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SUCKERFollowing the release of her Top 10 hit, 'Boom Clap' - which has now sold over 1 Million copies in the US - and recent win at this year's Teen Choice Awards ('Best R&B/Hip-Hop Song' for "Fancy"), Charli XCX is very pleased to announce details of her highly-anticipated sophomore album Sucker, through Neon Gold/Atlantic Records featuring a brand new single, 'Break The Rules.' New single 'Break The Rules' sees Charli XCX - 22-year-old Charlotte Aitchison from London - return with a bad-ass floor-filler, oozing rebellion and attitude, which is set to ignite the airwaves in the coming months.1. Sucker
2. Break The Rules
3. London Queen
4. Breaking Up
5. Gold Coins
6. Boom Clap
7. Doing It
8. Body of My Own
10. Hanging Around
11. Die Tonight
12. Caught in the Middle
13. Need Ur Luv$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Sad Sappy SuckerAfter stepping up to the major-label plate with The Moon and Antarctica, Modest Mouse reach back to their roots with Sad Sappy Sucker. Sucker is actually the band's first recording, released in 2001 but created back in 1994. It was shelved in favor of Lonesome Crowded West as their debut, but Sucker is still a fine piece of the Modest Mouse lineage.
Although parts of Sucker are experimental compared to the band's current polish, this isn't some rarity to be enjoyed only by collectors. Breezy melodies build into jagged choruses as singer Isaac Brock shows he can be both tender and playfully aggressive. Most of the songs clock in between two and three minutes, leaving room for numerous gems in the course of the 24-track album. While 12 of the songs come from a recording session with K Records' Calvin Johnson, a chunk of Sucker material comes from Brock's Dial-a-Song phase, during which callers heard new songs by dialing into his answering machine. These experiments range from lo-fi combos of distorted instruments and whiny vocals to complete songs, like the bluesy rock jam on Secret Agent X-9. The Dial-a-Songs--and a message left by Murder City Devils front man Spencer Moody (Call to Dial-a-Song)--are both comic relief and proof that Modest Mouse didn't gain their indie-rock cult status by accident. The talent's been there from the beginning. --Jennifer Maerz1. Worms Vs. Birds
2. Four Fingered Fisherman
4. Wagon Ride Return
5. From Point A To Point B
6. Path Of Least Resistance
7. It Always Rains On A Picnic
8. Dukes Up
9. Think Long
10. Every Penny Fed Car
11. Mice Eat Cheese
12. Race Car Grin You Ain't No Landmark
13. Red Hand Case
14. Secret Agent X-9
15. Blue Cadet -3, Do You Connect?
16. Call To Dial A Song
17. 5-4-3-2-1 Lips Off
19. BMX Crash
20. Sucker Betru$17.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Yr City's A SuckerYr City's a Sucker was originally released as a 12" single way back in 2004, and is the fourth single by LCD Soundsystem. It was later included on the bonus disc of the compact disc version of 2005's acclaimed LCD Soundsystem LP. It is now back in print for the first time in 10 years, with a brand new 45 RPM cut.1. Yr City's A Sucker
2. Yr City's A Sucker (Instrumental)$14.9912 MaxiSingle Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
An Even Break (Never Give A Sucker)Flower Trane
An Even Break (Never Give A Sucker)
Giblets, Pt. 12
Invisible Rules$13.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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New Heaven (Discontinued) (On Sale)New Heaven is the debut LP from Pittsburgh, PA's 1,2,3 which is comprised of the duo Nicolas Snyder and Joshua Sickels, formerly of the Takeover UK. From the shimmering synths of Lonesome Boring Summer, to the swooning strings of Wave Pool, to the sucker punch percussion of Work, to the lethargic blues licks of Just Like Heaven (Is Gone) and the restless riffs of 20,000 Blades, the striking, speaker-panning elements of New Heaven are all challenging and universally rewarding at the same time.1. Work
2. Scared But Not That Scared
3. Heat Lightnin'
4. Lonesome Boring Summer
6. Wave Pool
7. Just Like Heaven (Is Gone)
8. Sorry, Soldier
9. Riding Coach
10. 20,000 Blades$16.99 $13.42 Save $3.57 (21%)Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Uplift Mofo Party PlanOn 1987's The Uplift Mofo Party Plan, producer Michael Beinhorn (Soundgarden, Hole) helped the Chili Peppers incorporate more of a hard-rock approach to their already rich blend of funk and punk. This would be the best and unfortunately final album to feature the Kiedis/Flea/Slovak/Irons lineup as Slovak died from a drug overdose in 1988, and Irons exited soon after, turning up several years later as the drummer for Pearl Jam. Highlights include Fight Like a Brave, Funky Crime, Me and My Friends, Backwoods, Behind the Sun, No Chump Love Sucker and Special Secret Song Inside.1. Fight Like a Brave
