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5 Releases You Need to Buy On Record Store Day 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017 marks the 10th annual Record Store Day, which is celebrated by hitting your local independent record store and actually buying music. It's a novel idea, but if we want these mom & pop spots to stay in business, we need to frequent their businesses, you smell me?

As I did with the Black Friday Record Store Day 2016 releases, we wanted to help you diggers out there with a quick look at some of the hip-hop-related releases out there. We have everything from a classic song being turned into a children's book to an iconic soundtrack getting a vinyl release. Check out our picks below, and for the full list, hit up the Record Store Day website.

Not sure if you heard, but Slick Rick's classic "Children's Story" was turned into an illustrated children's book. The RSD exclusive is limited to 1400 copies, and comes with a dope book, a 45 of "Children's Story" b/w "The Moment I Feared," and a CD version of The Great Adventures of Slick Rick. Rap dads need this!

This banger from Danny Brown's latest album Atrocity Exhibition will be released on a 10" picture disc by the Braindead collective. It even features the Clams Casino-produced "Worth It," which is appearing on vinyl for the first time.

With Ma Dukes' blessing, Delicious Vinyl is putting out The Jay Dee Tapes, a three-track release featuring previously-unreleased material from Frank N Dank that was all produced by Jay Dee some time in 2002. This will be a 10" red vinyl pressing, and instrumentals for all three tracks are included.

Big L fans remember "Devil's Son," primarily because it was deemed too bugged out to be featured on his 1995 album Lifestyles Ov Da Poor & Dangerous. The Devil's Son EP is dropping on RSD featured four tracks that have been on the bootleg circuit for years. Limited to 3000 copies.

I was never the biggest fan of Space Jam or the Space Jam soundtrack, but "Hit Em High" is the JAM, and I know a lot of you love it. The Space Jam soundtrack is being released on a 2xLP vinyl format, and is limited to 4000 copies worldwide, so cop if you see it.

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