In the late 80s, Detroit rap pioneer Awesome Dre (and the Hardcore Committee) was among the first to stomp onto the national scene by signing to Priority Records. With his mix of political and hardcore he provided a unique perspective and voice during the height of hip-hop’s golden era. A voice that would not shy away from controversy, asserting Detroit’s place in hip-hop by challenging New York legends Kool Moe Dee and LL Cool J. Highly regarded as a top hip-hop lyricist, Awesome Dré has been putting out work for over 30 years. His debut album, You Can’t Hold Me Back, is considered by many to be a classic. For the first time since 1989 that Billboard charting debut gets a physical release on vinyl by blocGLOBAL record label blocSonic! As one would expect, for this 30th Anniversary edition, the album has also gotten beautifully remastered. For the remaster, TDX (defexperience.com) mastering engineer Shawn Franklin took special care to give the album a sonic presence that the original release lacked. Translation… the album sounds better than ever before! Presented on translucent RED vinyl with an OBI-strip, a color printed inner sleeve, and a download card to the full album plus three exclusive bonus cuts.
- OUT OF PRINT SINCE 1989
- Red transluscent vinyl
- OBI Strip
- Color printed inner sleeve
- Download card for deluxe digital version containing THREE exclusive bonus cuts.