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A1 De' 1 & K-Def Uneke - Instrumental / Scratch Track    
A2 World Renown How Nice I Am - Instrumental Version    
A3 KRS-One Kris Beat ’93 - Almost Made It On Return Of The Boom Bap Lp - Unreleased Instrumental    
A4 Mic Geronimo For The Family - Instrumental Version    
A5 Blu (2) The Boys - Vocal Version    
A6 Lords Of The Underground Lord Jazz Hit Me One Time - Unreleased Instrumental Version From Og Floppy    
B1 K-Def Return Of The Life - Instrumental Version    
B2 Blu (2) Fundamentals (Real Live Remix) - Vocal Version Featuring – Quartermaine 
B3 Blu (2) Strawberry Lemonade - Vocal Version Featuring – Damu The Fudgemunk 
B4 Sah-B Some Ole Sah B Shh - Instrumental Version    
B5 Lords Of The Underground What Im After (K-Def Remix) - Instrumental Version

If you're Kevin Hansford aka K-Def, you've seen good, you've seen bad, you've seen change and on occasion, you've seen history repeat itself. For some artists, staying true and being innovative can be a fine line and a struggle. On one hand, a reputation is built from birth creating a connection that should always be maintained. On the other hand, growth or lack of growth will occur whether change is embraced. A producer like K-Def would not still exist today in 2016 without being aware of those survival tactics. In a society dictated by technology, it's hard to imagine the world as we know it without the devices and digital platforms we entertain unconsciously. As he continues to push himself, more recently K was inspired to track down all of his original 90's gear and works dating prior to his software transition after a recent resurgence of old machines from the younger generation. That meant pulling out 2 full trash bags of floppy disks, revitalizing his old MPC 3000 to new condition, dusting off rack sampler modules and hunting down his MPC 60ii which was the first machine he used debuting in 1993 under Marley Marl. Going through that process brings us K-def's new album, The Way It Was. The title sums it up. Instead talking about dues he paid and the roots of his skill set, The Way it Was is a living demonstration for younger listeners who grew up after the 90's and his core fans who remember the days of his Lords of the Underground, Real Live, Mic Geronimo and World Renown productions like yesterday. Though mostly instrumental, frequent collaborator Blu appears on 3 tracks. Blu was inspired to record the socially aware, "The Boys" and the lively "Strawberry Lemonade" (featuring Damu the Fudgemunk and newcomer Kunal) after hearing K-Def's original demo cassettes. At 11 tracks, "The Way It Was" is a must have for 90's fans. It IS exactly "what it was".