There’s nothing quite like limited edition vinyl, and Styly Cee’s Notts Vintage is about as limited as they come – just 150 copies. The minimal disco bag packaging is made a little more special by the sticker that seals it shut, requiring a ritualistic breaking of the seal to get to the wax.
Styly Cee cuts, scratches, and samples his way through 14 tracks of Nottingham centred hip hop history
Purchasing the vinyl EP nets you a full 14 track download of an extended LP version of the release, combining all the exclusive tracks on the EP with more from around the 2000-2003 period.
Notts Vintage harks back to a different age in the UK music scene, an age before grime and its influence took such a hold and UK hip hop had a much more sampled aesthetic.
Styly Cee cuts, scratches, and samples his way through 14 tracks of Nottingham centred hip hop history in a largely strong offering featuring Cappo, Scorzayzee, Midnyte, C-Mone, Karizma, and Lee Ramsay – UK hip hop fans will recognise many tracks from mixtapes of the time, so it’s a treat to finally get hold of the full, unmixed versions. Scorzayzee and Cappo steal the show, but for a fan of UK hip hop history this whole release is valuable, and a rare slab of wax to boot – available from Son Records.