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Classic Material: The Breaks of 1993

  • Release date: 2024-01-21
  • Label: Wax Poetics x Classic Material

Blurb from Wax Poetics:

2023 may be behind us, but #HIPHOP50 has some months still to run! In celebration of the genre’s 50th year, we’ve teamed up with London based ‘Classic Material’ to present a chronologically themed series of mixtapes celebrating the history of recorded Rap music, mixed by Chris Read. Alongside the Hip Hop series, this companion Breaks series takes our re-cap of Rap History a level deeper, this time reconstructing the classics of the Hip Hop canon from their constituent sample material. Arranged chronologically of course, this eigth volume pieces together popular Hip Hop tunes from the year of 1993, utilising only the Funk, Soul, Rock, Jazz and Disco tracks from which they were originally constructed – over 125 breaks in the mix! Artwork pays homage to Paul Winley’s iconic ‘Super Disco Brakes’ compilation series.

Tracklist:

1. Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Blacknuss [Extract] (Sampled by Digable Planets – Appointment at the Fat Clinic)
2. Chris Hinze – Easy Awakening (Sampled by The Beatnuts – Story)
3. The Beastie Boys – Paul Revere [Extract] (Sampled Sampled by The Beatnuts – Story)
4. Young Holt Unlimited – Please Sunrise, Please (Sampled by Fat Joe – Shorty Got a Fat Ass)
5. Cypress Hill – Stoned is the Way of the Walk [Extract] (Sampled by Cypress Hill – I Wanna Get High)
6. Junior Parker – Taxman (Sampled by Cypress Hill – I Wanna Get High)
7. Grasella Oliphant – Get Out of My Life, Woman (Sampled by Cypress Hill -What Go Around Come Around, Kid / Fat Joe – The Shit Is Real)
8. Cypress Hill – How I Could Just Kill A Man [Extract] (Sampled by Cypress Hill -What Go Around Come Around, Kid)
9. Cypress Hill – Hand On The Clock [Extract] (Sampled by Cypress Hill -What Go Around Come Around, Kid)
10. Black Rock & Ron – That’s How I’m Livin’ [Extract] (Sampled by Fat Joe – The Shit Is Real)
11. Main Source – Fakin The Funk [Extract] (Sampled by Fat Joe – The Shit Is Real)
12. The Mad Lads – Get Out of My Life Woman [Loop] (Sampled by Fat Joe – The Shit Is Real)
13. Busy Bee & Rodney Cee – MC Battle [Extract] (Sampled by A Tribe Called Quest – Sucka Nigga)
14. Jack Wilkins – Red Clay (Sampled by A Tribe Called Quest – Sucka Nigga)
15. Bob James – Nautlilus [Loop] (Sampled by A Tribe Called Quest – Clap Your Hands)
16. The Meters – Handclapping Song (Sampled by A Tribe Called Quest – Clap Your Hands)
