1. WATCH: Raekwon Revisits 'Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...'.


    Raekwon took a break from recording with the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League to speak about the legendary Purple Tape . In this quick convo, The Chef acknowledges the influence of Redman's Dare Iz A Darkside red -tinted cassette on Only Bulit 4 Cuban Linx ...'s color scheme, recalls dealing with his former label Loud Records, and sums up his certified classic by stating, "Honestly, this is the drug dealer tape."

    [ 2DBZ ]

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    • YMCMB sucks donkey d--k

      Now we are talking, raw and PURE Hip Hop.

    • p

      wasn't it "Whut the album" that had a red cassette?

    • Flashius

      Dare iz a Darkside was red, I don't know if Whut was... Redman is fuckin dope for that one.

      I never had a purple tape. I didn't cop the first issue of the tape and the one I wore out was clear. I remember I found one in a box of tapes at a former acquaintance's house and I offered him $50 for it on the spot. My generous offer made him suspicious and he wouldn't sell it. Then he tells me her would have gave it to me if I hadn't made such a big deal about it. (I should have just stuck it in my pocket.)

    • Number7ven

      Whut? Thee Album was never red, just Dare Iz a Darkside. I gotta salute Masta Ace's SlaughtaHouse tape, though. The Yellow Tape was released in '93, over a year before Funk Doc's. All three are bangers.

    • http://punchedin.net JTRON

      I had the purple CD, first issue which in the lifespan of a CD is meaningless. But it was bragging rights to my boys who just jumped on WU-Tang post Wu-Tang Forever. Nerd shit

    • Duck Johnson

      Respect to Rae for the way he signed that fan's Purple Tape. It was damn near the Silver Tape by the time I finished doodling.