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 Special Edition NhT Boyz

11/21/2014 - 03:26 PM | 0 Comment(s) | submitted by Garrett Blanton

Fresh Out is back again with a double dose of dope from the Oakland rap trio NhT Boyz! Born & raised in East Oakland CA, the NhT Boyz are the last of a dying breed. Their music can be best … Continue reading

Fresh Out Volume Six

09/22/2014 - 01:49 AM | 0 Comment(s) | submitted by Garrett Blanton

What’s up?  Fresh Out Volume Six…that’s what’s up! Click here to download FREE: Fresh Out Vol. 6 The Fresh Out compilations sample the latest underground rap resonating from the streets of northern California.  Past volumes 1-5 along with special HBK … Continue reading

Slick Rick The Ruler: Up In The Limousine

08/24/2014 - 04:20 PM | 0 Comment(s) | submitted by Garrett Blanton

Slick Ricks brilliant word play and effortless ability to bring life to the stories he rhymed about using hilarious one-liners makes him one of the wittiest rapper of all time. Slick Rick, who only had one eye and was born … Continue reading

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony $5 Food Stamp

08/24/2014 - 03:31 PM | 0 Comment(s) | submitted by Garrett Blanton

Ruthless Records sent out these $5 food coupons as promotional material for Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s second studio album, “E. 1999 Eternal.” This food stamp was a great idea since one of their hit singles was titled “1st Of Tha Month” which … Continue reading

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