Hip-hop heads are in for a special treat as Vinyl Me, Please has announced that it will be releasing special edition vinyls of Clipse’s 2002 debut album, Lord Willin’. The project is pressed in emerald green and is Vinyl Me, Please’s Record of the Month for May as part of their monthly club offering.
Lord Willin’ put Clipse on the map as brothers Pusha T and Malice roared through the music industry with their gritty stories of drug culture over groundbreaking production from The Neptunes. Every club from Virginia to California was bouncing to “Grindin,” which solidified the duo as a legitimate musical threat. Although Lord Willin’ didn’t get the attention that Clipse’s sophomore album, Hell Hath No Fury, ever did, the LP is certified gold.
Clipse broke up after the release of their 2009 album, Til The Casket Drops. Pusha T went on to have a successful solo career and now serves as president of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label. Malice changed his stage name to No Malice after committing to a life of faith. He has continued to make music and shared his personal story in the documentary End of Malice.
Those who joined Vinyl Me, Please’s Rap and Hip-Hop subscription will receive a special edition of Snoop Dogg’s DoggyStyle. The Doggfather’s debut album was pressed in a brown and mint splattered vinyl to commemorate his 1993 debut project.
The record has become iconic for several reasons, including the cartoon cover art and the G-Funk beats. “Gin and Juice” has become a West Coast staple. And who could forget Snoop Dogg turning into a dog for the “Who Am I? (What’s My Name?)” video?
Since then, Snoop Dogg has established himself as a rapper, youth football coach, reality television star and so much more.
Vinyl Me, Please is a subscription service that offers monthly special edition products, including a Record of the Month and access to the members-only store. Sign up on the Vinyl Me, Please website.