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Genre pick of the week Cover of The Chronic by Dr Dre.
'One, two, three and to the fo', Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr Dre is at the Do' - AH 'The Chronic' was the cornerstone of Death Row's initial success when it was released in 1992. The impact of major hits such as 'Nuthin But A G Thang' was astounding. Suddenly hip-hop was on US national radio gaining wide spread acceptance in the smoother life style of the suburbs world wide for its very special message, style and rhythm generated in the tough surroundings of the LA ghettos.

It was Dr. Dre's first solo album after he had departed from NWA and its label Ruthless Records over a financial dispute. On 'The Chronic', he included both subtle and direct insults at Ruthless and its owner, former NWA member Eazy-E. Although a solo album, it features many appearances by Snoop Dogg, who used the album as a launch pad for his own solo career.

Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop

The Antique Anthem / Make Your Move

The fourth release of Dusty Donuts crew celebrates the 10th anniversary of the cult breakers' hit "The Antique Anthem", now released for the first time on 7". On the flipside comes a brand new B-boy / B-girl banger “Make Your Move”.

Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop are the unique combination of a highly skilledDJ / turntablist and a classically trained pianist. The two-times German champion of the International Federation turntablist Marc Hype has worked with his hip hop partner in crime, the concert pianist Jim Dunloop, since 2004. They have collaborated on numerous releases on international labels and released an album on the legendary MPM Records.

Kanye West

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - 180g Vinyl Edition

    'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' is the fifth studio album by American hip hop recording artist Kanye West, released on November 22, 2010, through Roc-A-Fella Records. Following a period of legal and public image controversy, West took a short hiatus from his music career. During a "self-imposed exile" to Hawaii, he conceived the project; West subsequently worked on it through a communal development that involved him and other musicians and producers contributing collectively to its music between 2009 and 2010. Production was handled by West and several other record producers, including Jeff Bhasker, RZA, No ID, and Mike Dean, among others.

    Noted by music writers for its varied elements, 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' incorporates musical components from West's previous works, including soul, baroque, electro, and symphonic elements. The album deals with themes of excess and celebrity, with transparent lyrics expressing emotional extremes, ego, uncertainty, and references to drinking and drug use. Its subject matter also explores consumer culture, race, and the idealism of the American Dream. 

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