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  • The Platform The Platform Quick View

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    The Platform

    On the West Coast, gangsta rap held sway in hip-hop as the 21st century began. The alternative and conscious rap music of the early-to-mid-90s had all but faded into the underground. The scene was set for a comeback, perhaps as a backlash to the perceived violence and misogyny of gangsta rap's content. Leading the resurgence of alternative hip-hop were groups like Jurassic 5, and recent signees to Capitol Records; a West coast trio that had been building steam underground since the early 90s called Dilated Peoples.


    Anticipation was high for the release of the debut album from Evidence, Rakaa, and DJ Babu. (Of the influential turntablist collective Beat Junkies.) When The Platform arrived in May of 2000 it was met with critical and underground acclaim, as well as affording Dilated Peoples their first Billboard chartings. It featured a back-to-basics sound with a heavy debt to the old-school hip-hop ethos, the kind of sound that harkened back to the early days of legends like De La Soul & A Tribe Called Quest. Hits like No Retreat and The Platform were bolstered by Evidence & Rakaa's subtle, abstract wit, and swift, adroit wordplay, while DJ Babu provided production chops and dextrous scratches. On The Platform, the trio was joined by the likes of B-Real, Tha Alkoholiks, Everlast, Planet Asia, and many more providing guest vocals, while boasting guest production from The Alchemist & Kut Masta Kurt, among others.


    Since its 2000 release this influential record, which heralded the return of alternative hip-hop, has never seen a vinyl reissue. With that, Get On Down-always on top of giving the greatest hip-hop albums their due is proud to present this re-release of The Platform. The rhymes are still fresh, the production is still pristine, and the album is now back on vinyl for the first time in 17 years.

    LP 1
    1. So May I Introduce You
    2. The Platform
    3. No Retreat
    4. Guaranteed
    5. Right On
    6. The Main Event

    7. Service
    8. Ear Drums Pop


    LP 2
    1. Years In The Making
    2. Annihilation
    3. Expanding Man
    4. The Last Line Of Defense
    5. Triple Optics
    6. The Shape Of Things To Come
    7. Work The Angles
    8. Ear Drums Pop (Remix)

    Dilated Peoples
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  • Weather Or Not Weather Or Not Quick View

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    Weather Or Not


    Blue Colored Vinyl


    The people's voice of Venice Beach, Evidence, has returned to
    deliver his third solo album, Weather or Not. Since the Grammy
    Award-winning artist's last solo release, Cats & Dogs, he's
    delivered some remarkable group projects, including Step
    Brothers' Lord Steppington with close ally Alchemist, and
    Directors of Photography with seminal supergroup Dilated
    Peoples. He's also immersed himself into his studio, producing
    beats for a wide range of artists that includes Vince Staples,
    Fashawn, Roc Marciano, Madchild, Defari and more. By now, it
    should be clear the seasoned veteran has no plans of slowing,
    and no hopes of satiating his hunger.


    Weather or Not represents the fourth and final chapter in Ev's
    Weatherman series before beginning the next saga, but this
    chapter will be remembered as the finest. The album features an
    all-star lineup of guests and friends, including Slug (Atmosphere),
    Rakaa (Dilated Peoples), Alchemist, Styles P, Rapsody,
    Jonwayne, Defari, Krondon, Khrysis, Mach Hommy and Catero.
    While Evidence holds his own on the boards, he's also tapped a
    stellar cast of producers to share duties with, including
    Alchemist, DJ Premier, Nottz, DJ Babu, Twiz The Beat Pro, Sam I
    Yam and Budgie. As Evidence modestly suggests, quoting a MC
    Lyte classic, this new album is even "better than before, as if that
    was possible."

