For some Food Republic readers, the gangsta rap movement (lasting somewhere between 1988 – 1997 or so) marked one of music’s most exciting and controversial time periods, where artists from California (Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Too Short) and New York (Rakim, EPMD, Notorious B.I.G.) battled each other for bragging rights (sometimes literally), and Columbia House supremacy. Who remembers the first time they flipped through the Doggystyle CD booklet? Changed men, were we. The good folks at NYC-based lifestyle store Reed Space recognize this legacy, which is why they're selling this set of four album cover coasters, which diplomatically split equally between East Coast and West Coast. The 4" x 4" coasters are laser-engraved and made out of plywood. And quite the stocking stuffer, chuuuuch.
Buy at: thereedspace.com ($30)
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