“It was all a dream…” – Music company Vinyl Me, Please is planning on re-releasing one of the most revered albums in Hip-Hop – The Notorious B.I.G’s debut 1994 release “Ready to Die” – for the first time ever on special colored vinyl with the entire record remastered.
The vinyl will include the original cover but be pressed on red and white records. In addition to this, the company is launching a new subscription service solely for hip-hop heads. One of the first releases on the subscription service will be Common’s 2002 album Electric Circus.
According to Billboard:
Current members of VMP who have signed up to receive Ready to Die can now tack on the latest hip-hop-based subscription for an additional $23/month. The first record they’ll receive will be Noname’s acclaimed 2016 project Telefone, followed by Common’s 2002 album Electric Circus. For Noname, this will mark the first time Telefone has ever been pressed on vinyl.
“Over the past few years we’ve built a solid core of rap and hip-hop fans among our member base with reissues ranging from Madvillainy to Main Source, as well as special-edition projects with Earl Sweatshirt, Young Thug, Future and others,” said Cameron Schaefer, head of music, Vinyl Me, Please, in a statement to Billboard. “In the process we recognized the need for a dedicated rap and hip-hop subscription to dive deeper into the genre and help reintroduce the vinyl experience to a new generation of rap and hip-hop fans.”
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