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 than the harder edged material they became known for post-split. Production wise it’s a relatively simple affair with catchy jazz loops and funk breaks providing the backdrop for Puba’s light hearted braggadocio. Staple samples (James Brown adlibs and the ubiquitous drums of The Honey Drippers’ ‘Impeach’) rub shoulders with more obscure selections (Byrdie Green, Nathan Davis) to create a dynamic palate of sample material. Soul too is well represented with Otis Redding and Gladys Knight both making multiple appearances in our tracklist. Featured artists include tape-master Kid Capri and a young Mary J. Blige.  In keeping with tradition, we’ve teamed up with Wax Poetics to present this exclusive mixtape of album tracks, alt versions and of course original sample material, mixed by Chris Read.”



1. Grand Puba – Soul Controller [Loop] 2. Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)
3. Johnnie Taylor – Ain’t That Loving You (sampled in ‘Big Kids Don’t Play’)4. Grand Puba – Big Kids Don’t Play
5. Mtume – Bigger’s Theme (sampled in ‘Back It Up’)
6. A Tribe Called Quest – Jazz (We’ve Got) [Extract] (sampled in ‘Back It Up’)
7. Grand Puba feat Kid Capri – Back It Up
8. Donny Hathaway – What’s Goin’ On (sampled in ‘Baby What’s Your Name’)
9. Grand Puba – Baby What’s Your Name
10. Gladys Kinight & The Pips – The Way We Were [Extract] (sampled in ‘Who Makes The Loot?’)
11. Grand Puba feat Brand New Heavies – Who Makes The Loot?
12. Nathan Davis – Stick Buddy (sampled in ‘Ya Know How It Goes’)
13. Patti Drew – Hard to Handle [Extract] (sampled in ‘Ya Know How It Goes’)
14. Grand Puba – Ya Know How It Goes
15. Donald Byrd – Ode to Billie Joe (sampled in ‘Reel to Reel’)
16. Grand Puba – Reel to Reel
17. The Honey Drippers – Impeach the President (sampled in ‘Check It Out’)
18. Grand Puba feat Mary J Blige – Check It Out
19. Otis Redding – Let Me Come On Home [Loop] (sampled in ‘Check It Out’)
20. Idris Muhammad – Crab Apple (sampled in ‘Check it Out (Stimulated Dummies Remix)’)
21. Grand Puba feat Mary J Blige – Check It Out (Stimulated Dummies Remix)
22. Funk Inc – Kool Is Back [Loop] (sampled in ‘Check Tha Resume’)
23. Otis Redding – I Love You More Than Words Say (sampled in ‘Check Tha Resume’)
24. Grand Puba – Check Tha Resume
25. Otis Redding & Carla Thomas – Tramp [Loop] (sampled in ‘360, What Goes Round’)
26. Gladys Knight & The Pips – Don’t Burn Down the Bridge [Extract] (sampled in ‘360, What Goes Round’)
27. Grand Puba – 360, What Goes Round
28. Grand Puba – 360, What Goes Round (SD50 Remix)
29. The Mar-Keys – Grab This Thing (sampled in ‘360, What Goes Round (SD50 Remix)’)
30. Ultramagnetic MCs – Give The Drummer Some [Loop] (sampled in ‘That’s How We Move It’)
31. James Brown – The Boss [Extract] (sampled in ‘That’s How We Move It’)
32. Grand Puba – That’s How We Move It
33. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – Flash It To The Beat [Extract] (sampled in ‘That’s How We Move It’)
34. KC & The Sunshine Band – Boogie Shoes (sampled in ‘That’s How We Move It (Remix)’
35. Grand Puba – That’s How We Move It (Remix)
36. S.O.U.L – Soul (sampled in ‘Honey Don’t Front’)
37. Donald Byrd – Brother Soul (sampled in ‘Honey Don’t Front’)
38. Grand Puba – Honey Don’t Front
39. Grand Puba – Lickshot
40. Jimmie Walker – The Apollo [Extract] (sampled in ‘Lickshot’)
41. Byrdie Green – Return of the Prodigal Son (sampled in ‘Lickshot’)