HTIKMM: Kid Capri – 52 Beats

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Kid Capri - 52 Beats

While googling for a decent pic of Kid Capri to accompany this piece, I found the following paragraph in a Stylus Magazine article

The hip-hop albums market might be going slightly cold, with record sales dipping year after year, but there is still heat on the streets, as evidenced by the thriving trade of mixtapes. Of course they aren’t actually “tapes” anymore €”although legendary artifacts such as a Maxwell audio tape of Kid Capri’s 52 Beats mix now fetch up to a hundred dollars €”but mass produced CDs, which can shift tens of thousands of units on the street and over the internet.

A hunnid, huh? I still don’t think I’d ever cash in mine. And fuck all these people who are releasing it on cd – that shit is not how this was meant to be listened to (he said, as he distributed it in mp3 form for easy cd-burning.)

Here is the ORIGINAL 52 beats tape with all its pops and whistles and hisses lovingly left in… maybe not up to the standard of other breaks mixes that came after – but this one set the original benchmark.

ENJOY!

Kid Capri – 52 Beats

RAPIDSHARE DOWNLOAD LINK

A to the L Tape Rips

13 Replies to “HTIKMM: Kid Capri – 52 Beats”

  1. Thats a tape i’d deffinitley like to listen to, they dont make mix tapes like they used to. When djs ruled with skills & only skills, no computers to work it for you. I would love to see him do his thing live, i heard he’s beast. For those of you in the D.C area, you can check out Kid Capri doing his thing at the Yaris dj vs dj battle going down June 21st @ club Love, and it’s FREE till 11pm. For more info on the dj battle check out http://www.yarisversusyaris.com/. Just thought i’d put you up on game since i work with Yaris

  2. um… are you blind? the link to download it is right above the A to the L’s Tape Rips picture…

    put your glasses on, then go click the link…

  3. Anyone got the exact playlist of this tape?? Been trying to track down a few of those gems for ages..

    Peace..

  4. This takes me back to the bassement tapes we used to do back in the day.Me and my boys would get together and head down DJ rockinghoods basement to watch him cut then do some routines ourselves. Many DJ’s did this back in the day in fact I loved to rap off of them that’s when you would get your practice in so when you went to a jam that weekend woever was djing you told em to put this cut this jarn and go off on it.Great post

  5. i know its “52 beats” but this 30 song list was the closest i could find

    1.Impeach The President
    2.Love Rap
    3.Let’s Dance
    4.I Cant Stop
    5.Big Beat
    6.Frisco Kid
    7.Mardi Gras
    8.Funk Pigeon
    9.I Know You Got Soul
    10.Sing Sing
    11.Break Through
    12.Funky Drummer
    13.Apache
    14.Catch A Groove
    15.Get Up And Dance
    16.Different Strokes
    17.Rockit In The Pocket
    18.Funky For You
    19.Daisy Lady
    20.Celebrate
    21.Groove To Get Down
    22.Ain’t We Funkin now
    23.Funk It Up
    24.Tramp
    25.Last Night Change It All
    26.Mary Mary
    27.Funk Us Up
    28.Tramp
    29.I Plays It Cool
    30.Got To Be Real

  6. Hey, whats up yall? I’ve been busting my head for a couple of years now, trying to find the title of a song and artist. It was on a kid capri mix tape…………before the song actually comes on, kid capri gives a shoutout to COWBOY from the Furious five. The only thing that i can identify of the song is the hook/chorus: DOOOOOOOOOO WHAT YOU GOT TO DOOOOOO (do what you got to do!) CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME FIND THE ARTIST AND NAME OF THE SONG??????!!!!!!!!!!! THANX A MILLION!!!

  7. HAVE’NT HEARD THE KID CAPRI TAPE YOUR TALKIN ABOUT BUT CHECK OUT MANDRE M3000 DO WHATCHA GOTTA DO IF YOU CAN’T FIND IT I’LL EMAIL IT TO YOU

  8. wow… been lookin for this classic mixtape for a while. massive thx for puttin it up in original form with the hiss and pops included. jus wouldnt be the same with digital dulled out CD sound.

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