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PRhyme
PRhyme 2

The second collaborative LP between veteran beatsmith DJ Premier and veteran wordsmith Royce da 5’9” picks up from where the first PRhyme LP left off. PRhyme 2 sees the duo bridging the old- and new-schools with aplomb. Single ‘Era’ balances the grit and substance of Premier’s golden-era productions with a contemporary finesse. 2 Chainz, Rapsody, Big K.R.I.T. and more feature.
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Jaylib
Champion Sound: The Remix

Where Madlib and J Dilla come together, beatheads collapse left right and centre from sheer amazed joy. This release has Madlib remixing Dilla’s Champion Sound track, as well as a previously unheard collaboration that dates back to the pair’s original Jaylib sessions. Double LP on Stones Throw.
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Dr. Octagon
Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation

For the first time in 21 years, the trio behind the hip-hop classic, Dr. Octagonecologyst, MC Kool Keith, Dan ‘The Automator’ Nakamura and DJ Q-Bert, have reunited to make Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation. Although MC Kool Keith been using the Dr. Octagon name for solo works, this reunion has created the true follow-up to their debut. Possibly another classic in waiting….
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Up High Collective
Solitude

Belgium based audio-visual group, Up High Collective started making waves in 2010 with their first single Blend. Now their experimental trap and bass heavy beats come through their own Tangram imprint. After several EPs Solitude is their first LP and brings equal measure of abstraction and oddness alongside heavy shuffle and groove.

MED & Guilty Simpson
Loyalty

Detroit native and J Dilla protégé Guilty Simpson is no strangers to collabs, and on this 10-track EP, he once again joins forces with Madlib's California ward M.E.D. on a bangin' precursor to their full-length, out later this year on Bang Ya Head Entertainment. Ferocious beats by Black Milk, MNDSGN, Exile and Preme. Party hard. 
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Dabrye
Three / Three

It has taken Todd Mullinix a little longer than expected to complete the trio of Dabrye albums begun with 2001’s One/Three, but he’s got there in the end. To make up for the wait the Ann Arbor producer serves up near-twenty tracks of envelope-pushing hip-hop. His first two LPs influenced the likes of Flying Lotus, Harry Fraud and Paul White, and the video-game clatter of Three/Three bangers ‘The Appetite’ and ‘Emancipation’ shows Mullinix can still kick it. The guest features read like a who’s-who of Real Rap Guys - Ghostface, Danny Brown, Guilty Simpson, you get the idea.
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Young Fathers
Only God Knows feat. Leith Congregational Choir

Young Fathers new track is extra notable in two ways: first of all, it features in the big-deal new film T2: Trainspotting. Secondly, it features Leith Congregational Choir, who enable the Young Fathers to ascend to amazing levels of gospel-powered electro-punk-hop. What a wonderful ecstatic tune! 7” single on Big Dada.
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Czarface & MF Doom
Czarface Meets Metal Face

Like Czarface? Like MF Doom? Well then, czech this out: a full-length team-up of the hip-hop heavyweights, following on from a 2015 collaborative track together. The two lyricists trade fantastic sparky lines left right and centre, with additional guest spots from Open Mike Eagle and Vinnie Paz. Sixteen tracks, presented on CD, LP or cassette by Silver Age.
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Thievery Corporation
Treasures From The Temple

Treasures From The Temple by Thievery Corporation picks up thematically where their Temple of I & I album left off. It finds the Washington D.C. electronic duo blending dub, dancehall and roots flavours with their trademark sound. For album number eleven they’ve shipped in a bunch of guest artists to help them out including Mr. Lif, Sitali, Racquel Jones, Notch, Natalia Clavier, and Lou Lou Ghelichkhani. LP and CD on Eighteenth Street Lounge.

Dabrye
One / Three

Ghostly International serve up a remastered version of Dabrye’s seminal 2001 One/Three to drop concurrently with the producer’s new LP Three/Three. Often cited as one of the most important beat-tapes of the early millennium, One/Three offers so much more than mere Dilla tributes. Todd Mullinix’s background in IDM and jungle means he pays great attention to detail on the ten tracks here, while the sounds of the producer’s native Michigan get a bit of grit in One/Three’s eye.
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KMD
Mr. Hood

Everybody remembers KMD for launching a young Zev Love X’s career, during which he became known as MF DOOM. But the group’s work is not to be overlooked: Mr. Hood is a classic piece of '90s hip hop with a tonne of twisted sampling, tight flows and catchy beats in general. Part of your hip hop education, son!
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Dabrye
Instrmntl

