These two songs are taken from the group’s legendary first full-length from 1992, Mecca & The Soul Brother. Originally, both were their own 12-inch singles, but for this special, first-time-ever 7-Inch release, they are paired together. So here’s the math: one classic hip-hop group, two memorable singles, one killer 7-Inch. Case closed.
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.
Sold out since March, this hip hop classic is now back in stock! Right out the gate Busta dropped his classic debut single “Woo Hah!!” that made it abundantly clear he was to be mentioned among Hip Hop’s greatest solo artists. Songs such as “Everything Remains Raw”, “Abandon Ship”, and “Still Shining” all rise above as The Coming’s stand out tracks but it’s really “ill Vibe” that is the albums crown jewel moment.
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It’s safe to say that hip-hop has never seen an album like Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s 1995 solo debut Return to the 36 Chambers. This is one of the most bizarre, entertaining and original LPs in hip-hop history.
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Re-issue of this classic, now on clear vinyl! Powerful double album that still resonates with Golden Era hip-hop fans: 16 cuts deep and full of intelligence, fire and warmth. Coming in at 16 tracks, this LP features “I Got A Love”, “I Get Physical”, “The Main Ingredient” “Take You There” and so many other classic tracks.
All Souled Out officially introduced Pete Rock & CL Smooth to the hip hop listening community, and it is hard to imagine a stronger or more confident introduction. The “Good Life” starts things off with its perfect mix of horns and catchy bassline, while CL lays his trademark flow while speaking of the pros and cons of wealthiness. Next up is the standout “Mecca & the Soul Brother” which shows the duo at their best – hard pounding drums, signature horns (which will become Pete’s trademark) and CL on the mic. By the time the smooth flute of “Go with the Flow” comes in it’s clear why this is one of the most important EP releases of the 90s. Don’t forget “The Creator” as well!
Re-issue of the critically acclaimed 1992 full-length debut from 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 (T.R.O.Y.)” (considered one of hip hop’s greatest songs). At nearly 80 minutes long, not a single song or interlude is a throwaway or a superfluous piece.
CD also available.