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Arrived on time and good service from Amazon - it stops there.
The Vinyl plays okay - but there is visible damage on the Vinyl sleeve, but no damage to the shipping box/cardboard box, which leads me to believe that something has happened to it before transport. Surely I cannot blame them? maybe. Although I am not a collector of Vinyl I'm sure if a collector did receive this in the state it was in they would double check that they did not accidentally order a second-hand Vinyl. If it wasn't for the shrink wrap on the case I would have done the same.
Another criticism I have with the particular packaging that Death row (although I'm not sure who does the re-prints now) use is that they fit 2 LP vinyl "discs" into a single fitting sleeve - which can cause compression and quality degradation in anything higher than room temperature due to the "squeezing" that occurs. And also the paper insert/sleeved that they use for each LP is very cheap stuff. When I first pulled the Vinyl out the sleeve there was LOTS of small white paper bits, and thousands of a lot smaller paper follicles. This is something that only a liquid bath would get rid of - plus there is a considerable amount of static to the vinyl - also most likely caused by the type of paper they used.
I'd suggest only buying this is you are anything more than a novice because you are inevitably going to have to clean the vinyl with water to remove all that noise caused by the paper bits - and please replace the inserts with polyvinyl sleeves to prevent it from ever happening again!
I've got this item on CD and its an excellent album. Can't believe that its over 20 years now and first had this album on cassette. Pure history and shows where Cube, Dre, Eazy and the others came through and their struggles. Defo worth buying this if your into hip or gangta rap!