The third track from this record (No Child Of God) was, apparently, on a mac & cheese 'commercial' in 2015. Kind of cool being as this record was released in the early 2000's when the hip-hop scene was well and truly in full swing. Instrmntl by Dabrye has been granted a reissued from the mighty powers that be on Ghostly and is available on vinyl LP. 
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Thundercat + OG Ron C & The Chopstars
Drank

By now you probably know that Thundercat’s third album Drunk is a fast-moving masterpiece that augments his George Duke / Stanley Clarke-influenced fusion style with shades of Zappa and Todd Rundgren. An A Wizard, A True Star for our times, even, but one that finds room for Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins! The album’s richness and detail make it a great candidate for a chopped and screwed treatment. Slower, longer, and deeper, this slurred, sticky, double cup purple version is a massively fun alternative route to Thundercat’s fiendish funk, intricate basslines and soulful vocals.
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SHIRT
Pure Beauty

Queens based artist designer and all round mystery person SHIRT is the first hip-hop artist to be signed to Third Man. This is an intelligent and thoughtful take on the genre exemplified in the fact that this album is an ode to conceptual artist artist John Baldessari.  Focusing on raw and simple beauty the album is a combination of high art and lo-fi aspiration.    
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The Skull Eclipses
The Skull Eclipses

This coming-together between Spencer Stephenson (Botany) and Raj Haldar (Lushlife) has produced an intriguing LP. While in aesthetic it skirts close to the stables of Brainfeeder and Liquid Amber, the sonics reference everything from Matthewdavid to The Focus Group. Tracks like ‘Pillars’ are edgy and thrilling hip-hop cuts that benefit from whip-smart guest verses. Laraaji and Open Mike Eagle feature, among others.

Action Bronson
Blue Chips 7000

Once confused by our stock buyer with London blues outfit the Archie Bronson Quartet, Action Bronson is instead an American rapper with a neat line in humorous wordplay and tight upbeat musicality. Blue Chips 7000 is his third album and the final instalment of his Blue Chip series with a distinct lack of social commentary instead focussing on a fun and energetic 'mixtape' like feel. 
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The Herbaliser
Bring Out The Sound

The Herbaliser are of course the live band who work in amongst an ocean of DJ’s and producers, on the Ninja Tune label and across countless gigs in their twenty-five year lifespan. New album Bring Out The Sound finds The Herbaliser doing their funky live hip-hop with total funky panache, with guests including Just Jack and Rodney P. Out on BBE.
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2Pac
Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z...

180g vinyl reissue of the ever-influential 2Pac's second album for its 25th anniversary. This was 2Pac's breakout album, getting singles into the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time. Though the production is a bit more radio ready, 2Pac is as sharp, critical and political as he was on his debut, 2Pacalypse.
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East Man
Red, White & Zero

Anthoney Hart - he of Basic Rhythm and Imaginary Forces fame - drops the first release of his East Man project on Planet Mu. Red, White & Zero is a whip-smart take on grime also incorporates elements of jungle, techno and hardcore, with an overall effect not dissimilar to the ‘ruff sound’ pioneered by Novelist and Mumdance. Features include Darkos Strife, Killa P and Kwam, while academic Paul Gilroy provides liner notes.

Ibeyi
Ash

One of those acts who very quickly achieved ubiquity after their 2015 debut on XL, Ibeyi are here to make good on the promise of that record with another LP of emotive soultronica. As befits their elevated status, Ash includes guest spots from Kamasi Washington and Chilly Gonzalez, among others. The sisters channel Frank Ocean, James Blake and London Grammar across the dozen tracks here.

Everything Is Recorded
Everything Is Recorded by Richard Russell

Richard Russell may have made his name as the boss of XL Records, but he has some production pedigree too - among others, he’s helmed LPs for Bobby Womack and Ibeyi. The cosmopolitan, soulful production style he displayed on those records translates nicely to Everything Is Recorded By Richard Russell. It features a slew of big-name guests - Giggs, Kamasi Washington, Wiki, Sampha and more. The album basically ends up being an enjoyable synthesis of all facets of the XL sound.

