5Jul/121

Hot 97 Radio Freestyles Pt. 5

Copped this pre-owned comp from my local record store for $3. The A side consists of a 13-minute freestyle session featuring DMX, Canibus and Noreaga. Oddly enough, the tracklist says it’s Nature, but it’s definitely N.O.R.E. Who else would say “Your people homos like the cat who killed Versace?” They also credit Capone and Nature as appearing on the first track on the B side, but as far as I can tell, only Nas and Noreaga are on there. It sounds like Nature was in the sesh but didn’t make the final cut when they put this to record; “they” being Wild Style Records, Ltd., about which I can tell you absolutely nothing, except that they aren’t the best (mis)spellers in the world (see “Noriega” and “Rockefella”). Here’s the tracklist as it appears on the record itself.

A1 Dmx, Canibus & Nature
B1 Nas, Nature & Capone & Noriega
B2 Craig Mack
B3 Jay-z & Rockefella Family
B4 Genovese
B5 Killah Priest

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I’ve tagged the tracks a little differently. Also, note that the exact lineup for B3 is Sauce Money followed by Da Ranjahz (Half Dead & Wais P).

“Cool, but where are Parts 1-4?” you ask. Well, some earlier volumes of this series were posted all the way back in 2009. As to whether or not they’re still stored on a hard drive somewhere, your guess is as good as mine.

-Samuel Diamond

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One Response to “Hot 97 Radio Freestyles Pt. 5”

  1. Gratty says:

    Yo, can u reup those old source mags from the 90’s? Much Love!!!

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