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Friday, December 19, 2014

Five Gifts For Hip-Hop Heads

Posted By on Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Holiday shopping can be a crap-shoot, and coming up with a unique idea is sometimes the hardest thing to do. With that in mind, here's a short list of items for the hip-hop fan in your life. (You might even wind up wanting to pick some of these up for yourself.)

1. J-Dilla Doll from Rappcats
This 7.5” pvc figure is a must-have for Dilla fans. This Lil’ Dilla is toting his MPC, has a silver donut chain and his beard is as perfectly manicured as ever. The idea was conceived by Sintex out of Detroit (where else?!) and produced by Seoul-based P2PL. Cop it for $60 at Rappcats

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2. Boombotix Wu-Tang Clan 20th Anniversary Portable Bluetooth Speaker
S.F.’s Boombotix is comin’ straight outta the Dogpatch and partnered with The RZA to produce this fly Boombot Rex Wu-Tang Edition speaker. It even comes loaded with the new Wu-Tang record, A Much Better Tomorrow. It pairs with any laptop or mobile device and can be had for $79.99 from Boombotix.
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3. Classic Hiero Logo Snapback Black/Grey
Every Bay Area hip-hop head needs to have some swag from the Hieroglyphics crew. The Hiero Imperium shop has been dropping wearable gems for over a decade, and this snapback is as classic as their tunes. It’s $35 at the Hiero Shop
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4. Run The Jewels Mummy Long-sleeve Shirt
It’s gettin’ cold in the Bay — well, what passes for cold here. Now you can look tough and warm up, while reppin’ one of the best hip-hop records of the year. It’s hard not to like everything about Killer Mike and El-P right now. From nasty beats to conscious diatribes, these dudes are seriously on another level. While all the comprehensive RTJ2 vinyl packs are currently sold out, you can still snag the shirt at Daylight Curfew for $37. 
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5. East West Coasters from GoodWood NYC
This set of coasters has four legendary records printed on wood. Nas’ Illmatic, Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready To Die and the West Coast classics in Snoop’s Doggystyle and Dre’s The Chronic. Cause no one wants rings on their coffee table, feel me? This set of four is $30 from Goodwood NYC
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