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De La Soul '3 Feet High and Rising' 30th Anniversary Mixtape mixed by Chris Read

De La Soul '3 Feet High and Rising' 30th Anniversary Mixtape mixed by Chris Read

Chart positions

This show was 1st in the global funk chart, 1st in the global soul chart, 1st in the global jazz chart and 4th in the global hip hop chart.

On March 3rd 1989, De La Soul released their critically acclaimed debut album and Hip Hop music changed forever. At a time when samples of James Brown and breakbeat staples ruled supreme, De La Soul production partner Prince Paul cast the net far wider, snatching up snippets of vintage Soul, Rock n Roll, Disco, Spoken Word and children's records to create a collage the likes of which had not been heard before. Lyrically, the album married zany humor, real life observations and social commentary. Released less than a year after NWA's ground breaking 'Straight Outta Compton' and Public Enemy's politically charged opus 'It Takes A Nation of Millions', '3 Feet High and Rising' offered a light hearted counterpoint to harder edged sounds emerging on both coasts.

In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of this classic LP, we've teamed up with Wax Poetics to present an exclusive mixtape of album tracks, sample material, alt versions, interview snippets and more, mixed by Chris Read.

Comments

Lizzie
Lizzie

This is superb! Absolutely loving it - how could you not? Beautifully curated tunes ...

Krisix
Krisix

Nice one, good mixtape and you can learn some music history while listening :)

Dirty Sneaks
Dirty Sneaks

Such an epic mix celebrating one of the most iconic hip hop albums from the golden era ! De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, 3rd Bass, the list goes on ...... Thank You for the memories ! 🙏

mcbumnutz
mcbumnutz

🔥🔥🔥 one of the best mixes i heard in a long time

Mi Rc
Mi Rc

BEst

Neil Sinclair

Beauty 👍🏻

streetsoundz-uk

Perfection absolutely loved this mix

Will Page
Will Page

Phenomenal effort, threading together the meaning in the music.