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Madlib & Freddie Gibbs
Half Manne Half Cocaine

Madlib (aka Otis Jackson Jr.) joins forces with fellow American rapper Freddie Gibbs to create 'Half Manne Half Cocaine'. Along with rare bonus beats, the lead track here is a pulsating slab of urgent rap, sliding across glistening synths, meaty beats and slick hip hop vocals. Two pioneers at the top of their games.
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A Tribe Called Quest
We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service

East Coast icons A Tribe Called Quest return after disbanding almost twenty years ago. Somehow they manage to sound as dynamic, funky and angry as during their prime. We Got it From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service is a vibrant double vinyl LP of old-school charm, dense rhymes and forward-thinking beats. 
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Kassa Overall
I Think I'm Good

I Think I’m Good is the second album by rising star Kassa Overall. Through a seamless fusion of jazz and hip-hop, the Brooklyn-based musician tackles America’s prisons, personal relationships and mental health. Features guest spots from Brandee Younger and Theo Croker, newbies Joel Ross and Morgan Guerin and activist Dr. Angela Davis. On Brownswood Recordings.

The Professionals
The Professionals Instrumentals

The Professionals Instrumentals presents the musical bare bones of The Professionals’ newly released album, a collaboration between esteemed rapper Madlib (who’s worked in the past with the likes of MF DOOM, J Dilla and Georgia Anne Muldrow) and his brother / fellow artist Oh No. Now you can enjoy the album's 13 tracks of clipped, hard-hitting yet psychedelic hip-hop without having to also focus on 'Lib's brilliant rapping.
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Mndsgn
ObliqueKitchn

Mndsgn (Mind Design) is the moniker of L.A.-based producer Ringgo Anchetta who seemingly sees little need for vowels. ObliqueKitchn was originally released in 2012 on a run of 30 cassettes he copied himself. The music, now on LP,  contained within melds mid-tempo rhythms, loops and virtual synths. On Mndsgn Ltd.
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Clipse
Lord Willin'

Virginia brothers Gene and Terrence Thornton form rap duo Clipse. You may know them better individually as No Malice and Pusha T. They signed to Star Trak, the label owned by The Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo). Lord Willin’ was their - now classic - debut album, originally released in 2002. They brought some serious Virginia game to the rap world. The album was also produced by The Neptunes.
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Kate Tempest
The Book of Traps and Lessons

If you believe what you read, Kate Tempest has been working on The Book of Traps and Lessons - her third album - since she unleashed her classic debut Everybody’s Down in 2014. Whether this has been five years in the making or not, we’ve still been looking forward to it. She worked on the album with none other than Rick Rubin and South London producer, Dan Carey, who also worked on her 2017 album, Let Them Eat Chaos. On Fiction.
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Quasimoto
The Further Adventures Of Lord Quas

Lord Quas is the alter ego of hip-hop royalty Madlib. 'The Further Adventures Of Lord Quas', Quas' second album, delivers a diverse and varied journey through hip-hop, rap, and jazz. This is a mammoth album, clocking in at twenty-six songs, but it's still representative of Madlib's immense talent. Out on Stones Throw. 
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Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program
Stargate Music

Leaving Records (Matthewdavid, devonwho) provide a home for the latest LP by LA beat-smith Ras G. The Arrival is another sci-fi melting pot from the former Brainfeeder man. Plenty of cosmic and spiritual jazz influences rub shoulders with leftfield hip-hop takes and some Midwest house sounds. Will appeal to those who enjoyed the two Shabazz Palaces records that dropped in 2017. Out on 4/20.
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Bonobo
Linked

The evergreen Bonobo (aka Simon Green) anticipates a summer full of DJ sets with 'Linked', a club ready slow burner that is as atmospheric as any of his previous work. It follows 2017's Migration and 2019's fabric Presents compilation. Green is also responsible for the incredible photograph on the sleeve. It's a beautiful world isn't it?

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
Bandana Beats

As the second collaborative album by US rapper Freddie Gibbs and dexterous record producer Madlib, 'Bandana' was a monumental hit in 2019. So much so that the pair now prepare to release the LP, an instrumental version of the record named 'Bandana Beats'. Kick back and enjoy the unvarnished and dazzling soundscapes and beats.
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  • RCA
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The Professionals
The Professionals

Esteemed curator of sprawling hip hop Otis Jackson Jr., known professionally as Madlib, adds yet another slice of pioneering creativity to his canon. 'The Professionals' crystallises Madlib's collaborations with such forces as Adub, Elzhi and Chino XL. Unmissable work from the Californian creative.
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Lil Peep
Everybody's Everything

Gustav Elijah Åhr aka Emo-rapper Lil Peep sadly died in 2017 at the age of 21 from an accidental drug overdose. In his tragically short career he released two albums, five mixtapes and eleven EPs. Everybody’s Everything is a documentary about his life. Here we have the soundtrack which, features artists such as Lil Tracy, Diplo and Gab3 collaborating with Lil Peep.

