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  • Life After Death Life After Death Quick View

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    Life After Death

    Reissue of the 1997 second and final studio album from Notorious B.I.G.
    LP 1
    1. Life After Death (Intro)
    2. Somebody's Gotta Die
    3. Hypnotize
    4. Kick In The Door
    5. #!*@ You Tonight (feat. R. Kelly)
    6. Last Day (feat. The Lox)
    7. I Love The Dough (feat. Jay-Z & Angela Winbush)
    8. What's Beef


    LP 2
    1. B.I.G. (Interlude)
    2. Mo Money Mo Problems (feat. Mase & Puff Daddy)
    3. Niggas Bleed
    4. I Got A Story To Tell
    5. Notorious Thugs
    6. Miss U
    7. Another (feat. Lil' Kim)
    8. Going Back To Cali


    LP 3
    1. Ten Crack Commandments
    2. Playa Hater
    3. Nasty Boy
    4. Sky's The Limit (feat. 112)
    5. The World Is Filled... (feat. Too Short & Puff Daddy)
    6. My Downfall (feat. DMC)
    7. Long Kiss Goodnight
    8. You're Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You)

    Notorious B.I.G
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  • Ready To Die Ready To Die Quick View

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    Ready To Die


    Ranked 133/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Ready to Die is the debut album of American rapper The Notorious B.I.G., released September 13, 1994 on Bad Boy Records. The first release on the label, it features production by record producer and Bad Boy founder Sean Puffy Combs, Easy Mo Bee, Chucky Thompson, DJ Premier, and Lord Finesse, among others. Recording sessions for the album took place during 1993 to 1994 at The Hit Factory and D&D Studios in New York City. The partly autobiographical album tells the story of The Notorious B.I.G.'s experiences as a young criminal, referring to himself as the black Frank White. Ready to Die is his only studio album released during his lifetime; B.I.G. was murdered days prior to the release of his second album Life After Death (1997).

    1. Intro
    2. Things Done Changed
    3. Gimme the Loot
    4. Machine Gun Funk
    5. Warning
    6. Ready to Die
    7. One More Chance
    8. Fuck Me (interlude)
    9. The What
    10. Juicy
    11. Everyday Struggle
    12. Me & My Bitch
    13. Big Poppa
    14. Respect
    15. Friend of Mine
    16. Unbelievable
    17. Suicidal Thoughts
    Notorious B.I.G
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  • Bone Thugs 'N Harmony Greatest Hits: Volume 1 Bone Thugs 'N Harmony Greatest Hits: Volume 1 Quick View

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    Bone Thugs 'N Harmony Greatest Hits: Volume 1

    Ruthless Records delivers another ultimate music package from the multi-platinum group Bone Thugs N Harmony: Bone Thugs N Harmony's Greatest Hits Volume One and Two. Highlighting many of the hottest song titles from the day they stormed onto the hip-hop scene with Thuggis Ruggish Bone in 1994. With the success of The Greatest Hits double CD, which contains twenty-six of the group's his such as 1st of the Month, Foe The Love of $ and the award-winnning song Tha Crossroads. In addition to several of the group's amazing collaborations, including Thug Luv (featuring Tupac) and Notorious Thugs (featuring Notorious B.I.G.). As well as, the Bone member's solo hits and their Mo' Thugs Family Reuion hits. This viny collection of hits also features an enclosed bonus CD of six instrumentals of some of the featured tracks.
    1. Carole Of The Bones
    2. Thuggish Ruggish Bone
    3. Foe That Love Of $ (featuring Eazy E)
    4. 1st of the Month
    5. Shoot 'Em Up
    6. Buddah Lovaz
    7. Days Of Our Livez
    8. Tha Crossroads
    9. Thug Luv (featuring Tupac)
    10. Notorious Thugs (Notorious B.I.G. featuring Bone Thugs N Harmony
    11. Breakdown (Mariah Carey featuring Bone Thugs N Harmony)
    12. All Good (Mo Thug Family featuring Krayzie & Felicia)
    Bone Thugs 'N Harmony
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  • The King & I The King & I Quick View

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    The King & I

    The King & I is a duets album that will take listeners through a unique journey of Faith and Biggie's relationship. The album features un-released Biggie vocals and is packed with original productions by DJ Premier, Just Blaze, Stevie J, Salaam Remi, Chucky Thompson, Puff Daddy and more. The album also features guest artist Lil' Cease, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Styles P, Sheek Louch (founders of The L.O.X. hip hop group), 112, and a first time collaboration with legendary hip hop artist Lil' Kim.


    The narrative of The King & I is compelling, compassionate, and offers a very personal glimpse into the love life of two of the biggest Hip Hop & R&B artists of all time.

