Hear All Of The Samples From ‘De La Soul Is Dead’ On This 25th Anniversary Mixtape


Last week, De La Soul‘s sophomore stunner, De La Soul Is Dead hit the unfathomable quarter-century mark. And while the celebrations (and memorials) have been copious over the past few days, one salute stands out ahead of the pack, bringing the source material for their wild and wonderful second time out to the forefront. Commissioned by Wax Poetic and assisted by the crate-digging companion script of WhoSampled, DJ/producer/selector supreme, Chris Read, has compiled one helluva 25th anniversary mixtape for your listening pleasure, consisting of the album’s expansive sample and remix stockpile.

Listen to the 25th anniversary mixtape down below and learn like the rest of us that despite its name, their second studio album and all of its experimental excellence is still alive and well and very much plaguing creatives with its genius in the 21st century.

Track List: 1. Jimmy Spicer – ‘Money (Dollar Bill Y’all)’ (sampled in ‘Bitties in the BK Lounge’)2. Chris Read – ‘Theme #3’ (Scratchapella)3. De La Soul – ‘Intro’4. Funkadelic – ‘I’ll Stay’ (sampled in ‘Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa’)5. De La Soul – ‘Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa’6. Funkadelic – ‘Mommy What’s a Funkadelic’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa’)7. Stevie Wonder – ‘Hey Love’ (sampled in ‘Talkin’ Bout Hey Love’)8. Freda Payne – ‘The Easiest Way To Fall’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘Talkin’ Bout Hey Love’) 9. De La Soul – ‘Talkin Bout Hey Love’10. White Lightnin’ – ‘That’s No Lie’ (sampled in ‘Fanatic of the B-Word’)11. De La Soul – ‘Fanatic of the B-Word’12. Lee Dorsey – ‘Get Out My Life, Woman’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘Fanatic of the B-Word’)13. Chuck Jackson – ‘And That’s Saying A Lot’ (sampled in ‘Afro Connections at a Hi-5’)14. De La Soul – ‘Afro Connections at a Hi-5’15. De La Soul – ‘Pease Porridge’16. Edna Wright – ‘Oops Here I Go Again’ (sampled in ‘Pass The Plugs’)17. The J.B’s – ‘Pass the Peas’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Pass The Plugs’)18. De La Soul – ‘Pass The Plugs’19. Eric B & Rakim – ‘Eric B Is President’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘Pass The Plugs’)20. Tom Waits – ‘Diamonds on My Windshield’ (sampled in ‘Oodles of O’s’)21. Biz Markie – ‘Nobody Beats The Biz’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Oodles of O’s’)22. De La Soul – ‘Oodles on O’s’23. Lafayette Afro Rock Band – ‘Hihache’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘Oodles of O’s)24. De La Soul – ‘Rap De Rap Show’25. Lou Johnson – ‘The Beat’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)’)26. The Whatnauts – ‘Help Is On The Way’ (sampled in ‘Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)’)27. The Honey Drippers – ‘Impeach The President’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)’)28. De La Soul – ‘Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)’29. Taana Gardner – ‘No Frills’ (sampled in ‘Bitties In The BK Lounge’)30. De La Soul – ‘Bitties In The BK Lounge’31. Lou Donaldson – ‘It’s Your Thing’ (sampled in ‘Bitties In The BK Lounge’)32. Bob James – ‘Sign of the Times’ (sampled in ‘Keepin’ The Faith’)33. Aerosmith – ‘Walk This Way’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘Keepin’ The Faith’)34. De La Soul – ‘Keepin’ The Faith’35. The Mohawks – ‘The Champ’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Keepin’ The Faith’)36. Instant Funk – ‘I Got My Mind Made Up’ (sampled in ‘Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays’)37. Mighty Ryeders – ‘Evil Vibrations’ (sampled in ‘Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays’)38. De La Soul – ‘Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays’39. Young Holt Unlimited – ‘Light My Fire’ (sampled in ‘Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays’)40. Tower of Power – ‘Ebony Jam’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays’)41. De La Soul – ‘What Yo Life Can Truly Be’