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November 30, 2008 8:34 AM   Subscribe

The Top 10 Samples in Hip-Hop History. -- Well, not really the 'Top 10', but it's 10 samples and loops from hip-hop history, brought to you by a somewhat goofy bedroom DJ. He followed it up with 14 more sets of 10 -- 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. (List of tracks discussed in each part in the youtube descriptions.)

(Part 7 is missing, he explains why on his profile page)
posted by empath (40 comments total) 50 users marked this as a favorite
Is Rufus' "Ooh I Like Your Lovin'" (used in BDP's "The Blueprint") in there?
posted by jonmc at 8:56 AM on November 30, 2008

More like "10 songs I loved when I was in high school and then around 29 I figured out where they were sampled from" but, better to love music then to let it fade away.
posted by plexi at 9:02 AM on November 30, 2008 [1 favorite]

Not that I can find, but he didn't make it easy to index.
posted by empath at 9:03 AM on November 30, 2008

Okay I'm downloading all these songs and making a mixcd. Now.
posted by WolfDaddy at 9:05 AM on November 30, 2008

Oh, he lists all the songs sampled in the first video here.
posted by WolfDaddy at 9:08 AM on November 30, 2008

It's kind of odd who (via their use in sampling) gets a little bit of hip hop cred: mullet-rock stalwart Billy Squier's "The Big Beat," was a much used sample. And, I remember Kenny Loggins getting lampooned on Method man's short-lived sitcom, but Kenny co-wrote "What A Fool Believes" with Michael McDonald (and it's a fine blue-eyed soul tune), and McDonald's "I keep Forgettin'" was sampled by Warren G and Nate Dogg for regulate. Connections like that are why I collect music.
posted by jonmc at 9:08 AM on November 30, 2008

More like "10 songs I loved when I was in high school and then around 29 I figured out where they were sampled from discovered the internet and looked them up on TheBreaks.com"
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:09 AM on November 30, 2008 [2 favorites]

Great content, however some videos should really be on radio.
posted by jeremias at 9:09 AM on November 30, 2008 [1 favorite]

Didn't know Michael McDonald's "I Keep Forgettin'" was so well-loved.

Have to agree with this yt comment:
stop dancing like that. just stop it.
posted by porn in the woods at 9:10 AM on November 30, 2008

I did like the guy though. His enthusiasm in that first video is really infectious.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:10 AM on November 30, 2008

Part 1:

1) Footsteps in the Dark by The Isley Brothers = It Was a Good Day - Ice Cube
2) I Want'a Do Something Freaky To You by Leon Haywood = Nothin' But a G Thang - Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg
3) Blind Man Can See It by James Brown = They Want EFX - Das EFX
4) (You) Got What I Need by Freddie Scott - Just a Friend - Biz Markie
5) I Keep Forgettin' by Michael McDonald = Regulate - Warren G & Nate Dogg
6) Rise by Herb Alpert = Hypnotize - The Notorious B.I.G.
7) Spinnin' by Bernard Wright = I Wish - Skee Lo
8) Giving Up Food For Funk by The JB's = Luv 2 Luv U (RMX) - Timbaland and Magoo
9) Baby This Love I Have by Minnie Ripperton = Check The Rhime - A Tribe Called Quest
10) Bring It Here by Wild Sugar = Brass Monkey - Beastie Boys

Part 2:

1. Sukiyaki by Kyu Sakamoto >> A Taste of Honey = Ladi Dadi by Doug E. Fresh & MC Ricky D
2. I Can't Stand the Rain by ANN PEEBLES = The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) - Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott
3. Sweet Green Fields by Seals & Crofts = Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See - Busta Rhymes
4. Misdemeanor by Foster Sylvers = It's Funky Enough by The D.O.C.
5. Root Down and Get It by Jimmy Smith = Root Down - Beastie Boys
6. Daydream in Blue by I Monster = Daydreamin' - Lupe Fiasco & Jill Scott
7. Love, Need and Want You by Patti LaBelle = G.H.E.T.T.O Musick - OutKast
8. Are You My Woman (Tell Me So) by The Chi-Lites = Crazy In Love - Beyonce with Jay-Z
9. Ready Or Not, Here I Come by The Delfonics = Sock it 2 Me - Missy Elliott & Da Brat >>> Ready or Not - Fugees
10. Today by Tom Scott = Reminisce (t.r.o.y.) - Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Part 3

