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Pete Rock & CL Smooth ‘Main Ingredient’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “This month marks the 25th Anniversary of Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth’s 2nd (and final) full length LP ‘The Main Ingredient’. Following in the footsteps of 1992’s Mecca and the Soul Brother, the album comprises tracks built from densely layered samples, frequently previously un-sampled jazz fusion cuts mixed[…]

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Common ‘Resurrection’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “This weekend marked the 25th Anniversary of Common’s classic sophomore LP ‘Resurrection’. The follow up to his 1992 debut ‘Can I Borrow a Dollar?’, the album is produced almost entirely by No I.D., with contributions from Ynot. With a heavy reliance on jazz, samples on the LP come from the[…]

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Nas ‘Illmatic’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “April 19th 1994 saw the release of one of what would go on to be recognised as one of the greatest Hip Hop albums of all time, Nas’s seminal debut, ‘Illmatic’. Following much talked about appearances on Main Source’s ‘Live at the Barbecue’, MC Serch’s ‘Back to the Grill’, and[…]

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De La Soul ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ 30th Anniversary Mixtape

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “On March 3rd 1989, De La Soul released their critically acclaimed debut album ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ and Hip Hop music changed forever. Released on Tommy Boy Records, the same label that had been instrumental in the evolution of early Hip Hop with releases including Afrika Bambaataa’s Planet Rock,[…]

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Black Moon ‘Enta Da Stage’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “Released October 19th 1993, Black Moon’s classic debut LP ‘Enta Da Stage’ celebrates its 25th Anniversary this week. Produced entirely by Da Beatminerz, the album’s production style epitomises early 90s East Coast boom bap sonics with laid back, filtered jazz-funk samples meeting crunchy drums, cut choruses and gritty wordplay.[…]

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De La Soul ‘Buhloone Mindstate’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “De La Soul’s third studio album ‘Buhloone Mindstate’ was released on 21st September 1993 and provided another step change in the celebrated band’s constant evolution. As the group’s last album produced by long time production partner Prince Paul, the LP was no less musically ambitious than previous efforts.[…]

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Digable Planets ‘Reachin’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “This weekend marked the 25th Anniversary of Digable Planets debut LP ‘Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space)’, an album as memorable for its rich jazz-heavy sample material as it is for its evocation of the post-civil rights era poetry. The lead single ‘Rebirth of Slick[…]

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2017 Wrap Up

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This year I released my 4th album, a collaboration with Chicago vocalist Pugs Atomz entitled ‘Colo(u)rs of the World’, for the BBE label. The album featured the talents of a host of guests including Junior P Williams, Thaione Davis, Awdazcate, Wes Restless, Juice Aleem, Inari Gold, Neak, Mojo Green and[…]

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Grand Puba ‘Reel to Reel’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “Grand Puba’s debut LP ‘Reel to Reel’ celebrated its 25th anniversary a little less than a week ago. The album was recorded in the wake of Puba’s departure from Brand Nubian and the largely self-produced long player is more closely aligned sonically with the Nubians’ early work[…]

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