Akadama Bros
Sunshine

Some J-rap larking about from the Akadama Bros here, a crew who boast Bo Ningen’s Taigen Kawabe in their numbers. ‘Sunshine’ is a wry and fun cut that boasts a squelchy, vaguely jukey instrumental. Contains remixes Clock Hazard’s Technoman and Shitkatapult’s Candie Hank.
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Joe Germlin
No Master Dynamics

Banana Oil/Gay Against You noisenik Joe Germlin drops an album of strange sort-of-hip-hop on Adaadat. Taking cues from the Scandi Frankengenre of Skwee, the funk/rap/chiptune-hybrids across No Master Dynamics make this an LP you can’t get comfortable with. This is a good thing - the 8-bit grooves ping-pong around with a carefree abandon which you can’t help but get swept up in.
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Planet Asia
The Golden Buddha

Boston’s Brick Records (MF Doom, Statik Selektah) drops some mighty throwback goodness from Planet Asia. The beats provided by izznyce have that same balance of class and whomp that tends to bring the best out of Ghostface Killah. The snare on ‘Hood Legends’, for instance, sounds more like someone shooting at an oil barrel. Aided by the likes of AZ and Hus Kingpin, Planet Asia chats some well-worn stuff about the rap game in the style of Nas, Ghostface et al. Good to see that he’s still going strong after nearly two decades.
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Samiyam
Pizza Party

Samiyam’s second LP on Stones Throw is a delightful tape. Entirely sample-free, the beats here sit somewhere between Fly Lo, Karriem Riggins and Knxwledge, with the kindly spectre of Dilla blessing everything with some low-end theory. Be he dabbling in chiptune (‘Sour Candy’), neo-soul (‘Saturday Morning’) or electro-funk (‘Rough’), Samiyam’s production remains charming and warm throughout.
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Czarface
Every Hero Needs A Villain

Czarface is a hip-hop trio that pulls together the talents of Inspectah Deck, 7L and Esoteric. They love their comic-book / super-hero culture, which comes through both in their fluid lyrics and through the frankly incredible artwork for Every Hero Needs A Villain: a full, 70 page comic book comes with both the CD and the Vinyl.
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Talib Kweli
Radio Silence

Rapper Talib Kweli’s new album, Radio Silence features a bunch of interesting guests including Rick Ross and Anderson. Paak with production from The Alchemist, Oh No and Kaytranada, among others. If the track Heads Up, Eyes Open is anything to go by, expect cool beats, cool samples and socially aware lyrics. LP and CD on Javotti Media.
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Lords Of The Underground
Here Come The Lords

Lords of the Underground’s 1993 debut gets a 25th anniversary reissue with Music On Vinyl (in this case, music on green vinyl). Unmistakable golden-age early 1990s hip-hop with a lingering trace of swinging 80s electro, ol’ LOTUG hold their own brilliantly both as witty MCs and as groovemakers.
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Future
HNDRXX

Future’s early 2017 album HNDRXX, which you can pronounce Hendrix if you like, gets a nice vinyl pressing here, courtesy of Epic. The album is fully stocked with cutting edge 2017 hip-hop-pop, with a huge list of producers representing the cream of the current scene. Plus guest vocals from The Weeknd and Rihanna! Double LP.
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Nightmares On Wax
Shape The Future

Nightmares On Wax now make a welcome return with Shape The Future, the first full-length we’ve seen from the project since 2013. All your favourite Waxy sound-tropes are in place, plus guest spots from vocalists including Sadie Walker, LSK and Andrew Ashong. Shape The Future is, of course, released on Warp.

Illa J
Yancey Boys

Yancey Boys is an album wherein J Dilla’s brother Illa J flows over the top of some of the many Dilla beats left behind by the great man. Though this 2008 album was a posthumous collaboration, the fraternal connection is strong with this one, and it really feels like it could have been made face to face. Reissued on CD and vinyl by Delicious Vinyl.
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Future
Future

Future presents Future, his present album, on bumper 2LP format via Epic. As with past Future releases, the Atlanta rapper presents various characteristic techniques, such as autotune-heavy vocals and trap backing tracks, which fashionably persist in the present, and appear set to continue to do so well into the future. While the hooks are groovy and Future’s delivery is quite light, there’s also something uneasy, even oppressive about the droning intensity of many of the tracks. That’s the present for you!
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L'Orange
The Ordinary Man

L'Orange takes samples of early 20th century jazz and film and using a sampler and an MPC transforms them into to create stripped-back hip hop beats. The Ordinary Man is the producer's third album and features the likes of Del The Funky Homosapien, Oddisee alongside entirely instrumental tracks. On Mello Music Group.
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Sean Price
Imperius Rex

