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Heist of the Century

LA the Darkman


Celebrating the 25th anniversary, La the Darkman's Heist of the Century is available on exclusive Purple Smoke vinyl.

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VMP Exclusive Pressing

This is a VMP Exclusive record, and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else.

Exclusive Features
color Purple Smoke
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes
Other Features
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Direct-To-Board
jacket type Widespine
label Coalmine
mastering engineer D-Sane
mastering studio Digital Age Sound
pressing location GZ Vinyl
release type Reissue

By the Numbers


2LP

format

1998

original release year

331/3
rpm

speed

1000

total pressing quantity

12
inch

vinyl size

standard

weight

Description


To celebrate the 25th anniversary of La the Darkman’s Heist of the Century LP, Coalmine Records has partnered up with the Brooklyn native for the first repressing since its original release. This album is widely regarded as one of the strongest and most underrated releases from a Wu-Tang Clan affiliate, and it’s easy to understand why once you hear its dynamic 18 tracks.
The Killer Bee embodies the raw spirit of the Wu while adding his own signature gritty flavor throughout Heist of the Century. He shines whether he’s spitting solo on standouts like “Shine,” “Street Life,” and the title track, and when he’s joined by rap heavyweights like Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Havoc, and Masta Killah. Rae actually delivers two show-stopping guest performances on ”Az the World Turns” and “Spring Water.” The production lineup is just as serious, which boasts credits from the likes of RZA, DJ Muggs, Havoc, 4th Disciple, as well as Carlos "Six July" Broady -- who produced 10 tracks -- among others.
Limited to 1000 copies, the VMP exclusive version of La the Darkman's Heist of the Century is pressed on Purple Smoke vinyl at GZ Vinyl. The 2LPs will arrive in a widespine, direct-to-board, foil-stamped and numbered jacket. It was mastered by D-Sane at Digital Age Sound.

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