Monthly Archives: July 2013

NJOONI

Patandi Choir – Njooni

“Njooni” means “come” in Swahili.

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I’M LIKE COOL WHIP

Paperboy – The Nine Yards

The main sample here isn’t at all obscure, but I’d REALLY love to know where he’s gettin’ that extra “oooh oooh oooh oooh” thing from, that shit really makes it.

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THEY MAD CUZ I’M FOCUSED

I’ve been listening to so much brand new rap lately that I haven’t had the opportunity to spot a sample in what feels like an eternity.  Not that there aren’t any samples in new rap, but when I was listening to more 90s rap and older funk and soul I was catchin’ em right and left without even trying, now I feel like that super-obvious and not-at-all-obscure K.R.I.T/Blake spotting I had a few months back is like the only mention of sampling this blog has had in forever.  So when this DâM-FunK tweet caught my eye today, I was happy for the opportunity to do some funk research again.  Felt like old times… here’s what I came up with just a few turns down the rabbit hole.

Cameo – Rigor Mortis

This is one of those that when you hear the first measure, you know you’re about to find out this song was used in about 20 songs you’ve heard before, which is correct.  But I was most surprised to hear just a few seconds in when that horn vamp starts because of this old (but newer than most songs that sample Cameo) favorite of mine.

Mondrehott – M.A.N. (feat. Squadda B)

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YOU ALREADY KNOW

Mondre 270 – Chillin’ Wit My Broad (feat. Dope G)

H.A.W.K. – You Already Know (feat. Big T)

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KRONOS IN THE PARK

I wanted to post a video of David Harrington from the Kronos Quartet boldly dedicating the first encore of their 40th anniversary concert in Stern Grove  yesterday “to the memory of Trayvon Martin”, but since that video isn’t out on the internet anywhere yet, here’s a different one from the same concert that’s probably only worth watching if you know me personally.

Amon Tobin – V838 Monocerotis (world premiere) (performed by Kronos Quartet)

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AND YOU SAID “HE WAS A VERY GREAT MAN”

The Wailers with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh – You Can’t Blame The Youth

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