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Kev Brown
Brown Album: Black Album Remixes

Before Kev Brown broke out with his 2005 LP I Do What I Do he was just a young beat-maker from Maryland. At some point after Jay-Z dropped his then-final LP The Black Album Brown decided to do what countless others were also attempting and put Hov’s bars to a new set of beats. The results were impressive enough to get Brown’s name around - Busta Rhymes hit Brown up after hearing this record. Fast forward to the present day and The Brown Album has got a limited re-press on Brown’s own KB Records.
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Why?
Live at Third Man Records

Why? are a hip-hop inspired indie band fronted by Yoni Wolf. Following the release of their most recent album, last year's Moh Lhean, Why? played at Third Man Records - the Chocolate Factory to Jack White's Willy Wonka. Live at Third Man Records is a raucous reminder of the night.

Jonti
Tokorats

An album as dazzling with guest appearances and stylistic diversions as it’s press release is with super-cool name dropping and fashionable locales, Jonti takes us through a sonic journey that sees us witness various conversations with Jonti’s own ‘Tokorat’, a complex and multi-facated creature that lives in his mirror and reflects the dark side of his personality. If that hasn’t put you off, and you don’t mind that the creation of this record was a ‘spiritual journey’ you may have plenty to find in this record, the path to it’s completion including collaborations with Mark Ronson, BADBADNOTGOOD, Odd Future and Sampa The Great. 
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Bentley Rhythm Ace
Bentley Rhythm Ace (21st Anniversary Edition)

Bentley Rhythm Ace were a very popular flash-in-the-pan and were highly rated by the likes of the NME. They released two albums, the first in 1997 and the second in 2000. They were formed by ex-Pop Will Eat Itself bassist Richard March and DJ Michael Stokes. Their eponymous debut was made using cut and paste sampling, analogue equipment and turntables. You can now re-live the hedonistic times of the late ‘90s with this 21st anniversary reissue with two bonus tracks, released through Do Yourself In. Limited to 500 copies.
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Stormzy
Gang Signs & Prayer

I keep seeing him in my morning Metro. He tweets doesn't he? And he's gone from grime king to global superstar following appearances on Jools Holland and with Kanye. This record shows him immersing himself in the sort of songwriting and production that may have been unexpected from listening to his raw early work. It's already sold 69000 copies and is now out on vinyl. 
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Skinshape
Filoxiny

Over the past few years Skinshape mastermind Will Dorey has established himself as a worthy new addition to the lineage of British oddball artists. His Skinshape project sees Dorey fusing influences from trip-hop, reggae, downtempo electronica, psychedelic pop and chamber pop to cerebrally beautiful effect. He keeps up the good work with his fourth Skinshape LP Filoxiny. Mr. Scruff is an obvious comparison.

Kev Brown
Fill In The Blank

Kev Brown has worked at a rate of knots in 2018. The dust has barely settled on his Homework LP and he’s already on to the next one. Fill In The Blank is another collection of beats, rhymes and other hip-hop ephemera. It feels like a moot point comparing beat tapes to Donuts these days, but the two records really are rather similar. Damu The Fudgemunk is all over this thing.
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Farai
Rebirth

It’s unclear whether Farai is to be seen as a new solo project of vocalist Farai Bukowski-Bouquet or as a collaboration between herself and producer TONE. The press release says that Rebirth is a collaborative affair, but the ‘featuring TONE’ tag on single ‘Punk Champagne’ suggests that the group’s debut LP may have been driven by Farai. However, what’s for sure is that this sparky punk-rap record is a perfect fit for Big Dada. Micachu & The Shapes drummer Marc Fell thumps a few tubs here.
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Kev Brown
Minneapolis

Prolific producer Kev Brown turns his attention to the sounds of Minneapolis on his latest LP. The Minnesota city is best-known as the home of Prince, and Brown certainly injects a nice wedge of The Artist Formerly Known As's raunchy funk into these post-Dilla instrumentals. We challenge you to not shake your hips to these party-starting joints. This one's a Black Friday edish.
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Czarface
Dog Days Of Tomorrow

East Coast rap’s long-standing fascination with the world of comics bears yet more fruit in Czarface’s lavish Dog Days Of Tomorrow. For their latest trick the union of Boston hard-heads 7L and Esoteric with Wu-Tang’s Inspectah Deck drop a 7” record and a comic book in which they team up with another famous mug in Ghostface Killah to fight some such evil. While Dog Days Of Tomorrow serves as a warm-up for a collaborative LP between the two parties this package is lavish enough to be copped on its own merit.
  • Vinyl Double 7" (SIL009-7)
  • Limited edition
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Planet B
Planet B

Star-studded, self-titled debut album by hot new electro-hardcore duo Planet B (Justin Pearson of Dead Cross, Retox and The Locust plus Luke Henshaw of Sonido de la Frontera). They are joined by fellow Locusts Gabe Serbian and Joseph Karam, Kool Keith, Nick “Yeah Yeah Yeahs” Zinner, Killing Joker Martin Atkins… the list could go on.