    LP 1
    1. A Billion
    2. Legacy
    3. Beautiful (Interlude)
    4. Can't Get Enough
    5. Don't Test Me
    6. Tryna Get By
    7. The Reason
    8. I Don't Want It (feat. Lil' Cease)
    9. I Got Married (Interlude) [feat. Mama Wallace]
    10. Wife Commandments
    11. We Just Clicked (Interlude) [feat. Mama Wallace]
    12. A Little Romance
    13. The Baddest (Interlude)
    14. Fool For You


    LP 2
    1. Crazy (Interlude) [feat. 112 & Mama Wallace]
    2. Got Me Twisted
    3. When We Party (feat. Snoop Dogg)
    4. Somebody Knows (feat. Busta Rhymes)
    5. Take Me There (feat. Sheek Louch & Styles P)
    6. One In The Same
    7. I Wish (Interlude) [feat. Kevin McCall & Chyna Tahjere]
    8. Lovin You For Life (feat. Lil' Kim)
    9. NYC (feat. Jadakiss)
    10. It Was Worth It

    Faith Evans And The Notorious B.I.G.
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  • Reasonable Doubt Reasonable Doubt Quick View

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    Reasonable Doubt

    Ranked 248/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Bad behavior gets in the way of business. This is a message that purveys throughout Jay-Z's seminal debut Reasonable Doubt. While most of us are used to seeing Jay-Z as the Entrepreneur, the King Of Hip Hop or Beefer With Nas, here we see the not-so-humble beginnings of the rags to riches rap dream. On Reasonable Doubt Jay-Z hustles himself to the top by his bootstraps, and while he isn't boasting about how he's king of the hill, he is bragging about how he's going to get there. And where many other gangster-rappers enthusiastically glorify life on the streets, Jay-Z waxes philosophical about the dark sides of turning against childhood friends in a song like D'Evils or the consequences of working the corners in Regrets. Contributions come from major players Notorious B.I.G., Foxxy Brown and Mary J. Blige, while production is taken on by Damon Dash, the late Kareem 'Biggs' Burke and of course Jay-Z himself. Like contemporary Nas' Illmatic, Reasonable Doubt gives a disarmingly honest and open view of the corner lifestyle, with tongue-twisting rhymes from a young rapper heading for greatness.


    Included in this Music On Vinyl edition is a 10 with the hit Can't Knock The Hustle (Fool's Paradise Remix ft. Meli'sa Morgan) with an instrumental on the flip side.

    Disc 1:


    1. Can't Knock The Hustle

    2. Politics As Usual

    3. Brooklyn's Finest

    4. Dead Presidents II

    5. Feelin' It

    6. D'Evils

    7. 22 Two's


    Disc 2:


    1. Can I Live

    2. Ain't No Nigga

    3. Friend Or Foe

    4. Coming Of Age

    5. Cashmere Thoughts

    6. Bring It On
    7. Regrets

    8. Can I Live II


    Disc 3:


    1. Can't Knock The Hustle (Fool's Paradise Remix)

    2. Can't Knock The Hustle (Fool's Paradise Remix Instrumental)

    Jay-Z
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  • Born Again Born Again Quick View

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    Born Again

    Born Again 2LP was originally released on December 7, 1999 and has been out of the market place since the early 2000's. The album debuted at #1 of the Billboard 200 charts and sold over 485k albums in the first week.Guest artists include Busta Rhymes, Redman and Method Man, Missy Elliot, Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg. 2017 is the 20th anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.'s death.
    LP 1
    1. Born Again (Intro)
    2. Notorious B.I.G. (feat. Lil' Kim & Puff Daddy)
    3. Dead Wrong (Featuring Eminem)
    4. Hope You Niggas Sleep (feat. Hot Boys & Big Tmer)
    5. Dangerous MC's (feat. Mark Curry, Snoop Dogg & Busta Rhymes)
    6. Biggie (feat. Junior M.A.F.I.A.)
    7. Niggas
    8. Big Booty Hoes (feat. Too $hort)
    9. Would You Die For Me (feat. Lil' Kim & Puff Daddy)


    LP 2
    1. Come On (feat. Sadat X)
    2. Rap Phenomenon (feat. Redman & Method Man)
    3. Let Me Get Down (feat. G-Dep, Craig Mack & Missy Misdemeanor Elliott)
    4. Tonight (feat. Mobb Deep & Joe Hooker)
    5. If I Should Die Before I Wake (feat. Black Rob, Ice Cube, & Beanie Sigel)
    6. Who Shot Ya
    7. Can I Get Witcha (feat. Lil' Cease)
    8. I Really Want To Show You (feat. K-CI & Jo-Jo & Nas)
    9. Ms. Wallace (Outro)

    Notorious B.I.G.
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  • Conspiracy Conspiracy Quick View

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    Conspiracy

    Conspiracy is the debut studio album by Junior M.A.F.I.A. (Including The Notorious B.I.G., Lil' Cease, Trife and Larceny of The Snakes, Lil' Kim, Nino Brown, Chico Del Vec, Kleptomaniac, Capone, Bugsy). It was originally released on August 29, 1995 by Undeas Recordings and Big Beat Records. The album debuted at number 8 on the US Billboard 200, selling 69,000 copies in its first week.
    LP 1
    1. Intro
    2. White Chalk
    3. Excuse Me...
    4. Realms Of Junior M.A.F.I.A.
    5. Player's Anthem
    6. I Need You Tonight
    7. Get Money


    LP 2
    1. I've Been...
    2. Crazaay
    3. Back Stabbers
    4. Shot!
    5. Lyrical Wizardry
    6. Oh My Lord
    7. Murder Onze
    8. Outro

