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On March 29, 2024, Shabazz Palaces’ two new mini-albums, Robed in Rareness and Exotic Birds of Prey, come out on CD and LP. Shabazz Palaces is masterminded by Ishmael Butler (Digable Planets), whose relentless drive to reimagine hip-hop – even as he enjoys his fifth decade on Earth – remains undiminished.

When Robed in Rareness hit digital platforms in 2023, NPR Music called it “enchanting and subversive," while Pitchfork observed that “the futurism of Shabazz Palaces has always been interwoven with the past and present, their songs scintillating tapestries of old-school shit talk, proggy psychedelia, and melodic flossing. Robed in Rareness is draped in this multiplicity as Butler and a team of close collaborators swagger across eras of rap.”

Exotic Birds of Prey furthers the modus operandi of Robed in Rareness: a respectful eye on the past, an embrace of an ever-evolving present, with its feet firmly planted in the future. Where Robed warped sounds like shoegaze and ambient music into the Shabazz Palaces multiverse, Exotic cross-pollinates these elements with twisted electro and funk vibes.

Shabazz Palaces - Robed In Rareness [Ruby LP]
$20.31
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On March 29, 2024, Shabazz Palaces’ two new mini-albums, Robed in Rareness and Exotic Birds of Prey, come out on CD and LP. Shabazz Palaces is masterminded by Ishmael Butler (Digable Planets), whose relentless drive to reimagine hip-hop – even as he enjoys his fifth decade on Earth – remains undiminished.

When Robed in Rareness hit digital platforms in 2023, NPR Music called it “enchanting and subversive," while Pitchfork observed that “the futurism of Shabazz Palaces has always been interwoven with the past and present, their songs scintillating tapestries of old-school shit talk, proggy psychedelia, and melodic flossing. Robed in Rareness is draped in this multiplicity as Butler and a team of close collaborators swagger across eras of rap.”

Exotic Birds of Prey furthers the modus operandi of Robed in Rareness: a respectful eye on the past, an embrace of an ever-evolving present, with its feet firmly planted in the future. Where Robed warped sounds like shoegaze and ambient music into the Shabazz Palaces multiverse, Exotic cross-pollinates these elements with twisted electro and funk vibes.

Shabazz Palaces - Exotic Birds Of Prey [Translucent White LP]
$20.31
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Tierra Whack is a premiere rapper, musician and visual artist who is returning to the scene after a two-year gap in new releases. With collaborations with artists such as Beyoncé, Alicia Keys and Lil Yachty, Tierra has become a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. Her highly anticipated debut album, WORLD WIDE WHACK, is a follow-up to her critically acclaimed visual EP, Whack World. Tierra collaborated with fellow Philly native, conceptual artist, Alex Da Corte, on the visuals, artwork and creative elements of this album. Silver LP.

Tierra Whack - WORLD WIDE WHACK [Limited Edition Baby Blue LP]
$33.25
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Dreamville rapper and global star, Bas’ fourth studio album, We Only Talk About Real Shit When We’re Fucked Up.
Featuring a star studded line up of special guests, Bas has curated an album primed for fans from all across the
globe including J. Cole (North Carolina), A$AP Ferg (New York), Adekunle Gold (Nigeria), Amaarae (Ghana), AJ
Tracey (London), FKJ (France) and more. Transparent Red 2 LP.

Bas - We Only Talk About Real Shit When We're Fucked Up [Transparent Red 2 LP]
$34.73
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John Rossiter (Young Jesus) had quit music to study permaculture and to work in landscapes and gardens. His last album, Shepherd Head, was too much time spent on the computer. Working with soil and plants gave him some life back. He said, “You know, when gardening, the right decision to make for the landscape is usually the one that is already happening. It just takes time to read what that is."

So, John left the orchard to meet Shahzad Ismaily (Feist, Lou Reed, Arooj Aftab) for lunch. They instantly bonded, talking about improvisation, rhythm, the heart. On a lark, Shahzad invited John to New York.

