This Just In: Kollage

A true hip-hop classic reissued 20 years later. Bahamadia’s ’96 debut, Kollage, was a total sleeper hit. Even though I hung out with a lot of hip-hop heads back then, it wasn’t until a few years later that I was tipped off to this album by a friend in college. Makes sense, as this one was never really pushed to the mainstream despite hip-hop blowing the hell up at this time. Or maybe that’s what it was – stylistically, Kollage was more challenging than most of the “breakthrough” hip-hop of the time. Produced by DJ Premier, Guru & Da Beatminerz, it’s a jazzy, intelligent and laid back affair whose subtleties only reveal themselves with repeated listens. And it did make a dent in underground hip-hop/mixtape circles, so at least there was somewhat of an audience. Hopefully with this reissue that can be widened. Take a listen to a track below and check out this week’s short but sweet in-stock list as well! -MLE

Bahamadia – Kollage LP
Listen: “Rugged Ruff”
“Bahamadia’s debut album, Kollage, is a jazzy affair paced by some nifty production, courtesy of DJ Premier, Guru, and Da Beatminerz, and the MC’s own dryly gentle delivery. Despite her laid-back, even deliberate flow, she has a confident, upfront presence on the mic, with strong rhyming skills and a fondness for old-school wordplay.” -UMe

Sonic kollage – new releases, reissues & restocks…
A$AP FERG – Always Strive & Prosper 2LP*
Albert Ayler – The First Recordings Vol. 1 LP*
Alt-J – An Awesome Wave LP
Amy Winehouse – Back To Black LP, Lioness: Hidden Treasures 2LP
Ariel Pink & R. Stevie Moore – Ku Klux Glam LP*
Axe & The Oak – Electrocution LP*
Band Of Horses – Why Are You OK CD
Beach Boys – Pet Sounds LP
Beastie Boys – Check Your Head 2LP, Hello Nasty 2LP
Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band LP
Bernard Herrmann – Vertigo OST LP*
Black Star – Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star LP
Bob Marley – Legend (The Best Of) LP
Case/Lang/Veirs – S/T LP
Clams Casino – 32 Levels 2LP*
Dave Matthews Band – Crash 2LP
David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust 2LP
Deftones – White Pony 2LP
Dirty Heads – S/T LP
Erykah Badu – Worldwide Underground LP
Flume – Skin 2LP, CD
Gone Is Gone – S/T LP*
Gorguts – Obscura 2LP
Holly Hunt – Prometheus EP 12″
Jack & Amanda Palmer – You Got Me SInging LP
Jay-Z – Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life 2LP
Jeff Beck – Loud Hailer LP*
Jimi Hendrix – Band Of Gypsies LP
Joey Bada$$ – B4.DA.$$ 2LP
Killer Mike – RAP Music 2LP
Logic – Under Pressure 2LP
Low Low Low La La La Love Love Love – Last LP
Madonna – Like A Prayer LP, True Blue LP
Male – German For Shark LP
Marvin Gaye – I Want You LP
Michael Jackson – Bad LP, Thriller LP
Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate 2LP*
Miles Davis – Bitches Brew 2LP
Morbid Angel – Blessed Are The Sick LP
Motèl Mari – Eternal Peasant LP+DVD
N.W.A. – Greatest Hits 2LP
Nails – You Will Never Be One Of Us LP
NOFX – So Long And Thanks For All The Shoes LP
Otis Redding – Lonely & Blue LP
Outkast – Stankonia 2LP
Peter Gabriel – So 2LP*, Up 3LP*, Us 2LP*
Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix LP
Prince – Controversy LP, S/T LP
Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Getaway CD
Rhye – Woman LP
Sade – Best Of 2LP
Santana – S/T LP
Snoop Doggy Dogg – Doggystyle LP
Sonic Youth – Murray Street LP, Rather Ripped LP
Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide To Earth LP
The Cure – Disintegration 2LP, Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me 2LP, The Head On The Door LP, Three Imaginary Boys LP
Thee Headcoats – The Messerschmitt Pilot’s Severed Hand LP*
Underworld – Barbara Barbara We Face A Shining Future LP
Vandals – Live Fast, Diarrhea LP, The Quickening LP
Various – Archival Feedback (Audio Edition) LP
William Burroughs – Let Me Hang You LP*

*Indicates new release or new reissue