2. Funky Crime
3. Me and My Friends
6. Behind the Sun
7. Skinny Sweaty Man
8. Subterranean Homesick Blues
9. Special Secret Song Inside
10. No Chump Love Sucker
11. Walkin' on Down the Road
12. Love Trilogy
13. Organic Anti-Beat Box Band$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Houses Of The Mole (Pre-Order)Pressed On 2x 140-Gram Clear Vinyl
Houses of the MolÉ is the ninth studio album by industrial metal band Ministry, originally released in 2004. The album is the first part of the band's anti-Bush trilogy, followed by Rio Grande Blood (2006) and The Last Sucker (2007). It was released in the run up to the 2004 American presidential elections, with George W. Bush being president at the time of its release. In 2005, Houses of the MolÉ was ranked No. 434 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.LP 1
1. No "W"
5. Warp City
2. Psalm 23
3. Walrus$37.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
WyomingWater Liars, the duo of Justin Kinkel-Schuster and Andrew Bryant, present their sophomore album Wyoming. Recorded in their now-hometown of Water Valley, MS in late September, Wyoming will be Water Liars' second LP released in just under a year. At the core of the album are stories of specific, intimate moments that can't help but ring universally true. The band favors simplicity and ample space in their songs, while Justin Kinkel-Schuster's clear, plaintive vocals add to Wyoming's warm yet heartsick expanse. The album ranges musically from contemplative, bluesy waltzes (Backbone) to lonely, tempered howls (Fake Heat); from soulful, heartached swings (Cut A Line, You Work Days I Work Nights) to upbeat, but wistful resignations (Linens). These 11 uncluttered songs resonate all the way from the breezy, buzzing opener Sucker to the closing feedback of Fire.1. Sucker
2. Fake Heat
4. Back bone
5. Cut A Line
6. How Will I Call You
8. You Work Days I Work Nights
9. Fine Arts
10. Bird Of Song
11. Fire$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Talon Of The HawkProduced by Chris "Frenchie" Smith (And You Will Know Us by the Trail
of Dead, Meat Puppets, Built to Spill, Jet)
Featured in "100 Bands to Watch 2013" Alternative Press.
At the core of Talon of the Hawk, is the crazy hybrid of slamming rock drumming and acoustic guitar The Front Bottoms are known for, but this time the band augments their sound with electric guitars, synths, even a little accordion. Brian Sella's confident heartfelt vocals that will have you laughing one minute, crying the next and then maybe pumping your fist and singing along when you least suspect it. Talon of the Hawk rocks harder than their debut and it is more complex in both subject matter and arrangements. Once this sucker gets it's claws in, you're going to soar.1. Au Revoir (Adios)
3. Swear To God The Devil
Made Me Do It
4. Twin Size Mattress
6. Santa Monica
7. The Feud
8. Funny You Should Ask
9. Tattooed Tears
10. Lone Star
12. Everything I Own$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Body WinsSarah Jaffe started work on The Body Wins the day she bought a bass and a drum set at a pawnshop. That day, she wrote the rhythmic A Sucker For Your Marketing and her second full-length began to take shape. Jaffe had pent-up creative energy inside her, after spending most of the year traveling and touring behind her debut Suburban Nature, and she explores it with abandon here.
There's a side of The Body Wins that didn't exist with Jaffe on her debut and it has a newfound pulse to it, more than a heartbeat, not quite a breakbeat. Glorified High, the first single perfectly captures that with a chorus that smacks you in the chest and lovingly lingers.
The Body Wins may sound different to those introduced to Jaffe through Suburban Nature and it should as it's more of a product of everywhere she's been, literally and figuratively, and a hint of everywhere she might go from here. Produced by John Congelton (St. Vincent, Walkmen, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Explosions in the Sky.)1. Paul
2. Body Wins
3. Glorified High
4. Manneguin Woman
5. Halfway Right
6. The Way Sound Leaves
8. Hooray for Love
9. Foggy Field
10. Sucker For Your Marketing
13. When You Rest$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-MOM-2216xJon Spencer Blues Explosion
Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015New York City is a big place. A loud place. Some of that noise is music. And some of the music is noise.