D'monK / Thru Colours
Lost Roots

This 12” vinyl EP, Lost Roots, is the first official release from new London-based label Trees & Trax, featuring D’monK with two tracks on the ‘Trees’ side of the vinyl and Thru Colours, a.k.a. producer Toby Harrison, on the reverse Trax side with another brace of tracks. Together, the release ties together jazz, breakbeats and house. Kinda reminds of some old Mo' Wax and Ninja Tune gear with a fresh approach that recalls The Rhythm Section label and bits of Theo Parrish, Amp Fiddler etc.
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Wilma Vritra
Burd

Persistently inventive hip-hop release from Wilma Vrita, the collaboration London producer Wilma Archer and LA rapper Pyramid Vrita. ‘Burd’ has this slurred hybrid sound that appears open to any source it comes across. It’s a world weary record, on single ‘Targets & Digits’ Pyramid Vrita reflects the toxic climate with an acute gaze, Wilma Archer providing a necessarily exhausted backdrop.
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Fat Tony and Taydex
Wake Up

Fat Tony is often to be found in the studio with A$AP Rocky and Das Racist. On Wake Up, he is paired with his good pal and producer, Taydex. Fat Tony’s raps are near the knuckle and detail his lifetime of experiences. This is the Nigerian-American rappers fifth album, but first album for Carpark.
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Black Pumas
Black Pumas

Black Pumas are a funk/soul/hip-hop duo comprising of Adrian Quesada of Brownout and Grupo Fantasma and the previously unheard of but undoubtedly talented Eric Burton. The band made an indelible impression on many that saw them at 2019’s SXSW festival. Their self-titled debut is available on LP and CD on ATO Records.

Nas
Stillmatic

'Stillmatic' was the fifth album by rapper and ex-husband of Kelis, Nas. It was originally released in 2001. Unlike his previous Gangsta Rap output, 'Stillmatic' finds him in a philosophical mood - rapping about ghetto life and his bust-up with former pal Jay-Z. The album, a sequel to his 1994 debut Illmatic, was regarded as a return to form.
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  • Nas
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Neneh Cherry
Raw Like Sushi

Raw Like Sushi, the debut album by Neneh Cherry, was originally released 30 years ago. Here we have a deluxe expanded reissue. It included the massive hits Buffalo Stance and Manchild. Contributors to the album included 3D and Mushroom from Massive Attack and, looking very relaxed, on vibes, Nellee Hooper.

Jean Grae & Quelle Chris
Everything's Fine

New album from the recently engaged hip-hop artists Jean Grae and Quelle Chris. A political album about our impulse, when every conceivable thing is going wrong, to say Everything's Fine. They do this with help from comedians Michael Che, Hannibal Buress, Nick Offerman, John Hodgman. Comedians after all are often the best at deconstructing the weird things people do.
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Mac Miller
Circles

Circles is the final album by Pittsburgh rapper, singer and songwriter Mac Miller who tragically died in 2018 whilst making the album. It was completed by producer Jon Brion who had been working on it with Miller. Brion also worked on previous album Swimming, to which Circles is regarded as a sister album.
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Eminem
Music To Be Murdered By

One of hip-hop’s heavyweights, Eminem drops another surprise album, just like his clipped 2018 effort Kamikaze. Conceived of as a sort-of tribute to the great director Alfred Hitchcock, Music To Be Murdered By is a 20-track record, and came with a tweet from Marshall Mathers himself warning that there would “undoubtedly be quite a bit of controversy surrounding it”. No kidding, Em. 
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Mr. Scruff
Keep It Unreal

Marking the 20th anniversary of Andrew Carthy’s first major release as Mr. Scruff, Ninja Tune re-issues the 1999 cult classic Keep It Unreal, on translucent double green vinyl with a poster insert. With spoken-word samples from environmentalist figures like David Bellamy and Sir David Attenborough, the current era of climate emergency makes this re-issue feel timely, but in truth, Carthy’s downtempo electronica and tasteful beats have meant Keep It Unreal has always felt timeless. 
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L'Orange & Jeremiah Jae
Complicate Your Life With Violence

Producer L’Orange and former Flying Lotus collaborator and rapper Jeremiah Jae team up once again for another album, following the critical success of their 2015 hook-up The Night Took Us In Like Family. Featuring 17 new tracks, Complicate Your Life With Violence ought to be another compelling collection. 
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Too Many T's
La Fam Ill

Lil Fam’ill by Too Many Ts mixed old skool hip-hop, guitar-lrd funk, dub and electro. Each track has the influence of a different producer. The album features a veritable who’s who of French including Atili, ASM, Chill Bump, Chinese Man, Djar One and many more. It’s all made into one coherent album by the Ts whose experiences are detailed in the lyrics.
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Earl Sweatshirt
Some Rap Songs

The prodigal son returns! Earl Sweatshirt serves up his third solo LP Some Rap Songs three years on the troubled I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside. Well, we say LP - at just shy of 25 minutes, Some Rap Songs is as brief as they come. However, this brevity plays to the Off Future man’s strengths as he serves up a series of quick-fire impressionist hip-hop takes. He also sounds a little happier than before - some of the beats could almost be described as ‘sunny’.
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Sleaford Mods
Austerity Dogs

Austerity Dogs is the 6th album by Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods, but it’s the one that got them noticed. Since its release in 2013, the band have gone from strength to strength, being a necessary mouthpiece and cathartic outlet for many in the these austere times. They mix a punk snarl with pepped-up hip-hop beats and socially aware lyrics to make an original, energetic, angry and often witty statement that has become essential.

