March 09, 2017

Tony Touch "Hip Hop 44" (Mixtape, 1995)

What we have here is Tony Touch's classic mixtape from 1995, Hip Hop #44. I mentioned it HERE when discussing Down 'N' Dirty Tribe's 'Inna Cipher,' and figured I'd share the mix so you can understand my excitement over it, even 22 years later. I know every adlib, transition, and even the drops that are included on it. It was the tape I rode 2 buses with on my way to school, during breaks, then on the buses back home - every day for weeks my Junior year in HS. I wouldn't say it's better than his 'Power Cypha' tapes, but I still think it deserves special recognition. I'll do my best to post more mixes that I hold to this level, but for now, enjoy Tony Touch's Hip Hop #44 below. It includes joints from Big L, Heather B, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Mobb Deep, Nine, Naughty By Nature, Large Pro, The B.U.M.S., Redman, The Roots, King Tee, Frankie Cutlass, Method Man, Jeru The Damaja, Channel Live, Crooklyn Dodgers, Tha Alkaholiks, Junior M.A.F.I.A., Raekwon, KRS, and lots more. Also, check out Toca Tuesdays weekly on SiriusXM. Oh, and I redid the mix tape's cover for better clarity.