Posts Tagged ‘sample’

Yah Supreme – Winter In Brooklyn (original demo version)

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

I’m pretty sure this beat was built by Spier1200 sometime around 1999-2001. So dark mostly but the main guitar loop is kind of warm and definitely grooves. Yah Supreme was putting out some really good records in the late 90’s, my favorite being on SonDoo Recordings. And all of those were produced by the highly talented and overlooked craftsman Cave Precise, whom we’ll be covering here shortly.

I first heard this original demo of  Winter In Brooklyn on a CM Fam show probably sometime around 2001, but didn’t hear it again until a few years ago when T.R.O.Y. poster “kotep” shared it as part of a compilation he procured. Recently, the demo came into discussions again as it was being sought after by Hectic Eclectic who also recognized the sample. Here, enjoy:

–verge tibbs

Dope Sample Flips: Example Vs. Duke

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Vs.

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Dope Sample Flips: Jace Vs.Tjader

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Cal Tjader – Solar Heat

Jace – What’s Ya Definition

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Kon And Amir’s 50 Great Samples COMPANION PIECE

Monday, June 7th, 2010


01. Impeach the President
02. Synthetic Substitution
03. It’s a New Day
04. Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose (remix)
05. Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic
06. Midnight Theme
07. Funky President
08. Cardova
09. Soul Power ’74
10. Chocolate Buttermilk
11. Misdemeanor
12. Funky Worm
13. The Mexican
14. Uphill Peace Of Mind
15. Let The Music Take Your Mind
16. The Message
17. Bumpin Bus Stop
18. Honkey Tonk
19. Walk On By
20. Pass the Peas
21. Look Ka Py Py
22. Mind Power
23. Space Funk
24. Haboglabotribin’
25. Who’s Gonna Take The Weight
26. Mystic Brew
27. Up Above The Rock
28. Inside My Love
29. Misfortune’s Wealth
30. Today
31. We Gettin’ Down
32. 90% Of Me Is You
33. Red Clay
34. Fourty days
35. Smilin’ Billy Suite Part II
36. I Got Some Part 1
37. Baby Don’t Cry
38. Jagger The Dagger
39. Outside Love
40. The Edge
41. Humpty Dumpty
42. Solstice
43. The Divine Image
44. Love And Happiness
45. Both Ends Against The Middle
46. Rain, Rain, Go Away
47. The Grunt (single version)
48. Mixed Up Cup
49. A Day In The Life
50. Holy Thursday
A couple of weeks ago, Complex mag had the gods Kon and Amir throw together a 50 Greatest Samples list. There were detractors as is usually the case with any type of list, especially hip hop related. I would not disagree completely with heads who found fault, nor the list, if it was simply titled “50 Great Samples“, instead of “The 50 Greatest Samples”. You just can’t make a list like that without omitting hundreds of possible contenders or without sparking debates from online “sample specialists”.
We’re gonna keep this titled “Kon And Amir’s 50 Great Samples Companion” to appease all the diggers. I’m not gonna front, I damn sure didn’t rip my own records just for this, since they were all pretty easily findable. Some of them are from CD’s and vinyl that I’ve ripped from my own collection, and some were found online at various different blog spots and such. Sorry, but if something is already ripped out there in high quality, I’m not gonna dig through my crates and go through the trouble of ripping my own records. Only if it isn’t out there, or if it isn’t in good quality, will that happen.
There were a couple of mistakes by Complex that I fixed here. For one, the version of “Honky Tonk” was not the one that the Beatnuts sampled. Complex used “Honkey Tonk Popcorn”, which was another song off the 1969 “Honkey Tonk Popcorn” LP, but it’s not the one the Beatnuts used. The Nuts used the other track from the album “Honkey Tonk” or the version of “Honkey Tonk” from the 45 from that album. When digging through this stuff, do remember this artist also had another song with the same title in 1956, which was definitely not that break. We left both of the 1969 versions on here, as a bonus.
And there was also something not quite right about the “Up Above The Rock” track that they posted, can’t remember what the mishap was, though, sorry.
I’m not trying to dis Complex, no way, thanks to them for getting this done.
Peace and props to Kon And Amir and to Complex for sparking this off. Now all of our loyal followers can enjoy all these breaks and hopefully dig for some of them themselves or dig for some other yet to be discovered future classics.
Enjoy!
Also, peace to Symantiks over at Philaflava for sending me the first 10-15 joints to incite me to complete this list in mp3 format for the listeners. And thanks to dirt dog for the cover.
–verge tibbs

