Hip-Hop: Top 5 Albums + New 7" Arrivals: Big Shug, Billy Woods, DJ DSK, Guilty Simpson, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, DJ Sausage Fingers

Posted by Billyjam, October 25, 2019 10:24pm | Post a Comment

1: Big Shug The Diamond Report  (Brick Records)

2: Billy Woods Terror Management (backwoodz)

3: Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire   Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire vinyl/LP  (Chocolate Rabbit)

4: Guilty Simpson Actus Reus LP/vinyl (Dixon Hill Beats)

5: Mndsgn NoMaps LP/vinyl (Mndsgn Limited)

Gang Starr Foundation co-founder Big Shug is back in force with the new 20 track album The Diamond Report  (Brick Records) whose list of collaborators include DJ Premier, Lil Fame and M-Dot. In explaining the concept and title of his new album the veteran Boston rapper said, “Shuggie Diamonds is my ‘singing’ and ‘more soulful’ alter ego, so the titleThe Diamond Report  is based off that. The nickname was given to me by my brother, the late, great Guru. My music is also a form of me dropping jewels; I have always been a diamond in the rough.” Scroll down to check out the music video for the powerful DJ Premier produced album track "EMF"

Uniquely talented East Coast hip-hop artist, record label owner, and Amoeba Berkeley in-store performer Billy Woods' Terror Management (backwoodz) is available as of today from Amoeba, as is the brand new, long anticipated self-titled Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire vinyl/LP  on Chocolate Rabbit. Another hot new vinyl formatted album is Guilty Simpson's (with arrangement by Dixon Hill) Actus Reus LP/vinyl (Dixon Hill Beats).

Also new on vinyl this week but in fact a release originally from 2011 is Mndsgn's NoMaps LP/vinyl that Mndsgn Limited described as a project that, "traces a transitional period between two coasts, soundtracking Mndsgn's transplant from New Jersey to Los Angeles" with its15 tracks taking sonic detours, "in and out of softsynth compositions, textured loops and hard bops to illustrate relocation and it's reflective nature." Note that the artist's June 2019 album release, Snaxx LP and CD via Stones Throw Records, is still avail

Meanwhile among the 7" vinyl new arrivals at Amoeba this week are four DJ/turntablist ready records from the Dinked Records label that include three seven inch records from the China based, UK raised DJ/producer DJ DSK; DNA Edits Vol. 1 7" vinyl, DNA Edits Vol. 2 7" vinyl,  and his "scratch tool" collaborative 7” single with Jacob+ The Hang 7" vinyl.  Also on seven inch from Dinked is DJ Sausage Fingers' Knockout Vol. 3 7" vinyl release. These tend to sell out fast so get them while they are still in stock from Amoeba.

Big Shug "EMF (produced by DJ Premier)" from The Diamond Report  (Brick Records)

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