Freestyle Friday – DITC & Tony Touch
Friday June 09th 2006,
Filed under: Freestyle Fridays,Steady Bootleggin'
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The 50 MC’s series built on Doo Wop’s ’95 Live Intros but kept the freestyles going for the whole tape. After compiling three volumes worth (that’s 150 rappers for all you matheletes out there) for the original cassettes, selections from each volume also made it onto vinyl, as the first edition was a 2LP white label, Power Cypher 2 & 3 were single albums complete with picture covers. For the complete collection, track down the six-CD box set that Toca relelased a couple of years back.

As O.C., Fat Joe, Lord Finesse, AG & Diamond D all do their thing over popular beats of the time (around ’96), I’m reminded of just how underwhelming the Diggin’ In The Crates album was when it was finally released a few years later, especially after the promise demonstrated on “Day One”. Expectations are a bitch, huh?

Tony Touch featuring D.I.T.C. – Freestyle [Tape 55 – Power Cipher 2]

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Big L was tight.

Comment by bedouin 06.09.06 @

That was cool but Joe’s, Big L’s and AG’s verses were all soon to be laid down on actual releases. Can’t stand when rappers use album verses on DJ “freestyles.”

Comment by Zilla 06.11.06 @

hip hop officially died for me on the last episode of Yo MTV raps, where everybody was passing the mic. That I believe is the end of the end – everything since then has been wick wick wack.

Comment by DJ Mad Wax 06.12.06 @

Paz y Hiphop… Me gustaria integrarme a esta pagina porke la encuentro muy interesante y underground. Esos aspectos me gustan en una pagina web, asi ke lets flow and show me what you got !!!

Comment by Jose Pizarro 06.19.06 @

No doubt ,when I saw that last episode of Yo MTV raps I felt it was the end of an era,I just wasn’t aware of what the era was.Ironically,my favorite decade of rap lasted from ’86- ’96.After that,especially now, straight dope rap music has been released sporadically at best.

Comment by gioforeal 07.13.06 @

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