    Junior M.A.F.I.A.
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  • Doo-Bop Doo-Bop Quick View

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    Doo-Bop

    Miles Davis was on the forefront of many new subgenres of music; he even invented the mix of Jazz and Hip Hop with Doo Bop (1992), a collaboration with producer Easy Mo Bee. Bee was involved in production work for Big Daddy Kane and Notorious B.I.G., which earned him grand stature in Hip Hop circles. Miles chose him for laying down groundworks for entertaining trumpet soloing as only Miles Davis can do. Several tracks on Doo Bop were nished right after the death of Miles Davis. A worthy goodbye to the master of the Jazz trumpet.
    1. Mystery
    2. The Doo-Bop Song
    3. Chocolate Chip
    4. High Speed Chase
    5. Blow
    6. Sonya
    7. Fantasy
    8. Duke Booty
    9. Mystery (Reprise)
    Miles Davis
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  • Super Fly Super Fly Quick View

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    Super Fly

    Ranked 69/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Arguably the best and most notorious of the blaxploitation films of the '70s, starring Ron O'Neal as a Harlem drug dealer out to make one last big score before he cleans up his act for good. You could say Curtis Mayfield's accompanying landmark 1972 soundtrack is the real star here though. Superfly is a gripping morality tale set to funky grooves and plaintive vocals, the absolute zenith of Mayfield's socially aware songwriting.

    Little Child Runnin' Wild
    Pusherman
    Freddie's Dead
    Junkie Chase
    Give Me Your Love
    Eddie You Should Know Better
    No Thing On Me
    Think
    Superfly
    Curtis Mayfield
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  • Super Fly Super Fly Quick View

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    Super Fly

    Ranked 69/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Arguably the best and most notorious of the blaxploitation films of the '70s, starring Ron O'Neal as a Harlem drug dealer out to make one last big score before he cleans up his act for good. You could say Curtis Mayfield's accompanying landmark 1972 soundtrack is the real star here though. Superfly is a gripping morality tale set to funky grooves and plaintive vocals, the absolute zenith of Mayfield's socially aware songwriting.

    Little Child Runnin' Wild
    Pusherman
    Freddie's Dead
    Junkie Chase
    Give Me Your Love
    Eddie You Should Know Better
    No Thing On Me
    Think
    Superfly
    Curtis Mayfield
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  • Bone Thugs 'N Harmony Greatest Hits: Volume 2 (Awaiting Repress) Bone Thugs 'N Harmony Greatest Hits: Volume 2 (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Bone Thugs 'N Harmony Greatest Hits: Volume 2 (Awaiting Repress)

    Ruthless Records delivers another ultimate music package from the multi-platinum group Bone Thugs N Harmony: Bone Thugs N Harmony's Greatest Hits Volume One and Two. Highlighting many of the hottest song titles from the day they stormed onto the hip-hop scene with Thuggis Ruggish Bone in 1994. With the success of The Greatest Hits double CD, which contains twenty-six of the group's his such as 1st of the Month, Foe The Love of $ and the award-winnning song Tha Crossroads. In addition to several of the group's amazing collaborations, including Thug Luv (featuring Tupac) and Notorious Thugs (featuring Notorious B.I.G.). As well as, the Bone member's solo hits and their Mo' Thugs Family Reuion hits. This viny collection of hits also features an enclosed bonus CD of six instrumentals of some of the featured tracks.
    1. Look Into My Eyes
    2. Blaze It
    3. Get 'Cha Thug On
    4. Thug Mentality
    5. Resurrection (Paper, Paper)
    6. Ecstasy
    7. Weed Song
    8. Still The Greatest (featuring Big Chan)
    9. Get Up & Get It (featuing 3LW & Felicia)
    10. Money, Money
    11. Ghetto Cowboy
    12. Thugz Cry
    13. Home (featuring Phil Collins)
    14. Cleveland Is The City (featuring Avant)
    Bone Thugs 'N Harmony
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  • Invincible Invincible Quick View

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    Invincible

    Import

    Remastered


    Michael Jackson's tenth and final studio album Invincible was released in 2001, six years after the double album HIStory, and the first featuring all new tracks since 1991's Dangerous. The King of Pop pulled out all the stops here enlisting several of the era's most successful producers including Rodney Jerkins, Teddy Riley and R. Kelly as well as guest appearances by Notorious B.I.G., Brandy and Carlos Santana. It may have not been quite the comeback Jackson was looking for when it came to his own miraculous standards, but it does prove that he could still produce pop music like no other.

