Top 10 Samples in Hip-Hop History ~ Part 6
Welcome to the DeKalb Av subway station!
My station. This was Spike Lee's station. The Notorious B.I.G. as well. Jay-Z prob'ly met his customers here. You can see, smell and feel the culture oozing out of every crack in the pavement.
In Brooklyn, you don't call a cab...you take the subway AND if it's an emergency then you call the Car Service. It ain't as glorious as it sounds. A pimped out old El Dorado with a Royal Crown in the FRONT and Back Dash.
The subway though, was a wonderful place for me to grow as a writer. Because let's face it, New Yorkers spend a lot of time waiting around for trains. Added up I'll bet it's a few days per year. If you're looking for inspiration on humanity...look no further than the Brooklyn Subway Line. CHANGE HERE FOR THE 2,3.4.5.A.C.E,the B.D.F. the N, the R, the Queens-Bound G.
Won't you please stand clear of the closing doors!
and you should know the drill by now...Don't scroll down to the text below (although I know it is tempting now you're being told not to. :P) until after the video or you'll spoil all the great surprises that lie within!
Representing Fort Greene, BROOKLYN ~ NYC
Here's Today's TOP 10 You Funktual People You!
1) Juicy Fruit by MTUME = Juicy - The Notorious B.I.G.
2) Before The Night Is Over by Joe Simon = So Fresh, So Clean - OutKast
3) Mary Mary byTHE MONKEES = Mary Mary - Run DMC
4) Between The Sheets by The Isley Brothers = Big Poppa - The Notorious B.I.G.
5) Headless Heroes by Eugene McDaniels = Get It Together - Beastie Boys featuring Q-Tip
6) Don't Burn Down the Bridge by Gladys Knight & The Pips =
360* (What Goes Around) - Grand Puba
A Milli - Lil' Wayne
7) Running Away by Roy Ayers = Description of a Fool - A Tribe Called Quest
8) The Champ by The Mohawks (ALONG WITH BLONDIE's "Rapture") = Step Into A World (Rapture's Delite) - KRS-One
9) Black Cow by Steely Dan = Deja Vu (Uptown Baby) - Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz
10) Be Thankful For What You Got by William DeVaughn = Diamond In The Back - Ludacris
#10 ~ You may not drive a Great Big Cadillac, Diamond in the Back, SunRoof-Top, Diggin the Scene with a Gangsta Lean ooh hoo!
What Else? ~~~ What Else?
Okay. Okay. Settle Down Spaz.
Juicy Fruit by MTUME was also used by...
- Stetsasonic for the classic "Talkin' All That Jazz"
- Common for "Charm's Alarm"
- Warren G used twice for "This DJ" & "Don't You see"
- Allure feat. LL Cool J for their collabo "No Question"
Between The Sheets by ISLEY BROS too.
- A Tribe Called Quest BONITA APPLEBUM ya gotta put me on.
- Naughty By Nature WRITTEN ON YA KITTEN
- Da Brat FUNKDAFIED
- Heavy D & The Boyz NUTTIN' BUT LOVE for ya babe!
- Keith Murray THE MOST BEAUTIFULLEST THING IN THIS WORLD is just like that....I get in ya!
- Whitney Houston ONE OF THOSE DAYS
Headless Heroes by Eugene McDaniels was also used by PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH's "Soul Brother #1"!!!!!!!!!
Black Cow by Steely Dan also = MF Doom "Gas Drawlz"
Be Thankful For What You Got by William DeVaughn was sampled by
- N.W.A. twice on "Gangsta Gangsta" & "8 Ball"
- WC and the MAAD Circle for "In a Twist"
- Intelligent Hoodlum too for "Back to Reality"
- and Massive Attack's "Be Thankful For What You Got"
THIS TRAIN IS BEING HELD BY THE DISPATCHER!
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