Posts Tagged ‘tape’

Rhyme – Demo Tape [Chicago, IL] (1995)

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

It’s a treat for Friday. Unfortunately, I do not have any info neither about the MC nor about the production. Just digging up gems and passing them on. Enjoy!

rhyme-warrior ink demo tape

01. Warrior Ink
02. Beware
03. Don’t Play Wit Em



Saafir – Unsigned Hype Demo Tape (1992)

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Everything you need to know about this demo tape is just down below in  the Unsigned Hype article from August ’92.

Big thanks to J. Whitemare and his dope blog 12manrambotapes.


saafir unsigned hype

01. Intro
02. It’s A Pimp Thang
03. Mark
04. Prime Time After Seven




Raggedy Man – Demo Tape (Early 90’s)

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

[I couldn’t find any pics online at all and don’t have the tape on hand so this video is here because the second emcee is Raggedy Man making a rare appearance on youtube.]

01 Sh-Boom
02 I’ve Been Workin’ On The Railroad
03 True Colors
04 Can I Get A Witness
05 Keep It On
06 Singin’ In The Rain

Download demo tape here. (more…)

Mr. Wiggles “Rock Steady #3: Shaolin Breakbeats (1996)”

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

The T.R.O.Y. Blog, in association with St. Paco over at Kung Fu Grip! zine, brings you Mr. Wiggles’ classic “Rock Steady Mixtape #3: Shaolin Breakbeats.” That’s right, b-boys and b-girls, this vintage cassette has been digitized and donated to the web for your listening pleasure by the dynamic duo of St. Paco & dirt_dog. So download this baby pronto and prepare yourself for nearly one hour of old school martial-arts-marinated music, bad English dubbing, fight sound effects, and the ill mic skills of Mr. Wiggles and Ken Swift of the legendary Rock Steady Crew.


–dirt_dog & St. Paco

Nas “Is Coming” Promo Cassette 1996

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Really nothing special on this promo sampler cassette. A Kid Capri Source freestyle and a couple excerpts of some tracks that didn’t make the album and took several years before they got released. But it was during the outro in the last 15 seconds of the tape that had always grabbed my attention. “And guest appearances by Lauren Hill, D’Angelo and Method Man…”

As we all know when “It Was Written” dropped, there were clearly no tracks with Method Man or D’Angelo. I (like many others) always assumed that those tracks were locked away in Nas’ vaults.

But according to DJ Mike Nice, “the Meth session in 96 never took place, Meth was to be on it was written but missed the studio session” and “D’angelo missed his session with Nas as well.”

Really?!? Kind of a disappointing end to the story. Well, here’s the promo tape. Side 2 is exactly the same as side 1, but I ripped it anyways. All scans are included in the rar file.



Touring The States: Oakland, CA

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Mac Fleet is originally from Oakland, but he moved in the early ’90s to Pittsburg to stay with his grandparents.

Thanks to Rod Hilton, if i’m not wrong he’s the owner of Cash N Records, who was kind enough to provide us that  information.


Mac Fleet – Right On Time [Tape] (1994)

01. Right On Time
02. Right On Time (Instrumental)
03. A Night Like This
04. A Night Like This (Instrumental)

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187 Proof – Dope Lika Pound Or A Key (1991)

Saturday, December 4th, 2010
When I first found this compilation I never thought it had anything to do with Spice 1 himself, I just assumed that the 187 Proof title was an homage to one one of his most famous songs.

Another notable element is the original mix of The Coup’sFoul Play” track, which might be their first ever recorded appearance.

Also, tape contains a few instrumentals and dubs. Download links and tracklisting after the jump.



Death Row “Demos & Rough Mixes”

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

I’ll start by saying that I am certainly no Death Row expert. With that now out of the way, I found this tape in my basement a few months ago and have finally got around to ripping it. I got it from another tape trader about 10 years ago and it was labeled as “Demos & Rough Mixes.” I can’t really tell if there is anything different between these tracks and the album versions. Did he just trade me a tape with hissy album tracks? If you have a good ear and can point out any differences, please leave a comment.




Jazz MC – Brotherhood (Baltimore 1992)

Monday, July 5th, 2010

This is an underground tape from Baltimore, Maryland. It was put out by ‘StarTrak Records Inc’ in 1992. This album sold awhile ago on ebay for almost 60 dollars. I got mine for about 1/4 of that. Good deal, nice tape. It’s a little old school, but that’s to be expected for the time frame it came out in. I wish I had a camera, I’d take some pictures. Alas I am without quality equipment and can’t seem to find cover art floating around on the net. I think it’s pretty rare. Here’s the info on the tape:

Executive Producers – Sylvester Borum & Eric M. Griffith.
Scratches – C. Wilson

Get it here —

01 (4:17) jazz mc – brotherhood
02 (3:02) jazz mc – body rock
03 (4:48) jazz mc – finger on the trigger
04 (4:07) jazz mc – loungin’
05 (4:35) jazz mc – just 4 u
06 (3:50) jazz mc – jazz thang
07 (5:09) jazz mc – eazy come eazy go
08 (4:01) jazz mc – give em’ the boot
09 (4:22) jazz mc – main concept
10 (5:08) jazz mc – brotherhood (remix)

I hope you like this cassette. I’ve been playing it a fair amount lately. I hope you do too!

— Schenectadyfan

DJ Aladdin & DJ Scratch – Da Shizznit L.A. Style

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

This is dope and it might be interesting to most of you, if you haven’t heard it yet.

I don’t know which year exactly this came out, eventhough many info on the internet says 93, i am not so sure, cause in this mix is included one of Mackadelics track, Power Of A Playa, which came out in 96, but anyway, that is not so much important right now.
DJ Aladdin & DJ Scratch – Da Shizznit L.A. Style