Jehst
Billy Green Is Dead

This is the first new album from criminally underrated British hip-hop artist Jehst in more than 6 years. He's obviously used the time wisely concocting this ambitious sprawl of an album which follows his fictional character Billy Green through a turbulent life which leaves him at breaking point and eventually (spoiler alert) dead.  
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Nas
Nasir

Hmmm….what can I say about New York rapper Nas that you don’t already know? After all, he’s sold 30 million records which means he is much more famous than many of the artists on our website,  and most people know all there is to know already. Well, how about this: He has a vinyl version of his 11th album, It’s called Nasir, which is his full first name, but I guess you know that last bit, huh? Kanye West has produced 7 of the tracks. We expect this to be big. LP on Mass Appeal/ Def Jam.
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Adrian Younge Presents Venice Dawn
Something About April II

Fresh from a grand mafia-superhero themed project with Ghostface Killah, ace producer Adrian Younge turns his attentions to a new solo record. Something About April was a significant record when it landed, and this sequel is no different, combining Younge’s rare instrumentation with hip-hop beats and soulful guest vocals (including Laetitia Sadier!). On Linear Labs.

Illingsworth
You're No Fun

Illingsworth AKA Dr. Illingsworth is an MC and hip-hop producer from Detroit, Michigan. You’re No Fun is his latest album. He is very prolific and his vast back catalogue has been released on Fat Beats Records, Low Key Source, 616800 Records and Illingsworks among others. This, however, comes courtesy of Mello Music Group, on LP and CD.
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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad presents
The Midnight Hour Instrumentals

Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad have previous. In the past they’ve teamed up to score the 2016 Marvel series Luke Cage, and you might also recognise a snippet of The Midnight Hour Instrumentals’ ‘Questions’ from Kendrick Lamar’s ‘untitled 06’. Snapped up for Lamar's beat when it was still in demo form, the full track appears here with vocals from CeeLo Green. The rest of this LP finds the pair paying tribute to the Harlem Renaissance with a series of smoky neo-soul/hip-hop takes. Guests include Bilal, Laetitia Sadier and Luther Vandross.
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MC Paul Barman
(((echo chamber)))

MC Paul Barman has kept a relatively low profile since the release of 2009’s Thought Balloon Mushroom Cloud LP, offering only a mixtape and a handful of guest verses in the intervening years. A near-decade on and the wordsmith’s wordsmith drops (((echo chamber))). The LP’s lengthy track list allows for Barman to dazzle from every angle - his near-spoken, rhymes-within-rhymes style still impresses almost twenty years after he got his start. His standing in the community is represented in the album’s credits - MF Doom, Open Mike Eagle, DJ Yoda, Mark Ronson and ?uestlove are among those who’ve lent a hand, with the latter contributing six productions.
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Shabazz Palaces
Shabazz Palaces

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Atmosphere
Mi Vida Local

Mi Vida Local is the seventh album from long time "alt-rappers" Atmosphere. It's coming up on three decades now that the duo of Slug and Ant have been practicing their craft, but more importantly it's been two years since their last album. America's last two years have been troubled and in response the band have turned to their local community, to create something warm, familiar, and defiant.
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Petite Noir
La Maison Noir / The Black House

Three years on from the debut LP by Petite Noir we get a new mini-album/EP/whatever you call something that’s six tracks long these days courtesy of the one born Yannick Ilunga. La Maison Noir / The Black House is another ambitious project from the Cape Town-based artist. The smorgasbord sound of tunes like ‘Blame Fire’ recalls Troumaca and Jamie Woon. Guests include Rha! Rha!, Saul Williams and - returning the favour after Noir popped up on Atrocity Exhibition - Danny Brown.
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DJ Krush
Cosmic Yard (Special Edition)

DJ Krush -- pioneering hip-hop DJ and producer -- is back! Famed for his abstract-leaning contributions to the legendary Mo'Wax roster during the trip-hop heyday of the 1990s, his latest album Cosmic Yard (Special Edition) arrives as a 12-track LP or CD on Gamma Proforma. The keys are woozy and informed by classic Sci-Fi movies, the beats as eerily abstract as you'd imagine. Extra compositional and trumpet duties performed by Toshinori Kondo. 
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Swarvy
Anti-Anxiety

‘Calidelphia’ producer Swarvy comes through with a feast of beats for his new Anti-Anxiety LP. Swarvy’s nineteen entries here are moody little vignettes reminiscent of the screwed-up jazz-funk sound that characterised the early MF DOOM albums. A host of notable MCs - Jeremiah Jae, Zeroh and Swarvy’s old mate lojii to name but three - dice some fine bars. Out via Paxico.
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Denmark Vessey
Sun Go Nova

