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YA HEARD! VOL 1

To this day people ask me if I have a copy of this mix. I finally dug it out of the basement for all of you… This mixtape I did in ’98 is by far the item I am most asked about. It was basically the album sampler of Nore’s first solo album N.O.R.E. (niggas on the run eatin) before it came out. This was the era of Big Pun, LOX, Cam’Ron, DMX, and all other tunnel bangers*. Nore pretty much had some kind of feature or guest appearance with all of them and more. Man, I miss this era in new york. This was the best summer with banging joints on the radio. My boy Mayhem that worked at Penalty records at the time had an idea to do more than just put snippets on a cassette for the sampler. He thought of mixing all the hot joints featuring Nore together to make it crazy. This shit blew up in the streets. I was never a big mixtape dude but this definitely got bootlegged in the streets heavy. No cd’s were pressed from the label, but all the bootleggers on 125th street and Jamaica ave had them on cd… thanks guys. Please enjoy.

NOREAGA MIXTAPE SIDE A

NOREAGA MIXTAPE SIDE B

* Tunnel Bangers :
records that used to rock the legendary tunnel night club to the extreme. ie: the benjamins, get at me dog, put it in your mouth, where i’m from, put your hands where my eyes can see, my mind right, wild out, etc.

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32 Responses to “YA HEARD! VOL 1”

  1. The first Cipha Sounds mixtape I ever owned!!! I still have this tape in my collection of classic mixtapes… Incredible shit and one of the reasons why I love NORE’S music till today. This really put me on!

  2. damn.. i had a bootleg of this off oxford st london years ago!! nice one for the upload

  3. Yo Kit, I appreciate the love and all that but what other classic mixtapes you got?? Let me hold some of those.

  4. what up dj mista e, Im just trying to put some good shit up. ive had alot of fun on oxford street back in the days. i need to go back this year.

  5. i was fortunate to have an official copy of this tape and later mp3 version of the exclusive tracks “Married to Marijuana”. this was when i have faith in NORE’s rapidly deteriorating, rapping ability….

  6. I got that joint in a box of tapes. thanks for posting!

  7. Safe for the upload cipha,
    hearing your mixes on Westwoods show in the late 90s/early 2000s is what inspired me to DJ – still bump those tapes – especially the old school mixes.

    check out my production work http://www.myspace.com/jonnysimps
    Peace
    J

  8. I still have this tape. I’m thinking I musta been hit off with it when I passed thru the Penalty offices when I was in NYC one time.

  9. I like turtles

  10. CALM DOWN – NOOREAGA FEAT TRAGEDY KHADAFI & NAS IS HANDS DOWN THE GREATEST HIP HOP SONG OF ALL TIME!

    YIKES…NAS ACTUALLY GOT OUTSHINED BY TRAGEDY AND NOREAGA…

    P.S. TRAGEDY WWROTE THAT VERSE FOR NORE ASWELL LOL

    THIS WAS WHEN CNN – TRAGEDY WERE RUNNING THIS RAP SHIT IN THE UNDERGROUND!

    THANKS ALOT CIPH!

  11. can’t wait to listen to this joint. thanks for posting. smack my brother one time for me.

  12. this is great just for having the o.g. version of “i love my life” with nas on the hook. it’s only a snippet but better than nothing. that freestyle over the love unlimited sample that black rob freaked for i dare you was dope too.

    and calm down and married to marijuana getting cut from the war report is still a fuckin travesty to this day…

  13. hey cipha i dont think you realize how far this mixtape reached…people was actually dubbing this like it was a real noreaga album…thats why it popped off soo big….i remember gettin a dub from my dude…this tape bumped more than his nore debut album lol…thats not even a joke…and the fucking pull backs and shit you did on married to marijuana was so crazy….i cant listen to a clean married to marijuana track because im so used to listening to your version with the beat juggle thing and the pull back mixes…insane man phenomenal tape..brought mad memories back

    p.s.

    i like turles

  14. yo JonnySimps what tapes do u have? I have a ton of them somewhere at my parents house.. i’ll try digitise some next time i go back.. ones i can remember are a few of the westwood ny rap exchanges (recorded at marley marl’s?) and also a couple around the dr dre/eminem concert at brixton acad & fabric.. about 2000/1 i think that was.. good times..

    ciph – definately come back to uk – hit up big tim!

  15. now if someone could post those old DJ S&S Bad Boy Mixes( 95 muthafucka, get live muthafucka)

  16. word up, those s&s mixes were the shit. i got an old doo wop and an old ron g im about to put up. as a matter of fact, im gonna see s&s tonight at the lil mama party. im gonna ask him for some old tapes.

  17. [...] stays talking about this tape and the crazy feedback he’s been getting on the Juan eps (get it?)… so I thought I [...]

  18. Ciph…
    Here’s a list of classic mixtapes that I would kill for if someone tries to take this shit from me… LOL.
    – Kid Capri – Old School Pt. 1 & 2 (glad those were repressed on cd later in the 90s)
    – some late 90s Big Dawg Pitbulls mixtapes
    – some Tony Touch & Doo Wop shit
    – early Green Lantern

  19. I still have ALOTTA mixtapes and UK radio shows. Gotta go thru ‘em at some point and try and get ‘em digitized.

  20. keep bangin

  21. [...] Sounds recently posted this classic mixtape on his blog. Released in 1998 to promote N.O.R.E.’s solo studio album. The mixtape is a rip from an audio [...]

  22. I actually thought about this tape yesterday n then I found it here by accident…wierd!

    Big up Ciph, Juan Epstein is the fuggin shit!

  23. [...] you’ve been coming to class you’ll know that Ciph and Nore go waaaaayyyyyyyy back. We got mad youtube hits on this vid way before we intended to debut it on dontgetgassed.com which [...]

  24. [...] CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN TO CALM DOWN FEAT. NAS & TRAGEDY: —————&#821…CLEAN (via zshare) [...]

  25. this was the dopest mixtape ever!!! serious i was bump this shit in a police shit in north memphis religiously. loved it!

  26. I got this and still till this day i still thump this in my cassette deck in my cribs cause my car only plays cd’s. well i was wondering do you know who has the noreminatti mixtape by nore hit me up ironikal78@yahoo.com

  27. [...] CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN TO CALM DOWN FEAT. NAS & TRAGEDY: —————&#821…CLEAN (via zshare) [...]

  28. [...] courtesy (jacked) from Cipha’s Blog, as mentioned in podcast 15 of Juan Ep’ of the now infamous “Ya Heard Vol. 1″ [...]

  29. Hi to every one, it’s in fact a pleasant for me
    to visit this website, it contains priceless Information.

  30. YOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’ve been searching for this tape for ages.
    Bless you and props from Amsterdam

    Cheers,
    Spijkmaster


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