HTIKMM: 1st Klass – Butter Blends

Home Taping Is Killing Music Month Presents : 1st Klass – Butter Blends

1st Klass - Butta Blends

Not a lot of background info for you on this unfortunately. This was one of the first tapes I copped from DJ MK after I switched to him from Depth Charge for all my tape needs, but it came amidst a pile of about 10 tapes I copped at the same time – I just asked MK for some hot shit, and told him to toss in some blend tapes in the bunch if he had them.

HTIKMM: Marley Marl on WBLS

Home Taping Is Killing Music Month Presents : Marley Marl – In Control on WBLS (July 14, 1989)

Marley Marl - In Control on WBLS (July 14, 1989)

Today we greet our old Juice Crew friend, Molly Moll, and welcome him to HTIKMM by ripping one of his old WBLS ‘In Control’ shows from dusty tape to digital 1’s and 0’s.


I’ve been sitting on posting about this for three weeks. I had the pictures scanned and ready to go then, and for one reason or another, procrastination conquered me (nh) and the idea went on the backburner. Finally however, I’ve deemed y’all worthy enough of 15 or 20 minutes of my time as I break down the April 1996 issue of The Source.


Here’s the deal. I used to grab every issue of The Source and Hiphop Connection and have been doing so since around 1989-ish. When Vibe came along I started to get almost every issue of that as well. Rather than binning them like regular people, the Gollum in me decided to hoard them, tucking each issue of each magazine away in stacks of alphabetically-ordered box files each month. Over time, this stack of files grew until it was swamping my room, so they were moved out to my garage where they survived the biting arctic temperatures of winter, and the Sahara-like heat of summer and all the rest of the over-exaggerated weather that comes with the season changes in Northern Ireland.