IF YOU GAVE HER A DIME, NIGGA SHE GAVE ME A NICKEL

I’ve been gettin real into these Andrew Noz interviews lately, and after reading the one with Boots Riley from The Coup (who I’d completely never even heard of before), I decided to check out some of their music, and it is real tight.  It definitely feels real west coast; real funk-oriented and smooth but with some surprisingly politically-oriented lyrics at times, which is a cool combination.

The first song I heard was Fat Cats, Bigga Fish (you GOTTA check that video if you haven’t seen it) and I really dug it so I got the album that song is on which is called Genocide & Juice.  I just turned it on right now for the first time and the intro had this little guitar part that I recognized from a Pimp C song, but I could tell Pimp didn’t sample it, he just used the same melody for his track.  But I knew the Coup song was older, so I figured there was probably an even older song that was sampled in that intro track to Genocide & Juice and then also reappropriated for the Pimp C song I’d heard before.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t track down a streamable version of that Coup track (like I say it’s just the intro, and less than a minute long) but here’s the Pimp C song and the original song I eventually tracked down as the source for both.  I’d strongly recommend checkin’ out that Genocide & Juice album though, it’s hittin me in the right way right about now.

Pimp C – I’sa Playa (feat. Bun B, Twista, & Z-Ro)

Patrice Rushen – Givin’ It Up Is Givin’ Up

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7 thoughts on “IF YOU GAVE HER A DIME, NIGGA SHE GAVE ME A NICKEL

  1. Amber Eckley says:

    daaaaaaang!!!!! this post is killin it:
    -Patrice is too much & I love that album cover too.
    -Never heard of The Coup, now I’m never gonna stop listenin to em, stuff is amazing. What’s up, bay area?
    -Highlight of that interview was when he was talkin about how E-40 was received in the south & midwest: ‘ “That’s some weird shit. This dude is weird. He don’t rap right.” ‘
    Hahahahahahahahah perfect.

    thankyou!!!

  2. i knew that coup track sounded familiar.

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