Ol' Dirty Bastard - 'Return To The 36 Chambers' Vinyl In Stock
1/21: Back in stock! It's safe to say that hip-hop has never seen an album like Ol' Dirty Bastard's 1995 solo debut Return to the 36 Chambers. The brief glimpses of ODB's unhinged genius provided by Wu-Tang Clan's landmark Enter the Wu-Tang album two years earlier were begging to be expanded on to a larger canvas, and, with RZA guiding production, the album promised to give Dirty the creative license to make one of the most bizarre, entertaining and original LPs in hip-hop history.
CD version also available.
Clipse - 'Lord Willin' Vinyl Now Shipping
1/21: The first act signed to The Neptunes' newly formed Star Trak label was a Virginia based duo known as the Clipse. The first single "Grindin'" impacted the streets with its bare boned but infectious drum beat. These brothers - Pusha T and Malice combined with The Neptunes groundbreaking production sent a clear message to the rap world – "we are not the same" (as rapped by Malice on his opening verse on "Cot' Dam"). Clipse brings an authentic Virginia sound into the game and created a movement, with not only their darkly layered raps but The Neptunes as well.
CD version also available.
Lord Finesse - 'Return Of The Funky Man' Vinyl Now Shipping
1/21: 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.
CD version available for pre-order.
Ray West & O.C. - 'Ray's Cafe' Now Shipping
1/21: Red Apples 45 continues its boutique-style catalogue with Ray's Cafe, this time around pairing the talent of O.C. of D.I.T.C. and producer Ray West. This combination of talent is set in the theme of a smokey jazz cafe in the 1970s where O.C. is free of all boundaries and limitations. Timeless songs of love, life, loss, and glory fill the air of the cafe with mystique and inspiration.
Vinyl and Cassette versions available.
Apollo Brown - 'Clouds (Deluxe Edition)' Vinyl Now Shipping
1/11: Finally repressed but this time, as a DELUXE EDITION, on Brown/Yellow haze vinyl with a bonus 7" featuring Oddisee & Has-Lo - whoa! The instrumental project from Detroit producer Apollo Brown. While most have come to know Apollo's production for its smash mouth, head nodding, grime, Clouds reveals another aspect of his production ability. This complex, mello instrumental album is ideal on a winter afternoon, or as a nightcap to the day. Each track is hypnotic and imaginative. Clouds is a 52 minute instrumental ride, a backdrop for reflection.
CD (non-deluxe) version also available.
Slick Rick - 'The Great Adventures... (Re-Issue)' Vinyl Shipping
1/10: When you think of classic hip hop from the 80's, an album that is sure to get mentioned as one of the greatest is Slick Rick's - 'The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick'. Available only as a bootleg for years, this classic hip hop album is finally officially re-issued on heavyweight vinyl! Featuring classics such as Mona Lisa, Treat Her Like A Prostitute, Lick The Balls, Teenage Love, and more, this is a must have for any hip hop fan. Get your copies now because once they're gone, they're gone for good.
CD version also shipping.
Virtuoso & Snowgoons - 'CoVirt Ops: Infantry' CD Stocked
1/9: The album is produced entirely by Snowgoons, except "Slapbox With Jesus" produced by Apathy, and features guest appearances by Canibus, Reks, Celph Titled, Esoteric, Blacastan, Del, N.B.S., Akrobatik, Jaysaun and M-Dot.