Marcus D – Platform

Intro: “What have you done for the women according to the promises of the platform?”
“Well I’m sure we haven’t done enough and uh…–” (crowd laughs)

Outro: “I must say I am a strong believer in equal pay for equal work and I think that we oughtta do better than we’re doing, and I’m glad that you reminded me of it.” (crowd laughs)

Essential 90’s beat tapes(Bandcamp)

Bandcamp Daily just did a drop on five essential 90’s beat tapes and among those these are the 3 stand-outs…

Pete Rock – Lost Sessions:

A goldmine of some previously unheard beats from one of the greatest producers of all time. Pete Rock’s Lost Sessions are full of the kind of bouncy, soulful tracks, similar to those found on classics like Soul Survivor and INI’s Center Of Attention. The entire tape is exceptional but tracks like “Vibes,” Flash Back,” and “Blue Monday” stand out for their adept drum programming, elastic bass, and blissful atmosphere.

K-Def – Beats From The 90’s Vol 1:

K-Def is the producer of countless classic ‘90s rap records from Lords Of The Underground, World Renown, and Real Live. K-Def came up under the tutelage of sampling and production pioneer Marley Marl. His Beats From The 90s series gives listeners a snapshot of the head-nodding material that he was creating throughout the decade.

DJ Spinna – 1997 Beat Tape:

Equally gifted as a maker of both hip-hop and house music, DJ Spinna’s production discography spans genres as well as decades. His 1997 Beat Tape showcases his talent for molding jazzy samples into stark drum and bass-heavy underground hip-hop.

88 Keys beat tape…

Via his Soundcloud:

So I found this beat tape I made (my guess is back in ’01) in my parents’ basement today out in West Hempstead, NY.

I sold one beat on here to Mos Def which was used for his song… Ahhh, just do you homework.

Jay-Z recorded a song to one of the other beats on here as well but I never heard it (still to this day).