Freestyles ‎– Play The Game / Learn From The Mistakes Of The Past

True Playaz ‎– TPR12003
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

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A Play The Game
Written-By, Producer – DJ Zinc
AA Learn From The Mistakes Of The Past
Written-By, Producer – DJ Hype

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℗ 1996 True Playa'z Music
© 1996 True Playa'z Music

Track A: Written & produced for True Playa'z Productions. Recorded at The Green Room.
Track AA: Written & produced for True Playa'z Productions. Recorded at Hype Studios.

Track A samples:
Horn from Tom Browne - Funkin' For Jamaica.
Dialogue from the film Fresh.

Issued in a generic "True Playa'z" die-cut sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 032955 000366
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): TPR 12003-A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA runout, etched): TPR 12003-AA1


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May 15, 2018
edited about 1 year ago

Zinc's track "Play The Game" is the clear winner here. Excellent track, with some heavy Amens around the halfway point.


January 8, 2016

gangsta beats!


February 7, 2005
edited over 16 years ago

Zinc’s side starts with the eerie trumpet intro off “Funkin’ for Jamaica” by Tom Brown, I guess you have to plunder from anywhere to be a successful drum ‘n’ bass producer, although actually it works really well and sets the track up nicely. There’s a sample of alcoholic chess enthusiast Samuel L Jackson saying “Some say he was the greatest player ever to play the game… play the game… play the game…” and a simple one-two beat comes in, which is then joined by quite a forceful bassline. For some producers this would be enough, but this is just an intro, and in the fullness of time the tune drops with the addition of more breaks and a nice wobbly bass sound. And then some chopped and filtered amen comes in, then a new bassline… it definitely offers value for money.

DJ Hype’s offering on the flip (the longest title in drum ‘n’ bass ever? The first and last attempt at offering lifestyle advice by a drum and bass DJ?) has loads of hip hop and kung fu samples, not particularly coherent but it is quite entertaining.