Rap Music Guide

The Most Extensive Database of Rare, Underground and Out of Print Rap & Hip-Hop Music

Rap Music

Guide is an online encyclopedia dedicated to the most rare, hard to find, and out of print

rap & hip-hop

albums in existence. From

compact discs

, to

cassette tapes

& 12"
vinyl records
, Rap Music Guide showcases the most album information in one place. We are the ultimate destination for music collectors and the #1 authority for confirming the authenticity of rap & hip-hop albums!


The compact disc (CD) still remains the standard for music releases, but for underground record companies some albums may only have 100 - 1000 copies in existence.

At Rap Music Guide we focus on these rare albums, displaying their album art, barcodes, catalog numbers and matrix ring codes to help you identify between original releases, re-release's & bootlegs.

Cassette Tapes

Cassette tapes made it possible for rap music to sweep the nation. Cheap and convenient, pioneers such as Too Short sold his first albums out the trunk of his car, coining the term "Trunk Tape".

Tapes are also the only form of media some album were released on. These releases are considered to be "Tape Only" and are extremely valuable to rap collectors around the world.


Long-Playing (LP) vinyl records are the very first form of recorded rap music in the United States.

During the early era of hip-hop, the only way to have your music heard was to release your album on wax to have it played by DJs.

Rap Music Guide strives to deliver the most rare and hard to find records ever released.

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Cassette Tapes

Fresh Out Volume 8

05/22/2015 - 01:06 AM | 0 Comment(s) | submitted by Garrett Blanton

L-wood Media is at it again with their latest drop of the Fresh Out series. As always, this is a completely FREE digital release exclusively available for you here on Rap Music Guide. Click the following link to download Fresh … Continue reading

Eazy-E’s Mint Green ’63 Impala

05/16/2015 - 01:27 AM | 0 Comment(s) | submitted by Garrett Blanton

It’s a known fact that Eazy-E loved his mint green 1963 Impala. The car was used it in several of his music videos and photo shoots and is infamous in the lowrider scene. Here is Eazy-E doing what he loved … Continue reading

Rappin’ 4-Tay Rag Top Records Press Photo

05/16/2015 - 12:58 AM | 0 Comment(s) | submitted by Garrett Blanton

Check out the old black & white press photo we found of the San Francisco Fillmore District native Rappin’ 4-Tay from 1994. This photo was to promote his album titled Don’t Fight The Feelin’ released on Rag Top Records and … Continue reading

Shyheim aka The Rugged Child

05/16/2015 - 12:45 AM | 0 Comment(s) | submitted by Garrett Blanton

Shyheim aka The Rugged Child was the youngest rapper affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan and was from Staten Island New York. He released his first single, “On and On” in 1993. Then in 1994 his complete debut album was released … Continue reading

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