Inspectah Deck might be the unluckiest dude in the rap game.
In a new interview with VladTV, Deck told the story of how his debut solo album Uncontrolled Substance got completely wiped out by a flood in RZA’s apartment.
“My first album wasn’t even the album that y’all hear as Uncontrolled Substance. It was a totally different album,” he said. “But the flood came. Back then we was doing beats on the ASR floppy disks and things like that. Floppy disks got soaked. Everything got lost, man. I tried to salvage it. I took it to a computer place. Nothing could happen. So, I lost that first album and had to start all over again.”
Inspectah Deck originally signed to Loud Records in 1995. Uncontrolled Substance was originally delayed when BMG dropped Loud Records, well before the flood hit. The album didn’t end up dropping until 1999.