Songs started to form, songs about shame and grief, love and redemption. They came fast, a song a day for two weeks. It was different from past albums, which felt like years of hammering out lyrics and ideas. This one came in the wake of a long illness, where tunes came in a rush, as if they were physical, as if the body couldn’t heal without them. An almost involuntary outpouring, overrunning his usual self-consciousness.

Rossiter had to sit and transcribe without judgment: let the ideas grow on their own. Shahzad was in LA one day when John sat down at the piano and played them for him. They decided to record them at Shahzad's Figure 8 Studios in Brooklyn – these songs would blossom into Young Jesus’ forthcoming album, The Fool.

Inner landscaping requires presence and bravery. It can get pretty dark and strange the deeper you walk into that jungle. And it’s from the absolute pits of that inner landscape that the truest music rises from. 

At the end of the last session, Rossiter and Alex Lappin sat down and drew tarot cards. John drew The Fool.

Young Jesus - The Fool [Opaque White LP]
$27.69 ON SALE
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To Be Eaten Alive is Mariah The Scientist’s third studio release which features stand out tracks “From A Woman,” “Bout Mine,” and “Different Pages.”  The album features appearances from 21 Savage, Young Thug and Vory. This limited-edition LP is pressed on a “burnt sky” color vinyl.

Mariah the Scientist - To Be Eaten Alive [LP]
$29.56
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Gary Clark Jr.’s forthcoming album entitled JPEG RAW, his fourth studio release,
marks a grand step in his musical evolution…. A powerful and expansive artistic statement.

While retaining the deep and true resonance of his blues foundations and guitar virtuosity with subtlety yet conviction, he reaches well beyond this time.

The emphasis here is on song and studio craft without losing the rawness of his young legend. (Rolling Stone Magazine called him, The Chosen One).

The music is dense and adventurous with a more cohesive synthesis of his eclectic musical  palette.  Hip samples, Thelonious Monk and Sonny Boy Williamson decorate flourishes of African,  World Music, even Jazz while merging with blues , rock, R&B and rap; familiar areas he has ventured before, this time with more unity forging a fresh new style.  Clark’s lyrics are  pointed, deeply personal, outspoken and socially conscious with occasional forays into  rap and spoken word from Clark himself.  The sonics are immersive verging on modern groove-oriented psychedelia with hip-hop driven beats in verses giving way to anthemic choruses, rich with power-chording and wide fuzz riffage.

Songs like “Maktub”, “JPEG RAW”, “This Is Who We Are”, “Hyperwave” and the epic 10-minute Habits, break fresh ground defying categorization in the ever corporatized, predictable “alt” music world.  The co-written Stevie Wonder duet, “What About The Children” feels like an immediate classic that could have lived on Innervisions or Talking Book if not for Clark’s fuzzed out riff and hip-hop pocket.

Clark has always had swagger and sex in his sound and very dangerous hands when wielding 6 strings. JPEG RAW is all of that and breaks new ground that is both thrilling and inspiring on every level.

Gary Clark Jr. - JPEG RAW [Indie Exclusive Bone Color 2 LP]
$51.17
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Post Malone - The Diamond Collection - Rap/Hip-Hop - 2 LP Vinyl

2 LP set on metallic silver vinyl.

Global superstar Post Malone holds the record for most RIAA Diamond-certified singles in history. The Diamond Collection is a compilation of his top hits to date, including "Congratulations (feat. Quavo)," "Sunflower" with Swae Lee, "White Iverson," and more. The physical release includes the Diamond-certified hits as well as additional tracks. 2 LP set on metallic silver vinyl.

