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Fugees, The Score, 1996 on Columbia / Ruffhouse

Very hard to find original pressings of this – my copy is a 2021 reissue. This is an absolute must have, alongside The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which…

Naughty By Nature, Naughty By Nature, 1991 on Tommy Boy

Though self-titled, this is actually their second album together, the first (Independent Leaders) being released under the artist name The New Style. The unavoidable massive hit here was…

De La Soul, Stakes Is High, 1996 on Tommy Boy

So happy to see De La Soul’s catalog get reissued with quality new pressings. Three Feet High and Rising was one of my favorite hip hop albums of…

Prince Paul, Prince Among Thieves, 1999 on Tommy Boy

Another excellent reissue by Vinyl Me Please in their Rap & Hip Hop track. Prince Paul was a major producer of 80s and 90s hip hop. I came…

Missy Elliott, Under Construction, 2002 on Elektra / The Goldmind, Inc.

Originally released in 2002 – my copy is a Vinyl Me, Please 20th anniversary reissue from 2023 on “orange crush” vinyl. What a fantastic release – working with…

Beastie Boys, Check Your Head, 1992 on Capitol / Grand Royal

My copy is the 2022 Vinyl Me, Please reissue 30th Anniversary Edition on Red Vinyl. Amazing to me that this is 30 years old but still sounds very…

The Pharcyde, Labcabincalifornia, 1995 on Delicious Vinyl.

The Pharcyde, Labcabincalifornia, 1995 on Delicious Vinyl. My copy in the @vinylmeplease reissue All about somethin’ that means somethin’

The Notorious B.I.G., Ready To Die, 1994 on Bad Boy.

The Notorious B.I.G., Ready To Die, 1994 on Bad Boy. My copy is the 2022 Vinyl Me, Please reissue, with notes by Tyler Barstow and artwork by BrĂ¡ulio…

A Tribe Called Quest, Low End Theory, 1991 on Jive.

A Tribe Called Quest, Low End Theory, 1991 on Jive. Tribe were part of the Native Tongues collective, with De La Soul, Queen Latifah, and Jungle Brothers. Busta…

Various Artists, Street Beats, 1984 on Sugar Hill Records.

Various Artists, Street Beats, 1984 on Sugar Hill Records. There are many versions of this comp – some 1LP as Vol 1 or Vol 2, some called Street…

Young M.C., Stone Cold Rhymin’, 1989 on Delicious Vinyl / Island.

Young M.C., Stone Cold Rhymin’, 1989 on Delicious Vinyl / Island. My copy is the Vinyl Me, Please edition via Craft Recordings from 2022. Don’t just stand there,…

Queen Latifah, All Hail the Queen, 1989 on Tommy Boy.

Queen Latifah, All Hail the Queen, 1989 on Tommy Boy. My copy is a 2018 reissue via Vinyl Me, Please on splatter vinyl Powerful debut album from Dana…

Usher, Confessions, 2004 on Arista.

Usher, Confessions, 2004 on Arista. My copy is a Vinyl Me, Please reissue in 2021 – on “gold nugget” vinyl, fancy. Another quality pressing, filling some gaps in…

Wu-Tang Clan, enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), 1993 on Loud Records / RCA.

Wu-Tang Clan, enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), 1993 on Loud Records / RCA. My copy is the 2021 Vinyl Me, Please reissue on 2xLP “Gold Galaxy” vinyl

Ludacris, Word of Mouf, 2001 on Def Jam South.

Ludacris, Word of Mouf, 2001 on Def Jam South. My copy is the 2021 reissue from @vinylmeplease Rollout, Area Code, Move B***h, Saturday (Oooh Oooh). One of the…

Run D.M.C., Raising Hell, 1986 on Profile

Run D.M.C., Raising Hell, 1986 on Profile My copy is a 2017 reissue by Get On Down Run D.M.C.’s third album,, produced by Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin…

Nappy Roots, Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz, 2001 on Atlantic.

Nappy Roots, Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz, 2001 on Atlantic. Mine’s the 2021 Vinyl Me, Please reissue on “Kentucky Mud” vinyl. Love Po’ Folks, Country Boyz, Ho Down.

Kid Cudi, Man on the Moon: The End Of Day, 2009 on Universal Motown.

Kid Cudi, Man on the Moon: The End Of Day, 2009 on Universal Motown. Vinyl Me, Please reissue of Kid Cudi’s major label debut – still sounds super…

Erykah Badu, Mama’s Gun, 2000 on Motown.

Erykah Badu, Mama’s Gun, 2000 on Motown. Socially conscious hip hop from the turn into the new millennium. My copy is the 2020 Vinyl Me, Please reissue, which…

Run-D..M.C, King of Rock, 1985 on Profile Records

Run-D..M.C, King of Rock, 1985 on Profile Records Darryl McDaniels, Joseph Simmons, and Jason Mizell, straight out of Hollis Queens to the King of Rock @kingdmc @rundmc @jammasterjay…