The bane of record collecting is when labels reissue joints that you just recently picked up the originals of - And this is very much the case with this forthcoming release on the Originals label. I had the Emotions joint already (Sampled by Marly Marl), but only recently laid my hands on an OG copy of the Big Daddy Kane track. Afterall, this is one of the essential blends that you can't resist doing in the club.
In all fairness if you don't have the original pressings of either of these songs then this purchase is a no brainer - and I'll be shelling out for doubles just to mess around with (keeping my OG's in pristine condition). The question begs though: Will "Ain't No Half Steppin" be the album version with the "Uh - Uh - Uh" at the start, or the single version which goes straight into the "Blind Alley" sample. We need not wait long to find out as this release is scheduled to hit stores before the year is through.