Over the past few months, we’ve seen some incredible hip-hop re-releases from Get On Down. There was the return of “Illmatic.” There was a release featuring Boogie Down Productions. Just a few weeks back, I received Ghostface Killah‘s “Ironman” in the mail, complete with a cover puzzle, a gold-enameled CD and accompanying lyric book. Now, they’re bringing back GZA‘s “Liquid Swords” as a Chess Box Vinyl edition.
In 2012, Get On Down released this classic as a “Chess Box” CD edition. Now, in response to hundreds of customer requests, on Record Store Day (April 20), they’re unveiling a deluxe vinyl edition.
The set will feature four LPs, including all album vocal tracks and instrumentals, housed in a 13 x 13 inch. (and 2.5-inch thick) hard-case box with a magnetic clasp. Also included will be a 24-page booklet with input from GZA, as well as original artwork.
We can’t forget about the chess set either, a wooden full-sized chess set that can be played on a chess board printed on the inner lining of the box. Finally, the set is complete with never-before seen sticker sheet featuring characters from the original Liquid Swords chess-board graphics.
This may be only a small part of their products being unveiled that day, but it is certainly the headliner. If you want to check out the rest, head on over to their online store.
Where does this rank among hip-hop classics?
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