Souls of Mischief "Batting Practice"

Bobbito Garcia: “If I recall correctly, [Souls] weren’t getting any shine in the Bay until me and Stretch started showing them love on our show.” Adds Stretch Armstrong: “When we got this demo, I swear I had never heard such a developed sound from an artist this early in their career. They were neophytes, but had already mastered beat-making and complete songs with concepts.” Strong praise borne out by the demo’s consensus favorite “Cab Fare”—which, despite never seeing official release due to Bob James’ refusal to clear the “Theme From Taxi” sample, still ranks way high on the Hiero oldies hit list.