Home Taping Is Killing Music Month Presents : 1st Klass – Summer School
So I just answered my own question. I was looking around last night for something to upload this morning, and picked up this tape. Its been in my ‘must rip’ pile due to some of the stuff that’s on it, but I never realised that it was by 1st Klass. So… it seems that he is just one dude after all. No further clues about where he’s from, where’s he been, or where he’s going – looks like he’s going to go down as another footnote unfortunately.
“Summer School” is instantly attention-grabbing due to the Mobb Deep / PE blend on the first track, which is followed by a nice little GZA / Raekwon mesh thing. The rest of the first half is Wu-Tang weed carrier heavy, with Sunz Of Man dropping a yawn-inducer, and the Dark Skinned Assassin doing his best Raekwon imitation. The Mytee G Poetic cut is mad noice though – any more info from anyone on this cat would be appreciated. The second half of the mix is a little smoother to the ears, with a few more commercial-tinged cuts separating the runs of harder stuff.
This is what a mid-90’s NY tape sounds like – some underground stuff, some known names, some blends, some cuts… all put together with the Walkman and the subway in mind. It might not be the greatest. Its definitely not the worst. The blends at the start make it worth checking though.
1st KLASS – SUMMER SCHOOL