Record Store Day is quickly approaching (4/18) and that means some of your favorite Hip-Hop classics will be re-released on vinyl for collection and listening enjoyment… or if you’re a true Hip-Hop head, your next all vinyl DJ set. Regardless of how you’ll use them, the always in fashion Get On Down is set to give you three unique re-releases that will be sure to sell out quickly. Be aware that these three releases will only be available in store. You can find out which stores will be carrying them HERE. And now for the details.
First, we have Jurassic 5’s ever funky Quality Control album in a beautiful wood box packaging that references the tree stump on the original cover. It includes a 24 page book by Hip-Hop historian Brian Coleman, 4 vinyl discs with the album and instrumentals, and the hard wood box with a J5 logo burned into it. The 2000 album from the California group redefined what a West Coast album could sound like.
Second is a 12″ split vinyl of Wu-Tang Clan’s “Protect Ya Neck.” It contains the original, Shao Lin, and Bloody versions, as well as various versions of “Method Man.” Although the entire debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is a Rap monument, these two cuts in particular showcased to the max the lyrical viciousness and unique characters the Staten Island group possessed, respectively.
Third is Cypress Hill’s “The Phuncky Feel One” and “How I Could Just Kill A Man” on a 7″ vinyl. It’s a recreation of the original 12″ issue and comes in a high gloss black on black UV coated outer jacket with the Cypress Hill logo. Feel however you want about B-Real’s voice. You still can’t deny the attitude, lyrics, flows, and production behind that voice.
Bryan Hahn will be waiting on line for these and not the Apple Watch. He’s on Twitter (@notupstate).