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PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: The Reminisce Over You (2017)

They Reminisce Over You Pete Rock CL Smooth 7 inchReminisce over this my god! Yep – Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s ’91 slab of a jazzy boom-bap tribute to Rock’s homie ‘Trouble’ T Roy of Heavy D & The Boys – They Reminisce Over You a.k.a. T.R.O.Y. is all set to get its first seven inch outing from the Get On Down label. Over on the flip is another cut from ’92 classic LP Mecca & The Soul Brother
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THE BEATNUTS: ‘Off The Books’ 7″ (2017)

off-the-books-the-beatnutsGet On Down hope to be making mad money on the books this year by continuing to provide vital services to 45-playing hip-hop djs. This time it’s with a first-ever seven inch release of The Beatnuts‘ ’97 cut Off The Books which featured fellow latino emcees Big Pun and Cuban Link. Much is made of Pun’s opening verse and the track was also Cuban Link’s first on-record performance
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RUN-D.M.C: Run-D.M.C. (2016)

run-dmc-re-issueNext up for a deluxe re-issue from Get On Down is one of the most influential hip-hop LPs of all time – Run-D.M.C.‘s Run-D.M.C.. To say that this self-titled debut was a wake up call for hip-hop would be an understatement. Out went the comfortable ‘rhymes over hookless, seven-plus minute disco grooves’ that had pretty much been the model from Sugarhill onwards; in came shorter track-
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CYPRESS HILL: Cypress Hill Special 25th Anniversary Edition (2016)

25th-anniversary-cypress-hill-skullGood lord! It’s been a quarter of a century since that funky Cypress Hill shit first hit the public consciousness on their self-titled debut album and five years since the last anniversary re-release! Perhaps it’s time to light another – er – I mean re-release it again. Which label will have their hand
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BIG L: Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous (20th Anniversary)(2016)

Lifestylez Ov Da Poor Dangerous Big LIt’s another 90s hip-hop twentieth anniversary – which these days means it’s time for another Get On Down prestige re-issue. Getting the treatment this time is D.I.T.C. affiliate Big L who sadly won’t be celebrating the re-release of his debut LP Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous since he very much lived it like he rapped it and was the victim of a driveby shooting by an unknown assailant(s)
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PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: ‘All Souled Out’ 25th anniversary re-issue (2016)

All Souled Out Pete Rock CL SmoothRating: ★★★★★ Hearing Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s All Souled Out EP in 2016, you might be tempted to ‘dip, dive, dip’ but if you caught their ‘gateway to the big time’ release the first time around then there’s an even chance that now you really might ‘break a hip to the sound that’s legit’ since this record has just reached its quarter century. Which means of course that you’re twenty-five years older. It also means that here is something ripe
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JUNGLE BROTHERS: I’ll House You/ On The Run 7″, t-shirt, double cassette (2016)

I'll House You Jungle BrothersStand aside with your rappers-over-house-beats shizz kids, Jungle Brothers did all that back in ’88 before your dad was a glint in your grandad’s eye. Not that that’s going to stop deluxe re-issue label Get On Down bringing ’88 back (not to mention ‘housing’ you) and continuing the bizarre fad for hip-hop 7″s with this re-press of the Todd Terry-produced I’ll House You and the more
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SCHOOLLY D: PSK (What Does It Mean)/ Gucci Time 12″ Colour vinyl re-issue (2015)

PSK Gucci Time Schoolly D‘PSK we’re making that green/ People always say, “What the hell does that mean?”‘ What it means of course is that Schoolly D was bigging up his gang on one of the first gangsta records ever, thirty years ago! On the flip was the equally great Gucci Time. Yo Schoolly! What time is it? It’s about that time for MC Schoolly D to start hummin’ a rhyme, of course. Why? Because prestige hip-hop re-issue
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RAEKWON: Only Built For Cuban Linx (2015) ‘Purple Tape’ Watch Box

Purple Tape watch box Raekwon reissueRight then – so this’ll be a re-release of the original ‘Purple Tape’ a.k.a. Raekwon’s debut LP Only Built For Cuban Linx – which in its original limited cassette form was known as ‘The Purple Tape’ as opposed to the recent Method Man single featuring Raekwon and also called The Purple Tape. Obviously – as a tape or ‘cassette’ – the original ‘Purple Tape’ came in a cassette case
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COMMON: ‘Resurrection’ 7″ (2015)

Resurrection Common seven inchIf you were to re-press a Common track on 45 – you couldn’t pick one with a better name than Resurrection, the title track from Common’s 1994 LP back when he was known as Common Sense. But hang on – it’s not one of Common’s dreaded Mr Loverman raps is it? Fear not – it’s a reassuringly cringe-free slice of lyrical free association. Incidentally, you’re not actually
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