WhoSampled x Wax Poetics: ‘The Main Ingredient’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape

November 8th 2019 marks the 25th Anniversary of Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth’s 2nd (and final) full length LP ‘The Main Ingredient’. Following in the footsteps of 1992’s Mecca and the Soul Brother, the album comprises tracks built from densely layered samples, frequently previously un-sampled jazz fusion cuts mixed with crisp drums and short vocal snippets plundered from well known 80s/90s Hip Hop tracks. Use of a number of go-to tracks defines the sound of the album and the presence of vocal samples from Biz Markie and Big Daddy Kane in particular is a key ingredient in the album’s sonic palette. In celebration of the album’s 25th year, we’ve partnered once again with Wax Poetics to present this mixtape of album tracks, alt versions, interview snippets and of course original sample material, mixed by Classic Material’s Chris Read.


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