XL Recordings presents A Moon Shaped Pool, the highly anticipated ninth studio album from the radical and revered British act Radiohead and follow-up to 2011's The King of Limbs. The melodically rich and meditatively mid-tempo eleven-track set was five years in the making and has already been hailed as one of the band's most accessible efforts in years. The album comes preceded by the evocative videos for the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed "Daydreaming" and Chris Hopewell-directed "Burn the Witch" while further shimmering tracks like "Identikit," "Ful Stop," "Present Tense," "Desert Island Disk" and "True Love Waits" have been previously performed live, the latter even dating all the way back to 1995 and an appearance on the 2001 EP I Might Be Wrong.
40oz. to Freedom is the 1992 debut album by the Southern California ska-punk band Sublime. Since its release in 1992, the album has proved to be a seller over time, moving over two million copies in the U.S. alone. 40oz. to Freedom contains the hits “Date Rape,” “Badfish,” and “Smoke Two Joints.”
Although technically considered a compilation album, Second-Hand Smoke originally featured previously unreleased material as well as remixed versions of previous released tracks. It is regarded as the band’s final album. Released in 1997, Second-Hand Smoke is platinum certified by the RIAA. Making its vinyl debut, a newly remastered standard weight gatefold 2-LP is available.
The debut album from Kaytranada is now available to pre-order. 99.9% features guest turns from Anderson .Paak, Vic Mensa, Little Dragon, Syd, Craig David, Goldlink, Alunageorge, BADBADNOTGOOD and many more. LP: Double 12” vinyl. Gatefold sleeve. Includes a free CD of the digital album.
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Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies.Produced by Exile. Inspired by The Artist Formerly Known As Prince. I woke up April 21st to the news of Prince's passing. Before I could fully digest the news I receive numerous text from friends about his passing and how I should honor his passing with making music with Prince samples, in honor. I thought to myself I'm not going to do that, I'm not going to try ride Prince's legacy to gain fame. As time passed, drinks were sipped and again I'm asked the question "how are you going to respond, musically to his passing?" I went home faded, turned on the stereo and started banging Prince. As I'm listening I'm realizing all the emotion of mine that is stored in his music. I'm realizing how much of his music my mom would play loudly in the house. My mothers face happy as she would dance in the house. I mean she would be busting! Dancing like she's in the club! She was good too! I began to cry and think about my own life, my mothers passing and princes passing as a symbol of this wonderful journey. A sign of the times of my own life to witness the death of my mother to know the the death of a prince that represents almost a farewell to a childhood that made the manhood of who I am now. The creativity I fight viciously for, and the inspiration I find along the way that keeps on track with the God energy means everything to me. All the summers that passed with this amazing inspiration, creativity and emotion that is Prince to me. I realized I have no choice but to honor his creative life by honoring my own by taking my good friends advice with these 3 simple beats and this hip hop I've been working on my whole life. This is what makes me happy. Inspiration turned to creation. With heart and with love. Rest in Peace, Prince. -Exile Manfredi
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Box set includes three, extremely limited remastered archive cassette recordings of the classic Stretch and Bobbito radio show, along with a DVD copy of the acclaimed feature film Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives, directed by Bobbito Garcia! During the 1990s, Stretch and Bobbito introduced the world to an unsigned Nas, Biggie, Wu-Tang, and Big Pun as well as an unknown Jay-Z, Eminem, and the Fugees. The total record sales for all the artists that premiered on their radio show exceed 300 million. The late night program had a cult following in the art/fashion world and prison population as well. All would loyally tune in for the humor just as much for the exclusive tunes. Stretch and Bobbito brought a unique audience together, and created a platform that changed music forever. Includes three remastered archive cassette recordings of the classic Stretch and Bobbito radio show (3/24/94, 3/2/95, & 11/2/95), full-length DVD and poster insert.
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Fat Beats Records is proud to present Baker’s Dozen, an exclusive vinyl series that shines a light on the best minds of instrumental hip-hop, ambient, and electronic music. Each installment gives one artist carte blanche to capture their signature sound. Every volume’s 500-unit, strictly limited vinyl pressing features one artist and twelve tracks, but only 250 units will contain the thirteenth track -- the eponymous “baker’s dozen bonus” -- on a flexi disc. The LPs also come equipped with a 5x7” postcard insert that features a photo of the artist’s workspace along with the equipment used in their music-making process. Visually cohesive and packaged with the utmost attention to detail, Baker’s Dozen is a series that speaks up for artists whose craft renders voices superfluous, whose instrumentals alone suffice to make a statement. Volume Two highlights Richmond, Virginia’s based beat maker Ohbliv, whose style is best described in his own words: “The compositions presented on this album represent getting back to the original intent of why I started making beats: creating a raw soulful experience. As artists in these fast paced times it’s important to remember our initial intent when we began, and mine was and always will be created what I want to hear first. If you dig it, dig it with me.”
