12:15:17: Top 10 New Hip-Hop Albums + Top 5 Hip-Hop Vinyl [G-Eazy, Qbert, N.E.R.D., Jeezy, Eminem, Pharcyde, Scarface, Slim Thug +]

Posted by Billyjam, December 15, 2017 01:40pm | Post a Comment
We may be into the middle of the final month of the year when you might imagine that things would be slowing down on the new releases front but, as you can see from the Top 10 New Hip-Hop Albums and Top 5 New Hip-Hop Vinyl below, today (12/15/17) a slew of new hip-hop albums got unleashed and made their way onto the shelves of Amoeba. These include anticipated releases from such artists as  N.E.R.D , Eminem, and Berkeley CA rap star G-Eazy who will be doing an in-store meet-and-greet signing session at his hometown Amoeba on Telegraph at 3pm today. Details

Top 10 New Hip-Hop Albums: 12:15:17

1: G-Eazy The Beautiful & Damned  (RCA)

Number one artist at Amoeba G-Eazy will be at his hometown record store Amoeba Berkeley today (3pm in-store) to sign copies of his brand new album has delivered his latest effort, The Beautiful & Damned, on RCA Records. It is the fifth studio album from the 28-year-old Berkeley native whose last album release was 2015’s When It’s Dark Out (also on LP/vinyl). A 20-track, double CD set The Beautiful & Damned
includes such tracks as "Charles Brown (feat. E-40 & Jay Ant)," "Summer In December "No Limit (feat. Cardi B & A$AP Rocky)" which was a Billboard 200 scoring hit, advance single released back in September. G-Eazy's Amoeba Berkeley in-store signing is at 3pm today, with space limited.

2: N.E.R.D. NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES  (Columbia Records)
The recently reunited N.E.R.D (Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley) follow the popular teaser lead single “Lemon (feat. Rihanna)” with the all new  N.E.R.D. album NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES that features that RiRi track plus ten other songs including the Ed Sheeran guesting track “Lifting You," André 3000 (“Rollinem 7’s”), Future (“Voila (feat. Gucci Mane & Wale)," "Don't Don't Do It (feat. Kendrick Lamar), and "Kites (feat. Kendrick Lamar & M.I.A. )."

3: Eminem Revival (Aftermath)
Do call it a comeback! Back today with a powerful new album, including the politically charged "Untouchable," elder statesman of hip-hop Eminem proves that he is not to be dismissed by any means with Revival via Aftermath. As accurately noted in the Amoeba review:  "Eminem seems pretty determined to prove something to anyone willing to listen. Ever since 2004’s Encore and the ensuing drug addiction that nearly derailed his career, nearly all of Eminem’s subsequent releases have been billed as a “return to form” in some way another, as that desire to recapture the spark and cultural cache of his turn-of-the-millennium classics is clearly the impetus behind them. Revival   marks the newest incarnation of the Eminem comeback album, as well as the third in his series of albums with R-titles (following Relapse and Recovery). He certainly doesn’t lack for ambition this time around."

4: Scarface Deeply Rooted: The Lost Files (BMG Rights Mgmt)
Today Scarface drops an album that's been talked about quite a bit since he announced its release just two weeks ago: Deeply Rooted: The Lost Files (BMG Rights Mgmt).  A sort of sequel to 2015's Deeply Rooted album, the Geto Boys emcee delivers    which contains some extra songs compared to the original plus alternate versions of some songs.

5: Jeezy Pressure (Def Jam)
Jeezy just dropped Pressure (Def Jam) which is his first album since Oct 2016’s Trap Or Die 3 (released in vinyl LP format earlier this year). Fans will be liking this new one which has a gang of big name guests including J. Cole , Kendrick Lamar, Trey Songz, and 2 Chainz.

6: Slim Thug The World Is Yours (Hogglife Ent.)

