Want some hip hop vinyl for a classic sound that’ll last you a long while?
I got some hot rap on vinyl here for you.
If you wanna buy some music, but don’t think mp3s are worth it (even though they are, cause I can see where you’re coming from), grab some hip hop on vinyl!
Records will last longer, you don’t gotta worry about downloading them when you get a new computer, and they sound mad good. I mean, vinyl is honestly the way that most music is meant to be listened to, and even though I can’t act like I have every album I love on vinyl, you can be sure I really, really wish I did. They cost a little more than CDs, but they will last you a lot longer.
They also make great gifts (for folks with record players.) On top of that, the album artwork is much bigger than, say, a CD, so they make great artpieces around the house or on the coffee table. So what are some good ones to get?
Illmatic is the greatest album of all time, and I ain’t even just talking hip hop. Why do you think they made a movie about it (Time is Illmatic?) Buy this shit. If you do, you’ll almost feel like you live right by a railroad. Nas completely captured and shaped the sound of the ’90s in this shit.
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is yet another Kanye classic where the production just blows your mind. Shit’s layers (both beatwise and lyricwise) are incredible, and will leave you finding new things each listen through. Yeezus don’t make bad records, grab this one.
Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star is a damn classic. It also kind of saved or at least helped shape hip hop at the turn of the century. You’re for sure gonna want this one in your collection, and you’re gonna wish you had it earlier because it just sounds right as a record.
Danny Brown’s Old takes full advantage of the record format, as Side A and Side B are totally different. The album starts with an old school sound and eventually builds up to something that could only have been made in the last few years. Pick this one up for sure.
It’s the Wu in their debut. They’re all here, and so are the classic skits (including Torture, U-God’s contribution.) If you don’t have this album in some form, you need it. Might as well grab it in a classic format, because even the skits just sound better on vinyl.
This is a newer album, but it ain’t any less of a classic. Kendrick kills good kid, m.A.A.d. city from the beginning to the end, and it just sounds like it belongs on vinyl. Do it justice by grabbing the proper sounding version and pick up a copy today.
So pick up some vinyl for yourself or a fellow hip hop head.
And if I’m missing an album that sounds mad dope on a record player, make sure to let me know in the comments.