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Kool G Rap & DJ Polo’s seminal debut album Road to the Riches arrived in 1989. By that point, G Rap had built a solid fan base after a run of successful singles for Marley Marl’s Juice Crew. With this release though G Rap took both his career and Mafioso rap to the next level.

Road to the Riches showcased G Rap’s insane talent for spinning tales of life on the streets of NYC. His rhymes hit harder than anyone else in the game at this point, and to this day he’s most rappers favorite MC and in our eyes one of the greatest lyricists to ever do it.

Thanks to the good folks at Omertà Inc., the album is now brought to its intended format for the first time since 1989. The first release, limited to 300 copies, will be on yellow vinyl with purple and blue splatter available exclusively through the label’s online shop. The second on split blue and yellow vinyl will be available in record stores. Pre-order a copy via Big Cartel.

To mark the release, Omertà Inc. have traced the Road to the Riches samples in The Vinyl Factory catalogue for VF Mix 103, which ducks and dives from Kraftwerk to Sade, Funkadelic and beyond. Dig in below.



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