Lazy Sunday – The anniversary mixtape of Ready To Die

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the lazy sunday, a mix and a day at home

Wax Poetics & Chris Read pay a tribute to the very classic Ready To Die, the essential album of Notorious B.I.G.

Today it’s Sunday, the day of the Lord! But it is also the day of our weekly meeting of the much anticipated Lazy Sunday Mix!

Last September, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the release of Ready To Die, the now classic album of Biggie Smalls. For those who do not know him yet, Notorious BIG is the emblematic figure of the 90’s US Hip Hop, the Golden Era for the connoisseurs.
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For this anniversary, Wax Poetics Magazine in collaboration with WhoSampled and Dj Chris Read present the Notorious BIG ‘Ready to Die’ 20th Anniversary Mixtape! That’s exactly the kind of mixtape that the samples and 70s-90s music lovers expected to hear.

This mix, barely lasting an hour, connects the original artists with the samples that were used in the tracks of Ready To Die. We discover and rediscover with pleasure some artists such as Curtis Mayfield, James Brown, Isaac Hayes for the classics of the Soul and Funk, but also Snoop Dogg, Biz Markie, A Tribe Called Quest, Lords of the Underground and many others for the classics of the Hip Hop. In short, a well made mixtape with the essentials tracks that we like to listen without moderation.

– Press play and enjoy your Lazy Sunday –

Tracklist
1. Notorious BIG – Intro (Excerpt)
2. Curtis Mayfield – Superfly (Sampled in Notorious BIG – Intro)
3. Audio 2 – Top Billin’ (Sampled in Notorious BIG – Intro)
4. Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)
5. Snoop Dogg – Tha Shiznit (Sampled in Notorious BIG – Intro)
6. Main Ingredient – Summer Breeze (Sampled in Notorious BIG – Things Done Changed)
7. Biz Markie – The Vapors (Excerpt) (Sampled in Notorious BIG – Things Done Changed)
8. Dr Dre feat Snoop Dogg & Daz Dillinger – Lil Ghetto Boy (Excerpt) (Sampled in Notorious BIG – Things Done Changed)
9. Notorious BIG – Things Done Changed
10. Notorious BIG – Gimme The Loot
11. James Brown – Coldblooded (Excerpt) (Sampled in Notorious BIG – Gimme The Loot)
12. Notorious BIG – Machine Gun Funk (Instrumental)
13. A Tribe Called Quest feat Leaders of the New School – Scenario (Remix) (Excerpt) (Sampled in Notorious BIG – Gimme The Loot)
14. Ice Cube – What They Hittin’ Foe? (Excerpt) (Sampled in Notorious BIG – Gimme The Loot)
15. Black Heat – Something Extra (Sampled in Notorious BIG – Machine Gun Funk)
16. Notorious BIG – Machine Gun Funk (Album Version)
17. Lords of the Underground – Chief Rocka (Loop) (Sampled in Notorious BIG – Machine Gun Funk)
18. Notorious BIG – Machine Gun Funk (DJ Premier Remix)
19. Honey Drippers – Impeach the President (Loop) (Sampled in Notorious BIG – Unbelievable)
20. R Kelly – Your Body’s Callin’ (Excerpt) (Sampled in Notorious BIG – Unbelievable)
21. Notorious BIG feat Method Man – The What (Excerpt) (Sampled in Notorious BIG – Unbelievable)
22. Notorious BIG – Unbelievable
23. Notorious BIG feat Method Man – The What
24. Isaac Hayes – Walk On By (Sampled in Notorious BIG – Warning)
25. Notorious BIG – Warning
26. DeBarge – Stay With Me (Sampled in Notorious BIG – One More Chance (Remix))
27. Notorious BIG – One More Chance (Album Version) (Excerpt)
28. Notorious BIG feat Faith Evans – One More Chance (Remix)
29. Notorious BIG – One More Chance (Album Version)
30. Notorious BIG – One More Chance (Hip Hop Mix)
31. Notorious BIG – Everyday Struggle
32. Dave Grusin – Either Way (Sampled in Notorious BIG – Everyday Struggle)
33. Mtume – Juicy Fruit (Sampled in Notorious BIG – Juicy)
34. James Mtume – RBMA Interview (Excerpt)
35. Notorious BIG – Juicy
36. Notorious BIG – Juicy (Pete Rock Instrumental)
37. Spoonie Gee and The Treacherous Three – Love Rap (Excerpt) (Sampled in Notorious BIG – Juicy (Pete Rock Remix))
38. KC & The Sunshine Band feat George McCrae – I Get Lifted (Loop) (Sampled in Notorious BIG feat Diana King – Respect)
39. Pan Head – Gun Man Tune (Excerpt) (Sampled in Notorious BIG feat Diana King – Respect)
40. Notorious BIG feat Diana King – Respect
41. Notorious BIG – Me & My Bitch
42. Supercat feat Notorious BIG, Puff Daddy & 3rd Eye – Dolly My Baby (Excerpt) (Sampled in Notorious BIG – Big Poppa)
43. Isley Brothers – Between The Sheets (Sampled in Notorious BIG – Big Poppa)
44. Notorious BIG – Big Poppa
45. Willie Hutch – Hospital Prelude of Love Theme (Sampled in Notorious BIG – Ready to Die)
46. Notorious BIG – Ready to Die