I'm starting to upgrade rap albums I've had on cd for years just to have them on vinyl. I'm still applying a filter to recall whether the records are any good, but end up purchasing based more off nostalgia more than anything else. It's getting harder to find used copies on vinyl of the releases that came out during my high school era, as nearly everyone was by-passing vinyl for cd's at that time. Here's some of a more recent haul...
Xzibit - 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz (Loud, 1998) 2Lp
On the real, this was a personal favorite of mine BITD. I missed out on Xzibit's debut Lp, so this was my introduction to his West Coast stylings. The video for "What You See Is What You Get Now," still holds strong as a great video.
Makaveli - Don Killuminati | The 7 Day Theory (Death Row, 1996) 2Lp
I have a love/hate relationship with Tupac. While I've never been crazy about his output, I cannot deny him as an undeniably charismatic figure that transended hip hop to become something bigger than big and realer than real. Howver, I still love me some "Hail Mary"...
Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force - Renegades of Funk (Tommy Boy, 1983) 12"
The cover alone was worth the 5 bucks. Classic material.
The Impressions - Greatest Hits (ABC, 1965)
I've been slow to bring home Impressions records. Whenever I see them out, condition is usually an issue, or they are priced a bit rich for my taste. This Greatest Hits Lp is in great condition and should get the ball rolling for me...
Big L - The Big Picture (Rawkus, 2000) 2Lp
Not as good as his debut, but it's hard to wonder what would have happpened if...
Nile Rodgers - B Movie Matinee (Warner Bros, 1985)
I've passed on this Lp over the years, but felt the need to finally splurge since Nile Rodgers may experience a resurgence in popularity the wake of his contrubution to Daft Punk's latest record. B Movie Matinee is a fun, funky, slap bassed 80's boogiw record that's prime for coke dens and .