Vinyl Me, Please (2017, Reissue)
Guilty as charged. I actually signed up for a month of the Vinyl Me, Please service in order to get this pressing of the Main Source's 1992 masterpiece, Breaking Atoms. I'm super leery of all of these weird vinyl curation services that have popped up over the years. They all seem like scams to me; and not the good kind of scam like Columbia House where I can get ten LPs for a penny and then never buy anything.
Vinyl Me, Please at least allows the option of signing up for one month so you can get the specific wacky pressing that they are offering. Sure it was a bit more expensive than if I had subscribed for a longer duration, but then I would have been stuck with a bunch of crap records that I didn't want. This Main Source pressing is exclusive to the subscription, though I do not know how many copies ended up being pressed. It has super slick packaging, the vinyl itself looks great and it comes with some extra art prints and liner notes. Not to mention the bonus 7" that has a remix of "Peace Is Not The Word To Play" and the previously unreleased (excluding bootlegs) song "How My Man Went Down In The Game."
The main album itself is one of those golden age hip hop classics. Put it up next to Tribe Called Quest, Pharcyde, Souls Of Mischief, Del or any of the other greats of that peak early 90's time and Main Source holds up to them all. Innovative beats, complex lyrics with great delivery; it has everything you could possibly want out of a record. If only there were records this good still being made in the world of hip hop. I'm sure there's something out there I'm missing. Send some recommendations.
Main Source - "Snake Eyes":
Main Source - "Lookin' Out The Front Door":