Don't Sweat the Technique (30th Anniversary Edition)

Eric B. & Rakim

The 30th Anniversary Edition of Eric B. & Rakim's Don't Sweat The Technique is available on exclusive Blue & Red Silver Cloudy, A-side/B-side vinyl.

Nutrition Facts

VMP Exclusive Pressing

This record was pressed by VMP and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else.

Exclusive Features

color Blue & Red with Silver Swirl A-side/B-side Vinyl
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes

Other Features

exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Direct-To-Board
jacket type Widespine
label UMe
mastering engineer Cicely Balston
mastering studio Alchemy Mastering at AIR
pressing location GZ Vinyl
release type Reissue
remastering details Lacquers Cut by Cicely Balston, Alchemy Mastering at AIR

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Eric B. & Rakim exploded onto the scene during the so-called golden age of hip-hop in the late 80s and early 90s. The duo’s fourth, and subsequently last, studio album, Don’t Sweat the Technique, was recorded at The Hit Factory in New York City and explores more socially conscious themes than previous records. 
Limited to 2000 copies, the VMP exclusive version of Eric B. & Rakim's Don't Sweat The Technique (30th Anniversary) is pressed on Blue & Red Silver Cloudy, A-side/B-side vinyl at GZ Vinyl. The 2LPs will arrive in a widespine, direct-to-board foil-stamped and numbered jacket. It was mastered by Cicely Blaston at Alchemy Mastering at AIR.

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Don't Sweat the Technique (30th Anniversary Edition)

Eric B. & Rakim

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