The Beatnuts - Off The Books

Written by  | 14 November 2016

Classic tune alert! After a brief hiatus the good people at Get On Down have just released a couple more 45s, and the latest cab off the rank is this anthem from 1997 built around the beatnuts formula of dusty break beats and funny punchlines. These elements are what made Off The Books extra special in a time when the shiny suit era was rearing it’s shiny head. The Beatnuts bring along Big Pun who opens up the track with such a memorable verses, introducing the world to what brilliance Pun would have in store. Les and Juju (along with Cuban Linx) all ride the song out with “shoot bro, I got a waterproof suit yo” and “your career’s on life support, and Imma pull the plug”, just countless quotable lines from an already legendary group. The cut’s infectious nature makes this a must-have 7inch for any DJ or collector. First time available on 45.

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Shan Frenzie

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