WhoSampled x Wax Poetics Guest Mix: ‘Ready to Die’ 20th Anniversary Mixtape

READY-TO-DIE-20-400x400This Saturday (13th September) marks the 20th Anniversary of the release of one of hip hop’s all time classic albums, The Notorious BIG‘s seminal Bad Boy Records debut LP ‘Ready to Die’. In celebration of the album’s 20th birthday, we’ve teamed up with Wax Poetics to present an exclusive mixtape containing tracks from the album, alternate versions, interview snippets and, of course, original sample material used in the album’s production.

Mixed by WhoSampled’s Chris Read:

1. Notorious BIG – Intro (Excerpt)
2. Curtis Mayfield – Superfly [Sampled in Notorious BIG – Intro]
3. Audio 2 – Top Billin’ [Sampled in Notorious BIG – Intro]
4. Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)
5. Snoop Dogg – Tha Shiznit [Sampled in Notorious BIG – Intro]
6. Main Ingredient – Summer Breeze [Sampled in Notorious BIG – Things Done Changed]
7. Biz Markie – The Vapors (Excerpt) [Sampled in Notorious BIG – Things Done Changed]
8. Dr Dre feat Snoop Dogg & Daz Dillinger – Lil Ghetto Boy (Excerpt) [Sampled in Notorious BIG – Things Done Changed]
9. Notorious BIG – Things Done Changed
10. Notorious BIG – Gimme The Loot
11. James Brown – Coldblooded (Excerpt) [Sampled in Notorious BIG – Gimme The Loot]
12. Notorious BIG – Machine Gun Funk (Instrumental)
13. A Tribe Called Quest feat Leaders of the New School – Scenario (Remix) (Excerpt) [Sampled in Notorious BIG – Gimme The Loot]
14. Ice Cube – What They Hittin’ Foe? (Excerpt) [Sampled in Notorious BIG – Gimme The Loot]
15. Black Heat – Something Extra [Sampled in Notorious BIG – Machine Gun Funk]
16. Notorious BIG – Machine Gun Funk (Album Version)
17. Lords of the Underground – Chief Rocka (Loop) [Sampled in Notorious BIG – Machine Gun Funk]
18. Notorious BIG – Machine Gun Funk (DJ Premier Remix)
19. Honey Drippers – Impeach the President (Loop) [Sampled in Notorious BIG – Unbelievable]
20. R Kelly – Your Body’s Callin’ (Excerpt) [Sampled in Notorious BIG – Unbelievable]
21. Notorious BIG feat Method Man – The What (Excerpt) [Sampled in Notorious BIG – Unbelievable]
22. Notorious BIG – Unbelievable
23. Notorious BIG feat Method Man – The What
24. Isaac Hayes – Walk On By [Sampled in Notorious BIG – Warning]
25. Notorious BIG – Warning
26. DeBarge – Stay With Me [Sampled in Notorious BIG – One More Chance (Remix)]
27. Notorious BIG – One More Chance (Album Version) (Excerpt)
28. Notorious BIG feat Faith Evans – One More Chance (Remix)
29. Notorious BIG – One More Chance (Album Version)
30. Notorious BIG – One More Chance (Hip Hop Mix)
31. Notorious BIG – Everyday Struggle
32. Dave Grusin – Either Way [Sampled in Notorious BIG – Everyday Struggle]
33. Mtume – Juicy Fruit [Sampled in Notorious BIG – Juicy]
34. James Mtume – RBMA Interview (Excerpt)
35. Notorious BIG – Juicy
36. Notorious BIG – Juicy (Pete Rock Instrumental)
37. Spoonie Gee and The Treacherous Three – Love Rap (Excerpt) [Sampled in Notorious BIG – Juicy (Pete Rock Remix)]
38. KC & The Sunshine Band feat George McCrae – I Get Lifted (Loop) [Sampled in Notorious BIG feat Diana King – Respect]
39. Pan Head – Gun Man Tune (Excerpt) [Sampled in Notorious BIG feat Diana King – Respect]
40. Notorious BIG feat Diana King – Respect
41. Notorious BIG – Me & My Bitch
42. Supercat feat Notorious BIG, Puff Daddy & 3rd Eye – Dolly My Baby (Excerpt) [Sampled in Notorious BIG – Big Poppa]
43. Isley Brothers – Between The Sheets [Sampled in Notorious BIG – Big Poppa]
44. Notorious BIG – Big Poppa
45. Willie Hutch – Hospital Prelude of Love Theme [Sampled in Notorious BIG – Ready to Die]
46. Notorious BIG – Ready to Die

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About musicofsubstance

A collector of hip hop, funk, soul, boogie and related beats and jazz based music since the late eighties. Came to prominence as a club DJ through involvement in Substance (one of the UK's largest and longest running hip hop and funk nights) and a 2 year spell as mix DJ on BBC Radio 1Xtra. In recent years a steady output of high profile mix albums has allowed me to DJ worldwide. Currently compiling a series of mix albums for the BBE label and producing an album for BBC New Urban Music Bursary award winning 7 piece jazz / soul outfit 'Maylight'.
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