Wednesday, 3 November 2010
It's a simple idea. So simple and yet so obvious.
To re-issue classic UK hip hop albums of yesteryear.
And really, not just re-issue them just as they were which would be pretty lazy but also add extra bonus tracks. And rare ones at that. Remastered, expanded, lavish packaging and exclusive liner notes.
Currently Original Dope are hot on the case of unearthing and blowing off the dust of some classic long-players from the 80's & 90's such as MC Duke's Organised Rhyme, Blade's The Lion Goes From Strength To Strength (No Compromise) and The Ruthless Rap Assassins Killer Album.
Original Dope is the brainchild of ex-HHC honcho Andy Cowan who edited the legendary Hip Hop Connection magazine from 1993 so you know that this isn't going to be some fly-by-night opportunist operation.
If you go to the website now you can also find exclusive t-shirts featuring Blade, Ruthless Rap Assassins as well as the official Original Dope logo.
Labels: UK RAP