DJ Chris Read – Notorious BIG ‘Ready to Die’ 20th Anniversary Mixtape

This Saturday (13th September) marks the 20th Anniversary of the release of one of hip hop’s all time classic albums, The Notorious BIG‘s seminal Bad Boy Records debut LP ‘Ready to Die’. In celebration of Biggie’s massive classic, 1994’s Ready to Die, DJ Chris Read, Wax Poetics and WhoSampled present the Notorious BIG ‘Ready to Die’ 20th Anniversary Mixtape!


If you can remember going to a real record store and buying this on vinyl when it came out twenty years ago, congratulations, you’re old like us! (RIP, Beat Street Records, Brooklyn!) Well, anyway, you’re welcome, hip-hop fans. 

Don’t forget to check out Chris Read’s twentieth anniversary mixes of A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders, Souls of Mischief’s 93 ’til Infinity, and the Pharcyde’s Bizarre Ride II.

Wax Poetics  ||  Who Sampled