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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

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.

Froggy76
Froggy76

Blown away by this!!! Perfection!

irisb315
irisb315

I can't do my work because you have the jams on this. #DANCETIME

irisb315
irisb315

AWESOME

Chris Freeze

Da shit my negro