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Juno Recommends Hip Hop / R&B March 2021

Juno Recommends Hip Hop/R&B

Juno Recommends Hip Hop/R&B

Juno Recommends Hip Hop/R&B March 2021
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Cat: OC 007. Rel: 01 Mar 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Born To Live (vocal) (4:05)
  2. Born To Live (instrumental) (4:03)
Review: Some more classic hip-hop action on the cheekily-named Old Chilin' label, this time courtesy of D.I.T.C crew member Omar Credle AKA O.C. Many fans of golden-era hip-hop may already be familiar with 1994 gem 'Born To Live', a Buckwild-produced jam that also features vocal contributions from Pharoahe Monch and Roc Raida. The full vocal version - or at least the "Rap Edit" version prepared for radio stations - resides on the A side and sees Credle spitting atmospheric, largely positive rhymes atop a snappy, head-nodding beat, deep bass and some deliciously jazzy instrumental samples. The quality of Buckwild's production, and the weightiness of the beats in particular, can be further enjoyed on the flipside instrumental take.
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 in stock $11.45
2
Cat: BBE BG001SLP. Rel: 15 Feb 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Y'all Ain't Ready (2:39)
  2. Think Twice (Faded) (1:57)
  3. Y'all Ain't Ready (instrumental) (1:29)
  4. Think Twice (instrumental) (3:07)
  5. The Clapper (feat Blu) (2:09)
  6. Shake It Down (Faded) (3:00)
  7. The Clapper (instrumental) (2:01)
  8. Shake It Down (instrumental) (2:59)
  9. Come Get It (feat Elzhi) (4:00)
  10. Come Get It (instrumental) (4:26)
  11. Pause (feat Frank N Dank) (2:55)
  12. BBE (Big Booty Express) (2:12)
  13. Pause (instrumental) (2:47)
  14. BBE (Big Booty Express) (instrumental) (2:08)
  15. Beej N Dem (part 2 - feat Beej) (2:54)
  16. Beej N Dem (part 2 - instrumental) (3:05)
  17. Brazilian Groove (1:32)
  18. It's Like That (feat Hodge Podge & Lacks - edit) (3:08)
  19. Brazilian Groove EWF (instrumental) (1:30)
  20. It's Like That (instrumental) (3:06)
  21. Give It Up (3:12)
  22. Give It Up (instrumental) (3:13)
  23. Rico Suave Bossa Nova (1:28)
  24. Azymuth (Rico Suave Bossa vinyl edit) (4:50)
  25. Track 17 (feat Phat Kat) (3:45)
  26. Track 18 (feat Phat Kat - instrumental) (2:48)
  27. African Rhythms (2:43)
  28. One (0:25)
  29. African Rhythms (instrumental) (1:37)
  30. One (instrumental) (1:33)
  31. It's Like That (alternate version) (3:10)
  32. Beej N Dem (0:55)
  33. African Rhythms (No Drums) (0:47)
  34. EWF (No Drums - No vocal) (1:28)
  35. Give It Up (acappella) (1:37)
  36. Think Twice (DJ Muro KG mix) (3:51)
  37. Think Twice (DJ Muro KG mix - instrumental) (3:48)
Review: There are an awful lot of great records in the J Dilla's catalogue, but few can match the consistent quality and coherent construction of Welcome 2 Detroit, his 2001 breakthrough album. Designed as a love letter to his home city with a sample palette and blend of styles to match, it saw the late producer and a string of then largely unknown local MCs showcase their vocal talents over some of his best ever beats. This lusciously expansive 20th anniversary box set does a brilliant job in expanding on the original album, with the 12 included "45s" pairing vocal mixes with instrumentals, unreleased cuts and occasional remixes. The included hardback book is brilliant, too, and packed with first-hand accounts of the creation of a now iconic LP.
