Free Nationals are best known as Anderson Paak's live band, until now. Band members Kelsey Gonzalez (Bass), Ron "Tnava" Avant (Keyboard/ Vocoder), Callum Connor (Drums) and José Rios (Guitar) have graced the stage at Coachella, opened for performers such as Beyoncé and completed World Tours alongside J.Cole, Bruno Mars - the list continues.
Tical is the debut studio album by American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man. It was released November 15, 1994, by Def Jam Records. It was the first Wu-Tang solo album released after the group's debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993). Similar to all first generation solo Wu-Tang projects, Tical was mainly produced by group member RZA, who...
Eazy-Duz-It is the debut studio album by American hip hop artist Eazy-E, released on November 23, 1988, by Ruthless Records and Priority Records. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest gangsta rap albums. The album charted on two different charts and went Double Platinum in the United States despite very little promotion by radio and television.
Late Registration is the second studio album by American rapper and producer Kanye West. It was released on August 30, 2005, through Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records. It features guest contributions from Adam Levine, Lupe Fiasco, Jamie Foxx, Common, Jay-Z, Brandy, and Nas, among others.
The College Dropout is the debut studio album by American rapper and producer Kanye West. It was released on February 10, 2004, by Def Jam and Roc-A-Fella Records. In the years leading up to release, West had received praise for his production work for rappers such as Jay-Z and Talib Kweli, but faced difficulty being accepted as an artist in his own right...
The Black Album is the eighth studio album by American rapper Jay-Z, released on November 28, 2003, by Roc-A-Fella Records. It was advertised as his final album before retiring, which is also a recurring theme throughout the songs, although Jay-Z resumed his recording career in 2006.
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (often called simply Black Star) is the debut studio album by Black Star, a hip hop duo consisting of emcees Talib Kweli and Mos Def (the latter of whom now goes by Yasiin Bey). The album was released on September 29, 1998, to critical acclaim. The title is a reference to the Black Star Line, a shipping line...
Hard to Earn is the fourth studio album by American hip hop duo Gang Starr. It was released on March 8, 1994, by Chrysalis and EMI Records in North America. The album featured the singles "Mass Appeal", (their first charting single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart), "DWYCK" (featuring Nice & Smooth), and "Code of the Streets".
DJ Jazzy Jeff's M3, his first album in over a decade, is the final installment of his “Magnificent series.” Jeff is still going strong years after entering the third phase of his career. He’s best known as one of half of DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, the ubiquitous duo who made a lot of feel-good and often family friendly hip-hop during its Golden Age.
The Allergies's new LP - their fourth in total - is a particularly kaleidoscopic, party-starting affair. It sees the popular Bristol duo join forces with a series of guest vocals and MCs to deliver a series of funk-fuelled workouts that variously mix and match elements of hip-hop, mambo, stomping Northern Soul, deep funk, jazz and horn-heavy 1970s soul.
Son of G Rap is a collaborative album by hip hop artists Kool G Rap and 38 Spesh. The special edition features new cover art! The album is considered a homage to the impact Kool G Rap has made on the culture of Hip Hop and a passing of the torch to the younger artist 38 Spesh.
Nasir is the twelfth studio album by American rapper Nas. It was released on June 15, 2018 through Mass Appeal Records and Def Jam Recordings. It succeeds Nas album Life Is Good, released six years prior in 2012. The album features an appearance from Kanye West, as well as guest appearances from Puff Daddy, 070 Shake, Tony Williams, and The-Dream.
Flamagra is the sixth studio album by American record producer Flying Lotus (Steven Ellison), released on May 24, 2019 by Warp Records. It is his first album since 2014's You're Dead!. The album also features contributions from Anderson Paak, George Clinton, Little Dragon, Tierra Whack, Denzel Curry, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat, Toro y Moi and Solange.
Moka Only’s much anticipated follow up album titled “It Can Do”, is now available on vinyl LP via URBNET. The instrumental aspect of the new release is a clear nod to the future of where the artist is heading to, suggesting that instrumental composition is at the very heart of Moka’s being.
Liquid Swords is the second solo studio album by American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member GZA, released on November 7, 1995, by Geffen Records. Recording sessions for the album began midway through 1995 at producer RZA's basement studio in the New York City borough of Staten Island.
Like Water for Chocolate is the fourth studio album by American rapper Common, released on March 28, 2000 through MCA Records. It was Common's first major label album and was both a critical and commercial breakthrough, receiving widespread acclaim from major magazine publications and selling 70,000 copies in its first week.
Rostrum is proud to release the first vinyl issue of K.I.D.S., the fourth mixtape by American rapper Mac Miller. It was originally released by Rostrum Records on August 13, 2010 as a free mixtape via DatPiff, and commercially released digitally earlier this year. The title is a play on words, as an acronym for "Kickin' Incredibly Dope Shit" and a...
Ta-Ku's Songs To Break Up To is at once volatile and firm, despairing and optimistic, vague and shockingly clear. It's an album that is deeply personal, yet it is able to resonate almost universally with humanity - because while we live in a society of relationships, marriages, and love affairs, we also live in a society of breakups and mistakes. VIBES!
Fish Outta Water is the first studio album by Jurassic 5 front-member Chali 2na. It was released on Decon in 2009. It features guest appearances from Talib Kweli, Anthony Hamilton, Beenie Man, and the Marley brothers Damian and Stephen. Chali 2na, is an American rapper, associated with the groups Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli. He is known for his baritone and...