When I first heard this George Duke record, I immediately recognized the sample for Hieroglyphics’, “You Never Knew”. Dope sample. A Plus also incorporated a Patrice Rushen singing sample and sped it up to great effect. They wound up with an energetic, fast paced, warm weather anthem that made for a dope single and great video.
The first time I heard Large Pro‘s, “Dancin’ Girl”, I recognized it as having the same sample as “You Never Knew”. I had to go back and dig for the original because it’s not easy trying to remember every single song you ever heard and who used what for what. Nahmean?
Anyway, I was expectedly impressed with the way LP flipped that Duke sample. He looped that shit up lovely and turned it into a mellow, lounging at the tittie club anthem.
Not much more to be said here. Two great producers, two hip hop anthems.
Both dope, but in different ways. This is another example of the talent and creativity that goes behind sampling. Another example of how everybody hears things differently and how a good ear for samples can keep things fresh.
George Duke – Seeing You
Patrice Rushen – Didn’t You Know
Large Professor – Dancin’ Girl
Hieroglyphics – You Never Knew
Don’t sleep on the “sampling” link within the post.