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 in stock $99.63
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Cat: MRB 7188. Rel: 15 Feb 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Just Hangin' Out (4:14)
  2. Live At The Barbeque (4:36)
Review: Mr Bongo has been shining a light on the work of Main Source (aka Queens native Large Professor and Toronto's Sir Scratch and K-Cut) for a while now. Their latest reissue - after plenty of other 7"s last year- is Just Hangin' Out, which is an ode to the simple pleasures of relaxing with friends. The a-side is made from two huge samples (Vanessa Kendrick's '90% of Me is You' and Sister Nancy's 'Bam Bam' ) to make for a stone cold and swooning groove. On the flip, 'Live at the Barbecue' is often said to be one of the finest posse cuts of all time.
out of stock $14.88
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A Beautiful Revolution (1 per customer)
Cat: 722234 5. Rel: 08 Feb 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. (A Beautiful Revolution) (feat Jessica Care Moore - intro) (2:15)
  2. Fallin' (3:58)
  3. Say Peace (feat Black Thought & PJ) (3:27)
  4. What Do You Say (Move It Baby) (feat PJ) (4:45)
  5. Courageous (feat Stevie Wonder & PJ) (4:06)
  6. A Place In This World (feat PJ) (3:31)
  7. A Riot In My Mind (feat Lenny Kravitz & Chuck D) (5:03)
  8. Don't Forget Who You Are (feat PJ) (3:04)
  9. (A Beautiful Revolution) (feat Morgan Parker - outro) (4:00)
 in stock $20.90
5
Cat: 323680 1. Rel: 15 Feb 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Alone Again
  2. Too Late
  3. Hardest To Love
  4. Scared To Live
  5. Snowchild
  6. Escape From LA
  7. Heartless
  8. Faith
  9. Blinding Lights
  10. In Your Eyes
  11. Save Your Tears
  12. Repeat After Me (interlude)
  13. After Hours
  14. Until I Bleed Out
Review: The fourth studio album from Canadian R&B pinup The Weeknd (released last March) was produced, in the main, by the artist himself. Previous collaborators like DaHeala, Illangelo, Max Martin, Metro Boomin and OPN also stepped up to give a hand and between them, the four singles 'Heartless', 'Blinding Lights', 'In Your Eyes,' and 'Save Your Tears' topped the US Billboard Hot 100 and went platinum making the album another hugely successful one. After Hours explores the themes of promiscuity, overindulgence and self-loathing which help to make it one of his finest to date.
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out of stock $57.26
6
Cat: SCM 7004. Rel: 22 Feb 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Soul II Stro (3:07)
  2. The Egyptian Way (3:50)
out of stock $15.75
7
Cat: MRB 7189. Rel: 15 Feb 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Peace Is Not The Word To Play (remix) (3:53)
  2. Peace Is Not The Word To Play (LP version) (3:13)
 in stock $11.45
8
Cat: MW 001. Rel: 22 Feb 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. 99.9 Percent (3:50)
  2. 99.9 Percent (instrumental) (4:06)
  3. How Ill (3:33)
  4. True Skillz (3:20)
Review: This limited-edition EP gathers together some serious heat from the bulging back catalogue of veteran Brooklyn MC Jeru The Damaja, a rapper who has been busting out flows since the early '90s. The A-side is all about 1999's '99.9 Percent', a classic chunk of conscious, laidback NYC hip-hop that remains one of the mic man's greatest musical moments. Here you get both the original vocal and instrumental takes, with the latter offering a chance to bathe in the MC's own superb beat. Turn to the flip for the even more laidback and hazy 'How III' - seemingly an alternate take on a track from the same period as '99.9 Percent' - and the faintly foreboding boom-bap goodness of 2003's 'True Skillz', a lesson on rap etiquette aimed at wannabe-MCs.
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 in stock $28.07
9
Cat: BFMLP 001V. Rel: 08 Feb 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Sweet Dreams (2:23)
  2. Cherish (Furs) (3:53)
  3. Velvet Leaves (5:01)
  4. Snowflower (3:16)
  5. Already Falling (3:59)
  6. Sheets (2:49)
  7. Olive/Letter To ATL (0:55)
  8. Oil Slick (5:29)
  9. Silk Print (3:49)
  10. Is It Because (5:57)
  11. Opiate (2:29)
  12. Sleeping (3:26)
  13. Bath House (1:50)
  14. Super Soft (4:13)
 in stock $19.46
10
Cat: AS 057. Rel: 15 Feb 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Insert Thoughts Here (1:36)
  2. Ample Souldier (2:59)
  3. Domina (3:13)
  4. Only Friend (1:57)
  5. Story Time With The Deez (2:50)
  6. Lick My Burden (2:25)
  7. Endure The Truth (2:33)
  8. Gamma Ray (1:40)
  9. Life Goes Swing (3:32)
  10. Summer Something (part 1) (2:56)
  11. Unknown's Flow (3:08)
  12. Keep Goin' (4:07)
 in stock $24.63
11
Cat: MRB 7189R. Rel: 15 Feb 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Peace Is Not The Word To Play (remix) (3:48)
  2. Peace Is Not The Word To Play (LP version) (3:12)
 in stock $16.89
12
  1. Shut Up, Be Happy (2:30)
  2. The Iceberg (4:18)
  3. Lethal Weapon (4:34)
  4. You Played Yourself (4:13)
  5. Peel Their Caps Back (3:41)
  6. The Girl Tried To Kill Me (4:10)
  7. Black 'N' Decker (1:17)
  8. Hit The Deck (3:47)
  9. This One's For Me (4:33)
  10. The Hunted Child (4:27)
  11. What Ya Wanna Do? (8:57)
  12. Freedom Of Speech (4:12)
 in stock $24.04
13
Cat: 722233 3. Rel: 08 Feb 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. (A Beautiful Revolution) (feat Jessica Care Moore - intro) (2:15)
  2. Fallin' (feat PJ) (3:58)
  3. Say Peace (feat Black Thought & PJ) (3:27)
  4. What Do You Say (Move It Baby) (feat PJ) (4:45)
  5. Courageous (feat Stevie Wonder & PJ) (4:06)
  6. A Place In This World (feat PJ) (3:31)
  7. A Riot In My Mind (feat Lenny Kravitz & Chuck D) (5:03)
  8. Don't Forget Who You Are (feat PJ) (3:04)
  9. (A Beautiful Revolution) (feat Morgan Parker - outro) (4:00)
 in stock $21.48
14
Cat: ITBS 001. Rel: 08 Feb 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Golden (3:24)
  2. Arayashi (2:08)
  3. Umeshu (1:56)
  4. Changing (feat Polygonia - part 1) (2:24)
  5. Lakes (2:06)
  6. Miyanoura (1:14)
  7. Himenouta (3:04)
  8. Checkit (2:43)
  9. Spirited (2:10)
  10. Mochi (2:58)
  11. Departure (4:11)
  12. Fleeting (3:05)
  13. Momo (2:09)
  14. Changing (part 2) (1:30)
  15. Viento Febril (feat Parco Cale) (2:41)
  16. Kickinit (3:15)
Review: Alexis Boettcher aka Packed Rich's musical style is heavily influenced by Pete Rock, DJ Premiere and J Dilla, and won him two beat battles in a row in his hometown of Munich. Utilising the MPC 1000 and some great skills on the piano, he brings an overall organic sound to his style of hip-hop production on Ilian Beat Tape, which is an interesting release to come from the usually techno oriented label by The Zenker Brothers. From the sunny urban vibes of 'Golden', to the contemplative beats of "Changing" (feat Polygonia - part 1) and the blunted mood music heard on tracks like 'Mochi' and 'Momo' - Boettcher proves he certainly has skills.
