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  • "Limited double translucent orange vinyl LP pressing The Three 6 Mafia’s beginnings date back to the early ’90s when they were known as Triple Six Mafia Three 6 made their proper debut in 1995 with Mystic Stylez, a groundbreaking effort that lent itself well to the “horrorcore” tag tossed about in the years to follow The...
  • After the Three 6 Mafia hit album The End proved that Memphis Rap was commercially viable, DJ Paul and Juicy J released Koopsta Knicca's classic Gangsta Rap album, Da Devil’s Playground The album featured older remixed, edited and remastered Koopsta Knicca solo material that had only been released to a small under-ground...
  • ‘Hustle Till I Die’ is the second solo album from Memphis-based rapper Juicy J, founding member of Southern hip-hop pioneers Three 6 Mafia Originally released in 2009, it was an innovative forging of gangsta rap and crunk which housed the exceptional single ‘30 Inches’ featuring Gucci Mane and Project...
  • Gregory Keltgen (aka DJ Abilities) gravitated toward the turntables at a young age, becoming a DJ at only 17, before going on to compete in the legendary DMC DJ competitions only 2 years later in 1999 He won the regional title and advanced to the US finals that year, before doing it again in 2001 Soon after, Abilities was also...
  • Black Encyclopedia of the Air is the product of a rewardingly unruly artistic mind Moor Mother, aka Camae Ayewa, is a Philadelphia-based poet, musician, artist and activist whose music inhabits various underground sub-genres (experimental hip-hop, industrial noise, free jazz) She is also a member of Black Quantum Futurism, an art...
  • Repackaged and repressed on 2xLP vinyl, just in time for its 10th anniversary, the album features two bonus tracks, "Millenium Dodo 2" and "Cut You Down", not available on the original version, plus an exclusive 7-inch vinyl inside, featuring two additional tracks from the same recording sessions, "By Your Side" and "Bar Food"...
  • After being out of print for years, Atmosphere's fifth studio album, You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having, returns on vinyl Following the breakthrough success of their fourth album, Seven's Travels, the group returned in 2005, showing impressive growth and inventiveness in their new compositions Citing inspirations from a...
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    Remastered double vinyl re-issue of the 1997 debut album from...
  • A Wide ranging, eclectic and progressive musical outlook has always been the Lack of Afro approach His latest material follows suit as he harnesses disparate musical styles ranging from funk, soul and hip-hop to create a contemporary yet vintage musical escapade of superb songs On his 4th studio album for Freestyle Records, the...
  • We are always happy to throw you a curve ball, Athens of the North have an LP of our catalog flipped by Scottish beat Maker / Hip-Hop producer extraordinaire Jaisu We have always been a huge fan and sorted Jaisu with records whenever he popped down the office for a chat One day early this year in full covid gear he came down to...
  • We Say "Finally in stock, we now have copies of Sault’s new album “Nine” On their fifth release in two years, the mysterious outfit show absolutely no signs of losing steam or inspiration Probably their most fun release to date, with tracks ranging from heady neo-soul meets hip-hop (“You From London” feat one of this...
  • Released in March 2009, ‘BORN LIKE THIS’ is still MF DOOM’s last solo album We've marked the 10th anniversary with a limited edition repress Featuring Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and seminal American poet and writer Charles Bukowski with beats from J Dilla, Madlib and ol’ Metal Fingers himself “I’ve been a fan...
  • JJ DOOM is the artist name for producer/vocalist Jneiro Jarel and British-born, mask-wearing maverick DOOM (AKA MF Doom) The nine track EP features tracks from the expanded Butter Edition of the duo's debut album "Key To The Kuffs" including DOOM collaborations with Clams Casino, BBNG, Del The Funky Homosapien, Beck, and...
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    It is an event, even a miracle, that rap fans have long hoped for: 30 years after its initial release, at the initiative of the artist himself, the classic Qui Sème le Vent Reaps the Tempo (1991 ) by MC Solaar finally appears and available again on vinyl This album gave early French hip-hop a sound and tone of its own from the...
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    MC Solaar has announced a reissue of his seminal sophomore album, Prose Combat The project is set to be released on Polydor Records Prose Combat was an immediate success: 100,000 people purchased the project the week of release, a massive feat in an era before streaming At Les Victoires De La Musique (the French BRIT Awards) he...
