Top 10 Samples in Hip-Hop History ~ Part 15

If You Don't Have This Album Yet....

Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin, I'd like to sincerely thank you all! This edition was a departure for me in that I often use my favorite funk songs that just happen to be samples. Today, I have completely diversified the original source material to include, Jazz, Blues, Yemenite Israeli music and a special focus on Reggae.

I'm not sure if it'll be as funky as the others but we'll see...

The New Logo...........designed by B-Boy Lethal

I'm gonna have the rest of the Fat Albert Gang added behind me doing their cheer so it looks like I'm spinning at the junkyard!
I'm gonna have the rest of the Fat Albert Gang added behind me doing their cheer so it looks like I'm spinning at the junkyard!

Visual Aides Help So Much

Top 10 Samples in Hip-Hop History ~ Volume 15

1) Walk Right Up To The Sun - The Delfonics.... (Philly Groove)

  • If I Ruled The World ~ Nas (Ft. Lauryn Hill)

2) You Can Make It If You Try - Sly & The Family Stone.... (Epic)

  • Because I Got It Like That ~ Jungle Brothers
  • Hit It From The Back ~ Mobb Deep
  • Talkin' All That Jazz ~ Stetsasonic
  • New Jack Hustler ~ Ice-T
  • Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children ~ Queen Latifah
  • You Can't Play with My Yo-Yo ~ Yo-Yo
  • and many many more...

3) The Return of Leroy - Jimmy Castor Bunch...... (Atlantic)

  • Hold It Now, Hit It ~ Beastie Boys
  • J. Beez Comin' Through ~ Jungle Brothers

4) Taxman - Junior Parker.... (Capitol)

  • I Wanna Get High ~ Cypress Hill

5) Gotta Learn How To Dance - Fatback.... (Event)

  • Streets of New York ~ Kool G Rap & DJ Polo

6) E.V.A. ~ Jean Jacques Perrey.... (Vanguard)

  • Just To Get a Rep ~ GangStarr
  • (PLUS - excerpt from FUNKY FOR YOU by Nice & Smooth)
  • Same Ol' Thing ~ A Tribe Called Quest
  • 3000 ~ Dr. Octagon
  • and many more...

7) Im Nin Alu - Ofra Haza.... (Shanachie)

  • Paid In Full ~ Eric B & Rakim (Coldcut Remix)

8) I Can't See Myself Without You - Creative Source..... (Sussex)

  • What We Do - Freeway, Beanie Sigel & Jay-Z

9) No Woman, No Cry - Boney M.... (Atco)

  • Ghetto Bastard (Everything's Gonna Be Alright) ~ Naughty By Nature

10) Uptown Top Ranking - Althea & Donna

  • I'm Still in Love With You ~ Sean Paul & Sasha


Alton Ellis - I'm Still In Love With You (Girl) is the original on wax!

then Marcia Aitken changed it to - "I'm Still in Love With You Boy"

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Maddie Ruud 8 years ago from Oakland, CA

You're not sure this vid is as funky as the others? Well, maybe, but it's got a whole lotta SOUL!

PS> You and Paula are soooooooo cute!

PPS> Love the new logo. It's totally you, down to your classic Jamie hand gestures!

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tourmaline2777 8 years ago from Chicago

This is great! I grew up with hip-hop and I would always be amazed when I heard the original songs that samples were taken from. I would be riding in the car with dad and he always listened to the oldie or dusty station. Then a song with some familiar sounds would play like "Ain't no half steppin" by Heatwave and I would think that's in a  Doug E Fresh song  - (Keep Risin' to the Top) or Big Daddy Kane song (Ain't No Half Steppin). That started my love of old soul, funk,and r&b, music. And the more I listened to it-the more I heard songs that were sampled by hip-hop and r&b artists.

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Great story tourmaline, thanks and feel free to enjoy the whole series! Looking forward to your next memory..

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hot dorkage 8 years ago from Oregon, USA

Nice vid... those backbeats are just what I need to get crackin. I like the sources so much better than the derivatives.

DJ Royal T 8 years ago

Yo Dude, I think this is how most of us know you...LOL

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Holy shit that's the coolest thing ever!

DJ Royal T 8 years ago

Yo, I wasn't on my computer until tonight and barely got your email. I'll call you tomorrow (Monday) around the same time as you indicated, if that's cool.


MusicPolice72 7 years ago

DJ Funktuall, I don't know how you do it. But you've managed to un-mask sampled songs that took me DECADES to find!I mean this sincerly...when I discovered your youtube channel,I got a feel of what it would be like to discover the lost city of Atlantis. DJ to DJ, I thank you.

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DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Your welcome brotha!

louis 7 years ago

If I ruled the world was originally done by kurtis blow

flipstzr 6 years ago

Great grat great grat grat great great stuff

J Dilla Drums 5 years ago

Oh these are great titles right here

ive 5 years ago

hi, and greetings from Italy! :) I love your videos man! eheh

Anyway, as im a reggae dj too, i have to tell you this about your track number..

10) Uptown Top Ranking - Althea & Donna

I'm Still in Love With You ~ Sean Paul & Sasha

In fact che original track is frm the great jamaican rocksteady singer Alton Ellis - Still in love .

Then, in the 80ties, Marcia Aitken singed a popular version of that tune, under Joe Gibbs production, who decided to made a entire riddim of this, where you can find the Althea & Donna tune too! :)

here can you see the list of (i think) alla the tune made on the "I'm still in love with you riddim"


Tubical 4 years ago

Hi you Funk(iest)tual(l),

this is my first post here, just watched your YT-vids and your comments on hup-pages as well side by side so i can read and watch and listen to the "full length" trax (when i find them at YT)

you may want to know that i´m listening to your shows at the train while it takes me to work as well....way cool man!

For the boneyM. thing, crazy but true: I got the old hammond M3 Organ from the old and closed FF-studio located in "Offenbach am Main" germany back than.

For the E.V.A. it was waaay ahead when it came out around 1970...!! Nither jean michel jarre (oxygene,equinoxe) nor kraftwerk was there...only tangerine dream came "´round the bend" back those old days when electronic music started (check wendy carlos as well; his -or her- "switched on bach" LP is nearly what IBBs apache is to HipHop)

cheers and many thanx for your incredible work,


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