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 in stock $19.19
15
Cat: MMG 001541. Rel: 22 Feb 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Our People (feat Quelle Chris) (3:12)
  2. Www (2:51)
  3. Cloud (1:20)
  4. You Better (3:12)
  5. The Kingdom (2:44)
  6. I'm Scared (feat Oddisee) (2:42)
  7. Konke (3:52)
  8. Please (3:53)
  9. Fred (3:08)
  10. Magic (4:08)
  11. Free (feat Georgia Anne Muldrow) (2:02)
  12. Friday That's Good (1:54)
  13. Home (4:41)
  14. Peace Of Mind (5:25)
out of stock $28.35
16
Cat: 354183 6. Rel: 15 Feb 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Spill Vill (2:12)
  2. Baptize (4:52)
  3. PsalmSing (3:54)
  4. Ea'alah (Family) (4:01)
  5. Mecca (4:44)
  6. Judas (3:11)
  7. Oshun (5:32)
  8. Cupid (4:04)
  9. Shiva (4:17)
  10. End Of Daze (5:28)
  11. Hapi (6:28)
  12. Jupiter (2:27)
 in stock $26.91
17
Cat: FNR 360. Rel: 08 Mar 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Bucktown 360 (4:25)
  2. Bucktown 360 (instrumental) (4:24)
Review: Tek and Steele make a 360-degree homage to their beloved Brooklyn with two of 'Bucktown's' original producers, DJ Evil Dee and Mr. Walt of Da Beatminerz. Taking you down memory lane with the results, the experiences of this hip hop duo feed into the music and lend an extra air of authenticity to it. The original is a hard hitting tune with big boom bap beats and raw rhymes next to smart samples. Flip it over for the paired back instrumental but really, why would you ever drop this without the slick verses.
 in stock $12.89
18
Cat: MRB7 182. Rel: 08 Feb 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Insane In The Brain (3:31)
  2. Insane In The Brain (instrumental) (3:27)
 in stock $15.46
19
Cat: DIF 470. Rel: 08 Feb 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Signal (3:23)
  2. Soulboy (feat Greentea Peng) (3:12)
  3. Westborn (feat Venna) (3:07)
  4. Packed Bags (feat Louis Culture) (2:44)
  5. Know Why (feat Nayana IZ) (3:10)
  6. Been Living (feat Lord Apex) (2:03)
  7. Soulboy (IZCO remix) (3:51)
  8. Soulboy (instrumental) (3:49)
 in stock $17.47
20
Cat: TBGP 5001. Rel: 08 Mar 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Intro (feat Bobby Rox) (2:23)
  2. Relax Playa (2:58)
  3. You Sure Love It (feat Kenny Keys) (3:22)
  4. It's Gonna Be Trouble Find Myself (interlude) (4:53)
  5. There's No Wasting Time (5:18)
  6. Feel Involved In Love (feat Mr Tanqueray) (2:31)
  7. Comfortable Place (3:05)
  8. The Next Level (feat Keya Maeesha) (2:22)
  9. Live At The Beeiscuit Lounge (1:31)
  10. Feeling Good Off That LIFE (2:57)
  11. Let Love Be Your Magic Carpet (feat Kyotey Grey) (3:06)
  12. Speak Low (2:43)
Review: Proven beat maker extraordinaire Tall Black Guy returns to his own label with Airplane Mode, an album formed over continents, big life changes and questions such as Why am I here? Am I enough? What makes me happy? Across just 40 minutes, the record attempts to answer all these with a range of intimate sounds that draw on his usual references - soul, jazz, hip hop, with added focus on the listening experience as a whole. The wealth of guests all bring extra perspectives with standouts from Kenny Keys, Keys Maeesha and more.
