Guide To Record Store Day 2018 Hip-Hop Vinyl

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Run The Jewels, Miguel, Rapsody, Dr. Dre, Prodigy, Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, Cypress Hill and Cam’ron are among the hip-hop artists releasing special vinyl records on April 21st for Record Store Day. Spanning multiple styles and decades, there’s something for all hip-hop heads.

Run the Jewels are the ambassadors for this year’s Record Store Day and they’ll commemorate that honor with a “Stay Gold” collectors edition gold metal box. A deluxe edition of Dr. Octagon’s brand new album Moosebumps includes the instrumental tracks for the entire album on two LPs and the album proper on CD. Perhaps the two most widely anticipated releases are Lil Uzi Vert’s The Perfect Luv Tape on purple colored vinyl and Luv is Rage on yellow vinyl. Other artists dropping colored vinyl include Wu-Tang, Dessa, Rapsody, Tank and the Bangas, Rob Base, Notorious B.I.G. and Cam’ron. Picture disc fans take note of the Prodigy 12-inch featuring eight different mixes of “Keep It Thoro” in remembrance of the recently deceased rapper. Among the titles to be issued at Record Store Day UK shops, but not in the US is DMX X Gon’ Give It To Ya. Also of note, though not exactly hip-hop: Rockabye Baby’s Lullaby Renditions of The Beastie BoysRage Against The Machine’ Live At The Democratic National Convention 2000, DJ Spooky presents Phantom Dancehall and The Mohawks’ funk classic “The Champ” (known to many for being sampled in nearly 600 hip-hop tracks) and the greatest hits of Baby Huey (a psychedelic soul singer famously sampled by Kool Herc and many others).

Not a hip-hop fan per se, but curious? Check out J Dilla, Tank and the Bangas, Wu-Tang, Lyrics Born, Robert Glasper and Kaytranada, Dessa or 9th Wonder. Click through for similar guides to Record Store Day indie, punk and alternativeclassic rock and jazz and bluesThe complete Record Store Day 2018 list is here – and also here sorted by genre. Follow updates at twitter/TheFutureHeart and facebook/TheFutureHeart, and in the new Record Releases 2018 Facebook group.

Details on specific hip-hop releases follow below. Click “see more” or open in Facebook on any entry for additional details including full tracklists. Open pictures in Facebook for a larger view. All of the below can also be commented on Facebook, “liked,” shared and so on. Each entry also includes streaming audio when possible, in many cases the entire release.

Lil Uzi Vert – The Perfect Luv Tape and Luv is Rage 

First Vinyl Pressings

More details and full streams of both here.

Run The Jewels – Stay Gold

Collectors Edition Vinyl Box Set

Official Record Store Day 2018 Ambassadors 

Lyrics Born – Later That Day

15th Anniversary Edition


– The Saga Instrumental EP 

Previously Unreleased Instrumentals

Dessa – Quinine

New Single With Two Previously Unreleased B-Sides

Dr.Octagon – Moosebumps:
An Exploration Into Modern
Day Horripilation

2 LP + CD Deluxe Edition

More details and full album stream here.


NAS – illmatic:
Live From The Kennedy Center

Previously Unreleased Recordings From PBS Special

Miguel – War & Leisure

Featuring Rick Ross, Travis Scott, QUIN, Kali Uchis, J. Cole & Salaam Remi

First Vinyl Pressing

Rapsody – The Idea of Beautiful

Featuring Mac Miller, Ab-Soul, BJ the Chicago Kid, Raheem DeVaughn, Cool Kids, and more

Tank and the Bangas – Live Vibes

Previously Unreleased Live Recordings

J Dilla – Ruff Draft: Dilla’s Mix 

Previously Unreleased Original Mixes

Prodigy – Keep It Thoro

Alternate Mixes

Cypress Hill –

Black Sunday Remixes and

Black Sunday 2 LP

Two Seperate Releases For 25th Anniversary

Dr. Dre – “Dre Day”

Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock –
It Takes Two

First Vinyl Pressing Since 1988

9th Wonder – Zion II

First Vinyl Pressing

Robert Glasper x Kaytranada

The ArtScience Remixes

Previously Unreleased Remixes Featuring Talib Kweli, Don Cheadle, Alex Isley, Iman Omari

The Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy

First Pressing Since 1994

Cam’ron – Purple Haze


Krush Groove Original Soundtrack 

Common – Can I Borrow A Dollar? 

Compton’s Most Wanted – Music To Driveby 

Too $hort – Short Dog’s In The House 

Czarface – Man’s Worst Enemy & MF Doom 

David Banner – The God Box 

Urban Dance Squad – The Remix Collection

Living Legends – Almost Famous 

Triple Threat – Triple Threat

Spice 1 – Spice 1

Insane Clown Posse – The Amazing Jeckel Brothers 

The Streets – Remixes & B-Sides 

The Rugged Nuggets x Smoke DZA x Fly Anakin x Blu – Head Above Water


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