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 Four

03/18/2014 - 01:46 AM | 0 Comment(s) | submitted by Garrett Blanton

L-wood is back with the newest installment of the Fresh Out series, and it won’t disappoint! Click the following link to download the album for FREE: Fresh Out Vol. 4 Fresh Out series compilations sample the latest underground rap resonating from … Continue reading

Above The Law: Cold 187um, KMG & Go Mack

03/05/2014 - 11:04 PM | 0 Comment(s) | submitted by Garrett Blanton

Originally Above the Law was signed to Eazy-E’s Ruthless Records and released 2 classic albums titled Black Mafia Life & Uncle Sam’s Curse. Above the Law resides in Pomona, California and the group consisted of the rappers Cold 187um, KMG … Continue reading

DJ Quik Is Way 2 Fonky

02/24/2014 - 01:25 AM | 0 Comment(s) | submitted by Garrett Blanton

Here is DJ Quik promoting his second solo album Way 2 Fonky back in 1992. The album ended up being certified Gold and contains disses to Tim Dog and MC Eiht on several tracks.

Luke Records: Hot As Hell And Independent

02/07/2014 - 01:24 AM | 0 Comment(s) | submitted by Garrett Blanton

Luke Records is the label formed in 1985 by Luther Campbell of the 2 Live Crew. The label was originally called Luke Skyywalker Records, but changed as a result of George Lucas’ successful lawsuit against them. Here is a full … Continue reading




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