1) Summer Madness by Kool & The Gang = Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
2) Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City by Bobby 'Blue' Bland = Heart of the City - Jay-Z
3) Woman To Woman by Joe Cocker = California Love - 2Pac & Dr. Dre with Roger Troutman
4) West Coast Poplock by Ronnie Hudson = California Love - 2Pac & Dr. Dre w/ Roger
5) Let a Woman Be a Woman - Let a Man Be a Man by Dyke & The Blazers = Sally - Stetsasonic
6) Cantaloupe Island by Herbie Hancock = Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) - US3
7) Think (About It) by Lyn Collins (The Female Preacher) = It Takes Two - Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
8) A Little Bit of Love by Brenda Russell = Still Not a Player - Big Punisher w/ Joe
9) Memory Band by Rotary Connection = Killing Me Softly - Fugees AND Bonita Applebum - A Tribe Called Quest
10) Sugar On My Tongue by Talking Heads = Sugar (Gimme Some) - Trick Daddy, Cee Lo & Ludacris

Part 4

1) Ashley's Roachclip by The Soul Searchers = Paid In Full (Coldcut Remix - Seven Minutes of Madness) - Eric B. & Rakim
2) Hung Up On My Baby by Isaac Hayes = Mind's Playing Tricks On Me - Geto Boys
3) Trip To Your Heart by Sly & The Family Stone = Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J
4) Into My Own Thing by Sly & The Family Stone = Weapon of Choice - Fatboy Slim
5) Prove My Love To You by Main Ingredient = You Don't Know My Name - Alicia Keys
6) Cramp Your Style by All The People featuring Ronald Moore = I'm Still #1 - Boogie Down Productions
7) A Deeper Shade of Soul by Ray Barretto = Deeper Shade of Soul - Urban Dance Squad
8) Funky by Chamber Brothers = I Left My Wallet in El Segundo - A Tribe Called Quest
9) Don't Let It Go To Your Head by Jean Carne = Don't Let It Go To Your Head - Brand Nubian
10) Method of Modern Love by Hall & Oates = M.E.T.H.O.D. Man - Wu-Tang Clan

Part 5:

1) My Jamaican Guy by Grace Jones = Wild Thang - 2 Much
2) Wild Thang by 2 Much = Doin' It - LL Cool J
3) Magic Mountain by War = Potholes in My Lawn - De La Soul
4) Cookies by Brother Soul = Potholes in My Lawn - De La Soul
5) I Will by John Holt = Encore - Jay-Z
6) Cavern by Liquid Liquid = White Lines (Don't Do It) - Grandmaster Melle Mel
7) Found A Child by Ballin' Jack = Bust A Move - Young MC
8) I Got The (Blues) by Labi Siffre = My Name Is - Eminem
9) As Long As I've Got You by The Charmels = C.R.E.A.M. - Wu-Tang Clan
10) The Big Beat by Billy Squier = Fix Up, Look Sharp - Dizzee Rascal

Part 6

1) Juicy Fruit by MTUME = Juicy - The Notorious B.I.G.
2) Before The Night Is Over by Joe Simon = So Fresh, So Clean - OutKast
3) Mary Mary by The Monkees = Mary Mary - Run DMC
4) Between The Sheets by The Isley Brothers = Big Poppa - The Notorious B.I.G.
5) Headless Heroes by Eugene McDaniels = Get It Together - Beastie Boys featuring Q-Tip
6) Don't Burn Down the Bridge by Gladys Knight & The Pips = 360* (What Goes Around) Grand Puba
7) Running Away by Roy Ayers = Description of a Fool - A Tribe Called Quest
8) The Champ by The Mohawks (ALONG WITH BLONDIE's "Rapture") = Step Into A World (Rapture's Delite) - KRS-One
9) Black Cow by Steely Dan = Deja Vu (Uptown Baby) - Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz
10) Be Thankful For What You Got by William DeVaughn = Diamond In The Back - Ludacris

Part 8:

1) Funky Drummer by James Brown = Scarlet Begonias - Sublime and hundreds more!
2) Open Your Eyes - Bobby Caldwell = The Light - Common
3) One Step Ahead by Aretha Franklin = Ms. Fat Booty - Mos Def
4) Hot Music by SoHo = Superstarr Part Zero - K-OS
5) My Thang by James Brown = Funky Child - Lords of the Underground
6) The Breakthrough by Isaac Hayes = The Breakthrough - LL Cool J & Tonz of Gunz - Gang Starr
7) Bolero Medley by Celeste Legaspi = Kick, Push - Lupe Fiasco
8) Home is Where the Hatred Is by Gil Scott-Heron = My Way Home - Kanye West featuring Common
9) The Message from The Soul Sisters by Myra Barnes a/k/a Vicki Anderson = Freedom of Speech - Above The Law
10) Name and Number by Curiosity Killed The Cat = Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey) - De La Soul

