Top 10 Samples in Hip-Hop History ~ Part 2

Here we go again!

Let's Go Back To The Old School, shall we?

This Episodes TOP 10 Random Samples and Breakbeats

  1. Sukiyaki by Kyu Sakamoto >> A Taste of Honey = Ladi Dadi by Doug E. Fresh & MC Ricky D

  2. I Can't Stand the Rain by ANN PEEBLES = The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) - Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott

  3. Sweet Green Fields by Seals & Crofts = Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See - Busta Rhymes

  4. Misdemeanor by Foster Sylvers = It's Funky Enough by The D.O.C.

  5. Root Down and Get It by Jimmy Smith = Root Down - Beastie Boys

  6. Daydream in Blue by I Monster = Daydreamin' - Lupe Fiasco & Jill Scott

  7. Love, Need and Want You by Patti LaBelle = G.H.E.T.T.O Musick - OutKast

  8. Are You My Woman (Tell Me So) by The Chi-Lites = Crazy In Love - Beyonce with Jay-Z

  9. Ready Or Not, Here I Come by The Delfonics = Sock it 2 Me - Missy Elliott & Da Brat >>> Ready or Not - Fugees

  10. Today by Tom Scott = Reminisce (t.r.o.y.) - Pete Rock & CL Smooth

MORE? You Want More?

'Misdemeanor' by Foster Sylvers


  1. AALIYAH for "Back & Forth"
  2. HEAVY D AND THE BOYZ for "Spend A Little Time On Top"
  3. AFRIKA BAMBAATAA for "Death Mix"
  4. SHYNE'S "That's Gangsta"
  5. BIG DADDY KANE's "Get Bizzy"
  6. SWV's "Gettin Funky"

'Root Down (And Get It)' by JIMMY SMITH

WAS ALSO USED FOR THE 3rd Bass classic "Steppin' to the A.M."

'Love, Need and Want You' by PATTI LaBELLE

WAS ALSO USED BY Kelly Rowland ft. Nelly for "DILEMMA"

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Rhythm City Prod. 8 years ago

Slick Rick was a genius and I guess I have to are you funkman!

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

Welcome to all visiting from France!

Pepsiline 8 years ago

You're totally crazy :p It's a real entertainment to see you share your fav samples with us.

Merci pour l'accueil.

Zaratus 8 years ago

Nice samples! FYI Daydream in Blue is already a cover of the song Daydream by Wallace Collection, belgian pop group of the 60-70's. It was covered recently by I Monster, but also by the french singer Claude Francois with the song "Rêverie".

Jonno.Norton 8 years ago

You forgot the classic "Amen Break" from The Winstons' 1969 single Amen, Brother. It's easily one of, if not the most sampled break in hip hop and many other genres.

Check this video at YouTube, definitely the best explanation I've seen of the breaks history:

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

I didn't forget it, I just haven't used it yet!!

Jonno.Norton 8 years ago

Perhaps you've used it and didn't even know it though! =)

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

I don't see how that's possible but....okay.

Deuce Maxwell 8 years ago

What's the breakbeat used in BDP's "Love's Gonna Getcha"

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

The answer to that one Deuce is "Love's Gonna Get You Baby" by Jocelyn Brown which was written by Tony Coleandro.

Deuce Maxwell 8 years ago

Thanks for the reply I peeped it out, and Jocelyn Brown is the vocal sample

but the jazzy breakbeat he's rappin over is what I'm still looking for...

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FunkBoy73 8 years ago

I’ve discovered you on YouTube by chance the other day and I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed your videos (I think I’m up to No.6). When I was a young lad of 17, one of the many record shops that I worked in (I got paid in records by some!) had an owner who later became a kind of musical mentor t me. He would find it most amusing whenever I pulled out a Public Enemy, Big Daddy Kane, BDP, Run DMC (etc.) tune and he would proceed to amaze me by going into the back and pulling out the original sample or break by some old jazz or funk dude I never heard of before. Needless to say, it left a big impression on me and it’s thanks to people like him and Hip Hop itself, that I went on to discover the likes of James Brown, The JB’s, Hank Ballard, Bobby Byrd, Sly & Family Stone, The Meters, Gil Scott Heron, Roy Ayers, Bob James etc. etc. etc….

Being an ex Funk/Soul/Hip Hop DJ and child of the early Hip Hop era (as, no doubt you know, back then it was Electro and you wasn’t anybody unless you owned a section of lino flooring [for breakin’], a “Ghetto Blaster” the size of a wardrobe [with more knobs on it than Darth Vader’s bathroom] and/or box fresh pair of Addidas/Nike/Puma, with oversized fat laces containing enough material to cloth a small family for a year!), I was under the impression that I pretty much knew all of the important breaks & samples that there was to know and I took great pleasure in smugly telling all these young kids that think Hip Hop started with Biggie & Tupac and that Puffy & Timberland are the most original producers in Hip Hop history (does anyone remember Prince Paul or The Bomb Squad?) that there is a whole heritage of music that one should experience and that all artists of today owe a debt to the pioneers that came before them. Now whilst I was familiar with most of the samples & breaks that you shared with us (probably like you, I own all of the Ultimate Breaks & Beats Vol 1-25… except for the elusive original press of Vol 8), there were still a few gems that I never knew about and I found myself franticly reaching for pen & paper and firing up Limewire quicker than you can say “Hang Up Your Hang Ups”!

