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Mecca and the Soul Brother Mixtape

  I remember falling in love so hard when I bought Mecca and the Soul Brother (shout out Rockaboom in Leicester, U.K.!) back when I was a teenager just like it was yesterday. Pete Rock’s production in tandem with CL Smooth’s rap style was perfection: the drums, the rolling rhyme flows, those sublime teasing interludes…  Everything sounded […]

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De La Soul Stakes Is High 20th Anniversary Mixtape

Earlier this month, De La Soul’s fourth studio album Stakes Is High celebrated it’s twentieth birthday. To mark the occasion – you guessed it – my buddy Chris Read pulled together a sweet mixtape of original sample material, remixes, and album tracks. This one took me on a real trip down memory lane! Read my […]

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Pete Rock & CL Smooth All Souled Out 25th Anniversary Mixtape

The homie Chris Read has crafted yet another super dope mixtape, this time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s debut EP All Souled Out. Originally posted on Wax Poetics here. *   To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s now classic debut All Souled Out, released June 25th, […]

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Jay Z Reasonable Doubt 20th Anniversary Mixtape

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s Reasonable Doubt, the homie DJ Matman created a super fine mixtape for Wax Poetics and WhoSampled. Peep the feature as it ran on Wax Poetics below! * “My house was the party house; I had the cool parents. My pops and my mom both had afros, it […]

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De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead 25th Anniversary Mixtape

Today is the 25th anniversary of De La Soul’s sophomore album De La Soul Is Dead. I bought De La Soul Is Dead on CD at the formative age of seventeen, and remember listening to it all the goddamn time. It is such a special record, full of hilarious skits and truly dope samples. I’m super excited […]

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Brand Nubian One for All 25th Anniversary Mixtape

Last weekend saw the 25th anniversary of Brand Nubian’s debut album One for All. To mark the occasion, my homie Chris put together this sweet mix of album tracks and original sample material. There are some real gems from the likes of James Brown, Steve Arrington, Kool & the Gang, Earth, Wind & Fire, and […]

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The Pharcyde Labcabincalifornia 20th Anniversary Mixtape

The Pharcyde’s sophomore album Labcabincalifornia is one my very favourite records. It was a real pleasure to work on this 20th anniversary feature for Wax Poetics, and to assist my homie Chris Read on the anniversary mixtape. Peep the feature below or find it on Wax Poetics here. Enjoy! * On November 14, 1995, West Coast […]