What you need to look out for here is how Blacula was chopped for “Higher Level.” A beat only one of the greatest ears for samples could have caught. After that, check the gem by Myndcrukz featuring Twizz on the rhymes. Great,warm sample taken from the Bennie Maupin track. Bennie Maupin was a part of Herbie Hancock’s famous “The Headhunters” band, known for their own brand of Funk Jazz. We finish this comp/mix out with a great end piece including Faze-O‘s “Riding High” on heroin highway. I always thought that EPMD‘s sampling of it was way ahead of it’s time, and it’s been used many times since.But my other favorite usage, that also works well here, is OC’s outro,“Sabotage” from his incredible debut album Word … Life.
01. Milt Jackson – Enchanted Lady