Album Kit



Album Kit
What are 10 timeless albums in your hip-hop survival kit?

Here are mine:
• Reflection Eternal – Talib Kweli and DJ Hitek
• Beats, Rhymes, and Life – ATCQ
• Fantastic Vol. 2 – Slum Village
• Blackstar – Blackstar
• Things Fall Apart – The Roots
• The Listening – Little Brother
• Like Water For Chocolate – Common
• The Connected – Foreign Exchange
• Soulful Genius – J Dilla
• Blowout Comb – Digable Planets

Honorable mentions:
• Detroit Deli – Slum Village
• The Minstrel Show – Little Brother
• 93 Til Infinity – Souls of Mischief
• Breaking Atoms – Main Source
• 3 Feet High & Rising – “Da Plugs”

I know I’m missing a lot of hot ish, but this list comprises what I think are timeless albums that I will always listen to. Its always tough to narrow things like this down to 10.

1. GZA – Words from the Genius
2. Mobb Deep – Murda Muzik
3. Wu-Tang Clan – Wu-Tang Forever
4. de la soul – 3 feet high and rising
5. Raekwon – Only Built for Cuban Linx
6. ATCQ – Midnight Mauraders
7. The Roots – Things Fall Apart
8. KRS-One – Return of the Boom Bap
9. organized konfusion – Stress: The Extinction Agenda
10. Nas – Illmatic

no specific order

honorable mentions:
mobb deep – hell on earth, & the infamous
JAY – Z – reasonable doubt
ghostface killa – ironman
Common – One Day It’ll all Make Sense
Pharoahe Monch – internal Affairs
Mos def – black on both sides
Da Bush Babees – Ambushed, & Gravity
AZ – 9 lives
b.i.g. – ready to die

I like your list and your honorable mentions too! i have alot I am missing as honorable mentions like fugees and gangstarr

Flip-Flop Album Kit – Summer Garden



5X7 Magnetic Photo Frame 2 Pack Kit Of6


5X7 Magnetic Photo Frame 2 Pack Kit Of6


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Pioneer Photo Albums 5X7 Magnetic Photo Frame 2 Pack Kit Of 6

Alfred 00-37536 RECORD DEAL IN A BOX-ALBUM-KIT


Alfred 00-37536 RECORD DEAL IN A BOX-ALBUM-KIT


$44.29


You just finished recording your band’s album. So, how will you sell it? Record Deal in a Box – Album Edition gives you everything you need to get your record on iTunes and other top online stores in as fast as 24 to 72 hours. Your album will have one year of distribution through Tune Core, a music delivery and distribution service that places your original music (and even cover songs) for sale on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Rhapsody, Napster, and other digital retailers. You keep 100% of your rights and royalties! In addition to Tune Core distribution, Record Deal in a Box includes a must- have booklet of recording industry information and critical tips about copyrights, reproductions, derivatives, distribution, and other topics to help you protect your songs and make informed decisions. The booklet also includes practical advice about recording, mixing, and mastering that will improve the sound of your music. You also receive the groundbreaking music recording program Studio One Artist by PreSonus. From tracking and mixing to mastering and distribution, this Mac/Windows program provides a creative and intuitive environment that is optimized for speed and efficiency, yet robust enough for the most complex productions. Tunecore 1- Year Publishing Deal and Studio One Recording Program. Features Category – Pro Audio Software Format – Boxed Set

