- 7 months ago
Playing tracks by
Jeru The Damaja, Oc, Dave Owen and Ahmad Jamal Trio.
This guest mix for www.mixcloud.com/WhoSampled and www.mixcloud.com/WaxPoetics was first published 2 months ago in celebration of the re-issue of Ahmad Jamal's classic 'The Awakening' album by Be With Records. Here's what WhoSampled had to say about it at the time:
"Recently reissued on 180gram vinyl by Be With Records, Ahmad Jamal's 1970 piano trio opus 'The Awakening' is a sought after digger's classic and among the most heavily sampled jazz records of all time. Familiar samples from the LP form the backbone of countless 90s Hip Hop anthems, most famous among them Nas's Pete Rock produced 1994 single 'The World Is Yours'. Others to have borrowed passages from the LP include the likes of Common, O.C, Jeru the Damaja, DJ Krush and many more. This mixtape produced in collaboration with Wax Poetics and Be With Records, mixed by Chris Read explores the connection between the album and the many Hip Hop classics it inspired. "
Track list here: http://bit.ly/2uMebjE