LOGIC is back with his new album THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY. Young Jesus is the first single from the highly anticipated sophomore and follows a massive year for the Maryland raised rapper with the release of his debut album Under Pressure. The debut effort received rave reviews from critics, debuted in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 and catapulted him onto a world tour in addition to performances at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Wireless Festival UK and Governor's Ball.
Digitally remastered and expanded edition housed in jewel case with special silver foil cover to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of this release. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, hip hop pioneers A Tribe Called Quest release the original album remastered from the original tapes by Grammy-Award winning engineer Bob Power with three exclusive new remixes by a few of today's biggest hip hop artists who have credited A Tribe Called Quest as a major creative influence. Featuring remastered versions of classic cuts like "Bonita Applebum", "I Left My Wallet in El Segundo", "Can I Kick It?" and more.
In Spring 2012, producer MONO/POLY self-released a FREE 5-song EP through his website entitled "KILLER B's". These previously-unreleased tracks were raw, unmastered bangers to be digitally unleashed in between 2011's "Manifestations" EP (Brainfeeder) & his forthcoming 2013 full-length opus "Golden Skies" (Rodriguez Lopez Productions). HIT+RUN longed to give these songs an official home, and have recently collaborated with MONO/POLY to release the "KILLER B's" Deluxe edition (HNR22) available worldwide on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013. The classic 5-track EP was remastered and supplemented with 7 additional unreleased songs, mostly unearthed from that fruitful period in late 2011. 'Ill Deal' & 'Boxing Gloves' made brief appearances on "The Age Of the Soul" (HNR14), the otherworldly hour-long mix cd crafted exclusively for H+R by MONO/POLY in Fall 2011. "Crew" is MONO/POLY's stand-out contribution from "Hit+Run Presents: Road Kill Vol. 1" (HNR19), and was be featured in an February 2013 episode of "WORKAHOLICS" on Comedy Central. Alongside these 5 unreleased gems are two very special and exclusive remixes by Los Angeles luminaries Daedelus and Ras_G. These inventive remixes were created in January 2013, showcasing the ethereal and visionary genius of each producer.
MoSS may be a new name to some in the music game, but his production credits are instantly recognizable. Ghostface Killah’s smash hit “Kilos”, Raekwon’s “”Have Mercy””, Obie Trice’s entire “”Special Reserve”” album and most recently a collaborative album with Eternia “”At Last”” released on Fatbeats. The Canadian-born, Toronto area resident has been bubbling just below the surface of worldwide notoriety for quite some time, and is now preparing the release of his debut production album featuring the likes of: Joell Ortiz, Slum Village, Ill Bill, AZ, DJ Premier & Joe Budden. MoSS got his first taste of notoriety by working with Obie Trice (Shady Records) around 2000. Moss was producing records for Obie – including both his independent singles “”Well Known”” and the 12” “Mr. Trice” – which created the buzz that eventually led to Obie’s major label deal. Since then, MoSS has produced for a long list of “who’s who” in the Hip Hop world, including: Joell Ortiz, Ghostface, Papoose, Peedi Crack, The Game, Slum Village, Boot Camp Clik, Red Cafe, Mr Easy, AZ, Bounty Killa, D-Block (Styles P and Sheek Louch), Termanology, Big Shug, M.O.P., Kool G. Rap, Ras Kass, Omilio Sparks, Proof of D12, and the list goes on. A former member of DJ Premier’s production label, “Works of Mart”, as Premier’s first ever production signee, MoSS is not only an emcee’s producer, but a producer’s producer as well. Recognized by an elite group in his field, he is known by many as a record digger. Having assisted on price guides, rare record books and various musical anthologies, MoSS eventually started his own reissue label ‘Strawberry Rain’ that specializes in re-releasing rare psychedelic music from around the world, including countries like Indonesia, Iran, France and even Zambia where he travelled to find records and artists. His label has gained recognition across the globe and his releases have been reviewed in everything from Guitar Player magazine to an Indonesian division of Rolling Stone Magazine. A record collector in the truest sense of the word. MoSS has been recognized in publications such as Rollingstone, SPIN, Scratch, People Magazine, Pound, Fadeout, and more. Production credits combined, the talented producer has sold over 2 million records worldwide.
