UMG To Re-Release Classic Albums From Eminem, Kanye West, N.W.A. & More

blame it on JES7 January 26, 2014

Universal Music recently launched a new campaign called ‘Respect the Classics‘ which aims to re-release classic albums from Interscope and Island Def Jam’s back catalogs (both labels fall under the UMG umbrella).

Some of the releases lined up are DMX’s It’s Dark & Hell Is Hot (re-released on gold vinyl) and Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood (on “blood splattered” vinyl); Eminem’s The Slim Shady LP; LL Cool J’s Radio; N.W.A.’s Straight Outta Compton and N.W.A. & The Posse.

It’s obviously a “struggle ploy” and some of these releases come off a little gimmicky. Still, it may also serve as a great starting platform for those who may just be getting into the genre or those feeling nostalgic. If they were really smart, they’d give a better incentive for us to purchase these. Maybe, perhaps, some unreleased shit, demos, etc. I mean, let’s be real, we know they have access to some exclusive stuff.

Anyway, my personal opinion aside, if you’re interested, head here for a complete list of albums getting the re-release. Props to Complex on the heads up.