  • 2021 Reissue with original artwork! One of the greatest albums in HipHop ever with one of the most iconic album covers of all time - right next to Nas' Illmatic and Wu-Tangs "Enter The Wu" How to describe this album with words that have not been used over and over again Without superlatives Not possible It's simply one of the...
  • When Peter Rosenberg was hired by Hot 97 in July of 2007 — his task was simple His Sunday night show “Real Late” was to be a place where independent, underground, and boom bap artists could be featured Rosenberg leaned into the gig and artists and fans, new and old, took note In the years that followed Rosenberg world...
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    The late Mac Miller's fan-favorite mixtape Faces is finally arriving on vinyl Speaking on the all-new music video for "Colors and Shapes," director Mason explained in a statement, "The track felt very visual to me, like it had its own world [in] this atmospheric nighttime place that was sometimes dangerous, sometimes...
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    After several features and single releases UK's up & coming producer K, Le Maestro finally releases his highly anticipated debut album “WHIP MUSIC” via Jakarta Records With great notoriety for his reworks across SoundCloud, London native, K, Le Maestro has forged an undeniable signature sound for himself and has made...
  • London-based label, Def Pressé, is thrilled to announce its exclusive partnership with KPM/EMI to officially open KPM’s iconic music and sound design library for the first time ever A production music label dating back to 1956, the KPM library contains over 30,000 original recordings of non-commercial music made for licensed...
  • First issued in 1991 Vinyl has been out of print since the early 90s 2000 only worldwide Over the course of his 30 year career Ed OG has maintained an admirably strong following and worked with contemporaries like RZA, KRS-One, Masta Ace, Pete Rock, and Common - and toured the world a few times over For Record Store 2019, Get On...
  • When Ruff Draft saw its initial release in 2003, J Dilla possessed production skills on par with anyone in hip-hop – technically and creatively “At the top of his game,” says longtime friend and collaborator, Karriem Riggins After years of building while modestly deferring to others of both greater and lesser notoriety,...
  • "When Ruff Draft saw its initial release in 2003, J Dilla possessed production skills on par with anyone in hip-hop -- technically and creatively 'At the top of his game,' says longtime friend and collaborator, Karriem Riggins After years of building while modestly deferring to others of both greater and lesser notoriety, Dilla...
  • At some point in the mid-2000s Madlib got itchy fingers from waiting around to do a second Madvillain record To keep himself busy he decided to make a bunch of new beats for MF DOOM’s bars from their seminal 2004 LP Initially conceived for Madlib’s private stash, it turned out that the new joints were just too damn good to...
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    There are few musicians - let alone beat-makers - in the world whose output in it's raw form provides his listener with a full on musical experience before anything is added Madlib is such a talent Hip hop is his canvas, but he creates the most wondrous things with it Before a microphone is switched on, before a rhyme even...
  • Following their last release, The Day Before Halloween—an imaginative, distorted-synth-driven concept album—Atmosphere returns with a refreshing new project, simply titled WORD Steering back toward their signature sound, the album further highlights producer Ant's undeniable talents as the project leans into the classic...
  • Parallel World touches on themes of systemic racism, structural inequality, police profiling, gentrification, the internet’s pervasive effects on our lives and the surveillance state that disproportionately punishes Black people Using elements of trap, drill, grime and acid house, Parallel World is the soundtrack for the...
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    Touted as one of 2005's Top 10 Most Anticipated albums by XXL Magazine, Little Brother's latest masterpiece is reminiscent of the days when Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul and others carefully crafted complete experiences from beginning to end The North Carolina outfit made up of MC's Phonte, Rapper Big Pooh, and super producer 9th...
  • After touring Europe in 2010 he ran into visa issues and was extradited to the place of his birth This has probably put a damper on the completion of releases like Madvillainy 2 and kept DOOM away from family and friends Fortunately the seasoned MC is resilient and has proven to be adaptable no matter what life throws at him With...
  • Quite simply, Endtroducing… is a defining moment for instrumental hip-hop, and a miraculous crystallisation of sample-based composition as an unapologetically post-modern art form DJ Shadow’s opus is a true labour of love, built from a wide array of disparate sounds gathered from the basement storage of the producer’s...
  • Between Days is the last installment in Kiefer’s trilogy of EPs, following Bridges and Superbloom Kiefer says, “Between Days is about transition, feeling old even though I’m not, missing friends, finding purpose, and remaining...
