|Tape Two offers rare access to unreleased beats produced by K-Def in the 1990s using the Akai MPC60 & sometimes using Marley Marl's Akai S1000.|
Legendary producer K-Def produced for Ghostface Killah, LL Cool J, Tragedy, Lords of the Underground and more, as part of Marley Marl's famed ''House of Hits.''
''Sounds like the early 90s,'' ''Vintage'' & ''Boom-Bap'' are phrases often used nowadays in an attempt to describe modern music that is reminiscent of hip-hop's golden era, more specifically the sound of late 80's and early 90's sample based rap. Using those exact phrases to describe K-Def's Tape Two instrumental project is fitting on many levels, not only because the audio on this album fits the description, but because the tracks contained were actually made during the late 80s / early 90s by an ambitious young man from New Jersey known as Kevin Hansford pka K-Def.
When you listen to these beats, please keep in mind that these pieces are sourced from an old cassette that was recently rediscovered. What you hear on this project is actually coming to you straight from the early 90s via a lost & found beat tape recorded during Def's formative years as an artist.