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33 RPM


Rap & Hip Hop



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The Lords of the Underground (L.O.T.U.G.) are a hip-hop trio based out of Newark, New Jersey. MCs Mr. Funke and DoItAll Dupré met DJ Lord Jazz (a native of Cleveland) when all three were undergraduates at Shaw University.

The three are perhaps best remembered for the singles "Funky Child", "Chief Rocka" and "Tic Toc"; all of which were wildly eccentric manifestos. The music video for "Funky Child" features one of the group members parading around in a diaper.

Their chief producer was Marley Marl's protégé, K-Def. Pete Rock remixed their songs "Flow On" and "Check It" in 1994 .

In their initial releases, their first two albums Here Come The Lords (1993) and Keepers of the Funk (1994), earned them an award from Black Entertainment Television in 1993 . They collaborated with George Clinton; their second album's title track, which samples his work, features him in a cameo. The track is generally more abrasive and less conventionally tuneful in its instrumentation than most of their work.

Gangster posturing was rhetorically referenced, but never outright indulged in, by the group, except on their 1995 single "Burn Rubber", which took a cavalier pro-carjacking attitude and featured a line where Mr. Funke unapologetically said he'd "even jeopardize [his] friends" for the sake of a jacking. However, the song was recorded for and prominently featured in the Newark car-jacking film "New Jersey Drive," and can be seen as a reflection of that film's mentality, as well as the popularity of joyriding carjacks in that city in the 1990s, rather than an endorsement of violent crime. Because their dalliance in gangsterism was half-hearted, they were one of a number of groups lost in the shuffle when gangsta rap became dominant.

Their reunion album Resurrection (1999), released via Queen Latifah's Jersey Kidz imprint, was so small-scale a release that few realized it had been recorded. Da Brat made an appearance on it.

The Lords are best remembered in connection with the golden age of hip hop. As such, when Nas decided in 2007 to do a remix of his song "Where Are They Now?" (which asked of the fates of several long-forgotten golden age rappers). The Lords were among those requested to appear. DoItAll Dupré performs eight bars on the track. The others featured include Positive K, Father MC, Rob Base, Redhead Kingpin, Monie Love, and members of Black Sheep, Salt-N-Pepa, Three Times Dope, the Jungle Brothers, the Fu-Schnickens and Das EFX.

DoItAll appeared briefly in the final scene of the final episode of The Sopranos credited as Du Kelly, as one of a series of potentially ominous figures entering the diner. He also apeared on other TV shows Law & Order as Two Tone, on OZ the HBO series, & On the Christmas episode of 30 Rock on NBC (2008). He has also been in Independant movies such as SOMEWHERE IN THE CITY with Bai Ling, American Rap Stars, Rhyme & Reason, Durdy Game(Xenom), Cash Rules (Koch) With Treach of Naughty By Nature, & he has also starred in an off broadway play entitled Diss, Diss, & Diss, Dat.

Lords of the Underground also made a featured appearance on Pete Rock's 2008 album "NY's Finest" on the track "The Best Secret".

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I pack my records professionally, using 2 layers of bubblewrap and industry standard cardboard mailers designed to ship vinyl records.  All records are shipped sealed inside of a clear plastic sleeve, with the record and inner sleeve outside of the cover in order to avoid seam splitting during shipment.

I take pride in the fact that I safely shipped over 4000 records to my customers.

I use a grading system based on the Goldmine Grading StandardI visually grade both the record and the sleeve separately, under a bright light.  These are the grades I use:

Still Sealed (SS)  = a new record, sealed in its original shrinkwrap.

Near Mint (NM) Vinyl is near perfect. Very likely unplayed.  At most, a light scuff appears on the record, but it should play without any noise or skips. The record sleeve should also be near perfect with only minor signs of wear. There should be no "ring wear" on the cover. (Ring wear is when the outline of the record inside shows through the sleeve.)  ** NOTE :: I have yet to grade any cover NM, I grade covers either SEALED or EX. **

Excellent (EX) Vinyl should still play with no skips of any kind. There can be some very minor surface scuffs, but they should not affect the sound quality. The record sleeve can have some minor ring wear but it should be mostly in good shape. Also, there can be some minor creases in the corners but no splits in the seams.

Very Good+ (VG+) This is the grading category where the quality of the sound is affected -- there will be some surface noise -- and the vinyl will show wear, including surface scuffs and some light scratches. However, the record is still very listenable as there are no deep scratches that cause skips. On the cover, the corners may be slightly bent, but not broken. There may be wear to the seams but not tears or holes.

Very Good (VG) Vinyl doesn't necessarily look good, but still plays well enough. Surface noise will probably be present, including pops and clicks. At higher volume levels, the music should overpower any pops and clicks present. There may be seam splitting, but not complete separation of the sleeve panels from each other. There will be noticeable ring wear on the cover, but the cover should for the most part still be in good condition.

Good (VG-) Vinyl is well played and looks it. However, the record should still play without skipping. It will have substantial surface noise, pops and clicks. Loss of various parts of the dynamic range will occur due to worn grooves. This grade depends a lot on the owner and the type of records he or she collects. A rock record may still sound ok at a high volume, but quieter styles of music will be practically unlistenable. The record cover may have many problems including seam splits, tears, and writing on it.


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For limited tracking Internationally, Priority Mail International is available.  Priority International tracks the package to the point the package leaves the U.S, and is then only provided as a courtesy service by USPS and its partners.   First Class International method does not include a tracking number, but I do, however, retain proof of mailing from the post office.

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I enjoy selling Vintage Electronics, Music Equipment, Rare Vinyl, hard-to-find CDs, Video Games, Books, Comics, Art, Technology, Toys, Games, Clothes, Shoes, Anything Interesting and Cool. Thank you for your business! This item description ©2009 PixelBiscuit. It is against eBay rules to use another user's item description without permission.


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