As if the bar couldn’t get any higher after the last round of Purple tape reups, Get On Down drops the 20th Anniversary Purple Tape Watch Case Deluxe Bundle. Whoa, that was a mouthful, but let’s get real. One of the most influential and respected albums in the last 20 years is back for all the heads who rocked the cassette until it popped in their ride. This time it’s chock full of stuff you didn’t have. This is the Bentley of reissues of this project.
“Yo Check the fly shit son…..”- Raekwon, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
The holy grail of the Wu-Tang disciples, you all know the history. Heads are still trying to dig up one of the original 10K cassettes that were put in cases in the well known shade of lavender. The original tape, now this is 2015, and the original tape is over $100 on the web. We get it, it’s history, but Get On Down is offering up the following in this very limited edition release. If you are a hip hop head, Wu fanatic, Chef lover, or just plain get the deal, this is something that only comes once in a great while.
• 20th Anniversary edition released in collaboration with Raekwon, who designed the set’s look & feel
• A Purple Cassette of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx is housed in a premium, “Watch Box” display case with white stitching, an embossed silver-on-black Raekwon logo, and a “The Purple Tape” silver placard on front
• Full color outer box with wrap-around original cover artwork
• Cassette only: repressing of the original famed “Purple Tape,” with full audio from 1995 album
• 118-page hardcover book, featuring lyrics to all songs and liner notes by Chris Faraone and Raekwon, plus photos and other visuals pertaining to album’s 1995 release
• Raekwon’s “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx” for the first time ever on double translucent purple vinyl housed in a high density resealable poly bag with additional liner notes.
The Purple Tape is something that remains just as good twenty years later as it was when it first dropped. The beats are on point, the rhymes are just as fresh, and the Chef proves that the Wu are indeed one of the greatest crews that hip hop has ever seen. For real though, let’s connect, politic ditto.
Get the deluxe bundle here.
Raekwon breaks down the bundle……