‘Respect The Classics’ campaign promising rap/hip-hop reissues

News / December 6, 2013

Kanye West, 50 Cent, Eminem among many getting LP reissues

Universal Music Enterprises has begun its “Respect The Classics” campaign, in which they are remastering and reissuing several notable rap and hip-hop albums. Already reissued through the campaign include albums like Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A.; AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted from Ice Cube; Strictly Business by EPMD; Get Rich or Die Tryin’ by 50 Cent; and Flesh of My Flesh Blood of My Blood from DMX. What’s more notable for fans of the genre, though, is the list of future reissues to be put out through the campaign, including:

  • DMX — It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot (2xLP, gold vinyl)
    October 22nd
  • DMX — Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood (2xLP, clear with blood-splattered)
    October 22nd
  • 50 Cent — Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2xLP, platinum vinyl)
    November 12th
  • Slick Rick — The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
    November 12th
  • Public Enemy — It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back
    November 12th
  • Eminem — The Slim Shady
    December 10th
  • Eminem — 8 Mile OST
    December 10th
  • Eminem — The Slim Shady
    December 10th
  • L.L. Cool J — Radio
    January 2014
  • Redman — Whut? Thee Album
    January 2014
  • Kanye West (pictured) — 808s and Heartbreak
    February 2014
  • Ludarcris — Word Of Mouf
    February 2014
  • Lil’ Wayne — Tha Carter
    No Release Date Yet
  • Common — Like Water For Chocolate
    No Release Date Yet
  • N.E.R.D. — In Search Of (2xLP)
    No Release Date Yet
  • 2Pac — Greatest Hits
    No Release Date Yet
  • D12 — Devils Night
    No Release Date Yet
  • D12 — D12 World
    No Release Date Yet

We’ll let you know when some of these highly anticipated reissues go on sale.


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Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.






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