Christmas
Gadgets & Stuff

2014 Gift Guide for Music Lovers

Every year we do a little list of all of the music related gifts we’d like to receive or give ourselves if we had just won the lottery. So here is the MIMS gift guide to music lovers (and nerds) Record Crates by Stones Throw Can’t go wrong with some …

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Gadgets & Stuff
Hip-Hop

Rap Playing Cards – by Mynority Classics

via TurntableLab: “A great Christmas gift for the Hip Hop head that has everything. Japanese illustrator Sayori Wada teamed up with Mynority Classics to create these incredible playing cards featuring your favorite Hip Hop icons re-imagined in illustrated form.” SAYORI WADA A painter, born and raised in Japan, currently based …

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Gadgets & Stuff
Beats Hip-Hop

J Dilla Figure (by Rappcats)

via Rappcats: “Exclusive pre-order at Rappcats.com for February 2015 release | The first 10 purchased will be shipped on December 1st. | The J Dilla Figure is an official Pay Jay Productions release, produced under the oversight of the Estate of James Yancey. The Figure was conceived and rendered by …

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Hip-Hop

Check The Technique Volume 2 – Book by Brian Coleman

via TurntableLab: Presenting never-before-told, behind-the-scenes histories ranging from influential 80s masterpieces. Classics like DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper and 3rd Bass’ The Cactus Album to 90s classics like Ice Cube’s AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted, Mos Def’s and Talib Kweli’s Are Black Star and …

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Gadgets & Stuff
Worldwide Sounds

Music Is The Weapon of the Future – 50 Years of African Popular Music

Here is a book suggestion, we figured we’d share the info since we’re buying ourselves a copy! Author: Frank Tenaille. Publisher: Chicago Review Press (2002) “From the unique voice of Salif Keita and the hard funk of Fela Kuti to the poignant blues of Cesaria Evora and the upbeat swing …

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Gadgets & Stuff
Boogie / Funk / Disco

The definitive Disco Record Cover Art – Book by Soul Jazz

via SoulJazzRecords: New 400-page 12″x12″ deluxe heavyweight book on Soul Jazz Records/Books. First 200 orders come with free world exclusive ltd. edition 12″ collectors disco single* + free large poster – only available here! Pre-order now for shipping end of October Foreword by Tom Moulton and Nicky Siano (The Gallery). …

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Gadgets & Stuff

Michael Jackson Smooth Criminal Doll by S.H. Figuarts

via SH Figuarts / Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA: “The King of Pop is joining the S.H.Figuarts series! Michael Jackson (Smooth Criminal Ver.) takes the stage in the eye-catching white suit and hat from the iconic music video of the hit song “Smooth Criminal”. Expertly placed articulation joints allow for recreation …

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Gadgets & Stuff

Nickodemus “Back In The Days” Mix CD, T-shirt and 12-inch

Brought to you by 101 Apparel Nickodemus grew up in NYC in the 80’s and 90’s on a healthy dose of Hip Hop, Reggae & House. He got his 1st turntables at age 12 & was attending clubs & DJ’ing in them by age 15. Since then he’s traveled the …

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Lefto & Kutmah “Symbiosis” – 101 Apparel

Mix CD, T-shirt and 7-inch Brought to you by 101 Apparel “Symbiosis” is when two deejays work separately on a mix and end up creating the same atmosphere. 80 minutes of music inspired by our environment, backgrounds and our friends. Both parts of “Symbiosis” have been recorded in one-take at …

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