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Top 10 Samples in Hip-Hop History ~ Part 42 (Life, the Universe and Everything)

Updated on July 14, 2015
This Episode Is Dedicated to Jackie....
This Episode Is Dedicated to Jackie....

In the beginning, the universe was created....

This Book + Your Brain = Bliss

I Can't Imagine My Childhood Without It
I Can't Imagine My Childhood Without It

Douglas Adams

(3/11/52-5/11/01) 

Janx Spirit is a rather potent alcoholic beverage, and is used heavily in drinking games that are played in the hyperspace ports that serve the madranite mining belts in the star system of Orion Beta.

The game is not unlike the Earth game called Indian Wrestling, and is played like this:

Two contestants sit at either side of a table, with a glass in front of each of them.

Between them would be placed a bottle of Janx Spirit (as immortalized in that ancient Orion mining song "Oh don't give me none more of that Old Janx Spirit/ No, don't you give me none more of that Old Janx Spirit/ For my head will fly, my tongue will lie, my eyes will fry and I may die/ Won't you pour me one more of that sinful Old Janx Spirit").

Each of the two contestants would then concentrate their will on the bottle and attempt to tip it and pour spirit into the glass of his opponent-who would then have to drink it.

The bottle would then be refilled. The game would be played again. And again.

Once you started to lose you would probably keep losing, because one of the effects of Janx spirit is to depress telepsychic power.

As soon as a predetermined quantity had been consumed, the final loser would have to perform a forfeit, which was usually obscenely biological.

Douglas Adams usually played to lose yet he always knew where his towel was.

Then The Funk Was Brought Down On The Mothership....

Without Further Adieu....

She's Crafty also samples the Led Zeppelin song The Ocean...but you knew that!
She's Crafty also samples the Led Zeppelin song The Ocean...but you knew that!

All from the Funktual Collection!

My all-time favorite Spike Lee movie is definitely Crooklyn because no movie reminds me more of childhood summers in 1970s New York.
My all-time favorite Spike Lee movie is definitely Crooklyn because no movie reminds me more of childhood summers in 1970s New York.
Hot Pants Road is the flipside to Pass the Peas
Hot Pants Road is the flipside to Pass the Peas
1989 - and the Oscar for Best Picture goes to "Driving Miss Daisy"!?!?  Spike Lee however is not even nominated.  That's right get mad!
1989 - and the Oscar for Best Picture goes to "Driving Miss Daisy"!?!? Spike Lee however is not even nominated. That's right get mad!
Joss Stone covered this!  Sugar Billy's version is so good she just copied him note for note.
Joss Stone covered this! Sugar Billy's version is so good she just copied him note for note.
Chuck Brown - "The Godfather of Go-Go"
Chuck Brown - "The Godfather of Go-Go"

Top 10 Samples in Hip-Hop History ~ #42

1) Sardines ~ Junk Yard Band

  • She's Crafty - Beastie Boys
  • Clock Strikes (remix) - Timbaland & Magoo


2) Brothers on the Slide ~ Cymande

  • Cedar - MF DOOM (Metal Fingers)
  • Peep Da Flavor - Poison Clan


3) The Nitty Gritty ~ Shirley Ellis

Peep Out the Gladys Knight version below.....

  • Nitty Gritty (remix) - KMD ft. Brand Nubian


4) Knock Him Out Sugar Ray ~ Experience Unlimited a/k/a E.U.

  • And It’s Us - Cold Crush Brothers
  • Bring the Beat Back - Steady B
  • Radio - Eazy-E
  • Knock Em Out Sugar Ray - MC Sugar Ray & Stranger D
  • Revolutionary Generation - Public Enemy
  • Where It’s At - Beck