From urban Detroit via the heart of New York City, Denmark Vessey jettisons his latest 7-track EP, Sun Go Nova on the gigantic Mello Music Group. Punchy, kaleidoscopic soul combines with raw beats and Vessey's loose flows on a record produced by Earl Sweatshirt and Knwledge. There's oodles of charm and humour here and it's catchy as hell, y'all. Really.
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Kev Brown
Delve Into Classical Moog

“This is a journey into sound” I think that’s what Washington DC hip-hop artist and producer Kev Brown of the Low Budget Crew is trying to achieve with his latest experimental work, Delve Into Classical Moog. The Moog has been used in many genres since its invention in the mid-’60s and artists are still finding new ways to manipulate the electronic beast, as Kev Brown proves here. LP on Redefinition Records.
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Poor Boy Rappers
The D.J. Rap

Old-school hip-hop single, back when rap was still straightforward. With a tight electro beat, The D.J. Rap is something of an early shout-out to the West-Coast G-funk, more than a decade prior. Poor Boy Rappers only released 2 singles in their day, each going for around a 1000 quid--until this reissue, of course.
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Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
Thuggin' EP

Re-issue of marvellous 12" initially released ahead of the duo's debut album released back in those hazy days of 2012. Is this good? Of course it its. Its motherfeckin' unbelievable. Madlib's skills are almost unsurpassed in his field, it's as smooth as silk and Gibbs vocals cut in just the right way. This ain't no Snoop snoozeathon. He really worked on these rhymes and the music is smoky exotic brilliance. 
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Knife Knights
1 Time Mirage

Given that the pair of Shabazz Palaces LPs that dropped in 2017 really stank out the place, it’s probably a good thing that Ishmael Butler has found a new project to focus on. Here he teams up with Erik Blood - who, among other things, was engineer for SP’s Lese Majesty - for a new record as Knife Knights. 1 Time Mirage is much better from Butler. Blood’s electro-hop production focusses the George Clinton-esque musings that sounded so aimless on the Quazarz records.
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Bomb The Bass
Into The Dragon

The current rave revivalism of acts like Etch, Dream Cycle and Special Request jacks just as much steez from records like Bomb The Bass’ Into The Dragon as they do from ‘Voodoo Ray’. This 1988 LP was a top-twenty hit on release, further evidence of the groundswell of support for the sub-genre of hip-house. Across these ten tracks, producer Tim Simenon fuses rave breaks with Bomb Squad-style beats and scratch science to fresh effect.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2172C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Poor Boy Rappers
Low Rider Rap

When your original 1982 pressing is going for a grand on Discogs, it may well be time to consider a repress. Thus, for a limited time only, Poor Boy Rapper is no longer only available to Rich Boy Record Collectors. The track itself is a nice, LCR-mixed gem of 1980s narrative rap, with that classic, funky b-boy/girl rhythm.
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The Lytics
Float On

Haldern Pop (Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Dry The River) release the third LP by Toronto hip-hop group The Lytics. While the five-piece’s Souls Of Mischief/Pharcyde-y boom-bap might not be much in vogue at the moment, on Float On they do what they do with a nice balance of energy, charisma and eloquence. It must help that Mike D has taken them under his wing too.
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Death Grips
Year of the Snitch

Year Of The Snitch is the sixth album by Californian experimental hip-hop punks Death Grips. The three-piece of MC Ride, Andy Morin and Zach Hill like to give very little away about their records prior to release and the same is true here. One thing that’s guaranteed is that this will supply some aggression catharsis for our troubled times.
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Rejoicer
Energy Dreams

After a few years releasing on his own Raw Tapes label, Israeli producer Rejoicer has struck beatsmith gold and signed for Stones Throw. However, Energy Dreams could just as easily have cropped up on Brainfeeder, such is the similarity to Daedelus and mid-period FlyLo. Funky, jazzy, hip-hoppy electronica of the sort that never goes out of fashion.

Nas
Nastradamus

Nas gave us more than we bargained for on his fourth LP Nastradamus. The record was originally going to be an odds-and-sods collection consisting of stuff that didn’t make the cut for previous album I Am…, but bootlegging problems meant that Nas went back into the studio and cut a few fresh dubs. Mobb Deep and Ginuwine guest, and beats are handled by a wealth of producers including DJ Premier and Timbaland. It sounds like Nas, so we don’t really need to describe it for you. 
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  • Nas
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Apollo Brown & Ghostface Killah
The Brown Tape

Ghostface Killah, one of the most prominent members of the Wu-Tang Clan, has collaborated with producer Apollo Brown, on The Brown Tape. The album is the story of the Deluca family, and the restless presence hunting them down. It's delivered in Ghostface's trademark flow, while Apollo Brown provides a worthy backdrop of chopped, crackling soul.
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Various
The Man From Mo' Wax

The Man From Mo' Wax is the title of a new documentary film about -- yes, you guessed it -- the Mo' Wax label which was run by head honcho and DJ James Lavelle between 1992 and 2002. During that time the label remained a pioneering presence and its influence has had a long reach on trip-hop and beat-makers to this day. Included on the collection are key tracks from the label's heady heyday as well as music which influenced Lavelle and led him to start the label, all included in the forthcoming film.