This taught me that there is always more to learn and that there’s always someone out there that can teach you something new about subjects you may (naively) think you know all there is to know. And for this I humbly say thank you. Good to see there are people out there that can be bothered to keep the history alive and pass on the knowledge to a younger generation and I wish all the best of luck with your videos… and fuck, why didn’t I think of it first?

Peace from an ex B-boy in London, England. Brother, you know your shit!

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

Thanks for this great comment FunkBoy73, it has been a lot of fun for me to do and while I've contemplated the hush-hush policy on sampling and I think it's a shame to leave people in the dark. If a light is not shone on this great history of funk, it will be forgotten. is making a comeback of late. Movies like SEMI-PRO and SUPERBAD have been great at getting kids exposed to some funky joints.

hip hop head 8 years ago

Nobody has mentioned Nautilus by Bob James (1974). Its probably one of the most sampled songs in Hiphop!!!

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Teeny Tots 8 years ago from USA

wow! cool picture

kosh 8 years ago

wat about "the edge"?

or something like that - for the next episode dr.dre


WeWantTheFunk 8 years ago

thanks for the knowledge funk man.

regards from boston

david 8 years ago

BIG UP FROM paris music ...smelly music in there gooooooooooood gangsta shit i mean west coast poplock was gangsta

Empowered 8 years ago

Hi There, special made an account here to follow ur steps on this hub, great to see about the old school tracks, cant wait till u make a new video. i was also following the tracks from 1986 when i starting with rap in the old days, specially i found finnaly the Come on and get down from Rock roll skate and bounce.keep on the good work!!!

greets from the netherlands, Holland!

dj sev 7 years ago

Good to find this page, the is most helpful for all things break related. Never knew about the TROY sample, great song. Just found out the intro is from Beginning of the End's Funky Nassau album, another gem worth featuring. Keep the knowledge flowing.

Emmylou London 7 years ago

Hey Funktual. Soooo good to find someone as obsessive as myself about collecting samples. I have most of the same songs you've played on MP3 and spend many happy evenings baffling my pals with the originals of all those heavily sampled songs. Some of 'em are so uneducated they thought the beats were new and couldn't believe they'd been ripped off. The Chi-Lites 'Are You My Woman' is the one that gets the best reaction. Some see it as a sad hobby but every week I find another example to impress my mates with and I'm constantly being surprised myself. I first got into collecting sampled originals as here in the UK during the late 90's and early 00's, jungle, hardcore and UK garage tunes used samples mainly from old Rare Groove songs. I guess I still have many more to discover and I'm well up for swapping any new discoveries with you. Love the clips (especially the moves). Are you sure it was non-alcoholic punch in that glass babe? x

Mike 7 years ago

you're amazing. that's all I can say.

Steve Sampling 7 years ago

sup man, great video's,we def share the same passion for the brakes, my reactions when the come around on the track are very simular haha, only thing that bothers me is that you dont use vinyl in the vid's, i bet u got a lot of this stuff on wax right?

-peace from 101RvKCity Iceland

DJ Frei-Tag 7 years ago

thanks for all the famous samples and breakbeats. love the clips.

go on for more stuff hereo

pm 7 years ago

Yo. Black Sheep "Similak Child" also uses the Today beat.

Leandro 7 years ago


I Can't Stand the Rain by ANN PEEBLES => Memories Live - Reflection Eternal


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andrecolon 7 years ago

Thank You - you area breath of freshHHHHHH air - mang.

I wanted to do a jeopardy show like this "Name that sample" or famous song using funky drummer. Definitely a must tink about it. Good lookin on the edutainment

Daryl 7 years ago

I was blown away by that one from i monster, it sounds so much like a portishead song called glory box only difference is the strings are not used after the baseline, and they slowed it down a little bit, I could be wrong but sounds a lot like that's where they found there "inspiration" for that song, def one of my favorite from them

Koenvv 7 years ago


Loved all of it, but check this out

Romie 7 years ago

I was feeling a little down and found your videos while digging through old Nice & Smooth and Audio2 on Youtube. Definitely cheered me up here in the Philippines! Represent!

matts 7 years ago

this stuff is great,so funky, really enterteining, its great to see your passion and enthusiasm, very refreshing especially with their being so much terrible pop music, i`m gonna be expanding my music collection right about now

matt (leeds, england)

Incognito 6 years ago

Just came by to show some love for what you do & thanks for schoolin' me about music. Not too many of us young folks who actually cares about music like you do. Thanks again & keep up the work.

6 years ago

Love what your doing... Keep it up. just a note worthy addition, Today by Tom Scott was also sampled for similak child by the great Black Sheep (Native tongues). another 2 for 1.

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DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Actually it is the Jefferson Airplane version of TODAY that is sampled on SIMILAK.

DX 6 years ago

Dude, being an insomniac and just surfing youtube, I came across your Top 10 Samples in Hip-Hop History vids and man, it BLEW my mind...

JC 6 years ago

Great videos, love finding the source of samples.

For any aussie hip hop heads out there, the strings at the start of Ready Or Not, Here I Come by The Delfonics are also from The Sea is Rising by Bliss N Eso -

j wilson 4 years ago

Were is the baseline from let the bass go from d.o.c

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