It’s A Demo Pt. 4
Friday May 09th 2008,
Filed under: Crates,Demo Week,Promos & Exclusives,Steady Bootleggin'
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Finishing up ‘Demo Week’ with the tail-end of the alphabet. In retrospect, half of these shits aren’t really ‘demos’ but however you want to describe them – ‘roughs’, ‘rehearsals’ or just ‘unreleased’ – it’s fair to say that a lot of great music never makes it to retail. Thank fuck for mix-tapes and underground radio.

Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘We Specialize’

Not exactly a demo, but shit wins regardless.

Poetical Prophets – ‘Flavor For The Non-Believes’ (demo)

Mobb Deep when they really were ‘little dunns’. This was one the songs they sent Matty C at The Source which they later remade for the album.

T La Rock – ‘Verbal Assassin’

T told me that some douche he lent this tape to bootlegged it on wax as The Lost Tapes.

Rass Kass – ‘Jack Frost’

Eff Santa and those Illuminati-funded reindeer.

Rakim – ‘Tryin’ To Write Rhymes’

There’s thousands of unreleased Ra cuts floating around. This is one of the better ones.

Ultramagnetic MC’s – ‘Brainiac’

Taken from the Basement Tapes LP. Recorded when The Ultra Lab was at the height of it’s powers.

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WOW..Good looks on these.

P.S. Check for more of your hip-hop fix!

Comment by Jerry Nice 05.09.08 @

wow brung back memories with that poetical prophets joint. should’ve added “hit it from the back”(pause)

Comment by dj blendz 05.09.08 @

Verbal Assassin is ridiculous and easily the best track on that T La Rock demo.

I dunno why some morons insist it’s all tracks from ’89 when Verbal Assassin has a sample from Live At The Bar B Q.

Comment by brian beck from wisconsin 05.10.08 @

Man this has been a great week,I hope we have not seen the last of”It’s a Demo”.I was passing a yard sale yesterday and found a mint copy of Grandaddy I.U.’s:Smooth Assassin debut cd,for $3.00.,that was the”cherry on top”of these great post.I love this site.

Comment by Roger Jones 05.10.08 @

ill thing is ive been playing we specialize the last few weeks

Comment by illest 05.11.08 @

Thanks for posting the “Specialize” joint!

Comment by Sharp. 05.15.08 @

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