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Top 10 Samples in Hip-Hop History ~ Part 14

Updated on May 16, 2016

#5 comes from this kid's record, thanks to the Beatnuts!

Here we are again. My broken camera was a big loss in terns of progress for Funk Appreciation Month but alas, everything happens for a reason. My time off from vlogging allowed me to see the big picture a lil' better and should be beneficial to all of us funktual people in the long run.

Stay tuned. But now for all you funk junkies who have been impatiently waiting for the next series of samples, the moment of bliss.

Just Push Play!

DJ Funktual's Top 10 Samples in Hip-Hop History Volume 14


1) Look-Alike - Bob James (sampled by)

  1. Edan’s “MC's Smoke Crack”
  2. GangStarr’s “The ? Remainz”
  3. Geto Boys’s “Gangsta (Put Me Down)”
  4. Kwame’s “The Rhythm”
  5. Pete Rock’s “Play Dis Only at Night”

2) I Get Lifted - George McCrae

  1. 112’s “Only You” (Original)
  2. 50 Cent ft the Madd Rapper’s “How to Rob”
  3. Big Daddy Kane’s “Mortal Combat”
  4. Digital Underground’s “Doowutchyalike”
  5. DJ Quik’s “Diggin U Out”
  6. Geto Boys’s “I Get Lifted”
  7. Keith Murray’s “Get Lifted”
  8. Kool Moe Dee’s “Knowledge is King”
  9. MC Shy D’s “Don't Sweat Me”
  10. Montell Jordan ft Slick Rick’s “I Like”
  11. Notorious BIG’s “Respect”
  12. NWA’s “Quiet on tha Set”
  13. Redhead Kingpen’s “Do the Right Thing”
  14. Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice”
  15. Tim Dog’s “Bitch with a Perm”

3) You'll Like It Too - Funkadelic

  1. DJ Jazzy Jeff / Fresh Prince’s “Girls Ain't Nothin' but Trouble”
  2. Doug E Fresh’s “Back in the Days”
  3. Eric B and Rakim’s “I Know You Got Soul”
  4. GangStarr’s “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow”
  5. Jeru the Damaja's “Statik”
  6. Main Source’s “Watch Roger Do His Thing”
  7. Naughty by Nature’s “Rhyme'll Shine On”
  8. Nice & Smooth’s “Sex, Sex, Sex”
  9. NWA’s “Straight Outta Compton”
  10. Salt-N-Pepa’s “Let's Talk about Sex”
  11. Schoolly D’s “Do It, Do It”
  12. Slick Rick’s “Teacher, Teacher”
  13. Stezo’s “Jimmy's Gettin' Funky”
  14. UMC’s “Blue Cheese

4) Blind Alley - The Emotions

  1. 112’s “In Love with You”
  2. 3rd Bass’s “Product of the Environment”
  3. A Tribe Called Quest’s “Phony Rappers”
  4. A Tribe Called Quest’s “Scenario”
  5. Alkaholiks’s “Who Dem Ni@@as”
  6. AMG’s “Jiggable Pie”
  7. Big Daddy Kane’s “Ain't No Half Steppin'”
  8. Brand Nubian’s “Alladat”
  9. Chubb Rock’s “Organizer”
  10. Craig Mack’s “Funk Wit Da Style”
  11. Das EFX’s “Jussummen”
  12. EPMD’s “Brothers from Brentwood LI”
  13. GangStarr’s “Comin' for Datazz”
  14. Ice Cube’s “We Had to Tear this Motherfucker Up"
  15. Leaders of the New School’s “Sound of the Zeekers”
  16. LL Cool J’s “Pink Cookies in a Plastic Bag”
  17. Lords of the Underground’s “Psycho”
  18. Pharcyde’s “4 Better or 4 Worse”
  19. Redman’s “Redman Meets Reggie Noble”
  20. Wreckx-N-Effect’s “Rump Shaker”

5) Sign Song - Buddy Baker

from the album, "Songs from the Electric Company TV Show"

  1. Beatnuts' "Off The Books"
  2. Funkmaster Flex ft Jagged Edge, Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat & Lil Bow Wow - "Did She Say"

6) Human Nature - Michael Jackson

  1. Nas's "It Ain't Hard ToTell"
  2. 2Pac's "Thug Nature"
  3. SWV's "Right Here"

7) Sister Sanctified - Stanley Turrentine

  1. 3rd Bass’s “Soul in the Hole”
  2. Above the Law’s “Murder Rap”
  3. Boogie Down Productions’s “My Philosophy”
  4. Ice Cube’s “Look Who's Burnin'”
  5. Ice Cube’s “What They Hittin' Foe?”
  6. Mellow Man Ace’s “Hip Hop Creature”

8) Frisco Disco - Eastside Connection

  • Slick Rick's "Mona Lisa"

9) Make This Young Lady Mine - The Mad Lads

  • De La Soul's "Eye Know"

10) Straight to Hell - The Clash

  • M.I.A's "Paper Planes"
  • T.I., Kanye West, Jay-Z & Lil' Wayne's "Swagger Like Us"


Track #6 suckas!!
Track #6 suckas!!


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    • dianetrotter profile image

      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 4 years ago from Fontana

      I'm putting a lesson plan together for my class. This is an excellent resource!

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      187squad 6 years ago

      big ups from Bulgaria!!!

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      RIVE2006 6 years ago

      I Get Lifted - AWB Average White Band... That versions is the one that got sampled most, not the one by George...