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2015 album from critically acclaimed rapper, Freddie Gibbs. Fresh off the heels of his successful album, Pinata with prolific producer, Madlib, Freddie returns with Shadow of A Doubt. Includes 16 page booklet.
Joe Budden, the quick-witted lyricist, has always had a knack for introspection, taking a life that he makes so public and twisting lines around it with humor and biting observation. But the New Jersey MC, known for his Mood Muzik mixtapes, his dalliances with dime pieces and a dark side, has really matured beyond his years. Not since the days prior to his formidable Def Jam debut has Joe been as focused, from his career to his love life and all in between. When asked his thoughts of the release of "All Love Lost", Joe said , " I'm looking forward to interacting with the day 1s and having my new fans hear and feel a different vibe, this project is the opposite of No Love Lost. It's the finale of a trilogy." "When I get out on the road to get to see, talk to, and perform for the fans, the interaction is both therapeutic and an energy source for me. I always look forward to touching the fans," says Budden about his tour this fall after the 'All Love Lost' is in stores across the country.
To operate through a concrete abstraction until attaining it; an imposition of idealism on reality through realistic means. To design and worship your own god - god as feeling and object. To create new geography, mapping out the land of your parallel civilization; to see its dialectics with reality and to see it getting closer to reality. To do a good thing. To create good. To blossom. To invent.
The surprise second half to the Game's long-awaited Documentary 2 features the likes of Anderson.Paak, Nas, Scarface, Lil Wayne, Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q, YG, Ty Dolla $ign and more.
JASS is proud to present Dark Green, the debut album from the New York/New Jersey instrumentalist & producer Ari Finkel, aka Dali Vision. Originally a student of jazz guitar at upstate New York's SUNY Purchase, Finkel widened his horizons upon arrival to the point where his work has grown to represent a wide range of influences, accepting the musical world around him while not afraid to carve a singular path through the din of the modern composer. The album churns and oozes character of a decidedly organic flavor - the rusty hand cranks and smashed scaffolding of "Can't Stand" and "Red Lot" invoke the musique-concrète of Stockhausen and come as a swift kick to the head in contrast to the sweeping clouds of processed guitar in album opener "Ones Rust" or the loose, candid rhythms of "Chupacabra" & "Laid Waste". Born out of a desire to move away from separating software-centric & hardware-centric work, Finkel recruits a small army of live instrumentation - chains of effects pedals upon effects pedals bend & mangle an assortment of synths, multiple pianos, guitars & field samples into something simultaneously distant and familiar - a twisted triumph that is as unspoiled as it is vital. Dark Green also represents one link of a long chain of solid material coming out of the Makoshine collective - a group of friends and collaborators based out of SUNY Purchase, itself a seemingly endless factory of talent, including peers and collaborators Photay (who here provides an 8-minute workout of a remix of highlight "Thorns"), experimental mainstay Kallie Lampel, and the producer Adrian "AceMo" Mojica, who collaborates with Dali Vision under their Action Figures project, rendering the audio of forgotten VHS tapes into works of improvised sound collage. The CD edition contains the bonus track "Target" and remixes from Photay and JASS' own Atwell.
