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RSD 2014 Record Store Day / Black Friday: Hip Hop/Jazz/Soul Releases (LIST)

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Most of us will be falling off the couch on Thanksgiving and not trying to do shit except sleep off the mashed potatoes and gravy. Others will be freezing their asses off waiting in lines and dealing with crowds to get something at a ridiculously low price. I’ve seen some sorry ass muthafuggas standing in line for hours to score a couple DVDs for $1. Fuck all that though, it really isn’t worth it. Vinyl collectors on the other hand have a special reason to go easy on the food and drinks. They must keep a clear head for the cyberadventure that awaits them. Record Store Day now comes twice a year with the 2nd installment being on Black Friday. Record collectors and vinyl junkies alike will be testing the speed of their computers and fighting each other online for the chance to own some of the rarest records to drop this year.
I’ve took it upon myself to create a list of all the dope stuff that is dropping (with pictures) for all my fellow wax hoarders and groove junkies. By now, if you call yourself a collector you should be stashing small amounts of scratch away for these type of days. As always shouts to my fammo over at Get On Down for constantly being creative with their releases and keeping guys like me on my toes.
N-Joy.

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Rammelzee V. K-Rob
Beat Bop

DETAILS
Format: 12″ Vinyl
Label: Get On Down
Catalog: Traffic
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
More Info:
The original issue of the 1983 song “Beat Bop” by lyricists Rammellzee and K-Rob has been heard by many, but held by few. Only a reputed 500 of the song’s initial run, on Jean-Michel Basquiat’s one-off Tartown Records label, were made with jacket cover art by the infinitely influential graphic artist (and moonlighting musician and producer). They remain one of hip-hop’s “holy grail” items. The audio, which clocked in at over 10 minutes, was issued–with no picture sleeve–on Profile Records soon after the Tartown pressings and went on to influence countless MCs, with its minimal, languishing funk beat (produced by Basquiat) and Rammellzee’s and K-Rob’s next-level lyricism. The picture sleeve version has never been officially re-issued, and this edition, curated by hip-hop historian Noah Uman, goes the extra mile. It features officially licensed original artwork from the Basquiat estate and a four-panel folded insert with deep backgroun on the original single’s creation, compiled by Andrew “Noz” Nosnitsky–including interviews with many of the artists involved with its production: Rammellzee, K-Rob, Glenn O’Brien, percussionist Al Diaz, Profile’s Cory Robbins and more. Rammellzee left this earth in 2010 and Basquiat passed away in 1988–with deluxe reissue, their important contributions to the formative years of hip-hop on wax are remembered and celebrated.
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DJ Absurd – Ear 2 The Streets Radio #155 (3 Year Anniversary) Podcast

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Shout out to DJ Absurd for bringing us three years of complete audible goodness! This guys has only missed two weeks over the last three years……if that isn’t love for Hip Hop, I don’t know what is. Did I mention that he does this for free? If you haven’t peeped any of these podcasts, now is the time to do so. Listen, Enjoy, and most importantly, share this.

1. Intro (Prod. by DJ Absurd) (Scratches by DJ Absurd)
2. Psychopath Killer – Eminem, Yelawolf, Slaughterhouse (Prod. by Boi-1da, The Maven Boys & Just Blaze)
3. Necklace – Wu-Tang
4. Hustle – M.O.P., Mr. Probz
5. Fallen Soldiers – Havoc, Cormega (Prod. by Havoc)
6. Now Listen – The Lox (Prod. by Nottz)
7. Blood In The Streets – Ghostface, AZ
8. Ready 2 Run – Mursday (Murs & Mayday)
9. PRhyme – PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9 & DJ Premier)
10. A Prayer For Perspective – Realm Reality, Kool G Rap
11. Legends Never Die – Young Chris, Beanie Sigel, Guordan Banks
12. Jack Move – Lucci Jones
13. New York Giants 2 – DJ Absolut, M.O.P., Chris Rivers (Big Pun’s son)
14. Freestylin Under Oath – Crooked I
15. Fine Line – Eminem (Prod. by Eminem)
16. Get’em – Bishop Lamont, David Blake
17. 911 – Sam Scarfo, Prodigy (Prod. by Ski Beatz)
18. Bonez Bent – Treach, Hus Kingpin
19. Razor Ramone (Scott Hall 2) – Tony Green (Prod. by Vink)
20. What I Rep – Havoc, Sheek Louch (Prod. by Havoc)
21. I’m Good – Termanology, Michael Christmas, Astro
22. Dynamite S.O.U.L. – A-Villa, Guilty Simpson, Ras Kass, Fashawn, Skyzoo
23. Bang Bang – Produkt, Papoose, Mysonne
24. Welcome 2 Brooklyn – M.O.P., Maino
25. Double Cross – Ghostface, AZ
26. Take A Stand – Sticky Bud, B. Dvine (Prod. by B. Dvine)
27. Don’t Say Nothing To Me – DJ Kay Slay, Ransom, Sheek Louch, Joell Ortiz
28. Fire – Black Thought, STS, Peedi Crakk (Prod. by Sean C & LV)
29. Ease Up – G-Unit
30. From Now On – Realm Reality, Rapsody
31. Duffle Bag – The Lox
32. Waiting On Detox – Kokane, Joe Young, Game
33. El Wave – Termanology, Reks, Willie The Kid (Prod. by Alchemist & Statik Selektah)
34. Y’all Already Know – Slaughterhouse (Prod. by DJ Premier)
35. The Battlefield – Ghostface, Kool G Rap, AZ, Tre Williams (Prod. by Fizzy Womack)
36. Recipe Tight – Tone Liv, Rav P, EVIE (Prod. by J.I. Izzo)
37. Pay For It – Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Chantal
38. Beastmode – Adlib, Madchild
39. Hold It Down – Chill Moody, Locksmith
40. Biology – Mobb Deep (Prod. by Alchemist)
41. World On Fire – Chris Webby, Jon Connor, Skrizzly Adams
42. Thinkin Out Loud – Rah Digga (Prod. by !llmind)
43. Road To Perdition – Ransom
44. Nameless – Skrewtape, Sean Cov, Rich Quick, DJ Soulbuck (Prod. by US Natives)
45. Ruckus In B Minor – Wu-Tang
46. Love Don’t Live Here Anymore – Ghostface, Kandace Springs
47. Detroit Vs. Everybody – Eminem, Royce Da 5’9, DeJ Loaf, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Trick Trick (Prod. by Statik Selektah)
48. Best Of The Best (Remix) – Havoc, Vado (Prod. by Havoc)
49. Heistmasters – M.O.P.

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