I thought of this in the shower today, I was feelin real rested and carefree cuz I haven’t had to go to work in a while, and this little loop was just spinnin’ around in my head cuz it fit just right with how I was feeling. It’s one of the most laid back, start-of-a-good-day-feelin loops around, and playing it in my mind to myself while I was gettin’ soaped up made me want to find out where it came from. I first heard it way back in the day on this Rakim song from his first solo album.
Rakim – Remember That
A few years later, when I was getting more into southern rap, I came across this track that actually predates that Rakim song by about 3 years.
UGK – It’s Supposed To Bubble
It’s cool to hear a Houstonian and a New Yorker flip the same sample but treat it slightly different because of how the sound in their area is, I really feel like those two songs have a surprisingly different feel to them even though the meat of the instrumental is totally the same.
When I started trying to track down the common ancestor to both those songs, I discovered quite a few other tracks that also came from that same song, some of which even predate one or both of the previous rap versions. Crazy.
Big Daddy Kane – Give It To Me
Then this one that came out around the same time that UGK version happened.
Main Source – Only the Real Survive
Pleasure – Thoughts of Old Flames
And here’s this Guilty Simpson song, that seems to be unrelated sample-wise but is called the same thing pretty much. I dunno.