Back in 1996 I was bugging on music culture, DJ Shadow, Hip Hop, and booking shows at the university I attended: The Roots, Brainiac, Morphine, Digable Planets, Spore, J Mascis (when he was solo), John Cale. Music was very good to me at this time...the gateway to what my friend Felix and I would dub "The Nine Seven Style" aka "The 1997 Style" or the strange way music was moving in every direction or no direction; toward the cesspool of 2000.
This summer I bought a $17 tape deck boom box to enjoi the box of cassette tapes I have; rooftop style. I still have a Roc Raida / XMEN tape in there for sure. Not a lick of the Nine Seven on that man at all. Check the 1994 classic year air-check tape on Funkmaster Flex over at OB4ZL