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Welcome to the start of the revamped website. Apologies for the lack of posts but as you can see, the website is currently being updated.

This is the new home page and there'll be new artist pages to follow. Instead of the drop downs just click the Artist A-Z above to go to a complete alphabetical list of everything posted. Over time all multiple posts by the same artist will be placed under one post and include all their releases. All this is going to take me a long time to complete so bare with me.

The shop is still open as usual so feel free to browse the stock.


The aim of the website is to document hip hop vinyl releases from 1979-1986 and, when available, show the label variations which were released. The focus is on US and UK 12″ singles but other formats and origins will be thrown into the mix.


To read the full story of how this came about please click the button below.

After committing so much of his life to this culture, Hip Hop needs your help!

Kurtis Blow is a music and film producer, actor, recording artist, b-boy, DJ and now a Minister. It's been 40 years since he became the first rap artist signed to a major label and I think now is the time for his contribution to hip hop to be rewarded by inducting him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020. Please help acknowledge his work by clicking the link below and signing the petition. Thank you.




music notes

Listen to the latest installment of Funkbox Reload by Jorun Bombay.

Summer solstice 2019

Features music by Emskee, Ron B, Doug E. Fresh, Kev-E-Kev, Stetsasonic and many more.

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Bobby Corridor is back with his latest mix.




Features tracks from Lords Of The Underground, Superstar Quamallah, Lord Finesse, Saukrates and more.

Looks like it could have been made back when it was first released.

Check out the awesome video from Attack Of The Moon Beasts for one of hip hop’s most classic tracks.

Check out the second video from Koba Kane & T1 Vega.


“Round 8”


Managed by UK rap veteran Blade, the duo are aiming to hit the charts by storm with their lyrical kung-fu.

Check out their official video for ‘Round 7’ below or click the logo above to visit their website.

Rapper and hip hop historian, JayQuan, takes you a ride through hip hop’s history with far more than just the records themselves.


The website features interviews with the original artists, videos and stories galore. If you want to know more about hip hop then just click the logo.

Allcity TaxiTalk Show lastest

Check out the main man Allcity Steve as he interviews some of the pioneers of music across all genres.


The latest show features Aswad founder member Brinsley Forde as they talk ‘Warrior Charge’ and the cult reggae movie Babylon.


Check out his channel for more music history.

Hip hop music old and new reviews and interviews.


Werner’s got the lot!



Hip Hop is alive and well…

New 7″ single from Whirlwind D released 2/07/2019 featuring production from Djar One and cuts by DJ Specifik.

Available from the B-Line Recordsings website.


Just click the image below

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