Souls of Mischief 93 ’til Infinity 20th Anniversary Mixtape

Mixed by DJ Chris Read for Wax Poetics and Who Sampled

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After appearing on the B-side of Del Tha Funkee Homosapien’s “Mistadobalina” in 1991 on a track called “Burnt,” a young rap quartet hailing from East Oakland, California, gained due attention and signed to major label Jive Records. A twelve-day-long professional studio session ensued, and a seminal debut album was released on September 28, 1993. The record in question was the classic hip-hop LP 93 ’til Infinity, and the group were none other than Bay Area heroes Souls of Mischief.

Full of flipped jazz samples, audacious raps, flawless production, and boundless youthful energy, the album continues to engage and inspire listeners today.

To mark the twentieth anniversary of 93 ’til Infinity, Who Sampled’s Chris Read has expertly crafted an exclusive mixtape of tracks from the album, alternate versions, original sample material, and interview clips.

Tracklist:

1. Souls of Mischief “Tell Me Who Profits” (Instrumental)
2. Chris Read “Theme #3” (Scratchapella)
3. George Benson and Brother Jack McDuff “Shadow Dancers” (Sampled in “Let ‘Em Know”)
4. A-Plus Interview Extract
5. Too Short “Dope Fiend Beat” (Extract) (Sampled in “Let ‘Em Know”)
6. Souls of Mischief “Let ‘Em Know”
7. Detroit Emeralds “You’re Getting a Little Too Smart” (Sampled in “Let Em Know”)
8. Boogie Down Productions “Jah Rulez” (Extract) (Sampled in “That’s When Ya Lost”)
9. The Doors “Who Do You Love?” (Sampled in “That’s When Ya Lost”)
10. Jack Bruce “Statues” (Extract) (Sampled in “That’s When Ya Lost’)
11. Souls of Mischief “That’s When Ya Lost”
12. Lafayette Afro Rock Band “Hihache” (Sampled in “That’s When Ya Lost”)
13. Jerry Butler and Jerry Peters “Speak the Truth to the People (Frankie’s Theme)” (Sampled in “Disseshowedo”)
14. Main Source “Fakin’ the Funk” (Extract) (Sampled in “Disseshowedo”)
15. Souls of Mischief “Disseshowedo”
16. Les McCann “North Carolina” (Loop) (Sampled in “What a Way to Go Out”)
17. EPMD “I’m Housin'” (Extract) (Sampled in “What a Way to Go Out”)
18. Souls of Mischief “What a Way to Go Out”
19. Freddie Hubbard “Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey” (Sampled in “Never No More”)
20. Souls of Mischief “Never No More”
21. Beastie Boys “Pass the Mic” (Loop) (Sampled in “93 ’til Infinity (Remix)”)
22. Souls of Mischief “93 ’til Infinity (Remix)”
23. Billy Cobham “Heather” (Sampled in “93 ’til Infinity”)
24. Souls of Mischief “93 ’til Infinity”
25. Souls of Mischief “Anything Can Happen” (Instrumental)
26. Traffic “Rainmaker” (Sampled in ‘Anything Can Happen”)
27. Souls of Mischief “Anything Can Happen”
28. The Loading Zone “Can I Dedicate” (Sampled in “Live and Let Live”)
29. Souls of Mischief “Live and Let Live”
30. Souls of Mischief “A Name I Call Myself”
31. Gang Starr feat Damo D-Ski “Knowledge” (Extract) (Sampled in “Make Your Mind Up”)
32. The Ramsey Lewis Trio “Collage” (Sampled in “Make Your Mind Up”)
33. Souls of Mischief “Make Your Mind Up”
34. Curtis Mayfield “We’re a Winner” (Live) (Sampled in “Limitations”)
35. Souls of Mischief “Limitations”
36. Souls of Mischief “Outro”
37. The Propositions “Africana” (Sampled in “Outro”)

You can also listen to the mixtape on Mixcloud, and check out the Who Sampled blog for their write-up.

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