Clipse
Hell Hath No Fury

Repress of Virginia Beach duo Clipse’s 2006 thuggy hip hop album Hell Hath No Fury. Produced by The Neptunes and featuring several tracks with Pharrell Williams as well as Slim Thug, Rosco P. Coldchain, Ab-Liva and The Re-Up Gang. Lambos, money and territory wars. Does exactly as it promises. Gatefold vinyl from Get On Down.
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Young Fathers
Cocoa Sugar

Cocoa Sugar is the third album by Edinburgh hip-hop threesome Young Fathers. It follows on from the critically acclaimed second album White Men Are Black Men Too and the single Only God Knows which featured on the soundtrack to Trainspotting 2. It’s available on CD and two vinyl versions - coloured, indies only limited edition (for which you will have to be quick!) and black vinyl. 
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Ice-T
O.G. Original Gangster

O.G. Original Gangster was the fourth album by rapper Ice-T, originally released in 1991. It is widely and highly critically acclaimed for his lyrics and use of beats. In his lyrics he expressed his feelings about social issues, violence and life in the ghetto - but what set him apart was the street language he used. 
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Flying Lotus
You’re Dead!

Steve Ellison, the experimental wizard of instrumental hip-hop (who occasionally moonlights as the rapper Captain Murphy) is back with his first FlyLo release since 2012's 'Until The Quiet Comes'. Ever popular with the world of music around him, 'You're Dead!' has a whole new roster of features and contributors to its name, including jazz-funk legend Herbie Handcock, Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar, to name a few. Of course, FlyLo will also be joined by Brainfeeder pal Thundercat.

YUNGMORPHEUS & Fumitake Tamura
Mazal

When YUNGMORPHEUS & Fumitake Tamura met it was MOIDER....no not quite murder but a mutual respect for each others work. The two musicians started trading their hypnotic beats and hazed-out compositions back and forth over the internet wires and the result is Mazal. The album has a dark paranoia borne out probably from the feeling of being black folk in Trump's America as well as identity politics, death and as YUNGMORPHEUS writes... 'tings'. 
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Gang Starr
One Of The Best Yet

Classic Brooklyn hip-hop duo Gang Starr disbanded in 2003. It seemed that there would be no more. In 2010, one half of the duo, Guru, tragically died seemingly ending any hope once and for all. His partner in rhyme over the years, DJ Premier, never gave up hope that there would be another Gang Starr album. 16 years after their last album, The Ownerz, we have a new album. One Of The Best Yet lets us know from the off that it’s up there with classics such as Step Into The Area. Features a guest appearance from J.Cole.
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Mac Miller
Best Day Ever

Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller recording five studio albums, more than 30 singles and appeared in 8 films in his lifetime. Best Day Ever was his seminal mixtape from 2011. It includes the song Donald Trump, which features a sample from Vesuvius by Sufjan Stevens. Phonte and Wiz Khalifa guest. Miller sadly died of an accidental drug overdose in 2018.
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Sandwell District
Fabric 69: Sandwell District

All the best from the Sandwell District imprint on one long cheap as chips mix CD. Contains all the greats Function, VCMG (Vince Clarke/Martin Gore of Depeche Mode etc), Raime, Ike Yard, Rrose, Carl Craig, Surgeon, Factory Floor, Laurent Garnier. The list goes on. But what you do get is an incredible collection of techno, darkwave and electronica from some of the best in the biz.  

Eminem
The Slim Shady LP (Expanded Edition)

It’s bizarre to think that Eminem is a 24 year recording industry veteran. It just doesn't seem that long ago. Here we have the 20th anniversary reissue of his second LP and major label debut, The Slim Shady LP. It has been expanded to spread across three LPs or two CDs with some rarities, acapella stuff, freestyles and instrumental versions.
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Mobb Deep
Hell On Earth

Solidifying the sound of hardcore, east coast hip hop, Mobb Deep’s ‘Hell on Earth’ is back on vinyl where it belongs. Get on Down Records have repressed this archetypal N.Y. street rap record. Economical beats made from three note basslines, taut snares and 8-bar piano loops, dense verses and classic guest spots make it one of the most influential records of the 1990s.
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IAM
Yasuke