  • Smif N Wessun's album Dah Shinin' Available here on Standard Black Double LP Another milestone of hip-hop’s Golden Era gets an all official vinyl re-release through HHV Smif-N-Wessun’s debut album Dah’ Shinin is an early Boot Camp Clik release with features by Black Moon, Heltah Skeltah and the Originoo Gunn Clappaz and...
  • Composed of members Buckshot, 5ft, and DJ Evil Dee, Black Moon simultaneously kicked off and defined the rap renaissance of New York with the release of Enta Da Stage in 1993 Whereas plenty of earlier groups had spit rage-filled rhymes to tear down the world’s unjust establishments, no one had evoked brooding pathos or...
  • In 2019 rapper/producer 38 Spesh put together a compilation album to celebrate the 25th anniversary of a seminal year in Hip-Hop, "1994" It features the biggest names in the underground like Benny The Butcher, Conway, Rome Streetz, Eto, Flee Lord, Elcamino, Che Noir, Hus Kingpin, Daniel Son, and many more They all rap over popular...
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    Dirty Art Club calls upon spirits in Basement Seance, conjuring otherworldly energies into instrumental hallucinations Inspiration has been sourced across decades and genres - from prog rock and 70’s soul to hip-hop smartly blended with rhythmic density Idyllic soundscapes reflect the beauty of nature, yet allude to the...
  • Nickodemus' 2005 debut album Endangered Species makes it not to vinyl for the first time ever here thanks to Wonderwheel Recordings The album is rooted in the New York hip hop sound of 2005 with plenty of mad turntable skills of the sort that the DJ would showcase at parties on the Hudson The music serves as a great snapshot of...
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    Before they achieved Grammy and Oscar fame, Memphis-based hip-hop outfit Three 6 Mafia emerged as a horror-themed, lo-fi affair from the underground with their debut album ‘Mystic Stylez’ Released in 1995, it’s arguably the purest distillation of the original vision of DJ Paul and Juicy J, whose alliance established the...
  • When There’s Love Around is an album of two halves The first is “about feeling small and insignificant and stressed,” Kiefer says “It’s about things that cause me to worry, but at the end of the day, are probably unimportant from a larger cosmic perspective” The nostalgia of looking through old childhood pictures in...
  • Spanish Fly known as the Godfather of Memphis Rap Unfinished Business is the album that pretty much speaks for itself It was the beginning of it all Newly Remastered for this double album...
  • Tommy Boy reissues exclusive limited edition pressing of Digital Underground's This Is An EP Release on September 10, 2021 as part of Tommy Boy's 40th anniversary celebration With the recent passing of innovative artist/composer/MC, Shock G, once again bringing the genius of Digital Underground to the forefront of mainstream...
  • "I wrote half of these songs when my energy was either headed in the wrong direction or already there I wrote the other half while my energy was moving in a direction I'm more excited about, that I find to be more enriching They're all still my songs though My mother, and lots of my relatives, used to call me "Angelito" Little...
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    Marlowe is a collaborative alt-rap project from North Carolina-based hip-hop producer L'Orange and rapper Solemn Brigham Their unique blend of quick-fire vocals and dusty breakbeats is most well-known on tracks such as "Lost Arts" and "Tales From The East" The project came together in 2018 with the intent of marrying Brigham's...
  • Jordan Hamilton, a cellist equally equipped to perform Bach, reimagine Chick Corea, or bow a Drake top line -Jordan Hamilton is a "one of one" instrumentalist who somehow allows the cello to land in new revelatory situations regardless of the composition, genre, mood, or approach The Saxsquatch, a saxophonist bent on twisting...
  • If the soul of hip-hop belongs to the culture, the skeleton belongs to the independent label From Sugar Hill to Def Jam, Tommy Boy to Rawkus, Fondle Em to Def Jux, the genre’s best music has been birthed by imprints that brazenly defy the status quo, those who champion fearless artists and always prize quality over commerce For...
  • 38 Spesh’s TCF Music Group didn’t just pop up overnight...
  • Over the years, Rochester-based mic man and producer 38 Spesh has collaborated with countless others from the underground hip-hop scene, with some of the most noteworthy including Flee Lord, Joe Blow, El Camino, Kool G Rap and Planet Asia On Top of the Red, he pushes rising star Chase Fetti to the fore, acting as both producer and...
  • Griselda is back at it! This year, the New York collective has been as active as ever In January, Griselda teamed up with the Black Soprano Family for the soundtrack to their film, Conflicted Two months later, Benny The Butcher linked up with Harry Fraud for The Plugs I Met II More recently, Conway The Machine dropped his latest...

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