 in stock $27.20
21
Cat: 722233 1. Rel: 08 Feb 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. (A Beautiful Revolution) (feat Jessica Care Moore - intro)
  2. Fallin' (feat PJ)
  3. Say Peace (feat Black Thought & PJ)
  4. What Do You Say (Move It Baby) (feat PJ)
  5. Courageous (feat Stevie Wonder & PJ)
  6. A Place In This World (feat PJ)
  7. A Riot In My Mind (feat Lenny Kravitz & Chuck D)
  8. Don't Forget Who You Are (feat PJ)
  9. (A Beautiful Revolution) (feat Morgan Parker - outro)
Review: Like many within the hip-hop community, Common has drawn significant inspiration from the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests. Yet while some of his contemporaries have raged on mic, he has instead chosen to focus his music and lyrics on a broken system built on a mixture of racism and classism. A Beautiful Revolution Part 1, his latest album, is full of what he calls - "movement music": musically rich, socially driven songs touched by jazz and soul, recorded with the aid of a top-notch backing band (vocalist PJ, pianist Robert Glasper and drmmer Karriem Riggins included), and featuring an impressive roll call of collaborators (Stevie Wonder, Chuck D and Lenny Kravitz all feature). The result is an album that's undoubtedly among his best to date.
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 in stock $12.31
22
Cat: HIPDOZER 007. Rel: 15 Feb 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. A Woman (2:17)
  2. Cafe (3:57)
  3. Pablo (2:26)
  4. Acapulco (1:41)
  5. Sakura Trees (1:39)
  6. I Wanna Know (3:14)
out of stock $15.17
23
Cat: OH 004LP. Rel: 15 Feb 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Fire Eater (5:38)
  2. Dump It (5:50)
  3. Helelyos (4:53)
  4. 2Kick1 (6:49)
  5. What We Think We Saw (7:13)
 in stock $22.05
24
Cat: ERE 581. Rel: 01 Mar 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Burden Of Proof
  2. Where Would I Go (feat Rick Ross)
  3. Sly Green
  4. One Way Flight (feat Freddie Gibbs)
  5. Famous
  6. Timeless (feat Lil' Wayne & Big Sean)
  7. New Streets
  8. Over The Limit (feat Dom Kennedy)
  9. Trade It All
  10. Thank God I Made It (feat Queen Naija)
  11. War Paint (feat Westside Gunn & Conway)
  12. Legend
 in stock $10.60
25
Cat: JAKARTA 168. Rel: 01 Mar 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Ole Two Times (2:50)
  2. Not For Sale (2:49)
  3. So (interlude) (0:59)
  4. Summer Of George (3:07)
  5. Brothers (2:39)
  6. I Think (interlude) (0:54)
  7. Athens (2:31)
  8. He Is (interlude) (0:30)
  9. Schengen Visa (3:00)
  10. The Reason (interlude) (0:40)
  11. Vent (2:14)
  12. Enough For You (2:51)
  13. Alain Villet (interlude) (1:38)
  14. Dusty Grooves (2:39)
  15. 88 Keys (3:31)
  16. Mahershala Al (2:37)
  17. Conflict (2:29)
  18. Why (interlude) (1:14)
  19. Timeless (3:39)
  20. We Made It (2:48)
 in stock $19.76
26
Cat: MTHDCD 2. Rel: 15 Feb 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. 45 Smoke
  2. Cancelled
  3. Mazza
  4. Vex
  5. Wot
  6. Dead
  7. Play With Fire
  8. I Tried
  9. Focus
  10. Terms
  11. Push
  12. Nhs
  13. Feel Away
  14. Adhd
 in stock $11.17
27
  1. Five On Us
  2. Lords & Gods (feat Fred The Godson)
  3. Two Pics On My Gram
  4. Aunty (feat G4Jag)
  5. Weird Time
  6. Still Trapped
  7. Motivate The Real
  8. Both Views 2 (feat Che Noir)
  9. Loyalty & Trust (outro)
Review: Following his first full-length collaboration with beat-maker 38 Spesh in 2019, Loyalty & Trust - a set now considered a contemporary underground hip-hop classic - fast-rising Queens mic man Flee Lord promised to release a further 10 albums in the 18 months that followed. Loyalty & Trust II is fittingly the final chapter in that astonishing run and sees him reunite with 38 Spesh, whose eerie, dark and atmospheric instrumentals seem to get the most out of the former Prodigy protege. Certainly, critics have rightly lauded the set, heaping praise both on Flee Lord's hard-hitting lyrics and 38 Spesh's superb production. Notably, the album also includes a guest spot from Fred The Godson - one of the final verses he recorded before he passed away last year.
