This year on Christmas day I got a message from Reeve requesting some research into a sample he’d heard on a couple songs and wanted to know what the connection was. Not that I need a super great reason to figure stuff like this out, it’s kinda what I do anyways (can you tell?) but Reeve was around during the time I was first getting into rap in the first place, so I felt extra motivated to figure this one out for him. I mean I remember rapping Jay-Z and Ludacris and Biggie to each other on dance floors all over Norman back in those days every weekend, and those were some of the best times in my life for sure. So here ya go, buddy.
The first track he mentioned was this one Oddisee‘s Odd Seasons series from a year or two ago.
Oddissee – Every Day People
That sample is a little chopped up and difficult to pin down, but the other song Reeve mentioned is much more cut and dried.
MF Doom – Orris Root Powder
Lucky for Reeve I stumbled across this original album maybe a year/year and a half ago and happened to remember spotting that very sample on it. Funny how shit works out sometimes.
Arthur Verocai – Na Boca do Sol
And just cuz I love Reeve so much, I’m gonna give you a little bonus too. Here’s the next song on that MF Doom album.
MF Doom – Passion Flower
Aaaand here’s the song right before “Na Boca Do Sol” on that Arthur Verocai album.
Arthur Verocai – Seriado
There ya go dude, hope that satisfies your curiosity. Anybody else got any requests…?