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 Two

05/31/2015 - 06:43 PM | 0 Comment(s) | submitted by Garrett Blanton

Here is Volume Two of the L-wood Media Fresh Out series. This is another one you can let play all the way through without skipping a beat. As always, this is a completely FREE digital release exclusively available for you … Continue reading

Hot Boys Centerfold

05/31/2015 - 06:27 PM | 0 Comment(s) | submitted by Garrett Blanton

The Hot Boys released their first group album in 1997 on Cash Money Records titled “Get It How U Live!“, which sold over 300,000 copies and hit number 37 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Chart. Their second studio album, Guerrilla Warfare … Continue reading

Fresh Out Volume One

05/31/2015 - 05:43 PM | 0 Comment(s) | submitted by Garrett Blanton

Here’s the one that started it all, the very first L-wood Media Fresh Out release. If you haven’t downloaded this one yet then stop sleeping and get it now! As always, this is a completely FREE digital release exclusively available … Continue reading

Dru Down Can You Feel Me

05/31/2015 - 05:25 PM | 0 Comment(s) | submitted by Garrett Blanton

“Doin’ what I gotta do stayin’ true to the crew. Feel me now. Playa?” Here’s a full page spread for the classic Oakland album Dru Down “Can You Feel Me” released in 1996 on C-Note Records back when Chris Hicks … Continue reading

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