Dubbed as the “Respect the Classics” campaign, Universal Music Enterprises is planning to re-release a number of its finest hip hop albums on vinyl from its cross-label back catalogue.

So far Eazy-E’s Eazy-Duz-It, EPMD’s Strictly Business, Ice Cube’s AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted and N.W.A’s iconic Straight Outta Compton have been given the “collector’s edition” treatment.

Universal is also promising to reissue DMX’s first two albums, It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot and Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood, in “gold and blood-spattered” vinyl respectively, this October.

Details of future releases are still forthcoming, but among the names mentioned thus far are Gang Starr, Onyx, Public Enemy, Lil’ Wayne, Eminem, Kanye West and Slick Rick [via Modern Vinyl].

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