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    Melt My Eyez See Your Future arrives as Denzel Curry’s most mature and ambitious album to date Recorded over the course of the pandemic, Denzel shows his growth as both an artist and person Born from a wealth of influences, the tracks highlight his versatility and broad tastes, taking in everything from drum’n’bass to trap...
  • The Madlib Medicine Show series is a combination of Madlib's new hip-hop productions, remixes, beat tapes, and jazz, as well as mixtapes of funk, soul, Brazilian, psych, jazz and other undefined forms of music from the Beat Konducta's 4-ton stack of vinyl Beat Konducta In Africa contains over forty instrumental hip-hop tracks...
  • High Focus Records is pleased to welcome Pitch 92 back into the spotlight, with the arrival of his latest solo album Following a brief hiatus after the release of the acclaimed, 3rd Culture, in 2019, the London-based producer makes a triumphant return with Intervals Production-wise, the album is more of a definitive hip-hop affair...
  • The previous 3 volume series is now compiled as a compact Double LP The late, great J Dilla is rightly celebrated as one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time, in part because his ear for music was so diverse and expansive As Dilla’s mother Ma Dukes explains, “He didn’t come with a limited capacity, and real...
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    The San Francisco Legend, Larry June, returns with the aptly titled Orange Print, which maps out his own vision for success With themes of health, wealth, numbers, and diversifying your income streams, Larry June flexes the philosophies that have helped him go from street hustler to made man With production from heavyweight...
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    Guru's Jazzmatazz 1, originally released in 1993, is one of the first albums to combine a live jazz band with hip hop production and rapping Guru had a vision and brought together a diverse group of jazz cats both old and new school; Lonnie Liston Smith, Branford Marsalis, Ronny Jordan, Donald Byrd and Roy Ayers and vocalists like...
  • BDP's first album--and the only one to include the late DJ Scott La Rock--sounded harder than hell when it came out in 1987 Though the simple beat-box patterns on a few tracks sound dated, most of La Rock's tracks are bluntly effective, especially the AC/DC riff he appropriates on "Dope Beat" And KRS-One still performs most of...
  • Growing up in his hometown of Atlanta, artist/producer Sol Messiah has always been inundated with the rich and energizing spirit of Hip Hop culture Breakdancing from a young age eventually led him joining the legendary Rock Steady Crew out of New York City and learning and mastering the skill of DJing From there, he began...
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    Saib is the prolific producer and guitarist whose insatiable desire to create comes from his childhood: passionate about Bossa Nova, Japanese Anime Soundtracks, Jazz as well as old school Hip-Hop, he draws his inspiration from composers and musicians such as Yoko Kanno, Joe Pass and Nujabes Bathing in the cosmopolitan culture of...
  • 700 Bliss is the forward-thinking duo of DJ Haram and Moor Mother On their first full length release for Hyperdub, Nothing to Declare, the duo create an album of noise rap, one that ties together the raw edges of club music and hip hop with punk energy, jazz, house-party catharsis, loud percussion-heavy analogue sound design, and...
  • The inspired pairing of Oxnard, CA producer/emcee/DJ Body Bag Ben and DC-based emcee/producer J Scienide resulted in this stellar, dark joint, ‘Enough To Plague a Saint’ “To me, the soundscape of the album has a nostalgic feel to it… like it was crafted in the ‘90s in a basement somewhere,” says Ben “This was the...
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    In the Beginning (Vol 2) continues the treasure trove of the early works of Declaime & Madlib, the longtime collaborators who helped usher in a new sound and style from the city of Oxnard, Calif This collection is brimming with previously unheard tracks from this beyond-creative duo that blends hip-hop with funk, jazz, soul,...
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    Fat Beats in partnership with Space Invadaz is pleased to release the 25 year anniversary edition reissue of Mood’s acclaimed 1997 debut LP, Doom Originally released on September 23 of 1997, Doom was an important springboard for the careers of Talib Kweli, DJ Hi-Tek, Sunz of Man and Lone Catalysts The 18 track LP is an...
  • A joint effort between Wino Willy and bassist/producer, MLTZR, Pastels is an album forged in the fires of collaboration and a deep respect for the music of the past Whereas Sun Ra was the muse and spiritual muse of Wno Willy’s previous release, Pastels draws key inspiration from Ron Carter, the renowned bassist who has...
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    Blu is the leader of West Coast Hip Hop Since the days of The Pharcyde, Freestyle Fellowship, and Jurassic 5, there have been few wordsmiths that have grasped the attention of listeners worldwide Introduced to NWA and Public Enemy by his father, Blu later was captivated by the likes of Black Star, The Roots, and Common, creating a...
  • A perfect soundtrack to pool parties, imaginary beach cruises and late-night bonfires Their album is called “Mesame”, which is Georgian for “the third” The title draws on the Indian concept of the third eye chakra that provides higher consciousness and perception beyond ordinary sight and refers to the psychedelic...
