Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My Favourite Hip-Hop Samples: Vol. 3

Whatup! Haven't done some of these for a little while so I've got some absolute gems here if I do say so myself.

ORIGINAL: New Birth - Honeybee

SAMPLE: Wu Tang Clan - Clan In Da Front

God knows how or why soulful 70's outfit New Birth came up with these dark opening notes on Honeybee, but thank the lord they did, and more so that the RZA got hold of them.

ORIGINAL: Wes Montgomery - Mi Cosa

SAMPLE: Pharoahe Monch - The Light

Very impressive work from Diamond D to craft out such a sweet hook from a few delicate jazz guitar licks. Sample appears at 1:12

ORIGINAL: The Jacksons - This Place Hotel

SAMPLE: Charles Hamilton - Life to the Fullest

Sometimes the original doesn't need too much alteration. Flesh out the drums a little and ya good to go.

ORIGINAL: Eddie Harris - Lovely Is Today

SAMPLE: Gang Starr - 2 Deep

Like a lot of jazz tracks I'll feature, I recommend listening past the initial sample because it improves as it progresses.

ORIGINAL: Alessi Brothers - Oh Lori

SAMPLE: Cities Aviv - Meet Me on Montrose

Yeah I can't be the only one that thought this was a female vocalist. Beautiful none the less and wonderfully chopped up for Cities Aviv on Meet Me on the Montrose.

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