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THE BEASTIE BOYS Electric Worm 7” vinyl single EMI Records

THE BEASTIE BOYS Electric Worm 7” vinyl single EMI Records
CONDITION: Great condition! Vinyl looks very nice! NM

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Beastie Boys is an American hip hop group from Brooklyn, New York. The group comprises Michael “Mike D” Diamond,Adam “MCA” Yauch, and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz. Since the release of Hello Nasty, the DJ for the group has beenMichael “Mix Master Mike” Schwartz, who was first featured in the song “Three MCs and One DJ”.

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BECK “Ghettochip” / “Gameboy/Homeboy” / “Bad Cartridge” / “Bit Rate Variations in B-Flat” 12″ Single Vinyl EP 2005 Interscope

BECK “Ghettochip” / “Gameboy/Homeboy” / “Bad Cartridge” / “Bit Rate Variations in B-Flat” 12″ Single Vinyl EP 2005 Interscope
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks great! VG+

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Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell; July 8, 1970)  is an American musician, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, known by the stage name Beck. With a pop art collage of musical styles, oblique and ironic lyrics, and postmodern arrangements incorporatingsamples, drum machines, live instrumentation and sound effects, Beck has been hailed by critics and the public throughout his musical career as being amongst the most creative and idiosyncratic musicians of 1990s and 2000s alternative rock.

The four-time platinum artist rose to underground popularity with his early works, which combined social criticism (as in “MTV Makes Me Want to Smoke Crack” and “Deep Fried Love”) with musical and lyrical experimentation. He first earned wider public attention for his breakthrough single “Loser”, a 1994 hit.

Two of Beck’s most popular and acclaimed recordings were Odelay (1996) and Sea Change (2002). Odelay was awarded Album of the Year by the American magazine Rolling Stone and by UK publications NME and Mojo. Odelay also received a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. Sea Change was also awarded Album of the Year by Rolling Stone.

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THE BEATNUTS Stone Crazy 12” vinyl LP Relativity Records 1997

THE BEATNUTS Stone Crazy 12” vinyl LP Relativity Records 1997
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks great! VG++

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Stone Crazy is the second full-length album by hip hop group The Beatnuts. It was released on June 24, 1997 by Relativity Recordsand Epic Records in later pressings. It is the first album released by The Beatnuts after rapper Kool Fashion left the group to pursue a solo career. The album is produced solely by The Beatnuts and features guest appearances by artists including Big Pun, Cuban Link and two rappers in the group Screwball. The album contains four singles, two of which charted. Stone Crazy had the best charting positions of any Beatnuts album upon its release, and is considered their breakthrough album.

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OUTKAST “Morris Brown” / “Idlewild Blue” 10″ Single RED Vinyl Record Virgin Records

OUTKAST “Morris Brown” / “Idlewild Blue” 10″ Single RED Vinyl Record Virgin Records
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks great! VG++

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OutKast is an American hip hop duo based in East Point, Georgia, consisting of Atlanta native André “André 3000” Benjamin (formerly known as Dré) and Savannah, Georgia-born Antwan “Big Boi” Patton. They were originally known as The OKB (The OutKast Brothers) but later changed the group’s name to OutKast. The group’s original musical style was a mixture of Dirty South and G-Funk. Since then, however, funk, soul, rock, electronic music, spoken word poetry, jazz, and blues elements have been added to the group’s musical palette.

The duo is one of the most successful hip-hop groups of all time, having received six Grammy Awards. Over 25 million copies have been sold of OutKast’s eight releases: six studio albums, a greatest hits release, and the Grammy Award-winning (for Best Album) Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, a double album containing a solo album from each member. Along with their commercial success, OutKast has maintained an experimental approach in their music and are widely praised for their originality and artistic content.