Sucking it all in and turning it loose with prejudice, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion takes a ferocious bite out of the Big Apple with their new long-player, Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015, the first record of the new era that demands to be stopped and frisked!
Like the best sides that percolated up from the Bronx, the Lower East Side, and Greenwich Village across the 1970s and '80s - Freedom Tower is more than a high-octane dance party record, it is a document of New York City, a chronicle of grit and terror and love!
It's all here: The Hustler and The Trust Fund Baby, the Mosh Pit Casualty, the Celebrity Chef, the Crooked Cop, the Struggling Artist, the Sucker MC, the forgotten Sex Workers and Last-Chance Cinderellas. Within these grooves are cold-water tenements, blue-chip galleries, dingy Avenue B studios, and the last real warrior poet whose dark magick brings garage rock ghosts back from the grave!
Freedom Tower is a radical portrait of New York City set to the savage funkacide of the Blues Explosion, locked and loaded with the most deadly, predatory guitar riffs that primitive magnetic tape can handle . From start to finish, Freedom Tower is overmodulated, cooked with dirt, and finished in acid rain! Freedom Tower is packed with the kind of beats and rhymes that will make even the most reserved Walter Mitty jump back and say "damn!"
For nearly a quarter-century the Blues Explosion have been sweating, freezing, eating, drinking, fucking, fighting, winning, and losing in New York City, perpetrating some of the most timeless moments of musical mayhem in the history of Manhattan and beyond. As ever, Jon Spencer tells the tales, Judah Bauer plays the blues, and Russell Simins smashes things to bits... And as always Blues Explosion stomp on the faux underground oasis peddled by bourgeois hipsters and marketing jocks to deliver the real deal - rock'n'roll that is unapologetically nasty and strong.
Rehearsed and polished in a string of secret gigs and unannounced opening slots in theaters, hotel bars, and dives (often under assumed names), and then recorded at the legendary Daptone House Of Soul in Bushwick and mixed with hip-hop cult legend Alap Momin at the cutting edge of Harlem, Freedom Tower is the most provocative statement of urban pathos and panache ever recorded.
Play this record at all-night rent parties, picnics, discotheques, and protests!
There are eight million stories in the Naked City - but there is only one Blues Explosion!
Freedom Tower - dig it now, while you still can!1. Funeral
2. Wax Dummy
3. Do The Get Down
4. Betty vs. the NYPD
5. White Jesus
6. Born Bad
7. Down and Out
8. Crossroad Hop
9. The Ballad Of Joe Buck
10. Dial Up Doll
11. Bellevue Baby
12. Tales of Old New York: The Rock Box
13. Cooking for Television$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Break Line: The Musical
Limited To 2000
On a front porch in Philadelphia in early 2004, Anand Wilder and Maxwell Kardon sat with a guitar and a
banjo and busily finger picked to keep their hands from freezing.After a few false starts they settled on a dirge
in d-minor and began improvising lyrics about a labor conflict in a Western Pennsylvania coal town that their
fathers had learned about from an old folk song taught in Quaker schools in the '50s.
The facts, as communicated,were a half-remembered pastiche of de facto segregation, frayed family ties, and
double-dealing.The principal heroes and villains of the story were lost to history and buried in mine shafts and
unmarked graves, and the particulars of the outcome were primarily recorded on newspapers lost in
warehouse fires and floods. Nevertheless,the tragedy struck both as an ideal thread to weave through a series
of stories they had been telling each other about a town full of unlucky,love lorn people. Inspired by the classic
rock operas of the 1970's and the golden age of musical theater,they began work on their own
Wilder and Kardon spent the next several years traveling, each writing and tinkering with songs about their
town and sending each other hastily recorded demos and fragments of lyrics. The story of Greenbelt grew and
the cast of characters, from robber barons to union men, migrant farmers to crooked ministers, became
fleshed out. They enlisted friends from myriad bands: Austin Fisher (Suckers), Haley Dekle (the Dirty
Projectors), Ira Wolf Tuton and Christopher Keating (Yeasayer), Ryan Kattner (Man Man), Britt Myers
(Chairlift), and Aku Orraca-Tetteh (Dragons of Zynth) to sing the parts of the town's luckless citizens.
