San Francisco’s Equipto has been doing it for years, whether as part of Bored Stiff, alongside rapper and pimp-strolling legend Andre Nickatina (both of whom we touched on… pause, a while back) or Mr Smokathon Berner, and the price that his Vintage Volume 2 goes for is more than enough to warrant further investigation into one of the Bay’s unsung heroes.

Thankfully though, clearly in tune with the global economic downturn and its effects on rare rap record collectors‘ pockets, EQ has released a ‘best of’ of his Vintages Volumes series, with an extra 10 unreleased tracks. Can’t front on that!

….or this!

Equipto ft. Nicholas – ‘Hardcore MCs’
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