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Can you name the legendary producer who sampled this 1975 love song?

Clue: There are two quick vocal samples. One between 0:20 and 0:30 and another between 1:35 and 1:45.

Hint: The beat that uses this sample is probably more beautiful than the original song.

The Answer

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I was struggling to identify the song Black milk sampled, and I think it’s this one:

..sped up but I can’t confirm it. This is why I thought that:

Let me know if I’m wrong… or right!

 

PS. I’m totally not

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I was listening to Big Pun‘s acclaimed album Capital Punishment for the very first time today, and believe me, there’s more I have to say about hearing him for the first time, but I’ll fit that into other posts.

The track “Boomerang” came on, and I immediately recognized the above sample from something, somewhere. I felt that it was something off of the 3 Beat Tapes, so I went back and tried to find it. 

I did. “Track 13” off of Dilla‘s second of three unnamed beat tapes and “Boomerang” (produced by V.I.C.) share the same sample. I feel like I know more of these things.

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I’m not going to make you guess who sampled this  — Dilla did (the most familiar sample appearing at 1:00). This song is pretty great, but the one that Jay Dee creates with this track has actually brought tears to my eyes.

Happy Dilla Sunday everyone,

trondon

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Who sampled this song off of D’Nell‘s 2005 release 1st Magic?

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Not many people have heard this upcoming producer’s take on this soul classic by the legendary Marvin Gaye.

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Do you know who sampled the first song off Steely Dan‘s The Royal Scam? I do, and his name is

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Here’s a fine bit of hip-hop history, probably the most sampled drum loop of all time. The legendary Amen Break, a 6 second drum solo beginning at 1:26 performed by drummer Gregory C. Coleman of The Winstons was propelled into fame as one of the most preferred drum loops during the 1980’s. A series of breaks called Ultimate Breaks and Beats, a series of compilation tapes of all the best drum breaks that producers wanted to sample. It started with former Downstairs Records employee Leonard “BreakBeat Lenny” Roberts and Louis “BreakBeat Lou” Flores, who were tight with members of the Zulu Nation, and who started puming those samples into their beats, notably the Amen Break. It eventually crossed overseas into the UK during the height of rave culture in the 1990’s, and became a staple in both the UK “Jungle” and “Drum And Bass” genres and helped them evolve, appearing in nearly every tune.

In the hip-hop world, the first dissection of the sample is attributed to 2 Live Crew producer Mr. Mixx on the 1987 song Feel Alright Y’all” from the album Move Somethin’, and best used in it’s early days by Grandmaster Flash. The first time I recognized it when I heard N.W.A.’s “Straight Outta Compton” produced by Dr. Dre and DJ Yella. It is even used in such songs like Nine Inch Nails’ “The Perfect Drug”. Unfortunately, no royalties have been given to the drummer, but that’s sampling – some call it plagarism, I call it a testament. The break and the rest of the Ultimate Breaks and Beats have been used by elite producers like DJ Premier, Large Professor, The Bomb Squad, Pete Rock, Dr. Dre and Marley Marl. It is even used in the TV show Futurama‘s theme song and even by nu-metal attack Slipknot.

Watch this much more informative video on the break and it’s impact on history here.

Just keep an ear out for it, you’ll start to hear it everywhere.

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This actually has two answers…who sampled it better? Also, David McCallum plays Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard from the show NCIS

Option A

Option B

 

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