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Top 10 Samples in Hip-Hop History ~ Part 22

Updated on June 4, 2010

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1) Fat Albert Theme - Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids 

  •  Early to Rise - Nice & Smooth

2) Adventures in the Land of Music - Dynasty 

  •  Luchini (This Is It) - Camp Lo

3) I Got My Mind Made Up - Instant Funk

  • A Rollerskating Jam Named 'Saturdays' - De La Soul

  • Welcome to the Terrordome - Public Enemy

4) Happy - Surface

  • Fast Life - Kool G Rap feat. Nas

5) I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over - David Porter

  • Who Shot Ya? - Notorious B.I.G.

  • Brooklyn - Mos Def

  • Strawberry - Ghostface Killah

  • Ill Bomb - LL Cool J

6) The Edge - David McCallum

  • Next Episode - Dr Dre / Snoop Dogg

  • No Regrets - Masta Ace

  • Dark Days - DJ Shadow

7) Scorpio - Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band

  • Jingling Baby - LL Cool J

  • Lesson 3 - Double Dee & Steinski

  • Bust A Move - Young MC

  • Old School - Busy Bee

  • Do It Like a G.O. - Geto Boys

  • Keep It Flowing - Lord Finesse

8) Darkest Light - Lafayette Afro Rock Band

  • Show Em What You Got - Public Enemy

  • You Can't See What I Can See - Heavy D

  • Friday - Ice Cube

  • The Apollo - Kid Capri

  • Rump Shaker - Wreckx-N-Effect

  • Back To The Hotel - N2Deep

  • Show Me What You Got - Jay-Z

9) Heaven & Hell Is On Earth - 20th Century Steel Band

  • Self-Destruction - Stop The Violence Movement

  • Keep It Street - Chubb Rock

  • Jungle Brother (True Blue) - Jungle Brothers

  • Soul In The Hole - 3rd Bass

  • Go Where I Send Thee - Masta Ace

  • Heaven and Hell - Salt N Pepa

  • Green & Gold - Anonymous feat. Eminem

  • Say Goodbye - Black Eyed Peas

  • Jenny From The Block - Jennifer Lopez

  • Dance - Soul II Soul

10) I Wanna Be Where You Are - Michael Jackson

  • Poor Georgie - MC Lyte

  • I Like It - Grand Puba


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      Big Sus 

      7 years ago

      Loved the video man, really entertaining and great music!

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      8 years ago

      The Jackson Five song was also sampled by Canadian rapper Choclair - Back where I've Stayed. Check the Youtube video

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      9 years ago from San Francisco

      That Camp Lo song is my ish! I liked that whole first album. Whatever happened to them anyway?

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      9 years ago

      Whaddup DJ Funktual:

      THANK YOU, THANK YOU so much for your Top 10 greatest sample videos. It was off the meat racks. I want to asked you a question. Do you remember a female soul soul singer from the late '60's to the early '70's named Bettye Swann? She is one of my favorite female singers of all time along with Chaka Khan, Cheryl Lynn, & Mary J. Blige. The reason I asked that she made quite a number of underground songs. The song that got a lot of air play was her 1967 classic, "Make Me Yours". She did other songs like her remake of Merle Haggard's "Today I Started Loving You Again." Merle's version can't come close to her's. One of her songs has been sampled by hip-hop & r&b artists & was done over by Joss Stone was "Victim Of A Foolish Heart". Joss Stone's version is good but it couldn't topped Swann's version in a heartbeat. I don't know which artist sampled the song but it's been bitten a few times. I know the beggining of the song has been touched in a good way & the horns is a classic to me, simple but so strong & the beat after the horns has been sampled too. A real classic. all of her songs are classic. Can you do me a favor DJ Funktual. If you can. Can you tell me who sampled that song or any of her songs? She was an underground queen during that period. Beautiful voice. She's from Louisiana. But her music is home of the Muscle Shoals Sound. For your next top samples of all time. Do you remember the disco classic "I'm Ready" by Kano back in 1980. The beggining part of the track was sampled by Tag Team "Whoomp! There It Is". I also want to know is who sampled Deodato's "Night Cruiser." That also came out in 1980. My uncle bought that album which was titled "Night Cruiser". I loved that song since I was 3. What about for your show 2Pac's "Life Goes On". He sampled the beat from the O'Jay's "Brandy (I Really Miss You)". I'm not trying to put a rush on you DJ Funktual but these classic songs need to get their due. You definitely know about LL Cool J & Boyz II Men's "Hey Lover", which you know the beat comes from Michael Jackson's "The Lady In My Life". And lastly there is one YOU MUST HAVE ON YOUR SHOW is The Temptations "My Hero Is A Gun". It was sampled by DMX's "Stop Being Greedy". You are a cool dude along with your wife. I'm originally from Brooklyn. I grew up in Bed-Stuy all of my life & I went to junior high in Ft. Green. JHS 113. It used to be called Rothchild. Now it's The Ronald Edmonds Learning Center". It's on 300 Adelphi Street, between Lafayette & deKalb. I live in Oklahoma right now. Been there for over 6 years. I like it but Istill have Brooklyn in me. You can't that. Well I'm gonna let you go & please let me know anything about Bettye Swann. Peace.