Why?
Alopecia (10 Year Anniversary Edition)

Ah 2008.... when we nodded to the sounds of 'Alopecia', the Brudenell Social Club full to bursting with backpacks. All those guys are dads now so it's time to squirrel away bits of the childcare money on a lavish re-treatment of the album featuring a bonus demos LP and Boards of Canada and Dntel remixes. It's the 'star' record, the 'road' record. But 'Elephant Eyelash' is better. Deal with it.    
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Princess Nokia
A Girl Cried Red

Having swapped her PE kit for a Slipknot t-shirt, Princes Nokia is ready for an act of radical reclamation. A Girl Cried Red is as emo as emo gets, and despite it's place within a canon enabled by black musicians, is typically dominated by white ones. Available on limited red 12" on Rough Trade.
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  • Limited edition
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Grandmilly & Shozae
Adventureland

After two decent collaborative EPs, Raider Klan-affiliated MC Grandmilly and producer Shozae drop their debut full-length via Stones Throw. The tweak that makes Adventureland stand out is how the tunes often feel like they’re running slightly slower than they should be in a way that might make you check if your record player is malfunctioning. But no, cuts like ‘Graffiti’ and ‘Philip Lim’ are meant to be that syrupy. It gives the LP an evocative, hazy vibe. Grandmilly sometimes kicks into gear in a way that makes you think of a double-time A$AP Rocky.
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Eric B. & Rakim
Don't Sweat The Technique

On their fourth and final LP, Eric B. & Rakim left the stage with one of their most eloquent and soulful performances. Don’t Sweat The Technique combined the strutting jazzy hip-hop style that the pair had patented from Paid In Full-onwards with impassioned bars that took in everything from the Gulf War to New York City’s crack epidemic. Originally released in 1992, the album now gets a double-LP reissue on Universal.
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Lil Yachty
Lil Boat 2

After the mess that was Teenage Emotions, Lil Yachty returns to form with the sequel to his Lil Boat Mixtape. Lil Boat 2 manages to recapture the charm of Yachty’s breakout record, highlighting his strengths - the affable persona, cartoonish beats and sing-song flow - while also displaying a marked improvement in his rapping ability. Offset, Quavo and 2 Chainz are among the guests.
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Kev Brown
Homework

Kev Brown’s first solo LP since 2005 drops via Redefinition Records (Pete Rock, Damu The Fudgemunk). Despite thirteen years passing between this record and the last, Homework - which has nothing to do with the Daft Punk album of the same name - catches a similar sonic moment to I Do What I Do. Here we have more than two-dozen hip-hop vignettes in the Guilty Simpson/MF DOOM mould.
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Shabazz Palaces
Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star

Afrofuturist, cosmic hip-hop experimentalists Shabazz Palaces release their third full-length for Seattle’s Sub Pop label. Here, the group’s lore is at its most dense and intriguing, their sound resides in both the past and the future simultaneously, and their list of collaborators continuously expands; Julian Casablancas and Thundercat are just two of the acts along for the ride. Available on limited coloured as well as classic black vinyl, CD and cassette.
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Shabazz Palaces
Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines

Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines is a summer 2017 release from a hip-hop artist with a galactic sense of ambition and grandeur. Ishmael Butler, aka Shabazz Palaces, creates an otherworldly universe in this highly creative expedition through a mind realising the depths of his own imagination. Interstella rap at its most futuristic.
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Shabazz Palaces
Black Up

Not written in reference to Justin Trudeau's party antics but the 2011 debut from American rap duo Shabazz Palaces. The group features the vocals of Ishmael Butler formerly of Digable Planets alongside multi-instrumentalist Tendai "Baba" Maraire. Black Up was a lean and forward thinking hip-hop record which was notable for pushing boundaries forward rather than pander to the more nostalgic view of the genre that was more popular at the time. First ever hip-hop group on previously guitar-led label Sub Pop too.  
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Samiyam
Animals Have Feelings

The Stones Throw label is the perfect fit for Samiyam’s fourth album of soulful, loop heavy hip-hop. Animals Have Feelings is sumptuous and woozy, post-Dilla beat music with a host of incredible vocalists involved as well. Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, Jeremiah Jae and Oliver the 2nd all jump on the mic to lend a hand.
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Cohenbeats
Daily Affirmations