Sean Price may no longer be with us, but plenty of his music is still waiting in the wings to be heard. Imperius Rex is a collection of tracks that features a colossal quantity of excellent rappers and producers, including DOOM, Buckshot, Alchemist, Method Man, Prodigy and many more. Heavy stuff, released as a double LP on Duck Down.
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Open Mike Eagle
Brick Body Kids Still Daydream

Prolific podcaster and rapper Open Mike Eagle, returns with Brick Body Kids Still Daydream. A concept album about the Robert Taylor Homes (a series of council flats in Chicago) and the people who live inside them, it provides a warm and thoughtful counterweight to the usual hostility public housing is so often subjected to.
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Mr. Lif & Akrobatik (The Perceptionists)
Resolution

First album in 12 years from ex Def Jux-ers Mr Lif and Akrobatik as The Perceptionists, though this time it's just the two of them. The pair's chemistry comes very easily, unsurprising as they both beat death to get here, and makes the heavy topics they tackle much easier to swallow. 
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Ennio the Little Brother
Bunk Beds / Cacophony

If you thought Welsh hip-hop started and finished with Goldie Lookin’ Chain, think again. Ennio The Little Brother hails from North Wales and makes soulful music - dream pop-meets-hip-hop, but all with a bedroomy, DIY aesthetic that adds grit to his conscious and aware lyrics. His debut release, Bunk Beds/Cacophony is a limited edition 12” of 300 copies on Mai 68 Records.

J Dilla
Donuts

Now an absolute stone cold classic, Donuts was initially an album written out of necessity as James Yancey was hospitalised at the time with the disease that would eventually kill him and without his usual studio tools he was forced into making beat tape-like collages. The album was released three days before his death and its magpie-like scattershot approach to beatmaking and sampling has since been used by...well... pretty much everyone.  
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Kendrick Lamar
DAMN. (Collector's Edition)

Hailed by many as the greatest hip-hop album of 2017 by an artist Q magazine once called “The greatest rapper of his generation”. The Collector's Edition of Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' switches up the tracklist, flipping it on its head, to be heard as the artist originally envisaged. There aren't any new tracks on this edition, just a different running order and alternate artwork. "Just remember, what happens on Earth stays on Earth / We gon' put it in reverse"
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Tricky
ununiform

As the latest addition to Tricky's ever-mounting mammoth back-catalogue, Ununiform is an intricate offering which amounts to his furthest lefturn yet. 13 tracks long, the record firmly cements the British producer's status at legendary - if it wasn't already. Avoid this musical journey at your peril.
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Wiki
No Mountains In Manhattan

Wiki follows up on the promise of earlier mixtapes with the full-length album No Mountains In Manhattan, a comprehensive piece of work about the young artist’s life. New York is of course of fundamental importance, and the city gives back as much as it gets in the form of local talents like Ghostface Killah and Slicky Boy, to name just some of the many vocal and production guests. Out on XL Recordings.
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Wu-Tang Clan
Clan In Da Front / Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber

Get On Down are reissuing the entirety of Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) in 7” form. Here are tracks three and four. Clan in the Front is essentially a GZA / RZA showcase. Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber features a chaotic full house consisting of Raekwon, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, U-God, Inspectah Deck, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, RZA and GZA. If you want this you probably know the songs and vice versa! 
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Keny Arkana
L’Esquisse 3

Seventh solo album from French-Argentine rapper Kelly Arkana. The third in her L'Esquisse (meaning Sketching) series, this is Arkana flexing her creative clout in a slightly more relaxed mixtape-y format. Her flow is vicious and purposeful, matched by the album's beats, and, I can only assume, its lyrics.
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N*E*R*D
No_One Ever Really Dies

Pharrell Williams has had a pretty massive time of it in the last couple of years, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to stop anytime soon now that he’s bringing back his classic group N*E*R*D. This comeback record features a panoply of stars guesting too: Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000, M.I.A., Gucci Mane… Yep, this is a big one.
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Tricky
Skilled Mechanics

New tunes from the man Tricky himself! Skilled Mechanics is titled for a certain kind of CIA assassin (not, as I’d hoped, in tribute to some guys who fixed his car), a theme which suits Tricky’s brand of shuffling paranoia. As usual, he pulls in a range of vocalists to help him craft his world, including Chinese producer  Ivy 艾菲. Out on !K7.
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Apollo Brown & Planet Asia
Anchovies

