Chris Read Discography

Chris Read Discography

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‘The Diary Volume 1.5’ (Twenty Years of the Remix) [Instrumentals]

  • Release date: 2008-11-01
  • Label: N/A

INSTRUMENTAL VERSION! – One iconic hip hop track from each of the last 20 years, remixed paying tribute to the production style and sampling trends popular at the time of the original release. From the James Brown influenced style of the late 80s to the iconic and distinct sounds of DJ Premier, Jay Dee and beyond.

“Up there with Paul C, Pete Rock, Premier and all! – I can’t think of another Hip Hop CD I’ve played so much in years!” (Andy Smith – Portishead)

“Chris continues the rap anthology concept of his super-dope ‘The Diary’ megamix in the shape of a remix project – a great platform for Chris to showcase his ample beat-making skills.” (DJ Woody – Former World ITF Champion)

“Crazy! This is Rap History in the making. Chris proves his production skills on this one to the fullest. A wonderful and refreshing journey through all eras of hip hop. Double thumbs up!” (Marc Hype – MPM Records / Former ITF Champion)


1. Chris Read – Theme #3 (Intro) (Instrumental)
2. Heavy D & The Boyz – We Got Our Own Thang (Chris Read Instrumental)
3. Eric B & Rakim – Let the Rhythm Hit Em (Chris Read Instrumental)
4. Nice & Smooth – Hip Hop Junkies (Chris Read Instrumental)
5. Ultramagnetic MCs – Poppa Large (Daily Diggers Instrumental)
6. The Whooliganz – Put Your Hands Up (Chris Read Instrumental)
7. The Beatnuts – Props Over Here (Chris Read Instrumental)
8. Mobb Deep – Survival 0f the Fittest (Chris Read Instrumental)
9. Erick Sermon – Bomdigi (Chris Read Instrumental)
10. MOP – World Famous (Chris Read Instrumental)
11. Busta Rhymes – Woo Hah Got You All In Check (Chris Read Instrumental)
12.The Beatnuts –  Off The Books (Chris Read Instrumental)
13. Unspoken Heard – Better (Chris Read Instrumental)
14. Common – Car Horn (Chris Read Instrumental)
15. Jurassic 5 – Quality Control (Chris Read Instrumental)
16. Jaz O & Immobilaire – Love is Gone (Chris Read Instrumental)
17. Jay Dee feat Frank & Dank – Pause (Chris Read Instrumental)
18. Kev Brown – Always (Chris Read Instrumental)
19. Lupe Fiasco – Kick Push (Chris Read Instrumental)
20. Little Brother feat Carlitta Durand – Life of the Party (Chris Read Instrumental)
21. Black Grass feat J Live – Set It Straight (Chris Read Instrumental)
22. Nothing’s G0nna Stop Me (Outro)