1995. As compact discs were quickly taking over the world, cassette tapes were still very much mainstream. One of the last great hip-hop releases of the cassette tape era was, of course, the infamous “purple tape,” Raekwon’s “Only Built Cuban For Cuban Linx.” The album is an undeniable classic, says…everyone on…EARTH. Seriously, its not up FOR debate. EVER. But I disgress…
Just shortly after the 17th(!) anniversary of the original release, the awesome music nerds over at GetOnDown.com have put together a special re-release that any fan (or any just any human, really) would love to display in their home.
Package description:(from GetOnDown)
HOUSED IN A DELUXE PIANO LACQUER DISPLAY BOX EMBLAZONED WITH THE WORDS “THE PURPLE TAPE” UNDER THE WINDOW.
CONTAINS PLAYABLE CASSETTE AND J-CARD INSERT
36 PAGE HARD COVER BOOK WITH EXTENDED ARTWORK PLUS LINER NOTES WRITTEN BY BRIAN COLEMAN W/ RAEKWON THE CHEF
GIANT 24″ X 24″ PROMOTIONAL POSTER OF COVER ART
This is perfect for the seasoned fan who used to play the tape in his silver 1994 Mitsubishi Mirage and now has a house with a coffee table on which to display this collector’s item and discuss over coffee, or perhaps cognac. But alas, I am doomed to lust for it from afar. By the time I wrote this post, the limited pressing of 1000 was already sold out. Hopefully, with enough demand, they’ll re-re-release it.
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