U.S. IMPORT LTD. X2 LP "Rapper's Ball Red" Galaxy vinyl from lacquers cut by Barry Grint at Alchemy Mastering at AIR + listening notes booklet by David Ma. Wide spine reverse board cover.
VMP - Vinyl Me Please is a US subscription-based record club that releases exclusive records each month. Cloth & Wax have been able to source a few of these very collectable LPs - This is one of them!
Tha Hall of Game is Bay Area rapper E-40’s iconic third studio album. "'Tha Hall of Game,' with all of its bright moments, kick-started Earl Stevens’ legacy — a showpiece enshrined in a sterling catalog. The record was another level up into the mainstream consciousness, ballooning his rebrand further in a locale where he was already king. Twenty-five years later, it comes as a more revealing record, a mark of growth under a veneer of player anthems and boundless slang. E-40 jostled himself into rap immortality with this release, which remains legendary — expertly calculated in every sense and impossible to ignore, a West Coast power move by Earl and the Stevens family."
- David Ma is a veteran music journalist whose work appears in Wax Poetics, NPR, The Paris Review, Billboard, The Guardian and elsewhere.
Label: SONY / VMP
Catalogue Number: № RH053