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.
* 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.