Cut Chemist describes the mix better than I can below. One thing that struck me about this mix is how many Primo samples made the mix. It's clear by listening to this mix that Cut was feelin' Primo's production as much as (if not more than) everybody else in the mid 90's though you're not likely to hear any Primo in a 2013 Cut Chemist set. I'm not trying to diss. The only point I'm trying to make is that there are a lot of quality deejays out there who in 2013 act like they were never into rap. I'm all in favor of growth and change, but you don't have to disown the genre that you first fell in love with and made you known. I don't mean to pick on Cut, because he actually incorporates a lot more rap into his sets than the names I'm not naming, but it was this mix that got me to start thinking. Description along with Side B after the jump.
"This Was A Mix I Did While Cutting Class Back In 1995 And Will Be The First Release From My Studio’s Archive Series. This Mix Was Originally Released On Cassette As “Rare Equations” Through A Mix Tape Company Called Hip Hop Vibes Along With “Sick Experiment,” “Theories Not Yet Proven” And “The Diabolical” Which Came Before It. However This Mix Was My Favourite Because It Showcased Mixing All Kinds Of Music, Not Just The Latest Rap Singles Coming Out At The Time. So Sit Back And Check Out How Mix Tapes Were Done The Hard Way... On My Half Inch 8 Track Recorder (R.I.P.) And Listen To Some Cool Drops, Some Phone Taps, And Good Blends.
“It’s The Livin’ Roughness.”
Special Thanks to The Beat Market For The Title. "