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Kanye West: The Samples mixed by Chris Read

Kanye West: The Samples mixed by Chris Read

About the show

Playing tracks by

Eddie Bo, Joe Tex, Dave & Ansell Collins, Lenny Williams, MOUNTAIN and more.

As Yeezus fever grips the internet ahead of tomorrow's official release of Kanye's electronic opus, we thought it a perfect opportunity to review some of the source material that has made Kanye consistently one of our site's most popular artists. With a nod to the quirky sources of the forthcoming Yeezus and the trademark vocal chops of Cruel Summer, we revisit the early years of the Soul on 45 sound that made his debut LP a timeless classic and reference his wholesale reworkings of classics from the likes Curtis Mayfield, Ray Charles, Otis Redding and others: A whistle-stop tour of some of our favourite moments in the career of the poster boy for contemporary popular sample based Hip Hop.

Check out the tracklist together with sample credits over on the WhoSampled blog:

Mixed by:


Stanislav  Nikson

awful mix

Kenneith "Neith Bizz" Burton

I ain't got to play another Kanye record ever again. Just rock these originals and I'm good! NICE!!



Nostalgia Pro Djs

Dope! If yall like true classics hip hop stop by our page! Nostalgia PRO Djs!🎧💎


Dope dope mix! Kanye is the king.

Treasure Shields Redmond

That's that shit


One of the best mixes on here