Rap & Hip-Hop
Gen Z's self-proclaimed Baby G.O.A.T., Young Devyn is truly a student of many musical genres and her dedication to her craft knows no bounds. As the Trinidadian proverb says, “Better belly buss than good food waste." Only 17-years-old at the time, Young Devyn made history by becoming the youngest artist to freestyle at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher.
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With his 2012 album Black Radio, Robert Glasper laid out a new paradigm for creative music, reaching beyond entrenched genre boundaries to create a singular vision that drew from all reaches of contemporary black music with his Experiment band and a rollcall of special guests including Erykah Badu, yasiin bey, Lupe Fiasco, Bilal, Lalah Hathaway, Meshell Ndegeocello and others. The 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition includes the original album plus 3 bonus tracks and the remix EP Black Radio Recovered.
ELEVATION finds Black Eyed Peas expanding the collective musical consciousness and pushing boundaries yet again (like only they can). Of course, they bring a few friends along for this rollercoaster ride. The group link up with Daddy Yankee on the reggaeton banger “BAILAR CONTIGO,” while Nicky Jam ignites the funkified “GET DOWN” with fresh fire. Then, there’s “FILIPINA QUEEN” where they team up with Bella Poarch for the first time on and deliver an inimitable and irresistible bop. Nicole Scherzinger lends her powerhouse pipes to “NO ONE LOVES ME,” and Black Eyed Peas and Ozuna close out the album together on the universally-resounding “L.O.V.E.”
Kid Cudi takes you ENTERGALACTIC with his (final?) 10th studio and 8th solo album. The music inspired the new Netflix special while framing the story of two young, ambitious artists falling in love. The multi-hyphenate stars in and serves as the exec producer with Kenya Barris for the critically acclaimed animated event. Features for the 15-track album include castmate Ty Dolla $ign, Don Toliver and 2 Chainz with Steve Aoki and Dot Da Genius credited for the bonus track "Burrows."
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To celebrate the good kid, m.A.A.d city 10-year anniversary, Kendrick Lamar brings us exclusive new offerings.
Available October 21, 2022. Indie Exclusive Milky Clear Translucent 2 LP.
The title acts as an expansion of the line from Emotionally Scarred: "I don't see nobody but me, who I'm gon' lose to?" Baby is focused and only in competition with himself. The artwork shows Baby at various ages providing a visual representation of Baby's evolution and personal growth. As seen in the Untrapped documentary, he is evolving as a man, father, and artist.
A lot of people don’t realize that Freddie has actually been in the game for over a decade and came in on the same Freshman XXL cover as Meek Mill, Nipsey Hussle etc…
Yet he was the only one with no major Label Backing or Artist Affiliation and his partnership with Warner is his very first solo Major Label deal.
With that being said, he feels as if he has made it thus far in his career without compromising his morals, Creative Integrity and Principals as a Man all while resisting temptations ….Hence the title “$oul $old $eparately” or $$$
Cracker Island’ is the eight studio album from Gorillaz, an energetic, upbeat, genre-expansive collection of 10 tracks featuring yet another stellar line-up of artist collaborators: Thundercat, Tame Impala, Bad Bunny, Stevie Nicks, Adeleye Omotayo, Bootie Brown and Beck. Recorded in London and LA earlier this year, it is produced by Gorillaz, Remi Kabaka jr. and eight-time Grammy Award-winning producer / multi-instrumentalist / songwriter extraordinaire Greg Kurstin. Title track ‘Cracker Island’ kickstarted the new campaign this Summer hitting the charts across the globe with a top 10 video racking up 10M views in 10 days. The virtual band exploded onto TikTok gaining over 2.1 m followers in the space of a few months where they continue to innovate, taking virtual characters where no character has been before…
Vinyl Days is the highly anticipated seventh studio album from GRAMMY-nominated, multiplatinum artist Logic. Hosted by Funk Flex and driven by samples from the vinyl collection of MadLib collaborator, Egon, Vinyl Days boasts appearances from Wiz Khalifa, The Game, RZA, Action Bronson, Morgan Freeman, Earl Sweatshirt, Nardwaur, Anthony Fantano and more.
