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Around The Web In Breakbeats Vol. 58: Hold Your Head Up High


The sound of the drum provides a reason for you to keep your head up, especially when listening to Around The Web In Breakbeats. This 58th installment features multiple songs that provide energy, hope and optimism along with heavy kicks and snares. “Ultima Caccia” is a journey of Italian/African fusion courtes of Four Flies Records. This tune is rich with drums by Sorgini himself and funky percussive elements performed by legend Enzo Restuccia. Below, Solascope, Avery Sunshine, Andy James, Yussef Dayes and others maintain an uplifting vibe with exciting grooves rooted in Funk, Jazz and Soul.
 

Total Science, Phonte, Darien Brockington & Kaidi Tatham Live Life To The Fullest On "Wasiting Time"


These guys waste no time in saving the day with the best in soulful Hip Hop and their fresh perspective of love in music. Total Science, Phonte, Darien Brockington & Kaidi Tatham connect on a remix of "Wasting Time". Like a ray of sunshine, this collective are here to brighten your day as they demonstrate how to live life to the fullest. From the bounce of Kaidi's production to the inspirational songwriting of Phonte and Darien, "Wasting Time" is medicine for the soul. You're bound to feel a way as each artist lends their talent to provide a positive message about our internal value and perscpective of life.

Love And Be Free To The Music of Ezel, Rona Ray & Mothers Favorite Child


Producer Ezel shows his versatility within R&B as a smooth groove provider to outstanding female singer/songwriters. So hit play and feel free to love life and music as a Rona Ray & Mothers Favorite Child featuring Saeeda Wright shine their light. Whether you're in the mood to relax or get up and dance, Ezel is your guide to happiness. House becomes soulful with the electrified energy of "Dance For Me". Rona Ray leads the way to your heart with the laid-back vibe of "Can We Love and Be Free".
 

Kool G Rap Drops "Wanted Dead Or Alive" Special Edition, Gets G'D Up With Coast LoCastro


The Kool Genius of Rap remains G'D up for whoever want a problem on the microphone in 2024. On a dark and dangerous-sounding collaboration with Coast LoCastro & Big Chief Smash, G Rap inspires a new generation of MCs. 

Below, enjoy an extended edition of Kool G Rap & D.J. Polo's classic 2nd LP, featuring remixes and instrumental versions. This is a Hip Hop experience like none other by remarkable rhyme writers who visualize the danger of New York City's streets.


This special double CD extended edition is now available here at eBay.
 

"Rap! What It Is", 1991 Documentary feat. Ralph McDaniels, YoYo, Lord Finesse, The Last Poets & More


High School students of the Urban Video Project in New York City look at the growth of rap music in NYC. They interview up and coming artists who would soon become Hip Hop legends and examine rap’s roots as a Legacy of the African Diaspora. Black-to-back classics and commentary for about a 1/2 an hour.

Now Streaming: The Barrino Brothers' "Livin' High Off The Goodness Of Your Love" (Bonus Track Edition)


Live high off the goodness of powerful music as North Carolina quartet The Barrino Brothers personify the emotional depth of Soul. Whether reflecting on love, pain or hope, this album is bound to make you feel a way. Brothers Nathaniel, Perry and Julius Barrino, and a friend named Robert Roseboro leave a strong impression. You may never be the same as "Livin' High Off The Goodness Of Your Love" displays the extent of human emotion in music when inspired by the heart. This new reissue of The Barrino's '73 gem and sole release as a band features 5 bonus tracks.

Funk & Soul Becomes Divine on '81 Gospel LP "Heaven At Last" by Truth & Devotion


"At last we arrive in heaven with the long awaited reissue of this highly praised contemporary gospel classic from Anderson, Indiana based group Truth & Devotion. Taken from the original masters out of the Tyscot Records vaults & restored for the first time since 1981. This album has been recently rediscovered by modern day Hip Hop & R&B producers through it's title track & has been sampled in records from artists like Larry June, Joey Bada$$, etc." - Holy Grail Records

Classic Hip Hop Stickers For Sale: NaS "Illmatic", Ice Cube, Shabazz The Disciple & More

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With over 1,700+ results for classic Hip Hop sticker memorabilia currently on eBay, here are a few gems that I discovered recently. Check out the links below, many of which are to the shops of sellers who specialize in Hip Hop promo sticker collecting.

Shabazz Disciple Crime Saga Vtg Rap Promo Sticker courtesy of negative_toys 

Ice Cube logo sticker courtesy of Dirtytat

NaS Illmatic sticker courtesy of ellipsesounds

NaS “Hip Hop Is Dead” Album Promo Sticker courtesy of mrdashiki

Talib Kweli Reflection Eternal Album Promo Sticker courtesy of areperiod






Benny The Butcher ft Stove God Cooks - "One Foot In" (The OVRHAUL Remix)


From the dark and dangerous sound of the original, to a new mellow and soulful soundscape, OVRHAUL flips the vibe to show the diversity of the hustler's anthem. This rising producer continues his mission to remix the Griselda catalog with another one. This time it's Benny The Butcher and Stove God Cooks who receive a beat that offers a serene backdrop to their story of being in and out of the game. From Benny's 2024 Def Jam debut "Everybody Can't Go".

