1: Lupe Fiasco DROGAS Light (1st & 15th Productions)
2: Various Artists The Hamilton Mixtape (LP/vinyl + on cassette) also avail on CD (Atlantic)
3: DJ Paul Nice Ultimate Block Party Breaks Volume 3 (LP) (Fat Beats)
4: Daedelus Baker's Dozen LP/vinyl (Fat Beats)
5: Thievery Corporation The Temple Of I & I (also on LP/vinyl) : (Eighteenth Street Lounge)
This week's new releases include a variety of offerings including the brand new Lupe Fiasco album Drogas Light, the vinyl and cassette (yep tape) format releases of the popular Hamilton Mixtape that dropped on CD version in early December, the vinyl only breakbeat album from longtime hip-hop producer/DJ battle and break tools maker Paul Nice Ultimate Block Party Breaks Volume 3, plus the multi genre releases (electronic meets hip-hop) from both Daedelus (Baker's Dozen) and Thievery Corporation (The Temple Of I & I). This latest album from the duo of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, released by Eighteenth Street Lounge and also available also on LP/vinyl format, features, among others, regular band contributor revered Boston emcee Mr. Lif (in recent months interviewed by Amoeblog) on the album tracks "Ghetto Matrix" and "Fight to Survive."