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…?

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  1. Reeve says:

    So MF Doom is Arther Verocai…I would have never expected that. That makes him nearly 70 years old AND Brazilian. This changes everything for me.

  2. REDLiteDJ says:

    yeahhh, what ELSE is he hiding behind that mask??

  3. Mike Allen says:

    I know we’ve talked about this before, but I don’t remember if you told me the sample. I hear this little piano part everywhere.

    • REDLiteDJ says:

      Ohh yeah, man I’m going to have to dig around for that one for sure, I’ve been curious about it too for a while now. It might not happen til next week when this Let The Beat Build series is over, but I’ll do my best to get to the bottom of it. Thanks Mike!

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