De La Soul 'De La Soul Is Dead' 25th Anniversary Mixtape - Mixed by Chris Read

De la Soul is Dead is one of my all-time favorite albums.  In many ways, I enjoyed listening to this mix MORE than I enjoy the actual album (which is saying a lot).  Highly Recommended.

It was 25 years ago that De La Soul released their classic sophomore LP 'De La Soul Is Dead', challenging the hippy label that followed the group after the success of their groundbreaking debut '3 Feet High & Rising'.
To celebrate the anniversary of such a remarkable album, our buddy Chris Read has put together this dope mixtape featuring original sample material, remixes and album cuts.
Listen up and enjoy!
Artwork by Leon Nockolds
Words by Alice Price-Styles
1. Jimmy Spicer - 'Money (Dollar Bill Y'all)' (sampled in 'Bitties in the BK Lounge')
2. Chris Read - 'Theme #3' (Scratchapella)
3. De La Soul - 'Intro'
4. Funkadelic - 'I'll Stay' (sampled in 'Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa')
5. De La Soul - 'Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa'
6. Funkadelic - 'Mommy What's a Funkadelic' [Extract] (sampled in 'Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa')
7. Stevie Wonder - 'Hey Love' (sampled in 'Talkin' Bout Hey Love')
8. Freda Payne - 'The Easiest Way To Fall' [Loop] (sampled in 'Talkin' Bout Hey Love') 9. De La Soul - 'Talkin Bout Hey Love'
10. White Lightnin' - 'That's No Lie' (sampled in 'Fanatic of the B-Word')
11. De La Soul - 'Fanatic of the B-Word'
12. Lee Dorsey - 'Get Out My Life, Woman' [Loop] (sampled in 'Fanatic of the B-Word')
13. Chuck Jackson - 'And That's Saying A Lot' (sampled in 'Afro Connections at a Hi-5')
14. De La Soul - 'Afro Connections at a Hi-5'
15. De La Soul - 'Pease Porridge'
16. Edna Wright - 'Oops Here I Go Again' (sampled in 'Pass The Plugs')
17. The J.B's - 'Pass the Peas' [Extract] (sampled in 'Pass The Plugs')
18. De La Soul - 'Pass The Plugs'
19. Eric B & Rakim - 'Eric B Is President' [Loop] (sampled in 'Pass The Plugs')
20. Tom Waits - 'Diamonds on My Windshield' (sampled in 'Oodles of O's')
21. Biz Markie - 'Nobody Beats The Biz' [Extract] (sampled in 'Oodles of O's')
22. De La Soul - 'Oodles on O's'
23. Lafayette Afro Rock Band - 'Hihache' [Loop] (sampled in 'Oodles of O's)
24. De La Soul - 'Rap De Rap Show'
25. Lou Johnson - 'The Beat' [Extract] (sampled in 'Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)')
26. The Whatnauts - 'Help Is On The Way' (sampled in 'Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)')
27. The Honey Drippers - 'Impeach The President' [Loop] (sampled in 'Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)')
28. De La Soul - 'Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)'
29. Taana Gardner - 'No Frills' (sampled in 'Bitties In The BK Lounge')
30. De La Soul - 'Bitties In The BK Lounge'
31. Lou Donaldson - 'It's Your Thing' (sampled in 'Bitties In The BK Lounge')
32. Bob James - 'Sign of the Times' (sampled in 'Keepin' The Faith')
33. Aerosmith - 'Walk This Way' [Loop] (sampled in 'Keepin' The Faith')
34. De La Soul - 'Keepin' The Faith'
35. The Mohawks - 'The Champ' [Extract] (sampled in 'Keepin' The Faith')
36. Instant Funk - 'I Got My Mind Made Up' (sampled in 'Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays')
37. Mighty Ryeders - 'Evil Vibrations' (sampled in 'Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays')
38. De La Soul - 'Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays'
39. Young Holt Unlimited - 'Light My Fire' (sampled in 'Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays')
40. Tower of Power - 'Ebony Jam' [Loop] (sampled in 'Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays')
41. De La Soul - 'What Yo Life Can Truly Be'

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