In 2008, they put together a core band featuring Ira on bass and Christopher Powell of Man Man on drums
and began arranging the songs of Break Line for a full ensemble. With the help of recording wunderkind Britt
Myers (Chairlift, Yeasayer, Passing Strange) they finally began putting the music down onto tape,staying up
late experimenting with sounds and arrangements.
In the years that followed,the two found moments whenever they could to complete the project. Neither can
believe that what started with just the two of them huddled on a cold porch would grow to involve a once-in-a-lifetime cast of collaborators. A decade after its conception, they are proud to present to the public their
vision of a classic story of betrayal, pride and lost love.
Welcome to Greenbelt.
Singers: Aku Orraca-Tetteh, Christopher Keating (Yeasayer). Haley Dekly (Dirty Projectors), Quinn Walker,
Austin Fisher(Suckers), Ryan Kattner (Man Man),Tanya Houndsley, Cameron Hull, Anand Wilder
Musicians: IraWolf Tuton (Yeasayer) ,James Richardson,Christopher Sean Powell,Jason Trammell (Sinkane),
K Ishibashi, Austin Fisher, Steve Marion (Delicate Steve), Lyndon Cordero Lopez, Daniel Schleifer, Charles
Christopher Erway, Tanya Houndsley1. Coal Into Diamonds
2. Wedding Day
4. Hold You Tight
5. They're Stealing Our Coal
6. 4th Of July
7. Better To Die
8. It Doesn't Seem Right
9. Fathers and Brothers
10. I'm To Blame
11. Hang Your Head High$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Pictures Of Saint Paul StreetThe songs on "Pictures of Saint Paul Street" are lush & beautiful autopsies of society's underbelly, with stark and brutally honest ruminations on humanity. Songs like "A Sea of Suckers" & "Pursue The Nightlife" pull no punches, while "Jailbirds & Vagabonds" and "Blues For A Pecan Tree" carouse on a more abstract, human (almost romantic) level. By the time you've hit the album's centerpiece; "Bullshit Society", Ashley's songs move from ballads of hopeless misery to rallying anthems for the dispossessed. The people & artists who move further to the fringe as power and greed overtake our planet, a situation all too familiar to Ashley as he was forced to relocate his long-running Creamery Studio from it's long time home due to the rampant gentrification of the Bay Area (the former studio building now houses luxury lofts).
"Pictures of Saint Paul Street" isn't always an easy listen, but that's the point; the journey to salvation isn't easy or pretty. The protagonist in many of Ashley's songs may be Ashley himself - a true artist willing to admit he's nowhere near perfect, and honest enough to document his sunrises & sunsets no matter if they occur in his own backyard, or on a barroom floor.1. A Sea of Suckers
2. Goodbye Saint Paul Street
3. Blues For A Pecan Tree
4. Two Person One Man Band
5. Bullshit Society
6. Jailbirds and Vagabonds
7. Self-Destruction Derby
8. Medication #9
9. Pursue the Night Life
10. Six A.M. at the Black and White$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
An Open Letter To The SceneReissued For The First Time Since 2010
Pressed On Colored Vinyl
Includes Bonus 2-Song 7" Vinyl
He may not be a mainstream mainstay, but mention the name Walter Schreifels to
anyone even tangentially involved in the punk or hardcore scene and chances are you'll be met
with borderline reverence. From his tenure in legendary hardcore bands like Gorilla Biscuits and
Youth Of Today to his work in the pioneering post-hardcore act Quicksand and cult favorites like
Rival Schools, Schreifels has proved himself to be one of the most talented and diverse songwriters
of his generation. Over two decades after GB released their landmark album Start Today,
Schreifels transcended his hardcore roots and showed another side of his constantly shifting skin
with his solo debut An Open Letter To The Scene.