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      9 years ago

      Mr. Funktual,

      Great work on these sample videos. I just polished off the LAST one, really good stuff. There are SO many great 70's funk/soul records out's too bad so many have faded into obscurity.

      Anyway, I'm writing to point you towards three samples (two PHENOMENAL, one surprising). I'm quite sure you'll know at LEAST the Mayfield one...but as a fellow fan of sampling/older tunes, I wanted to give you the heads up. I stumbled upon the Dennis Edwards track the other day, and was FLOORED. I hope you are too.

      Dennis Edwards feat. Siedah Garrett - Don't Look Any Further:

      Curtis Mayfield - Move on Up (bad vid, start at 2:00):

      Red Hot Chili Peppers - Pretty Little Ditty (i feel a little bad giving any credit to Crazytown, but this one surprised the hell outta me. start at 0:50):

      Thanks for making these videos. Keep the good stuff coming, buddy.

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      DJ Funktual 

      9 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      WOW ALL 22 in a ROW?

      Thanks Rog!

      The only reason I don't do certain songs is because I assume everybody knows it already. Most people know that Dusty song either from when it came out or from PULP FICTION when it was reborn again. As for HITS FROM THE BONG, everybody knows that joint. It's so much fun so I guess I just can't be bothered doing a sample if I didn't really have to search for it.

      MC Hammer once sampled Prince's When Doves Cry, and Jay-Z used Glenn Frey's "You Belong to the City" but they are just SO obvious that I can't work up enough passion to do them. That is why I made volume 19 @ SCRATCH ACADEMY w/ DJ Immortal, cause i felt that me revealing those 10 songs to crate diggers was like the Rock equivalent of revealing that Eric Clapton used to be in The Yardbirds. Anyone who knows anything about Rock knows this. Thanks for writing and inspiring me to do the same.

      Peace brotha

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      Roger Wilco 

      9 years ago

      I was looking for the Isley Brothers' "Footsteps in the Dark" when I stumbled upon your Top Ten Lists. In one sitting, I watched all twenty-two and looking forward to twenty-three! This is perhaps the most wonderful and the most awesome insight into the evolution of Hip-hop, Funk, any genre ever.Your energy and enthusiasm kept me smiling. One question, though. Is Cypress Hill's "Hits from the Bong" cool for the List? I ask because I remember that they seem to sample Dusty Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man", and thought it might be neat if it was on the list.

      keep up your joy for music, and hope there is a twenty-third Top Ten. Peace!

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      DJ Funktual 

      9 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      You just made my day! BTW, I now post a video everyday on youtube!

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      Maddie Ruud 

      9 years ago from Oakland, CA

      Volume 22! You've come a long way, Jamie... (Hey, that almost rhymes with "baby.") Still digging the samples, digging the dancing, digging on you!!!

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      Alex Vance 

      9 years ago

      Sup Funktual, love your video, especially the Saturday sample.

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      Susan Keeping 

      9 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      I'm glad you're back...

      That video was fun and has great energy :)

      I remember a lot of those.. Great music as usual.


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