Tuesday, October 5, 2010

the Empire - the Empire 1997

Here is what I would guess is a pretty rare tape from the Empire Crew out of the 513 around the 97 time frame. Comprised of Theo, Tommy Knocker & Mr. Vendetta (the first ever Scribble Jam battle winner) & others. This crew was one of the many dope Natti groups that made it's city such a perfect host for the aforementioned Hip Hop convention.

From the EPMD meets Nice N Smooth feeling beat of What You Gonna Do to the Bizmarkie-esque R n B vocal stylings on Thing's Will Never Change this tape was a breath of fresh air when I would slap it in the Amigo ha ha.

The favorite track for me tho is the posse cut You Don't Want it Like that with 9 or 7 MC's trying to outshine each other.. You know how a good posse cut goes.

Get it here with covers etc.

It's funny I ran acrossed this now as I just uploaded a GANG of photos from this time frame including a couple of the members of this crew repping in 97's 2nd Scribble Jam MC battle. The infamous one with J.U.I.C.E., Rhymefest, Dose One & Eminem battling repeatedly for the final trophy. That trophy went to J.U.I.C.E. by the way. That's right Em took a few loses here & there too.

Check the photo's here:

Shout's to A. Chodkoski Jones for the photo's


  1. Thank you very much for all gems that you've posted in your blog !!

  2. Hi. Definitely great stuff!
    But I have some problems with downloads:

    Infinite Evol - Adamantium Lyrics
    (file stats are 95 pageviews, 0 downloads)

    Whatthefunkizup? Skylz instrumental http://www.divshare.com/download/8013405-0be

    Can you upload those files to mediafire for example?
    Anyways, thanx for great work! :)

  3. Thanks for the comments guys ! Kizim, I'll try to re-dig those up for you and get you new links a.s.a.p.

  4. The Infinate Evol has been fixed by the way !!

  5. Thanx for The Infinate Evol, link is works.
    But still have a problems with this: