Your local record store needs you. Lockdown has taken its toll on record stores across the world, so if ever there was a time to show your support – it’s now. Here’s a fresh run-down of this year’s must-have RSD 2020 exclusives…
J Hus’ ‘Big Conspiracy’ is released on special edition black & white vinyl this Record Store Day [September 26]. His first album since a stint in prison contains features from Burna Boy, Koffee & Ella Mai, as well as from his very own sister Iceè TGM.
Big L is often overlooked, but as quite possibly the originator of Horrorcore he’s probably on a lot of your favourite rappers’ list of favourite rappers. His 1995 debut ‘Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous’ remains the only album ever released in L’s short life after he was tragically killed just four years later. ‘The Danger Zone’ [originally released in 2011] is his fourth and final posthumous album and features Gang Starr, Roc Raida, Lord Finesse & more.
This special version of acclaimed 2014 collab album ‘Piñata’ is presented for RSD 2020 in a unique variant cover. Acclaimed designer Jeff Jank finds inspiration for the cover in the unique graphics and content of 1970s Blaxploitation films for ‘Pinata: Blaxploitation Version’ exclusively for Record Store Day 2020.
Snoop returns with his seventeenth studio album. This new 22-track collection boasts a wide-ranging tally of writer / producer collaborations and guest cameos that includes DJ Battlecat, Jazze Pha, Swizz Beatz, Swae Lee, Chris Brown, Mustard, Jermaine Dupri, Anitta, Ozuna, YG, Slick Rick, Trey Songz, Russ, Rick Rock and Wiz Khalifa.
Rap legend Lil Kim’s first new album in 15 years features Rick Ross, Musiq Soulchild, Rich The Kid, City Girls, and O.T. Genesis. Available for the first time on vinyl this Record Store Day.
Garage originators So Solid Crew’s ’21 Seconds’ is a seminal piece of UK music history. To celebrate their upcoming anniversary tour, So Solid release an exclusive new RSD 2020 EP featuring the original anthem, alternate mixes & unreleased live cuts from the BBC archives. It’s pressed on ultra-clear heavyweight vinyl & housed within a bespoke 21 cut-out sleeve – and limited to only 2100 copies.
So what are you waiting for? There are not one but THREE RSD drops this year; August 29, September 26 and October 24. Locate your nearest retailer here.