Boomkat Product Review:
The first Turkish rap tape we’ve ever stocked charts the era before Turkey’s first ever rap crew, Cartel thru a mixtape collage of cuts circa 1986-1995, from sehtar-driven neck snappers to 808-powered electro, comedy raps and microtonal G-Funk licks.
“German/Turkish band Cartel’s self-titled debut album (1995), set the standards for Turkish rap, both in terms of production and lyrical content. This mixtape compiles rap music that came out before Cartel’s debut which are mostly studio projects. Lyrically this period is the era of covers & comedy rap. Topics include daily matters, politics, school, urban life and rapid changes in culture. Previously released as a short online mixtape, now finalised for Sucata Tapes as an hour long set with more tracks from the era.”