Part 9:

1) Take Yo' Praise by Camille Yarbrough = Praise You - Fatboy Slim
2) I'm Glad You're Mine by Al Green = Mahogany - Eric B. & Rakim OR Dead Wrong - The Notorious B.I.G & Eminem
3) Grandma's Hands by Bill Withers = No Diggity - Blackstreet with Dr. Dre
4) I Know You Got Soul by Bobby Byrd = I Know You Got Soul - Eric B & Rakim
5) Rescue Me by A Taste of Honey = I Got a Man - Positive K
6) Amen Brother by The Winstons = Mantronix - King of the Beats
7) A House Is a Not a Home by Luther Vandross = Slow Jamz - Kanye West & Jamie Foxx
8) Khusara Khusara by Hossam Ramzy & His Egyptian Ensemble = Big Pimpin' - Jay-Z
9) Mango Meat by Mandrill = Straight Out The Jungle - The Jungle Brothers
10) Cola Bottle Baby by Edwin Birdsong = Stronger - Kanye West & Harder Better Faster - Daft Punk

Part 10:

1) Love Thang by First Choice = Treat 'Em Right - Chubb Rock
2) It's a New Day - Skull Snaps = Who Got The Props? - Black Moon
3) Backdoor Santa by Clarence Carter = Christmas in Hollis - Run DMC
4) Easin' In - Edwin Starr = Digable Planets - Nickel Bags
5) Impeach The President by Honey Drippers = Audio Two - Top Billin'
6) You're Getting a Little Too Smart - The Detroit Emeralds = Keith Murray - The Most Beautifullest Thing in this World
7) Unwind Yourself by Marva Whitney = DJ Kool - Let Me Clear My Throat & The 45 King - The 900 Number
8) My Flame by Bobby Caldwell = The Notorious B.I.G. ft. 112 - Sky's The Limit
9) Harlem Shuffle by Bob & Earl = House of Pain - Jump Around
10) Blow Your Whistle by The Soul Searchers = Eve - Tambourine

Part 11:

1) Be Alright Pt.1 ~ (12/20/80) = 2Pac - Keep Ya Head Up
Poor Righteous Teachers - Shakiyla
Big Daddy Kane - Prince of Darkness

2) Summer in the City ~ 1973 by Quincy Jones = Passin' Me By - The Pharcyde
3) One Draw by Rita Marley = I Wanna Get High - Cypress Hill
4) Unhooked Generation ~ 12/27/69 by Freda Payne = Strong Island - JVC Force
5) Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved ~ 1/27/71 by James Brown = Where Are They Now? - Nas
Boogie Down Productions - South Bronx
Big Daddy Kane - Get Into It
Ice T - Home Invasion
Kool G Rap - Poison
Original Concept - Can U Feel It?
Pras Michel feat. O.D.B. & Mya - Ghetto Supastar
Public Enemy - Can't Truss It
Public Enemy - Night of the Living Baseheads
Public Enemy - Shut 'em Down
Schoolly D - Godfather of Funk
Tim Dog - Fu@k Compton
Ultramagnetic MC's - Blast from Our Past

6) Chase The Devil by Max Romeo & The Upsetters = Lucifer - Jay-Z
7) Ooh Boy ~ 11/19/77 by Rose Royce = Knockin' Boots - Candyman
8) The Happy Song (Dum Dum) ~ 5/4/68 by Otis Redding = Dum Dums - Das EFX
9) It's Still Rock And Roll To Me ~ 5/24/80 by Billy Joel = The Bridge Is Over - Boogie Down Productions
10) Apache ~ 1973 by The Incredible Bongo Band = Break Dance (Electric Boogie) - West Street Mob [Sugarhill,9/10/83]
Thought @ Work - The Roots [MCA, 'O2]
Made You Look - Nas [Columbia 11/9/02]

Part 12:

1) Funky Worm - Ohio Players =
Dopeman - N.W.A.
The Chronic Intro - Dr. Dre
Black Superman - Above The Law
Jump - Kriss Kross
2) School Boy Crush - AWB =
Microphone Fiend - Eric B & Rakim
Halftime - Nas
Soul On Ice - Ras Kass
Life Is Too Short
3) Love T.K.O. - Teddy Pendergrass =
Back In The Day - Ahmad
Compton's Most Wanted - Can I Kill It?
4) Jungle Jazz - Kool & The Gang =
Drop The Bomb - Brand Nubian
Pump Up The Volume - M/A/R/R/S
I'm The Biz Markie - Biz Markie
Rated R - Boo Yaa T.R.I.B.E.
5) Synthetic Substituton - Melvin Bliss =
Ego Trippin (Ultra MC's Remix) - The Ultramagnetic MC's
O.P.P. - Naughty By Nature
GangStarr & Nice & Smooth - DWYCK
Throw Ya Gunz - Onyx
Ya Mama - The Pharcyde
Don't Believe The Hype - Public Enemy
M.E.T.H.O.D. Man - Wu-Tang Clan
All I Need - Method Man & Mary J. Blige
Funky Dividends - 3XsDope
Just Rhymin With Biz - Big Daddy Kane
and many many more..
6) I'm Not To Blame - Bobby Byrd =
U Don't Know - Jay-Z
7) Gettin It On - Dennis Coffey =
You're Gonna Get Yours - Public Enemy
8) I Get High - Freda Payne
I Get High - Styles P
9) When The Revolution Comes - The Last Poets =
Party & Bullshit - The Notorious B.I.G.
Concerto in X Minor - Brand Nubian
10) Message To A Black Man - The Temptations
Renegades of Funk - Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Foirce
Undeniable - Mos Def
You Can't Stop Us Now - Nas feat. Eban Thomas of The Stylistics & The Last Poets

Part 13:

1) Wikka Wrap ~~ The Evasions
1,2,3,4 (Sumpin New) - Coolio
2) Oh Honey ~~ Delegation
Funky Dividends - Three Times Dope
3) Gangster Boogie ~~ Chicago Gangsters
Gangsta Shot Out - Compton's Most Wanted
Gangster of Love - Geto Boys
Gangster Boogie - Kool Moe Dee
Gangster Boogie - Mantronix
Gangster Boogie - Schoolly D
Mama Said Knonk You Out - LL Cool J (thanks guys)
4)Loose Booty ~~ Sly & The Family Stone
Shadrach - Beastie Boys
5) Let's Get Small - Trouble Funk
Criminal Minded - Boogie Down Productions
6) Don't Change Your Love - The Five Stairsteps
Hip-Hop Hooray - Naughty By Nature
Jazz (We've Got) - A Tribe Called Quest
and many more
7) Theme from The Planets - Dexter Wansel
Last Night - Kid N Play
8)Runaway (I Wouldn't Change a Thing) - Coke Escovedo
Follow The Leader - Eric B & Rakim
9) Let Me (Let Me Be Your Lover) - Jimmy Bo Horne
Connected - Stereo MC's
10) Dance to the Drummer's Beat - Herman Kelly & Life
Lesson Three (The History of Hip-Hop Mix) - Double Dee & Steinski

Part 14:

1) Look-Alike - Bob James (sampled by) = Kwames The Rhythm
2) I Get Lifted - George McCrae = Notorious BIGs Respect & 50 Cent ft the Madd Rappers How to Rob & Snoop Doggs Gin and Juice
3) You'll Like It Too - Funkadelic = Eric B and Rakims I Know You Got Soul
4) Blind Alley - The Emotions = AMGs Jiggable Pie AND Big Daddy Kanes Ain't No Half Steppin'
5) Sign Song - Buddy Baker
from the album, "Songs from the Electric Company TV Show"
Beatnuts' "Off The Books"
6) Human Nature - Michael Jackson
Nas's "It Ain't Hard To Tell"
7) Sister Sanctified - Stanley Turrentine = Boogie Down Productionss My Philosophy
8) Frisco Disco - Eastside Connection
Slick Rick's "Mona Lisa"
9) Make This Young Lady Mine - The Mad Lads = De La Soul's "Eye Know"
10) Straight to Hell - The Clash
M.I.A's "Paper Planes

Part 15:

1) Walk Right Up To The Sun - The Delfonics = If I Ruled The World ~ Nas (Ft. Lauryn Hill)
2) You Can Make It If You Try - Sly & The Family Stone = Because I Got It Like That ~ Jungle Brothers
3) The Return of Leroy - Jimmy Castor Bunch = Hold It Now, Hit It ~ Beastie Boys AND J. Beez Comin' Through ~ Jungle Brothers
4) Taxman - Junior Parker = I Wanna Get High ~ Cypress Hill
5) Gotta Learn How To Dance - Fatback = Streets of New York ~ Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
6) E.V.A. ~ Jean Jacques Perrey = Just To Get a Rep ~ GangStarr (PLUS - excerpt from FUNKY FOR YOU by Nice & Smooth) and many more...
7) Im Nin Alu - Ofra Haza = Paid In Full ~ Eric B & Rakim (Coldcut Remix)
8) I Can't See Myself Without You - Creative Source = What We Do - Freeway, Beanie Sigel & Jay-Z
9) No Woman, No Cry - Boney M = Ghetto Bastard (Everything's Gonna Be Alright) ~ Naughty By Nature
10) Uptown Top Ranking - Althea & Donna
I'm Still in Love With You ~ Sean Paul & Sasha
posted by empath at 9:14 AM on November 30, 2008 [50 favorites]

Well-known sample sources gather some kind of fame or acclaim or whatnot, but I don't think it could quite be described as hip-hop cred. Consider, for example, the canonical version of the 'Walk This Way' creation myth, where Darrell and Joe had never listened past the opening bars of the first song (a great break, no doubt), and thought that 'Toys in the Attic' was the name of the group. James Brown and George Clinton get hip-hop cred, but I'm not sure that Billy Joel (Kool G Rap and DJ Polo's 'Road to the Riches' uses 'Stiletto' wonderfully) and AC/DC (BDP's 'Dope Beat,' a couple Beastie Boys songs, etc.) are as lucky.

(Also, that Michael McDonald/Warren G connection is mentioned in my favorite episode of 'Yacht Rock.')

(Also also, speaking of canonical versions and conventional wisdom: did this video really singlehandedly destroy Squier's career?)
posted by box at 9:20 AM on November 30, 2008 [1 favorite]

Has there been any academic exploration of the parallels between sampling/hip hop and medieval music & compositional techniques (specifically in terms of tropes and organum and musical borrowing)? Hmmm... I guess there is this.
posted by mothershock at 9:31 AM on November 30, 2008

I did like the guy though. His enthusiasm in that first video is really infectious.

Contact high.
posted by humannaire at 9:35 AM on November 30, 2008

I know jack-shit about hip hop, but I'm ready to learn.
posted by nola at 10:00 AM on November 30, 2008 [1 favorite]

did this video really singlehandedly destroy Squier's career?
Well, yeah, they didn't allow gay porn on MTV back in those days.
posted by WolfDaddy at 10:03 AM on November 30, 2008

(Also also, speaking of canonical versions and conventional wisdom: did this video really singlehandedly destroy Squier's career?)

Yeah, he was pretty much toast.

and what I meant by 'cred' was that the connections between seemingly disparate music are there, since everybody has ears, if you know what I'm saying.
posted by jonmc at 10:12 AM on November 30, 2008

Thanks for the list, empath. I just couldn't listen to that dude anymore. I lasted about a minute into the first one.

Also, that Michael McDonald/Warren G connection is mentioned in my favorite episode of 'Yacht Rock.'

Heh, I thought of that episode as well.
posted by sleepy pete at 10:24 AM on November 30, 2008

So, he went to all that trouble, and didn't list the sample of Jackson Five's, 'ABC', from Naughty by Nature's 'OPP'?

posted by SaintCynr at 10:36 AM on November 30, 2008

I think we all wish that this had been put together by someone a little less…"DisFunktional."

Thanks for the vids, though, all the same.
posted by paisley henosis at 10:36 AM on November 30, 2008

Also, I never realized that they cut the sukiyaki part out of "La Di Da Di" on the CD before. Weird. (ok, so that one intrigued me and I went back to the vid.)
posted by sleepy pete at 10:55 AM on November 30, 2008

empath, I tightened up the weird spacing on that big list. Hopefully didn't fuck anything up in the process.
posted by cortex at 11:17 AM on November 30, 2008

Has there been any academic exploration of the parallels between sampling/hip hop and medieval music & compositional techniques

None that I'm aware of, though I seem to recall a discussion on here recently from Miko and others making a similar point.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:24 AM on November 30, 2008

God damn empath, nice work! I have a friend who does this... pulls out disco tracks and 80s singles and we'll sit there all night, going OHHHHHHH totally I recognize this!

