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Here’s a treat for Hip-Hop lovers. Universal Music announced a new campaign coined Respect The Classics that will deliver a list of classic albums from artists like 50 Cent, Eminem, Common, Kanye West, and more.

On October 22, DMX‘s It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot will be the first of many more highly lauded projects of old to be remastered and re-issued for purchased. Next up is 50 Cent, whose debut Get Rich or Die Tryin’ will drops as a special edition platinum vinyl to commemorate its 10th anniversary November 12. Slick Rick’s The Great Adventures of Slick Rick and Public Enemy’s It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back also release that day.

Find the entire list of LPs that will receive said treatment below. What other bodies of work would you like to see make a return? Give us your thoughts in the comments.

[via HHNM]

October 22:

DMX — It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot (2xLP, Gold vinyl)

DMX — Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood (2xLP, Clear with blood-splattered)

November 12:

50 Cent — Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2xLP, Platinum vinyl)

Slick Rick — The Great Adventures of Slick Rick

Public Enemy — It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back


Eminem — The Slim Shady LP

Lil Wayne — Tha Carter I

Kanye West — 808s and Heartbreak

Common — Like Water For Chocolate

N.E.R.D. — In Search Of… (2xLP)

2Pac — Greatest Hits

D12 — Devils Night

D12 — D12 World

Photo: Sacha Waldman