Powerful collab with former half of Cali Agents, Fresno’s Planet Asia, providing the rhymes over deep and scratchy soul selections from Detroit’s Apollo Brown. Willie the Kid, Guilty Simpson and Tri-State each make an appearance. Raw, minimal and basic with a lazy small hours feel and an intoxicating and utterly underground vibe. Green / black smoke coloured vinyl or CD.
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Aesop Rock
Bushwick

Leftfield hip hop champ Aesop Rock is as deft on the buttons as he is on the mic, and his soundtrack to Brooklyn-based civil war drama Bushwick has been the perfect vehicle for him to stretch his legs and show off the hidden depths of his beatsmithery. From noirish mood pieces to more conventional grooves, it’s a rich listening experience on its own, hence it’s getting the deluxe release treatment from Lakeshore Records.

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
The Message

The debut album by the pioneering New York hiphop crew. The title track is the obvious highlight, following in the wake of Sugar Hill Gang’s chart success with Rapper’s Delight, but upping the ante significantly in terms of gritty subject matter and technical achievement. There’s plenty more to enjoy here - the hard electro vocoder-led track Scorpio, the old school funk of She’s Fresh, and It’s Nasty, which samples Tom Tom Club.
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Mike
By The Water

Mike is just 18 years old, and he’s clearly spent all his time developing his skills, as both the verbal flows and sampled-up beats on this EP (Mike self-produces his own instrumentals) are damn potent. He certainly didn’t waste any time thinking up a memorable or distinctive name… By The Water is exciting stuff from a fresh new artist, released by Marathon Artists.
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MF DOOM
Special Herbs Volumes 9 + 0

Maybe his name seems a bit heavy. On the other hand, I now associate the word “doom” with dope hip-hop. MF DOOM has been releasing the tasty instrumental beat series Special Herbs every now and then, and we’re happy we can offer you installment 9+0 (including bonus 7” with some KMD work)!
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NxWorries, Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge
Yes Lawd! Remixes

Madlib remixed his own album on Stones Throw so why shouldn’t Kxwledge give it a go? Nxworries are a duo comprising of producer Kxwledge and singer/rapper/multi-instrumentalist Anderson. Paak. They originally released their debut Yes Lawd! In 2016, but the creative types that they are didn’t stop there, finding new ways to interpret the tracks for Yes Lawd! Remixes. CD on Stones Throw.
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Coldcut
What's That Noise?

Spin your ears back to 1989 and enjoy the debut album of Coldcut once again! The bouncy good-time cut-up party people got started with What’s That Noise?, a particularly lively swirl of breaks, acid house and hip-hop. The guest vocalists on the album includes both Queen Latifah and Mark E. Smith, which has got to be a first. Reissued by Sony.

Various
Tuff City Records 33 1/3 Anniversary Box: Original Old School Recordings 1982-1986

Some of the earliest and greatest hip-hop came to the world via Tuff City Records back in the day, and this tasty box gives you a whole treasure trove of the stuff from the premium period 1982 - 1986. The 33 ⅓ Anniversary Box: Original Old School Recordings contains five 12”s and a 7”, featuring a total of 32 tracks. Plus! An informative booklet.
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Wiley
Godfather II

The twelfth studio LP from hip-hop and grime mainstay, Wiley. Godfather II is the follow-up to 2016’s Godfather. An expansive 20-track affair from one of the scene’s most well-established figures, including features from the likes of JME. Released on CTA and available on double LP vinyl.
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GAIKA
The Spectacular Empire I

Gaika continues his stay with the legendary Warp Records with a synth and sample heavy trudge through dystopian soundscapes and pulsing beats. The fuzz clears to make way for vocals to swerve in, but the overall dark atmosphere remains throughout. Deep stuff from a torchbearer of political electronic music.

Cypress Hill
III (Temples Of Boom)

The third album from the stoner-hop legends Cypress Hill is back back back on vinyl baby, courtesy of your friends at We Are Vinyl. Cypress Hill III: Temples Of Boom is a dark and spooky listen, rich with that classic Cypress Hill sound. Includes ‘Throw Your Set In The Air’. Double LP reissue.
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Wu-Tang Clan
Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues

The Wu-Tang’s seventh full length. Eighth if you’re perverse enough to count the single-copy Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, and Lesson Learn’d makes a point of dissing that item’s purchaser, appropriately cartoonish supervillain Martin Shkreli. That string-driven track and single People Say are strong enough to stimulate murmurs of a return to top form, so hopefully we’ll soon be discussing this Mathematics-produced album for entirely non-pharma-bro-related reasons.
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Various
Original Hip Hop Classics Presented by Sugar Hill Records

