Hip-Hop Top Five 07:03:16
1: Marco Polo Collectables Slice of Spice)
2: Knxwledge Wraptaypes (Cassette) (All City)
3: Oddisee The Odd Tape (Mello Music Group)
4: Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince "Yo Home To Bel Air"
+"Parents Just Don't Understand" (12") (Enjoy The Ride Records)
5: House Shoes The Makings (Cassette) (Street Corner Music)
As the music business continues to go through its ever shifting changes in this constantly evolving digital download age, the number of physical analog release continues to build each year, from reissues to new releases on vinyl and cassette. The current top five above includes cassette releases from LA based, Detroit producer House Shoes (The Makings on Street Corner Music) and from Knxwledge (Wraptaypes on All City). All City is the Dublin, Ireland record label (and similarly named record store) run by DJ OB who had released music by Knxwledge years ago and years before the LA based, NJ raised producer had put out music on Stones Throw. Among the growing number of reissues on vinyl of out of print older releases is the reissue this week of the 1992 single "Yo Home To Bel Air" / "Parents Just Don't Understand." The 12" record, re-released this past Friday by Enjoy The Ride Records, was Initially released by Jive/Zomba almost a full quarter century ago.