17. Gladys Knight & The Pips – The Way We Were (Try to Remember) [Extract] (Sampled by Wu Tang Clan – Can It Be All So Simple)
18. The Charmels – As Long As I’ve Got You (Sampled by Wu Tang Clan – Cash Rules Everything Around Me)
19. Jimmy Spicer – Money (Dollar Bill Y’all) [Extract] (Sampled by Wu Tang Clan – Cash Rules Everything Around Me)
20. Barry White – Playing Your Game [Loop] (Sampled by Black Moon – I Got Cha Opin (Remix))
21. Grover Washington Jr. – Hydra (Sampled by Black Moon – How Many MCs)
22. Boogie Down Productions – My Philosophy [Extract] (Sampled by Black Moon – How Many MCs)
23. Johnnie Taylor – Love In The Streets (Ain’t Good As Love At Home) (Sampled by De La Soul –  3 Days Later)
24. Five Stairsteps – Don’t Change Your Love [Loop] (Sampled by De La Soul – 3 Days Later)
25. Ohio Players – Pride & Vanity (Sampled by Fat Joe – Da Fat Gangsta)
26. Diamond D & The Psychotic Neurotics – A View from the Underground (Sampled by Fat Joe – Da Fat Gangsta)
27.Gene Russell – Get Down (Sampled by House of Pain – Who’s The Man)
28. The Coasters – Soul Pad [Extract] (Sampled by House of Pain – Who’s The Man)
29. Melvin Bliss – Synthetic Substitution [Loop] (Sampled by Wu Tang Clan – Clan In Da Front)
30. The New Birth – Honeybee (Sampled by Wu Tang Clan – Clan In Da Front)
31. Extract from the movie Shaolin & Wu Tang (Sampled by Wu Tang Clan – Clan In Da Front)
32. The Peasant Brothers – New Orleans [Loop] (Sampled by The Beatnuts – On The 1 + 2)
33. Clyde McPhatter – Mixed Up Cup [Loop] (Sampled by A Tribe Called Quest – Lyrics To Go)
34. Don Covay – If There’s A Will There’s A Way (Sampled by Akinyele – I Luh Huh)
35. Young Holt Unlimited – Wah Wah Man [Loop] (Sampled by Akinyele – I Luh Huh)
36. The Counts – Pack of Lies [Extract] (Sampled by Snoop Dogg – Who Am I (What’s My Name))
37. Willis Jackson – Ain’t No Sunshine [Loop] (Sampled by The Beatnuts – No Equal)
38. Booker Irvin – The Confined Few (Sampled by The Beatnuts – No Equal)
39. Eric B & Rakim – My Melody [Extract] (Sampled by The Beatnuts – No Equal)
40. A Tribe Called Quest – Jazz (We’ve Got) (Re-recording) (Sampled by The Beatnuts – No Equal)
41. Jackie Robinson – Pussyfooter [Extract] (Sampled by De La Soul – Stone Age)
42. Public Enemy – B Side Wins Again [Extract] (Sampled by De La Soul – Stone Age)
43. Melvin Bliss – Synthetic Substitution [Loop] (Sampled by De La Soul – Stone Age)
44. The Outlaw Blues Band – Deep Gully (Sampled by De La Soul – Buhloone Mindstate Intro / Cypress Hill – When The Sh*t Goes Down)