5) Rise Sally Rise ~ Nat Adderley

  • Juice (Know the Ledge) - Eric B & Rakim


6) Pass the Peas ~ The JB’s

  • Have A Nice Day - Roxanne Shante
  • I Ain’t No Joke - Eric B & Rakim
  • Move the Crowd - Eric B & Rakim
  • Pass the Plugs - De La Soul
  • Get Loud - Kings of Rapp
  • The Overweight Lover’s in the House - Heavy D
  • One in a Million - Pete Rock & CL Smooth
  • Talking Sense - Stezo
  • Self Destruction - Stop the Violence Movement
  • Move Your Body - Tyree ft. J.M.D.
  • Pump That Body - Mr. Lee


7) Hot Pants Road ~ The JB’s

  • Fight the Power - Public Enemy
  • Move the Crowd - Eric B & Rakim
  • Have a Nice Day - Roxanne Shante
  • Overweight Lover’s…House - Heavy D
  • Kemit-Cal Reaction - Two Kings in a Cipher


8) I Got Some ~ Sugar Billy (Garner)

  • B.Y.S. (Bust Yo Shit) - Gang Starr
  • Work the Angles - Dilated Peoples “BABU”
  • Love to Hate - Kanye West / Busta Rhymes


9) Uphill Peace of Mind ~ Kid Dynamite

  • Trilogy of Terror - Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
  • Going Way Back - Just-Ice
  • Eazy Street - Eazy-E
  • Times Are Getting’ Ill - Rob Base
  • Feelin’ It - Ultramagnetic MC’s
  • Bad Sister - Roxanne Shante
  • Contract on the World Love Jam - Public Enemy
  • Shakiyla - Poor Righteous Teachers
  • Rappin’ Black - Poor Righteous Teachers
  • 1-900 Dial A Crook - Convicts / Geto Boys
  • Nuttin’ But A G Thang - Dr. Dre
  • Shit is Real - Fat Joe
  • Live Fast, Die Young - Rick Ross / Kanye


10) Bustin Loose' ~ Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers

 


  • Bustin' Loose - Alliance
  • Freak the Funk - Stezo
  • Bustin' Loose - 3 Spinmasters
  • Eric B Made My Day - Eric B & Rakim
  • Say Kids (What Time Is it?) - Coldcut
  • Hot in Herre - Nelly
  • All Together Now - The Farm
  • I Ain’t Mad At All - Public Enemy

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      David Wright 3 years ago

      I was wondering if you had any audio for the second book in the series I made an album out of the first mixing them to beats I made with the acapellas I enjoyed it and decided to go for the second but am short on audio for it...

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      Peter Allison 6 years ago from Alameda, CA

      This is a crazy, wide ranging entertaining hub! Thanks for posting such a cool piece!

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      Juan Pazos Lemos 6 years ago

      Hi Dj Funktual i have to say thank you a lot.... your energy is great and see that the good music never will die cos you are there to fight til the END. Can i ask you i big favor? i would like a list with the song that you think is the best to dance !!!!!! can you send to my email thejobims@hotmail.com or please add me in facebook thank you very much !!!!!!! bytheway your videos on youtube ROCKS Juan Pazos Lemos

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      DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      No not yet, but I'll get to it, that's a good one.

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      ANDREW KAY 6 years ago

      HAVE YOU PLAYED "LET YOUR HAIR DOWN" BY YVONNE FAIR ON THE MOTOWN LABEL USED BY FAT JOE AND JAY-Z (WHERE i'M FROM)?

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      JaySwagga 6 years ago

      Dope!

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      Dorsi Diaz 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

      Hi DJ!! Haven't stopped by in awhile and just wanted to say I'm glad to see you hubbing. I'll have to stop by and check out your YouTube channel. Happy Holidays!!

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      Mr Frisbee 6 years ago

      Kindred spirit man!!!!!! you might dig my stuff

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      DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      Thanks fresh2def05. I don't really get any comments here on hubpages. Youtube is where all the comments are.

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      fresh2def05 6 years ago from Louisville, Ky

      Man I don't know why no one has said anything about this hub. You did a great job! Respect to your skills.

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      DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      I made them myself so they really aren't for sale anywhere. Message me and I'll see what I can do for you.

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      Drew 6 years ago

      Hey Funk. Where can i get all those sample cd's!!!?!??!?!