Top 20 Hip-Hop Vinyl New Releases: Roc Marciano, Migos, DJ Woody, EPMD, J Dilla, Guru's Jazzmatazz, Del +AmpLive, Skyzoo +

Posted by Billyjam, June 13, 2018 03:58pm | Post a Comment

The trend of the past several years of new vinyl pressings overtaking new CDs been pressed up, in terms of favorable physical format, continues to grow each week with the number of hip-hop vinyl releases far outweighing that of CD releases each week in 2018. This top twenty list of hip-hop vinyl releases, in no particular order, includes new and recent vinyl pressings spanning the past several weeks up to the most recent date (6/8/18). As well as 12" albums these include some 7" releases such as UK mixed media producer / DJ Woody's Ear Wax 7" (Woodwurk),  Stro Elliot's Soul II Stro / The Egyptian Way (7")  (Street Corner Music) and  DJ Sausage Fingaz' battle DJ tool themed 1-2 Knockouts Vol. 1 (7") (Dinked Records). 

The full-length album on vinyl titles in this list of 20 releases include both new 2018 (and some 2017) albums finally getting vinyl versions, as well as a grip of older era hip-hop albums getting reissued on vinyl after been out of print for a long time. Examples of these include previous decade hip-hop releases from Mobb Deep starring Havoc and the late great Prodigy (inc. 1999's Murda Muzik as 2LP pictured above and their 2001 album Infamy 2LP both via Sony Legacy), Diamond & The Psychotic Neurotics' golden era classic Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop 2LP (Music On Vinyl), and the power duo of EPMD whose landmark albums, their 1988 debut  Strictly Business 2LP and 1989's Unfinished Business 2LP both recently reissued as by Capitol). Another recent reissue on vinyl is GURU's Jazzmatazz Vol. 1 [Deluxe Edition] Vinyl 3LP.  This expanded new deluxe triple vinyl set, via Virgin, revisits the late great Gang Starr emcee's early nineties side jazz project  with Branford Marsalis and others, Jazzmatazz.

New hip-hop vinyl releases that have staggered by few months release dates of their earlier digital or CD versions of latest albums include the ambitious triple vinyl version of ATL pop rap stars Migos' Culture II 3LP vinyl (Quality Control) and Roc Marciano's current concept album RR2: The Bitter Dose 2LP vinyl set (Marci Enterprises). Also out now on vinyl is friend of Amoeba / Berkeley rap star G-Eazy's latest album The Beautiful & The Damned December 2017 release is now finally available on vinyl The Beautiful & Damned 2LP. Also now available on vinyl are such other popular releases as Migos' Culture II 3LP vinyl version    and the various artists Black Panther OST 2LP vinyl (Interscope). Add to that list Skyzoo's Apollo Brown produced 2018 album In Celebration of Us that, initially released back in February via First Generation, is now also available as a vinyl / 2LP set of the politically charged, pro-black artist's 71 minute album.

Upcoming new releases on vinyl  arriving into Amoeba soon will include Joey Bada$$ 2012 mixtape debut 1999 (Pro Era) that is being released on vinyl for the first time on June 15th as 2LP vinyl set but can be pre-ordered here now. Note that all of these records (whether triple vinyl box sets or single 7" records) all ship for free from Amoeba Music to anywhere in the USA.

#01 DJ Woody Ear Wax 7" (Woodwurk)

#02: Roc Marciano RR2: The Bitter Dose 2LP vinyl (also on CD) (Marci Enterprises)

#03:  DJ Sausage Fingaz   1-2 Knockouts Vol. 1 (7") (Dinked Records)

#04: J Dilla Dilla's Mix The Instrumentals LP/vinyl also on CD (PayDay)

#05 Migos Culture II 3LP vinyl (also on CD) (Quality Control)

#06: EPMD Strictly Business 2LP vinyl (Capitol Records)

#07: Freddie Gibbs & Statik Selektah Lord Giveth, Lord Taketh Away LP (Omerta Inc)

#08: Diamond And The Psychotic Neurotics Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop 2LP (Music On Vinyl)


#09: Mobb Deep Infamy 2LP vinyl (Sony Legacy) [also reissued was Murda Muzik 2LP]

#10: Stro Elliot Soul II Stro / The Egyptian Way (7")  (Street Corner Music)

#11:  Lojii & Swarvy  Due Rent LP (Fresh Selects)

#12: Scallops Hotel Sovereign Nose of (Y)our Arrogant Face LP/vinyl (Ruby Yacht)
#13: Del The Funky Homosapien + AMP Live Gate 13 (also on vinyl/LP)  (Iot Records, 2018)

#14 EPMD Unfinished Business 2LP vinyl (Capitol)

                #15: GURU Jazzmatazz Vol. 1 [Deluxe Edition] Vinyl 3LP set (Virgin)

#16: G-Eazy The Beautiful & Damned LP  (RCA Records)

  #17: Various Artists Black Panther OST 2LP vinyl (Interscope)  (also on CD)

  #18: The Last Poets Understand What Black Is 2LP (Studio Rockers)

#19: Skyzoo  In Celebration of Us 2LP vinyl (also on CD ) (First Generation)

#20 Jaden Smith SYRE 2LP vinyl (Roc Nation)

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