"U.S. Army Veteran, TYP-ILL, gets set for his long awaited full length LP, 'Veterans Day,' which becomes available through all major digital retailers on November 11, 2015 (Veterans Day) and purchasable via compact disc on Friday, November 13. The LP is produced entirely by the acclaimed deejay/producer, Statik Selektah, who has previously produced full length projects for the likes of Termanology, Saigon, Freeway, Bumpy Knuckles, Freddie Gibbs, Slaine, Action Bronson, Reks, Strong Army Steady, Jared Evan, Ransom, and Crooked I. 'Veterans Day' conceptually paints a vivid picture of Typ's rather tumultuous life, starting as a misguided adolescent, to his call to arms as a combat soldier with two tours of duty under his belt, to a devout family man and aspiring artist, determined to make a name for himself. "Long Island Army Veteran TYP-ILL and producer Statik Selektah deliver a solid effort that pays homage to the culture, from the vantage point of a man who's seen real war." -2DOPEBOYZ
Double CD in mini LP style packaging with 2 printed inner sleeves plus 4 panel printed liner notes. The all time best selling instrumental hip-hop series, How It Should Sound, is finally back in effect starting with Volumes 3, 4, and 5. The positive response and ongoing success of How It Should Sound 1 & 2 (first released in 2010) was as unexpected for Redefinition as a label as it was for myself as an artist. For the 5th anniversary I wanted to do something special to acknowledge what is arguably my most popular title: I figured that more music in the form of an extended sequel would be a dope way to celebrate. The tracks are combinations of obvious influences, my personal passion to contribute and challenge the craft, and the record collection I was building. I hope the audience is ready for more HISS. I had them in mind first whilst assembling the three albums (Vols 3, 4 & 5) that continue in the original direction fans have come to know and love." - Damu The FudgemunkIf you're reading this, we'll assume that you are more than ready. Welcome to another installment of archived material from one of the finest purveyors of dusty, neck-snapping instrumentals to ever lay his fingers on those trusty sixteen pads: Damu The Fudgemunk. Pulled together from the same stack of basement-dwelling floppies that went into the creation of HISS Vol 1& 2 we here at Redefinition Records are confident that fans old and new will delight in this now expanded collection of material from the formative years of Damu's craft.The (previously unheard / unreleased) beats featured in this collection were all created between 2003 and 2007 and although time moves on there are undoubtedly some things that are timeless. This is instrumental hip hop that stays true to its roots whilst building on tradition, the crack and pop of old vinyl nestled contentedly in layered compositions that knock, swing, and groove. Relax and enjoy: perhaps unsurprisingly, it sounds just like it should.HISS Abyss EP: Unreleased Bonus Tracks From The HISS Volumes 3, 4 & 5 Sessions: With all the material considered for How It Should Sound (HISS) Volumes 3-5, it became difficult to determine which tracks would make the final album. While working on the album (3, 4 & 5), I lost track of the complete running time and how many beats were recorded. Selecting and sequencing songs for the definitive album was a task in itself for Redef, but once we decided to make 3 volumes instead of 2 as originally intended, things started lining up. This record features bonus material including outtakes and interludes that otherwise would have gone unheard. Being the 5th anniversary of the HISS franchise (2010-2015), we wanted to acknowledge the milestone by making more music available to our unsuspecting fans. HISS Abyss. Whether you consider yourself a hardcore vinyl enthusiast or general fan of music, the intent of this record is to extend the listening experience as presented in the How It Should Sound Series. Thank you all for the support. - Damu The Fudgemunk
On the heels on highly regarded collaborations with FKA Twigs, Björk and Kanye West comes Arca's much-anticipated second album Mutant, out November 20th and 2LP vinyl January 14th on Mute.
2015 release, the sixth album from West Coast rapper and actor. The Documentary 2 is the sequel to his debut album, The Documentary, which was released in 2005. The album includes guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Dr. Dre, Drake, Kanye West, Keyshia Cole, Busta Rhymes, DJ Quik, YG, and others. Includes the single "100" featuring Drake.