Sugar Hill should be a name exquisitely familiar to fans of hip-hop’s vintage early days, so you should all know to pay attention to this compilation. Original Hip Hop Classics Presented by Sugar Hill Records does exactly what it says on the tin, delivering treats from Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel and many more over two slabs of vinyl. Out on the Sanctuary label.
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Andy Rantzen
1/66

Australian native and electronic music polymath Andy Rantzen was best known for being one half of ‘90s rave duo Itch-E & Scratch E. Two of the tracks for 1/66, a four track retrospective 12”, were originally intended for a dub album he was making. They never made the cut but have appeared on Creative Vibes and Clan Analogue compilations. With one track from Rantzen’s Blue Hour Vol 3 album and one previously unreleased track this showcases Rantzen’s versatility. On Efficient Space.

Yung Lean
Stranger

Third studio album from Swedish D.I.Y hip-hop artist Yung Lean. The viral rapper has been touring extensively, collaborating with the likes of Frank Ocean and A$AP Ferg, and now returns with Stranger. Drawing on an eclectic range of influences (he also fronts punk band Död Mark), Lean’s return promises yet more idiosyncratic rap tunes. Available on double LP vinyl on YEAR0001.
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DJ Vadim & Blackstone
Double Sided

DJ Vadim’s seventh album on Barely Breaking Even is a collaboration with Californian songstress Katrina Blackstone. Double Sided is an LP that makes good on the pair’s link-up on Vadim’s 2014 record Dubcatcher. The fourteen tracks across Double Sided stand at the crossroads between reggae, funk, soul and hip-hop in a manner that recalls the early work of Lauryn Hill or Erykah Badu.
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  • BBE

Raekwon
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx

Rae's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx is an early Wu-Tang solo classic, responsible for sequels and known for classic sampling from the RZA in primetime. This is one of the Wu's most intricately told stories, a record about drugs in New York told through some of the best hooks with some of the best singles.
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KRS One
Return Of The Boom Bap

Music On vinyl present this special reissue of KRS One’s debut full length album Return Of The Boom Bap, on vinyl for the first time since 1995. Includes the defining track Sound Of the Police. Production comes from DJ Premier, Kid Capri, and Showbiz. Some of the best early 90s guys in action.
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Gabriel Garzón-Montano
Jardín Instrumentals

Currently best known for being sampled by Drake, Gabriel Garzon-Montano’s recent signing to Stones Throw is a big step forward for one of neo-soul’s most promising talents. Here we have the instrumentals to GGM’s Jardin LP. Stripped of his vocals, GGM’s great ear for harmony and texture really come to the fore. Limited edition vinyl.
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Ghostpoet
Dark Days + Canapés

Actually can I stop playing the previous Ghostpoet album 'Shedding Skin'? The answer is a big fat 'no'. I loved his more guitar driven sound on that album and if the press release is to be believed this forth opus delves further into that style. His thoughtful if slightly paranoid delivery could be the perfect voice for these troubled times.  

Opio
Wounded Healer

New solo EP from west coast rapper Opio, who most known for his work in groups Souls Of Mischief, and Hieroglyphics. Comes with three takes on the title track featuring Homeboy Sandman interspersed with three versions of Galvanometer. FFO Stones Throw, Aesop Rock’s leftfield approaches to boom bap.
  • Vinyl LP (LR112LP)
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Too Many T’s
South City

Dynamic duo Too Many T’s see the release of their much-anticipated debut LP South City. Brimming with South London positivity and quick-fire ping-pong flows, the record is a harkening to the golden age of rap. They've honed their craft touring all over since 2013, in support of icons like Snoop, De La and Public Enemy. Good vibes and high energy beats and rhymes galore. LP or CD on South City Records.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Ghostpoet
Shedding Skin

In football terms Ghostpoet has gone from mid-table Championship to nailed on Champions League place with this, his third record. In short: he's really upped his game. Where previous records were interesting but a little niche, Ghostpoet has now made a record everyone can enjoy. It's bold, it's bright, it's tuneful. With a background in UK hip hop, this album uses those influences and marries them to the best bits of forward thinking indie (say, Radiohead, TV on the Radio). Looking forward to it.   
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Lunice
CCCLX