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NOTORIOUS B.I.G. Mo Money Mo problems 12” vinyl single Bad Boy Records 1997

NOTORIOUS B.I.G. Mo Money Mo problems 12” vinyl single Bad Boy Records 1997
CONDITION: Light surface wear on sleeve. Heavy surface wear on vinyl. Plays fine. G-

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“Mo Money Mo Problems” is a single by Notorious B.I.G., the second single from his album Life After Death. Released posthumously, the single topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in 1997, replacing “I’ll Be Missing You” from the chart, Puff Daddy’s song about Notorious B.I.G’s death. The song is Notorious B.I.G.’s second posthumous number one single making him the only artist in Hot 100 History to have 2 #1 singles posthumously. The song was nominated for the 1998 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.

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MC REN “Ruthless For Life” 12″ LP Vinyl Record

MC REN “Ruthless For Life” 12″ LP Vinyl Record
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Born and raised in Compton, he joined the gangsta rap group N.W.A after finishing his senior year at Dominguez High School. In 1987 he was featured on his friend Eazy-E’s debut album. Following the success of that album, Ren contributed vocals on the Straight Outta Compton (1988) album as well writing several tracks after Ice Cube left the group in 1989.[1] As part of N.W.A, Ren wrote and performed three solo recordings, two of which – ‘Just Don’t Bite It’ (from the 100 Miles And Runnin’ E.P.) and the follow up album track ‘She Swallowed It’ (Efil4Zaggin) cemented MC Ren’s status as a songwriter.

N.W.A became the first gangsta rap group to gain mainstream success. However, as their album Niggaz4Life reached the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 in 1991 financial conflict between Ice Cube and Ruthless Records led to the group disbanding. Group member Eazy-E, along with the group’s manager, was accused of skimming money. Dr. Dre left to form Death Row Records. MC Ren subsequently released his debut album with the help of Eazy-E in 1992, entitled Kizz My Black Azz. Surprisingly enough, with little commercial promotion, the album went platinum. MC Ren’s next album, Life Sentence, was scrapped while he converted to the Nation of Islam Capital Punishment Organization. Shock of the Hour in 1993 was released the next year. It also features the single “Mayday on the Frontline” which appeared in the film CB4. Following this, there was the release ‘Forget What Ya Heard’. Two years followed before an E.P. sampler for the ‘Villain In Black’ album hit the streets. This particular 12″ is considered a collectors’ item. Incidentally, during the 1992-94 period, Ren along with the likes of Dre, Warren G (Dre’s half brother) Eazy-E and Snoop Doggy Dogg were instrumental in pioneering what would become known as ‘G Funk’ – a direct evolution from the N.W.A sound. This sound can actually be traced back as far as the 1987 N.W.A release ‘Dopeman’. However it wasn’t until the N.W.A group split that the likes of Ren, Dre and Eazy developed their own brand of G Funk. MC Ren’s “Same Old Shit” and “Fuck What Ya Heard” being good examples of his own style.

DJ Train died in a house fire before the release of The Villain in Black (1996). The album sold relatively well for a brief period. Before leaving Ruthless Records, Ren released Ruthless for Life (1998) which proved a worthy comeback, briefly selling well. He appeared on the posse cut “Some L.A. Niggaz” from Dr. Dre’s 2001 album, but only took part in the intro, speaking.

In 2000 he appeared on the song “Hello” which featured Dr. Dre and Ice Cube on Ice Cube’s War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc) album. He joined the Up In Smoke Tour that same year just to rap this verse on this track.

He is in the process of finishing his first album in over a decade, entitled Renincarnated.

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TALIB KWELI & HI TEK “Move Somethin'”12” LP Vinyl Record 2000

FOR THIS AUCTION: TALIB KWELI & HI TEK “Move Somethin'”12” LP Vinyl Record ’00
CONDITION: Good condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks great! VG-

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Talib Kweli Greene (born October 3, 1975)  better known as Talib Kweli, is an African-American emcee from Brooklyn, New York. His first name in Arabic means “student” or “seeker”; his middle name in Swahili means “truth”. Kweli first gained recognition through Black Star, a collaboration with fellow MC Mos Def.

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