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The Diary 'World's Greatest Rap Megamix' (10th Anniversary Expanded Edition)

The Diary 'World's Greatest Rap Megamix' (10th Anniversary Expanded Edition)

Chart positions

This show was 1st in the global vinyl chart, 2nd in the global rap chart and 7th in the global hip hop chart.

A little over 10 years ago I released a mixtape called 'The Diary', which I described only semi-seriously as 'The World's Greatest Rap Megamix', a chronological mix of Hip Hop's landmark recordings in order of release from 1979 to 2007. Comprising 801 records in just over an hour (all but the outro recorded from the original vinyl), it was a labour of love that took 2 years to research, compile and record. In those pre-Mixcloud times, the mix was originally made available as a limited run of 1000 free CDs accompanied with an 8 page booklet detailing all 801 tracks, and quickly acquired something of a cult following. When I made it available online shortly after, it was downloaded over 50,000 times in a matter of weeks crashing my site in the process. A decade on I figured it was something worth celebrating and so have given the mix a slight update, extending the 1979-1987 section that forms the intro to create this expanded version. (Original version here: http://bit.ly/2Da18ts)

Comments

Tony Tone
Tony Tone

All I can say is DAMN MY DUDE👊 this mix is bananas I’m gonna play and share this one for sure👍

D.j. Goodword

Shades of Prodigy's Dirtchamber Sessions.

Nikolous_Copernicus

Chris, dude, this is fucking brilliant!! 8 million records stuffed into an hour +. Great work man. Gonna be bumpin this in the car well into the summer!!

David Hogg

Tremendous Chris!! A masterpiece...Simply speechless!!

CeeJae06
CeeJae06

Chris Read..how do you do it? I have the biggest 😁 on my face! You have taken me back to high school and undergrad in an hour of memories. Love!

MOTO
MOTO

legendary mix

Euperia
Euperia

Massive respect for the time and patience in putting this together. Absolutely superb work.

Jon Bailey

Superb..

mrbiggz804

speechless, honestly SPEECHLESS!!!! this mix is PRICELESS!!! THANK YOU!!!

Johnny Chiang

this is incredible! great mix..