    1. Unbreakable
    2. Heartbreaker
    3. Invincible
    4. Break Of Dawn
    5. Heaven Can Wait
    6. You Rock My World
    7. Butterflies
    8. Speechless
    9. 2000 Watts
    10. You Are My Life
    11. Privacy
    12. Don't Walk Away
    13. Cry
    14. The Lost Children
    15. Whatever Happens
    16. Threatened
    Michael Jackson
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  • O+S O+S Quick View

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    O+S

    The collaboration between Orenda Fink (Azure Ray, Art In Manila) and Scalpelist (a.k.a. Cedric LeMoyne of Remy Zero) has yielded a beautifully haunting collection, influenced by David Lynch soundtracks, 10cc, and 4AD records. It's a balance of light and dark; a melodious reverie that thrusts forward with drum loops, shifts from acoustic guitar and angelic coos to plodding piano and tinkling bells, and floats with celestial vocals. The production prowess of Michael Patterson (Beck, Notorious B.I.G., Ladytron) helped stitch the jagged collage into a seamless artistic composition.
    1.New Life
    2.Permanent Scar
    3.Fox, The
    4.Toreador
    5.We Do What We Want To
    6.Survive Love
    7.Haunts
    8.My Friend
    9.Knowing Animals
    10.Lonely Ghosts
    O+S
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  • O+S (Bend In Cover) (On Sale) O+S (Bend In Cover) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    O+S (Bend In Cover) (On Sale)

    The collaboration between Orenda Fink (Azure Ray, Art In Manila) and Scalpelist (a.k.a. Cedric LeMoyne of Remy Zero) has yielded a beautifully haunting collection, influenced by David Lynch soundtracks, 10cc, and 4AD records. It's a balance of light and dark; a melodious reverie that thrusts forward with drum loops, shifts from acoustic guitar and angelic coos to plodding piano and tinkling bells, and floats with celestial vocals. The production prowess of Michael Patterson (Beck, Notorious B.I.G., Ladytron) helped stitch the jagged collage into a seamless artistic composition.
    1.New Life
    2.Permanent Scar
    3.Fox, The
    4.Toreador
    5.We Do What We Want To
    6.Survive Love
    7.Haunts
    8.My Friend
    9.Knowing Animals
    10.Lonely Ghosts
    O+S
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  • Homebrew Homebrew Quick View

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    Homebrew

    First Pressing Of 1000 Numbered Copies On Transparent Green Vinyl


    4-Page Booklet Included


    Homebrew is the second studio album by Neneh Cherry. The album features several different genres, including between Jazz, Funk and Trip Hop. Hip Hop legends Gang Starr co-wrote and produced Soul Sassy and I Ain't Gone Under Yet. Geoff Barrow wrote and produced Somedays.


    Trout features a guitar riff sampled from Steppenwolf's version of The Pusher, and the drum track by John Bonham from When The Levee Breaks.Buddy X was allegedly inspired by Lenny Kravitz. It was remixed by Notorious B.I.G and the Dream Team. The track Move With Me later appeared on the soundtrack of the 1993 film Sliver.


    Everything on this record is a gem. Cherry triumphs with a seamless and unorthodox blend of Hip Hop, R&B, Dance music, and Pop, and on Money Love and Trout, the presence of R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe brings Rock to the eclectic mix.

    1. Sassy (Featuring Guru From Gangstarr)
    2. Money Love (Featuring J$ From 'Trout' On Guitar)
    3. Move With Me
    4. I Ain't Gone Under Yet
    5. Twisted
    6. Buddy X
    7. Somedays
    8. Trout ( Featuring Michael Stipe)
    9. Peace In Mind
    10. Red Paint
    Neneh Cherry
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  • So It Goes So It Goes Quick View

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    So It Goes


    "Perfect blend of old-school sensibility with modern energy." - Complex


    "Ratking unlock noise-rap stunner." - SPIN


    "Ratking not what the City expected, but it's exactly what it needs" - REVOLT


    "Aggressive, dark, and propulsive." - NPR


    Following a busy 2013 that saw them playing shows with acts as diverse
    as GZA, Death Grips, King Krule and Trash Talk as well as collaborating
    with legendary photographer and lmmaker Ari Marcopoulos, RATKING are
    ready to announce their debut album So It Goes. The album nds the group
    perfecting the balance between the raw, unbridled energy of their live set
    and the warm soulful, golden-era hip hop that the members grew up on,
    aided in large part by engineering from Young Guru (Jay-Z, The Diplomats,
    Notorious B.I.G.). So It Goes is a portrait of
    modern day New York City painted over the course of its 11 tracks.

    1. *
    2. Canal
    3. Snow Beach
    4. So Sick Stories (feat. King Krule)
    5. Remove Ya
    6. Eat
    7. So It Goes
    8. Puerto Rican Judo (feat. Wavy Spice)
    9. Protein
    10.Bug Fights
    11.Take (feat. Soloman Faye)
    Ratking
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    The Sleeping Gods - Thorn

    Norwegian progressive extreme metal icons ENSLAVED will release The Sleeping Gods - Thorn compilation via ByNorse Music. A full-length album comprised of rare material from 2010-2011, The Sleeping Gods - Thorn is a unique collection of experimental material connecting with the band's early roots.


    The seven tracks comprising The Sleeping Gods - Thorn originally appeared on extremely limited EPs between ENSLAVED's Axioma Ethica Odini and Riitiir full-lengths and were recorded both in Solslottet Studio in Bergen, as well as the band members' own studios and partly in the deep woods of Valevaag on the South Western Coast of Norway. Like the songs themselves, the production is a mix of old and new; high-tech and no-tech - a mix of concepts that have been essential in achieving the signature sound ENSLAVED has become notorious for today. Members Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson co-produced the material together with long-time collaborator Iver Sandøy.