Post Malone - The Diamond Collection [Metallic Silver 2 LP]
$49.00
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Fresh off his acclaimed, Emmy-nominated album and series ENTERGALACTIC, the multi-platinum Grammy Award- winning rapper/songwriter/producer/actor/style-icon/fashion designer readies his brand-new album, INSANO. Inspired by time spent with fans on the road during last year’s To The Moon World Tour, Cudi delighted fans in postponing retirement to give them an album that reflects the unbridled joy he is experiencing in his life as evidenced by the euphoric single “PORSCHE TOPLESS." Available on 2 LP translucent red vinyl.
Kid Cudi - INSANO [Translucent Red 2 LP]
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Live Forever is the second solo mixtape by American singer/rapper Lil Peep. It was first released on December 2, 2015, two months after his first mixtape, Lil Peep; Part One. The mixtape was preceded by two singles: "Flannel" and “Haunt U”, and three additional singles were issued posthumously. The mixtape was later re-released on the seventh anniversary of the mixtape's release in 2022. Now available for the first time on vinyl, CD, and cassette

Lil Peep - Live Forever [Clear/Black Marble LP]
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10th Anniversary Expanded Deluxe Edition of The Marshall Mathers LP2. It features 11 bonus tracks, including B- sides and instrumentals. Originally released on November 5, 2013, the album serves as a sequel to The Marshall Mathers LP released in 2000. It features the singles “Berzerk,” “Survival,” “Rap God,” “Headlights” and “The Monster,” which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album won Eminem a record sixth GRAMMY Award for Best Rap Album and is now certified 4x platinum. 4 LP set on 180g black vinyl.

Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP2: 10th Anniversary Edition [Expanded Deluxe 4 LP]
$112.16
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Double blue colored vinyl LP pressing. Revenue Retrievin': Night Shift is the twelfth studio album by rapper E-40, originally released in 2010.
E-40 - Revenue Retrievin': Night Shift [Midnight Blue LP]
$39.38
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Voir Dire, the momentous album by Earl Sweatshirt and Alchemist, undoubtedly represents the long-awaited convergence of two rap titans. Earl's personal and intricately woven wordcraft, along with Alchemist's treasure trove of obscure, captivating samples, combine to create an artistic chemistry that permeates "Voir Dire" (which translates from French to "Speak Your Truth"). Earl accomplishes just that as he delves into the analysis of specific phases of his life, particularly in the past where his reflections resonate with immense potency, meticulous detail, and profound insight. The album features notable Los Angeles wordsmith Vince Staples on two tracks and esteemed rap artist, MIKE. On Voir Dire, unmatched lyricism and remarkable maturity take center stage, while personal experiences such as new fatherhood emerge and evolve over stripped-down, spacious Alchemist production — culminating in what many consider to be the best rap album of the year.

Earl Sweatshirt & The Alchemist - VOIR DIRE [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver LP]
$28.42
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Tommy Boy Music will release a compilation project entitled... And You Don't Stop, celebrating Hip Hop's 50th Anniversary. It will feature some of the catalog's greatest hits from the iconic Naughty By Nature, de la Soul, Digital Underground, and Queen Latifah to unreleased hits from G.L.O.B.E & Whiz Kid, Sweet Trio and more. ..And You Don't Stop will be in-stores on October 20, 2023.
Various Artists - ...And You Don't Stop - Celebration of 50 Years of Hip Hop [6LP Box Set]
$120.98 ON SALE
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Lil Tecca

TEC [LP]

Vinyl: $40.25 Buy

MP3 Album: $9.99 Download

TEC is a journey through the past four years, reflecting on Lil Tecca’s rapid ascent, subsequent challenges, and ultimate triumph as he has navigated his evolution. With TECexecutive produced by Lil Tecca and Taz Taylor, Tecca embraces his comfort in his own skin and a newfound confidence, diving deeper into his roots and personal narrative. The fourth studio album from Lil Tecca includes the previously released tracks “500lbs” and “HVN ON EARTH” featuring Kodak Black.

Lil Tecca - TEC [LP]
$40.25
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Diamond-certified, eight-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated Travis Scott returns with the long awaited UTOPIAThe fourth full length #1 studio album contains 19 tracks including “I KNOW ?,” “K-POP” with Bad Bunny and The Weeknd, “DELRESTO (ECHOES)” feat. Beyoncé, and “FE!N” feat. Playboi Carti. This 2-LP vinyl version contains “MELTDOWN” feat. Drake which was not on the initial pressing of the vinyl.

