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

All Due Respect: E-40 | XXL Magazine

01/13/2015 - 12:06 AM | 0 Comment(s) | submitted by Garrett Blanton

In the winter 2014 edition of XXL Magazine there is well written article by Dan Rys featuring an interview with E-40, coincidentally titled “All Due Respect.” E-40 goes into great detail about being an OG, and how he has been … Continue reading

Coop MC & Point 5 Posse Unreleased Material

01/11/2015 - 11:12 PM | 0 Comment(s) | submitted by Garrett Blanton

Showin’ Love Records recently released some extremely rare music from the Midwest that we were glad to get our hands on. They sent us a their limited edition vinyl & chrome cassette releases of Coop MC & Point 5 Posse, … Continue reading

Dru Down Flyer by Phunky Phat Graph-X

12/04/2014 - 01:32 AM | 0 Comment(s) | submitted by Garrett Blanton

Here’s an old Dru Down flyer from 1996 that Phunky Phat Graph-X whipped up for a show at the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, to promote his album Can You Feel Me. For those of you who did make it to … Continue reading

’90′s Fashion by Dr. Dre & Snoop Doggy Dogg

12/04/2014 - 01:14 AM | 0 Comment(s) | submitted by Garrett Blanton

Cross Colours launched in 1989 and was one of the first companies to make urban gear fashionable with affordable brightly colored T-shirts, over-sized jackets, hats and baggy pants each accompanied with messages like “Stop D Violence” and “Educate 2 Elevate.” … Continue reading

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