I’m a nut for tapes. I keep them around, on nearby shelves where I can see the titles. Many are 10-20 years old… Some sound great, others are full of hiss and distortion. They are like old friends.
At 33, I’m a hip hop throwback and I know I’m not alone here…
Tape cassettes bring me back to the time when hip hop was still new, when the whole genre itself was still underground…
Walking around with tapes in my pocket was an everyday thing, at breakdance classes, at cyphers, in school.
Got a couple nifty rips i’m gonna share today…
1st up —
Lord Pre N’ The Funk Legacy – Prime Time (1993)
1 prime time
2 on a hoe stroll
3 the funk legacy
4 (ruffneck) high tech dialect
5 rippin it up
6 jealousy and envy
7 i got it going on
8 live at prop shop
It was released in 1993 on Funk Foundation Records.
All songs written, produced and arranged by Lord-Pre for Funk Foundation Music, Inc.
All songs co-produced, recorded, mixed and engineered by Raymond Earl at Ray Ray Productions Inc Recording Studios in Trenton, New Jersey.
Executive Producer: Lord-Pre
” Nuff respect to Edgemere Ave, Stuyvesant Ave, Laurel Ave, West Side Projects. “
Lord-Pre And The Funk Legacy consists of:
round 2 —
Muck Men – Run Amuck
1. (00:04:59) muck men – run amuck
2. (00:05:16) muck men – pokin’ fun
3. (00:03:59) muck men – monkey say monkey do
4. (00:04:38) muck men – run amuck (instrumental)
5. (00:05:09) muck men – pokin’ fun (instrumental)
Track 3 is not actually on the cassette, it’s taken from a 1994 compilation called ‘Street Vibes’.
‘Monkey say monkey do’ is the only other track I know by them, so I included it here. Muck Men were from Mount Holly, New Jersey. The beats were produced by Tony D.
Muck Men were from Mount Holly, New Jersey. The beats were produced by Tony D.
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