Apple MA450LL/A iPod 80GB MP3 Player


Apple MA450LL/A iPod 80GB MP3 Player


$399.99


Apple iPOD 80GB MP3 Player, White – RefurbishedNow that you can buy movies from the iTunes Store and sync them to your iPod, the whole world is your theater. With an 80GB iPod in hand, those movies fit comfortably next to TV shows, new iPod games, podcasts, audiobooks, photo albums, and, of course, an entire library of music up to 20,000 songs, in fact. iPod is a pocket-size prodigy. Watch This SpaceHow much can your pocket hold? Thats up to you and your iPod. It holds up to 20,000 songs, up to 25,000 photos, and up to 100 hours of video or any combination of each.1 So you can browse movies on the iTunes Store, download the ones you want (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, perhaps?), then sync it to your iPod. Same goes for TV episodes, new iPod games, 99 songs, best-selling audiobooks, and an entire universe of free podcasts, including captivating tours to zoos, museums, and French chateaus. Go ahead. Fill er up. Suit YourselfFrom cases to car kits, customize your iPod with accessories made especially for it. Pick up an iPod Universal Dock for more convenient syncing. Add an iPod Hi-Fi for room-filling sound. Sync photos on the go with an iPod Camera Connector. Attach a voice recorder to take audio notes. And if you buy from the Apple Store online, you can even have your iPod engraved with your name or a message. Pack Light, Play All DayWith all that music at your fingertips, you may never want to stop listening.

Arrow Pierce My Heart [Digipak]


Arrow Pierce My Heart [Digipak]


$11.17


How far can you go with just a dirty-sounding guitar and a drum kit? Farther than you might think, judging from Arrow Pierce My Heart, the third album from Irish punk-blues duo the Bonnevilles. There isn’t much in the way of stylistic innovation on this album, which mines the traditional tropes of raw, post-millennial blues rock, but it’s not as if folks haven’t been recycling 12-bar figures for close to a century, and what the Bonnevilles lack in originality they make up in mojo. Andrew McGibbon, Jr.’s guitar work boasts plenty of primitive ferocity and a sublime distorted tone, while drummer Chris McMullan hits hard and generally stays out of the way. While the Bonnevilles boast good, gritty technique, McGibbon is also a solid vocalist and songwriter, and there’s a greater depth to his tales of woe than most of his peers deliver. The Bonnevilles sound tight and naturalistic on these sessions, which have a fine sense of space, and the duo is smart enough not to overdo their sense of menace. Plenty of bands would happily play “Who Do I Have to Kill to Get Out of Here?” or “I Dreamt of the Dead” for laughs. But without overplaying their hand, the Bonnevilles deliver them straight with no chaser, and they make them work. “Erotica Laguna Lurgana” is here to show these guys have a sense of fun when they’re not shaking hellhounds off their trail. In a subgenre with a lot of bands following the same template, the Bonnevilles know little differences can mean a lot. They bring just enough that’s fresh on Arrow Pierce My Heart to make it a real contender in the punk-blues sweepstakes. ~ Mark Deming

Beck in Black [Digipak]


Beck in Black [Digipak]


$11.2


Photographer: Joel Faurote. When half of a band’s original lineup packs up and leaves, it’s a pretty big deal, at least to the group and their fans. Left Lane Cruiser were populated by just two guys for their first ten years – Frederick “Joe” Evans IV on guitar and vocals, and Brenn Beck on drums – and after Beck quit the group in 2014, Alive Naturalsound decided to mark the end of an era with Beck in Black, a collection of material from the duo’s years with Beck behind the drums. Left Lane Cruiser are very good at what they do, but they have only so many moves in their repertoire, and Beck in Black covers them all – heavy-hitting blues-rock with lots of gnarly slide guitar, Brontosaurus stomp rhythms, and lyrics about women, whiskey, weed, and dangerous good times of all stripes. As far as the honoree is concerned, Beck in Black demonstrates Beck’s skills behind the kit, from the frantic trash-can percussion of “Zombie Blocked” and jittery drive of “Crackalacka” to the bluesy groove of “The Pusher” and the near-funky skip of “Chevrolet.” “The Pusher” is one of six unreleased tracks appearing on this album, which on one hand makes it more than just another LLC “best-of” album, but on the other means that serious fans will probably want it even though chances are good they already own eight of the numbers appearing here. The gruff but wiry guitar work and howling vocals from Evans are Left Lane Cruiser’s sonic hallmarks, and they’re available in abundance here, wailing in fourth gear no matter what the theme or tempo of the song. Beck in Black may be a farewell to the group’s first drummer, but it’s also an effective summary of Left Lane Cruiser’s recorded work in their first decade. If you want an introduction to this band’s raw, big-city blues, this will do you just fine. [A shorter ten-song version of Beck in Black was released on a color vinyl EP for Record Store Day 2016, two and a half months before the general CD release.] ~ Mark Deming

