DJ Clue, Back To School Pt. 1 (1994)
DJ Drama: Clue is a person that it’s hard to pick one project for because of what he means to the game. Personally, Back To School Pt. 1 made me feel better than everybody else that didn’t have it because Clue changed the game when it came to exclusives. Before him, the mixtape game was about a mixtape in the sense of straight through mixing records and who’s the hottest DJ.
“Clue came and said, ‘I got shit that you don’t got, you don’t know where I got this from, and you can’t get this if you tried. This is what they want to hear.’ That era was all about who had the new music. I felt ahead of the game because I used to go and cop my Clue tapes and have things that the other people didn’t have.
“He was the first DJ to go on to have a Platinum album and get a deal with Rocafella Records, the hottest label at the time. That just came from his changing the game. Clue definitely was the game changer in the mixtape world.”