Now marking their 30th anniversary together and hailed as one of the most important French hip-hop groups, Marseilles-based IAM show no signs of slowing down on Yasuke, their ninth studio album and one which follows an incredibly successful tour. The new set is available on a three-LP set or a double-CD digi package. 
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  • IAM
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Kid Acne
Have a Word

Have A Word is the fourth album by Malawi-born, Leicestershire-raised rapper, Kid Acne. He is now part of the scene in Sheffield where he has previously released records on Lex starting out with the Lexolium series in the early ‘00s. Have A Word features guest performances from Juga-Naut and Juice Aleem.
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  • Lex
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Czarface
The Odd Czar Against Us

7L, Esoteric and Inspectah Deck return as hip-hop supergroup Czarface. Their new album, The Odd Czar Against Us is being released on never-to-be-repressed green vinyl with exclusive artwork for Black Friday. Musically, you can expect a few surprises from the group but quality beats and flow are guaranteed.
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Yuk
Paraiso EP

Not content with being a restaurateur and a rather good chef, Chad Valencia also makes music as Yuk. Paraiso EP is released via Leaving Records and is showing L.A. how lo-fi ambient records should be made. Paraiso EP is part one of a two-part series If you like Boards Of Canada, Teebs, Flying Lotus and Madlib you should check this out. 
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  • Yuk

clipping.
The Deep

Containing the title track which was originally commissioned back in 2017 for This American Life about Afrofuturism, and which earned the group a Hugo nomination this following year, hip-hop experimentalists Clipping. present a new EP titled The Deep, to tie in with a novel of the same name by Rivers Solomon. Vinyl version contains exclusive instrumental versions of the three original tracks. 

Danny Brown
Uknowhatimsayin¿

Detroit rapper Danny Brown returns with the brilliantly titled ‘Uknowhatimsayin¿’, his follow-up to the industrial and post-punk tinged modern classic ‘Atrocity Exhibition’. The screwball MC has straddled the line between rap superstar and experimental music deity since the release of his breakthrough album ‘XXX’ way back in 2011, meaning you’re just as likely to see him reviewed in The Wire as seeing him lend a verse on a track with rap royalty. ‘Uknowhatimsayin¿’ is an alternative rap record released on the legendary Warp Records, complete with production from A Tribe Called Quest legend Q-tip and guest spots from Run The Jewels, Blood Orange, and hyped underground MC JPEGMAFIA. Danny has once again reimagined what a hip hop album can and should be with his latest opus.
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Stormzy
Heavy Is The Head

One of the most anticipated British albums of recent memory, Heavy Is The Head is the second studio album from grime sensation Stormzy. With three of its 16 tracks already unveiled as singles throughout 2019, his tough and uncompromising second record retains the mark of authenticity despite his many star-name collaborations of the recent past. 
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DJ Shadow
Our Pathetic Age

Pioneering turntablist DJ Shadow returns with ambitious double album 'Our Pathetic Age'. With his personal record collection of over 60,000 records, it's no surprise at how sprawling and eclectic the producer's very original brand of 'sampledelia' is. Featuring the likes of Run The Jewels, Nas and Sam Herring, expect to be immersed in the Californian's stellar mish-mashed universe.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Daedelus
End of Empire

A new triple-vinyl box set from Daedelus, the recording stage name of L.A. producer Alfred Darlington, packaged in 3mm sleeves. End of Empire consists of Darlington’s 2014 album The Light Brigade, 2010’s EP Righteous Fists of Harmony and brand new 2019 studio album The Bittereinders, cased in artwork by Umar Rashid. 

Nolan The Ninja
Illphoria 2

Nolan The Ninja AKA Nolan Chapman has built a reputation for himself by taking opportunities when they come to him and being able to grow and change. This has meant he’s found himself working with the likes of Royce Da 5'9", Quelle Chris, Phat Kat, Denmark Vessey, Chris Orrick and Guilty Simpson, among others. His latest record, Illphoria 2 is a lo-fi hip-hop instrumental album and features a bonus track with a guest appearance by Emcee Blu. 
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Steve Lacy
Apollo XXI

Here we have the long-awaited debut LP from The Internet’s Steve Lacy. Though Apollo XXI is Lacy’s first solo full-length, we doubt this precocious young chap was feeling the pressure too much - when you’ve made beats for Kendrick Lamar, given a TED Talk and walked the runway at Paris Fashion week before turning 20 you probably don’t even know what pressure is. Lacy’s carefree approach translates into this gorgeous neo-soul set. Dropping just as the weather heats up, Apollo XXI is a perfect summer jam collection.