Bottom Of The Curve


Bottom Of The Curve


$10.68


Houston: Jeff Halland (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Lane Soderberg (bass); Ian Prince (drums). Recorded between August 2002 & January 2003. Personnel: Jeff Halland (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Ian Prince (drums). Audio Mixer: Jeff Halland. Recording information: CK4, Minneapolis, MN (08/2002-01/2003); Mission Control, Minneapolis, MN (08/2002-01/2003). Here’s a rock & roll hint: if you’re going to name your band Houston, it’s probably a good thing for your band not to actually be from Houston. (These guys are all set on that score; they’re from Minneapolis.) Here’s another rock & roll hint: if you’re going to have two songs on your album called “Dumb Rock 1″ and “Dumb Rock 2,” you’d better make it as clear as you possibly can that you’re being facetious. These guys manage that quite well, except for on tracks like “It’s a Shame” and the big, glorious, faux-dumb “Home for the Holidays,” on which they sound like they’re double-crossing themselves and aiming for dumb, but missing and hitting cool instead. Now, what really is dumb is singer Jeff Halland’s unwillingness to commit to diphthongs, or even extended vowels, and thus his tendency to render words like “you” as “you-uh.” But man, “Dumb Rock 1″ and “Part One” are both spectacular songs, and “Intro” (which comes four tracks into the program, get it?) is one of the best rock instrumentals of the year. The press kit says that Houston is “massive, a bumble bee on growth hormone buzzing into a megaphone nestled against your eardrum.” That’s close enough. But I’ll bet they can do even better than this. ~ Rick Anderson

Bulk Buys CG626-100 Matchbook Album Kit - Boy


Bulk Buys CG626-100 Matchbook Album Kit – Boy


$40.34


Features These matchbook album kit – instructions are modelled after those older style matchbooks you used to get when you were a kid. They are a quick and funky mini album project with very little materials required – paper and a stapler. Case of 100

Bulk Buys CG626-25 Matchbook Album Kit - Boy


Bulk Buys CG626-25 Matchbook Album Kit – Boy


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Features These matchbook album kit – instructions are modelled after those older style matchbooks you used to get when you were a kid. They are a quick and funky mini album project with very little materials required – paper and a stapler. Case of 25

Bulk Buys CG626-50 Matchbook Album Kit - Boy


Bulk Buys CG626-50 Matchbook Album Kit – Boy


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Features These matchbook album kit – instructions are modelled after those older style matchbooks you used to get when you were a kid. They are a quick and funky mini album project with very little materials required – paper and a stapler. Case of 50

Bulk Buys CG626-75 Matchbook Album Kit - Boy


Bulk Buys CG626-75 Matchbook Album Kit – Boy


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Features These matchbook album kit – instructions are modelled after those older style matchbooks you used to get when you were a kid. They are a quick and funky mini album project with very little materials required – paper and a stapler. Case of 75

Century Album 11X12X1.5 Inches


Century Album 11X12X1.5 Inches


$194.75


The Lee Filter Holder system is so versatile that is can be fitted to almost any lens on any camera. This means that whether the photographer is using a 35mm, medium, large format or even extreme wide-angle lens, they will always enjoy the performance and benefits the system provides. An adaptor ring that screws onto the front of the lens is the key to the versatility of this system. Once the appropriate sized adaptor is fitted, the rest of the system clips neatly and easily into place. Total flexibility has been designed into the Lee Filter holder system. The foundation kit is at the centre of the Lee Filter holder system and is primarily designed to take standard 100mm filters, although other filter sizes can be adapted to fit. The unit is supplied in component form to allow the photographer to construct a filter holder tailored to his or her individual needs. Once constructed, the holder clips easily onto the adaptor ring and can then be rotated to position filters to the photographer’s exact requirements. This also enables optimum use of graduated and special effect filters. This kit contains all the components necessary to construct a versatile holder, capable of holding up to four filters. The photographer can then choose which combinations of filter thickness they want to use by selecting and fitting the appropriate filter guides with the screwdriver provided. Additional guides and screws can be purchased separately

