This guest mix for WhoSampled and WaxPoetics was first published two months ago in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of De La Soul's debut LP '3 Feet High and Rising'. Here's what they had to say about it at the time:
"On March 3rd 1989, De La Soul released their critically acclaimed debut album. At a time when samples of James Brown and breakbeat staples ruled supreme, De La Soul production partner Prince Paul cast the net far wider, snatching up snippets of vintage Soul, Rock n Roll, Disco, Spoken Word and children's records to create a collage the likes of which had not been heard before. Lyrically, the album married zany humor, real life observations and social commentary, offering a light hearted counterpoint to harder edged sounds emerging on both coasts. In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of this classic LP, we've teamed up with Wax Poetics to present an exclusive mixtape of album tracks, sample material, alt versions, interview snippets and more, mixed by Chris Read."