the Jonwayne Cassette.. A 24 minute rap cassette tape.

the Jonwayne Cassette.. A 24 minute rap cassette tape.

Get ready for quite a lovely throwback experience.  Artist Jonwayne’s new release is a rap cassette. That is to say, a hip-hop album called “Cassette”, released only on cassette, playable on a cassette player.  This work of genius is brought to you by Stones Throw Records.

The label is not posting the track list, and not releasing this on anything but a cassette. Side A is beats and raps by Jonwayne with Brainfeeder’s Jeremiah Jae. Side B is beats and no raps by Jonwayne. Total running time: 23:39. Design by Jeff Jank.

The MC/producer/Low End Theory DJ offered no explanation as to why he wanted to release his album on cassette. Ask if he wished to expand on the idea he said, “not particularly.”

Check out a track called “Bukowski” from Side A, below.

A recent update on Stones Throw’s site indicates that the portable cassette players featured in their online store are already sold out.  Orders still come with Jonwayne stickers. Good luck digging up those walkmans people, but from what we can tell it will be well worth it .

Get it here for a mere $7 bucks.  You’re welcome.

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