Get Hype Studios Is So Fly and Dope and Slamming
Here is a classic, not to be forgotten, and a real shame that it never officially dropped. In the months of anticipation before The Platform came out, this cd started popping up on ebay. This guy would post up a copy, we'd bid on it like idiots, and then when the auction ended he'd just post up another one. I spent like 30 bucks for this "one of a kind" item, plus shipping, and to this day I still believe it was well worth the price. I felt like I had struck gold when I got this in the mail and stuck it in the ol' discman. It's ripped from a beat up old tape, sound quality is depressing, some songs are incomplete, you get the picture. It didn't matter to me though; I soaked up every muddy bar. The sound is youthful and fresh, and a completely different vibe from their later work. As for Get Hype, eventually the dude got shut down and ebay issued a general announcement about selling bootlegs. Ah, the good old days!