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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 upload was 1st in the #vinyl chart, 2nd in the #rap chart and 7th in the #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 In those pre-Mixcloud times, the mix was originally made available as a limited run of 1000 free CDs accompanied with an 8 page booklet detailing all 801 tracks, and quickly acquired something of a cult following.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

Luis Marcano

Omg! I’ve been looking for years for a true turntablist dj to take me baaaack!! Amazing skills man!!

OP
OP

Thanks for uploading this, Chris. And thanks for this impressive work.

Hugh Ogilvie

Glorious. Deep skills in full effect.

Paul McDermid

What an epic feat, well done Mr Chris Read! Have loved all your Classic Material mixes over the years, thanks for keeping it alive.

Mexi
Mexi

Epic!!! Needs a cassette release!

paularo75
paularo75

I could only imagine how long this took to put together!! This is the effin' illest joint ever!! Big up Chris!!! Thx bro!

VERYMASA
VERYMASA

This is the illest mix ever!!!

Anna Krylova

jammin'

La fabrock

Can't think of a more "definitive" hiip-hop mix !