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Produced by longtime collaborator Hit-Boy, Nas delivers Magic, the transcendent nine track album including "Wave Gods" feat. A$AP Rocky and DJ Premier. Magic follows-up the August 2021 release of Nas' Grammy nominated album, King's Disease II, and finds the hip-hop icon spitting bars about social media, fellow rappers, the rough past few years and the human condition.
Coi Leray’s debut album TRENDSETTER comes armed with her latest single, “Blick Blick,” featuring Nicki Minaj. The project features a handful of Coi’s hits, including “TWINNEM,” “Anxiety,” “No More Parties (Remix)” with Lil Durk, and the RIAA gold-certified “BIG PURR (Prrdd)” with Pooh Shiesty. A debut project like TRENDSETTER is rare; Coi Leray has curated an experience for her listeners, having penned the bulk of the songs and putting her all into her formal arrival.
Kanye West delivers a Deluxe Edition of the record-shattering Donda, featuring 4 bonus tracks plus fan-favorite verses from Andre 3k, Kid Cudi and more. This release, from one of “the most influential pop stars of the 21st century,” was his 10th #1 album on the Billboard 200, racking up over 1 billion streams in the first 10 days. Originally previewed at 3 historic livestream events, the global phenomenon topped charts in 11 countries and set an Apple Music record of #1s in 152 countries. 4 LP.
Pusha T returns with his highly-anticipated fourth studio album, It’s Almost Dry. Picking up where his GRAMMY-nominated, #1 rap album Daytona left off, Pusha stays true to his roots with his signature snarl, razor-sharp lyrics, and menacing beats. Produced entirely by Pharrell Williams and Kanye West, It’s Almost Dry features an all-star cast including Jay-Z, Ye, Pharrell, Kid Cudi, Lil Uzi, and more. The 'Rap Album Of The Year’ has arrived!
It’s impossible to describe Action Bronson in a way he hasn’t already thought of. First and foremost though, Action Bronson is a principled MC, a Queens legend respected for his idiosyncratic pen and vivid raps, now a decade into his career and still deepening his skillset. “TRUST WHEN I SAY IT AIN’T SAFE FOR ANY OF THESE ANIMALS THE ANCIENT APEX PREDATOR IS BACK ON THE PROWL.” – ACTION BRONSON
Take a journey through time with the Women of Def Jam. This unique and groundbreaking Def Jam Recordings collection features the female artists that dominated Hip-Hop and R&B from the ‘90s to the present day. This project celebrates timeless classics that have reshaped the culture, featuring hits from Nikki D., Foxy Brown, Ashanti, Chrisette Michelle, Teyana Taylor, Alessia Cara, Rapsody, Danileigh, 070 Shake, Kaash Paige, Jhene Aiko, and more.
Originally released in 1995, the Aglio e Olio EP by the Beastie Boys showcases a return to their hardcore punk roots. This new reissue includes 2 bonus tracks, "Soba Violence" and a cover of the Doors classic "Light My Fire" featuring Miho Hatori from Cibo Matto. Pressed on 180-gram heavy vinyl.
Kanye West delivers a Deluxe Edition of the record-shattering Donda, featuring 4 bonus tracks plus fan-favorite verses from Andre 3k, Kid Cudi and more. This release, from one of “the most influential pop stars of the 21st century,” was his 10th #1 album on the Billboard 200, racking up over 1 billion streams in the first 10 days. Originally previewed at 3 historic livestream events, the global phenomenon topped charts in 11 countries and set an Apple Music record of #1s in 152 countries. 2 CD.
Vinyl: $39.98 Buy
After 10 years, Finally Famous is still a cultural phenomenon in the superstar’s career. Rolling Stone described the album as “a choice summertime rap record, complete with bright, breezy synth beats.” Boasting features from Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, The-Dream, and many others. Big Sean delivers “Instagram caption” worthy bars throughout these 16 tracks. While a decade has passed since its release, it continues to be relevant, club-certified, and hard hitting. Remixed & Remastered.
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Harlem native Smoke DZA pairs up with one of NOLA’s finest, Curren$y, to release a joint project called Prestige Worldwide. The album features production from MonstaBeatz, Girl Talk, 183rd, Buda Da Future and Grandz Muzik. Available for the first time at retail. Limited Edition Cerulean Marble LP. 150-gram vinyl.