. CYNE rise above their sphere, merging the personal and the political with genre-busting production and silver-tongued rhymes that capture cross-millennia truths. CYNE lights up their full spectrum with All My Angles Are Right, their fifth album.
Vinyl LP available for pre-order.
L'Orange - 'The Orchid Days' CD & Vinyl Pre-Order
3/12: L'Orange's latest release, The Orchid Days, isn't an album so much as it's a movement of thought and theme through sound. The Orchid Days echoes with the harbingers of inevitable change. We're introduced to the sultry tones of Erica Lane, a chanteuse who channels Billie Holiday, L'Orange's longtime muse, while still claiming her tone as her own.
Mobb Deep - 'The Infamous Mobb Deep' CD Pre-Order
3/12: Coming up with the most original title since "The Infamous", "The Infamous Mobb Deep" is the upcoming eighth studio album by Havoc and Prodigy. This is a double album that will consist of one disc of new original music and another of unreleased tracks from the recording sessions from their second studio album The Infamous (1995). The album's production is handled by Havoc, Boi-1da, Illmind and The Alchemist among others.
O.C. - 'B-Boy Stance' 7" Vinyl Pre-Order
3/12: B-Boy Stance is a collaboration release between Australian producer DJ Force and O.C. The 7" is a limited edition, hand numbered release with only 200 units being distributed world wide. The track serves as a return to the 'Boom-Bap' and an ode to everything we love about hip-hop. Produced, mixed and mastered by DJ Force, the 7" comes with the original version A-side and the Cassette Version as the B-Side.
Souls Of Mischief - '93 'Til Infinity (Deluxe Edition Bundle)' Vinyl Now Shipping
3/11: Get On Down & Souls Of Mischief present the exclusive "93 'Til Infinity (Deluxe Edition Bundle)." Limited to 500, the bundle celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Souls Of Mischief's landmark album. The Souls Standard Bundle Includes: - A "Hiero Light Box" outer case with a 4.5 inch blue LED-lit Hieroglyphics logo - activated by a hidden button on the case. The iconic 'third-eye' logo glows in radiant neon blue when the button is pushed! The "Hiero Light Box" also holds the "Souls of Mischief Music Book" in a distinctive slide-out drawer emblazoned with the Souls graf-style logo. - A 2-CD "Souls of Mischief Music Book" package with a unique CD casebook that plays the song "93 'til Infinity" when the cover is opened. It houses two CDs which include the full album plus 11 extra remix and instrumental tracks (8 never before on CD, including exclusive "93 'til Infinity" a capella which has not been previously released in any format.) This deluxe 2-CD hardcover "Music Book" also includes 36-pages of liner notes comprised of images and group interviews. - A 2-LP deluxe gatefold edition of 93 'Til Infinity (with the same liner notes as the "Music Book").
CD Deluxe Edition also available.
The UN - 'UN Or U Out' Re-Issue CD & Vinyl Pre-Order
3/11: First-ever reissue of UN Or U Out, the classic debut album from The UN. Consisting of Roc Marciano, Dino Brave, Mike Raw, and Laku, the UN first emerged on Pete Rock's 2001 Petestrumentals album, a primarily all instrumental release minus two tracks-"Nothing Lesser" and "Cake", both featuring vocals by The UN. Pete Rock fans were at first perplexed by the vocal appearance of an unknown group. Yet Pete not only had the confidence and foresight to introduce the four MCs, he also furthered the collaboration, making it full circle by lending production to three tracks on UN or U Out. This album remains a timeless listen, a deeply succinct homage to New York's bygone era of gritty boom-bap, made with tasteful nods to Queensbridge's cold-steel aesthetic.
Atmosphere - 'Southsiders' CD & Vinyl Pre-Order
3/11: While Southsiders is a celebration of the group's fortitude, it is also a deeply introspective, and sometimes conflicted, work. "It's a natural progression from the last record, The Family Sign, which was about growing my family. I'm sticking to my roots, rapping about what I'm doing, what I think about." The CD comes packaged in a custom printed plastic casing which contains a full color printed wallet, 16-panel accordion style insert, and 24-page lyric booklet. Vinyl comes packaged in a custom printed plastic casing, gatefold jacket, full color printed sleeves, metallic silver color double vinyl, 8-Page LP lyric booklet, and free digital download card.
Meyhem Lauren - 'Respect The Fly Shit' CD Pre-Order
3/11: Long awaited project from Meyhem Lauren who is a long time member of The Outdoorsmen clique and the infamous Lo-Lifes. The project was conceived during a conversation between Action Bronson and Meyhem while en route to SXSW and was entirely produced by Harry Fraud and Tommy Mas. This now classic tape features an amazing cast of characters such as Action Bronson, Sean Price, Roc Marciano, Smoke DZA, Thirstin Howl III, Riff Raff, AG da Coroner, J-Love, Heems, & Jay Steele.
Prince Po w/ Oh No - 'Animal Serum' Vinyl Pre-Order
3/11: As one half of seminal hip hop duo Organized Konfusion, Prince Po helped elevate lyricism and shape the art form for years to come. With two innovative artists joining forces for the first time, Animal Serum is a dark, psychedelic experience that even includes a long-awaited reunion Organized Konfusion reunion on the Pharoahe Monch-assisted "Smash".
CD now shipping.