Hip-Hop Vinyl Exclusives For Black Friday Record Store Day 2015

Posted by Billyjam, November 22, 2015 11:30am | Post a Comment
This coming Friday, November 27th, is a big day at Amoeba with another post-Thanksgiving Record Store Day (RSD) on its way. With it comes exclusive releases that span all genres including some really nice hip-hop worth getting. Most of these releases are small run pressings exclusive for RSD at indies stores like Amoeba Music. The growing number of avid hip-hop 45's collectors will be more than pleased with the new seven inch hip-hop pressings that will be available on RSD. Included is a 7" unique pressing of “Egypt, Egypt” b/w “Girls” from friends of Amoeba The Egyptian Lover and Stones Throw Records. Greg Broussard (aka The Egyptian Lover), who earlier this month played both Hollywood and San Francisco Amoeba in-stores in support of his brand new album 1984, said in a pre-instore Amoeblog interview that he will be releasing his anticipated Anthology via Stones Throw next year. It is sure to be a goodie as Peanut Butter Wolf's Stones Throw label never disappoints with its packaging and presentation. This Friday's RSD 7" is proof of this. The limited edition vinyl is described as 7” die-cut “pyramid” shaped white vinyl.   Regal pop-up packaging with folding magnetic panels creates a 4-sided, 3-dimensional pyramid.

Other 7" RSD pressings include a first time 7" vinyl pressing of the late Eazy-E's post N.W.A. recording "Merry Muthaphuckkin' Xmas" (just in time for the holidays!), and a vinyl press of the formerly only digital release of 2012's "One For The Money" by Royce Da 5'9", Skillz, and Diamond D. But most noteworthy is the must-get RSD exclusive five record box-set of classics by Run-D.M.C. The Singles Collection is five seven inch records in full color jackets that are exact reproductions of the original 12" issues from three decades ago - all packaged in a slipcase with that iconic, oft imitated Run-D.M.C. logo on its cover.  The five 45's tracklisting is as follows: 1A: "It's Like That" 1B: "Sucker M.C.'s (Krush-Groove 1)" 2A: "Here We Go (Live At The Funhouse)" 2B: "Here We Go (Live At The Funhouse Bleeped Version)" 3A: "Walk This Way (7" Version)" 3B: "King Of Rock (7" Version)" 4A: "My Adidas" 4B: "Peter Piper" Now that's fresh! 5A: "Run's House" 5B: "Beats to the Rhyme"

The 12" RSD releases include Jay Electronica's Exhibit A + C on picture disc via Nas' label Mass Appeal Records. This is the first time this release has been on vinyl. A reissue in a colored (orange/yellow/purple/black splatter) vinyl for RSD this Friday will be the OutKast's Stankonia.Then there's a colored vinyl reissue of pioneering gangsta rapper, Philly bad boy Schoolly D's debut 12 inch single "PSK What Does It Mean"/"Gucci Time" with full color jacket with artwork by Schoolly D, plus a bonus sticker pack of Schoolly's artwork inside, plus liner notes by revered author/hip-hop historian Brian Coleman and the artist himself. Note that this record is limited to one per customer. Longer format 12" RSD releases include a 4 LP set from  Rhymesayers of the 2005 album from Felt - the power trio made up of Slug and Murs on mic with production by Ant; Felt 2: A Tribute to Lisa Bonet (10 Year Anniversary Edition). In addition to the original music it also includes never-before-released instrumentals, a custom quad-fold jacket, and free digital download card of the 30 tracks contained on its eight sides. 

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