Dr. Dre
2001 (Instrumentals)

2001 by Dr. Dre was originally released in...1999, obviously. It was huge at the time of release, not least because it had been seven whole years since Dr. Dre’s only other solo outing, The Chronic. It is one of the key Gangsta Rap albums and features a glittering array of talent. This is the instrumental version of the multi-million selling album.
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Skyzoo + Pete Rock
Retropolitan

Rapper, DJ and producer Pete Rock has joined forces with rapper Skyzoo to make Retropolitan. The pair of rappers fear their beloved New York City has succumbed to a situation where its inhabitants are losing integrity and traditions are being papered over rather than preserved. They are calling for the city to wake up. Styles P, Benny The Butcher, Conway The Machine, Westside Gunn, Elzhi and Raheem Devaughn all feature.
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Karen Less
Love Is On The Way

I'm distracted when reading about Karen Less when I see a bit on the press release that tells be that Trassic Tusk are opening a brewery and record shop in East Fife. I want to go. Karen Less couldn't be further from East Fife. She's a hip-hop artist out of Oakland and this is a brilliant little single. Quirky and smooth with that West Coast vibe in spades. Will go nice with some organic beers.  
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Mndsgn
NoMaps

At a sizable fifteen tracks long, American hip hop producer Mndsgn (aka Ringgo Ancheta) the immersive electronic journey NoMaps is now available on vinyl. riding multiple waves across the spectrum of experimental electronica, this is a left-field and textured splurge of creativity and colour from an otherworldly mind.
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Mono/Poly
Monotomic

Mono/Poly (aka Charles Dickerson) is known for his intriguing output of otherworldly electronica. Dickerson stays true to his direction with his latest venture, 'Monotomic', which is based on a trippy lucid dream - hence its psychedelic cover. Strap yourselves in and be immersed in the swirling soundscapes on offer.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Moor Mother
Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes

Moor Mother is Philadelphia musician and poet Camae Ayewa who has previously collaborated with The Bug and Justin Broadrick (Godflesh etc). This should give you some idea of where she's coming from with this her third album under the Moor Mother moniker. She uses elements of free jazz, noise, rap, reggae and industrial music to create freeform splurges and matches them with explosive subject matter on subjects such as police brutality and enslavement. Another dark missive from the undergrowth from one of today's most thought provoking artists. 

Why?
Aokohio

Almost two decades on from Yoni Wolf’s first release, he continues to ask ‘Why?’. In the case of 'AOKOHIO' the answer seems to be something to do with an accompanying visual project and an LP broken up into short song-suites. Musically it’s another set of bombastic avant-rap from the singular Wolf. Once again the likes of Dirty Projectors and Of Montreal are your sonic touchstones for a Why? album.
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  • Vinyl LP (JNR302LPC1)
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  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Mndsgn
Snaxx

Not to be confused with 2018’s Snax - note the extra ‘x’ - Snaxx is a new beat-tape from popular dude Mndsgn. Snaxx is actually the Snax sequel, so if you got a whiff of the previous LP you’ll know what to expect here. This is a set of breezy, funky hip-hop and neo-soul that draws equally from the Chill Vibes (tm) of Homeshake and the Brainfeeder beat style. Oh, and it’s pronounced ‘mind design’ by the way.
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Guilty Simpson & Dixon Hill
Actus Reus

Actus Reus  was created by cratedigger and multi-instrumentalist Dixon Hill painstakingly extracting samples from hours of courtroom audio and layering it with meticulously arranged music. This was the perfect place for Detroit rapper Guilty Simpson to express himself through sorrowful mourning and severe, relentless attacks on those who should know better.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Teebs
Anicca

Los Angeles hip-hopper Teebs returns with his first album in five years. 'Anicca' was recorded at home, seemingly he didn’t hide himself away to do it either. He admits that somewhere in between the Roland SP-404 sampler, Mellotron M4000D synthesizer, his guitar and Ghanaian lute you can hear his daughter and wife going about their day. Teebs is also a member of My Hollow Drum collective and Sons Of The Morning.

Ghostface Killah
Ghostface Killahs

Here comes the first solo Ghostface Killah album in years which he's named after a kind of plural version of himself. It's guest-ridden with various Wu Tang Clan pals helping him out including Method Man and fellow killer Masta Killa. Get ready for some classic Ghostface lyrical action with his verbose, growly wordplay sitting atop stellar production by Danny Caiazzo. 
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

The Roots
Things Fall Apart

One of the first hip hop acts to operate as a fully-fledged band, The Roots combine live instrumentation and percussion with traditional sampling elements and the dense prose of Black Thought. Their fourth album is a stone-cold classic of hip hop where jazzy beats collide with politically conscious wordplay. It includes energetic numbers such as 'Dynamite!', 'Step Into The Relm', and 'You Got Me' which features fellow Soulquarian Erykah Badu. Their breakthrough earned them a Grammy nomination, but they unfortunately lost out to Eminem on the night.
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Black Taffy
Elder Mantis

One of them there beat tapes here. Elder Mantis falls on the more melodic side of the beatmaker world - think Clams Casino rather than J Dilla - and his new LP Black Taffy is another lush listen from the MPC-bothering Texan. Anyone who’s had some fun with recent full-lengths from Black Milk and Budgie should give Black Taffy a go.