It's way cooler (read: less annoying) to see it in this format vs. spending time drinking beers for hours with the "ah-ha, I have all the samples" guy.

And now I'm off to post a mix and request help figuring out the tracklisting, so this is a perfect start for my day. Seriously, though, really good post. Thanks.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 11:38 AM on November 30, 2008

When I found The-Breaks.com, I was pretty excited. I jumped around links for quite a while, looking at the weird sampling sources and whatnot. Then there are the epic Sampling and Re:Sampling Dictionaries, covering over 17,000 listings of different samples from the past few decades (Japanese label site).

I liked the first video because he played the original tracks and not just the loops. Some of those well-known loops almost sound out of place in the original songs, knowing only the hip hop tracks.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:57 AM on November 30, 2008 [1 favorite]

Where the heck is Darkest Light?
posted by bink at 12:39 PM on November 30, 2008

So he's just doing some of the more popular songs from hip-hop and where the beats were sampled from. I thought maybe it may be something along the lines of the most popular samples such as the 'Amen Break'. Prev here, and here.
posted by P.o.B. at 1:03 PM on November 30, 2008 [2 favorites]

Great post by the way!
posted by P.o.B. at 1:07 PM on November 30, 2008

Thanks empath; http://www.the-breaks.com/ + last.fm is a sweet combo
posted by acro at 2:06 PM on November 30, 2008 [1 favorite]

My conception of "ten" has been shattered! Nice find, too.
posted by not_on_display at 2:26 PM on November 30, 2008

The Amen Break is in there somewhere, but he's not really a D&B fan, so its kind of perfunctory.
posted by empath at 3:29 PM on November 30, 2008

The only one I could think of that's missing is the Mardi Gras break from Peter Piper and 80 million other songs.
posted by empath at 3:30 PM on November 30, 2008

The biggest one is missing. Lee Dorsey's "Get Out My Life Woman". I'm sure that has got to be on at least 20 classic hip hop tracks. Who knows how many.
posted by oliver_crunk at 3:39 PM on November 30, 2008

The breakbeats from Ashley's Roachclip, Think (About It), Impeach The President and especially Funky Drummer have been sampled more times than anyone could possibly count. Along with Amen, Brother, Take Me To The Mardi Gras and the Incredible Bongo Band version of Apache, they're the foundation of all breakbeat-based music. The entire genre of jungle is based almost totally around the Amen, Apache and Tramen/Firefight (which is just a re-recorded Amen) breaks.
posted by DecemberBoy at 6:21 PM on November 30, 2008 [2 favorites]

The Amen Break is in there somewhere, but he's not really a D&B fan, so its kind of perfunctory.

The Amen break was used on Mantronix's "King Of The Beats" and NWA's "Straight Outta Compton", to name a few, before jungle/drum n bass existed.
posted by DecemberBoy at 6:24 PM on November 30, 2008

Always a fan of sample-spotting videos. Good stuff, even if the DJ is very goofy.
posted by flatluigi at 8:13 PM on November 30, 2008

Yeah, the guy was goofy, but you can tell his enthusiasm is for real. I'd take that over your average pseudo-cool DJ any day. Music should be about having fun, and that's obviously what's going on here.
posted by abkadefgee at 8:53 PM on November 30, 2008 [4 favorites]

I'd take that over your average pseudo-cool DJ any day. Music should be about having fun, and that's obviously what's going on here.

I completely agree. I've seen DJs who go so apeshit over a track that I find myself loving it all the more. I leave the club with the hook still spinning in my head, go home and dream about it, get out and find it, buy it, take it home and play it and think, "Huh. This actually isn't all that great."
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 9:03 PM on November 30, 2008 [1 favorite]

Okay, so this is kinda strange. I'm using Firefox, and you know the little search window that pops up at the bottom when you hit ctrl-f (on pc)? I did that, and started typing a search term for this very comment page (and that big list of all the samples) - I got as far as "KRAFT" before I noticed that the window had gone red. I'm pretty sure that search function is broken, because you can't spell Kraftwerk without those letters, and a red window means that those letters weren't on the page. I thought this was a post about top samples in Hip-Hop history, so... the search function must be broken. I'll submit a bug report.
posted by FatherDagon at 2:22 PM on December 1, 2008

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