(2)dope premiere time. We gave you a sneak peek of this a few weeks back. Well, the fine folks at Slice-of-Spice have given us the opportunity to offer this track as a free download. Remember where you saw it first. Peep the info below:
Most people know the original version of this track from the Trespass Soundtrack, which dropped as a promo only 12” back in 1992. In early 2000 hip-hop heads were finally able to hear the original version (actually titled “Knockin’ Niggaz Out”) featuring what would have been Big L’s debut had the label not rejected it as being “too hard”. This track was remixed by Lord Finesse and his production partner Davel “Bo” McKenzie (The Alumni) in 2004, and was intended to be used on the Funky Technician Remix Project, an album which is finally dropping in April 2012 on Slice-of-Spice. The track was never fully finished or properly mixed, but the team at SOS have worked with Underboss Entertainment to get this out as a special edition flexi-disc (remember those?!) and had it mastered by none other than K-Def. To quote the production engineer at the pressing plant “it’s the best sounding flexi-disc we’ve ever produced”!
The flexi-disc is going to be available at the WFMU Record Fair this Saturday in NYC as a special promotion at the Slice-of-Spice table. Lord Finesse, K-Def and Paul Nice will also be at the event meeting with fans and signing records, so there’s very good reason to reach this year if you can. If you can’t, don’t worry none as the team at SOS are going to be running several giveaway promotions to get this very limited flexi-disc into people’s hands. To be sure you qualify, and find where the different promotions are going to pop-up, be sure to like their Facebook Page, follow their SoundCloud page, and definitely subscribe to their mailing list. They’re about to drop a whole mess of previously unreleased Lord Finesse vinyl in the coming months, including a fully remastered version of the original, “Knockin’ Niggaz Out”, including the previously unreleased instrumental!