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“Street Version” is a cassette-only EP release by the rap group Conspiracy Def-Con, hailing from Compton, California. The EP was released in 1991 by Upfront Records, highlighting the group’s gritty gangsta style and strong connection to the streets of Compton. Conspiracy Def-Con showcases their powerful lyricism and distinctive flows, combined with hard-hitting beats produced by “JAY” and co-produced by Def-Con, to create an authentic representation of the early 1990s hip-hop scene.
The EP features four tracks that capture the essence of the group’s sound and style. The opening track, “Rollin’ Wit Tha…,” sets the tone for the EP, followed by “Comptonism,” which delves into the reality of life in Compton. On the B-side, “City Be Industry” and “Conspiracy Def-Con’s The Name” continue to showcase the group’s lyrical prowess and their ability to tell compelling stories through their music.
Although “Street Version” was only released on cassette tape, its limited availability has contributed to its status as a sought-after collector’s item for hip-hop enthusiasts. The EP serves as an important snapshot of the early 1990s West Coast hip-hop scene, particularly in Compton, and remains an influential piece of music history.
As a testament to Conspiracy Def-Con’s impact on the hip-hop scene, “Street Version” continues to resonate with fans and music lovers who appreciate the group’s raw talent and their contribution to the evolution of hip-hop.