originally released in ‘06/’07 as the appetizer to only built 4 cuban linx ii, the vatican mixtape series consists of a vast collection of unreleased tracks, wu & solo classics (“shame on a ni**a”, “diesel”, “ghetto boy”, & “yae-yo”), as well as some of rae’s best guest work through the years (“the heist”, “brown paper bag”, & “bump bump”). volume 1 features verses from busta rhymes, roc marciano, nas, & several wu-tang brethren including rza, ghostface killah, method man, & ol’ dirty bastard. special guest production contributed by large professor, pete rock, madlib & scram jones. tying everything together is dj riddler, who weaves several skits & blends throughout, giving it that official mixtape sound. this 2xlp is the first time this volume and series gets pressed to wax, and features completely new artwork for a fresh look.