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Top 10 Samples in Hip-Hop History ~ Part 3

Updated on June 4, 2010


I've got 10 More Classic Joints to share with you today and would you believe one of them comes from Post-Punk Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famers Talking Heads?


The best thing about this series is that if you don't like hip-hop, no problem cause is it's all funk / soul / rock & r&b up in here! A way to connect all the generations! Wouldn't you find it fun to spring this knowledge on a teenager you know. #2 & #9 would impress them, trust me.


This is the Third Installment of a Series of videos I will be putting out to uncover the greatest Samples and Breaks in Hip-Hop History. I will be honoring the original FUNKY SOUL ARTISTS whose work has allowed a whole generation to get their funk on all over again.


The countdown is typed up for you below but don't scroll down yet because It takes ALL element of surprise out of the show! FREE ADVICE: Ignore the list until after you finish the video. You'll be glad you did. Enjoy my skillfully informative freakshow! I just wanna keep spreadin' the funk to help you get over the hump......oh yeah this was made on April 20th @ 4:20pm.

The 4/20 'Still in Pajamas' Edition!

Warning: Coming to You slightly off kilter!

Here are today's Top 10 suckas!

  1. Summer Madness by Kool & The Gang = Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

  2. Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City by Bobby 'Blue' Bland = Heart of the City - Jay-Z

  3. Woman To Woman by Joe Cocker = California Love - 2Pac & Dr. Dre with Roger Troutman

  4. West Coast Poplock by Ronnie Hudson = California Love - 2Pac & Dr. Dre w/ Roger

  5. Let a Woman Be a Woman - Let a Man Be a Man by Dyke & The Blazers = Sally - Stetsasonic

  6. Cantaloupe Island by Herbie Hancock = Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) - US3

  7. Think (About It) by Lyn Collins (The Female Preacher) = It Takes Two - Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock

  8. A Little Bit of Love by Brenda Russell = Still Not a Player - Big Punisher w/ Joe

  9. Memory Band by Rotary Connection = Killing Me Softly - Fugees AND Bonita Applebum - A Tribe Called Quest

  10. Sugar On My Tongue by Talking Heads = Sugar (Gimme Some) - Trick Daddy, Cee Lo & Ludacris

Hey Yo DJ! I know that from somethin' else!


Summer Madness by Kool & The Gang


  1. Gang Starr for "DJ Premier Is In Deep Concentration"
  2. Pete Rock & CL Smooth for "What's Next on the Menu?"
  3. Ice Cube for "You Know How we Do It"
  4. Digable Planets for "Jimmi Diggin Cats"
  5. Erykah Badu's "Certainly"
  6. Miles Davis' "Doo Bop Song"
  7. Montell Jordan's "Somethin' 4 Da Honeyz"

Woman to Woman by Joe Cocker


  1. Ultramagnetic MC's for "Funky" and later for "Blast From Our Past"
  2. Nice & Smooth's "How To Flow"
  3. EPMD's "Knick Knack Patty Whack"

West Coast Poplock by Ronnie Hudson and the Street People


  1. N.W.A. for "Straight Outta Compton
  2. Poison Clan's "Something about the Bitch's"
  3. Toddy Tee's "Do You Wanna Go To the Liquor Store?"

Let a Woman Be a Woman, Let a Man be a Man by Dyke & The Blazers


  1. Leaders of the New School's classic "Case of the P.T.A."
  2. Above The Law for the classic "Menace To Society"
  3. 2Pac's "If My Homie Calls"
  4. Kid N Play's "Damn That DJ"
  5. Digital Underground's "No Nose Job"
  6. Run DMC's "Faces"
  7. King T's "Diss You"
  8. X-Clan's "Rhythm of God"
  9. Beck even used it for "Jack-ass"

Think (About It) by Lyn Collins (The Female Preacher)

was used by so many it's rediculous..........look>>>

  1. 2 Live Crew's "Get Loose Now"
  2. 3 Times Dope's "From Da Giddy Up"
  3. Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock"
  4. Biz Markie's "Road Block"
  5. Boyz II Men's "Motownphilly"
  6. Chubb Rock's "Ya Bad Chubbs"
  7. Cookie Crew's "Bad Girls (Rock the Spot)"
  8. Cool C's "The Glamorous Life"
  9. Das EFX's "Mic Checka"
  10. De La Soul's "Jenifa (Taught Me)"
  11. DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince's "I Wanna Rock"
  12. The D.O.C.'s "Lend Me an Ear"
  13. EPMD's "Da Joint"
  14. EPMD's "Gold Digger"
  15. Eric B and Rakim's "What's on Your Mind?"
  16. Geto Boys's "Seek and Destroy"
  17. Janet Jackson's "Alright"
  18. K-9 Posse's "Ain't Nothin' to It"
  19. Kid 'N Play's "Gittin' Funky"
  20. King T's "Diss You"
  21. Kool G Rap ft DJ Polo's "Trilogy of Terror"
  22. Kool Moe Dee's "I Go to Work"
  23. Nice & Smooth's "Gold"
  24. NWA's "Appetite for Destruction"
  25. Organized Konfusion's "Organized Konfusion"
  26. Public Enemy's "911 is a Joke"
  27. Salt-N-Pepa's "Negro Wit an Ego"
  28. Schoolly D's "Mama Feel Good"
  29. Skinny Boys's "Get Pepped"
  30. Slick Rick's "Children's Story"
  31. Snoop Dogg's "Ain't No Fun"
  32. Special Ed's "I'm the Magnificent"
  33. Steady B's "Nasty Girls"
  34. Stezo's "Talking Sense"
  35. Z-Trip's "Rockstar 2"

and that ain't all either....those are just the ones I know about.