    The album includes lyrics sung in Norwegian, English, and Old Norse, with themes centered on mythology and the esoteric side of the runes, as well as contrasting the Norse Ways as a polytheistic belief system to the monotheistic plague of the Big World Religions. The music nods respectfully to the wildly varying deities that make up the pantheon of inspiration for ENSLAVED, both "then" and "now." There are traces of the proto black metal of Bathory, the classic rock and heavy metal of the '70s and '80s, the synthesized and sequenced masters of the '70s, prog-rock, world/Norse folk music, Norwegian black metal of the '90s, modern classical music, goth rock a la Fields Of The Nephilim, and much more.


    Tying the package together are the extensive liner notes Kjellson and a beautiful new layout by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media (Roadburn Festival, Opeth, Darkthrone, At The Gates, etc.) whose mesmerizing new illustrations display a unique symbiosis between two of our times' most exciting visual and sonic artists.

    1. Heimvegen
    2. Alu Misyrki
    3. Synthesis
    4. Nordlys (instrumental)
    5. The Sleeping Gods
    6. Disintegrator
    7. Striker
    Enslaved
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  • Watermelon, Chicken & Grits Watermelon, Chicken & Grits Quick View

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    Watermelon, Chicken & Grits

    Like their moniker suggests, the six-man hip-hop group known as Nappy Roots are raw and untamed, yet deeply connected to the musical past. The Kentucky-based collective (Big V, Ron Clutch, Fishscales, R. Prophet, B. Stille, and Skinny DeVille) first made a name for themselves with their two independently released collections - 1998's COUNTRY FRIED CESS and and 1999's NO COMB, NO BRUSH, NO FADE, NO PERM - as well as with live shows alongside such hip-hop stars as Digital Underground, Youngbloods, Jim Crowes, 112, Cashmoney Millionaire, 8 Ball, Ruffryders, MJG, Sole, and Twista. In addition, the group scored with their version of Riches To Rags (Mmmkay), which was featured on Atlantic's 1999 release, MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE - SOUTH PARK: BIGGER, LONGER & UNCUT.


    Now, with their long-awaited Atlantic Records debut, WATERMELON, CHICKEN, AND GRITZ, Nappy Roots are ready to spread their unique sound and vision from coast to coast. The group's organically funky hip-hop stylings blend serious lyrical science and Dirty South grooves, notably on tracks like the ruminating Life's A Risk and the block-rockin' party anthem, Ballin On A Budget. Produced by such esteemed hip-hop studio whizes as Carlos Broady (The Notorious B.I.G., Lil' Kim, Black Rob, India.Aire), Mike City (Sunshine Anderson, Bilal), the Trackboyz (Abyss), Jazze Pha (Ludacris, Too $hort), and Troy Johnson (Ray-J, Lil' Mo), WATERMELON, CHICKEN, AND GRITZ is likely to propel Nappy Roots to the forefront of modern hip-hop and beyond.


    Certified Gold by the RIAA. (4/02)

    1. Intro
    2. Hustla
    3. Set It Out
    4. Country Boyz
    5. Ballin' on a Budget
    6. Awnaw
    7. Headz Up
    8. Slums
    9. Po' Folks
    10. Start It Over
    11. Blowin' Trees
    12. Sholiz
    13. Life's a Bitch
    14. My Ride
    15. One Forty
    16. Dime, Quarter, Nickel, Penny
    17. Kentucky Mud
    18. The Lounge
    19. Ho Down
    20. Headz Up [Refried]
    Nappy Roots
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  • Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star Quick View

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    Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star


    Limited Edition Two-Tone Black On Black Picture Disc


    Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) will continue its "Respect the Classics" tribute to many of hip-hop's finest with the vinyl release of rap icon Talib Kweli's
    four historic Rawkus Records albums, including the underground classic, Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star, in a limited edition two-tone black on black
    picture disc.


    Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star was originally released on August 18, 1998, to critical acclaim. The title is a reference to the Black Star Line, a shipping
    company founded by Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey. The album deals with modern-day issues, philosophies and life in Brooklyn. The two MCs had
    planned to release solo albums around the same time, but decided instead to collaborate on a full-length album. The first single, "Definition (song)," is a
    reaction to hip-hop's fascination with death, dedicated to both Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G., with a chorus that gives a nod to Boogie Down
    Productions' "Stop the Violence." "Children's Story" is a re-imagination of the Slick Rick original, featuring Mos Def cautioning against materialism. The
    second single, "Respiration," featuring Common, includes a Hi-Tek produced beat that samples Don Randi's "The Fox" and another from the hip-hop
    documentary Style Wars. The track offers a melancholy ode to city life, with references to organic life functions such as breathing, eating and sleeping,
    but with an ominous edge, as Kweli raps about "sitting on shitty steps/we stooped to new lows, hell froze/the night the city slept." The album peaked at
    No. 53 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 13 on the Hip-Hop Albums chart, but has become considered a classic since then.

