Champion Sound

In 2003, J Dilla was better known as Jay Dee, a Detroit producer who shunned publicity but was widely respected in hip-hop; Madlib was an up-and-coming L.A. producer making a name for himself with his wild diversity, from rap (Quasimoto) to electronic jazz (Yesterdays New Quintet) to remixes (Shades of Blue, Blue Note-2003). At the […]

All Eyez on Me [Vinyl]

4LP vinyl 2001 reissue. Fresh out of the slammer and eager to prove himself on Suge Knight’s Death Row Records, 2Pac created the most ambitious album in rap history up to that point. The very first double album in rap, “All Eyez on Me” was a critical and popular success, shooting all the way up […]