Little Harry vs Billy Boyo – DJ Clash Vol. 2 (LP)⠀

by Sonny   ·  11 months ago  

if only more LPs like this were made today. The “novel” concept of pitting two dope emcees/deejays vs each other – as they take turns flashing their stylee, tune by tune, and letting the listener be the judge – is one that makes for a great listen. Personally, I think Little Harry won this clash – but in the spirit of back 2 skool week – Billy Boyo’s “Going Back To School” tune is 🔥🔥. These cats were 13-15 years old when this album dropped – and Junjo Lawes did his damn thing in producing this classic. – Sonny 

Blackalicious – Nia (2xLP)

by Sonny   ·  11 months ago  
2000 Quannum Original Pressing

In the spirit of back-to-school week – we felt the urge to share a small handful of records that elicit that feeling of learning, bettering one-self, and/or reminding the world that you’re back and ready to roll for the new school year (for scholars of all ages!). This @officialblackalicious LP is a lesson in poetry and word play, and a reminder that hip hop is beautiful. 20 years later this 2xLP still holds up and is still very relevant and necessary. – Rick⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Common – Electric Circus (2xLP)

by Sonny   ·  11 months ago  
2002 Original Pressing

As we discussed during episode 12 of The Fox Crate Podcast (link in bio), Electric Circus has aged nicely since its release back in 2002. Sonny makes the case for it being Common’s most slept-on album, and also his best full-length album. With production from @questlove and @jamespoyser, including J Dilla and The Neptunes – this album was ahead of its time, but one that we loved from day one. The amount of talent on this record is crazy. @common has a new record dropping at the end of this month, and one that we fully anticipate grabbing on wax. #hiphopvinyl#electriccircus#underrated#common⠀⠀⠀