Throwback Thursday: NaS x Akinyele Mixtape Freestyle, Ca. 1991

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In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, we share this newly-unearthed Nas and Akinyele mixtape appearance, freestyling and trading bars on their "Live At The BBQ" routine while the song was still brand new. Posted by DJ Gudtyme, who included the priceless artifact on his Lunchroom Battles mixtape project and details it's hood provenance like this:

DJ Johnny Wishbone is a childhood friend from Corona, Queens. In our high school days, I happened to be at his house and he tells me AK is going to bring Nas to the hood, to drop a freestyle for his next mixtape. "Live at the BBQ" was new it wasn't recognized as the hands-down classic that it turned out to be.  Lucky me: right place, right time. I remember making sure that I had a cassette tape to capture the moment.

Lefrak and Queensbridge in full effect. Enjoy below:

spotted at FP