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Access Hip Hop - New Items
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9th Wonder - The Wonder Years CD
Long awaited debut solo album from Grammy-winning North Carolina producer who has laced tracks for Little Brother, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Destiny's Child, Chris Brown and many others. Features appearances from Erykah Badu, Raekwon, Talib Kweli, Murs, Saigon, Warren G, Big K.R.I.T, Pharoahe Monch, his former LIttle Brother groupmate Phonte Coleman, and many others.
Open copy, played in our store. Excellent condition.
9th Wonder Presents - Jamla Is The Squad 2xCD
Zone out to 9th Wonder's double CD masterpiece! From the first strum of the harp like sample on ''God Willin'' you will be hooked and be filled with hope, adrenaline and all those other great feelings that music can give you. Take this album and the brilliant words each featured MC speaks as a blessing and share it with your fellow hip hop heads. After the second track ''No Matter'' you will want to buy this and unwind to it for many years to come! Must cop people!
Open copy played in our store. Excellent condition. Saw cut on edge of cover.
Dub Club vs. The Lions - This Generation In Dub CD
Eight tracks from The Lions' debut ''This Generation,'' reworked and dubbed straight to tape by Dub Club founder and producer Tom Chasteen.
Open copy, played in our store. Excellent condition. Clean hole punched through bar code.
Georgia Anne Muldrow - Owed To Mama Rickie CD
Rickie Byars Beckwith is Georgia Anne Muldrow's mother. Rickie is also music and arts director of the world famous Agape International Center in Culver City, California as no surprise that after releasing a dizzying array of albums, Georgia's latest and most poignant full length would be titled ''Owed To Mama Rockie.''
Yes... ''Owed'' instead of ''Ode''; the obvious play on words speaks to a promise from daughter to mother to finally release an album that taps directly into her spiritual roots. Still laden with the signature bass heavy, drum snapping funk of her production, the vocals this time around are rich with the soulful musings of the ancients.
Songs like ''Dr. Feelgood'' warn of sugardaddies preying on the weak with worldy psessions while ''More & More'' (a duet with grammy nominated singer BILAL) reminds you to love yourself, friends, and family. ''EZ Duz It'' is a funky groove about life in the neighborhood while ''All In All'' and ''The Key,'' channel energies of the ancestors to cleanse both mind and spirit.
Promo copy with barcode crossed out, but in excellent condition.
J-Boogie's Dubtronic Sci. - Soul Vibrations CD
For his sophomore album, Soul Vibrations, San Francisco native and world renowned DJ/Producer J-boogie put together a new ''Dubtronic Science'' band featuring a horn section, Latin percussionists and MC's and vocalists to expand upon his fusion of futuristic funk, neo-soul, electronica, Latin-jazz, dub-step and hip hop! Damn...did I name 'em all? Like its predecessor, J-Boogie's second album features an impressive line up of artists including The Rebirth, Rich Medina, Lyrics Born, Ohmega Watts, Zion I, Crown City Rockers, Jennifer Johns, Deuce Eclipse, Capitol A, The Mamaz, Jazz Mafia, Lunar Heights, Jrod Indigo, Tony Moses and more to help move you along this all new journey into other and out-worldly sounds. An excellent listen from beginning to end, for those with an open mind about the possibilities of unity through music, art and culture.
Open copy, played in our store. Excellent condition. Black pen mark through bar code.
Opio & Equipto - Red XX CD
The follow-up to the Red X Tapes collab album from OPIO (Souls of Mischief) & EQUIPTO (Bored Stiff). OPIO & EQUIPTO have grown to become brothers, by touring, hanging around talking in the lab, finding out they have so much in common. They both have worked so hard & given so much to their music. They both were raised in the golden era & come from crews who were pioneers in their cities creating the underground Hip Hop scene in the Bay Area. They both have shown they can hold their own in a freestyle session - in a packed venue - in a business meeting & in enjoying life. They both know what kinda beats will awaken the sleeping Hip Hop heads, and they have selected some doosies for this project, you won't be disappointed.
