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 3 | Recap

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After edging out The Low End Theory by only one point, Midnight Marauders went on to defeat De La Soul is Dead by a large margin. Behold the Tape Battles Season 3 Champion, A Tribe Called Quest with the win!

Check out the Season 3 recap below:



De La Soul 3 Feet High & Rising, De La Soul is Dead, vs Buhloone Mindstate

WINNER - De La Soul is Dead


A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders, The Low End Theory, vs People's Instinctive Travels And the Paths of Rhythm

WINNER - Midnight Marauders


A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders vs. De La Soul De La Soul is Dead

CHAMPION - Midnight Marauders