The Underground Airplay series is back! Ecko Unltd., is behind a new mixtape featuring Joey Bada$$, Smoke DZA and Big K.R.I.T. It’s no mystery that Ecko has been one of the early streewear brands that aligned itself with hip-hop culture by way of graffiti. The Underground Airplay mixtape series restores that feeling, going back as far as the ’90s when Ecko casted rappers form Mos Def, to Black Thought, to Fat Joe in their print ads. Those days are here again, thanks to guys like Joey Bada$$ and Black Dave repping the renaissance of the city.
To take things back, I thought it would be fitting to post this very rare live recording that appeared on the B-side of the Lyricist Lounge Vol. 1 snippet tape. The lineup: Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Thirstin Howl III, Lil Sci, Shabam Saadiq , and AL. 8 minutes and 26 seconds of a cypher.
Peep the cover art and tracklist for the 2013 Underground Airplay tape after the jump.
Ecko Unltd Presents: Underground Airplay
Underground Airplay – Joey Bada$$, Smoke DZA, Big K.R.I.T.
Relaxation – Kirk Knight
Lift Up – Nyck Caution, Kirk Knight
Mind Boggling – Big Dogg
20 Below – Cashius Green
Ultrasound – Mookie Jones
On Da Map – Black Dave
Ana – Hefna Gwap
Still On – Smoke DZA, Fat Trel