Lord Finesse - 'Return Of The Funky Man' CD Now Shipping
2/12: Originally released in 1992, this album was very anticipated after his debut on the scene just a few years prior. Having already established himself as a punch-line king capable of humorous storytelling, Return Of The Funky Man cemented Finesse as a top notch producer. Along for this ride Finesse brings D.I.T.C brethren Showbiz and Diamond D on the production side while A.G and (at the time) newcomer Percee P share mic duties.
Vinyl LP version also available.
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Pawz One - 'Face The Facts' CD Now Shipping
2/12: First solo album featuring a combination of gritty and smooth production from Los Angeles producers Default & Breeze that embody the genuine golden-era style. Heavyweight guests such as Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples, Ras Kass, Termanology, 2Mex and Masta Ace all make solid appearances throughout the album. The cultures in good hands, it's time to face the facts!
AIAIAI x Stones Throw Records TMA-1 Headphone
2/5: The latest addition to AIAIAI'S LABEL/ED series: the TMA-1 Stones Throw Edition. Designed in collaboration with the label that brought Madlib, Dam-Funk and M.F. DOOM to the world, the new model sports a bold, new black and purple colorway, and an embossed Stones Throw logo on both earcups. Tested in studios and on tours all over the world by the world's most demanding DJs, this is a specialized piece of equipment for the hard working musician and audiophiles alike.
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Prince Po w/ Oh No - 'Animal Serum' CD Now Shipping
2/4: 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".
Vinyl LP available for pre-order.
M.F. DOOM - 'Special Herbs Vol. 3 & 4' Vinyl Now Shipping
1/30: M.F. 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 some of the most recognized names in hip hop.a 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. Also includes a limited-edition bonus 7", featuring two beats from DOOM's days as a member of 90s hip-hop trio KMD.
Dag Savage - 'E&J' CD/ Vinyl Now Shipping
1/30: Exile + Johaz = DAG SAVAGE. The album features appearances from Blu, Aloe Blacc, Fashawn, Co$$, Choosey and more. With beats produced By Exile who has been making classics for the westcoast for a minute, from Blu & Exile's "Below the heavens" to Fashawn's "Boy meets World." Now for his next classic, the debut album "E & J" by Dag Savage.
Mello Music Group - 'Mandala Vol. 2' CD Now Shipping
1/30: This CD celebrates the breadth of talent on deck over sixteen carefully-selected new tracks. Showcasing the depth of lyricists and producers that the MMG squad has to offer, the CD delivers everything from brag rap workouts, electro funk excursions, tales of relationships turned sour and late night kush soundtracks. Acting as both an ideal introduction to the Mello Music Group roster for newer listeners and a celebration of the strength of the label for existing fans, Mandala Vol. 2, Today's Mathematics is an essential experience for anyone with an ear for soulful music that isn't afraid to stay down to earth while shooting for the stars.
Confidence Presents GDot & Born CD Now Shipping
1/28: All production is handled by Confidence, who's claim to fame includes "Rashad and Confidence" and "Purpose and Confidence" and produced 7 tracks on Neek the Exotic's "Hustle Don't Stop" album. This album is 14 songs deep with Gdot & Born handling about half the duties on the mic. The rest go to EDO.G, with a stand out track dedicated to Pete Rock featuring Grap Luva and Rob-O. Listeners get a nice chance to diversify their ears while Confidence keeps a steady stream of that authentic hip hop underneath.
Snowgoons - 'Black Snow 2' CD Now Shipping
1/27: Black Snow from 2008 is the most famous Snowgoons album and with the sequel Black Snow 2 the Snowgoons want to continue there legacy of hard hitting beats with top notch features and lyrics. All the right ingredients was brought together to top the 2008 release. Featuring 50+ artists over 21 tracks, this CD really is worth every penny and will likely be a contender for 2014 release of the year.
Vinyl LP available for pre-order.