July 28, 2019

DJ Mike Nice "Built To Last" (Mixtape)

Peace to the homie, DJ Mike Nice. Back when I had my oldest blog, Mike Nice would always reach out with the super rare, unreleased tracks and demo cuts to build about. You'd know him from Upstairs Records or if you've heard a rare demo or unreleased joint, he's probably behind it being unearthed and hearing the story behind it. I saw this mix tape years back through The Digger's Union - naturally, it was the tracklist that caught my eye... It's got demos and freestyles from artists like Mobb Deep, The Notorious B.I.G., Cypress Hill, Ghostface Killah, Nas, Jay-Z, 2Pac, The Alkaholiks, Mic Geronimo, Slick Rick, Grand Puba, Akinyele, Kool G Rap, Ei8trak, Sheek, Lord Finesse, EPMD, Method Man, Raekwon, Big L, Rakim, Biz Markie and lots more. Unfortunately, I don't know much else about it - I don't have the original art or release date, but better late than never.