Universal Music Re-Releasing Vinyl Versions Of Classic Albums From 50 Cent, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Slick Rick & More

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With the advancement of technology, the use of vinyl records, even by the DJ, has seen a sharp decline. Universal Music is taking it back to the essence, recently announcing they will be re-mastering and re-releasing some of hip-hop’s most coveted LPs, in vinyl form, as a part of their Respect The Classics campaign. The first release will be DMX’s double platinum debut It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot which will be re-issued on October 22. Other albums hitting the shelves again will include, 50 Cent’s diamond opus Get Rich or Die Tryin,’ Eminem’s The Shady LP, Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter, Slick Rick’s The Great Adventures of Slick Rick and Puclic Enemy’s It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back. The label aims to “spotlight iconic, genre-defining albums” by reopening catalogs from Def Jam, Interscope, Priority and Virgin Records.

Check out the list of LPs that will be re-issued in the coming months, below.

DMX — It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot (2xLP, gold vinyl)
October 22nd

DMX — Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood (2xLP, clear with blood-splattered)
October 22nd

50 Cent — Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2xLP, platinum vinyl)
November 12th

Slick Rick — The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
November 12th

Public Enemy — It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back
November 12th

Eminem — The Slim Shady LP
TBD

Lil’ Wayne — Tha Carter
TBD

Kanye West — 808s and Heartbreak
TBD

Common — Like Water For Chocolate
TBD

N.E.R.D. — In Search Of (2xLP)
TBD

2Pac — Greatest Hits
TBD

D12 — Devils Night
TBD

D12 — D12 World
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