Rakim ‎– The Saga Begins

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
U8P-1260 Rakim The Saga Begins(12", Promo) Universal Records U8P-1260 US 1997 Sell This Version
none Rakim The Saga Begins - Remix(Acetate, 12") Not On Label none UK 1997 Sell This Version
U5P-1260 Rakim The Saga Begins(CD, Promo) Universal Records U5P-1260 US 1997 Sell This Version
RP-1204 Rakim The Saga Begins(12", Unofficial) Not On Label, Not On Label (RP Series) RP-1204 Unknown Sell This Version
SAGA-1515 Rakim The Saga Begins(12", Unofficial) Not On Label (Rakim) SAGA-1515 US Unknown Sell This Version
none Rakim The Saga Begins(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label (Rakim) none Unknown Sell This Version

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stalkism

stalkism

November 11, 2010
edited over 8 years ago
referencing The Saga Begins, 12", Promo, U8P-1260
You would never think how a minor adjustment (or better yet reduction in this case) to a song can have such a positive effect. The "No Piano" version completely smokes the album version. The abscence of the piano sample puts more emphasis on the hard hitting drums and complements Ra's lyrics much better. This version is most prominently known from DJ Premier's "Unflammable" mixtape. If you're like me and think that the "18th Letter" album does not have that many standout tracks altogether, the "No Piano" version is as good as "New York".