    1. The Factory
    2. Throw It All Away
    3. Powder Cocaine ft/ Slug & Catero
    4. Jim Dean
    5. Weather or Not
    6. Moving Too Fast ft/ Catero
    7. Runners ft/ Defari
    8. Bad Publicity ft/ Krondon
    9. Rain Drops
    10. Sell Me This Pen ft/ Alchemist & Mach Hommy
    11. Love Is A Funny Thing ft/ Styles P, Rapsody & Khrysis
    12. 10,000 Hours
    13. What I Need
    14. To Make A Long Story Longer ft/ Jonwayne
    15. Wonderful World ft/ Rakaa
    16. By My Side Too
    Evidence
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  • Directors Of Photography Directors Of Photography Quick View

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    Directors Of Photography


    Vinyl Packaging Includes Full Color Gatefold Jacket With Spot Gloss Finish, Double Clear Vinyl, &
    Full Album Lyrics


    Dilated Peoples have released four acclaimed albums, toured extensively and enjoyed
    sustained success as solo artists. Now, after an eight-year hiatus, Dilated Peoples returns with
    Directors Of Photography, the group's remarkable debut album under the Expansion
    Team/Rhymesayers Entertainment banner.


    Evidence, Rakaa (Iriscience) and DJ Babu's new collection demonstrates how the group has
    been able to remain loyal to its signature sound, style and sentiment while adding new and
    dramatic artistic wrinkles to its already-extensive musical repertoire.


    With Directors Of Photography, Dilated Peoples shows it only improved during its hiatus,
    returning to a genre quick to dismiss veterans. "I think the statement we made this time around
    is that the three of us are still here standing, making quality Hip Hop from our hearts," DJ Babu
    says. "We never chased trends and we always stayed true to ourselves. Even with the changes
    in the music industry and the world, we still managed to stay cutting edge and classic and, in
    many ways, independent. This LP is very full circle for us."

    1. Intro
    2. Directors
    3. Cut My Teeth
    4. Defari Interlude
    5. The Dark Room feat. Vince Staples
    6. Good As Gone
    7 Show Me The Way feat. Aloe Blacc
    8. Figure It Out (Melvin's Theme)
    9. Let Your Thoughts Fly Away
    10. Century Of The Self feat. Catero
    11. @mrevidence Interlude
    12. The Reversal
    13. Opinions May Vary feat. Gangrene
    14. Trouble
    15. L.A. River Drive feat. Sick Jacken
    16. The Bigger Picture feat. Krondon
    Dilated Peoples
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  • You Disgust Me You Disgust Me Quick View

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    You Disgust Me

    Gangrene are an American hip hop duo and record production duo, which consists of rapper/producers The Alchemist and Oh No. The Alchemist and Oh No, MCs and producers in their own right, weren't acquainted until they met at a show headlined by Dilated Peoples member and mutual friend, Evidence.
    The Filth (intro)
    Reversals
    Sheet Music ft. Havoc and Sean Price
    Flamethrowers Pt. 2
    The Man with the Horn
    Better Things
    Driving Gloves ft. Action Bronson
    Gluttony ft. Your Old Droog and Fashawn
    Scrapyards
    Noon Chuckas
    Just for Decorations ft Chuck Strangers and Evidence
    Hazardous Materials
    The Hidden Hand
    Hot Pillow (Bonus)
    Gangrene
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  • Lord Steppington: Instrumentals Lord Steppington: Instrumentals Quick View

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    Lord Steppington: Instrumentals


    Double Maroon Color Vinyl


    Limited To 1,000 copies Worldwide


    Evidence has traveled the world, released a string of acclaimed albums with Dilated Peoples
    and as a solo artist, has become a respected producer crafting beats for Kanye West, Beastie
    Boys and Linkin Park among others. For his part, Alchemist has become one of rap's triple
    threats, producing for Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Nas and many more. Alchemist is also an
    accomplished rapper and Eminem's touring DJ. While they were building their respective
    careers, Evidence and Alchemist had worked together regularly collaborating on Dilated Peoples
    albums, Evidence's solo material and Alchemist's releases. As the pair continued collaborating,
    they began labeling themselves as Step Brothers when they would record, as noted on
    Evidence's The Layover EP. The pair then decided it was time to record an album together.
    Combining their undeniable skills, this 2-piece limited vinyl package contains the musical
    blueprint for their debut album.

