Here’s Your Chance to Own The Purple Tape

If you’re on this site then I’m shouldn’t have to explain to you the cultural importance of The Purple Tape. You know exactly what you’re looking at and what it meant to Hip-Hop. I went through a couple of these myself during the 90′s and then a CD copy of the LP during the 2000′s. All of those hard copies have been lost to time and the sticky fingers of shady acquaintances. Now when I want to hear the album, I have an Only Built 4 Cuban Linx folder on an external harddrive. Needless to say, things have changed. If you were around for the 1995 release of this album, holding one of these in your hands can be a spiritual experience. The Purple Tape has long been revered in Hip-Hop, but I feel the same way about Redman’s Dare Iz A Darkside, or as we referred to it, The Red Tape. One of the reasons music is so great is the way it can conjure memories and images from your subconscious. These were two albums I not only loved, but lived my life according to, and both came in this unique, highly recognizable package. If the albums were wack, nobody would have cared what color the casette was, but they weren’t, and the rest is history.

Head over to Get On Down to order the limited edition Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Purple Tape Boxset.

 


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35 Responses to “Here’s Your Chance to Own The Purple Tape”

  1. Highsaiah Thomas Says:

    cosign free liquor of ANY variety at ANY function

    ^
    nah..cant cosign nuvo at a bachelor party

  2. S.I.C.K Says:

    lf; that new pope-like kizza, i forgot what yall call him, the head catho kizza that stay in ny tho…that kizza
    ^^
    Who is Timothy Dolan??? for 400

    *has NEVER heard the purple tape*

  3. Highsaiah Thomas Says:

    If you were around for the 1995 release of this album, holding one of these in your hands can be a spiritual experience.

    ^
    GTFO

    >>>hiphop dillusional enthusiasts

  4. Highsaiah Thomas Says:

    Who is Timothy Dolan??? for 400

    ^
    thats the him..what he a cardinal right? ..some shit

  5. sealsaa Says:

    Lololol

    The misses slapped Kweli’s fitted into eternal orbit….probably drunk off that free Henrock

  6. eskay Says:

    you wasn’t there youngin

  7. Casket Face Says:

    no sign that bud light platinum ad lol …drunk white girl hanging all over the black kid, caption reads “enjoy responsibly”.

    or you’ll wake up to tyrone smiling in your face, ready for round two

  8. Mag Says:

    Now White Hipsters too can enjoy owing a piece of hip hop history.

    RZA still stuck chasing that 36 chambers sound years later.

  9. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    It’s no secret that ex-Fugees members Wyclef Jean and Lauryn Hill had a bad falling out, but Wyclef’s new claims may make you see the situation in a completely different light. In his new autobiography, Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story–which hits stores tomorrow–Clef says the initial crack that broke up The Fugees began when Lauryn made him believe that her first born son was his, when it was actually Rohan Marley’s (son of Bob Marley). Wyclef writes, “In that moment something died between us. I was married and Lauryn and I were having an affair, but she led me to believe that the baby was mine, and I couldn’t forgive that.” He continues by adding, “She could not longer be my muse. Our love spell was broken.” (VIBE)

  10. mel kiper III Says:

    lmaooo

    historical revisionism >

  11. mel kiper III Says:

    nah..cant cosign nuvo at a bachelor party

    ^
    it wont be my 1st choice

    but yea, still.

  12. Mag Says:

    eskay Says:
    September 17th, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    you wasn’t there youngin
    ^

    I was.

    This should be treated like a pair J’s. and have a significant difference from the Original copies.

  13. Highsaiah Thomas Says:

    fwiw

    red tape > purple tape

  14. Casket Face Says:

    I was married and Lauryn and I were having an affair, but she led me to believe that the baby was mine, and I couldn’t forgive that.” He continues by adding, “She could not longer be my muse. Our love spell was broken.” (VIBE)

    ^^^

    the hypocrisy of that man dere …wow STFU wyclef

  15. a chick Says:

    J Cole!!!!!!!!

  16. a chick Says:

    J. Cole – I’m A Fool (Prod. By J.Cole) >>

  17. Troyvul Says:

    CJ Spiller >

  18. Highsaiah Thomas Says:

    ^
    it wont be my 1st choice

    but yea, still.

    ^

    thats emphatically non cipher god…nuvo is an elixir for the ladies..perfume liquor. I would remain sober

  19. b Says:

    Mighta made the best baked pork chops in nigga history last night

  20. Casket Face Says:

    b Says:
    September 17th, 2012 at 1:05 pm
    Mighta made the best baked pork chops in nigga history last night

    ^^^

    *kev’s nose twitches as he fiendishly grins and his stomach growls*

  21. Highsaiah Thomas Says:

    i39.tinypic.com/dh9u03.jpg

    ^
    a chick niggaz found your pic..you might as well up them pics of that fatty now

  22. a chick Says:

    a chick niggaz found your pic.

    Wen dat happen? lol

  23. b Says:

    i39.tinypic.com/dh9u03.jpg

    >look at that mouth oh my.

  24. Casket Face Says:

    dew dew dew dun dew dew dew … smile for me let me see ya grill!

  25. Highsaiah Thomas Says:

    A chick got the severe overbite..my ex had the crazy overbite..she stayed with the tart breath though..but the head was worth it…she had that donkey too

  26. a chick Says:

    Wyclef is the worst type of nigga. *SMH*

    No Loyalty to Wifey
    No Loyalty to the Mistress
    No Loyalty to the GAME

  27. Casket Face Says:

    all jokes aside a chick is pretty from that pic

  28. S.I.C.K Says:

    thats the him..what he a cardinal right?
    ^^^
    yeah he wears the hat cool kizza BUT he turned a blind eye to some booty play that happened under his watch in the past.

  29. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    dew dew dew dun dew dew dew … smile for me let me see ya grill!

    ^lmaaaaooooo

  30. Casket Face Says:

    when i heard wyclef on the hotel rwanda credits, i was done…FINISHED

  31. Highsaiah Thomas Says:

    a lil overbite and a fatty >

    remind me of one of them chicks from the “good times” poster

  32. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    Equana datchu?

  33. a chick Says:

    *smh*

    Have it at. Peace Nahkis…

  34. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    i39.tinypic.com/dh9u03.jpg

    > aaawww daaaaamn!

    roff!

  35. cOLD Says:

    lol.

    I’d mos def smash.

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