This is the definitive Enta Da Stage box set. Reissued together for the first time across three formats – 6xLP boxset, 3xCD boxset, and 3xCassette boxset – this album is the complete encapsulation of an era for anyone seeking to understand the origin and the essence of New York’s Golden Age. All formats include the Da Beatminerz instrumentals and remixes, plus extensive liner notes by David Ma with rare and unreleased visual ephemera in an 18 page booklet. The story of Black Moon, alongside their peers Biggie, Big L, Nas, Kool G Rap, and Wu Tang, reminds us that the bleakest times produce the most profound agents of cultural change.
Future archaeologists will discuss two periods in 1980s: before Run-DMC and after Run-DMC. The group’s sound, which was laid out muscularly on Run-DMC, had a harder approach than their peers, thanks to producer Larry Smith’s use of live musicians who laid down grooves but didn’t soften the edges. Lyrically the group wasn’t just about brags either, with songs like “Hard Times,” “It’s Like That” and “Wake Up” (the first two were singles). Run’s and DMC’s overlapping tag-team approach to lyricism was powerful and immensely influential. “Rock Box,” another single and arguably the centerpiece of the album, was a nod to their hard edge, and a foreshadowing of their first worldwide smash, 1985’s “King Of Rock.” Jam Master Jay’s DJ work was stellar, knowing exactly when to jump in and put listeners’ ears in a headlock.
It’s been 25 years since the release of the critically acclaimed “Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto” album. This limited edition cassette marks the anniversary of the album that put ED O.G & Da Bulldogs on the Hip-Hop map with songs like “I Got To Have It”, “Bug-A-Boo” & “Be A Father To Your Child”. The album produced a number one record on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart and two Top 20 singles to follow. This cassette features two unreleased bonus tracks, the thought provoking “Letter To The President” & the anti-establishment “Lik A Shot” that didn’t make the original album due to samples and controversial lyrics. All songs produced by Joe Mansfield. Liner notes by ED O.G featuring alternate artwork.
Get On Down is very proud to announce an LP reissue of one of the West Coast’s most revered, yet underrated, hip-hop classics: The D.O.C.’s No One Can Do It Better. Produced entirely by Dr. Dre and out of print on vinyl in the U.S. for 25 years, this limited edition on black vinyl features original album artwork and thirteen tracks of rap heaven.
Limited to 1000 copies pressed on blue vinyl! Over two decades later, KRS One’s debut solo album Return of the Boom Bap finally gets the reissue it deserves. Pressed for the first time on color vinyl, this double LP not only includes a bonus 7″ of Kenny Parker remixes, but also features the first-ever color sleeve on a U.S. pressing. Features several hits including: Outta Here, Black Cop, I Can’t Wake Up, Sound Of Da Police, Return Of The Boom Bap, and many more.
Re-issue of this classic Pharcyde album. Double gatefold LP on black vinyl. Featuring “Runnin'”, “She Said” and “Drop”. The production work on the project from the legendary Jay Dee, aka J Dilla has kep this album a classic since it’s original release.
CD also available.
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 album stands out for its acclaimed singles “G.O.D. Pt. III” and “Hell on Earth (Front Lines),” as well as “Drop a Gem on ‘Em”. Standout album cuts are “Animal Instinct”, “Bloodsport”, “More Trife Life” and “Can’t Get Enough”. The previously as a B Side “Still Shinin'” still rings off and rounding out the album is the deep “Apostle’s Warning”. This album is essential listening and a must have and we are excited to have it back in print on double LP.
CD also available.
Originally released on Profile records in 1989, Youngest In Charge boasts a track list that includes such Hip Hop classics as “I Got It Made”, “Taxing” and “Think About It” (remember the video with the hovercraft?). The album, produced entirely by Howie “Hitman” Tee, was released when Ed was just 16! This expanded reissue features eight tracks previously not available on CD and is complimented perfectly with a 16 page booklet featuring extensive liner notes from Brian Colemen (author of Rakim Told Me and Check The Technique). The booklet also includes alternative images from the original photo shoot provided by the original photographer Robert Lewis.