Traffic Entertainment Group proudly present Mecca And The Soul Brother, the critically acclaimed 1992 debut album from the Mount Vernon duo, Pete Rock & CL Smooth. The album is considered as one of the greatest Hip Hop albums of all time. Boasting tracks such as the first single, They Reminisce Over You, a dedication to their deceased friend; Trouble T-Roy , which went on to become not only their signature hit, but also one of Hip Hop's all-time great songs. The album is propelled forward by Rock's quick, soulful interludes; usually bits of old R&B tunes layered with his signature trumpet and sax loops. Smooth's liquid freestyle delivery pieces together the perfect vocal match that, together, creates a sprawling, nearly 80-minute-long album on which not a single song or interlude is a throwaway or a superfluous piece. Named one of the essential recordings of the 90s by Rolling Stone, among numerous other accolades, Mecca and the Soul Brother stands up without ever really dating itself and is now available in a beautiful 2xCD box set edition. The first disc features the original 16 album tracks, remastered from the original masters recordings. The second disc contains 15 bonus versions and exclusives. Both discs come housed in individual 'paste on' style sleeves with brightly-colored printed dust sleeves. A 20-page book features in-depth liner notes written by Brian Coleman with contributions from Dante Ross, Pete Rock and CL Smooth. All this plus a full sized poster to boot. This reissue of an early 90s classic is a must have for any music collector or fan of good music.
The issues of police brutality, corporate greed and racial inequality continue to fuel a powerful movement in America today. Never one to mince words, Legendary New York rapper Talib Kweli's voice has become a prominent one across not only social media platforms, but through television appearances and his music as well. His latest surprise effort, Fuck The Money, sees Kweli take politicians, bankers and the entire capitalist system head on.
PRODUCT complies the A and AA sides of Sophie's first two EPs on Numbers, with the contents of the forthcoming "MSMSMSM b/w Vyzee" and "L.O.V.E. b/w Just Like We Never Said Goodbye" singles.
Lil BUB has had her paws in the music world for quite some time now. She's tight with Steve Albini, produced a single for Kelley Deal, worked closely with David Yow, collaborated with Andrew W.K., spearheaded 50 Bands and a Cat (she's the cat), been held by Jonathan Richman, has a song written for her by Kimya Dawson, was rapped about by Aesop Rock, enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner with Murder by Death, appeared in The Foo Fighters' HBO Documentary, "Sonic Highways", was the July, 2014 cover story for SPIN Magazine, and famously appears on Run the Jewels' highly anticipated "Meow the Jewels" record made up entirely of cat sounds. And now she's finally ready to blow minds with the very first full length concept album written by a magical space cat, and it's darn good. This is music made by a magical space cat. The songs on this album are the soundtrack to BUB's universal adventure, and a soundtrack to the universe itself. You'll feel transported by the music's stimulating spirit, and taken to places beyond your imagination's limits, all the while experiencing the sonic aura of BUB's loving and compassionate presence.
Prince's latest studio album features collaborations with Lianne La Havas, Rita Ora, Curly Fryz and more.
Greg Caz and Deano Sounds have teamed up once again to bring you another fine package of vintage Brazilian music. This one stretches across the scope of funk, soul, and psychedelic music from Brazil. Some highlights include: the extremely rare and funky “Labirinto” by 2001 & Beto, the blistering psychedelic funk of Antônio Carlos & Jocafi’s “Quem Vem Lá,” the essential rare groove track “Bananeira” by Emilio Santiago, Osmar Milito E Quarteto Forma’s rare “América Latina” sampled by Madlib, Tom Zé’s unstoppable riff on “Jimmy, Renda-Se,” and many others. Here are some words on the project from co-compiler and Brazilian music aficionado, Greg Caz: “Without necessarily having a central theme other than funky nuggets from the first half of the 70s, we believe this compilation displays its own particular sense of logic, and that these songs ultimately all sound fantastic together. Regardless of one’s familiarity, or lack thereof, with artists like Antonio Carlos & Jocafi, Os Incríveis, Toni Tornado or Celia, the material on these 45s speaks its own truth and justifies their inclusion here. Many of these were originally available as singles, while others were taken from albums, but all are guaranteed to find their way into many DJ boxes and playlists.” The 45 box set version comes in a durable glossy case with 7 x 45s, a poster containing the original artwork for the album, a booklet filled with imagery from the original artists and releases and liner notes by Greg Caz, the “Mad Scientist of Brazilian Beats.”
