Nas celebrates the 20th anniversary of Illmatic
Legacy drops Platinum Edition
Nas Illmatic XX
Nickodemus "Back in the Days" via 101 Apparel
Rap journalist Oliver Wang denied that Illmatic was a classic twenty years ago. We all have our regrets.
Twenty years later, Nas's masterpiece still stands the test of time
Illmatic - Nas
Miles Davis live at the Fillmore 1970 recordings are released in glorious box set by Legacy Recordings
Miles at the Fillmore – Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3
Miles Davis at the Fillmore
Illustrator Wilfred Limonious drew over 150 iconic dancehall LP covers
New book collects artist's work, also displayed at Hometown HiFi in L.A.
Wilfred Limonious - courtesy Chris Bateman /
Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York’s “Bounce Ballroom”
Housing, voguing, flexing, and Jersey club
Red Bull Music Academy - Bounce Ballroom
Gang Starr Step in the Arena
African-influenced funk band Ikebe Shakedown drops new album
Stylistically, Stone by Stone leans much more ’70s funk and soul than their handle would lead you to believe
Ikebe Shakedown Stone by Stone
Funky Vignettes from Rap’s Obscure Early Days
BBE's new compilation Rock It... Don't Stop It! shines a light on pre-'83 hip-hop obscurities
Obscure rap from BBE
Blue Note Turns 75
Remasters and vinyl reissues
Uptown Top Chinatown Swap Ranking
Beat Swap Meet #24!
The film Babylon looks at London’s early ’80s sound-system scene
How Black London's Mean Streets turned into a legendary movie
King Tubby’s salvaged speaker box
Sonos Presents HOMETOWN HIFI
Hometown Hifi. Photo © Ralf Strathmann for Sonos.
The Building Blocks of Philly Soul
New box set Cooler Than Ice: Arctic Records and the Rise of Philly Soul
CoolerThanIce 5x5
1960s Jamaican Dub Scene Exhibit
"Hometown Hifi" features sound systems and classic photos
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Lefto & Kutmah’s “Symbiosis”
101 Apparel drops new T-shirt with mix-CD and 7-inch
Lefto and Kutmah
The Incredible Bongo Band
Classic break records get reissue treatment
Isis Voyage
Previously unheard material from Stanton Davis and the Ghetto Mysticism Band
King & Queen of the Soul Court
Rhino/Atlantic drops Otis and Aretha box sets
Rare Sides
Soul Fire expands its Record Store Day set
Convergence by Jackson Pollock
DMX’s Debut Year
Celebrated by Respect the Classics