Little Simz
Grey Area

Little Simz AKA Simbi Ajikawo has already toured with Gorillaz and Anderson .Paak and now releases her third album to date. This pioneering hip-hop artist has broken out of her home conurbation of North London and is living out her dreams with her energetic performances and critically acclaimed albums.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Letherette
Brown Lounge, Vol. 5

Love a bit of Letherette me and the Wolverhampton duo continue their Brown Lounge series with a tape on Wulf. The Brown Lounge series sees them step away slightly from their usual template and make what is probably known now as a 'mix-tape' - scattered short form tracks made out of samples of old things chopped and spliced. Very Dilla, very Madlib.  
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

clipping.
There Existed an Addiction to Blood

clipping. are very much what you'd expect from a rap group on Sub Pop. Their production is noisy and abrasive and they know their history. This is especially true of MC Daveed Diggs who is now considerably more well known for his role as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton, the musical. 

Homeboy Sandman
Dusty

He's good. And so prolific. Too prolific perhaps as I can never keep up. New York rapper Homeboy Sandman is now up to his 9th solo album since 2007. Last years Humble Pi (with Edan) was a stunner but he's back solo again with Dusty. Expect intelligent, literate hip-hop in a myriad of styles. Aesop Rock on some production duty too as an added bonus. 
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Camu Tao
Kings of Hearts

Fat Possum re-issues the fourth and final album from the late rapper and producer Camu Tao, first released back in 2010 after the star’s tragically early death from lung cancer at just 30 years old. Delayed from its original 2008 release and involving El-P (now one half of Run The Jewels), King of Hearts was sadly doomed to act as an epitaph, rather than the mainstream-crashing modern classic that it might have been in a just world. 
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Atmosphere
Headshots: Se7en


  • Vinyl Triple LP (0826257005311)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Jungle Brothers
Straight Out The Jungle

Nowadays Jungle Brothers’ 1988 debut LP Straight Out The Jungle is largely remembered for two reasons. The first is that the Todd Terry-produced single ‘I’ll House You’ was a seminal moment in the history of (hip-)house; the second being that album’s success led to Jungle Brothers forming the Native Tongues movement, a crew which would soon count the likes of De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest among its number. However, this record also deserves to be lauded as a whole, its lo-fi beats and lackadaisical rhymes one of the finest tomes to emerge from late-80s New York City.
  • Vinyl Double LP (TEG75510LPC)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Indies-only
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Ol' Dirty Bastard
Return To The 36 Chambers : The Dirty Version

Ol' Dirty has got even dirtier with this remastered version of his 1996 debut 36 Chambers. His first foray outside the bosom of Wu-Tang Clan, it was a stunning tour de force of entertainingly gritty hip-hop showcasing his unusual sea-sick and off kilter flow on tracks that ranged from terrifying to darkly humorous. It has long been seen as one of the high points of Wu-Tang's storied history and one of the most innovative rap records to date.   
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Jean Grae
The Evil Jeanius

Tsidi Ibrahim, better known by her stage name Jean Grae, is one of the most respected female rappers around, her career stretching back to the mid-Nineties. Her 2008 album The Evil Jeanius, produced in tandem with Blue Sky Black Death and considered one of her finest records, now gets a release on wax for the first time. It was controversial upon release, though, as her label Babygrande (also responsible for this vinyl re-issue) used Grae’s vocals without her permission. 
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

REQ / Rob Euroh
TDK

Brighton-based producer, DJ and graffiti artist REQ AKA Ian Cassar and turntablist Rob Euroh were part of the TDK crew which stood for The Dusty Knights or Tea Drinkers Crew, depending on who you ask. The name was also a famous brand of cassette that a significant part of many people's collection existed on back in the day. The cassette album goes back to the 90s - early ‘00s featuring evocative b-boy, lino breakdancing stuff alongside some high energy dancefloor bangers.
  • Tape (SR077)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Drake
Take Care

Take Care is the second album by critically acclaimed Canadian rapper Drake. It was originally released in 2011. The album features a host of producers including Jamie XX, The Weeknd, T-Minus and Just Blaze. There is also a guest contribution from an uncredited Kendrick Lamar. Take Care is reissued on double vinyl LP.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Adrian Younge
Produced By: Adrian Younge

Adrian Younge’s fusion of library jazz, hip-hop, soul and a general sense of Lynchian unease makes him one of the more innovative composer-producers (producer-composers?) currently at work. His sound is kind of the sonic equivalent of Jordan Peele's hyper-real cinematography. New LP Produced By: Adrian Younge lines Younge up with some talented vocalists - Estelle, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Black Thought - for a set of uncannily gorgeous tunes. Released, intentionally, during Black History Month.