Two of Hip Hop's most cherished icons, Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder have come together to create what undoubtedly will go down as an instantly classic album. INDIE 500 features an All Star supporting cast, including Problem, Slug (of Atmosphere), Rapsody, Pharaoh Monch, Brother Ali, Hi-Tek, NIKO IS and more. After exploding on to the scene as one half of the legendary Black Star alongside Mos Def in 1998, Talib Kweli quickly followed up in 2000 with the album Train of Thought, his collaborative effort with producer Hi-Tek. As fans,critics and his peers unanimously agreed, Kweli was cemented as one of hip hop's top lyricists and continued to release one acclaimed album after another - garnering direct praise from Jay-Z on his song ""Moment of Clarity"" from Jay-Z's classic The Black Album. Meanwhile as the early 2000's progressed, a new trio was bursting on the scene from North Carolina known as Little Brother. Behind the boards of this trio was producer 9th Wonder, who very quickly established himself as one of hip hop's best producers. As their 2003 album The Listening reached a fever pitch, 9th Wonder's buzz became so hot he claimed a highly coveted production spot as well on Jay-Z's The Black Album. Through the years both Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder have gone on to work with a staggering list of hip hop royalty. However both of their respective works outside of the recording booth have become prominent pieces of their stories as well. 9th Wonder has established himself as Hip Hop's top educator, working as a professor at Harvard, Duke and North Carolina Central University, while Talib Kweli has become one of Hip Hop's most vocal and respected voices, who appears regularly on news outlets such as CNN and programs like HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. A collaboration between Kweli and 9th almost seemed to make perfect sense, but INDIE 500 represents even more to the artists. "I've always been a fan of collectives, like Native Tongues and the Dungeon Family," explains Kweli. "INDIE 500 is a tribute to the spirit of unity exemplified by some of great hip hop artists that influenced us." Collectives are nothing new to the two, who have both successfully run their own labels in Blacksmith, Javotti (Kweli) and Jamla (9th Wonder), helping to break a number of popular artists over the years.
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Dillatronic on CD in limited edition glow-in-the-dark & embossed digipak. Only 3000 CDs Available with this packaging The late, great J Dilla is rightly celebrated as one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time, in part because his ear for music was so diverse and expansive. From the smooth, soulful soundbeds he laid down for A Tribe Called Quest, Slum Village, The Pharcyde, Common, The Roots, and D’Angelo to the hard-edged, synth-heavy tracks he crafted for Busta Rhymes, Jaylib, Oh No, and Phat Kat, Jay Dee’s music continued to grow and evolve throughout his brief time on this planet. As Dilla’s mother Ma Dukes explains, “He didn’t come with a limited capacity, and real producers produce, produce, and produce. There are no formats for genius workers…just non-stop creations.” Now, a fresh batch of those creations will be made available to the world for the first time, in the form of the latest official J Dilla release, Dillatronic. Presented by Ma Dukes and compiled by DJs Alien Villainz (fellow Detroit natives who worked closely with Dilla), Dillatronic contains over 40 rare instrumentals that showcase Dilla’s undeniable electronic influences. J Dilla’s music was impacted by the diverse musical history of Detroit - the birthplace of Techno and one of the most important cities in the history of electronic music. “You can hear it in songs like ‘Raise It Up’ for Slum Village or ‘Make It Hurt’ for Busta Rhymes,” says Young RJ (Dilla's protégé and member of Slum Village). “The Detroit influence is part of what gave him an edge in production.” With today’s music sounding more electronic than ever, Dillatronic has a shockingly contemporary feel. “These tracks are still ahead of their time sonically,” explains RJ. “The things producers are doing now, Dilla did that 15 years ago.” As the years go by, Ma Dukes plans to continue presenting music fans with the untold chapters in Dilla’s ever-expanding legacy. “I can smile in my heart, knowing my son’s work is being shared with the people as we planned before he passed,” she says. “I only share the best, and I only hope to continue introducing the world to the genius of J Dilla.”