Classic! Live at Newport *(Live)


Classic! Live at Newport *(Live)


$12.04


Joe Lovano is part of a select group of established musicians who have been around for so long, achieved so much, and have such an instantly recognizable sound, that a new release is more or less guaranteed to be good. And so it is with Classic! Live at Newport – everybody knows what to expect but that doesn’t in any way diminish the enjoyment of listening to it. This is another welcome offering from the Lovano quartet featuring the late, great Hank Jones. He passed away in 2010, five years after this album was recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival, but what we’re left with is a collaboration between Jones and Lovano that gave us the Blue Note albums I’m All for You – the title track of which finds its way into this live set – and the superb Joyous Encounter, as well as the duo record Kids: Live at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Classic! follows the May 2005 recording of Joyous Encounter, and the quartet had been busy touring Europe with journeyman drummer Lewis Nash replacing Paul Motian. Nash colors the quartet in a different way than Motian, but it’s not unwelcome. Motian had an unparalleled ability to see the drum kit’s role in the small ensemble – it could almost be described as impressionistic – whereas Lewis Nash is more at home swinging hard. That’s not to say Classic! is missing something – the other bandmembers thrive just as happily on hard-grooving time players. The level of attentiveness in the quartet is as captivating as you might expect if you’re familiar with their work. As evidenced on the Lovano-penned “I’m All for You,” over the changes of “Body and Soul,” Lovano’s tonal fragility leaves you feeling like his melodic phrases might collapse or lose time, but they never do. Jones’ comping follows and guides the intensity of the band, suggesting rhythmic interplay or harmonic substitutions mid-tune, devices that drummer Nash or bassist George Mraz are only too happy to embellish. It’s worth noting that Hank Jones was 87 at the time of recording,

Crosley Record Cleaning Kit


Crosley Record Cleaning Kit


$31.22


The Crosley(r) record cleaning kit helps you keep your favorite albums in premium condition. It includes a felt cleaning brush and record cleaning solution.

Culcha Vulcha [Digipak]


Culcha Vulcha [Digipak]


$11.21


Personnel: Mike Maher (vocals, trumpet, flugelhorn); Chris McQueen, Mark Lettieri, Bob Lanzetti (guitar); Michael League (nylon-string guitar, ukulele, keyboards); Zach Brock (violin); Chris Bullock (flute, alto flute, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, keyboards); Bob Reynolds (tenor saxophone); Jay Jennings (trumpet, flugelhorn); Corey Henry, Justin Stanton, Bill Laurance, Bobby Sparks (keyboards); Shaun Martin (talk box, vocoder); Marcelo Woloski, Keita Ogawa, Nate Werth (percussion). Audio Mixer: Nic Hard. Recording information: Atlantic Sound Studios, Brooklyn, New York; Sonic Ranch, Tornillo, Texas. Photographers: Marcelo Woloski; Stella K; Nic Hard. Culcha Vulcha marks the first time Snarky Puppy has recorded in a studio in eight years. Between 2006′s The Only Constant and this, the Texas-bred, Brooklyn-based collective issued a generous slate of live albums according to a single strategy: capturing a single dynamic performance and messing with it as little as possible. This date proves they can accomplish that in a studio, too. Culcha Vulcha was cut at Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, Texas and in Brooklyn. There is no dearth of energy or spontaneity on this strikingly varied set. The musical reach of bassist Michael League’s compositions allows for dynamic group interplay as well improvisation and exploration. Things get off to a roaring, funky start on “Tarova,” with all 17 members shaking it down led by organ, Rhodes piano, fat, thrumming bass, hot snare breaks, swinging violin, and blazing horns that touch on everything from Muscle Shoals to East Indian modalism to Southern gospel. “Semente,” alternately, is a Latin jazz workout that nods at Mexican bandleader Luis Arcaraz’s mariachi-inspired lyricism combined with Afro-Cuban rhythms and Northern Soul with its killer string chart. “Gemini” is more nocturnal and spacy as the melodic interplay between guitars and Rhodes is balanced by a hypnotic drum kit pulse, then underscored by an out saxophone solo.