This album lives up to the hype and has some bangers on here! It's on album of the year type sh**! I know that when you hear somebody say that all the beats are bangin, you think it can't be true, but this album is on that level. It reminds me of ''Heroes In The City Of Dope'' (Grouch & Zion I) in that way. The track ''Still Buildin''' ft. Mike Marshall is so smooth with the unique drum patterns, soulful horns and intelligent lyrics. This has the sound of a Hiero album with the beats on a mind blowing level and crazy fluid rhyme patterns. These two have that chemistry that is perfect for making the deepest cuts! Enjoy this with a spliff and ride!
Open copy, played in our store. Excellent condition. Original pressing.
Various Artists - Daptone Gold CD
Daptone compilation featuring rarities, classics, 45rpm-only tracks and previously unreleased tracks from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, The Budos Band, Binky Griptite, Lee Fields, Antibalas and many more in gold digipak packaging. Liner notes by Douglas Wolk.
Brand new, factory sealed copy, never opened. No promo marks or cuts..
Various Artists - The One-derful Collection CD
The first installment of the One-derful! Collection focuses on the namesake imprint of this legendary Chicago label group -- to be followed by compilations of the Mar-V-Lus, M-Pac!, Halo, Midas, and Toddlin' Town sub-labels. It marks the first in-depth study of what was once one of Chicago's most prominent African-American run labels.
One-derful! Records is available in 2xLP and CD formats, and within the grooves of these 25 tracks lie orchestrated soul classics from McKinley Mitchell and Betty Everett, raucous mid-1960s R&B dancers from the Five Du-Tones which shake every bone, superb deep soul ballads from Otis Clay, and extraordinary group harmony sides from The Sharpees and The Admirations, plus 12 tracks that have never been issued!
Between 1962 and 1971, the One-derful! family of labels released 180+ 45s of stunning soul, funk, and gospel. Over two years of painstaking research and work, including countless hours spent cataloging, transferring, and mastering 250 of the label's tapes, has contributed to an amazingly extensive reissue collection. In addition, some of the world's leading experts have contributed liner notes and interviewed virtually every known surviving artist, producer, and otherwise involved party. In total, the six volumes of the One-derful! Collection include 12 LPs/6 CDs with 147 tracks, 57 which were never issued, and 144 pages of liner notes stuffed full of rare and never before seen photos and memorabilia. Spanning 1962 to 1971, these compilations bring forth a wealth of overlooked and never before heard recordings and history.
Open copy, played in our store. Excellent condition. Pen marks on bar code.
Wildchild - T.G.I.F. CD
Wildchild's new album ''T.G.I.F.(Thank God It's Funky) is largely dedicated to the love of Hip Hop dance & positive inspirations. Features include J-Ro (Alkaholiks), Medusa, Jamie Lidell, Steve Arrington & Chalice. The album is mainly produced by Georgia Ann Muldrow(Someothaship) & DJ SHASHU.
Jack Brown aka Wildchild is an Emcee from Oxnard, California. Most know his earlier works with the group The Lootpack (Stones Throw). Wildchild started out as a original member of The Likwit Crew (Alkaholiks, Defari, Xzibit). Wildchild has since then released 2 solo LPs ''Secondary Protocol'' , ''Jack of All Trades'' & an independently released EP ''Da Jackal.
Damn this album is funky, powerful and dope! Love a bunch of tracks on this album and the overall positive vibe. ''Soldier Story'' featuring Aloe Blacc is such a soulful hip hop track produced by Kev Brown. It's a tight little song about his son Miles who even rhymes all ill with it on ''Inspiration''. ''Which Way Is Up'' is another banger with a funk and hip hop twist done right. Only complaint is Madlib didn't produce at least one track. Great album none the less.
Open copy, played in our store. Excellent condition.
Wu-Tang Clan - A Better Tomorrow CD
The Wu-Tang Clan, including RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, and Cappadonna, recently announced their signing to Warner and their first release on the label, the highly-anticipated 20th anniversary album, A Better Tomorrow. This will be the 1st release from the legendary group in 7 years.
Open copy, played in our store. Excellent condition. Clean hole punched through tray card's bar code.