    1. Intro
    2. Astronomy (8th Light) [feat. Weldon Irvine]
    3. Definition
    4. Re:Definition
    5. Children's Story
    6. Brown Skin Lady
    7. B Boys Will B Boys
    8. K.O.S. (Determination) [feat. Vinia Mojica]
    9. Hater Players [feat. Apani Emcee]
    10. Yo Yeah
    11. Respiration [feat. Common]
    12. Thieves In The Night
    13. Twice Inna Lifetime [feat. Punch]
    Black Star
    $24.99
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    With The Dead

    Import


    Supergroup is such an erroneous term - images of bored playboys pissing on their legacy spring to mind - but the members of With The Dead have a history of creating criminally good records as long as your arm. They've all served hard time in the subterranean worlds of Doom and the heaviest forms of Metal and have now reconvened to surpass previous projects. They're back - and this time the aim is To maim.


    With The Dead were formed by the founding rhythm section of occultist Doom overloads Electric Wizard: guitarist/bassist Tim Bagshaw and drummer Mark Greening, a pair once notorious for the sheer brute heaviness of their bowel-shaking sound and early extra-curricular activities that involved excess, injury and low-level criminality (arrests for the theft of a crucifix from a church roof and drunkenly robbing an off-licence to name but two). Both have also played together in Ramesses.


    Completing the triangle is frontman Lee Dorrian, co-founder of Doom pioneers Cathedral, former frontman with grindcore legends Napalm Death and owner of Rise Above Records, the UK's finest independent purveyors of all sounds heavy and underground, whose stable of bands include Ghost, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Lucifer, Blood Ceremony and Witchcraft. Having been in business since 1988, Rise Above is also one of the most enduring.


    Existing doom-heads will already know that the longstanding relationship between Rise Above and Electric Wizard is one that was fractious and fraught. Much mud has been slung between band, label and former members in recent years, but the With The Dead trio are of the opinion that big words meant little - it's the action that truly counts. And as the fire that is Electric Wizard peters out, With The Dead burn with eyebrow-singeing intensity. With The Dead are heavy. No - scratch that. With The Dead are heavy. H.E.A.V.Y!!! They are a band with teeth and talons.


    Like the product of some sort of alchemical alignment or a diabolical modern demon summoned by a whispered incantatory spell, With The Dead formed on All Hallow's Eve 2014. They worked quickly and the result is a six-track, self-titled debut broadside
    that draws on the members' rich musical legacy but without ever taking a backward step. Rising like a fecund creature from the fetid bogs of old England, With The Dead is a malevolent beast that lurches and staggers, flattening everything in its path. Guitars moil and curdle, bubbling up through the loam like black tar, while existing fans will surely welcome the return of Dorrian's distinctly hateful vocals.


    Any listener will be left battered on the floor, bludgeoned into submission by With The Dead's musical brutality. A new era is upon us.

    1. Crown of Burning Stars
    2. The Cross
    3. Nephthys
    4. Living With the Dead
    5. I Am You Virus
    6. Screams From My Own Grave
    With The Dead
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    Kicks Soundtrack

    First Pressing Of 500 Numbered Copies On Red Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    PVC Protective Sleeve


    Gatefold Sleeve


    Includes Insert



    Score By Brian Reitzell (Drummer For The French Band, Air)


    Featuring Tracks By Wu-Tang Clan, Charles Bradley, RJD2, Mac Dre And More


    In director Justin Tipping's feature debut Kicks, nothing is as simple as it seems. It's the story of fifteen-year-old Brandon, longing for a pair of the freshest sneakers that money can buy. Assuming that merely having them on his feet will help him escape the reality of being poor, neglected by the opposite sex and picked on by everyone - even his best friends. Working hard to get them, he soon finds that the titular shoes have instead made him a target after they are promptly snatched by Flaco, a local hood. Brandon goes on a mission to retrieve his stolen sneakers.


    The director intentionally derived local artists, including Roach Gigz, Dave Steezy, and NanosauR, as well as the late Dre and Iamsu! from the San Fransisco Bay Area where the film is set.


    I always knew I wanted to weave an eclectic soundtrack together that intertwined hip-hop and sweeping score to reflect the Bay Area sound, as well as the world inside the characters' imagination, said Tipping in a statement.


    Bay Area composer Brian Reitzell is notable for his soundtrack work on The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation (for which he was nominated for a BAFTA), Marie Antoinette, and The Bling Ring. He is also the drummer of French electronica duo, Air.


    We wanted the score to connect with the source music sonically, added Reitzell. I think that when you do that, the music as a whole -- both songs and score -- make for a more immersive/connective experience. The connection is evident in the beat-heavy track, 606 In The 510, from Reitzell's score.


    The soundtrack features previously unreleased tracks from Nanosaur, Jay Casio and Reitzell, as well as two dialogue interludes set to lyrics from Notorious B.I.G.'s 1993 single Party and Bullshit and tracks by Wu-Tang Clan, Charles Bradley, RJD2 and Mac Dre.