Essentials Bundle for Fujifilm Instax 210 & Wide 300 Instant Film Camera with 20 Wide Prints + Battery & Charger + Cleaning Kit with FUJIFILM USA Warranty


Essentials Bundle for Fujifilm Instax 210 & Wide 300 Instant Film Camera with 20 Wide Prints + Battery & Charger + Cleaning Kit with FUJIFILM USA Warranty


$44.95


The Fujifilm Instax Wide Twin Instant Film (20 Color Prints) offers stunning instant pictures that you can put in a photo album or on the fridge. Instax film ensures sharp clear reproduction vivid color and natural skin tones. Compatible with Instax wide format cameras.

Essentials Bundle for Fujifilm Instax 210 & Wide 300 Instant Film Camera with 40 Wide Prints + Case + Battery & Charger + Cleaning Kit with FUJIFILM USA Warranty


Essentials Bundle for Fujifilm Instax 210 & Wide 300 Instant Film Camera with 40 Wide Prints + Case + Battery & Charger + Cleaning Kit with FUJIFILM USA Warranty


$74.99


The Fujifilm Instax Wide Twin Instant Film (20 Color Prints) offers stunning instant pictures that you can put in a photo album or on the fridge. Instax film ensures sharp clear reproduction vivid color and natural skin tones. Compatible with Instax wide format cameras.

Essentials Bundle for Fujifilm Instax 210 & Wide 300 Instant Film Camera with 40 Wide Prints + Case + Cleaning Kit with FUJIFILM USA Warranty


Essentials Bundle for Fujifilm Instax 210 & Wide 300 Instant Film Camera with 40 Wide Prints + Case + Cleaning Kit with FUJIFILM USA Warranty


$49.99


The Fujifilm Instax Wide Twin Instant Film (20 Color Prints) offers stunning instant pictures that you can put in a photo album or on the fridge. Instax film ensures sharp clear reproduction vivid color and natural skin tones. Compatible with Instax wide format cameras.

Essentials Bundle for Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 Instant Film Camera with 40 Wide Prints + Flex Tripod + Cleaning Kit with FUJIFILM USA Warranty


Essentials Bundle for Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 Instant Film Camera with 40 Wide Prints + Flex Tripod + Cleaning Kit with FUJIFILM USA Warranty


$49.99


The Fujifilm Instax Wide Twin Instant Film (20 Color Prints) offers stunning instant pictures that you can put in a photo album or on the fridge. Instax film ensures sharp clear reproduction vivid color and natural skin tones. Compatible with Instax wide format cameras.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 Instant Film Camera (Passion Red) with 20 Twin & 10 Rainbow Prints + Album + Case + Batteries + Kit


Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 Instant Film Camera (Passion Red) with 20 Twin & 10 Rainbow Prints + Album + Case + Batteries + Kit


$139.99


With the Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 Instant Film Camera you can turn an ordinary day into a special day filled with smiling faces. Use the selfie mirror beside the lens to check the framing and achieve the best angle. Capture the subject and and background in beautiful clarity with Automatic Exposure Control.

Fujifilm Instax Mini Accordion Photo Album (Blue) (2 Pack) with 40 Twin Prints + Wood Peg Clips + Cleaning Kit


Fujifilm Instax Mini Accordion Photo Album (Blue) (2 Pack) with 40 Twin Prints + Wood Peg Clips + Cleaning Kit


$52.99


The Fujifilm Instax Mini Accordion Photo Album holds up to 8 (2 x 3 in.) Instax Mini photos. The elastic band goes around the album to keep it closed. Includes a sheet of fun stickers to decorate and frame your prints.

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