The Nod

Nickodemus "Back in the Days" via 101 Apparel
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
The Building Blocks of Philly Soul
New box set Cooler Than Ice: Arctic Records and the Rise of Philly Soul
CoolerThanIce 5x5
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
DMX’s Debut Year
Celebrated by Respect the Classics
Herbie Hancock: The Complete Columbia Album Collection: 1972–1988
Label releases mammoth box set of legendary pianist
Soul Fire Resurgence
Truth & Soul reissues the classics
Never My Love
Donny Hathaway celebrated on career anthology
Respect the Classics
Universal drops hip-hop reissues
NWA-Straight Outta Compton
Sly and the Family Stone
Higher! multi-disc retrospective from Epic/Legacy
80 - Press Photo
Chicano Batman
L.A. band embraces many styles for their soul identity
Photo by Lorena Endara
Express Rising
Crate heavyweight Dante Carfagna returns with his sophomore release
The Tom Moulton Remixes
Philly ReGrooved 3 compilation
Tom Moutlon with Sigma Sound Studios' Harry Chipetz and Leon Huff
Danny Krivit
Shintaro Sakamoto
"From the Dead"
Sakamoto 7-inch TV
Total Breakdown
DJ Shadow and his transmissions from the MPC era, 1992–1996
Total Breakdown
Voodoo Child’s Slight Return
D'Angelo's masterpiece