Def Jam Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
Undone by The Roots was their 10th album. It’s a concept album telling the story of the fictional Redford Stevens and his struggle through poverty and his tragic death, starting at the end and working backwards. It was Grammy nominated for Best Rap Album and praised by critics. You don’t need me to tell you that last bit though, do you? We all know The Roots are cool. Reissue LP on Def Jam.
Here it is at last after some delays, the short & very sweet collaboration between artist, rapper and actor Kid Cudi and Ye, the artist and perplexing bosom buddy of Trump formerly known as Kanye West - it’s Kids See Ghosts (directed by M. Night Shyamalan). Strongly melodic hip-hop ensues. Pusha T, Louis Prima, Ty Dollar Sign and Yasiin Bey guest.
Album the first from Brooklyn’s finest, the legendary Beastie Boys. Licensed To Ill has crucial classics like ‘Fight For Your Right’ and ‘No Sleep Till Brooklyn’, plus the iconic airplane cover art. Basically, this is a crucial cornerstone in hip-hop history, and you can now buy it on vinyl again: happy days eh?