There was a time when the earliest works of some of your favorite rappers were virtually inaccessible. Sure, some floated around here and there on the mixtape circuit and if you knew the right guy maybe you could get the hookup, but for the most part they were hard to get your hands on. These days, rappers aren't even releasing demos, they just start posting songs on SoundCloud, YouTube, or even their personal sites that anyone can access at any time. But if you're really missing out on those old school demos, chances are, the ones you wanted to get your hands on as a kid in the '90s are somewhere online—whether on YouTube or on a music site, as the archives were opened and digitized in the past five years.
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