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      DJ Big Easy 6 years ago

      Thanks for locating all of these samples I love to play this kind of old and new skool in a set....Thanks!

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      Sarah Hill 6 years ago

      Wow, I don't think this is exactly my idea of hip hop history...but to each their own. My idea of hip hop history is that new book called "Hip Hop: A cultural odyssey". I'm not saying you are wrong, but check out that book and then tell me what you think.

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      Ekushhhh 7 years ago

      Samples are gold. It's great to know someone is sharing the geniuses that have been sampled. Words can't express how happy I am, I crossed your site via YouTube. Power to you and your love for music!

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      philcroy 8 years ago

      looking forward to the bboy samples!!! its gonna be crazy~

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      Mike 8 years ago

      Hey Funktuall

      Listening to you makes me want to mix my own music! What equipment are you using in your videos?

      Mike from NorCal

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      DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      No, you are so right! A lot of these were from KC. I have to update this soon!

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      K-Doe 8 years ago

      To me, I think most of the "I Get Lifted" samples are from the KC & The Sunshine version - certainly Redhead Kingpin uses this version - give it a listen

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      DJ Herb 9 years ago

      Hey Funktuall - one more for the education of the masses, not sure if it hit over in the USA but search out "Back by Dope Demand" by King Bee (UK rap classic) which is a direct rip of Wiggle Waggle by Herbie Hancock, complete with the tuning bit at the same, I've dropped it many a time and no-one can tell which version you'll be playing - perfect for mixing in and out for top funking...

      Peace from the UK

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      twab c 9 years ago

      don't forget Mariah Carey sampled "Blind Alley" for "Dreamlover".

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      41Fever 9 years ago

      Frisco Disco was sampled for the You'll Rock remix which was the b-side to I Need A Beat.

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      JayJonah 9 years ago from Chicago, Ilinois

      Dude I have been searching for a lot of these breaks! Thank you very Much!

      I DJ as well and I love the orginal Jazz and R&b Tunes, it truly shows the genious and the vision a lot of these groups had to make new songs from the original!

      I was wondering if you have the break to Brand New Funk, Fresh Prince and Jazzy Jeff, I have the drums (Bouncy Lady - Pleasure) I want the horns section!

      I thought it was Night on bald mountain - Bob James but its not! Let me know!

      Keep this moving!

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      DJ Funktual 9 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      I feel you trizzle, but I gotta tell ya, there is another website I know that does the very thing you are describing. I could do it but I'd be biting on their work, so i stick to the format that I CREATED, no what I mean? Thanks for writing though bro, peace!

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      trizzle 9 years ago

      hey dj funktual the top 10 samples videos are crazy u should make video with samples from just classic 90's cds like illmatic' new york state of mind' ready to die, enter the 36 chambers,lifestylez ov da poor & dangerous, reasonable doubt something like a classic cd samples only, i think a lot of people would be pumped for that well hopefully you read this

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      DJ Iron Mike 9 years ago

      Onyx most certainly used "Frisco Disco" for "React" they even had somebody interpolate the airline announcement. "React" has a pay attention or you'll miss it cameo by 50 Cent as well. 50 was so unknown at the time, he didn't even get special guest billing.

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      DJ Funktual 9 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      Hey, thanks a lot. it is good to be back!

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      Lisbeï 9 years ago

      So glad you're back DJ Funktual! And thank you for that lovely sweet Bob James!

      Yes, yes, it is worth it to make so many people happy with the music and the stories behind them! Looking forward to the next one!

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      ino 9 years ago

      just a comment to say how much I thank you for all those sounds ^^ everytime your vidz made my day(or night which I spend trying to get all those good old music)

      I discovered so many artist thanks to you ,Big up and cheer for the next episode!

      ps:(sorry for the english I'm from France)

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      Maddie Ruud 9 years ago from Oakland, CA

      Jamie! You got me all wound up like I wanna go dancing, and now I gotta go back to moderating spam??? Why you gotta do that to a girl, huh?

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      DJ Funktual 9 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      Thanks! sherlynavia and iLL-Pino those tracks are gold right there!

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      sherlynavia 9 years ago from United States

      Awesome hub!

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      iLL-PiNO 9 years ago

      Hey Man, I can't wait for the next top 10 samples. I'm always kicking on hearing samples in music. It's that addictive "AAAH yes!" feeling after the "where did I here that?" feeling. Keep up doin' the good job.

      About the "React" song by ONYX, i'm pretty sure about that's the same frisco sample.

      If I can do a couple of suggestions: The Edge by David McCallum and California Soul by Marlena Shaw.

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      fab 9 years ago

      Awesome ! Thanks a lot !

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      Yann 9 years ago

      Sweet selection as always ! Glad to see you back !

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      kpfingaz 9 years ago from ~~~

      I could be wrong. I couldn't find any info online but let me know what you think. (the youtube version not available in my country)

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      DJ Funktual 9 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      Props to you Jay! You posted that MIA before I did! I'm just so glad to be back. I actually shot this one at like 8:45 am and I'm completely sober for the first time ever on video!

      RE: ONYX - not sure. the-breaks says that LL Cool J "You'll Rock" is the only othe rone but they are often wrong or have omissions. I didn't hear it in LL's song at all so I didn't even list it!

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      kpfingaz 9 years ago from ~~~

      Man, this edition was madd funky! I immediately recognize the Human nature sample from It aint Hard to Tell everytime.

      Wasn't that Frisco Disco sampled by Onyx for 'React' off their Shut Em Down album? There's a portion of the beat that sounds like it.

      Good stuff.