45. Dusty Springfield – Son of a Preacher Man (Sampled by Cypress Hill – Hits From the Bong)
46. Lee Dorsey – Get Out My Life Woman [Loop] (Sampled by Cypress Hill – Hits From the Bong)
47. Cypress Hill – Stoned Is the Way of the Walk [Extract] (Sampled by Cypress Hill – Hits From the Bong)
48. Ahmad Jamal – Misdemeanor (Sampled by Black Moon –  Black Smif N Wessun)
49. Lonnie Smith – Spinning Wheel (Sampled by Black Moon –  Black Smif N Wessun)
50. Baby Huey – Hard Times [Loop] (Sampled by Black Moon – Powaful Impak!)
51. A Tribe Called Quest feat Leaders of the New School – Scenario [Extract] (Sampled by Black Moon – Powaful Impak!)
52. Funk Inc – Kool Is Back [Loop] (Sampled by Jeru the Damaja – Come Clean)
53. Shelly Manne – Infinity (Sampled by Jeru the Damaja – Come Clean)
54. Onyx – Throw Ya Gunz [Extract] (Sampled by Jeru the Damaja – Come Clean)
55. Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham – Lover & A Friend (Sampled by Fat Joe – Watch The Sound)
56. Tenor Saw – Ring the Alarm [Extract] (Sampled by Fat Joe – Watch The Sound)
57. Lou Rawls – Lifetime Monologue [Loop] (Sampled by The Beatnuts – Third of the Trio)
58. Rusty Bryant – Fire Eater  (Sampled by Del – Don’t Forget)
59. Curtis Mayfield – (Don’t Worry) If There’s Hell Below, We’re All Gonna Go [Extract] (Sampled by Del – Don’t Forget)
60. Sly & The Family Stone – Babies Makin Babies (Sampled by Caveman – Business As Usual / Akinyele – Exercise)
61. The Honey Drippers – Impeach the President [Loop] (Sampled by Caveman – Business As Usual)
62. Boogie Down Productions – Poetry [Extract] (Sampled by Caveman – Business As Usual)
63. The Dells – Free and Easy (Sampled by MOP – How About Some Hardcore)
64. Lou Donaldson – Ode To Billie Joe [Loop] (Sampled by A Tribe Called Quest – Clap Your Hands)
65. Bola Sete – Bettina (Sampled by A Tribe Called Quest – 8 Million Stories)
65. Biz Markie – Nobody Beats The Biz [Extract] (Sampled by A Tribe Called Quest – The Chase Pt II)
66. Steve Arrington – Beddy Biey (Sampled by A Tribe Called Quest – The Chase Pt II)
67. Michal Urbaniak Group – Ekim (Sampled by A Tribe Called Quest – Steve Biko)
68. The Whatnauts – Why Can’t People Be Colours Too? (Sampled by A Tribe Called Quest – Oh My God)
69. Kool & The Gang – Who’s Gonna take The Weight (Sampled by A Tribe Called Quest – Oh My God)
70. Clyde McPhatter – Mixed Up Cup [Loop] (Sampled by A Tribe Called Quest – Lyrics To Go)
71. Ronnie Foster – Mystic Brew (Sampled by A Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation)
72. Alice Coltrane – Journey in Satchidinanda (Sampled by Black Moon – Enta Da Stage)
73. Cannonball Adderley – Eye of the Cosmos [Extract] (Sampled by Black Moon – Enta Da Stage)
74. James Brown – It’s A New Day So Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn [Extract] (Sampled by Black Moon – Enta Da Stage)
75. Boogie Down Productions – We In There [Loop] (Sampled by Black Moon – Make Munne’)
76. Alyson Williams – I Need Your Lovin [Loop] (Sampled by Black Moon – Make Munne’)
77. Tyrone Washington – Submission (Sampled by Black Moon –  Act Like U Want It)
78. Ed OG & Da Bulldogs – I Got To Have It (Bonus Beats) (Sampled by Black Moon –  Act Like U Want It)
79. Lonnie Liston Smith – Devika (Goddess) (Sampled by Digable Planets – Pacifics (NY is Red Hot))
80.  Bohannon – Take the Country to N.Y City [Extract] (Sampled by Digable Planets – Pacifics (NY is Red Hot)
81. The Crusaders – Listen and You’ll See (Sampled by Digable Planets – Examination of What)
82. Eddie Harris – Superfluous (Sampled in Sampled by Digable Planets – What Cool Breezes Do)
83. The Crusaders – Mystique Blues (Sampled by Digable Planets – What Cool Breezes Do)
84. Edwin Starr – Easin In [Loop] (Sampled by Digable Planets – Nickel Bags)
85. Herbie Mann – Push Push (Sampled by Digable Planets – Nickel Bags)
86. Steve Parks – Movin In The Right Direction (Sampled by Digable Planets – Nickel Bags)
87. The Honey Drippers – Impeach the President [Loop] (Sampled by Digable Planets – Last of the Spiddyocks)