From stripped-down acoustic meditations like the album's title track to Schreifels' psychedelic-tinged
cover of Agnostic Front's "Society's Sucker" and an intricately arranged version
of his CIV Classic "Don't Gotta Prove It," An Open Letter To The Scene is arguably the first
project Schreifels has ever recorded that manages to incorporate all of his diverse influences and
recontextualize them into a cohesive whole.1. Arthur Lee's Lullaby
2. She Is To Me
3. Society Suckers
4. Save The Saveables
6. Don't Gotta Prove It
7. Wild Pandas
9. Ballad Of Lil' Kim
10. Open Letter$19.99Colored Vinyl LP + 7 Vinyl - Sealed Buy Now
This Year's Best DisasterAvailable on Vinyl for the First Time in The United States!
With former members of Garrison, Texas Is The Reason, Thursday, and Milhouse making up the lineup of I Hate Our Freedom, there wasn't a doubt that the band's second release, This Year's Best Disaster, could be anything short of jaw dropping. The disc, which will be the first available vinyl in the States, is a nostalgic collection of post-hardcore from the '90s. Featuring loud, gritty and raw vocals, edgy grooves, sleek riffs and loud drums, "3am New York City" encompasses the attitude of the sleepless city. Seamless quarter glides into "Sans Sympathie," which is a bit mellower than the previous sucker-punching cut, but keeps the release moving. As This Year's Best Disaster continued on, it was nearly impossible to not get excited to see what the next track had to offer. The combined forces of the talented veterans created something that isn't seen too often lately.
This Year's Best Disaster peaks during the brash "Second Telling Of A First Degree." The number throttles the entire album into overdrive with its nimble and lively instruments, and Joseph Grillo's bold and rugged voice makes its mark on the listener. As much as each cut has its own unique qualities that add to their wow factor, "Letterbomb" lacks the extra oomph that the other pieces on the collection have. Despite the setback, which really doesn't severely impact the disc, I Hate Our Freedom makes a full recovery. Despite each song on This Year's Best Disaster having their own strong points, the final four cuts are some of the most intense on the album. Leaving two of the strongest pieces to close it out, I Hate Our Freedom creates the need to replay the angsty disc all over again.
- The Aquarian1. 3am New York City
2. Sans Sympathie
3. Cut You In
4. Second Telling Of A First Degree
6. Set It Off
7. The Poison And Pen
9. Add Suicide To The List Of Things You Failed At
10. You're Perfect, No Really$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Doin' It To DeathFor starters, this platter begins with one of the great intros of all time: "Ladies and gentlemen, there are seven acknowledged wonders of the
world. You are about to witness the eighth "
Lodged in a deep groove between the JB's' debut LP Food For Thought (1972) and the more complex and at-times political Damn Right, I Am
Somebody (from 1974) sits the ridiculously vampy and infectious classic, Doing It To Death. First moving hips and making heads nod in 1973,
the James Brown-produced, 5-song album is one big funk lick, broken up into many delicious moving parts.
As with pretty much everything produced by the JB's - led by Fred Wesley with heavy help from a supporting cast that included saxophonist
Maceo Parker, guitarists Jimmy Nolen and Hearlon "Cheese" Martin and drummer John "Jabo" Starks - all songs began and revolved around
a devastating riff. The title track is most certainly guilty-as-charged, as it starts strutting right out of the gate and continues for just over 10
minutes, driven by a guitar lick and MCed by the inimitable James Brown, with soloists stepping up and out while the song chugs on.
The other centerpiece of the album is the 8-minute "You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I'll Be Straight," whose groove is
interestingly teased two times before it arrives in full form. The song title itself is provocative, and the music keeps a stone-cold groove despite
the less than cheery undertones. Again driven by an infectious guitar morsel, the breakdowns in this song gave sampling producers and DJs
sweet dreams in the '80s, and Fred Wesley's trombone solo rides beautifully over the group's cries of "We need some money."
Beyond the aforementioned sure-shots, the twitchy "More Peas," "La Di Da La Di Day" and the much jazzier, solo-heavy "Sucker" round out
this incredible album. It's just another perfect example of how James Brown's funk machine could stop the world when they hit a groove.1. Introduction To The J.B.'s
2. Doing It To Death - Part 1 & 2
3. You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I'll Be Straight
4. More Peas
5. La Di Da La Di Day
6. You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I'll Be Straight
8. You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I'll Be Straight$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Run-DMCFuture archaeologists will discuss two periods in 1980s: before Run-DMC and after Run-DMC. It's no exaggeration to say that the group
changed the course of music in the '80s, bringing the old-school of rap into the new with one simple piece of flat, black plastic.