After releasing a pretty extensive catalogue of music through his own Bandcamp, Tel Aviv based producer Cohenbeats has been snapped up by the beatmaker flagship label Stones Throw for his debut label full length. Filled with obscure Israeli samples and pushed through an LA beat needle. Off-kilter, and gets your head poppin’.
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Blockhead
The Art of the Sample

Some very hippity sort of hop from Blockhead here. The NYC producer is one of those beatmakers who may never have heard any music 1) while not stoned and 2) that was made after 2004. As with last year's plunderphonics opus Funeral Balloons, new LP The Art Of The Sample is full of crisp funk and soul instrumentals all dolled up with boom-bap drum tracks. Somewhere in Manhattan Dangermouse, MF Doom and RZA are clinking glasses.
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Cypress Hill
Elephants On Acid

Elephants On Acid. Eight years to name your record, and that’s what you come up with. Cypress Hill are old enough to know better. Anyway, the group’s ninth LP is … well, it’s Cypress Hill. There’s a lot of nasal shit-talking, a lot of bars about weed, and beats that don’t really care for none of that new stuff son thank you very much.
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  • BMG
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Denzel Curry
TA13OO

The press release for Denzel Curry’s long-awaited third LP TA1300 (pronounced ‘Taboo’, though you could probably get away with calling it ‘Tattoo’) is written in all-caps. It’s fitting considering that, once this record is on, you won’t be able to concentrate on anything else. Curry marries the hyphy nu-skool styles of Rae Sremmurd, A$AP Ferg et al with an ability to a c t u a l l y s p i t b a r s that places him in the noble southern tradition of Outkast and Killer Mike. The beats are gnarled things that bear a clear Horrorcore influence, and Curry also makes sure everyone knows that he likes Marilyn Manson.
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Sweet Valley
Eternal Champ II

Sweet Valley is a mysterious place where you're quite likely to get lost in a hazy fog of cannabis smoke and never re-emerge. Additionally, and not-quite coincidentally, Sweet Valley is also a duo of stoner-rock musicians who just happen to be brothers. The Williams brethren of slurred-out California are also seemingly quite taken by hip-hop and infuse video-game nostalgia into their sample-heavy instrumental beat workouts. The sequel to Eternal Champ, Eternal Champ II is quite the record to anticipate. Summer's here, everyone. Coloured vinyl, limited edition LP on Ghost Ramp.
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The Pharcyde
Labcabincalifornia

Snarky and extremely wise-cracking Pharcyde, aka the band responsible for all the your mum jokes in the world, made a record after Bizarre Ride II, you just don't know about it (to be honest, maybe you do). It's wisely titled Labcabincalifornia and a certain J Dilla had his hand in producing it, from way back before people knew he was going to splice it all up.      
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The Internet
Hive Mind

You know all the kids who get onto the ‘Jazz & Pop’ course at music college and end up in naff neo-soul ensembles? The Internet is the band they all think they're in. Hive Mind, the fourth LP from Syd The Kyd et al, is as cool as a cloud of smoke being blown by someone in silhouette. The prominent vocals and ultra-swung grooves place it in the newer school of Fatima, Zara McFarlane et al, but the flex of the thing rivals D’Angelo’s best years. Some people should be taking notes.

Kanye West
ye

The shy and retiring Kanye West drops the eighth LP of what, to this point, has been a relatively uneventful career. By Yeezy’s standards, ye is short and sweet. Seven tunes, about twenty-five minutes in length, and only a couple of guests. Barely more than an EP really. But the thing about this Kanye fella is when he has something to say, even if it’s not very much, the people will listen.
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Knxwledge
Gladwemet

Knxwledge continues to throw down the gauntlet to beatmakers the world over. This new Stones Throw 7” splits neatly down the middle. Side A sees the LA producer partner with Traffic on ‘Relapse’, a smooth-as-hell tune that sounds like Michael Jackson’s ‘Rock With You’ after a couple of Valium. Flip the record over and we get five short, sweet beats. GladWeMet is another feather in the cap for Knxwledge.
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Drake
Scorpion

Drizzy/Champagne Papi/October’s Very Own/Aubrey Graham/Wheelchair Jimmy/Drake continues to dominate the world of pop with a polite ruthlessness. His fifth LP Scorpion comes out at just the right time to jack the momentum Kanye West has built up this past month. This thing is 25 tracks long (!) and has guest spots from Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z and - somehow - Michael Jackson.
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Marlowe
Marlowe

If you like your rap rappity and your hip hoppity, then Mello Music Group is probably the label for you. The Arizona imprint, now more than a decade old, cranks out wise-old-head boom-bap like clockwork and has laid to wax LPs by artists including Guilty Simpson and Quelle Chris. This seventeen-track eponymous drop from Marlowe - a North Carolina duo of beatmaker L’Orange and MC Solemn Brigham - sees MMG delivering once again.
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Apollo Brown & Locksmith
No Question