88. Kool & The Gang – Summer Madness (Sampled by Digable Planets – Jimi Diggin Cats)
89. Bernard Wright – Haboglabotribin’ (Sampled by Snoop Dogg – Gz and Hustlas)
90. Donald Byrd – Wind Parade (Sampled by Black Moon – Buck Em Down’)
91. Run DMC – Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse) (Sampled by Black Moon – Buck Em Down (Beatminerz Remix))
92. Lafayette Afro Rock Band – Hihache [Loop] (Sampled by Black Moon – Buck Em Down’ (Beatminerz Remix))
93. Ronnie Laws – Tidal Wave (Sampled by Black Moon – Who Got Da Props)
94. Lightnin Rod – Sport [Loop] (Sampled by Black Moon – Who Got Da Props)
95. Skull Snaps – It’s A New Day [Loop] (Sampled by Black Moon – Who Got Da Props)
96. DJ Grand Wizard Theodore & The Fantastic Five – Fantastic Freaks at the Dixie [Extract] (Sampled by Black Moon – Who Got Da Props)
97. The Turtles – I’m Chief Kamanawanalea [Loop] (Sampled by Del – No Need for Alarm)
98. Blue Mitchell – Flat Backing (Sampled by Del – No Need for Alarm)
99. Master Ace – Go I Where I Send Thee [Extract] (Sampled by Del – No Need for Alarm)
100. The Isley Brothers – Make Me Say It Again (Sampled by Naughty by Nature – Hip Hop Hooray)
101. Five Stairsteps – Don’t Change Your Love [Loop] (Sampled by Naughty by Nature – Hip Hop Hooray)
102. Sylvia Striplin – You Can’t Turn Me Away [Extract] (Sampled by Naughty by Nature – Hip Hop Hooray)
103. John Klemmer – Free Soul (Sampled by Akinyele – Exercise)
104. James Brown – Funky President [Loop] (Sampled by Akinyele – Exercise)
105. Nas – Half Time [Extract] (Sampled by Akinyele – Exercise)
106. Curtis Mayfield – Eddie You Should Know Better (Sampled by Snoop Dogg – U Betta Recognize)
107. Average White Band – Sweet and Sour (Sampled by Justin Warfield – Cool Like the Blues)
108. Dizzy Gillespie – Matrix (Sampled by The Beatnuts – World’s Famous)
109. The Coasters – Soul Pad [Extract] (Sampled by The Beatnuts – World’s Famous)
110. Malcolm McLaren – Buffalo Gals [Extract] (Sampled by The Beatnuts – World’s Famous)
111. Detroit Emeralds – You’re Getting A Little Too Smart (Sampled by Souls of Mischief – Let Em Know)
112. Boogie Down Productions – Jah Rulez [Extract] (Sampled by Souls of Mischief – That’s When Ya Lost)
113. The Doors – Who Do You Love? (Sampled by Souls of Mischief – That’s When Ya Lost)
114. Jack Bruce – Statues [Extract] (Sampled in Sampled by Souls of Mischief – That’s When Ya Lost)
115. Lafayette Afro Rock Band – Hihache (Sampled by Souls of Mischief – That’s When Ya Lost)
116. Jerry Butler and Jerry Peters – Speak the Truth to the People (Frankie’s Theme) (Sampled by Souls of Mischief – Disseshowedo)
117. Main Source – Fakin’ The Funk [Extract] (Sampled by Souls of Mischief – Disseshowedo)
118. Les McCann – North Carolina [Loop] (Sampled by Souls of Mischief – What A Way To Go Out)
119. EPMD – I’m Housin [Extract] (Sampled by Souls of Mischief – What A Way To Go Out)
120. Freddie Hubbard – Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey (Sampled by Souls of Mischief – Never No More)
121. Beastie Boys – Pass The Mic [Loop] (Sampled by Souls of Mischief – 93 til Infinity (Remix))
122. Billy Cobham – Heather (Sampled by Souls of Mischief – 93 Til Infinity)
123. Graham Central Station – The Jam [Loop] (Sampled by Souls of Mischief – 93 Til Infinity)
124. Maceo & the Macks – Cross The Tracks (We Better Go Back) (Sampled by The Whooliganz – Put Your Hands Up (Track Crosser Remix)
125. George Semper – Get Out My Life Woman [Loop] (Sampled by Cypress Hill – Insane In the Brain)
126. Mel & Tim – Good Guys Only Win in the Movies [Extract] (Sampled by Cypress Hill – Insane In the Brain)
127. Michael Wycofa – Looking Up to You (Sampled by Zhane – Hey Mr DJ)
128. Syl Johnson – Different Strokes (Sampled by Wu Tang Clan – Shame on a N*gga)
129. BT Express – What You Do In The Dark (Sampled by Del – Wrong Place)
130. MFSB – Cheaper to Keep Her (Sampled in Freestyle Fellowship – Hot Potato)
131. Grant Green – Sookie Sookie (Sampled in US3 – Riddim)

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