Classic Music: Crate Diggin' (Look What I Found)

Nothin’ like it..

I call out to all my true Hip Hop heads who remember coppin’ albums on cassette and vinyl. We all loved CD’s, but if you knew what it was like to cop a tape, or vinyl, then you clicked on the right post. I came up in that era where cassettes were the most common way to buy albums. Before we started buyin’ CD’s, we bought cassettes. Everything was tapes! If you weren’t home makin’ your own mixtapes from other albums or the radio, then you were probably under a rock somewhere, or just not into music that much. For me and my people, it was all about recordin’ those classic Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito shows on WKCR. Sure, they were on the air from 1-5AM every Thursday night/Friday morning, but you stayed up, and recorded, for the love! 

Then there were the retail albums you copped, the classic ones. I was diggin’ through a box of old music the other night, and found a nice stash of old classic albums on cassette, that I later bought again on CD. In this lost stash, I found:

Dr. Dre - The Chronic
De La Soul - Buhloone Mindstate
EPMD - Unfinished Business
Souls of Mischief - ’93 ‘til Infinity
Brand Nubian - One for All
Big Daddy Kane - It’s a Big Daddy Thing
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca & the Soul Brother
Black Moon - Enta Da Stage
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

Yeah, some real classic albums there! These all shaped my ear as a kid, and influenced me in ways I can’t even describe now. And even though I’ve bought most of these over on CD’s and in MP3, you can just never forget what it was like to have somethin’ on cassette. I used to keep a backpack full of them! So this was definitely a nice trip down memory lane. Now I’m on a diggin’ spree, lookin’ for all kinds of old music. Stay tuned to see if I find any more classic stuff worth dustin’ off. Y’all be cool..



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