Having helmed records for lyricists including Guilty Simpson and Ghostface Killah in recent years, Apollo Brown teams up with West Coast MC Locksmith for his latest collaborative LP. The pair bounce off each other well across the eight tracks of No Question. While Brown’s simple, soulful beats bring to mind J Dilla’s early 2000s hot-streak, Locksmith drops bars of hard-won street wisdom.
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Eric B. & Rakim
Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em

Originally dropped in 1990, the third LP from Eric B. & Rakim gets the reissue treatment. Though Let The Rhythm Hit ‘Em might not have the commercial clout of something like Paid In Full, this album is the connoisseur's EB & R record. Tunes like ‘No Omega’ sees Rakim spitting some of his savviest bars over beats that encompass both the grittiness of the Bomb Squad and A Tribe Called Quest's sharp jazz-hop.
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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad presents
The Midnight Hour

Adrian Younge (Venice Dawn) has worked with Souls Of Mischief and Ghostface Killah teamed up with Ali Shaheed Muhammad to score the Luke Cage series whilst also working on their Luther Vandross inspired project. The Midnight Hour carries on where the king left off with a heady blend of soul, jazz and hip hop groove. Features guest appearances by the man himself Vandross, as well as Cee-Lo Green, Raphael Saadiq,  Eryn Allen Kane, and many more.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Mndsgn
Snax

Ringgo Ancheta is back as Mndsgn with Snax, marking a return to his mixtape roots -- on this inaugural release on his own Ringgo Records. Following on from a smorgasbord of treats on Stones Throw, The LA beatmaker has been searching anew and discovering tasty new bites and slices, splicing them together to produce this latest mouthwatering sandwich of soul, jazz and boogie. Delicious, cosmic, summery times ahead. BBQ optional but recommended.

Slum Village
The Lost Scrolls 2 (Slum Village Edition)

The billionth posthumous J Dilla release is also a celebration of his early group Slum Village. Their LP Fantastic, Volume 2 was actually released at the turn of the Millennium, but since recording was completed in 1998 this year marks a twentieth anniversary for the record. The Lost Scrolls 2 (Slum Village Edition) presents previously unreleased bootlegs, remixes, solo tracks and demos cut by Dee, Baatin and T3 during the Fantastic sessions. They are all, of course, the crispest of jams from the neo-soul/hip-hop nexus.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Eric B. & Rakim
Follow The Leader

The classic sophomore LP from Eric B. & Rakim gets a nice double-vinyl reissue. Follow The Leader may not be quite as well known as the duo’s all-conquering debut Paid In Full, but this 1988 follow-up still has plenty to offer. Indeed, there’s a school of thought that says Follow The Leader is the better record. The manner in which Rakim’s bars dance over Eric B.’s endlessly listenable beats remains a joy all these years later. Golden-age boom-bap doesn’t get much better than this.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Joe Mansfield & 7L & Esoteric
The Drumulator


  • Vinyl 7" (GET717)
  • £6.99 £3.50 (saving: £3.49)
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Beastie Boys
Solid Gold Hits

Sometimes it's hard to know where to start with the Beastie Boys. They started out basically as children making near novelty rap before swinging by an unbelievable breadth of musical styles over their career. This 2005 era compilation just takes all the singles and best bits from 'Sabotage' to 'Fight For Your Right' to 'Shake Your Rump'. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (3446671)
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  • Last copy
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Prefuse 73
Sacrifices

Last spotted writing an album called 'Lady Parts' as Fudge, it feels like time Scott Heron got back to doing what he's best at. After many years of output he still has great production chops and though we have absolutely zero information about this album we're sure it will be as much anticipated as all his previous work.  
  • Label(s):
  • Lex

J Dilla
Ruff Draft (Dilla's Mix) The Instrumentals

The late J Dilla recently had his cult classic Ruff Draft EP reissued by Pay Jay as a new edition that foregrounded the mixes he preferred, but never released. Now those new versions are available sans vox on this instrumental record. Of course, they are impeccable beats - this is Jay Dee we’re talking about after all.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Daedelus
Of Snowdonia & Something Bells

While Daedelus might now have built a whole scene in his image, back in the early 2000s he was still working towards that whole mad-genius post-bap thing. 2003’s Of Snowdonia LP, and the shorter Something Bells that was released the following year, both represent significant steps in his artistic progression. They show him making strides in the direction of his trademark sound, yet also incorporating influences from folk and r ‘n’ b in a manner reminiscent of what Four Tet was doing at the same time. This re-pressing from Magical Properties brings the two records together in one double-LP edition.