 

Big Daddy Kane & Easy Mo Bee Celebrate 50 Years Of Hip Hop With Classic Stories & Get Nuff Respect


"In this one-of-a-kind session we honor hip-hop’s first 50 years by paying tribute to two of its pioneering practitioners: legendary rapper and songwriter Big Daddy Kane, and renowned DJ and producer Easy Mo Bee, whose beats have underpinned classic tracks by Notorious B.I.G., 2Pac, Busta Rhymes and many more. These two icons recount how hip-hop shaped their lives and careers, and talk about what it means to be a part of a culture that has changed so much over the decades. They share the stories of some of their greatest musical triumphs, and express what they think hip-hop’s next 50 years will look like." - ASCAP

Chubb Rock, Naughty by Nature, A Tribe Called Quest, Biggie & Black Sheep Perform In The Early-90's


The channels of Charlie Bahama and VHS Hip Hop come through with some rare gems to remind us of the classics. This is a trip back to the early-90's with Chubb Rock, Naughty by Nature, A Tribe Called Quest, Biggie & Black Sheep.




 

"Fan-Tas-Tic Vol.2" Instrumentals by Slum Village Re-Emerges On Colored Vinyl


In the vibrant tapestry of hip-hop history, few albums hold the same reverence as Slum Village's "Fan-Tas-Tic Vol.2." Originally released in 2000, this masterpiece faced its fair share of challenges, including label disputes, a bootlegged version and delays. However, these hurdles only added to its mystique, culminating in what many consider the Detroit group's crowning achievement.

At the heart of "Fan-Tas-Tic Vol.2" lies the unmistakable genius of J Dilla, whose unique sound continues to inspire the world of music. His untimely passing left a void in the music world, but his legacy lives on through timeless compositions like this. From the subtle-yet-potent basslines to the super soulful grooves, Dilla's signature rhythm and sound shines throughout this album.

This deluxe edition of "Fan-Tas-Tic Vol.2" presents these great songs in their instrumental for. Jay Dee's beats take center stage, allowing listeners to fully appreciate his musical mastery. Whether it's the infectious bounce of "Players," the laid-back thump of "Hold Tight," or the introspective mood of "Once Upon A Time," each track serves as a testament to Dilla's unparalleled talent and creativity.


Housed in a gatefold sleeve with a printed lyric insert, this random-colored double vinyl pressing is a definite collector's item. Once available only on Discogs for prices in the hundreds, Ne'Astra presents an affordable reissue. With its limited edition status and original release year of 2000 under Ne'Astra Music Group, this reissue offers both longtime fans and newcomers alike the opportunity to experience the timeless brilliance of "Fan-Tas-Tic Vol.2."

In conclusion, "Fan-Tas-Tic Vol.2" Instrumentals stand as a testament to the enduring legacy of Slum Village and the incomparable talent of J Dilla. Whether you're a seasoned hip-hop aficionado or a casual listener, this deluxe edition is a must-haven. So, dive into the world of Slum Village, and let the beats of "Fan-Tas-Tic Vol.2" transport you to The D.

In '87, Hip Hop Duo I-Allah & Prince Divine of P.D.A. Are "In Effect"


Divine is their status and to be the baddest on the planet is their aim as P.D.A. get funky like the president. On their rare '87 single, P.D.A. remind us of how outstanding the persona and clever the wordplay was during this time. Even a relatively unknown artist could drop a sole release that was memorable due to the competition and exclusivity of the culture.

Get yourself a copy of "In Effect" on vinyl here at eBay.

Italian Composer Alberto Baldan Bembo Presents "The Soul Of Ali Ben Djamballa"


SAAR Records delivers a motherlode of Italian Lounge and soundtrack music to Bandcamp. One of their gems in this flood of music is a funky project from '74 by Alberto Baldan Bembo. Enjoy a superb Italian soundtrack which includes the groovy “Cantata in re”, “Take Six”, “Blue Jeans”, “Incorporated”, “Niger”, the bluesy “White Cotton” and an amazing version of “Rhapsody in Blues”.

Love Of Self Never Felt So Good With The Music of Soultrend Orchestra & Donald Alford II


When in doubt and faced with adversity, let the uplifting sounds of The Soultrend Orchestra and Donald Alford II be your savior. The joyful vibrations of "Don't Expect To Be" provides reassurance as a soundtrack to be comfortable in your own skin. If this song was the light at the end of the tunnel, this tune is a bright ray of sunshine. So would like adrenaline-fueled guitar work of Donald Alford II who projects confidence and strength on "Live Your Dream". Enjoy as these two talents provide a feeling of hope similar to suddenly being enlightened to walk a better path in life.