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Universal Announces ‘Respect The Classics’ Campaign

Posted By on September 18, 2013

Universal Music has made a huge announcement for diehard Eminem50 Cent, Lil WayneKanye West, and Tupac Shakur fans by  releasing a new “Respect The Classics” campaign.

According to the label, the campaign is going to feature vinyl re-issues of the historic albums.

Universal Music has announced that some of the major, Hip-Hop albums will be re-mastered and re-issued which will be a part of their Respect The Classics campaign. Leading the charge will be 50 Cent’s Diamond debut album Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ which will receive a 10-year anniversary platinum vinyl edition on November 12th. Other albums include Eminem’s The Slim Shady LP, Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak, Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter and more. According to the label, the aim is to highlight “spotlight iconic, genre-defining albums” from the back catalogs of Def Jam, Interscope, Priority and Virgin Records imprints. (HHNM)

Other major artists such as DMX, D12, Common and more will also be apart of the campaign.

DMX — It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot (2xLP, gold vinyl) October 22nd DMX — Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood (2xLP, clear with blood-splattered) October 22nd 50 Cent — Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2xLP, platinum vinyl) November 12th Slick Rick — The Great Adventures of Slick Rick November 12th Public Enemy — It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back November 12th Eminem — The Slim Shady No Release Date Yet Lil’ Wayne — Tha Carter No Release Date Yet Kanye West (pictured) — 808s and Heartbreak No Release Date Yet Common — Like Water For Chocolate No Release Date Yet N.E.R.D. — In Search Of (2xLP) No Release Date Yet 2Pac — Greatest Hits No Release Date Yet D12 — Devils Night No Release Date Yet D12 — D12 World No Release Date Yet (Modern-Vinyl)