I’m ready to challenge the “Hip-Hop started in Late-1970s Bronx” narrative. The Watts Prophets (from Watts, Los Angeles) 1971 album “RAPPIN’ BLACK IN A WHITE WORLD” is a classic and staple in Hip-Hop history, influencing the likes of Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, and more!
This is the 2nd Madlib Medicine show to be featured on our “Vinyl of the Week” series. The first was “Medicine Show #5: History of the Loop Digga”
Ice Cube is one of the most prolific rappers of all-time! From penning NWA lyrics, to writing films, to being the leader of 3 separate rap groups – Ice Cube is a GOAT and early pioneer of indie Hip-Hop.
I came up on this legendary record at Mad Platter in Riverside! Vinyl of the Week #9 is Albertina Walker & Rev James Cleveland with the All Trinity Nation Choir – “Please Be Patient With Me”!
Shoutout to Get on Down for this special release of Cigarette Boats by Curren$y and Harry Fraud! This release marks the first time Cigarette Boats appears in physical form; it was previously only a digital download.
VOTW #7 is none other than Purple Rain by Prince. Fully-equipped with a Prince & The Revolution poster, a stunning gloss finish, and sleeve lyrics to every song, Purple Rain is Prince’s magnum opus!
Al Green’s Greatest Hits featuring “Tired of Being Alone”, “Lets Stay Together”, and “How to Mend a Broken Heart” is Vinyl of the Week #6!