Black Milk
DiVE

Rapper, songwriter and producer Black Milk went solo in 2005 after being in production group B.R. Gunna. DiVE is his latest EP which concerns itself with being the bigger man and  finding forgiveness after betrayal. Guests include MAHD, BJ the Chicago Kid, and Sam Austins, an artist who Pusha-T has taken under his wing.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Beastie Boys
Root Down

‘Root Down’, of course, is one of the iconic Beastie Boys joints, a highlight of the classic Ill Communication LP when that dropped back in 1994. A year later the trio issued an EP based around the track. The Root Down EP features the original along with two other versions - the hard-headed ‘Free Zone Mix’ and a jazzy boom-bap rendering by Prince Paul. The rest of the record is filled with live tracks and a hidden bonus beat.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Nosaj Thing
Drift

Jason Chung burst on to the LA electronic scene in the 2000s. He released his debut album under the moniker Nosaj Thing. His talent as a DJ, producer and musician has ensured that the album that has stood the test of time over the last decade. Since its release, Chung has released three more albums and remixed tracks for Kendrick Lamar, Philip Glass, Flying Lotus and Chance the Rapper.

Aitch
AitcH20

Aitch is a young rapper currently creating waves in the pop world. AitcH20 is he debut 8-track EP. The 19-year old, Manchester-born artist has had a No.3 hit, 'Taste', in his own name, and has also given his vocal skills to the Stormzy and Ed Sheeran number 1 'Take Me Back To London'. Expect more chart-climbing hits soon.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Various
Boyz N The Hood (Music From The Motion Picture)

Film director John Singleton sadly passed away in 2019. His most famous film was his debut outing - Boyz N The Hood. To celebrate Singleton’s life and work, the soundtrack to the film is being officially issued on vinyl for the first time. It features tracks by Ice Cube, Stanley Clarke and Quincey Jones.

Jungle Brown
Full Circle

Soulful, old-school hip-hop sounds are safe in the hands of Jungle Brown, who created a stir on Spotify back in 2016 with their debut album Flight 314 even without any marketing or promotion. Now, the trio - consisting of Ric Flo, MAEAR and Tony Bones - are readying their sophomore effort Full Circle.  
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Atmosphere
Seven's Travels

Vinyl re-issue of 'Seven’s Travels', the break-out album from Minnesotan hip-hop duo Atmosphere originally released in 2003. More light-hearted and less overtly stern than its immediate predecessor, the previous year’s 'God Loves Ugly', it’s an opportunity to revisit a critical point in the group’s journey. 
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Sampa The Great
The Return

Sampa The Great has been cusping on stardom for a while now. With her debut LP proper The Return, the Sydney-based rapper might just break through. The Return is a barnstorming album, one on which Sampa Tembo draws strength from both her Southern African roots and hip-hop history. Cuts like ‘Final Form’ swagger with the confidence and class of The Blueprint-era Jay-Z. The production credits here ain’t too shabby either - Silentjay, Kwes Darko and Clever Austin are among those who contribute beats on The Return.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Dave
Psychodrama

Described as "the boldest and best British rap album in a generation" in The Guardian's 5/5 review, Psychodrama is the Mercury-winning debut studio album from South London-based British rap pioneer Dave. As a highly conceptual piece, the record captures the zeitgeist in 2019 by tackling a mixture of wider political and more personal social issues in pulsating style.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Run-DMC
Tougher Than Leather

The fourth album by Run-DMC gets a nice new re-pressing for 2017. Tougher Than Leather, first released in 1988, has a couple of the gang’s big tunes on it (‘Run’s House’, ‘Mary, Mary’), plus a particularly rich flurry of sampladelic turntablism from Jam-Master Jay. Vinyl reissue on Get On Down.
  • Vinyl LP (GET51320LPC)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

N.E.R.D.
In Search Of (Deluxe)

In Search Of… was the first album by N.E.R.D. The group featured some bloke called Pharell Williams, who I’m sure will make a name for himself one day. Two versions of the album were made - The Electric Version and The Rock Version. Now you can get them all together on 4 LPs. Includes the hits Lapdance and Rockstar.
  • Vinyl LP box set (7759367)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

BJ The Chicago Kid
1123

BJ The Chicago Kid drops his latest LP of widescreen hip-hop. 1123 is very much a post-To Pimp A Butterfly album, but it’s also a post-Stankonia album, a post-Channel Orange album and a post-Acid Rap album. That is to say there’s a lot going on here, with neo-soul and trap beats sitting side by side. 1123 boasts a pretty varied guestlist too - Rick Ross and Offset rub shoulders with J.I.D., Afrojack and Anderson .Paak.

GZA / Genius
Pro Tools

A blue-vinyl re-issue of Pro Tools, the fifth solo studio album from Wu-Tang Clan founding member and MC GZA / Genius. When it first appeared in the summer of 2008, the record won plaudits for its melancholy soul atmosphere and the distinctive Wu-Tang reflections of the lyrics. Sadly, GZA hasn’t made another solo record in the subsequent 11 years. 
  • Artist(s):
  • GZA
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Ceschi
Sans Soleil

Julio Francisco Ramos, the Connecticut-based rapper better known as Ceschi, reveals the second part of his planned trilogy of records that’ll see him bow out of his career. Having won acclaim for Sad, Fat Luck earlier this year, Sans Soleil is another playful and political suite of switched-on hip-hop. 

