Originally released in ‘06/’07 as the appetizer to Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, The Vatican Mixtape series consists of a vast collection of unreleased tracks, Wu & solo classics (“Shame On A Ni**a”, “Diesel”, “Ghetto Boy”, & “Yae-Yo”), as well as some of Rae’s best guest work through the years (“The Heist”, “Brown Paper Bag”, & “Bump Bump”).
Volume 1 features verses from Busta Rhymes, Roc Marciano, Nas, & several Wu-Tang brethren including RZA, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, & Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Special guest production contributed by Large Professor, Pete Rock, Madlib & Scram Jones. Tying everything together is DJ Riddler, who weaves several skits & blends throughout, giving it that official mixtape sound.
This 2XLP is the first time this volume and series gets pressed to wax, and features completely new artwork for a fresh look.