Hard working rapper Slim Thug gives us his brand new solo joint: The World Is Yours on Hogglife Entertainmnet.

7: Saukrates  Season 2 (Independent Label Services)

Canadian emcee/producer Saukrates finally delivers his long awaited album  Season 2 (Independent Label Services) that's been awaited since 2014. Good news: it was worth the wait.

8: Nav And Metro Boomin  Perfect Timing (Republic)

Nav And Metro Boomin's  Perfect Timing mixtape from Canadian artist Nav and American producer Metro Boomin that initially surfaced back mid summer as a mixtape  digital release.

9: Young RJ  Blaq Royalty (Nestra Music Group)
A solid release from Young RJ:  Blaq Royalty (Nestra Music Group). The new album's dozen tracks include select features from a diverse set of guests including Pete Rock, Boldy James and BJ The Chicago Kid.
10: Boosie Badazz BooPac (Trill Ent)

Released today via digital platforms only, but look for physical release follow up at Amoeba in the near future, is Boosie Badazz's BooPac. The new 24 track, 2Pac title inspired album is the follow up of last year's Thug Talk.
  Top 5 LPs / New Hip-Hop Vinyl:  12:15:17

1: DJ Qbert Dirtstyle Twenty-Fifth Anniversary 1992-2017 LP (Dirtstyle)

In celebration of the twenty fifth anniversary of Dirt Style, the Qbert and company imprint that became the go-to label for scratch and battle DJs in the 90's with a slew of battle record releases, Thud Rumble and Qbert have assembled Dirtstyle Twenty-Fifth Anniversary 1992-2017 LP which they say is the “master library of all the greatest skratch sounds from 1992-2017.” The 2LP set is packed with "over 1400 classic and new skratch perfect sounds." One record is filled with skratch sounds while the other is a skipless record. With cover art by Dug-One's (who did early era Dirt Style battle record cover art work) Morning Breath Inc design company, the two LPs each come in multicolored vinyl.

2:  The Pharcyde Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde [Deluxe Edition] (Craft Recordings)

Like Qbert's Dirt Style release, this is another 25th anniversary album release: The Pharcyde: Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde [Deluxe Edition] (5LP). Five 12" records in this deluxe edition that includes the main album on two of the LPs (in yellow and blue colored vinyl), plus three long out of print 12" singles, all in black vinyl. These are "Passin' Me By," "Otha FIsh" and “Ya Mama"-  all as they originally were released. The "Ya Mama" single's three versions include the LP mix, the Murphy mix, and the Cosby mix”  while the “Otha Fish” single contains five different versions: “Video Edit” “Video Edit Instrumental” “LA Jay Remix” “The Angel Remix” and “Live At Dodger Stadium.” This special deluxe edition (limited to one per customer) follows both the recently released 2LP set reissue Bizarre Ride II LP  and the cassette version reissue.

3: Statik Selektah 8 LP (Showoff/Duck Down/Fat Beats)

Following up last week's release of his recommended, guest-heavy 8 album on CD format, today super producer Statik Selektah gives us the double vinyl set 8 LP (Duck Down/Fat Beats) that is worth it just for the sick RTJ collaboration track: "Put The Jewels On It (feat. Run The Jewels)."
4:  Blu & Exile  In The Beginning: Before The Heavens LP (Dirty Science)
It's arrived! Finally, following the initial release two months ago on as the Blu & Exile CD, today the vinyl 2LP set of In The Beginning: Before The Heavens LP has arrived also via Dirty Science. This will likely sell out quickly so get it while you can. 
5: Marty Baller Baller Nation LP (Omerta Inc.)

Back in mid July rapper Marty Baller, who is affiliated with the A$AP Mob, dropped the digital download mixtape Baller Nation. Today he follows it up with a physical vinyl album LP version Baller Nation LP via Omerta Inc. The tight ten track trap-based production features guest spots from pals A$AP Ferg, Rob $tone, Rich The Kid and others.

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