Top 10 Samples in Hip-Hop History ~ Part 8

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Top 10 Samples Volume 8

1) Funky Drummer by James Brown = Scarlet Begonias - Sublime and hundreds more!

2) Open Your Eyes - Bobby Caldwell = The Light - Common

3) One Step Ahead by Aretha Franklin = Ms. Fat Booty - Mos Def

4) Hot Music by SoHo = Superstarr Part Zero - K-OS

5) My Thang by James Brown = Funky Child - Lords of the Underground

6) The Breakthrough by Isaac Hayes = The Breakthrough - LL Cool J & Tonz of Gunz - Gang Starr

7) Bolero Medley by Celeste Legaspi = Kick, Push - Lupe Fiasco

8) Home is Where the Hatred Is by Gil Scott-Heron = My Way Home - Kanye West featuring Common

9) The Message from The Soul Sisters by Myra Barnes a/k/a Vicki Anderson = Freedom of Speech - Above The Law

10) Name and Number by Curiosity Killed The Cat = Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey) - De La Soul

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Adam York 8 years ago

I don't watch too much YouTube but you certainly appear to know your stuff. Good gear to!


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lady luck 8 years ago from Boston

THE PJ PANTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<33333333333333333333333333333333


Jonno.Norton 8 years ago

Gil Scott Heron!!!!! <33333


206-Productions 7 years ago from Seattle

Keep up the good work

P.S. how do you find these and get the cd's of them


Ronnie Arnold 7 years ago

You mentioned that De La Soul sampled the song, "Name and Number" by Curiosity Killed The Cat, but did you know that's just the vocals. The beat originated from a group called The Whatnauts on their hit, "Help Is On The Way" which was also sampled by Heavy & The Boyz on their hit, "Sex Wit You". That is all.


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

Oh yeah, I def knew that and technically, De La never really sampled it, they just interpolated the chorus with new singers.


zeuser 7 years ago

I don't think that the group that made 'hot music' is the same that made 'hippy chick'. Hippy chick is done by the two chicks, i had the albut and hot music was not on it.


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

You are correct zeuser. They are two different groups. My bad.


djses 7 years ago

re : name and number de la soul They did originally sample the song but curiosity's label wouldnt release the sample so they had to recreate it.

Excellent work by the way funktual im addicted totally, my wife thinks im a nerd. lol


d-funk 6 years ago

pretty weak list. where the dirty breakbeats at?


SLACKeR 4 years ago

'The Message from The Soul Sisters' by Myra Barnes was also used for 'City under siege' by the Geto Boys. Awesome album !!!!


Noddy 4 years ago

love the youtube vids. How about the Ghostface sample for "One"? has that been included?

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