9 January 2017

The Cuf - Federal Expressions


This is the first tape I ever got from The Cuf. A bunch of us drove 9 hours to Portland to see a Living Legends show in 1999 and The Cuf were one of the opening acts. It turned out that they were staying on the same floor of our hotel and heard us listening to Legends tapes while we were making dinner. N8 and someone else stopped by and introduced themselves and told us to check them out at the show. 

My introduction to their music was them ripping their set, they made the other opening act (some Canadian artist) look really bad. After the show we chatted with them while they were selling tapes and they invited us to the after party....which ended up being a dj show involving Dj Craze and a few other djs. The show was more of a rave and we had a 9 hour drive home in the morning so we went back to the hotel. Around 4am someone was banging on the door of our hotel room, it was an intoxicated member of the group telling us that they lost their room key. I don't remember exactly what happened next but it took about 30 mins to get him into his hotel room.

Unfortunately I don't have this tape anymore, just a bad quality rip. If anyone has a better quality rip I would love to get a copy of it.

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  1. Good! And I found one CD called "The Character Development Sampler", featuring Pete, Icarus Jones, Dbeat and so on... Amazon with £321.68! Is that dope or not?

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    1. I've never heard of The Character Development Sampler. The roster looks good though

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  3. https://www.amazon.com/Federal-Expressions-Explicit-Cuf/dp/B009LRP9KY

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  4. What a wicked story haha! Craze loved that drum and bass.
    I live in Canada and in the 90s I couldn't get into many if any Canadian MCs in the underground circuit.

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    1. Good to see another Canadian checking the site.

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