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 in stock $12.89
28
Cat: UHR 5707WLP. Rel: 15 Feb 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. What's My Drug? (feat DV Alias Khryst) (3:34)
  2. Be Afraid! (feat Conway The Machine & Pharoahe Monch) (3:08)
  3. Illest Killers (feat Tech N9ne) (3:08)
  4. Meduza (feat Rite Hook) (3:38)
  5. Justice To The People (0:19)
  6. Dinner Plate (feat Lord Goat & Recognize Ali & Jay Royale) (4:22)
  7. Chrissy Snow (feat Kool G Rap) (3:23)
  8. Call The Coroner (feat Slaine & Little Vic) (3:39)
  9. Only Built 4 Gucci Drip (feat Lord Goat & Crimeapple) (3:02)
  10. Bora Bora Aura (feat Gorilla Nems & Tony Yayo & Vinnie Paz) (4:28)
  11. Watch The City Burn (feat Lord Goat & Sabac Red) (3:53)
  12. Superb Clientele (3:05)
 in stock $48.09
29
Cat: LFB 5204. Rel: 15 Feb 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Global Shift (feat Insight) (0:50)
  2. Shelter In Place (feat Blacastan) (3:54)
  3. Basquiat (2:40)
  4. 8 Minutes 46 Seconds (feat Puma Ptah, Reef The Lost Cauze, Bluprint & Murs) (4:28)
  5. Old World Brokenness (0:27)
  6. Wave The Flag (feat Eternia & Insight) (3:43)
  7. Sonar (feat Akrobatik) (2:59)
  8. New World Adjustments (4:45)
  9. The New Normal (3:12)
  10. No Hitter (3:52)
 in stock $22.90
30
  1. Ashnikko - "Deal With It" (feat Kelis - clean)
  2. Billie Eilish & Rosalia - "Lo Vas A Olvidar"
  3. Billy Ocean & The Young Voices Choir - "Lovely Day" (feat YolanDa Brown & Ruti)
  4. Birdy - "Surrender" (radio)
  5. Celeste - "It's Alright" (feat Jon Batiste)
  6. Celeste - "Tell Me Something I Don't Know"
  7. Charlotte Lawrence - "Talk You Down"
  8. Clean Bandit - "Higher" (feat Iann Dior - radio)
  9. Doja Cat - "Streets" (clean)
  10. Flo Milli - "Roaring 20s" (clean)
  11. Fredo - "Back To Basics" (explicit lyrics)
  12. Jason Derulo - "Lifestyle" (feat Adam Levine - clean)
  13. Jason Derulo & Nuka - "Make Love Not War" (Show N Prove R&B remix)
  14. Jazmine Sullivan - "Pick Up Your Feelings" (clean)
  15. Jubel - "Weekend Vibe"
  16. Juice Wrld & Young Thug - "Bad Boy" (clean)
  17. Lil Mosey - "Holy Water" (clean)
  18. Megan Thee Stallion - "Body" (clean)
  19. Olivia Rodrigo - "All I Want"
  20. Pentatonix - "Be My Eyes"
  21. PnB Rock - "Rose Gold" (feat King Von - clean)
  22. Pop Smoke - "Hello" (feat Boogie Wit Da Hoodie - clean)
  23. Rachel Chinouriri - "Darker Place"
  24. Sabrina Carpenter - "Skin"
  25. Summer Walker - "Body" (live)
  26. Yxng Bane - "Dancing On Ice" (feat Nafe Smallz & M Huncho - clean)
 in stock $12.89
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