Action Bronson - Mr. Wonderful CD
He may sound a bit like Ghostface Killah, but when Action Bronson calls upon his past life as a chef and spits heavy culinary knowledge in his songs, you certainly won't confuse the two. After studying at the Art Institute of New York City's culinary program, Action went on to join the restaurant business as a chef. He slipped in the kitchen breaking his leg, was out of work, and decided to become a rapper. His mixtapes gained him popularity on the web and his performances intrigued the masses landing him a major label deal, and the chance of a lifetime coming from cooking in the kitchens to touring the world with Eminem. Mr. Wonderful follows up his previous full length with Statik Selektah on Well-Done and Features guest appearances by Mayhem Lauren and Chance The Rapper as well as production by Statik Selektah, Alchemist, 88-Keys, Oh No, Party Supplies and Mark Ronson.
Open copy, played in our store. Excellent condition. Clean hole punched through tray card's bar code.
Azma & Harsh Reality - West Nile 2 CD
Azma the Instigator and Harsh Reality of the Inthevisualz return with a follow up and a hefty amount of battle-worthy rhymes and heavy beats for West Nile 2. With appearances by Adept Poetik, Stigma.One and production by Gammaray, DJ Abzorb, Harsh himself and more!
New, factory sealed CD.
Brother Ali - Us CD
Staying true to their soul and blues influence that the combination of Brother Ali and Ant have become known for, Us takes on a more lush and dense sonic quality with the duo's incorporation of live instrumentation. With guest appearances by Chuck D, Freeway, Joell Ortiz and Stokley Williams of Mint Condition, Brother Ali and Ant have once again crafted a beautifully intelligent and entertaining album for all. So while his other material has been very personal and political, Ali seems to be at ease with this one and making it a little more light on subject matter and just putting out a quality hip hop album.
Open copy played in our store. Near mint except small black pen mark through bar code.
Greyboy - Mastered the Art 2xLP
Wow. I don't have to skip one song on this Album. It is a sure fire hit. Wow.
Open copy, played in our store. Vinyl is in excellent condition. Original picture cover, very good plus condition.
Long Arm - The Branches Deluxe 2xLP
The deluxe 2LP re-issue of The Branches is pressed on clear vinyl and packaged in a gatefold jacket with the artwork, originally drawn by Bioniq, colorized by Roman Pokrovsky. Besides everything being remastered and including new work from Long Arm himself, they also added a second vinyl with various remixes by on the one hand like-minded artists like Hidden Orchestra, Dday One and 40 Winks, with whom Long Arm also shares artistic relationships and friendships, and on the other hand more genre-overarching and experimental remixes from such acclaimed artists as Robag Wruhme, Sieren, Yoko Duo, Berry Weight, Empt and Speck from CYNE, which will surely make for a unique listening experience.
Gotta check out the chopped up loops on the title track ''The Branches''! This song conjures up so many different images and feelings. The beats are alive with so much feeling. Love the inventive samples and loops and how crazy they are chopped up. Seriously can't stress how great these beats are. They are exactly like the album cover. Pure, exotic, and trippy. 5 stars out of 5 for sure.
New copy, factory sealed.
MED / Blu / Madlib - Bad Neighbor 2xLP
With 100% beats by Madlib, Bad Neighbor is the brainchild of MED -- a cornerstone in Stones Throw's history -- and Blu, the voice behind modern classics like Below the Heavens, who instantly clicked a decade earlier on tour with Emanon. The album is an exclamation point on the idea that began with The Burgundy EP, expanded to include Dam Funk and Mayer Hawthorne on The Buzz EP, and continued until contributions from Anderson.Paak (Dr. Dre's Compton), Hodgy Beats (Odd Future), and the one-and-only MF DOOM made Bad Neighbor ready to launch.
But Bad Neighbor isn't the first time MED and Madlib's orbits have collided. A fellow head from the fertile crescent of Oxnard, CA, MED not only guested on the now-classic Soundpieces by Lootpack in '99, he also dropped into Madvillain's ''Raid'' (Madvillainy, 2004) and made his mark on Quasimoto's Unseen (2000), not to mention making the sole MC appearance on Madlib's acclaimed Shades of Blue. Madlib, in turn, provided the lion's share of production on MED's Classic and Push Comes to Shove alongside J Dilla and Oh No. Meanwhile Blu, besides earning HipHopDX's ''Rookie of the Year'' bona fides, put LA back on the map alongside Exile (Below the Heavens, Give Me My Flowers...) and as a self-produced solo artist (Her Favorite Colour, Jesus, York!, Good to Be Home).