Travis Scott - UTOPIA [2LP]
$47.75
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Nicki Minaj releases her new album Pink Friday 2 on December 8, 2023. Electric Blue LP.

Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday 2 [Electric Blue LP]
$40.25
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Busta Rhymes returns with his eleventh studio release executive produced by Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Swizz, along with Busta himself.  The new album contains lead off singles “Beach Ball” featuring BIA, “Luxury Lifestyle” featuring Coi Leray, and “OK” featuring Young Thug along with a host of other features.

Busta Rhymes - BLOCKBUSTA [2LP]
$39.80
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ColleGrove was the "gumbo” or “jambalaya" of two of the most prominent and influential names in hip hop, 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne. 2 Chainz hailing from College Park, Georgia, and Lil Wayne from Hollygrove, a neighborhood in New Orleans, Louisiana, the two combined their hometown roots to create the title, ColleGrove. Released in 2016, ColleGrove has racked up 2.8 billion global streams to date, honoring a musical friendship that has sustained two decades. After much anticipation and almost 8 years later, fans will finally be able to enjoy the powerful duo's follow up album, Welcome 2 Collegrove. The upcoming project is not only a perfect merge of 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne, but it also features some of the best icons in music today, including Usher, 21 Savage, Rick Ross, Fabulous, Benny the Butcher and more. Welcome 2 Collegrove is the next installment of this powerful duo looking to serve up real raps, cultural flair and authentic brotherhood.

2 Chainz/Lil Wayne - Welcome 2 Collegrove
$17.30
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Double vinyl LP pressing. 35th anniversary edition. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back is the second studio album by Public Enemy, originally released in 1988.
Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back: 35th Anniversary [2 LP]
$46.38
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As the intro notes, “Quaranta” is Italian for “forty.” According to Brown, Quaranta is the spiritual sequel to XXX, his breakout album released on Fool’s Gold in 2011, that infamously cataloged a life lived on the edge at thirty. The whirlwind of parties, tours, collaborations and achievements that followed that landmark release seemed to fly by fast–ten years later, when COVID-19 brought the world to a halt, Brown found himself in downtown Detroit, living alone for the first time ever. After years of escapist escapades, he was forced to adjust to the stillness and silence, and the bars on Quaranta are diaristic in a distinctly Danny Brown way.
First-person scenes from Brown’s early childhood and family arrive vividly on “YBP”; he tears into rising rents for two-bedrooms and new gourmet shops that now litter downtown Detroit on “Jenn’s Terrific Vacation”; and regret-filled reflections on a near fifteen-year rap career add depth throughout the project. There’s no shortage of Brown’s typical blitzing verses over angular, mesmerizing production from some of his oldest collaborators including Quelle Chris, Paul White & SKYWLKR, but the Alchemist produced “Tantor” is just the kind of cold-steel contradistinction which he’s been celebrated throughout his career.
Danny Brown - Quaranta [Red LP]
$33.78
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Rod Wave

Pray 4 Love [LP]

Vinyl: $25.00 Buy

MP3 Album: $9.99 Download

The double platinum ROD WAVE album PRAY 4 LOVE is now available on vinyl for the first time. The album features fan favorites “RAGS2RICHES” & “GIRL OF MY DREAMS.”

Rod Wave - Pray 4 Love [LP]
$25.00
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Rod Wave

Ghetto Gospel [LP]

Vinyl: $25.00 Buy

MP3 Album: $9.99 Download

The double platinum ROD WAVE album GHETTO GOSPEL is now available on vinyl for the first time. The album features the tracks “HEART ON ICE” (feat LIL DURK) & “CUBAN LINKS” (feat. KEVIN GATES.)
Rod Wave - Ghetto Gospel [LP]
$25.00
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The Love Movement is the fifth studio album by A Tribe Called Quest. Originally released on September 29, 1998, by Jive Records, it is a concept album exploring the lyrical theme of love containing 15 album tracks and 6 bonus tracks over 3-LPs. The album features the singles “Find A Way” and “Hot Sex” and has been certified Gold by the RIAA.