    1. More Wins
    2. Dr. Kimble
    3. Byron G
    4. Legendary Mesh

    5. No Hesitation
    6. Swimteam Rastas
    7. Mums In The Garage
    8. See The Rich Man Play
    9. Banging Sound
    10. Step Masters
    11. Tomorrow
    12. Draw Something
    13. Buzzing Away
    14. Just Step
    Step Brothers
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  • Lord Steppington Lord Steppington Quick View

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    Lord Steppington


    Limited Double Gold Color Vinyl


    Velvet Jacket with Gold Foil Stamped Lettering


    Full Color Booklet


    Evidence has traveled the world, released a string of acclaimed albums with Dilated Peoples and as a solo artist, has
    become a respected producer crafting beats for Kanye West, Beastie Boys and Linkin Park among others. For his
    part, Alchemist has become one of rap's triple threats, producing for Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Nas and many more.
    Alchemist is also an accomplished rapper and Eminem's touring DJ. While they were building their respective
    careers, Evidence and Alchemist had worked together regularly collaborating on Dilated Peoples albums, Evidence's
    solo material and Alchemist's releases. As the pair continued collaborating, they began labeling themselves as Step
    Brothers when they would record, as noted on Evidence's The Layover EP. The pair then decided it was time to record
    an album together.


    Now as the Step Brothers, Evidence and Alchemist deliver another stellar musical achievement, Lord
    Steppington,Which delivers lyric-driven, punchline-heavy and intricate rhymes. Lord Steppington boasts the best of
    the duo peppered with frequent collaborators and friends, including Action Bronson, Roc Marciano, Domo
    Genesis,The Whooliganz, Styles P, Fashawn, Rakaa, Blu and Oh No.

    1. More Wins
    2. Dr. Kimble
    3. Byron G feat. Domo Genesis & The Whooliganz
    4. Legendary Mesh
    5. No Hesitation feat. Styles P
    6. Swimteam Rastas
    7. Mums In The Garage feat. Action Bronson
    8. See The Rich Man Play feat. Roc Marciano
    9. Banging Sound feat. Fashawn
    10. Step Masters
    11. Tomorrow feat. Rakaa & Blu
    12. Draw Something feat. Oh No
    13. Buzzing Away
    14. Just Step
    Step Brothers
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  • Mercury Rising Mercury Rising Quick View

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    Mercury Rising

    'Mercury Rising' is the third studio album to be released by Rae & Christian. The duo weave together exceptional musicianship paired with a British song writing sensibility and the finest elements of studio production. 'Mercury Rising' was created at producer/musician Steve Christian's studio in Yorkshire with additional recording at songwriter/vocalist/DJ Mark Rae's London base. In London a song writing bond was formed with Ed Harcourt and Gita Langley who make excellent contributions with vocals, songs, strings and keys. Sam Genders of Diagrams threads a story of redemption lost on the Ubahn on '1975', Kate Rogers is on imperious form and rising star Jake Emlyn unravels a whole new level of microphone skills on 'Favourite Game'. The international guests include the one-and-only Jazzy Jeff and Australia's Agent 86 dealing out world class scratch treatments on 'Check The Technique' (Tony D's vocals taken from a session recorded at the birth of Grand Central Records), Brooklyn rapper Masta Ace and Mark Foster of Foster The People, a collaboration born from Mark's L.A. excursion.


    'Mercury Rising' is the first new material in many years from R&C. Their 1998 Mercury Music Prize nominated debut 'Northern Sulphuric Soul' (Vitally fresh and timelessly classic deserving a place alongside Massive Attack's Blue Lines" Uncut) and 2002's 'Sleepwalking' (Another triumph, brimming with soulful, languid grooves, deft samples and well-chosen guest singers" Q Magazine) were both released on their Grand Central Records label (Aim, Riton, Boca 45, Only Child), a defining imprint of the late 90s soul/funk/hip-hop/beats scene. Guest vocalists over the two albums included Bobby Womack, Texas, The Congos, The Pharcyde, The Jungle Brothers and Jeru The Damaja.

