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10 amazing colored rap vinyl records you can buy on Amazon

A collage of colored vinyl records, with Kendrick Lamar's debut album "Good Kid, M.a.a.d City" superimposed.
Colored vinyl records are high fashion right now. (Top Dawg Entertainment)

Once considered a relic of the past in the age of digital streaming, vinyl records have experienced a remarkable comeback in recent years.

According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), more than 43 million vinyl records were sold in the United States alone in 2023.

Among the artists who sold the most were Tyler, the Creator (552,000), Travis Scott (474,000), and Kendrick Lamar (382,000). Nobody came close, however, to Taylor Swift, who shipped an eye-watering 3.484 million.

With vinyl records once again so popular, colored pressings have also seen a big resurgence, with labels and artists embracing colors as a way to differentiate special editions and limited releases and entice collectors and hobbyists alike.

And thanks to modern methods of production making the combination of colors and patterns that can be transposed onto records almost infinite, more so now than ever, listeners really do have the chance to buy unique records that nobody else, or at least few others, own.

With that being said, here are 10 amazing, colored rap records you can get your hands on through Amazon.

"Good Kid, M.a.a.d City (Limited Apple Opaque Vinyl)" by Kendrick Lamar

The "Limited Edition Apple Opaque" version of Kendrick Lamar's classic sophomore album "Good Kid, M.a.a.D City" was released in 2022 to celebrate the project's 10th anniversary.

"Pink Friday (10th Anniversary Edition)" by Nicki Minaj

In fitting style, the 2020 reissue of Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday," which was released to celebrate the album's 10th anniversary, is finished in vibrant pink. A limited edition vinyl of Minaj's 2023 follow-up "Pink Friday 2" is also available, though it's bright blue.

"Doggystyle (30th Anniversary Edition)" by Snoop Dogg

Originally released in 1993, "Doggystyle" was reissued by Death Row Records in 2023 to celebrate the album's 30th anniversary. Not only is the reissue a striking white color, it also features the track "Gz Up, Hoes Down,” which has not been on the album since its original pressing.

"UTOPIA (Crystal)" by Travis Scott

The crystal finished version of Travis Scott's 2023 album "UTOPIA" is an exclusive to Amazon. The album features the hit singles “DELRESTO (ECHOES)” featuring Beyoncé, “FE!N” featuring Playboi Carti, and “MELTDOWN” with Drake.

"The Divine Feminine (Limited Edition Blue Vinyl)" by Mac Miller

"The Divine Feminine" is considered by some to be the late Mac Miller's best-ever album. Released in 2016, the project debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

"It Was Written (National Album Day Limited Edition)" by Nas

The follow-up to Nas' classic 1994 debut album, "Illmatic," 1996's "It was Written" didn't achieve the same critical acclaim, but it remains the most commercially successful album in the entirety of Nas' discography.

"Greatest Hits" by The Notorious B.I.G.

Finished in striking, opaque blue, The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Greatest Hits" contains hits from when Biggie was alive ("Juicy," "Big Poppa") and also tracks that were released after his death in 1997 ("Ten Crack Commandments, "Nasty Girl").

"Wolf" by Tyler, the Creator

Tyler, the Creator is rap music's vinyl king. This gorgeous electric pink version of his 2013 album "Wolf" is just one of several unique records he's released over the years.

"The Score (Limited Edition)" by Fugees

Fugees' limited edition, golden orange version of their critically acclaimed sophomore album "The Score" is split into four sides across two records. It also includes a free digital download.

"Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood (Blood Splatter Vinyl Edition)" by DMX

One of the most unique finishes you'll likely ever come across on a vinyl record, the "Blood Splatter" edition of DMX's "Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood" was released in 2018 to celebrate the project's 15th anniversary.

Disclaimer: Though this post is not sponsored, vinyls bought using the links provided will see Rising Rap earn a commission thanks to it being enrolled in Amazon's Associate Program.


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