  • ElCamino’s new release - and first full length since 2019 - is some of his strongest work to date Let There Be Light has Camino’s versatility on full display through both his vocal deliveries and production choices Lyrically vulnerable, you get more of an insight to ElCamino’s world and personal experiences - while still...
  • SonnyJim and Giallo Point are back at it! The two UK hip-hop legends get back in the kitchen to cook up the 2nd chapter to "No Vi$ible Means of Income" and the result is this incredible 12-track album, with SonnyJim's lavish story-telling perfectly delivered over Giallo's soulful chops Featuring guest appearances by Remy Banks,...
  • Boston producer Michaelangelo has been building a very solid reputation in the game over the last few years through his collaborations with CRIMEAPPLE, Rome Streetz, RLX and Primo Profit just to name a few On his new project "Table For One", he provides Rochester, NY legend in the making Eto with some soulful still gritty beats to...
  • Thirty years after its original release, Main Source’s debut album Breaking Atoms has lost none of its capacity to surprise or delight It remains a prime example of a classically styled hip-hop LP - two DJs, one MC, 11 tracks, no flab or filler It wasn’t a slow burner - it was adored on release and hasn’t left the top ten of...
  • Music by Cavelight is the first solo studio album by American hip hop producer Blockhead It was originally released on Ninja Tune in 2004 An album of sample-heavy collages, the music ranges from Kid Koala-like humuor (“Intro: Hello Popartz”) to more moody soundscapes (“You’ve Got Maelstrom” or the martial “Sunday...
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    Natural Brown Prom Queen is Sudan Archives’ second album following her widely celebrated 2019 debut Athena Over its 18 epic and ambitious tracks, Natural Brown Prom Queen shows a new side to Sudan Archives: Brittney Parks or Britt, the girl-next-door On this album, Sudan explores themes of race, womanhood and family Natural...
  • Twisting and contorting the English language to fit the meter and his every whim, Lupe Fiasco uses his superb lyrical skill to process the changing world in which he lives Drawing connections between the concrete and spiritual in his hometown of Chicago, Lupe announces Drill Music in Zion, his next album The product of a burst of...
  • Animal Records – founded by Chris Stein of Blondie fame – only ever released two albums in its brief early-80s history Wild Style remains the most seminal soundtrack in hip-hop history, a snapshot of the scene as it evolved from the streets to the recording studio But it’s not just a vital document, it’s also a damn good...
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    Invisible City continues to celebrate its 10th anniversary as a record label by reissuing the overlooked 1994 UK LP Accura - Five x Five! The best records make you want to grab the steering wheel and feel the sunny coastal drive Frank Ed’s unique blend of genres on his LP “Five x Five” does exactly this, melting G-funk,...
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    We are finally set to reissue Blowout Comb, the 1994 second album by cult, Brooklyn-based hip hop trio Digable Planets The album is named for the combs used to maintain an Afro hairstyle, and that’s significant The group’s Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler said it summed up what they wanted to do with it: "It means the...
  • EAT is the brand new album from your favourite rapper trumpeter, Pan Amsterdam Made with fans of both food and hip hop in mind, the LP opens up a new pocket in the Pan Am dimension: the rapper-producer album The whole thing’s a collaboration with underground legend and Def Pressé family Damu The Fudgemunk EAT lands in the...
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    In the ever-competitive hip-hop arena, Tha God Fahim has proven to be a formidable opponent With an unmistakable voice and an irrepressible flow, the Atlanta rapper has won over countless fans with a unique blend of style and substance, delivering sophisticated street wisdom over raw, soulful beats Expanding an extraordinary...
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    After creating a stir online with 2021’s outstanding collaborative project "Tha Wolf On Wall St", independent hip-hop titans Your Old Droog and Tha God Fahim are back with an official follow-up Blending Droog’s relentless punchlines with Fahim’s streetwise folk tales, "Tha Wolf On Wall St 2: The American Dream" highlights...
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    Hailing from a city known for club anthems, Tha God Fahim has taken the road less traveled, channeling hip-hop’s grimy roots with complex, street-level lyricism and dusty, sample-heavy production In the midst of his meteoric rise, the Atlanta artist released "Wide Berth", a rugged masterpiece executive produced by mysterious rap...
  • A beloved gem from the early days of the hip-hop blogosphere, "Her Favorite Colo(u)r" drew widespread acclaim after a lo-fi MP3 version hit the digital airwaves The classic collection from LA rap savant Blu was eventually mixed, mastered, and released to the masses, but physical copies have often remained scarce Now, "Her...
