In collaboration with Raekwon, who designed the set’s look & feel...
Get On Down says: Back in 2012, a new label named Get On Down upped the ante in the reissue game with their still-buzzed-about Raekwon The Chef Only Built 4 Cuban Linx “Purple Tape Cassette Box.” The ultra-deluxe set, which was limited to 1,000 copies, created enough worldwide demand to crash the label’s website three times and sold out within 48-hours. As Get On Down promised, the “Cassette Box” has never been reprinted, and those who missed out have lamented it to this day.
Three years later, in the fall of 2015, Get On Down has teamed up with Raekwon to create a new tribute to Only Built 4 Cuban Linx , to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the legendary MC’s classic, RZA-produced debut. In order to keep it true to the essence of hip-hop in 1995, the deluxe set will — yet again — be offered only on cassette.
A Purple Cassette of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx is housed in a premium, “Watch Box” display case with white stitching, an embossed silver-on-black Raekwon logo, and a “The Purple Tape” silver placard on front
Full color outer box with wrap-around original cover artwork
Cassette only: repressing of the original famed “Purple Tape,” with full audio from 1995 album
118-page hardcover book, featuring lyrics to all songs and liner notes by Chris Faraone and Raekwon, plus photos and other visuals pertaining to album’s 1995 release
1,995 copies available worldwide for this 2015 Anniversary pressing
[Order via Get On Down ]