Mixes / Megamixes

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Hip Hop Reconstruction From The Ground Up

1991

Bigger Than Life Productions

Artwork: The 8th Wonder

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First ever Shadow release. About 20 copies were recorded and sent to various fanzine and underground magazines, the one that got him a column in the June edition of The Source Magazine in the US.

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Hip Hop Reconst. From The Ground Up 1½

1991

Self-released

Artwork: The 8th Wonder

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Subtitled "Excerpts From The Movement", as his beats were evolving, it was more a beat résumé according to Shadow.

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FunkenKlein's Tapes

1991

Self-released

Artwork: The 8th Wonder

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Shadow sent several mixtapes to the late Dave "Funken" Klein, back then head of Hollywood Records. He's the man who gave Shadow (the Raptor of Hip Hop) a chance to be revealed.

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Track & Beats ('93 - "94)

1994

Self-released

Artwork: The 8th Wonder

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In the mid 90s about 60 of those tapes were handed by Shadow to prospective MCs as a kind of portfolio. It contains unreleased tracks and alternate mixes that were meant to evolve.

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Mo Wax Headz Tour

1994 Nov. 10

Mo Wax

Artwork: Swifty

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Part of a series of tapes created during the first leg of the Mo Wax Headz Tour in 1994, sold in venues after the shows.

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The Solesides Crew – Radio Sole 1

1995

Solesides

Artwork: DJ Zen

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A Solesides mixtape with several productions an engineering by Shadow.

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1997

Mo Wax

Design: Ben Drury

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Shadow recalls this mix was longer initially, as Q-Bert had mistakenly been sent DJ Krush records in addition to Shadow’s. Thus the released version is "edited" to delete Krush's material.

Camel Bobsled Race (Q-Bert Live Mix)