#HipHopVinylNewArrivals Top 5 LPs + 7” Pick of the Week [Common, L'Orange & Jeremiah Jae, Ill Bill, AZ, Bun B & Statik Selektah +]

Posted by Billyjam, October 17, 2019 02:00pm | Post a Comment
Hip-Hop Vinyl LP Top Five: 10:16:19

#1: L'Orange & Jeremiah Jae
Complicate Your Life With Violence Vinyl LP  (Mello Music Group) (also avail on CD)

#2: Common Let Love Vinyl LP (Loma Vista)
      (also available in Translucent Red Vinyl LP + on CD

#3:  Bun B & Statik Selektah  Trillstatik Vinyl LP (Tuff Kong Records)

#4: Ill Bill  Black Metal Vinyl LP (Uncle Howie Records)
       (also available on CD)

#5: Iggy Azalea  In My Defense Vinyl LP (Bad Dreams Records)    (also available on CD)

Topping the hip-hop vinyl LP chart this week is the incredible new album from L'Orange and Jeremiah Jae;    A sequel of sorts to their last full-length collaboration,  The Night Took Us In Like Family that was also via Mello Music, this new power-duo pairing manages to outshine that critically acclaimed 2015 album.  It also tops L'Orange's last collaborative project from last year with emcee Solemn Brigham; the album Marlowe that ranked as the number one hip-hop album of 2018 by this Amoeblogger.  Complicate Your Life With Violence LP  (also avail on CD) is the sort of album that with each re-listen one discovers some additional subtle sounds hidden into its richly complex production.

Pure fire from the start to finish of the seventeen track album, it effortlessly showcases both L’Orange’s complex yet soothing, retro mood crafted, noir cinematic time-transporting production values and emcee Jeremiah Jae’s (who is also a producer) ever-engaging tales and gripping vocal delivery. Complicate Your Life With Violence  has been accurately described by the duo’s label as “creating something that feels somewhere between a Spaghetti Western on 25th Century Mars, Bogart starring in Blade Runner and a rap soundtrack to a Steve McQueen jailbreak film.” In short this timeless, truly unique album is unadulterated boom-bap hip-hop fused with the vibe of Western movies and old time radio detective shows; an album that commands one's attention for every moment of its 42 minutes and 20 seconds.
In the number two chart spot is Common and his brand new/twelfth studio album  Let Love Vinyl LP (also available in Translucent Red Vinyl LP + on CD)  that is a companion piece to the renaissance man’s recently published memoir Let Love Have The Last Word. Amoeba reviewers describe this self-reflective new Common album as a, “collection of songs, in all of its familial, platonic and romantic incarnations, and tell how much the healing power of love can change you over time.”  The 11 track album’s standout track is “HER Love (feat. Daniel Caesar & Dwele)” that’s a sequel of sorts to his 1994 breakout hit / commentary on hip-hop “I used to love H.E.R.” back when the Chicago hip-hop artist was still known Common Sense

Other new arrivals on this chart include the vinyl pressing of Bun B & Statik Selektah's 2019 guest-heavy collaborative ten track ablum Trillstatik Vinyl LP (Tuff Kong Records), the new vinyl pressing of Ill Bill's 2007 album Black Metal Vinyl LP (also available on CD), and the vinyl pressing of the lackluster 2019 album from Australian pop rapper/singer Iggy Azelea; In My Defense Vinyl LP(also available on CD)

7” Single of the Week

"Save Them" 7" by AZ, Raekwon, Prodigy & Buckwild

45 RPM 7" single of the week, via the lately hella prolific and on point Tuff Kong record label, is the collaborative hip-hop track "Save Them" from Brooklyn emcee legend AZ along with fellow high profile guests Raekwon of Wu-Tang fame and Prodigy from Mobb Deep plus top notch production by D.I.T.C.'s  Buckwild.

Initially released digitally a couple of years ago back in 2017 and then last year released on 7" vinyl as an Italian import (also via Tuff Kong where the hip-hop loving label is based) the record is now more widely available but note will likely sell out soon so order your copy of "Save Them" today from Amoeba Music.

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