A Canadian underground hip-hop classic get revisited. We approve!
More of a press blurb via CityonmyBack.com:
Before hip-hop became a global entity, Saukrates established himself as a pioneer of the Canadian scene. His work behind the boards set the gold production standard for Canadian staples ranging from K-OS to Kardinal Offishall, while his work behind the mic resulted in what’s arguably the most influential Canadian hip-hop album of all time: The Underground Tapes.
Debuted in 1999, the record that certified Saukrates’ legendary status is now slated for a long awaited re-release that will place it on DSPs worldwide for the very first time. Featuring remastered versions of the original tracklist that includes guest verses from names like Common and Xzibit, it’s also complemented by b-sides and remixes. Saukrates has this to say about the re-release:
“To have the opportunity to re-release THE UNDERGROUND TAPES LP is truly exciting for me. So many fans, old and new, have been requesting it be made available again and this is flattery at its finest. Now, almost 20 years later and using all the new technology, we’re ready to do it again and reach all those who missed the chance to add this LP to their collection.
P.S. We’ve added a few extra gems of past and present for you all to enjoy as well.. Thanks for all the support through all the years!!”
Saukrates has debuted a fresh remix of “Hate Runs Deep” featuring Kardinal Offishall, Choclair, and Marvel before The Underground Tapes is re-released in its entirety on July 28th. Saukrates will celebrate the release by providing direct support to Redman and Method man on July 28th at Bandshell Park in Toronto (tickets are available HERE).
(Also viewable via YouTube.)