TOP 10 HIP HOP RELEASES AND PRE-ORDERS

Last updated: Monday 13th May

1

Skepta – “Ignorance Is Bliss”

Skepta returns with his 5th studio album and the follow-up to 2016’s Mercury prize winning “Konnichiwa”.

 

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2

Wu Tang Clan – “Disciples of the 36 Chambers: Chapter 1 (Live)”

Disciples of the 36 Chambers is a live recording of the Wu-Tang Clan set at the 2004 Rock the Bells concert in San Bernardino, California. The live set contains many classic hits from the group’s albums as well as the individual members’ solo albums. All nine original members perform, which by the time of this show was an increasingly rare event. Even the elusive Ol’ Dirty Bastard appears.

 

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3

The Roots – “Things Fall Apart”

Things Fall Apart is the fourth studio album by The Roots, originally released in 1999. It is regarded by many as The Roots’s breakthrough album, becoming the group’s first record to sell over 500,000 copies. It includes the song “You Got Me” featuring Erykah Badu, which won the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, while “Things Fall Apart” was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album of the same year.

 

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4

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth – “Mecca And The Soul Brother”

1992 debut album from the New York duo, widely regarded as one of the greatest Hip Hop albums of all time. Contains their best known song, “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)”.

 

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5

Schoolboy Q – “Crash Talk”

Fifth album from the Californian rapper with guests Travis Scott, 6lack, Ty Dolla Sign, YG, 21 Savage, Kid Cudi, and Lil Baby.

 

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6

Mobb Deep – “The Infamous…”

Second studio album by the American hip hop duo Mobb Deep (Havoc and Prodigy). Originally released in 1995, the album features guest appearances by Nas, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, and Q-Tip, who also contributed to its production and mixing.

 

 

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7

MNDSGN – “Snaxx”

The Los Angeles-based producer and beatmaker with his 3rd album for Stones Throw.

Influenced by hip-hop and synthesised funk, “Snaxx” is a return to the kind of beatmaking that has gained Mndsgn a large worldwide following.

 

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8

Raekwon – “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…”

The solo debut album of Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon, originally released in 1995. The album was loosely composed to play like a film with Raekwon as the “star,” fellow Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah as the “guest-star,” and producer RZA as the “director”. It features appearances from every member of the Wu-Tang Clan and affiliates Cappadonna, and Blue Raspberry. It also features an acclaimed guest appearance from rapper Nas, which marked the first collaboration with a non-affiliated artist on a Wu-Tang related album.

 

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9

Giggs – “Big Bad…”

The 5th album from Peckham’s Giggs with guest spots from Gashi, Ghetts, Jadakiss, Kristian Hamilton, Labrinth, Lil Yachty, French Montana, Swizz Beatz, Theophilus London and Wretch 32.

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10

Kanye West – “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”

Kanye’s huge and sprawling 70-minute fifth album, originally released in 2010 is one of the most expensive albums ever made, costing over $3 million to record and won a grammy for “Best Hip Hop Album”.
Includes the singles “Power”, “Runaway”, “Monster” and “All Of The Lights”.

 

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