We're continuing our coverage of Record Store Day's annual Black Friday event - set for Friday, November 24 - with news of Legacy Recordings' lineup of ten titles. Legacy's lineup is heavy on more recent music, with half the slate dedicated to hip-hop classics; the oldest release hails from 1991 and the late, great Prince. You'll find these ten releases, all on vinyl, at participating independent record stores; visit herehere for the full list.
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Beast Coast, Escape From New York (2x12" Translucent Orange Colored Vinyl)
Formed in 2012, members of Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies, and The Underachievers make up Beast Coast. The collective has completed many tours together, and its debut album Escape From New York comes across as a collection of hi level cyphers from Joey Bada$$, Nyck Caution, Kirk Knight, CJ Fly, Flatbush Zombies, and more. Not surprising as the Brooklyn natives, a lot of them friends since childhood, have never shied away from the lyrics-centered tradition of New York hip-hop. Their distinctive voices and skills on the mic, as well as NY-centric storytelling drive the album, and the chemistry is undeniable. The production is tight, but this is also where the supergroup shifts away from musically, perhaps what the title of the project is alluding to. Erick Arc Elliott, Power Pleasant, Sam Wish, and Tyler Dopps lay down slick, bouncy instrumentals as opposed to boom bap, and it's refreshing and fun to hear the group expand its sound. Check out "Distance," "Left Hand," "Snow in the Stadium," "Far Away," and "Coast/Clear." Vinyl copies are now available after the initial limited run sold out rapidly - the RSD Black Friday edition features a 2LP on translucent orange color and a Beast Coast Sticker.
Coheed and Cambria, Live at The Starland Ballroom (12" Solar Flare Colored Vinyl)
For the first time on vinyl, Live at the Starland Ballroom features tracks from Coheed and Cambria's performance at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey on August 20, 2004, pressed on solar flare colored vinyl.
Cypress Hill, Black Sunday (Remixes) (12" Black Vinyl)
On July 20, 1993, Los Angeles hip-hop legends Cypress Hill unleashed their sophomore opus, Black Sunday, on the unsuspecting masses. The record changed rap music with its dark undercurrent, Latin inflection, no holds-barred storytelling, and the inimitable interplay between B-Real and Sen Dog cast over psychedelically spun rap soundscapes courtesy of DJ Muggs. Now to mark the 30th anniversary, two new remixes are available for fans on 12" black vinyl; "Insane in the Brain" from the esteemed DJ/producer Statik Selektah, and "Hits From The Bong" crafted by the album's original producer himself, DJ Muggs.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Mindsets (12" Black Vinyl)
Mindsets, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' latest release features six brand new originals plus live versions of the tracks. The album serves as a reminder of what the band is all about - the perfect blend of punk and rock n' roll that feels timeless and immediate at once. "If You're Blue" kicks off the EP with the band's signature crunchy, distortion forward guitar, hooky chorus, and Jett's powerful, snarling vocals. Every track has its own spin on the band's signature tight instrumentation and heavy guitar riffs which provide the perfect backdrop for Jett's vocals, creating a sound that is both powerful and infectious. Jett's voice is a force to be reckoned with as her powerful vocals are full of attitude and emotion. She delivers each song with strong conviction and energy.
Nas, I Am...The Autobiography (2x12" Black Vinyl)
I Am...The Autobiography 2LP vinyl, the long sought-after bootleg, is released commercially for the first time. Features 2 unreleased tracks, as well as many other rarities that have been on limited vinyl and 12" previously, as well as deluxe packaging. A must-have for any Nas and die-hard hip-hop head!
Polo G, Die A Legend (12" Black Ice Colored Vinyl)
Now available on vinyl for the first time, Die A Legend is the critically-acclaimed, 2x Platinum-certified debut album by Polo G. Released in June 2019, the album debuted top 10 on the Billboard charts and includes the 8x Platinum single "Pop Out" featuring Lil Tjay, as well as the 2x Platinum single "Finer Things." This limited edition pressing is available on Black Ice colored vinyl.
Prince, Gett Off (12" Black Vinyl)
This release faithfully re-creates the original one-sided promo 12" for the single "Gett Off" that introduced Prince's new band. The cover and label proclaimed, "Nothing can stop...Prince and the New Power Generation" and the release contains the "damn near 10 min." mix of the song on one side with a blank flip side. The original version was provided to radio and club DJs as a promo on Prince's 33rd birthday (June 7, 1991) and only 1,500 copies were created. Not originally planned to be included on the 1991 album Diamonds and Pearls, the response to the track was so strong that an edited version was added to the album and became a successful single.
Souls of Mischief, 93 'Til Infinity (The Remixes) (2x12" Black Vinyl)
A timeless hip-hop classic, Souls of Mischief's 93 'Til Infinity was released in February 1993 on Jive Records, serving as the second single from their debut album of the same name. A remarkable feat of lyricism, the track stands out from much of the harder hip-hop that was prevalent in the era. Subtly jazzy and melodic, the song drags listeners in with its winding rhymes, giving listeners a glimpse into how the west coast brings the heat. Four amazing MCs combine forces to illustrate the power of hip-hop boasting, making this track a timeless hit. To celebrate 30 years of 93 'Til Infinity, classic remixes are available on vinyl for the first time ever for Record Store Day.
The Beatnuts, Intoxicated Demons: The EP (12" Red Colored Vinyl)
Intoxicated Demons: The EP is the debut extended play by American hip hop trio The Beatnuts. It was released in 1993 by Relativity Records and was produced exclusively by The Beatnuts. The project consisted of two singles, "Reign of the Tec" and "No Equal," in addition to eleven cuts and five skits, spanning a total length of twenty-five minutes. Upon release, reviewers praised the album for its blend of jazzy boom bap, syncopated lean drum machines and a myriad of jazz, funk and soul samples. For the 30th anniversary, Intoxicated Demons: The EP will be released on Red colored vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day.
Various Artists, Original Soundtrack: Judgment Night (12" Red Colored Vinyl)
Introducing the highly anticipated re-press of the Original Soundtrack: Judgment Night exclusively for Record Store Day. Originally released in 1993, Judgment Night revolutionized the world of film soundtracks by bringing together an eclectic lineup of renowned rock and hip-hop artists. This reissue allows you to experience the iconic soundtrack in all its glory, preserving the raw, edgy sound that defined an era. Available on red colored vinyl.