Listen: Rakim – New York To Cali (Unreleased Version Circa 1995)

Written by J.Monkey. Posted in Gumbo, Music


Published on November 28, 2012 with No Comments">No Comments

Producer Dominic Owen let something out of the vaults earlier today:

New York To Cali was a song i originally produced for Rakim in 1995.
This is a unreleased version from the same recording sessions.

No, you are not mistaken. Discarded songs deemed unfit for release were (occasionally) this good in the ’90s. Old heads rejoice.


1982 was when Jaap van der Doelen aka J.Monkey shot his way out his mom dukes. A mere two years later he was already battling Big Brother and The Illuminati. Whenever he has time to spare from those efforts he writes (about music, mostly), hosts a radio show and designs graphics for a living. He lives in The Netherlands where he continues to be winning.

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