A Tribe Called Quest - The Love Movement: 25th Anniversary [3LP]
$43.22
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Lil Durk

The Voice [LP]

Vinyl: $27.28 Buy

MP3 Album: $9.99 Download

The platinum LIL DURK album THE VOICE is now available on vinyl for the first time. The 16 track album features YNW MELLY, 6LACK, YOUNG THUG, and others.
Lil Durk - The Voice [LP]
$27.28
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Lil Durk

7220 [2LP]

Vinyl: $34.11 Buy

MP3 Album: $9.99 Download

The platinum LIL DURK album 7220 is now available on vinyl for the first time. The 17 track 2LP set features GUNNA, FUTURE, SUMMER WALKER, and MORGAN WALLEN.

Lil Durk - 7220 [2LP]
$34.11
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Offset presents his sophomore studio album, Set It Off.

Offset - SET IT OFF [2 LP]
$49.00
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Future

DS2 [2LP]

Vinyl: $43.22 Buy

DS2 (abbreviation of Dirty Sprite 2) is Future’s third studio album. Released on July 17, 2015, through A1 Recordings and Freebandz, and distributed by Epic Records. Features the hit tracks “Fuck Up Some Commas” and “Where Ya At” ft. Drake.”

Future - DS2 [2LP]
$43.22
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Future

Pluto [2LP]

Vinyl: $39.80 Buy

Available for the first time on vinyl, Pluto is Future’s debut studio album. Released on April 17, 2012, through A1 Recordings and Freebandz, and distributed by Epic Records. Features the hit tracks. Includes The Hit Tracks “Tony Montana”, “Go Harder”, “Magic (Remix), “Same Damn Time” and “Turn On The Lights”

Future - Pluto [2LP]
$39.80
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Available for the first time on vinyl, Super Slimey is a collaborative commercial mixtape by Future and Young Thug. It was released on October 20, 2017, by 300 Entertainment, Atlantic Records, Epic Records, Freebandz, and YSL Records. Features the hit tracks “Patek Water” and “Feed Me Dope.”

Future & Young Thug - Super Slimey [LP]
$26.14
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Future

56 Nights [LP]

Vinyl: $25.00 Buy

MP3 Album: $7.99 Download

Available for the first time on vinyl, 56 Nights is the fifteenth mixtape by American DJ and record producer DJ Esco. Released on March 21, 2015, through rapper Future's Freebandz Entertainment label. Features multi-platinum single “March Madness.”

Future - 56 Nights [LP]
$25.00
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Future

Beast Mode [2LP]

Vinyl: $25.00 Buy

MP3 Album: $7.99 Download

Available for the first time on vinyl, Beast Mode is Future’s fourteenth mixtape. It came out on January 15, 2015, along with Monster and 56 Nights, it is considered part of a trilogy of album-quality mixtapes. Features the hit tracks “Lay Up” and “Peacoat.”

Future - Beast Mode [2LP]
$25.00
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Future

Monster [LP]

Vinyl: $25.00 Buy

MP3 Album: $9.99 Download

Available for the first time on vinyl, Monster is Future’s thirteenth mixtape. It was released on October 28, 2014 by Freebandz Entertainment. Features the hit tracks “Codeine Crazy” and “Throw Away.”

Future - Monster [LP]
$25.00
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Future

Future [2LP]

Vinyl: $43.22 Buy

FUTURE is Future’s fifth studio album. Released on February 17, 2017, by A1 Recordings, Freebandz and Epic Records. Includes Certified Diamond Single (x10) “Mask Off” and platinum singles “Used To This feat. Drake,” and “Draco.” 

Future - Future [2LP]
$43.22
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Future

HNDRXX [2LP]

Vinyl: $43.22 Buy

HNDRXX (pronounced "Hendrix") is Future’s sixth studio album. Released on February 24, 2017, through A1 Recordings, Freebandz, and Epic Records. Includes The Platinum Single “Selfish ft. Rihanna” & Gold Single “Coming Out Strong ft. The Weeknd.”

Future - HNDRXX [2LP]
$43.22

        
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