Marvel Hip-Hop Variant Collector’s Edition Vinyl Reissues via Universal Music Enterprises

You read that title correctly, Marvel and Universal Music Enterprises are joining forces to reissue vinyls of three hip hop albums with their Marvel equivalent artwork.

The first releases in this joint series, out December 7, are Iron Man standing behind cracked glass for 50 Cent’s incendiary 2003 debut, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’; the Punisher replicating LL Cool J’s famous stance on the cover of his 1990 album Mama Said Knock You Out; and Iron Man dueling Maestro, mirroring the cover of GZA’s second studio album, Liquid Swords.

Fans can pre-order the first three scheduled for release in December.

50 Cent Get Rich Or Die Tryin’:

Released in 2003 by Shady/Aftermath/Interscope, 50 Cent’s debut, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, was the year’s bestselling album worldwide. It stormed to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with more than 872,000 copies sold during its first week of release. Featuring the acclaimed No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 singles “In da Club” and “21 Questions,” and the Top 5 “P.I.M.P.,” the album is six-times platinum-certified by the RIAA. The exclusive hip-hop variant cover inspired by this album was originally drawn and colored by Brian Stelfreeze for Invincible Iron Man #1 in 2015.

LL Cool J Mama Said Knock You Out:

LL Cool J’s fourth studio album, Mama Said Knock You Out, drew praise from critics worldwide, lauding the album’s hard-hitting, soulful jams. Released in 1990 by Def Jam, the multi-platinum album’s chart-topping and GRAMMY®-winning title track is an iconic hip-hop staple. The exclusive hip-hop variant cover inspired by this album was originally drawn and colored by Tim Bradstreet for Punisher #1 in 2016.

GZA Liquid Swords:

Released in 1995 by Geffen, GZA’s second solo studio album, Liquid Swords, peaked at No. 2 on Billboard‘s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The platinum-certified album is critically acclaimed, recognized as one of the best hip-hop albums of all time and as a particularly strong solo release by a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. The exclusive hip-hop variant cover inspired by this album was originally drawn by Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz and colored by Chris Sotomayor for Contest of Champions #1 in 2015.

Source: Universal Music Enterprises & Marvel Comics Collaborate For New Album Series Of Hip-Hop Variant Covers For Collector’s Edition Vinyl Reissues

Black Lightning Season One Playlist

Check out the playlist from the CW series: Black Lightning.
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We Beefin’ Mixtape Drops from Wendy’s… Yes That Wendy’s

Wendy’s has been known to bring the heat on Twitter, and gained a solid following from it (at the time of this post they have 2m followers). The brand’s classically wholesome look may not always match the clapback sass of the twitter, but the marketing is genius and that same team just stepped it up by dropping a mixtape (along with the lyrics on Genius). You can stream the mixtape below or get it on Spotify or Apple Music.

Bonus points to anyone bumping it while at a Wendy’s drive-thru.

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Transformers Television Series Score – On Sale Friday, March 9th | Enjoy The Ride Records

Hasbro, Inc., Enjoy The Ride Records and Sony Music/Legacy Recordings announced today the release of Hasbro Studios Presents ’80s TV Classics: Music from The Transformers on vinyl in three different color variants, available at select retailers Friday, March 9. This is the first official release of the score in any format and includes 45 minutes of unreleased music including the iconic opening theme song and more by composers Robert J. Walsh and Johnny Douglas. The album features music from seasons 1-3 of The Transformers animated series, which debuted in 1984.

“We’re very excited to share with fans of all ages the classic original score from the animated show that helped launch the Transformers universe,” said Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer for Hasbro. “Legacy has created an incredible and unique collectors’ edition vinyl that is truly More than Meets the Eye!”

Hasbro Studios Presents ’80s TV Classics: Music from The Transformersfeatures a mix of orchestral and ‘80s inspired synth tracks which have been remastered from the original tapes by Walsh himself. The unique collector’s edition albums feature original artwork and will be available in three different retail exclusive vinyl colorways (each sold separately) corresponding with fan favorite characters Optimus Prime (Blue and Red Stripe With Gray Splatter), Bumblebee (Black and Yellow Stripe) and Megatron (Gray with Purple Splatter).

Enjoy The Ride Records is the exclusive retailer for Optimus Prime and Megatron vinyl record variants.

Source: Transformers Original Television Series Score – On Sale Friday, March | Enjoy The Ride Records

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