Who Flipped It Better? More Moaning Samples

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

This time around we’re looking at The Five Stairsteps soul 45, “Danger, She’s A Stranger.”

After the nice 12 second bass intro, is a pretty addictive moaning/singing type sample.

Then, some dope horns drop in the mix, then flutes.
This is a pretty great soul 45 to pick up, if you see it.

Five Stairsteps – Danger, She’s A Stranger

And now for a bunch of tracks that flip it, chop it, and interpret it in their own way.
Surprisingly to me, Everlast’s song makes the most out of the samples, but Blackstract has
probably my favorite song on this list with “I Stole Your Girl”. Strangely, for a crew that only
released 3 records, they use the same sample again on “Diary Of A Mad MC”, which is nowhere
near the caliber of their other selection, to me.
The most known joint here is nice, too, Two Dope Boyz (In Cadillacs), but probably the most
basic.
Blackstract – I Stole Your Girl
Everlast – On The Edge
Outkast – Two Dope Boyz (In A Cadillac)
Wu-Syndicate – Golden Sands
The Candy Store – Escape From Belize
Cooly Live – All Possibilities
Cookie Crew – Fade To Black
Blackstract – Diary Of A Mad MC
Give each track a listen and list your favorites in the comments. Feel free to explain your choice or not.
–Verge

James Brown – Samples Volume 5 & 6

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Moving right along with his James Brown month, Roy Johnson brings us volumes 5 and 6 at his Scratch Reaction blog, and to our T.R.O.Y. forum. Catch up on the last 4 volumes of JB samples here.

Now, this blog post is already loaded, so I’m not gonna get into much about just how great the Godfather Of Soul was. His impact on Hip Hop, alone, is unparalleled. Imagine being around when his records were actually dropping, though. The times were turbulent and ever changing, sure, but the music that JB brought was ALWAYS dope. You ever wondered why a lot of his records are still expensive, even though there were hundreds of thousands pressed up? Because people played his records until the grooves burned out, plain and simple. Legendary status, non debatable.

James Brown – Samples Volume 5
1. James Brown – Can I Get Some Help (1969)
2. Ultramagnetic MCs & Tim Dog – Chorus Line II
3. Tim Dog – Fuck Compton
4. Percee P – ’92 Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle
5. Kool G Rap – Play It Kool
6. Schoolly D – Peace To The Nation
7. Ice T – Freedom Of Speech
8. James Brown – It’s A New Day (1970)
9. Grand Poobah Tony D – It’s My Day (Instrumental)
10. EPMD – Gold Digger
11. James Brown – Let A Man Come In… (1970)
12. Flavor Unit – Flavor Unit Assassination Squad
13. James Brown – Untitled Instrumental (1970)
14. Schoolly D – Godfather Of Funk
15. WC All Stars – We’re All In The Same Gang (Instrumental)


Producer Info:
Ultramagnetic MCs & Tim Dog – Chorus Line II (Produced by TR Love)
Tim Dog – Fuck Compton (Produced by Ced Gee)
Kool G Rap – Play It Kool (Produced by The Large Professor)
Schoolly D – Peace To The Nation (Produced by Schoolly D)
Ice T – Freedom Of Speech (Produced by Afrika Islam)
Grand Poobah – It’s My Day (Produced by Vandy-C)
EPMD – Gold Digger (Produced by EPMD)
Flavor Unit – Assassination Squad (Produced by Mark The 45 King)
Schoolly D – Godfather Of Funk (Produced by Schoolly D)
WC All Stars – We’re All In The Same Gang (Produced by Dr. Dre)

Preview:
James Brown – Can I Get Some Help (1969)
James Brown – It’s A New Day (1970)
James Brown – Let A Man Come In… (1970)
James Brown – Untitled Instrumental (1970)

James Brown – Samples Volume 6
1. James Brown – I Got To Move (1970)
2. Public Enemy – Welcome To The Terrordome
3. Hard Knocks – Strictly From The Bronx
4. DITC – Diggin’ In The Crates
5. Double XX Posse – Headcracker
6. Double XX Posse – Headcracker (Remix)
7. Cypress Hill – How I Could Just Kill A Man
8. James Brown – Brother Rapp (1970)
9. X-Clan – Holy Rum Swig
10. James Brown – Sex Machine (1970)
11. Phill Most Chill – Be Intelligent
12. MC Everlast – Syndication (Instrumental)
13. Greyson & Jasun – Get Bizzy (Instrumental)
14. Redman – Jam 4 U
15. Big Daddy Kane – Get Down


Producer Info:
Public Enemy – Terrordome (Produced by The Bomb Squad)
Hard Knocks – Strictly From… (Produced by The Spear Chuckers)
DITC – Diggin’ In The Crates (Produced by Showbiz)
Double XX Posse – Headcracker (Produced by BK Coleman)
Double XX Posse – Headcracker Remix (Produced by BK Coleman)
Cypress Hill – How I Could Just… (Produced by DJ Muggs)
X-Clan – Holy Rum Swig (Produced by Brother J)
Phill Most Chill – Be Intelligent (Produced by Phill Most Chill)
MC Everlast – Syndication (Produced by Bilal Bashir)
Greyson & Jasun – Get Bizzy (Produced by Vance Wright)
Redman – Jam 4 U (Produced by Erick Sermon & Redman)
Big Daddy Kane – Get Down (Produced by Big Daddy Kane)

Previews:
James Brown – I Got To Move (1970)
James Brown – Brother Rapp (1970)
James Brown – Sex Machine (1970)

Thanks again and peace and props to Roy Johnson for these.

–Verge

Bobby Corridor “Substitution” (2009)

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

Here’s a great new mix from Bobby Corridor using tracks that sampled “Synthetic Substitution” by Melvin Bliss. Not sure about the video, but here’s the original track.



OG Style- Catch ‘Em Slippin’
Great track from a great album, he even says “we’ve been waiting on this break for a long time”. Clever. I always hears “what about the doubters” as “what about the downloads”. Even before they invented them. Double clever.

De La Soul- Potholes in My Lawn
De La also use the drums in Stone Age and Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa (would have been seasonal) but here they use the piano yeah.

The Pharcyde- Ya Mama
Your mum.

Ghostface Killah- Mighty Healthy
Same break and some of the same lyrics as the next track.

Divine Force- Holy War
As interpolated by Ghostface (^this^). The best thing they did. Got this for 20p.

Ultramagnetic MCs- Ego Trippin’
The oldest track on this? Probably. One of the best? Yes.

Frankie Cutlass- Boriquas on the Set
Fat Joe and stuff.

Biz Markie- Cool V’s Tribute to Scratching
Biz is also on De La’s Substitution sampling Stone Age. SIX DEGREES OF KEVIN BACON. Big Daddy Kane’s Just Rhymin’ With Biz uses a bit of Substitution too. As does Looks Like a Job For.

Wu-Tang Clan- Clan in da Front
Rza and the Wu love this break. Because it’s good.

Gang Starr- Code of the Streets
Primo with the substitution break. Also using one of my favourite scratch sounds.

Naughty By Nature- OPP (inst)
As heard in the summer of whenever. Yeah, you know how I roll.

Tony D- Adam’s Nightmare
The beat that Naughty by Nature nicked. Another hip hop legend gone this year.

Public Enemy- Don’t Believe the Hype
Reminds me of a 6th form ice skating trip. Oh how we laughed. PE like the break too.

Gang Starr- Dwyck
Primo again. You know the one. The lemonade one.

Prince Rakeem- Deadly Venoms
Pre-Wu Rza. You disagree with me, fuck you mister.

Def Jef- Black to the Future
He’s Def and his name is Jef. He did some alright tracks.

Nice and Smooth- Skill Trade
Just the piano again. Just little bits though.

Supreme Nyborn- Versatile Extension
Let’s remix it. Booom

EMF- Rough Potential
Not that EMF but ^that^ EMF, Electro Motive Force. Incidentally I saw EMF (that EMF) supporting Boo Ya Tribe many years ago. Big boy riddims.

Schoolly D- Saturday Night
How the fluck did he get so cool. Could have also used Saturday Night Live by Masta Ace which uses large bits of the break, and has Premier on it. KEVIN BACON.

Choice MCs- This is the B-Side
Better than the A-side. Pianos and that.

Public Enemy- Brothers Gonna Work It Out (dub)
They did a track called The B-Side Wins again but this was an A-side. Weird. Could have included Miuzi Weighs a Ton too, if it would mix nice.

BTX- This Jam is Black
Super, a sprightly number from the great Select label.

DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince- Jazzy’s Groove
Final track and cut short before Grover Washington Jr comes in just in case it provoked a facebook group to try to post a mix of shouty rap metal instead.

Go HERE to download the mix. SendSpace link at the bottom.

enjoy,
–dirt_dog

James Brown – Samples Volume 3 & 4

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Rounds 3 and 4 from Roy Johnson, over at Scratch Reaction, as he continues his James Brown month. Check out 1 and 2, either here or there, or get down with the T.R.O.Y. forum. You won’t regret it.

James Brown – Samples Volume 3
1. James Brown – Ain’t It Funky Now (1969)
2. Mysterme – Unsolved Mysterme (Instrumental)
3. Kev-E-Kev – Listen To The Man
4. Black, Rock & Ron – My Hometown
5. Beastie Boys – Hey Ladies
6. Afrika Zulu Kings – Cars (Instrumental)
7. James Brown – Nose Job (1969)
8. Gang Starr – What You Want This Time
9. BDP – The Racist
10. James Brown – The Chicken (1969)
11. Main Source – Think
12. Big Daddy Kane – Calling Mr. Welfare
13. James Brown – In The Middle (1969)
14. Chubb Rock – The Organizer
15. James Brown – Soul Pride (1969)
16. Craig G – Ripped To Streads
17. Digable Planets – 9th Wonder
18. James Brown – Why Am I Treated So Bad (1969)
19. The Associates – From The Ground Up (Instrumental)


Previews:
James Brown – Ain’t It Funky Now (1969)
James Brown – Nose Job (1969)
James Brown – Soul Pride (1969)

Producer Info:
Mysterme – Unsolved Mysterme (Produced by Joe Quixx)
Kev-E-Kev – Listen To The Man (Produced by Paul C & Ak-B)
Black, Rock & Ron – My Hometown (Produced by Paul C & BRR)
Beastie Boys – Hey Ladies (Produced by The Dust Brothers)
Afrika Zulu Kings – Cars (Produced by Afrika Islam)
Gang Starr – What You Want This Time (Produced by DJ Premier)
BDP – The Racist (Produced by Krs-One)
Main Source – Think (Produced by Paul C & The Large Professor)
Big Daddy Kane – Calling Mr. Welfare (Produced by Easy Mo Bee)
Chubb Rock – The Organizer (Produced by Howie Tee)
Craig G – Ripped To Streads (Produced by Marley Marl)
Digable Planets – 9th Wonder (Produced by The Digable Planets)
The Associates – From The Ground Up (Produced by Rhettmatic)

James Brown – Samples Volume 4
1. James Brown – There Was A Time (1969)
2. Chubb Rock – Treat ‘Em Right
3. James Brown – There Was A Time II (1969)
4. Downtown Science – Keep It On
5. James Brown – The Little Groove Maker Pt. I (1969)
6. De La Soul – Me Myself And I (Oblapos Mode)
7. James Brown – Mother Popcorn Pt. I (1969)
8. Doug E Fresh – On The Strength
9. James Brown – Popcorn With A Feeling (1969)
10. Brand Nubian – Who Can Get Busy Like This Man
11. James Brown – You Got To Have A Mother For Me (1969)
12. Schoolly D – Gangster Boogie
13. Bizzie Boys – Say When
14. LL Cool J – Why Do You Think They Call It Dope
15. James Brown – Baby, Here I Come (1969)
16. EPMD – The Big Payback
17. James Brown – Lowdown Popcorn (1969)
18. Organized Konfusion – Audience Pleasers Demo


Previews:
James Brown – There Was A Time (1969)
James Brown – The Little Groove Maker Pt. I (1969)
James Brown – Mother Popcorn Pt. I (1969)

Producer Info:
Chubb Rock – Treat ‘Em Right (Produced by Howie Tee)
Downtown Science – Keep It On (Produced by Sam Sever)
De La Soul – Me Myself And I Remix (Produced by Prince Paul)
Doug E Fresh – On The Strength (Produced by The Bomb Squad)
Brand Nubian – Who Can Get Busy… (Produced by Brand Nubian)
Schoolly D – Gangster Boogie (Produced by Schoolly D)
Bizzie Boys – Say When (Produced by Jamal-Ski)
LL Cool J – Why Do You Think… (Produced by LL Cool J)
EPMD – The Big Payback (Produced by EPMD)
Organized Konfusion – Audience Pleasers Demo (Produced by Paul C)

Peace and props to Roy Johnson.
–Verge

James Brown – Samples Volume 2

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Round 2 from Roy. Remember it’s James Brown Month over at his new spot Scratch Reaction. For more goodies like these make you sure you’re F5ing the T.R.O.Y. forums daily. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. –Philaflava

James Brown – Samples Volume 2

1. James Brown – I Can’t Stand Myself (1968)
2. Phill Most Chill – Release Yourself
3. Ultimate Force – So Dam Tuf (Instrumental)
4. James Brown – Say It Loud, I’m Black And I’m Proud (1969)
5. Big Daddy Kane – Long Live The Kane
6. EPMD – Brothers On My Jock
7. West Coast Rap All Stars – All In The Same Gang (Instrumental)
8. Intelligent Hoodlum – Black & Proud
9. Divine Styler – It’s A Black Thing
10. LL Cool J – Nitro
11. Kev-E-Kev – Keep On Doin’
12. Cobra MCees – The M Go
13. Brand Nubian – Dedication
14. Brand Nubian – I’m Black And I’m Proud
15. Cypress Hill – Insane In The Brain (Instrumental)
16. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – T.R.O.Y. (Drums)

Download Vol. 2

James Brown – I Can’t Stand Myself (1968)

James Brown – Say It Loud, I’m Black And I’m Proud (1969)

James Brown – Samples Volume 1

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Former T.R.O.Y. member Roy is still dropping his always dope, well-thought out compilations and this month is James Brown Month over at his new spot Scratch Reaction. He recently posted this on the T.R.O.Y. forums and I thought it’s something we should pass on to our readers. Peace to Roy and one of the greatest musicians of all time. –Philaflava

James Brown – Samples Volume 1

1. James Brown – I Got You (1966)
2. Gang Starr – Gotch U
3. Gang Starr – Gotch U (Hunter Mix)
4. Public Enemy – Contract On The World Love Jam
5. James Brown – Cold Sweat (1967)
6. Public Enemy – Prophets Of Rage
7. Public Enemy – Welcome To The Terrordome
8. Ice Cube – Jackin’ For Beats
9. King Tee – Bass
10. Chubb Rock – What’s The Word
11. Three Times Dope – Straight Up
12. Sweet Tee – I Got Da Feelin’
13. James Brown – Bring It Up (1967)
14. Gang Starr – Manifest
15. Gang Starr – Manifest (Remix)
16. Ultramagnetic MCs – See The Man On The Street

Download Mix

I Got You (1966)

Cold Sweat (1967)

Bring It Up (1967)