Monthly Archives: October 2022

Group Gome – Livin’ Proof (1995), 2xLP, Reissue

Group Gome – Livin’ Proof (1995), 2xLP, Reissue

One of the more unsung talents that came out of the Gang Starr Foundation was the Brooklyn-based duo Group Home, consisting of MCs Lil Dap and Melachi The Nutcracker. Dap was first showcased on the Gang Starr posse cut Im The Man, on 1992s Daily Operation; Melachi appeared on Words From The Nutcracker from 1993s Hard To Earn. The early Group Home song So Called Friends was also featured on 1993s now-legendary Gangstarr Foundation Sampler, which also gave the world Jerus Come Clean.

By 1995, Dap and Melachi had paid their dues and finally got their own full-length: Livin Proof. And it was everything that Gang Starr and any true school hip-hop fans could have wanted, produced almost entirely by DJ Premier (with two exceptions: Serious Rap Shit helmed by Guru himself; and 4 Give My Sins, produced by Jay-Z mentor Jaz-O (aka Big Jazz).

Beyond the albums classic singles – Supa Star, Livin Proof and Suspended In Time – there are Premier-overseen classics all over, including The Realness, Inna Citi Life, and Sacrifice. In fact, many Gang Starr scholars agree that the beats on Living Proof are in the Top 5 of all Premier-produced albums – no small boast, but certainly hard to disprove.

Release Date: November 4th 2022

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Dilated Peoples – 20/20 (2006), 2xLP, Reissue, 180 gr

Dilated Peoples – 20/20 (2006), 2xLP, Reissue, 180 gr

Their fourth studio album 20/20 was originally release in 2006. The album’s lead single “Back Again” made a strong impact, partly due to MTV refusing to play the video, due to a scene in which Rakaa wore a bulletproof vest. “Back Again” and the title track were both produced by acclaimed producer The Alchemist. In addition, the album features guest performances by Dr. Greenthumb, Talib Kweli, Krondon, Defari and Capleton. 20/20 is available as a 2LP and includes a 4-page booklet with lyrics.

Release Date: November 25th 2022

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Wu-Tang Clan – Triumph/Heaterz (2022), 7″, Special Edition, Colored

Wu-Tang Clan – Triumph/Heaterz (2022), 7″, Special Edition, Colored

For the 25th Anniversary of Wu-Tang Forever Get On Down presents “Triumph”, issued for the ­first time as a 7-inch single with “Heaterz” on the B-Side. A Side Triumph B Side Heaterz.

Release Date: November 11th 2022

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Funko GOLD! Snoop Dogg Vinyl Figure

Funko GOLD! Snoop Dogg Vinyl Figure

Turn up the volume in your music collection with the new Funko GOLD™ premium vinyl figure of legendary rapper, Snoop Dogg. GOLD is the perfect way to commemorate some of your favourite, iconic music artists in your collection, and each figure comes in a sleek, display-ready box that is easy to stack with other GOLD collectibles. Vinyl figure is 12.7cm tall.

Release Date: November 30th 2022

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Xzibit – Man Vs Machine (2002), 2xLP, Reissue

Xzibit – Man Vs Machine (2002), 2xLP, Reissue

From its dramatic intro, “Release Date,” to the thundering West Coast march “Enemies,” Xzibit’s fourth and mythical album, Man vs. Machine produced by no less than Dr Dre, spent a total of 19 weeks on the “Billboard” 200 chart and was certified gold only a month after its release with over 500,000 copies sold.

The legendary album that features a heavyweight cast with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Eminem, M.O.P, Nate Dogg, DJ Premier and Dr Dre himself is now available for the first time since its original release.

Release Date: November 18th 2022

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Funko POP! ALBUM Tupac – 2pacalypse Now

Funko POP! ALBUM Tupac – 2pacalypse Now

This Pop! Album celebrates Tupac’s 2Pacalypse Now. Never forget where it started, or the journey that unfolded along the way, by collecting this special Pop! Album of 2Pacalypse Now. Featuring a Pop! Tupac figure and the album cover art packaged together in a protective case, this Pop! Album can be hung on a wall or placed on a shelf with your music collection. Vinyl figure is approximately 10.1cm tall. Approximate dimensions of protective case: 22cm W x 23.4cm H x 8.2cm.

Release Date: October 28th 2022

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A.G. – Giant In The Mental (2022), LP

A.G. – Giant In The Mental (2022), LP

With more than 30 years in the game, D.I.T.C. affiliate Andre the Giant of Showbiz & A.G. fame continues to prove that his pen game is better than ever with the release of his latest full length effort, Giant In The Mental.
“I am really not moved by guest appearances,” A.G. explains. “Music for me is mostly therapy, and I don’t need anyone else to help me vent and express my thoughts.” He’s absolutely right, because across the 10 tracks on Giant In The Mental, he skillfully unpacks and tackles a number of different topics with his trademark wit and wisdom.

Release Date: October 7th 2022