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Top 10 Samples in Hip-Hop History ~ Part 32 - 36

Updated on July 14, 2015

I have done quite a lot of samples since I last hubbed so let's play a little catch-up, shall we?  Submitted for your approval, my last five episodes of Top 10 Samples in History.

I would like to invite you to spend an hour with me in a classroom environment talking about how soul, funk, jazz, reggae and even rock-n-roll helped shape the most organic artform of my lifetime.....hip-hop sampling.   Have you ever made a collage out of pictures you found in a magazine?   It is exactly the same concept.  Some people might say why sample using technology when you can make your own music?   To them I say, what about a photographer?   He COULD always paint the picture on a canvas and not use technology to capture a moment but why would he when he can just click.



1) I Just Wanna Stop - Jimmy Castor Bunch
We Dont Care - Kanye West

2) Call Me, Come Back Home - Cecil Holmes
Its Been a Long Time - Rakim

3) Stretchin - Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers
Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat) - Digable Planets

4) When Buddha Smiles - Benny Goodman
Lucas With The Lid Off - Lucas

5) Light My Fire - Jackie Wilson
Untouchable - Above the Law
Let's Take a Trip - Da King & I
A Roller Skating JN 'Saturdays' - De La Soul
I'm the Man - Chubb Rock
Murder in the First Degree - DJ Magic Mike

6) Treasure of San Miguel - Herb Alpert
Release Yo Delf - Method Man

7) Overtime Man - Don Covay
The Magic Number - De La Soul
Movie Scene - Fu-Schnickens

8) Dancing Room Only - Harvey Scales
Shake Your Rump - Beastie Boys
Jazzies Groove - Soul II Soul

9a) Good Guys Only Win in the Movies - Mel & Tim
Insane in the Brain - Cypress Hill

9b) Free Soul - The Soul Brothers
Smile - Lily Allen

10) Warlock - Reg Tilsley Orchestra
The ROC (Just Fire) - CamRon

Can't Do 5 Lessons in One Sitting?

This is one of my favorite episodes ever!

It all comes back to..
It all comes back to..
A 45/PicSlv I'm dying to get!
A 45/PicSlv I'm dying to get!
Book em Dano!
Book em Dano!
Always loved these guys.
Always loved these guys.
Get well Guru!
Get well Guru!


1) Get Out My Life Woman - Lee Dorsey
Just a Friend - Biz Markie
Hits From The Bong - Cypress Hill
Memory Lane (Sittin in Da Park) - Nas
Flow Joe - Fat Joe
Playin the Game - Grand Puba
The Other Side of Town - Masta Ace
This is Compton - Comptons MW
Fanatic of the B Word - De La Soul
U Da Man - Black Moon
Throw Your Hands In The Air -
Feel the Vibe - Diamond D w/ Showbiz
Zearocks - Leaders of the New School
Maria - Wu-Tang Clan
Return of the Funky Man - Lord Finesse

2) We're In Love - Reuben Wilson
Memory Lane (Sittin in da Park) - Nas

3) The Long Wait - Morton Stevens
Flow Joe - Fat Joe

4) Luannas Theme - Grant Green
Black Ego - Digable Planets

5) Looking Out My Window - Tom Jones
Go Stetsa I - Stetsasonic
Its Big Daddy Thing - Big Daddy Kane

6) My Gun Is My Hero - Diana Ross
Stop Being Greedy - DMX

7) Horizon Drive - Vic Juris
Mass Appeal - Gang Starr

8) Saudade Vem Correndo - Stan Getz (Luiz Bonfa)
Runnin - The Pharcyde

9) Hill Where the Lord Hides - Eddie Russ
Passin Me By - The Pharcyde

10) Howling For Judy - Jeremy Steig
Sure Shot - Beastie Boys

Sample Junkie Unite!

Pictures can be very helpful!

Okay kids...settle down and take your seats.
Okay kids...settle down and take your seats.
Ronnie Foster: Cheesecake Factory regular.
Ronnie Foster: Cheesecake Factory regular.
LLS = Genius
LLS = Genius
Rocky and Butkus.
Rocky and Butkus.
Love this film of graffiti!
Love this film of graffiti!


1) Life Story - The Hellers
The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash and the Wheels of Steel - Grandmaster Flash

2) Mystic Brew - Ronnie Foster
Electric Relaxation - ATCQ
Stressed Out - ATCQ / Jay-Z / Faith Evans
Alright - Freeway
Mystic Bounce - Madlib
The Interview - Artifiacts
Real Love - Rell / Kanye / Consequence

3) Expansions - Lonnie Liston Smith
Talkin All That Jazz - Stetsasonic

4) Garden of Peace - Lonnie Liston Smith
Dead Presidents - Jay-Z
Dead Presidents II - Jay-Z
You and Yours - O.C.
Take Me as I Am - Mary J. Blige

5) Devika (Goddess) - Lonnie Liston Smith
Pacifics (ny is red hot) - Digable Planets
Take the Country to NY City - Hamilton Bohannon

6) Going the Distance - Bill Conti
Victory - Puffy / Busta Rhymes / Biggie
Intro - EPMD

7) Butkus - Bill Conti
Supreme Supreme - Talib Kweli ft. Mos Def

8) Impressions - McCoy Tyner
The Choice Is Yours - Black Sheep

9) Dum Daro Dum (Take Another Toke) - Kronos Quartet & Asha Bhosle
What's Happenin - Method Man & Busta Rhymes

Dialogue from the film WILD STYLE.........

