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You mean Esoteric.

TheGameguru wrote:

You mean Esoteric.

Yes, indeed. That is what I mean. Thanks for catching that. I can never remember that guys name. I love his rappin’ tho’.

I’m the worst! This is the song about food poisoning...

This was my favorite track from that CZARFACE album:

It did move the needle for CZARFACE being full on dad music.

A new PE album with some amazing guests! George Clinton, Cypress Hill, Beastie Boys, PMD Run DMC:

New Lloyd Banks?!?!

Look how young Chuck looks back then. I love this so much! Sister Souljah! Yeah!!

NathanialG wrote:

A new PE album with some amazing guests! George Clinton, Cypress Hill, Beastie Boys, PMD Run DMC:

Dude!! This album is great! I’m still going back to this over and over. This album has really made an impact on me. It’s one for the ages. This is the best hip-hop album to come out in many many years.

There’s many songs on this album which cannot be ignored. I’m going to link a bunch of them here.

Ok. So this video doesn’t show LL Cool J. Maybe there are some permissions issues. I don’t know. Please correct me if I’m wrong, but verse 2 which starts “From the tippy tippy top never taking the L” is LL Cool J, right? The video implies that it’s Run, but from my estimates the only thing Run is doing in this song is at the very end with the “It’s like this y’all! Like this y’all!” part. Anyway please let me know what you think about that. Also some some of the lyrics are not accurate. Here’s the video…

The updated Fight the Power 2020 has some amazing guest rappers. Nas. Rapsody. Black Thought. And that Bob Marley sample! One of the most amazing uses of a sample ever!! It’s from the chorus of I Shot the Sheriff by Bob Marley. Don’t be ashamed if you’ve never recognized it. The way it was recontextualized is the best example of the right way to sample a well known recording.

Smash the Crowd has a super dope 16 bars by Ice-T.

You’ve all probably heard this one already. STFU was the first single from this album and for good reason. THIS IS PURE HIP-HOP!!

DJ Premier. THAT BEASTIE BOYS SAMPLE!!! It’s from Slow and Low. let yourself “GO!!!”

I mentioned recontextualized samples. One of my favorite examples of this is from Jump by Chris Cross. The source of the sample is from The Jackson Five. The song Jump recontextualizes the piano sample from a major key in the original to a minor key for Jump. I love this!!

Mean muggin’ kids is so cute!

Mrs Rawk got me the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop for my birthday. So many great memories and rediscoveries.

Warning: Lots of profanity
I think I’m going to rip the audio from this video. It’s a very entertaining mix.

RawkGWJ wrote:

I mentioned recontextualized samples. One of my favorite examples of this is from Jump by Chris Cross. The source of the sample is from The Jackson Five. The song Jump recontextualizes the piano sample from a major key in the original to a minor key for Jump. I love this!!

The YT channel Tracklib does some awesome Sample Breakdowns:

Between stuff like this and WhoSampled, I've discovered so much more music through what some of my favorite hip-hop tracks have sampled.

Also, seriously, if you're now following DJ Jazzy Jeff's livestreams, what are you even doing?

Or, alternatively, the wonderful SkratchBastid:

Who Sampled is soooo great! I do the same as you. Look up my favorite beats and put the source materials in a playlist labeled Funk Friday with Soul.

This came out last week. Debut album by a young rapper named Solemn Brigham. It’s really good and has a unique sound.

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