...To Respecting The Classics
West Coast Vs. East Coast? Los Angeles vs. New York? The battle has raged for years about which city can lay claim to the best hip hop scene. Though the battle raged vehemently in the '90s, I think today we can take a step back and just truly appreciate the new and vibrant forms of expressions that came out of this genre, regardless of coast. Amirite? That's what I thought.
To that end, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) is releasing their "Respect The Classics" Collection - vinyl re-issues of hip hop’s most iconic, genre-defining albums and today’s rising stars. Additionally, on March 18th UMe will also release its Vinyl Collector's Edition of Kanye West’s 808s and Heartbreak on vinyl. Awesome. Fabulous, you say. "I love Kanye. I love Public Enemy. And I Love Slick Rick. But shit, a 'special collector's edition'? That's label speak for 'really expensive.' " Here's the glorious part, UMe has teamed up with Made Woman Magazine for the chance to wine your own “Respect the Classics” Vinyl Prize Pack and $200 cash, plus your chance to decide the next RTC album to come out of from UMe's catalogue. And you'll even get to help with the concept design for the vinyl.
So don't worry about those last few dollars of rent you were scrounging for under the couch. Put on some tunes, and go submit a photo, video, or other artistic expression, inspired by these select group of classic UMe albums to Made Woman Mag by February 23rd to show your "Respect for the Classics."
“Respect the Classics” Collection:
808s and Heartbreak - Kanye West
The Slim Shady LP - Eminem
The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem
The Eminem Show - Eminem
8 Mile Soundtrack - Eminem
Back for the First Time - Ludacris
In Search Of - N.E.R.D.
Radio - L.L. Cool J
Whut? Thee Album - Redman
Muddy Waters - Redman
Step in the Arena - Gangstar
BACDAFUCUP - Onyx
The Great Adventures of Slick Rick - Slick Rick
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back - Public Enemy
It’s Dark & Hell is Hot - DMX
Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood - DMX
Like Water For Chocolate - Common
Eazy-Duz-It - Eazy-E
Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A.
Strictly Business- EPMD
N.W.A. & the Posse - N.W.A
Amerikkka’s Most Wanted - Ice Cube
The Carter - Lil’ Wayne
Greatest Hits - 2Pac
Get Rich or Die Tryin’ - 50 Cent
Devils Night - D12
D12 World - D12