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

Digital Underground On Spice!

06/27/2014 - 01:30 AM | 0 Comment(s) | submitted by Garrett Blanton

Digital Underground is acting a fool in this Spice! Magazine photo. From Shock G’s zany white hat, to the airbrushed jean jacket, you can tell hip hop fashion has come a long way. If you look hard enough you can … Continue reading

OutKast Player’s Ball

06/27/2014 - 01:10 AM | 0 Comment(s) | submitted by Garrett Blanton

“All the players came from far and wide, wearin’ afros and braids kickin’ dem gangsta rides!” OutKast is standing & leanin’ on a gangsta ride, promoting their single “Player’s Ball” taken from the album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik that was released in 1994 … Continue reading

Tre-8 “Dey Scared Of Me” Smoke 1 Records

06/23/2014 - 12:48 AM | 0 Comment(s) | submitted by Garrett Blanton

We dug up a gangsta press photo of the late New Orleans based rapper Tre-8 promoting his second full-length album “Dey Scared Of Me” released in 1997 on the label Smoke 1 Records and distributed by South Coast Music Group. R.I.P.

Fresh Out Volume Five

06/22/2014 - 09:29 PM | 0 Comment(s) | submitted by Garrett Blanton

L-wood Media and friends bring you another installment of Fresh Out to kick off the summer and keep your speakers pushing. Click here to download FREE: Fresh Out Vol. 5 The Fresh Out compilations sample the latest underground rap resonating … Continue reading

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