Ever See This Cypher Featuring Big L & AG? (Video)

In the late 90s, one of the first Internet Hip-Hop shows came courtesy of 88hiphop.com. The site was far ahead of its time, as it launched when the overwhelming majority of consumers still had dial up modems. For those with the access and the patience to endure endless buffering, however, the web site often offered gems that were more than worth the wait.

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One such occurrence was an interview and cypher with D.I.T.C. members, Big L and AG, as well as Party Arty and D-Flow of the Ghetto Dwellas. After some words from L about what he was up to circa 1998, the MCs kick off a cypher, with D-Flow leading the way (3:45). Party Arty takes over, with AG taking the baton and handing it off to Big L for the final stretch.

Fans will no doubt recognize Big L’s verse from his freestyle over Pete Rock’s “Tru Master,” that was released as part of his posthumously The Danger Zone album. Similarly, AG spits a verse from his featured appearance on Chief Kamachi’s “The Meanin.” Still, it is supremely entertaining to see the MCs in their essence, flipping their verses over different beats.