January 20, 2018

Tony Touch "Hip Hop 51: Drastic Measures" (Mixtape, 1996)


This is Tony Touch's Tape 51 aka Drastic Measures. It was released in 1996 via Brooklyn's Tape Kingz. It features tracks from Jeru The Damaja, Jay-Z, The Beatnuts, Redman, M.O.P., Jungle Brothers, Sadat X, Heltah Skeltah, Ill Al Skratch, Nine, Big Noyd, A Tribe Called Quest, Ghostface Killah, Nas, Mobb Deep, Big Shug, Akinyele, Problemz, Chuck D, Queen Latifah, Common, Blahzay Blahzay, House of Pain, RZA, U-God, De La Soul, and more. This was an important tape in my senior year of High School in Queens, NY. I'm not certain if it was this mix tape or another of Tony Touch's but I loaned/traded one of them for someone's copy of Biggie's Ready To Die on cassette... I damn sure never gave it back! I'm amazed I haven't posted this mix tape already - did I? Pardon the audio...