Roc Marciano - 'The Pimpire Strikes Back' Vinyl Now Shipping
2/28: After handling mainly production duties on the recent Marci Beacoup, Roc Marciano returns to the mic with his trademark flair for street stories, gritty beats, and tongue-twisting allegories. Features include: Action Bronson, Willy The Kid, & Knowledge the Pirate. Beats by Madlib, Evidence, Alchemist & Roc Marciano himself.
Talib Kweli - 'Gravitas' Vinyl Now Shipping
2/28: The respect Talib is given is evident when Raekwon drops by to spit on Violations. Talib Kweli has also showcased new artists throughout his storied career, giving breaks to people like Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole long before they were embraced by the mainstream. This streak continues with Brooklyn's own UnderAchievers, who pop up on the Statik Selektah produced New Leaders. The OhNo produced Art Imitates Life features classic lyricism from Kweli, Rah Digga and Black Thought from the legendary Roots, and Austin's guitar prodigy Gary Clark Jr. shows up for Demonology. All of this leads up to Gravitas' final track, Colors of You, featuring Mike Posner and produced by the late, great J Dilla of Slum Village fame.
CD also available.
Crown - 'Pieces To The Puzzle' CD/ Vinyl Now Shipping
2/26: Crown is a French beatmaker and a member of Grim Reaperz. 'Pieces To The Puzzle' has required five years of work to produce and record this titanic album and gather artists from every corner of the world including: Akhenaton (IAM), Flynt, Demi Portion, A.T.K., Scylla, Masta Ace, Reks, Saigon, Rasco, Lil Dap, PMD and many others ... as well as numerous deejays who are bringing a genuine vibe to this album with soul/ jazz flavors.
Lootpack - 'Loopdigga EP' Vinyl Now Shipping
2/21: Lootpack is Madlib's first group, which includes Wildchild and DJ Romes. Loopdigga EP collects rare tracks, each taken from the original master record. The title track "Loopdigga" may be the most definitive Madlib recording of this era, with three rap sections about digging for records, broken up by jazz interludes.
Amiri - 'This Is Part Time' CD Now Shipping
2/21: With the amount of work Amiri puts in, you would think music is his full time job. Since 2010, he has released two solo albums, two albums as Spectac & amiri, a couple albums worth of remixes, and a handful of beat tapes...all while producing for other artists. On his third solo LP, the South Carolina producer makes it clear that This Is Part Time. Though with an album this cohesive and tenacious, listeners would be none the wiser.
UGHH.com Top Sellers For January 2014 Announced
2/20: Top selling CDs on UGHH in January:
1. Step Brothers - 'Lord Steppington'
2. Blu & Exile - 'Below The Heavens (Re-Issue)'
3. Snowgoons - 'Black Snow 2'
4. Virtuoso & Snowgoons - 'CoVirt Ops - 'Infantry'
5. Guilty Simpson b/w Sean Price - 'Highway Robbery'
Click here to view the January 2014 Top Sellers.
Click here to view the current February 2014 Top Sellers.
Gang Starr - 'Step In The Arena' Vinyl Re-Issue Now Shipping
2/19: Step In the Arena is the second studio album by hip hop duo Gang Starr, originally released on January 15, 1991. Produced entirely by DJ Premier, many would argue this is Gang Starr's best album ever released. Features tracks Just To Get A Rep, Love Sick, and the title track Step In The Arena, as well as countless other classics. We recommend getting your copies now before they sell out.
CD version also shipping.