A few years ago is when I heard there were bootlegs of my first album E.Z.S.D. Game 2 Be $old floating around. Well now the market is totally flooded with these fake bootlegs, so Iím here to set it straight and give you the facts. This re-release was not authorized by EZSD (E Double Z) & (Skip Dog), and we have no idea who is pressing these up! There are several main ways to tell the difference between the original pressing, and the fake re-release, so here they are!
If you have a sealed copy, and would like to know if its authentic or not by just outside appeances, here's a couple tips that will help you out. First make sure the spokes on the Cadillac are blinginí and shiny. The re-release is noticeably darker. Also make sure the white wall is totally white, you should be able to almost make out the letters on the white wall of the rear tire. When you turn it over and look at the rear insert the fake re-release is noticeably more blurry and faded looking, it almost makes your eyes hurt. Take a close look at the bar code, it should be crisp and clean. If youíre still not sure of its authenticity, you better open it up.
Below are scans of the original CD pressing top and bottom. If you click on the cd you can view the full size image to see the ring code. As you can see in the photo the press code begins with DIDX. If you have this same ring code as in the photo below Iím 99% sure itís the original!
Below are scans of the fake bootleg Re-release top and bottom. As you can see the CD is totally printed offset. To top it off the bullet holes on the cd have purple paint spots or splatters where there should be silver bullet holes like you can see on the OG cd. I hope with all these pointers you can now spot an authentic release from the fake. I highly suggest you take note which store is selling these bootlegs and notify us so we can take action!
By Matthias Starks
posted on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 @ 5:40 PM
im looking to get the ezsd game too be $old CD; i can not find my original cassette tape from when it was originally released.
By web hosting
posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 11:12 AM
Man this is a crazy album. But I can't find it in my local stores. Best Buy never has good shit.