It's the highly anticipated return of the legendary hip-hop producer, rapper, actor and songwriter from Long Island. The Green Eyed Bandit will change the culture and image of hip hop again with his new album called E.S.P. or Erick Sermon's Perception. This instant classic is sure to shake the game to its core. Erick produced this album in its entirety and collaborated with some of the biggest names in the business to make this album as legendary as he is.
This is soul food, an audible feast, a form of mental science, and a collection of memories reminding you why you first loved hip-hop. It's Home Sweet Home, the collaborative album from Rapper Big Pooh and Nottz: 13 slabs of soulful music and superb bars, released on Mello Music Group.If "comfort food" is often invoked as a negative cliché, this contradicts that notion. As Chris Rock once said, "cornbread, there's nothing wrong with that." And Virginia's Pooh and Nottz have slow-roasted a home-cooked Sunday dinner with extra butter.Listen to "Welcome Home," where Pooh paints the picture, "momma cooking up collard greens, fried chicken, macaroni, yams...you know the menu." We see his brother firing up the grill, and his nieces and nephews playing in the yard.It's a much-needed respite from the falsehoods and conflicted identities wandering around outside. If you miss songs like Kanye's "Family Business" or Goodie Mobb's "Soul Food," your only option is to press play."I'm most proud about how precise we kept it," Rapper Big Pooh says. "It's an album that moves, glides in and out of songs, from one to the next. The topics are precise, the music thumps, and the length provides instant replay value."But it's about power as much as precision. Pooh keeps a pragmatic balance between the sphere of family and friends, and the realities of the cold world. It's immensely relatable rap about having too many debts on the credit card, trying to make diamonds of out coal, and not being able to afford to eat for days on end.Behind the boards, the two-time Grammy Award winning producer, Nottz annexes a form of boom-bap that hadn't yet been discovered. It's what you'd imagine Gang Starr would sound like if they came out in 2015: fueled by battering ram drums and orchestral loops, beatific gospel and raw sinister slaps. It's not hard to tell why he's been a go-to producer for Kanye, Snoop Dogg, and Scarface -- or why 9th Wonder once called Nottz, "the best beatmaker on earth."It's the second triumph this year for Pooh, whose previous Mello canvas, Words Paint Pictures, dropped this spring-with production courtesy of Apollo Brown. This round, Pooh is tapping into the deep ancestral consciousness that gives us our identity.This is an album to remind you of what you left and where you're going. Home Sweet Home proves that you can go home again, but you'll meet both the good and the band. The feeling of being around those you love, and the cousins asking to borrow money. Life in all its forms. Dig in.
Mark McGuire's albums are, amongst many other things, strong arguments for the album and for the stereo system. They're not just music; they're statements, and they demand to be experienced by the best sonic means available. They're throwbacks, not in style, but intent and effect. Put another way - they don't make them like this anymore. The wall of sounds contained therein constitute a degree of ambition uncommon since the 70’s heyday of McGuire's forebears: Göttsching, Eno, Fripp. This is not laptop music. Beyond Belief, his second full-length for Dead Oceans, finds McGuire now well on the way of his own trip. Fantastical liner note tales written to accompany and set the stage for his mostly-wordless songs delight and confound. Throughout nine tracks we find an unrelenting drive to refine, build upon, focus and maximize the effect of an already remarkably prolific body of work. Though deservedly known for his virtuosic multitracked guitar playing, McGuire in fact plays every bass / synth / piano note, and every beat on the album himself, his vocals more prominent than ever before. 26 months in the making, the passion going into Beyond Belief is self-evident, and the effect is overwhelming. Like many before him, McGuire isn't entirely comfortable with the critically-bestowed 'new age' tag, but the resonance is there particularly in McGuire's prose, and it's not unreasonable that he appeared alongside venerated new age masters Iasos and Laraaji in The New York Times' appraisal of the new age music renaissance ('For New Age, the Next Generation', Mike Rubin, February 16, 2014). Running nearly 80 minutes, the bold and fearless Beyond Belief is McGuire's magnum opus to date, but in truth, there is no end in sight for McGuire's vision, making any such assessment wholly premature.