Various, SoleSides Greatest Bumps (Ninja Tune): To celebrate their newfound union with London label Ninja Tune, the Bay Area's Quannum collective — Blackalicious, Latyrx, and DJ Shadow — dig back in the vaults of their first record label, Solesides, to deliver two CDs of fine hip-hopmanship. Aside from the label's most well-known tunes, e.g. Shadow's "Entropy" and Latyrx's "Lady Don't Tek No," the compilation includes a slew of rarities. One of them, "Freestyle Rapping" — a straight-to-tape jam complete with school-project introduction — features Lateef, Gift Of Gab and Lyrics Born working it over beats cut up by Shadow. — Anthony Carew

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