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New Hip-Hop inc Top 5: Mac Miller, Marlowe, Blockhead, Blu & Shafiq Husayn, Sims, Fat Albert Einstein, A.G., Funky DL, Fugees, etc.

Posted by Billyjam, August 4, 2018 02:02pm | Post a Comment
In addition to the new hip-hop album releases in the Top Five below are such other new/recent arrivals to Amoeba as the Fugees vinyl release from Sony Legacy; Refugee Camp: Bootleg Versions LP. As its title implies this is a collection of alternative bootleg versions of tracks by the Fugees (aka Refugee Camp)   including "Ready Or Not [Clark Kent/Django Remix]" and "Nappy Heads [Mad Spider Mix]. Another Sony Legacy trip down memory lane is their 2LP/vinyl reissue of Nas' 1999 album Nastradamus 2LP/vinyl reissue.

New releases on vinyl this week include Fat Albert Einstein's 2U4U LPJake Najor's 7" DJ/producer tailored Dirty Money Breaks on Common Good Records, and Minneapolis artist Sims' Arteria Verite LP. That brand new album by the Doomtree crew member is also available on CD

Additional hip-hop new arrivals at Amoeba from the past couple of weeks include Curren$y & Harry Fraud's The Marina EP (also on vinyl/LP),  Freeway's Think Free,  and Jarren Benton's Yuck Fou. Recent vinyl releases include Knxwledge's Stones Throw 7"  "Gladwemet," a 3LP blue vinyl pressing of Damu The Fudgemeunk's Vignettes, and the super-duo Marlowe's (Solemn Brigham & L'Orange) self-titled album on Mello Music Group, Marlowe LP (more on this amazing album in an upcoming Amoblog interview with the artists).


1: Mac Miller Swimming (pre-order 2LP/vinyl)  (Warner Brothers) 

Following a tumultuous stretch in the public eye earlier this year, including his breakup with Ariana Grande and getting a DUI for a hit-and-run, rapper/singer Mac Miller is back with his anticipated 
album Swimming. His fifth full-length release, it is the follow up the artist's acclaimed 2016 album TheDevine Feminine (avail on vinyl/2LP).  While production-wise the 13 track album is a lush synth-drenched affair, lyrically the album offers the 26 year old artist a cathartic opportunity to bear his soul and face such demons as depression and paranoia, all the while coming to terms with where he is at this juncture in his life.

KT Tunstall, Kali Uchis, Kip Moore, Early November, Azealia Banks, Kamasi Washington & Behemoth Among Upcoming Bay Shows

Posted by Billyjam, July 17, 2018 06:59pm | Post a Comment

Kali Uchis'  debut album Isolation will be released on vinyl on July 27 (pre-order /LP)
The acclaimed singer will play The Warfield September 18th, it was announced today.
 

Upcoming Bay Area concerts just announced by GoldenVoice include hip-hop artists Denzel Curry at The Regency Ballroom on September 22nd and Azealia Banks at the same San Francisco venue on September 14th. Other upcoming NorCal shows announced late this afternoon by the longtime concert promoters include the two alt rock acts with seasonal themed names;  The Early November and The Dangerous Summer who will share a bill at Slim's on September 25th. Pictured left is The Dangerous Summer's early 2018 release The Dangerous Summer (also on LP/vinyl).

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New Hip-Hop Vinyl: Eric B & Rakim 1987-1992, E-40 Federal, RTJ Etched Art EP, Superfly OST, Mndsgn, Onyx, The Grouch, Masta Ace + more

Posted by Billyjam, July 16, 2018 09:24pm | Post a Comment
 Run The Jewels "Stay Gold (Smiff & Cash Remix Collection)" / Etched Red Colored 12"
 with Marvel Variant Artwork, gatefold cover, B-side etched art   (Run The Jewels Inc.)


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The above Run The Jewels instantly collectible "Stay Gold (Smiff & Cash Remix Collection)" / Etched Red Colored 12" EP with gatefold cover (4 tracks on one side + etched art on B-side) and sticker set is among the many exciting hip-hop vinyl arrivals at Amoeba Music in recent weeks. Scroll down for more info on this and the numerous other hip-hop vinyl releases available from Amoeba including each of the three RTJ albums on vinyl. Also highlighted below are many of the other new album vinyl pressings, including several reissues, plus 7" singles. The artists featured on these numerous new vinyl pressings include Eric B & Rakim, E-40, Mndsgn,   Slum Village, Showbiz & A.G. , The Grouch Masta Ace, Onyx21 Savage, Young Thug, Sleepy Brown, Khalid, Lil Wayne Future and more. Note: Amoeba Music offers free shipping anywhere in USA on all vinyl releases.

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Rewind To Short-Lived Seventies Dutch Hit Making Duo Mouth & MacNeal

Posted by Billyjam, July 12, 2018 09:00pm | Post a Comment
Mouth & MacNeal's Absolutely The Best - like their Singles collection - contains the hits
including the Dutch duo's international 1972 smash  "How Do You Do"

For this Throwback Thursday we rewind to the first half of the seventies decade to the Netherlands to where and when the short lived (1971-1974) fun pop Dutch duo Mouth & MacNeal cranked out a series of international singalong hits. These hits by the duo comprised of Big Mouth (Willem Duyn) and Maggie MacNeal (Sjoukje van't Spijker) can be found on the retrospective collections Absolutely The Best and Mouth & MacNeal The Singles. Both of those collections, in addition to the old school Dutch pop / rock various artists compilation Dutch Treats, include Mouth & MacNeal’s biggest and best known hit; "How Do You Do.” That 1972 single is an example of a perfectly structured singalong pop song complete with the slowdown and build up to the hit’s chorus. "How Do You Do” first topped the duo’s national chart before going on to become an international hit both in Europe and the US where it became a top ten Billboard hit that same year. In fact ”How Do You Do” was such a huge hit for the duo that they were often unfairly written off as one-hit wonders.

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Top 5 Reasons To Attend Funk Legend Bootsy Collins’ July 12 Berkeley Appearances @ Amoeba Music & Hi Fidelity #WorldWideFunk

Posted by Billyjam, July 11, 2018 04:00pm | Post a Comment
Bootsy Collins World Wide Funk (avail as 2LP'/vinyl set) (2017)

True followers of the Mothership and dedicated diehard funk fans of "the One" are already in the know. They've got plans set to be a part of the two exclusive East Bay Bootsy Collins events tomorrow evening (Thursday July 12th) at 6pm and 730pm. That's when the space bass playing legend, associated with James Brown and Funkadelic in addition to his own influential solo career, will be at Amoeba Berkeley for a 6pm album signing session of his latest album World Wide Funk (avail as 2LP'/vinyl set).
Immediately afterwards (7:30pm) and right next door at Hi Fidelity they plan to attend the limited space invitation meet-and-greet and photo-opportunity with the living funk legend Bootsy Collins. There they'll also have an opportunity to acquired a “BOOTSY MUNCHIES GIFT BAG.” Meanwhile for those in the Bay Area who may have still not made plans to attend this funk-themed Bootsy Collins event, here are five reasons to do so. 

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