Chef Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... "The Purple Tape" Cassette Box Set mp3 flac
Contains: Reissued "PURPLE TAPE" Playable Cassette And J-Card Insert Contains: 36 Page Hard Cover Book With Extended Artwork Plus Liner Notes Written By Brian Coleman With Raekwon The Chef Contains: 24" X 24" Promotional Poster Of Cover Art Contains: Promotional Sticker.
Includes: 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. 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.
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. RCA, Loud Records, Wu-Tang Records. The Purple Tape" Cassette Box Set (Box + Cass, Album, RE, Pur + Ltd). Get On Down, Sony Music. They have reissued the purple tape like 5 times. If your lucky they will call the re-reissue a 2nd pressing. Most of the time they don't even do this. It dilutes any value your record may have. Stick with Music on Vinyl for reissues. They are consistent with their quality.
As part of its Masters Series, Get on Down has released a cassette tape box set of Raekwon's 1995 debut solo album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, and the whole package weighs four pounds. It's limited to 1,000 copies on purple cassette tapes. The set includes a 32-page hard-cover liner note book along with a bunch of other bells and whistles- a glass top, a fancy display case, a poster, a sticker, the works. Some background: The original 10,000 copies of the cassette version of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx released in 1995 were a shade of purple. This rendered the purple tape version a collector's item. Watch the video for Only Built 4 Cuban Linx cut "Glaciers of Ice", followed by the just-released video for "The Scroll" from Raekwon's 2011 full-length, Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang.
Cassette tapes have an almost mythical existence right now, and an original Only Built 4 Cuban Linx tape - the first album from Chef Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan - is almost impossible to find brand new. Argued as one of the monumental recordings of all time, this album cemented his position in the Wu-Tang Clan hierarchy and the hip-hop scene in general. This box set is definitely a must have for Raekwon fans
A serious contender for the title of best Wu-Tang solo album (rivaled only by the Genius' Liquid Swords), Only Built 4 Cuban Linx is also perhaps the most influential, thanks to Raekwon's cinematic imagination. If the Genius is the Wu's best overall lyricist, Raekwon is arguably their best storyteller, and here he translates the epic themes and narratives of a Mafia movie into a startlingly accomplished hip-hop album
In the years since, The Purple Tape has been one of Hip Hop’s most coveted pieces of memoribilia. It signifies a veteran purist fan from a bygone time in the music listening experience. II on purple wax. This week, Boston, Massachusetts-based Get On Down Records has partnered with Sony to re-release The Purple Tape in its original format. What made Get On Down the first? Matt Welch: The genesis of the Get On Down vision traces back a couple years.
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. 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.
|A1||Striving For Perfection|
|A8||Can It Be All So Simple (Remix)|
|B1||Shark Niggas (Biters)|
|B3||Glaciers Of Ice|
|B9||Heaven & Hell|
NotesLimited To 1000 Copies World Wide. Housed In A Deluxe Piano Lacquer Display Box Emblazoned With The Words "THE PURPLE TAPE" Under The Window.
Contains: Reissued "PURPLE TAPE" Playable Cassette And J-Card Insert
Contains: 36 Page Hard Cover Book With Extended Artwork Plus Liner Notes Written By Brian Coleman With Raekwon The Chef
Contains: 24" X 24" Promotional Poster Of Cover Art
Contains: Promotional Sticker
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 664425129540
|07863-66663-1, 66663-1||Chef Raekwon*||Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... (2xLP, Album)||Loud Records, RCA||07863-66663-1, 66663-1||US||1995|
|766602||Raekwon||Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Instrumentals (CD)||Think Differently Music||766602||US||2009|
|RCA 07863-66663-2||Chef Raekwon*||Only Built 4 Cuban Linx ... (CD, Album, Club)||RCA||RCA 07863-66663-2||US||1995|
|88697 03983 2||Raekwon||Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... (CD, Album)||Loud Records, Wu-Tang Records, Sony BMG Music Entertainment||88697 03983 2||Russia||2006|
|GET 51295-CS||Chef Raekwon*||Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... "The Purple Tape" Watch Box Set (Box, Ltd + Cass, Album, RE, RP, Pur)||Get On Down, Loud Records||GET 51295-CS||US||2015|