    LP 1
    1. Spaceship (Brian Reitzell)
    2. Party And Bs (Interlude 1) (Jahking Guillory)
    3. Friends Hanging Out (Brian Reitzell)
    4. The Sheboygan Left (RJD2)
    5. Cream (Wu-Tang Clan)
    6. Bbq Music (Marc E Bassy)
    7. Kitchen Astronaut (Brian Reitzell)
    8. Self-made (Keith Jenkins)
    9. Slow Trap (Nanasour)
    10. Travel To Oakland (Brian Reitzell)
    11. Sincerely Yours (Iamsu!)
    12. 37 (Roach Gigz)
    13. Super Hella High (YMTK)


    LP 2
    1. Wave Or Swim (Dave Steezy)
    2. Get Stupid (Remix) [Mac Dre]
    3. Aye (Jay Casio)
    4. In You (I Found A Love) [Charles Bradley & MSB]
    5. Slideshow (Blue Magic)
    6. Fireworks Went Off (Brian Reitzell)
    7. Flaco Arrives (Brian Reitzell)
    8. Flaco Chases Brandon (Brian Reitzell)
    9. Party And Bs (Dialog Interlude 2) [Jahking Guillory]
    10. 606 In The 510 (Brian Reitzell)

    Various Artists
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  • Dr. Octagonecologyst (Box Set) Dr. Octagonecologyst (Box Set) Quick View

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    Dr. Octagonecologyst (Box Set)

    Dan The Automator's And Kool Keith's Famed Collaboration From The Mid-'90s

    28 Tracks Over 3 LPs Including 5 Unreleased Songs (Originals + Remixes)

    Housed In A Custom, Octagonal Box

    Features Original Pushead Cover Artwork

    Includes A 40-Page Liner Notes Booklet

    Dan The Automator's and Kool Keith's famed collaboration from the mid-'90s is celebrated with a 28-track set housed in a custom, octagonal box, with 5 unreleased songs (originals + remixes); original Pushead cover artwork; and 40 page liner notes booklet.

    By the mid-1990s, the rap game had been through a lot in its two decades of existence: Early-days scraping to get by and be heard; The advent of sampling; The rise of groups ranging from Run-DMC to the Wu-Tang Clan and the sprawl of Dr. Dre's shadow from the West across the globe; and solo juggernauts ranging from MC Hammer to the Notorious B.I.G.

    Thankfully, though, with everything that the genre had been through, there was still a lot of room to grow. And in early 1996, a new indie duo appeared that won over a whole new international audience, from hard rocks to skate punks. That pair was Dr. Octagon: Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and Kool Keith [Thornton].

    In some ways, the Dr. Octagon album is a solo release. But Keith wasn't the only hand on deck. He brought along a young, New York-based MC with him: Sir Menelik. Menelik was featured on four album tracks, starting with "Dr. Octagon," and proved to be an excellent super-scientifical, fast-rhyming foil to Keith. And there was one final featured contributor who helped add to the album's next-level sound: San Francisco's DJ Q*Bert, who cuts on half of the album's songs.

    The album originally came out on The Automator's Bulk Recordings label in early 1996, with cover art by metal and punk cult hero visual artist Pushead. Pressing numbers weren't huge, but as the year went on, the buzz grew, and a slightly expanded version of the album was released on James Lavelle's London-based Mo Wax label. Then Dan took an offer from newly-formed major label DreamWorks, to re-release the album with extra tracks in mid-1997. The new domestic pressing allowed for a bigger press push, as well as the group's first and only video, for "Blue Flowers."

    Beyond "Blue Flowers," the album is chock-full of mind-bending tracks, like "Earth People"; the wacked-out but sincere love ballad "Girl Let Me Touch You"; the metal-tinged "I'm Destructive"; Q-Bert's turntable workout "Bear Witness"; and, of course, freaky Keith skits like "Elective Surgery" and "General Hospital".Dr. Octagonecologyst is one of the most unique rap records the genre has ever seen, and this is the perfect way to celebrate it - whether it's the first time you have heard this mind-expanding record or the three thousandth.

    LP 1
    1. Intro
    2. 3000
    3. I Got To Tell You
    4. Earth People
    5. No Awareness
    6. Real Raw
    7. General Hospital
    8. Blue Flowers
    9. Technical Difficulties
    10. Visit To The Gynecologyst


    LP 2
    1. Bear Witness
    2. Dr. Octagon
    3. Girl Let Me Touch You
    4. I'm Destructive
    5. Wild And Crazy
    6. Elective Surgery
    7. Halfsharkhalfalligatorhalfman
    8. Blue Flowers (Revisited)
    9. Waiting List (DJ Shadow Remix)

    10. 1977


    LP 3
    1. Blue Flowers (Prince Paul's So Beautiful Remix)
    2. 3000 (Automator 1 & 2 Remix)
    3. Bear Witness (2 Turntables And A Razorblade Edit)
    4. Astro Embalming Fluid
    5. Redeye
    6. I'll Be There For You
    7. Wild And Crazy (2016 Remix)
    8. I'm Destructive (2016 Remix)

    Dr. Octagon
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    Teeth Dreams

    In 2014, the Hold Steady release their sixth LP Teeth Dreams, nearly four years after the Brooklyn band's previous full-length album, 2010's Heaven Is Whenever. It's the longest gap between albums in the rock band's decade-plus career. [The recording process] may have dragged out a bit this time, singer Craig Finn tells Rolling Stone. But I think it's all for the best.


