This is a pretty dope video of how the 45 King produced "Hard Knock Life" record came to be. The documentary is from Sweden. Kid Capri makes a cameo (if you've heard the story before then you know why).
I'm a sucker for demo tapes. Something about hearing the actual recordings that lead to record deals is just dope to me. This one has been floating around for a while but I wanted to add it to the archives so here it is... the Cypress Hill demo tape that lead to their deal with Ruffhouse. This was recorded in 1989, a couple years before they dropped their first single in 1991. All these tracks sound like exactly what they are - original versions of records that ended up on their debut album. The only song I hadn't heard was "Caliente" which obviously didn't make the cut. Large up TROY for being a dope blog with shit (like this) that I feel the need to jack.
This record was limited to only 200 copies and features original, alternate and demo tracks. All songs were recorded between 1989 and 1997 and were produced by Brand Nubian except for "How Ya Livin" and "Love vs. Hate". I love hearing the original Brand Nubian line up together. They've always been dope, but not quite the same after Grand Puba left.