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Top 10 Samples in Hip-Hop History ~ Part 51 (aka Area 51)

Updated on July 14, 2015
Sylvia Robinson (March 6, 1936 – September 29, 2011)
Sylvia Robinson (March 6, 1936 – September 29, 2011)
Gil Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011)
Gil Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011)

Side A

Side B

DJ Funktual Presents....

Top 10 Samples in

Hip-Hop History - Area 51


1) Daytime Hustler

- Bette Midler

  • Bust A Move - Young MC


2) Who Could Want More

- Lee Michaels

  • Principal’s Office - Young MC


3) No Strings Attached

- The Mad Lads

  • Change in Speak - De La Soul


4) A Little Bit of Soap

- The Jarmels

  • A Little Bit of Soap - De La Soul


5) Soupy - Maggie Thrett

  • Jenifa (Taught Me) - De La Soul


6) I Likes To Do It

- People’s Choice

  • Tread Water - De La Soul


7) Do It Any Way You Wanna

- The People’s Choice

  • Cocaine in My Brain - Dillinger
  • What U Waitin’ 4? - Jungle Brothers
  • Holler If You Hear Me - 2Pac
  • Shake Your Booty - Public Enemy


8) H20 Gate Blues

- Gil Scott-Heron

  • Why Is That? - Boogie Down Productions
  • Bananapeel Blues - KMD


9) Pussy Cat

- Sylvia (Robinson)

  • Why Is That? - Boogie Down Productions

10) Good Times Chic

Rapper’s Delight - Sugar Hill Gang

Rhapazooty in Blue - Sicle Cell & Rhapazooty

Wikka Wrap - The Evasions

The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel

Another One Bites the Dust - Queen

Wildstyle - Time Zone

Megamix II (Why Is It Fresh?) - Grand Mixer DST

He’s My DJ (Red Alert) - Sparky D & Red Alert

Rock the Bells - LL Cool J

Back to the Old School - Just-Ice

The Magnificent Jazzy Jeff - DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

Children’s Story (Knock Em.. Mix) - Slick Rick

Music To be Murdered By - Dan the Automator

Better Luck Next Time - B-Boy-X and the 13th District Posse

Doowutchyalike - Digital Undeground

B-Boy Bouillabaisse (A.W.O.L.) - Beastie Boys

13 and Good - Boogie Down Productions

Underground Blues - College Boyz

A Rollerskating Jam Named "Saturdays" - De La Soul

And many more…

Young MC's all-time dancefloor ditty owes a whole lot of funky to...um....Bette Midler.
Young MC's all-time dancefloor ditty owes a whole lot of funky to...um....Bette Midler.

Maggie Thrett (brunette) in Star Trek episode "Mudd's Women"

Ever See a Sugar Hill Records Promo 45 w/ Label Sleeve Before?

This incredibly rare 45 along with both The Jarmels and The Mad Lads were donated by Tim "Poundcake" Tucker of Outside the Box Music.
This incredibly rare 45 along with both The Jarmels and The Mad Lads were donated by Tim "Poundcake" Tucker of Outside the Box Music.

Sylvia Robinson in Pop Culture via 'Dirty Dancing'

She wasn't afraid to roc the mic either!

and finally.....FORMULA 45

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      shoutpost 5 years ago from CA, USA

      hmm, what about "More Bounce" by ZAPP

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      diskfunkshun 5 years ago

      Unearthing that Bette Midler record...Sick! I heard awhile back that a studio band was hired to replicate the 'Good Times' bassline for 'Rappers Delight' and that the first record to use sampling was 'The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel' but I could be mistaken. Anyway, thanks the nuggets Funktual.

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      Peter Ferri 5 years ago

      Hey Funk, I'm listening to this record called "European Vacation" by DJ format and he didn't disclose the track list as it is a mix... http://strictlybeats.blogspot.com/2007/10/dj-forma...

      i think you will enjoy some of the breaks.

      share: http://mixkingdom.blogspot.com/2010/03/dj-format-e...

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      MikeSyrSutton 2 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      This was good stuff! I always thought that Grand Master Flash was hugely instrumental in bring Hip hop up.

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