Montreal based producer Lunice has readied his long awaited debut full length album. After working with Hudson Mohawke as TNGHT, being featured on Kanye West’s Yeezus he returns to his roots at the Glasgow based LuckyMe label. 11 tracks of his dynamic and individual take on hip-hop/trap beats with featured guests SOPHIE and Le1f.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

MC Bin Laden
É Grau EP

MC Bin Laden (not that one) is described as the king of São Paulo’s Baile Funk scene. I admit, it is a scene that has been passing me by but from a quick Google and Youtube search, it’s like a Brazilian version of Grime; with Brazilian rhythms and instrumentation booming with some hard hitting hip-hop and rap vocals. Calling É Grau EP a Brazilian Grime is simplistic in the extreme so do check it out for yourselves and join the hordes of MC Bin Laden fans - I know I have.     
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Clipse
Til The Casket Drops

Legendary rap duo Clipse get Til The Casket Drops on vinyl for the first time ever. The third in their iconic album series that stretched from the exuberant Lord Willin' into the stone-cold classic Hell Hath No Fury, this Neptunes-produced goodness sees Pusha and Malice curate a mini who's-who of noughties hip-hop -- with features from a post-808s Kanye, Cam'ron and a self-congratulating Neptune Pharrell, among others.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Main Attrakionz
808s & Dark Grapes II


  • Vinyl Double LP (TYPE104)
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Dälek
Endangered Philosophies

Dalek have long been one of our favourite bands here at the Towers. They have constantly been striving to blend Public Enemy styled socially conscious hip-hop with the sorts of vicious noise that appears on records by the likes of My Bloody Valentine, Flying Saucer Attack and Young Gods. It's an intoxicating brew that never loses it's power. This is their 7th album and sees them back in Ipecac records. 

The Steoples
Six Rocks

This sounds sweet. Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker and Yeofi Andoh have long been collaborators but this is their first full length album. It's silky, soulful and slightly eerie sound is a perfect fit for Stones Throw. Expect golden blurry melodies that recall unfinished Stevie Wonder demos all shot through with that wondrous LA haze. 

The Impellers
As Sampled By

The Impellers are a twelve-piece funk outfit with some serious weighty chops, and As Sampled By is a fabulous concept for a record: forty-four classic breaks from music history, played live. You’ll recognise grooves left right and centre, for these breaks have been Sampled By anyone and everyone from the hip-hop / D&B / etc. scenes. Funky stuff, out on vinyl from Tonearise.
  • Vinyl Double LP (GLN004)
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  • Limited edition

Gotts Street Park
Volume One

There is so much to Leeds based outfit Gotts Street Park. A mash of the more chilled lounge and piano indie that is around today, Volume One is a compilation of varying artists from the area. There is no better music for relaxing and embracing your thoughts than triplet swinging easy jazz. Released on ‘Blue Flowers Music’ and available on Vinyl 12”.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Kutmah
TROBBB!

After multiple releases on Obey and Hit+Run, and doing a mix for Ninja Tune, Kutmah makes his debut for Big Dada with THROBBB!. High octane mash of fiery hip hob beats and a spitting punk attitude. Think Death Grips meets Run The Jewels and Edan. Features tracks with many guest artists, including Natureboy Flako, Gonjasufi, Jeremiah Jae, Akello G Light, and many more.

DJ Harrison
HazyMoods

Afteer albums on Thrash Flow and his own imprint Jellowstone, DJ Harrison makes his debut on the Stones Throw label. From playing a jazz band (Butcher Brown) to discovering his love of sampling with Sons Of Frod his solo work is a crate digging love affair, deep and heavy hip hop instrumentals with focus on percussion and groove.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

The Allergies
Push On

Push On by The Allergies follows swiftly on from the band's 2016 debut. Expect even more of their easy yet explosive fusion of funk, soul, disco, hip-hop and breaks making for dancefloor candy. The rawness of Psych plus Northern Soul lend an extra edge. Guest spots from MCs Andy Cooper (Ugly Duckling) and Dr Syntax. Bangers guaranteed. LP / CD on Jalapeno Records. Spicy.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Apollo Brown & Skyzoo
The Easy Truth

Detroit meets Brooklyn with producer Apollo Brown (Danny Brown, Ghostface Killah, Guilty Simpson) and rapper Skyzoo locking productions. Heavy hitting and big Premier beats backing a lyrical concept album that ain’t about hustling, but striving to succeed. Features guests Stalley, Conway, Westside Gunn, and Joell Ortiz.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