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Anderson .Paak needed solutions. The California native saw both of his parents and stepfather sent to prison by the time he was 18, and earlier in his adult life, he, his wife, and his son endured homelessness after he was unexpectedly let go from his job at a Santa Barbara marijuana farm. ''When I look at my tree, I see leaves missing, generations of harsh living, and addiction,'' he sings in his old-soul rasp on Malibu, his second album as Anderson .Paak. He's faced uncertainty as a musician, too, but after ''Suede'', a song he recorded with beatmaker Knxwledge under the name NxWorries, caught Dr. Dre's ear, .Paak became a significant part of Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre, making six appearances on the album. Not surprisingly, those songs combined for .Paak's big break, and now, eight years after deciding he wanted to make music his livelihood, he's released his best project yet, an affecting album that masterfully marries hip-hop, R&B, and soul.
Includes 14" x 21" DVD poster insert. DVD features deleted scenes and commentary by Stretch and Bobbito. During the 1990s, Stretch and Bobbito introduced the world to an unsigned Nas, Biggie, Wu-Tang, and Big Pun as well as an unknown Jay-Z, Eminem, and the Fugees. The total record sales for all the artists that premiered on their radio show exceed 300 million. The late night program had a cult following in the art/fashion world and prison population as well. All would loyally tune in for the humor just as much for the exclusive tunes. Stretch and Bobbito brought a unique audience together, and created a platform that changed music forever. Directed by Bobbito Garcia.
Official vinyl release features deluxe packaging, printed inner sleeve and a die-cut jacket. J Dilla is widely regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time, having supplied timeless soundbeds for the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Slum Village, The Pharcyde, Busta Rhymes, Common, De La Soul, The Roots, D’Angelo, Erykah Babu, Madlib, and many more. In 2005, rumors began circulating about an album called “”Jay Love Japan””, a J Dilla solo project inspired by one of Jay Dee’s favorite locations to visit on tour. After Dilla’s untimely death in early 2006, the album became a lost classic shrouded in mystery, with only unofficial bootlegs and promo versions available. An official CD version was eventually released in 2008, but quickly went out of print. Now, the album is finally receiving the official release it always deserved. J Dilla’s mother Ma Dukes and her label Vintage Vibez Music Group are proud to present official Vinyl and CD versions of “Jay Love Japan”. With six soulful Dilla instrumentals and vocal appearances from Blu, Miguel, J*Davey, Ta’Raach, Exile, Baatin, and more, this 11-track collection is a perfect snapshot of late-period J Dilla brilliance.
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Lil Ugly Mane is a rapper and producer from Richmond, Va. who also happens to be what is known as “the truth.” As the most mysterious affiliate of Spaceghostpurrp’s Raider Klan collective, he’s that dude who designs all their Master P-meets-Morbid Angel lookin’ album covers. As a producer, he makes beats so thick and creamy it makes Clams Casino’s shit sound like Drake songs. Vibe-wise, the dude just gets everything right. Think Pimp C on a Gravediggaz track. If that doesn't make your dick hard, then your dick is retarded.
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The Alchemist and ALC Records are proud to present Craft Singles - a carefully curated, color coordinated seven inch series features a variety of artists who’ve collaborated with The Alchemist in his Los Angeles lab. Each volume is strictly limited to 500 hand numbered copies. Volume three features veteran LA emcee, Blu.
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Joseph Abajian (DJ Jab) founded Fat Beats in 1994 with nothing more than a shoestring budget and an earnest obsession with the music, the culture, and the brotherhood of New York’s burgeoning rap scene. What began as a simple vinyl shop in Manhattan’s Lower East Side quickly became an integral hub for artists, both aspiring and established, to convene and collaborate on new projects. Joseph’s timing couldn’t have been more impeccable. When the 90’s cultural zeitgeist – and, in turn, the music industry establishment – chose hip-hop as its new arbiter of cool.
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