King Sun, Fat Tape, XL Zakia Records 1989
King Sun - Fat Tape
XL - Zakia 1989
This is in my opinion the best cut from King Sun's debut album, XL. It's also, obviously, the inspiration for this mix. The album is a little lack luster but it does offer a couple of tracks with beat production by the 45 King, Fat Tape being on of them. While its not a sound we're used to hearing from the 45 king it holds up well with King Sun's lyrics about his ability to rock jams and create "fat tapes". A lot of good sample sentences here. It's also interesting to hear the vocal similarity between Sun and, then Zakia label mate, Rakim. Since Profile and Rush were behind this project distribution was plentiful and should be easy get a hold of.