Mr. Lif's Tape Battles

Welcome to MR. LIF'S TAPE BATTLES...

In the immortal words of my boy Paten Locke, "I grew up on tapes"!!!!

Lately, I've enjoyed a renaissance in which I've been listening to music exclusively on cassettes. This has reconnected me to those special moments that occured when I first was falling in love with hip hop. 

As long as I've been a fan of the genre, people have always battled: debating about which MC is the best in the game, which album is better than the other, etc. In continuing that tradition, I've created a tournament in which classic albums are pitted against each other, and YOU - the lovers of this music and culture - decide which will proceed to the next round. 

Join this quest to crown hip hop's best! Cast your votes below...

- Mr. Lif

Season 1 | Recap

Tape Battles Season 1 Winner - Liquid Swords by GZA

Tape Battles Season 1 Winner - Liquid Swords by GZA

Y'all have voted and it's clear - without a shadow of doubt - that GZA's Liquid Swords is your Tape Battles Season 1 Champion.

Season 2 begins on Dec 8th, 2014. Who will Liquid Swords face in it's title defense? That's up to y'all!! Until then, keep classic hip hop in heavy rotation in preparation for for Season 2. 

Check out the Season 1 recap below:
 


Round 1

Geto Boys Grip It on that Other Level vs. Ice Cube Death Certificate vs. Mobb Deep The Infamous

WINNER - MOBB DEEP THE INFAMOUS


Round 2

Outkast Aquemini vs. Common's Ressurection vs. Dr Dre The Chronic

WINNER - OUTKAST AQUEMINI


Round 3

GZA Liquid Swords vs. Ol' Dirty Bastard Return to the 36 Chambers

WINNER - GZA LIQUID SWORDS


Finals

Mobb Deep The Infamous vs. Outkast Aquemini vs. GZA Liquid Swords

CHAMPION (BY LANDSLIDE VICTORY) - GZA LIQUID SWORDS