Inspectah Deck
Chamber No. 9

Inspectah Deck is mainly known for being a member of rap legends Wu Tang Clan and hip-hop supergroup, Czarface. He has also recently worked with Doom and Ghostface. On Chamber No. 9, he hands the production over to the promising duo of Danny Caiazzo and Boo Bundy who create a gritty landscape for Deck’s lyrical flow.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Wu-Tang Clan
Of Mics and Men

The soundtrack to the upcoming Showtime documentary series of the same name, set to be broadcast later in August, Of Mics And Men includes new music from the legendary hip-hop collective, along with exclusive skits from interviews that didn’t make the cut for the series itself. Features contributions from Ghostface Killah, RZA, Raekwon, Masta Killa and Cappadonna. 

Odd Nosdam
Flippies Best Tape

With a whopping 66 tracks delivered in a taut 80 minutes, Flippies Best Tape saw legendary hip-hop producer Odd Nosdam in his element, piecing together a bewildering range of source material for samples - everything from garage rock to dub and jazz - for one of the most singular sonic experiences in recent memory. Now, it gets a loving double-LP re-issue. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (HAM021LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Common
Let Love

You heard the man - Let Love! Common proves a voice of reason yet again on his twelfth studio LP, picking through the debris of modern life with care and compassion. Tracks like the Daniel Caesar-featuring ‘Her Love’ are tender, eloquent neo-soul-rap flexes (it also helps that the ‘Her Love’ beat is an unreleased J Dilla joint). Common’s consciousness can be gritty too - try the slamming Swizz Beatz-assisted flex ‘Hercules’.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

XXXTentacion
? (Deluxe)

The press release suggests that XXXTentacion's 2018 album ? sold a total of 5.6 albums worldwide  - about par for the course for most artists these days. I think they mean 5.6 million looking at the digital sales for this controversial rapper/producer. This deluxe version features the original album plus the A Ghetto Christmas Carol EP on vinyl for the first time, a poster, remixes and all sorts of ephemera. Sure to sell at least 4 units. 
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Sampa The Great
Birds And The BEE9 

Born in Zambia, based in Sydney, she prefers coming at her albums from the point of view of a mixtape, hence a wild mix of songwriting, poetics and calls for social action over hip-hop, soul, samba all tied together within the web of modern pop. In many respects an album that simultaneously appeals to those looking for the next Kendrick Lamar and for a future Mercury Music prize winner ahead of the crowd, we’re mixing up Nina Simone’s classicism and Lauryn Hill’s urban beauty.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Post Malone
Hollywood's Bleeding

Following the raging success of Beerbongs & Bentleys last year, Texan rapper Post Malone capitalises by unleashing his third studio album just 17 months later. Trailed by no fewer than three US Billboard Top 3 singles already, Hollywood’s Bleeding ought to see Post smashing records once again. 
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Tenesha The Wordsmith
Peacocks & Other Savage Beasts

An LP of potent music from spoken word artist Tenesha The Wordsmith here. Peacocks & Other Savage Beasts is comfortable alongside both Tenesha’s contemporaries like Noname and the ancestral sounds of Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Gil Scott-Heron. Tenesha’s evocative, impassioned writing dovetails well with the hallucinatory Afrofuturist jazz soup behind her here.

Chris Rivers
G.I.T.U.

'G.I.T.U.' stands for Greatest in the Universe which is what we presume Chris Rivers thinks either he or his new album is. Rivers may be confident but so far his career has been in the shadow of his dad Big Pun,famous for his work with Fat Joe and the Terror Squad. It's time then for Chris to step out from the shadows of his father and tell the story of his life experiences so far.  
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Joell Ortiz
Monday

Mondays are just awful for those of us on the working treadmill. Early starts, last night's Antiques Roadshow just a golden distant memory. Joell Ortiz loves Mondays though and that's because his job is rap and the start of the week is the opportunity to get back to work. His work is full of the verbal wordplay of hip-hop's golden age and shows a quick and dexterous delivery perfectly exemplified in blitzkrieg opener 'Captain'.    
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Dan The Automator
Booksmart (Original Motion Picture Score)

Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut 'Booksmart' has garnered plenty of plaudits, not least for its charming soundtrack. We’re used to hearing Dan The Automator in hip-hop mode, and you can be sure to find plenty of breaks and beats across his compositions here. However, these more standard tricks come twinned with some of the most widescreen and ambitious arrangements the producer has ever attempted - chamber strings, 70’s cop-show guitars and library funk are all thrown into the mix on the 'Booksmart OST'.

Octavian
Endorphins

Endorphins is the latest mixtape, and second full-length release, from rapper Octavian. Octavian is part-Angolan, part-French and part-British. He has been impressing people all over the place and won the BBC Sound Of 2019 award. Endorphins includes contributions from Theophilus London, A$AP Ferg, Jessie Ware, Smokepurpp and Skepta, among others.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix