April 23, 2018

"Off The Dome Freestyle Compilation" (1994)

I came across this tape on Mixcloud, it was uploaded by the reputable RandomRapRadio and is called Off The Done freestyle compilation '94. The freestyles are all from the world famous Wake Up Show with Sway & Tech out in California, and Stretch & Bobbito's show in New York City. The blurb says the project was homemade by Amad, props to him for putting this compilation together. The tape features freestyles from Large Professor, O.C., Tha Alkaholiks, Artifacts, Saafir, Kurious, Masta Ace & Lord Digga, Wu-Tang Clan, Ras Kass, Kool Keith & Godfather Don, Supernatural, Guru, Jeru The Damaja, Akinyele, Del The Funkee Homosapien, Organized Konfusion, and more! A fun tape to throw on and just bug out to! Reminds me how much everything changed after the internet and camera phones got big. Artists couldn't tour with the same one or two freestyles, it was either go off the dome or have more rhymes in the chamber. But back then cats at least had bars! Right?!?!