BADBADNOTGOOD
Lavender (Night Fall Remix) feat. Kaytranada and Snoop Dogg

Collaborations are rarely more effective than this. The coming together of the rapidly ascending Kaytranada and rap veteren Snoop Dogg makes Lavender (Night Fall Remix) by BADBADNOTGOOD a perfect fusion of hip hop and electronica. Its video also captures the Western zeitgeist excellently - as S.D aims a good at a clown-style President Trump.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Cypress Hill
IV

The kings of smoked filled room hip-hop Cypress Hill released their fourth full length album IV in 1998, originally released on Ruffhouse/Columbia. Solid down beat boom bap, hazy head nodders. You know what this is for. Features Rapper Barron Ricks spitting on several cuts. Double LP reissue from We Are Vinyl.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

The Notorious B.I.G.
Born Again

This was the phenomenally successful 1999 album by the late rapper which included guest spots from Busta Rhymes, Redman and Method Man, Missy Elliot, Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg. Pressed onto vinyl to mark the 20th anniversary of his death, this is a timely re-issue for a record out of print since the early 2000's.  
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Wu-Tang Clan
Legend Of The Wu-Tang: Wu-Tang Clan's Greatest Hits

GZA, RZA, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Method Man, do I need to say more? Double vinyl reissue of the greatest hits compilation actually put together by Wu-Tang Clan. Includes an the “Bloody” version of Protect Ya Neck, a remix of Method Man with alternate verses, selected tracks from film works.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Tyler, The Creator
Scum Fuck Flower Boy

Founder of Odd Future Tyler, The Creator brings his follow up to Cherry Bomb in the form of Scum Fuck Flower Boy. As off-kilter and out of his mind as ever the album features performances from Frank Ocean, ASAP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Lil Wayne, Pharrell Williams and Jaden Smith. CD on Odd Future/Columbia.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Mr Jukes
God First

Jack Steadman is certainly known for being the guitarist and frontman of Bombay Bicycle Club, but to the side of the indie he has been working on his passion of crate-digging, soul and hip hop. His debut album as Mr Jukes brings slick, sunny, soul-filled beats and grooves and a load of guests, including BJ The Chicago Kid, Charles Bradley, and Laleh Hathaway.

Vince Staples
Big Fish Theory

North beach Wunderkind Vince Staples is finally releasing his sophomore full-length album. Known for being from Norf Side Long Beach and sketching a grim view of life around Ramona Park, Staples’ voice is always lucid, and his tracks both catchy and moody. Here's to Big Fish Theory treating us to more of that.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

UNKLE
The Road: Part 1

The fifth UNKLE full-length is here! As per usual with an UNKLE record, James Lavelle is joined by a whole swathe of guests, from Mark Lanegan and ESKA to members of Primal Scream, Queens Of The Stone Age and The Duke Spirit. The Road: Part 1 is available as single and double CD editions and as a double LP, with all versions featuring a 36-page booklet.

Moor Mother
Moor x Jewelry: Crime Waves

Two of Philadelphia’s finest producers, Moor Mother and Mental Jewelry, team up for a collaborative EP. The resultant Moor x Jewelery: Crime Waves is dense and heavy with samples, cracked-up beats and all sorts of other special sounds, bound together by powerful lyrics dealing with racist violence and systems. EP on Don Giovanni.
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  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

The Heliocentrics
A World Of Masks

The Heliocentric, renowned for their collaborations with Mulatu Astake and Dj Shadow (among others), here add a new singer to their rich international brew, in the form of Barbora Patkova from Slovakia. A World Of Masks is another adventure in sound, mostly improvised, from a group who contain multitudes. Out on Soundway.

Eyedress
Manila Ice

Being described as somewhere between Connan Moccasin and Frank Ocean is no mean feat, with previous releases on XL through their Abeano sublabel and working projects Bee Eyes and Mind Slums Lex records have snapped the 26 year old Filipino up for a full length. Expect woozy guitars and weird and loved up lyrics sung in a tin can.
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  • Lex
  • Genre(s):
  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix

Big Boi
Boomiverse

Big Boi of Outkast fame brings his third full length solo album, and first in 5 years via RCA. On Boomiverse collaboration is key, and features works with Adam Levine, Killer Mike, Snoop Dogg, Gucci Mane, Kurupt, Eric Bellinger, Sleepy Brown and CeeLo. Available on CD or coloured double vinyl with download.
  • Label(s):
  • RCA
  • Genre(s):
  • Hip-Hop / Beats / DJ Mix