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kool keith lost masters collectionusic San Francisco Hip-Hop Top Five: 08:07:09 - c/o Luis

1) Kool Keith Lost Masters Collection (Dmaft Records)

2) Solillaquists of Sound No More Heroes (Anti/Epitaph)

3) Poison Pen The Money Shot (Gold Dust Media)

4) Dorrough Dorrough Music (E1 Entertainment)

5) Dudley Perkins Holy Smokes (1 AM APPROACH)

Classic Hip-Hop Reissue of the Week:
Marley Marl In Control Vol. 1 (Traffic Entertainment)

Thanks to Luis, the hip-hop buyer at Amoeba Music San Francisco, for this week's top five, which includes in the number one slot the brand new triple CD release from Kool Keith, Lost Masters Collection. The record dropped on the Ultramagnetic hip-hop living legend's own Dmaft Records this past Tuesday. This 3 disc set (50 songs in total) is a must get for fans of the veteran, prolific, freaky-minded emcee. Also just released this past Tuesday is the full-length from popular Dallas native Dorrough, who previously scored anti no more heroesa hit with the song "Do Tha Muscle" as a member of the group Prime Time Click. Simply titled Dorrough Music on E1 Entertainment, the new album features the hot summer 2009 radio/club song and riding anthem "Ice Cream Paint Job" (see video below).

In contrast to the light, breezy feel of Dorrough's music, Solillaquists of Sound's No More Heroes on Anti/Epitaph is much heavier in its content. For more insights on the concept behind this album, which rethreads territory from 3 decades ago as punk took hold, check the video below -- part one of the five part Solillaquists of Sound "Heroes in the Making" documentary. 

Meantime, Dudley Perkins' smoldering, beat-drenched 28 track CD Holy Smokes on 1 AM APPROACH is doing well at Amoeba Hollywood also and is well worth buying. Also brand new this week on Amoeba shelves is the tight new joint The Money Shot on Gold Dust Media from Brooklyn emcee Poison Pen, who proves you can be both hardcore/mob and an engaging, the money shot poison pensmart lyricist at the same time.

And this week's Classic Hip-Hop Reissue of the week is the amazing album from Marley Marl, In Control Vol. 1, originally released 21 years ago but reissued recently by Traffic Entertainment. It features such timeless hip-hop joints as "The Symphony," with that sick piano riff and also includes the all star mic blessers Masta Ace, Craig G., Kool G Rap, and Big Daddy Kane.

This weekend the cool hip-hop traveling festival Rock The Bells stops in LA tomorrow, Saturday, August 8th at the San Manuel Amphitheatre, and in the Bay Area on Sunday, August 9th at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. The fest has an all star lineup that includes (but is not limited to) Common, Nas, House of Pain/La Coka Nostra, Pete Rock, KRS-One, and Sage Francis. And today on the Amoeba Music Main Stage at the East Bay Express' 2009 Best of the East Bay Party will be Souls of Mischief and a dozen other acts at the free event being held at the Oakalnd Museum of California from 5pm to midnight. Free event. To get you in the mood, peep the classic sixteen year old single/video "93 Til Infinity" from Souls of Mischief immediately below.

                          Souls of Mischief "93 Til Infinity" (1993)

                                           Solillaquists of Sound "Heroes in the Making"

Dorrough "Ice Cream Paint Job" (2009)

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