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      Moe 7 years ago

      You might be my long lost twin...I'm an old school dj who can always pick off a sample...I'm long retired but I got 50 crates (most from my rec pool days)and thousands of cd's plus about 10k in my library...hoping to post some of my samples in the next week or so

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      Dj Ruction 7 years ago

      From one to another... you have a great ear! Do you have any mixtapes out... I would love to hear one!!!

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      AntonioWC 7 years ago

      good video bro. i can tell u love this shit. that cool beans. stay happy lol

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      DJ C TEK 7 years ago

      Nice post, I'll be hitting the record shop on the way home :)

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      visuals 8 years ago

      man, you're dropping some serious knowledge here man! I can't say anything here that hasn't been said already but it's fun to recognize samples with your videos. Excellent man. Keep it up!

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      Jimmy from Los Angeles 8 years ago

      I accidently came across your videos while looking up music on shazam and was blown away by you knowlegde and love for funk/hip hop. I'm glad to follow and learn about all the great samples used in hip-hop. Keep up the great work

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      BJ 8 years ago

      Big time credit for bringing out Toddy Tee and Mixmaster Spade. That's some real old school West Coast shit right there! Don't forget about the West!

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      Adam 8 years ago

      You definitely opened my eyes to a lot of good music from back then and how well it's used today. Thanks a lot!

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      FleaOne 8 years ago

      You are an education to us all fella!!

      keep it goin'

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      Ara 8 years ago

      You are the Funk Yoda!!! Im a young Skywalker tryin to keep up. Awesome work Funktual.

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      DiTC 8 years ago

      thanks for uploading this, you should advertise ya shirt more in ya vids, i know you aint wanna steep down to a commercial level but you well deserve it for all the work and effort you put in giving others credit for their work which gained more fame when it was sampled by rap artists.mad love, 1

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      DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      My pleasure, thnaks for writing.

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      mmmonet 8 years ago

      Oh my goodness lol I am loving this and you!

      I saw your first one on a friends FB profile and thought I'd give my son another Hip Hop 101 lesson but ended up learning some surprises myself!

      You got me looking up music and digging out some of my own old joints to listen to them in a new way now.

      Thanks for what you're sharing :)

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      Andrew Schremp 8 years ago

      Cold vicious and delicious!

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      philcroy 9 years ago

      your videos are amazing man. prolly the most useful videos on youtube. I love hiphop, and its great to be educated on some samples that i've been unaware of. Thanks for everything!

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      oscar dunbar 9 years ago

      dude u really open new doors for me music wise, im only 15 but i love dis music,

      keep up da good work G

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      dj redu 9 years ago

      thanx for the effort dude! inspire!

      good to see youre enjoyin it too

      catch a faya!

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      DJ Funktual 9 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      Thanks for stopping by.

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      booyakamix 9 years ago

      cool man cool

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      DJ Funktual 9 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      No problem. yeah, you don't expect to see stuff LIKE THIS at Hubpages, butthat's why I'm here!

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      danieltetreault 9 years ago from Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

      Wow. Your hub took me to a whole 'nother level. Thnka.

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      DJ Funktual 9 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      Whoa..that's good.

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      Rhythm City Prod. 10 years ago

      These are really great dude. Nice job.

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      DJ Funktual 10 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      Thanks everybody! VOLUME 6 CAME OUT TODAY!

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      Angela Harris 10 years ago from Around the USA

      Now we're jamming, DJ.

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      PCaholicDotCom 10 years ago from USA

      Nice vid u crazy dude :-)

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      DJ Funktual 10 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      Thank You so much donnalee! Spread the word! More videos soon!

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      donnaleemason 10 years ago from North Dakota, USA

      I don't even like this kind of music but you are one heck of an entertainer. That was phenomenal!

      You should do more of these. It gives it a real personal touch and it does really look like you enjoy what you are doing. Even my 16 mth old baby was watching the screen and waggling his hiney. Well done.


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      DJ Funktual 10 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      SweetiePie, Thanks. Nice new photo btw.

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      SweetiePie 10 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Your a great DJ! Nice to see you on video.

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      DJ Funktual 10 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      Thanks funride! It makes it all worthwhile when someone actually takes the time to comment.

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      Ricardo Nunes 10 years ago from Portugal

      It´s great seeing and hearing you live on video! And the best part it´s to watch you having fun while doing it ;)

      Unfortunately I had nothing on 4/20 but I´ll celebrate it soon :D


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