Haleek Maul
In Permanence

We do love coloured vinyl, so thanks goes to Lex records for this limited-edition red release from 21-year old Bajan-Brooklynite Haleek Maul. 'In Permanence' is his debut EP, and you can expect to hear such varying influences as Aphex Twin, Crystal Castles, underground legend Kenneth Anger and Kanye West. 
  • Vinyl 12" (0878390004096)
  • £10.49 £6.29 (saving: £4.20)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
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  • Lex
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Jitwam
िज़तम िसहँ

Jitwam’s 'िज़तम िसहँ' (self-titled) LP is as multi-faceted as the composer himself. Born in India, based in Brooklyn and having lived in New Zealand, South Africa and plenty of places in between, the music here funnels Jitwam’s storied life into an LP that recalls the oddball pop sounds of Mo Kolours and Connan Mockasin.
  • Vinyl LP (HHV670)
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  • Last copy
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Madlib / Various
Untinted: Sources For Madlib's Shades Of Blue

Everyone dug Madlib’s classic rummage through the legendary Blue Note jazz archives from 2003, the smoky-cool Shades Of Blue, in which our hero made sweet funky hip-hop groove instrumentals out of the jazz samples. Now you can cut straight to the source of the samples, without doing any crate-digging of your own. Neat. Double LP reissue.

Chris Orrick
Portraits

Michigan native Chris Orrick, formerly known as Red Pill, is known for his searing documentation of decay, family troubles, industrialisation and addiction. His latest album, 'Portraits', is a savage criticism of Trump's America, Orrick's melancholic piano-led balladry lending a particular kind of poignancy. 
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

The Criminal Minds
Guilty As Charged

The Criminal Minds were a Buckinghamshire hip-hop crew active in the early 90’s who produced music in bedrooms and slipped it out in small-run releases. Guilty As Charged is their 1990 debut release, and it is extremely hard to find. This very welcome reissue has been sourced from old vinyl copies and carefully mastered to sound as good as possible: crucially, the bite of the music has been maintained.
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  • TCM
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Ceiling Demons
Nil

Initially released in the later half of 2017 through Win big, Richmond (North Yorkshire) based alternative Hip-hop band Ceiling Demons have teamed up with Butterfly Effect to bring it to glorious splattered vinyl. Led by Psy Ceiling and Dan Demon they tackle and aim to raise awareness of depression, anxiety and suicide through their music, the result is emotionally raw and boundless.
  • Vinyl LP (BEFFECT003-1)
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Kiefer
Happysad

Proper chill and proper smooth from Kiefer. The debut record, Happysad, is a smart and jazzy collection of tracks written and performed by the LA-based musician. Available on both vinyl LP and CD and is released on Stones Throw. What isn't to love about a record that has a dog sitting next to a miniature red piano as its album art? 

Karriem Riggins
Together

The extremely talented Karriem Riggins drops a very Stones Throw record on … Stones Throw. As a jazz drummer Riggins has played with the likes of Oscar Peterson and Roy Hargrove, but Together finds him showing off his skills on the MPC. The beats here are wobbly, melodious things in the vein of Riggins’ friend and mentor J Dilla.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Various
BOOMBOX 3: Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro And Disco Rap 1979-83

And so Soul Jazz move swiftly on, to the third volume in their ongoing BOOMBOX series; they have unearthed even more early indie hip-hop and electro gems here. Boombox 3 features a string of amazing, near-unknown New York rap artists, classic breaks, proto-electro and more. Reaching the early 1980s and now the first rap tunes outside New York emerge: Los Angeles, Houston and Milwaukee are all represented. Presented as a double CD pack with 44-page outsize booklet and slipcase, or as a heavyweight triple vinyl (plus download code) with extensive sleeve-notes.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Sami Baha
Free For All

As he's partly responsible for one of the greatest tracks of all time (Total Freedom's Bitch Better Have My Money edit), I've always had a soft spot for Sami Baha. His new album is a compelling document of the state of contemporary "club" music, and features guest spots from UK Drill superstar Dimzy, as well as Yung Lean and Egyptian MCs Dawsha and Abanob.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Prefuse 73
Forsyth Gardens

Electronic pioneer Prefuse 73 is back in a big, bold and brash way with Forsyth Gardens. Presumably not an ode to Bruce and his topiary, this multi-faceted album sounds ultra-modern in its kaleidoscopic scope. Young fans of Flying Lotus would be wise to take note of one of the masters. Out on vinyl LP from Temporary Residence.

NxWorries
Yes Lawd!

Collaborative project of California based duo Anderson Paak and Knxwledge. Having individually worked with Kaytranada, Dr Dre, Kendrick Lamar, and Joey Bada$$ they a have found a rightful home at Stones Throw. NxWorries is soulful and filled with slow, smooth R&B groove, solid layered vocals, and crackling beats from crate digging finds.

