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De La Soul ‘Stakes Is High’ 20th Anniversary Mixtape

  • Release date: 2016-07-12
  • Label: Wax Poetics x WhoSampled

Mixcloud chart positions: Mixcloud Hip Hop chart #1 / Mixcloud Funk chart #1 / Mixcloud Soul chart #1 / Mixcloud Jazz chart #1

Blurb from WhoSampled:

“This month (2nd July more precisely) marks the 20th anniversary of the release of De La Soul’s fourth studio LP ‘Stakes is High’. A departure from the sonic identity of previous long play offerings, the album addresses social issues and the changing state of hip hop in ’96 over production from the likes of the late great Jay Dee and ATCQ collaborator Skeff Anselm among others. Guest vocals come courtesy of Common and a young Mos Def. In celebration we’ve teamed up with Wax Poetics to present this exclusive mixtape featuring tracks from the LP, alternate versions, remixes and of course original sample material used in the the creation of this much loved classic.”


1. De La Soul – ‘Intro’
2. Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)
3. Milt Jackson & The Ray Brown Big Band – ‘Enchanted Lady’ (sampled in ‘Dinninit’)
4. De La Soul – ‘Dinninit’
5. Jan Hammer Group – ‘Peaceful Sundown’ (sampled in ‘Dog Eat Dog’)
6. De La Soul – ‘Dog Eat Dog’
7. Aretha Franklin – It Only Happens (When I Look At You) (sampled in ‘Long Island Degrees’)
8. De La Soul – ‘Long Island Degrees’
9. Craig Mack – ‘Get Down’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘The Bizness’)
10. De La Soul feat Common – ‘The Bizness’
11. Commodores – ‘High on Sunshine’ (sampled in ‘Sunshine’)
12. De La Soul – ‘Sunshine’
13. Bayete – ‘Free Angela’ (sampled in ‘Sunshine’)
14. Ahmad Jamal – ‘Swahililand’ (sampled in ‘Stakes is High’)
15. De La Soul – ‘Stakes is High’
16. De La Soul – ‘Stakes Is High (Jay Dee Remix)’
17. James Brown – ‘Mind Power’ (sampled in ‘Stakes is High’)
18. De La Soul feat Mos Def & Truth Enola – ‘Stakes is High (Remix)’
19. Walter Wanderley – ‘Summer Samba’ (sampled in ‘Supa Emcees’)
20. Jimmy Spicer – ‘Adventures of Super Rhyme’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Supa Emcees’)
21. Doug E Fresh & Slick Rick – La Di Da Di [Extract] (sampled in ‘Supa Emcees’)
22. De La Soul – ‘Supa Emcees’
23. Wilson Pickett – Get Me Back On Time, Engine #9 [Extract] (sampled in ‘Supa Emcees’)
24. De La Soul feat Mos Def – ‘Big Brother Beat’
25. Kurtis Blow – ‘These Are the Breaks’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘The Brakes’)
26. De La Soul – ‘The Brakes’
27. James Brown – Funky Drummer [Loop] (sampled in ‘Betta Listen’)
28. De La Soul – ‘Betta Listen’
29. Jeff Beck – ‘Come Dancing’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘Down Syndrome’)
30. James Brown – ‘Talkin Loud & Sayin Nothing’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘Down Syndrome’)
31. De La Soul – ‘Down Syndrome’
32. De La Soul feat Truth Enola – ‘Pony Ride’
33. Lou Donaldson – ‘Who’s Making Love’ (sampled in ‘Wonce Again Long Island’)
34. De La Soul – ‘Wonce Again Long Island’
35. Malcolm McLaren – ‘Hobo Scratch’ (sampled in ‘Baby Baby Baby Baby Ooh Baby’)
36. De La Soul feat Jazzyfatnastees – ‘Baby Baby Baby Baby Ooh Baby’
37. Chico Hamilton – ‘A Rose for Booker’ (sampled in ‘4 More’)
38. Jungle Brothers – ‘Jimmy Bonus Beat’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘4 More’)
39. De La Soul feat Zhane – ‘4 More’