This tape was recorded by DJ, MC, cratediggin' beatmaker, graff writer, and all-around hip-hopper SYZE ONE in 1996 and stylishly labeled using white-out and black Sharpie. Syze hails from Hawaii, but he lived in SF in 1997 and that's when he gave me this jewel filled with blends, beats he made, and his crew's own demo songs, back when your mix tape actually had to be mixed and not just hosted by DJ Annoying-voice. Syze did it all. His group was the Hoomanakaz and he repped the Hi-State Crew. He had a homie named Mr. E who was equally adept with the beats and rhymes. I also remember him mentioning an affiliation with House of Repz that were signed to Duck Down for a while (they may still be, I haven't been keeping tabs). Enjoy the snippets in all their 4-track glory.