Freddie Gibbs & Statik Selektah
Lord Giveth, Lord Taketh Away

Before Piñata there was Lord Giveth, Lord Taketh Away. In 2011 Freddie Gibbs got together with Statik Selektah and they live-streamed themselves recording an entire album in a day. Gibbs' iconic flow on top of Static's boom bap production makes for a combination more than deserving of the Omerta 'first time on vinyl' treatment. 
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Paul White
Rejuvenate

Previously known as the beatsmith who was, among other things, the architect of Danny Brown’s avant-rap masterpiece Atrocity Exhibition, Paul White has foregone sampling for his latest LP. In Rejuvenate, he has composed, performed and produced eleven tracks of limber, playful pop. There’s more than a little of Dirty Projectors, Solange and tUnE-yArDs in here. Rejuvenate by name, rejuvenate by nature.

The Nonce
1990

They may want to reconsider that name but this is a rare chance to get one of the great lost albums from the Golden Age of Hip-Hop.  Initially part of the Project Blowed collective these two 17 year olds were considered innovators of the LA Hip Hop Underground and this album contains material thought by all involved to have been chucked in the bin. 
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Die Antwoord
Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid

The indefinable Die Antwoord return with a fourth album: a double album too! Special guests include Jack Black, Lil Tommy Terror and Dita Von Teese, and tracks include ‘Wings On My Penis’ and ‘Fat Faded Fuck Face’. Die Antwoord are still keeping it real I see. Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid is out on the band’s own Zef Records.

Various
Black Panther: The Album – Music from and Inspired By

Probably the cultural event of 2018 that will live longest in the memory, Marvel’s Black Panther really is an outstanding film. A lot of the songs here don’t appear prominently in the movie, but there’s been enough hype around this accompanying LP in its own right. You know the score at this point - Kendrick Lamar plays auteur, bringing together a load of A-listers for this head-scratching, trunk-rattling selection. If nothing else, you need this for Future’s absolutely, masterfully, hilariously ridiculous verse on ‘King’s Dead’.

Nas
I Am...

You’re right, Nas. You are. You’ll never be what you were - Illmatic will be your gift and your curse - but you definitely still are. I Am… will be the record in which you find yourself caught between your roots and your reality. It will see you try to rekindle past flames - a song called ‘N.Y. State Of Mind Pt. II’, sampling yourself (twice) on ‘Nas Is Like’ - as well as keep the commercial clout of 1996’s It Was Written. It will feature beats by DJ Premier and Timbaland, and guest spots from DMX and Aaliyah. It will be a double-album in order to accommodate all of this heavy-lifting. It will come out in 1999, but will be repressed in 2018. And most excitingly of all, it will be stocked by Norman Records.
  • Artist(s):
  • Nas
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

SCARLXRD
DXXM

After joining Birmingham alt. rockers Myth City via some basic Googling, rapper, SCARLXRD toured with them for two years. Now he has decided to take his unpronounceable name into the world of solo recording. In the twelve months since going it alone he has recorded five albums. DXXM is his latest offering. Red vinyl LP on Island. Oh, Doom by Scarlord, I understand nxw!
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Mndsgn
Body Wash

LA based producer Mndsgn (pronounce Mind Design) returns to his natural home of Stones Throw for his latest double LP. Think a slowed and even warmer Toro Y Moi, thick and groovy basslines, warm pads, pianos, near synthetic vocals with heavy downtrodden beats, and smokey shimmerings every. R’n’B slowed to a halt.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Karriem Riggins
Headnod Suite

Beat-maker extraordinaire Karriem Riggins brings his A-game with his sophomore full length on Stones Throw. Showcasing the reason why he is a go to producer for many artists including Kanye West, The Roots, Common, and Erykah Badu. But hey, what else do you expect from a guy who worked with Slum Village and J Dilla? This is how you smash out a 27 track beat tape folks. Breezy.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Guilty Simpson
Detroit's Son

Angry MC Guilty Simpson is back with Detroit’s Son, an album produced by the members of Quakers. This is Simpson’s third LP with hip-hop behemoths Stones Throw and it contains Simpson’s typically rough and raw raping style along with some heavy beats and catchy hooks. Double vinyl LP.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Egyptian Lover
Egypt, Egypt

Egyptian Lover is an underrated 1980’s electro producer, whose work is being authoritatively compiled by Stones Throw next year. To set the scene for that, the label is releasing signature tune Egypt, Egypt (backed with ‘Girls’) on nothing less than white triangular (‘pyramid’) vinyl. What a stylish record!
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Mndsgn
Yawn Zen

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Madlib
Beat Konducta Vol. 1: Movie Scenes

King of the beatmakers Madlib has always been mad-productive: Beat Konducta Volume 1: Movie Scenes was the first in a series of several records of hip-hop instrumentals he put out in the 2000s. This one is themed around imaginary 70’s TV shows and films, each track painting a groovy vintage picture, library style.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix