Thursday, February 07, 2008
Souled On Samples XIX
"Ain't No Sunshine"---Lyn Collins (zShare)
"Ain't No Sunshine"---Lyn Collins (savefile)
*Sampled on "Don't U Know" by ODB and "Splish Splash" by Cappadonna
"A New Day"---J.C. Davis (zShare)
"A New Day"---J.C. Davis (savefile)
*Sampled on "Project Jazz" by Hell Razah/MF Doom/Talib Kweli
"Sir Duke"---Stevie Wonder (zShare)
"Sir Duke"---Stevie Wonder (savefile)
*Sampled on "Footprints" by A Tribe Called Quest and "Let's Get Busy Baby" by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
"Sugar Man"---Rodriguez (zShare)
"Sugar Man"---Rodriguez (savefile)
*Sampled on "You're Da Man" by Nas
"I Can't Stand (To See You Cry)"---The Escorts (zShare)
"I Can't Stand (To See You Cry)"---The Escorts (savefile)
*Sampled on "Don't Cry" by J Dilla
"Mr. Cool"---Rasputin's Stash (zShare)
"Mr. Cool"---Rasputin's Stash (savefile)
*Sampled on "We Fly High" by Jim Jones
"Peace And Love: Movement IV (The Encounter)"---Mandrill (zShare)
"Peace And Love: Movement IV (The Encounter)"---Mandrill (savefile)
*Sampled on "Two Words" by Kanye West/Mos Def/Freeway/Harlem Boy's Choir
*Sampled on "Hostile Gospel Pt. 1 (Deliver Us)" by Talib Kweli
"Little Green Apples"---Monk Higgins & The Specialites (zShare)
"Little Green Apples"---Monk Higgins & The Specialites (savefile)
*Sampled on "Code Of The Streets" by Gang Starr
"Pieces Of A Man"---Gil Scott-Heron (zShare)
"Pieces Of A Man"---Gil Scott-Heron (savefile)
*Sampled on "What A Niggy Know" by KMD
"Make It Easy On Yourself"---Jerry Butler (zShare)
"Make It Easy On Yourself"---Jerry Butler (savefile)
*Sampled on "Jedi Mind Tricks" by Lupe Fiasco
Stevie Wonder playing "Superstition" live on "Sesame Street". Programming for the soul children just ain't what it used to be:
A captivating and energetic live performance by Mandrill in 1971:
Bonus mp3s (zShare):
"Jedi Mind Tricks"---Lupe Fiasco
From Fiasco's Fahrenheit 1/15 Part II: Revenge Of The Nerds mixtape...
"2 Words (Dert Remix)"---Kanye West/Mos Def/Freeway/Harlem Boy's Choir
This has a whole different vibe than the original. Some of you will love it, some of you will hate it, and most of you simply won't give a damn either way.
Before I wrap up this edition of SOS, a word to all of the talented DJs, producers and beatsmiths who pass through here on a regular basis. I want to thank all of you for sending me your beats and remixes. My inbox has been flooded lately, so please don't be offended if you haven't heard back from me yet. I commit to you that I will listen to everything you send my way, but understand that time is often a factor. Most of you will hear back from me eventually, and I will be asking some of you for permission to post your work in future posts.
I'm still getting American Gangster remixes, which is a'ight as long as you're pretty damn sure that what you've got excuses the fact that you showed up so late for class. I've also been hearing from many other talented hopefuls in the form of MCs, graf writers, bands, vocalists, and transsexual trapeze artists. You never know---if your talent is convincing enough, I might just decide to write about how well you work the tightrope some day.
As always, holla at your friendly Scholar at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meanwhile, if you haven't heard yet, there are some pretty big things goin' down over at the new beat battle blog, I Hook A Beat Up. Every Sunday a new track will be offered up for producers to use as a sample to flip for a beat. You have a week to turn in the dopest effort you possibly can, and the results will subsequently be posted and judged by a diverse panel of hip hop heads from various corners of the internets (visit the spot for a complete list). Submissions will be ranked and scored accordingly, and a public vote will be held each week as well.
All props due to What It Is from Tree Beats for getting this shit started and for inviting me to be one of the regular contributors of the sample sources. I'm planning to get pretty dusty diggin' up some good material, so make sure you get your collective ass over there and represent.
Stay up, fam...
Word From Your Moms:
Freedom's a road that's seldom traveled, watch hell unravel
Right before the eyes of the soldier who fell in battle
The single mother who raised her daughter to bear the sacred water
And not take the hand of every man who make a offer
To black kids wishin they white kids, when they close they eyelids
Like, "I bet they neighborhood ain't like this"
White kids wishin they black kids, and wanna talk like rappers
It's all backwards it's identity crisis
The industry inside us is vipers with fangs trying to bite us
Drug suppliers is the health care providers
We cakin, makin narcotics outta household products
We ain't workin out 'til we exorcise the demons that's inside us
Plus they seem to just provide us with enough rope to hang ourselves
Enough dope to slang ourselves, enough toast to bang ourselves
It's officially nigga season, these niggaz is bleedin
That's why I'm spittin freedom
We had enough of trigger squeezin
Talib Kweli (lyrics from "Hostile Gospel")