Coming up in the rap world of the early 1980s under the wing of Kurtis Blow (group manager Russell Simmons managed Blow, and Run
was, at one time, a DJ known as "Son of Kurtis Blow") and Blow's bassist and burgeoning super-producer Larry Smith, the trio - Joseph
"Run" Simmons, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell - learned from the best, but created their own path.
1983 was the year that they first broke out. With only an Oberheim DMX drum program and some cuts by Jay, "Sucker M.C.s (Krush-Groove
1)" was a shot across the bow to the slick, post-disco pocket rap had settled into. It was raw, pure swagger and it took both New Yorkers
and music aficionados around the world by storm. The song's lyrics are a mandatory memorization assignment to this day by MCs learning
their craft. "Two years ago, a friend of mine "
The group's sound, which was laid out muscularly on Run-DMC, had a harder approach than their peers, thanks to producer Larry Smith's
use of live musicians who laid down grooves but didn't soften the edges. Lyrically the group wasn't just about brags either, with songs like
"Hard Times," "It's Like That" and "Wake Up" (the first two were singles). Run's and DMC's overlapping tag-team approach to lyricism was
powerful and immensely influential.
"Rock Box," another single and arguably the centerpiece of the album, was a nod to their hard edge, and a foreshadowing of their first
worldwide smash, 1985's "King Of Rock." Jam Master Jay's DJ work was stellar, knowing exactly when to jump in and put listeners' ears in
The album was the first rap full-length to achieve Gold status, and as fans know, the group was just getting started - their next two LPs would
take them to even higher status in the music world, critically and sales-wise. But this is where it all started, and it's a classic that still sounds
fresh today as it did more than 30 years ago.1. Hard Times
2. Rock Box
3. Jam-Master Jay
4. Hollis Crew (Krush-Groove 2)
5. Sucker M.C.'s (Krush-Groove 1)
6. It's Like That
7. Wake Up
8. 30 Days
9. Jay's Game$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Just Another Sucker / One Man Jam (Out of Stock)Formed in December 1975 by Pepe Willie (the former husband of Prince's cousin), 94 East was the Minneapolis-based funk group with which Prince first came to prominence. Alongside Willie, Prince composed one song for the band, Just Another Sucker, which has been remastered for this 2016 release along with One Man Jam.
These are two of a collection of epic tracks recorded by the band (and the emerging talent, Prince) between December 1975 and February 1979.
The band disbanded in 1979, at which point Prince developed his legendary solo identity.
The early work of a musical genius.1. Just Another Sucker
2. One Man Jam$19.9912 Vinyl Single - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
Lord Willin' (Out Of Stock)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 in the same way that Sucker MC's did almost 20 years earlier. 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. Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo were able to combine their cyberpunk production with just the right group to create a street masterpiece. Following in the footsteps of such rap criminologists as Kool G Rap, Nas, Jay-Z, and Mobb Deep, the Clipse offer the Virginia hustler's viewpoint with clever, hard-hitting lyrics that is sprinkled throughout the entire album.
With so many standout tracks on Lord Willin' the album starts pulling no punches. On Track 1 simply (or maybe not) titled Intro you get a very personal and deep testament of crack and the drug game, a theme that is throughout this album...HEAVY. Songs like Virginia or I'm Not You (featuring Jadakiss, Styles P and Roscoe P Coldchain), have lyrics that play as a musical notes alongside The Neptunes tailored beats. Young Boy, Comedy Central... all fit perfectly alongside When the Last Time and Cot Dam as each song plays its part as chapters to the Lord Wilin' masterpiece. Gangsta Lean (another one of the albums standout tracks) features a slightly lighter feel while paired with Pharrell's trademark falsetto hook. The truth of it is, it's hard to just pick one track, or point out which is the albums star. Each song on Lord Willin' is essential to making it the classic that it is. The Neptunes (who were busy turning out every other Pop hit on the radio) crafted an album that was deemed an instant classic, and cemented Clipse as Rap's newest superstars.1. Intro
2. Young Boy
5. Cot Damn
6. Ma, I Don't Love Her
7. FamLay Freestyle
8. When The Last Time
10. Comedy Central
11. Let's Talk About It
12. Gangsta Lean
13. I'm Not You
14. Grindin' (Remix)
15. Grindin' (Selector Remix)$24.99Vinyl LP -Sealed Temporarily out of stock