Too Short’s 2006 certified club staple “Blow The Whistle” gets the 7″ treatment for the first time ever, and it’s safe to say it’s about time. Short Dog has long been considered Hip Hop royalty with countless classic singles and albums, but “Blow the Whistle” might be the biggest. It’s been referenced countless times (epic call outs – “what’s my favorite word”) and Drake grabbing a few lines to paraphrase this song 10 years after speaks to its staying power and relevancy. It takes a legend like Too Short to bring it like this and it doesn’t hurt that Lil Jon cooked up a fire pot beat to propel the cut up the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop and Hip Hop Songs chart. It staying power is undeniable.

Too Short’s 2006 certified club staple “Blow The Whistle” gets the 7″ treatment for the first time ever, and it’s safe to say it’s about time. Short Dog has long been considered Hip Hop royalty with countless classic singles and albums, but “Blow the Whistle” might be the biggest. It’s been referenced countless times (epic call outs – “what’s my favorite word”) and Drake grabbing a few lines to paraphrase this song 10 years after speaks to its staying power and relevancy. It takes a legend like Too Short to bring it like this and it doesn’t hurt that Lil Jon cooked up a fire pot beat to propel the cut up the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop and Hip Hop Songs chart. It staying power is undeniable.

Super Tight…is the second album from Hip Hop legends UGK, originally released in 1994. The title of the album is taken from its stand out single “Front, Back & Side to Side”. Bun B and Pimp C (R.I.P.) were already on fire from their debut album a few years prior but they perfected the Southern Playa sound with this record. At the time of its release Super Tight…was only issued on Cassette and CD so it’s a must for fans and collectors to grab the vinyl now that it’s available for the very first time.

Sold out since Christmas, this clear vinyl LP has always been impossible to keep in stock. Ridin’ Dirty is the third studio album by dirty south legends Bun B and Pimp C – together known as UGK. It is easily considered one of the greatest southern hip hop albums ever made, but let’s drop all the labels this is just pure good rap music, for any region.
CD also available.

“This is Tribe’s debut album, featuring a very young Phife and Q-Tip at the early parts of their amazing careers. Such smash hits as “I Left My Wallet In El Segundo”, “Can I Kick It?”, “Bonita Applebum”, etc. made ATCQ a household name back in 1990. This was quite a change to the hardcore gangsta rap sound that had taken over the country at that time.” – UGHH’s Quest

“If you had to pick up only one Tribe album, this might be the one to get (two copies needed!). Features 19 of ATCQs biggest hits, you could throw this album on at a party and the crowd will be loving every track and no doubt will be rapping along to the vocals of these Native Tongues. ” – UGHH’s Quest
CD also available – grab it for the car ride.

“This is a great companion piece to “The Anthology”. This is a “best of” compilation, but featuring remixes to some of the great songs put out by ATCQ and hits that were huge in the underground scene but not necessarily on mainstream radio. All 18 tracks are needed in your collection such as “Oh My God (Remix)”, “Mr. Incognito” (was previously available on white label only), “Clap Your Hands”, and tons more. If you want your Tribe fix on a budget, I suggest getting two copies of this album and two copies of The Anthology – will keep you plenty busy on the turntables for hours.” – UGHH’s Quest

“One of the early 90’s hip hop masterpieces. The album starts with “Excursions” and the first 10 seconds is guaranteed to get your head bobbing “Back in the days when I was a teenager/ before I had status and before I had a pager…”. The next song is “Buggin’ Out” – making it like a one/two punch to your dome piece. Other classics include “Check The Rhime”, “Jazz”, “Scenario”, and so many more. You definitely need doubles of this on vinyl and the CD version to bump in your whip.” – UGHH’s Quest
CD also available.

“Released in 1993, this is an equal match of greatness against The Low End Theory. Having one of the most memorable hip hop album cover art of all time, the album includes hit after hit. Let’s see… ummmm… “Award Tour”, “Electric Relaxation”, “Clap Your Hands”, “Oh My God” (w/ the infamous Busta Rhymes chorus), “Lyrics To Go”, and the list goes on. Another ATCQ album I highly suggest getting doubles of.” – UGHH’s Quest
CD also available.

Produced by the Ummah, which consists of the Tribe’s Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad along with (newcomer) Jay Dee, BEATS, RHYMES AND LIFE sports the usual jazzy beats, and reintroduces Tribe as the all-around hip-hop group. Muhammad’s use of funky samples, Phife’s self-satisfying attitude, and Q-Tip’s abstract poetry are only part of the reason why the trio keeps rap music on lockdown. There are other bands capable of experimenting with new sounds while delivering lyrical positivism, but they often forget how to simply rock the crowd. A Tribe Called Quest does that, too.
CD also available.