    1. Happy - Featuring Mark Foster
    2. Check the Technique - Featuring Tony D, Jazzy Jeff, Agent 86
    3. 1975 - Featuring Diagrams
    4. Still Here - Featuring Gita Langley
    5. Travis
    6. Dancr - Featuring Mel Uye Parker
    7. The Ballad of Roza Shanina - Featuring Ed Harcourt
    8. Still life Freefall - Featuring Kate Rogers
    9. A2B - Featuring Mystro, Masta Ace and Pete Simpson
    10. Favourite Game - featuring Jake Emlyn
    11. Sweethome
    12. Mercury Rising
    Rae & Christian
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  • Late Night Tales: BADBADNOTGOOD (Unmixed) Late Night Tales: BADBADNOTGOOD (Unmixed) Quick View

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    Late Night Tales: BADBADNOTGOOD (Unmixed)

    Canadian quartet BadBadNotGood take on creating the ultimate "late night" selection of tracks from their record collections.


    The original trio of Matthew Tavares, Alex Sowinski and Chester Hansen formed while studying music at Toronto's Humber College (they've recently added Leland Whitty to the line-up). A shared appreciation of hip hop and instrumental covers of Gucci Mane and Earl Sweatshirt suggested a worldly outlook and reciprocated love from Tyler The Creator and Ghostface Killah, with whom they made 2015's Sour Soul. Their last album, the critically-acclaimed IV, turned heads and their collaborators continue to multiply: Snoop Dogg, Kaytranada and Kendrick Lamar among them.


    "We were really excited to have the chance to put together a LateNightTales compilation, it's a great organisation. We decided to use it as a vehicle to show everyone all the amazing music we have gotten to experience by touring and meeting new people.


    Every track on this comp was either shown to us by an incredible person or made by one of our friends. We also included a little cover of a song by one of our favourite current musicians, Andy Shauf. These artists, as well as many, many others, have influenced us to create, and kept our deep love of music alive. This mix will keep you company on a quiet night by yourself or with friends. You can check it out on the plane, the bus, a long walk, or any situation where you want a soundtrack for reflection and meditation."


    - BADBADNOTGOOD May 2017


    You can even hear little bits of BadBadNotGood through this mix, as though they are transmitting parts of themselves through the music they select. Perhaps the keys on Admas' hilariously expensive 'Anchi Bale Game', maybe, or the arrangements on Delegation's mighty Britsoul tune 'Oh Honey' or the groove from 'Vida Antiga', Erasmo Carlos' Brazilian classic. As Janis almost sang, take another little piece of my art.


    This is an international effort: Velly Joonas' Estonian version of 'Feel Like Makin' Love', Kiki Gyan, Admas and Francis Bebey representing Africa (Ghana, Ethiopia and Cameroon respectively), Les Prospection from France, Scots' Boards Of Canada and fellow Canucks River Tiber and Charlotte Day Wilson.


    Finally, there's the no-small-matter of the Late Night Tales cover version, in which BadBadNotGood take on Andy Shauf's 'To You' is turned into a mournful delight. while the Queen Of Siam herself, Lydia Lunch, delivers a sexual sermon involving only you, her and Jim Beam.


    Badbad, indeed: so good they said it twice.

    LP 1
    1. Boards Of Canada - Olson
    2. Erasmo Carlos - Vida Antiga
    3. Gene Williams - Don't Let Your Love Fade Away
    4. The Chosen Few - People Make The World Go Round
    5. Esther Phillips - Home Is Where the Hatred Is
    6. Delegation - Oh Honey
    7. Velly Joonas - KÄes on aeg
    8. Stereolab - The Flower Called Nowhere
    9. Kiki Gyan - Disco Dancer
    10. Admas - Anchi Bale Game


    LP 2
    1. Francis Bebey - Sanza Nocturne

    2. Thundercat - For Love I Come
    3. River Tiber Ft. Daniel Caesar - West
    4. Charlotte Day Wilson - Work
    5. The Beach Boys - Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
    6. Donnie & Joe Emerson - Baby
    7. Les Prospections - Lido
    8. Grady Tate - And I Love Her
    9. Badbadnotgood - To You (Exclusive Andy Shauf cover version)
    10. Steve Kuhn - The Meaning Of Love
    11. Lydia Lunch - You, Me and Jim Beam (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

    BADBADNOTGOOD
    $35.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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