Bad Neighbor, although hazy, heavy, and blunted under the influence of Madlib's aesthetic backbone, floats effortlessly above the smoke by virtue of MED and Blu's sometimes topical, sometimes acrobatic, and always on-point interplay. The album is undoubtedly an extension of all three artists' signature sounds, but it simultaneously defies all precedents to reaffirm each individual's position at the forefront of LA's legendary hip-hop landscape.
Open copy, played once or twice in our store. Black vinyl, near mint condition. Original cover as shown, excellent condition except for one bent corner and a ''promo'' sticker on the back.
Pazy & The Black Hippies - Wa Ho Ha CD
While Reggae music had its prominence in 70s Nigeria, it was highlife and Fela Kuti's afrobeat that gave the country its own musical national identity. Originally from Southern Nigeria's Benin City, Edire ''Pazy'' Etinagbedia and his band The Black Hippies released their second LP, Wa Ho Ha on EMI Nigeria in 1978 building on a body of work that effectively glides between these styles creating an incredibly unique record that has become a cult classic. Wa Ho Ha features Pazy and his Black Hippies engaged in call and response vocal anthems all backed by incredibly deep rock steady grooves and afrobeat rhythms filled with funky horns and psychedelic guitar accents. Recorded in the legendary EMI Nigeria studios, Wa Ho Ha typifies the 70s Nigerian sound enthusiasts the world over have come to know and love, but puts an inimitable twist on it.
This rare gem has been lovingly remastered and the original art work painstakingly restored. Used copies seldom appear on the market, and when they do, it's usually in small private circles and you could put yourself through a semester or two of community college for what it costs to obtain a beat-up copy. Available on CD and vinyl, Secret Stash is proud to partner with Comb & Razor to present the first ever reissue of this funky rarity. CD version comes in a premium digipak.
Open copy, played in our store. Excellent condition. ''Promo'' written on the front cover.
Prime - Madman 12" Single
Appears new, probably never played (or once or twice in our store). Generic black cover (not picture cover).
The Snowgoons - The Best of the Snowgoons 2xCD
Double disc of over 30 tracks featuring some of the biggest names in hip hop and the underground, including Ghostface Killah, Crooked I, Sean Price (RIP), Lil Fame, Ill Bill, Skyzoo, Torae, Ras Kass, OC and many more that have collaborated with the German production duo over the last 10 years. This is the first ever career-spanning compilation by the heralded German production team!
Open copy, played in our store. Excellent condition. Top spine label is intact. Saw cut on edge of jewel case.
Various Artists - Free Angela CD
Dope soul compilation that has some Motown sounding tracks, love songs and great vocals from Larry Saunders, Brother Love, Judd Watkins and more. Brought to you by your friends over at Secret Stash Records.
Open copy, played in our store. Excellent condition. Everything perfect except back cover which has barely visible, very superficial razor cuts.
Weedy (of 40 Winks) - Retrospect Suite LP
Project Mooncircle says, ''In a repeatedly rephrased metaphor of vinyl archaeologists digging for samples and re-constructing music from tiny pieces and fractions of long lost sounds, Weedy of 40 Winks is actually a rare example of this image being executed to perfection. His puzzling way of piecing together intricate beats, rich in details, breaks and variations, is rather analogous to surrealist art than to most of his fellow contemporary beat-smiths. On top he adds his own instrumentation to perfect these compositions, being like a conservator creating mosaics of rhythms, grooves and harmonies, giving the listeners imagination ample space to wander about.''
We're telling you these are beats that calm you down and make you say mmmm! Check out ''The Blue'' and you will be thrown into a wonderful vibe of harps soft drums and soothing vocals. Makes you feel like you are falling through a world of colorful clouds with all the other 40 Winks fans into a pool of bliss where you just melt. Just know that these beats are nice! Time to wake up now and cop this bad boy!
New copy, never played.