Respect The Classics Reissue Vinyl Albums from JAY Z, 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Warren G & More
3D Lenticular Vinyl Editions & Multi-Disc CD Bundles Available Now at RespectTheClassics.com
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It’s a Hip Hop Holiday courtesy of UMe’s “Respect The Classics” and their latest vinyl reissues from Jay Z, 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Warren G, Public Enemy and more. Learn about the latest releases below!
JAY Z “IN MY LIFETIME, VOL. 1 (2 LP)” AVAILABLE NOW
In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 is Jay-Z’s second studio album. The star studded album features guest appearances by Foxy Brown, Babyface, Blackstreet, Teddy Riley, Too $hort, Lil’ Kim, and Puff Daddy. A majority of the production is handled by beatmakers from Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy label, giving the album a glossier more commercial sound than its predecessor.
In celebration of Def Jam’s 30th Anniversary, UMe will be reissuing this classic album back on vinyl for the first time in years.
- “Intro/A Million & One Questions/Rhyme No More”
- “The City Is Mine” (featuring Blackstreet)
- “I Know What Girls Like” (featuring Lil’ Kim & Puff Daddy)
- “Imaginary Player”
- “Streets Is Watching”
- “Friend or Foe ’98”
- “Lucky Me”
- “(Always Be My) Sunshine” (featuring Foxy Brown & Babyface)
- “Who You Wit II”
- “Face Off” (featuring Sauce Money)
- “Real Niggaz” (featuring Too $hort)
- “Rap Game/Crack Game”
- “Where I’m From” (featuring Scratches by DJ Premier)
- “You Must Love Me” (featuring Kelly Price)
JAY Z “VOL. 2… HARD KNOCK LIFE (2 LP)” AVAILABLE NOW
Jay-Z is one of the most popular and financially successful artists in the world. His success has come from hugely successful albums like Vol.2…Hard Knock Life, his third studio album. Not only is Vol. 2 Jay-Z’s best-selling album, it also won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in 1999. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and also went to #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, marking it the first of nine consecutive chart-topping albums on both charts to date from Jay-Z. Without a doubt this is the album that brought Jay-Z into the mainstream circuit.
- “Intro – Hand It Down” (performed by Memphis Bleek)
- “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)”
- “If I Should Die” (featuring Da Ranjahz)
- “Ride or Die”
- “Nigga What, Nigga Who (Originator 99)” (featuring Amil & Big Jaz)
- “Money, Cash, Hoes” (featuring DMX)
- “A Week Ago” (featuring Too $hort)
- “Coming of Age (Da Sequel)” (featuring Memphis Bleek)
- “Can I Get A…” (featuring Ja Rule & Amil)
- “Paper Chase” (featuring Foxy Brown)
- “Reservoir Dogs” (featuring The LOX, Beanie Sigel & Sauce Money)
- “It’s Like That” (featuring Kid Capri & Liz Leite)
- “It’s Alright” (featuring Memphis Bleek)
- “Money Ain’t a Thang” (featuring Jermaine Dupri)
JAY Z “VOL. 3… THE LIFE AND TIMES OF S. CARTER (2 LP)” AVAILABLE NOW
Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter is the fourth studio album from Jay-Z.. It exhibits a return to the street-oriented sound of his first album, Reasonable Doubt. Production for the album was handled by several big name hip hop producers, including Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, K-Rob, DJ Premier, Rockwilder, DJ Clue and Irv Gotti.
- “Hova Song (Intro)”
- “So Ghetto”
- “Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up)” (featuring Beanie Sigel & Amil)
- “Dope Man” (featuring Serena Altschul)
- “Things That U Do” (featuring Mariah Carey)
- “It’s Hot (Some Like It Hot)”
- “Snoopy Track” (featuring Juvenile)
- “S. Carter” (featuring Amil)
- “Pop 4 Roc” (featuring Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek & Amil)
- “Watch Me” (featuring Dr. Dre)
- “Big Pimpin'” (featuring UGK)
- “There’s Been a Murder”
- “Come and Get Me”
- “Hova Song (Outro)”
- “Jigga My Nigga” (hidden bonus track)
- “Girl’s Best Friend” (hidden bonus track)
“GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN’ (3D LENTICULAR COVER)” AVAILABLE NOW
Get Rich or Die Tryin’ is the debut studio from 50 Cent. The album featured production from Dr. Dre and Eminem, and featured guest appearances from Eminem and then-newcomers Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo of the group G-Unit.
The album debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 872,000 copies in its first week. It spawned four singles, including the number 1-hits “In da Club” and “21 Questions”, and the international single “P.I.M.P.” Get Rich or Die Tryin’ had sold 8 million copies in the United States and was certified 6 times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Respect The Classics is proud to reissue this classic album back on vinyl with a special edition 3D lenticular cover that brings the iconic artwork to life.
- What Up Gangsta
- Patiently Waiting
- Many Men (Wish Death)
- In Da Club
- High All The Time
- If I Can’t
- Blood Hound
- Back Down
- Like My Style
- Poor Lil Rich
- 21 Questions
- Don’t Push Me
- Gotta Make It To Heaven
- U Not Like Me
- Life’s on the Line
LL COOL J “MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT” AVAILABLE NOW
WARREN G “REGULATE…G FUNK ERA (20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION)” AVAILABLE NOW
For even more releases from Public Enemy, Talib Kweli and more visit the Respect The Classics store!
ABOUT RESPECT THE CLASSICS
UMe’s “Respect the Classics” campaign continues to reissue classic out of print hip-hop albums back on vinyl for the first time in years, with cool modern twists like 3D Lenticular covers, picture discs, metallic treatments, updated artwork, colored vinyl and more.
Respect The Classics launched last September with five Priority Records classics, including expanded CD and digital 25th Anniversary Editions of Eazy-E’s triple platinum solo debut, Eazy-Duz-It and EPMD’s chart-topping album, Strictly Business. Remastered 180-gram vinyl LP reissues of Eazy-Duz-It, Ice Cube’s solo debut, AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted, and N.W.A’s iconic, triple-platinum Straight Outta Compton will also be released in faithfully replicated original album packaging, as well as a remastered CD and digital reissue of N.W.A’s debut, N.W.A & The Posse.
UMe’s “Respect The Classics” continued with special edition 15th Anniversary vinyl LPs for DMX’s first two albums, both multi-platinum essentials originally released in 1998 and long out-of-print on vinyl. It’s Dark & Hell Is Hot and Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Heart, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart within seven months of each other, were released on gold vinyl and blood-splattered vinyl, respectively. All products can be found at www.RespectTheClassics.com along with merchandise and exclusive vinyl bundles.
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