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    Sometimes you need to look to the past as much as the future 'The Overview Effect' by emcee-producer duo Jermiside & The Expert is a vast musical collage of psychedelic soundscapes merged with hip hop’s golden age A socially conscious psychedelic hip-hop album inspired by Marvin Gaye’s narrative on ‘What’s Going On’...
  • "Spice 1 is an undisputed West Coast legend, who first hit the scene after the NWA and -- closer to home -- Too $hort explosion of the late '80s As history showed, he continued that bloodline with finesse and authority His nasal flow is menacing and strong, and fans have been consistently captivated by his 'hood tales since his...
  • Called "the poet laureate of the apocalypse" by Pitchfork, Moor Mother returns with her second album for ANTI- and a companion to her celebrated 2021 release Black Encyclopedia of the Air Jazz Codes uses poetry as a starting point, but the collection moves toward more melody, more singing voices, more...
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    Kendrick Lamar confronts the messiness of the modern age with a sprawling double album In search of imperfection, the Compton rapper deconstructs himself, warts and...
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    Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak serve classic 70's funk and soul as the duo Silk Sonic Their debut album An Evening With Silk Sonic features the hit singles "Leave the Door Open", "Skate" and "Smokin' Out the Window" The duo were already hard at work on what would become An Evening With Silk Sonic when the pandemic shut down live...
  • Guelph, Ontario based beatmaker and producer Sona Elango, better known as Elaquent, is best regarded for his warm blend of instrumental hip hop, jazz, and electronic music Using mainly samplers and drum machines, Elaquent’s sound is atmospheric and conceptual, with each record a season in its own rightIn 2020 Elaquent released...
  • Mello Music Group opens a new chamber of intelligent Hip-Hop that's not afraid to look into the void In a time when too many use music merely as an escape, Self Sacrifice zeroes in with determination on the way we lead our lives MMG has found the voices of our time that empower as well as entertain The hard hitting production is...
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    Produced by Nas’ longtime collaborator Hit-Boy, Nas shares Magic, the transcendent 9 track album including “Wave Gods” ft A$AP Rocky and DJ Premier Magic follows the August 2021 release of Grammy nominated album, King’s Disease II Special limited edition “Galaxy effect” colored Vinyl packaged in heavy 24pt glossy...
  • Back in the 90s, "beat tapes," as a Hip Hop producer's demo-reel is now quaintly referred to, were literally that: cassette tapes of beats that a producer made either for himself, his friends, or for potential collaborators As you can imagine, Madlib made a bunch of 'em in the days between his early productions for the Alkaholiks...
  • RTJ3, the third outing by the firebrand rap duo of Killer Mike and El-P, features a cadre of talented guest performers, including Zach de la Rocha, Danny Brown, Tunde Adebimpe of TV On The Radio, Kamasi Washington, and more The album is "essentially the Run the Jewels manifesto, an outpouring of rage and defiance that never loses...
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    Bethlehem Records earned its place in jazz history with the release of debut albums from artists like Carmen McRae, Chris Connor, Herbie Mann, and Johnny Hartman Bethlehem's most famous release is the 1958 debut album by Nina Simone, Little Girl Blue So when DJ Maestro got the chance to remix this album, he was thrilled Soon he...
  • Funky tracks as sampled by Daft Punk, Sugarhill Gang, Method Man, Jamie XX, Cassius, Snoop Dogg etc by Eddie Johns, Incredible Bongo Band, Cymande, Freez, Jimmy Spicer, The Whispers...
  • Rare soul tracks as sampled by Dr Dre, Outkast, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Cypress Hill, Massive etc by Ray Charles, Etta James, Dusty Springfield, Syl Johnson, Bobby Bland, Millie Jackson and...
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    A stunning Madlib tribute The fact that Otis Jackson Jr as Madlib uses exquisitely selected music by other musicians for his beats is widely known That other musicians use Madlib's music would be noteworthy But the fact that musicians use the music that Madlib has used is not only noteworthy but also something new Just thinking...
  • Punk-rap spearhead Wu-Lu reps for South London in ’22 with a strong debut album, proper, for Warp after making waves with his self-releases and drops on CURL and Touching BassHailing from a fecund scene south of the Thames, Wu-Lu naturally weaves influences ranging from punk rock and rap to jungle and slanted soul in the swagger...
  • Hailing out of Philadelphia, PA, OT The Real has been working relentlessly to put himself on the map Following the successful release of several projects (including The Irishman, You Are Who You Eat With, Evil Empire, and more), OT now links up with producer DJ Green Lantern to bring you Broken Glass The new collaborative album is...
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    Cheat Codes is Danger Mouse’s first hip-hop album in seventeen years - since his 2005 DangerDOOM collaboration with the late, great MF DOOM - and Black Thought’s only full length collaboration beyond his pioneering music in The Roots No Gold Teeth is the debut single from the dream team duo of Danger Mouse & Black Thought,...

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