    Teeth Dreams was recorded over the past two years in Brooklyn and Franklin, Tenn. and marks a new beginning for the Hold Steady: it's their first album recorded with longtime touring guitarist Steve Selvidge, who joined the band on the road following the 2010 departure of multi-instrumentalist Franz Nicolay. It was exciting again, says guitarist Tad Kubler. There was a newness to this album that I hadn't felt in awhile.


    The new tracks find the band leaning heavy on distortion and snaking guitar licks - Finn's favorite of the batch is On With the Business, a pummeling blast of electric guitar and vocal delay that finds the notoriously sharp-eyed vocalist appraising a city heavy on weak handshakes and beautiful kitchens. On The Ambassador, one of the album's rare moments of serenity, Finn's details a temporary holding cell of a shack-up in Michigan with hot and glistening nights and halls that smelled like burning hair. And the band's first single, I Hope This Whole Thing Didn't Frighten You (streaming below) is a barreling Foo Fighters-style melodic rocker, with rapid-fire vocals spilling from Finn as drummer Bobby Drake swings beneath.


    He says the band has drummed up their biggest-sounding, most rock-oriented album to date. We were looking to make a big rock record, he admits. Maybe it's less wild but in some ways that makes it a bigger record."


    Dan Hyman (Rolling Stone)

    1. I Hope This Whole Thing Didn't Frighten You
    2. Spinners
    3. The Only Thing
    4. The Ambassador
    5. On With The Business
    6. Big Cig
    7. Wait Awhile
    8. Runner's High
    9. Almost Everything
    10. Oaks
    The Hold Steady
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    NVM

    Like a fluorescent-lit snack-aisle oasis in some desolate interstate road stop, brimming with Skittles and limited-edition Sno Balls, Tacocat's Easter-egg-hued pop-punk-pop is bubblegum-sticky with hooks, bound to brighten up the most drab stretch of bummer backroad.


    The band's four-person, seven-layer-burrito came together organically: Lelah Maupin (drums) and Eric Randall (guitar) met in their native Longview, WA-two hours south of Seattle, the very town that Green Day named their breakout debut single after. Lelah's family room was wallpapered with framed Magic Eye posters, hence Stereogram, the cross-eyed love letter to that bizarre '90s optical fad. She met lanky Eric while both worked at Safeway, wearing the chain's distinctive navy aprons before breaking north to Seattle. Eric's band The Trashies practiced and played in the basement of the 24/7 House in the Central District, where Long Beach, CA native Bree McKenna (bass) was living, amongst the dust, boxes, and spiders. Lelah met Butte, MT native Emily Nokes (voice, tambourine) in one excruciatingly early/boring graphic design class, slipping her a doodled-upon note; she soon noticed Emily's big voice while she sang along with R. Kelly on the radio. Emily and Bree hit it off one sloshy night at the Comet. Eric impressed Emily with his reenactments of scenes from Anaconda. Sometime around 2007, via countless raucous house party shows, the legend of Tacocat was born.


    The foursome would quickly make a name for themselves with their simply energizing power pop, drawing on classic Northwest energy with an uncommonly upbeat, surfy swag that could only come from gray skies and hydroponic sunshine. Their sly and unabashed '90s revivalism has, in the past, found the band pondering Evan Dando and Waterworld-and Bree herself explains finding about riot grrrl via Napster and Julia Stiles in 10 Things I Hate About You. They've described themselves variously as Feminist sci-fi and Equal parts Kurt and Courtney; oh well, whatever NVM.


    NVM-Tacocat's second full-length album and first for Hardly Art, opens up like some mystery shoebox, wistful, instantly nostalgic: snapshots of mortifying exes (You Never Came Back) and sketchy party situations (Party Trap), maybe a postcard with an alien smoking a joint. Cigarette cellophane-wrapped weed nugs, pain pill crumbs and wrapped tampons (all the girls are surfing the wave, surfing the crimson wave today"), all serve as a roadmap through Tacocat's bong-ripped reminiscences, scenarios all-too familiar and hilariously improbable. There's the notoriously inconsistent #8 Metro line (F.U. #8) and the accountability-allergic, black-clad brick-heavers of This Is Anarchy. The protagonist of Psychedelic Quinceañera-based on Bree-just wants to dance with rainbows, mind-expansion style, instead of having to wear a frilly dress in front of her whole family. Emily daydreams of a Bridge to Hawaii, where even the destitute could walk their asses to paradise-before being snapped out of it by cat-calls from construction workers, business dads, and drunk hobos (Hey Girl); sweaty jerks telling her that she should smile!


    NVM all that, though: you should, and will, smile-either a wry little corner-lifter or a big ear-to-ear equator-and shake what's yours, when you hear the whippet-smart latest album from the world's favorite palindromic band. Text a friend.


    --Larry Mizell

    1. You Never Came Back
    2. Bridge to Hawaii
    3. Crimson Wave
    4. Stereogram
    5. Pocket Full of Primrose
    6. Psychedelic Quinceañera
    7. Time Pirate
    8. This is Anarchy
    9. Hey Girl
    10. Party Trap
    11. F.U. #8
    12. Alien Girl
    13. Snow Day
    Tacocat
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