10) Im Gonna Love You Just a Little More Babe - Jimmy Smith
Professor Booty - Beastie Boys
Push it Along - ATCQ
Edge of Sanity - Kool G Rap
Nazareth Savage - Nas


1) Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On) - Lee Dorsey
I Mean Biznez - Comptons Most Wanted
Eye Patch - De La Soul

2) Blow Your Head - Fred Wesley & The JBs
Public Enemy No. 1 - Public Enemy
Portrait of a Masterpiece - The DOC
9th Wonder (Blackitolism) - Digable Planets
Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat) - Dig. Planets
Lifestyles of the Rich & Infamous - Ice-T
Size Aint Shit - Geto Boys
Gangster Boogie - Schoolly D
The Mission - Special Ed
Oooh - De La Soul w/ Redman Sunshine
Make Room - Alkaholiks
Product of the Environment - 3rd Bass

3) Magnificent Sanctuary Band - Donny Hathaway =
9th Wonder (Blackitolism) - Digable Planets
Johnny Ryall - Beastie Boys
Road Runner - Chi Ali
Drunk Tekneke - King Tee

4) Stone to the Bone - James Brown
Steppin to the AM - 3rd Bass
Alwayz Into Something - N.W.A.
Mistadobalina - Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
Its Getting Funky - The D.O.C.
Same Old Shit - MC Ren
I Got a Good Thing - Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud

5) House of Rising Funk - The Chubukos
Coldcut - "Beats and Pieces"
Geto Boys - "Damn, it Feels Good to Be a Gangster"
Saint Etienne - "Jungle Pulse"
Schoolly D - "Black"
Too $hort - "I Want to Be Free"

6) Dance the Kung Fu - Carl Douglas
Classic - Kanye West, Nas, Rakim, KRS-One

7) Life On Mars - Dexter Wansel
The Cool - Lupe Fiasco

8) You Showed Me - The Turtles
Transmitting Live from Mars - De La Soul

9) Turn On Some Music - Marvin Gaye
Just Like Music - Erick Sermon 2001
Midnight Love and the Sexual Healing Sessions ~ Belgium

10) Life - Sly & The Family Stone
Insane in the Brain - Cypress Hill


1) Get Up Offa That Thing - James Brown
South Bronx - Boogie Down Productions
Rebel Without a Pause - Public Enemy
Lesson 2 - Double Dee & Steinski
Killing Fields - Ice-T
Cant Stop the Bumrush - Masta Ace
How a Black Man Feels - Schoolly D
Get Up On That Funk - WC & Maad Circle

2) Little Ole Country Boy - Parliament
Potholes in My Lawn - De La Soul

3) Dujii - Kool & The Gang
Jazz Thing - Gang Starr
The Funky Lemonade - Chi Ali
In the Flesh - Pete Rock & CL Smooth

4) Ride, Sally, Ride - Dennis Coffey & the Detroit Guitar Band
Kool Keith Housing Things - Ultramagnetic MCs
Feelin It - Ultramagnetic MCs
Big Ole Butt - LL Cool J
Calm Down - Most Wanted

5) Break that Party and Opening - Cast
Off the Books - Beatnuts
Dialogue from "Don't Play Us Cheap" by Melvin Van Peebles

6) Black Mystery Has Been Revealed - Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Can I Get Open - Original Flavor

7) Just a Love Child - Bobbi Humphrey
A Little of This - Grand Puba

8) Double Barrel - Dave and Ansil Collins
Im the Magnificent - Special Ed
Biz is Goin Off - Biz Markie
The New Adventures of Grandmaster - Grandmaster Melle Mel & the Furious Five

9) The World Is a Ghetto - Ahmad Jamal
The Shit Is Real (rmx) - Fat Joe
Feel the Real - Alkaholiks

10) I Want You Back - The Jackson 5
Izzo (H.O.V.A.) - Jay-Z
Jump - Kris Kross

And many many more..

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      4 years ago

      I found a sample you might have missed Epmd ' so what cha sayin = bt express if it don't turn you on leave it alone

    • Bellman profile image


      7 years ago from Belarus, Minsk city

      Keep it up man, doin great!

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      Den-Zell Gilliard 

      7 years ago

      im feelin all the videos

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      HipHop Production Study Course 

      8 years ago

      I love it I love it I LOVE IT!!!

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      8 years ago

      The Art Blakey track was also used for De La Soul's "Oodles Of O's"

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      deejay Phase 

      8 years ago

      What's up with Janko Nilovic - "In The Space" for Jay-Z's D.O.A. or "Supra Pop Impressions" for The Beatnuts Contact. Or How about The Invitations "Written On The Wall" for De La Soul's Plug Tunin' or Maggie Thrett's "Soupy" for Jenifa Taught Me.

      There a lot of samples people are still trying to un-earth!!! I have a ton that you still haven't done and a ton more I need to find out. Your show is cool from one SAMPLE JUNKIE to another!!! Hit me up maybe we can share and trade some info.

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      DJ Funktual 

      8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      Did that one already mon.

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      8 years ago

      How about Ronnie Foster -Mystic Brew

    • DJ Funktual profile imageAUTHOR

      DJ Funktual 

      8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      Thanks a lot brother!!

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      8 years ago

      Props to you again. You blow my mind every time. Erma Franklin also used Young Holt Unlimited's instrumental in her rendition of The Doors Light My Fire (which you probably already know). Just having fun recognizing the samples. I just found out about Meth using Herb Albert's Treasure of San Miguel a couple months ago. It's great discovering this stuff. Much respect & props 2u man.

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      Michael Shane 

      8 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      Got it bookmarked! Thanks! You da man!


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